Snyder signs Michigan budget into law
LANSING — Gov. Rick Snyder signed the $48.2 billion spending plan for the budget year that starts Oct. 1 into law on Tuesday, noting it socks away money in Michigan's rainy day fund while beefing up the number of state troopers and giving slightly more money to education, local governments and the arts.
"When you look at it, it's a solid budget," Snyder told reporters after the signing ceremony. "Last year, we took on the tough issues. ... Now we're building on that strong foundation."
Clay sculpture destroyed in Lansing
LANSING — A 900-pound clay sculpture that was part of an art display along the Grand River in downtown Lansing has been knocked over and destroyed.
The Lansing State Journal says "Meditation Tower" by Williamston artist Mark Chatterley was one of 10 pieces in the outdoor exhibition by the Lansing Art Gallery. Authorities are offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the prosecution of the vandal or vandals.
282 juveniles stopped at Detroit fireworks
DETROIT — Detroit police say they cited 282 juveniles for curfew violations during the annual Detroit-Windsor freedom festival fireworks show over the Detroit River.
Thousands of people packed the riverfronts in the Michigan and Ontario border communities for Monday night's show. The Target Fireworks were produced by The Parade Co.
Before the show, police said they would enforce a law requiring those age 17 and younger to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.