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All 911 and non-emergency lines are restored in Oakland County after an explosion and fire late Monday night knocked them out.  Firefighters continued to work into the overnight hours to bring the fire in Auburn Hills under control.  Authorities say schools and businesses will not be impacted today by last night’s fire.

India’s Mahindra will build off-road Vehicles in Michigan.  The Indian auto and tractor maker, plans an all-terrain jeep-like vehicle called the Roxor at a factory in Auburn Hills. The factory could create up to 650 jobs in the great lakes region.

Michigan's third-grade reading law could hold back 70% of English language learners.  Starting in 2020, a third-grader who doesn't meet a reading proficiency level will have to repeat that grade.  Schools are preparing for a potential surge in English Language Learner students who may be held back because of the law.

The Great Lakes Commission and Lawrence Tech are joining forces to protect the Great Lakes by changing the way cities work with rain water. They want to look at new ways communities can handle storm water, to prevent things like flooding and sewage overflow into the lakes.

Republican Rep. Fred Upton of Michigan has ruled out running for U.S. Senate next year. He instead will seek re-election to the House, saying, "We need focus and fortitude in Washington now more than ever."

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MISSING TEEN WAS MODELING FOR AGENCY CONNECTED TO SEX TRAFFICKING RING
Kayci Latoski, Missing Since August, Was Modeling for an Agency That Authorities Say Was Connected to a Flint Sex Trafficking Ring
Posted by Owosso Now at 6:15pm 11/5/17
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Kayci Latoski, a 16 year old mid-Michigan teen, has been missing since August 13th.  Authorities now say that she was modeling for a Livonia-based agency called Instinct Entertainment, according to a report last week by WILX-TV.  The owner of that agency was arrested in September and was taken into federal custody on charges of receiving and possessing child porn, and authorities have linked his agency to a Flint-based sex trafficking ring called the Spanish Cobras, Click On Detroit said in September. 

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ANNUAL SHIAWASSEE COUNTY UPDATE LUNCHEON
Shiawassee Chamber's Topics@Twelve In Durand Next Week
Posted by Owosso Now at 12:15pm 11/21/17
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The Shiawassee Regional Chamber's Topics@Twelve monthly luncheon will be held on Tuesday, November 28th at Durand Union Station with catering provided by Union Station Smokehouse. The final lunch event of the year will feature updates from leaders around Shiawassee County.

The guest panel includes leadership from Shiawassee County’s five cities and one village. Speakers include: Joe Sawyer, Corunna City Manager; Colleen O’Toole, Durand City Manager; Paula Willoughby, Laingsburg City Treasurer; Josh Adams, Owosso Main Street Director; James Huguelet, Perry Mayor and Ellen Glass, Vernon Village Clerk.
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ALERT: TDS CUSTOMERS IMPACTED BY WIDESPREAD OUTAGE.  LANDLINES MAY NOT WORK, INCLUDING 911.