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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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SHERIFF ADDRESSES EARLIER INCIDENT AT COURT
Subject Flees Court, Being Sought; Public Asked to Report Suspicious Activity
Posted by Corunna Now at 6:38pm 11/15/17
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On today’s date at approximately 11:21 am, there was an incident at the 66th District Court Building. Law enforcement on the scene, handling the incident, did not feel County Offices, residents or businesses in the Corunna area were in any danger.

Corunna Public Schools were placed in Secure Mode for precautionary measures during that time. The incident occurred when the subject exited the court house and fled the scene after having his bond increased. At the time of the hearing this subject was not in custody or a prisoner of the Shiawassee County Jail.

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VIDEO: SILVER BELLS -- THE PARADE VIEW
Silver Bells in the City Crowd Shots from the Smile FM Boombox Float
Posted by Corunna Now at 10:45am 11/19/17
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The Corunna Marching Cavaliers participated in Lansing's Silver Bells in the City parade on Friday night. Were you there to watch?  Josh Strickland rode on the Smile FM boombox float in the 2017 Silver Bells in the City parade and shot some video of...YOU!   If you've got pics of the band, share them with us! 
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