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February 5, 2013
DETROIT (AP) - Perhaps here's a sign of better times: Michigan bankruptcy cases are down again. The government says new filings last year were down 13 percent in bankruptcy courts in eastern and western Michigan. There were 53,000 cases pending at the start of the new year, but that number was lower, too, from a year ago. Looking out a bit longer, new cases in Michigan are down 28 percent compared to 2009. The state seems to be reflecting what's happened nationally.
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WSBT-TV Report | August 7, 2012
It's Election Day in Michigan. The state's primary is taking place. Polls opened this morning at 7:00 and will stay open until 8:00 tonight. There are several statewide and local races, including the big battle in the 6 th congressional district in southwest Michigan between GOP Representative Fred Upton of St. Joseph and Jack Hoogendyk of Kalamazoo County's Texas Township. 5 candidates are battling it out in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate, hoping to face off against incumbent Democrat Debbie Stabenow in November.
NEWS
September 4, 2013
In just two days high school football players across Michigan will take the field for another game. Teams are following a new set of rules aimed to keep kids safe. A new state law requires athletes to be removed from play if officials suspect a concussion. Players cannot return until a doctor gives written permission. The law also requires adults involved with team sports to receive training so they know how to spot the symptoms of a concussion.
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By Denise Bohn | WSBT-TV Reporter | December 24, 2012
It's an extra special Christmas this year for one southwest Michigan family who almost lost their little girl. Crystal Stakley's daughter was badly hurt when the car she was riding in was hit by a train. WSBT's Denise Bohn has been following her recovery:
BUSINESS
December 9, 2010
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Sunday morning liquor sales in Michigan should begin in some locations on Dec. 19. The Michigan Liquor Control Commission says Thursday it will begin to issue the permits needed for Sunday morning sales late next week. The permit needed for Sunday sales costs $160. Local governments have until Dec. 15 to notify state officials if they opt to continue banning Sunday morning sales. The new law will allow Sunday alcohol sales starting at 7 a.m. Previous law banned sales from 2 a.m. to noon Sunday.
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WSBT-TV Report | October 1, 2012
Deer hunters across Indiana and Michigan likely set an early alarm clock Sunday night -- Deer bow hunting season begins Monday. This special portion of hunting season is reserved for archery-type weapons only. Opening day for firearms season isn't until November 17. But there is worry this year that Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) is killing off a portion of the deer population in both states. EHD is typically fatal to deer and is especially a problem this fall because of this summer's dry, hot weather.
NEWS
February 9, 2011
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — It will be tougher for some college students in Michigan to qualify for taxpayer-supported food assistance starting in April. The Michigan Department of Human Services said Wednesday that college students won't be able to get the help unless there is a "true need. " The state will enforce a policy in line with federal guidelines, meaning college students won't qualify for food stamps except in "very limited circumstances. " Attending college in and of itself won't be reason enough to get the food assistance.
NEWS
November 15, 2012
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Hunters have taken to the field across Michigan with the opening of the state's 16-day firearm deer season, but with limits for hunters across much of the southern part of the Lower Peninsula. Hunters in that part of the state can't kill as many deer as usual because of an insect-spread deer disease. Firearm deer hunting season started Thursday and runs through Nov. 30. The new limits on antlerless deer hunting are a response to epizootic hemorrhagic disease.
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Tribune Staff Report | April 7, 2010
CASSOPOLIS — Another round of storms hit southwest Michigan this morning, setting Midwest Energy Cooperative crews further behind in restoration efforts, according to a news release. At 11:30 a.m. today, about 700 customers were without power as crews continue to clean up and repair an electric system devastated by Monday night’s severe storms. "It’s one step forward and two steps back," said Terry Rubenthaler, vice president of engineering. "We’re having to rebuild parts of the system because there’s so much damage out there, and today’s storms certainly didn’t help those efforts.
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WSBT-TV Report | August 9, 2013
Michigan's longest garage sale is this weekend. The sale stretches from Detroit to to New Buffalo in Berrien County along U.S 12. “It's a good event,” said Joyce Hayden, who loves a bargain. “We definitely are going to be a part of it. A great way to get rid of our extra stuff that we don't need that other people probably could use.” “Normally, don't do much garage saling,” added Daryl O'Brien, who's participating in the big garage sale for the first time.
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