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Greening of Detroit hires high school students for summer

June 29, 2016

DETROIT (AP) — A group dedicated to supporting urban reforestation has hired more than 180 Detroit high school students for its summertime youth employment program. more »»

Authorities: 70-year-old wrong-way driver dies in crash

June 29, 2016

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a 70-year-old woman who was driving the wrong way on a suburban Detroit roadway has died after a head-on crash. more »»

Plans in works to redevelop vacant Hayes Hotel in Jackson

June 29, 2016

JACKSON, Mich. (AP) — Plans are in the works to redevelop the Hayes Hotel building in Jackson as part of a broader effort to revitalize the city's downtown. more »»

City of Portage approves non-discrimination ordinance

June 29, 2016

PORTAGE, Mich. (AP) — The city of Portage has approved an ordinance designed to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people from discrimination.

WWMT-TV reports (http://bit. more »»

Kellogg opening cereal cafe in NYC amid soggy sales

June 29, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — Kellogg is opening a cafe in New York as it pushes to reinvent cereal's soggy image.

The company based in Battle Creek, Michigan, says bowls will cost $6.50 to $7. more »»

Glass from broken light may have gotten into child's burger

June 29, 2016

SOUTHGATE, Mich. (AP) — A company that owns a Detroit-area fast food restaurant says glass from a broken light bulb may have gotten into a child's burger.

WXYZ-TV reports (http://bit. more »»

Benton Harbor schools get $4.4 million emergency loan

June 29, 2016

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The Benton Harbor school district is getting a $4.4 million emergency loan from the state so it can avoid the prospect of a payless payday. more »»

Michigan communities issue burning bans amid dry weather

June 29, 2016

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Several Michigan communities have issued burning bans following a recent lack of rain as part of an effort to prevent fires that might get out of control. more »»

Porcupine Mountains park boat site reopening after overhaul

June 29, 2016

ONTONAGON, Mich. (AP) — A boating access site at Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park in Michigan's Upper Peninsula is reopening in time for the Fourth of July weekend. more »»

$7 million scholarship fund to help healthcare students

June 29, 2016

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Grand Rapids Community College has established a $7 million scholarship fund with Spectrum Health to help students pursuing careers in healthcare or the health sciences. more »»

Thieves target lawn equipment, farm implements in Michigan

June 29, 2016

CASSOPOLIS, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say commercial lawn equipment, farm implements and construction equipment are being targeted by thieves in Michigan.

State police Detective Sgt. more »»

University of Michigan begins water testing in Ann Arbor

June 29, 2016

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan has begun testing drinking water for levels of lead and copper in all of the Ann Arbor campus' buildings. more »»

Couple convicted of abuse; boy kept in basement

June 29, 2016

HOWELL, Mich. (AP) — A couple accused of keeping an adopted son isolated in the basement have been convicted of second-degree child abuse in Livingston County. more »»

Polar bear stretches her legs at new Detroit-area home

June 29, 2016

ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) — An elderly polar bear that spent years at an Indianapolis zoo is roaming around her new home at the Detroit Zoo. more »»

3 stations with life jackets, rings built near Lake Superior

June 29, 2016

MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Just in time for the July Fourth holiday, three life-saving stations have been built at a Lake Superior beach near Marquette.

The Mining Journal (http://bit. more »»

Grants awarded to reduce pollution in 2 Michigan rivers

June 29, 2016

DETROIT (AP) — The Great Lakes Commission has awarded grants totaling nearly $400,000 for projects intended to reduce phosphorus and sediment pollution in two southern Michigan rivers. more »»

Man being sent to Mexico after murder conviction overturned

June 29, 2016

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A man whose conviction was overturned after 15 years in prison will be deported to Mexico after pleading no contest to second-degree murder. more »»

5 charter schools closing; 1 had hundreds of students

June 28, 2016

DETROIT (AP) — A charter school in Detroit that had more than 800 students is closing after losing support from Ferris State University. more »»

Michigan lawmaker charged with fraudulently seeking loan

June 28, 2016

DETROIT (AP) — A Michigan lawmaker with a lengthy criminal record is facing new felony charges for allegedly submitting fraudulent pay stubs to secure a $3,000 loan in 201. more »»

Church, community focus of family killed in train crash

June 28, 2016

TRINIDAD, Colo. (AP) — Church and community were central to the lives of the Colorado family hit by an Amtrak train on their way to Sunday services according to relatives and pastors who knew them. more »»

Construction officially starts at former Tiger Stadium site

June 28, 2016

DETROIT (AP) — Construction has officially started at the former site of Tiger Stadium in Detroit that's being redeveloped into a youth sports facility and Detroit Police Athletic League... more »»



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