WGVU Public NewsRoom Archive



Deer Wasting Disease Confirmed in Michigan (2008-08-25)
Michigan's first case of chronic wasting disease was confirmed Monday in a white-tailed deer from a privately owned facility in Kent County.


Ex-Cop Sentenced to Life in Prison (2008-08-25)
A former Holland police officer has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for killing his wife.


Ex-Con Found Living in State Forest (2008-08-25)
Authorities in Michigan's Upper Peninsula discovered a man living in a homemade shelter in a forest with enough food to last two months.


Michigan Nabs Prime Convention Seats (2008-08-25)
Even though about Michigan and Florida originally had their delegates stripped for holding early primaries, both states are now getting prime seats at the convention.


Wayne Country Judge Mulls Supreme Court Bid (2008-08-25)
Wayne County Circuit Judge Diane Marie Hathaway says she strongly is considering a run for the Michigan Supreme Court.


Bush Names Acting Highway Safety Chief (2008-08-21)
The federal agency that regulates the auto industry will have a new leader.


Michigan Unemployment (2008-08-21)
Seasonally unadjusted unemployment rates rose in 16 of Michigan's 17 regional labor markets in July.


Michigan Dems Discuss Healthcare at Convention (2008-08-21)
Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius and other top Democrats are expected to attend a forum on health care in Denver on Wednesday.


Library Diaries (2008-08-21)
A Ludington public library employee has been fired for writing a book that describes a range of unpleasant patrons, from the merely unpleasant to online sex fiends.


Sewage Release Down in Michigan in 2007 (2008-08-21)
The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality says the state's municipal sewer systems released 30 percent less raw or partially treated sewage into surface waters last year than in 2006.


Fatal Dog Attacks (2008-08-20)
A Livingston County woman whose bulldogs fatally mauled two people has pleaded no contest to three charges.


Primary Scramble (2008-08-20)
Democratic Party leaders say they want to regain control of the primary calendar and reduce the number of superdelegates through a new commission.


Cabela's May Build in West Michigan (2008-08-20)
An official with Cabela's Inc. says the company is encouraged a developer has won a state grant to clean up a site for a possible second outdoor equipment store in Michigan.


Governor Urged to Halt Kilpatrick Hearings (2008-08-20)
An attorney for Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has made another plea to Governor Jennifer Granholm to put the brakes on a hearing that could lead to the mayor's removal.


Man Charged in Wisconsin Shootings (2008-08-20)
An Upper Peninsula man charged in a shooting rampage that killed three teenage swimmers at a river on the Wisconsin-Michigan border has been ordered to stand trial.


Judge Rules Against Detroit Mayor Hearings (2008-08-18)
A judge has ruled that the Detroit City Council cannot hold a hearing to remove Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick from office.


Fugitive Mom (2008-08-18)
A California woman is heading to trial on an escape charge more than three decades after she fled a Michigan prison.


Doctor Sentenced for Sex Abuse (2008-08-18)
A Belleville doctor has been sentenced to three to 15 years in prison for fondling a female patient.


State Gas Prices Up a Penny (2008-08-18)
AAA Michigan says gas prices have increased a penny over the last week, putting the statewide average at $3.87 a gallon.


Delphi Cuts (2008-08-18)
Delphi says its electronics and safety division will lay off about 600 of its 3,200 U.S. salaried workers as part of a cost-cutting plan.


Dollar Coin Coming to Grand Rapids (2008-08-15)
The U.S. Mint wants Americans to start getting serious about using dollar coins.


Man Paroled After 32 Years in Prison (2008-08-15)
A man is free after spending more than 32 years in prison for a crime he says he didn't commit.


Pier Jumping in Holland (2008-08-15)
The Park Township Board of Trustees has voted unanimously to reject a proposed local ban on pier jumping at Holland State Park.


Million Dollar Marijuana Bust (2008-08-15)
Authorities in Lapeer County have seized marijuana plants worth more than $1 million.


Detroit Mayor to Stand Trial for Assault (2008-08-15)
A judge has ruled that there's enough evidence for Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick to stand trial on assault charges stemming from a confrontation with two investigators.


Detroit Mayor Unwelcome at Dem Convention (2008-08-14)
A judge says embattled Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick can go to the Democratic National Convention, but the presumptive presidential nominee doesn't want him there.


Lake Michigan Invasive Snail (2008-08-14)
Scientists worry that a rapidly reproducing invasive snail recently found in Lake Michigan could hurt the lake's ecosystem.


Detroit Mayor Back on Tether (2008-08-14)
A judge has ordered Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick to again wear an electronic tether, hours after another judge said he could take it off.


Baby Found with Taped Pacifier (2008-08-14)
A Livingston County infant has been taken from its parents after police reported seeing the 4-week-old unsecured in a car's back seat with a pacifier taped in its mouth.


Flash of Michigan Genius (2008-08-14)
Robert Kearns waged an obsessive fight against the auto industry, which he accused of stealing his invention - the intermittent windshield wiper.


Cindy McCain Sprains Hand in Michigan Campaign Stop (2008-08-13)
Republican John McCain's wife was treated Wednesday for a "minor sprain" after someone at a campaign event in Michigan shook her hand firmly.


Michigan Corn Growers Expect Record Year (2008-08-13)
The weather has been ideal so far this year for corn growers in Michigan.


Caledonia Man Dies from Construction Accident (2008-08-13)
A 41-year-old construction worker has died more than two weeks after falling and hitting his head while helping to build an addition to Douglas Elementary School.


Heroin Dealer Loses Appeal (2008-08-13)
A federal appeals court has upheld the conviction of a drug dealer whose heroin was blamed in the death of a Grand Rapids-area teen in 2004.


Dog Disease (2008-08-13)
The Michigan Department of Agriculture says several dogs in Michigan tested positive for canine brucellosis.


Wisconsin Shooting Draws 8000 (2008-08-12)
Organizers say a concert to honor victims of a shooting on the Wisconsin-Michigan border drew about 8,000 people.


Ballot Issues (2008-08-12)
Michigan election officials are prepared to summarize for voters three potential proposals on the November ballot after hearing from supporters and opponents.


Genesee County Woman Charged with Daughter's Crash Death (2008-08-12)
A Genesee County woman has been charged with second-degree murder in the crash-death of her 8-year-old daughter.


Gambling Crackdown (2008-08-12)
Authorities are targeting illegal gambling at Detroit-area bars.


Tree of Hippocrates in Warren (2008-08-12)
Rising 40 feet behind a modest brick house in this Detroit suburb is an apparent descendent of one of the world's most famous trees.


Detroit Airport-Closed Gates (2008-08-11)
6 gates at airport's new terminal to stay closed as airlines scale back flights, plane size


Benton Harbor-5 Years Later (2008-08-11)
5 years after rioting, Benton Harbor improving, crime decreasing


Amtrak-Rider Increase (2008-08-11)
High gas prices prompting more drivers to leave the car at home and ride the train


Teacher-Underwear Photos (2008-08-11)
Byron Center teacher convicted in upskirt photo peeking case


Delta Northwest Pilots (2008-08-11)
Pilots at Delta Air Lines and Northwest Airlines have approved a joint collective bargaining agreement.


Teen Meningitis (2008-08-11)
A Jackson teenager is back home after being treated for viral meningitis at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital in Ann Arbor.


Border Drug Bust (2008-08-11)
A Canadian man carrying nearly 200 pounds of Ecstasy has been arrested entering the United States.


Stabbing Death Suspect (2008-08-11)
A man has been sentenced to 13 to 20 years in prison for fatally stabbing another man in Ottawa County.


Benefit for Shooting Victims Raises Thousands (2008-08-11)
An organizer says a concert honoring victims of a shooting on the Wisconsin-Michigan border raised more than $73,800 for their families.


Levin-Georgia (2008-08-11)
Levin: U.S. should work with Europeans on Russia, condemns military attacks


Detroit Mayor-Council (2008-08-08)
Detroit City Council sets rules in bid to remove Mayor Kilpatrick


Detroit Mayor-Assault (2008-08-08)
Detroit mayor charged with assaulting a deputy: Four years or $4,000 if he's convicted


DETROIT MAYOR (2008-08-08)
Cox to announce charge decision on jailed Detroit mayor


WOMAN KILLED (2008-08-08)
Michigan man sentenced in ex-girlfriend's murder last year


WISCONSIN SHOOTING (2008-08-08)
Three million dollar cash bail set for man in Michigan-Wisconsin border killings


ASH BORER (2008-08-08)
Bug on the move: Emerald ash borer detected in western Upper Peninsula


GRANHOLM-SURGERY-RECORDS (2008-08-08)
State investigates after breach of Governor's private medical records


DETROIT-POLITICAL POWER (2008-08-07)
Detroit mayor's troubles affect mother's election, especially outside of Detroit proper


STATE BUDGET-SCHOOLS (2008-08-07)
Granholm approves aid package for Michigan schools, increase in per=pupil funding


Obama-Gas Pump Ads (2008-08-07)
Obama' plan to put ads on gas pump television runs into roadblock


Wisconsin Shooting (2008-08-07)
Indictment: Michigan man accused of 3 killings had been planning ambush for years


Child Molester Sentenced to Life (2008-08-07)
A convicted child molester has been sentenced to life in prison for the 1986 kidnapping and murder of a 13-year-old girl.


Comstock Park Janitor Pleads Guilty to Serial Theft (2008-08-07)
A former Comstock Park High School janitor accused of stealing from students and teachers during a two-year period has pleaded guilty to two felony counts of larceny.


Fate to Settle Vote Ties (2008-08-07)
Fate will determine the winners of two tied election races in Michigan.


Corruption Probe (2008-08-07)
The former head of the city's downtown convention center pleaded guilty Thursday to a charge related to receiving nearly $100,000 in kickbacks from a contractor.


Ash Borer in U.P. (2008-08-07)
The emerald ash borer continues to spread in Michigan.


Granholm-Surgery-Records (2008-08-07)
Hospital workers tried to access Granholm records; some fired, some written up


ELECTION-RESULTS-State House (2008-08-06)
Key West Michigan State House Results Give Clearer Picture of November Ballot


ELECTION RESULTS-MUSKEGON COUNTY (2008-08-06)
Muskegon County Numbers Show One Commission Upset, One Millage Rejection


Beach Closings Rise in Michigan (2008-08-06)
The number of days that state beaches were closed or placed under advisories because of water quality concerns jumped 60 percent last year.


Bears On the Move in Michigan (2008-08-06)
Michigan wildlife officials are getting public feedback on how to manage the state's black bear population.


Charges Anticipated in Wisconsin/Michigan Shootings (2008-08-06)
Charges could be filed soon in the shooting rampage on the Wisconsin-Michigan border that left three teens dead and one man injured.


Govenor to Run Possible Hearing Over Mayor (2008-08-06)
Governor Jennifer Granholm says she would preside over the tentatively scheduled Sept. 3 hearing on the request to remove Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick from office if such a hearing is deemed necessary.


ELECTION RESULTS-KENT COUNTY (2008-08-06)
Key results from Kent County Races, Ballot Proposals show voters amenable to millage renewals


ELECTION RESULTS-OTTAWA COUNTY (2008-08-06)
Key Ottawa County Election Returns Show One Commission Upset, Two Millage Defeats


Voter Turnout (2008-08-06)
Turnout light in Michigan's primary election; blame lack of high visibility statewide proposals


ELECTION-RESULTS (2008-08-06)
Election results available from official county websites


Obama's Muslin Outreach Director Resigns (2008-08-06)
An attorney who volunteered to help Barack Obama improve his relationship with Muslim- and Arab-Americans has resigned from the campaign.


Wisconsin Shooting (2008-08-05)
Coroner: 2 Michigan teens died from single gunshots; suspect jailed but uncharged


Primary Election '08 (2008-08-05)
State, county and local issues and offices on ballot in run-up to November


Van Crash in Muskegon (2008-08-05)
Police say at least five people have been seriously injured after a large van rolled over on U.S. 31 in Muskegon County.


Credit Card Rules (2008-08-05)
Senator Levin likes credit card industry rules, but wants more controls yet


CAMPUS MUSEUM-SEARCH (2008-08-05)
Feds search U-M museum in wildlife probe; seize records and equipment


Canadian Arrested in Drug Bust Gets Bond (2008-08-05)
Over the objections of a prosecutor, a judge set bond for a Canadian citizen who is charged with trying to sneak more than 50,000 Ecstasy pills into the U.S.


Wisconsin Shooting (2008-08-05)
An assistant Wisconsin attorney general will help prosecute a man accused of shooting three young people at a swimming hole on the border with Michigan.


Woman Pleads Guilty to Suffocating Baby (2008-08-05)
A former Mercyhurst College volleyball player from Michigan has pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter for suffocating her newborn baby in a campus apartment.


McCain Touts Nuclear Energy in Michigan (2008-08-05)
John McCain will visit a nuclear power plant in Michigan to promote the need for more nuclear energy.


MCCAIN-MICHIGAN (2008-08-05)
McCain to tour Southeast Michigan nuclear power plant today


Obama-Delegate Seating (2008-08-04)
Obama wants Florida and Michigan delegates given full convention vote


Wisconsin Shooting (2008-08-04)
At least two of the three teens killed by a gunman last week on the Wisconsin-Michigan border died from single gunshot wounds to the head.


Pictured Rocks Highway Closes for Year (2008-08-04)
The main route through Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in the Upper Peninsula is shutting down and won't open again until next year.


Jackson Shooting (2008-08-04)
Jackson police say officers shot and killed a man who pointed a gun at them while they were responding to the scene of another fatal shooting.


Border Security (2008-08-04)
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is opening a new air and marine branch this week at Selfridge Air National Guard Base in Macomb County.


Wisconsin Shooting (2008-08-04)
Police probe motive behind suspect's beachfront ambush shooting Thursday


Environmental Chief (2008-08-04)
AP Interview: EPA Chief Chester cites uncertainty over coal


Obama Visits Michigan (2008-08-04)
Obama to speak about energy plan Monday at Lansing Center


Gas Prices Put Brakes On Government Fleets (2008-08-04)
The mayor of Rochester, N.Y., is turning in his city-issued sport utility vehicle and buying a smaller car.


McCain Visit (2008-08-04)
McCain to visit Detroit area nuclear power plant Tuesday


Lake Level (2008-08-01)
Army Corps of Engineers: Lake Superior level up from year ago


Marinette Shooting (2008-08-01)
3 Michigan residents killed in northeastern Wisconsin shooting; search for attacker continues


GM Loses (2008-08-01)
General Motors posts $15.5 billion 2Q loss; third worst in its history


Northwest fares (2008-08-01)
Northwest Airlines adds $80 fuel surcharge on select routes, following competitors' lead


New Program at Humane Society of Kent County (2008-08-01)
Humane Society Focuses on Pets in Low Income Households


Investment Plan-Granholm (2008-07-31)
Granholm announces business development program to bring in new companies, new jobs


Voter Turnout (2008-07-31)
Michigan primary turnout estimated at less than 20%


Congress-Great Lakes (2008-07-31)
US House committee approves Great Lakes compact; now goes to floor


Automakers-Green Plants (2008-07-31)
Automakers could access federal loan source to modernize plants


Ballot Issues (2008-07-31)
Michigan to decide next month on ballot signatures for research; state government change


Granholm Readies Investment Plan (2008-07-31)
First previewed in State of the State, look for specifics later this morning


Auto Sales Outlook Glum (2008-07-30)
July auto sales expected to keep downward trend, according to J-D Power


CHILD CARE (2008-07-30)
Another audit critical of Michigan child care program wasting taxpayer money


Questions About Detroit Mayor's Travels (2008-07-30)
Prosecutors will ask a judge if Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick gave notification prior to visiting Canada to push the sale of the city's half of the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel.


CHASE-CHRYSLER LEASES (2008-07-30)
Chase Auto Finance to end Chrysler leases as more buyers shy away from gas guzzlers


House Approves Great Lakes Compact (2008-07-30)
A House committee has approved an agreement to prevent the diversion of water from the Great Lakes.


Mysterious Death (2008-07-30)
The death of a 42-year-old Macomb County mother whose body was found in her blood-splattered home continues to mystify authorities.


Officials Predict Low Primary Turnout (2008-07-30)
Michigan's chief elections official predicts fewer than one in five registered voters will cast ballots in Tuesday's primary.


Segway Chase (2008-07-30)
It wasn't exactly a high-speed pursuit. A police officer riding a Segway arrested an 18-year-old Jackson woman early Tuesday morning for drunken driving.


SLAVERY-APOLOGY (2008-07-30)
Rep. Kilpatrick praises House apology for slavery and Jim Crow


DETROIT MAYOR (2008-07-30)
Cox: Will be fair to Kilpatrick in assault probe despite badmouthint


Transportation Officials Propose New Funding (2008-07-29)
Transportation Secretary Mary Peters has declared the federal approach to funding broken and unveiled a plan that focuses federal spending on maintaining and building the interstate highway system.


Changes at Chrysler (2008-07-29)
The times they are a changing: Chrysler abandons leasing as truck, SUV resale values plummet


Deal Saves Part of Tiger's Stadium (2008-07-29)
A portion of Tiger Stadium will remain standing until at least next spring as two group's deciding its fate struck a tentative deal to stave off complete demolition.


Top State Pacs Raise 27 Million (2008-07-29)
Michigan's sluggish economy and a relatively light election schedule may be slowing the amount of money flowing into the state's political campaigns.


Sattellite Technology Offers Protection (2008-07-29)
Stalking, domestic violence victims can get warning their perp is near


Ecstasy on Ambassador Bridge (2008-07-29)
Authorities at Detroit's Ambassador Bridge found more than air in a spare tire.


SPECTRUM HELIPAD (2008-07-29)
New AeroMed LZ on Plymouth NE "temporary," as Butterworth considers upgrade before reopening rooftop pad


Granholm Appoints Republican to State Elections Board (2008-07-29)
Governor Jennifer Granholm has appointed a Republican to the state elections board that handles ballot issues and certifies election results.


Saab Downsizes Warranty Coverage (2008-07-29)
Powertrain coverage shrinks, following Audi, BMW and Volvo leads


Rip Current Sensor (2008-07-28)
Sensor at Grand haven designed to detect dangerous rip currents


College Acting Troupe Perform Gay Play (2008-07-28)
A Western Michigan University acting troupe will perform a play about gay Christians for the world's Anglican bishops gathering this week in Canterbury, England.


Congress-Housing (2008-07-28)
Housing rescue bill heads to Bush for signature; quick action expected


Volunteering-Michigan (2008-07-28)
Detroit in middle of the pack in rate of volunteerism among cities


Nudist R-V Camp (2008-07-28)
Nudist campground expansion OK'd over protests; area "well screened," say lawyers


Fugitive Mom Arraigned on Prison Escape (2008-07-28)
A California mother arrested 32 years after she fled a Michigan prison has been arraigned on an escape charge in a Detroit-area courtroom.


Blueberry Contamination (2008-07-28)
Two Benzie County companies have agreed to pay $250,000 plus environmental restoration costs for illegally disposing of liquid blueberry wastes.


Detroit Mayor's Misconduct Baffles Sheriff (2008-07-28)
Wayne County Sheriff Warren Evans says he is "baffled" that the simple serving of a subpoena escalated into possible assault charges against Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.


Graduation-Black Males (2008-07-28)
Report: Michigan worst for graduating black males; Detroit second worst among cities


Chrysler Ends Leasing (2008-07-25)
Chrysler LLC has told dealers that the automaker's financial arm plans to get out of the auto leasing business before the end of the year.


ENERGY PLAN (2008-07-25)
Michigan energy plan goes to conference committee as the devil proves to be in the details


Toyota Raises Prius Price (2008-07-25)
Toyota is raising the U.S. price of its Prius hybrid by $500 for the 2009 model.


CONSTITUTIONAL REWRITE (2008-07-25)
Granholm likes part of constitutional proposal; withholds formal public decision


DETROIT MAYOR-ASSAULT INVESTIGATION (2008-07-25)
Sheriff: Detroit mayor confronted process server; Kwame tells it differently


HIJAB LAWSUIT (2008-07-25)
Headscarves at issue of discrimination lawsuit by Muslim women against Mickey D


List of GRCC Presidential Hopefuls Narrows (2008-07-25)
Four make final cut in search for new GRCC president, including two from Michigan


Judge Revokes Detroit Mayor's Bond (2008-07-25)
A Detroit judge has struck down the conditions of Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's bond -- ordering him to pay $7,500 and undergo random drug testing.


WORKER RETRAINING-GRANHOLM (2008-07-25)
'Green' jobs expand Michigan worker retraining, more candidates for program


Michigan Gets Boost in Homeland Security Funds (2008-07-25)
The federal government is giving Michigan a large increase in homeland security funding this year to help defend against potential terrorist threats.


Public Helps Coast Guard Clean Garbage Beaches (2008-07-24)
An environmental group that coordinates Adopt-A-Beach cleanup programs is helping the U.S. Coast Guard search for the source of garbage washing up on Lake Michigan beaches.


Secretaries of State (2008-07-24)
Grand Rapids Hosts Secretaries of state Cconference


Gov. Likes Parts of Constitutional Re-Write (2008-07-24)
Gov. Jennifer Granholm says she's not ready yet to say she opposes a constitutional rewrite backed by some unions and the state Democratic Party.


Pickup Crash Tests (2008-07-24)
Even as smaller pick up trucks draw more attention, new tests raise questions about side crashworthiness


Fentanyl Deaths (2008-07-24)
The government says more than one thousand people died over two years from an illegal version of the painkiller fentanyl.


Hate Crimes (2008-07-24)
Bill would expand state's hate crime law to include GBLT and disabled persons


B-52 Crash-Michigan (2008-07-24)
Air Force says no survivors of B-52 crash off Guam; Search continues


Michigan Energy Plan to Conference (2008-07-24)
Wide-ranging energy legislation is headed to a conference committee because Michigan lawmakers still disagree over details such as making customers pay for more green power.


Suit Filled to Block Mich. Constitutional Rewrite (2008-07-24)
Three lawmakers and a judge are among the plaintiffs suing to keep a sweeping constitutional amendment from going on Michigan's November ballot.


American Axle-Layoffs (2008-07-24)
AP Source: Over 2,000 workers taking Axle buyouts; Final word expected tomorrow


State Budget-Schools (2008-07-24)
K-12 Education Budget Finally Clears Legislature; Governor Expected to Sign


Double JJ Resort-Bankruptcy (2008-07-24)
Bankruptcy Court Seizes West Michigan resort's operations


ECONOMY-POLL-MICHIGAN (2008-07-23)
EPIC-MRA Poll finds Michigan voters worried about the economy, driving less


MISSING SOLDIER-MEMORIAL (2008-07-23)
Service in suburban Detroit for previously missing Michigan soldier


Kilpatrick charges amended (2008-07-23)
Prosecutor adds charges in Kilpatrick perjury case


NURSING HOME RESEARCH (2008-07-23)
Study: Most nursing homes not ready for disease pandemics


EPA-ETHANOL (2008-07-23)
EPA postpones decision on ethanol requirements; look for it early next month


Heavy D Bandit Caught (2008-07-23)
A man suspected of several bank robberies in the Detroit area acknowledges he's the guy known as the "Heavy D Bandit."


State Supreme Court Ruling Affects Habitual Offenders (2008-07-23)
A divided Michigan Supreme Court has struck down precedent and ruled that criminals can be sentenced as habitual offenders if their felonies stem from the same criminal act.


K-12 Budget Plan Heading to Gov. (2008-07-23)
Michigan's K-12 public schools would get between $56 and $112 more per pupil next budget year under a spending plan headed to Gov. Jennifer Granholm for her signature.


Campaign Ads in Michigan (2008-07-23)
Presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama have appealed to Michigan voters with nearly $6 million in campaign ads so far.


Canine Co-Stars Concern of "Paws for Effect" (2008-07-23)
Lions and tigers and bears, Oh My? Debbie Pearl specializes in animal actors for the big and small screens. She talks with WGVU's David Moore during a visit to our studios


GM-Toyota Sales (2008-07-23)
Toyota beats GM in worldwide sales in first half, as consumers continue to shy away from trucks, SUV's


Canine Co-Stars Concern of "Paws for Effect" (2008-07-23)
Lions and tigers and bears, Oh My? Debbie Pearl specializes in animal actors for the big and small screens. She talks with WGVU's David Moore during a visit to our studios...


Fugitive Mom (2008-07-22)
A prosecutor has decided to charge a California mother with escaping a Detroit-area prison 32 years ago.


Blackwater Investigation (2008-07-22)
Blackwater Worldwide says it's moving away from private security contracts, and focusing instead on other types of military contracts.


Presidential Poll (2008-07-22)
A new poll shows 43 percent of Michigan voters back Democrat Barack Obama and 41 percent support GOP rival John McCain.


Appeals Court Revives Lawsuit Against Pontiac (2008-07-22)
An appeals court has reinstated a lawsuit by a man who was kept in custody for two days after the shooting of a Pontiac firefighter.


Feed Mill Turns Turkey Waste into Energy (2008-07-22)
A Montcalm County feed mill will install equipment for converting turkey manure into energy that it will use to produce livestock feed.


Michigan Senate Race Poll (2008-07-22)
A new poll shows Democratic incumbent Carl Levin with more than a 20-point lead over his Republican rival in the U.S. Senate race.


Michigan Man Gets Life for Murder Role (2008-07-22)
A Michigan man agreed to a life-sentence Tuesday after pleading guilty to principal to second-degree murder in the 2006 stabbing death of a transient man in a wooded area near Port Allen, Louisiana.


Service Held for Michigan Soldier (2008-07-22)
Seven members of Army Specialist Byron Fouty's unit saluted his casket today and carried it into a memorial service for the soldier missing in Iraq for 14 months.


Prosecutor Amends Charges Against Detroit Mayor (2008-07-22)
The Wayne County prosecutor's office has amended two criminal counts against Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.


Unfit Drivers (2008-07-21)
Hundreds of thousands of tractor-trailer and bus drivers in the United States carry commercial driver's licenses despite also qualifying for full federal disability payments.


Mugabe Degree (2008-07-21)
Michigan State University is considering stripping Robert Mugabe of the honorary law degree it gave Zimbabwe's president 18 years ago.


Ionia Woman Charged with Children's Fall (2008-07-21)
A pretrial hearing is set for July 28 for a woman facing felony and misdemeanor child abuse charges after two of her children fell from an open, second-floor apartment window in Ionia.


Man Arrested for 8 Bank Robberies (2008-07-21)
The FBI says a man named Fortune has been arrested in a string of Macomb County bank robberies.


Road Spending (2008-07-21)
A new report warns that many Michigan roads and bridges will keep deteriorating and become less safe unless the state doubles what it spends on them.


State Gas Down 9 Cents (2008-07-21)
AAA Michigan says gas prices have dropped 9 cents since last week, putting the statewide average at $4.09 a gallon.


Fugitive Mom Charged with Prison Escape (2008-07-21)
A prosecutor has decided to charge a California mother with escaping a Detroit-area prison 32 years ago.


Emergency Landing (2008-07-21)
A Northwest Airlines plane bound for Detroit has made an emergency landing at Dayton International Airport, interrupting the city's air show.


Pier Pressure (2008-07-21)
A number of Lake Michigan communities are cracking down on pier jumping. They include Ottawa County's Park Township, site of the Holland State Park beach.


Sludge Recycler Appeals to Detroit Council (2008-07-21)
The president of a company whose $47 million sludge recycling deal with Detroit is under federal investigation is asking the City Council to wait for the facts before taking any action on the contract.


STATE BUDGET-SCHOOLS (2008-07-18)
Michigan schools likely will get more state aid as apparent compromise is reached


CONSTITUTIONAL REWRITE (2008-07-18)
Web site: State Democrats s behind sweeping ballot effort


McCain Returns to Michigan (2008-07-18)
McCain to talk at GM tech center, home of the Volt, after visiting West Michigan


Wife Murdered (2008-07-18)
Police: Man kidnaps, kills wife in Oceana County woods


INVESTMENTS-TERRORISM (2008-07-18)
Michigan governor signs divestment legislation opting out of terrorism sponsorship


UNEMPLOYMENT-MICHIGAN (2008-07-17)
Michigan's jobless rate remains at highest-in-the-nation 8.5 percent


GREEN CLEANING (2008-07-17)
Deal with Clorox sparks Sierra Club feud: One green does not an eco-friendly company make...


FOIA CASES (2008-07-17)
Michigan Supreme Court rules in pair of Freedom of Information lawsuits


State Budget-Schools (2008-07-17)
Michigan schools likely will get more state aid as lawmakers work out K-12 budget


GM Survival (2008-07-17)
GM's recovery depends on winning over car buyers weaning away from gas guzzlers


One Third to Goal (2008-07-17)
Sunday repeal drive collects 14,600 signatures; groups works for remaining 23,400


TAX HAVENS (2008-07-17)
Senate panel says billions in European tax havens as wealthy folks find shelter for their money


DOW-DIOXIN (2008-07-16)
Dow to clean up dioxin in Saginaw neighborhood after EPA meeting


ENERGY PLAN-COAL (2008-07-16)
Environmentalists oppose more coal plants in Michigan


DISASTER-GRANHOLM (2008-07-16)
Granholm, Federal Emergency Management officials to meet on disaster aid


DETROIT MAYOR-CRIMINAL CASE (2008-07-16)
Kilpatrick says amended perjury charge not his concern


US SENATE-MICH (2008-07-16)
Levin continues to dominate U-S Senate fund-raising


DISASTER-MICH-BUSH (2008-07-15)
Bush declares storm disaster Michigan covering 11 counties


GM-Restructuring (2008-07-15)
General Motors to announce further restructuring, sources say


General Motors Cuts (2008-07-15)
GM to cut salaried workers, production, dividend


Dingell-Health Care (2008-07-15)
Dingell of Michigan hopeful next Congress will pass health care


McCain-Michigan (2008-07-15)
McCain to campaign in southeast Michigan on Friday; West Michigan Thursday


State Budget-Schools (2008-07-15)
Negotiators zero in on spending plan for Michigan's K-12 schools


Billboard Battle (2008-07-14)
Michigan billboard spat enters new chapter, as advertisers again clash with enviros


Governors-Global Warming (2008-07-14)
Governors, including Granholm, talk of moving beyond corn-based ethanol


Bush-Snow (2008-07-14)
Bush praises former White House Spokesperson Tony Snow


Obama Office Burglary (2008-07-14)
Obama campaign office in Detroit burglarized, equipment stolen


E-Coli Notification (2008-07-14)
Ohio Ag Official: Public to know sooner of tainted goods


Racing to the Finish - Part 1 (2008-07-14)
Shelley Irwin presents "Racing to the Finish: Capturing the 2008 Tour de Leelanau"---Part 1.


Pfizer Announces Job Cuts (2008-07-14)
Despite downsizing, Pfizer holds Kalamazoo as important to its future


Horse-capades (2008-07-14)
Shelley Irwin presents this feature....entitled "Horse-capades".


Racing to the Finish - Part 3 (2008-07-14)
Shelley Irwin presents "Racing to the Finish: Capturing the 2008 Tour de Leelanau"---Part 3.


Racing to the Finish - Part 2 (2008-07-14)
Shelley Irwin presents "Racing to the Finish: Capturing the 2008 Tour de Leelanau"---Part 2.


Decomposed Human Remins Stump Medical Examiner (2008-07-14)
Preliminary autopsy results shed little light on mystery


AP-Chrysler Incentives (2008-07-11)
Chrysler offering new incentives on once hot selling truck


Foreclosures Continue to Spiral (2008-07-11)
The real estate market continues to slide, with foreclosure filings up this past year in all but eleven states - and Michigan remains among the hardest hit. To put things into better perspective, WGVU's David Moore talks with Jim Fase, president of the Grand Rapids Association of Realtors


General Motors CEO (2008-07-11)
"we're fine," insists GM's top man, even as Merrill Lynch suggests otherwise


McCain-Great Lakes (2008-07-11)
Arizona senator praises Michigan, other Great Lakes states for looking out for their water interests


Pam Byrnes (2008-07-11)
Fred Martino speaks with Rep. Pam Byrnes, a supporter of anti-bullying legislation that passed the state House, but remains stalled in the Senate.


Glenn Anderson (2008-07-11)
Fred Martino speaks with Sen. Glenn Anderson, a supporter of anti-bullying legislation that passed the state House, but remains stalled in the Senate.


The $70 Million Bible Verse (2008-07-11)
Detroit man accuses Zondervan of mistranslating New Testament verse dealing with sexual orientation. WGVU Religion Reporter David Moore talks with constitutional law expert Devon Schindler about the basis for the suit...


Missing Soldier (2008-07-11)
End of wating and wondering as Stepfather learns the body of missing soldier has been found in Iraq


Delta and Northwest Merger (2008-07-11)
Shareholders at Delta Air Lines Inc. and Northwest Airlines Corp. will vote Sept. 25 on the stock swap that would join the companies.


Ballst Battle (2008-07-11)
Environmentalists and shipping interests are debating federal proposals for reducing the foreign species invasion in the Great Lakes.


Michigan Soldier Killed (2008-07-11)
Family members say a Fort Campbell soldier killed in Iraq was a natural leader.


Pay Reducing Amendment (2008-07-11)
A Michigan lawmaker is pitching another way to let voters cut legislators' pay and benefits instead of through a sweeping constitutional amendment affecting many other parts of state government.


Foreclosures Continue to Spiral (2008-07-11)
The Real Estate market continues to slide, with foreclosure filings up this past year in all but 11 states, and Michigan among the hardest hit. WGVU's David Moore reports...


Corruption Probe - Anchor (2008-07-11)
Fox says anchor no longer works for station; linked to Federal sludge recycling suit


Kevin Epling (2008-07-10)
Fred Martino interviews Kevin Epling, an advocate for what's known as Matt's Safe School Law. The anti-bullying legislation is named for Epling's late son Matt. It passed the state House, but is stalled in a Senate committee.


WALL-E (2008-07-10)
WALL-E is a wonderful animated science fiction children's movie that will delight a child of any age. It's also a magnificently realized celebration of robots, cockroaches, and the obese. To really understand that statement, you'll have to see the movie.


Dow Chemical-Rohm and Haas (2008-07-10)
Dow to buy Rohm and Haas for about $15.29 billion dollars


Toyota-Manufacturing (2008-07-10)
Toyota said to plan US manufacturing changes to react to change in customer preferences


Japan-Nissan-Electric Cars (2008-07-10)
Nissan plans electric cars in Portugal, solving one problem but creating others


Rose Bowl Sitter (2008-07-10)
Seat sitter surpasses record at Rose Bowl: Is this seat taken? How about this one...


AG SECRETARY-FOOD SAFETY (2008-07-09)
Agriculture Secretary says he's confident U.S. food is safe


CAW-HARGROVE (2008-07-09)
Canadian Auto Workers Union set to endorse Hargrove's successor


GVSU Grad Wins Fulbright (2008-07-09)
Laura Kennedy has always loved math. The Grand Valley State University alumna earned a master's degree in general education with advanced content specialization in mathematics.


ROOM FOR VOLKSWAGEN (2008-07-09)
Volkswagen mulls South for next auto plant--will Dixie be the new Detroit?


CORRUPTION PROBE (2008-07-09)
Detroit Council Member woman questioned by feds over recycling contract


CONSTITUTIONAL REWRITE-GRANHOLM (2008-07-09)
Michgan governor unsure about entire ballot issue changing State Government


McCain Visit (2008-07-08)
John McCain's campaign says he'll visit Michigan this week as part of a swing through five battleground states to focus on the economy.


South Division Growth (2008-07-08)
ANOTHER ADDITION TO SOUTH DIVISION IN GRAND RAPIDS . DWELLING PLACE IS CELEBRATING THE NEW VERNE BARRY PLACE.


Embryonic Stem Cell Research (2008-07-08)
Shelley Irwin interviews Pat MacDonell of Michigan Citizens for Stem Cell Research and Cures....supporters of a ballot initiative to allow embryonic stem cell research in Michigan.


Delta Departs Lansing (2008-07-08)
Delta Air Lines Inc. says high fuel costs are to blame for its decision to leave the Lansing market, taking with it 26 jobs and three flights to Cincinnati.


Michele Obama Visit (2008-07-08)
Michelle Obama plans to discuss challenges facing women and families on Wednesday during a visit to Pontiac.


Kevorkian--Congress (2008-07-08)
Assisted suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian has collected enough signatures to be on the November ballot as a congressional candidate.


Michigan Storm Damage Update (2008-07-04)
Tens of thousands of customers remain without power after thunderstorms swept across Michigan's Lower Peninsula earlier this week.


Disaster Aid Request (2008-07-04)
Gov. Jennifer Granholm has asked President Bush to declare a major disaster for parts of Michigan following severe storms in mid-June.


Disaster Request (2008-07-04)
Gov. Jennifer Granholm has asked President Bush to declare a major disaster for parts of Michigan following severe storms in mid-June.


Meijer Building Superstore (2008-07-04)
Meijer Inc.'s oldest supercenter will become its first new store in Grand Rapids' city limits in 11 years.


Botanical Bust (2008-07-04)
Police say they've found suspected marijuana plants at a University of Michigan botanical garden for the second time this year.


Stolen Bricks (2008-07-03)
An Ohio man has been arrested in the theft of 200 lead bricks from the University of Michigan.


Storm Damage (2008-07-03)
About 169,000 homes and businesses remain without power today after strong thunderstorms rolled through Michigan's Lower Peninsula.


Grand Haven Deaths (2008-07-03)
Authorities say two men found dead inside a Grand Haven jewelry store were both shot in the head in an apparent attempted robbery.


Boater Drowns (2008-07-03)
A 31-year-old man has drowned after falling out of his canoe on an Allegan County lake.


Assault Charges (2008-07-03)
An Oxford High School teacher and her husband face charges in the sexual assault of a 16-year-old girl.


Michigan's Wet June (2008-07-02)
If you thought it was wet in Michigan last month, the numbers back you up.


Beef Recall (2008-07-02)
The Kroger Co. has expanded its voluntary recall of some ground beef products beyond stores in Michigan and parts of Ohio.


UP 911 (2008-07-02)
Marquette County has approved an agreement to create a regional 911 dispatch authority for the entire Upper Peninsula.


Attorney General Sues Blue Cross (2008-07-02)
Attorney General Mike Cox is suing Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, the state's largest provider of health insurance.


Detroit Council Changes Mind (2008-07-01)
Layoffs of up to 1,300 employees have been averted after the Detroit City Council reversed itself and approved an authority to operate the city's half of the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel.


Farm Permit Denied (2008-07-01)
For the first time, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has denied a permit to a large-scale farming operation.


Constitutional Rewrite? (2008-07-01)
Organizers expect to have enough signatures to get a proposal on the Michigan ballot that would reduce the number of state lawmakers and appellate judges.


Auto Sales (2008-07-01)
General Motors Corp. soundly beat Toyota Motor Corp. in June to retain its traditional U.S. sales lead, but GM sales still dropped 18.2 percent for the month.


Absentee Voting (2008-07-01)
State senators say it's time to let all Michigan voters cast an absentee ballot if they want.


AUTO APOCALYPSE (2008-06-30)
When pickup sales dived, automakers changed plans. Why did it take you so long to make the move, critics ask.


AFGHAN-MICH-HILTON (2008-06-30)
DOD confirms death of Mich. soldier in Afghanistan


GREAT LAKES COMPACT (2008-06-30)
Great Lakes compact focus shifting to Congress as state approval is nearly complete


Auto Stocks (2008-06-30)
Shares of General Motors Corp. and Ford Motor Co. have tumbled to new 52-week lows.


Minimum Wage Goes Up (2008-06-30)
Starting tomorrow, hundreds of thousands of Michigan workers who make at or just above the minimum wage are getting a raise.


GAS PRICES-FISHING (2008-06-30)
High gas prices hit Great Lakes sportfishing as charters, excursions decline


Chrysler Cuts (2008-06-30)
Chrysler LLC says it will indefinitely close one Missouri plant and cut production at another due to slumping demand for trucks and other large vehicles.


Father and Son Shot (2008-06-30)
Montcalm County Sheriff Bill Barnwell says a man is dead and his father injured, shot after breaking into the home of the father's estranged girlfriend.


New Era Canning Canning? (2008-06-30)
New Era Canning has received a permit that would allow it to start canning produce again after the federal government halted production in December.


HORSE KICK-DEATH (2008-06-30)
Man dies after being kicked in head by two ton horse


State Budget (2008-06-27)
Michigan Lawmakers Plan Long Friday Session to Pass Budget


Energy Plan (2008-06-27)
Michigan Senate may act on energy plan; look for more talk today by GOP


Legal Defense (2008-06-27)
The Michigan Senate has passed legislation requiring legal defense funds set up for politicians to report finances to the state.


UP Ethanol Plant (2008-06-27)
Michigan's Upper Peninsula is expected to be the host of a plant that would turn wood chips into fuel.


Absentee Ballots (2008-06-27)
The Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled that county clerks cannot mail unsolicited applications for absentee ballots to the elderly.


GM-Ohio (2008-06-25)
Task force to meet on future without Ohio GM Moraine SUV plant


School Report Cards (2008-06-25)
A new audit says Michigan's annual school progress reports from 2004-05 and 2005-06 contained some errors that might have artificially inflated some schools' results.


State Budget (2008-06-25)
Top lawmakers and Gov. Jennifer Granholm say they have tentatively agreed on how much to spend on state government next budget year.


Murder Conviction Upheld (2008-06-25)
The Michigan Court of Appeals has upheld the murder conviction of a Williamston woman who was found guilty of killing her adopted 7-year-old son.


House Nixes Casinos (2008-06-25)
The House has soundly rejected legislation that would pave the way for two proposed Indian casinos in Michigan. Opponents said it would circumvent gambling laws.


AIDS Testing Offered (2008-06-25)
Kent County Health Department Welcomes Walk-Ins Friday for free, anonymous testing


MICHIGAN ST-DISTURBANCE (2008-06-24)
Michigan State student gets 30 days for throwing bottle during spring riot


GREAT LAKES WATER (2008-06-24)
Deal reached to regulate Michigan water; Only Michigan, Pennsylvania still on the fence


DAMAGED CROPS-MICH (2008-06-24)
Michigan seeks disaster aid for crop loss; cherries and apples hardest hit


QUIET HYBRIDS (2008-06-24)
Blind advocates raise concerns about silent vehicles, want minimum decibel level for safety


TOYOTA-MISSISSIPPI (2008-06-24)
Adviser says Toyota to still build SUVs in Mississippi.


MCCAIN-MICHIGAN (2008-06-23)
McCain to open regional campaign office today in suburban Detroit


OLDER DRIVERS-TRAINING (2008-06-23)
Michigan sees more older drivers taking classes as skills, acuity, diminish


POLITICAL SIGNS (2008-06-23)
State Transportation Department offers reminder of rules for political signs


MSU Riot Consequnces (2008-06-23)
A Michigan State University student has been sentenced to 30 days in jail for throwing an empty beer bottle during a fracas in April.


ALGAE POWER (2008-06-23)
Company seeks $7M for algae fuel test in Holland; legislature will decide


Officer Death (2008-06-23)
A Saginaw County police officer who survived grave injuries in a drug-bust shootout has died from head injuries he sustained in a freak accident.


Burned Body (2008-06-23)
Authorities say a Cross Village man whose charred remains were found inside a burning car last month apparently died from carbon monoxide poisoning.


GM Production (2008-06-23)
General Motors Corp. says it will further cut production of trucks and sport utility vehicles from the summer through the end of the year.


Murder for Hire (2008-06-23)
An Ohio woman is to be sentenced next month after admitting to hiring someone for $1,000 to kill a 16-year-old Berrien County girl she believed was having an affair with her husband.


Great Lakes Water (2008-06-23)
Negotiators have a deal on regulating large-scale water withdrawals in Michigan.


BOTTLE BILL (2008-06-23)
Dime deposit on water, juice containers unlikely in Michigan


Michigan Soldier Dies in Afganistan (2008-06-20)
A 37-year-old sailor from the Flint area has died in combat in Afghanistan.


1979 Murder Charge (2008-06-20)
Two men have been charged with killing a supermarket employee during an early morning robbery almost three decades ago.


Potential Obama Running Mates (2008-06-20)
Congresswoman Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick of Detroit says she has encouraged Barack Obama's vice presidential search committee to consider former Vice President Al Gore for the second spot on the Democratic ticket.


Emergency Status Expands (2008-06-20)
Storm damage is prompting Gov. Jennifer Granholm to declare a state of emergency in five more Michigan counties.


U of M Raises Tuition (2008-06-20)
The University of Michigan's Board of Regents has approved a 5.6 percent tuition increase for the 2008-09 school year.


Illegal Immigration (2008-06-19)
A group of state House Republicans wants more done to crack down on illegal immigration in Michigan.


Family Fight (2008-06-19)
A dispute Tuesday morning ended with a father and son in jail.


GM Vehicle Research (2008-06-19)
General Motors Corp. is planning to announce a multiyear partnership with Carnegie Mellon University to develop a new motor vehicle technology.


Maybe More Mortgage Help (2008-06-19)
The state House has passed more legislation supporters say could help lower the number of mortgage foreclosures in Michigan.


The Happening (2008-06-19)
It's a beautiful sunny day in New York City's Central Park, with people walking, jogging, and lounging. Suddenly a distant scream is heard. People begin muttering incoherently. And then commit suicide.


Michigan Storms (2008-06-19)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Storm damage is prompting Gov. Jennifer Granholm to declare a state of emergency in five more Michigan counties.


E. Coli in Michigan (2008-06-19)
State health officials suspect contaminated ground beef is the source of a spike in infections by E. coli bacteria.


Stabenow Urges China to Respect Trade Laws (2008-06-19)
Senator Debbie Stabenow urged top Chinese leaders to respect trade laws and to address currency manipulation which she says is costing Michigan thousands of manufacturing jobs.


Power Outage Investigation (2008-06-19)
State regulators have ordered an investigation into the prolonged power outages and other issues involving how electric utilities responded to recent storms that swept across Michigan.


Mortgage Fraud Cases (2008-06-19)
The U.S. attorney's office in Detroit has charged 28 people with mortgage fraud in 15 separate criminal cases.


Michigan Tuition (2008-06-19)
The University of Michigan's Board of Regents has approved a 5.6 percent tuition increase for the 2008-09 school year.


Obama Promises Funds for Students (2008-06-18)
Barack Obama is promising struggling college students he'll find a way to help them pay for school.


Detroit Mayoral Saga Continues (2008-06-18)
The City of Detroit is expected to ask a judge to rule on whether the City Council can go ahead with forfeiture efforts against Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.


Robber Held Up (2008-06-18)
Western Wayne County authorities say a gun-toting Comerica Bank customer foiled an attempted robbery.


GM Buyouts (2008-06-18)
A labor union leader says 786 of the 2,348 hourly workers at the General Motors' sport-utility plant in the Dayton suburb of Moraine slated to close by 2010 have accepted buyouts or early retirement offers from the automaker.


Muslim Woman: Scarf Kept Her from Seat Near Obama (2008-06-18)
A Muslim woman says she and another woman were refused seats directly behind Barack Obama and in front of TV cameras at a Detroit rally because they wear head scarfs.


US 31 Reopens (2008-06-18)
The Michigan Department of Transportation has reopened a section of U.S. 31 between Scottville and Manistee as repair work continues after last week's flood.


GM Shares (2008-06-18)
General Motors Corp. shares have fallen to a 52-week low after a Deutsche (DOY'-chuh) Bank analyst lowered his sales forecast through 2010.


Michigan's Unemployment Rate at New High (2008-06-18)
Michigan's unemployment rate jumped to 8.5 percent in May, hitting its highest monthly mark since late 1992. The seasonally adjusted rate is up from 6.9 percent in April.


New Windsor/Detroit Bridge Proposed (2008-06-18)
Canadian officials say they've selected a location for a new bridge across the Detroit River to ease traffic congestion at one of North America's busiest border crossings.


Northwest Airlines Cutting Back (2008-06-18)
Northwest Airlines says it will cut its capacity later this year by 3 percent to 4 percent because of high fuel prices.


Legal Marijuana Vote (2008-06-17)
Ferndale voters will get the chance to legalize the sale of marijuana within city limits for medical purposes.


Anti-McCain Ad (2008-06-17)
A major labor union and the liberal organization MoveOn.org are joining forces to air a provocative new ad in Michigan portraying John McCain's Iraq policy as a prolonged presence that would involve a new generation of Americans.


Wife of GVSU's First President Passes Away (2008-06-17)
Marilyn Edwards Zumberge, the wife of Grand Valley State University's first president James H. Zumberge, died of cancer on June 8 at her home in Pasadena, Calif. She was 83.


Candidates' Travels (2008-06-17)
Both leading presidential candidates are cutting back a bit on the travel today, appearing in the same states they were in yesterday.


Wyoming Courts Priceline (2008-06-17)
The city of Wyoming is trying to attract a call center for one of the biggest names on the internet ..priceline dot .com


Obama in Detroit (2008-06-17)
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama took the stage at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit to thunderous applause and chants of "Yes, we can!"


Campaign Round-up (2008-06-16)
The economy remains one of the top issues in the presidential campaign. And Democrat Barack Obama is using a two-week tour to focus on it.


Auto Worker Blockade (2008-06-16)
A Canadian Auto Workers official leading protests against General Motors Corp.'s closing of a truck plant says the union is ending a blockade of GM's Canadian headquarters in Oshawa, Ontario.


West Michigan Storms (2008-06-16)
Flood waters continue to rise in western Michigan as the state tries to recover from a second straight weekend of severe weather.


Drive-in decline (2008-06-16)
The rapidly shrinking number of drive-in theaters fell by one more when the Devil's Lake Drive-In failed to open for the season.


AeroMed Schedule Resumes (2008-06-16)
SPECTRUM HEALTH ANNOUNCED TODAY (MONDAY) THAT IT'S RESUMING A SCHEDULE FOR EMERGENCY MEDICAL HELICOPTER SERVICE.


Postal Petrol (2008-06-16)
Soccer moms and commuters aren't the only ones feeling the bite of rising fuel costs.


Ford Cuts (2008-06-16)
Ford Motor Co. says it will temporarily close a Michigan sport utility vehicle plant for nine weeks starting June 23 due to sagging demand for the trucks.


Gore Endorses Obama (2008-06-16)
Al Gore says he is backing Barack Obama and will do whatever he can to help him get to the White House.


Canadian GM Protest Ends (2008-06-16)
A Canadian Auto Workers official says an almost two-week-long blockade at a GM Canada plant in Oshawa, Ontario, is over.


War Widow (2008-06-16)
Shelley Irwin profiles a West Michigan woman who lost her husband to the Iraq War.


Student Dig (2008-06-16)
Shelley Irwin profiles local students who traveled to the state of Wyoming to participate in a dig for history.


National Guard Help Storm Cleanups (2008-06-16)
Michigan's governor is calling out the National Guard to help clean up storm damage. Jennifer Granholm announced her executive order activating the National Guard on Monday.


Bosch and Samsung Join Forces (2008-06-16)
Auto parts maker Robert Bosch GmbH says it is forming a joint venture with Samsung SDI Co. Ltd. to make lithium-ion batteries for use in hybrid cars.


Former Governors Join Debate (2008-06-13)
Two former governors are wading into the debate over how to protect Michigan's waters from misuse.


Obama in Michigan (2008-06-13)
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama is returning to Michigan.


Cocaine Bus (2008-06-13)
Royal Canadian Mounted Police drug officers say they've arrested three people and seized more than 175 pounds of cocaine in busts in southern Ontario.


Hummers Havimg Trouble (2008-06-13)
The news continues to be bad for Hummer dealers. High gas prices, weak economy and strike by a major supplier have helped drag down sales.


Gun Thefts (2008-06-13)
Authorities say more than 50 guns have been stolen from a Flint-area firearms dealer.


DYING MIDSIZE SUV's (2008-06-12)
As gas prices skyrocket, is the midsize SUV becoming extinct?


STATE BUDGET-UNIVERSITIES (2008-06-12)
Mich. Houses passes university spending proposal; work still needed to compromise


KIDS COUNT-MICHIGAN (2008-06-12)
Report: Michigan child poverty up but teen deaths fall


CHILD LITERACY (2008-06-12)
Michigan Senate stops short of holding back third-graders who can't read


Kung Fu Panda (2008-06-12)
Kung Fu Panda is the first big animated feature of the summer blockbuster season, starring the voice of Jack Black in the title role.


CAR IN RIVER (2008-06-12)
Man who died in submerged car may have made calls for help


Upper Peninsula Land Protected (2008-06-12)
Officials are making progress on a plan to protect 271,000 acres of forest in the Upper Peninsula.


GM-Canada (2008-06-12)
Thousands of union members from across Ontario are in Oshawa for a "solidarity march" to show their support for the Canadian Auto Workers.


Fewer Minorities Apply to U of M (2008-06-12)
The University of Michigan has received a record number of applications for the incoming freshmen class. But slightly fewer of what the school calls underrepresented minorities sought to attend compared with last year.


Teen Charged as Adult in Crash (2008-06-12)
A 16-year-old Livonia high school student has been charged as an adult in a car accident that killed a man and injured a woman.


MICHIGAN STORMS (2008-06-12)
137,000 still without power 5 days after storms hit Michigan


Tiger Stadium Headed for Demolition (2008-06-12)
A contract has been finalized for the demolition of deteriorating Tiger Stadium. The Detroit Free Press and The Detroit News report Thursday that MCM Management Corp. of Bloomfield Hills and the Farrow Group of Detroit will tear down the old ballpark and could make an estimated $1 million by selling scrap from it.


GVSU $50M Campaign (2008-06-11)
The Board of Trustees at Grand Valley State University, its president, and four community leaders acting as co-chairs have announced the university's first-ever comprehensive campaign to raise funds for multiple programs that will help shape Grand Valley's future and in turn the economic health of the state of Michigan.


MICHIGAN STORMS (2008-06-11)
179,000 still without power in Mich., where storms killed 8


OBAMA-UAW (2008-06-11)
United Auto Workers union endorses Obama for president


STATE BUDGET-EDUCATION (2008-06-11)
Michigan House approves K-12 spending; compromises ahead


ENDANGERED SPECIES (2008-06-11)
Department of Natural Resources may de-list Eagle, wolf from Michigan endangered list


Speaker Recall (2008-06-11)
The attempt to recall House Speaker Andy Dillon may have run out of steam. State elections officials already have said the recall attempt failed because not enough valid signatures were turned in.


GM-Canada (2008-06-11)
An Ontario government official says discussions are being held with General Motors Corp. about adding a third car line at an Oshawa truck plant.


Mackinaw Lights Dimming (2008-06-11)
Operators of the Mackinac Bridge say they'll reduce energy costs by 11 percent a year under a new conservation plan.


Jobless Rates (2008-06-11)
Almost four million people who can't find a job would get at least $3,900 in extra unemployment benefits to help them survive the weak economy under legislation moving through the House today.


EPA Fines Homebuilders (2008-06-11)
Pulte Homes and three other homebuilders will pay $4.3 million in fines for failing to control runoff at construction sites in 34 states and the District of Columbia.


JAPAN-TOYOTA (2008-06-11)
Toyota promises plug-in hybrid by 2010 in Japan, U-S and Europe


CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS (2008-06-10)
MICHIGAN AIRPORTS LIKELY WON'T LOSE FEDERAL FUNDING; FAA SYMPATHETIC


CONGRESS-MICHIGAN (2008-06-10)
CANDIDATE TO FEATURE DETROIT MAYOR IN AD AGAINST HIS MOTHER


JAPAN-TOYOTA-AUSTRALIA (2008-06-10)
TOYOTA TO MAKE HYBRIDS IN AUSTRALIA, FIRST NOT DUE OFF THE LINE UNTIL 2010


Salmonella Scare (2008-06-10)
County, State, investigate source of Salmonella-tainted tomatoes


Gun Smuggling Arrests (2008-06-10)
U.S. and Canadian authorities have arrested seven people and seized nearly 40 weapons following an eight-month gun smuggling investigation.


ANTLERLESS DEER (2008-06-10)
STATE OKS ANTLERLESS DEER HUNTING IN 2008, BUT CUTS UP TAKE


Ohio moves to join Great Lakes agreement (2008-06-10)
Ohio lawmakers today moved to make the state the sixth to approve an agreement aimed at protecting the Great Lakes.


Construction Projects (2008-06-10)
More than 100 airports in Michigan can start improvement projects soon now that lawmakers have agreed to allocate their federal funding.


Runway Accident (2008-06-10)
Federal investigators say pilot error caused a regional jet to overrun the end of a runway during a spring snowstorm last year in Traverse City.


FORD-FIELDS (2008-06-10)
NOT YOUR FATHER'S F-150. FORD'S PREZ FOR THE AMERICANS SAYS THE TIMES ARE A CHANGING....


HIGH SCHOOL STANDARDS (2008-06-09)
MICHIGAN'S TOUGHER GRADUATION STANDARDS CAUSING HEADACHES


COMMENCEMENT FLAP (2008-06-09)
HOLLAND-AREA HIGH SCHOOL GRAD STICKS WITH SCRIPTURE IN SPEECH DESPITE ORDERS


LOW-INCOME STUDENTS (2008-06-09)
U-MICHIGAN ASKS WHY SHARE OF LOW-INCOME STUDENTS DROPS


TEEN DRIVERS-CELL PHONES (2008-06-09)
STUDY: TEEN DRIVERS IGNORE CELL PHONE RESTRICTIONS--TEXTING WHILE DRIVING


Supreme Court Uses GM to Set Example (2008-06-09)
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled unanimously that a whistleblower law intended to expose fraud can be applied to subcontractors and other indirect recipients of federal funds.


Michigan GOP activist and ERA advocate, dies at 95 (2008-06-09)
A longtime activist in Michigan Republican politics who devoted herself to passing the Equal Rights Amendment has died. Elly Peterson was 95.


Veterans Tribute (2008-06-09)
Veterans from across the country will converge this weekend in Topeka, Kan., to honor the men and women killed in Afghanistan and Iraq.


90-Year-Old Graduate (2008-06-09)
A 90-year-old former Detroit Southwestern High School student wants to be there for graduation ceremonies after dropping out to support his family during the Great Depression.


Michigan Shaped Meteor Sells for 20 Grand (2008-06-09)
India trumps Michigan - at least in the world of extraterrestrial art. A 75-pound nickel-and-iron meteorite resembling Michigan's Lower Peninsula sold at auction Sunday for $20,000, less than its expected price of $32,500 to $40,000.


MICHIGAN STORMS (2008-06-09)
SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS BLAMED FOR AT LEAST 6 DEATHS IN MICH.


Cigarette Traffic (2008-06-06)
Twenty-seven people have been indicted on charges of trafficking in millions of dollars in untaxed cigarettes taken from Virginia for resale in Michigan and New York.


Albino Deer Are Fair Game (2008-06-06)
Michigan wildlife officials are dropping a rule that bans hunting of albino deer, a move aimed at eliminating confusion over which animals are off limits.


Education Budget (2008-06-06)
The Michigan House has started voting on how much money to spend on education in the budget year that starts in October, although it's not yet clear if there will be enough tax revenue to pay for the proposals.


Auto Worker Aid (2008-06-06)
The Labor Department says it's providing a $6.6 million grant to Michigan to help workers affected by closures and layoffs in the auto industry.


Engine Layoffs (2008-06-06)
A Dayton, Ohio-area plant that makes diesel engines for heavy-duty trucks and vans plans to lay off 290 hourly workers indefinitely because of production cuts at General Motors Corp. assembly plants in Michigan.


Drug Testing (2008-06-05)
A three-year pilot program could lead to random drug testing at all public high schools in Detroit.


Tribal Casinos (2008-06-05)
A Michigan Gaming Control Board employee says Indian casinos should be forced to get liquor licenses.


Red Wings Parade (2008-06-05)
Hockeytown is getting ready for a parade. Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick says the city will celebrate the Red Wings' fourth Stanley Cup in 11 seasons with a parade on Friday.


Museum Guidelines (2008-06-05)
A group of museum directors has issued new guidelines for collecting antiquities with the goal of discouraging looting of archaeological treasures.


Soldier Suicide (2008-06-05)
The wife of a soldier found dead at a veterans' cemetery says he had suffered from depression as a symptom of post-traumatic stress disorder.


Student movies (2008-06-05)
Jennifer Guerra introduces us to students making movies at an alternative high school near Detroit.


Officials from Michigan, 6 states talk about lead in venison (2008-06-05)
Officials from Michigan and six other Midwestern states say education could be key in reducing any dangers from lead in venison and calming public fears.


Alternative Energy (2008-06-05)
Chris McCarus talks with Steve Hamstra of GMB Architects and Engineers about alternative energy issues.


Michigan AG's office to examine drug prosecutor's conduct (2008-06-05)
The Michigan attorney general's office plans to take over an investigation of Wayne County's lead drug prosecutor, who is accused of using perjured testimony in a 2005 cocaine case.


Girl injured when gravestone topples at cemetery in Rockford (2008-06-05)
A 12-year-old girl sustained a head injury when a gravestone toppled onto her during a school field trip to a cemetery in Rockford.


Borders to sell Australia, New Zealand business for $104M (2008-06-05)
Borders Group Inc. plans to sell its businesses in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore to fellow book retailer A&R Whitcoulls and private equity firm Pacific Equity Partners for about $104 million.


More after-school programs (2008-06-05)
Good news for parents .and their kids. Every Grand Rapids Public elementary and middle school will have the LOOP after-school program starting this fall. The Grand Rapids Public Schools were awarded $5.1 million dollars from the State of Michigan to fund the program. In addition, the City of Grand Rapids received a $336 thousand dollar federal earmark to cover two additional sites.


Ford to cut white-collar salary costs by 15 percent (2008-06-05)
A top Ford Motor Co. executive is telling North American white-collar workers the company wants to cut its salaried work force costs by 15 percent.


Mass Transit (2008-06-05)
Chris McCarus reports on efforts to bring real mass transit to Detroit.


Michigan Superdelegates (2008-06-04)
Eight Michigan superdelegates endorsed Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama today.


Granholm Reviews Kilpatrick (2008-06-04)
Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm's lawyer proposes a two-stage process for considering whether to remove criminal defendant Kwame Kilpatrick as Detroit mayor.


Legal Help for Military (2008-06-04)
Marine Corporal James Roellich will have plenty to worry about during his seven-month deployment to Africa.


Senator's Husband's Hearing (2008-06-04)
A pretrial hearing has started in the prostitution case against a woman police say took $150 from U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow's husband to have sex with him.


Report says FAA inspector helped pilot from burning chopper (2008-06-04)
A Federal Aviation Administration inspector who was aboard a medical helicopter that crashed on the roof of a downtown Grand Rapids hospital helped the pilot escape as the chopper burned.


Motorcycle helmet bill likely headed to veto (2008-06-04)
Gov. Jennifer Granholm likely will veto a bill that would allow motorcyclists to ride without helmets in Michigan.


