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WHITEHALL – Russell Brown is a professional actor from New York City, who has worked on Broadway, and is currently touring with Disney’s “The Lion King.”

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LANSING — State Rep. Terry Sabo (D-Muskegon) has been appointed to serve on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, filling a vacancy left after former Rep. Brian Banks resigned from office earlier this month.

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SILVER CITY, Mich. (AP) — A company that is conducting exploratory drilling for copper at Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park has interrupted the search because of mild weather.

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PARIS (AP) — French carmaker the PSA Group saw its profits jump last year and is giving dividends for the first time since 2011, burnishing its image as it weighs a buyout of General Motors' E…

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DETROIT (AP) — Technology glitches including Bluetooth phone pairing and misunderstood voice commands put a dent in car and truck reliability scores in a major survey of automobile owners.

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GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana high school is auctioning off parts of its gymnasium floor and other items that feature the Redskins nickname and mascot that were retired last year.

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The 1963 civil rights march led in Detroit by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. will be re-enacted at the Michigan state Capitol in Lansing as part of Black History Month.

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The Oceana County Sheriff’s Department is asking the public to share information they may have about the theft of two vintage snowmobiles and the trailer they were contained in.

BELDING — Whitehall’s wrestlers excelled at last Saturday’s individual district tournament, held at Belding. 10 of the Vikings to compete advanced to the regional tournament, including four district champions.

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MUSKEGON — A slow start cost Reeths-Puffer Wednesday night, as the Rockets lost 6-2 to Grand Rapids Catholic Central.

MUSKEGON — Reeths-Puffer couldn’t keep up with Mona Shores in the fourth quarter Friday night and lost to the Sailors 61-43.

SCOTTVILLE — Montague took first place at Wednesday’s Mason County Central Invitational, edging Hart by 11 points. The Wildcats scored 594.82 points at the meet.

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PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Ian Poulter used to start every Monday by opening the link to the Official World Golf Ranking.

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jeff Gordon is working in the broadcast booth. Carl Edwards is spending time with family. Tony Stewart is hanging out at dirt tracks.

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AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 33 points, including three 3-pointers late in the fourth quarter during a pulsating Detroit rally, and the Pistons outlasted the Char…

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Sean Monahan scored his 100th NHL goal, Brian Elliott made 23 saves, and the Calgary Flames beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2 on Thursday night.

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CINCINNATI (AP) — Jacob Evans III scored 12 of his 15 points during Cincinnati's dominant first half on Thursday night, and the 15th-ranked Bearcats held on for their 25th straight home victor…

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BERLIN (AP) — The German weekly Der Spiegel reports that the country's spy agency had at least 50 numbers and email addresses of journalists among its surveillance targets.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans bought more new homes in January after a steep fall-off the previous month, a sign the housing market is healthy despite higher mortgage rates.

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PLANO, Texas (AP) — J.C. Penney Co. on Friday reported fiscal fourth-quarter net income of $192 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier.

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SILVER CITY, Mich. (AP) — A company that is conducting exploratory drilling for copper at Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park has interrupted the search because of mild weather.

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BERLIN (AP) — New statistics show that China and France have overtaken the U.S. as Germany's largest trading partners.

When it’s difficult to fit your job title on a business card, that immediately suggests you have an unusual job. I was the Manager of University-Owned Small Residences at Cornell University and that was the most challenging job of my entire career. The small residences I managed were university-owned fraternities, sororities and cooperatives.

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Dr. Tracy Vitale was nominated for the ATHENA Leadership Award for her community contributions and role as mentor

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Health teacher innovates to educate

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The American Cancer Society event's participants raised more than $319K

Caffeine might not be all it's cracked up to be. Explore the alternatives

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Police are investigating the death of a popular Virginia gamer who died during the home stretch of a 24-hour marathon video game session he was streaming online to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

TAORMINA, Sicily (AP) — Italy still needs to build two helicopter landing pads and repave some roads, but it's promising that all will be ready for the May 26-27 G-7 summit in a stunning Sicilian town overlooking the sea.

Support Love’s Mission to make a positive impact on our neighbors-in-need in Muskegon County by attending the Warm Your Heart Soup Luncheon on Wednesday, Feb. 15.

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Supports aquatic center

I’m often intrigued and sometimes inspired by stories of people traveling the world using points and miles. There’s a well-known (within certain circles, at least) man who earned over a million airline miles by purchasing more than $3,000 worth of pudding during a special promotion in 1999. …

I watched as they loaded the old upright piano on the truck and slowly drove away. I went into the bedroom and began to cry. My husband came in and wanted to know why I was so upset. Through my tears I answered, “You sold it for only $25.00.” He looked at me in a strange way and said, “Well,…

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