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Ill children to get safe place to play in healing center

July 6, 2015

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Doctor with hundreds of fraud victims faces sentencing

July 6, 2015

DETROIT (AP) — An unusual sentencing hearing is getting underway for a Detroit-area cancer doctor who admits committing fraud against insurance companies and hundreds of patients. more »»

Pizza chain founder faces likely prison term in tax case

July 6, 2015

DETROIT (AP) — Lawyers for the founder of the Happy's Pizza chain are asking a judge to consider two years of full-time community service as part of his punishment for tax crimes. more »»

2 men uninjured after ultralight aircraft gets stuck in tree

July 6, 2015

CLAY TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Two men have been rescued after their ultralight aircraft malfunctioned and got stuck in a tree on a sparsely populated island in northern Lake St. more »»

AAA Michigan: Gas prices up 6 cents in past week to $2.94

July 6, 2015

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — AAA Michigan says gas prices statewide have gone up by about 6 cents in the past week. more »»

After 66 years, Michigan siblings find each other

July 6, 2015

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Detroit-to-Flint march highlights 2 cities' water problems

July 5, 2015

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — Critics of water shutoffs in Detroit and water quality problems in Flint are holding a 65-mile protest march between the two southeastern Michigan cities. more »»

UM says on track to finish $115 million West Quad renovation

July 5, 2015

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan says it's on schedule to finish a $115 million renovation of West Quad this month, with beds for 1,000 students opening for the fall semester. more »»

Years will be needed to gauge efforts to cut Lake Erie algae

July 5, 2015

PERRYSBURG, Ohio (AP) — State agriculture and environmental leaders have made a number of changes to attack toxic algae in western Lake Erie, most notably prohibiting farmers in northwestern Ohio... more »»

Group nears $4.1 million goal to preserve Glen Lake's shore

July 5, 2015

GLEN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Preservationists say they're nearing their goal of raising the $4. more »»

Environmentalists challenge $2 billion I-94 Detroit overhaul

July 5, 2015

DETROIT (AP) — Environmental groups are challenging Michigan's plan to spend $2 billion to widen and overhaul a stretch of Interstate 94 through Detroit beginning in four years. more »»

Man, 26, dies after kayak capsizes in western Michigan lake

July 5, 2015

DAYTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — State police say a 26-year-old man drowned while kayaking on a lake in western Michiga. more »»

Staff will stay at Lake Erie Monument on Ohio island

July 5, 2015

PUT-IN-BAY, Ohio (AP) — The National Park Service plans on keeping a full-time superintendent and staff at a Lake Erie island landmark monument. more »»

Volunteers sought to beautify schools on Neighborhoods Day

July 5, 2015

DETROIT (AP) — Businesses and community groups are being asked to help beautify the interiors and exteriors of Detroit schools as part of Neighborhoods Da. more »»

Greening of Detroit hosts 'Grow and Eat' community classes

July 5, 2015

DETROIT (AP) — A nonprofit that supports urban reforestation efforts is hosting a series of "Grow and Eat" community classes related to urban agriculture and nutrition education. more »»

Grand Haven State Park gets new walkways for beach access

July 5, 2015

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — Grand Haven State Park along Lake Michigan now has two new walkways that are designed to improve beach access. more »»

Sales tax flap hits sheriff in northern Michigan

July 4, 2015

BEULAH, Mich. (AP) — A sheriff in northern Michigan has paid $42 in sales tax for new tires after officials learned that he was given a tax-exempt sale for the personal purchase. more »»

Teen spits cherry pit the longest but doesn't win contest

July 4, 2015

EAU CLAIRE, Mich. (AP) — A new champion of cherry pit spitting has been crowned in southwestern Michigan, but the real glory is going to a 15-year-old girl. more »»

National forest is site for 100s of Rainbow Family campers

July 4, 2015

CADILLAC, Mich. (AP) — Hundreds of people are camping in northern Michigan's Wexford County, seeking days of prayer and reflection with a group called the Rainbow Family of Living Light. more »»

Bills to allow beer on pedal-powered trolleys go to Snyder

July 4, 2015

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Legislation that would allow passengers to drink beer or wine aboard pedal-powered trolleys is getting mixed reviews from people who operate them. more »»



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