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Lawyer says singer Anita Baker owes him money

September 30, 2014

DETROIT (AP) — A lawyer who represented Anita Baker against allegations she failed to pay for work done on her Detroit-area home is suing the singer, saying she owes him money. more »»

Masco spinning off installation division

September 30, 2014

TAYLOR, Mich. (AP) — Building products maker Masco is spinning off its installation and other services division in a series of moves aimed at boosting shareholder value. more »»

Michigan marketing firm sues client over comments

September 30, 2014


Kellogg introduces Battle Creek economic project

September 30, 2014

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — Cereal maker Kellogg and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation plan to work with Battle Creek residents to address economic issues in the city. more »»

Police in birthplace of GM give Ford SUVs a spin

September 30, 2014

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The birthplace of General Motors is giving Ford SUVs a spin as the city's latest police vehicles.

The Flint Journal reports (http://bit. more »»

Name released of woman, 72, found slain in river

September 30, 2014

POLKTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a 72-year-old woman whose body was found in the Grand River in western Michigan after she was beaten to deat. more »»

No-parole sentence doesn't stand in fatal shooting

September 30, 2014

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A young Flint man convicted in the fatal shooting of a pizza delivery driver could eventually get the chance to leave prison after being re-sentenced. more »»

$2.3 million aims to help public housing residents

September 30, 2014

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — More than $2.3 million will help public housing residents and others across Michigan connect with local services to improve their education and employment. more »»

Detroit school board votes to remove manager

September 30, 2014

DETROIT (AP) — Immediate changes aren't expected after the board of the Detroit Public Schools voted to remove the district's state-appointed emergency manager. more »»

Ikea's lone Michigan store is planning expansion

September 30, 2014

CANTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A building adjacent to an Ikea store west of Detroit is set to be demolished as part of the Swedish retailer's plan to expand its lone Michigan location. more »»

State offers $20 permits for cutting fuel wood

September 30, 2014

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is offering permits for cutting wood in state forests to use as fuel this winter.

The permits cost $20. more »»

Meadery opens in Grand Rapids

September 30, 2014

This is an AP Member Exchange shared by The Grand Rapids Press. more »»

Detroit mansion to become drug addiction retreat

September 30, 2014

DETROIT (AP) — Fisher Mansion in Detroit's Palmer Woods neighborhood is being renovated to become a retreat for drug addicts. more »»

Michigan man charged with sex assault of 2 teens

September 30, 2014

SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — An Oakley man has been charged with sexually assaulting two teenage boys over a four-year period.

The Saginaw News reports (http://bit. more »»

Michigan man gets at least 17 years for assault

September 30, 2014

PAW PAW, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan man has been sentenced to 17 to 40 years in prison for assaulting his estranged girlfriend with the intent to commit murder. more »»

State spent $187,000 on bottled water for Toledo

September 30, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state says it spent $187,000 buying bottled water for Toledo during the algae-related water emergency suffered by Ohio's fourth-largest city earlier this year. more »»

Road salt supply low, demand high as winter looms

September 30, 2014

DETROIT (AP) — The reward for surviving last winter's frigid temperatures and record snowfall, several states are learning, is drastic price increases for road salt — and that's if they can even... more »»

Snyder defends record, says he made tough calls

September 30, 2014

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder has defended his record in a town hall event with voters, saying he made "tough decisions" to put Michigan on a positive path forwar. more »»

Body found in river investigated as homicide

September 30, 2014

POLKTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — An autopsy shows a woman whose body was found in the Grand River in western Michigan suffered head injuries and was dumped in the wate. more »»

Truck hauling pigs rolls over on Michigan road

September 30, 2014

RAMONA, Mich. (AP) — A semi-truck hauling between 100 and 110 full-grown pigs rolled over on a western Michigan road, killing some of the animals. more »»

A summary of snow states' road salt problems

September 29, 2014

Road salt was used in record amounts across the U.S. last winter, leaving supplies tight and costs high for local governments trying to prepare for this winte. more »»



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