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Crews had a hefty cleanup job after a crash involving a truck hauling watermelons in mid-Michigan.

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Flags will be lowered to half-staff Monday in honor of a Detroit police officer who died after being struck by a speeding SUV while assisting with crowd and traffic control at a neighborhood event.

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A black Detroit lawmaker has apologized for using racial slurs against an Asian-American opponent for state Senate.

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Officials are expanding an investigation into toxic chemicals in drinking water from private wells in part of southwestern Michigan.

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Michigan State University sociology professor Carl Taylor knew Franklin and her family as neighbors. 


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As the world remembers Aretha Franklin, we uncovered a few of her ties to Michigan State University.


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Aretha Franklin, the undisputed "Queen of Soul" who sang with matchless style on such classics as "Think," ''I Say a Little Prayer" and her signature song, "Respect," and stood as a cultural icon around the globe, has died at age 76 from advanced pancreatic cancer.  Music fans around the world are mourning her passing. Although not born in Michigan, she helped put our state on the musical map.


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Aretha Franklin; Imani Dudley; Seth Kinker; MHSAA Football; Saline High School; Chelsea High School; Manchester High School; Dexter High School


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The Motown Museum in Detroit is recognizing Aretha Franklin’s importance to her home town this weekend.


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Topic: Schuette picks running mate. Guest: Mike Jackson, carpenters and millwrights union.

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Emily Fox is the newest member of the WKAR News team, taking the helm of our local broadcasts of NPR's "Morning Edition" today. She's a Grand Ledge High School and Michigan State University graduate, returning to Michigan from her most recent post in Seattle, Washington. She speaks with WKAR's Scott Pohl about coming home.


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WKAR Public Media staff at Michigan State University were recently honored with three regional Emmy® awards and three national Telly Awards.

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"It's Sparty Time!" announces 9-year-old host Sailor, as popular Michigan State University mascot Sparty leads a group of kids through jumping jacks. 

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