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Chrysler to recall about 288K Ram pickup trucks

Chrysler to recall about 288K Ram pickup trucksChrysler is recalling about 288,000 older Ram pickup trucks in North America and elsewhere because the rear axle can seize or the drive shaft can fall off.
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
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Six new fire hydrants added to Fifth Third Ballpark

Six new fire hydrants added to Fifth Third BallparkSix new fire hydrants added to Fifth Third Ballpark
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  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Kentwood

Kentwood launches effort to fight retail thefts

Kentwood launches effort to fight retail theftsKentwood Police have started a new program for the holiday season to focus on retail thefts in the area.
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  • 1 month, 4 weeks ago
13 On Your Side

Tarmac trouble: U.S. runway close calls soar

Tarmac trouble: U.S. runway close calls soarNear runway collisions involving commercial airplanes climbed two-thirds from 2003 to 2013 at U.S. airports.
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  • 2 months ago
13 On Your Side

Tarmac trouble: U.S. runway close calls soar

Tarmac trouble: U.S. runway close calls soarTarmac trouble: U.S. runway close calls soar
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  • 2 months ago
Grand-rapids-south

Confusion over power lines sparks concerns

Confusion over power lines sparks concernsA Grand Rapids woman wants to know why it took nearly 8 hours to have crews work to cut off a sparking power line.
  • Grand-rapids-south
  • 2 months ago
13 On Your Side

Elderly urged to make emergency plan before extreme cold

Elderly urged to make emergency plan before extreme coldAs Monday's weather transitioned quickly from rainy and warm to cold and snowy, authorities say the elderly, those with mobility challenges, and anyone with significant health issues should be developing an action plan to deal with bad weather and winter.
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  • 2 months ago
Watchdog

New allegations against Ocwen

New allegations against OcwenWZZM 13 has brought the stories of many West Michigan residents who claim to be a victim of fraud by the company.
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  • 2 months, 1 week ago
13 On Your Side

Testing breathalyzer apps' accuracy

Testing breathalyzer apps' accuracyInternet ads claim the apps warn you when you no longer can legally drive. So we enlisted the help of five local celebrities to see if that claim is actually true.
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  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
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Watch out for the 12 Scams of Christmas

Watch out for the 12 Scams of ChristmasWatch out for the 12 Scams of Christmas
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  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Watchdog

Woman driven from home by guest who refused to leave

Woman driven from home by guest who refused to leaveWZZM 13 is uncovering a bizarre chain of events that forced a Spring Lake homeowner from her house while another woman continued living in it.
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  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Watchdog

BBB: Report scammers impersonating IRS to Treasury Dept.

BBB: Report scammers impersonating IRS to Treasury Dept.The Better Business Bureau says it has received a lot of reports from people in West Michigan in the past few weeks.
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  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Watchdog

G.R. sees big increase in parking profits during ArtPrize

G.R. sees big increase in parking profits during ArtPrizeWe wanted to see how an influx of hundreds of thousands of people downtown might influence how strict the city is in enforcing parking violations. Through the Freedom of Information Act, WZZM 13 received parking numbers comparing one week from a month before ArtPrize ,...
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  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
13 On Your Side

On Your Side: Tree trimmer appears in court

On Your Side: Tree trimmer appears in courtGary Johnson faces criminal charges for allegedly taking money for services he never delivered. He appeared in court Thursday, as did several people who say he cheated them--ready to help prove there was evidence enough to send Johnson to trial.
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  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
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All dried up: Up North lake vanishes after a dam fails

All dried up: Up North lake vanishes after a dam failsHe fished this lake as a child with his grandpa. Years later, he got married on its banks. He waited forever to find a house alongside it so he could live here.
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  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
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Professional offers furnace tips for heating season

Professional offers furnace tips for heating seasonHeating season is upon us and woe be those whose furnace won't work. To get some answers for furnace questions, we turned to Don Steeby, an associate professor of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning at Grand Rapids Community College.
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  • 3 months ago
13 On Your Side

On Your Side: Tree trimmer could face more charges

On Your Side: Tree trimmer could face more chargesThe tree trimmer 13 On Your Side confronted last summer is in jail facing multiple criminal charges. Investigators and customers of Gary Lee Johnson say he took money for services he never delivered, and he could be facing even more charges.
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  • 3 months ago
Elections

Report says state should improve voting process

Report says state should improve voting processMichigan has room for improvement to make life easier for voters
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  • 3 months ago
Try It Before You Buy It

Halloween-themed flashlight recalled

Halloween-themed flashlight recalledMeijer has received one report of a flashlight overheating and the plastic handle melting. No injuries have been reported.
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  • 3 months ago
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10 brands of baby wipes recalled

10 brands of baby wipes recalledBaby wipes manufactured under the brand names Cuties, Diapers.com, Femtex, Fred's, Kidgets, Member's Mark, Simply Right, Sunny Smiles, Tender Touch, and Well Beginnings, are being recalled because some packages may contain bacteria.
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  • 3 months ago
13 On Your Side

Serrano peppers sold at Meijer recalled over salmonella concerns

Serrano peppers sold at Meijer recalled over salmonella concernsThe Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development on Tuesday issued a consumer advisory for the peppers, which were supplied by Bailey Farms of Oxford, North Carolina. Michigan says no illnesses have been reported to date.
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  • 3 months, 1 week ago
Watchdog

Will Gov. Rick Snyder ban Tesla's direct selling?

Will Gov. Rick Snyder ban Tesla's direct selling?Gov. Rick Snyder, who has boasted of making Michigan more hospitable for entrepreneurs, has until Tuesday to sign or veto a bill that would prevent upstart electric vehicle maker Tesla Motors from selling cars in the state through its own stores and not through a...
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  • 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Local

Breaking down myths, misconceptions about gas prices

Breaking down myths, misconceptions about gas pricesBreaking down myths, misconceptions about gas prices
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  • 3 months, 2 weeks ago
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Chrysler recalls 184,215 SUVs to fix airbag controller

Chrysler recalls 184,215 SUVs to fix airbag controllerChrysler said airbag control modules in some — but not all — 2014 Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs may indicate that the module has short-circuited.
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  • 3 months, 2 weeks ago
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Fracking may be behind falling gasoline prices

Fracking may be behind falling gasoline pricesAAA reports gas prices will continue to fall at least for the next month or two. But why? Some say the freefall at the pump is because of an issue that continues to be a hot political issue: increased fracking, especially in Texas and North Dakota.
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  • 3 months, 2 weeks ago
13 On Your Side

Fracking may be behind falling gasoline prices

Fracking may be behind falling gasoline pricesFracking may be behind falling gasoline prices
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GRPD home visits help curb truancy

GRPD home visits help curb truancyThe Grand Rapids Public Schools district has a list of 54 kids with 10 or more unexcused absences. Some of their parents were visited Thursday by truancy officers and Grand Rapids police.
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  • 3 months, 3 weeks ago
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