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The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is seeking information regarding turkey poaching on state land.

Lt. Jeremy Payne works with the Michigan DNR. He said they received a complaint on the "Report All Poaching" hotline that there were turkey carcasses in a field on state land near Castor Road in Midland county.  Payne said the turkey carcasses were left after meat was cut out of them.

“They were breasted out so the carcasses were left in this field. There were five dead turkeys that we located in the field.”

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Republican National Committee chair Ronna Romney McDaniel was in Lansing Friday. Her visit comes on the heels of a controversial health care vote. 

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  Mecosta County officials are asking for public input on plans to improve broadband connectivity.

Some three years ago, Mecosta County got its first broadband connection. That technology, officials say, is already becoming obsolete. They’ve launched a survey to help gauge  what kind of internet speeds residents would like to see..

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A new report, from the Michigan League for Public Policy, looks at the real cost of living in each of Michigan’s 83 county and calculates the income needed to make meet basic needs.

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Law enforcement and pharmacists are working together to curb methamphetamine production in the state.

It’s called the “Anti-Smurfing Campaign.”



Michigan residents are encouraged to take precautions as warmer months approach and tick seasons begins.

State health officials say in recent years, cases of tick-borne diseases, particularly Lyme disease, have been increasing in Michigan. 149 cases of Lyme disease were reported in 2015, and 221 in  2016.

Officials say the ticks that spread Lyme disease have been spreading from the Upper Peninsula and western Michigan to new locations in the Lower Peninsula.

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A man convicted of murder based on DNA evidence says he deserved to have his own court-appointed DNA expert as part of the defense team. The Michigan Supreme Court will decide whether he’s right.

Tanya Harris had been dead 20 years -- she was strangled and her body left in a vacant building -- when Johnny Ray Kennedy was convicted of her murder based on DNA evidence.

A state Senate committee holds a hearing Tuesday on bills to outlaw female genital mutilation in Michigan. It’s already a federal crime with a penalty of up to five years in prison. The bill’s sponsors say that’s not tough enough.

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A small crowd that held a May Day rally in front of the state Capitol has a big ambition – to organize ballot campaigns that will support each other. The groups include efforts to legalize marijuana in Michigan, shut down an oil pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac, and to change the redistricting process.

Democrats in Lansing have renewed their mission for a Voter Bill of Rights.

Democrats in the state House attempted to pass a resolution to amend the Michigan Constitution last year. This time, State Representative Jon Hoadley is spearheading the effort.