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Today is Wednesday, Feb. 10. Tired of the cold weather and the snow? Too bad.

Here's the news you need to know today.

Chicago auto show 

The latest on Flint water 

Flint Water Plant

  •  A Flint water official was concerned that using phosphates to protect the city’s water from lead might feed bacteria in the system, according to a September email from Flint’s former director of public works. State and Genesee County health officials discussed the potential link between a rise in cases of Legionnaires’ disease and Flint’s switch to a new water source as early as October 2014 — 15 months before Gov. Rick Snyder went public about the spike in Legionnaires’ cases.
  • New today, Gov. Rick Snyder proposed a $195 million plan for new state aid to address Flint’s lead-contaminated water, It's part of the governor's 2017 budget proposal which he presented at 11 a.m.
  • Get all the news on the Flint water crisis here.

Child dies of flu

Ashton Arabo, a 6-year-old from West Bloomfield, died Jan. 25 after complications from the flu, according to his mother, Melody Arabo.

Crime briefs

From the campaign trail

Republican presidential candidate, businessman Donald Trump, addresses supporters during a primary night rally, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Manchester, N.H. Trump won the GOP primary in that state.

Happening in sports

The lighter side

Sulaver is helping contestant La’Tasha Givens reach her goal of losing more than 50 pounds on “My Diet is Better Than Yours.”

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