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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.
  • 13 On Your Side
  • 3 weeks, 3 days 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
  • Elections
  • 3 weeks, 4 days 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.
  • Try It Before You Buy It
  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
13 On Your Side

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.
  • 13 On Your Side
  • 3 weeks, 5 days 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.
  • 13 On Your Side
  • 1 month 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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  • 1 month 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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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
13 On Your Side

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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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
13 On Your Side

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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  • 1 month, 1 week 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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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
13 On Your Side

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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  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Watchdog

Study looking for those affected by 1973 PBB disaster

Study looking for those affected by 1973 PBB disasterThere is currently a study being conducted by Emory University in Georgia to track those affected by the 1973 PBB contamination.
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  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
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Lighthouse Title to pay $200,000 penalty

Lighthouse Title to pay $200,000 penaltyA West Michigan title insurance agency allegedly paid real estate agents for referrals. It's now agreed to pay a $200,000 penalty to the Consumer Financial Protection Agency.
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  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
13 On Your Side

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
  • 1 month, 4 weeks 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
  • 1 month, 4 weeks 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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  • 2 months 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
  • 2 months 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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  • 2 months, 1 week 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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  • 2 months, 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.
  • 13 On Your Side
  • 2 months, 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
  • 2 months, 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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  • 2 months, 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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  • 2 months, 1 week ago
13 On Your Side

Ice Bucket Challenge being used for scams

Ice Bucket Challenge being used for scamsEveryone and their mother is enamored by the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, including cybercriminals.
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  • 3 months 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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  • 3 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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  • 3 months, 1 week ago
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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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  • 3 months, 1 week ago
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