Michigan wildlife officials may allow hunting of albino deer (2008-06-04)
Michigan wildlife officials may drop a rule that forbids killing albino deer. The Michigan Natural Resources Commission is scheduled to consider the change during a meeting Thursday in Lansing. It's among several proposals about deer on the agenda.


State House passes parts of water management plan (2008-06-04)
Michigan lawmakers haven't yet reached a final deal to regulate water withdrawal from state lakes and rivers.


Federal judge allows Blackwater to open San Diego facility (2008-06-04)
A federal judge has ordered the city of San Diego to allow military contractor Blackwater Worldwide to begin using a new counterterrorism training facility.


Michigan Meteorite (2008-06-04)
Think of it as a space rock shaped like a mitten. A 75-pound nickel-and-iron meteorite that resembles Michigan's Lower Peninsula will go on the auction block this Sunday in Dallas.


METRO HEALTH CANCER CENTER (2008-06-03)
Metro Health has received approval to offer radiation treatment at the new Cancer Center at Metro Health Village in Wyoming. The Michigan Department of Community Health has approved a certificate of need for a linear accelerator. That's a key piece of equipment necessary for radiation therapy. The first phase of the 21,500-square-foot cancer center will open June 30th.


OBAMA-MICHIGAN (2008-06-03)
2 MORE MICHIGAN SUPERDELEGATES ENDORSE OBAMA, AS PRIMARY SEASON WINDS DOWN


OBAMA-MICHIGAN-DELEGATES (2008-06-03)
OBAMA SAYS HE WANTS MICHIGAN DELEGATION TO BE 'HAPPY' WITH CONVENTION DECISION


SPEAKER RECALL (2008-06-03)
MORE FRAUD, FORGERY CLAIMS FILED IN RECALL ATTEMPT OF SPEAKER DILLON


GM-SHAREHOLDERS (2008-06-03)
GM COULD ANNOUNCE PLANT CLOSURES, JOB CUTS TUESDAY


Toyota, Honda sedans outsell F-series pickups (2008-06-03)
The top-selling Ford F-Series truck has been outsold by cars for the first time since 1992, a sign that customer preference is shifting toward small vehicles.


RCA SYNOD (2008-06-03)
ANNUAL MEETING TO DRAW 750 DELEGATES TO HOPE COLLEGE TO TALK "FAITH" AND "CHURCH BUSINESS."


Michigan lawyers help departing troops prepare wills (2008-06-03)
Marine Corporal James Roellich will have plenty to worry about during his seven-month deployment to Africa.


Two more Mich. superdelegates endorse Obama (2008-06-03)
Two more Michigan Democratic superdelegates have endorsed presidential candidate Barack Obama.


Tree-killing bug could encourage other invaders (2008-06-03)
While the state tries to stop the spread of a tree-killing beetle, ecologists worry about what's next in forests the emerald ash borer has already infested.


Meteorite shaped like Michigan to be auctioned this weekend (2008-06-03)
Think of it as a space rock shaped like a mitten. A 75-pound nickel-and-iron meteorite that resembles Michigan's Lower Peninsula will go on the auction block this Sunday in Dallas.


FIEGER INDICTED (2008-06-03)
FIEGER ACQUITTED IN DETROIT CAMPAIGN FINANCE VIOLATIONS CASE


POWER STRUGGLE-RATES (2008-06-02)
MICH. MAY RAISE RESIDENTS' ELECTRIC BILLS TO HELP BUSINESSES


HOMELESS VETERANS-DETROIT (2008-06-02)
GROUP PLANS DETROIT APARTMENT COMPLEX FOR HOMELESS VETERANS


BODY FOUND (2008-06-02)
BODY OF 56-YEAR-OLD MAN WASHES UP ON NORTON SHORES BEACH


OBAMA-KILPATRICK (2008-06-02)
OBAMA WALKS FINE LINE IN RELATIONSHIP WITH DETROIT'S EMBATTLED KILPATRICK


PRIMARY SCRAMBLE (2008-06-02)
AHEAD OF MICHIGAN VISIT, OBAMA'S ADVISERS PREDICT HE'LL GET NOMINATION


Michigan Alternative Energy (2008-05-30)
MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. (AP) - Michigan's junior U.S. senator says the state could become a leading producer of alternative energy if it gets the right government help.


Jim Petersen (2008-05-30)
Bills in the state legislature would allow people to buy auto insurance without contributing to a fund that provides unlimited medical care for catastrophic injuries. Muskegon's Jim Petersen is a social worker and a member of the board of the Brain Injury Association of Michigan, and he's against the legislation.


Helicopter Crash Update (2008-05-30)
An update now on yesterday's helicopter crash on top of Spectrum Butterworth in downtown Grand Rapids.


Obama in Michigan on Monday (2008-05-30)
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama will hold a town hall meeting at Troy High School on Monday when he makes his second campaign stop in three weeks in Oakland County.


Young Murderer-Arrested (2008-05-30)
Pontiac police say the man charged with murder as an 11-year-old a decade ago has been arrested on drug charges in the city where he grew up.


Newspapers Seek Depos on Detroit Mayor (2008-05-30)
Attorneys for two Detroit newspapers will seek depositions from Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, his ex-top aide and lawyers about an $8.4 million whistle-blowers' settlement.


Gay Marriage (2008-05-30)
The attorneys general of 10 states are urging the California Supreme Court to delay finalizing its ruling to legalize same-sex marriage.


The Last Pop Band (2008-05-30)
Fred Martino speaks with Rob Dickey and Tom Steimel of the Grand Rapids group, The Last Pop Band. More information at www.thelastpopband.com


Walberg Radio Ads (2008-05-30)
Michigan Democrats are criticizing a new radio ad by freshman Republican Congressman Tim Walberg.


Democrat Protest (2008-05-30)
Hillary Clinton backers are planning a protest Saturday to demand Democratic leaders recognize the Michigan and Florida Democratic primaries.


Michigan Abortion Law (2008-05-30)
A dispute over anti-abortion legislation means some state House Democrats might have to wait or even fight for the Right to Life of Michigan endorsements they're seeking for this year's elections.


Michigan Young People (2008-05-30)
How to find and retain youthful talent is a big theme of this year's Detroit Regional Chamber Mackinac Policy Conference.


Mich DNC member says 69-59 delegate plan flawed (2008-05-29)
A top Michigan Democrat has broken ranks with state party leaders, saying a plan to split the state's national convention delegates 69-59 between Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama is "fatally flawed."


Mount Pleasant police investigating theft of equipment from oil (2008-05-29)
Mount Pleasant police say they are looking for people involved in the theft of heavy equipment from an oil field site.


Dorm room of slain Eastern Mich. student to remain closed (2008-05-29)
A dorm room where an Eastern Michigan University student was slain will remain unoccupied when the building reopens this fall.


HELICOPTER CRASH (2008-05-29)
The city fire chief says two people have survived a helicopter crash on the roof of a Grand Rapids hospital.


CHILD WELFARE (2008-05-29)
TALKS STALL IN SUIT AGAINST MICH. FOSTER CARE SYSTEM


Federal jury deliberates 2nd day in Fieger case in Detroit (2008-05-29)
A federal jury in Detroit deliberated for a second day in the campaign finance violations trial of high-profile attorney Geoffrey Fieger without reaching a verdict.


OBAMA-MICHIGAN VISIT (2008-05-29)
BARACK OBAMA TO HOST EVENT IN OAKLAND COUNTY ON MONDAY


PRESIDENTIAL POLL-MICH (2008-05-29)
POLL SHOWS MCCAIN, OBAMA IN TIGHT RACE IN MICHIGAN


FORD-CUTS (2008-05-29)
FORD SAYS WILL LAY OFF SALARIED WORKERS, NO VOLUNTARY BUYOUTS THIS TIME


Agreement to join other states stalls again (2008-05-29)
A plan to remove Ohio as the last roadblock to finishing an agreement among the Great Lakes states to protect their water has run into a barrier - again.


SMOKING BAN (2008-05-29)
STALEMATE CONTINUES OVER MICHIGAN SMOKING BAN-CASINOS AND OTHER VENUES POSE THE HOLDUP


ABORTION LAW (2008-05-28)
MICHIGAN HOUSE VOTES TO BAN "PARTIAL BIRTH" ABORTION


PRIMARY SCRAMBLE (2008-05-28)
MEMO: MICHIGAN, FLORIDA DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL DELEGATES CAN'T BE FULLY RESTORED


HOEKSTRA-IRAQ (2008-05-28)
HOEKSTRA BACK FROM IRAQ---ENCOURAGED OVER PROGRESS WITH LOCAL TAKEOVER


OBAMA-MICHIGAN VISIT (2008-05-28)
DEM. PRES. CANDIDATE OBAMA TO RETURN TO MICHIGAN ON MONDAY


CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS (2008-05-28)
MICHIGAN SENATE APPROVES AIRPORT PROJECTS AS TIME RUNS OUT


HOEKSTRA-IRAQ (2008-05-28)
U-S REP PETE HOEKSTRA BACK IN MICHIGAN AFTER VISITING IRAQ


West Michigan man sentenced in beating of his dogs (2008-05-28)
A White Cloud man has been sentenced to 93 days in jail and ordered to pay $527 in fines, court costs and restitution in the beating of his dogs. William Reed also was ordered


American Axle expects to cut 2,000 factory jobs (2008-05-28)
American Axle and Manufacturing Holdings Inc. says it will cut more than half its U.S. hourly work force, or 2,000 jobs.


Stalemate continues over Michigan smoking ban (2008-05-28)
The stalemate over Michigan's proposed workplace, bar and restaurant smoking ban continues.


Former janitor accused of stealing items from high school (2008-05-28)
Authorities say a former night shift janitor at Comstock Park High School admitted to stealing baseball gloves and calculators and later sold them on eBay.


Global warming could worsen Great Lakes problems,study says (2008-05-28)
A new report says climate change could worsen a litany of problems plaguing the Great Lakes, from low water levels to depleted fish populations.


DETROIT INCINERATOR (2008-05-27)
DETROIT EXPECTED TO SOON DECIDE FATE OF TRASH-TO-ENERGY INCINERATOR


AUTO ATTRITION (2008-05-27)
MICHIGAN AUTO JOBS CONTINUE TO DISAPPEAR; LOSS MAY BE SLOWING, BUT DON'T HOLD YOUR BREATH


GREAT LAKES COMPACT (2008-05-27)
DOYLE OF WISCONSIN TO SIGN GREAT LAKES COMPACT, AS MICHIGAN LAGS BEHIND


FIEGER INDICTED (2008-05-27)
DEFENSE RESTS IN FIEGER CAMPAIGN FINANCE TRIAL IN DETROIT


Wisconsin governor signs Great Lakes compact (2008-05-27)
Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle has signed an interstate treaty that would prevent arid states from drawing water from the Great Lakes.


Capac man ordered to stand trial in shooting of 2 officers (2008-05-27)
A 50-year-old Capac man will stand trial in the shootings of the village police chief and a sheriff's deputy.


Levin disagrees with former Michigan senator over delegates (2008-05-27)
Former Michigan Senator Donald Riegle has sent a letter to the head of the Democratic National Committee and its rules committee calling Michigan's Jan. 15 primary a sham.


Mich. Supreme Court Justice Taylor to be joined by Forbes (2008-05-27)
Magazine publisher and former presidential candidate Steve Forbes will be a special guest Friday at a Jackson fundraiser for Michigan Supreme Court Justice Clifford Taylor.


Unidentified body found in burned car in Emmet County (2008-05-27)
Investigators are trying to identify the body of a man whose charred remains were found in a burned car in Emmet County.


SMOKING BAN (2008-05-27)
NO DEAL YET ON SMOKING BAN IN MICHIGANBARS, RESTAURANTS, AS DEMOCRATS HOLD OUT FOR EXCEPTIONS


BOAT CRASH (2008-05-26)
MACOMB SHERIFF RELEASES NAMES OF 3 DEAD IN LAKE ST. CLAIR POWER BOAT CRASH


CAR COSTS-BEYOND GAS (2008-05-26)
GASOLINE NOT THE ONLY RISING COST FOR DRIVERS--BLAME IT ON THE DOLLAR


GULL LAKE DROWNING (2008-05-26)
CHICAGO MAN DROWNS IN KALAMAZOO COUNTY'S GULL LAKE; INVESTIGATION CONTINUES


PLASTECH-AUCTION (2008-05-26)
DEARBORN-BASED PLASTECH GETS JUDGE'S OK TO SELL ITS ASSETS


SOLDIER HONORED (2008-05-26)
SOLDIER KILLED IN VIETNAM GETS HONOR IN MUSKEGON COUNTY FOUR DECADES LATER


Triple Homicide (2008-05-23)
A fourth suspect has been convicted in connection with a triple homicide in Kalamazoo County nearly eight years ago.


American Axle and the H2 (2008-05-23)
AM General plans to resume production at its civilian Hummer H2 plant in Mishawaka, Ind., on June 2 now that a strike at American Axle and Manufacturing Holdings Inc. has been settled.


WATER WITHDRAWALS (2008-05-22)
MICHIGAN HOUSE APPROVES BILLS MANAGING WATER WITHDRAWALS; FINAL DEAL STILL ELUSIVE


SENTENCING GUIDELINES (2008-05-22)
STUDY: GUIDELINES ALL BUT ERASE DISCRIMINATION IN SENTENCING


DETROIT MAYOR (2008-05-22)
GOVERNOR'S OFFICE PREPARES TO BEGIN REVIEW OF OUSTER REQUEST


DRUG SEARCH (2008-05-22)
MICH. COURT LETS POLICE USE DOGS TO SNIFF OUTSIDE OF HOME


Detroit Mayor (2008-05-22)
Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has appointed two attorneys to represent him during Governor Jennifer Granholm's review of whether he should be removed from office.


Patraeus Confirmation (2008-05-22)
Senator Carl Levin of Michigan has indicated he supports President Bush's decision to promote Gen. David Petraeus to head U.S. Central Command and Lt. Gen. Raymond Odierno as the next commander of troops in Iraq.


Michigan Unemployment (2008-05-22)
Seasonally unadjusted unemployment rates declined in all 17 of Michigan's regional labor markets in April.


Troy Couple Murder (2008-05-22)
Two Texas men have been indicted in connection with the deaths of a husband and wife found shot in the head in their Troy home.


Michigan Gas Prices (2008-05-22)
AAA Michigan says Marquette has become Michigan's first metro area where the average price of regular unleaded gasoline has topped the $4 mark.


AP-GM-FAIRFAX STRIKE (2008-05-22)
GM UNION APPROVES NEW CONTRACT AT KANSAS PLANT, ENDING STRIKE


FIEGER INDICTED (2008-05-21)
JUDGE DENIES DIRECTED VERDICT REQUEST IN FIEGER TRIAL


Drug Search (2008-05-21)
The Michigan Court of Appeals says it's OK for police to use dogs to sniff the exterior of a house to detect drugs without a search warrant.


HIRING MICHIGAN WORKERS (2008-05-21)
MICHIGAN HOUSE PASSES PLAN AIMED AT BOOSTING RESIDENT HIRING


MICHIGAN-WASHINGTON OFFICE (2008-05-21)
MICHIGAN'S WASHINGTON, D.C., OFFICE TO BE HEADED BY GENT


DETROIT MAYOR (2008-05-21)
DETROIT MAYOR REMOVAL REQUEST HANDED TO GOVERNOR'S OFFICE


Democrats Florida Delegates (2008-05-21)
Hillary Rodham Clinton says she is willing to take her fight to seat Florida and Michigan delegates to the convention if the two states want to go that far.


GM-STRIKES (2008-05-21)
TENTATIVE DEAL REACHED TO SETTLE GM-KANSAS CITY STRIKE


AMERICAN AXLE-LABOR (2008-05-21)
UAW MEMBERS AT 3 AMERICAN AXLE PLANTS FAVOR TENTATIVE DEAL


Free From Prison (2008-05-21)
A 47-year-old man is free after serving 25 years in prison for the rape of a pregnant woman in her Detroit home.


Cliff Murderer Claims Innocence (2008-05-21)
A man convicted of pushing his wife to her death from a 140-foot cliff at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore insists he's innocent.


Workplace Shooting (2008-05-21)
A 39-year-old Troy man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole in an April 2007 shooting at the accounting firm where he had been fired.


OTTAWA DRUG TESTS (2008-05-21)
COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT OFFERS TEST KITS, INFORMATION, FOR PARENTS CONCERNED ABOUT DRUG ABUSE BY THEIR KIDS


FORD-INVESTIGATION (2008-05-20)
REGULATORS LOOK INTO REPORTS OF FORD WINDSTAR ENGINE FIRES


AIRLINES-CUSTOMER SATISFACTION (2008-05-20)
U-MICHIGAN SURVEY: PASSENGERS CALL AIRLINE SERVICE 'DISMAL'


CHRYSLER-GASOLINE (2008-05-20)
CHRYSLER EXTENDS GASOLINE SUBSIDY OFFER UNTIL JULY 7 - $2.99 GALLON


FIEGER INDICTED (2008-05-20)
U.S. RESTS CASE AGAINST FIEGER IN CAMPAIGN FINANCE TRIAL


Emotional Distress (2008-05-20)
A Wisconsin appeals court has revived a Michigan trucker's claim that he was emotionally harmed by witnessing a fatal traffic accident.


Vioxx Advertising (2008-05-20)
Merck & Co. is paying $58 million as part of a multistate settlement concerning advertising of the now-withdrawn painkiller, Vioxx.


Volkswagen US (2008-05-20)
Volkswagen executives looking to build an assembly plant site in Tennessee, Alabama or Michigan visited Chattanooga and met with officials courting them at U.S. Sen. Bob Corker's house, a Chattanooga Republican.


Ford Cutting Production (2008-05-20)
Ford Motor Co. is further cutting production of big pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles as demand drops in the face of record high gas prices.


Deputies Injured (2008-05-20)
The Bay County sheriff's office was having a run of bad luck with its deputies for a time.


CABLE-CUSTOMER SATISFACTION (2008-05-20)
CONSUMERS HAPPIER THAN LAST YEAR WITH CABLE, SATELLITE TV


LEAR LAYOFFS (2008-05-19)
LEAR CORP. TO LAY OFF 336 EMPLOYEES IN WISCONSIN THIS JULY


CELL PHONES-DRIVING (2008-05-19)
EYES ON THE ROAD: CELL PHONE USE BY DRIVERS DEBATED IN MICHIGAN


MEIJER-ATTORNEY GENERAL (2008-05-19)
REPORT: MEIJER PAC DONATED $2,500 TO MICHIGAN ATTORNEY GENERAL; "NO CONFLICT," HE INSISTS.


AMERICAN AXLE-LABOR (2008-05-19)
AMERICAN AXLE WORKERS SEE FAULTS IN TENTATIVE DEAL AS VOTING BEGINS


CANADA-AUTO UNIONS (2008-05-19)
CHRYSLER, GM WORKERS IN CANADA RATIFY 3-YEAR DEALS MIRRORING FORD


Red Wings Limo Driver (2008-05-19)
The former limousine driver in the 1997 crash that injured ex-Red Wings player Vladimir Konstantinov says he fell asleep at the wheel.


Jessica Zahn (2008-05-19)
Fred Martino interviews Jessica Zahn of Metro Health. It's part of our Sustainability series in conjunction with Business Review Western Michigan.


David Rinard (2008-05-19)
Fred Martino interviews David Rinard of Steelcase. It's part of our Sustainability series in conjunction with Business Review Western Michigan.


Marylu Dykstra (2008-05-19)
Fred Martino interviews Marylu Dykstra of Sirius Resources. It's part of our Sustainability series in conjunction with Business Review Western Michigan.


Chrysler Gas (2008-05-19)
Chrysler is extending its offer to subsidize gasoline prices for another month.


AMERICAN AXLE Voting (2008-05-19)
Striking workers at American Axle and Manufacturing Holdings Inc. are voting on a new contract with the Detroit auto supplier that would cut their pay.


Fieger Indicted (2008-05-19)
Federal prosecutors have rested their case in the criminal campaign finance trial against high-profile Southfield attorney Geoffrey Fieger and his law partner.


Todd Holloway (2008-05-19)
Fred Martino interviews Todd Holloway of Civil and Environmental Consultants. It's part of our Sustainability series in conjunction with Business Review Western Michigan.


Blackwater Founder Speaks (2008-05-19)
Blackwater Worldwide founder Erik Prince says the people trained by his security company aren't mercenaries or thugs as some critics have claimed but are instead well-trained professionals, often with strong military backgrounds.


CANADA-AUTO WORKERS-GM (2008-05-16)
CANADIAN AUTO WORKERS AGREE ON CONTRACT DEAL WITH GM, CHRYSLER


SUGAR SETTLEMENT (2008-05-16)
BAY CITY SUGAR PROCESSOR FINED BY U-S GOVERNMENT FOR POLLUTION


WORKERS' RIGHTS (2008-05-16)
MICHIGAN HOUSE OKS WORKER RIGHTS BILL LIMITING EMPLOYER CONTROL


WATER WITHDRAWALS (2008-05-16)
MICHIGAN SENATE APPROVES BILL MANAGING WATER WITHDRAWALS


Michigan will have to trim spending for next budget year (2008-05-16)
State economists say lower revenues may force smaller increases in the upcoming budget.


Helicopter pilot killed in crash near Kalamazoo (2008-05-16)
The Kalamazoo County sheriff's office says an experienced helicopter pilot was killed Friday when the aircraft crashed a day after he bought it.


Chicago man, 84, convicted in bank heist that mirrored movie (2008-05-16)
An 84-year-old Chicago man has pleaded guilty to taking part in a 1991 stickup that mirrored a Hollywood movie and netted $359,628 from a Michigan bank.


Battle Creek police shoot bear who strays far from home (2008-05-16)
Battle Creek police have killed a black bear that state officials believe wandered out of the wilds and well beyond its usual comfort zone.


CONGRESS-UNEMPLOYMENT (2008-05-16)
U-S HOUSE VOTES FOR SIX MONTHS ADDITIONAL AID TO UNEMPLOYED


GVSU REMEMBERS OTT (2008-05-16)
Leaders at Grand Valley State University and in the West Michigan community are mourning the death of Arnold C. Ott on May 12. Ott was the longest standing member of the Grand Valley State University Board of Control, beginning as a charter member in 1960 and serving for 28 years, including two terms as board chair. He was 90.


Pontiac police say crash caused by boy, 8, on joy ride (2008-05-16)
Authorities say an 8-year-old Pontiac boy has taken a stolen car on a joy ride and caused a three-vehicle crash.


AMBASSADOR TO RUSSIA (2008-05-15)
MICH. NATIVE NOMINATED TO BE NEXT U.S. AMBASSADOR TO RUSSIA


OBAMA-SWEETIE (2008-05-15)
OBAMA APOLOGIZES TO TV REPORTER FOR CALLING HER 'SWEETIE'


CLINTON (2008-05-15)
CLINTON CAMPAIGN SAYS SHE LEADS IF MICHIGAN, FLORIDA COUNTED


OBAMA-EDWARDS (2008-05-15)
OBAMA VISITS GRAND RAPIDS, PICKS UP ENDORSEMENT FROM JOHN EDWARDS


Report: GR Economy Negative (2008-05-15)
A new report says .the Greater Grand Rapids economy is back into negative territory


Detroit mayor implements new text message policy (2008-05-15)
Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has implemented a new policy that text messages sent on city-owned devices are considered private.


Judge to rule next week in comic book store slaying case (2008-05-15)
A Macomb County judge says he will decide next week whether to overturn a man's first-degree murder conviction in the 1990 slaying of his wife at the comic book store they owned.


Father, daughter accused of running prostitution ring (2008-05-15)
A 43-year-old man and his 22-year-old daughter have been arraigned on charges related to running an Arenac County prostitution ring.


Pedicabs to start rolling in Michigan capital city (2008-05-15)
Anyone tired of hoofing it on the streets of Michigan's capital city soon will have another alternative: the pedicab.


CANADA-AUTO UNIONS (2008-05-15)
CANADIAN UNION CONFIDENT OF DEAL WITH GENEROUS MOTORS, CHRYSLER


STATE HOUSE-FILING DEADLINE (2008-05-14)
CANDIDATES FLOCK TO STATE HOUSE RACES, AND TERM LIMITS WILL CHANGE A LOT NEXT YEAR


CRASH TESTS-SMART (2008-05-14)
ITSY BITSY TEENIE WEENIE SMART GETS TOP CRASH SCORES


Birgit Klohs Talks About the West Michigan Economy (2008-05-14)
Right Place of Greater Grand Rapids President, Birgit Klohs, talks about the 2008 West Michigan Economic Outlook. She spoke at the annual breakfast. Her Speech is titled... "West Michigan- Thriving in a Challenging Economy"


CONGRESS-MICH (2008-05-14)
ALL MICHIGAN CANDIDATES FILE FOR CONGRESS BEFORE DEADLINE


OBAMA-MICHIGAN (2008-05-14)
OBAMA TO FOCUS ON ECONOMY DURING GRAND RAPIDS VISIT TODAY


DETROIT MAYOR (2008-05-14)
CITY COUNCIL VOTES TO BEGIN REMOVAL PROCESS OF DETROIT MAYOR


GRANHOLM-SURGERY (2008-05-13)
MICH. GOVERNOR CONTINUES TO RECUPERATE AT HOME AFTER SURGERY


US SENATE-MICH (2008-05-13)
LEVIN, HOOGENDYK ADVANCE CAMPAIGNS FOR U.S. SENATE


GASOLINE TAX (2008-05-13)
PROPOSAL TO SUSPEND GASOLINE SALES TAX DRAWS FIRE FROM DEMOCRATS


DETROIT MAYOR-COUNCIL (2008-05-13)
COUNCIL TO VOTE ON EFFORTS FOR REMOVING DETROIT MAYOR


Judge dismisses case of woman who says veil cost her claim (2008-05-13)
A federal judge has dismissed a case involving a Muslim woman from Detroit who sued a judge for dismissing her small-claims court case because she refused to remove her veil.


Fugitive Mom (2008-05-13)
A suburban housewife arrested in San Diego 32 years after she escaped from a Detroit-area prison is back in Michigan to serve out at least 5 1/2 years on drug charges.


Mich. sec. of state fines Meijer for campaign law violations (2008-05-13)
Retail giant Meijer Inc. has been fined more than $190,000 for campaign law violations in its effort to build a superstore in Grand Traverse County's Acme Township.


Guilty Agent (2008-05-13)
A former federal agent who pleaded guilty to faking a marriage to gain U.S. citizenship and improperly searching FBI databases has been sentenced to pay $975 in fines and costs, but will serve no prison time.


Obama in Michigan (2008-05-13)
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama will talk about how he'll help Americans deal with shrinking wages, higher prices and lost jobs during his upcoming campaign stops in Michigan.


OBAMA-MICHIGAN (2008-05-13)
OBAMA TO MAKE STOPS IN GRAND RAPIDS, MACOMB COUNTY WEDNESDAY


MINIVAN CRASH (2008-05-12)
4 INDIAN PROGRAMMERS WORKING IN MICH., 2 WIVES DIE IN CRASH


NEW GVSU DEAN (2008-05-12)
Grand Valley State University has announced the hiring of a new dean of the College of Health Professions. Roy Olsson is the current dean of the School of Professional Studies at the State University of New York at Cortland. Olsson will assume his duties at GVSU on July first. He replaces Jane Toot, who plans to return to teaching after 13 years as dean, and previously, director of the college.


BOOSTING TOURISM (2008-05-12)
NEW MICH. CAMPAIGN AIMS TO DRAW MORE OUT-OF-STATE TOURISTS


HOLOCAUST MUSEUM (2008-05-12)
MICH. HOLOCAUST MUSEUM PLANS $5M CHILDREN'S GALLERY IN SUBURBAN DETROIT


TULIP ELECTIN RECOUNT? (2008-05-12)
OPPONENTS OF APPROVED TULIP CITY AIRPORT MULL OVER RECOUNT BECAUSE OF NARROW APPROVAL MARGIN


Proposal to suspend gasoline sales tax draws fire (2008-05-12)
A Republican plan to temporarily suspend Michigan's sales tax on gasoline for the summer driving season is drawing opposition from Democrats who say the state can't afford it.


OBAMA IN GRAND RAPIDS (2008-05-12)
THE KENT COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY HAS ANNOUNCED THAT BARACK OBAMA WILL BE SPEAKING AT A CAMPAIGN RALLY IN GRAND RAPIDS WEDNESDAY NIGHT. THE PARTY WEBSITE WWW.KENTDEMS.COM SAYS .. OBAMA WILL APPEAR AT 7 O'CLOCK WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT THE VAN ANDEL ARENA. THE WEBSITE ASKS VISITORS TO CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES ON ATTENDING THE RALLY.


Levin, Hoogendyk advance U.S. Senate campaigns (2008-05-12)
Republican Jack Hoogendyk is unlikely to face an opponent in Michigan's U.S. Senate race until he runs into longtime incumbent Democrat Carl Levin in November.


West Michigan Helps Myanmar (2008-05-12)
WGVU's Kurt Steiner spoke with International Aid Programs Vice President Milton Amayun. Amayun says he visited Myanmar before the most recent cyclone.


FULBRIGHT FOR GVSU PROFESSOR (2008-05-12)
A Grand Valley State University sociology professor has been awarded a Fulbright grant. Joel Stillerman is also the Latin American Studies Program director. Stillerman received the grant for a research project, Middle Class Consumption and Social Inequality in Santiago, Chile. Stillerman will combine the grant with a Grand Valley sabbatical to spend a year in Santiago, beginning in mid-July. He plans to write a book about his upcoming findings.


AMERICAN AXLE-GM (2008-05-12)
GENERAL MOTORS PLANT IN MISSOURI TO RESTART TODAY AFTER TWO MONTHS OFF


Muskegon getting year-round luge track (2008-05-12)
Muskegon is getting one of the first year-round luge tracks in North America. The 328-foot-long wheeled-luge track is part of a large package of improvements planned for the Muskegon Winter Sports Complex at Muskegon State Park.


26 illegals nabbed in Upper Peninsula (2008-05-12)
Authorities say 26 illegal immigrants are being held in Chippewa County after a series of arrests over the weekend.


American Axle reports progress in talks with union (2008-05-12)
A spokeswoman for American Axle and Manufacturing Holdings Inc. says company and union negotiators made a lot of progress in bargaining Sunday


SCHOOL BOMB THREAT ARREST (2008-05-12)
TEENAGE SUSPECT FACES POSSIBLE 20-YEAR PRISON TERM FOR FAKE BOMB THREAT TO SPARTA HIGH SCHOOL


DETROIT MAYOR-CONNECTIONS (2008-05-12)
MAYOR NAMES FRIENDS, FAMILY TO JOBS IN CASH-STRAPPED DETROIT


Jeff Daniels (2008-05-09)
Chris McCarus speaks with Jeff Daniels at an affordable housing conference in Lansing.


Keith Molin (2008-05-09)
Chris McCarus talks with Keith Molin, interim director of the housing development authority MSHDA. They spoke at an affordable housing conference in Lansing.


Muskegon Development (2008-05-09)
Fred Martino speaks with Cathy Brubaker-Clarke, the Director of Community and Economic Development for Muskegon. They discuss various new projects and events in the city.


Jim Wallis (2008-05-09)
Chris McCarus talks with author Jim Wallis at an affordable housing conference in Lansing.


GM to pay up to $200M to help end American Axle strike (2008-05-08)
General Motors Corp. has agreed to kick in up to 200 million dollars to help end a 10-week strike at American Axle and Manufacturing Holdings Inc.


Clinton campaign opposes giving Obama more Mich. delegates (2008-05-08)
Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign opposes Michigan's plan to give fewer delegates to her and more to rival Barack Obama.


Michigan Senate OKs ban on smoking in bars, restaurants (2008-05-08)
The Michigan Senate has voted to ban smoking in all bars, restaurants and workplaces.


DNR says animal-rescue shelter didn't report missing bear (2008-05-08)
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says a bear roamed a Muskegon-area neighborhood for a week after escaping from an animal-rescue shelter that never notified the agency about the missing animal.


FOSTER CARE (2008-05-07)
GOP BACKED BILLS SEEK TO HELP MICHIGAN FOSTER CARE SYSTEM


MCCAIN-UNIONS (2008-05-07)
MICHIGAN AFL-CIO SAYS IT WILL BLAST MCCAIN ON TRADE, ECONOMY


MACOMB EXECUTIVE (2008-05-07)
VOTERS DECIDE TO MOVE MACOMB COUNTY TOWARD EXECUTIVE SYSTEM


FORD-TRANSMISSIONS (2008-05-07)
FORD SAYS IT'S DOUBLING FUEL-EFFICIENT 6-SPEED TRANSMISSIONS


JAPAN-TOYOTA-US PRICES (2008-05-07)
TOYOTA RAISING PRICES ON SOME MODELS IN US THIS MONTH


It's the biggest show in retail (2008-05-07)
Every year tens of thousands gather from around the country in Las Vegas, just for the chance to get in front of some of the nation's largest retailers.


Man sentenced in killing that led to EMU president's ouster (2008-05-07)
A Southfield man convicted of first-degree murder in the slaying of a fellow Eastern Michigan University student will spend the rest of his life in prison.


Bill lets public see who funds politicians' legal bills (2008-05-07)
A Michigan Senate panel has passed legislation requiring legal defense funds set up for politicians to report finances to the state.


Mixed verdict against U.P. prison inmates (2008-05-07)
Two inmates have been acquitted of the most serious charges against them after a disturbance at an Upper Peninsula prison camp two years ago.


GOP senators question quick action on judicial nominee (2008-05-07)
Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter is among those questioning the speedy confirmation process for Michigan Court of Appeals Judge Helene White.


GVSU aims for the 'forefront' of life sciences (2008-05-07)
To see the economic future of Grand Rapids, all one has to do is look up Michigan Street near downtown.


Mich. Dems to discuss delegate-seating plans Wednesday (2008-05-07)
Michigan Democratic leaders are getting ready to decide how they want to appeal to the Democratic National Committee to seat their national convention delegates.


Chamber poll reflects biz tax frustrations (2008-05-07)
New polling data provides backing to advocates of quickly altering the new Michigan Business Tax that has triggered numerous complaints across the state.


MICROSOFT-AUTOS (2008-05-06)
MICROSOFT SIGNS SOFTWARE DEAL WITH HYUNDAI AND KIA


DETROIT MAYOR-COUNCIL (2008-05-06)
DETROIT CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS GET REPORT ON MAYOR'S REMOVAL


MCCAIN-ARAB LEADER (2008-05-06)
ARAB-AMERICAN LEADER UNHAPPY MCCAIN CAMPAIGN CUTTING TIES


GM LORDSTOWN-CONTRACT (2008-05-06)
GM, LORDSTOWN UNION REACH TENTATIVE DEAL ON LOCAL CONTRACT ISSUES


CHRYSLER-GAS PRICE CAP (2008-05-06)
CHRYSLER'S NARDELLI SAYS COMPANY OFFERING $2.99 GAS CAN MEET JOB-CUTTING GOALS


Hot Technology (2008-05-05)
The U.S. Air Force has approved a $6.8-million, five-year study on how to control heat transmission as electronic devices keep shrinking.


Holland Girl Falls (2008-05-05)
Holland police say a 21-month-old girl hurt her head falling from a second-story window.


Dying Remarks (2008-05-05)
Portions of a speech given by an 18-year-old Bloomfield Hills resident dying of cancer will air Monday as part of an award ceremony in New York City.


Canadian Auto Union (2008-05-05)
The Canadian Auto Workers have voted to ratify a three-year contract with Ford Motor Co. CAW spokeswoman Shannon Devine says the membership voted 78 percent in favor on Sunday.


Canada-Auto Unions (2008-05-05)
Ford Motor Co.'s top manufacturing executive says the company will save money with a new contract ratified last weekend by the Canadian Auto Workers even though it doesn't include a lower-tier pay scale for newly hired workers.


Great Lakes Water Meeting (2008-05-05)
Government officials took public input on a massive Great Lakes water levels study this weekend.


Senator's Husband-Prostitute (2008-05-05)
A preliminary hearing for a Westland woman who police say was paid for sex by Sen. Debbie Stabenow's husband has been postponed.


Detroit Mayor-Council (2008-05-05)
A Detroit City Council attorney says in a report that little can be done to get back an $8.4 million whistle-blowers' settlement involving Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.


McCain-Arab Leader (2008-05-05)
Arab- and Muslim-American leaders want John McCain's campaign to apologize for severing ties with an Arab-American businessman serving on McCain's Michigan finance committee.


EPA Resignation (2008-05-02)
A published report says the top U.S. Environmental Protection Agency administrator in the Midwest has resigned amid internal fights over contamination near Dow Chemical's headquarters in Michigan.


Fugitive Mom (2008-05-02)
An attorney for a woman arrested in California 32 years after escaping a Detroit prison says he'll seek a pardon from Governor Jennifer Granholm.


Couple Shot (2008-05-02)
State police are investigating the shooting deaths of a couple whose bodies were found in their Howell-area home.


Neenah Woman Missing (2008-05-02)
Private businesses provided boats and a helicopter Thursday to help search for a Neenah woman who has been missing since last Saturday afternoon.


Alternative Energy (2008-05-02)
Rick Pluta reports on Governor Granholm's plans to encourage the alternative energy economy in Michigan.


Prosecutor appeals ruling in Detroit mayor's case (2008-05-02)
The Wayne County prosecutor has appealed a decision upholding a 36th District Court judge's ruling not to disqualify himself and the entire bench from hearing the criminal case against Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.


Silk Road to Clipper Ship (2008-05-02)
Fred Martino speaks with April Kingsley, curator at the Kresge Art Museum at Michigan State University. They discuss "Silk Road to Clipper Ship: Trade, Changing Markets, and East Asian Ceramics," an exhibit which runs through August 1, 2008.


Old hospital equipment gets new life (2008-05-02)
In the warehouse sits stacks of hospital gurneys, packed in wood crates and ready for shipment.


Capsized Boat (2008-05-02)
The Coast Guard says four people whose boat capsized on Lake Erie have been rescued by a nearby boater.


Rare Swallow in Michigan (2008-05-02)
Dozens of birdwatchers are in the Marquette area, hoping for a glimpse of a violet green swallow.


Double Suicide in Livingston Country (2008-05-02)
Michigan State Police say the deaths of a couple whose bodies were found in their Howell-area home was a double homicide.


DNA for 18 Year Rape Conviction (2008-05-02)
he Michigan Court of Appeals is ordering DNA testing in the case of a man sent to prison in 1990 for raping a Lansing woman.


Michigan Distilleries (2008-05-02)
As Rob South reports...new rules could increase the number of distilleries in Michigan.


AG probes Blues as insurance reform vote pends (2008-05-02)
The Michigan Senate Health Policy Committee plans to vote on a health insurance market reform measure May 1, as the state's largest insurer seeks a backstop to its individual market risk but critics warn of increasing monopolization of the state health coverage market.


Cervical Cancer Vaccine (2008-05-01)
Schools that provide information about vaccinations to families soon could include details about a vaccine to fight against a cause of cervical cancer.


Hispanic Growth (2008-05-01)
A new federal Census report says the U.S. Hispanic population rose by 1.4 million over a year's time to 46 million as of last July.


McCain Visits Michigan (2008-05-01)
Republican presidential candidate John McCain is coming to Oakland County next week.


Touching Deputy (2008-05-01)
A Livingston County sheriff's deputy has quit after being suspended on accusations he inappropriately touched a female inmate.


Speaker Recall (2008-05-01)
A group that wants to recall Democratic House Speaker Andy Dillon is turning in signatures to state elections officials, hoping to get the issue on the August ballot.


Construction Projects (2008-05-01)
The Legislature is still at odds over how much to spend on new buildings at state universities.


Michigan governor continues to recover after surgery (2008-05-01)
Gov. Jennifer Granholm continues to recover at a Lansing hospital two days after having emergency surgery to remove an obstruction in her small intestine.


States' Hiring Curbs (2008-05-01)
As U.S. states struggle with about 39 billion dollars in total budget shortfalls, at least 10 -- including Michigan -- have announced hiring curbs.


Strip Club Fire (2008-05-01)
A man accused of setting fire to a Detroit strip club to cover up his theft of lottery tickets while cleaning the building has pleaded guilty to federal charges.


CANADA-FORD-UNION (2008-04-29)
CANADIAN AUTO WORKERS AGREE TO OUTLINE OF FORD CONTRACT


CAMPAIGN FINANCE (2008-04-29)
TOP PACS IN MICHIGAN RAISE $21.8 MILLION FOR 2007-08 CYCLE


STATE CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS (2008-04-29)
State lawmakers remain at odds over spending hundreds of millions of dollars on university buildings, airport runways, trails and other state projects.


AP-GM CUTS (2008-04-29)
GM TO CUT 1 SHIFT EACH AT 4 PICKUP TRUCK, SUV FACTORIES


SHOOTING CONVICTION (2008-04-29)
A jury has convicted a man charged in an April 2007 shooting at a Troy accounting firm that left a receptionist dead and two managing partners wounded.


CONGRESS-TORTURE (2008-04-29)
HOUSE CHAIRMAN THREATENS SUBPOENAS ON TORTURE POLICY


PRIMARY SCRAMBLE (2008-04-29)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Top Michigan Democrats working to get Michigan's delegates seated at the Democratic National Convention have suggested splitting the delegates 69-59 between Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama.


DETROIT UPDATE (2008-04-29)
DETROIT (AP) - Excerpts of text messages revealed in an 18-page document show Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and his former top aide engage in graphic sex talk.


BOY RETURNS WALLET (2008-04-29)
DORR, Mich. (AP) - An 11-year-old Boy Scout who found a wallet containing $800 turned it over to the police, who returned the wallet to its rightful owner.


FISHING REGULATIONS (2008-04-29)
ANGLERS COULD HOOK UP MORE MICHIGAN LINES UNDER PROPOSED RULE CHANGE; PUBLIC INPUT SOUGHT


Mich. bill would give motorists choice in medical coverage (2008-04-28)
Some state lawmakers and community leaders are getting behind legislation to give motorists a choice of medical coverage when buying auto insurance.


Pioneering basketball figure Will Robinson dies at 96 (2008-04-28)
Pioneering basketball icon Will Robinson has died at the age of 96. Detroit Pistons spokesman Matt Dobek says Robinson died Monday morning in a nursing home in Harper Woods.


VOLKSWAGEN-TENNESSEE (2008-04-28)
SITES VIE FOR POSSIBLE VOLKSWAGEN PLANT; MICHIGAN APPEARS OUT OF THE RUNNING


OBAMA EX-PASTOR-NAACP (2008-04-28)
OBAMA'S FORMER PASTOR ADDRESSES DETROIT NAACP DINNER


Jury selection begins in Red Wings limousine lawsuit (2008-04-28)
Jury selection is under way in Detroit federal court in a lawsuit brought by a former Red Wings player and a team masseuse a decade after a limousine crash that left them both permanently injured.


GM-STRIKES (2008-04-28)
GM AVOIDS STRIKES IN KANSAS AND MICHIGAN, FOR NOW, AS TALKS CONTINUE


SMALL BOAT-TERROR (2008-04-28)
TO STAVE OFF TERROR, FEDS ISSUE SAFETY STRATEGY FOR BOATERS


SMALL BOAT-TERROR (2008-04-28)
TO STAVE OFF TERROR, FEDS ISSUE SAFETY STRATEGY FOR BOATERS


POWER STRUGGLE-WIND (2008-04-28)
GRANHOLM TOUTS GREEN ENERGY WHILE TOURING THUMB WIND FARM


Debate continues over Michigan health insurance bills (2008-04-28)
A state Senate panel could begin voting on proposed changes to Michigan's individual health insurance market as early as this week.


Supreme Court upholds photo ID law for voters in Indiana (2008-04-28)
The Supreme Court says states can require voters to produce photo IDs. The court has ruled the requirement doesn't violate a citizen's constitutional rights.


AIRLINE MERGER-CONGRESS (2008-04-25)
DELTA, NORTHWEST DEFEND PROPOSED COMBINATION IN WASHINGTON


GM PLANT (2008-04-25)
THREATENED GM STRIKES ON THE BACK BURNER, AS BARGAINERS MAKE PROGRESS ON LOCAL ISSUES


MERICAN AXLE-ANNUAL MEETIN (2008-04-25)
HUNDREDS RALLY OUTSIDE AMERICAN AXLE'S ANNUAL MEETING


GM-STRIKES (2008-04-25)
GM FACES STRIKE DEADLINES TODAY AT TWO PLANTS OVER LOCAL CONTRACT DISPUTES


UNEMPLOYMENT-MICHIGAN (2008-04-25)
REGIONAL JOBLESS RATES DROP IN MARCH IN 12 OF 17 MARKETS


FOREST FIRE (2008-04-25)
N. MICHIGAN WILDFIRE DAMAGES 6 HOMES, FORCES I-75 CLOSUR


VOLKSWAGEN-US (2008-04-24)
AP NEWSBREAK: VW NARROWS POTENTIAL NEW PLANT TO 3 STATES


GREAT LAKES WATER (2008-04-24)
EXPERTS WARN OF FUTURE ATTEMPTS TO RAID GREAT LAKES WATER


Oil Spill (2008-04-24)
Crews have managed to clean up an oil spill in the Lower Harbor in Marquette. The area was closed after the U.S. Coast Guard was notified of the leak on Monday.


LEGAL DEFENSE (2008-04-24)
BILL LETS PUBLIC SEE WHO FUNDS POLITICIANS' LEGAL BILLS


Fieger Trial (2008-04-24)
A federal prosecutor says outspoken lawyer Geoffrey Fieger and a law partner knowingly dodged campaign finance laws to boost contributions to Democrat John Edwards' 2004 presidential campaign.


Michigan Unemployment (2008-04-24)
Seasonally unadjusted unemployment rates edged lower in 12 of Michigan's 17 regional labor markets in March.


Fugitive Surrender (2008-04-24)
Fugitives wanted for nonviolent crimes are being encouraged to surrender at one of Detroit's biggest and most influential churches.


Airline Merger Hearings in Congress (2008-04-24)
The chief executives of Delta and Northwest Airlines are trying to convince lawmakers on Capitol Hill that the proposed merger between the two is the best way to cope with surging fuel prices.


Glenn Bulthuis: 30 Years of Songs (2008-04-24)
Glenn Bulthuis is a Calvin College institution, a singer-songwriter who mixes folk melodies, rock n' roll, spirtual songs, with a dash of humor. He's just released his greatest hits.


PRIMARY SCRAMBLE-CHALLENGE (2008-04-24)
DNC MEMBER FROM MICHIGAN FILES CHALLENGE ON DELEGATES


ABORTION LAW (2008-04-24)
MICHIGAN HOUSE DOESN'T VOTE ON BAN OF ABORTION PROCEDURE


EQUAL PAY-MICHIGAN (2008-04-23)
GROUPS CALL FOR EQUAL PAY; MICHIGAN RANKS 47TH NATIONALLY


TAX BREAKS (2008-04-23)
MICHIGAN SENATE APPROVES BUSINESS TAX BREAKS; LOOK FOR ROCKY ROAD IN THE HOUSE


Girl Choked on Swing (2008-04-23)
A 5-year-old Grand Rapids-area girl has been taken to a hospital after choking when her neck became entangled in the chain of a swing.


SCHOOL RESTRUCTURING (2008-04-23)
REPORT: MORE MICHIGAN SCHOOLS PLAN RESTRUCTURING UNDER NCLB


Great Lakes Water Raid (2008-04-23)
Canadian and American experts say it's not unrealistic to expect that parched U.S. states could start "water wars" in the years ahead and fight for access to Great Lakes resources.


Democratic Convention Scramble (2008-04-23)
A top supporter of Hillary Rodham Clinton has filed a challenge with the Democratic National Committee to get Michigan's delegates seated at the national convention.


Police Shooting (2008-04-23)
The man accused of shooting the Capac (KAY'-pak) police chief and a St. Clair County sheriff's deputy has been released from a hospital and transferred to the county jail.


DRUNKEN DRIVING (2008-04-23)
STUDY FINDS DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE TRENDS NORTH


JUDGE INVESTIGATED (2008-04-23)
STATE COMMISSION RECOMMENDS INGHAM COUNTY JUDGE BE REMOVED


Volkswagen Eyes Michigan (2008-04-23)
Volkswagen AG has narrowed its list of states competing for a potential U.S. production facility to Alabama, Michigan and Tennessee.


WIND FARM (2008-04-22)
GRANHOLM PROMOTES ALTERNATIVE POWER USE IN MICHIGAN'S THUMB


Tax Breaks (2008-04-22)
The Michigan Senate has approved tax breaks to help small businesses, but the legislation could decrease state government's budget by $162 million this year.


Equal Pay (2008-04-22)
Women's groups in Michigan are bringing attention to the fact that Michigan women on average make only 69.8 cents for every dollar earned by a man.


UNINTENDED PREGNANCIES (2008-04-22)
MICHIGAN DEMS PITCH SEX EDUCATION, CONTRACEPTION ACCESS PLAN


Judge Investigated (2008-04-22)
A state commission has recommended that Ingham County Circuit Judge Beverley Nettles-Nickerson be removed from office.


FUEL ECONOMY (2008-04-22)
US TO RELEASE PROPOSED FUEL ECONOMY RULES ON EARTH DAY


GRANHOLM-LIFE SCIENCES (2008-04-22)
RESEARCH COMPANY'S EXPANSION IN WEST MICHIGAN TO CREATE 3,300 JOBS


Autism Rally (2008-04-22)
Supporters of legislation to get better insurance coverage for autism are calling for action at the state Capitol.


Fuel Economy (2008-04-22)
The Associated Press has learned the government will require new cars and trucks to achieve an average fuel economy of 31.6 miles per gallon by 2015.


BALLOT PROPOSALS-HEALTH CARE (2008-04-22)
SUPPORTERS SAY HEALTH CARE PROPOSAL ON TRACK FOR NOVEMBER


Congress May Vote to Halt Medicaid Changes (2008-04-21)
Congress is poised to take up a measure that would stop Medicaid changes from taking effect that critics say would cut services and cost the states $50 billion over five years.


Cop's Wife's Murder Suspected Contract Killing (2008-04-21)
The Detroit police chief says a man is suspected in at least seven contract killings, including the December slaying of a police sergeant's wife.


Granholm Promotes Renewable Energy (2008-04-21)
Governor Jennifer Granholm is in Michigan's Thumb region to highlight the state's potential as a renewable energy hub.


Trial for Workplace Shooting Begins (2008-04-21)
A jury has been selected for the trial of a man charged in an April 2007 shooting at a Troy accounting firm that left a receptionist dead and two managing partners wounded.


State Dept. Official Meets with Dalai Lama (2008-04-21)
A senior U.S. State Department official says her meeting in Ann Arbor with the Dalai Lama offers a timely opportunity to discuss recent conflicts in Tibet.


DALAI LAMA (2008-04-21)
DALAI LAMA SPEAKS ON ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY IN MICH.


POWER STRUGGLE-EFFICIENCY (2008-04-21)
MICHIGAN CAN SAVE DOWN THE LINE WITH ENERGY EFFICIENCY NOW


HYBRIDS-GROWTH (2008-04-21)
FEWER PEOPLE BOUGHT CARS LAST YEAR, BUT MORE OF THOSE WHO DID...WENT HYBRID


AMERICAN AXLE (2008-04-21)
TALKS BETWEEN UAW, STRIKEBOUND AMERICAN AXLE TO RESUME


GAS PRICES-GOVERNMENT SERVICES (2008-04-21)
HIGH GAS PRICES FORCING TOUGH DECISIONS ON TRIMMING GOVERNMENT SERVICES


ENERGY PLAN (2008-04-18)
MICHIGAN HOUSE APPROVES WIDE-RANGING ENERGY LEGISLATION


ENERGY PLAN (2008-04-18)
MICHIGAN HOUSE APPROVES WIDE-RANGING ENERGY LEGISLATION


Dalai Lama (2008-04-18)
The Dalai Lama says he fully understands the sentiments of those protesting the upcoming Olympics in China to draw attention to the country's human rights record.


POLL-BATTLEGROUNDS (2008-04-18)
POLL: DEMS PROBABLY LEAD MCCAIN IN BATTLEGROUND STATES


MIDWEST EARTHQUAKE (2008-04-18)
5.4 EARTHQUAKE ROCKS ILLINOIS; ALSO FELT IN INDIANA


LEGISLATIVE RECALLS (2008-04-18)
RECALL FIGHT OVER MICHIGAN SPEAKER DILLON HEADED TO COURT


Detroit Mayor on Obama (2008-04-18)
Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick says the controversial former pastor of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's church should be judged by his life's work.


Legislative Recalls (2008-04-18)
It remains to be seen what effect a court order might have on a recall effort targeting Democratic House Speaker Andy Dillon.


Bus Wreck Victim-First Pitch (2008-04-18)
He didn't throw a perfect strike, but it didn't matter to everyone who cheered at Bluffton University where Tim Berta threw out the first pitch before Friday afternoon's game.


Earthquake-Nuclear Reactors (2008-04-18)
Two of Michigan's three nuclear power plants have exercised emergency plans following an early morning earthquake that shook southern Illinois.


FOOD-DRUG SAFETY (2008-04-18)
DINGELL PROPOSES COUNTRY OF ORIGIN RULE FOR FOOD, DRUGS


POLICE SHOOTING (2008-04-17)
MANHUNT FOR MICH. MAN ACCUSED OF SHOOTING CHIEF, DEPUTY


IMMIGRATION-H2B VISAS (2008-04-17)
STUPAK, OTHER CONGRESSMEN PLEAD FOR MORE FOREIGN WORKERS


ORGAN TRANSPLANT CRASH (2008-04-17)
NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD TO DISCUSS FATAL TRANSPLANT PLANE CRASH


ENERGY PLAN (2008-04-17)
MICHIGAN HOUSE PANEL VOTES TO REWRITE ELECTRICITY LAW


TOURISM PROMOTION (2008-04-17)
LEGISLATURE APPROVES PLAN TO BOOST TOURISM PROMOTION MIDST GLOOMY FORECAST


DROP OFF OLD MEDS (2008-04-16)
EPA URGES GREAT LAKES RESIDENTS TO DROP OFF OLD MEDS


FORD SETTLEMENT (2008-04-16)
CALIFORNIA JUDGE APPROVES FORD EXPLORER ROLLOVER SETTLEMENT


BANKRUPTCIES-INCREASE (2008-04-16)
BANKRUPTCY FILINGS UP 38 PERCENT LAST YEAR AMID WEAK ECONOMY


DELTA-NORTHWEST (2008-04-16)
DELTA, NORTHWEST FACE CHALLENGE OF MERGING FLEETS, EMPLOYEES


DELPHI BANKRUPTCY UPDATE (2008-04-16)
DELPHI CHAIRMAN SURE COMPANY WILL EMERGE FROM CHAPTER 11


Great Lakes-Drug Drop-Offs (2008-04-15)
More than 30 million people live around the Great Lakes, and every day an untold number of them flush unused and expired medications down the toilet.


Harry Potter Lawsuit (2008-04-15)
he author of a Harry Potter encyclopedia cried on the witness stand today in the New York federal court trial of a copyright infringement suit brought by the writer of the fantasy novel series.


Democrat Schauer leads GOP US Rep. Walberg in fund-raising (2008-04-15)
Federal campaign finance reports show that Democrat Mark Schauer has increased his fund-raising lead over southwestern Michigan Republican Congressman Tim Walberg.


Judicial Nominees (2008-04-15)
President Bush has nominated two Michigan attorneys to the federal bench in a deal with the state's Democrats that will break a long impasse over judicial nominations.


DELTA-NORTHWEST (2008-04-15)
DELTA, NORTHWEST DIRECTORS SIGN OFF ON AIRLINES' COMBINATION


NISSAN-CHRYSLER (2008-04-15)
NISSAN TO MAKE CHRYSLER CAR; CHRYSLER TO MAKE NISSAN PICKUP


CAMPUS THREATS (2008-04-15)
MICHIGAN, ILLINOIS CAMPUSES CLOSED OVER THREATENED VIOLENCE


Service Tax (2008-04-15)
An attempt to make it harder to expand Michigan's sales tax to more services has failed in the Legislature.


DETROIT MAYOR-BUDGET (2008-04-15)
DETROIT CITY COUNCIL REFUSES TO HEAR FROM KILPATRICK ON BUDGET


POLL-2008-MICHIGAN (2008-04-15)
OBAMA DOES BETTER AGAINST MCCAIN THAN CLINTON IN MICHIGAN POLL


UNIVERSITY-THREATS (2008-04-14)
BATHROOM GRAFFITI THREATS PROMPT 2-DAY OAKLAND U CLOSING


POWER STRUGGLE-COAL (2008-04-14)
NEW COAL-FIRED POWER PLANTS OPPOSED IN MICHIGAN; TECHNOLOGY CALLED "OUTMODED."


HARRY POTTER LAWSUIT (2008-04-14)
ROWLING SEEKS TO HALT MUSKEGON COMPANY'S 'HARRY POTTER' ENCYCLOPEDIA


AMERICAN AXLE (2008-04-14)
AMERICAN AXLE MAKES NEW CONTRACT OFFER TO UNITED AUTO WORKERS


DETROIT MAYOR-BUDGET (2008-04-14)
KILPATRICK TO PRESENT BUDGET PROPOSAL TO HOSTILE CITY COUNCIL


HOME SCHOOLING (2008-04-10)
SOME HOME SCHOOLERS CONCERNED ABOUT REGISTRATION PROPOSAL


JOBS FUND (2008-04-10)
MICHIGAN WANTS HIGH-TECH COMPANIES TO COMPETE FOR STATE LOANS


INCOME GAP (2008-04-10)
REPORT: INCOME GAP WIDENS IN MICHIGAN, NATION: RICH GETTING RICHER...POOR GETTING POORER...


River Dredging (2008-04-10)
ST. JOSEPH, Mich. (AP) - The Army Corps of Engineers has issued an emergency declaration aimed at speeding up the dredging of the St. Joseph River's inner harbor needed to reopen it to commercial shipping.


DETROIT MAYOR-BOND (2008-04-10)
KILPATRICK ATTORNEY ASKS COURT TO DENY OR DELAY BOND HEARING


FIEGER INDICTED (2008-04-10)
FIEGER REQUESTS CHANGE OF VENUE IN CAMPAIGN-FINANCE CASE


Pen Assault (2008-04-10)
IRON MOUNTAIN, Mich. (AP) - The prosecutor in Dickinson County says he won't file charges against a member of the Iron Mountain City Council who threw a pen that struck a fellow member.


Great Lakes Warrior (2008-04-10)
CLEVELAND (AP) - An Ohio state senator who has been blocking a multistate agreement to prevent Great Lakes water from being diverted to parched states says he'll drop his opposition under one condition.


Tulip Time Sub (2008-04-10)
HOLLAND, Mich. (AP) - The governor's luncheon at this year's Tulip Time Festival in Holland will take place without the governor.


Jeremiah Wright is Keynote (2008-04-10)
DETROIT (AP) - The embattled former minister of Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama has been selected as the keynote speaker for the Detroit branch of the NAACP's 53rd Annual Fight for Freedom Fund dinner.


Detroit Casino Economy (2008-04-09)
DETROIT (AP) - Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick says reported revenue decreases by two of the city's three casinos are not expected to impact his economic stimulus plan for the city.


Rockford Judge Not Suspended (2008-04-09)
ROCKFORD, Mich. (AP) - The Michigan Supreme Court has ruled that a Rockford-based judge will not be suspended pending the outcome of an administrative hearing on judicial-misconduct charges.


Tornado (2008-04-09)
GUNPLAIN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - The National Weather Service says a small tornado damaged a barn housing some horses and knocked down trees in southwestern Michigan.


UAW Health Care (2008-04-09)
A federal judge has given preliminary approval to a deal that would require Chrysler hourly retirees pay more for health care.


OFFICIALS INDICTED (2008-04-09)
FORMER OGEMAW COUNTY PROSECUTOR SENTENCED TO FIVE YEARS IN PRISON


Fieger Indicted (2008-04-09)
DETROIT (AP) - High-profile lawyer Geoffrey Fieger has asked a federal judge to move his upcoming criminal trial out of Detroit.


DETROIT MAYOR (2008-04-09)
DETROIT CITY COUNCIL OPENS HEARING ON WHISTLE-BLOWERS' SETTLEMENT


FOOD STAMPS (2008-04-09)
MICHIGAN CLOSER TO ISSUING FOOD STAMPS TWICE A MONTH; GROCERS CHEER


STRIPPER DEATH (2008-04-09)
FORMER DETROIT OFFICIAL SEEKS TEMPORARY HALT TO FEDERAL SUIT


PICKUP-BUS FATAL (2008-04-09)
3 TEENS KILLED WHEN THEIR SPEEDING PICKUP HITS BUS NEAR DETROIT


Hitchens' Iraq Debate Rebuttals (2008-04-08)
Peter Hitchens says the Iraq war was a war launched in arrogance. Christopher Hitchens says the War should have been started earlier. We begin the rebutting arguments with Peter.


Hitchens "God" Debate, Rebuttals (2008-04-08)
The two Hitchens brothers have each given their initial arguments; now they get a chance at defending their positions.


FILM INCENTIVES (2008-04-08)
GRANHOLM SIGNS BILLS AIMED AT BOOSTING MICHIGAN'S MOVIE BUSINESS


AMERICAN AXLE-LABOR (2008-04-08)
UAW, AMERICAN AXLE CHIEFS MEET, TO RESUME TALKS TUESDAY


DODGE CROSSOVER (2008-04-08)
CHRYSLER HOPES DODGE CROSSOVER WILL CARRY OPTIMISTIC MESSAGE


DELTA-NORTHWEST (2008-04-08)
DELTA EYEING NORTHWEST REQUEST TO PROCEED WITH DEAL


MGM Mirage Dubai (2008-04-08)
DETROIT (AP) - Michigan gaming regulators have authorized Dubai World's request to increase its stake in casino and resort giant MGM Mirage Inc. from 9.4 percent to 14.75 percent.


National Parks Fund (2008-04-08)
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - A conservation group says Congress must allocate 100-million dollars for land purchases within the national park system in fiscal 2009 or risk compromising the natural, historical and scenic integrity of 55 national treasures forever.


MEAP Results (2008-04-08)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan's elementary and middle school students generally improved their scores on standardized math tests, but some scores slipped in other subject areas.


Chrysler Recall (2008-04-08)
Chrysler is recalling more than 212,000 Chrysler Sebring and Dodge Avenger passenger cars to fix an electrical problem that could lead to engine stalling and other issues.


Detroit Mayor (2008-04-08)
DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit City Council is holding a public hearing into the city's $8.4 million settlement of two whistle-blowers' lawsuits.


Hitchens "God" Debate (2008-04-08)
Christopher Hitchens is an atheist who lives and works in Washington D.C. He begins our coverage.


Hitchens "God" Debate 2 (2008-04-08)
The younger Peter Hitchens is an Anglican who lives in England he argues in favor of religion and a god.


