June 3, 2013
SOUTH BEND - Problems at Midwest oil refineries continue to affect gas prices in the region. CLICK HERE TO FIND THE CHEAPEST LOCAL GAS PRICES WITH THE GASSBUDDY PRICE GUIDE While gas prices across most of the nation are down about 2 cents from a week ago, the average cost of gas in Indiana and Michigan rose more than 23 cents over the past week with prices locally reaching as high as $4.29 on Monday . ...
March 31, 2010
NILES — With the warm weather and sunshine, it's a good time to do some yard work, but if you live in Michigan and were planning on burning those fallen leaves and sticks? Change your plans. Practically the entire state of Michigan is under a ban on burning. That's because of all of the warm, dry and windy weather. So, fire departments and the Department of Natural Resources are asking the people of Michigan to hold off on their burning. "When the weather changes like this, we get high winds and warm temperatures and the dry grass is still sitting on top, (so)
August 10, 2012
It's a bargain hunter's dream and it starts today (Friday) - Michigan's longest garage sale. The annual U.S. 12 garage sale goes through Sunday. The highway stretches from Detroit to New Buffalo in Berrien County. People in Edwardsburg, Galien, Niles, and Sturgis are among those setting up sales. Here's a link where you can get exact addresses of sellers.
January 9, 2011
BAY CITY, Mich. (AP) — Expressions of regret are pouring in from Michigan's congressional delegation after the shooting of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson in which six people died. Rep. Gary Peters, D-Bloomfield Township, served with Giffords on the House Science and Technology Committee in the last session of Congress. He says he grieves for those killed and prays for the "speedy and full recovery" of her and the other wounded.
June 1, 2011
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan has revised a policy that once banned some people from its Ann Arbor campus for life. The school says that beginning next month bans will be instituted for one year. It then would be up to the school's police chief whether a ban is removed or extended another year. Officials are reviewing the bans of 2,000 people. About 900 could be removed from the banned list by summer's end. The older policy was criticized by the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan and other groups.
January 4, 2011
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan and Rich Rodriguez will meet again Wednesday to discuss the embattled football coach's future, The Associated Press has learned. A person familiar with the situation told the AP that Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon has not decided whether to fire Rodriguez, who's 15-22 with college football's winningest program. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the details of the evaluation were supposed to remain confidential.
December 11, 2011
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A newspaper says its analysis has found that Michigan's nursing homes perform slightly better than average on a federal rating system. The Detroit Free Press reported Sunday ( http://on.freep.com/uTtSgU ) that it examined data from the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. It says inspectors issued about 4,000 citations against 425 Michigan nursing homes in 2010. The most common violation was for failing to prevent dangers that can cause accidents, found at 63 percent of the homes.
February 4, 2011
FERNDALE, Mich. (AP) — An employee at a Detroit-area produce market is in critical condition after getting caught in a cardboard box compactor. Ferndale police say the accident happened about 8:30 a.m. Friday at Western Market. The worker, described only as a female, was being treated at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak. Owner Tony Selvaggio tells WXYZ-TV the woman was loading boxes into the machine when she was pulled partially in, crushing her legs.
February 23, 2012
Michigan's Republican Primary is Tuesday, but as candidates make their final push, some people are upset with one kind of campaigning: Robocalls! Those computer-delivered, pre-recorded messages. Walt Stone of Berrien Springs says he and his wife have been bombarded with them for the last three months. He says he hears from the Mitt Romney campaign the most, but all the campaigns call. And he says they can get a little sneaky. “The ones recently, our caller ID doesn't show a number so you almost know it's going to be a political robocall, we just don't answer those.” Stone got so frustrated he found a website he says can help: stoppoliticalcalls.org The National Do Not Call List does not apply to political calls.
April 2, 2011
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a Grand Traverse County teenager to a year in jail for stabbing and beheading a cat. The Traverse City Record-Eagle reports 18-year-old Jonathan D. Cook also was sentenced Friday to five years of probation. The Blair Township teen pleaded guilty Feb. 25 to a felony count of killing or torturing an animal. Cook previously told Circuit Judge Philip Rodgers the cat bit him, so he stabbed it and went back "a couple days later and cut its head off. " The teen says he stuffed the cat's head in a plastic bag tied to his belt buckle and showed it off to his friends.