Snow in Comstock Park. (Courtesy Cassandra Tiensivu via ReportIt - Jan. 26, 2014)

Tips for homeowners ahead of winter

As temperatures get ready to drop across the state, Consumers Energy has seven simple tips to help homeowners safely combat the cold.

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Festive holiday drinks

The holiday day season is coming soon. Have a merry good time with these festive holiday drink recipes.

In this Oct. 7, 2014, photo, Kendra Aiken stands wearing a parka made by her grandmother, as she poses for a picture for her parents in front of work on a bowhead whale in a field near Barrow, Alaska. Children of Barrow too small to help with the hooking and cutting, are still brought down to the whale, while family members point and explain the process. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Photos: Alaska whale hunt

Associated Press photographer Gregory Bull was invited to witness a tremendous catch for a small Alaskan community.

Bacon at BaCon 2014. (Nov. 8, 2014)

Photos: BaCon 2014

BaCon was a day of good eats with creative bacon dishes from some of the best chefs in West Michigan. (Nov. 8, 2014)