Let the Very Hungry Caterpillar be your guide as you play, dance and explore at the White Lake Community Library’s Family Night kick-off event at 6:30 on Thursday, Sept. 29.

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TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Federal officials are extending legal protection to the eastern massasauga rattlesnake, which inhabits a broad section of the northern and central U.S. but has been in decline for years.

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's legal community is mourning the death of Circuit Judge Tanya Gee, who has died after a battle with cancer. She was 39 years old.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional leaders appear to have broken a stalemate over the Flint, Michigan, water crisis — clearing the way for a spending bill to keep the government running until December.

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — An 11-year-old western Michigan boy is using art to draw attention to the effects of global warming and boost efforts to save polar bears.

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — No charges will be filed in how a newspaper obtained courtroom video of a man who pulled a metal shank from his sleeve and tried to attack a Lansing-area prosecutor.

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.

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CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — Europe is sending the Olympic gold and silver medalists out for the first match of the Ryder Cup.

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — It seems like everything is going right for the Portland Thorns heading into the National Women's Soccer League playoffs.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts cornerback Patrick Robinson enjoyed getting back to work Thursday.

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Nicolas Batum said he isn't planning to alter how he plays the game after signing a five-year, $120 million contract with the Charlotte Hornets.

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STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — So much went right for Oklahoma State running back Justice Hill against Baylor.

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina regulators are allowing Duke Energy to expand from being the country's largest electricity company to selling natural gas.

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FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the superintendent of Yosemite National Park retiring (all times local):

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren is accusing the Education Department of moving forward with debt collection against nearly 80,000 former students of Corinthian Colleges, despite federal and state findings that the now-defunct for-profit chain defrauded students.

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FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Officials say the head of Yosemite National Park is retiring following employee allegations that he created a hostile workplace by allowing bullying, harassment and other misconduct.

Boy, I’m going to miss those backyard barbecues and summer festivals. Every summer we rekindle old friendships and make a few new friends along the way.

Welcome to the inaugural edition of Goodwill of the Finger Lakes and ABVI's Community Health magazine.

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Check out the area's coolest resorts, skating rinks and other outdoor fun.

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Enter the gardening world of Angelo Ercolamento, a 58-year-old Irondequoit resident who loves to garden, and is blind. It’s not as hard as the sighted might think, Ercolamento says.

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A University of Rochester workplace health coordinator provides tips on how to sneak in exercise at your desk.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A lawyer for a white Oklahoma police officer accused of manslaughter in an unarmed black man's death says she was so hyper-focused on the situation that she didn't hear other officers arrive on the scene or even the deadly gunshot she fired from her handgun.

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump says he took the moral high ground at the first presidential debate by not mentioning the infidelities of former President Bill Clinton. But he hinted at them, talked about them immediately afterward and then sent his campaign's top backers out to do the same.

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor is turning over the reins of his government's finances to a federal control board and outlining what he considers priorities during a televised address to prepare the U.S. territory for a historic change.

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The United Nations' top human rights official says he will closely watch how special peace tribunals set up as part of Colombia's peace process operate to make sure people who committed serious war crimes during the long conflict are held accountable.

Well folks, we done and did it! We fit everything we need into a fifth wheel trailer and by the time you read this, we will be well on our way to our next assignment. First stop: Texarkana, Texas for a rodeo sponsored by the American Fellowship of Cowboy Churches. The website for this great …

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Peter Bane and Keith Johnson are delighted to be relatively new residents of the White Lake area. They are still in the process of selling their home in Indiana, but have settled in quite well in their new digs, 10 acres just outside of Montague. There they already have a sizeable garden, cr…