- May 9, 2013
Firefighter's body found after blaze
A 29-year-old firefighter was killed Wednesday while fire crews battled a blaze at a Detroit-area strip mall.Continued ...
- May 8, 2013
Family shares letters from Iran detainee
An ex-Marine incarcerated in Iran for nearly two years says in the first letters written to family in Michigan that he is praying for his ailing father and that his grieving mother should not come visit him.Continued ...
Ark. still wants fugitive back after 43 years
Lester Stiggers has been a wanted man for 43 years, but he hasn’t been hiding. He lives in a one-bedroom apartment, window blinds partly closed, along a busy road in a Detroit suburb.Continued ...
Teacher identified as slaying victim
An elementary school teacher was found shot to death in his suburban Detroit home hours before police located the suspect’s lifeless body in another house about eight miles away.Continued ...
Snyder declares disaster after flooding
Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday declared a state of disaster in 19 counties and two cities that dealt with recent flooding, directing that state resources be available to help with recovery efforts.Continued ...
- May 6, 2013
Lawmakers targeting Internet sales taxes
Michigan lawmakers are pushing measures aimed at going after the hundreds of millions of dollars in outstanding taxes each year from sales over the Internet, but they may have to wait for a federal measure to pass for the dollars to really start rolling into the state.Continued ...
- May 5, 2013
Push continues to fix indigent defense
Almost five years have passed since a study showed poor criminal defendants are routinely processed through Michigan’s justice system without ever speaking to an attorney in violation of the Constitution.Continued ...
- May 4, 2013
Court not ready to give right-to-work opinion
The Michigan Supreme Court is in no hurry to give an opinion on the legality of the state’s right-to-work law.Continued ...
- May 3, 2013
Michigan in Brief: 05/03/2013
Top court won’t hear domestic partner case; House passes measure to allow wolf hunt.Continued ...
- May 2, 2013
House OKs welfare benefits drug screening
The Republican-led Michigan House approved legislation Wednesday that would require some people to pass drug tests and ensure that their children don’t miss too many days of school in order to receive welfare benefits.Continued ...
Plane crash victims' families spend time together
The brother of an airline mechanic killed in a cargo plane crash in Afghanistan this week says he and other victims’ families have found comfort in each other during meetings at a Detroit-area hotel.Continued ...
Michigan Democrat Peters enters race for U.S. Senate
U.S. Rep. Gary Peters on Wednesday announced his candidacy for retiring Sen. Carl Levin’s seat, officially entering a Democratic field that has been all but cleared for his campaign.Continued ...
- May 1, 2013
House panel OKs bill that could allow wolf hunt
A Michigan House panel has approved legislation that could block a group’s effort to ban wolf hunting in Michigan.Continued ...
Police: Flooding closes 20-mile stretch of highway
State police said a 20-mile stretch of highway in the Upper Peninsula has been closed due to flooding caused by melting snow as lower Michigan cleans up from millions of dollars in flood damage.Continued ...
In reversal, state privatizing prison food service
State officials reversed themselves Tuesday in deciding to hire a private company to prepare food for Michigan’s 44,000 prisoners, saying they originally misjudged a plan that would actually save the state about $16 million.Continued ...