Hitchens' Iraq Debate (2008-04-08)
Hitchens Brothers debate Iraq... Initial Arguments at Grand Rapids' Fountain Street Church.


UNIVERSITY COVER-UP (2008-04-08)
JURY CONVICTS MAN IN KILLING THAT LED TO EMU CHIEF'S OUSTER ANN ARBOR, MICH.


MICHIGAN STATE-DISTURBANCE (2008-04-07)
MORE THAN 50 ARRESTED AT DISTURBANCE NEAR MICHIGAN STATE


STREET LIGHTS-ENERGY (2008-04-07)
STUDY: NEW STREET LIGHT TECHNOLOGY COULD SAVE ENERGY, MONEY


Delta and Northwest (2008-04-07)
ATLANTA (AP) - Delta Air Lines is trying to determine whether to push ahead with a combination with Northwest Airlines -- minus a prearranged deal between their pilots.


MSU Riot (2008-04-07)
Police are sorting out the damage caused by what they characterized as a riot near Michigan State University over the weekend.


BETTY FORD TURNS 90 (2008-04-07)
FORMER FIRST LADY'S 90th BIRTHDAY MARKED BY CELEBRATION AT GRAND RAPIDS MUSEUM


ISLE ROYALE-WILDLIFE (2008-04-07)
ANNUAL STUDY: ISLE ROYALE WOLF, MOOSE POPULATIONS INCREASE


Detroit Mayor (2008-04-07)
DETROIT (AP) - The Wayne County prosecutor's office says it has filed a motion seeking the disqualification of all 36th District Court judges in the preliminary examination for Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.


PRIMARY SCRAMBLE (2008-04-07)
DEAN: DEAL TO SEAT FLA, MICH DELEGATIONS UNLIKELY BEFORE SUMMER


MICHIGAN DEMOCRATS (2008-04-07)
LEVIN: MICHIGAN DEMS WILL GET FAIR REPRESENTATION AT CONVENTION


Nissan in the US (2008-04-07)
Nissan Motor Co. says it will build and sell light commercial vehicles in the U.S., using its existing work force and factories.


Davenport Closing Campuses (2008-04-07)
CALEDONIA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Davenport University is closing some of its Michigan and Indiana locations.


OFFSHORE WIND (2008-04-04)
WISCONSIN REGULATORS AGREE TO LOOK INTO WINDMILLS IN GREAT LAKES


Bay Harbor Pollution (2008-04-04)
ALBA, Mich. (AP) - Governor Jennifer Granholm won't get involved in a pollution cleanup dispute near Little Traverse Bay in Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula.


Sleeping Burglar (2008-04-04)
No porridge was reported missing when someone returning home in Kalamazoo discovered a stranger sound asleep on a bed.


NORTHWEST-FARES (2008-04-04)
NORTHWEST RAISING FUEL SURCHARGES, FREEZING PILOT HIRING


Detroit Mayoral Saga (2008-04-04)
DETROIT (AP) - Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and former Chief of Staff Christine Beatty are expected to attend an April 18 pretrial conference on perjury and other charges.


PRIMARY SCRAMBLE-MICHIGAN (2008-04-04)
MICHIGAN DEMS TO OFFICIALLY ABANDON PLAN FOR DO-OVER ELECTION


Plastech Will Produce for Chrysler (2008-04-04)
A Chrysler LLC spokesman says Plastech Engineered Products Inc. will continue making parts for the automaker at least through April 30.


Grand Rapids to Return Stolen Italian Paintings (2008-04-04)
The Grand Rapids Art Museum will return two 14th-century panel paintings stolen from an Italian church more than a century ago.


BOVINE TUBERCULOSIS (2008-04-04)
STATE GETS EMERGENCY FEDERAL GRANT TO BATTLE BOVINE TB


FIGHTING FORECLOSURES (2008-04-04)
GRANHOLM SIGNS BILLS TO REQUIRE MORTGAGE OFFICER REGISTRATION


CHRYSLER-IT JOBS (2008-04-03)
CHRYSLER PLANS TO LAY OFF HUNDREDS OF COMPUTER WORKERS IN OUTSOURCING MOVE


SMARTER THAN THE SMITHSONIAN? (2008-04-03)
MICHIGAN FIFTH-GRADER FINDS 27-YEAR-OLD SMITHSONIAN MISTAKE...OOPS...


DUNES-CHRISTMAS TREES (2008-04-03)
DEAD CHRISTMAS TREES HELP STABILIZE DUNES AT LUDINGTON STATE PARK


Ramsey Seeks House Again (2008-04-03)
John Ramsey again plans to run for the Michigan House.


Positive Influences Statewide (2008-04-03)
This 30-minute documentary follows efforts to discourage teens from using alcohol and other drugs. Includes student reports from Muskegon High School and public service announcements from Lakeland High School. Individual segments are also posted separately.


Teen Writing Scores (2008-04-03)
More and more middle- and high-school students have the basics of writing down, but there's been no increase in the ranks of top-performing teenage writers.


Stop Loss (2008-04-03)
Stop Loss is the most recent film inspired by the war in Iraq, and it is definitely the best one so far, but far from perfect. Directed by Kimbery Pierce, who did Boys Don't Cry, the film works on a similar rural setting. But where Boys Don't Cry explored gender politics in the underbelly of the industrial mid-west, Stop Loss looks at the soldiers from a small Texas town.


Air Fare at Northwest (2008-04-03)
Northwest Airlines Corp. says it is raising fuel surcharges for flights from Japan to North America by $20 each way, to $160.


Superior Levels Down (2008-04-03)
Lake Superior dropped a half-inch more than normal during March, and it's expected to rise less than normal in April.


CIVIL RIGHTS COIN (2008-04-03)
STABENOW BILL MARKS CIVIL RIGHTS ACT ANNIVERSARY WITH COIN


TRIBAL CASINOS (2008-04-03)
CONGRESSMAN CONYERS' COMMITTEE OPPOSES MICHIGAN CASINO BILLS


JAPAN-TOYOTA-PRIUS (2008-04-02)
TOYOTA DENIES REPORT THAT GOVERNMENT FUNDED PRIUS DEVELOPMENT


GENDER EQUITY LAWSUIT (2008-04-02)
MHSAA ORDERED TO PAY $7.4 MILLION IN LEGAL BILLS, INTEREST


What a generation wants (2008-04-02)
She's young, educated and in the early stages of her career. And she sees herself and her generation as wanting work to mean more than just a paycheck. It's the experience and quality of life that counts more.


Work center backers look to private investors (2008-04-02)
As some 9,500 people commute out of Newaygo County each day to work about half of them to the Grand Rapid area Andy Lofgren sees a concept for a specialized work center as a potential economic driver.


AUTO SALES (2008-04-02)
GM, CHRYSLER SALES DOWN 19%; FORD'S OFF 14%, TOYOTA'S FALL 10%


DETROIT MAYOR-UNIONS (2008-04-02)
HEADS OF DETROIT'S LARGEST EMPLOYEE UNION WANT MAYOR TO RESIGN


Aquinas eyes sustainability master's (2008-04-02)
More than four years after forming a degree program in sustainable business, Aquinas College is seeking to expand its capacity and adding a graduate program.


UNEMPLOYMENT-MICHIGAN (2008-04-02)
REGIONAL JOBLESS RATES INCREASE IN FEBRUARY IN MOST MICHIGAN MARKETS


Stripper Death (2008-04-01)
Two attorneys are asking to withdraw their representation of Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick in a civil lawsuit filed by the family of a slain stripper.


Drug Use PSA (2008-04-01)
Lakeland High School students have produced public service announcements regarding the consequences of alcohol and drug use, including this PSA.


Dirt Bike Death (2008-04-01)
Authorities say a 7-year-old boy was killed when his motorized dirt bike crashed at a track south of Flint.


DNR Request Bear Hunt Extension (2008-04-01)
Black bears that have developed a taste for honey from commercial beehives in the northwestern Lower Peninsula could find themselves at the wrong end of a rifle for an extra week this year.


DETECTIVE KILLED (2008-04-01)
MAN INDICTED IN SALE OF SHOTGUN USED IN KILLING OF DETECTIVE


Middle School Views (2008-04-01)
Muskegon High School's Krishlyn Buck returns to her middle school to talk to students about drugs....and what she heard was encouraging.


HIGH SCHOOL GRAD RATES (2008-04-01)
REPORT: LOW GRADUATION RATES IN MANY CITY SCHOOL DISTRICTS


AMERICAN AXLE-LABOR (2008-04-01)
GM CLOSES SEDAN PLANT AS STRIKE AT AMERICAN AXLE CONTINUES


Fatal Fire (2008-04-01)
Authorities say a woman has died in a house fire just north of the Barry County community of Middleville. The woman's identity wasn't immediately available.


Prescription Drugs (2008-04-01)
Alcohol and other drugs are just one problem facing teens today. As Muskegon High School's Courtney Roberts reports, they are also abusing prescription drugs.


Violence PSA (2008-04-01)
Lakeland High School students have produced public service announcements regarding the consequences of drug use. This PSA deals with violent relationships.


Positive Peer Pressure (2008-04-01)
There is such a thing as "positive peer pressure". Muskegon High School's Letese Clark reports.


Violence PSA #2 (2008-04-01)
Lakeland High School students have produced public service announcements regarding the consequences of drug use. This PSA deals with high school violence.


Muskegon Positive Influences Interview (2008-04-01)
WGVU's Fred Martino talks with Muskegon High School teacher Marti Johnson and Muskegon High student Letese Clark about the Positive Influences project.


PRIMARY SCRAMBLE (2008-04-01)
MICHIGAN CONGRESSMAN PROPOSES PLAN FOR SEATING STATE'S DELEGATES


Gender Equity Lawsuit (2008-04-01)
A federal judge has ordered the Michigan High School Athletic Association to pay $7.4 million in legal bills and interest for its fight to maintain a scheduling system found to have discriminated against girls


Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (2008-04-01)
One tragic consequence of teen alcohol use is Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Vikki Richards reports.


Take it Back...Be the Solution (2008-04-01)
Some Grand Rapids students are part of a movement to stop teen alcohol use. WGVU's Kurt Steiner reports on "Take it Back...Be the Solution."


UNIVERSITY COVER-UP (2008-04-01)
JURY HEARS OPENINGS IN E. MICHIGAN STUDENT SLAYING RETRIAL


AMERICAN AXLE-LABOR (2008-03-31)
STRIKEBOUND AMERICAN AXLE PLACES HELP-WANTED ADS WITH NO END TO WALKOUT IN SIGHT


DRUNKEN DRIVING-BLOOD (2008-03-31)
SHERIFF REQUIRES BLOOD TESTS FOR ALL SUSPECTED DRUNKEN DRIVERS


RETRACTABLE STUDS (2008-03-31)
COMPANY TESTS RETRACTABLE-STUD SNOW TIRES TO OFFER SAFE DRIVING


Injury Accident (2008-03-31)
A teen from the southern Lower Peninsula is improving after an auto accident in Steuben County, Indiana.


Cemetary Law (2008-03-31)
New proposals aimed at strengthening Michigan law protecting cemetery trust funds are coming to the state Legislature.


Deer Rescued (2008-03-31)
A deer that became stranded on some ice in Mona Lake got some help from Muskegon-area firefighters. Norton Shores Deputy Fire Chief Bob Gagnon says a citizen called Sunday afternoon to report seeing 14 deer stranded on the lake's ice.


Jury Selection in EMU Murder Retrial (2008-03-31)
Jury selection has begun in the retrial of a man accused of raping and strangling a fellow Eastern Michigan University student.


WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS (2008-03-31)
LEGISLATION WOULD ALLOW COMPENSATION FOR WRONGFULLY CONVICTED


Fred Knapp Trio (2008-03-31)
Fred Knapp Trio has a new CD out, the second in their songbook series, celebrating Cole Porter. With imaginative arrangements, tight instrumentation, and beautiful vocals. Fred Knapp Trio at Jazznight at Z's on April 3rd, at GRAM on March 28th.


WORKPLACE CHAPLAINS (2008-03-31)
A GROWING WORKPLACE PERK: CHAPLAIN SERVICE WHEN TIMES ARE CHALLENGING


HATE SPEECH (2008-03-31)
CIVIL RIGHTS COMMISSION MEETS IN OPEN SESSION AT GVSU ALLENDALE CAMPUS


Snowmobile Season Extened in U.P. (2008-03-31)
The Upper Peninsula is the place to be for snowmobilers this week. Because of the dense snow pack that lingers over most of the U.P., the Michigan Department of Natural Resources will continue grooming the state-managed snowmobile trail system there through Sunday.


UNIVERSITY COVER-UP (2008-03-31)
JURY SELECTION TO BEGIN IN EMU STUDENT'S RAPE-SLAYING


AMERICAN AXLE-LABOR (2008-03-28)
AMERICAN AXLE STRIKE TO IMPACT PLANTS IN MICH., OHIO


ZERO-EMISSION VEHICLES (2008-03-28)
CALIFORNIA LOWERS TARGET FOR ZERO-EMISSION VEHICLES


HOME SALES (2008-03-28)
SENATE TRIES TO BOOST HOME SALES WITH TAX CHANGES


GREAT LAKES-HEALTH REPORT (2008-03-28)
LAWMAKERS WARN CDC NOT TO TERMINATE WHISTLEBLOWER


IRAQ JUNKET-CHARITY (2008-03-28)
CHARITY OFFICIAL'S ARREST SHOCKS ARAB AMERICAN, MUSLIM LEADERS


MICHIGAN PRIMARY-LAWSUIT (2008-03-27)
FEDERAL JUDGE IN DETROIT STRIKES DOWN STATE PRIMARY RECORDS LAW


CENSUS-GROWING CITIES (2008-03-27)
TEXAS HAS 4 OF NATION'S TOP 10 GROWING CITIES; DETROIT DECLINES


IRAQ JUNKET (2008-03-27)
PROSECUTORS SAY SADDAM'S INTELLIGENCE AGENCY FINANCED U-S LAWMAKERS' PRE-WAR TRIP TO IRAQ


STATE BUDGET-SCHOOLS (2008-03-27)
SENATE APPROVES SPENDING PLAN FOR K-12 PUBLIC SCHOOLS


Child Safety Seats (2008-03-27)
Governor Jennifer Granholm has signed legislation requiring all children who are both under age 8 and shorter than 4-foot-9 to be fastened into booster seats.


Shark Tooth (2008-03-27)
A Port Huron teenager thought he found an odd-looking rock while snorkeling in the St. Clair River last August.


Strike Affects GM Plants (2008-03-27)
General Motors Corp. says it will be forced to idle its Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant because of a parts shortage from American Axle and Manufacturing Holdings Inc.


TV Judge Calls for Mayor's Resignation (2008-03-27)
Television judge Greg Mathis says he is not part of a committee raising funds for Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's legal battle against perjury, misconduct and other charges.


Courts Side with Controversial Director (2008-03-27)
A federal appeals court has ruled filmmaker and Michigan resident Michael Moore did not defame an Iraq war veteran when he used a clip from a television interview without his permission in the anti-war documentary "Fahrenheit 9/11."


FORD-JAGUAR UPDATE (2008-03-27)
FORD DISPOSES OF TWO OVERSEAS LINES AT BIG LOSS: JAGUAR AND LAND ROVER TO GO


BODY FOUND-ARREST (2008-03-26)
WEST MICHIGAN MAN ORDERED TO STAND TRIAL IN 2004 MURDER OF WIFE


DETROIT MAYOR-INVESTIGATION (2008-03-26)
INVESTIGATORS SAY DETROIT MAYOR SOUGHT "ANSWER" FOR COP'S FIRING


DETROIT MAYOR (2008-03-26)
DETROIT MAYOR, FORMER TOP AIDE MAKE INITIAL COURT APPEARANCES


FORD-JAGUAR (2008-03-26)
FORD TO SELL JAGUAR, LAND ROVER TO TATA MOTORS TODAY


MIXED-UP VICTIMS (2008-03-26)
IN NEW BOOK, WEST MICHIGAN CRASH SURVIVOR PONDERS WHY SHE LIVED


Saddam Funded U.S. Lawmakers Junket (2008-03-26)
Federal prosecutors say Saddam Hussein's intelligence agency secretly financed a trip to Iraq for three U.S. lawmakers during the run-up to the U.S.-led invasion.


Flags Lowered to Half Staff (2008-03-26)
Governor Jennifer Granholm has ordered flags to be lowered Friday in honor of a soldier who died in Afghanistan while on active duty.


Incentive overhaul (2008-03-26)
Once upon a time Michigan was an innovator in economic development incentives.


Is the credit crunch slowing commercial development? (2008-03-26)
It's a new age for commercial lending in western Michigan, some say, as banks tighten standards and scrutinize developers' finances more than ever.


SBAM offers entrepreneurial agenda' (2008-03-26)
As economic developers push for changes in how the state lures business investments, the Small Business Association of Michigan is offering ideas for improving the entrepreneurial environment.


Priority margin held tight in '07 (2008-03-26)
Margins at Priority Heath remained tight in 2007, amid declining enrollment and a tough economy.


Herman Miller Settles Suit (2008-03-26)
Herman Miller Inc. has agreed to pay $750,000 to settle an antitrust lawsuit regarding the Zeeland office furniture maker's pricing practices for its Aeron chair.


CMU Student Runs for State House (2008-03-26)
A Central Michigan University student who has drawn attention for his clashes with university administrators over the hiring of an assistant professor says he is running for the state House.


DETROIT MAYOR (2008-03-25)
DETROIT MAYOR CHARGED WITH PERJURY, INSISTS HE'LL BE EXONERATED


FATAL FIRE (2008-03-25)
2 CHILDREN KILLED IN CASS COUNTY HOUSE FIRE; EIGHT OTHERS ESCAPE


Instructor Walkout at UoM (2008-03-25)
Picketing graduate student instructors at the University of Michigan have halted two construction projects.


DETROIT MAYOR-NEWSPAPERS (2008-03-25)
DETROIT FREE PRESS, THE DETROIT NEWS CALL FOR MAYOR TO STEP DOWN


Barbershop Beer No More (2008-03-25)
The owner of Jude's Barbershops will continue offering haircuts and shaves to his customers but no more free beer.


SCHOOL BUS CRASH (2008-03-25)
SCHOOL BUS COLLIDES HEAD-ON WITH CAR IN IONIA COUNTY


State Budget-Health (2008-03-25)
After lengthy debate, a divided state Senate has passed a spending plan providing health care to the poor, elderly and disabled.


Kwame Tried to Keep Lid on Cop's Firing (2008-03-25)
New documents show Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick tried to keep a police officer's firing secret and asked his staff for a "good answer."


Home Prices (2008-03-25)
New data shows home prices in many cities, including Detroit, continue to plunge. U.S. home prices fell 10.7 percent in January, and the Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller home price index of 20 cities saw its steepest decline in two decades.


KEVORKIAN-CONGRESS (2008-03-25)
KEVORKIAN FORMALLY ANNOUNCES RUN FOR CONGRESS, HOPES FOR SPOT ON TICKET AS INDEPENDENT


STATE BUDGET (2008-03-24)
GOP AGAINST SOME OF GRANHOLM'S BUDGET, INCLUDING SMALL SCHOOLS


KEVORKIAN-CONGRESS (2008-03-24)
ASSISTED SUICIDE CRUSADER-IN-RETIREMENT JACK KEVORKIAN TO ANNOUNCE CONGRESSIONAL BID


DETROIT MAYOR (2008-03-24)
WAYNE COUNTY PROSECUTOR TO REVEAL PLANS IN KILPATRICK CASE


DETROIT MAYOR-PROSECUTOR (2008-03-24)
COUNTY PROSECUTOR SAYS PROBE OF DETROIT MAYOR ALL PART OF THE JOB


FUGITIVE SWEEP (2008-03-24)
ROUNDIN' EM UP---STATE, LOCAL AUTHORITIES ARREST 205 FUGITIVES IN SWEEP


Kevorkian Running for Congress (2008-03-24)
Assisted-suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian has announced he's running for Congress. If elected, he says his main priority will be promoting the Ninth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and the rights it guarantees.


Kilpatrick Charges (2008-03-24)
DETROIT (AP) - The Wayne County prosecutor says she is bringing perjury and other charges against Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and his former top aide.


Kilpatrick-Bio (2008-03-24)
NAME: Kwame Kilpatrick. AGE: 37 (Born June 8, 1970). EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree in political science, Florida A&M; law degree from Detroit College of Law at Michigan State University.


Big Buck (2008-03-24)
A Horton man who didn't have a hunting license when he shot a 24-point buck last October with a compound bow in a Jackson County swamp has been sentenced to five days in jail.


Fatal Fire (2008-03-24)
Authorities in Cass County say two children were killed in a fire apparently caused by a faulty wood stove.


Kilpatrick-Timeline (2008-03-24)
A chronology of the text-messaging sex scandal involving Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick...


AUTO SHOW-HIGH HOPES (2008-03-21)
FLAT YEAR AT US AUTO SHOWS REFLECTS MARKET DOLDRUMS, AS AUTOMAKERS DIG IN


STATE BUDGET-WORKER RETRAINING (2008-03-21)
HOUSE APPROVES WORKER RETRAINING CASH; TAKES BREAK AFTER SENDING TO SENATE


COASTER TROUT-ENDANGERED (2008-03-21)
LAKE SUPERIOR TROUT MAY BE LISTED AS ENDANGERED BY FEDERAL GOVERNMENT


BORDERS GROUP-SALE (2008-03-21)
BORDERS GROUP TO CONSIDER SALE OF PART OR ALL OF ITSELF


DELPHI-BANKRUPTCY (2008-03-21)
DELPHI CLEARED TO SELL BEARINGS BUSINESS FOR $46.2M TO KYKLOS


Obama Speech (2008-03-21)
The following is a transcript of the remarks of Democratic Illinois Sen. Barack Obama, delivered March 18, 2008, in Philadelphia at the Constitution Center.


Michigan Woman Died from Collision with Stingray (2008-03-21)
A Florida medical examiner has determined that a Michigan woman died from a collision when she was struck by a ray that jumped out of the water in a freak accident.


Keno Dispute Settled (2008-03-21)
The state has settled a long-running dispute with two American Indian tribes over the Michigan Lottery Club Keno game.


Infection Lawsuit (2008-03-21)
A nine million dollar settlement has been awarded to the estate of a 39-year-old construction worker who died after three doctors failed to diagnose what kind of infection was killing him.


Northern Michigan U. Adds Emergency Alert System (2008-03-21)
Northern Michigan University has a new system to warn students of a campus emergency.


Build better identity, life sciences urged (2008-03-21)
She wants to put her 25 years of business-to-business marketing experience to work in a new arena life sciences.


Empowering alternative energy (2008-03-21)
With recent arguments between the governor and attorney general played out in the media, it seems renewable and alternative energy already is generating a lot of wind.


ROI data aiding tourism-funding push (2008-03-21)
Michigan's chief tourism promoter credits return-on-investment data assembled in recent years with finally lifting the industry toward a major boost in state promotional funding.


Spring Snow (2008-03-21)
This week's arrival of spring hasn't brought an end to the forecasts for still more snow in Detroit and much of the rest of Michigan's southern Lower Peninsula.


AUTO SHOW-X PRIZE (2008-03-20)
AUTOMOTIVE X PRIZE WILL OFFER $10M FOR FUEL-EFFICIENT VEHICLE


A Mothers Lament (2008-03-20)
A Michigan man will spend the next 30 to 60 years in prison for slaying his pregnant girlfriend.


Daycare Death (2008-03-20)
An autopsy reveals that a 2-year-old West Michigan boy died after ingesting a solvent or rubbing alcohol.


NEW LEAGUE CRISIS (2008-03-20)
FORD FIELD SUES ALL AMERICAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE FOR $1 MILLION


The Bank Job (2008-03-20)
Roger Donaldson is one of those directors that has fallen through the cracks of my memory. He's best know in America for the Hollywood blockbusters he directed in the 1980s, No Way Out, the film that made Kevin Costner a movie star, and Cocktail, the one where Tom Cruise played a juggling bartender. But he made a huge impression on my movie going sensibility in 1981 with Smash Palace.


Lake Superior Trout May Be Endangered (2008-03-20)
The federal government is considering whether to put the coaster brook trout on the endangered species list.


GEM THEFT (2008-03-20)
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN OFFERS REWARD FOR THEFT OF GEMS FROM GEOLOGY DEPT


DEAD ANIMALS FOUND (2008-03-20)
MONTCALM COUNTY AUTHORITIES FIND DEAD ANIMALS AT ABANDONED HOME


Stingray Kills Michigan Woman (2008-03-20)
Officials say a Michigan woman died after a stingray jumped out of the water and struck her in the upper body in the Florida Keys.


Michigan Primary Unlikely (2008-03-20)
The state Senate has adjourned without taking up a presidential primary bill, essentially ending Michigan's chances of holding a June 3 do-over Democratic election.


GRANHOLM-TOWN HALL (2008-03-20)
GRANHOLM FOCUSES ON MICH. ECONOMY IN TELEVISED TOWN HALL MEETING


MO(VE)MENT IN HOLLAND (2008-03-19)
Mo(ve)ment is a collaborative performance of dance, painting, and music. WGVU's Scott Vander Werf interviews the creators, who perform in Holland on Wed. March 19th.


PRIMARY SCRAMBLE (2008-03-18)
MICHIGAN LEGISLATIVE LEADERS CONSIDER DO-OVER PRIMARY


AUTO STOCK (2008-03-18)
SHARES OF FORD, GENERAL MOTORS AGAIN DROP BELOW 52-WEEK LOWS


MO(VE)MENT MULTI-MEDIA EVENT IN HOLLAND (2008-03-18)
MOVEMENT IS A COLLABORATIVE MULTI-MEDIA PROJECT OF DANCE, PAINTING, AND MUSIC, CREATED BY BENNO HUBNER AND TALI FARCHI, BOTH FROM THE NETHERLANDS. THEY PERFORM AT THE HOLLAND AREA ARTS COUNCIL ON WED. MARCH 19TH AT 8PM.


GRANHOLM-HIGHER ED (2008-03-18)
GRANHOLM PROPOSES EARLY COLLEGE EXPANSION PROGRAM IN PONTIAC


CONGRESS-MICHIGAN (2008-03-18)
STUPAK, LEVIN HAVE OPPONENTS FOR RE-ELECTION TO CONGRESS


LEVIN-IRAQ (2008-03-18)
LEVIN SAYS U.S. NEEDS TO SHIFT MORE RESPONSIBILITY TO IRAQIS


GRENADES FOUND (2008-03-17)
FIREPOWER! 3 GRENADES, 2 SMALL ROCKETS FOUND IN LIVINGSTON COUNTY


MICH. PROFESSOR-ATHLETES (2008-03-17)
NEWSPAPER: UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN ATHLETES "STEERED" TO PROFESSOR


DETROIT MAYOR-PERJURY (2008-03-17)
PROSECUTOR SAYS FINDINGS OF DETROIT MAYOR CASE WILL "SURPRISE"


Hudsonville Controversy (2008-03-17)
Hudsonville continues to struggle over the phrase "strive to serve God" in the city's mission statement. Vanessa Johnston reports.


AMERICAN AXLE-LABOR (2008-03-17)
UAW STRIKE AT AMERICAN AXLE NEARS 3 WEEKS; DISCUSSIONS CONTINUE


MI Primary Battle (2008-03-17)
The Democratic Party is debating a plan to hold a second presidential primary on June 3. Rick Pluta reports.


Warhol Exhibit (2008-03-17)
Andy Warhol: Rapid Exposure continues at the Grand Rapids Art Museum through June 15t, 2008. Kaomi Goetz reports.


CAPITOL CLOUT (2008-03-17)
DIVIDED POLITICAL POWER AT THE CAPITOL LEADS TO SOME ROADBLOCKS


MI Primary Battle (2008-03-17)
The Democratic Party is debating a plan to hold a second presidential primary on June 3. Rick Pluta reports.


AUTO DEALERS-CONSOLIDATION (2008-03-14)
CHRYSLER JOINS GM, FORD IN CUTTING DEALER RANKS SEEKING BETTER EFFICIENCY


PRIMARY SCRAMBLE (2008-03-14)
MICHIGAN, PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN DISCUSS DO-OVER PRIMARY


Geraldo Rivera (2008-03-14)
WGVU's Shelley Irwin speaks with FOX News host and author Geraldo Rivera in this interview first broadcast on March 14, 2008.


AUTO STOCKS (2008-03-14)
SHARES OF FORD, GENERAL MOTORS CLOSE AT 52-WEEK LOWS


CHRYSLER-SHUTDOWN (2008-03-14)
CHRYSLER TO SHUT DOWN ALL OPERATIONS FOR 2 WEEKS IN JULY


HEALTH INSURANCE-MICHIGAN (2008-03-14)
REPORT: 2 DEATHS PER DAY AMONG MICHIGAN'S UNINSURED; STABENOW CALLS IT A "MORAL ISSUE"


DIRTY AIR-MICHIGAN (2008-03-13)
14 MICHIGAN COUNTIES FLUNK NEW EPA SMOG STANDARDS--SEVERAL IN WEST MICHIGAN


Power law re-write generates differences (2008-03-13)
What one side considers a reasonable compromise the other sees as impractical, as state lawmakers weigh legislation that could reverse Michigan's landmark electric choice law.


Primary Scramble (2008-03-13)
The chairwoman of Florida's Democratic Party has said the proposed presidential primary do-over is unlikely to go forward because of concerns about the combined mail-in/in-person election.


2 Deaths Per Day Among Uninsured (2008-03-13)
A new report from a health care advocacy group estimates that nearly two people in Michigan die every day because they don't have health insurance.


MANPOWER OUTLOOK (2008-03-13)
SECOND QUARTER HIRING OUTLOOK ENCOURAGING FOR MOST OF WEST MICHIGAN, GLUM FOR METRO DETROIT


GREAT LAKES-HEALTH REPORT (2008-03-13)
CDC RELEASES GREAT LAKES POLLUTION REPORT CITING HEALTH PROBLEMS


KEVORKIAN-CONGRESS (2008-03-13)
KEVORKIAN CANDIDACY COULD COMPLICATE MICHIGAN CONGRESSIONAL RACE


FOOD STAMPS (2008-03-13)
MICHIGAN SENATE VOTES TO ISSUE FOOD STAMPS TWICE A MONTH


PRIMARY SCRAMBLE-MICH (2008-03-13)
DO-OVER DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY COULD BE RUN BY STATE IN MAY OR JUNE


Is the housing market staging a comeback? (2008-03-13)
It's there, hovering on the horizon the mythical return of the housing market.


Cougar Tracks (2008-03-13)
State wildlife biologists say a set of tracks found in the Upper Peninsula probably came from a cougar.


Border Security-Driver's Licenses (2008-03-13)
Governor Jennifer Granholm has signed legislation to create optional Michigan driver's licenses designed to make it easier to cross the nation's borders.


Barbershop Beer (2008-03-13)
Barbershop owner Thomas Martin is taking his case to Lansing to restore his cut-and-a-beer service.


Commercial Realtors push for MBT changes (2008-03-13)
The commercial real estate community statewide is rallying to change the Michigan Business Tax, which they say will cause massive impacts to property values and investment.


GVSU SMOKE (2008-03-13)
GVSU MULLS TIGHTER SMOKING POLICY AFTER INPUT FROM STAFF AND STUDENTS


KEVORKIAN-CONGRESS (2008-03-12)
KEVORKIAN CONTEMPLATES RUN FOR NINTH DISTRICT CONGRESS IN MICHIGAN


AMERICAN AXLE-LABOR (2008-03-12)
AMERICAN AXLE BLAMES UAW FOR BREAKDOWN IN STRIKE TALKS


AIRPORT JOY RIDE (2008-03-12)
FORMER GRAND RAPIDS AIRPORT VALET SENTENCED FOR LENGTHY JOY RIDE


TOWING DEATH (2008-03-12)
INSURANCE AGENT CHARGED IN DEATH OF ANN ARBOR TOW TRUCK DRIVER


DOUBLE KILLING (2008-03-12)
MAN FROM THUMB AREA CHARGED WITH MURDER CHARGES IN DEATHS OF 2 WOMEN


Do-over Democratic primary could be run by state (2008-03-12)
Democratic party leaders are floating yet another idea for a do-over election to get Michigan's delegates seated at the Democratic National Convention.


Film Incentives (2008-03-12)
The Legislature is starting to pass bills aimed at making Michigan one of the country's most attractive states in which to make a movie. The legislation would give movie studios a 40 percent credit or rebate on their production costs.


Legal dispute could affect future of 2 southwestern Mich. parks (2008-03-12)
A legal battle could determine whether Michigan will retain control of Warren Woods State Park and part of Warren Dunes State Park.


Hundreds of Ducks Die at St. Clair (2008-03-12)
Michigan wildlife officials say hundreds of canvasback and redhead ducks have died along the St. Clair River and Lake St. Clair shorelines.


Food Stamps (2008-03-12)
The state Senate has voted to make Michigan the first state in the nation to issue food stamps twice a month.


Cell Phone Fees Increasing (2008-03-11)
Cell phone bills are going up in much of Michigan this July. State regulators on Tuesday approved 911 surcharges in 68 counties.


DELPHI-BANKRUPTCY (2008-03-11)
DELPHI PLANS TO KEEP LOOKING FOR $6.1B IN BANKRUPTCY EXIT LOANS


JUDGE INVESTIGATED (2008-03-11)
PANEL HEARS ARGUMENTS IN MISCONDUCT CASE AGAINST JUDGE


ADOPTION DOCUMENTS (2008-03-11)
ADOPTEES COULD HAVE MORE ACCESS TO HEALTH HISTORY UNDER BILL


DODD-DELEGATES (2008-03-11)
DODD PROPOSES DIVIDING FLA., MICH DELEGATES FOR OBAMA, CLINTON


Superior Ice Cut (2008-03-11)
The U.S. Coast Guard has begun breaking Lake Superior ice to speed up the process of reopening lanes for the shipping season.


Mail Voting (2008-03-11)
Barack Obama's campaign has concerns about the possibility of Michigan and Florida holding a Democratic presidential vote by mail.


Officer Killed (2008-03-11)
More information has been released about the firing of a Grand Rapids police officer following the shooting death of a colleague.


Great Lakes Compact (2008-03-11)
Gov. Jim Doyle says he would call the Wisconsin Legislature into a special session to pass the Great Lakes Compact in a second if the votes to pass it were lined up.


PROPERTY TAX PLANS (2008-03-11)
STATE LAWMAKERS SQUABBLE OVER PLANS TO EASE PROPERTY TAXES


FOOD STAMPS (2008-03-10)
MICHIGAN MAY BE 1ST STATE TO ISSUE FOOD STAMPS TWICE A MONTH


PHARMAWATER (2008-03-10)
DRUGS FOUND IN DRINKING WATER IN DETROIT, ELSEWHERE---WHAT'S IN YOUR WATER?


BMW PRODUCTION (2008-03-10)
BMW PLANS TO UP US PRODUCTION WHILE CUTTING WORKERS IN GERMANY


DETROIT MAYOR-ADDRESS (2008-03-10)
KILPATRICK TO DISCUSS ECONOMY, NOT SEX SCANDAL, DURING ANNUAL ADDRESS


PRIMARY SCRAMBLE (2008-03-10)
CONSENSUS NEARING FOR MAIL-IN PRIMARY IN FLORIDA; WHAT OF MICHIGAN?


CONGRESS-MICH (2008-03-07)
POLL SHOWS 7TH DISTRICT US HOUSE RACE ABOUT EVEN BETWEEN WALBERG AND SCHAUER


Compost (2008-03-07)
A Grand Rapids Restaurant is changing the way it handles customers' food. And while the restaurant's customers probably won't notice a change the restaurant employees still hope to make a difference.


CEMENT-MERCURY (2008-03-07)
EPA RECONSIDERING MERCURY RULES IN RESPONSE TO MICHIGAN SUIT


HILD SAFETY SEATS (2008-03-07)
MICHIGAN SENATE VOTES TO PUT MORE CHILDREN IN SAFETY SEATS


GREAT LAKES COMPACT (2008-03-07)
WIS. SENATE APPROVES GREAT LAKES COMPACT AS NMICHIGAN LAWMAKERS CONTINUE TO TALK


PRIMARY SCRAMBLE (2008-03-07)
DNC'S DEAN URGES DO-OVER CONTESTS IN MICHIGAN, FLORIDA


Dow Fire (2008-03-06)
Dow Chemical Co. says a fire in a pump house used for putting out fires left one worker with slight burns.


Fighting Foreclosures (2008-03-06)
Bills aimed at making state housing loan programs available to more Michigan residents have passed the state Senate.


DETROIT MAYOR-RECALL (2008-03-06)
LANGUAGE OK'D ON KILPATRICK RECALL PETITION; FIVE OTHERS PENDING


PRIMARY SCRAMBLE (2008-03-06)
MICHIGAN AND FLORIDA: INTEREST IN HOLDING NEW NOMINATING CONTESTS


DELPHI-BANKRUPTCY (2008-03-06)
GM TO GIVE NEARLY $3B IN LOANS TO DELPHI TO AID BANKRUPTCY EXIT


FORD BONUSES (2008-03-06)
FORD CHIEF: ALL WORKERS WILL GET PERFORMANCE BONUSES THIS YEAR


Granholm Taps Pals for Position (2008-03-06)
overnor Jennifer Granholm has appointed a longtime ally to fill a new job in her administration.


Detroit Mayor Fights Recall (2008-03-06)
A lawyer representing Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick says he will ask a county elections commission to reconsider its approval of language on a recall petition.


Cold Case Gets Colder (2008-03-06)
Cold-case officers are downgrading their investigation of a 22-year-old murder, and the victim's mother says she's losing hope.


The Darjeeling Limited (2008-03-05)
The Darjeeling Limited is the most sincere movie that Wes Anderson has made yet. His five features include two masterpieces, Rushmore, which made him a cult moviemaker, and The Royal Tennenbaums, which is my favorite. I've never seen his first film, Bottle Rocket, and although I loved The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, I also found it a bit disappointing the first time around.


High School Student Dies (2008-03-04)
An autopsy has found that a Grand Rapids-area high school student who died a short time after developing breathing problems at school had a blood clot in her lung.


Film Incentatives (2008-03-04)
Moviemakers are urging state lawmakers to back legislation designed to make Michigan the country's most attractive state in which to film.


Detroit City Council Post Pones No Contest Vote on Mayor (2008-03-04)
The Detroit City Council has decided to postpone a vote on a resolution that asks Kwame Kilpatrick to step down as mayor.


MEDICAL MARIJUANA (2008-03-04)
MEDICAL MARIJUANA PROPOSAL ADVANCES IN MICHIGAN; LEGISLATIVE INACTION SENDS IT TO VOTERS IN THE FALL


GM-HENDERSON (2008-03-04)
GM ELEVATES CFO FRITZ HENDERSON TO PRESIDENT AND CHIEF OPERARING OFFICER


GM-AMERICAN AXLE (2008-03-04)
AMERICAN AXLE STRIKE FORCES CLOSURE OF 5 GM PLANTS


AUTO SALES (2008-03-04)
U-S FEBRUARY AUTO SALES FALL 6.3%; TRUCKS, SUV's WEAK


Granholm Against Medical Pot (2008-03-04)
A proposal to legalize marijuana for medical purposes does not have the support of Governor Jennifer Granholm.


FRASER MEMORIAL (2008-03-04)
Memorial service planned for Douglas Fraser, former UAW president


Abortion Consent (2008-03-04)
Republican lawmakers again are trying to pass a bill critics say would make it too difficult for girls to get an abortion without their parents' consent.


GAS PRICES (2008-03-03)
MICHIGAN GAS PRICES DOWN A NICKEL DURING PAST WEEK AS PETROL ITS $4.00 PLUS IN CALI


FORD-PLANTS (2008-03-03)
FORD TO CUT SHIFTS AT PLANTS IN ILLINOIS, KENTUCKY AND OHIO


AMERICAN AXLE (2008-03-03)
AMERICAN AXLE STRIKE FORCES CLOSURE OF GM PLANT IN MORAINE, OHIO


DRIVEN INTO DEBT (2008-03-03)
CAR TITLE LENDERS UNDER THE RADAR OF PREDATORY LENDING DEBATE


Medical Weed (2008-03-03)
Michigan voters are a step closer to considering whether marijuana should be legalized for medical purposes.


MEIJER-RECALL (2008-03-03)
MEIJER RECALLS 2,184 POUNDS OF FROZEN ENTREES IN 4 STATES


High Court Rules on Drug Company (2008-03-03)
A divided Supreme Court is leaving intact a ruling favoring people who sued a pharmaceutical company -- saying they had been harmed by a diabetes drug. The dispute stems from suits against Warner-Lambert over Rezulin. Warner-Lambert is now owned by Pfizer.


Granholm on Detroit Mayoral Scandal (2008-03-03)
Governor Jennifer Granholm says the legal case involving embattled Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick needs to run its course in his text-messaging sex scandal.


GM Prez (2008-03-03)
General Motors Corp. says its board has elected Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer Fritz Henderson to the post of president and chief operating officer.


Pictured Rocks Murder Trial (2008-03-03)
The prosecutor in Thomas Richardson's murder trial says the McaBain man could have had several reasons for killing his wife at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.


Great Lakes Report Delayed (2008-02-29)
Members of Congress want to know why a federal agency is withholding a report that describes potential health risks near 26 polluted areas of the Great Lakes region.


Kennecott Mine Saga (2008-02-29)
Foes of a proposed nickel and copper mine in Michigan's Upper Peninsula have filed another legal challenge.


Persepolis (2008-02-29)
Persepolis is an amazing film, an animated French language story in black and white. It was nominated for an Oscar for Animated Feature this year and lost to Ratatouille.


Harry Potter Lawsuit (2008-02-29)
The creator of Harry Potter is trying to stop a fan of the books from publishing an unauthorized reference work, a "Harry Potter Lexicon."


Meap Mistake (2008-02-29)
A southeast Michigan elementary school's MEAP scores are suffering because the school neglected to turn a portion of the test into state officials for scoring on time.


Saginaw Mail Carriers (2008-02-29)
Neither snow, rain, heat, nor gloom of night might keep letter carriers in Saginaw from doing their jobs.


Andean Trade (2008-02-28)
The House has approved a 10-month extension of a trade program aimed at promoting imports from four South American nations.


Kilpatrick Documents (2008-02-28)
The release of documents related to the settlement of a whistle-blower's lawsuit against Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick could have ramifications in the legal community.


Trash Crash (2008-02-28)
Three rigs stuffed with Canadian trash bound for Michigan landfills flipped on Highway 402 in southern Ontario, spilling garbage that blocked traffic for hours.


Great Lakes (2008-02-28)
Great Lakes area Congress members are urging their constituents to let the presidential candidates know how critical the lakes' protection is.


Border Security (2008-02-28)
Governor Jennifer Granholm is expected to sign legislation that will give Michigan an optional driver's license and identification card designed to make it easier to cross the nation's borders.


Health Insurance Conflict (2008-02-28)
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and rival insurance companies are sparring over legislation that would change how rates are set for some types of insurance policies.


GM-Annual Report (2008-02-28)
General Motors Corp. says paying to set up a huge health care trust for its hourly retirees could force it to reduce spending in other areas.


Detroit Mayor Scandal (2008-02-28)
A Detroit City Council committee has approved a resolution telling Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick it's time for him to resign because of the scandal over his sexy test messages with an aide.


President Lake Region Community College (2008-02-28)
A Michigan college administrator has been named as the new president of Lake Region Community College in Devils Lake.


Immigrant Arrests (2008-02-27)
Federal immigration officials say they've arrested illegal immigrants in Michigan with outstanding deportation orders as part of a six-state operation.


Building Blows Up (2008-02-27)
An explosion and fire leveled a building in northeastern Grand Rapids.


Toilet Seat Auction (2008-02-27)
A community theater group in Royal Oak is lifting the lid on its latest fundraising plans.


Outlook sees office furniture declines through '09 (2008-02-27)
A new quarterly outlook for the first time foresees the office furniture industry experiencing a downturn to close out the decade.


Comic Book Store Slaying (2008-02-27)
A trial is getting under way for a Pennsylvania man charged in the 1990 slaying of his wife at the couple's Detroit-area comic book store. Macomb County prosecutors say 47-year-old Michael George was unhappy in his marriage and wanted a divorce, but decided on murder instead.


Foreclosure Rates-Michigan (2008-02-27)
New data suggests home foreclosures in Michigan are declining. The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press report filings in the state dropped 7 percent in January compared with a year ago.


Baby Poisoning (2008-02-27)
An 18-year-old from Muskegon Heights is charged with trying to poison her baby. Police tell WZZM-TV that Shatara Jones tried to make the 1-year-old drink bleach and cleanser.


Perfect From Now On in Paperback-John Sellers Interview (2008-02-27)
Interview with author John Sellers on the occasion of the paperback edition of Perfect From Now Forever: How Indie Rock Saved My Life.


Man gets life in 1983 rape-slaying of Eastern Michigan student (2008-02-27)
An imprisoned sex offender will serve a life sentence without parole in the 1983 rape and murder of an Eastern Michigan University student.


State Supreme Court won't hear Detroit mayor's appeal (2008-02-27)
The state Supreme Court has declined to hear Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's appeal. Kilpatrick had wanted to keep sealed documents related to a text-messaging sex scandal.


Governor Granholm (2008-02-27)
Governor Granholm takes calls from listeners in this program, which aired statewide on February 27, 2008.


Seeding or ceding the future? (2008-02-27)
As a broader debate unfolds on how to pursue a better economic future for the state, the latest initiative in western Michigan reflects a course already set down.


Jobs Fund: Round 2 is on the way (2008-02-27)
The state is planning a second round for businesses to compete for funding through the 21st Century Jobs Fund, with the money this time going directly to companies that are creating jobs.


God Complaint in Hudsonville Decision (2008-02-26)
The words "strive to serve God" will remain in the city of Hudsonville's mission statement.


Pregnant Woman Murdered (2008-02-26)
A 21-year-old man convicted of killing his pregnant girlfriend has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.


Skinner Dropping Out (2008-02-26)
Democrat Nancy Skinner is no longer running for Congress in Oakland County.


Flag for a Father (2008-02-26)
Jack Rasey was only four years old when his father was killed while serving in the Army during World War Two.


Arson Plea (2008-02-26)
A Kent County woman who authorities say set her home on fire with her family inside to collect insurance money and avoid foreclosure has been sentenced to five months probation.


Granholm Vice Chairperson (2008-02-25)
Members of the Midwestern Governors Association have elected South Dakota Governor Mike Rounds and Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm as their new leaders.


Detroit Airport Security (2008-02-25)
Authorities say security officials at Detroit Metropolitan Airport re-screened up to 2,000 passengers after it was discovered that a metal detector wasn't working for about 10 minutes.


Siena Heights Tuition (2008-02-25)
Siena Heights University is freezing tuition rates for full-time undergraduate students enrolled at its Adrian campus.


Muskegon Clean-up (2008-02-25)
Two debris-filled areas of water along the Muskegon Lake shoreline may be targeted for cleanup.


Arson Plea (2008-02-25)
A Kent County woman who authorities say set her home on fire with her family inside to collect insurance money and avoid foreclosure has been sentenced to five months probation.


God Complaint in Hudsonville (2008-02-25)
The words "strive to serve God" will remain in the city of Hudsonville's mission statement. A Wisconsin-based group that advocates for the separation of church and state recently asked Mayor Don Van Doeselaar for its removal.


Officer Killed (2008-02-25)
An unusual jury-selection process marks the start of a trial for a 46-year-old man accused of killing a Grand Rapids police officer.


Child Support (2008-02-25)
A special division created by state Attorney General Mike Cox has collected more than $50 million in previously unpaid child support.


Child Porn (2008-02-25)
A Macomb County man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison, followed by lifetime supervised release after pleading guilty to child pornography charges.


Fraser Death (2008-02-25)
Government, labor and business leaders are heaping praise on Doug Fraser, the ex-United Auto Workers union leader who died over the weekend.


Thin Ice Thief (2008-02-22)
Police say an 18-year-old man managed to pull himself out of the cold water after falling through the thin ice that covers a narrow portion of Spring Lake.


Bodies Found (2008-02-22)
Police have arrested a 24-year-old man after finding his parents slain at their Oakland County lakefront home.


Lansing Killings (2008-02-22)
the trial of a suspect in the killings of up to seven women has been postponed at least nine weeks so defense experts can analyze DNA evidence.


Red Panda (2008-02-22)
All the other animals must be green with envy. The one getting the most attention at Brooklyn's Prospect Park Zoo these days is Mao Mi, a rare red panda that just arrived from his ex-home at Binder Park Zoo outside Battle Creek, Michigan.


Lobbyist Spending (2008-02-22)
Lobbyists are spending more money to wine and dine public officials.


Mother's Defender (2008-02-21)
A 7-year-old Detroit girl who threw herself across her mother just as a gunman was about to shoot the woman is recovering from her serious injuries.


Airboat Troubles (2008-02-21)
The offseason closure of a boat access ramp gate could leave some residents stranded on a Lake St. Clair island if ice jams disrupt ferry service.


Indiana Signs Compact (2008-02-21)
Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels has signed a measure letting Indiana join a regional compact to protect the waters of the Great Lakes.


Fatal Hit and Run (2008-02-21)
A 20-year-old man has been jailed on a $750,000 bond on accusations he was driving drunk when he struck and killed a 14-year-old pedestrian, then fled on foot.


Southwest Michigan Casino (2008-02-21)
Southwestern Michigan's first casino is off to a strong start.


Detroit Mayor Troubles (2008-02-20)
Detroit City Council and two newspapers are asking the state Supreme Court to refuse a request by Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick to stop the release of documents related to a whistle-blowers' lawsuit.


Infant Raped (2008-02-20)
An ex-Army paratrooper who served two tours in Iraq has been ordered tried on charges of raping and critically injuring a 3-month-old girl in Jackson County.


Tossing the Dog (2008-02-20)
A Flint woman has received probation for throwing her roommate's dog off their second-floor balcony after the 9 1/2-pound Pomeranian nipped her 8-month-old daughter's cheek.


Economic Development (2008-02-20)
New or expanded projects are expected in Sterling Heights, Kalamazoo and other areas after tax credits were awarded by the Michigan Economic Growth Authority.


Border Security (2008-02-20)
International visitors arriving at Detroit Metropolitan Airport who previously were providing the Department of Homeland Security with two fingerprints now must furnish 10.


Cheney in Michigan (2008-02-20)
Vice President Dick Cheney is coming to Michigan to attend a private fundraiser for U.S. Rep. Tim Walberg, a Republican from Tipton. The event is planned for March 7 at a home in Marshall.


They want to give you money (2008-02-20)
Retired marine Major Gen eral Bradley Lott has a hard time sitting still. At an industrial real estate event in January, where he represented the Michigan Ec onomic Devel opment Corp.'s de fense procurement initiative, Lott moved about the room, en ergized as he described the powerful push the state intends to make in securing government contracts for Michigan manufacturers.


ALS clinic reflects med school's promise (2008-02-20)
They worked only a little more than a hour away. Yet not until discussions got serious a couple years back on Michigan State University's developing a medical school in Grand Rapid did Dave Baum gartner fully understand what he and his counterparts in East Lansing could do together.


Workplace Noose (2008-02-20)
A noose that was found in a Ryder System warehouse late last week is prompting a company investigation. The Lansing State Journal reports that the noose was left out during the first shift Friday, according to an employee memo attributed to the plant manager and a company vice president.


Wife Slaying (2008-02-20)
A year and a week after telling police his wife had gone missing, Stephen Grant is headed to prison for strangling and dismembering her.


Detroit Mayor (2008-02-20)
Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has made his first appearance before City Council since a text-messaging sex scandal was reported last month.


U.P. Roads (2008-02-20)
Keeping roads driveable in Upper Michigan's Delta County this winter may leave them a little bumpier this summer.


Iron Mountain Crash (2008-02-19)
Michigan State Police have arrested a man they say was drunk when he caused a fatal head-on crash near Iron Mountain.


Stolen Stuffing (2008-02-19)
Midland police say a man could have filled a lot of turkeys with the 217 cases of stuffing he stole.


Construction Accident (2008-02-19)
Authorities say two men fell about two stories while working on the Pere Marquette train depot restoration project in Bay City.


Where's the Bad Beef? (2008-02-19)
At least six Michigan school districts have inventories of meat from the largest beef recall ever in the U.S.


Border Security (2008-02-19)
International visitors arriving at Detroit Metropolitan Airport who previously were providing the Department of Homeland Security with two fingerprints now must furnish 10.


DNA Samples (2008-02-19)
The Michigan House has voted to require anyone arrested for a violent crime in Michigan to submit a DNA sample.


Golden Gloves-Birch Run (2008-02-19)
They're spoiling for a fight at Birch Run Expo Center. The entertainment and trade show facility has signed a one-year contract with Eastern Michigan Golden Gloves to host the boxing organization's amateur matches.


Chrysler-Plastech (2008-02-19)
A federal bankruptcy court judge will not allow Chrysler LLC to immediately retrieve equipment from a supplier that has filed for bankruptcy protection.


McCain-Michigan (2008-02-19)
Republican presidential candidate John McCain will be visiting with Ford Motor Company executives and touring the Wayne Stamping and Assembly plant Thursday.


Hudsonville's "God" Troubles (2008-02-19)
The mission statement on Hudsonville's Web site says its City Commission and administrators "strive to serve God."


Great-Lakes-Agreement (2008-02-18)
A binational organization that gives advice on how to care for the Great Lakes says it's disappointed and frustrated with the federal governments of Canada and the United States.


Beef Recall (2008-02-18)
Portage Public Schools is reporting hamburger from the largest beef recall ever in the U.S. had been served to its students.


11 call from Spice Girls' driver leads to arrest in carjacking (2008-02-18)
A 911 call from the driver of a Spice Girls' tour bus about a possible drunken driver led to the arrest of a suspected carjacker.


Germany-Porsche-Recall (2008-02-18)
Porsche AG says it has recalled nearly 19,000 of its Cayenne sport utility vehicles.


Grand Canyon Body (2008-02-18)
Federal authorities say a Michigan man drove his rental car to an overlook at Grand Canyon and plunged hundreds of feet off a cliff to his death.


Border Woes (2008-02-18)
Past indiscretions are coming back to haunt thousands of American travelers as Canadian border guards use improved technology to screen for criminal records.


Cottage Break-ins (2008-02-18)
Authorities say a father-and-son team is suspected in a string of break-ins at cottages in Mason, Manistee, Lake and Oceana counties.


Consumer Complaints (2008-02-18)
Credit and financial concerns continued to be the top consumer complaints made to the Michigan attorney general in 2007.


DTE Nuclear Plant (2008-02-18)
DTE Energy Co. is continuing to plan for a new nuclear power plant near its existing Fermi 2 reactor.


Kitchener factory that supplies GM gets 16-month reprieve (2008-02-18)
Workers have ratified an agreement that will keep a plant supplying frames for sport utility vehicles for General Motors Corp. open until at least mid-2010.


Fool's Gold (2008-02-15)
Fool's Gold is an apt title for this really bad movie. The producers were obviously playing a masochistic joke on themselves with the title, at least if they'd seen the last movie that paired Matthew McMac with Kate Hawn.


Michigan GOP meets Friday, Saturday to pick delegates (2008-02-14)
Michigan Republicans will meet Friday and Saturday at the Lansing Center to choose 60 delegates to the Republican National Convention. Michigan was stripped of half its national convention delegates for defying party rules by moving its presidential primary to January 15.


Wolf Survey (2008-02-14)
If you live in the northern Lower Peninsula and you've seen a gray wolf, the Department of Natural Resources would like to hear from you. The DNR is conducting a survey of of the region through March 10th.


Muskegon-Casino Pact (2008-02-14)
The Muskegon City Commission has entered into a financial agreement with an American Indian tribe from the Upper Peninsula that wants to build a casino in the city.


Judicial Tenure Commission lodges complaint against U.P. judge (2008-02-14)
A judicial disciplinary panel is accusing an Upper Peninsula judge of taking too long to issue legal decisions and failing to respond to administrative inquiries.


Grand Rapids Police Officer Fired (2008-02-14)
Grand Rapids police have fired an officer they say violated department gun policies at the scene of another officer's fatal shooting, then lied about his actions.


DELEGATES-BLACKS (2008-02-13)
NAACP HEAD CALLS ON DEMOCRATS TO SEAT MICHIGAN, FLORIDA DELEGATES


FAMILY KILLED-FIRE (2008-02-13)
4 CHILDREN, FATHER DIE IN ROGERS CITY HOUSE FIRE, OFFICIALS SAY


GM Analysis (2008-02-13)
General Motors has announced an almost 39 billion dollar 2007 loss. The loss is the largest ever for an American automaker. WGVU's Kurt Steiner spoke with IRN Vice President of Forecasting Erich Merkle about the announcement and GM's future.


HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION (2008-02-13)
STATE PUSHES PLAN TO ALLOW SOME A 5TH YEAR OF HIGH SCHOOL


NUCLEAR MISTAKE (2008-02-13)
LEVIN: LOADING MISSILES ON A BOMBER WAS A "SIGNIFICANT FAILURE"


CERVICAL CANCER-VACCINE (2008-02-13)
HOUSE PASSES BILLS TO ALLOW INFORMATION ABOUT HPV IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS


Marines Booted (2008-02-13)
He turned away a squad of U.S. Marine Corps reservists planning a weekend of training in downtown Toledo, Ohio. Now, Mayor Carty Finkbeiner finds himself under fire from veterans groups.


Mortgage Industry (2008-02-13)
Mortgage loan officers working in Michigan would have to register with the state under bills overwhelmingly passed by the state House.


Michigan gets serious about tourism (2008-02-13)
Gov. Jennifer Granholm's proposal to pump $60 million over two years into tourism and business promotion is a sign the state is finally taking the industry seriously, travel promoters say.


Michigan Suspends A Student Loan Program (2008-02-13)
Michigan is temporarily suspending one of its college student loan programs. State officials blame it on an ongoing credit crunch that has made it tougher for some borrowers to get money.


HMOs reform put off for individual debate (2008-02-13)
A planned effort to overhaul state regulations over HMOs in Michigan are on hold, pending the outcome of the ongoing debate over proposed reforms in the individual health insurance market.


Immigrant Drivers (2008-02-13)
The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit aimed at allowing some immigrants living in Michigan to get state-issued driver's licenses.


Detroit Mayor-Text Messaging Scandal (2008-02-13)
A Michigan Court of Appeals panel has affirmed a lower court's decision to release documents related to the city's settlement of a whistle-blowers' trial.


Office furniture grew 5.5% in '07 (2008-02-13)
The office furniture industry grew 5.5 percent in 2007 amid a slowing national economy.


GM INVESTIGATION (2008-02-12)
GOVERNMENT OPENS INVESTIGATION INTO GENERAL MOTORS SUV FIRES


AUTO DEALERS-LENTZ (2008-02-12)
TOYOTA'S LENTZ: INDUSTRY'S GOOD TIMES 'ARE TEMPORARILY ON HIATUS'


WINTER WEATHER-MICH (2008-02-12)
MICHIGAN AGAIN IN A DEEP FREEZE, 2 DEATHS REPORTED


HIGH-WAGE JOBS (2008-02-12)
REPORT SAYS MICHIGAN LAGS IN CREATING HIGH-WAGE JOBS


Taxes-Ballot Proposa (2008-02-12)
A group that wants to significantly change Michigan's tax structure has kicked off its campaign targeting the November ballot. The Michigan Fair Tax Proposal would amend the state constitution to eliminate the state income tax and Michigan Business Tax and replace them with a higher sales tax.


Family Military Leave (2008-02-12)
Family members of military personnel called up to active duty could take up to 10 days off work without pay under a bill advancing in the state Legislature.


Cervical Cancer-Vaccine (2008-02-12)
Schools that provide information about vaccinations would have to include details about a vaccine against cervical cancer under bills advancing in the state Legislature.


Computer System Delay (2008-02-12)
State lawmakers are asking questions about delays and bidding on a new computer system for the state department that oversees child welfare and other social services.


NAACP head calls on Democrats to seat Michigan, Florida delegates (2008-02-12)
NAACP Chairman Julian Bond says the Democratic party's refusal to seat Michigan and Florida delegates would disenfranchise the states' minority communities.


FORD RECALL (2008-02-12)
FORD RECALLING VEHICLES OVER DOOR HANDLES AND FUEL HOSES


MICHIGAN STATE-DUBAI (2008-02-11)
MICHIGAN STATE'S DUBAI CAMPUS OPENS IN AUGUST AFTER TWO YEARS OF PLANNING


DROPOUT DILEMMA (2008-02-11)
PROPOSAL TO RAISE MANDATORY SCHOOL ATTENDANCE AGE SPARKS DEBATE


AUTO SHOW-ACURA (2008-02-11)
ACURA TO UNVEIL NEW TSX SPORTS SEDAN IN NEW YORK AUTO SHOW


WINTER WEATHER-MICH (2008-02-11)
BITTER COLD, HIGH WINDS HIT MICHIGAN; 1 DEATH REPORTED


AUTO DEALERS-MERCURY (2008-02-11)
FORD INVESTING IN MERCURY, BUT EXEC WON'T GUARANTEE ITS FUTURE


STATE BUDGET (2008-02-08)
GRANHOLM'S BUDGET DIRECTOR DELIVERS SPENDING PLAN, INCLUDING SLIGHT BOOST FOR HIGHER ED


ROMNEY-MICHIGAN (2008-02-08)
WITH ROMNEY OUT, HIS MICHIGAN DELEGATES NOW ARE UNCOMMITTED


KENNECOTT MINE (2008-02-08)
STATE AGENCY APPROVES UPPER PENINSULA MINING PROJECT; FED GO-AHEAD STILL NEEDED


COAL PLANTS-LAWSUIT (2008-02-08)
GROUP SUES STATE TO REGULATE CARBON DIOXIDE FROM COAL PLANTS


Ford Airport-Evacuation (2008-02-08)
A suspicious package that temporarily grounded flights and forced the evacuation of parts of Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids has been found to be safe.


Sibling Slaying (2008-02-08)
Authorities are searching for a missing freezer that may be related to the death of a Hudsonville man they believe was killed by his brother.


Foreclosures Skyrocket (2008-02-08)
Kent County residential foreclosures up 176% since 2004 New GVSU study finds low-income neighborhoods and small cities hardest hit


Democrat Delegates (2008-02-08)
Hillary Rodham Clinton will get the lion's share of Democratic national convention delegates after winning the state's Jan. 15 presidential primary. The Michigan Democratic Party said Friday that Clinton will get 73 pledged delegates after winning 55 percent of the statewide vote.


Toilet Troubles (2008-02-08)
Maintenance of Frankenmuth's sewer lines is causing quick bursts of water to splash out of residents' toilets. The problem has affected about 20 of Frankenmuth's 1,200 households.


