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Check out the weather, fuel prices and more for Nov. 2, 2011.

It's Wednesday — happy middle of the week. Here are five tidbits of news and information that we hope you'll find useful or entertaining.

Please also don't miss our video greeting (at right) from , who organized a Halloween candy buy-back Tuesday.

1. The weather

Even warmer than Tuesday with a high near 64 degrees, according to  the National Weather Service. Winds will be between 10 and 18 miles per hour with gusts as high as 21 mph. A 40 chance of rain develops into the evening as skies turn mostly cloudy and temperatures drop to around 42.

2. Fuel prices

Here's a quick daily survey of the regular per-gallon price, according to  gasbuddy.com —

  • : $3.39
  • Shell: $3.54
  • Mobil: $3.59 (cash is 10 cents lower)
  • Lowest price at Hickory Ridge and M-59 in Highland: $3.39 at Citgo and BP.
  • Lowest price in the Fenton area: $3.30 — at a Clark station at N LeRoy and Third.
  • Lowest price in the Brighton area: $3.33 at Costco, 6700 Whitmore Lake Rd.

3. Planning Commission meeting canceled

The Hartland Township Planning Commission canceled its meeting that was scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, according to an email sent out this week.

4. Linden man pleads guilty in stuffed alligator case

A 60-year-old Linden man pleaded guilty Friday to breaking and entering with the intent to steal a stuffed alligator from a Deerfield Township pole barn that involved two others and a trip mudbogging, according to an article in the Livingston County Daily Press & Argus.

Roy Allen Griffith would be sentenced to time served in the Livingston County Jail where he has been for more than two months, under a plea agreement, the article said. Sentencing is Dec. 8.

Douglas Earl Ward, 55, of Linden and John Earl Sanborn, 53, of Harrison pleaded no contest to the same charge in September, the paper reported.

The trio were arrested in June after a Hartland man who owns the barn discovered the break-in, to a nearby mudbogging event, collected evidence and called police.

5. Hartland trivia

Congrats to Ann Wisniewski for getting yesterday's question correct — One of Hartland's pioneers was Freeman Near. He was Hartland's first ______.  Answer: He was the first doctor.

Wednesday's question: In 1906, Leola Brian was paid $22 a month to do what job? Please answer in comments.

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