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02. A Hazzard County Christmas

Josh Strickland talks with Pastor Steve Rau from Shiawassee Harvest Church about the church's holiday concert event featuring the stars of the hit TV show The Dukes of Hazzard, and how it came together.




01. Sheriff BeGole's Farm

Josh Strickland talks with Sheriff BeGole about his barn project along with a variety of items of "Sheriff business."






The 2018 Gold Medal-winning U.S. National Hockey Team will face off against Canada at Little Caesars Arena. The rivals will face off as part of Hockey Week Across America on Sunday, February 17th at noon.

A milestone is being marked by Secretary of State Ruth Johnson. She says two-thirds of all adults in the state who are eligible to be organ donors have joined the Michigan Organ Donor Registry.

Delta Airlines will officially roll out their second biometric terminal in the country at Detroit Metropolitan Airport early next year. The terminal uses facial recognition technology to allow passengers to check in for their flights.

Grand Rapids is being named one of the top ten cities to watch in 2019 for its housing market. According to Trulia, a home owner and renters site, Grand Rapids ranks number two on its list of neighborhoods to watch for growth next year.

Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones will be sworn in to the U.S. House of Representatives after reaching an agreement with the Republican leadership. Jones won a special election to fill out the term of former 13th District Congressman John Conyers.

Nearly 100 people gathered to watch Flint's downtown Christmas tree lit up for the first time this season. Families watched as the clock struck 5:59 p.m. to witness the tree illuminated against the night sky on the corner of Second and Saginaw streets. 

George Perles has resigned from the Michigan State University Board of Trustees. He announced his departure in a letter to Board of Trustees President Brian Breslin.   

Cherry Capital Airport will be expanding direct flights between Denver and Traverse City next summer. The Saturday seasonal service from United Airlines will begin June 8 and expand to daily service on June 20, according to Cherry Capital officials.

Fiat Chrysler is unveiling the all-new 2020 Jeep Gladiator at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The Jeep Gladiator will be a pick-up truck, making it the only of its kind on the market right now. 

Nuns from Ann Arbor performed at the White House for the 96th annual National Christmas Tree lighting. Members of the Dominican Sisters of Mary Mother of the Eucharist performed selections from their latest album. 

The Michigan Senate is looking to change voter approved petitions that increased the state's minimum wage and addressed paid sick leave for employees. Republicans voted to modify the laws which were passed in September. 

Investigators believe a fire that destroyed a home may have started on the porch. Firefighters were called to a home on Huizen Avenue after a neighbor noticed flames. 

Detroit businessman Bob Carmack is responding to claims made by Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan Monday. Carmack's attorney says allegations made by Duggan that Carmack threatened the Mayor is false. 

The DNR wants to remind hunters to check their deer for chronic wasting disease this hunting season. A 4-year-old buck in Pine River Township, and a 2-year-old buck in Carmel Township in Eaton County are suspected to be positive for the disease.  

The city of Cadillac discovered an underground 500 gallon storage tank under the site that holds the new market at Cadillac Commons. The unknown tank contaminated soils on the property that needed to be disposed of in order to continue with the preparation for the new market. 

DTE Energy will donate ten-million-dollars to Michigan outreach agencies to help low-income families stay warm and safe during the frigid winter months.

Flat Rock Community Schools suspended a sixth-grader who brought a small pocket knife to school. The Simpson Middle School student reportedly made threats against classmates while armed with the knife.   

General Motors says plant closings and job cuts recently announced will have no immediate impact on its plants in Flint, Saginaw and Bay City. GM officials said they will close three assembly plants in Michigan, Ohio and Ontario, Canada by the end of 2019.

Everybody is safe after a train crashed into a parked car in Grand Haven. It happened on Columbus Avenue between 6th and 7th streets.  

The investigation into the fatal shooting of a prisoner while in a medical transport van continues in Wayne County. Officials identified the victim as 23-year-old Martez Webb. 

At least five fire departments were called to battle a commercial structure fire in Imlay City. Fire departments responded around 3 p.m. to Pavement Recycling, 210 S. Black Corners Road, for the blaze.

A 24-year veteran of the Michigan State University Police Department will take over as chief in January. Deputy Chief Kelly Roudebush will be the department's fifth chief and the first woman to hold the job, university officials said. 

Ludington Area Schools will ask voters to approve a more than $100 million bond proposal in May. The school board approved the plan to ask voters for a 30 year $101 million bond.

Former Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon faced arraignment. Simon allegedly lied to police during the investigation into the gymnastics team's former doctor Larry Nassar. 

General Motors will be closing five assembly plants, saving them six-billion dollars by 2020. The Hamtramck Assembly Plant in Detroit, and the Warren Transmission Plant are the two factories in metro Detroit that will close.  

Thousands of Consumers Energy customers across West Michigan were left without power due to the recent snow storm. At one point, eleven-thousand customers were left in the dark.

A 21-year-old man was the victim of an armed carjacking on Detroit's east side. He told police he was sitting in his vehicle on Liberal Street at Crusade when an armed man demanded he get out of the car.  

The Flint-area's newest sports entity is holding a name-the-team contest. The Michigan Bucks are relocating from Pontiac beginning next season and team officials want to know if they should keep the name Michigan Bucks or come up with something new. 

A Lansing man who allegedly broke into a home and stabbed another man is facing two felony charges. Lansing police say 18 year old Anjuan Potter broke into a 41 year old man's apartment in the 5700 block of Hughes Road.  

A special holiday delivery is taking place thanks to the crew aboard the Cutter Mackinaw. The U.S. Coast Guard ship was loaded with 1,200 Christmas trees, bound for Chicago where the trees will be delivered to families in need. 

A barge is in need of repairs after it crashed into a pier on the Detroit River. The U.S. Coast Guard Detroit sector said the collision took place at the Nicholson pier when the barge started veering towards it.

The lame duck session of the state legislature will begin soon, and Governor Snyder is making a request of the House and Senate for 371-million dollars in spending. He's asking for 183-million to be put into roadwork.  

The former president of Detroit's American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees is pleading guilty to embezzlement charges. Mervin Hawk’s, sentencing hearing has been set for February 27th.  

Grand Rapids' downtown outdoor ice rink is open. The ice rink in Rosa Parks Circle was delayed by the city due to the warm weather. The rink will remain open through February 24th.

The last property owned in Detroit by Aretha Franklin, a historic mansion next to the Detroit Golf Club, has been sold by the legendary entertainer's estate. The 5,600-square-foot brick home on Hamilton Road was purchased for $300,000.  

Eaton County sheriff's deputies say one person was taken to the hospital after a car crashed and caught fire on Willow Highway near Grand Woods Drive in Delta Township. 

If Northern Michigan University issued you a parking ticket, you may be able to keep some cash in your pocket by donating to the school’s “Food 4 Fines” program. Donations can reduce or even eliminate a fine up to $25 dollars.