IMMIGRANT DRIVERS (2008-02-08)
HOUSE BILL FIXES PROBLEM, ALLOWS LEGAL IMMIGRANTS TO GET DRIVER'S LICENSES


TRIBAL CASINOS (2008-02-07)
BILL TO ALLOW DETROIT-AREA INDIAN CASINOS SPLITS MICHIGAN CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION


WIFE MURDERED (2008-02-07)
PROSECUTORS WANT JUDGE TO EXCEED SENTENCING GUIDELINES FOR GRANT


Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show (2008-02-07)
Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days and 30 Nights-Hollywood to the Heartland is a documentary directed by Ari Sandel, that pulls the curtain back on a traveling comedy revue. Hosted by emcee Vince Vaughn, it features four up and coming comedians, and some actor friends of Vaughn, who perform sketches and do their stand up routines.


Risky Business (2008-02-07)
Michigan once changed the world. It was the entrepreneurial hot spot of the industrial revolution, leading technological advances in manufacturing for much of the 20th century.


Business groups oppose pharma-immunity repeal (2008-02-07)
Business groups are taking issue with Gov. Jennifer Granholm's renewed call for repeal of a 1996 state law that provides liability immunity to drug makers.


BUDGET-GREAT LAKES (2008-02-07)
GREAT LAKES ADVOCATES NOT PLEASED WITH BUSH'S SPENDING PLAN


Michigan Democrat Suggests Michigan/Florida Caucuses (2008-02-07)
A top Michigan Democrat says the Democratic National Committee is pressuring Michigan and Florida to hold Democratic presidential caucuses so the delegates they've lost for holding January primaries can be seated at the national convention.


WINTER STORM-MICH (2008-02-07)
SCHOOL CLOSINGS, HUNDREDS OF ACCIDENTS TIED TO STORM


City appeals ruling releasing details of whistle-blower agreement (2008-02-07)
Lawyers for Detroit have appealed a judge's order to release a deposition and documents detailing a secret agreement in a whistle-blower's lawsuit.


Coal Plants-Lawsuit (2008-02-07)
A citizen's group is suing to force the state to regulate greenhouse gas emissions when considering proposed coal-fired power plants.


Economist sees better days ahead (2008-02-07)
JP Morgan Chase & Co.'s senior economist sees opportunities rising for Michigan manufacturers out of the economic pain of this decade.


Immigrant Drivers (2008-02-07)
he state House has passed legislation aimed at allowing legal immigrants in Michigan to resume getting driver's licenses.


State Budget (2008-02-07)
Universities, community colleges and K-12 schools will get increases under Governor Granholm's latest budget proposal.


AUTO SHOW-U.S. SALES (2008-02-07)
GM, FORD SAY SALES COULD IMPROVE IN THE SECOND HALF OF 2008


Horse Cruelty (2008-02-06)
Jackson County authorities say they spent about $130,000 tending to dozens of horses seized in an animal cruelty investigation.


Missing Ashes (2008-02-06)
David Aumick's cremated remains are back home, hanging outside his widow's front door.


Old Sexual Assaults (2008-02-06)
An imprisoned murderer who linked a friend to the unsolved Oakland County Child Killer case is guilty of molesting a Detroit boy decades ago.


White Stripe Troubles (2008-02-06)
The White Stripes are facing a lawsuit from a Quebec journalist whose voice is on one of the Detroit rock group's tunes.


Julian Ellison (2008-02-06)
Fred Martino speaks with Julian Ellison, the founder of liveauctioneers.com


Bush Snubs Great Lakes (2008-02-06)
Great Lakes advocates are not happy with President Bush's proposed federal budget. The Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition says the budget released this week would cut funding for the lakes by 16 percent next year.


Four Year Old Saves Mom with 911 Call (2008-02-06)
Authorities say a 4-year-old Grand Rapids-area boy's 911 call saved his mother's life after she passed out from a diabetic coma.


Tribal Casinos (2008-02-06)
A House panel has considered legislation that would clear the way for two proposed Indian casinos in Romulus and Port Huron. Six Michigan House members were testifying today before the House Natural Resources Committee on the measures.


Wife Slain (2008-02-06)
Authorities say audiotapes of jailhouse chats between convicted wife killer Stephen Grant and his sister will be used in asking a judge to exceed sentencing guidelines.


Nail Salon Killing (2008-02-06)
He pleaded guilty last month in the fatal shooting of a man who'd moved his business to Flint because he thought it would be safer than the Detroit area.


AFFIRMATIVE ACTION LAWSUIT (2008-02-05)
DETROIT FEDERAL COURT HEARING PLANNED FOR AFFIRMATIVE ACTION SUIT


ASH BORER (2008-02-05)
STATE ENLARGES QUARANTINE ZONE IN FIGHT AGAINST EMERALD ASH BORER


CHRYSLER-PLASTECH (2008-02-05)
DISPUTE WITH SUPPLIER IDLES 4 CHRYSLER PLANTS, 10,500 WORKERS


GM PLANT (2008-02-05)
GM SCHEDULES ANNOUNCEMENT AT MORAINE OHIO ENGINE PLANT


CHILD PORN (2008-02-05)
FEDS: PROLIFIC COLLECTOR OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY GETS 18 YEARS


Nail Salon Slaying (2008-02-05)
He pleaded guilty last month in the fatal shooting of a man who'd moved his business to Flint because he thought it would be safer than the Detroit area.


Craigslist-Hit Man (2008-02-05)
A federal court in Michigan is delaying the return to California of a woman accused of trying to arrange a murder using the Craigslist Web site. The judge granted Ann Marie Linscott a two-week stay.


Meijer Likely Violated Campaign Laws (2008-02-05)
Meijer Inc. says an internal investigation revealed it likely violated Michigan campaign finance laws in a clash with local officials over a proposed development in Grand Traverse County.


Government Contracts-Web Site (2008-02-05)
Attorney General Mike Cox is putting his department's contracts and other spending on the Internet. He has the support of consumer advocate Ralph Nader, who wants Governor Jennifer Granholm to do the same thing.


Report Sites Problems with Caseworkers (2008-02-05)
Court-appointed experts say state caseworkers did not make required face-to-face visits with children in foster care and failed to conduct checks before placing children with relatives.


AUTOS-UNION (2008-02-04)
UAW HEAD SAYS UNION WILL HELP ELECT DEMOCRAT TO WHITE HOUSE


OBIT-FITZGERALD (2008-02-04)
EX-SENATE MAJORITY LEADER WILLIAM FITZGERALD DIES OF CANCER


PRAIRIE-CARBON OFFSET (2008-02-04)
KALAMAZOO CENTER SELLING CARBON CREDITS FOR RESTORED PRAIRIE


CATTLE DISEASE (2008-02-04)
MICH. FARMERS PART OF PILOT PROJECT TARGETING CATTLE VIRUS


BIG-BOX BATTLE (2008-02-04)
POLICE WAIT FOR MEIJER ON PROBE INTO FAILED RECALL EFFORT


Grand Rapids gets new police chief (2008-02-04)
The city of Grand Rapids has a new police chief. City Manager Kurt Kimball has appointed acting Chief Kevin Belk to the post. Captain James Farris has been promoted to the newly re-established position of deputy chief.


State police trooper who hosted drinking party dies in accident (2008-02-04)
A Michigan State Police trooper who spent a week in jail for hosting an underage drinking party at his Manistee County home has died in a car crash.


Kalamazoo investigators take new look at boy's 1998 death in fire (2008-02-04)
A team of Kalamazoo detectives is taking another look at the unsolved case of a five-year-old boy killed by an arson fire set ten years ago today.


TAXFILE (2008-02-04)
READY, SET, GO -- GET READY FOR TAX TIME AND CHECK OUT FREE FILING


Detroit federal court hearing planned for affirmative action suit (2008-02-04)
Opponents and supporters of a 2006 law dealing with affirmative action programs in Michigan are preparing for a court hearing.


Ex-Civil Rights Commission head asks DNC to settle delegate fight (2008-02-04)
The woman who oversaw the documentation of voter disenfranchisement during the disputed 2000 presidential election has asked the Democratic Party to settle a fight with Florida and Michigan to avoid damage to the party.


NPR features GVSU (2008-02-01)
Grand Valley State University's New Music Ensemble will be featured on National Public Radio's Weekend Edition Sunday on February 3. The program airs in West Michigan on WGVU AM & FM at 8 a.m. Check your local listings for other airing times and stations.


Firefighters battle St. Clair County landfill blaze (2008-02-01)
Firefighters spent several hours battling a blaze at a St. Clair County landfill. Crews from seven area fire departments were called to the fire, which started late Thursday night at Smiths Creek Landfill in Kimball Township.


DTE Energy shuts down nuclear power plant after pumps malfunction (2008-02-01)
DTE Energy Co. has shut down its Fermi 2 nuclear power plant after two cooling water pumps stopped working.


Granholm calls again for universities to lower tuition increases (2008-02-01)
ov. Jennifer Granholm says Michigan is the state in the best position to take advantage of growing concerns over global warming and the push for renewable energy.


Ford and Nissan report a dip in January US sales (2008-02-01)
Ford and Nissan both are reporting drops in January vehicle sales. Ford says its U.S. light vehicle sales fell nearly 4 percent last month.


PAYROLL DEDUCTIONS-STATE WORKERS (2008-01-31)
COX SUES TO STOP STATE POLITICAL PAYROLL DEDUCTION PLAN


DETROIT MAYOR (2008-01-31)
DETROIT MAYOR KILPATRICK APOLOGIZES, SAYS WON'T QUIT


IMMIGRANT DRIVERS (2008-01-31)
SENATE PLANS TO TACKLE DRIVER'S LICENSE LOOPHOLE AT LAND'S URGING


BORDER CROSSING RULES (2008-01-31)
BUSINESSES, LAWMAKERS: RULE CHANGES AT U.S. BORDER RAISE CONCERNS


Michigan says trash sent to state landfills is down 6 percent (2008-01-31)
The state says the amount of trash sent to Michigan landfills is down 6 percent from last fiscal year. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality also says waste from Canada and other states decreased about 10 percent from the previous fiscal year.


Jurors soon to deliberate alleged sexual abuse of female inmates (2008-01-31)
urors may start deliberating soon in a lawsuit alleging widespread sexual abuse of female inmates in Michigan prisons. The Ann Arbor News reports the case dates to the 1990s and was delayed by 11 appeals.


Grand Traverse jury convicts man of killing pregnant girlfriend (2008-01-31)
A jury in Grand Traverse County has found a 21-year-old man guilty of killing his pregnant girlfriend. Justin Scott Stair was found guilty Thursday of first-degree murder in the death of 28-year-old Dawnette Marie Harrell.


Michigan police officer spots missing track, gets train to stop (2008-01-31)
Stopping cars is routine for Officer Jason Hendricks. Stopping trains before they come to a gap in the tracks is a different story.


Man arraigned in Mich. slaying of wife (2008-01-31)
A 31-year-old man arrested in Texas in the 2004 slaying of his wife in Michigan has been arraigned on a first-degree murder charge. Timothy Dawson was in a Rockford courtroom on Thursday.


AUTO SALES-OUTLOOK (2008-01-31)
AUTO INDUSTRY EXPECTS WEAK JANUARY SALES AS A TOUGH YEAR BEGINS


Pro-, anti-Kilpatrick factions rally in Detroit (2008-01-30)
Supporters of Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick rallied downtown this afternoon. The mayor is in the middle of a scandal involving racy text messages exchanged between him and his former chief of staff.


Granholm State of the State Analysis (2008-01-30)
Governor Granholm's state of the state address involved a list of economic plans for our struggling state. To get a take on some of these programs and the economic side of the governor's speech WGVU's Kurt Steiner spoke with Mackinaw Center For Public Policy's Fiscal Policy Director Michael La Faive.


Plaster sculpture of 19th-century boxer returned to tavern (2008-01-30)
John L. Sullivan has made a comeback at a Royal Oak watering hole. A 42-inch-tall, 40-pound plaster figure of the 19th-century prizefighter occupied a spot at the end of the Town Tavern's bar


Granholm 2008 State of the State Analysis (2008-01-30)
Governor Granholm's state of the state address involved a list of economic plans for our struggling state. To get a take on some of these programs and the economic side of the governor's speech WGVU's Kurt Steiner spoke with Mackinac Center For Public Policy Fiscal Policy Director Michael La Faive.


DETROIT MAYOR (2008-01-30)
EMBATTLED DETROIT MAYOR TO SPEAK AT HIS CHURCH AFTER WEEKLONG SECLUSION


Senate plans to tackle driver's license loophole (2008-01-30)
State lawmakers plan to begin fixing what some consider unintended consequences of Michigan's reinterpreted driver's license laws. A Senate committee will tackle the issue Thursday.


Kellogg Foundation gives $3 million to help build MLK memorial (2008-01-30)
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation has announced a 3 million-dollar gift to help complete the long-planned memorial to Martin Luther King Junior on Washington's National Mall.


Granholm 2008 State of the State Analysis (2008-01-30)
Governor Granholm's state of the state address involved a list of economic plans for our struggling state. To get a take on some of these programs and the economic side of the governor's speech WGVU's Kurt Steiner spoke with Mackinac Center For Public Policy's Fiscal Policy Director Michael La Faive.


WINTER STORM (2008-01-30)
HIGH WINDS CAUSE POWER OUTAGES, CANCEL CLASSES FOR THOUSANDS ACROSS MICHIGAN


STATE OF STATE (2008-01-30)
LOWER INTEREST RATES ALLOW GRANHOLM TO PUSH NEW PROPOSALS


GREEN BEAN RECALL (2008-01-30)
RECALLED MICHIGAN PROCESSED GREEN BEANS SHOW UP IN IOWA SCHOOLS


EARNS-KELLOGG (2008-01-30)
KELLOGG FOURTH-QUARTER PROFIT DIPS SLIGHTLY, MATCHES WALL STREET


Cox sues to stop state political payroll deduction plan (2008-01-30)
Attorney General Mike Cox wants a court to stop the state of Michigan from allowing state employees to have political donations deducted from their paychecks.


STATE OF UNION-MICH (2008-01-29)
MICHIGAN'S CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION REACTS TO BUSH'S FINAL STATE OF THE UNION SPEECH


AUTO SHOW-HUMMER (2008-01-29)
HUMMER TO UNVEIL NEW PICKUP AT CHICAGO AUTO SHOW, AS IT BROADENS MARKET


STATE OF STATE-EDUCATION (2008-01-29)
GRANHOLM WANTS TO OFFER DISTRICTS MONEY FOR SMALLER HIGH SCHOOLS


CHRYSLER-BUYOUTS (2008-01-29)
CHRYSLER EXTENDS $100,000 BUYOUT OFFER TO MORE PLANTS IN U.S.


Pickpocket pummeled by ex-Marine sentenced to 6 months in jail (2008-01-29)
A 28-year-old man who took a beating when he tried to pick the pocket of a 72-year-old ex-Marine is going to jail for six months.


Comcast to strike conciliatory tone in congressional hearing (2008-01-29)
A Comcast executive is apologizing for the way the cable company handled a proposed shift of community access programming in Michigan.


STEM CELL RESEARCH (2008-01-29)
upporters of a ballot drive aimed at loosening Michigan's restrictions on embryonic stem cell research have submitted petition language.


Detroit mayor names replacement day after top aide's resignation (2008-01-29)
Embattled Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has named a new chief of staff to replace Christine Beatty.


Carl Levin raises $840,000 for Senate re-election campaign (2008-01-29)
Carl Levin raised about $840,000 for his Senate re-election campaign during the last three months of 2007. That extends the Detroit Democrat's wide lead in fundraising over his potential opponents.


LIQUOR LOSSES (2008-01-29)
REPORT ESTIMATES STATE LOSES $14 MILLION THROUGH ILLEGAL LIQUOR


MISS AMERICA (2008-01-28)
MICHIGAN'S MISS AMERICA OVERCAME ANOREXIA AT AGE 16


VETERINARIAN SHORTAGE (2008-01-28)
GROUP FINDS MORE THAN HALF OF STATE'S VETS NEARING RETIREMENT


DETROIT MAYOR (2008-01-28)
RETRIEVED TEXT MESSAGES ADD FUEL TO ALLEGED LIASON BETWEEN DETROIT MAYOR, TOP AIDE


Democratic Party says it wants to recall DeRoche (2008-01-28)
Add another name to the list of threatened recalls among Michigan state lawmakers. The Michigan Democratic Party says it will try to recall House Republican leader Craig DeRoche of Novi.


Man gets life without parole for role in triple homicide (2008-01-28)
A 28-year-old man convicted of first-degree murder in the 2000 slayings of an elderly couple will spend the rest of his life in prison.


STIMULUS PACKAGE-GRANHOLM (2008-01-28)
GRANHOLM TO SEEK EXTENDED BENEFITS FOR UNEMPLOYED WORKERS


Man agrees to return to Michigan to face murder charges (2008-01-28)
A 31-year-old man arrested in Texas in the 2004 slaying of his wife in Michigan has waived his right to an extradition hearing.


Zeeland Woman Turns 111 (2008-01-28)
A Michigan woman will mark a special birthday on Wednesday. That's when Nellie Jones of Zeeland will turn 111 years old.


Liquor Losses (2008-01-28)
The Michigan Liquor Control Commission estimates the state and its businesses lose about $14 million a year in revenue through illegally imported booze.


STATE OF STATE-PREVIEW (2008-01-28)
Granholm to focus on economy, unmet goals in annual speech


LEGISLATIVE RECALLS (2008-01-25)
TAX VOTE RECALL GROUP SUES STATE OVER NONRESIDENT BAN


LSTEM CELLS-BALLOT (2008-01-25)
EMBRYONIC STEM CELL GROUP RAISING MONEY FOR BALLOT DRIVE


DETROIT MAYOR-AFFAIR (2008-01-25)
KILPATRICK RETURNS FROM FLORIDA, LIES LOW IN AFFAIR STORM


ECONOMY-STIMULUS-MICH (2008-01-25)
ESTIMATES ON HOW MANY MICHIGAN TAXPAYERS MAY GET REBATES


Clinton wants Michigan, Florida delegates to get convention seats (2008-01-25)
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton wants delegates from Michigan and Florida to be seated at this summer's Democratic National Convention.


Warren bookkeeper pleads guilty to federal tax charges (2008-01-25)
A Warren bookkeeper has pleaded guilty to failing to account for and pay over employee withholding taxes. Karen Blanchard is scheduled to be sentenced on May 27.


Most Michigan regional jobless rates increased in December (2008-01-25)
Seasonally unadjusted unemployment rates increased in 13 of Michigan's 17 regional labor markets in December.


Governor in speech to pledge to do more on housing loans (2008-01-25)
Governor Granholm plans to announce she will appoint an advocate for insurance customers during her State of the State address Tuesday.


Neighbors complain dead couple's home has fallen into disrepair (2008-01-25)
People living near the home where a southeastern Michigan couple in their 60s died eleven months ago in a murder-suicide say the fire-damaged property has fallen into disrepair.


GM-HYBRID ENGINEERS (2008-01-25)
GM SETS UP ENGINEERING GROUP FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLES, HYBRIDS


Wolverine Power to supply wind power for DTE Energy customers (2008-01-24)
Wolverine Power Supply Cooperative Inc. has agreed to provide wind energy to DTE Energy Co. customers who opt into the renewable program.


Stabenow to push for auto retooling package (2008-01-24)
Sen. Debbie Stabenow says she will seek about $6 billion in federal funding to help automakers modernize their plants and develop advanced batteries critical to plug-in hybrids and advanced vehicles.


Muskegon officials examine auditorium's collapsed roof (2008-01-24)
Two city building officials used a 103-foot aerial fire truck to get a bird's-eye view of the damage after part of an auditorium's roof collapsed.


Cross-border travelers instructed on new identification rules (2008-01-24)
U.S. and Canadian citizens whose documents wouldn't measure up to new travel requirements taking effect next week are getting written instructions and a warning at U.S. ports of entry.


Estimates on how many Michigan taxpayers may get rebates (2008-01-24)
Congressional leaders today announced a deal with the White House on an economic stimulus package that would give most tax filers refunds of 600 to 1,200 dollars -- more if they have children.


PRISONER HEALTH (2008-01-23)
STATE SAYS IT'S CHANGING PRISON HEALTH CARE TO COMPLY WITH AUDIT


ABORTION LAW (2008-01-23)
TRYING AGAIN: MICHIGAN SENATE APPROVES STATE BAN OF ABORTION PROCEDURE


AUTOMAKERS-ECONOMY (2008-01-23)
CARMAKERS OPTIMISTIC THEY CAN WEATHER ECONOMIC DOWNTURN


Birgit Klohs (2008-01-23)
Birgit Klohs of the The Right Place, Inc., talks about innovation on the WGVU Morning Show. Another regular segment on West Michigan public affairs program, weekdays from 9:00 to 11:00.


FINGERPRINTING SYSTEM (2008-01-23)
DETROIT METRO AIRPORT TO GET NEW FINGERPRINTING SYSTEM


Groups rally to keep earned income tax credit in place (2008-01-23)
Supporters of a new state tax credit for low-income working people say it should take effect this year as scheduled.


COMCAST SWITCH (2008-01-23)
COMCAST CHANNEL SWITCH SUIT MOVED TO FEDERAL COURT, LOCAL ACCESS CHANNELS STAY PUT FOR NOW


Searchers find bodies of 2 ice anglers in St. Marys River (2008-01-23)
Michigan State Police divers have recovered the bodies of two ice anglers from the St. Marys River between Lakes Huron and Superior.


DeVos unlikely to get approval for helipad near house (2008-01-23)
Dick DeVos wants to build a helipad near his home in Kent County's Ada Township. But it appears unlikely that the former Amway Corp. president - who ran for governor on the Republican ticket in 2006 - will be allowed to do that anytime soon.


House panel votes to require use of green energy by end of 2015 (2008-01-23)
A state House panel has voted to require that 10 percent of electricity sold to Michigan consumers come from renewable energy sources by the end of 2015.


House committee studies juvenile parole issue (2008-01-23)
Some Michigan lawmakers are making another attempt to ban the sentencing of juveniles to life in prison without the chance of parole.


DELPHI BANKRUPTCY (2008-01-23)
JUDGE GIVES CONDITIONAL APPROVAL FOR DELPHI TO EXIT BANKRUPTCY


AUTOMAKERS-HYBRIDS (2008-01-22)
FORD UNVEILS UPGRADED 2009 ESCAPE HYBRID AT D.C. SHOW


CITY WATER EMERGENCY (2008-01-22)
MONROE DECLARES WATER EMERGENCY AFTER INTAKE LINE FREEZES


FLAGPOLE DEATH (2008-01-22)
MOTHER SUES OVER KINDERGARTEN DAUGHTER'S FLAGPOLE DEATH


Snack cake killing brings prison term of 25-75 years (2008-01-22)
A man convicted of killing a Kent County Jail cellmate whom he suspected of stealing his snack cake will spend the next 25 to 75 years in prison.


Pfizer to donate $6.5M in surplus equipment (2008-01-22)
Drug giant Pfizer Inc. plans to donate $6.5 million in surplus equipment to Michigan life-sciences companies and universities.


Ex-Detroit public school official sentenced in terrorism case (2008-01-22)
A former Detroit Public Schools official has been sentenced to 12 years and eight months in prison in a terrorism case.


IMMIGRANT DRIVERS (2008-01-22)
ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS TO BE REFUSED MICHIGAN DRIVER'S LICENSES


Maggie Smedley (2008-01-22)
Fred Martino interviews Maggie Smedley, Executive Director of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services in Grand Rapids.


Judge gives conditional approval for Delphi to exit bankruptcy (2008-01-22)
A judge says he would approve Delphi's bankruptcy exit plan once the auto supplier reduces the total payout of cash bonuses to top executives.


State says it's changing prison health care to comply with audit (2008-01-22)
- Independent investigators have found significant problems in the health care system for inmates at Michigan prisons.


TEENS' LOVE ESCAPE (2008-01-22)
RUNAWAY MICHIGAN TEEN COUPLE FOUND SAFE IN LOUISIANA


MOTEL SHOOTING-OFFICERS (2008-01-21)
CLARE POLICE OFFICERS CLEARED OF WRONGDOING IN MOTEL SHOOTING LAST YEAR


Monroe declares water emergency after intake line freezes (2008-01-21)
The city of Monroe has declared a water emergency because frigid temperatures and sustained winds have frozen the Lake Erie intake line that supplies two local water plants.


MISSING SKIER (2008-01-21)
SKIER, 57, FOUND DEAD ALONG TRAIL IN KENT COUNTY; NATURAL CAUSES SUSPECTED


STATUE RETURNED (2008-01-21)
HIJACKED JESUS STATUE RETURNED TO OWNER IN KENT COUNTY


Clare police officers cleared of wrongdoing in motel shooting (2008-01-21)
Authorities say two Clare police officers were justified in using deadly force against an armed 51-year-old schizophrenic man outside a motel last year.


GRAND RAPIDS FIRE (2008-01-21)
FIRE AT GRAND RAPIDS CONDOMINIUM COMPLEX DISPLACES MORE THAN 100


Immigrant Drivers (2008-01-21)
ichigan is now requiring more documentation to get a driver's license. The move is aimed at stopping illegal immigrants from getting driver's licenses.


Michigan residents remember blizzard of '78 (2008-01-21)
Michigan residents are remembering the 30th anniversary of one of the state's worst snowstorms this week. The Blizzard of 1978 killed more than 20 people statewide


Teen Shot (2008-01-21)
A shooting in Detroit has left a 15-year old girl dead and another 15-year-old girl in critical condition.


MOBILE METH LAB (2008-01-21)
POLICE RESPONDING TO BURGLARY ALARM FIND MOBILE METH LAB; TWO ARRESTED


MSU Recycling (2008-01-18)
Michigan State University has approved building a new recycling center on campus.


Grand Rapids Vandal (2008-01-18)
A 19-year-old man has confessed to defacing war monuments in Veterans Memorial Park in Grand Rapids.


BORDER SECURITY (2008-01-18)
CHERTOFF SAYS TOUGH BORDER RULES COULD MEAN LONG LINES, MORE AGGRAVATION


UP Respiratory Therapists (2008-01-18)
A need for respiratory therapists in the Upper Peninsula has turned into a collaboration between Northern Michigan University and Marquette General Hospital.


Legislative Recall (2008-01-18)
Judges have ruled in favor of activists trying to recall state House Speaker Andy Dillon and other lawmakers for backing a tax increase.


GM-OUTLOOK (2008-01-18)
GM EXPECTS $5B LABOR COST REDUCTION BY 2011--BUT NEW CONTRACT NOT A PANACEA


AUTO RECALLS (2008-01-18)
AUTO RECALLS INCREASE 30 PERCENT IN 2007, AS NEARLY 15 MILLION CARS, TRUCKS AND SUV's NEED ADJUSTMENTS


STATE BUDGET (2008-01-18)
UNIVERSITIES, LOCAL GOVERNMENTS FOCUS ON UPCOMING BUDGET


MEAP Test Blame (2008-01-18)
State officials have decided not to cast blame for a security problem that led to a retake of part of the Michigan Educational Assessment Program test last fall.


UAW-GETTELFINGER (2008-01-18)
UAW PRESIDENT: LANDMARK CONTRACT SHOULD LEAD TO BETTER PRODUCTS


UNEMPLOYMENT-MICH (2008-01-17)
MICHIGAN UNEMPLOYMENT HIT 7.6 PERCENT IN DECEMBER, STAYS ABOVE NATI0NAL RATE


AUTO SHOW-HOT CARS (2008-01-17)
FUEL SIPPERS TO SUPER CARS, DETROIT AUTO SHOW IS ALL OVER THE MAP


ROMNEY-DAY AFTER (2008-01-17)
ROMNEY PROMISES TO HELP SOUTH'S ECONOMY AS HE STUMPS FOR UPCOMING SOUTH CAROLINA PRIMARY


CLINTON-ECONOMY (2008-01-17)
CLINTON SAYS SHE'S FOCUSING ON ECONOMIC WOES OF MICHIGAN, NATION


Michigan man pleads not guilty in Ohio crash that killed 5 (2008-01-17)
A Michigan man charged in a wrong-way crash in Toledo, Ohio, that killed a mother and four children has pleaded not guilty.


Man dies in Grand Rapids apartment fire (2008-01-17)
One person has been killed in an apartment fire on the northeast side of Grand Rapids.


Ficano unveils $590 million Cobo Center renovation plan (2008-01-17)
Cobo Center could be in for a facelift under a plan by Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano.


Universities, local governments focus on upcoming budget (2008-01-17)
Universities and local governments are among those hoping to get more money in the next state budget.


Senate votes to give credit for complying with service tax (2008-01-17)
The Michigan Senate has voted to give businesses a tax credit equal to the expenses they incurred to comply with the short-lived service tax.


BUSINESS TAXES (2008-01-17)
HOUSE REPUBLICANS WANT TO KILL OFF TAX SURCHARGE; NEW LEGISLATION INTRODUCED


KEVORKIAN SPEECH (2008-01-16)
KEVORKIAN DELIVERS ADDRESS UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA; GETS 50K FOR HIS WISDOM


PRIMARY-EXIT POLL (2008-01-16)
EXIT POLL: MICH. TIES HELP ROMNEY; CROSSOVER VOTE WEAK FOR MCCAIN


DEMOCRATIC RDP (2008-01-16)
DEMOCRATIC RIVALS TAKE CONTEST TO COURT, DEBATE AND VOTING BOOTH


ROMNEY-AP INTERVIEW (2008-01-16)
PRIMARY COVERAGE: ROMNEY PROCLAIMS WIN "VICTORY OF OPTIMISM"


NATURALIZATION FRAUD (2008-01-16)
OHIO MAN DEPORTED TO INDIA FOR NATURALIZATION FRAUD


Candidates on The Issues (2008-01-16)
WASHINGTON (AP) The stands of these 2008 presidential candidates on a selection of issues:


Grand Valley State says it doesn't have to follow county smoking (2008-01-16)
Administrators at Grand Valley State University say the school doesn't have to follow Ottawa County's new workplace smoking ban.


Coalition forms to back health insurance bills (2008-01-16)
A debate about whether to change rules governing Michigan's health insurance market for individuals is escalating.


Michigan Senate panel approves state ban of abortion procedure (2008-01-16)
A state Senate committee has passed legislation mirroring a federal ban on a procedure opponents call partial-birth abortion.


House Republicans want to kill off tax surcharge (2008-01-16)
Efforts already have started in the Legislature to get rid of a 22 percent surcharge on Michigan's new business tax.


Appeals court says judge was wrong to stop bobcat trapping season (2008-01-16)
The Michigan Court of Appeals says a lower judge was wrong to stop a bobcat trapping season for the northern Lower Peninsula.


REPUBLICAN RDP (2008-01-16)
MICHIGAN HAS ITS DAY, GIVING THE WIN TO A FAVORITE SON


ORGAN TRANSPLANT-CRASH (2008-01-15)
COMPANY SUES UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN OVER TERMINATED CONTRACT


SLEEPING BEARS (2008-01-15)
BEARS MOVED TO MICHIGAN, BUT NOT BEFORE A PEPPER SPRAY ATTACK


ANTICIPATED ROBBERY (2008-01-15)
FBI WAS WAITING FOR CLAIMED HOFFA KIN TO ROB WESTERN PA. BANK


PARKING LOT DELIVERY (2008-01-15)
JUST IN TIME: ISABELLA COUNTY DEPUTIES HELP DELIVER BABY IN CAR


WIND POWER-MORATORIUM (2008-01-15)
PROVINCE TO LIFT MORATORIUM ON THE OFFSHORE WIND PROJECTS


HUCKABEE (2008-01-14)
HUCKABEE CAMPAIGNS. PLAYS BASS GUITAR AT AUBURN HILLS CHURCH


MCCAIN (2008-01-14)
HIS APPEAL WIDE, MCCAIN HAS AUTOMATIC ADVANTAGE WHEN MICH. VOTES


BALLOT DRIVES (2008-01-14)
PETITION GROUPS TARGET PRIMARY VOTERS TO GET ISSUES ON '08 BALLOT


HUNTING DEATH (2008-01-14)
GOOSE HUNTER, 14, ACCIDENTALLY KILLED BY UNCLE IN ST. JOSEPH COUNTY


Prisoners Make Rustic Cabins (2008-01-14)
Vacationers who use the new rustic cabins at two state recreation areas will owe thanks to prisoners at the Saginaw Correctional Facility.


Romney Courts Michigan Voters (2008-01-14)
ichigan's primary could either rejuvenate Republican Mitt Romney's presidential campaign or mortally wound it.


Supposed Hoffa Kin Arrested for Robbery (2008-01-14)
A man who claims to be related to missing Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa is jailed in Pittsburgh, awaiting a federal indictment on charges he robbed one Pennsylvania bank and planned to rob another.


Detroit Drug Gang Sentenced (2008-01-14)
Five members of a Detroit drug gang have been sentenced for their roles in a crack cocaine operation that netted an estimated $10 million over three years.


Candidates Hit the Auto Show (2008-01-14)
The top three Republican presidential candidates visited the North American International Auto Show today. They were using the glitzy concept cars and trendy alternative-fuel vehicles to drive home their support for the domestic auto industry.


AUTO SHOW-SUBARU (2008-01-14)
SUBARU UNVEILS NEW-GENERATION FORESTER CROSSOVER AT AUTO SHOW


MICHIGAN PRIMARY-CROSSOVER (2008-01-11)
REPUBLICANS ARE CROSSING INTO DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY, ACCORDING TO A-V BALLOTS


AUTO SHOW-BUICK (2008-01-11)
GM LOOKS TO CHINA IN DESIGNING SPORTY NEW BUICK CONCEPT


KENNECOTT MINE (2008-01-11)
DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES delays ruling on Upper Peninsula mine


SENATORS-PETROLEUM RESERVE (2008-01-11)
SENATOR LEVIN WANTS U.S. TO CEASE FILLING STRATEGIC RESERVES


Hart man dies at ice cream loading dock near Ludington (2008-01-11)
- A truck driver has died after being pinned between his truck and a loading dock at an ice cream plant near Ludington.


State budget better, but still not in great shape (2008-01-11)
Michigan's state government budget crunch shouldn't be nearly as bad this year as it was in the recent past.


Former Muskegon County car dealer gets jail time in fraud (2008-01-11)
A former Muskegon County automobile dealer is going to jail in a fraud involving hundreds of customers of more than $300,000.


Huckabee raps Thompson on Reagan comment (2008-01-11)
Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is criticizing rival Fred Thompson, saying he wasn't always supportive of Ronald Reagan. Thompson had questioned Huckabee's commitment to the Reagan Revolution during yesterday's debate, calling his opponent a liberal on economic issues and foreign policies.


Anemic crowd greets Romney in return to make-or-break Michigan (2008-01-11)
Republican Mitt Romney has been greeted by an anemic crowd as he begins his final push for votes in Michigan's crucial primary.


PASSPORT CARDS (2008-01-11)
Travelers to Canada, Mexico can apply for passport cards in February


PRIMARY (2008-01-10)
NEW HAMPSHIRE WINNER MCCAIN HEADS TO MICHIGAN WITH CONFIDENCE


ROMNEY-MONEY (2008-01-10)
ROMNEY PULLS ADS IN SOUTH CAROLINA, FLORIDA TO SPEND IN MICHIGAN


LAWMAKERS RETURN (2008-01-10)
BREAK'S OVER, LEGISLATURE RETURNS FROM HOLIDAY RECESS


AUTO TALKS-CAW (2008-01-10)
FORD SEEKS MORE COMPETITIVE CANADIAN FACTORIES IN CONTRACT TALKS


STATE BUDGET (2008-01-10)
HERE WE GO AGAIN: STATE EXPERTS PREDICT TIGHT BUDGET FOR NEXT YEAR


GRPD CHIEF (2008-01-10)
GRAND RAPIDS CITY MANAGER ANNOUNCES THREE FINALISTS FOR POLICE CHIEF'S JOB


Labor Department sues Fifth Third in Detroit real estate case (2008-01-10)
Federal officials are accusing Fifth Third Bancorp of causing a union pension fund to lose more than 20 million dollars in a Detroit real estate investment. The Labor Department has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Detroit against Cincinnati-based Fift


KUCINICH-2008 (2008-01-10)
Dennis Kucinich is kicking off several days of stops in the state as the only Democratic presidential candidate who plans to campaign in Michigan ahead of next week's primary. The Ohio congressman was scheduled to speak to the Troy Democratic Club on Thursday night.


Mach 5 from "Speed Racer" on display at Detroit auto show (2008-01-10)
The supercharged star of the new Wachowski brothers movie "Speed Racer" is visiting the Motor City. The Mach 5 race car will be on display starting Sunday for press and industry previews at the North American International Auto Show.


Tanker crashes through I-75 guardrail, sets Detroit home ablaze (2008-01-10)
A tanker carrying 7,200 gallons of butane crashed through a freeway guardrail before exploding and setting a nearby home on fire. Police say the tanker flipped over the guardrail on Interstate 75 in southwest Detroit and plummeted 30 to 40 feet to the ground.


Weather Channel ranks U.P. sixth on top 10 list (2008-01-10)
The Weather Channel is ranking Michigan's Upper Peninsula sixth on its top 10 list of winter family getaways. WLUC-TV reports the area's picturesque scenery, and skiing and other cold weather recreation are behind the ranking.


SCOTUS-DEADLINE (2008-01-09)
US SUPREME COURT RULES MICHIGAN COMPANY WAITED TOO LONG TO SUE


MICHIGAN MENTORS (2008-01-09)
GRANHOLM, HUSBAND ENCOURAGE MORE TO BECOME MENTORS


TETHERED SUSPECT (2008-01-09)
SHERIFF: BIG DRUG DEALER, ALREADY WEARING TETHER, BUSTED IN STING


CANDIDATE VISITS (2008-01-09)
ROMNEY, MCCAIN TO CAMPAIGN WEDNESDAY IN MICHIGAN WITH STOPS IN GRAND RAPIDS


FORD EXECUTIVES (2008-01-09)
FORD'S ALAN MULALLY: STOCK SLIDE WON'T CHANGE RESTRUCTURING PLAN


Fear of flooding follows rain, melting snow across Michigan (2008-01-08)
Rivers in the southern Lower Peninsula are threatening to overrun their banks due to steady rain and melting snow. A quarter- to a half-inch of rain fell overnight through much of southeastern Michigan. A flood watch is in effect as the same is expected through the day.


CONGRESS-CELEBRITY DRUG ADS (2008-01-08)
LAWMAKERS INVESTIGATE PFIZER ADS, QUESTION DOCTOR'S ENDORSEMENT


FUGITIVE ARRESTED (2008-01-08)
MICHIGAN FUGITIVE ARRESTED IN BREVARD COUNTY FLORIDA


WINTER BLAST (2008-01-08)
DETROIT'S WINTER BLAST TO CONTINUE DESPITE $200K DIP IN FUNDING


-TEACHER OF YEAR (2008-01-08)
HARPER WOODS TEACHER FINALIST FOR NATIONAL TEACHER OF YEAR


Granholm, husband encourage more to become mentors (2008-01-08)
Governor Jennifer Granholm and her husband are encouraging more Michigan residents to become mentors to children. Nearly 3,500 children are currently waiting to be placed with a mentor in the state.


Last person treated from deadly wrong-way crash leaves hospital (2008-01-08)
A Toledo, Ohio, hospital has released the last person being treated after a wrong-way interstate crash that killed five others.


US Supreme Court rules Michigan company waited too long to sue (2008-01-08)
The Supreme Court has imposed a six-year deadline for suing the federal government in property disputes. The 7-2 decision upholds a federal appeals court ruling against a Michigan sand and gravel company


THIEF STABS SELF (2008-01-08)
POLICE: MAN WHO HIT STOLEN KNIVES IN PANTS STABBED WHILE FLEEING


Gas Line Explosion (2008-01-07)
A contract worker killed in a gas line explosion on Zug Island has been identified as Thomas Michael Pichler Jr. The Wayne County medical examiner's office says the 27-year-old Livonia resident died from multiple injuries as a result of Saturday afternoon's explosion.


GAS PRICES (2008-01-07)
AAA MICHIGAN SAYS GAS PRICES UP 8 CENTS; NEARLY ONE DOLLAR HIGHER THAN THIS TIME LAST YEAR


OAKLAND PROSECUTOR (2008-01-07)
STATE REP. DAVID LAW JUMPS INTO OAKLAND PROSECUTOR'S RACE


Federal judge rules against Democrat who had sued to stop primary (2008-01-07)
A federal judge has ruled against a Democratic activist who had sued to stop Michigan's Democratic presidential primary election. Martha Hayes sued because the candidate she supports -- John Edwards -- is not on the state primary ballot.


No Child Left Behind Lawsuit (2008-01-07)
A federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit challenging how the No Child Left Behind law is funded. School districts in three states, including Michigan, and the nation's largest teachers union filed a suit related to the financing of the education program backed by President Bush.


State Supreme Court Term Limits (2008-01-07)
Michigan Supreme Court Justice Elizabeth Weaver wants justices to be term-limited. Her plan would limit justices to one term of eight years. That's the same length of time that now can be served by Michigan's governor, attorney general and secretary of state.


Bandstra-Judgeship (2008-01-07)
Michigan Court of Appeals Judge Richard Bandstra says he plans to run for re-election this year. The 57-year-old Bandstra was a state House member from Grand Rapids for 10 years before winning his first court of appeals election in 1994. He served as chief judge of the appeals court from 1999 through 2001. He's running for a six-year term.


VIDEOTAPED BEATING (2008-01-07)
DETROIT MAN ARRAIGNED IN VIDEOTAPED BEATING OF 2-YEAR-OLD BOY


SUP COURT -MICHIGAN ABORTION LAW (2008-01-07)
US SUPREME COURT WON'T INTERVENE IN MICHIGAN ABORTION DISPUTE


MIDLAND BANK-EMBEZZLEMENT (2008-01-07)
WOMAN ACCUSED OF EMBEZZLING MONEY FROM MIDLAND BANK


SPAM SCAM (2008-01-04)
MAN TERMED AMONG NATION'S TOP SPAMMERS CHARGED WITH STOCK FRAUD


MISSING GIRL-MURDER CHARGES (2008-01-04)
MICHIGAN MAN FACES CHARGES IN 1986 SLAYING OF 13-YEAR-OLD GIRL


US Ghans Deaths (2008-01-04)
The bodies of two Navy sailors have been flown to Germany for an examination.


FATAL FIRES (2008-01-04)
HOUSE FIRES IN ROCHESTER HILLS, ALBION LEAVE 2 DEAD


TARA GRANT-CHILDREN (2008-01-04)
FAMILIES SETTLE CUSTODY DISPUTE OVER WIFE-KILLER'S CHILDREN


GOODWILL-EXPLOSIVE DEVICE (2008-01-04)
EXPLOSIVE DEVICE FOUND AT MUSKEGON COUNTY GOODWILL STORE


Federal-Mogul Corp.'s Bankruptcy (2008-01-04)
Federal-Mogul Corp.'s chief executive says life is back to normal for the auto supplier.


Elk Herd Growing (2008-01-04)
A state wildlife biologist says that an elk herd started in northern Wisconsin more than a decade ago is growing again.


Ice Cream Prank (2008-01-04)
There's no giveaway coming up at Cold Stone Creamery. The ice cream chain is the victim of an Internet prank.


DUNE DISPUTE (2008-01-03)
TOWNSHIP INDEFINITELY TABLES ZONING/HOUSING DEELOPMENT DEAL FOR DUNES


National Fatherhood Summit (2008-01-03)
This Friday (Jan. 4th) in Grand Rapids people from all over the country will be heading to Grand Rapids for the National Fatherhood Summit. To get more on the event and its goals WGVU's Kurt Steiner spoke to the event organizer Minister Ronald Smith.


CHRYSLER JOB CUTS-ILLINOIS (2008-01-03)
CHRYSLER'S BELVIDERE PLANT TO LAY OFF 1,096 WORKERS AS PART OF LARGER SCALEDOWN PLAN


HEATING COSTS (2008-01-03)
WINTER HEATING BILLS WILL BE LOWER THAN EXPECTED IN MICHIGAN


CELL PHONE COMMUTE (2008-01-03)
NEW STUDY: DRIVERS WHO USE CELL PHONES SLOW DOWN TRAFFIC


SNOWMOBILE SEASON (2008-01-03)
SNOW BUSINESSES IN U-P HOPE TO SEE MORE GREEN THIS SEASON


ENDANGERED COLLEGE (2008-01-02)
HISTORICALLY BLACK DETROIT COLLEGE MAY HAVE TO SHUT DOWN


Law mandates training, targets unlicensed builders (2008-01-02)
The quartet of bills signed by the governor two weeks ago signal a turning point for the residential building industry, which will face new education requirements and higher licensing fees June 1, plus much tougher enforcement effective immediately.


GAS PRICES (2008-01-02)
HAPPY NEW YEAR: TRIPLE A MICHIGAN SAYS GAS PRICES UP 7 CENTS


WINTER STORM-MICH (2008-01-02)
FAST-MOVING NEW YEAR'S STORM BRINGS 16-INCH SNOW, CANCELS CLASSES


FERTILIZER BAN (2008-01-02)
OTTAWA COUNTY PHOSPHORUS FERTILIZER BAN TAKES EFFECT AFTER LONG ADJUSTMENT PERIOD


BORDER-MURDER ARREST (2008-01-02)
INTERPOL FUGITIVE CAUGHT AT CANADA-US BORDER FACES BOND HEARING


Firms drive for greater diversity (2008-01-02)
New initiatives at two Grand Rapids law firms are designed to further the law profession's push for greater diversity.


MSU researcher just the beginning' for GR (2008-01-02)
Drawn by what he sees as a world-class clinical base, plus the region's civic pride, Richard Leach represents the start of what Michigan State University wants for Grand Rapids.


Michigan Health Care (2008-01-02)
A number of presidential candidates have proposed universal health coverage. Some have suggested government subsidies, while others have implied that tax breaks will solve the problem. WGVU's Fred Martino travels across the state to search for solutions.


Deadly Crash (2008-01-01)
Police say a Michigan man drove four miles in the wrong direction before his pickup slammed into a minivan, killing five members of a Maryland family. Michael Gagnon of Adrian has been charged with aggravated vehicular homicide.


Grieving Mom (2008-01-01)
Deborah Fowler lost her 18-year-old daughter, Felicia, to a car crash on September Second. But Fowler says she's gained 20 more kids from the tragedy.


GM Vehicles (2008-01-01)
Creativity and rationality at General Motors are starting to work better together and the results are showing in the marketplace.


Delphi Loss (2008-01-01)
The auto-parts supplier Delphi Corp. reports a net loss of $231 million for November.


Missing Man in Hawaii (2008-01-01)
Family and firefighters are giving up their search for a 67-year-old Michigan man who disappeared December 5 in a blizzard atop Hawaii's Mauna Kea.


Burning Truck (2008-01-01)
- Having live electrical wires fall on her truck and set it on fire wasn't enough to slow a motorist in southwest Michigan.


Deadly Crash (2008-01-01)
Police say a Michigan man drove four miles in the wrong direction before his pickup slammed into a minivan, killing five members of a Maryland family.


Delphi Reports Losses (2008-01-01)
he auto-parts supplier Delphi Corp. reports a net loss of $231 million for November. The Troy, Michigan, company filed for bankruptcy protection in 2005.


New Year's Guns (2007-12-31)
Detroit's police chief is pleading with New Year's celebrants to forgo the custom of firing guns into the air.


Missing Man (2007-12-31)
Family and firefighters are giving up their search for a 67-year-old Michigan man who disappeared December 5 in a blizzard atop Hawaii's Mauna Kea. Brian Murphy of the Detroit suburb of Plymouth told an employee at a 9,000-foot-level visitors center that he wanted to hike to the 13,796-foot summit.


Pet Shop Oversight (2007-12-31)
The state Department of Agriculture is abandoning most inspections of pet shops unless complaints involve serious abuse or disease outbreaks.


Absentee Ballot (2007-12-31)
Absentee ballot requests for the 2008 presidential race are high in some parts of Michigan. Lansing, Mich., city clerk Chris Swope estimates that three or four employees have been working two to three hours a night to keep up with absentee applications.


Annual Word Banning List (2007-12-31)
Lake Superior State University is banishing "wordsmith" and "it is what it is" from the Queen's English. They are part of 19 words or phrases appearing in the Michigan school's annual list of overused, misused or words of general uselessness.


Police Car Death (2007-12-31)
Authorities say a 26-year-old man died after suffering a medical problem while being questioned by a Kent County sheriff's deputy about a reported domestic dispute.


Giant St. Joseph Cross (2007-12-31)
A 63-year-old man who wants to build a 30-foot, illuminated cross on a bluff facing Lake Michigan across the street from his St. Joseph home.


Deadly Crash (2007-12-31)
A Michigan man faces charges in a head-on crash that killed five members of a family heading home to Maryland after a holiday visit to the Detroit area. Michael Gagnon of Adrian has been charged with aggravated vehicular homicide.


Generic Allergy Meds (2007-12-31)
yrtec users are getting new options that don't require a prescription. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given approval today for Ohm Laboratories Inc. to sell generic versions of Pfizer Inc.'s Zyrtec.


CB Radio Killing (2007-12-31)
The Washtenaw County sheriff's department says a 44-year-old man was stabbed to death at a Scio Township truck stop after a conversation on a CB radio led to a confrontation.


Fatal Dog Attacks (2007-12-28)
A Livingston County woman whose bulldogs fatally mauled a man and woman faces trial on manslaughter charges.


Phone Theft Scheme (2007-12-28)
Madison Heights police say four people devised a scheme to order expensive cellular phones and sell them on the street at bargain prices.


Child's Body Found (2007-12-28)
The man police believe to be the father of an 18-month-old boy whose mummified body was discovered in a Fort Wayne home has waived extradition to face charges in Michigan.


Scandalous Dr. Stokes (2007-12-28)
A western Michigan dermatologist accused of using unsanitary practices that exposed thousands of patients to infection has received a 10 1/2 year prison sentence for insurance fraud.


Phone Theft Scheme (2007-12-28)
MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) - Madison Heights police say four people devised a scheme to order expensive cellular phones and sell them on the street at bargain prices.


Couple Dead (2007-12-28)
FREDONIA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Autopsies are being performed on the bodies of an elderly couple discovered outside their rural home in southern Michigan.


Free Re-booking on Northwest (2007-12-28)
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) - Northwest Airlines Corp. is offering passengers scheduled to fly Friday or Saturday the chance to rebook flights without penalty, due to a forecast of severe winter weather in the Midwest.


Cemetary Takeover (2007-12-28)
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - State officials say they are seizing a Grand Rapids cemetery and have barred the owner from running it after he was accused of misusing more than $4.2 million in trust fund money.


Train Derailment (2007-12-28)
SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) - Five cars of a train hauling chemicals derailed in Saginaw, forcing road closures as hazardous materials crews responded.


Meijer's Troubles (2007-12-28)
A Meijer executive says he learned only a few days ago that the retailer had funded a failed effort to unseat local officials who opposed a planned Meijer store near Traverse City.


Young Driver (2007-12-27)
Authorities say a 32-year-old man got drunk Christmas Eve, then put his 9-year-old son in the driver's seat of their pickup to work the gas and brakes while he steered.


Soldier Killed (2007-12-27)
The Pentagon says a 28-year-old soldier from suburban Detroit died Christmas Day in Iraq.


I-75 Closure (2007-12-27)
The Michigan Department of Transportation says it plans to shut down parts of Interstate 75 in Detroit for reconstruction work.


MI Walk of Fame (2007-12-27)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Boxing great Joe Louis and hockey Hall of Famer Gordie Howe are among the 2007 inductees to the Michigan Walk of Fame.


Cox: No License for Illegal Immigrants (2007-12-27)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan's attorney general says illegal immigrants can no longer get a state driver's license.


Suburban Sprawl (2007-12-27)
Jennifer Guerra tells us about some alternatives to traditional holiday music...made in Michigan. It's a music collective called "Suburban Sprawl."


Michigan Population Drops (2007-12-27)
The U.S. Census Bureau says Michigan and Rhode Island were the only states that lost population in its latest estimate released today (Thursday).


Mother Daughter Stabbed (2007-12-27)
Detroit police say they've arrested a man on accusations of fatally stabbing his girlfriend and her 21-year-old daughter because the older woman wanted to break up with him.


Wine Shipments (2007-12-27)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Wineries have enjoyed new business opportunities in Michigan's first full year under a new law regulating shipments of wine directly to customers.


8,500 More Letters to Stokes' Patients (2007-12-27)
DOCTOR ROBERT STOKES IS IN FEDERAL COURT TODAY (Thursday) FOR SENTENCING RELATED TO A HEALTH CARE FRAUD CONVICTION .. AND THERE'S MORE NEWS SURROUNDING STOKES .


Prison Lessons (2007-12-26)
For the first time in ten years, Kirk Herman is not spending Christmas behind bars.


Schuss Mountain Death (2007-12-26)
Authorities in the northern Lower Peninsula say a 13-year-old girl was killed when she crashed while skiing at Schuss Mountain.


Possible Drug House Robbery (2007-12-26)
A teenager is dead and two others are hospitalized following what Detroit police say may have been the robbery of a drug house on the city's east side.


Workplace Wedding (2007-12-26)
Folding camp chairs at the Coleman Factory Outlet store were scarce for a while yesterday.


More Shopping (2007-12-26)
More holiday shopping is in the cards for retailers -- as in gift cards.


Electric Fight (2007-12-26)
A fight over legislation related to electric power is coming in 2008. More on the controversy from Rachael Lippman.


Grand Haven Tradition (2007-12-26)
GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (AP) - A brief family history is contained on a five- by seven-inch Christmas card that two siblings and their spouses have exchanged for the past 50 years.


Blind Swimmer (2007-12-26)
EAST GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - A legally blind Michigan teen is an inspiration to others on his high school swim team. Tanis Hooker is a freshman at East Grand Rapids High School.


Grace Hauenstein (2007-12-26)
Leaders at Grand Valley State University are saddened by the death of Grace Hauenstein on December 25, 2007. Grace, along with her husband Ralph Hauenstein, established the Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies at Grand Valley in 2001.


Saving Energy (2007-12-26)
reg Gunder believes computers deserve a Christmas break, too.


Ford Anniversary (2007-12-26)
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - It was a year ago today that President Ford died at age 93. He was born in Nebraska but grew up in the Grand Rapids area.


Winter Storm (2007-12-24)
Winds gusting more than 50 miles per hour have uprooted trees and knocked out power to at least 196,000 homes and businesses across Michigan.


Hit and Run Death (2007-12-24)
Police are looking for a hit-and-run driver who struck three people in Calhoun County, killing one of them.


Stephen Grant Conviction (2007-12-24)
The foreman of a jury that convicted 37-year-old Stephen Grant of second-degree murder says he and other jurors were unconvinced that Grant's actions were premeditated.


Airline Prices to Rise? (2007-12-24)
The CEO of Northwest Airlines says travelers will probably pay higher airfares next year if fuel prices don't fall.


Grandson Gift (2007-12-24)
A 26-year-old man gave his 74-year-old grandmother an early Christmas present this year, donating more than half of his liver so she could get a second chance at life.


Spartan Trouble (2007-12-24)
Defensive standout Jonal Saint-Dic and four other Michigan State players will miss Friday's Champs Sports Bowl against Boston College.


Obesity Study (2007-12-24)
A University of Michigan survey shows many parents of obese children may be in denial about their youngsters' weight.


Remembering A Legend (2007-12-24)
A philanthropist and grandson of automotive pioneer Ransom Eli Olds has died.


Secretary of State Goals (2007-12-24)
Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land's top goals for 2007, and whether she achieved them:


Saginaw Study (2007-12-24)
Stephen Richey says he thinks more people can survive crashes of smaller private planes if on-board safety systems are well-designed.


Barber Crash (2007-12-21)
Detroit police say a car crashed through the window of a barbershop, injuring two boys and two men inside the business.


Legislative Leader (2007-12-21)
The leaders of the Michigan Legislature appear focused on building confidence in the state's economy as they prepare for 2008.


Passport Rules (2007-12-21)
Congress has voted to delay the date by which Americans and Canadians must have passports to enter the U.S. from Canada.


Huckabee Surge (2007-12-21)
A new poll shows Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee are fighting over the lead in Michigan, while Rudy Giuliani has plunged 16 points to third place.


McCain says he hasn't done favors for lobbyists, interest groups (2007-12-20)
Sen. John McCain says he's never done any favors for lobbyists or special-interest groups. The Republican presidential candidate from Arizona made the remark today in Detroit to reporters who asked him about a story in the Drudge Report.


Infection threatens life of rhino in Lansing zoo (2007-12-20)
of a rhinoceros housed at Lansing's Potter Park Zoo. Ebony, a 14-year-old eastern black rhino that weighs 25-hundred pounds, has a strep bacterium in each of her feet.


Looking elsewhere for funding (2007-12-20)
When Bob Sloma tried to get financing to buy JS Die & Mold in Byron Center four years ago, he faced rejection time after time.


Construction outlook mixed for '08 (2007-12-20)
After a difficult third quarter, the commercial construction outlook is mixed for 2008, with some categories expected to grow, while overall employment could decline by 10,000 next year.


GOP presidential debate at Detroit auto show won't happen (2007-12-20)
There won't be a Republican presidential debate next month at the Detroit auto show after all. Efforts have fallen through to host such an event in conjunction with the North American International Auto Show.


Analysis: Target renewable, alternative energy (2007-12-20)
Western Michigan has a chance to carve out a role as a supply base for the nation's burgeoning alternative-energy sector, a new analysis concludes.


Energy Future (2007-12-20)
Rick Pluta reports on Governor Granholm's efforts to rebuild Michigan's economy with manufacturing related to alternative energy.


Bush stands behind EPA's Johnson on California waiver denial (2007-12-20)
Congressional Democrats say they're investigating the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's refusal to let California implement its tailpipe emissions law.


Jury finishes 2nd day of deliberating wife dismemberment-slaying (2007-12-20)
- A jury in Mount Clemens has finished a second day of deliberations in the case of a man accused of killing and dismembering his wife.


GRANHOLM-GASOLINE TAX (2007-12-19)
GRANHOLM SAYS SHE DOESN'T WANT TO FUND ROADS WITH HIGHER GAS TAX


CONGRESS-ENERGY (2007-12-19)
BUSH EXPECTED TO SIGN ENERGY BILL RAISING AUTO FUEL ECONOMY


MORE MPG (2007-12-19)
AUTOMAKERS TO TURN TO MORE FUEL-EFFICIENT TECHNOLOGIES


AUTO SAFETY-CHILDREN (2007-12-19)
HOUSE COMMITTEE APPROVES AUTO SAFETY BILL AIMED AT PROTECTING CHILDREN


GR Ford Tree (2007-12-19)
A 35-foot-tall blue spruce towers over President Ford's grave at his presidential museum in Grand Rapids.


Blackwater Suit (2007-12-19)
A human-rights group has filed its second lawsuit against Blackwater Worldwide contractors.


Soldier Coming Home (2007-12-19)
A man killed 57 years ago in the Korean War is coming home to Cheboygan for burial.


Ameriquest Settlement (2007-12-19)
More than $14.5 million in restitution checks are being mailed to thousands of mortgage loan borrowers in Michigan as part of a multistate settlement with Ameriquest Mortgage Co. and its related companies


GM-BUYOUTS (2007-12-19)
GENERAL MOTORS TO OFFER BUYOUT PROGRAM TO 5,200 UAW WORKERS


Congress approves auto fuel economy increase, more ethanol use (2007-12-18)
Congress has approved the first increase in automobile fuel economy in 32 years. The increase was approved by a wide margin today and President Bush also has signaled he will accept the mandates on the auto industry.


Granholm and Cherry resolve to lose weight in 2008 (2007-12-18)
overnor Jennifer Granholm and Lieutenant Governor John Cherry have weighty issues on their minds. Both say they've made New Year's resolutions to slim down.


Kalamazoo Woman Loses Second Son to Shooting (2007-12-18)
A Kalamazoo woman has lost a teenage son in a shooting for the second time in less than four years. Nineteen-year-old Anthony Potts Jr. was shot and killed last weekend at an after-hours club during a confrontation between two groups.


Motor Trend names Toyota Tundra its 2008 truck of the year (2007-12-18)
Motor Trend has named the full-size pickup Toyota Tundra its 2008 truck of the year. The magazine's editors say the Tundra is a match for Detroit rivals the Ford F-150, Chevrolet Silverado and Dodge Ram in dimensions and performance. The Silverado won the award a year ago.


MIDWEST MORTGAGE MESS (2007-12-18)
MIDWEST STATES LEAD NATION IN HOME LOAN LOSSES, DELINQUENCIES


SKOREA-HYUNDAI MOTOR-RUSSIA (2007-12-18)
HYUNDAI MOTOR TO BUILD $400 MILLION PLANT IN RUSSIA BY 2009


COUPLE-DOG SHOOTING (2007-12-18)
COUPLE, DOG SHOT TO DEATH IN MACOMB COUNTY IN APPARENT MURDER SUICIDE


Prep athlete from Grand Haven dies from blood clot in lung (2007-12-18)
Family and friends are remembering a 10th-grade Grand Haven High School athlete who died suddenly from a blood clot in her lung. Funeral home visitation is in the afternoon.


GRADUATION RATES-GRANHOLM (2007-12-18)
GRANHOLM FORMS PANEL TO IMPROVE HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION RATES


FIGHTING FORECLOSURES (2007-12-18)
LAWMAKERS FLOAT MORE PROPOSALS TO HELP STRAPPED MICHIGAN HOMEOWNERS


Holilday Consumerism (2007-12-17)
Julie Grant talks with one family about the issue of holiday consumerism...when gift giving is a real struggle.


Kellogg Foundation Record Year (2007-12-17)
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation says it handed out $335 million in grants during the past year. That's up nearly 17 percent from last year and the largest grant total in the foundation's history.


WINTER STORM-MICH (2007-12-17)
PRE WINTER STORM CLOSES SCHOOLS, CREATES DEADLY ROAD CONDITIONS


CIA VIDEOTAPES (2007-12-17)
HOEKSTRA DEFIES BUSH, PLEDGES PROBE OF DESTROYED CIA TAPES


DUNE DISPUTE (2007-12-17)
BILLIONAIRE, PRESERVATIONISTS FIGHT OVER DUNE DEVELOPMENT PLAN


Flint Crime Probe Nabs Gangsters (2007-12-17)
Police say 21 people have been arrested following a yearlong investigation into a Flint-area criminal organization called the Pierson Hood gang.


LAKE RESEARCH (2007-12-17)
GROUND BREAKING FOR GREAT LAKES LAB, TO OPEN SUMMER 2008


Lansing Lawmakers Try to Ease Housing Crisis (2007-12-17)
Another round of proposals aimed at boosting Michigan's slumping housing market is headed to the state Legislature.


Fired U.S. Attorney (2007-12-17)
Margaret Chiara says she kept a low profile after being fired as the chief federal prosecutor for western Michigan partly to help improve her chances of getting another job.


