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2 weeks 3 days ago

University of Michigan to receive $1.6M grant

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - The University of Michigan has received a $1.6 million federal grant to investigate communication technologies and their failures in health care. The Ann Arbor News reports the grant through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will fund a research team of seven doctors...

11 months 4 weeks ago

Air Force to play at Michigan in 2017

U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo. - The Air Force football team will be returning to Michigan to take on the Wolverines in Michigan Stadium on Sept. 16, 2017. In addition to the football meeting, the men's basketball team will play a future scheduled game at Michigan as part of the...

1 year 11 months ago

Free Lice checks...and refreshments?

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (AP) - Scalp feeling itchy? A lice clinic is celebrating a grand opening Saturday in Oakland County, and the owner is offering free head checks from noon to 6 p.m. Refreshments, too. It's called Rapunzel's Lice Boutique on Farmington Road in Farmington Hills. Owner Sarah Casello-Rees already...

1 year 11 months ago

Obama to air ads in Mich. touting auto bailout

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's campaign plans to air advertising in Michigan beginning Wednesday touting the president's support of the auto industry, responding to Republican ads criticizing the president. Obama campaign officials say the ad comes in response to a $2 million ad buy by a Republican super PAC...

2 years 3 months ago

Feds expanding state access to immigration data

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Federal officials are expanding access to an immigration database so that several states can use it to cleanse voter rolls. The Homeland Security Department first notified Florida officials last week that they could check to see if registered voters are actually noncitizens who should not be...

2 years 4 months ago

44 children in Michigan have marijuana cards

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan has issued medical marijuana cards for 44 children, including three who are under 10 years old. It's a tiny fraction of the 131,483 people who have received medical marijuana cards since Michigan's voter-approved program started in 2009, according to a state website. The program is...

2 years 6 months ago

Company launches recall over listeria concerns

GAYLORD, Mich. (AP) - A Michigan company says it's recalling pizza calzone products because of possible listeria contamination. Albie's Foods of Gaylord says about 310 pounds of fully cooked, ready-to-eat pizza calzone products were produced on April 10 and shipped to customers in Michigan and Indiana. The recall covers packages...

2 years 6 months ago

More tornadoes possible Sunday in battered Midwest

WOODWARD, Okla. (AP) - Residents are scouring through damaged homes in western Oklahoma and Iowa after overnight tornadoes swept through the nation's midsection, killing at least five people and injuring dozens. The National Weather Service says more than 100 tornadoes had been reported across the Midwest and Plains by early...

2 years 10 months ago

States suing over health care law collect funding

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal officials are awarding more money to help states carry out President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. The surprise? The list includes seven states suing to overturn the landmark law. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced Tuesday that 13 states will split grants totaling...

3 years 1 week ago

Obama, Lee to pitch trade deal in Michigan

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama and South Korea's President Lee Myung-bak want to showcase Congress' approval of a major trade agreement between the two countries with a tour of a Michigan auto plant. The visit represents a rare joint appearance outside of Washington by a U.S. president and...

3 years 8 months ago

Air Force, Michigan to meet in '12

AIR FORCE ACADEMY (AP)-The Air Force football team will visit the University of Michigan in 2012. Athletic director Hans Mueh announced the one-game agreement Friday. The Falcons' visit on Sept. 8, 2012, will mark their second to Michigan Stadium, where they lost 24-7 in 1964. The game...

3 years 11 months ago

Ford wants to hire 1,200 in Michigan

Ford Motor Co. will hire 1,200 new workers in Michigan by 2013 if the state approves tax incentives Ford said Monday it will invest $850 million in several Detroit-area plants to build its new six-speed transmissions. Ford plans to hire 900 hourly manufacturing workers and 300 engineers and other salaried...

4 years 5 days ago

5 states make final pitch in Asian carp case

Attorneys for and against closing Chicago-area shipping locks to stop the spread of Asian carp are making their final pitches to a federal judge. Oral arguments Monday are the last step before Judge Robert Dow decides the issue. Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin say the action would...

4 years 2 months ago

PooPower: From the toilet to the tank

Flint, Michigan has taken another step in becoming a zero-waste city. The city unveiled its first biogas vehicle at Kettering University on Thursday. It's intended to educate, enlighten, and employ. Green technology now powers the Chevrolet Silverado 2500 heavy duty pickup truck. More specifically and scientifically, without...

4 years 2 months ago

Possible wildlife-baiting explored in bear mauling

State wildlife officials investigating a fatal grizzly bear attack outside Yellowstone National Park are looking into allegations that a photographer might have been baiting wildlife in the area. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Department spokesman Ron Aasheim told KTVQ-TV in Billings Tuesday that the agency is investigating the allegations....

