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Walmart cashier poked with knife during robbery

August 30, 2014

COMSTOCK TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A cashier at a western Michigan Walmart was poked with a knife during a robbery by a man wearing construction-type gea. more »»

5 things to watch in final 2 months of election

August 30, 2014

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The final two months of campaigning in Michigan will determine if Republicans continue their four-year control of state government and who will succeed U.S. Sen. more »»

Michigan troopers join traffic safety initiative

August 30, 2014

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State Police troopers are putting special emphasis on dangerous driving behaviors over Labor Day weekend. more »»

Airwaves heat up in race for Michigan governor

August 30, 2014

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Political TV ads are set to escalate in the final two months of the race between Republican Gov. Rick Snyder and Democrat Mark Schauer. more »»

Feds award $252,681 for Great Lakes observations

August 30, 2014

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — An observation system that provides real-time data on the health of the Great Lakes' coastal ecosystems is getting a federal grant to improve its online presence. more »»

Officers involved in fatal Minnesota shooting IDed

August 30, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Authorities have released the names of two Ramsey police officers involved in a fatal shooting outside a day care. more »»

Snyder addresses leading US Muslim group

August 29, 2014

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan Gov. more »»

Army vet pleads guilty to arms export violations

August 29, 2014

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A former U.S. more »»

Man charged with posting school shooting threats

August 29, 2014

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — A former Western Michigan University student has been charged with making threats last year about a campus shooting. more »»

Michigan task force begins oil pipeline review

August 29, 2014

The task force also launched a public information website about the pipelines with contact information for public comment at more »»

Owners to refill 'little libraries' after thefts

August 29, 2014

DAVISON, Mich. (AP) — Residents near Flint say they aren't letting thieves deter them from operating small, homegrown libraries.

The Flint Journal reports (http://bit. more »»

Vigil marks man's 3rd year of imprisonment in Iran

August 29, 2014

BAY CITY, Mich. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee has joined a Bay City vigil marking the third anniversary of the Iranian imprisonment of a former U.S. Marine. more »»

Man arrested in Palmer Park shooting death

August 29, 2014

DETROIT (AP) — Police have arrested a suspect in the fatal shooting of a 42-year-old man in the parking lot of a Detroit splash park. more »»

Police: Woman held after man fatally stabbed

August 29, 2014

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a woman has been taken into custody after a man was fatally stabbed at a Grand Rapids apartment. more »»

Michigan State enrollment expected about 49,700

August 29, 2014

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University says enrollment for the 2014 academic year is expected to be about 49,700 students, a slight increase over last year. more »»

Toledo ups spending on chemicals to treat water

August 29, 2014

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Making sure drinking water is safe in Toledo will cost nearly $2 million more than the city expected.

The city plans to spend about $. more »»

Michigan accountant sentenced in murder case

August 29, 2014

CENTREVILLE, Mich. more »»

Prisoner, 16, dies after struggle, shooting self

August 29, 2014

HAMPTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a 16-year-old prisoner has died after shooting himself following a struggle where a police officer was wounded outside a Bay County juvenile facility. more »»

Vigil planned for Ohio plane crash victims

August 29, 2014

WILLOUGHBY HILLS, Ohio (AP) — The flight club that rented the plane that crashed after takeoff this week plans a candlelight vigil for the four college students who died. more »»

Fundraiser planned for family of slain soccer ref

August 29, 2014

PLYMOUTH, Mich. (AP) — A fundraiser is planned for the family of a Detroit-area referee who died after being punched by a player during a recreational soccer game this summer. more »»



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