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MDOT schedules annual public meetings in north-central lower Michigan

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:07:21 GMT

WHAT: The Michigan Department of Transportation will have two annual public input sessions in north-central lower Michigan this month. Presentations will include information on the 21st Century Infrastructure Commission Report Transportation Section; MDOT 2017 Road Projects; the MDOT Five-Year Road and Bridge Program; and public input for projects on the state highway system .




Nation-Now 49 mins ago 8:22 p.m.Deal to settle Flint suit to bring $87M for new water lines

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 03:28:23 GMT

Michigan will allocate $87 million for the City of Flint to identify and replace at least 18,000 unsafe water lines in Flint by 2020 under a proposal to settle a federal lawsuit that also provides the state with a road map to end free distribution of bottled water. In addition, the proposed settlement requires state officials to pay $895,000 to plaintiffs who brought the 2016 lawsuit to cover their litigation costs.




Michigan to replace 18,000 lead-tainted water lines in Flint

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 03:28:22 GMT

Michigan and the city of Flint agreed Monday to replace thousands of home water lines under a sweeping deal to settle a lawsuit by residents over lead-contaminated water in the struggling community. Flint will replace at least 18,000 lead or galvanized-steel water lines by 2020, and the state will pick up the bill with state and federal money, according to the settlement filed in federal court.




One student making a difference in West Michigan

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 22:28:58 GMT

Ryan Tenace is a young man who lives by the motto 'pay it forward'. His teacher started the $2 Challenge to "make a difference in the world".




Racist sword killer says he'd mulled racial attack for years

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 22:28:57 GMT

Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio wants to prohibit prosecutors at his criminal contempt-of-court trial in April from mentioning comments that he made about immigration during his last three campaigns. Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio wants to prohibit prosecutors at his criminal contempt-of-court trial in April from mentioning comments that he made about immigration during his last three campaigns.




Michigan, Flint to replace 18,000 lead-tainted water lines

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 22:28:56 GMT

Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio wants to prohibit prosecutors at his criminal contempt-of-court trial in April from mentioning comments that he made about immigration during his last three campaigns. Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio wants to prohibit prosecutors at his criminal contempt-of-court trial in April from mentioning comments that he made about immigration during his last three campaigns.




Senators urge USA Hockey to end dispute with women's team

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 19:52:22 GMT

Fourteen U.S. senators have written a letter to USA Hockey's executive director over their concerns about the treatment of the women's national team. Players have threatened to boycott the upcoming world championships in Michigan over a wage dispute.




Facebook Post Warns Of New Sex Trafficking Scam In Michigan

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 19:52:21 GMT

The Facebook status was posted after a woman got into her vehicle and noticed two suspicious items on her windshield. Sex trafficking is a huge issue in the United States and is becoming a big fear for parents and young adults every day here in Michigan.




Spend Easter Egg-Hunting, Brunching and More in West Michigan

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 19:52:20 GMT

Easter is Sunday, April 16th, and is the perfect time to be surrounded by friends and family. West Michigan is celebrating with many Easter traditions: egg hunts, brunch, and the Easter Bunny.




Increase in Hepatitis A cases in southeast Michigan

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:17:57 GMT

A warning to parents - public health officials in southeast Michigan are seeing an increase in the number of Hepatitis A cases. Mark Valacak, with the Genesee County Health Department, says most of the cases are in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.




FBI and MSP search Michigan Sen. Bert Johnson's office and home

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:17:56 GMT

The FBI and Michigan State Police are conducting searches at State Sen. Bert Johnson's Lansing office and Highland Park home, the Michigan State Police confirmed on Monday. Johnson, D-Highland Park, who has served in the Senate since 2010, could not be reached for comment Monday morning.




Look up which bars in Michigan bought most liquor in 2016

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:12:26 GMT

Liquor is a $184.4 million -dollar business in Michigan, when measured by how much booze bars and restaurants purchased in 2016 from the state at wholesale prices for resale. Unknown is how much those establishments, in turn, charged customers as they converted the bottles of liquor into menu items sold by the glass.




Puppy boutique's new West Michigan location drawing protests

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:12:25 GMT

David Boelkes hasn't given up on his dream of opening the Barking Boutique, which he sees as a better way to shop for designer puppies. After protests costs him locations in Kent and Muskegon counties, the young entrepreneur is readying a storefront in Ottawa county for a spring opening.




Search Called Off in Lake Michigan: No reports of missing person...

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 09:50:09 GMT

The Ottawa County Sheriff's Dive Team says on Saturday March 25 around 2:43 p.m., a juvenile reported seeing a man in Lake Michigan in the 7000 block of North Shore Estates Road, north of Ottawa County's North Beach County Park. The Sheriff's Office Road Patrol along with the Dive Team were assisted by the U.S. Coast Guard.




New Code Enforcement Officer In Northfield Township

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 05:26:22 GMT

Northfield Township is welcoming a new code enforcement officer. Michael Rankin is said to bring a lot of great experience from his time with the Ann Arbor Police Department, where he was a community standards supervisor for seven years.




EDITORIAL: Unaffiliated fraternities diminish standards set by Greeks, university

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 01:18:05 GMT

For fraternities and sororities at Central Michigan University, the beginning of Spring marks a special time of the year: Greek Week. The annual week-long fundraiser, April 2-7, will bring social Greek organizations together as they compete to raise money and awareness for a charitable cause.




Hope's Nicholas Salomon 800m runner-up at Emory Classic

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 20:55:07 GMT

The Hope College men's outdoor track & field team posted four top-four efforts at the Emory Classic this weekend in Atlanta, Georgia. The 21-team field included NCAA Division II & III competitors.