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Ex-Michigan All-American Adam Coon makes leap from wrestling mat to NFL

Adam Coon’s dreams of competing in the Tokyo Olympics are over, but his athletic career is not. The former standout on Michigan’s wrestling team is looking to carve out a career in the NFL, despite not having played football since he starred for Fowlerville High School in 2012. Nevertheless, the Tennessee Titans are giving him a shot to make the team as an offensive lineman, signing him to a contract earlier this month.
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Road rage over lane usage ends on Mackinac Bridge when Michigan man fires gun into air

MACKINAC COUNTY, MI – A road rage incident that began as a dispute over lane usage culminated on the Mackinac Bridge when a man fired a handgun into the air. According to troopers from the Michigan State Police Gaylord and St. Ignace posts, 65-year-old William Richard Pirkola of Ludington was arrested after the incident which occurred on the afternoon of June 12 on the world-famous structure connecting Michigan’s two peninsulas.
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9 people convicted in West Michigan meth trafficking ring

KALAMAZOO, MI – Three men were convicted of methamphetamine trafficking in West Michigan. Timothy Mark Calicutt and Dwayne Deshaun Parks, both of Kalamazoo, as well as Ronald Lee Sutherland, of Allegan County, were convicted of multiple charges June 10 after a four-day jury trial in United States Western District Court of Michigan.
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Pandemic results in thin sales of Girl Scouts; millions of boxes unsold

The Girl Scouts are sitting on 15 million boxes of unsold cookies this year – an unprecedented problem, The Associated Press reports. The culprit isn’t thinner demand, but the coronavirus pandemic that put a damper on the spring selling season, organization officials said. Many troops around the country nixed in-person sales and booths for safety reasons. Those traditions were supplemented with contactless delivery, drive-thrus and a partnership with Grubhub – but it wasn’t enough, AP reports.
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Grand Rapids Fire Department receives $467K federal grant for new equipment

GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- The Grand Rapids Fire Department is receiving $466,948 in federal grant funding to purchase extrication and rescue equipment. “The Grand Rapids Fire Department is so happy to be awarded this Grant for Extrication and Technical Rescue equipment,” said Grand Rapids Fire Chief John Lehman. “This equipment which is carried on our front line apparatus is critical to our rescue response to vehicle accidents and entrapments.
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With eye on Olympics, USWNT starts fast in 4-0 win over Jamaica

The U.S. Women’s National Team continued its dominance with a win over Jamaica in a friendly match at the WNT Summer Series over the weekend. The USWNT is gearing up for the Tokyo Olympics, which begin in 39 days. The U.S. women haven’t lost in 41 straight matches, which is...