Graduation Rates (2007-12-17)
- Governor Jennifer Granholm has formed a bipartisan work group to try and come up with ideas to improve Michigan's high school graduation rates.


SOLDIER KILLED (2007-12-17)
SOLDIER WITH FAMILY IN MICHIGAN DIES IN IRAQ; RITES THIS WEEK


Cross Burning (2007-12-14)
A 26-year-old Ypsilanti man has been sentenced to three years in prison for conspiring with three juveniles to burn a 5-foot wooden cross outside the home of a biracial family.


Great Lakes Mayors (2007-12-14)
A group of mayors from the Great Lakes states and Canada are telling candidates in the 2008 elections to make the waterways a priority.


Marine Discharge (2007-12-14)
A Lansing (Michigan)-based Marine reservist who killed an Iraqi soldier was sentenced to a bad-conduct discharge.


Ski Trail Grooming (2007-12-14)
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is backtracking on its plan not to groom some cross-country ski trails in northern Michigan this winter.


CyberNet Sentencing (2007-12-14)
The final defendant in the CyberNET fraud case has been sentenced to two and a half years in a federal prison.


KOREA-REMAINS IDENTIFIED (2007-12-13)
REMAINS OF KOREAN WAR VET FROM SOUTHEASTERN MICHIGAN IDENTIFIED


GERALD FORD-STATUE (2007-12-13)
STATE SENATE REQUESTS STATUE OF FORMER PRESIDENT FORD FOR U.S. CAPITOL


GOP DEBATE-AUTO SHOW (2007-12-13)
POLITICS AND HORSEPOWER: STATE GOP LEADER WANTS PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE DURING DETROIT AUTO SHOW


HOLIDAY STRESS (2007-12-13)
HOLIDAY TENSION OFTEN CREATED BY OUR OWN SENSE OF OBLIGATION


CRIME LABS (2007-12-13)
GRANHOLM, LAWMAKERS TO SPARE 2 THREATENED STATE POLICE CRIME LABS


Drugs in Water (2007-12-13)
Kinna Ohman reports on the growing problem of drugs in our water.


911-CELL PHONE FEES (2007-12-13)
HOUSE VOTES TO LET COUNTIES CHARGE CELL USERS A 911 FEE


MACKINAC BRIDGE (2007-12-12)
LAWMAKERS WANT TO AVOID MACKINAC BRIDGE FEE HIKES BY RE-DIRECTING TRANSPO FUNDS


Fox's $1 million gifts bring da Vinci to GR (2007-12-12)
Dec. 13, 2007 By Mark Sanchez marks@mbusinessreview.com He knows diamonds, not health care. So when Tom Fox and his family wanted to make a donation to Spectrum Health, he listened to the experts and then gave the $1 million so the Grand Rapids health system could buy a high-tech surgical robot.


POLICE SERGEANT-SEX STING (2007-12-12)
STATE POLICE SERGEANT CLEARED OF CHARGES IN INTERNET SEX STING


DOW CLEANUP (2007-12-12)
UNDER FEDERAL PRESSURE, DOW SUBMITS DIOXIN CLEANUP PLAN


Land Use Education for Teens (2007-12-12)
Fred Martino speaks with Susan Santone of Creative Change...a group that is teaching teenagers and their teachers about sustainability.


SMOKING BAN (2007-12-12)
MICHIGAN SENATE DEALS BLOW TO SMOKING BAN IN BARS, RESTAURANTS


PRESBYTERIAN (2007-12-12)
WEST MICHIGAN PRESBYTERIANS GET NEW LEADER FROM NEW YORK


State doesn't walk the walk in job training (2007-12-12)
If education for advanced manufacturing is a state priority, state funding wouldn't prove it.


Flat job growth forecast for 08 (2007-12-12)
The metro Grand Rapids area will experience flat employment in 2008, as manufacturing jobs further declines and the national economy slows, according to an annual outlook.


EX-HUSBAND SLAIN (2007-12-12)
SECOND COUPLE CHARGED IN ALLEGAN COUNTY DISAPPEARANCE AND MURDER


FUEL ECONOMY (2007-12-11)
MINETA, SLATER URGE CONSISTENT FUEL ECONOMY RULES


CANDIDATES-GREAT LAKES (2007-12-11)
GREAT LAKES BACKERS WANT $27B PLEDGE FROM PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFULS


VOTER REGISTRATION (2007-12-11)
VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE COMING UP FOR PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY


GM-VOLT (2007-12-11)
GENERAL MOTORS OPENS STUDIO TO DESIGN NEW ELECTRIC CARS


FORD-IDLED PLANTS (2007-12-11)
FORD TEMPORARILY CUTS PRODUCTION AT MICH., KY. TRUCK PLANTS


Abortion Measure (2007-12-11)
A 20-year-old law student has become a celebrity in the anti-abortion movement for her efforts to have Colorado's state Constitution define fertilized eggs as people. It's a tactic spreading nationwide in bids to neutralize the Roe versus Wade decision legalizing abortion.


Teen Drug Use (2007-12-11)
llicit drug use by teens continued its gradual decline overall this year, but the use of prescription painkillers remains popular among young people. That's according to a University of Michigan study released today at the White House.


Lawsuit Calls for Halt of Michigan Democratic Primary (2007-12-11)
A Democratic activist has asked a federal court to halt Michigan's Democratic presidential primary, saying it will disenfranchise voters whose favorites aren't on the ballot.


Officers Wounded (2007-12-11)
A woman has been found dead in a southwestern Michigan home where a barricaded gunman accused of shooting a state trooper surrendered to authorities.


Smoking Ban (2007-12-11)
Efforts to ban smoking in Michigan bars, restaurants and other workplaces have hit a road block in the state Senate.


Gas Prices (2007-12-10)
Michigan drivers have seen a 31-cent drop in gas prices since November 12th. AAA Michigan says the statewide average of $2.94 per gallon is 13 cents lower from a week ago.


Saginaw Fire (2007-12-10)
wo adults and five children are homeless after a suspicious fire on Saginaw's northeast side. The family was forced out early today after flames from an attached garage spread into the attic of their half of a duplex.


SNOWMIBILE DEATH (2007-12-10)
DETROIT AREA SNOWMOBILE ACCIDENT KILLS ONE; POLICE CITE 'SPEED' AS A FACTOR


TATTOO TO-DO (2007-12-10)
TABOO NO LONGER: STATE TO START REGULATING BODY ART INDUSTRY


DELPHI BANKRUPTCY (2007-12-10)
LAWYER: DELPHI CAN SOLICIT VOTES ON ITS BANKRUPTCY REORGANIZATION


MALNOURISHED HORSES (2007-12-10)
ANIMAL ABUSE CASE HITS JACKSON COUNTY'S BUDGET HARD


SANTA EXPRESS-CRASH (2007-12-10)
2 DIE AFTER CAR CRASHES INTO 'SANTA EXPRESS' TRAIN


Voter Registration (2007-12-10)
- Voters who want to cast a ballot for their presidential favorites in the January 15 primary need to get registered soon.


Men sentenced to life in 1979 slaying of Michigan college student (2007-12-10)
Four men convicted of kidnapping, raping and murdering a Hope College student in 1979 have been sentenced to life in prison without parole.


EDS wins $715 million deal from Bristol-Myers Squibb (2007-12-10)
Electronic Data Systems says it's won a 715 million-dollar deal to manage the communications infrastructure for drug maker Bristol-Myers Squibb. The seven-year deal calls on Plano, Texas-based EDS to manage Bristol-Myers Squibb's information-technology systems, including critical operations data and help-desk support.


CONGRESS-ENERGY (2007-12-07)
U-S HOUSE BOOSTS FUEL EFFICIENCY, RENEWABLE ENERGY, OIL TAXES


MORTGAGE CRISIS (2007-12-07)
DEAL REACHED WITH MORTGAGE INDUSTRY FOR 5-YEAR RATE FREEZE


DEER HARVEST (2007-12-07)
DEER KILL DURING FIREARMS SEASON DOWN FROM LAST YEAR, DNR SAYS


Child Snowmobile Death (2007-12-07)
A 7-year-old Ogemaw County girl has died after being thrown from the back of a snowmobile.


Dana Bankruptcy (2007-12-07)
Auto parts supplier Dana Corp. says almost all of its unsecured creditors have voted in favor of its reorganization plan.


CHRYSLER OUTLOOK (2007-12-07)
NALYSTS SAY CHRYSLER EXECUTIVES ARE PREPARING FOR MORE JOB CUTS


ALTERNATIVE ENERGY (2007-12-07)
ALTERNATIVE ENERGY COULD MEAN NEW FACTORY JOBS FOR MICHIGAN


Company President on Presidentail Candidates (2007-12-07)
AFL-CIO President Mark Gaffney says some Michigan AFL-CIO members may be reluctant to vote for Hillary Rodham Clinton if she won't back changing some of the trade deals they say have cost jobs.


Landry vs. Kid Rock (2007-12-07)
A federal judge has dismissed a Louisiana musician's copyright infringement lawsuit against Kid Rock.


GM Loses in Russia (2007-12-07)
General Motors has been beaten out by Renault SA as a strategic partner for Russia's Avtovaz.


Utility Reform... (2007-12-06)
The state House is working toward trying to require Michigan utilities to provide 10 percent of the state's energy from renewable sources by 2015.


New IT Leader (2007-12-06)
State government is getting a new leader for its Department of Information Technology.


GREAT LAKES COMPACT (2007-12-06)
MICHIGAN LEGISLATURE STARTS APPROVING GREAT LAKES COMPACT


GRANHOLM-PEARL HARBOR (2007-12-06)
GRANHOLM URGES MICHIGANIANS TO LOWER FLAGS FOR PEARL HARBOR DAY


NEW DRIVER'S LICENSE (2007-12-06)
SECRETARY OF STATE LAND PUSHES FOR NEW DRIVER'S LICENSES


GRANHOLM-TAXES (2007-12-06)
GRANHOLM SAYS SHE WON'T RAISE TAXES AGAIN TO FIX BUDGET PROBLEMS


CHRYSLER-LOSS (2007-12-06)
CHRYSLER CEO TELLS EMPLOYEES COMPANY WILL LOSE $1.6B IN 2007


Icy Lake Rescue (2007-12-06)
A mother and daughter are recovering after four men rescued them from a car that slid into a rural lake in Hillsdale County.


Kid Rock- Lawsuit (2007-12-06)
A federal judge has dismissed a Louisiana musician's copyright infringement lawsuit against Kid Rock.


Doe Dies (2007-12-06)
A west Michigan man and his son-in-law rescued a deer from icy waters the other day.


MacGyver Birthing (2007-12-06)
You probably won't find a turkey baster in the typical maternity ward. But the kitchen device proved useful when an Upper Peninsula woman gave birth at home.


TOXIC TOY TEST (2007-12-05)
ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS RELEASE GUIDE TO TOXIN LEVELS IN TOYS


SERVICE TAX-AMNESTY (2007-12-05)
MICHIGAN SENATE OKS BILL GIVING AMNESTY FROM SERVICE TAX


PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY (2007-12-05)
MICHIGAN LEADERS SUGGEST REGIONAL PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARIES IN 2012


Driver's License change (2007-12-05)
Michigan would get a new driver's license and state identification card under a plan announced by Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land.


Great Lakes Compact update (2007-12-05)
The Michigan Legislature has started passing a regional compact to prevent Great Lakes water from being sent to thirsty regions.


FIGHTING FORECLOSURES (2007-12-05)
HOUSE PASSES BILLS AIMED AT AIDING HOMEOWNERS SADDLED WITH ARM's


MARINE-FRAUD (2007-12-05)
FEDS: LEBANESE-BORN MARINE CAPTAIN FAKED WEDDING FOR CITIZENSHIP


Michigan Flu (2007-12-05)
A 9-year-old from Marquette has caught what is believed to be the season's first case of flu in Michigan.


Harry Potter Problems (2007-12-05)
A group of Stanford Law School property lawyers say they will help defend Muskegon, Mich.-based RDR Books in a lawsuit by Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling.


Blackwater Oversight (2007-12-05)
Private security firms working in Iraq would face more U.S. military oversight under a new agreement between the Pentagon and State Department.


Northwest Airlines' Future (2007-12-04)
Northwest Airlines is considering what to do with its cargo business after it loses DHL Express next year.


FORD SETTLEMENT (2007-12-04)
ACRAMENTO JUDGE APPROVES FORD EXPLORER FOUR-STATE SETTLEMENT


KIDS COUNT (2007-12-04)
REPORT: MICHIGAN RISKS MISSING NATIONAL CHILDREN'S HEALTH GOALS


CREDIT CARDS-CONGRESS (2007-12-04)
SEN. LEVIN HOLDS CLUB OVER BANKS IN CREDIT CARD PROBE


Tribe Withholds Payment (2007-12-04)
The American Indian tribe that owns the new Four Winds Casino Resort in extreme southwestern Michigan is withholding its first revenue-sharing payments from local governments and school districts.


AUTO SALES (2007-12-04)
U.S. AUTO SALES FALL 2 PERCENT IN NOVEMBER, WITH CHRYSLER THE BIGGEST LOSER


CONGRESS-ENERGY (2007-12-04)
FUTURE OF ENERGY BILL RESTS WITH COMPROMISES ON RENEWABLE FUELS


Snack Cake Killing (2007-12-04)
Prosecutors say an inmate at the Kent County Jail was beaten to death by a cellmate who was incensed that someone had stolen his snack cake.


Toothpick Prank Pokes Jokesters (2007-12-04)
Five Oscoda High School students must perform community service for planting 5,000 toothpicks in a rival's football field.


GM Getting Russian? (2007-12-04)
General Motors is bidding for a stake in Russia's largest carmaker as part of an effort to expand its presence in that rapidly growing market.


TAXING TIMES (2007-12-03)
LAWMAKERS, GRANHOLM GET THE JOB DONE - BARELY, AND AT THE LAST MINUTE


TRAIN COLLISION (2007-12-03)
NTSB INVESTIGATORS SAY ENGINEER GOING OVER SPEED LIMIT JUST BEFORE CRASH


VENEZUELA-CONSTITUTION (2007-12-03)
VENEZUELANS VOTE ON CHANGES THAT COULD EXPAND CHAVEZ'S POWERS


Green Could Make Green (2007-12-03)
A state lawmaker stands to quickly make a considerable profit on a six-acre parcel of land in Kent County.


Hamtramck Emergency Status (2007-12-03)
Governor Jennifer Granholm has revoked the declared financial emergency status in the city of Hamtramck.


Ford WIll Have Full 2020 Line-up (2007-12-03)
Ford plans to offer a full line of vehicles in 2020 despite tougher federal fuel economy regulations likely to take effect that year.


Detroit Mayoral Spokesman in Trouble (2007-12-03)
Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's press secretary has pleaded guilty to domestic violence and obstructing police.


Michigan AG Upset with BC (2007-12-03)
Michigan's attorney general is blasting Blue Cross Blue Shield for backing legislation he says puts profits over people.


WINTER STORM-MICHIGAN (2007-12-03)
WINTER STORM WARNINGS IN EFFECT FOR NORTHERN MICHIGAN


Toxin Killing Wildlife (2007-12-03)
A deadly toxin is killing fish and birds along the Great Lakes shoreline. Bob Allen reports.


AUTO SALES-OUTLOOK (2007-12-03)
CONSUMER CONFIDENCE LIKELY TO HURT NOVEMBER AUTO SALES


Primary Affects (2007-11-30)
Michigan Democrats are almost sure to be stripped of their delegates to next summer's Democratic National Convention tomorrow when they present their plan for the January 15 primary to a national committee.


2 Teens Charged in Mutilation (2007-11-30)
The girlfriend of a man who stabbed, beheaded and burned says he was planning to extort money from someone just before he died.


Amtrak Collision (2007-11-30)
Chicago fire officials say five people are in critical condition after a passenger train collided with a freight train on Chicago's South Side.


Bad Grades (2007-11-30)
A new, tougher standardized test likely contributed to fewer Michigan high schools making adequate progress toward meeting requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind Act.


TERROR-GUILTY PLEA (2007-11-30)
FORMER DEARBORN MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO SUPPORTING HEZBOLLAH


SERVICE TAX (2007-11-30)
READY OR NOT, LEGISLATIVE INACTION WILL INCREASE YOUR TAXES TOMORROW


GRANHOLM-COO (2007-11-30)
GRANHOLM HIRES CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER FOR EXECUTIVE OFFICE


KEVORKIAN SPEECH (2007-11-30)
KEVORKIAN DISCUSSES ASSISTED SUICIDE, PRISON REFORM IN DETROIT


SKI TRAILS (2007-11-30)
STATE CUTTING BACK ON SKI TRAIL GROOMING; BLAME IT ON POOR ECONOMY AND TIGHT BUDGET


Travel Radio (2007-11-30)
Listen to this week's Travel Radio in Upper Lake, California. Travel Radio airs on Midday West Michigan from noon to 1 p.m.


Muskegon YMCA Revokes Members from Sex Offender List (2007-11-29)
The YMCA in Muskegon has revoked the memberships of 20 people because they're listed as sex offenders in Michigan. Chief Executive Luke Seward says the agency's insurance carrier suggested looking at adopting a policy of banning sex offenders.


UAW-Retiree Benefits (2007-11-29)
UAW control of retiree health care for the Detroit Three could be a catalyst for change. A Detroit Medical Center official says the union's deal with the automakers could bring a major change in the way health care is priced and delivered.


Gun At School (2007-11-29)
The Mecosta County prosecutor says charges are being brought against a 12-year-old boy accused of pointing a gun at a classmate to avoid fighting him. The student at Crossroads Charter Academy in Big Rapids faces felony charges of carrying a concealed weapon and carrying a concealed weapon on school property.


Granholm Hires COO (2007-11-29)
Governor Granholm has appointed the leader of a southeast Michigan nonprofit agency to take over for departed chief of staff Mary Lannoye.


Kevorkian Speech at WMU (2007-11-29)
Nearly six months after his release from a Michigan prison, Jack Kevorkian still maintains he was right to help suffering people end their lives. The assisted suicide advocate spoke to more than 300 people during an afternoon speech at Wayne State University in Detroit.


SERVICE TAX (2007-11-29)
LAWMAKERS STILL NEGOTIATING OVER REPLACEMENT FOR SERVICE TAX


RESTAURATEUR CHARGED-WIFE (2007-11-29)
WIFE OF LA SHISH OWNER PLEADS GUILTY IN DETROIT COURT


COME ON OVER (2007-11-29)
CHILDREN'S MUSEUM DIRECTOR HEADS FOR NEW JOB WITH LOCALLY PRODUCED EMMY AWARD WINNING KIDS T-V SHOW


GIFT CARDS (2007-11-29)
HOUSE VOTES TO GIVE CONSUMERS MORE TIME TO REDEEM GIFT CARDS


FORD SETTLEMENT (2007-11-29)
FORD AGREES TO SETTLE CLASS-ACTION EXPLORER ROLLOVER CASE


POT SEIZURES (2007-11-29)
POLICE FIND 1,500 POUNDS OF MARIJUANA AFTER TWO TRAFFIC STOPS


GUN PHOTOS (2007-11-28)
JUDGE REVERSES EXPULSION OF STUDENTS OVER MYSPACE GUN PHOTO


Giving is up 64% at WMU (2007-11-28)
As enrollment begins to reverse a steady slide, fund raising at Western Michigan University is on the upswing as well.


UNEMPLOYMENT-MICH (2007-11-28)
MOST MICHIGAN REGIONAL JOBLESS RATES DROPPED IN OCTOBER AS EMPLOYMENT FALLS


BIFMA outlook: Flat sales in '08 (2007-11-28)
The latest quarterly outlook sees essentially flat sales next year for the office furniture industry, as long the nation's economy stays out of recession.


BANNED TOYS (2007-11-28)
STATE SENATE VOTES TO BAN SALE OF TOYS WITH LEAD PAINT AS CHRISTMAS SHOPPING SEASON GETS GOING


ROMNEY-MICH (2007-11-28)
ROMNEY TO ATTEND MICHIGAN FUNDRAISERS NEXT WEEK, FOCUSING ON DETROIT


MOTORCITY CASINO-HOTEL (2007-11-28)
MOTORCITY CASINO'S OWNER SHOWS OFF NEW 17-STORY LUXURY HOTEL


Mayors on Foreclosures (2007-11-27)
A mortgage industry association will help the nation's mayors raise public awareness about ways to avoid losing homes to foreclosure. The agreement was announced following a meeting of mayors from across the country in Detroit organized by the U.S. Conference of Mayors.


Coal Plants (2007-11-27)
Opponents of coal-fired power plants in Michigan want a ban against new plants until the Legislature requires the use of more renewable energy. At least seven power companies have sought to build new coal plants or expand existing coal plants in the state since January.


ACLU Challenges CMU Videotaping Policy (2007-11-27)
The American Civil Liberties Union wants Central Michigan University to end its policy barring a student from videotaping people on campus without their permission. The ACLU sent a letter to the school's president Tuesday saying the videotaping restriction is unconstitutional.


LOW RATINGS (2007-11-27)
STATE LAWMAKERS, GOVERNOR GET LOW RATINGS IN NEW STATEWIDE POLL


Fire-pit Recalls at Meijer (2007-11-27)
Meijer stores are recalling about 6,000 Grand Gourmet fire pits. The Grand Rapids-based retailer says the legs of the Taiwan-built fire pits can bend or break off while in use.


DISASTER ASSISTANCE (2007-11-27)
USDA OFFERS AID TO HELP MICHIGAN FARMERS WITH DAMAGED CROPS


MICHIGAN PRIMARY (2007-11-27)
MICHIGAN HOUSE RESTORES FOUR DEMOCRATS TO PRIMARY BALLOT; SENATE COULD VOTE TODAY


FOXWOODS UNION (2007-11-27)
UAW WIN IN CONN. EMBOLDENS ORGANIZING AT INDIAN CASINOS


Michigan Unemployment (2007-11-27)
State officials say seasonally unadjusted unemployment rates dropped slightly in most of Michigan's 17 regional labor markets in October. But total employment dropped in most regions last month, mostly because the summer and early fall tourism seasons were winding down.


VOTER REGISTRATION (2007-11-27)
GROUP DEFENDS REGISTRATION PROCESS THAT ANGERED SOME VOTERS---BUT APOLOGIZES


Bird Kill (2007-11-26)
A research group says a recent outbreak of botulism may have killed as many as 7,500 fish-eating birds along a stretch of the Lake Michigan shoreline in northern Michigan. Common Coast Research and Conservation has monitored the die-off


Deer Dump (2007-11-26)
- Some residents of rural Shiawassee County are dealing with an unusual wildlife problem. People keep dumping deer carcasses on their roads.


Flags Lowered to Honor 3 Michigan Servicemen (2007-11-26)
Governor Jennifer Granholm has ordered that U.S. flags be flown at half-staff three days this week to honor two Michigan servicemen who were killed in Iraq and one who was killed in Afghanistan.


Torso Found (2007-11-26)
Detroit police say workers investigating a complaint of a clogged sewer drain found a headless body.


Voter Registration (2007-11-26)
An independent group that angered some Michigan voters by sending voter registration forms to their pets or to wrong addresses has apologized for the mistakes.


I Never Saw Another Butterfly (2007-11-26)
Fred Martino interviews Jeremy Schnotala, Wyoming Park HS Theater Director and Teacher. "I Never Saw Another Butterfly" is being performed at the school Thursday through Saturday at 7:00 pm. Tickets are available at the door.


DIA REOPENING (2007-11-23)
DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS REOPENS TODAY WITH REARRANGED GALLERIES, HIGHER ADMISSION


DETROIT-BORDER SHOPPING (2007-11-23)
WINDSOR BUSINESS GROUP NOT HAPPY WITH DETROIT SHOPPING PROMO


NAACP LEADER-CRASH (2007-11-23)
CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER IMPROVING AFTER AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT IN ALABAMA


THANKSGIVING-MICHIGAN (2007-11-23)
MICHIGANIANS MARK THANKSGIVING WITH FEASTS, PARADE, FOOTBALL


Seven Turn Ten (2007-11-23)
Yet another edition of the Ladies Home Journal has become a keepsake for Retta Hepworth.


Elk Genes (2007-11-23)
A scientist hopes DNA from elk bones will help efforts to restore them in their old southern Michigan range. Bones, antlers and teeth have been found about 75 miles southwest of Detroit in Jerome.


LEVIN-IRAQ (2007-11-23)
U.S. SEN. CARL LEVIN DEFENDS DEMOCRATS' LATEST IRAQ PROPOSAL


ALLEGAN FIRE (2007-11-23)
TWO APARTMENT RESIDENTS PERISH IN EARLY MORNING ALLEGAN COUNTY BLAZE


Firefighters Take on Anti-terrorism Role (2007-11-23)
Homeland Security is testing a program that teaches New York City firefighters how to look out for possible terrorism. The program shares intelligence so firefighters are better prepared when they respond to emergency calls.


GOP Michigan Primary Up For Grabs (2007-11-23)
The Republican presidential race is still remarkably fluid less than two months before voting in Michigan and New Hampshire. Mitt Romney and Rudy Giuliani appear to have the most plausible paths to victory, but others could grab the nomination, too.


Thanksgiving Dinner Feeds 2000 (2007-11-23)
About 2,000 needy people got a Thanksgiving dinner in Grand Rapids, thanks to the efforts of Mel Trotter Ministries. Hundreds of volunteers helped serve up the meat at Devos Place.


KILLING SUSPECT-CRASH (2007-11-22)
SUSPECT IN RESTAURANT KILLING DIES IN CRASH WHILE FLEEING POLICE


VOTER REGISTRATION (2007-11-22)
PETS BEING SENT VOTER REGISTRATION FORMS BY INDEPENDENT GROUP


MICHIGAN PRIMARY (2007-11-22)
MICHIGAN SUPREME COURT LETS PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY GO FORWARD


TUMBLING AUTO STOCKS (2007-11-22)
SHARES OF FORD, GM, TUMBLE WITH BROADER MARKET AFTER 52 WEEK LOW


Police Charge Boyfriend in Woman's Death (2007-11-22)
Grand Rapids police have obtained an open murder warrant against a man they say killed his 35-year-old girlfriend. Susan Sheldon was a mother of five who was reported missing earlier this month.


Cow or Coyote? (2007-11-22)
A northern Michigan man says he shot a neighbor's cow after mistaking it for a coyote. Authorities and the owner are skeptical.


Reindeer Training in Michigan (2007-11-22)
You can call Dave Aldrich Santa's best friend. He owns Rooftop Landing Reindeer Farms in Isabella County and trains his herd of about 20 to appear at various holiday events throughout Michigan.


MICHIGAN STADIUM-ACCESSIBILITY (2007-11-22)
JUSTICE DEPARTMENT JOINS MICHIGAN STADIUM LAWSUIT OVER WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBILITY


Dirty Doctoring (2007-11-22)
Kent County sheriff's deputies carried out dozens of boxes filled with patients' records from the office of a dermatologist who may have exposed thousands to infection.


Detroit Canada Border Shopping (2007-11-22)
The chairman of the Downtown Windsor Business Improvement Association is not happy with a cross-border shopping promotion. Tomorrow, anyone heading from Ontario into the U.S. at the Windsor-Detroit Tunnel will receive a 20-dollar gift card that can be used at four Detroit-area shopping malls.


SERVICE TAX (2007-11-21)
SENATE PASSES REPLACEMENT FOR SERVICE TAX, BUT DEMOCRATS UNHAPPY


IRAQ-MICH-LEE (2007-11-21)
IED KILLS FRUITPORT SOLDIER, TWO SQUAD MEMBERS NEAR BAGHDAD


MAYORS-FORECLOSURES (2007-11-21)
MAYORS TO GATHER IN DETROIT, ADDRESS RISING FORECLOSURES RATES


DRUG LAWSUITS (2007-11-21)
DEMOCRATS PUSH SENATE ON BILLS REPEALING DRUG IMMUNITY LAW


Michigan Primary Go Ahead (2007-11-21)
The Michigan Supreme Court has decided to let the state's January 15th presidential primary go forward. The decision keeps alive Michigan's bid to be one of the early presidential contests.


Health Care Fraud (2007-11-21)
A prosecutor says a woman who was fired after less than 10 days as a Macomb County employee ran up eight years and $230,000 worth of bills on her government health insurance.


Ex-Mayor Arson (2007-11-21)
Attorneys have chosen 14 people to sit on a jury in the arson and insurance fraud trial of former Saginaw Mayor Wilmer Jones Ham McZee. Saginaw County Circuit Judge William Crane says the trial could last a week. He says testimony will begin


Pets Being Sent Voter Registration Forms (2007-11-21)
An independent group has angered Michigan voters by sending voter registration forms to people who have died or moved, and even to their pets.


Suspect in Restaurant Killings Dies in Crash (2007-11-21)
A man suspected of killing a cook and wounding a waitress at a restaurant was killed when his speeding car struck a farm combine during a police chase.


MICHIGAN PRIMARY (2007-11-21)
MICH. CLERKS SAY IT'S TOO LATE TO GET READY FOR JAN. 15 PRIMARY


NATIVITY COMPLAINT (2007-11-20)
ATHEISTS PROTEST MENOMINEE'S PLAN FOR NATIVITY SCENE


1979 SLAYING (2007-11-20)
WOMAN SENTENCED IN 1079 MURDER OF HOPE COLLEGE STUDENT JANET CHANDLER


GAS PRICES-SHOOTING (2007-11-20)
AS STATION OWNER CHARGED WITH MURDER IN SHOOTING OF RIVAL


Medical Marijuana (2007-11-20)
A group that wants to allow the use of marijuana for medical purposes has turned in nearly 500,000 signatures to put the issue on the November 2008 ballot.


MICHIGAN-WINERIES (2007-11-20)
NORTHERN MICHIGAN CLAIMS 6 OF STATE'S TOP 10 WINERIES


Michigan Primary (2007-11-20)
Supporters of an early Michigan presidential primary are waiting to hear whether the state Supreme Court will let it be held on January 15th.


Mayors-Foreclosures (2007-11-20)
Detroit will host a meeting of mayors from across the country next week to address rising foreclosures nationwide. Next Tuesday's gathering is organized by the U.S. Conference of Mayors.


MICHIGAN STADIUM-ACCESSIBILITY (2007-11-20)
MORE WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBILITY PROPOSED FOR MICHIGAN STADIUM


TERM LIMITS (2007-11-19)
TERM LIMITS, CON-CON DEBATE MAY NOT BE OVER IN MICHIGAN


CHINESE ADOPTION (2007-11-19)
MICHIGAN WOMAN HOME AFTER HUSBAND DIED ON CHINESE ADOPTION TRIP


DANGEROUS CITIES (2007-11-19)
DISPUTED ANALYSIS OF FBI STATS: DETROIT IS MOST DANGEROUS CITY


RHODES SCHOLARS (2007-11-19)
RHODES SCHOLARS, INCLUDING MID-MICHIGAN MAN, NAMED FOR 2008


Hate Crimes in Michigan (2007-11-19)
The FBI says police in Michigan reported 653 hate crime incidents last year, up 2 percent from 2005. The Detroit News and the Detroit Free Press report that compares with 640 incidents reported in 2005 and 556 in 2004.


More Wheelchair Accessiblity at U of M Stadium (2007-11-19)
The University of Michigan is proposing more wheelchair accessible seating at its football stadium. The proposal came today and follows a federal report saying the facility violates the law.


1979 Slaying Sentencing (2007-11-19)
A woman who was part of a group that killed a Hope College student in 1979 has been sentenced to at least 10 years in prison.


Auto Loan Woes (2007-11-19)
Rising delinquency rates on car and truck loans are raising concerns that subprime mortgage troubles could spill into the automotive finance business.


Burned Torso Slaying (2007-11-19)
A court hearing in Plymouth has been postponed for two teenagers charged in a slaying that prosecutors say was done for a thrill.


E MICHIGAN-SECURITY (2007-11-19)
EMU SAFETY AUDIT WORK DUE TO BE COMPLETED IN MARCH


ENERGY FUTURE (2007-11-16)
COALITION PUSHES FOR MORE ENERGY FROM RENEWABLE SOURCES


GIPPER'S BODY (2007-11-16)
LAWSUIT PLANNED IN EXHUMATION OF FOOTBALL HERO GIPP'S REMAINS


MICHIGAN PRIMARY (2007-11-16)
MICHIGAN COURT OF APPEALS HEARS PRIMARY ELECTION APPEAL


AUTO SHOW-SCHWARZENEGGER (2007-11-16)
SCHWARZENEGGER TOUTS CLEAN CARS BUT STEERS CLEAR OF LAWSUIT


AUTO SHOW-SMART (2007-11-16)
TINY SMART CAR WILL SOON ARRIVE IN THE U.S. - EUROPEANS DRIVING THEM FOR A DECADE


U.S. CANADIAN BORDER PASS (2007-11-16)
Canada's top law enforcement official is happy to hear the United States will accept high-tech driver's licenses instead of passports at the Canada-U.S. border.


BATTLE CREEK STATE SENATE CHALLENGER (2007-11-16)
Mark Schauer says Rep. Tim Walberg has sided with President Bush on the Iraq war and children's health care. The state Senate's Democratic leader from Battle Creek is trying to unseat Walberg.


GAS STATION SHOOTING DEATH OVER COMPETION (2007-11-16)
Police say an argument over gas pricing between station operators has resulted in the shooting death of one of the men.


NOOSES ON CMU CAMPUS (2007-11-16)
Federal authorities are
investigating who hung four nooses in a classroom on the Central
Michigan University campus.
A student discovered the hangman's nooses in the Engineering and
Technology Building on Monday. Campus Police Chie


COURT SAYS MICHIGAN PRIMARY UNCONSTITUTIONAL (2007-11-16)
The Michigan Court of Appeals today upheld a lower court's ruling that the January 15th presidential primary law is unconstitutional.


STOKES PT CLINIC (2007-11-16)
SPECIAL CLINIC SET FOR FORMER PATIENTS OF DISGRACED GRAND RAPIDS DERMATOLOGIST


HOUSE-ROLLCALL-US-IRAQ-MICH (2007-11-15)
HOW MICHIGAN U.S. HOUSE MEMBERS VOTED: IRAQ WAR BILL


COLLEGE GRADUATE HIRING (2007-11-15)
REPORT: JOB OPENINGS FOR COLLEGE GRADS TO RISE 7 PERCENT


Mr. Guitar (2007-11-15)
Chris McCarus introduces us to Jan Burda...a man who makes guitars from the wood on his land....teaches others how to play a tune...and helps the environment all at the same time.


UNEMPLOYMENT-MICH (2007-11-15)
MICHIGAN'S JOBLESS RATE HIT 7.7 PERCENT IN OCTOBER


AUTO TALKS (2007-11-15)
UAW WORKERS AT FORD RATIFY HISTORIC 4-YEAR CONTRACT


AUTO SHOW-TOYOTA (2007-11-15)
TOYOTA FACES QUESTIONS ABOUT ENVIRONMENT AT L.A. SHOW


GUILTY AGENT (2007-11-14)
EX-CIA, FBI AGENT FAKES MARRIAGE FOR U.S. CITIZENSHIP


MICHIGAN PRIMAR (2007-11-14)
MICHIGAN APPEALS PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY RULING AS TIME RUNS OUT


DETROIT CASINOS-UNIONS (2007-11-14)
DETROIT CASINO COUNCIL HAS TENTATIVE PACT WITH GREEKTOWN CASINO


EGISLATURE'S BREAK (2007-11-14)
LEGISLATURE'S NOVEMBER BREAK DRAWS BIPARTISAN CRITICISM


Kenowa Town Hall- 3 (2007-11-14)
Part 3. Join WGVU's Fred Martino with a panel of experts for a Positive Influences Town Hall. Taped at Kenowa Hills High School in September, 2007.


AUTO TALKS-FORD (2007-11-14)
UAW WORKERS AT FORD RATIFY HISTORIC 4-YEAR CONTRACT


Michigan Unemployment (2007-11-14)
Michigan's unemployment rate increased to 7.7 percent in October, the highest rate since late 1992. Michigan has had the nation's highest seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for several months.


Michigan Wildfires (2007-11-14)
Michigan officials say almost 21,000 acres burned in the state this year. About 87 percent of those acres were scorched in a fire this summer in the Upper Peninsula's Luce County.


DOCTOR ALLEGATIONS (2007-11-14)
AN ALARMING STORY INVOLVING AN EAST GRAND RAPIDS DOCTOR'S OFFICE. THE KENT COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT IS SENDING LETTERS TO MORE THAN FIVE THOUSAND FORMER PATIENTS OF DERMATOLOGIST ROGERT STOKES. .


Michigan Primary (2007-11-14)
Michigan Democrats have sent a letter to the secretary of state saying they're sticking with the January 15 presidential primary. But a sentence saying the party reserves all of its rights makes it possible for the party to switch to a caucus if the primary isn't held.


Kenowa Town Hall- 1 (2007-11-14)
Part 1. Join WGVU's Fred Martino with a panel of experts for a Positive Influences Town Hall. Taped at Kenowa Hills High School in September, 2007.


Kenowa Town Hall- 4 (2007-11-14)
Part 4. Join WGVU's Fred Martino with a panel of experts for a Positive Influences Town Hall. Taped at Kenowa Hills High School in September, 2007.


Kenowa Town Hall- 2 (2007-11-14)
Part 2. Join WGVU's Fred Martino with a panel of experts for a Positive Influences Town Hall. Taped at Kenowa Hills High School in September, 2007.


AFGHAN-MICH-BOCKS (2007-11-14)
DETROIT AREA MARINE WINTER TRAINER, 28, KILLED IN AFGHANISTAN


LEGISLATURE'S BREAK (2007-11-13)
STATE LEGISLATURE MAY TAKE LONG BREAK AFTER ALL; SCRUBS TODAY'S SESSION


SCAPED INMATES (2007-11-13)
POLICE ARREST 2 ESCAPEES FROM WASHTENAW COUNTY PSYCH CENTER


HOCKEY PLAYERS ROBBED (2007-11-13)
THIEF STEALS FROM HOCKEY PLAYERS' LOCKERS AT FLINT ARENA


Casino Contracts (2007-11-13)
he Greektown Casino in Detroit and its unionized workers have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract. The deal covers about 1,500 workers whose unions are part of the Detroit Casino Council that represents the United Auto Workers, the Teamsters and other unions.


Michigan Appeals Primary Ruling (2007-11-13)
The state of Michigan has appealed a judge's decision that part of a law establishing a January 15 presidential primary in Michigan is unconstitutional.


OSU, Michigan Game Generates Charity (2007-11-13)
Amid the usual heat surrounding the Ohio State-Michigan game, fraternity brothers from the two schools will reunite in an annual football relay to fight cancer.


Legislature's Break Draws Bipartisan Criticism (2007-11-13)
The state Legislature's November recess is drawing criticism from both Democrats and Republicans. Democratic Governor Jennifer Granholm wants lawmakers in session to deal with the repeal and replacement of a services tax scheduled to take effect next month.


PART-TIME LEGISLATURE (2007-11-13)
GROUP EYES POSSIBLE DRIVE TO MAKE MICHIGAN LEGISLATURE PART-TIME


CHINESE AMBASSADOR (2007-11-13)
CHINESE AMBASSADOR: DOMESTIC GROWTH WILL BENEFIT WORLD ECONOMY


Ex-FBI and CIA Agent Faked Marriage (2007-11-13)
An ex-FBI and CIA agent has pleaded guilty in Detroit to faking a marriage to win U.S. citizenship. Authorities say the Lebanese native's marriage cleared the way for her hiring as a federal agent.


BUDGET BLUES (2007-11-12)
ENVIRONMENT, ENERGY, EVERYTHING ELSE SECONDARY TO STATE BUDGET


STUDY ABROAD (2007-11-12)
MORE COLLEGE STUDENTS HEADING ABROAD FOR STUDY; MSU RANKED NO. 2


MALAYSIA-ISLAMIC CARS (2007-11-12)
MALAYSIA'S PROTON PLANS 'ISLAMIC CARS' WITH IRAN, TURKEY


MARATHONER-FUNERAL (2007-11-12)
EAST JORDAN MOURNS FALLEN OLYMPIC MARATHON HOPEFUL RYAN SHAY


FORD-LOUISVILLE (2007-11-12)
UNITED AUTO WORKERS APPROVED FORD CONTRACT IN LOUISVILLE


Thomas DeFrank 2 (2007-11-12)
WGVU's Fred Martino speaks with Thomas DeFrank, author of "Write it when I'm gone: Remarkable off the record conversations with Gerald R. Ford" Part 2 of 2.


Burned Torso Murder (2007-11-12)
A Canton High School student and another teenager have been arraigned in the slaying, burning and mutilation of 26-year-old Daniel Sorenson.


Jackson Area Prison Closes (2007-11-12)
The Southern Michigan Correctional Facility in Jackson County will shut down on Saturday. The closure of the Blackman Township prison comes nine months after state officials decided to shutter it.


Thomas DeFrank 1 (2007-11-12)
WGVU's Fred Martino speaks with Thomas DeFrank, author of "Write it when I'm gone: Remarkable off the record conversations with Gerald R. Ford" Part 1 of 2.


Legislators May Take Long Break (2007-11-12)
It appears the state Legislature isn't ready to finish work repealing a much-criticized services tax. Both the House and Senate canceled sessions that were tentatively set for Tuesday.


College Presidents Pay Goes Higher (2007-11-12)
College presidents are getting healthy raises even while tuition keeps going up across the country. The higher pay is documented in a new Chronicle of Higher Education survey.


Regional Droughts Create Water Rights Issues (2007-11-12)
The leading presidential candidates aren't saying much about one of the biggest issues around the country: water supplies. The government predicts that 36 states will run short of water within five years because of drought, overuse and other reasons. It's already a big problem in parts of the West and South.


SERVICE TAX (2007-11-09)
HOUSE VOTES TO KILL, REPLACE CONTROVERSIAL SALES TAX ON SERVICES


GREAT LAKES GOVERNORS (2007-11-09)
GOVERNORS TELL PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES TO PRIORITIZE GREAT LAKES


LEGISLATURE'S BREAK (2007-11-09)
LEGISLATURE'S TWO-WEEK THANKSHUNTING BREAK COULD GET SHORTENED ... OR NOT


WATER PROJECTS-MICHIGAN (2007-11-09)
MICHIGAN SENS. LEVIN, STABENOW SUPPORT OVERRIDE OF BUSH VETO


Harry Potter Lawsuit (2007-11-09)
Roger Rapoport says he will delay the November 28th release of a 400-page book dedicated to Harry Potter. The Grand Rapids Press reports that the Muskegon-based RDR Books publisher voluntarily is pushing back the release while his lawyers seek a dismissal of a lawsuit by J.K. Rowling and Warner Brothers.


Child Murdered in St. Joseph (2007-11-09)
Authorities say someone killed an 11-year-old girl and left her body in a cemetery in St. Joseph County near the Indiana boundary. The FBI is helping the local investigation.


Michigan Primary (2007-11-09)
State attorneys plan to appeal a court ruling that kept Michigan from moving near the front of the pack in the presidential primary season.


Homeless Triplets in Barry County (2007-11-09)
A homeless and unemployed woman living in a Barry County women's shelter is doing what she can to care for her newborn triplets.


Gov't Evicts Last Glen Haven Resident (2007-11-09)
- No one lives in the northern Michigan village of Glen Haven, now that the final resident has been evicted.


GOP PRIMARIES (2007-11-09)
GOP PUNISHES MICH., 4 OTHER EARLY VOTING STATES, STRIPS DELEGATES


STEM CELL RESEARCH (2007-11-08)
STEM CELL RESEARCH COULD FACE MICH. HOUSE COMMITTEE VOTE SOON


MCCAIN-BROWNBACK (2007-11-08)
BROWNBACK CAMPAIGNS FOR MCCAIN IN MICHIGAN; STOPS IN GRAND RAPIDS


SERVICE TAX (2007-11-08)
SENATE VOTES TO KILL NEW SALES TAX ON SERVICES; HOUSE COULD FOLLOW SUIT TODAY


CLINTON-MICHIGAN (2007-11-08)
BILL CLINTON SAYS INEQUALITY A LEADING WORLD PROBLEM


HUCKABEE-MICHIGAN (2007-11-08)
HUCKABEE CAMPAIGNS IN MICHIGAN ON THURSDAY; TO VISIT TWO CITIES


Water Rights (2007-11-08)
Michigan Democrats Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow have helped the Senate override President Bush's veto of a bill that would support many water projects in the Great Lakes region.


GaTech Explosion (2007-11-08)
A Georgia Tech office building has been evacuated following an explosion in a classroom lab. Officials say today's noon explosion at the Ford environmental science and technology building was minor and no one was injured.


GOP Punishes Michigan (2007-11-08)
- The Republican Party says it will punish Michigan and four other states for scheduling early nominating contests.


State House Huddles on Sales Tax (2007-11-08)
State House members are huddling about a bill that would kill a much-maligned tax on services and replace the lost revenue by raising Michigan's main business tax.


McCain in Michigan (2007-11-08)
Republican presidential candidate John McCain stressed Michigan's importance to the Republican party during a campaign stop in Jackson.


Senate Votes to Kill Service Tax (2007-11-07)
The Michigan Senate has voted to repeal a tax on more business services set to take effect December First. Republicans who control the Senate support the bill as a step forward.


A walk at the office (2007-11-07)
It didn't fit any existing product category. So Steelcase Inc. created a new one FitWork Products, or products that allow office workers to move while they work and get out of their sedentary habits.


Delphi Bankruptcy (2007-11-07)
Delphi has asked a court to approve a preliminary $6.8 billion exit-financing deal with JP Morgan Securities, JP Morgan Chase Bank and Citigroup Global Markets.


COOKIES (2007-11-07)
DEFEATED WYOMING COUNCIL CANDIDATE CRIES FOUL OVER COOKIES


Muskegon Man Sentenced in Drowning (2007-11-07)
A Muskegon County man will be sentenced next month following the accidental drowning deaths of his 5-year-old daughter and her 5-year-old cousin.


LEED schools (2007-11-07)
Grand Rapids is part of a national push to build greener schools in conjunction with the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program.


Stem Cell Research (2007-11-07)
Legislation that would lift restrictions on embryonic stem cell research in Michigan soon could come up for a vote in a state House committee. The House Judiciary Committee heard more than four hours of emotional testimony on the issue.


Bio R&D (2007-11-07)
Transforming a former Pfizer Inc. lab in Holland into a bio research-and-development center is on track amid high interest in the project.


Search Called Off for Suspected Mackinaw Bridge Jumper (2007-11-07)
Authorities have suspended their search for a man believed to have jumped off the Mackinac Bridge.


Medical School (2007-11-07)
After netting $35.7 million, Michigan State University expects to bring in further donations to build a facility for the College of Human Medicine in Grand Rapids.


Service Tax Outrage (2007-11-07)
Already moving to give greater voice to business interests locally and in Lansing, the Kalamazoo Regional Cham ber of Commerce has found fertile ground.


MICHIGAN PRIMARY (2007-11-07)
COURT RULING COULD DERAIL JAN. 15 MICHIGAN PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY


HUDSONVILLE-ALCOHOL (2007-11-07)
DRINK UP: HUDSONVILLE VOTERS GET RID OF ALCOHOL SALES BAN


ASHLEY'S ANGELS (2007-11-07)
DAVISON SCHOOLS STAFF PRAISED FOR SAVING GIRL WITH DEFIBRILLATOR


STATE BUSINESS TAXES (2007-11-07)
MICHIGAN LAWMAKERS STUDY OPTIONS TO CHANGE BUSINESS TAX STRUCTURE


DELPHI EARNINGS (2007-11-07)
UTO PARTS SUPPLIER DELPHI REPORTS Q3 LOSS NARROWS TO $1.2B


CHILD DIES (2007-11-07)
DETROIT MOTHER CHARGED WITH KILLING 2-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER


Aerospace Boost (2007-11-07)
Struggling manufacturers may find their wings with a new group aiming to grow aerospace suppliers in Michigan.


DELPHI-BANKRUPTCY (2007-11-06)
DELPHI WANTS TO DELAY CHAPTER 11 HEARING AS IT WORKS ON EMERGING FROM BANKRUPTCY


AUTO TALKS (2007-11-06)
LOCAL UAW LEADERS UNANIMOUSLY RECOMMEND OK OF PACT WITH FORD


HOUSE-CONTEMPT (2007-11-06)
CONYERS TELLS WHITE HOUSE TO ANSWER SUBPOENAS TO AIDES


BUSH-MEDAL OF FREEDOM (2007-11-06)
BUSH PRESENTS MEDAL OF FREEDOM TO FORMER U-M PROFESSOR


Voter ID (2007-11-06)
Audrey Washington always carries her driver's license. It's a good thing she does because the 60-year-old Detroit resident needed it to vote this morning.


HOUSE-CONTEMPT (2007-11-06)
CONYERS TELLS WHITE HOUSE TO ANSWER SUBPOENAS TO AIDES


SERVICE TAX-KELLOGG CEO (2007-11-06)
KELLOGG CEO URGES LAWMAKERS TO SCRAP NEW 'HEADQUARTERS' TAX


Same Sex Benefits (2007-11-06)
The Michigan Supreme Court is weighing whether state universities and governments can provide health insurance to the partners of gay workers.


State Business Tax (2007-11-06)
- A state Senate committee has taken another step toward repealing a much-maligned services tax that affects a wide range of businesses from landscaping to consulting.


WORKPLACE SHOOTINGS (2007-11-06)
NAMES IN WYOMING MURDER SUICIDE RELEASED; MOTIVE REMAINS A MYSTERY


RECALLS (2007-11-06)
ADVANCES, SETBACKS IN RECALL ATTEMPTS AGAINST WEST MICHIGAN STATE LEGISLATORS


Hudsonville Booze (2007-11-06)
Voters in Hudsonville are deciding for the third time in seven years whether to lift a ban on alcohol sales that has been in effect for nearly two decades.


Falling Cow (2007-11-06)
A Westland couple celebrating their one-year wedding anniversary in Washington State barely escaped disaster when a 600-pound cow fell 200 feet and landed on the hood of their minivan.


DEAN RECALL (2007-11-06)
ELECTIONS PANEL APPROVES LANGUAGE IN DEAN RECALL DRIVE


WORKPLACE SHOOTINGS (2007-11-05)
POLICE: 2 WORKERS DEAD IN APPARENT MURDER-SUICIDE AT WYOMING BUSINESS


SAME-SEX BENEFITS (2007-11-05)
GAYS FIGHT FOR BENEFITS IN COURT, COULD KEEP THEM DESPITE RULING


AUTO TALKS (2007-11-05)
RATIFICATION PROCESS STARTING FOR NEW FORD-UAW CONTRACT


Indian Treaty Rights (2007-11-05)
A hunting and fishing agreement between the state of Michigan and five American Indian tribes is now official. U.S. District Judge Richard Enslen has signed a consent decree ending decades of legal haggling reaching back to the 1970s.


DIET-KIDS' SLEEP (2007-11-05)
MICH.-LED STUDY: LACK OF SLEEP MAY LEAD TO FATTER CHILDREN


Bush Presents Middle of Freedom to U of M Prof (2007-11-05)
A University of Michigan professor was among eight honorees presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Francis Collins was honored for his leadership of the Human Genome Project and for expanding the understanding of the human DNA.


Conyers Threatens White House with Subpoenas (2007-11-05)
House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers says presidential aides who fail to answer congressional subpoenas could face possible contempt citations. At issue is the testimony from key confidants in connection with a probe of U.S. attorney firings.


WINNERS FROM HELL (2007-11-05)
COUPLE FROM HELL, MICHIGAN WINS COOL $115,000 LOTTERY PRIZE


Ex-Saginaw Mayor Wraps Up Tenure (2007-11-05)
A former Saginaw mayor who is awaiting trial on charges of arson and insurance fraud is wrapping up her tenure on City Council. The Saginaw News reports that an evening meeting will be the last for Wilmer Jones Ham McZee. The mother of ex-Detroit Pistons player Darvin Ham announced her plans not to run for re-election over the summer.


Lansing Killings (2007-11-05)
A 28-year-old Lansing man who police say may be a serial killer has been bound over for trial in the deaths of two women. Matthew Emmanuel Macon is charged with killing two women and suspected of killing several others.


NEW CASTLE-CHRYSLER (2007-11-05)
NEW CASTLE OFFICIAL WANTS CHRYSLER OUT OF SCHOOL'S NAME


SERVICE TAX (2007-11-02)
MICH. SENATE VOTES TO DELAY SERVICE TAX; REPEAL TO COME NEXT


Delphi Bankruptcy (2007-11-02)
Delphi is seeking court approval to extend its $4.5 billion bankruptcy loan into next year. The Troy, Michigan-based auto parts supplier says the extension will give it more time to exit Chapter 11 protection after changing the terms of its reorganization plan.


CHRYSLER-JOB CUTS (2007-11-02)
CHRYSLER TO CUT UP TO 12,000 JOBS IN EFFORT TO SLASH COSTS


Detroit Mayor's Deputy Arrested (2007-11-02)
- Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's press secretary has been charged with domestic violence assault and resisting and obstructing arrest following an argument with his wife.


Hyundai Wins on Appeal (2007-11-02)
A state Appeals Court has overturned an $8.1 million judgment against Hyundai over the backward collapse of a front seat. A split three-judge panel in Washington state says a trial judge erred in reinstating a jury award after finding the South Korean automaker withheld key documents in a lawsuit by a 49-year-old crash victim.


Canadian Chrysler Woes Grow (2007-11-02)
- Deep job cuts at Chrysler LLC continue bad-news announcements in the vehicle industry. Canadian Auto Workers President Buzz Hargrove says the situation will worsen unless the Canadian government springs into action.


CHANDLER (2007-11-02)
28 YEARS LATER, JUSTICE FOR JANET AS OTTAWA COUNTY JURY SENDS FOUR MEN TO PRISON FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIVES


AUTO SALES (2007-11-02)
FORD, CHRYSLER SALES FALL; GM, TOYOTA RISE AS DOMESTIC CAR MAKERS STRUGGLE


AUTO TALKS (2007-11-02)
FORD, UAW CONTINUE CONTRACT TALKS AS PROGRESS IS KEPT SECRET


LEGISLATIVE RECALLS (2007-11-02)
RECALL EFFORTS KEEP RUNNING INTO HURDLES, PARTISAN POLITICS, SOME SAY


Hope College Prof Happy with Convictions in 1979 Slaying (2007-11-02)
A former professor says he's pleased with the convictions of six people in the 1979 slaying of Janet Chandler. The 22-year-old Hope College student had been abducted from her night job at a Holland, Michigan inn. Her body was found a day later.


STATE BUDGET (2007-11-01)
NEW STATE BUDGET DEAL ALREADY UNDER THE GUN OVER TAX INCREASE PLAN


WAYNE STATE-TUITION (2007-11-01)
DETROIT'S WAYNE STATE AGREES TO DROP TUITION CONTINGENCY FEE


CONVERTINO (2007-11-01)
EX-PROSECUTOR, FORMER STATE DEPARTMENT AGENT NOT GUILTY OF TERROR CHARGES IN DETROIT TRIAL


THOROUGHBRED RACING (2007-11-01)
MICHIGAN OKS THOROUGHBRED RACING FOR WAYNE COUNTY IN 2008


STATE BUDGET-TUITION GRANTS (2007-11-01)
GRANHOLM SAYS SHE WON'T VETO PRIVATE COLLEGE TUITION GRANTS


LAKE SUPERIOR CONFERENCE (2007-10-31)
SCIENTISTS: HUMANS DEVELOPMENT GREATEST THREAT TO LAKE SUPERIOR


Ex-Lions Player Dead at 72 (2007-10-31)
Former Detroit Lions player John Baker Jr. has died. He was 72. Baker was a Raleigh, N.C., native who attended North Carolina Central University on a football scholarship. He went on to play in the NFL for a dozen years with the Lions,


Jury Acquits Former Prosecutor in Terror Case (2007-10-31)
A jury has acquitted former federal prosecutor Richard Convertino of charges that he conspired to hide evidence in the nation's first major terrorism trial after the Sept. 11 attacks.


Granholm Won't Veto Private College Grants (2007-10-31)
Students at private Michigan colleges who get need-based financial aid from the state can count on getting those grants this year. Governor Jennifer Granholm says she won't veto around $56 million in need-based aid lawmakers set aside in the budget bills they just passed.


GREAT LAKES (2007-10-31)
LEAGUE, LOCAL LEADERS CALL FOR ACTION ON GREAT LAKES COMPACT


1979 Rape Slaying Case in Hands of Jurors (2007-10-31)
The 1979 rape-slaying case of a Hope College student is now in the hands of a jury in Holland. The prosecution and the defense have wrapped up their closing arguments.


FORMER PROSECUTOR INDICTED (2007-10-31)
JURY TO GET DETROIT TERROR TRIAL MISCONDUCT CASE INVOLVING EX FEDERAL PROSECUTOR


REDWOOD CLONES (2007-10-31)
MICHIGAN TREE ADVOCATE LOOKS TO CLONE ANCIENT REDWOODS


STATE BUDGET (2007-10-31)
TREATS OR TRICKS? LEGISLATURE, GRANHOLM STRIKE DEAL; BUDGET ALMOST DONE


Auto Talks (2007-10-31)
Contract talks between Ford and the United Auto Workers are continuing. A person briefed on the negotiations says a number of key issues remain on the table including the level of financing for a union-run trust. That trust would take over Ford's retiree health care obligations.


US: Former Prosecutor Crossed Line in Terror Case (2007-10-30)
A government attorney says a former federal prosecutor and an ex-State Department investigator broke the law themselves to win convictions in the nation's first major terrorism trial after Nine Eleven.


FORD BOOK (2007-10-30)
EX-PRESIDENT FORD TOLD AUTHOR RATIONALE FOR IRAQ WAR WAS WRONG


AUTO TALKS (2007-10-30)
FORD MIGHT KEEP PLANTS IN EXCHANGE FOR OTHER SAVINGS IN UAW TALKS


Lansing Killings (2007-10-30)
A probable cause hearing for a Lansing man suspected of killing at least six women has gotten under way and is open to the public. A district court judge denied a motion by Matthew Macon's attorney last week to close the preliminary exam.


State Budget (2007-10-30)
A final piece of Michigan's state budget puzzle still hasn't fallen into place. Lawmakers recessed a morning meeting aimed at moving forward on a spending plan for the state's Department of Human Services.


Michigan's Christmas Tree (2007-10-30)
A 74-foot-high evergreen in Delta County has been chosen as Michigan's official Christmas tree. The Daily Press of Escanaba says the 15,000-pound tree will be cut down Thursday morning and hauled to Lansing.


STATE BUDGET (2007-10-30)
BUDGET BILLS MOVING, BUT DISPUTE ARISES OVER PRIVATIZATION AS THE CLOCK TICKS


KALAMAZOO CHIEF (2007-10-30)
KALAMAZOO POLICE AND FIRE CHIEF TO RETIRE AFTER SEVEN YEARS ON THE JOB


Good Hygiene Answer to Staph Infections (2007-10-30)
- A suburban Detroit district has closed one of its schools due to a confirmed staph infection case. Students at Southfield's Thompson Middle School were sent home about an hour after Michigan health officials told reporters that frequent hand-washing and good hygiene is better at fighting such infections than closing buildings.


LEGISLATIVE RECALLS (2007-10-30)
PANEL THWARTS RECALL OF STATE LAWMAKER WHO BACKED HIGHER TAXES


Budget Bills Moving Despite Disputes (2007-10-29)
Lawmakers and Governor Granholm remain divided over whether more private providers should handle adoption, foster care and juvenile justice services. The dispute is the last big sticking point in resolving the state budget.


TEENS IN PRISON (2007-10-29)
LAWMAKERS STUDYING OPTIONS FOR HANDLING TEEN INMATES


US-IRAN (2007-10-29)
LEVIN URGES CAUTION ON IRAN, UN NUCLEAR WATCHDOG CRITICIZES US TALK


Hybrid's Birth (2007-10-29)
Toyota's Prius has been big for the future of green cars. The first mass production gas-electric hybrid celebrates its 10th anniversary in December.


Gas Prices (2007-10-29)
Gasoline prices have risen a nickel per gallon in Michigan over the past week. AAA Michigan reports the average statewide price of regular self-serve is $2.97 per gallon. That's 73 cents higher than a year ago.


Newspaper Shooting (2007-10-29)
- A 37-year-old Evart man has been sentenced to 50-75 years in prison in the shooting death of his estranged wife outside a mid-Michigan newspaper.


ZOO FOXES (2007-10-29)
POTTER PARK ARTIC FOXES SPARED AS BOY RECEIVES RABIES SHOTS


Former Hoffa Associate Dies (2007-10-29)
A former Jimmy Hoffa associate has died. Rolland McMaster was 93. McMaster at one time owned the Oakland County horse farm which federal investigators leveled last year in search of Hoffa's body. The costly dig at Hidden Dreams Farm in Milford Township turned up a water line, beer can and other trash.


IMMANUEL LUTHERAN (2007-10-29)
117 YEAR OLD CHURCH DEFIES DESTRUCTION, SURVIVES BY CHANGING WITH THE TIMES


RICHARDSON-ARAB-AMERICANS (2007-10-29)
RICHARDSON TOUTS FOREIGN POLICY EXPERIENCE TO ARAB-AMERICANS


TIME CHANGE (2007-10-29)
CLOCKS "FALL BACK" FIRST SUNDAY IN NOVEMBER; TRICK OR TREATERS GET A BREAK, SORT OF...


MRSA GUIDELINES (2007-10-26)
MDCH Issues Guidance To Communities On MRSA Following Good Public Health Hygiene Practices Critical To Combating Disease


State Workers To Get No Pay Increase (2007-10-26)
State workers would get no pay increase in the next budget year under contract proposals now being voted on. The agreements with four unions representing most of the state's unionized workers wouldn't give workers an increase until October


DEAN RECALL (2007-10-26)
TAX INCREASE SUPPORT PUTS DEAN IN RECALL SIGHTS OF CITIZENS' GROUP


Judge Rules for Rights of Lifers (2007-10-26)
A federal judge has ruled the rights of more than 1,000 inmates serving life sentences in state prisons have been violated since parole policies were toughened in the 1990s.


MSU Medical Center in Grand Rapids Given Greenlight (2007-10-26)
- The Board of Trustees at Michigan State University has authorized the construction of a $90 million extension of the university's medical school. Work will begin next spring in Grand Rapids on the seven-story Secchia Center.


State Budget (2007-10-26)
While most of state government's budget is ready to be passed, Democrats and Republicans are sniping over when to get started. House Democrats say they're ready to start moving budget bills now.


Prosectution Rests in Chandler Murder Case (2007-10-26)
The prosecution has rested its case after almost two weeks of testimony in the rape-slaying of a Hope College student in the late 1970s. Janet Chandler was 23 when she disappeared in January 1979 from her job as a night clerk at a Holland hotel.


