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September 3, 2011
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Michigan has beaten Western Michigan 34-10 in a game stopped late in the third quarter because of lightning. Both schools agreed to cancel the game with 1:27 left in the third during a second weather delay. The Wolverines won Brady Hoke's debut with linebacker Brandon Herron returning an interception 94 yards for a touchdown and scoring again on a fumble return. Fitzgerald Toussaint had 11 carries for 80 yards and ran for two TDs. Denard Robinson was 9 of 13 for 98 yards and ran eight times for 46 yards, making him the team's third-leading rusher in the game.
WSBT-TV Report | April 7, 2011
A free access online database of charities and professional fundraisers who solicit donations from Michigan residents and businesses is now available. The database accesses information from charity and fundraisers’ reports filed with Michigan’s attorney general. At , visitors can access information including: Entity’s charitable purpose Recent financial data Federal tax-exempt status Contact information When, where the entity was created Charities soliciting donations in Michigan also can use the website to confirm its registrations and to verify licenses of professional fundraisers.
WSBT-TV Report | June 27, 2012
MICHIGAN CITY - Michigan City schools are cutting more than 100 jobs to help ease a $16 million  budget deficit. The school district says most of those jobs are classroom assistants, secretarial and maintenance positions. 7 teachers and some administration positions will also be cut. School Board member William Greene says it wouldn't surprise him if they had to close a school next year. Another board member says funding problems started with the countywide property tax reassessment in 2006.
By Clifton French ( | March 17, 2010
SAINT JOSEPH, Mich. — Michigan's advertising campaign that promotes tourism could be in jeopardy. The state is looking to spend $30 million on its "Pure Michigan" campaign. Right now, the state has about $15 million set aside. Michigan Economic Development Corp. CEO Greg Main said the state has two weeks to come up with the funding before the window for running the ads closes. For businesses in Saint Joseph, that could result in less traffic. "We get people from Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin.
WSBT-TV Report | June 28, 2012
From the extreme heat to spring freezes - We're learning just how devastating the cold spring weather was to our area's apple crop. Michigan's crop will be about 90% smaller than usual this year. The Michigan Apple Committee on Thursday today growers, shippers and other industry insiders predict about 3 million bushels will be harvested. In a typical year, the state produces up to 23 million bushels. The committee says it's the biggest apple crop loss since the 1940's.
August 24, 2011
Residents involved in roughly 12,500 welfare cases in Michigan could lose benefits under a stricter, four-year lifetime limit that has received final approval in the Michigan Legislature. The Republican-led House passed the legislation with 73-34 votes Wednesday mostly along party lines. The measures will go to Gov. Rick Snyder. The welfare limit already has been approved as part of the state budget that kicks in Oct. 1. Lawmakers plan to put the cap in a separate state statute to help implement the budget plan.
By Jason Overholt ( | August 8, 2011
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources says an 8-year-old Fort Wayne boy drowned Sunday night in Lake Michigan, in a spot near Michigan City. Around 6 p.m. Martin Perez was swimming with family and friends when he went missing for a period of about 15 minutes, according to the DNR. He was found floating face down near the shoreline. Bystanders performed CPR on the boy and he was transported to St. Anthony Memorial Hospital in Michigan City where officials say he was worked on for nearly an hour before he was pronounced dead.
August 30, 2011
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Yellowstone National Park officials say a grizzly bear killed a 59-year-old Michigan man whose body was found by hikers last week. The victim was identified Monday as John Wallace of Chassell, Mich. Wallace's body was discovered along a trail about five miles from the nearest trailhead. Results of an autopsy released Monday concluded Wallace died as a result of traumatic injuries from a bear attack. It is the second time a visitor to the park has been killed by a bear this year.
March 19, 2011
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A suspended University of Michigan fraternity has been disbanded after the parent of a pledge accused the social organization of hazing her son. The Michigan Daily and Detroit Free Press report Sigma Alpha Epsilon has been dismissed from the student governing board that manages fraternities. The fraternity's national organization also has disbanded the house for the year but will allow it to reorganize next year. University officials say the parent accused fraternity members of numerous having activities, including hitting pledges with broomsticks and making them drink regurgitated water containing goldfish.
June 19, 2011
MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) — Miss Southwest Elizabeth Wertenberger has been crowned Miss Michigan. She was crowned Saturday night after four days of competition Muskegon's Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts. Wertenberger won $10,000 in scholarship money and she will be able to compete for the Miss America title in Las Vegas later this year. Her talent is musical theater dance and her platform is volunteerism. The other finalists were: Miss West Michigan Kelly Oles, first runner-up, $5,000; Miss Tip of the Mitt Emily Kieliszewski, second runner-up, $4,000; Miss Oakland County Elizabeth Hawthorne, third runner-up, $3,000; and Miss Spirit of the State Mekeisha Alcock, fourth runner-up, $1,000.
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