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Illinois Home Goes Viral With ‘Merry Swiftmas’ Light Display
From the success of her Eras Tour, becoming a billionaire, and her headline captivating relationship with Travis Kelce, Taylor Swift has owned this year. And her fans have owned their affection towards the singer with record breaking attendances at her concerts and film. And it hasn't stopped there. One homeowner in Illinois is going viral for her Taylor Swift-inspired Christmas light display.
Michigan Police Warn: IPhone Update May Share Child’s Info
If you own an IPhone, you're used to IOS updates that fix issues as well as add new features to the phone. The iOS 17 update is the latest version and includes updates to music, messaging, and browsing. But, there is one feature that law enforcement agencies in Michigan and across the country are warning parents to turn off immediately.
Why You Should Set Up The Christmas Tree After Thanksgiving in Michigan
The Christmas season brings holiday festivities, gifts, food and decorations so it makes sense that we want to start getting into this joyous time of year as soon as possible. But, if you're one for waiting until after you clear the turkey from the table to get ready for the holidays, you may be on to something. Like saving yourself some money and getting the best looking Christmas tree on the block.
Gobble Responsibly-How ‘Turkey Coma’ Affects Drivers in Michigan
Thanksgiving is a time for feasting and indulging in delicious foods, particularly the iconic turkey. But, this traditional centerpiece on almost every Michigan Thanksgiving table generally gets a bad rap this time of year. Many people may experience a post-meal drowsiness that's also known as the 'turkey coma'.
Mother Charged After Her 2-Year-Old Fires Her Gun In Waverly, Ohio Walmart
A scary situation for all involved occurred recently at a Walmart in Waverly, Ohio. Police were called to the retail store after shots were fired inside the store. And a mother is now facing charges after her 2-year-old got access to her gun and fired it inside the Walmart.
Massive Thefts Cause Walmart to Start Locking Up Jeans
While jeans can vary in prices at different retail stores, they're usually not considered a 'big ticket' item. But, you may have to ask a Walmart employee for permission to try on a pair. Jeans are being locked up behind glass security doors at Michigan Walmart locations and others around the country.
The Surprising Reason Why Michigan Skipped Thanksgiving for Years
While it seems that Michigan would be celebrating Thanksgiving with the rest of Americans across the country, that wasn't always the case. Giving thanks around a table of family, food, friends, and of course football, hasn't been around very long in the Great Lakes state. And the reason why we got our late start to the Thanksgiving table is a surprising one.
This Michigan City Has The Worst Name in the Entire State
It's no surprise to the people that live in Michigan that we have some unique names for our cities. And there are several that people have a difficult time pronouncing (Ocqueoc, Grosse IIe, Kitch-iti-kipi). But one Michigan city was named one of the worst names for towns in the U.S.
National Fast Food Day: Most Iconic Michigan Fast Food Mascots
National Fast Food Day might have you thinking of your favorite food choices from your favorite fast food restaurant. Burgers, pizza, french fries, soda, and shakes. And many of our favorite fast-food franchises have iconic, memorable mascots that are just as part of the brand as its food and drinks. Which got us thinking of the most iconic fast food mascots right here in Michigan.
Michigan’s Top Picks: 6 Cities Voted the Best Places to Call Home
It's no surprise that many cities in the Great Lakes State are considered some of the best places to live in the U.S. Whether you're looking for a lively college town, a cultural hub, or a peaceful lakeside retreat, Michigan is an amazing place to call home. And these 6 cities were recently named as the best cities to live in the state.