4 years 2 months ago

Baby recliners recalled after infant death

Portable baby recliners that are supposed to help fussy babies sleep better are being recalled after the death of an infant. The Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the recall Monday of 30,000 Nap Nanny recliners made by Baby Matters of Berwyn, Pennsylvania. The commission says it's investigating a...

4 years 3 months ago

Facebook feud results in fatal crash

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) - Authorities say a Facebook feud between two Michigan women over the love of a prison inmate led to a high-speed car chase and crash that critically injured one woman, killed her friend and landed the other woman in jail. Torrie Emery was arraigned by video...

4 years 3 months ago

Cows escape on way to slaughterhouse

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - Police say 12 cows being driven to the slaughterhouse made a break for freedom when the truck that was transporting them overturned in west Michigan. Police say the bovine escapees hoofed it over highway guardrails, forced traffic detours and caused at least one accident....

4 years 3 months ago

5 Great Lakes states sue feds over Asian carp

Five states are suing the federal government and Chicago's water department in federal court, demanding stronger action to keep Asian carp out of the Great Lakes. Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, Minnesota and Pennsylvania filed the lawsuit Monday in U.S. District Court in northern Illinois. It seeks an order to close...

4 years 4 months ago

Curious raccoon invades news set

A curious raccoon dropped into a TV newsroom in Flint, Michigan Thursday during the morning news. The morning show team heard some noise coming from behind the set and quickly found the source was "Rusty" the raccoon. Rusty made his way in through an open garage door. ...

4 years 4 months ago

Colorado murder ordered by drug dealer

Federal authorities say a Littleton man who was gunned down after opening his apartment door was ordered killed by an alleged drug dealer in Michigan. Authorities say Franco Gonzalo Sierra-Rodriguez is the suspected hit man and police arrested him Wednesday night in Houston. He is suspected of shooting Joaquin...

4 years 4 months ago

Asian carp fears continue in Great Lakes

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has ruled out closing Chicago-area shipping locks on a regular basis. It says doing so wouldn't stop dreaded Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes but could damage the local economy. The Thursday decision dashes the h opes of Michigan and neighboring states...

4 years 5 months ago

Holy Cross Abbey wines win 11 medals

The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey in Canon City won eleven medals at the 23rd Annual Taster's Guild Wine Competition in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The Abbey won three gold, seven silver and one bronze in the international competition. Over 2,200 wines from 10 countries and 32 states competed. ...

4 years 6 months ago

GM makes big investment in US plants

General Motors is investing $257 million at two of its factories that will build the next generation of the hot-selling midsize Chevrolet Malibu. CEO Ed Whitacre was at the factory in Kansas City, Kan., on Wednesday to announce the investment and the company's early repayment of $6.7 billion in...

4 years 6 months ago

2010 Final Four features familiar, unusual

One of the most unpredictable NCAA tournaments in recent history served up a bit of the familiar for the Final Four and a good dose of something completely different. Coached by Bob "Huggy Bear" Huggins, West Virginia will make its first appearance since 1959, back when Jerry West played guard....

4 years 6 months ago

Fires in Michigan termed "premeditated"

The mayor of Flint, Mich., says five fires on the same day the city began laying off a quarter of its firefighters is a "premeditated attack" on the community's safety. Battalion Chief Andy Graves says suspicious fires broke out Thursday morning at four vacant homes and an empty four-story apartment...

4 years 7 months ago

No oath - no conviction, court says

A Michigan man sent to prison for 15 years is getting a new trial after the judge failed to do a routine procedure - ask the jury to take an oath. Timothy Becktel was sentenced in 2008 for assault with intent to murder. But his appellate lawyer successfully argued that...

4 years 9 months ago

Woman bit off a third of sister's nose

A Jonesville woman was charged with biting off part of her sister's nose. Bobbie Smith was held in the Jackson County Jail on a $5,000 bond after her arraignment Tuesday on charges including mayhem and domestic violence. Napoleon Township Police Chief Michael Curry said the 27-year-old woman bit...

4 years 9 months ago

Court won't close ship locks to block carp

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to order immediate closure of shipping locks near Chicago to prevent Asian carp from infesting the Great Lakes. The court rejected a request by Michigan for a preliminary injunction to close the locks temporarily while a long-term solution is sought to the...

4 years 9 months ago

Once-presidential phrase casualty of word war

A Michigan school has proposed interring "shovel ready" and other phrases in its annual list of Words to Be Banished from the Queen's English for Mis-use, Over-use and General Uselessness. Lake Superior State University also suggests that "transparent/transparency," "czar," "sexting," "tweet," "teachable moment" and "app" should join "shovel ready" in...

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