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Ford recalls 850,000 vehicles for air bag problem

Ford recalls 850,000 vehicles for air bag problemThe recall involves the 2013-14 Ford Fusion, Escape and C-MAX as well as the Lincoln MKZ for an issue with the restraints control module connected to air bags.
  • 13 On Your Side
  • 3 weeks, 5 days ago
13 On Your Side

Chrysler recalls 349,000 vehicles for ignition switch

Chrysler recalls 349,000 vehicles for ignition switchThe recall affects some 2008 Dodge Chargers, Dodge Magnum wagons, Chrysler 300s, Jeep Commanders and Jeep Grand Cherokees.
  • 13 On Your Side
  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Super Saver

Super Saver: Getting movies online for free

Super Saver: Getting movies online for freeSuper Saver: Getting movies online for free
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  • 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Grand-rapids-central

YWCA launches week-long domestic violence email blast

YWCA launches week-long domestic violence email blastThe issue of domestic violence is getting more attention due to what's happening in the NFL.
  • Grand-rapids-central
  • 1 month ago
Watchdog

Watchdog: Congressional reps help local students into academies

Watchdog: Congressional reps help local students into academiesIt's known as "the golden ticket" that virtually assures high-school students they will win acceptance to a prestigious military service academy.
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  • 1 month ago
13 On Your Side

Pothole damage claims skyrocket, few receive payment

Pothole damage claims skyrocket, few receive paymentWZZM 13 has now learned that hundreds of pothole claims have been submitted to MDOT across the state, and almost all of them have been denied.
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
13 On Your Side

Antifreeze sold in Michigan removed from shelves

Antifreeze sold in Michigan removed from shelvesThe state has issued an advisory about an antifreeze we first told you about in January.
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Watchdog

State AG asks FCC to clarify rules on blocking robocalls

State AG asks FCC to clarify rules on blocking robocallsLast year, more than 100,000 Michigan residents complained about unwanted robocalls.
  • Watchdog
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Local

Antifreeze sold in Michigan removed from stores

Antifreeze sold in Michigan removed from storesAntifreeze sold in Michigan removed from stores
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
13 On Your Side

Too old to drive? Resources available for aging drivers

Too old to drive? Resources available for aging driversThe fatal wrong way crash on I-96 last week has man talking about older drivers. The 83-year old Grand Rapids man who caused the crash recently failed two driving tests and had his license suspended, but kept driving.
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
13 On Your Side

Brita recalling children's water bottles

Brita recalling children's water bottlesBrita is recalling approximately 242,500 children's water filter bottles due to a possible laceration hazard.
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  • 2 months ago
13 On Your Side

5 reasons health insurance didn't pay your bill

5 reasons health insurance didn't pay your billHow many times have you gotten a medical bill for more than you were expecting? Chances are, it's happened before, and you're not the only one who's been shocked at the price tag on a service that your insurance should have covered.
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  • 2 months ago
13 On Your Side

Ford recalls 83,250 cars and SUVs

Ford recalls 83,250 cars and SUVsFord is recalling 83,250 vehicles because a faulty part could cause them to lose power or roll away if they're parked.
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  • 2 months, 1 week ago
13 On Your Side

What You Need to Know About Selling Gold & Silver

What You Need to Know About Selling Gold & SilverWhat the BBB found about selling gold & silver.
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  • 2 months, 1 week ago
13 On Your Side

Ionia County Sheriff's Dept. warns of phone scam

Ionia County Sheriff's Dept. warns of phone scamA local woman reported she was asked to pay $4,000 via a bank transfer to avoid being arrested. The woman did not pay the money and called the sheriff's office.
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  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
13 On Your Side

Missing runaway buried under false name to be exhumed

Missing runaway buried under false name to be exhumedThe body of a Michigan runaway, who was living with a convicted child molester in Utah, will be brought back home.
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  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
13 On Your Side

Woman sues to repair credit after mistakenly listed as dead

Woman sues to repair credit after mistakenly listed as deadEmily Hornev has a lot to say for someone who is supposed to be dead. The 78-year-old woman was mistakenly listed as deceased. She first caught wind of it when her insurance company called a family friend to confirm her death.
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  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Local

Residents should consider locking in energy costs

Residents should consider locking in energy costsResidents should consider locking in energy costs
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  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
13 On Your Side

Local restaurants upset at review site Yelp

Local restaurants upset at review site YelpSeveral local businesses are upset with the popular online review site, Yelp. The businesses think the company is using aggressive sales tactics and not showing all the comments on its site.
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  • 2 months, 4 weeks ago
Watchdog

Watchdog: Seizure of cash, cars, tied to drugs under scrutiny

Watchdog: Seizure of cash, cars, tied to drugs under scrutinyLaws designed to remove profit from drug trafficking face challenge
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  • 2 months, 4 weeks ago
13 On Your Side

California fruit recalled from Costco, Trader Joe's

California fruit recalled from Costco, Trader Joe'sA California company has issued a voluntary recall of its fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots.
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  • 3 months ago
Elections

Outsider money defines campaigns in Michigan

Outsider money defines campaigns in MichiganGroups like Americans for Prosperity, had spent nearly $14 million so far on TV ads to influence the state's biggest races
  • Elections
  • 3 months ago
Watchdog

Watchdog Report: No refunds after '5K Foam Fest' canceled

Watchdog Report: No refunds after '5K Foam Fest' canceledOrganizers of a new 5K run in Grand Rapids are refusing to issue refunds after canceling the event.
  • Watchdog
  • 3 months ago
13 On Your Side

BMW recalls 1.6M cars for air bag problem

BMW recalls 1.6M cars for air bag problemBMW is expanding a recall of its most popular models to fix a growing air bag problem that is hitting much of the auto industry.
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  • 3 months, 1 week ago
Watchdog

Watchdog: 367 Mich. liquor licenses suspended since 2007

Watchdog: 367 Mich. liquor licenses suspended since 2007The Liquor Control Commission has collected more than $4.3 million in fines over the seven-year period, often from businesses that sold alcohol to minors.
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  • 3 months, 1 week ago
Watchdog

Watchdog: Oil changes, buyer beware

Watchdog: Oil changes, buyer beware20% of the time, oil change facilities put in different oil than the customer is paying for.
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  • 3 months, 1 week ago
Take Five

BBB Warning: Beware of Storm Chasers

BBB Warning: Beware of Storm ChasersPhil Catlett from the BBB serving Western Michigan warns people affected by the recent storms to beware of storm chasers
  • Take Five
  • 3 months, 2 weeks ago
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