Search for missing by continues
MOUNT PLEASANT — Searchers looking for a 4-year-old boy in mid-Michigan have turned the effort to a densely wooded area on an Indian reservation.
Spokeswoman Marcella Hadden of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe says volunteers and police from the region were looking for Carnell Chamberlain in woods near a medical clinic Saturday.
The FBI has joined the investigation in Mount Pleasant, 70 miles north of Lansing. Hadden said a man who knows Carnell has been approached by authorities but isn't cooperating. He's not in custody.
Carnell, a member of the tribe, was reported missing Thursday night. The tribe says his disappearance is "suspicious."
Teens crash new car into house
ROCHESTER HILLS — A new car full of teens smashed a suburban Detroit home shortly after midnight.
Authorities say there may have been as many as five people in the Dodge Dart, which landed on its side after striking the attached garage early Saturday in Rochester Hills. All survived, although the 16-year-old driver and a passenger were taken to a hospital. Three others fled.
The homeowner, Carol Flynn, is an emergency room nurse who was able to help the injured.
Two vehicles in Flynn's garage were damaged. She and her kids were not hurt.
MSU drops health insurance rule
EAST LANSING — Michigan State University has dropped mandatory health insurance for students after opposition from lawmakers.
Officials said Friday that insurance available through the school will be voluntary, but they'll still ask if students have coverage this fall. Only 320 students were automatically signed up last year.
But one of them was the son of a state lawmaker, Rep. Jeff Farrington, R-Utica, who got a bill. It turned out that Farrington's son had insurance.
County cracks down on dogs
FLINT — Hey, was that a bark?
With 18 full-time enforcers, a Michigan county is going door-to-door to find dogs that don't have a license, an effort that could raise more than $250,000 in fees this summer.
More than 1,700 dog owners in Genesee County bought licenses during a two-week amnesty when delinquent fees were waived. Now the campaign is getting serious with workers prepared to sell licenses on the spot or write tickets in the county 50 miles north of Detroit.