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Owosso Township Fire Department has issued a Burn Ban until further notice for its coverage area including Owosso, Bennington, New Haven and Rush townships.

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Rep. Frederick Invites Residents to July Office Hours 

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Moolenaar Announces July Office Hours

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Planned Focus Group Sessions Aim to Fix Disconnect Between Employers and Career-Seeking Employees

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Shiawassee County Offices Closed After Corunna Fire

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American Flag Display At Owosso Walmart Going Viral

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American Flag Display At Owosso Walmart Going Viral

Flag Display Shows Patriotism, Sense of Humor

Posted by Owosso Now at 11:49pm 7/7/18

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A photo snapped at the Owosso Walmart on Saturday July 7th by Owosso Now publisher Josh Strickland is being appreciated by more people than just his friends on Facebook.

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Residents of Detroit with non-violent felony records were given the chance to start fresh in the workforce with Project Clean Slate held at the Wayne County Community College District recently.

Muskegon is moving forward on a 24-million-dollar project to upgrade the city's sewage system. City officials unanimously approved the plan. Each year for five years the rate will increase by three-percent to pay off the project.   

An accident involving a semi is under investigation by Michigan State Police. The driver of the vehicle was traveling on I-275 near Plymouth Road when he lost control of the truck. The driver was able to escape serious injury.  

Children in a Grand Rapids neighborhood on the corner of Prospect Avenue and Burton Street, have a new basketball hoop thanks to the GRPD and a national campaign. Officers helped the kids break in the brand-new hoop.   

Detroit is searching for a developer to transform a vacant parcel of land near the Michigan Central Station into a mixed-use housing development. They plan is to select a developer by September and begin construction by 2019.   

The Flint Police Department is joining the private donors who provided bulletproof vests to begin distributing them.  Flint Police Chief Tim Johnson has estimated the cost of outfitting 110 officers and detectives with vests at well over $1 million. 

Lansing mayor Andy Schor released a statement on the findings from a fire investigation report on the fire at the LaRoy Froh Townshouses. Schor said that code inspections would not have prevented the fire since the fire was in the wall. 

The annual Waterways Festival was held over the weekend in Cheboygan. The festival celebrates the area's extensive inland waterways and coastline. 

The Board of Trustees at Michigan State University are laying out their timeline to find a permanent president for the school. The new MSU president will be announced in June of 2019.

Michigan officials are looking for accomplished motorcyclists who could teach others to ride. Secretary of State Ruth Johnson says safety class instructors play essential roles in the Michigan Rider Education Program. 

State Treasurer Nick Khouri says that for the first time in 18 years no Michigan city or public-school district is under financial oversight through an emergency manager. Highland Park's school district is the most recent to return to local control. 

In an effort to build better relationships with community members, the GRPD is sending officers to visit schools and playgrounds. They held their first "Speed of Trust" seminars recently.  

The City of Detroit is going after an apartment complex in Southwest Detroit. The city is filing a nuisance-abatement lawsuit. Detroit police Cmdr. Whitney Walton said the apartment complex is a hot spot for crime. 

A young girl is recovering after she was hit by a car in Flint. It happened in the 1600 block of Stone Street. The young girl was taken to the hospital, but she's expected to be OK. 

This week Lansing’s City Council introduced a proposal to repeal part of an ordinance that designates the current site of the City Market in Riverfront Park along the Grand River as its permanent location.  

Driverless vehicles have made their debut in Detroit. May Mobility based in Ann Arbor teamed up with property management company Bedrock. This is the first autonomous vehicle fleet to be driven on public roads in the state.   

Monitor Township is halting consideration of wind turbine projects. 400 residents complained over noise, health concerns, wildlife damage and impact to property values at the township's Board of Trustees meeting this week.  

The state is funneling $100 million this fall into Michigan's public high schools to train students for high-demand jobs over the next five years. Gov. Rick Snyder signed his workforce development Marshall Plan for Talent into law Tuesday. 

Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids has been included in the 2018 Best Children’s Hospital rankings by the U.S. News & World Report. The US News ranks the top 50 pediatric facilities across the U.S. 

Passengers and crew on board a United Airlines flight are safe after the plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Detroit. A mechanical issue forced the plane to land as a precaution.   

There are plans to turn the old Coolidge Elementary School in Flint into apartments and a business space. The Michigan Economic Development Corporation approved a $1 million grant for the project of 54 mixed-income apartments.  

The company Loc Performance Products will receive a $7 million-dollar grant from the Michigan Strategic Fund and plan to invest $100 million into the area. The grant will help create hundreds of new jobs.  

Road damage done by flooding in the western Upper Peninsula could end up costing 80 million dollars to fix. The Michigan Department of Transportation says 50 to 60 spots need to be repaired on county roads.   

Consumers Energy has plans to bring more wind turbines to Michigan. The Jackson-based company announced a new wind energy park in Gratiot County. 

Members of Congress from Michigan will support state requests for federal disaster aid in the wake of flooding in the Upper Peninsula. Democratic Sens. Debbie Stabenow, Gary Peters and Republican Rep. Jack Bergman offered to help Gov. Rick Snyder. 

K9 Luca at the Allegan County Sheriff's Office has received a bullet and stab protective vest donated by a non-profit organization, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. The vest was sponsored by Sharon Peters of Gross Pointe Shores.  

West Michigan will get an opportunity to weigh in on the future of transportation, as Ford brings its City of Tomorrow Challenge to Grand Rapids.  

The Detroit Public Schools Community District wants to create career academies at all its high schools. Superintendent Nikolai Vitti developed a three-year plan and presented it to the Board of Education. 

The Lansing City Council announced a resolution saying they have "no confidence" in the Lansing Housing Commission Board of Commissioners. The Council will revisit the "no confidence" resolution July 9th. 

Hundreds of Cherryland Electric customers in Grand Traverse County were without power because of an issue with their SC1 feeder. 800 people were affected. 

A hot air balloon crashed into powerlines and landed in a lake during Howell’s Michigan Balloon Challenge. A witness says the man was rescued by fishermen on Thompson Lake.  

After its largest rescue in history of 108 animals, the Humane Society of Huron Valley encouraged people seeking animal companions to adopt from their facility.  

The University of Michigan has negotiated a proposal that would raise the pay of 1,700 lecturers at their three campuses. The plan comes after bargaining sessions and backlash after the lecturer's union contract expired in April.  

Fire officials say kayakers had to be rescued on the Grand River in downtown Grand Rapids The two women were taken to the hospital as a precaution after they were rescued.  

A small plane crashed at City Airport on Detroit's east side. The crash occurred at Milton Avenue near Eldon. The financially troubled east-side airport is about five miles from downtown Detroit.  

Genesee County teens are encouraged to register for this summer's TeenQuest program. It's designed to teach teens how to navigate today's competitive job market. The 4-week course kicks off July 9th in Flint. 

Michigan State Police were on scene of a car that crashed into a pond. The crash happened on Mount Hope Road just west of Farm Lane Road in Lansing. Police said the driver and no one else was hurt. 

Highland Copper Company Inc. has announced the results of their 8-month feasibility study for its copper mine project in Gogebic County. The study shows initial capital cost of the project will be $275 million. 

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