AUTO TALKS-FORD (2007-10-26)
FORD, UAW SAID TO AGREE IN PRINCIPLE ON FURTHER JOB CUTS


STATE BUDGET (2007-10-26)
AS BUDGET DEAL NEARS, STATE DEPARTMENTS BRACE FOR FALLOUT


AUTO TALKS-CHRYSLER (2007-10-26)
CHRYSLER PACT DOWN TO FINAL VOTING AFTER BIG WINS IN MICH.


TURTLE XING (2007-10-26)
GRANHOLM TURNS DOWN HOEKSTRA'S OFFER IN TURTLE CROSSING FLAP


FARM BILL-STABENOW (2007-10-26)
STABENOW SAYS 'SPECIALTY CROPS' SHOULD SEE FUNDING BOOST FROM CONGRESS


PRIMARY LAWSUIT (2007-10-25)
LAWSUIT FILED CHALLENGING MICHIGAN'S JANUARY PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY


HOSPITAL SOLD (2007-10-25)
AFTER YEARS OF LEGAL WRANGLING, STATE UNLOADS OLD NORTHVILLE PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL


DELPHI-BANKRUPTCY (2007-10-25)
FEDS WANT DELPHI TO PAY WORKERS $3.1 MILLION IN RETIREMENT FUNDS CASE


STATE BUDGET (2007-10-25)
STATE LAWMAKERS PECK AWAY AT BUDGET PROBLEMS AS SPOOKY HALLOWEEN DEADLINE LURKS


Gone Baby Gone (2007-10-25)
Gone Baby Gone proves that Ben Affleck has talent. Of course, he already proved that with his collaboration with Matt Damon writing Good Will Hunting but that was quite a while ago now, and he's acted in so many bad movies since, that it could be forgotten. Gone Baby Gone is based on a Denis Lahane novel, he's the Boston crime writer who wrote Mystic River.


AUTO TALKS (2007-10-25)
4 DETROIT-AREA UAW LOCALS VOTE YES ON CHRYSLER DEAL; OVERALL RATIFICATION STILL A QUESTION


Lake Linden Treasurer Sentenced (2007-10-24)
The former village treasurer in Lake Linden is headed to jail for a year. Cheryl Stevens has been sentenced following a no contest plea in Houghton County Circuit Court. She was fired earlier this year when an audit of the Upper Peninsula village's water and sewer funds turned up an unexplained deficit of more than $75,000.


MotorCity Casino Pushes Back Hotel (2007-10-24)
A spokeswoman says MotorCity Casino is pushing back the November 1st opening of its new luxury hotel because of delays in delivering furnishings and fixtures.


Veterans History Project (2007-10-24)
Grand Valley State University is a partner archive for the Library of Congress Veterans History Project. Recently, History Department Chair Dr. James Smither interviewed an Ann Arbor couple who both served during World War II. WGVU's Kurt Steiner reports.


SLAIN STUDENT (2007-10-24)
MISTRIAL DECLARED AFTER JURY DEADLOCK IN SLAYING OF EMU STUDENT


DINGELL-IRAQ (2007-10-24)
DINGELL INTRODUCES LEGISLATION THAT SETS IRAQ PULLOUT DATE


AUTO TALKS (2007-10-24)
NEW CHRYSLER CONTRACT REJECTED BY LARGEST KOKOMO UAW LOCAL


Airport Mold (2007-10-24)
Aviation officials say they have closed a radar room at a Grand Rapids airport after mold was found in the control tower. The Federal Aviation Administration says the move will cause minimal disruptions to air travelers at Gerald R. Ford International Airport.


Loan Fraud (2007-10-24)
A former Detroit-area bank official has been sentenced to two years in prison for her role in defrauding the Small Business Administration. The U.S. attorney's office says Deborah Lazenby also was given five years of supervised release and ordered to pay nearly $4 million in restitution.


DNR CUTBACKS (2007-10-24)
STATE DNR WARNS OF CUTBACKS UNLESS FEES RAISED TO COVER BUDGET LOSSES


State Dept. Security Official Resigns Over Blackwater (2007-10-24)
State Department security chief Richard Griffin has resigned in the wake of the Blackwater USA shooting in Baghdad and use of private security personnel in Iraq. Today's resignation letter makes no mention of security matters involving Iraq.


STATE BUDGET (2007-10-24)
ISSUES IN STATE BUDGET DISPUTE APPEAR TO BE NARROWING AS HALLOWEEN DEADLINE APPROACHES


Superbad (2007-10-24)
Superbad is super good. This is teen sex comedy in testosterone over-drive, and from the first frame until the final shot, it's all about two teenage boys out to obtain alcohol to bring to a party to get girls drunk, so they can get some action. Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg began writing this script when they were still in high school, which totally rings true.


No End in Sight (2007-10-24)
No End in Sight is a documentary that details how the war and occupation in Iraq descended into guerilla war, warlord rule, criminality, and anarchy. Written and Directed by Charles Ferguson, who was initially a supporter of regime change in Iraq, it presents the voices from within the Bush administration, many of whom are speaking out for the first time on the devastating mistakes that were made.


Ox-Bow School of Art (2007-10-24)
Chris McCarus profiles the Ox-Bow School of Art in Saugatuck and its rich history in West Michigan.


Landmark Saved (2007-10-24)
Chris McCarus reports on a landmark building in Lansing that is being saved. Proponents say it's good for economic development as well as the preservation of history.


AUTO TALKS (2007-10-23)
MANY CHRYSLER WORKERS SHOW RELUCTANCE TO GO FOR NEW CONTRACT


BUSH-MICHIGAN MARINE (2007-10-23)
MOUNT PLEASANT MICHIGAN FAMILY OF FALLEN MARINE MEETS WITH BUSH


SLAIN STUDENT (2007-10-23)
JURY TO CONTINUE TODAY IN EMU STUDENT'S RAPE, KILLING


DOCTOR SENTENCED (2007-10-23)
DETROIT DOCTOR, BILLER SENTENCED IN HEALTH CARE FRAUD SCHEME


GOP PRIMARIES (2007-10-23)
GOP RECOMMENDS 5 STATES, INCLUDING MICH., LOSE HALF OF DELEGATES


Rice Endorses Oversight of Blackwater and Others (2007-10-23)
WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is expected to endorse new recommendations on government oversight of private guards who protect U.S. diplomats in Iraq.


Mistrial Declared in EMU Murder Trial (2007-10-23)
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - A mistrial has been declared in the trial of a man accused of raping and suffocating 22-year-old Eastern Michigan student Laura Dickinson. The jury had told Washtenaw Chief Circuit Judge Archie Brown this afternoon that it was hopelessly deadlocked on the third day of deliberations.


Former Michigan Man Dies in California Wildfires (2007-10-23)
MIDLAND, Mich. (AP) - A Midland man says his brother-in-law is confirmed dead in the California wildfires. Authorities say 52-year-old Thomas Varshock of Tecate died in the town on the U.S. side of the border southeast of San Diego.


Gore Supporters Fall Short in Michigan (2007-10-23)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Efforts to collect enough signatures to put Al Gore on Michigan's January 15 Democratic presidential primary ballot have fallen short. Supporters needed to collect more than 12,000 valid signatures by today, but collected only around 3,000.


AUTO TALKS (2007-10-22)
2 UAW LOCALS SPLIT ON TENTATIVE CHRYSLER CONTRACT: NOW WHAT?


FOUR DEAD-DETROIT (2007-10-22)
FIRE GUTS DETROIT HOME WHERE 4 RECENTLY FATALLY SHOT


CONNECTING THE DOTS (2007-10-22)
NATIONAL PROGRAM WORKS THROUGH LOCAL SENIOR ORGANIATIONS TO TALK UP LINK BETWEEN DIABETES, HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE


Lawmakers Shift Health Care Costs (2007-10-22)
WASHINGTON (AP) - A health care bill provision could shift millions in costs onto private health care plans for people with kidney disease. The plans are run by Michigan companies such as General Motors, Ford and Dow Chemical.


Blackwater May Have Committed Tax Fraud (2007-10-22)
WASHINGTON (AP) - A House committee chair says Blackwater USA may have defrauded the government of millions of dollars. Rep. Henry Waxman has released a letter stating Blackwater's classification of a security guard as an independent contractor was "without merit."


UNION FENCE-SITTERS (2007-10-22)
UNIONS DELAYING ENDORSEMENTS UNTIL DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE EMERGES


Sex Offender Registry (2007-10-22)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Some state lawmakers want changes to Michigan's sex offender registry. A House Republican proposal would make the registry retroactive to include some offenders who were convicted of crimes before 1995. That's when the law creating a regi


Lansing Killings (2007-10-22)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - An Ingham County judge says a Lansing man awaiting a new trial in the death of a Lansing Community College professor doesn't have to wear an electronic monitor while he is free on bond.


TOYOTA (2007-10-22)
TOYOTA SELLS 2.34 MILLION VEHICLES IN LATEST QUARTER, SHORT OF GM


EMERGENCY LANDING (2007-10-22)
MESABA FLIGHT TO DETROIT MAKES EMERGENCY LANDING AT AIR BASE


Greektown Casinos (2007-10-22)
ETROIT (AP) - Businessman Ted Gatzaros has been awarded a 1 percent ownership in Detroit's Greektown Casino. The Detroit Free Press and Detroit News say that the Michigan Gaming Control Board also granted him a gambling license.


SEVERE WEATHER (2007-10-19)
TORNADOES RIP THROUGH MICHIGAN; KILL ONE, CAUSE SEVERE DAMAGE


DETROIT MAYOR-INVESTIGATION (2007-10-19)
DETROIT MAYOR, CITY TO SETTLE WHISTLEBLOWER SUIT WITH POLICE


MEAP TEST (2007-10-19)
STUDENTS TO RETAKE PORTION OF MEAP TEST NEXT MONTH AFTER SECURITY BREACH


KENNECOTT MINE (2007-10-19)
SPECIALISTS QUESTION MINE'S SAFETY; COMPANY DEFENDS IT, AS FUTURE REMAINS A QUESTION MARK


AUTO TALKS (2007-10-19)
CHRYSLER PLANT WORKERS VOTE ON CONTRACT IN ONE OF THE FIRST APPROVALS


AUTO TALKS-CHRYSLER (2007-10-18)
WORKERS FROM MO. CHRYSLER PLANT VOTE ON CONTRACT THURSDAY


GRANDPARENTS VISITATION (2007-10-18)
COURT: GRANDPARENTS CAN'T SEE GRANDKIDS IF BOTH PARENTS OPPOSE


HEALTH INSURANCE (2007-10-18)
HOUSE COMMITTEE OKS PLAN AIMED AT SAFEGUARDING HEALTH INSURANCE


SERVICE TAX (2007-10-18)
BUSINESSES FORM COALITION TO OPPOSE SALES TAX EXPANSION


UNEMPLOYMENT-MICH (2007-10-18)
MICHIGAN'S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE INCHES UP TO 7.5 PERCENT, STILL HIGHEST IN U-S


HATE CRIME-FIRE (2007-10-17)
MAN SENTENCED TO 8 YEARS IN FIRE ATTACK ON BLACK FAMILY'S HOME


Ax the Tax Coalition (2007-10-17)
It's now official. Nearly 40 business groups are teaming up in an effort to repeal the new tax on services that takes effect in December.


Lansing Killings (2007-10-17)
A state police detective says another man has confessed to killing a Lansing Community College professor.


MUTILATION SLAYING (2007-10-17)
MICHIGAN JUDGE SAYS CONVICTED KILLER CAN BE RELEASED FROM PRISON


VANDALIZED CEMETERY (2007-10-17)
VANDALS DESTROY, DAMAGE ABOUT 40 GRAVE MARKERS AT MICH. CEMETERY


CID LEAK (2007-10-17)
3,000 PEOPLE ALLOWED BACK AFTER EVACUATION IN MELVINADALE


State Health Insurance (2007-10-17)
A state House committee overwhelmingly approved legislation today that supporters say would increase protections for people who buy their own health insurance coverage.


Boys Slain (2007-10-17)
A man and woman face life in prison after being found guilty of killing two young boys.


Gas Tax (2007-10-17)
Transportation and business groups are still pushing to raise Michigan's gasoline tax by 9 cents per gallon over three years.


GOP HOUSE LEADERSHIP (2007-10-17)
HOUSE REPUBLICANS EXPECT TO PICK NEW FLOOR LEADER SOON


Lansing Killings (2007-10-16)
A Lansing man convicted of raping and killing a Lansing Community College professor has been released from jail after being granted a new trial.


Helpful Citizens Killed (2007-10-16)
Three people who were using their car to help push a disabled vehicle off I-94 have been struck and killed by a semi tractor-trailer.


Acid Leak (2007-10-16)
At least one person is in the hospital after a hydrochloric acid leak at a metal finishing plant in Melvindale.


SLAIN STUDENT (2007-10-16)
PROSECUTOR: DNA EVIDENCE LINKS MAN TO EMU STUDENT'S RAPE-SLAYING


SKINNER-CONGRESS (2007-10-16)
SKINNER TO MAKE SECOND RUN FOR CONGRESS IN OAKLAND COUNTY


-FOOTBALL BRAWL (2007-10-16)
HIGH SCHOOLS SUSPEND 15 FOOTBALL PLAYERS FOR BENCH-CLEARING BRAWL


DETROIT FREE PRESS-APPOINTMENTS (2007-10-16)
4 DETROIT FREE PRESS EDITORS NAMED TO NEW POSITIONS


MISSING HIKERS (2007-10-16)
UTAH AUTHORITIES FIND 3 MISSING MICHIGAN HIKERS; HELOCOPTER WILL RESCUE THEM TODAY


Carbon Sequestration (2007-10-15)
Researchers at Western Michigan University are looking for a safe way to dispose of carbon dioxide.


Lotus in Detroit (2007-10-15)
A patch of flowering American lotus is spreading rapidly on the Detroit River near Grosse Ile.


Jarvi Symphony (2007-10-15)
Neeme Jarvi (NAY'-mah UHR'-vee) has extended his contract as music director of the New Jersey Symphony through 2009.


War Hero Stamp (2007-10-15)
A national Polish-American group has launched a campaign to convince the U.S. Postal Service to honor a World War II hero with his own stamp.


POT PIE PROBLEM (2007-10-15)
SALMONELLA CASES IN STATES INCLUDING MICH. LINKED TO POT PIES


AUTO TALKS (2007-10-15)
LOCAL UAW OFFICIALS TO HEAR DETAILS OF CHRYSLER CONTRACT


INDIA-GENERAL MOTORS (2007-10-15)
GM COMPACTS HELP CAR SALES JUMP IN INDIA DESPITE SLUMP IN MARKET


MOTOR TREND-SUV (2007-10-15)
MOTOR TREND NAMES MAZDA CX-9 AS 2008 SUV OF YEAR


IRAQ-BLACKWATER (2007-10-15)
US EMBASSY MAY CUT BLACKWATER TIES WITHIN 6 MONTHS IN IRAQ


Nativity Vote (2007-10-15)
Christmas is weeks away but voters in Berkley will decide November 6th whether to return a Christian nativity scene to City Hall.


LEGISLATIVE RECALLS (2007-10-12)
10 MICHIGAN LAWMAKERS TO FACE RECALL EFFORTS AFTER TAX VOTE


AUTO TALKS-CHRYSLER (2007-10-12)
CHRYSLER WORKERS WARY OF CONTRACT, AWAIT DETAILS; FORD UP NEXT


CHICAGO MARATHON-FUNERAL (2007-10-12)
CHICAGO POLICE TO ATTEND FUNERAL OF OFFICER WHO DIED DURING MARATHON


BODY FOUND (2007-10-12)
WOMAN'S BODY FOUND FLOATING NEAR MACKINAC BRIDGE


MEAP TEST (2007-10-12)
FIFTH- AND SIXTH-GRADERS WILL RETAKE MEAP AFTER BREACH


WW2 Veteran Reunion (2007-10-11)
Many of our nation's oldest veterans continue to meet with each other at organized gatherings sharing their experiences from the most recent and perhaps last World War. WGVU's Kurt Steiner attended one of these get-togethers, he filed this report.


Gawking Causes Crash (2007-10-11)
SALEM TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - The Allegan County sheriff's office says an 80-year-old man has been killed in a crash after stopping alongside a road to view the scene of a natural gas pipeline explosion.


10 Michigan Lawmakers Face Recall Threats (2007-10-11)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Anti-tax activists are starting recall efforts against ten state lawmakers who voted to raise taxes. Recall paperwork is expected to be filed later this afternoon against Democratic Representative Steve Bieda of Warren.


House Passes Helmet-less Law (2007-10-11)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The state House again has passed a bill that would allow some motorcycle riders to go without a helmet. Legislation with a similar theme passed the Legislature last year but it was vetoed by Governor Jennifer Granholm.


CRASH TESTS (2007-10-11)
NSURANCE INDUSTRY: SUVS OFFER VARYING PROTECTION IN SIDE CRASHES


COAL PLANTS-MICH (2007-10-11)
ENVIRONMENTALISTS: CARBON DIOXIDE RULES BEFORE NEW COAL PLANTS


AUTO TALKS (2007-10-11)
FORD NEXT AFTER UAW SETTLES WITH CHRYSLER, RATIFIES GM DEAL


TERRORIST SURVEILLANCE (2007-10-11)
HOEKSTRA OF HOLLAND SAYS REPUBLICANS LEFT OUT OF TERROR BILL


CHILDREN'S HEALTH-GRANHOLM (2007-10-11)
GOVERNOR CALLS FOR CONGRESSIONAL OVERRIDE OF PRESIDENT'S VETO OF S-CHIP PROGRAM


WWII Remains Identified (2007-10-11)
WASHINGTON (AP) - The remains of a northern Michigan soldier missing since World War II have been identified, along the with those of eight other service members. The Defense Department says the remains of Staff Sergeant Walter Schlosser of Lake City were among those found south of Westergein, Germany.


Service Tax Uproar (2007-10-10)
Close on the heels of a minimum-wage increase and a personal income tax hike, a new tax on services is the last thing payroll services provider Monty Wilson wants to deal with.


Former Prosecutor Indicted (2007-10-10)
DETROIT (AP) - Opening statements are being presented in the trial of a former Detroit federal prosecutor accused of wrongdoing in a botched terrorism case. A lawyer representing the federal government on Wednesday described Richard Convertino as ambitious, with eyes set on a seat in Congress.


Fiat and Chrysler in Talks (2007-10-10)
MILAN, Italy (AP) - Fiat Chairman Luca Cordero di Montezemolo says the automaker has had contacts with Daimler, but it is premature to discuss alliances. Montezemolo has been quoted by Italian news agencies as saying Fiat also is in contact with other automakers.


Commercial Real Estate (2007-10-10)
The past two years have seen significant change in the commercial real estate market in western Michigan, with mergers and splits and affiliations that kept sign makers scrambling.


UAW GM-VOTES (2007-10-10)
RESULTS OF UAW RATIFICATION VOTE ON GM PACT BEING TABULATED


SERVICES TAX (2007-10-10)
BUSINESS GROUPS, SOME LAWMAKERS EYE REPEAL OF SERVICE TAX


MICHIGAN PRIMARY (2007-10-10)
GRANHOLM BLASTS DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES FOR MICHIGAN PULLOUT


REPUBLICAN DEBATE (2007-10-10)
IN DEARBORN, GOP PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES DECRY BIG SPENDING


AUTO TALKS (2007-10-10)
CHRYSLER, UAW, CONTINUE TALKS AS STRIKE DEADLINE DRAWS NEAR


Auto Talks (2007-10-10)
DETROIT (AP) - Thousands of Chrysler workers are on strike after negotiators failed to reach a contract agreement by today's union-imposed deadline.


CHRYSLER-SALARIED CUTS (2007-10-09)
HRYSLER TO REDUCE SALARIED AND CONTRACT WORK FORCE BY 1,500


Former Prosecutor Indicted (2007-10-09)
DETROIT (AP) - A defense lawyer has told prospective jurors that the case against a former federal prosecutor charged with wrongdoing is "misguided."


Cold Case Help from Inmate Suspect (2007-10-09)
LOWELL, Fla. (AP) - A man serving 50 years in prison for rape in Florida will go to Michigan to help police locate the body of his 13-year-old stepdaughter.


Great Lakes Region Needs Help (2007-10-09)
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - A report issued today says national parks and lakeshores in the Great Lakes area need help. The National Parks Conservation Association says the parks have environmental problems common to the entire region, including as air and water pollution.


CONYERS-HAITI VISIT (2007-10-09)
MICHIGAN'S CONYERS SAYS IMMIGRATION POLICY HURTS HAITIAN MIGRANTS


Car Chases (2007-10-09)
MIDLAND, Mich. (AP) - A Davison man will face charges for leading police on separate high-speed pursuits in Midland and Bay counties. Midland police say the 22-year-old man took his parents' car without permission Monday and drove to Midland


GOP DEBATE (2007-10-09)
THOMPSON STEPS INTO FIRST DEBATE, AS GOP CANDIDATES MEET IN MICHIGAN TODAY


TAX INCREASES (2007-10-09)
TAXPAYERS CAN LEARN MORE ABOUT TAX INCREASES ON WEBSITE


AUTO TALKS (2007-10-09)
CHRYSLER-UAW CONTRACT TALKS CONTINUE AS STRIKE DEADLINE NEARS


GOP Debate (2007-10-09)
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) - All eyes are on newcomer Fred Thompson as Republican presidential candidates prepare this afternoon for their sixth major debate of the 2008 campaign. The Dearborn debate is expected to focus on economic issues, but most of the attention is on the veteran actor and former Tennessee senator.


CHICAGO MARATHON-HEAT (2007-10-08)
MICHIGAN MAN DIES WHILE RUNNING STEAMY CHICAGO MARATHON


INCOME TAX INCREASE (2007-10-08)
INCOME TAX INCREASE TAKES EFFECT TODAY; RISES TO 4.35% TO HELP BALANCE BUDGET


BUSH-MICHIGAN (2007-10-08)
BUSH PAYS TRIBUTE TO MICHIGAN FIREFIGHTER, OTHERS KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY


AUTO JOBS-STATES (2007-10-08)
MICHIGAN LOSES 34% OF AUTO JOBS, STILL LEADS NATION


AUTO TALKS (2007-10-08)
NEGOTIATORS WITH UAW, CHRYSLER MAKE PROGRESS ON CONTRACT TALKS


UNSTUCK SKUNK (2007-10-05)
SAGINAW-AREA OFFICER TAKES AIM TO SAVE SKUNK WITH HEAD IN JAR


STATE BUDGET-TAXES (2007-10-05)
VOTERS STILL MIGHT GET CHANCE TO WEIGH IN ON NEW STATE TAXES


MEIJER-UNION (2007-10-05)
MEIJER STRIKES TENTATIVE CONTRACT DEAL WITH MICHIGAN UFCW UNION


CHILDREN'S HEALTH STUDY (2007-10-05)
WAYNE COUNTY CHOSEN FOR A NATIONWIDE STUDY ON CHILDREN'S HEALTH


AUTO TALKS-FORD (2007-10-05)
FORD TO SEEK JOB CUTS, PEOPLE BRIEFED ON CONTRACT TALKS SAY


No End in Sight (2007-10-04)
No End in Sight is a documentary that details how the war and occupation in Iraq descended into guerilla war, warlord rule, criminality, and anarchy. Written and Directed by Charles Ferguson, who was initially a supporter of regime change in Iraq, it presents the voices from within the Bush administration, many of whom are speaking out for the first time


SHERIFF TURNS TO PROSTITUTION FOR BUDGET (2007-10-04)
FLINT, Mich. (AP) - The Genesee County sheriff is turning to prostitutes and their customers to help him balance the budget. Sheriff Robert J. Pickell has told county commissioners that more than $41,000 will be raised in prostitution stings


CHICKEN FARM EXPANDS (2007-10-04)
ONIA, Mich. (AP) - An Ionia County egg producer has announced a $12 million expansion of a large chicken farm that will create 40 jobs. Herbruck Poultry Ranch plans a new cage-free facility


AUTO TALKS (2007-10-04)
DETROIT (AP) - Ford might want to cut more jobs when it returns to the bargaining table with the United Auto Workers. Several industry analysts say Ford must close more factories and reduce its work force if it wants to stay competitive.


MSU FUNDRAISING (2007-10-04)
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan State University has topped its goals for a multi-year fundraising campaign. The university hoped to raise about $1.2 billion during the Campaign for MSU. But commitments have surpassed $1.4 billion.


RADIOACTIVE BOY SCOUT (2007-10-04)
MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (AP) - A man who tried to build a nuclear reactor in a shed as a teenager will be assessed by doctors before starting a jail sentence for stealing smoke detectors.


GREEN TOYOTA? (2007-10-04)
ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS CHALLENGE TOYOTA'S ENVIRONMENTAL IMAGE


DELPHI-FINANCING (2007-10-04)
DELPHI CHAIRMAN EXPECTS EXIT FROM BANKRUPTCY BY YEAR'S END


UTO TALKS-FORD (2007-10-04)
FORD CHAIR SAYS AUTOMAKER IS READY FOR UAW CONTRACT TALKS


STATE BUDGET-BALLOT BACKLASH (2007-10-04)
BACKLASH AGAINST TAX HIKES MAY BRING RECALLS, PETITION DRIVE


LONG HAIR SUSPENSION (2007-10-04)
DETROIT SCHOOL SUED FOR SUSPENDING STUDENT OVER LONG HAIR


AUTO SALES (2007-10-03)
FORD, TOYOTA U.S. SALES FALL IN SEPTEMBER; GM IS FLAT


HELICOPTER CRASH (2007-10-03)
NTSB RELEASES PROBABLE CAUSE INTO FATAL HELICOPTER CRASH


NEW ROLLER COASTER (2007-10-03)
MICHIGAN'S ADVENTURE TO OPEN NEW ROLLER COASTER NEXT YEAR


Shipwreck Found in Lake Ontario (2007-10-03)
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - Two divers from Rochester, New York have found another shipwreck on the bottom of Lake Ontario. Underwater explorers Jim Kennard and Dan Scoville have discovered several wreck sites on the lake


Phony Liver Cancer Victim Took Thousands in Donations (2007-10-03)
JACKSON, Mich. (AP) - A Jackson County woman who police say pretended to have liver cancer and took thousands of dollars from donors has pleaded no contest. Police say Jean Anne Allen took up to $18,000 from people who thought their donations would be used to pay for cancer treatment.


Wayne County Worker in Credit Scam (2007-10-03)
DETROIT (AP) - A 15-year Wayne County supervisor trusted with her co-workers' personal information is among five people named in an alleged identity theft ring. The Detroit News and the Detroit Free Press report that four felony counts were announced against 43-year-old Patricia Malone of Berkley on Tuesday.


Former School Official Pleads Guilty to Fraud (2007-10-03)
CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - A former Chippewa Valley Schools executive has pleaded guilty to defrauding the district between July 1988 and February 2006. James Tague of Clarkston on Tuesday admitted to giving school contracts to companies in which he had a personal interest.


BB Gun Attack (2007-10-03)
BURTON, Mich. (AP) - A Flint-area lawyer didn't take being shot lying down. He captured the pair of teenagers who shot him in the neck with a BB pistol. Burton police say the man was walking to his car in a mall parking lot when he was shot


STATE BUDGET-TAX RANKINGS (2007-10-03)
OPINIONS DIFFER ON HOW STATE'S HIGHER TAX BURDEN STACKS UP


AIR WING-SANG (2007-10-03)
DHS SELECTS SELFRIDGE ANG NDAR DETROIT AS BASE FOR NEW DEFENSE UNITAIR WING


Jim Rinck (2007-10-02)
Fred Martino speaks with Jim Rinck about his decision to resign during Monday's board meeting. The district has 30 days to name a replacement.


Helicopter Crash (2007-10-02)
CHELSEA, Mich. (AP) - Federal transportation investigators think they know what caused a helicopter crash that killed Chelsea's police chief and fire captain.


MGM Grand Detroit Opens (2007-10-02)
DETROIT (AP) - The first of three luxury casino hotels in Detroit is opening to the public with a flashy, fireworks-studded gala. The $800 million MGM Grand Detroit is a block from the temporary casino it opened it 1999.


STATE BUDGET-HEALTH COSTS (2007-10-02)
NEW TEACHERS WILL PAY MORE FOR RETIREMENT AS BUDGET DUST SETTLES


PONTIAC-TAKEOVER (2007-10-02)
OAKLAND COUNTY'S PONTIAC COULD BE FACING STATE TAKEOVER


STATE BUDGET-LEFTOVER BUSINESS (2007-10-02)
EVEN WITH TAX INCREASES, PROGRAMS COULD FACE TOUGH BUDGET TIMES


DELPHI-EEOC (2007-10-02)
AUT0 PARTS GIANT DELPHI SUED OVER ALLEGED MEDICAL QUERIES


Muskegon's New Roller Coaster (2007-10-02)
MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) - Michigan's Adventure Amusement Park near Muskegon says it will build the state's first suspended looping roller coaster. The Thunderhawk will open next spring.


Blackwater Testimony (2007-10-02)
CAPITOL HILL (AP) - The founder of a security firm that's come under scrutiny for its record in Iraq is vigorously defending the company. Erik Prince of Blackwater USA tells Congress that 30 of its contractors have been killed while trying to defend U.S. diplomats


KEVORKIAN SPEECH (2007-10-02)
KEVORKIAN SPEECH IN FLORIDA RESCHEDULED TO JANUARY


STATE BUDGET-HEALTH COSTS (2007-10-01)
DEAL INCLUDES CHANGES AIMED AT SAVING SCHOOL HEALTH COSTS


Gas Prices (2007-10-01)
DETROIT (AP) - Gasoline prices in Michigan are down nearly 8 cents from a week ago. AAA Michigan reports the average price for self-serve unleaded is $2.91 per gallon. That's 73 cents higher than this time last year.


State Budget Health Costs (2007-10-01)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Part of a deal to balance the state's budget deficit is aimed at lowering the employee health costs of K-12 schools and local governments. The legislation lets schools and governments pool their workers' health coverage and requires public employers to competitively solicit bids for health benefits.


Wedlocked Up (2007-10-01)
LAPEER, Mich. (AP) - The Lapeer County sheriff compares them to Bonnie and Clyde. But unlike the legendary crime duo, who never got married, these modern bank robbery suspects have an offer from sheriff Ron Kalanquin to help them tie the knot.


Auto Talks (2007-10-01)
DETROIT (AP) - Details of General Motors tentative contract with its largest union show that the company could close or sell a stamping plant in Indianapolis. But the local United Auto Workers leader in Indianapolis says he's received assurances from a top union official that the plant will stay open.


Granholm Says Budget Deal will Help Michigan's Image (2007-10-01)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan's governor says a deal that solves the state's fiscal crisis through broad-based tax increases and spending cuts should help the state's image. Governor Jennifer Granholm says hiking revenue by nearly $1.5 billion sends a message to Wall Street that the state is on solid, stable footing again.


VOWS IN A BOTTLE (2007-10-01)
VOWS IN BOTTLE FLOAT ACROSS LAKE - TO PAIR WITH SAME WEDDING DATE


CATHOLICS-STEM CELLS (2007-10-01)
MICHIGAN CATHOLICS PROMOTE ADULT STEM CELL RESEARCH


STATE BUDGET-SHUTDOWN (2007-10-01)
SHUTDOWN OVER, STATE WORKERS TOLD TO REPORT FOR DUTY MONDAY


LAKE SUPERIOR (2007-10-01)
DROUGHT, WARMTH BRING RECORD LOW WATER LEVELS IN LAKE SUPERIOR


Budget Update-9-28am (2007-09-28)
Lawmakers and Governor Granholm worked into the early morning hours toward a budget deal that would avoid a partial state government shutdown.


State Shut Down Would Close Casinos (2007-09-28)
The Michigan Gaming Commission has ruled that it would have to suspend the operations of Detroit's three casinos if the state is forced to shut down when the budget expires next week.


Cloned Presidential Trees (2007-09-28)
A Michigan organization that works to preserve great American trees by cloning them has replicated some presidential timber.


Delphi GM Settlement (2007-09-28)
A federal bankruptcy judge has approved a 200 million dollar settlement between auto-parts maker Delphi and General Motors.


Eastern Promises (2007-09-27)
David Cronenberg has always been a maverick director working beneath the surfaces of genre films, yet breaking from the fold of B Movie filmmakers by virtue of his daring imagination. He first made a name for himself around the world with a series of very smart horror movies that emerged in the late 70s and early 80s, with expressive titles, Shivers, Rabid, The Brood, Scanners, and Videdrome.


Can Scam (2007-09-27)
Cashing in cans and bottles from other states to collect 10-cent Michigan deposits is illegal.


EPA Missed Ford Contamination (2007-09-27)
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - A federal report faults the Environmental Protection Agency for its investigation of toxic contamination in the northern New Jersey city of Ringwood by automaker Ford.


Rocket Science (2007-09-27)
Adolescent love is hard enough as it is if you're relatively normal, accepted by your peers, and if you're free from overly obvious differences. But if you're like Hal Hefner, the stuttering teen in Rocket Science, a new independent film from director Jeffrey Blitz, it's agony.


State Budget Talks Continue (2007-09-27)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - State leaders were back at the negotiating table today to try and avoid a shutdown of Michigan's state government.


Prayers To Honor Five in Crash (2007-09-27)
UPLAND, Ind. (AP) - Indiana's Taylor University will use prayer to mark the start of construction of a memorial chapel to honor five who died in a crash.


Solar Economy (2007-09-27)
Lisa Ann Pinkerton reports on communities that are trying to jump start their economies through the solar power industry.


Indian Treaty Rights (2007-09-27)
Five Northern Michigan Indian Tribes will retain hunting and fishing rights after reaching an agreement with the state. Bob Allen reports.


Manhole Cover Blows Second Day in Row (2007-09-27)
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - For the second day in a row, an underground electrical fire in downtown Grand Rapids has blasted a manhole cover into the air and damaged a vehicle.


Salad Safeguards (2007-09-27)
Chuck Quirmbach reports that some environmental groups say safeguards for packaged produce may harm wildlife.


UAW Caterpillar (2007-09-27)
Retired Caterpillar workers say they can't help but view a labor deal hammered out between General Motors and the UAW with skepticism.


Border Security Problems (2007-09-27)
Government investigators say a smuggler could easily carry radioactive material or other contraband into the United States from Canada.


Wayne State President Stepping Down (2007-09-27)
Irvin Reid's decade-long tenure as president of Wayne State University will end next year.


Fuel Economy (2007-09-27)
Hondas and Toyotas get the best mileage. That's according to a government report on the average fuel efficiency of 2007 model year vehicles.


State to Recoup Estate Costs for Medicaid (2007-09-27)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The state soon will recoup costs from the estates of Medicaid recipients after they die under legislation Governor Granholm plans to sign. The state Senate voted 25-to-13 today to send the measure to Granholm's desk.


Office Furniture Update (2007-09-26)
As they examine the same economic data, executives at Steelcase Inc. and Herman Miller Inc. offer distinctly differing views on the coming months.


Allen Edwin Homes (2007-09-26)
Allen Edwin Kalamazoo's largest homebuilder for some time quietly became the largest homebuilder in Grand Rapids this year and plans to continue that trend, moving one of the company's partners there permanently.


Medical Devices (2007-09-26)
Breaking into the medical device business isn't easy, though it is a way for manufacturers to diversify and can occur if you offer a niche, local industry players say.


Electrolux Plant Demolition (2007-09-26)
City officials are looking at condominiums and other uses for what had been one of the largest refrigerator plants in the nation.


State Services Shutdown (2007-09-26)
Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land is warning the public about the possibility of a state government shutdown next week.


Indian Treaty Rights (2007-09-26)
A tentative agreement between the state and five American Indian tribes will allow tribal members to regulate hunting, fishing and plant gathering on millions of acres in Michigan.


Pfizer Lawsuit (2007-09-26)
The Supreme Court says it will decide a case that centers on whether federal regulation of pharmaceuticals pre-empts state law.


State Budget Oversight (2007-09-26)
The decisions on what the next budget should look like probably will be made largely behind closed doors with little public scrutiny.


Hatchet Murderer Loses Appeal to High Court (2007-09-25)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - An elementary school teacher who hacked her husband to death with a hatchet in their suburban Detroit home has lost her appeal before the Michigan Supreme Court.


European Union Moving Towards Fuel Efficiency (2007-09-25)
BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) - The European Commission says public procurement contracts could encourage car buyers to choose clean and energy efficient vehicles.


Lawmakers May Buy More Time on Budget Crisis (2007-09-25)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Leaders of the Michigan Legislature and Governor Jennifer Granholm are discussing possible scenarios to approve a temporary state budget. That could avoid a partial government shutdown when the new fiscal year starts Monday.


Supreme Court to Decide on Voter IDs (2007-09-25)
SUPREME COURT (AP) - The Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether voter identification laws unfairly deter poor and minority Americans from voting. The justices will hear arguments early next year, stepping into a contentious partisan issue in advance of the 2008 elections.


Budget Update 9-25 (2007-09-25)
House Democrats tonight finished voting to eliminate more than 500 million dollars in annual tax exemptions for businesses as part of a proposed solution to the state's budget crisis.


Pot Brownies (2007-09-25)
A former Dearborn police corporal who admitted taking marijuana from criminal suspects and baking it into brownies has been charged with using a controlled substance.


Flags Lowered (2007-09-25)
Governor Jennifer Granholm has ordered that U.S. flags in Michigan be flown at half-staff Wednesday to honor a soldier from Michigan who was killed in Iraq.


Prison Closing (2007-09-25)
The state's plan to close a prison in Jackson is closer to reality after a federal appeals court avoided whether a proposal to move prisoners elsewhere is adequate.


Deer Forecast (2007-09-25)
Michigan's whitetail deer are flourishing ... and prospects for the fall hunt are good across much of the state.


Auto Talks Could Stall New GM Products (2007-09-25)
DETROIT (AP) - A General Motors spokesman say negotiators for the auto maker and the United Auto Workers have returned for their 22nd straight day of bargaining. Workers walked off the job yesterday morning after talks between the two sides bogged down.


GOP Straw Poll (2007-09-24)
Michigan Republicans gave Mitt Romney the most votes in a new straw poll.


Florida Primary Staying Put (2007-09-24)
The Florida Democratic Party is sticking to its primary date, and has printed bumper stickers to prove it.


Berryman Dropping Out (2007-09-24)
Former state Senator Jim Berryman of Adrian is telling supporters he's withdrawing from the race to challenge Republican U.S. Rep. Tim Walberg in the 2008 election.


GRPD discharge hearings (2007-09-24)
THE CITY OF GRAND RAPIDS IS MOVING FORWARD WITH DISCHARGE HEARINGS FOR SEVERAL POLICE DEPARTMENT EMPLOYEES ACCUSED OF SEXUAL MISCONDUCT ON THE JOB.


Budget Update (2007-09-24)
Michigan lawmakers and Governor Granholm are down to one week to avoid a partial shutdown of state government.


Chrysler Plant Accident (2007-09-24)
Indiana authorities say a 48-year-old man was crushed to death by a machine at a Chrysler casting plant in Kokomo.


The Brave One (2007-09-21)
The Brave One Coming on the heels of the Kevin Bacon vigilante movie Death Sentence, is Jodie Foster's endeavor into the subgenre with The Brave One.


Shakey Jake (2007-09-21)
Jennifer Guerra remembers the late Jake "Shakey Jake" Woods...an Ann Arbor institution for over 30 years.


National Guards Return to Michigan (2007-09-21)
SAWYER, Mich. (AP) - A Michigan National Guard unit is coming home after serving a year in Iraq. An officer says 188 soldiers in the 46th Military Police Company will arrive at Sawyer International Airport Sunday morning.


Auto Talks (2007-09-21)
DETROIT (AP) - Negotiators are back at the bargaining table after meeting late into the night. General Motors and the United Auto Workers continue to discuss the automaker's proposal to pay the union to take on retiree health expenses.


Hospital Lawsuit (2007-09-21)
A rural Upper Peninsula hospital says it may close because of a dispute with the state over how long it lets some recovering patients stay.


State Budget (2007-09-21)
Rick Pluta takes an in depth look at GOP promises to make spending cuts to solve the state budget crisis.


State Budget Update (2007-09-21)
Another vote to increase the personal income tax has stalled in the Michigan House.


Cheese Recall (2007-09-21)
A cheese importer has recalled about 55,000 pounds of Mexican cheese that could be tainted with salmonella.


Tannery Bay Cleanup (2007-09-21)
An $8 million cleanup of chromium and mercury from a section of the St. Marys River is complete.


Serial Killer Dies of Cancer (2007-09-21)
JACKSON, Mich. (AP) - A Michigan Department of Corrections spokesman says confessed serial killer Coral Eugene Watts died today of apparent prostate cancer. He was 53.


Lakeshore Tech Fund (2007-09-20)
In launching a capital fund to provide seed financing to start-up businesses, a group of Hol land-area investors are doing their part to address one of the biggest hurdles facing entrepreneurs: Access to early capital.


House Plans To Vote on Budget Tonight (2007-09-20)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The state House was expected to vote on proposals to raise the income tax and possibly put a sales tax on some services tonight. House Speaker Andy Dillon said the chamber also will vote on spending cuts to try and erase a more than 1.7 billion dollar


GOP at Mackinaw Conference This Weekend (2007-09-20)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Republican activists will kick off a two-day conference on Mackinac (MACK-eh-naw) Island tomorrow featuring speeches by eight of the nine GOP presidential candidates, a book-signing by Newt Gingrich and strategy sessions for 2008.


Girl Saves Deer (2007-09-20)
FORT GRATIOT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - An insistent 6-year-old St. Clair County girl is being credited with helping to save the deer's life. Abby Smith told teacher Linda Aho yesterday that the deer had fallen into a hole at Aho's home


Senator Says Lawmakers Pay Should Freeze (2007-09-20)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A state senator says lawmakers, the governor, their staffs and department heads should give up their pay until a budget deal is reached. Senator Alan Sanborn says the financial pain would give Governor Jennifer Granholm and lawmakers in both parties an incentive to reach a deal and avoid a government shutdown that could come October 1st.


Sex Sting Prosecutor Attempts Suicide (2007-09-20)
SANDUSKY, Mich. (AP) - A U.S. prosecutor who authorities say flew to Michigan for an expected sexual encounter with a 5-year-old girl has tried to hang himself in his jail cell.


Tribal Recognition (2007-09-20)
Indian tribes that gain federal recognition stand to gain substantial housing, education and health benefits.


Federal Reserve's Effect on West Michigan (2007-09-20)
The Federal Reserve cut the Federal interest rate by half a percent to help the national economy. Bank of Holland Vice President Garth Duer (dew-er) spoke with WGVU's Kurt Steiner to get some local perspective on possible effects. Duer says the financial community was not expecting such a large cut


Ottawa Hospitals (2007-09-20)
As the two health systems in neighboring Muskegon County prepare to become one, three community hospitals in Ottawa County are looking at ways they can collaborate more.


Toy Maker Expands (2007-09-20)
It's been a busy couple weeks for Peter Bultman. The owner of Uncle Goose Toys in Grand Rapids has seen a flood of new interest from retailers and consumers following massive recalls of Chinese toys carrying high levels of lead.


Budget Update (2007-09-20)
Lawmakers are still negotiating over proposals to raise the state's income tax as an October 1st deadline to resolve a government budget crisis drew nearer.


Mistrial Against Environmentalist (2007-09-20)
A federal judge declares a mistrial Wednesday in the case of a radical environmentalist who was charged with teaching others how to make Molotov cocktails.


Healthier Saginaw (2007-09-20)
Health officials say 68 percent of Saginaw County residents are overweight or obese.


Ocean and Great Lakes Ecosyrtem Conservation Council (2007-09-20)
New York State is experimenting with what it calls a "holistic" approach to protecting the health of the Great Lakes.


Hotel tax impact (2007-09-19)
THE NEW J-W MARRIOTT HOTEL IN DOWNTOWN GRAND RAPIDS IS BANKING ON CONVENTION BUSINESS TO FILL ITS MORE THAN 300 ROOMS. AND THE COUNTY COULD ALSO USE THE BUSINESS .


JW grand opening (2007-09-19)
GRAND OPENING CELEBRATIONS ARE UNDERWAY FOR GRAND RAPIDS' NEW J-W MARRIOTT HOTEL.


UAW Update (2007-09-19)
The United Auto Workers may establish a firm deadline if contract talks with General Motors don't accelerate.


Budget Update (2007-09-19)
State lawmakers have called it a night. But before closing up shop, the House did pass bills the Senate can use to push through a possible tax increase.


Children Involved Sexual Acts (2007-09-19)
Two boys -- ages 9 and 11 -- face charges after authorities say they forced a 7-year-old boy to perform oral sex on them on a school bus in May.


KerKorian's Claim (2007-09-19)
An appeals court has upheld a Delaware judge's rejection of Kirk Kerkorian's claims that he was defrauded in the 1998 merger of DaimlerBenz and Chrysler.


Wayne State Receives Gift (2007-09-19)
General Motors is one of several corporations combining to donate nearly 408 million dollars in software and technology to Wayne State University.


LAWLER DEDICATED TO CAPITAL RESTORATION (2007-09-18)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Jerry Lawler dedicated himself to restoring the state Capitol. Former state Senator Joe Schwarz says Lawler "was the guiding light" of the Capitol restoration project. He brought it back to its former glory


Blackwater Under Investigation (2007-09-18)
A U.S. security firm launched by Holland, Michigan, native Erik Prince is being linked to a deadly weekend firefight in Iraq.


Children's Insurance (2007-09-18)
Thirty governors are urging the Bush administration to roll back changes that limit the scope of a popular children's health insurance program.


Lettuce Recall (2007-09-18)
A division of Dole Food has issued an international recall of one of its brands of bagged salad after a sample tested positive for E. coli.


ZEELAND IS DRY NO MORE (2007-09-18)
ZEELAND, Mich. (AP) - Beer and wine by the glass soon will go on sale in Zeeland -- for the first time in more than a century. Voters in the southwestern Michigan community lifted the booze ban last November. The first recipient of a liquor license will be Vitale's Pizza --


PROSECUTOR ARRESTED IN SEX STING (2007-09-18)
DETROIT (AP) - A federal grand jury in Detroit issued new charges today against a U.S. prosecutor from Florida accused of soliciting sex with a 5-year-old girl on the Internet. A U.S. magistrate ordered John Atchison held without bond.


MICHIGAN SOLDIER REMEMBERED AS MODEL STUDENT (2007-09-18)
CLARE, Mich. (AP) - Todd Motley returned to his high school last year to tell students not to give up on their goals. He came back as more than a 2003 graduate of Pioneer High School. He came as an Army specialist -- his ambition since first entering the alternative school in 2001.


State Budget Update (2007-09-18)
Senate Republicans have passed a 30-day budget extension in hopes of avoiding a potential government shutdown on October 1st.


MICHIGAN CHOSEN FOR AEROSPACE COMPANY (2007-09-18)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A Spanish aerospace company has chosen Washtenaw County as the site for an engineering center that will initially employ about 200 people. Grupo Aernnova officials announced they will invest about $10 million in the project.


Mike Cox to Leave McCain (2007-09-18)
Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox plans to resign as John McCain's state campaign chairman.


MSU Scores Pulitzer Prize Winner's Papers (2007-09-17)
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan State University is getting the literary archives of Pulitzer Prize-winning child psychiatrist Robert Coles. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1973 for his five-volume "Children of Crisis."


Retiree Health Benefits Sticking Point for UAW (2007-09-17)
NEW YORK (AP) - A health care trust being discussed by the UAW and General Motors would shift retiree health care payments from the company to the union. Contract talks have resumed today between the United Auto Workers and GM.


No Ballast Discharge in Isle Royale Waters (2007-09-17)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Steps are being taken to protect Lake Superior from a deadly fish virus. Boaters and commercial shippers will be prohibited from emptying ballast tanks within Isle Royale National Park. Officials say they can only do so if the ballast water is treated to kill invasive species.


State Budget Negotiations Resume (2007-09-17)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - State lawmakers resumed their efforts today to avoid a looming partial government shutdown. Weary members of the Democrat-led state House, who spent the weekend at the Capitol but didn't make much visible progress,


UAW Talks (2007-09-17)
Bargainers for General Motors and the United Auto Workers took a break early today after a marathon 16-hour session to try to reach a contract agreement.


Hillary Clinton in Michigan Quietly (2007-09-17)
Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign is keeping mum on the New York senator's scheduled fundraising visit to Michigan today.


Michigan Budget (2007-09-17)
It's unclear exactly what will happen if Michigan lawmakers don't agree on how to fix state government's budget problems by the time the next fiscal year October 1.


Hair Donation (2007-09-17)
A 44-year-old woman, her two adult sisters and their ponytailed father have donated their long hair to a program that helps children who have lost their own hair.


Sleeper Lake Fire (2007-09-17)
The Sleeper Lake Fire was still raging in the Upper Peninsula when an inspector noticed little green sprouts poking above the blackened earth -- a sign of nature's resilience.


Infant Raped (2007-09-17)
BLACKMAN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - A 27-year-old Jackson County man was arraigned on charges of raping and beating an infant girl. Police say the three-month-old was in critical condition Monday at University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor. She suffers from broken ribs, head trauma and other injuries.


BANK OF AMERICA BUYS LASALLE BANK (2007-09-14)
ARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Bank of America says it has Federal Reserve approval to complete its 21 billion dollar purchase of Chicago's LaSalle Bank. Bank of America says the decision is the final regulatory approval needed for the transaction, which is expected to close early next month.


ARETHA SINGS AT KING MEMORIAL (2007-09-14)
NEW YORK (AP) - Detroit's own Aretha Franklin will join Stevie Wonder and other stars in concert to raise money for a Martin Luther King Jr. national memorial. They will participate Tuesday in "The Dream" concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York.


STATE BUDGET HOUSE NEGOTIATIONS (2007-09-14)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The state House has started voting today on a proposal to raise the personal income tax rate from 3.9 percent to 4.6 percent. That would cost a person with a taxable income of $50,000 an extra $350 each year in state taxes.


Primary Battle (2007-09-14)
Michigan's presidential primary will be held on January 15. But both Michigan and Florida are facing sanctions as a result of the early primaries. John Sepulvado reports.


Vermont Auto Ruling (2007-09-14)
A Vermont judge's ruling against the auto industry over rules curbing greenhouse gas emissions could have national ramifications.


Pit Bulls Kill Two (2007-09-14)
Two Livingston County residents were fatally mauled by a pack of pit bull dogs today.


Rottweiler Put Down (2007-09-14)
A 120-pound Rottweiler has been euthanized after it killed a 4-month-old baby at a home in Warren.


Former Cook County Official, Found Dead in SW Michigan (2007-09-14)
The godson and one-time top aide to a Chicago-area politician has been found dead amid scrutiny of his possible involvement in an alleged Las Vegas kickback scheme.


Novel transformed into film (2007-09-14)
University of Michigan professor Laura Kasischke's novel "The Life Before Her Eyes" has been made into a movie. Kyle Norris reports.


VP Cheney in Grand Rapids (2007-09-14)
Vice President Dick Cheney speaks about Iraq and the war on terror. Click here to listen to the entire address from the Ford Museum.


Bush Praises West Michigan Soldier (2007-09-14)
President Bush praised a West Michigan soldier killed in Baghdad in his address outlining his strategy to reduce U.S. forces in Iraq.


CAR DEALER PLEADS GUILTY TO BANK FRAUD (2007-09-13)
UNDATED (AP) - A former Howell, Michigan used car dealer has pleaded guilty to bank fraud for forging the title on a pickup truck he bought.


310 to Yuma (2007-09-13)
We need more Westerns. It's the quintessential American movie form, once prevalent now an occasional treat, if it's made right. 310 to Yuma is right. Based on a short story by Elmore Leonard, originally published in Dime Western Magazine in 1953, it was made into a film in 57 starring Glenn Ford as outlaw Ben Wade, and Van Heflin as small-time rancher Dan Evans.


STATE HOUSE COULD VOTE ON TAXES FRIDAY (2007-09-13)
NSING, Mich. (AP) - The pressure to resolve Michigan's government budget crisis could increase Friday. It's possible the state House will vote on a major proposal to raise the state's personal income tax rate.


ALGAE RESEARCH (2007-09-13)
CLEVELAND (AP) - Scientists at the NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland are working with federal ocean researchers to monitor harmful algae on Lake Erie. The project could lead to early warnings for beachgoers and water departments.


PALACE BRAWL INSTIGATOR ARRESTED (2007-09-13)
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - The man accused of throwing a cup that sparked the 2004 brawl at The Palace of Auburn Hills is again in trouble with the law. Forty-two-year-old John Green has been arrested in Grand Traverse County on suspicion of drunken driving.


NFANT MAULED (2007-09-13)
4-MONTH-OLD FATALLY MAULED BY ROTTWEILER IN SUBURBAN DETROIT


IRAQ-MICH (2007-09-13)
LEVIN, REID BLAST IRAQ PLAN AS UNACCEPTABLE; AS PRESIDENT ADDRESSES THE NATION


STATE BUDGET (2007-09-13)
TAXES CONTINUE TO TRIP UP STATE BUDGET SOLUTION AS END OF FISCAL YEAR LOOMS


AUTO EMMISIONS (2007-09-13)
WASHINGTON (AP) - A Vermont judge's ruling against the auto industry over rules curbing greenhouse gas emissions could have national ramifications.


SURFER SAVES DOG (2007-09-13)
SURFER SAVES DOG SWEPT OFF LAKE MICHIGAN PIER BY BIG WAVE


DOUBLE DROWN (2007-09-13)
TWO FRIENDS DROWN DURING FISHING OUTING AS LIFE JACKETS SIT UNWORN IN BOAT


HEALTH MERGER (2007-09-12)
A MERGER IS POSSIBLE BETWEEN TWO HEALTH GIANTS IN MUSKEGON. HACKLEY HEALTH COULD BE JOINING MERCY GENERAL HEALTH PARTNERS.


CHENEY-MICHIGAN (2007-09-12)
CHENEY TO DISCUSS IRAQ AT GRAND RAPIDS GERALD R. FORD MUSEUM


MOTORCYCLE SAFETY (2007-09-12)
NTSB RECOMMENDS STRICT HELMET LAWS FOR MOTORCYCLE RIDERS


STATE BUDGET (2007-09-12)
STATE HOUSE LEADER SIGNALS TAX VOTE LATER THIS WEEK


SCHOOLS-HEALTH INSURANCE (2007-09-12)
STATE HOUSE VOTES TO LET SCHOOLS POOL HEALTH CARE COVERAGE


PRIMARY SCRAMBLE (2007-09-12)
MICH., FLA. CONGRESS MEMBERS COMPLAIN ABOUT DEMOCRATIC PARTY


Prosecutor reopens 2005 murder case (2007-09-11)
Lansing, Mich. (AP) - The Ingham County prosecutor has reopened the investigation into the 2005 murder of Lansing Community College professor Carolyn Kronenberg.


Vice Prez in Grand Rapids Friday (2007-09-11)
WASHINGTON (AP) - Officials say Vice President Dick Cheney will speak at the Gerald R. Ford Museum in Grand Rapids on Friday. Cheney's spokeswoman says the vice president will discuss the war in Iraq and the global war on terrorism. He will travel later in the day to U.S. Central Command in Tampa, Florida.


State Budget (2007-09-11)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - State lawmakers are reviewing a Republican plan that would save at least $1 billion in spending in the budget year that starts in October. The proposal includes no inflationary spending increases for K-12 public schools, universities and some state departments.


The New Metro (2007-09-11)
The opening this month of Metro Health's $150 million hospital marks the end of a decade-long ride that takes the health system to a new home and a new future in the suburbs southwest of Grand Rapids.


MEDC Lending (2007-09-11)
The Michigan Economic Development Corp. wants to look at bank lending to small business in the state and how it compares to similar states.


Stabenow Giving Back Tainted Funds (2007-09-11)
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow has made a charitable donation matching political contributions from a Democratic fundraiser who's accused of violating election laws.


US ATTORNEY-TERRORISM ROUNDTABLE (2007-09-11)
U.S. ATTORNEY TO WORK WITH PRIVATE COMPANIES ON SECURITY EFFORTS


Cleaner Great Lakes (2007-09-11)
A cost-benefit analysis showing a large potential economic gain lays out the case for funding the cleanup of the Great Lakes.


ILLEGAL ALIENS (2007-09-11)
TROOPER SEARCHING FOR DRUGS, FINDS 10 ILLEGAL ALIENS INSTEAD


FLAGS LOWERED-SEPT 11 (2007-09-11)
GRANHOLM ORDERS FLAGS LOWERED, MOMENT OF SILENCE TO MARK SEPT. 11


STATE BUDGET (2007-09-11)
TALKS CONTINUE TOWARD RESOLVING STATE BUDGET CRISIS--DEVIL'S IN THE DETAILS


GAS PRICES (2007-09-11)
AAA MICHIGAN: GAS PRICES RISE ABOUT 8 CENTS FROM LAST WEEK


Jury Rules Against Detroit Mayor (2007-09-11)
DETROIT (AP) - A jury has awarded two ex-Detroit police officers 6.5 million dollars in damages in a whistleblower lawsuit against Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and the city. Former Deputy Chief Gary Brown gets 3.6 million dollars, while officer Harold Nelthrope gets 2.9 million dollars.


HIGHWAY CLEANUP (2007-09-10)
FINAL HIGHWAY CLEANUP OF 2007 ENDS NEXT WEEK; THIRD EFFORT LOOKS TO COLLECT 20,000 BAGS


CYPRUS SHIPWRECK (2007-09-10)
CENTURY-OLD SHIPWRECK DISCOVERED IN LAKE SUPERIOR; "CYPRUS" WENT DOWN IN 1907


DIRTY BEER (2007-09-10)
BEER EXPERTS SAY BUTTERY TASTE IN TAP BEER COULD MEAN A BAD BREW


FLAGPOLE DEATH (2007-09-10)
REPORT: FLAGPOLE THAT FELL AND KILLED GIRL RUSTED INSIDE AND OUT


US ATTORNEY WORKING WITH CORPS ON SECURITY (2007-09-10)
DETROIT (AP) - Federal officials are working with corporate security managers at General Motors, Chrysler and other southeast Michigan companies to avert possible terrorist activities. U.S. Attorney Stephen Murphy announced the new Corporate


TROOPER LOOKING FOR DRUGS FINDS ILLEGAL ALIENS (2007-09-10)
BRIGHTON, Mich. (AP) - A Michigan State trooper searching for illegal drugs, instead found 10 illegal aliens. The trooper had been working as part of a narcotics enforcement team yesterday when he pulled over a van with tinted windows near Brighton, Mich., about 36 miles northwest of Detroit.


STATE BUDGET CRISIS (2007-09-10)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - State lawmakers are ready to try again this week to resolve Michigan's mounting government budget crisis. If unresolved, the budget crisis could lead to at least a partial government shutdown in three weeks when the new fiscal year begins in October.


GOV ORDERS FLAGS AT HALF STAFF FOR 911 (2007-09-10)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Governor Jennifer Granholm is ordering flags to be lowered and encouraging a moment of silence as Michigan remembers September 11th. Tuesday is the sixth anniversary of the attacks. The moment of silence is set for 8:46 a.m., the time the first plane hit the World Trade Center. Flags are to be lowered all day Tuesday.


GAS PRICES (2007-09-10)
ETROIT (AP) - Gasoline prices across Michigan are up an average of about 8 cents from a week ago. According to AAA Michigan, the average price of a gallon of self-serve unleaded is $3.13. That's 66 cents higher than this time last year.


TAX TROUBLES (2007-09-10)
TAX FIGHT LEAVES CAPITOL IN DEADLOCK WEEKS BEFORE LOOMING DEFICIT


Death Sentence (2007-09-07)
Death Sentence is the latest film from James Wan, the Australian director who gifted us with the original Saw movie, that began the spate of torture porn horror flicks that Hollywood keeps churning out. Death Sentence is based on a novel by Brian Garfield, who wrote Death Wish


BOTTLE BILL (2007-09-07)
OLD "SEINFELD" JOKE NO LAUGHING MATTER IN LANSING: LAWMAKER WANTS TO CRACK DOWN ON FRAUDULENT BOTTLE RETURNS


RIVER-BODY FOUND (2007-09-07)
BODY OF MICHIGAN MAN MISSING SINCE 2005 FOUND IN RIVER


PRIMARY SCRAMBLE (2007-09-07)
LEVIN, NELSON PROPOSE CHANGES TO NOMINATING PROCESS


GENDER-EQUITY LAWSUIT (2007-09-07)
LAWYERS IN SPORTS-SEASONS CASE FILE $5 MILLION IN BILLS


STATE BUDGET (2007-09-07)
LEGISLATORS MISS BALLOT DEADLINE, BUDGET STALEMATE CONTINUES


GVSU ENROLLMENT (2007-09-06)
Grand Valley State University announces another record enrollment for fall 2007. Total enrollment stands at 23,464 -- up less than one percent from last fall.


GRPS UPDATE (2007-09-06)
WGVU NEWS HAS BEEN LOOKING INTO A SENSITIVE SITUATION INSIDE THE GRAND RAPIDS SCHOOL DISTRICT. IT INVOLVES A HIGHLY PAID EXECUTIVE POSITION FILLED BY A CANDIDATE WHO FELL SHORT OF MEETING POSTED JOB REQUIREMENTS BUT WAS HIRED ANYWAY.


Former Detroit chief: Ex-cop now suing city denied internal probe (2007-09-06)
DETROIT (AP) - Former Detroit police Chief Jerry Oliver was on the stand today as the whistleblower civil trial winds down. Oliver testified that he wasn't initially told of an investigation into a rumored wild party at Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's official residence.


Families of 7 Tech shooting victims retain law firm (2007-09-06)
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A prominent personal injury lawyer says the families of seven students killed in the Virginia Tech shootings have hired his firm to represent them in possible wrongful death lawsuits against the state.


MUSLIM CHARITY (2007-09-06)
FEDS, LOCAL MUSLIMS DISCUSS DONATIONS AND LINKS TO TERRORISM


LANSING KILLINGS (2007-09-06)
SUSPECTED SERIAL KILLER ARRAIGNED IN LANSING HOMOCIDE


Body of Michigan man missing since 2005 found in river (2007-09-06)
BIG RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - Forensic dentists have identified a body pulled from the Muskegon River. Twenty-eight-year-old Andrew Hodges of Rodney disappeared nearly two years ago after jumping into the river while fleeing police.


Lawyers in sports-seasons case file $5 million in bills (2007-09-06)
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - A dozen lawyers representing a group that sued to change the scheduling of prep sports seasons in Michigan are seeking $5 million in fees. They filed their bills this week in U.S. District Court.


