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Michigan police have nuclear attack response plans

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 22:09:24 GMT

Michigan police say they have a detailed plan to respond to a nuclear attack, as concern grows over North Korea's nuclear threats and following a false alarm of a missile attack in Hawaii recently. Michigan's response to a nuclear attack is detailed in its lengthy Emergency Management Plan, the Lansing State Journal reported .

Influenza and norovirus activity higher this year in West Michigan

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 19:52:43 GMT

A West Michigan health official confirmed the increase in the flu and norovirus activity for this season when compared to last season. Brian Hartl, epidemiology supervisor at Kent County Health Department, said it can be difficult to compare seasons, because the influenza season peaks at different times each year.

The amazing moment when a 'rare' meteor burst across the night sky over Michigan

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:01:33 GMT

With a rumble that shook the Earth, a bright burst of light illuminated the sky over southeastern Michigan on Tuesday night , leaving locals wondering what in the world had happened. "I went to turn and I noticed a ball of flame coming at an angle," Danny McEwen Jr. told the Detroit News .

Michigan Taco Bell workers sue for overtime

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:11:41 GMT

Hundreds of current and former employees of 75 Michigan Taco Bells have joined a lawsuit claiming they were cheated out of overtime. More than 500 current and former employees of 75 Taco Bells across Michigan have joined a collective action lawsuit alleging that the restaurants' franchise owner cheated them out of overtime pay.

Michigan Bill Targets PFAS

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 05:46:13 GMT

Michigan legislators voted to pass a budget bill addressing a chemical contaminant identified in the local waterways. Photo courtesy of U.S. Department of Agriculture, Lance Chueng The Michigan House of Representatives recently passed Bill 4320, which provides testing, monitoring and technical assistance at more than a dozen sites across Michigan where per- and polyfouorakyl substances have been found in groundwater.

Michigan Senate passes $5k personal income tax exemption

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 01:23:55 GMT

The Michigan Senate on Wednesday unanimously passed a bill that would hold Michigan residents harmless for a federal tax change and increase the personal exemption from a planned $4,300 in 2021 to $5,000. The state is trying to address a potential glitch that came up when federal tax changes zeroed out the personal exemption, the amount every taxpayer gets to deduct for themselves, in favor of a higher standard deduction.

The Latest: Michigan Legislature overrides veto of tax cut

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 20:43:45 GMT

Gov. Rick Snyder has responded to lawmakers' first override of legislation he vetoed by questioning how they plan to budget for the speedier tax cut for car buyers and a separate tax cut. The Republican governor issued a statement Wednesday saying that "changing the tax code without a plan to pay for it challenges the conservative fiscal responsibility of the past seven years."

Larry Nassar's abuse victims, in their own words

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:25:56 GMT

They were among dozens of victims testifying at the sentencing of Dr. Larry Nassar, a former doctor at Michigan State University who has been convicted of sexually abusing gymnasts and other female athletes -- many of them young girls -- under the guise of treatment. "The system clearly failed you," Judge Rosemarie Aquilina told victims Tuesday in her Michigan courtroom.

Meteor lights up sky over Windsor-Essex, triggers minor 'earthquake' in Michigan

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:25:55 GMT

The United States Geological Survey has confirmed that a bright flash of light followed by a booming sound spotted in Windsor-Essex was a meteor that broke up over the Detroit area. The United States Geological Survey has confirmed that a bright flash of light followed by a booming sound spotted in Windsor-Essex was a meteor that broke up over the Detroit area.

VIDEO: Meteor lights up the night sky over Michigan

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:00:17 GMT

The National Weather Service says the bright light streaking across the sky just after 8:00 p.m. Tuesday night appears to have been a meteor. That has now been confirmed by Homeland Security.

Bright Light, Sonic Boom As Likely Meteor Streaks Across Southern Michigan

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:00:16 GMT

Michigan residents got a surprise Tuesday night when a suspected meteor punched through the clouds with an explosive flash and powerful enough to register on seismic instruments. At about 8:05 p.m. ET, dash cams and security video caught the object as it streaked toward a northern suburb of Detroit, not far from the Canadian border.

Big 'flash' seen in the sky in Michigan, elsewhere

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 11:15:23 GMT

Lansing-area dispatchers were fielding calls about the phenomenon around 8:20 p.m., and the National Weather Service in Grand Rapids also received calls. The meteor flash was seen over southern Michigan, Chicago, Windsor, part of Ohio, and elsewhere Tuesday night, Jan. 16, 2018.

Women's Top 25 Capsules: Hallie Thome helps No. 19 Michigan women...

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 06:58:01 GMT

Hallie Thome scored 27 points and No. 19 Michigan rallied to beat No. 8 Ohio State 84-75 on Tuesday night, handing the Buckeyes their first Big Ten loss.

Flashing light, loud 'boom' over Michigan may have been a meteor

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 04:55:12 GMT

A flash that lit up the sky and a loud "boom" noise recorded Tuesday evening by southeast Michigan residents may have been caused by a meteor, officials say. Several residents reported the incident from Ann Arbor to Detroit, with some saying they felt the ground shake, according to WJBT.

FEMA: Hawaii didn't need approval to retract missile alert

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 04:55:11 GMT

Gov. David Ige has appointed state Army National Guard Brig. Gen. Kenneth Hara as new head of Hawaii... .

Meteor flash across Michigan ignites social media

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 04:55:10 GMT

Some Michiganders got a real treat Tuesday night when a meteor was seen streaking across the skies over the Great Lakes. It scared a lot of people, too.

Farm & Fleet to expand into Michigan

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 02:48:42 GMT

A shopper enters the Blain's Farm & Fleet Janesville store in October. Janesville-based Farm & Fleet announced Tuesday it plans to expand its retail footprint into Michigan, opening two new stores there by mid-2018.