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Sales tax flap hits sheriff in northern Michigan

July 4, 2015

BEULAH, Mich. (AP) — A sheriff in northern Michigan has paid $42 in sales tax for new tires after officials learned that he was given a tax-exempt sale for the personal purchase. more »»

Teen spits cherry pit the longest but doesn't win contest

July 4, 2015

EAU CLAIRE, Mich. (AP) — A new champion of cherry pit spitting has been crowned in southwestern Michigan, but the real glory is going to a 15-year-old girl. more »»

National forest is site for 100s of Rainbow Family campers

July 4, 2015

CADILLAC, Mich. (AP) — Hundreds of people are camping in northern Michigan's Wexford County, seeking days of prayer and reflection with a group called the Rainbow Family of Living Light. more »»

Bills to allow beer on pedal-powered trolleys go to Snyder

July 4, 2015

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Legislation that would allow passengers to drink beer or wine aboard pedal-powered trolleys is getting mixed reviews from people who operate them. more »»

State buying 14,000 plants on I-696 to replace dead ones

July 4, 2015

WARREN, Mich. (AP) — The state is spending $450,000 for thousands of new plants along Interstate 696 in suburban Detroit after many installed two years ago didn't survive. more »»

Annual pit-spitting competition takes place in Michigan

July 4, 2015

EAU CLAIRE, Mich. (AP) — It's time for the annual pit-spitting competition in southwestern Michigan. more »»

Stone skippers to show skills at Mackinac Island tournament

July 4, 2015

MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. (AP) — So you think you're good at skipping stones? Give it your best shot this weekend on Mackinac Island — then see how the pros do it. more »»

Casino says computer system with personal info breached

July 3, 2015

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — Thousands of gamblers might have been dealt a bad hand at a southwestern Michigan casino. more »»

E. coli testing begins at Traverse City-area beaches

July 3, 2015

This is an AP Member Exchange shared by the Traverse City Record-Eagle. more »»

Longtime Saginaw journalist and wife die in car crash

July 3, 2015

SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — A man who spent 40 years as a journalist at The Saginaw News has died with his wife after their car struck a tractor-trailer. more »»

Bay City park renamed for Green Beret killed in Afghanistan

July 3, 2015

BAY CITY, Mich. (AP) — A park has been renamed to honor a 31-year-old Green Beret killed in Afghanistan. more »»

Feds say cancer doc wants 25-year sentence for fraud

July 3, 2015

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit-area cancer doctor who admits reaping millions of dollars through unnecessary treatments is asking a judge to sentence him to no more than 25 years in prison.

Dr. more »»

Michigan settles vegan prisoner's lawsuit for $20,000

July 3, 2015

DETROIT (AP) — The state of Michigan has agreed to pay $20,000 to settle a lawsuit by an 80-year-old convicted killer who said his civil rights were violated when he was denied vegan meals for tw... more »»

SUV crash on freeway kills 13-year-old boy, injures 8 others

July 3, 2015

EAGLE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A teenage boy was killed and several other people were hurt after being thrown from a SUV in a crash on a Michigan freeway. more »»

Trainor postpones 2 shows due to hemorrhage on vocal chords

July 3, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Meghan Trainor is postponing two shows because of a hemorrhage on her vocal cords.

The 21-year-old pop singer made the announcement on Instagram late Thursday. more »»

Hotel demolition to make way for hockey arena construction

July 3, 2015

DETROIT (AP) — Crews will implode a vacant, 13-story historic hotel to make way for the construction of a new Detroit Red Wings hockey aren. more »»

Implosion scheduled for hotel; part of hockey arena project

July 3, 2015

DETROIT (AP) — Demolition is set on a vacant historic hotel as part of the construction of a new Red Wings hockey arena north of downtown Detroi. more »»

Fireworks explode near kayak on creek, injuring 2 men

July 3, 2015

IONIA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Two men have been injured after fireworks exploded near their kayaks in western Michiga. more »»

Warren's police, mayor to patrol for fireworks violations

July 3, 2015

WARREN, Mich. (AP) — Mayor James Fouts will accompany police officers in Warren as they monitor streets in the Detroit suburb for fireworks violations on the July 4 holiday. more »»

Still no suspects in 2013 death of Traverse City bicyclist

July 3, 2015

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Two years later, police in Traverse City say they still have no suspects in the death of a 29-year-old woman who was riding a bicycle. more »»



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