STATE BUDGET (2007-09-06)
SERVICES COALITION WORRIES ABOUT INACTION ON STATE BUDGET


VOTER ID (2007-09-06)
SECRETARY OF STATE OUTLINES VOTER ID POLICIES TAKING EFFECT IN NOVEMBER


AUTOS-ELECTRIC MOTORS (2007-09-06)
UTOMAKERS USE ELECTRIC MOTORS TO REDUCE DRAG, RAISE GAS MILEAGE


Holland State Park dune boardwalk plan at risk (2007-09-05)
PARK TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Ottawa County wants to build a boardwalk to help prevent the further erosion of a big dune at Holland State Park. The county even got help from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources when applying for a $280,000 grant for the project.


Suspected serial killer arraigned in Lansing killing (2007-09-05)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A suspected serial killer was charged today with open murder in the death of a woman on Lansing's west side. Matthew Emmanuel Macon could face more charges in the slayings of five other women.


Trendway Surges (2007-09-05)
As industry expectations moderate again, Trendway Corp. expects to sustain double-digit growth into 2008. The Holland-based office furniture maker is riding a 21 percent increase in sales through July and a 19 percent year-to-date growth rate in orders.


Former Fed board member Gramlich dies of leukemia at 68 (2007-09-05)
WASHINGTON (AP) - A University of Michigan educator and former member of the Federal Reserve board has died. Edward Gramlich was 68 when he died of leukemia at a Washington hospice today.


Feds, local Muslims discuss donations and links to terrorism (2007-09-05)
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) - Federal officials are urging Muslims to be careful when choosing charities for donations. They met this week with local Muslim leaders in Dearborn in advance of Ramadan.


Priority Up..Blues Down (2007-09-05)
Priority Health posted significantly higher earnings for its HMO through the first six months of 2007, amid a solid underwriting gain, flat revenues and another membership decline.


SCHOOL HEALTH COSTS (2007-09-05)
SENATE APPROVES CHANGES AIMED AT SAVING SCHOOL HEALTH COSTS


Western Michigan police officer shot (2007-09-05)
SHELBY, Mich. (AP) - A police officer in western Michigan was hit at least twice during a shootout early today. Sergeant Chuck Schultz's injuries aren't believed to be life-threatening. Schultz is a 25-year veteran of the Shelby Police Department.


BP REFINERY-REPORT (2007-09-05)
REPORT: BP COULD CONTROL REFINERY POLLUTION WITH $40M UPGRADE


SACAGAWEA DOLLAR (2007-09-05)
CONGRESS APPROVES NEW LOOK FOR SACAGAWEA GOLD-TONED DOLLAR COIN


OBIT-CITY COMMISSIONER (2007-09-05)
KEVIN R. DAVIS, MUSKEGON CITY COMMISSIONER, DEAD AT 55


SMALL PLANE CRASH (2007-09-05)
BODY OF PILOT, SON, RECOVERED TUESDAY FROM LAKE ERIE CRASH SITE


Worker Training (2007-09-05)
Wanting to make the best use of the limited funding he had available for training, Mark Lindquist knew his company needed to pick the right people.


CyberNET widow pleads guilty to 2 federal charges (2007-09-04)
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - The widow of a man whose company bilked lenders of tens of millions of dollars has pleaded guilty to federal counts of income tax evasion and conspiring to commit bank fraud.


Boy's rescuer says he followed faint cry after Lake Erie crash (2007-09-04)
KELLEYS ISLAND, Ohio (AP) - The man who rescued a 7-year-old plane crash victim out of Lake Erie says he heard a faint cry and rowed his boat to where it was coming from. Chuck Herndon of Kelleys Island (Ohio) says he went out to help


Chicago is site of Green Party's 2008 national convention (2007-09-04)
CHICAGO (AP) - When the Green Party nominates its presidential slate next year, it will be at a convention in Chicago. Illinois is a state where the party has become established, just like the Democrats and Republicans.


Grand Rapids man dies while kayaking in Cheboygan County lake (2007-09-04)
ALOHA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - The body of a 23-year-old Grand Rapids man has been recovered from a lake in Cheboygan County. Divers from the sheriff's department searched for more than 40 hours before retrieving the body.


LABOR DAY-AUTO TALKS (2007-09-04)
DETROIT PARADE BRINGS OUT THE PROUD, BUT SOME REMAIN ANXIOUS


LANSING KILLINGS (2007-09-04)
LAWYER: 'SERIAL KILLER' LABEL UNFAIR FOR LANSING KILLINGS SUSPECT


CONGRESSMAN'S CAR (2007-09-04)
EX-FLORIDA CONGRESSMAN'S CAR WILL GO TO MICHIGAN MUSEUM


BORDER-LONGER LINES (2007-09-04)
STEPPED-UP CHECKS MEAN LONGER LINES AT U.S. BORDER WITH CANADA


FOREST FIRES-MICHIGAN (2007-09-04)
STATE EMPLOYEES, EQUIPMENT LEAVING UPPER PENINSULA FIRE AS LOCAL CREWS TAKE OVER


Granholm orders flags lowered to honor Rochester Hills soldier (2007-09-04)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Governor Granholm has ordered that U.S. flags in Michigan be flown at half-staff tomorrow to honor a Michigan solider who was killed in Iraq. Army Sergeant James Collins Junior of Rochester Hills died


Congressman's Car (2007-09-03)
A former Florida congressman's lime-green car is going to a transportation museum in Michigan.


Makinac Labor Day (2007-09-03)
Thousands celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Mackinac Bridge's opening by walking, jogging or wheeling over the five-mile span.


Pepper at the Library (2007-09-03)
Ann Arbor police are seeking criminal charges against two Detroit teenagers they say used pepper spray at a local library and grocery store.


Jimmy's Grill (2007-09-03)
Fire destroyed Jimmy's Grill early today, three decades after another fire ended the life of the restaurant's owner.


FEMALE ROBBERS (2007-09-03)
2ND WOMAN ARRESTED IN ROBBERIES OF CASH ADVANCE STORE


WILDFIRES (2007-09-03)
UPPER PENINSULA WILDFIRE IS 95 PERCENT CONTAINED, OFFICIALS SAY


LOW-INCOME FAMILIES (2007-09-03)
REPORT: MORE HELP NEEDED FOR LOW-INCOME WORKERS IN MICH.


THOROUGHBRED FUTURE (2007-09-03)
3 GROUPS INTERESTED IN KEEPING THOROUGHBRED HORSE RACING IN MICH.


FOREST FIRES-MICHIGAN (2007-09-03)
CREWS WORK THROUGH WEEKEND TO SUPPRESS UPPER PENINSULA FIRE


Michigan State Fair (2007-09-03)
Michigan State Fair officials want the fairgrounds to become a destination. And not just for a couple of weeks at the end of each summer.


CyberNET defendant enters guilty plea (2007-08-31)
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - A man charged in connection with a fraudulent information technology company that bilked lenders of about 100 million dollars has entered a guilty plea in a Grand Rapids federal court.


LANSING KILLINGS (2007-08-31)
LANSING POLICE ARREST SUSPECTED SERIAL KILLER, WANTED IN FIVE MURDERS


Simultaneous ceremonies mark release of Gerald Ford postage stamp (2007-08-31)
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - A postage stamp issued today commemorates President Ford's life in public service. The 41-cent first-class stamp features a lifelike painting of Ford.


Kzoo Promise (2007-08-31)
Chris McCarus takes a look at the enormous impact of the Kalamazoo Promise, a college scholarship program for students in the city's public schools.


PDR Battle (2007-08-31)
Chris McCarus takes a look at the battle over building a new road on farmland that's been protected by a state program...purchase of development rights...or PDR.


Saving the Piping Plover (2007-08-31)
Chris McCarus takes a look at efforts to protect an endangered bird in Michigan...the Piping Plover.


Poll: Clinton leads Democratic field; GOP side more muddied (2007-08-31)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - New polls show Hillary Clinton holds a strong lead over her Democratic rivals in Michigan, but the picture on the Republican side isn't as clear. Forty percent of likely Democratic presidential primary voters polled by Lansing-based EPIC-M-R-A say


Former prosecutors, police chief convicted of weapons charges (2007-08-31)
DETROIT (AP) - A federal jury in Detroit has convicted two ex-Ogemaw County prosecutors and a former Rose City police chief on weapons and other charges. The charges stem from what the federal government says was the illegal purchase of machine guns.


Government analysis: 2007 vehicles boost gas mileage levels (2007-08-31)
WASHINGTON (AP) - New vehicles could achieve their highest average gas mileage levels this year. The boost is driven by improved technology and more interest in fuel-efficient vehicles.


Balls of Fury (2007-08-31)
It's the final week of August and that means that the Dogs of Summer have been unleased upon theater screens across the nation. And the lead dog is Balls of Fire, a sports comedy about (ping pong).


Resurrecting the Champ (2007-08-31)
Sports reporter Erik Kernan isn't doing so well when the movie Resurrecting the Champ begins. Played by Josh Hartnett, Kernan is separated from his wife, Joyce, who is played by Kathryn Morris, from the CBS television program Cold Case.


EARLY RETIREMENT (2007-08-31)
REPUBLICANS BACK BILL ALLOWING STATE WORKERS TO RETIRE EARLY


STORE EXTORTION (2007-08-31)
FBI SAYS IT'S CLOSE TO IDENTIFYING SUSPECTS IN BOMB THREATS


LEGIONNAIRE'S DEATH (2007-08-31)
FAMILY SAYS MICHIGAN MAN DIED AFTER CONTRACTING LEGIONNAIRE'S DISEASE


FORD ROLLOVER SUIT (2007-08-31)
APPEALS COURT ORDERS NEW TRIAL FOR DAMAGES IN FORD ROLLOVER CASE


Police identify suspect in Lansing killings; add 6th homicide (2007-08-31)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Authorities have identified the suspect they have in custody on suspicion of killing five women in Lansing this year. They say they also will seek charges against him for a sixth killing from 2004.


Shout: The Mod Musical (2007-08-30)
"Four stars" doesn't begin to describe the outstanding "Shout: The Mod Musical" playing at the Mason Street Warehouse in downtown Saugatuck through September 9. Fred Martino has our review.


FOREST FIRES-MICHIGAN (2007-08-30)
EVACUATION ORDERS LIFTED FOR PART OF FIRE AREA IN MICHIGAN'S U.P.


STORE EXTORTION (2007-08-30)
FBI INVESTIGATING STRING OF BOMB THREATS AT STORES NATIONWIDE


DELPHI-BANKRUPTCY (2007-08-30)
UDGE APPROVES DEALS THAT END LAST OF DELPHI'S LABOR DISPUTES


AIRPLANE DISPUTE (2007-08-30)
PLANE HELD OVERNIGHT AFTER DISPUTE INVOLVING IRAQIS FROM DETROIT


ON THE MONEY (2007-08-30)
INABILITY TO SELL HOMES PUTS CRIMP IN SOME RETIREMENT PLANS


GRSD HIRE (2007-08-29)
SCHOOL DISTRICT DISREGARDS POSTED JOB REQUIREMENTS IN FILLING 95K/YEAR POSITION


Priming the Tourism Pump (2007-08-29)
Tourism promoters hail a proposal to significantly boost funding to better promote Michigan as a travel destination, saying it would help the economy, and more than pay for itself.


Alternative Energy Cluster (2007-08-29)
Alternative energy continues to stir interest nationwide, and the West Michigan Stra tegic Alliance would like to know exactly what future it has in this region and what role manufacturers could play in that industry.


Lansing Killings (2007-08-29)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Lansing police are searching for a man they say could be connected to two slayings and a third attack, all on women living alone in the city. Authorities scoured a neighborhood yesterday after a 56-year-old woman was struck in the head by an intruder in her home.


Holland Congressman Calls for Craig's Resignation (2007-08-29)
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A conservative House member from Michigan is the first lawmaker to call on Senator Larry Craig to step down. GOP Congressman Pete Hoekstra (HUK'-struh) of Holland says Craig's conduct has been, in his words, "inappropriate for a U.S. senator."


Bio students/Bio future (2007-08-29)
A new report on developing life sciences in western Michigan says the region first must beef up certain higher-education programs work that is already under way, some educators say.


AFFIRMATIVE ACTION (2007-08-29)
6TH CIRCUIT COURT SAYS AFFIRMATIVE ACTION APPEAL IS MOOT


Ford Stamp (2007-08-29)
WASHINGTON (AP) - Ceremonies marking the release of the new President Ford postage stamp are set for Friday. First-day-of-issue ceremonies will be held at the Gerald R- Ford Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids, and at the McCallum Theater in Palm Desert, California.


ELDERLY MAN BEATEN (2007-08-29)
MAN SENTENCED IN ATTACK ON 91-YEAR-OLD CAUGHT ON VIDEO: 15-30 YEARS


POVERTY-DETROIT (2007-08-29)
CENSUS BUREAU: DETROIT REMAINS AMONG NATION'S POOREST CITIES


GRANHOLM-ENERGY (2007-08-29)
GOVERNOR SAYS TRASH AMONG THE ALTERNATIVE FUELS STATE CAN EXPLORE


CHEMICAL SPILL (2007-08-29)
SPILL AT CHEMICAL PLANT IN WIXOM FORCES EVACUATIONS


Evacuation Partially Lifted in U.P. Fire Area (2007-08-29)
NEWBERRY, Mich. (AP) - Property owners and guests were cleared today to return around part of the forest fire-damaged region of the Upper Peninsula.


FOREST FIRES-MICHIGAN (2007-08-28)
CREWS PUSH BACK FLARE-UPS IN UPPER PENINSULA FOREST FIRE


RADIOACTIVE BOY SCOUT (2007-08-28)
MAN DUBBED 'RADIOACTIVE BOY SCOUT' PLEADS GUILTY IN THEFT


GIULIANI-ATTORNEY GENERAL (2007-08-28)
GIULIANI: ATTORNEY GENERAL GONZALES HAS "GIVEN SERVICE"


Prepaid Tuition (2007-08-28)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The state will give parents of future college students a break by freezing the cost of buying into the state's prepaid college tuition program.


Governor-Energy (2007-08-28)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Governor Granholm says the 4 million tons of trash coming in from Canada each year could be a source of alternative energy. The governor is fresh off a trade trip to Sweden and Germany and says Sweden converts almost all its waste to energy for heating its homes and powering its cars.


MACKINAC ISLAND HARBOR (2007-08-28)
STATE TO CLOSE MACKINAC ISLAND STATE HARBOR FOR RENOVATIONS


OBESITY-RANKINGS (2007-08-28)
MICHIGAN HAS ONE OF THE NATION'S HIGHEST OBESITY RATES


SAT Math Scores Down (2007-08-28)
Average SAT scores are down. That's according to the College Board's score report released today. It says average math and reading scores fell four points for the high school class of 2007 to their lowest mark since 1999.


Plane Crash (2007-08-28)
ST. IGNACE, Mich. (AP) - Searchers still are looking for a
missing plane near Mackinac Island that had two people onboard.
The plane piloted by Karen Dodds of Washington, D.C., left
Mackinac Island Friday afternoon for Bad Axe in Michigan's Thumb
region.


Police Sex Scandal (2007-08-28)
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - The Grand Rapids Press is reporting that five police officers and another police employee could lose their jobs after being accused of having sex with a female colleague at police headquarters.


Harbor Closing (2007-08-27)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The Mackinac Island State Harbor will
close after Labor Day for renovations and will reopen next April or
May for the 2008 boating season.
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources announced today
that it plans to replace the electric, water and sewer service at
the harbor


Lawmakers Targeted for Recall (2007-08-27)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Anti-tax activists are filing paperwork to recall state lawmakers who could vote for tax increases. There are 10 targeted legislators so far, and another 20 lawmakers could be added to the list.


Fieger Indicted (2007-08-27)
DETROIT (AP) - A lawyer says the timing of the indictment of former Jack Kevorkian lawyer Geoffrey Fieger (FY'-gur) is related to today's resignation of U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. Gerry Spence represents Fieger in the federal case and says Friday's indictment was Gonzales' last "politically pernicious" act.


Obesity Rankings (2007-08-27)
WASHINGTON (AP) - America's expanding waistline isn't taking a break. Obesity rates continued their slow march upward in 31 states last year. No single state shed any of its collective extra pounds.


FDA Considers Outsourcing Jobs (2007-08-27)
WASHINGTON (AP) - Two House Democrats from Michigan are investigating the Food and Drug Administration's plan to consider outsourcing more than 300 jobs. Congressmen John Dingell and Bart Stupak sent a letter Friday to the FDA. They requested documents connected with the agency's plan to consider contracting 322 jobs to private companies.


VETS BUSINESS BOOT CAMP (2007-08-27)
WOUNDED MICHIGAN SOLDIERS GET HELP FROM BUSINESS BOOT CAMP


WEED-FIGHTING BUG (2007-08-27)
WEED-EATING BUG FIGHTS INVASIVE PURPLE LOOSESTRIFE ON MONA LAKE


STORMS-MICHIGAN (2007-08-27)
THOUSANDS WITHOUT POWER AFTER MICHIGAN STORMS SPAWN TORNADOES


TAXING THE POOR (2007-08-27)
BILL WOULD DELAY TAX BREAKS FOR POOR BECAUSE OF BUDGET ILLS


FOREST FIRES-MICHIGAN (2007-08-27)
FIREFIGHTERS ENCOUNTER BEARS IN BATTLING UPPER PENINSULA BLAZE


Primary Push (2007-08-24)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Fourteen prominent Democrats sent a letter today to Governor Granholm and the heads of the state Democratic and Republican parties asking them to hold an early presidential primary.


Granholm Daughter (2007-08-24)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Governor Granholm will be returning from an overseas trade trip this weekend just in time to help her oldest daughter, Kate, move to college. The governor's spokeswoman confirmed today that Kate - short for Kathryn - will be a 17-year-old freshman at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor this fall.


Former Lion Replaces Vick (2007-08-24)
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Former Lion Joey Harrington says he isn't affected by the plea deal filed by the quarterback he's replacing in Atlanta, Michael Vick.


Hoekstra on Iraq (2007-08-24)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee said today that the president needs to move away from trying to establish democracy in Iraq and concentrate instead on security and stability.


AUTO TALKS (2007-08-24)
NALYSTS SAY SILENCE COULD SIGNAL PROGRESS IN AUTO INDUSTRY TALKS


STORMS-MICHIGAN (2007-08-24)
THUNDERSTORMS SPAWN TORNADO IN MONTCALM COUNTY, BLACK OUT THOUSANDS IN MICHIGA


SUBMARINE LOCATED (2007-08-24)
MICHIGAN MAN AMONG CREW MEMBERS ABOARD SUBMARINE FOUND WEDNESDAY


BP REFINERY-PERMIT (2007-08-24)
BP SAID IT WON'T INCREASE DISCHARGE INTO LAKE MICHIGAN


GRANHOLM-TRADE TRIP (2007-08-24)
GERMAN COMPANY TO EXPAND ITS OPERATIONS IN MICHIGAN


Superbad (2007-08-24)
Superbad is super good. This is teen sex comedy in testosterone over-drive, and from the first frame until the final shot, it's all about two teenage boys out to obtain alcohol to bring to a party to get girls drunk, so they can get some action. Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg began writing this script when they were still in high school, which totally rings true.


Auto Talks (2007-08-23)
DETROIT (AP) - Things are quiet on the bargaining front between Detroit automakers and the U-A-W. Local union officials and industry analysts say the silence could be a sign of progress as contracts are set to expire in just three weeks.


Coast Guard Exercises (2007-08-23)
CLEVELAND (AP) - The U.S. Coast Guard used lasers today instead of live ammunition during drills on Lake Erie. The lasers simulate firing of real bullets and are similar to a video game. Boats were equipped with sensors to detect whether they had been hit.


BP Claims Won't Increase Great Lakes Pollution (2007-08-23)
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - BP says it will not increase the amount of pollution it dumps into Lake Michigan from its Whiting refinery. Instead, the company says it will seek technological solutions to move ahead with plans to expand the refinery without increasing the amount of ammonia and suspended solids it dumps into the Great Lakes.


Unemployment Rates (2007-08-23)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Seasonally unadjusted unemployment rates increased in 14 of Michigan's 17 regional labor markets in July. The Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Growth said today that jobless rates in the Upper Peninsula declined slightly, while the rates in northeast and northwest Lower Michigan were unchanged.


STATE BUDGET (2007-08-23)
LEGISLATURE STARTS TAKING STEPS IN ADOPTING NEXT STATE BUDGET


IRAQ-MICH-FLAGS (2007-08-23)
GRANHOLM ORDERS FLAGS LOWERED TO HONOR GRANDVILLE SOLDIER


GREENVILLE WATER-E COLI (2007-08-23)
GREENVILLE ISSUES BOIL-WATER ADVISORY AFTER DISCOVERY OF E. COLI


DEBATE DATE (2007-08-23)
FOX NIXES SEPT. 23 DATE FOR PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE, NO NEW DATE SET


TROOPER KILLED (2007-08-23)
POLICE: MAN WHO SHOT TROOPER HAD HISTORY OF MENTAL PROBLEMS


New DNA Evidence in Oakland County Killings (2007-08-23)
DETROIT (AP) - Advances in D-N-A technology are opening up new leads in the more than three-decade-old Oakland County child killer case. Michigan State Police Detective Sergeant Garry Gray says investigators have found new evidence from clothing belonging to one or more of the four children slain over a 13-month period beginning in 1976.


FOREST FIRES-MICHIGAN (2007-08-22)
RAIN POSSIBLE IN EASTERN U.P., COULD HELP CURB FIRE


RACE TRACK SLOTS (2007-08-22)
ANOTHER SHOWDOWN BREWS OVER CASINO GAMBLING AT HORSE TRACKS


MILITARY BEREAVEMENT LEAVE (2007-08-22)
HOUSE PASSES BILL TO GUARANTEE MILITARY BEREAVEMENT LEAVE


NATURAL GAS RATES (2007-08-22)
REGULATORS APPROVE INCREASE IN CMS NATURAL GAS RATES


ENERGY DRINKS (2007-08-22)
STATES INCLUDING MICH. URGE FEDERAL ENERGY DRINK CRACKDOWN


Energy Drink Crackdown (2007-08-21)
UNDATED (AP) - Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox and colleagues in 27 other states are asking federal regulators to crack down on the makers of energy drinks containing alcohol and caffeine.


U.P. Forest Fire Still Raging (2007-08-21)
DETROIT (AP) - Firefighters today are mopping up portions of the Sleeper Lake wildfire in the Upper Peninsula that rekindled as the winds picked up. Gusts up to 25 miles per hour pushed the Luce County fire toward the northwest yesterday.


CSI Fired for Testing Hubby (2007-08-21)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A state forensics scientist who said she tested her husband's underwear for DNA to find out if he was having sex with another woman has been fired by the state police.


Holy Cross Rescue (2007-08-21)
VAIL, Colo. (AP) - Two hikers from Michigan are safe after being rescued from a mountain in Colorado. Jeff Snapper and his stepbrother, Adam Van Essen, were rescued yesterday from the Mount of the Holy Cross. the 14,000-foot-high mountain is located about 80 miles west of Denver.


GRANHOLM-TRADE TRIP (2007-08-21)
MICH. GOVERNOR SEEKS INVESTMENTS FROM SWEDISH COMPANIES ON TRIP


COUNTRYWIDE-MORTGAGES (2007-08-21)
COUNTRYWIDE SEEKS TO REASSURE BANK CUSTOMERS WITH FULL PAGE NEWSPAPER ADS


CHALLENGING JAPAN (2007-08-21)
DETROIT THREE TARGET MID-SIZED CARS FOR COMEBACK AGAINST JAPANESE


STEM CELL SPAT (2007-08-21)
GRANHOLM YANKS ONLINE PETITION SUPPORTING EMBRYONIC STEM CELL RESEARCH


FOREST FIRES-MICHIGAN (2007-08-21)
GUSTING WINDS AWAKEN PART OF SLEEPER LAKE WILDFIRE IN U.P.


Student Drowns in River Raft Accident (2007-08-21)
UNIVERSITY CENTER, Mich. (AP) - A Saginaw Valley State University student from Africa drowned in a weekend river-rafting accident. A memorial service for Abou Traore (ah-BOO' tray-OR'-ray) is scheduled for tonight on campus.


More Stem Cell Spat (2007-08-20)
An online petition supporting embryonic stem cell research in Michigan has been pulled from Governor Jennifer Granholm's official government Web site.


Union Carbide Makes 25 Million Dollar Donation (2007-08-20)
Union Carbide has agreed to donate 58 acres of South Charleston property and several research and development laboratories to West Virginia University.


FOREST FIRES-BUDGE (2007-08-20)
U.P. FIRE BURNS HOLE IN STATE DEPARTMENT'S BUDGET


SAK-INTOXICATED (2007-08-20)
STATE REP. MICHAEL SAK ANNOUNCES TEMPORARY LEAVE OF ABSENCE


LIVESTOCK IDENTIFICATION-AMISH (2007-08-20)
SOME AMISH IN MICHIGAN RESIST ELECTRONIC ID TAGS FOR CATTLE


STUDENT LOAN PROBE (2007-08-20)
CENTRAL MICHIGAN TO END AGREEMENT WITH STUDENT LOAN PROVIDER


FOREST FIRES-MICHIGAN (2007-08-20)
WINDS HAMPER EFFORTS TO FIGHT U.P. WILDFIRE, BUT PROGRESS SEEN


CONGREGATION SURVEY (2007-08-20)
CALVIN COLLEGE SURVEYS COUNTY CHURCH CONGREGATIONS TO BETTER SERVE THE LESS FORTUNATE


Michigan Soldier Killed (2007-08-20)
A soldier who grew up in southwestern Michigan has been killed in Iraq. Twenty-four-year-old Jonathan Edds died Friday when a homemade bomb exploded in Baghdad.


Challenging Japan (2007-08-20)
General Motors is hoping to jump back into the mid-sized car segment with the release later this year of the new Chevy Malibu.


Edmund Fitzgerald (2007-08-20)
The Edmund Fitzgerald has spawned another tale. A family hunting for rocks earlier this month along Lake Superior in Michigan's Upper Peninsula had found a life ring bearing the ship's name in faded but mostly legible white letters.


Stardust/Hot Rod (2007-08-17)
Stardust is a charmer. When I saw the preview I thought it looked interesting, since I'm a fantasy fan, but it also looked a little dull. But the movie is an old-fashioned, straightforward fairy tale that wastes no time getting to the point, which is romance and adventure.


IRAQ-MICH-FLAGS (2007-08-17)
GRANHOLM ORDERS FLAGS LOWERED TO HONOR KALAMAZOO SOLDIER


FOREST FIRES-MICHIGAN (2007-08-17)
CONTINUED FIRE THREAT LEADS TO MICHIGAN BURNING BAN


PEOPLE-UNCLE KRACKER (2007-08-17)
MUSICIAN AND MICHIGAN NATIVE UNCLE KRACKER JAILED ON SEX OFFENSE CHARGE


Northwest Crash Anniversary (2007-08-17)
Marking the 20th anniversary of the crash of Northwest Airlines Flight 255 at Detroit Metro on August 16, 1987. Bob Eccles has a look back and a look at what's happened since.


Barge Company Battle (2007-08-17)
Kevin Lavery explains why some barge companies say mismanagement is squeezing them out of the marketplace.


NEW CHIEF (2007-08-17)
GRAND RAPIDS BEGINS SEARCH FOR NEW POLICE CHIEF, NAMES ACTING CHIEF


MIDWEST SALE (2007-08-17)
MIDWEST AIR REJECTS AIRTRAN ONE LAST TIME, ACCEPTS TPG OFFER


BP REFINERY-APPEA (2007-08-16)
ENVIRONMENTAL GROUP APPEALS BP PERMIT FOR LAKE MICHIGAN POLLUTION


UNEMPLOYMENT-MICH (2007-08-16)
MICHIGAN'S JULY UNEMPLOYMENT RATE UNCHANGED FROM JUNE


NEW FOOTBALL LEAGUE-DETROIT (2007-08-16)
NEW FOOTBALL LEAGUE TO ANNOUNCE MICHIGAN TEAM TODAY IN DETROIT


NORTHWEST-NEW JET (2007-08-16)
NORTHWEST SUBSIDIARY TO LAUNCH NEW EMBRAER 175 ON TUESDAY


ENVIRONMENTAL LAWSUITS (2007-08-16)
GROUP ASKS COURT TO RECONSIDER RULING ON ENVIRONMENTAL SUITS


MUSKEGON NAVAL MUSEUM (2007-08-15)
FREY FOUNDATION MAKES $100,000 CHALLENGE GRANT TO MUSKEGON COUNTY PROJECT


Karl Rove Stepping Down (2007-08-15)
As you have probably heard, Karl Rove has announced his resignation from President Bush's staff. Rove was the president's right hand man through many elections including both presidential bids. WGVU's Kurt Steiner spoke about Rove with the director of the Hauenstein Center for presidential studies, Gleaves Whitney.


Attorney General in West Michigan (2007-08-15)
US attorney General Alberto Gonzalez delivered remarks at the Criminal Agencies Seminar Lunch and Awards Program. WGVU has this for you US Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez's speech, congratulating and encouraging local law enforcement.


Life Sciences Report (2007-08-15)
A new report lays the foundation to lift western Michigan's life-sciences industry to its full potential and back to global prominence.


TEST SCORES (2007-08-15)
MICHIGAN ACT SCORES GENERALLY TOP NATIONAL AVERAGE


MI Venture Capital (2007-08-15)
Midway through the year, venture-capital investments in Midwest-based life-sciences companies nearly equaled all of 2006.


MIXED-UP VICTIMS-TRUCKER (2007-08-15)
TRUCKER SENTENCED TO 4 YEARS IN CRASH THAT KILLED TAYLOR STUDENTS


PRESIDENTIAL POLL-MICH (2007-08-15)
MICH. POLL: CLINTON LEADS AMONG ANNOUNCED DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES


PREP SPORTS-SEASONS (2007-08-15)
PREP VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS BEGIN NEW ERA WITH FALL SEASON


Office Furniture Update (2007-08-15)
The office furniture industry remains on cruise control, with a latest activity index registering its second-highest level.


GONZALES-AMERICAN INDIANS (2007-08-15)
GONZALES ANNOUNCES GRANTS TO FIGHT CRIME ON INDIAN RESERVATIONS


Dredging Great Lakes Effecting Water Levels (2007-08-14)
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - A Canadian study says Lakes Huron and Michigan are losing a combined 2.5 billion gallons of water daily. The study was released today by the Georgian Bay Association, a group representing homeowners on the sprawling bay on the eastern side of Lake Huron.


Trucker Sentenced (2007-08-14)
PORTLAND, Ind. (AP) - A Detroit-area truck driver was sentenced to four years in prison for causing a crash that killed five people from Indiana's Taylor University. An Indiana judge sentenced Robert Spencer to eight years but suspended four, which would be served on


FOREST FIRES-MICHIGAN (2007-08-14)
$1.9M SPENT SO FAR ON U.P. FIRE, CONTROL NOT SEEN TILL SEPT


AFGHANISTAN-MICH-GOODE (2007-08-14)
ROADSIDE BOMB IN AFGHANISTAN KILLS SOLDIER FROM KALAMAZOO


DHS DIRECTOR-AHMED (2007-08-14)
GRANHOLM PICKS AHMED TO LEAD DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES


IMMIGRATION-HIRING (2007-08-14)
HOUSE DEMS PLAN WOULD PUNISH COMPANIES HIRING ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS


GAS STATIONS-LAWSUITS (2007-08-14)
MICHIGAN BASED GAS COMPANY SETTLES OVER POST-KATRINA PRICING


DESIGNATED LAWMAKERS (2007-08-13)
SENATOR OFFERS SUBSTITUTION POLICY FOR LAWMAKERS IN MILITARY


DOUBLE STABBING (2007-08-13)
POLICE LOOKING FOR SUSPECTS IN DOUBLE STABBING, ONE "CRITICAL"


AFGHANISTAN-MICH-GOODE (2007-08-13)
ROADSIDE BOMB IN AFGHANISTAN KILLS SOLDIER FROM KALAMAZOO


UNIVERSITY-DONATIONS RETURNED (2007-08-13)
EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY SENDS BACK DONOR MONEY TO SALLIE MAE GROUP


FOREST FIRES-MICHIGAN (2007-08-13)
U.P.'S 29-SQUARE-MILE SLEEPER LAKE FIRE NOW 50 PERCENT CONTAINED


WEST MICHIGAN FAMILY HELPS SYRIAN CHILD (2007-08-13)
MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) - A west Michigan family is helping a Syrian woman and her son, who is suffering from a rare and devastating skin disease. Joe and Liz Zagar of Muskegon have been hosting nine-year-old Karim Ahmad and his mother, Ibtissam Ahmad, since last month.


HILLSDALE COLLEGE (2007-08-13)
HILLSDALE, Mich. (AP) - Hillsdale College announced today it will no longer accept state taxpayer money for student scholarships and financial aid. The state money that students were scheduled to receive will be replaced by privately raised funds.


ROADSIDE BOMB KILLS KALAMAZOO SOLDIER (2007-08-13)
DETROIT (AP) - A 21-year-old soldier from Kalamazoo has died from a roadside bomb in Afghanistan. Private First Class Jordan Goode was a member of the 82nd Airborne Division in Fort Bragg, N.C. His mother says he was in the first of a five-truck convoy when the explosion took place Saturday.


BODY FOUND (2007-08-13)
YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Washtenaw County authorities have identified the body of a woman found in Ypsilanti Township over the weekend. A sheriff's department spokesman says 43-year-old Cynthia Sue Savage was found in some tall weeds off the roadway near Willow Run Airport.


AG DIRECTOR (2007-08-13)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Former state lawmaker Donald Koivisto (KOY'-visto) is the new director of the Michigan Department of Agriculture. He was named today by the Michigan Agriculture Commission over two other finalists.


Beach Closings (2007-08-10)
Mike Murphy reports on beach closings...those notices that you see may actually be dated.


Bourne Ultimatum (2007-08-10)
Paul Greenglass is the most masterful director of realistic action working in cinema today and Bourne Ultimatum is his crowning achievement. Using hand held camera, natural lighting and cityscapes as his paint and pallette, Greenglass does so artfully, and also kickass.


GM-INCENTIVES, (2007-08-10)
GM RAISES INCENTIVES IN AUGUST AFTER WEAK JULY SALES, EXEC SAYS


FOREST FIRES-MICHIGAN (2007-08-10)
FIRE SLOWS IN U-P AFTER BLACKENING NEARLY 30 SQUARE MILES OF REMOTE FOREST LAND


FORD FUNERAL (2007-08-10)
GOVERNMENT REIMBURSES FORD FOUNDATION FOR FUNERAL EXPENSES


STEM CELL SPAT (2007-08-10)
EMBRYONIC STEM CELL OPPONENTS SUE GRANHOLM OVER WEB SITE ACCESS


IRAQ-MICH-FLAGS (2007-08-10)
GRANHOLM ORDERS FLAGS LOWERED FOR MICHIGAN SOLDIER KILLED IN IRAQ


StemCell Lawsuits (2007-08-09)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A conservative law center has sued Governor Jennifer Granholm, saying she has discriminated against residents who oppose embryonic stem cell research by refusing to let them have equal space on her taxpayer-supported Web site.


Electric Cars (2007-08-09)
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - General Motors has signed an agreement with a battery maker that could vault it ahead of Toyota in the electric car race. A123 Systems in Massachusetts already produces thousands of lithium-ion batteries for use in cordless power tools, and it plans to apply the technology to automobiles.


Ice Yachting (2007-08-09)
Scott Pohl speaks with Ron Sherry...a craftsman from Clinton Township who builds and races ice yachts.


Green Lawncare (2007-08-09)
Lester Graham looks at green lawncare...that is, ways to make your lawn green without hurting the environment.


AUTOS-DEPENDABILITY (2007-08-09)
BUICK, LEXUS TIED IN VEHICLE DEPENDABILITY STUDY: FIRST TOP DRAWER COMPETITION FOR LEXUS IN 12 YEARS


PROTESTERS SENTENCED (2007-08-09)
NUCLEAR WEAPONS PLANT PROTESTERS SENTENCED FOR CAUSING DISRUPTION OUTSIDE TENNESSEE NUKE FACILITY


Forest Fires in UP (2007-08-09)
NEWBERRY, Mich. (AP) - Crews are preparing today for a flare-up of a wildfire that has burned through parts of the eastern Upper Peninsula for a week. The fire has covered 28 square miles in Luce County, mostly within the Lake Superior State Forest.


State Workers Negotiate Contracts (2007-08-09)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Governor Granholm's administration and a union representing more than one-third of state workers are starting a new round of contract talks -- at a time state government is struggling with budget problems.


Feds Reimburse for Ford Funeral (2007-08-09)
WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal government has reimbursed the Gerald R. Ford Foundation $230,000 for transportation costs and expenses related to the ex-president's funeral in January.


Wetland Restoration (2007-08-09)
Chris McCarus visited the Waterloo State Recreation Area in Jackson County for a look at how wetlands can be restored.


FORD SYNC-PRICING (2007-08-09)
FORD ANNOUNCES COST FOR SYNC COMMUNICATION, ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM


FOREST FIRES-MICHIGAN (2007-08-09)
CREWS MAKE PROGRESS, BUT 28-SQUARE-MILE FIRE STILL OUT OF CONTROL


CHURCH AID-SUIT (2007-08-09)
SOME MONEY TO SPRUCE UP CHURCHES FOR SUPER BOWL UNCONSTITUTIONAL


Edmund Fitzgerald Artifact Found (2007-08-08)
DETROIT (AP) - An apple farmer and his family believe they've found a life ring from the Edmund Fitzgerald. Grand Rapids area resident Joe Rasch says he spotted the ring last week while vacationing in the Upper Peninsula's Keweenaw Peninsula.


FOSTER CARE LAWSUIT (2007-08-08)
U.S. JUDGE NAMES EXPERT TO ASSESS MICHIGAN FOSTER CARE SYSTEM


MLB-BONDS (2007-08-08)
BONDS DOES IT WITH NUMBER 756; AARON CONGRATULATES VIA E-MESSAGE


SHARPTON-LYRICS (2007-08-08)
REV. AL SHARPTON LEADS MOTOWN PROTEST OVER DEGRADING RAP LYRICS


Cemetary Investigation (2007-08-08)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - An associate of an oil speculator has turned himself to face charges that he aided and abetted the embezzlement of up to 70 million dollars from cemetery trust funds in Michigan.


PRIMARY ELECTION (2007-08-08)
WINNERS AND LOSERS IN TUESDAY'S PRIMARY; SOME ELECTED OUTRIGHT WHILE OTHERS ADVANCE TO NOVEMBER


FOREST FIRES-MICHIGAN (2007-08-08)
U.P FIRE SPREADS TO 17,000 ACRES, BUT RAIN SLOWS ADVANCE


State House Approves Wayland Casino (2007-08-08)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A deal that would give the state some revenue from a planned American Indian casino has been approved by the state House. The resolution passed 63-41 today in the Democrat-led House. It approves a compact negotiated by Governor Jennifer Granholm and the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians.


Michigan Forest Fire Growing (2007-08-06)
NEWBERRY, Mich. (AP) - The state says a large wildfire in the Upper Peninsula has pushed past fire lines and grown to more than 14-thousand acres. Erratic winds, temperatures in the 80s and a lack of rain are leading to the spread of the fire


Former Detective Sentenced for Fraud (2007-08-06)
DETROIT (AP) - A former homicide detective who admitted to bilking a family out of more than 12-thousand dollars to pay for the investigation of their son's murder has been sentenced today to a year in prison. Lance Newman spent more than ten years on the Detroit police


Senate Republicans Block Liberal Website (2007-08-06)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Lawmakers and staffers using the Michigan Senate's Internet server no longer can visit a left-leaning political Web site. The decision by Republican Senate Majority Leader Mike Bishop's office is prompting backlash from bloggers and others who say it's blatant censorship and a violation of free speech rights.


Chrysler Board (2007-08-06)
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) - The new leader of Chrysler says he's ready to help the company move forward with speed and renewed focus. Bob Nardelli left Home Depot in January after a shareholder rebellion over his outsized pay.


Delphi Reaches Agreement with Four Unions (2007-08-06)
DETROIT (AP) - Delphi says it's reached tentative contract agreements with four more unions -- including one that had recently warned of a possible strike if progress wasn't made on talks. With the agreements, the auto parts maker continues to make progress on its emergence from bankruptcy protection.


El Cantante/The Simpsons Movie (2007-08-03)
El Cantante means The Singer, for those of you who don't speak Spanish. It is the title of a song by Ruben Blades, which was made famous by the King of Salsa Hector Lavoe, and it's the title of a new film starring Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez.


SUPCT-DIVISIVE TERM (2007-08-03)
SUPREME COURT ENDS DIVISIVE TERM BY LIMITING WHO CAN SUE AND WHEN


WEST NILE VIRUS, (2007-08-03)
MICHIGAN RECORDS FIRST WEST NILE VIRUS CASE OF '07


MANIOUS HOMOCIDE (2007-08-03)
SUSPECT ARRESTED IN MURDER OF GRAND RAPIDS RELIGIOUS LEADER


TULIP TROUBLE (2007-08-03)
WEAK DOLLAR COULD MEAN FEWER BULBS PLANTED IN 'TULIP CITY' NEXT YEAR


VANDER JAGT-MEMORIAL (2007-08-03)
CHENEY REMEMBERS FORMER REP. VANDER JAGT AT MEMORIAL SERVICE


NORTHWEST-CANCELLATIONS (2007-08-02)
NORTHWEST, PILOTS REACH DEAL AIMED AT REDUCING CANCELLATIONS


STUDENT LOAN PROBE (2007-08-02)
STUDENT LOAN PROBE EXPANDS TO ATHLETIC DEPARTMENTS; 3 IN MICH.


LEVIN-IRAQ (2007-08-02)
LEVIN: MOMENTUM BUILDING FOR TROOP WITHDRAWAL, AS PUBLIC UNEASE GROWS


BP REFINERY-POLLUTION (2007-08-02)
EPA HEAD: AGENCY WON'T STOP BP REFINERY WASTEWATER PERMIT


GIRLS DROWN (2007-08-02)
2 GIRLS, BOTH AGE 5, DROWN IN MUSKEGON-AREA BACKYARD POOL


Incubator Money (2007-08-01)
Hoping to drive entrepreneurism, Michigan will grant $1.5 million to grow or create business incubators in the smaller communities of the state. But many of western Michigan's larger cities are not eligible for the funding.


Insurace Options Growing (2007-08-01)
Seeing the potential to gain business and fill a growing market demand, Humana Inc. is targeting sole proprietors with a trio of new individual health plans.


TASER LAWSUIT (2007-08-01)
TASER INCIDENT SPARKS LAWSUIT AGAINST THREE CORRECTIONS OFFICERS


FOUR WINDS CASINO (2007-08-01)
SOUTHWESTERN MICHIGAN TRIBAL CASINO SET TO OPEN THURSDAY


GM EARNINGS (2007-08-01)
GM REPORTS 2Q PROFIT OF $891M, BEATS WALL STREET EXPECTATIONS


DINGELL-ENERGY (2007-08-01)
DINGELL TAKES ON THORNY CLIMATE ISSUES; UPHILL BATTLE EVEN FOR SEASONED CONGRESSMAN FROM MICHIGAN


FOREST-WILDFIRE-WARBLER (2007-08-01)
MICHIGAN FOREST FIRE WILL BENEFIT RARE WARBLER, EXPERTS SAY


Michigan Business Tax Insights (2007-07-31)
With the Michigan Business Tax signed into law businesses in and out of Michigan now know what to expect. But what *exactly* is the new tax. WGVU's Kurt Steiner spoke with Muskegon Warner Norcross Tax Attorney Paul Jackson to find out.


Michigan Business Tax Quick Insights (2007-07-31)
The New Michigan Business Tax still has some kinks to be worked out, but Tax Attorney Paul Jackson says it will be good for West Michigan.


LEVIN-ENERGY MARKETS (2007-07-31)
SEN. CARL LEVIN TARGETS "ENRON LOOPHOLE" IN ENERGY MARKETS


PRISON CREWS, (2007-07-31)
PLAN TO STOP PRISON WORK CREWS COULD HURT TRAILS, STREAMS


FOREST-WILDFIRE (2007-07-31)
MICHIGAN FOREST WILDFIRE DAMAGES HOMES, FORCES EVACUATIONS


FORECLOSURE RATES (2007-07-31)
U.S. FORECLOSURES RISE 58 PERCENT IN FIRST HALF OF 2007 AS HOUSING MARKET CONTINUES TO SLUMP


UNIVERSITY COVER-UP (2007-07-31)
FORMER EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT CLAIMS COVER UP


FOREST FIRE CONTAINED (2007-07-30)
WILBER TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - A forest fire that scorched 500 acres and damaged at least three homes in Iosco County has been contained. A forestry official says that firefighters still were dealing with hot spots and flare-ups this afternoon.


SENATOR TARGETS ENROY LOOPHOLE (2007-07-30)
WASHINGTON (AP) - Michigan Senator Carl Levin says Congress needs to close the so-called "Enron loophole" and require the government to regulate electronic commodity exchanges to protect consumers from volatile energy prices.


KALAMAZOO PROMISE-RENEWALS (2007-07-30)
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) - About 80 percent of students who received college scholarships under The Kalamazoo Promise program in 2006-07 kept up their grades enough to have their funding renewed this fall.


ASIAN CUP-MICHIGAN (2007-07-30)
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) - Iraqi-Americans gathered in the streets of Dearborn -- honking horns, sitting on car roofs and waving flags.


PRISON WORKCREWS (2007-07-30)
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - A cost-cutting move to idle more than 15-hundred state prison inmates who cut grass, shovel snow and perform other work could affect dozens of hiking trails and streams in northern Michigan.


SCRAP METAL SCAM (2007-07-30)
MAN, 73, ORDERED TO CLEAN VETERANS MEMORIAL IN SCAM PUNISHMENT


ASH BORER-FIREWOOD (2007-07-30)
N.Y. MOVES TO HEAD OFF INVASIVE TREE-KILLING BEETLE


KALAMAZOO PROMISE-RENEWALS (2007-07-30)
MOST 2006-07 KALAMAZOO PROMISE STUDENTS GET SCHOLARSHIP RENEWAL


STATE BUDGET-SCHOOLS (2007-07-30)
K-12 SCHOOLS FEEL SQUEEZED BY STATE BUDGET UNCERTAINTY


STATE BUDGET-SCHOOLS (2007-07-30)
K-12 SCHOOLS FEEL SQUEEZED BY STATE BUDGET UNCERTAINTY


ASIAN CUP-MICH (2007-07-30)
IRAQI-AMERICANS IN MICHIGAN CELEBRATE ASIAN CUP VICTORY


Grand Rapids Mayoral Forum-1 (2007-07-27)
Click here to listen hour one of the Grand Rapids Mayoral Forum. The two-hour program features questions from WGVU's Fred Martino and listeners.


Rescue Dawn/ Sunshine (2007-07-27)
Werner Herzog is one of the greatest living film directors, and he's made his first narrative feature film in 20 years. Rescue Dawn is his first English language feature, a dramatic adaptation of the true story of American P.O.W. Dieter Dengler, the subject of his documentary Little Dieter Needs to Fly.


Grand Rapids Mayoral Forum-2 (2007-07-27)
Click here to listen hour two of the Grand Rapids Mayoral Forum. The two-hour program features questions from WGVU's Fred Martino and listeners.


CHRYSLER-WARRANTIES (2007-07-27)
CHRYSLER OFFERS LIFETIME WARRANTIES ON CAR/TRUCK POWERTRAINS


SOFTBALL PLAYER KILLED (2007-07-27)
GIRL, 12, WHO DIED AFTER BEING STRUCK BY SOFTBALL HAD ARTERY TEAR


BORROWING BOOKS (2007-07-27)
SUPREME COURT SAYS NON-RESIDENTS DON'T HAVE RIGHT TO BORROW BOOKS


GRAVES EXHUMED (2007-07-27)
19 GRAVESITES EXHUMED IN GRAND RAPIDS FOR WALL RECONSTRUCTION


PORSCHE HYBRID (2007-07-27)
AUTOMOTIVE NEWS---PORSCHE LOOKS TO HYBRID INSTEAD OF DIESEL


Iraqi Minister (2007-07-26)
An Iraqi Minister who sought refuge in the united states is visiting Michigan. Jonah Salim says Islamic extremists have assassinated the pastor of his church in Mosul, Iraq.


Smoking Ban? (2007-07-26)
Rachael Lippman reports on a smoking ban that passed a House committee. Despite wide support....she reports that it will be difficult to get the bill to the Governor's desk.


Hard Lessons (2007-07-26)
Jennifer Guerra reports on the Detroit rock band "The Hard Lessons" that are making a name for themselves around the country.


Farmers Cutting Pollution (2007-07-26)
Rebecca Williams reports that farmers are using less polluting methods...thanks to pressure from outside groups and other farmers.


SAME-SEX BENEFITS (2007-07-26)
MICH. SUPCT RULES AGAINST TAXPAYERS CHALLENGING SAME-SEX BENEFITS


WAYNE STATE-TUITION (2007-07-26)
WAYNE STATE LATEST IN MICHIGAN TO RAISE TUITION: 13%


STATE BUDGET (2007-07-26)
HOUSE CLEARS VERSIONS OF BUDGETS FOR NATURAL RESOURCES, ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY


KIDS COUNT-MICH (2007-07-26)
STRUGGLING ECONOMY TAKES TOLL ON MICHIGAN CHILDREN, REPORT SHOWS


BOTTLED WATER (2007-07-26)
COURT NARROWS RESIDENTS' STANDING TO SUE TO BLOCK DEVELOPMENT


Bottled Water (2007-07-25)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - By a four-to-three vote, the Michigan Supreme Court today narrowed a landmark environmental protection law that allowed state residents to sue to block development projects they think would harm the environment.


Grand Angels (2007-07-25)
The latest investment deal by a Holland-based angel network reflects a greater focus on partnering to leverage resources.


VOTER ID (2007-07-25)
ELECTIONS OFFICIALS START TO PREPARE FOR PHOTO ID LAW


IRAQI REFUGEES (2007-07-25)
SOME WORRY SLUGGISH MICHIGAN ECONOMY CAN'T SUPPORT IRAQI REFUGEES


Michigan Business Tax (2007-07-25)
The Michigan Business Tax signed into law this month is already generating plenty of activity for accountants and tax lawyers.


Same Sex Benefits (2007-07-25)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The Michigan Supreme Court has ruled against 17 taxpayers who filed a lawsuit challenging the Ann Arbor school district's same-sex benefits policy. The case involved whether the taxpayers followed the proper procedure to stop Ann Arbor Public Schools from offering benefits to gay couples.


Maufacturer Innovates (2007-07-25)
Fred Mellema started working in his dad's coating business when he was 10 years old. The plant Mellema's own 10-year-old son began working in a couple weeks ago is a very different place.


Eagle Feather Sold Illegally (2007-07-25)
COLUMBUS, Wis. (AP) - A Michigan man has pleaded guilty to violating the federal Eagle Protection Act by selling an antique lance with 30 eagle feathers. Thomas Hampton of Tekonsha (Michigan) sold the lance in 2002 to a man in Columbus, Wisconsin, for 25-thousand dollars.


Kid's Count Survey (2007-07-25)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan's struggling economy has taken its toll on children in recent years, hampering state infant mortality programs and causing the child poverty rate to rise 36 percent.


NORTHWEST-FLIGHT CANCELLATIONS (2007-07-25)
NORTHWEST CUTS ANOTHER 1 PERCENT FROM AUGUST FLIGHT SCHEDULE


GM-PRODUCTION (2007-07-25)
GM ADDS SHIFT AT CROSSOVER PLANT, CUTS PRODUCTION AT TRUCK PLANT


MCCAIN-GINGRICH (2007-07-25)
MCCAIN BRUSHES OFF GINGRICH'S CRITICISM OF GOP PRESIDENTIAL FIELD


Rape-Slaying (2007-07-25)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The family of a University of Michigan-Flint provost who was raped and murdered waited too long to sue even though the killer was NOT arrested until 16 years after the slaying, the Michigan Supreme Court has ruled.


GOVERNORS MEETING (2007-07-24)
IGNORANCE THREATENS JUDICIAL INDEPENDENCE, FORMER JUSTICE SAYS


PREGNANT TEEN-MAN CHARGED (2007-07-24)
MAN GETS UP TO 15 YEARS FOR HAVING SEX WITH GIRL, 14


INVESTMENTS-TERRORISM (2007-07-24)
SUDAN, IRAN GROWING TARGETS FOR DIVESTMENT ACTION ACROSS COUNTRY


MCCAIN-ECONOMY (2007-07-24)
MCCAIN VISITS MICHIGAN, PLEDGES TO VETO PORK SPENDING


SENTENCING CHANGES (2007-07-24)
LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS BLAST PROPOSED SENTENCING CHANGES


LAW ENFORCEMENT BLASTS SENTENCING CHANGES (2007-07-23)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox and other law enforcement officials are blasting Democratic Governor Granholm's proposal to change Michigan's sentencing laws so fewer criminals are locked in state prison and county jails.


FORMER JUSTICE AT GOVERNOR'S MEETING (2007-07-23)
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - Judicial independence is under attack from voters and politicians who don't understand that court rulings must be based on the law instead of what is popular.


INVASIVE SPECIES (2007-07-23)
CLEVELAND (AP) - Lawmakers are promising a bipartisan push for stricter regulation to stem an influx of invasive species that threaten the Great Lakes and its native fish.


AUTO TALKS (2007-07-23)
DETROIT (AP) - Contract talks between the United Auto Workers and General Motors and Ford are under way after a traditional handshake. The union formally opened negotiations with Chrysler last Friday. The national contracts with all three expire September 14th.


GOVERNORS-ONLINE PREDATORS (2007-07-23)
EDUCATION KEY TO OUTWITTING ONLINE PREDATORS, GOVERNORS TOLD


UNIVERSITY COVER-UP (2007-07-23)
INTERIM E. MICHIGAN CHIEF STRESSES EDUCATION, IMPROVING SAFETY


GOVERNORS-CHILDREN'S INSURANCE (2007-07-23)
GOVERNORS STEP UP PUSH FOR CHILDREN'S HEALTH FUNDING


PARTY TIME-JAIL TIME (2007-07-23)
COMMISSION RECOMMENDS CENSURE FOR JUDGE IN NOISE VIOLATION CASE


OBIT-WINE (2007-07-23)
SHERWIN WINE, LEADER OF HUMANISTIC JUDAISM, DIES AT 79


MCCAIN-ECONOMY (2007-07-23)
WASHINGTON (AP) - There's a new campaign promise from John McCain: no more pork. The Republican presidential candidate is to spell out his views on the economy tonight in a speech to the Economic Club of Southwest Michigan.


Food Pyramid (2007-07-20)
Kyle Norris takes a look at the politics behind the federal government's food pyramid.


ALLEGAN CASINO (2007-07-20)
STATE HOUSE STEPS FORWARD ON CASINO DEAL, BUT KEY WEST MICHIGAN LAWMAKER URGES CAUTION


Summer of Love (2007-07-20)
The summer of 1967 is remembered for the riots in Detroit. Ironically, though, it was also the Summer of Love.


DES "PURR" ATE HOUSECATS (2007-07-20)
HUMANE SOCIETY OF KENT COUNTY SEEKS GOOD HOMES FOR GREAT CATS AND KITTENS


Fred Trost (2007-07-20)
Fred Trost has passed away from a rare lung disease at the age of 61. Chris McCarus takes a look at the life of a public TV legend.


NIVERSITY TUITION (2007-07-20)
KEEPING UP: UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN SYSTEM RAISES TUITION


GOOGLE-STATE RECORDS (2007-07-20)
SEARCH ENGINE GOOGLE HELPS STATE IMPROVE ONLINE SERVICES


CHILDREN'S HEALTH (2007-07-20)
HEALTH CARE PLAN COULD COVER MORE UNINSURED CHILDREN IN MICHIGAN


FDA LABS (2007-07-20)
LAWMAKERS ACT TO BLOCK FDA FROM CLOSING HALF ITS FIELD LABS


AUTO TALKS (2007-07-20)
CHRYSLER, UAW FORMALLY OPEN CONTRACT TALKS TODAY, OPENING NEGOTIATIONS FOR "BIG THREE"


BOY DROWNS-UPDATE (2007-07-20)
CREW RECOVERS BODY OF ILLINOIS BOY DROWNED IN LAKE MICHIGAN IN ALLEGAN COUNTY


DELPHI-BANKRUPTCY (2007-07-19)
NEW YORK (AP) - Delphi has decided to take a two and a-half (b) billion equity deal from a group led by Appaloosa Management. The parts maker rejected an estimated three-point-three (b) billion proposal from hedge fund Highland Capital Management. Highland says it will continue to pursue a deal, despite the rejection.


FARMLAND PRESERVATION (2007-07-19)
OWOSSO, Mich. (AP) - A couple's 883-acre farm has become one of the biggest in Michigan donated for a permanent conservation easement, shielding it from future development.


ETHANOL FACTORY (2007-07-19)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan officials want to open a commercial-scale ethanol fuel factory using wood as the main energy source. Massachusetts-based Mascoma plans to build a cellulosic ethanol factory in Michigan. It could be running by late 2008 or early


MI Education Funding (2007-07-19)
Ryan Olson of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy discusses Michigan education funding, where the money goes, and recommendations for reform.


SUPTCT-VOTER ID (2007-07-19)
MICHIGAN SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS LAW REQUIRING PHOTO ID TO VOTE


OBIT-TROST (2007-07-19)
FRED TROST, POPULAR HOST OF MICHIGAN OUTDOORS TV SHOW, DIES AT 61


MORE WINE (2007-07-19)
ORGANIZATION AIMS TO EXPAND MICHIGAN WINE INDUSTRY WITH MORE GRAPE ACREAGE


FDA LABS (2007-07-19)
WASHINGTON (AP) - Lawmakers today moved to block the Food and Drug Administration from closing more than half its field laboratories, including one in Detroit.


FORD-JAGUAR (2007-07-19)
DETROIT (AP) - Ford took a step toward selling its Jaguar and Land Rover units today when it received several opening bids. Today was a deadline to submit early bids on the two British automakers, but Ford says no sale is imminent.


DEER HUNTING (2007-07-19)
PANEL APPROVES RULE CHANGES FOR FALL DEER HUNT; INCREASES TAKE


UNEMPLOYMENT-MICH (2007-07-19)
MICHIGAN JOBLESS RATE REACHED 7.2% IN JUNE; HIGHEST SO FAR THIS YEAR


CLIFF PLUNGE (2007-07-18)
MUNISING, Mich. (AP) - The trial of a McBain man accused of pushing his wife to her death at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is being moved. A judge has ordered a change of venue for Thomas Richardson's trial.


DELPHI REORGANIZATION (2007-07-18)
NEW YORK (AP) - Delphi says it will allow investors to inject up to two-point-five (b) billion dollars into the company in return for stock when it exits bankruptcy protection.


SUPREME COURT ON VOTER ID (2007-07-18)
ANSING, Mich. (AP) - A state law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls is constitutional, the Michigan Supreme Court has ruled.


FUEL ECONOMY (2007-07-18)
CAPITOL HILL (AP) - The top House Republican is pushing legislation to increase fuel economy standards by 2022. Texas Congressman Joe Barton of the House Energy and Commerce Committee is proposing 35 miles per gallon for cars and 27 and a-half miles per gallon for pickups, vans and S-U-Vs.


Muskegon Father Son Thieves (2007-07-18)
A Muskegon man is under arrest after bringing his along for break-ins at a pair of Muskegon County businesses.


Prison Health Care (2007-07-18)
Michigan's prison boss says the state will switch to H-M-O's to provide health care to the state's about 50-thousand inmates.


Spiders Save a Life (2007-07-18)
A woman who hates spiders is crediting them with helping save her from a house fire.


Teenage Car Thieves Commit Murder (2007-07-18)
Police say two teenage boys stole a sport utility vehicle and crashed as they tried to flee, killing a 56-year-old woman in a wheelchair near Wayne State University.


Fewer Prison Work Crews (2007-07-18)
The state plans to stop sending out some of the state prison inmate work crews who cut grass, shovel snow and perform some other work at relatively low cost for local governments.


EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY COVER UP (2007-07-18)
YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) - Three Eastern Michigan administrators will get a combined 542-thousand dollars after being forced out over an alleged cover up of a student's rape and killing.


Bank Earnings (2007-07-17)
Early reports for the second quarter show a tough economy and a slower housing market are taking a bite out of bank earnings.


Moore CNN Truce (2007-07-17)
Filmmaker Michael Moore has called a truce in his weeklong fight with C-N-N.


POst Wedding Death (2007-07-17)
The FBI is investigating the death of a woman whose body was discovered at her home a day after her wedding.


AUTO COVERAGE CUT? (2007-07-17)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Insurance companies say Michigan motorists could save at least ten percent on their insurance bill if they were allowed to choose less medical coverage for being hurt in accidents.


AG DIRECTOR TO LEAVE (2007-07-17)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan Department of Agriculture director Mitch Irwin announced today that he is retiring from state government.


Ticket Tax Controversy (2007-07-17)
As owners of competing Detroit-area sports and entertainment empires, Bill Davidson and Mike Ilitch have for decades been rivals. And though the two businessmen aren't likely to share a suite during a Tigers or Pistons game, they have come together as part of a growing coalition that is expressing displeasure with a proposed luxury tax.


Fighting GRCC Millage Request (2007-07-17)
The Grand Rapids Community College is requesting a millage increase for the second election in a row.


HISTORIC SHIP MOVED (2007-07-17)
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - A passenger ferry that was once the most luxurious on the Great Lakes has departed the Buffalo dock where it had spent the past dozen years.


Title Co. Partnerships Under Heat (2007-07-17)
In the wake of mortgage fraud and rampant home foreclosures, the affiliations title companies create with lenders, builders and Realtors has come under heightened national scrutiny.


AUTO TALKS FRIDAY (2007-07-17)
DETROIT (AP) - Talks between Detroit's struggling automakers and the United Auto Workers are set to begin on Friday, U-A-W officials say.


NORTHWEST TO CHINA? (2007-07-17)
DALLAS (AP) - Northwest Airlines is among a group of at least five major U-S airlines asking federal regulators for the right to operate new nonstop flights between the United States and China.


Teen Killed in Iraq (2007-07-17)
A teen who got his parents' permission to join the Army at 17 has been killed in the blast of an improvised explosive device in Baghdad.


Granholm's Trip (2007-07-16)
Rick Pluta reports on Gov. Granholm's trip overseas to promote Michigan to businesses in Sweden and Germany.


Canadian Tourism (2007-07-16)
OLD ORCHARD BEACH, Maine (AP) - This summer, the soaring Canadian dollar makes it more affordable for Canadians to vacation in the United States. That's enticing more people to get into their cars despite the hassle of long waits at border crossings.


Alpena Soldier Dies in Iraq (2007-07-16)
ALPENA, Mich. (AP) - A 29-year-old Michigan soldier died of wounds sustained from a land mine detonation during a patrol in Iraq.


