- January 31, 2014
Officials working to ease propane shortage
Gov. Rick Snyder said Thursday he will continue exempting motor carriers and drivers hauling propane from hours-of-service regulations to help ease a shortage of the heating fuel brought on by heavy demand during an abnormally cold winter.Continued ...
Michigan in Brief: 01/31/2014
Two snowmobilers recall being stranded; Fundraiser gets probation for tax crime; Terri Land accused of coordinating with PACs.Continued ...
- January 30, 2014
Jury finds man guilty of firing gun along I-96
A man who said he opened fire on motorists along a busy southeast Michigan highway because he believed they were part of a government conspiracy against him was convicted Wednesday of terrorism, assault and other charges.Continued ...
Study: Physical, electric barriers best defenses against Asian carp
Placing dam-like structures in Chicago waterways would be an almost foolproof method of preventing Asian carp from reaching Lake Michigan, while a less pricey electric barrier system also has solid prospects for shielding the Great Lakes from the invasive fish, according to a scientific analysis released Wednesday.Continued ...
Mich. counties: Road budgets dwindling in winter
Michigan counties are nervously watching as their road maintenance budgets are depleted because of nastier winter weather than usual.Continued ...
- January 29, 2014
Dangerous cold persists in Michigan, crash kills 2
State police say a passenger vehicle went out of control on a snowpack-covered highway in the northern Lower Peninsula and slid in front on an oncoming semi, killing at least two people.Continued ...
Temperatures drop to record-breaking lows
Temperatures dropped to dangerous, record-breaking lows in Michigan on Tuesday, leading to the closure of hundreds of schools.Continued ...
Report: Low-income Mich. students lag in reading
A report by a private foundation says 81 percent of Michigan’s lower-income fourth-graders and 69 percent of all kids aren’t reading proficiently.Continued ...
2013 Mich. hunting season among safest for hunters
The 2013 hunting season in Michigan appears to have been among the safest for hunters, according to the state Department of Natural Resources.Continued ...
- January 28, 2014
DTE: Dozens of customers defrauded in debit scam
DTE Energy Co. says dozens of its customers have been burned in a debit card billing scam that also has hit the state's other leading utility.Continued ...
- January 27, 2014
Still more hard winter weather sweeps across Mich.
Winter's blows keep pounding Michigan, where fresh snow and subfreezing temperatures made roadways resistant to salt, contributing to crashes that closed expressways and killed three people.Continued ...
- January 26, 2014
State loses drone test site bid
The state recently lost its bid for a Federal Aviation Administration drone test site in northern Michigan, but aviation officials insist they’ll be able to advance the new industry.Continued ...
Snyder takes on funding
His re-election bid all but officially underway, Gov. Rick Snyder is taking on what he says is “misinformation” over his record of funding public schools not long before he puts forward his next budget.Continued ...
- January 24, 2014
Feds discuss Asian carp plan in Traverse City
The federal government could more quickly implement a plan to keep the Great Lakes free of Asian carp if the region’s citizens and elected officials agreed on the best approach to take, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers official said Thursday.Continued ...
Michigan seeks visas to lure immigrants to Detroit
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder asked the federal government Thursday to set aside thousands of work visas for bankrupt Detroit, a bid to revive the decaying city by attracting talented immigrants who are willing to move there and stay for five years.Continued ...