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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 »»

State buying 14,000 plants on I-696 to replace dead ones

July 4, 2015

WARREN, Mich. (AP) — The state is spending $450,000 for thousands of new plants along Interstate 696 in suburban Detroit after many installed two years ago didn't survive. more »»

Annual pit-spitting competition takes place in Michigan

July 4, 2015

EAU CLAIRE, Mich. (AP) — It's time for the annual pit-spitting competition in southwestern Michigan. more »»

Stone skippers to show skills at Mackinac Island tournament

July 4, 2015

MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. (AP) — So you think you're good at skipping stones? Give it your best shot this weekend on Mackinac Island — then see how the pros do it. more »»

Casino says computer system with personal info breached

July 3, 2015

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — Thousands of gamblers might have been dealt a bad hand at a southwestern Michigan casino. more »»

Longtime Saginaw journalist and wife die in car crash

July 3, 2015

SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — A man who spent 40 years as a journalist at The Saginaw News has died with his wife after their car struck a tractor-trailer. more »»

Bay City park renamed for Green Beret killed in Afghanistan

July 3, 2015

BAY CITY, Mich. (AP) — A park has been renamed to honor a 31-year-old Green Beret killed in Afghanistan. more »»

Feds say cancer doc wants 25-year sentence for fraud

July 3, 2015

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit-area cancer doctor who admits reaping millions of dollars through unnecessary treatments is asking a judge to sentence him to no more than 25 years in prison.

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SUV crash on freeway kills 13-year-old boy, injures 8 others

July 3, 2015

EAGLE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A teenage boy was killed and several other people were hurt after being thrown from a SUV in a crash on a Michigan freeway. more »»

Michigan settles vegan prisoner's lawsuit for $20,000

July 3, 2015

COLDWATER, Mich. (AP) — The state of Michigan has agreed to pay $20,000 to settle a lawsuit by an 80-year-old prisoner who said his rights were violated when he was denied vegan meals. more »»

Trainor postpones 2 shows due to hemorrhage on vocal chords

July 3, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Meghan Trainor is postponing two shows because of a hemorrhage on her vocal cords.

The 21-year-old pop singer made the announcement on Instagram late Thursday. more »»

 
 

 

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