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Study examines deaths of trout that eat alewife

April 16, 2014

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Fermi 2 nuclear plant shuts for fix to transformer

April 16, 2014

FRENCHTOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — DTE Energy Co. says it's shut down the Fermi 2 nuclear power plant to replace one of the two main transformers. more »»

State looking into death at adult care facility

April 16, 2014

JENISON, Mich. (AP) — State officials are looking into the apparent suffocation of a 100-year-old woman found between her mattress and bed rail at a western Michigan adult care home.

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Michigan adjusted jobless rate down to 7.5 percent

April 16, 2014

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The state says Michigan's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has hit its lowest level in six years, falling two-tenths of a percentage point to 7.5 percent. more »»

Man faces sentencing in elderly mother's beating

April 16, 2014

ROSEVILLE, Mich. (AP) — A Macomb County man will be sentenced in the beating of his elderly mother in a motel parking lot when she refused to let him use her car. more »»

'Glee' actor to sing at Detroit gay pride festival

April 16, 2014

DETROIT (AP) — Andy Bell of Erasure and "Glee" actor Alex Newell are among the musical acts that will perform at this year's gay pride festival in Detroit. more »»

Michigan unveils steps to boost black enrollment

April 16, 2014

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan says it's working to boost black enrollment, which has dropped to 4. more »»

Woman sentenced in death of infant daughter

April 16, 2014

JACKSON, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan woman who lost custody of her other children has been sentenced to at least two years in prison for involuntary manslaughter in the death of her infant. more »»

Detroit still needs $350M from state lawmakers

April 16, 2014

DETROIT (AP) — Pressure is building for Michigan lawmakers to commit $350 million to Detroit pensions after the bankrupt city reached tentative agreements with pension funds and a retiree group. more »»

Schauer releases plan to raise education funding

April 16, 2014

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Democratic candidate for governor Mark Schauer is proposing to increase funding for K-12 classrooms and higher education. more »»

Maritime Days festival being scaled back this year

April 16, 2014

MARINE CITY, Mich. (AP) — This year's Maritime Days festival is expected to be scaled back amid a lack of funding and volunteers.

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Man imprisoned for wrongful arson verdict sues

April 16, 2014

BOON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A man who spent five years in prison for a wrongful arson conviction has sued a northern Michigan county, three sheriff's deputies and a state trooper. more »»

Detroit leaders launch grants for small businesses

April 16, 2014

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit government, development and philanthropic leaders have launched a grant program intended to help boost small businesses in the city and the two communities it surrounds. more »»

Official: Killer of trooper remains hospitalized

April 16, 2014

JACKSON, Mich. (AP) — An official says a man sentenced to life in prison last week for the slaying of a Michigan state trooper remains hospitalized after trying to kill himself. more »»

Parts of recreational trail closed after storms

April 16, 2014

BIG RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — The state says parts of Fred Meijer White Pine Trail State Park in western Michigan are closed due to unsafe conditions following storms and flooding. more »»

Shipping season opens in Marquette's Upper Harbor

April 16, 2014

MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) — The shipping season is open in Marquette's Upper Harbor following help from two U.S. Coast Guard ice-breakers.

The Mining Journal of Marquette reports (http://bit. more »»

Delta College plans new Saginaw center in downtown

April 16, 2014

SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — Delta College has selected downtown Saginaw for the site of a new area campus.

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

Officials: Part of Belle Isle to be shut for event

April 16, 2014

DETROIT (AP) — Officials say portions of Detroit's Belle Isle are expected to be closed to the public for several days in September for an event showcasing driverless vehicles. more »»

Flooding persists along rivers in western Michigan

April 16, 2014

EVART, Mich. (AP) — Flooding is persisting along swollen rivers in parts of western Michigan as it eases in some other parts of the state. more »»



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