Gov Appoints New Member to Public Service Commission (2007-07-16)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The board that regulates the state's utilities likely soon will get a new member to replace outgoing member J. Peter Lark. Governor Granholm late last week appointed Steven Transeth to the Michigan Public Service Commission. The Lansing man's appointment stands unless rejected by the state Senate within 60


Tree Killing Wasp (2007-07-16)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A wood-boring insect that kills pine trees has been detected in Michigan. A single specimen of the Sirex Woodwasp was collected from a trap in Macomb County on July 6th and identified by the U-S Department of Agriculture.


DEMOCRATS-DEBATES (2007-07-16)
DODD ASSAILS EDWARDS-CLINTON REMARKS IN DETROIT ON DEBATES


Zone Creep Landscaping (2007-07-16)
Lester Graham reports on the need to check your climate zone before buying new plants...zones are changing with global warming.


SHUTTERED PLANT-MINISTRY (2007-07-16)
EX-LEAR PLANT BOUGHT BY NORTHERN MICHIGAN CHURCH


FORD-VOLVO (2007-07-16)
FORD DENIES REPORTS IT'S IN TALKS TO SELL VOLVO UNIT


LEVIN-IRAQ (2007-07-16)
SEN. LEVIN SCOFFS AT WHITE HOUSE IRAQ PROGRESS CLAIMS


SENTENCING CHANGES (2007-07-16)
GRANHOLM TRIES AGAIN WITH NEW CRIMINAL SENTENCING LAWS


Eastern Michigan University Raises Tuition (2007-07-16)
YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) - Eastern Michigan University will raise tuition by about 9-point-5 percent for the upcoming school year. But the university will not increase any mandatory fees,


Motorcycle Death (2007-07-13)
ARYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A Highland Michigan man was killed after he lost control of his motorcycle and slid off an 80-foot cliff in the Smoky Mountain foothills. Authorities say 40-year-old Kevin James Hoyt braked too hard while taking a curve yesterday on a twist-filled stretch of U-S 129 known locally as the Dragon.


Obama-NAACP (2007-07-13)
DETROIT (AP) - Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama blasted President Bush's commutation of the prison term of former White House aide I- Lewis "Scooter" Libby, saying black men routinely serve time behind bars.


Transformers (2007-07-13)
Transformers totally rocks! Michael Bay is the supreme Hollywood director for garish, loud, obnoxiously overblown summer blockbusters. Sometimes they're too much, like Armageddon or Bad Boys.


Surf's Up (2007-07-13)
Surf's Up is the latest computer animated feature film about Penguins, and it more than makes up for the travesty of Happy Feet. Surf's Up follows the story of Cody Maverick, a scrawny runt of a penguin, who has a talent for surfing. When he was newly hatched, the world famous surfing champion Big Z visited his arctic home, extolling the virtues of catching a wave.


Harry Potter and Order of the Phoenix (2007-07-13)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is a near perfect adaptation of novel into film. Director David Yates has taken the most bloated, cumbersome entry into J.K. Rowlings seven book series on the young wizard and his battle against the evil Lord Voldemort and streamlined it into a swift, two and half hour movie that mirrors the shadows and darkness of the novel.


University Tuition (2007-07-13)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Two more Michigan public universities raised tuition for the upcoming school year today. Lake Superior State University's governing board approved a 9-point-3 percent tuition increase.


Lions Tackle Won't Face Charges (2007-07-13)
DETROIT (AP) - Prosecutors say Detroit Lions defensive tackle Shaun Rogers won't face criminal charges after claims that he inappropriately touched an exotic dancer. Wayne County Prosecutor Kym L. Worthy says after an extensive investigation there was not enough evidence to file any charges against the six-foot-four, 345-pound two-time Pro Bowl pick.


Great Lakes Water Coalition (2007-07-13)
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - A coalition of Great Lakes cities says 29 municipalities in the U-S and Canada have adopted a goal of reducing water consumption 15 percent by 2015.


LEVIN HAS CAMPAIGN DOLLARS (2007-07-12)
WASHINGTON (AP) - The campaign committee for Senator Carl Levin says the Michigan Democrat has nearly three (m) million dollars available for his re-election campaign next year.


OBAMA SLAMS BUSH OVER LIBBY (2007-07-12)
DETROIT (AP) - Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama derided President Bush's commutation of a former White House aide's prison term even as black men routinely serve time behind bars.


AOL SETTLEMENT (2007-07-12)
AOL TO PAY $3 MILLION, REFORM CANCELLATION POLICIES IN STATE SETTLEMENTS


BUSINESS TAX (2007-07-12)
GRANHOLM READY TO SIGN NEW BUSINESS TAX LAW--BUT IT HAS ITS CRITICS


GOV SIGNS NEW BUSINESS TAX (2007-07-12)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Gover Granholm has signed Michigan's new business tax into law. The Democratic governor says the Michigan Business Tax will encourage businesses and jobs to grow in the state.


COURT SALARIES (2007-07-12)
JUSTICES POST STAFF SALARIES BUT SPLIT ON SHOWING WORKERS' NAMES


DETROIT POLICE-DETAINEES (2007-07-12)
CITY OF DETROIT PAYS OUT $1 MILLION IN COMPENSATION FOR UNLAWFULLY DETAINING POTENTIAL HOMOCIDE SUSPECTS


HOUSE GOP COMMITTEES (2007-07-12)
HOUSE REPUBLICANS PLAN TASK FORCES TO TOUR STATE, GATHER PUBLIC INPUT ON ISSUES


MSU TUITION INCREASE (2007-07-11)
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The governing board at Michigan State University today raised tuition for next fall by almost 10 percent. It would add almost 800 dollars to the annual tuition bill for freshmen and sophomores.


DETROIT MAYOR INVESTIGATION (2007-07-11)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A deputy police chief who was fired after investigating alleged wrongdoing by Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and his security unit can continue with a whistleblower lawsuit, the state Supreme Court has ruled


NAACP CLAIMS MORTGAGE LENDERS DISCRIMATED AGAINST BLACKS (2007-07-11)
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The N-double-A-C-P has sued a dozen mortgage lenders, saying they discriminated against blacks by steering them into higher-interest, subprime loans. The civil rights group filed the suit in Los Angeles federal


PLANE CRASH SEARCH (2007-07-11)
HOLLAND, Mich. (AP) - Valerie van Heest is expecting better luck next year. The Holland woman is an expert diver whose spare time is often spent searching Lake Michigan for shipwrecks.


NAACP CONVENTION-CHERTOFF (2007-07-11)
RESPECT MUSLIM AMERICAN RIGHTS, CHERTOFF TELLS NAACP CONVENTION


US-IRAQ-LEVIN (2007-07-11)
LEVIN SAYS LACK OF PROGRESS IN IRAQ EVIDENT; CALLS FOR BEGINNING DRAWDOWN WITHIN FOUR MONTHS


BALLAST WATER-INVASIVES (2007-07-11)
SCIENTISTS URGE SALTWATER FLUSHING TO KILL BALLAST INVASIVES


SIMPSONS' SPRINGFIELD (2007-07-11)
SPRINGFIELD, MICH., LOSES RACE TO BECOME 'SIMPSONS' HOMETOWN


ALL-STAR AUDIO BIBLE (2007-07-11)
WHITAKER TO VOICE MOSES ON NEW Z-VAN AUDIO VERSION OF OLD TESTAMENT


FIREWORKS DEATH (2007-07-11)
INDEPENDENCE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - One of two brothers injured in a Fourth of July fireworks explosion is dead. Thirty-one-year-old Andy Impola of Independence Township died today at a Flint hospital. His brother, 32-two-year-old Lee Impola of Burton, remains in serious condition at a Detroit hospital.


TRIGGER-HAPPY MOTORIST (2007-07-10)
WOMAN WHO SHOT AT PICKUP TRUCK'S TIRES SENTENCED TO 2 1/2 YEARS


LL-STAR AUDIO BIBLE (2007-07-10)
WHITAKER TO VOICE MOSES ON NEW AUDIO VERSION OF OLD TESTAMENT


GRANHOLM-TRADE TRIP (2007-07-10)
GRANHOLM PLANS TRADE MISSIONS TO EUROPE ON JOB CREATING TRIP


US-CANADA DRUG BUST (2007-07-10)
U.S., CANADIAN AUTHORITIES SHUT DOWN INTERNATIONAL DRUG OPERATION


SMART CAR-US (2007-07-10)
SMART USES ROADSHOW TO SELL U.S. ON 'RIGHT CAR AT THE RIGHT TIME'


LAWMAKERS WON'T RETURN FROM BREAK (2007-07-09)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Lawmakers won't return to the Michigan Capitol this week after all. Legislative leaders had planned to cut short a scheduled two-week break that began last week after Governor Granholm criticized them for taking a vacation without passing the state budget.


ROAD JOBS (2007-07-09)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Some companies that build highways in the state say they are laying off workers. A weak Michigan economy in part has left less money available to fund infrastructure projects.


MISSING SWIMMER (2007-07-09)
OTTAWA COUNTY AUTHORITIES RECOVER BODY FROM SPRING LAKE


CHICKEN COOP FIRE (2007-07-09)
FIRE IN ALLEGAN COUNTY KILLS 90,000 CHICKENS; MORE THAN A DOZEN DEPARTMENTS BATTLE BLAZE


LIBBY CLEMENCY (2007-07-09)
WASHINGTON (AP) - House Judiciary Chairman John Conyers exhorted President Bush today to allow top aides to explain to Congress why Bush commuted I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby's prison sentence.


DRUG RAIDS (2007-07-09)
BEAL CITY, Mich. (AP) - Isabella County sheriff deputies say a traffic stop led to a pair of drug raids. Deputies stopped a car near Beal City early Saturday -- and saw someone throw something out the window.


OFFICER SHOT (2007-07-09)
GRAND RAPIDS POLICE OFFICER KILLED IN LINE OF DUTY...INVESTIGATING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CALL


NAACP CONVENTION-N-WORD (2007-07-09)
NAACP DELEGATES TO BURY N-WORD IN DETROIT; BUT IT LIVES ON IN POP CULTURE


LEAR-ICAHN (2007-07-09)
ICAHN AFFILIATE AGREES TO INCREASE OFFER PRICE FOR LEAR


STATE REP DIES (2007-07-09)
BAD AXE, Mich. (AP) - A former state lawmaker from the Thumb has died. Tom Meyer was a three-term Republican member of the state House of Representatives who was prevented from seeking re-election last year because of term limits. He was 65.


BUDGET CRISIS FORCES CAMPGROUND CLOSURES (2007-07-06)
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - Twenty state forest campgrounds in Michigan are closing at least temporarily because of the budget crunch.


Michigan Economy Stabilizing... (2007-07-06)
You've heard the bad news about job loss, state government bickering and migration out of Michigan well here is some sort-of good news Comerica Bank reports that the Michigan economy could be stabilizing. WGVU's Kurt Steiner reports


NAACP BURIES N WORD (2007-07-06)
DETROIT (AP) - The N-double-A-C-P will symbolically bury the N-word Monday. The burial in downtown Detroit and a 2008 presidential candidate forum will highlight the civil rights organization's annual convention which begins tomorrow.


Tweak Vista (2007-07-06)
Microsoft Windows Vista users can get a break from frustrating security pop-ups and unused features. WGVU's Kurt Steiner reports


COURT-GM-UNION (2007-07-06)
OHIO SUPREME COURT SIDES WITH GM IN SUIT OVER WORK STOPPAGE PAY


TROOPER KILLED (2007-07-06)
MICHIGAN MAN KILLS INDIANA TROOPER, SELF, AFTER TROOPER STOPS TO LEND A HAND


GREAT LAKES-SEWAGE (2007-07-06)
ILL. CONGRESSMEN ANNOUNCE BILL BOOSTING GREAT LAKES SEWAGE FINES


ICE CREAM BUST (2007-07-06)
POLICE: ICE CREAM VENDOR SOLD POT ALONG WITH COLD TREATS


PLANE DOWN (2007-07-06)
FEDS ISSUE FIRST REPORT ON ORGAN TRANSPLANT FLIGHT CRASH


DOMESTIC SPYING (2007-07-06)
CINCINNATI (AP) - A federal appeals court has ordered the dismissal of a lawsuit challenging President Bush's domestic spying program, saying the plaintiffs had no standing to sue.


GERMANY-DAIMLERCHRYSLER (2007-07-05)
MERCEDES SALES DOWN 1.3 PERCENT IN JUNE, DOWN 1.5 IN FIRST HALF


PERFUME LAWSUIT (2007-07-05)
DETROIT EMPLOYEE SUES CITY OVER CO-WORKER'S PERFUME


FIREWORKS DEATH (2007-07-05)
POLICE CONTINUE PROBE OF WOMEN'S FIREWORKS DEATH THIS WEEK


JAPAN-HONDA-NEW NAVIGATION (2007-07-05)
EARTHQUAKE, WEATHER INFORMATION PART OF HONDA NAVIGATION UPGRADE


AIRPORT EVACUATED (2007-07-05)
EVACUATION CALLED OFF AT FLINT AIRPORT AFTER BOGUS BOMB THREATS


Trump Can't Stop Union (2007-07-04)
Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino has lost its appeal to overturn the results of a spring election where more than two-thirds of dealers voted to join the U-A-W.


SUPCT-CONFISCATED MONEY (2007-07-04)
SUPREME COURT: MOTORIST FORFEITED MONEY DESPITE ILLEGAL SEARCH


PEOPLE-NEWMAN (2007-07-04)
PAUL NEWMAN DONATES $5,000 TO YPSILANTI DRAMA CLUB


Michigan Man in Arkansas Jail Death (2007-07-04)
Guards at an Arkansas jail did not document a Michigan man's fall or pass along information about his worsening condition before he died of a heart attack.


FIRES-FAKE EVIDENCE (2007-07-04)
FORMER ARSON INVESTIGATOR WILL STAND TRIAL IN ST. CLAIR COUNTY


New Fiat (2007-07-04)
Fiat Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne hopes the redesigned Fiat 500 can be for the Italian automaker what the iPod was for Apple.


Bald Eagles in Michigan (2007-07-04)
State wildlife officials say they plan to evaluate the status of the bald eagle.


HILLSDALE MAYOR (2007-07-04)
HILLSDALE MAYOR FACES COMMUNITY SERVICE FOR COMPUTER PRANKS


DNA TEST (2007-07-04)
SCIENTIST TESTS DNA ON HUSBAND'S UNDERWEAR TO CHECK FOR CHEATING


Pictured Rocks Death (2007-07-04)
A 45-year-old McBain man says he did not push his wife to her death from a 140-foot-high cliff along Lake Superior.


KENT BUDGET (2007-07-03)
BUDGET CUTS, HIRING FREEZE---BUT NO TAX INCREASES TO TAKE CARE OF COUNTY DEFICIT FOR NEXT FISCAL YEAR.


Fireworks Death (2007-07-03)
A 27-year-old Lincoln Park woman has died after a commercial-grade firework exploded in her face.


GOVERNORS-IMMIGRATION (2007-07-03)
IMMIGRATION TO BE AMONG TOPICS AT NATIONAL GOVERNORS' MEETING


WATER WITHDRAWALS (2007-07-03)
DEMOCRATS, ENVIRONMENTALISTS RENEW PUSH TO LIMIT WATER DIVERSIONS


Record Sales for Toyota (2007-07-03)
Toyota says it had a record month in June as U-S vehicle sales jumped ten percent in the second quarter -- but the Detroit Three have all reported sales declines.


FLAGS-US TROOPS (2007-07-03)
BUSH SIGNS CONGRESSMAN BART STUPAK'S BILL ON FLAG-LOWERING


Education Department report: Eastern Michigan violated Clery Act (2007-07-03)
A U-S Department of Education review has found that Eastern Michigan University violated federal law by mishandling information related to the death of a student last December.


Chrysler Recall (2007-07-03)
Chrysler is recalling more than 80-thousand 2007 Jeep Wrangler and Dodge Nitro sport utility vehicles because of possible engine stalling.


ZOO DIRECTOR-RESUME (2007-07-03)
DETROIT ZOO DIRECTOR KEEPS JOB, LOSES PAY OVER PHD CLAIM


GRANHOLM AD (2007-07-03)
GRANHOLM TO TALK ABOUT BUSINESS TAX, BUDGET IN TV AD


Michigan and Florida Veterans Battle (2007-07-03)
A trademark dispute has sparked a battle between a Michigan veterans group and a Florida veterans group it accuses of improperly using its name.


GR Shootout (2007-07-02)
Grand Rapids police are searching for suspects responsible for gunfire that left one person dead and five wounded outside a bar.


Democratic Water Plan (2007-07-02)
Democratic state lawmakers and environmental groups are renewing their push to strengthen laws against diverting water outside the Great Lakes.


Scandalous Zoo Director (2007-07-02)
The longtime director of the Detroit Zoo will learn soon whether he gets to keep his job.


Big Ten Network (2007-07-02)
The Big Ten Network will launch August 30th with a highlights show and follow two days later with its first football games.


BOX OFFICE (2007-07-02)
'SICKO' TAKES IN $4.5 MILLION IN WEEKEND MOVIE DEBUT


THIRD PARTIES COALITION (2007-07-02)
5 MICHICHIGAN POLITICAL PARTIES JOIN TO CHALLENGE ELECTION LAWS


DRY SUPERIOR (2007-07-02)
LOWER LAKE SUPERIOR LEVEL AFFECTS ECONOMY, RECREATION


AMWAY-UNITED KINGDOM (2007-07-02)
AMWAY REVIEWS PRACTICES WORLDWIDE AFTER U.K. PROBE


LAKE ALGAE (2007-07-02)
OFFICIALS LOOK INTO POSSIBLE ALGAE LINK TO DOG'S DEATH


Transformers and GM (2007-07-02)
General Motors hopes the popularity of the summer flick Transformers revs up action in showrooms.


ZOO DIRECTOR-RESUME (2007-06-29)
DETROIT ZOO BOARD WILL DETERMINE DIRECTOR'S FATE OVER RESUME FLAP


DELPHI-UNIONS (2007-06-29)
DELPHI UAW LOCALS MOSTLY APPROVING CONCESSIONS DEAL; OFFICIAL RESULTS EXPECTED POSSIBLY LATER TODAY


DELPHI-UNIONS (2007-06-29)
UAW SAYS WORKERS HAVE APPROVED AGREEMENT WITH DELPHI


Michigan's Future (2007-06-29)
Chris McCarus takes a look at a plan to help envision Michigan's future.


PALISADES PLANT-LAWSUIT (2007-06-29)
WATCHDOG GROUPS FILE APPEAL AGAINST SW MICHIGAN NUCLEAR POWER PLANT


Dr. Juan Olivarez (2007-06-29)
GRCC President Dr. Juan Olivarez talks about the August 7, 2007 millage vote for Grand Rapids Community College.


INVENTOR MOVIE (2007-06-29)
GREG KINNEAR WILL PLAY INTERMITTENT WIPERS INVENTOR IN MOVIE


BUSINESS TAX (2007-06-29)
STATE LEGISLATURE PASSES BUSINESS TAX REPLACEMENT; REVENUE NEUTRAL AND TO THE GOVERNOR'S LIKING


Mandating Alternative Energy (2007-06-29)
Chris McCarus covers the house energy subcommittee...which has been taking testimony on windpower and plans to mandate alternative energy sources.


Palisade's Nuclear Troubles (2007-06-28)
Two nuclear energy watchdog groups that want the Palisades Nuclear Plant closed are suing in federal court.


Ford PIckup Factory Closes (2007-06-28)
The last Ford pickup truck has rolled off the assembly line in Norfolk, Virginia.


Big Cities Emptying Out (2007-06-28)
Many of the nation's major industrial cities aren't as big as they used to be.


Business Tax (2007-06-28)
State lawmakers today completed a replacement for Michigan's main business tax.


DELPHI-UNIONS (2007-06-28)
UAW WORKERS TO VOTE ON TENTATIVE AGREEMENT WITH DELPHI


AUTOMAKERS-EMISSIONS (2007-06-28)
FORD, CHRYSLER JOIN GM IN GROUP FIGHTING GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS


FUEL ECONOMY (2007-06-28)
HOUSE DEMS WANT TO PUSH HIGHER GAS MILEAGE STANDARDS THIS SUMMER


AUTO SAFETY-CHILDREN (2007-06-28)
STATE HOUSE BILLS WOULD INCREASE USE OF CHILD SAFETY SEATS


FORD INCENTIVES (2007-06-28)
FORD, LINCOLN MERCURY TO ROLL OUT NEW LINE OF INCENTIVES


Littering the School with Toilet Paper (2007-06-28)
Authorities say a former honor student has been ticketed for littering after toilet paper and paintballs were dropped over his high school.


Ford, Chrysler join GM in group fighting greenhouse gas emissions (2007-06-27)
Ford and Chrysler are joining General Motors in the United States Climate Action Partnership.


Quick Law Making Legislators (2007-06-27)
Republicans who control the Michigan Senate have passed a rule change aimed at preventing Democrats from forcing them into session over a scheduled two-week summer break.


Child Safety Seats (2007-06-27)
More Michigan children would be required to travel in safety car seats under legislation passed today by the state House.


Common School Calender (2007-06-27)
All schools within an intermediate school district would have to operate on the same calendar starting in the 2008-09 school year under legislation approved in the Michigan Senate.


BROADCAST GLITCHES (2007-06-27)
BROADCASTERS IN ILLINOIS REPORT GLITCHES WITH EMERGENCY SYSTEM


PICKPOCKET PUMMELED (2007-06-27)
EX-MARINE, 72, FIGHTS OFF WOULD-BE PICKPOCKET, 27. SEMPER FI!


BIOENERGY RESEARCH (2007-06-27)
NERGY SECRETARY ANNOUNCES $375 MILLION FOR BIOENERGY CENTERS


STATE BUDGET (2007-06-27)
BILLS WOULD CHANGE RETIREMENT BENEFITS FOR NEW SCHOOL WORKERS


Meat for Drugs (2007-06-27)
An Oakland County man faces up to 20 years after police say they caught him trading stolen steaks for drugs.


MICHIGAN STATE-BIOENERGY (2007-06-26)
MSU TO GET $50 MILLION FOR BIOENERGY RESEARCH; PART OF NATIONAL ENEGERY SECURITY STRATEGY


HEALTHBEAT-HEARTS AND KIDNEYS (2007-06-26)
KIDNEY DISEASE AND HEART DISEASE SPUR EACH OTHER ON: MICHIGAN RESEARCHER


1937 TIME CAPSULE (2007-06-26)
OLD MASON JAR HOLDS MEMORIES FOR SOME FENNVILLE HIGH CLASSMATES


STATE BUDGET-UNIVERSITIES (2007-06-26)
STUDENTS SPEAK OUT AGAINST UNIVERSITY FUNDING CUTS; SPIRALING TUITION, DEBT


EU-US-TRAVEL SECURITY (2007-06-26)
U.S. TO BEGIN FINGERPRINTING E.U. VISITORS AT AIRPORTS THIS YEAR, WITH DETROIT'S METRO AMONG THE FIRST


TOWNSHIP FUNDS MISUSED (2007-06-25)
CENTREVILLE, Mich. (AP) - A former township supervisor in St. Joseph County has been sentenced to 90 days in jail for misusing public funds.


MISSING WOMAN SEARCH (2007-06-25)
BRUCE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - A 37-year-old plumber accused of slitting a woman's throat outside her home and dumping her body in a lake has been arraigned on murder, kidnapping and larceny charges.


UAW PRESIDENT PRAISES GM (2007-06-25)
DETROIT (AP) - United Auto Workers President Ron Gettelfinger credits General Motors for helping to reach a tentative wage-concession deal for Delphi. But Gettelfinger says Delphi's leaders are interested in dragging out the bankruptcy and turning the Troy-based auto supplier into a foreign company.


CRUISE CRACKDOWN (2007-06-25)
POLICE PUTTING THE BRAKES ON CRUISING ON WOODWARD AVENUE


NAACP-N-WORD (2007-06-25)
HIP-HOP PIONEER KURTIS BLOW DETAILS PLANS FOR RACIAL SLUR 'FUNERAL'


SISTER SLEUTHS (2007-06-25)
GOTCHA! SISTERS FOLLOW CLUE TRAIL TO CATCH BIKINI-CLAD SUSPECTS


TONS OF FIREWORKS (2007-06-25)
MUSKEGON COUNTY DEPUTIES SEIZE 6,700 POUNDS OF FIREWORKS FROM REPEAT "CUSTOMER"


STUDENTS PROTEST BUDGET CUTS (2007-06-25)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A group of university student government leaders from across Michigan today called on state lawmakers to prevent budget cuts that have led to higher tuition rates.


TODDLER KILLED (2007-06-25)
DETROIT (AP) - Police say an 18-month-old boy was killed and two others wounded yesterday after their home came under fire by drug dealers. Authorities say they were shooting at a 20-year-old man who ripped them off and ran away.


TAX VOTE TROUBLE (2007-06-25)
UPCOMING TAX VOTE RAISES TENSIONS, FEARS OF RECALL AT STATE CAPITOL


Sick Inmates (2007-06-22)
A federal appeals court has blocked Michigan from moving sick inmates from a Jackson prison that's supposed to close next month.


Hedge Funds Taxes (2007-06-22)
Michigan Congressman Sander Levin and other House Democrats introduced a bill today to raise taxes on managers of hedge funds and private-equity companies.


Guy Vander Jagt (2007-06-22)
Former Republican Congressman Guy Vander Jagt (VAN'-dur-jakt) has died. He was 75.


New U of M Scholarships (2007-06-22)
The University of Michigan has replaced scholarships that were scrapped after a voter-approved ban on preferential treatment based on race and gender.


Bob Jordan (2007-06-22)
Fred Martino speaks with Bob Jordan of the Fremont Area Community Foundation about its initiatives, including a presentation by businessman Chris Gardner. Gardner will speak on Wednesday, June 27 at 7:00 p.m. at the Dogwood Center for the Performing Arts. He was portrayed by Will Smith in the film "The Pursuit of Happyness"


United Auto Workers (2007-06-22)
The United Auto Workers union doesn't like the rhetoric it's hearing from the Detroit automakers ahead of contract talks.


CONGRESS-ENERGY (2007-06-22)
SENATE APPROVES ENERGY BILL, HIKES AUTO FUEL ECONOMY REQUIREMENTS


George Heartwell (2007-06-22)
Fred Martino speaks with Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell from the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Los Angeles.


TOYOTA-PRESS (2007-06-22)
TOYOTA SHAREHOLDERS ADD PRESS AS 1ST NON-JAPANESE BOARD MEMBER


LIVINGSTON DROWNING (2007-06-22)
HIGHLAND TEENAGER DROWNS IN GREEN OAK TOWNSHIP REC AREA


CHILDREN SLAIN (2007-06-22)
WOMAN WHO SAYS DEVIL MADE HER KILL DAUGHTERS FACES TRIAL


ANTHRAX HOAX (2007-06-22)
MICHIGAN WOMAN CHARGED IN OREGON ANTHRAX HOAX AFTER FEDERAL MAIL FACILITY SHUT DOWN


OBIT-VANDER JAGT (2007-06-22)
GUY VANDER JAGT, FORMER U.S. REPRESENTATIVE FROM WEST MICHIGAN, DIES AT 75


TERM LIMITS (2007-06-21)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The latest proposal to alter the length of time state lawmakers can serve in Lansing was introduced today in the state Legislature.


STATE BUDGET (2007-06-21)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The Michigan Senate has passed the last piece of a budget-balancing deal for state government in this fiscal year. The bill passed today would make available up to 94 (m) million dollars from a fund intended for college loans.


FOOD SAFETY (2007-06-21)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Bipartisan bills introduced today in the Michigan Legislature would tighten food safety rules that came under scrutiny when diners got sick from norovirus outbreaks at restaurants.


FUEL ECONOMY (2007-06-21)
LAWMAKERS SEEK COMPROMISE ON FUEL EFFICIENCY RULES


STRAWBERRY FEST DEBACLE (2007-06-21)
BELLEVILLE POLICE CHIEF ASKS COUNCIL TO CANCEL STRAWBERRY FEST


DEPUTY-DRUNKEN DRIVING (2007-06-21)
SPECIAL PROSECUTOR REQUESTED IN DEPUTY'S DRUNK DRIVING CASE


FOSTER CARE-RELATIVES (2007-06-21)
HOUSE BILLS WOULD ENCOURAGE FOSTER CARE PLACEMENT WITH RELATIVES


BOBLO BOAT (2007-06-21)
FORMER BOBLO BOAT RETURNING TO DETROIT FOR PREVIEW OF WHAT'S TO COME IN SECOND LIFE


SLAIN STUDENT (2007-06-20)
EMU PRESIDENT APOLOGIZES FOR HANDLING OF STUDENT'S DORM SLAYING


WORKERS' RIGHTS (2007-06-20)
HOUSE PANEL LOOKS AT PROTECTING WORKERS' OFF-DUTY ACTIVITIES


SCHOOL RETIREES (2007-06-20)
HOUSE PANEL CONSIDERS CHANGING SCHOOL RETIREE BENEFITS


PASSPORTS (2007-06-20)
BUSH ADMINISTRATION EASING INTO PASSPORT RULE AFTER COMPLAINTS


LAKE MICHIGAN SEARCHES (2007-06-20)
COAST GUARD RESOVERS ONE BODY BUT CALLS OFF SEARCH FOR SECOND MISSING MAN


Herman Miller Brings Auto Tech to Office (2007-06-19)
A West Michigan company has a new product that can heat and cool a personal workspace while using less than 80 watts of electricity.


FILM-SICKO-WEB RELEASE (2007-06-19)
'SICKO' TURNS UP ON THE INTERNET 2 WEEKS BEFORE RELEASE


DELPHI-BANKRUPTCY (2007-06-19)
DELPHI SEEKS 5 MORE MONTHS TO DEVELOP CHAPTER 11 PLAN


FOSTER CHILD-DEATH (2007-06-19)
DETROIT FOSTER MOTHER CONVICTED IN 2-YEAR-OLD'S DEATH


SIGNING STATEMENTS (2007-06-19)
BUSH IGNORES SOME LAWS, CONGRESS REPORT SAYS; WHITE HOUSE DEFENDS "SIGNING STATEMENTS"


BILL CLINTON-MICHIGAN (2007-06-19)
BILL CLINTON EXPECTS 21ST CENTURY TO BE LESS VIOLENT THAN 20TH


UAW-Chrysler (2007-06-18)
DETROIT (AP) - United Auto Workers President Ron Gettelfinger says the union must find a way to give Chrysler health care concessions.


Inmate Pensions (2007-06-18)
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court today refused to review a case that undercuts Michigan's use of inmates' pensions to pay the costs of imprisonment.


Struggling State Fairs (2007-06-18)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The state's budget woes are hurting county fairs. Funding for prize money for children participating in 4-H expositions has been frozen, while money for fairgrounds upkeep has been slashed.


Granholm Poll (2007-06-18)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Governor Granholm's job approval rating is the lowest it has ever been, a new poll shows. In the survey of 600 likely voters, 66 percent gave the Democratic governor a negative job rating. Her previous low mark was a 59 percent negative rating in November, when she easily won re-election for a second term.


Pfizer-Research Center (2007-06-18)
UNDATED (AP) - Pfizer said this morning it plans to move 65 jobs from England to Kalamazoo as it consolidates animal health global research operations.


MISS MICHIGAN (2007-06-18)
FARMINGTON HILLS WOMAN WINS MISS MICHIGAN PAGEANT


REDISTRICTING (2007-06-18)
LAWMAKERS PROPOSE NEW WAY FOR DRAWING DISTRICT LINES, SAID TO BE LESS PARTISAN


NORTHWEST-PILOTS (2007-06-18)
NORTHWEST PILOTS VOTE 'NO CONFIDENCE' IN AIRLINE'S EXECS


STATE BUDGET (2007-06-18)
GRANHOLM TRYING TO SELL TAX HIKE; VISITS SCHOOL OFFICIALS IN GRAND RAPIDS TODAY


GREAT LAKES-ONTARIO (2007-06-18)
ONTARIO PREMIER CRITICIZES CANADA'S GREAT LAKES ACTIONS


Clinton in Grand Rapids (2007-06-18)
Fred Martino files three reports on former President Bill Clinton's speech to the Economic Club of Grand Rapids. Clinton addresses healthcare, income inequality, and green energy.


DEADLY WATER INCIDENTS (2007-06-15)
NDATED (AP) - Authorities say two men have died in separate water accidents in Michigan. Cass County sheriff's deputies say 58-year-old Mark Hughes of Niles was declared dead after being pulled from a swimming pool yesterday.


GM-ENGINE (2007-06-15)
TONAWANDA, N.Y. (AP) - A General Motors official says that the automaker will make a new clean diesel engine at its plant in Tonawanda in western New York.


FLAGS-U.S. TROOPS (2007-06-15)
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Bush is considering a Michigan congressman's bill to require the lowering of flags to honor dead military personnel.


K12 Budget Woes (2007-06-15)
Rick Pluta reports on the budget troubles ahead for school districts. They are required to finish spending plans for the next school year...but they have to do without state budget data.


GM Hydrogen Fuel (2007-06-15)
A General Motors official says hydrogen-powered fuel-cell vehicles could be tested globally within five or six years.


Kirtland's Warbler (2007-06-15)
The discovery of a rare Kirtland's warbler nest in central Wisconsin has U-S Fish and Wildlife Service officials believing the bird has finally found a second home.


Violating Mines (2007-06-15)
An iron ore mine in Michigan's Upper Peninsula is among a list of eight mining operations that could face sanctions.


Fuel Efficiency Standards (2007-06-15)
Michigan Democratic senators Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow are part of a group of Washington lawmakers trying to give automakers more time to reach new fuel efficiency standards.


Big Houses (2007-06-15)
The average new home is about 2400 square feet. Lester Graham talks with Chris Micci, a former lobbyist for the real estate building industry coaltion in Charlotte, North Carolina. Micci says builders are just responding to demand.


Local Food (2007-06-15)
Fred Martino speaks with Chris Bedford of the Sweetwater Local Market. He's an advocate for buying local food to help the envrironment and avoid imported food not subject to the same standards as US grown products.


CHILD PORN-UPPER PENINSULA (2007-06-15)
MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) - A Gwinn man has pleaded guilty to 16 counts involving child pornography transmitted over the Internet. Thirty-five-year-old Bradford Paul Storti entered his plea yesterday during arraignment in Marquette County Circuit Court.


LAB SECURITY BREACH (2007-06-15)
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Two Democratic congressmen from Michigan are criticizing security involving Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico.


Affirmative Action (2007-06-15)
A pro-affirmative action group says a new state law banning preferential treatment based on race and gender at public universities is hurting minority enrollment at the University of Michigan Law School.


Menigitis (2007-06-14)
Lucas Rosalez of Hart died within hours of showing meningitis symptoms. At least one person has since been treated for suspected meningitis since Rosalez's death. GVSU's Dr. Douglas Graham gives us information on the disease.


FARM BILLS (2007-06-14)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The debate over the oversight of Michigan's largest livestock and poultry farms is heating up in the state Capitol.


SLAIN STUDENT (2007-06-14)
YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) - An Eastern Michigan University administrator says he is the scapegoat in an alleged homicide cover-up.


EDWARDS-MICHIGAN (2007-06-14)
DETROIT (AP) - Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards wants to reduce the cost of health care by offering cash prizes in lieu of patents for certain breakthrough drugs.


ALLEGAN MURDER (2007-06-14)
CHESHIRE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - A murder victim has been found in Allegan County for the second time in nearly three days.


Fish Virus Rules (2007-06-14)
Michigan officials have issued new rules on movement of bait fish, designed to prevent the spread of a deadly fish virus.


Safe Driving (2007-06-14)
Flint and Warren rank among the nation's safest driving cities and are among the most improved, according to a two-year study done by Allstate Insurance.


Border Smuggling (2007-06-14)
A former U-S border inspector faces five years in prison and fines up to 250-thousand dollars if he is convicted of smuggling illegal aliens into the United States from Canada.


Fuel Economy Debate (2007-06-14)
Detroit automakers face an uphill battle in Washington when it comes to driving the fuel efficiency debate down a different road.


Human Trafficking (2007-06-14)
Prosecutors in Michigan could get more tools to fight human trafficking under legislation introduced today in the state House.


PRESCRIPTION DRUG WEBSITE (2007-06-14)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan consumers now can search the prices of 150 prescription drugs on a state-run Web site. The site had been listing 30 drugs that can be searched by ZIP code and pharmacy.


Concept Industries Aims to Replace Fiberglass (2007-06-13)
A West Michigan Company has created an environmentally friendly material that could become a new staple of office furniture.


Budget Help (2007-06-13)
Governor Jennifer Granholm yesterday signed a bill to resolve a large portion of the state's budget problems for this fiscal year.


Fuel Efficiency (2007-06-13)
Michigan Senator Carl Levin says by today he may offer an alternative vehicle fuel efficiency plan that the auto industry will embrace.


Movement 2007 (2007-06-13)
Ricky Markiewicz takes us to Movement 2007...the annual Detroit Electronic Music Festival.


Toyota Biggest Automaker (2007-06-13)
Toyota is the top-seller of vehicles worldwide, says an industry publication.


Democratis Primary (2007-06-13)
Michigan Democrats plan to move their presidential caucuses to an earlier date once Florida Democrats formally break party rules and hold their primary election earlier.


Immigration Bill Affects Michigan (2007-06-13)
The immigration bill that President Bush is pushing to revive in the Senate proposes changes in seasonal worker regulations.


Public School Lobbyists (2007-06-13)
A state lawmaker wants to prevent public intermediate school districts and K-through-12 schools from using taxpayer money to lobby government officials.


FAKE CAKES (2007-06-12)
GRANDVILLE, Mich. (AP) - For the budget-minded bride and groom, fake cakes are taking some of the sting out of wedding costs. Fun Cakes in Grandville, near Grand Rapids in West Michigan, is crafting and renting multitiered pretend cakes to show wedding guests.


RISON-CHILD SUPPORT (2007-06-12)
DETROIT (AP) - Former N-F-L and Michigan State wide receiver Andr Rison faces a court-ordered bankruptcy to pay more than 105-thousand dollars in back child support and other claims.


FENNVILLE STABBING (2007-06-12)
FENNVILLE, Mich. (AP) - Allegan County Sheriff's detectives are investigating a fatal stabbing in the Fennville area. Officers responding to an assault call late last night found 53-year-old James Beagle Junior dead in a home. No suspect or weapon has been


LEVIN-FUEL ECONOMY (2007-06-12)
WASHINGTON (AP) - Michigan Senator Carl Levin says by tomorrow he may offer an alternative vehicle fuel efficiency plan that the auto industry will embrace.


Forecast: Stable Hiring (2007-06-12)
A new hiring outlook shows employment in western Michigan remaining stable through the summer, despite a decrease in the number of employers adding jobs.


Tourism Battle (2007-06-12)
As Travel Michigan was pleading with the state for more money to continue marketing in the Midwest came the sound of Wisconsin billboards rising in Grand Rapids.


Smoking Ban (2007-06-12)
Six-year-old Wyatt Clark and others plan to testify in favor of a statewide ban on smoking in restaurants at a Michigan legislative hearing tomorrow.


FOOTBALL CLASSIC (2007-06-12)
DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Football Classic is taking a year off. Robert Porcher (Por-SHAY) says the game which has pitted two historically black colleges at Ford Field since 2002 will be retooled for 2008.


ClinXus may add members (2007-06-12)
A consortium that aims to bring new-age drug trials to western Michigan could have additional members within a few weeks.


My Space Baby (2007-06-12)
A couple raising three boys turned to MySpace-dot-com in search of a baby girl. Now, the Taylor couple say they've found an expectant mother who is willing to let them adopt her baby.


Hit and Run to Marine (2007-06-12)
The driver in a hit-and-run accident that killed a Marine veteran of the Iraq war who had recently finished his five-year enlistment has received a one-year jail sentence.


Ford Stamp (2007-06-12)
Ex-President Gerald Ford will appear on a new 41-cent stamp that comes out August 31st. Ford died December 26th at age 93.


Great Lakes Report (2007-06-12)
A joint U-S-Canadian report says the health of the Great Lakes ecosystem is improving in some ways.


Insuring the Future? (2007-06-12)
In offering an analysis that identifies the insurance industry as a key driver of job creation in Michigan, a coalition hopes to thwart consideration of raising taxes on policy premiums.


DEMOCRATS-ALTERNATIVE ENERGY (2007-06-11)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - House Democrats are touring the state today to promote plans for alternative energy development in Michigan.


SUPERIOR TROUBLE (2007-06-11)
Sinking Lake Superior water levels are revealing aggressive corrosion along many commercial docks. And it's worrying dock owners and baffling scientists.


LAKE ERIE-SEARCHES (2007-06-11)
DETROIT (AP) - The body of a fisherman missing since Friday has been found this morning in Lake Erie near Monroe County. Meanwhile officials continue to search for a Toledo man who was swimming last night near Turtle Island


PISTONS-DUMARS (2007-06-11)
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) - Pistons President of Basketball Operations Joe Dumars says Flip Saunders job as head coach is safe. Dumars said today there are no plans to fire Saunders despite failing to make the N-B-A finals the past two seasons.


MENINGITIS DEATH (2007-06-11)
An 18-year-old man from Hart had died of bacterial meningitis. The father of Lucas Rosalez says the man died yesterday at Spectrum Health Butterworth Campus in Grand Rapids several hours after falling ill.


SHOCKED WOMAN (2007-06-11)
An Ottawa County woman was nearly electrocuted outside her home after a tree fell on a high-voltage power line about 200 feet away.


THINK OFF (2007-06-11)
What should you trust more -- your head or your heart? Paul Ruterbusch of Flushing, Michigan said it was the head.


ASH BORER-WASP (2007-06-11)
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - A Chinese wasp no bigger than a sesame seed may be used to help stop the destruction of the state's dwindling population of ash trees.


MOORE-INVESTIGATION (2007-06-11)
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Michael Moore's lawyer says an investigation into the filmmaker's March trip to Cuba may be payback for his criticism of the Bush administration.


TOYOTA EMPLOYEE DISCONTENT (2007-06-11)
Current and former workers at Toyota's Kentucky plant are voicing concerns about low wages and poor working conditions.


KILLERS PARENTAL RIGHTS ENDED (2007-06-08)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The Michigan Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court ruling ending the parental rights of a woman imprisoned for murdering her seven-year-old adopted son.


NEXT (2007-06-08)
Next is yet another nail in the career coffin of Nicholas Cage. Next is also an abomination on so many levels, but I'll tell you the real up close up personal one first: it is yet another adaptation of a Philip K. Dick story that takes a kernel of an idea, and leaves out the rest.


HOT FUZZ (2007-06-08)
Hot Fuzz is a British comedy from the team that made the delightful zombie send up Shaun of the Dead. Actor writer Simon Pegg and director Edgar Wright set their satirical sights on Cop Buddy movies, like Lethal Weapon and Bad Boys, with hilarious results.


GRACIE (2007-06-08)
Gracie is loosely based on the experiences of executive producer and star of the film, Elizabeth Shue, who was nominated for her performance in Leaving Las Vegas. The film is a genuine family affair, directed by her husband Davis Guggenheim, and co-starring her brother


West Michigan Marines in Iraq (2007-06-08)
Fred Martino speaks with West Michigan Marines who served in Iraq.

Click on the link above to hear the conversation.

Listen to reports on WGVU Radio, FM 88.5/95.3 and AM 1480/850.

WGVU...News That Matters.


HIGH SCHOOL HAZING (2007-06-08)
GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (AP) - The Ottawa County prosecutor's office has filed charges of gross indeceny against four members of a high school baseball team.


CLINTON-DETROIT (2007-06-08)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton hopes to court union voters tomorrow when she visits Michigan.


SLAIN STUDEN (2007-06-08)
YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) - An independent investigation finds Eastern Michigan University violated federal law by not adequately informing students and staff about a student's death.


MANURE FINES (2007-06-08)
The owner of two megafarms in southern Michigan will spend about two (m) million dollars to upgrade manure treatment facilities.


GR LAWYER NOMINATED (2007-06-08)
A Grand Rapids lawyer could soon be serving on the federal bench. Robert Jonker's nomination was approved today by the Senate Judiciary Committee and will be forwarded to the full Senate.


EMISSION MONITORING (2007-06-08)
A proposal that would increase mileage standards for vehicles and promote alternative energy is running out of gas among some members of Congress.


BRIDGE WARS (2007-06-08)
A new bridge could soon connect Detroit to Windsor. Owners of the Ambassador Bridge say they will have a new span built in three years once all permits are approved.


WAITRESS (2007-06-08)
Jenna is a nice girl, and she has a talent. Played by Keri Russell, she's a waitress at a pie shop, and she makes all their pies, most of which are original creations. The shop is owned by a old Joe, a curmudgeon, who is played by Andy Griffith, and he adores her pies.


Rudy Giuliani in Grand Rapids (2007-06-08)
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - Rudy Giuliani says he would employ a crime-measurement system to tighten U-S border security if elected president.


TIGER STADIUM TO BE RAZED (2007-06-08)
A plan approved by Detroit economic development officials calls for Tiger Stadium to be razed by September 2008.


ROSA PARKS LAW (2007-06-07)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A law named after the late Rosa Parks allows Tennessee residents to have crimes charged while protesting segregation-era laws cleared from their records.


POLICE STANDOFF (2007-06-07)
FOUNTAIN, Mich. (AP) - Northern Michigan authorities say a man shot at his wife, then held officers at bay for several hours before surrendering.


VEHICLE QUALITY (2007-06-07)
FORD GRABS MOST AWARDS IN VEHICLE J.D. POWER QUALITY RANKINGS


STATE BUDGET-HUMAN SERVICES (2007-06-07)
SENATE PANEL VOTES TO PRIVATIZE FOSTER CARE, JUVENILE JUSTICE


PLANE DOWN (2007-06-07)
ROUGH WATERS HALT DIVING OPERATIONS IN PLANE CRASH SEARCH


SYNOD 2007 (2007-06-07)
CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH IN NORTH AMERICA PREPARES TO OPEN ANNUAL MEETING---"WOMEN AS DELEGATES" ON THE AGENDA


HOUSE ENERGY PLAN (2007-06-07)
WASHINGTON (AP) - Several lawmakers say they will try and prevent a House energy plan that would block California and other states from regulating tailpipe emissions.


Wilbur Smith (2007-06-07)
Historical Fiction author Wilbur Smith's latest work entitled: The Quest debuted at #14 on the June 3rd New York Times Best Seller List. His book has since moved up to the #10 spot. A Native African Smith toured the United States for the first time this week in over 15 years. WGVU's Kurt Steiner has this interview.


NORTHWEST-JETS (2007-06-07)
NORTHWEST FEEDER CARRIER TO BEGIN FLYING NEW REGIONAL JETS


MOTORCYCLE HELMETS (2007-06-07)
MOTORCYCLE RIDERS STAGE ANNUAL RALLY TO CHANGE STATE'S HELMET LAW


SIMPSONS CITY CONTEST (2007-06-07)
SPRINGFIELD, Mich. (AP) - Does quaint, small Springfield, Michigan really want to be compared to the fictional town of the same name on The Simpsons television show?


GIULIANI-BORDER SECURITY (2007-06-07)
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - Rudy Giuliani says he would employ a crime-measurement system to tighten U-S border security if elected president.


WHIRLPOOL JOBS (2007-06-07)
BENTON HARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Whirlpool Corporation is eliminating more than 700 jobs at two plants in Tennessee. The Benton Harbor company announced the moves today.


SPIDERMAN DIRECTOR TO CREATE INTERNET SHOW (2007-06-07)
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Detroit area native and Michigan State graduate Sam Raimi is taking his talents to FEARnet. The director of the Spider-Man blockbusters will help create original Internet shows for the horror and thriller Web site and video-on-demand provider.


BIKERS PROTEST HELMET LAW (2007-06-06)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A few hundred motorcyclists from around the state gathered at the state Capitol on Wednesday to show support for legislation that would allow them to ride without helmets.


GHOST EMPLOYEE SENTENCED (2007-06-06)
One of the four "ghost employees" put on the city payroll by Detroit City Council member Alonzo Bates was sentenced today.


COUSINS CAUGHT (2007-06-06)
Two teenage cousins are in custody after Bay City police say they say killed an 83-year-old woman during a robbery at her home.


MEDICAL MARIJUANA (2007-06-06)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - An effort to legalize marijuana for medical use in Michigan cleared a key procedural hurdle today. A state elections board approved the form of petitions being circulated by the Michigan Coalition for Compassionate Care.


TORTURE MOM (2007-06-06)
MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (AP) - A Macomb County jury has convicted a woman of torturing her adopted eight-year-old twin daughters.


FOX NEWS APOLOGIZES TO CONGRESSMAN (2007-06-06)
NEW YORK (AP) - Fox News Channel apologized on-air again today for mistakenly running tape of a Michigan congressman while reporting on Louisiana Representative William Jefferson's indictment on bribery charges


Bond Elections (2007-06-06)
After two dismal years, western Michigan builders and architects saw 2007 voters cast more generous bond election ballots, aiding school construction across the state.


MUHAMMAD ALI GETS DOCTOR DEGREE (2007-06-06)
"The Greatest" is now an Ivy League doctor. Muhammad Ali received an honorary doctorate of humanities from Princeton University today.


CRYSTAL FALLS KILLING (2007-06-06)
An 18-year-old has been convicted in the torture slaying of a man in the Upper Peninsula town of Crystal Falls.


Pay to Play (2007-06-06)
If you head to the lakeshore this August to watch the Coast Guard Festival fireworks, thanks the Van Kampen Group.


Pushing Wellness (2007-06-06)
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Priority Health will offer new health plans that cut co-payments and deductibles for members who participate in aggressive wellness programs.


BAD MOTHERING (2007-06-06)
A 26-year-old Detroit mother is under arrest after being found passed out behind the wheel with her two children in the car.


PLANE DOWN (2007-06-06)
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Divers halted their search again this afternoon due to rough waters in Lake Michigan offshore from Milwaukee. They're looking for the six victims and debris in the crash of a University of Michigan medical transport plane.


Macomb County Killing (2007-06-05)
A judge has begun hearing evidence against accused wife-killer Stephen Grant. The preliminary hearing that started today will determine whether the 37-year-old Macomb County man will stand trial on charges of killing and dismembering his wife Tara.


MERCURY SPILL (2007-06-05)
A 15-year-old student has been charged in a mercury spill that prompted officials to close Marquette Senior High School for two days.


FLIGHT GOES DOWN (2007-06-05)
The six University of Michigan Survival Flight team members aboard a plane that went down in Lake Michigan included two doctors, two organ transplant specialists and two pilots.


TB in Genesee (2007-06-05)
The Genesee County Health Department says two Flint-area children have tested positive for tuberculosis.


BYRON FOUTY (2007-06-05)
Word of a new video that claims three captured soldiers were killed in Iraq last month reached some of their comrades today.


KENTWOOD EXAMS RESCHEDULED (2007-06-05)
A THREAT TUESDAY FORCED THE CLOSURE OF EAST KENTWOOD HIGH SCHOOL.


MIXED MARTIAL ARTS (2007-06-05)
State lawmakers may move to regulate mixed martial arts fights and make them legal in Michigan.


FISH DAMAGE (2007-06-05)
The Sierra Club is asking the E-P-A to ban detergents containing toxic chemical compounds that can cause male fish to develop certain female characteristics.


KEVORKIAN UPDATE (2007-06-05)
Jack Kevorkian says he has a new mission...He told reporters at his first news conference following his release from prison that he's figuratively the reincarnation of Thomas Jefferson.


PART-TIME LAWMAKERS? (2007-06-05)
State lawmakers are starting to discuss whether to make their jobs part-time, and one fan of the idea is Governor Granholm.


VETERAN CEMETERY BUILDING (2007-06-04)
The head of the Veterans Affairs Department says American deaths in Iraq make this a "poignant time" for all veterans and their families.


ABORTION LAW` (2007-06-04)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A federal appeals court has overturned Michigan's law banning a certain abortion procedure. The Sixth U-S Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati said today that the Michigan law violates women's constitutional rights.


REALITY SHOW WEST MICHIGAN (2007-06-04)
A Los Angeles production company will begin filming a pilot for a new N-B-C reality television show tomorrow in western Michigan.


FLAMING PLAYGROUND (2007-06-04)
Authorities in Battle Creek are investigating a fire that destroyed a three-tier city playground structure as a case of arson.


BEER KEGS-SCRAP (2007-06-04)
BAY CITY, Mich. (AP) - It's getting more expensive to get a keg of beer in Michigan. Large breweries say they've been losing thousands of beer kegs a year in Michigan.


Northern Michigan tall ship hauling plenty of algae (2007-06-04)
A tall ship used to gather fish for an education program about the Great Lakes is finding that its heaviest haul this spring is a slimy green algae.


Northern Michigan tall ship hauling plenty of algae (2007-06-04)
A tall ship used to gather fish for an education program about the Great Lakes is finding that its heaviest haul this spring is a slimy green algae.


GM SHAREHOLDERS (2007-06-04)
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - General Motors shareholders gather in Wilmington, Delaware, tomorrow for their annual meeting. They'll likely be happy that the company is profitable again but wondering when it will ever make money in North America.


SAME SEX BENEFITS (2007-06-04)
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) - Kalamazoo says it will stop offering health insurance benefits to the partners of gay workers. That makes it Michigan's first public employer to strip such benefits in the wake of a 2004 ban against gay marriage.


MISSING SOLDIERS-IRAQ (2007-06-04)
OXFORD, Mich. (AP) - Relatives and friends of a Michigan soldier who was captured by Iraqi insurgents say they're holding out hope that he's alive despite reports of his killing.


EX-MAYOR IN TROUBLE (2007-06-04)
Police have arrested a witness in the case involving an ex-Saginaw mayor charged with arson and insurance fraud in the 2006 burning of her Mercedes-Benz.


KEVORKIAN (2007-06-01)
KEVORKIAN A FREE MAN AFTER 8 YEARS IN A MICHIGAN PRISON


DETROIT-WINDSOR TUNNEL (2007-06-01)
DETROIT-WINDSOR TUNNEL OPERATORS OFFER $60 MILLION FOR NEW LEASE


MICHIGAN STATE-GIFT (2007-06-01)
MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY PICKS UP $26 MILLION DOLLAR GIFT FOR ART MUSEUM


BABY IN TRASH (2007-06-01)
WESTLAND NEWBORN'S MOM WANTS TO SEE BOY FOUND IN PLASTIC BAG


ASH BORER (2007-06-01)
PESTICIDES OFFER NEW HOPE IN ASH BORER BATTLE: INSECT EAST INSECT


KEVORKIAN'S ATTORNEY (2007-05-31)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Southfield attorney Mayer "Mike" Morganroth will pick up Jack Kevorkian when the 79-year-old retired pathologist walks out of Lakeland Correctional Facility tomorrow.


FUEL ECONOMY (2007-05-31)
WASHINGTON (AP) - Michigan's two U-S senators think automakers should be required to take a different road toward increased fuel economy standards.


MACKINAC CONFERENCE (2007-05-31)
MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. (AP) - Bill Ford says a sluggish reaction to foreign competition and rising demand for environmentally friendly vehicles has cost the domestic auto industry dearly.


CHILDREN'S HEALTH (2007-05-31)
STABENOW URGES SUPPORT FOR MORE CHILDREN'S HEALTH CARE FUNDING


CYBERKNIFE THERAPY (2007-05-31)
CYBERKNIFE CANCER MACHINE PROVIDES PAIN-FREE TREATMENT IN ANN ARBOR


JAPAN-MAZDA-RECALL (2007-05-31)
MAZDA RECALLS MORE THAN 280,000 CARS IN JAPAN WITH SUSPENSION, TRANSMISSION ISSUES


MACKINAC CONFERENCE-HOFFA (2007-05-31)
TEAMSTERS LEADER CALLS FOR LABOR-BUSINESS TEAMWORK AT MACKINAC ISLAND SUMMIT


MDOT REPORTS LOWER CRASHES (2007-05-31)
GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (AP) - Highway construction zone accidents were down 20 percent last year from the year prior. And there were fewer injuries and deaths from crashes occurring in work zones.


Grand Rapids Mayoral Race- Miller (2007-05-30)
The Grand Rapids Mayoral Race has four candidates. WGVU has interviewed the candidates and placed the interviews online for your convenience. Interview lengths differ due to the length of the candidates' responses. This interview is between WGVU's Kurt Steiner and Jackie Miller.


Grand Rapids Mayoral Race- Tormala (2007-05-30)
The Grand Rapids Mayoral Race has four candidates. WGVU has interviewed the candidates and placed the interviews online for your convenience. Interview lengths differ due to the length of the candidates' responses. This interview is between WGVU's Kurt Steiner and Rick Tormala.


Grand Rapids Mayoral Race- Rinck (2007-05-30)
The Grand Rapids Mayoral Race has four candidates. WGVU has interviewed the candidates and placed the interviews online for your convenience. Interview lengths differ due to the length of the candidates' responses. This interview is between WGVU's Kurt Steiner and Jim Rinck.


Grand Rapids Mayoral Race- Heartwell (2007-05-30)
The Grand Rapids Mayoral Race has four candidates. WGVU has interviewed the candidates and placed the interviews online for your convenience. Interview lengths differ due to the length of the candidates' responses. This interview is between WGVU's Kurt Steiner and George Heartwell.


PFIZER RESTRUCTURING-MICHIGAN (2007-05-30)
DRUGMAKER CUTTING STAFF AT RATE OF 50-150 EVERY TWO WEEKS


CONYERS-IMPEACHMENT (2007-05-30)
CONYERS ENDORSES NATIONAL EFFORT TO IMPEACH BUSH, CHENEY


JAPAN-AUTO PRODUCTION (2007-05-30)
JAPANESE AUTO PRODUCTION SLIPS FOR 2ND STRAIGHT MONTH


MOORE-HISTORIC THEATER (2007-05-30)
MICHAEL MOORE'S FESTIVAL ACQUIRES HISTORIC WEST MICHIGAN MOVIE HOUSE


NAACP-COURTS-MICHIGAN (2007-05-30)
NAACP UNVEILS REFORM CAMPAIGN TO ADDRESS STATE COURTS


SCHOOL SKATEBOARDING (2007-05-29)
ALLENDALE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - A high school principal in Ottawa County sees skateboarding as a way to get students to show up for classes. Chuck Bailey and one of his students want to make skateboarding a school-sponsored sport. They're working to drum up interest among other school districts.


NISSAN-TESTING PRODUCTION (2007-05-29)
NISSAN'S NEW MOCK ASSEMBLY LINES WORK OUT OVERSEAS GLITCHES


MICHIGAN DEAN (2007-05-29)
WOOLLISCROFT SELECTED AS U-M MEDICAL SCHOOL DEAN; MOVES UP FROM "INTERIM"


TEMPORARY FIXES (2007-05-29)
FILLING BUDGET HOLE PUSHES PROBLEM TO NEXT YEAR, FUTURE


DALLAS SCHOOL BRIBERY (2007-05-29)
DALLAS (AP) - Former superintendent of Detroit Public Schools William Frederick Coleman the Third is one of three men named in a federal indictment unsealed today. Coleman is one of two former Dallas school district officials accused of taking bribes from a Houston businessman. The company was awarded nearly 40 (m) million in technology contracts.


IRAQ-MEMORIAL DAY (2007-05-29)
A PLYWOOD SHRINE AT HUB OF SEARCH FOR MISSING SOLDERS AS HOPE DWINDLES


GOP BLASTS PRISON RELEASES (2007-05-29)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Republican lawmakers released a report today saying the public will be put at risk if the state releases thousands of parole-eligible inmates from Michigan prisons.


MICHIGAN DEAN (2007-05-29)
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - The University of Michigan has a new med school chief. Officials say Doctor James Woolliscroft has been selected as dean of the medical school.


PRESIDENT FORD AUCTION (2007-05-29)
BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (AP) - Personal items belonging to former President Gerald Ford will be auctioned to benefit three causes. Golf clubs, cowboy hats, engraved crystal and American flags will be among more than 500 lots compiled from the Colorado home that the Grand Rapids native and his wife, Betty, owned.


INDIA-BHOPAL-CLEANUP (2007-05-29)
INDIAN FIRM TO BURN TOXIC WASTE FROM 1984 INDUSTRIAL DISASTER


FIRES-FAKE EVIDENCE (2007-05-28)
MORE CHARGES COULD BE COMING AGAINST EX-MARSHAL ACCUSED OF FRAUD


CORN CROP (2007-05-28)
RAINY WEATHER DELAYS SOME CORN PLANTING BY MICHIGAN FARMERS


MIXED-UP VICTIMS-MEMORIAL (2007-05-28)
TAYLOR UNIVERSITY PLANS MEMORIAL FOR CRASH VICTIMS, TO OPEN ON ANNIVERSARY


URBAN COYOTES (2007-05-28)
CALL OF THE NOT SO WILD: COYOTES THRIVING IN BIG CITIES, SUBURBS


NEWLY MARKED GRAVE (2007-05-28)
BATTLE CREEK MAN'S GRAVE GETS MARKER NEARLY 30 YEARS LATER


STATE BUDGET-RARE FRIDAY SESSION (2007-05-25)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The state Legislature began a rare Friday session today as the clock ticked toward school aid cuts and other ramifications of the state's budget crisis. But there wasn't much action as of 5 P.M.


DOW CHEMICAL PROBE (2007-05-25)
WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal regulators are investigating whether two former executives at Dow Chemical secretly tried to make the Midland-based company a takeover target. The Securities and Exchange Commission also is looking into whether unusual trading in Dow stock may have been linked to such maneuvers.


Center for Molecular Medicine (2007-05-25)
Michigan and Grand Rapids continually search for new growth opportunities. The Center for Molecular Medicine is part of an effort to make a name for the city and state in the world of biotechnology.


IRAQ-MICH-SOLDIER KILLED (2007-05-25)
COLEMAN, Mich. (AP) - A 23-year-old soldier from Coleman has been was killed while fighting in Iraq. Casey Zylman graduated from Coleman High in 2003.


BATTLE CREEK DETECTIVE (2007-05-25)
BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) - A 23-year-old man who's already serving a life prison sentnece for shooting and killing a Battle Creek police detective has received a second life sentence for fatally stabbing a cab driver.


DANGER DOGS (2007-05-24)
STAGED DOGFIGHTS, ATTACKS SUSPEND MAIL SERVICE TO NEIGHBORHOOD


MEDICAL POT (2007-05-24)
FERNDALE, Mich. (AP) - A Ferndale group is launching a petition drive to get a medical-marijuana initiative on next year's statewide ballot. The Coalition for Compassionate Care says it wants people with cancer, AIDS and other illnesses to be able to grow and use small amounts of marijuana for pain relief


9-1-1 CELLPHONE FEE (2007-05-24)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Cell phone users in Michigan could start paying for county 9-1-1 service under bills approved in the state Senate. State law currently lets counties impose a monthly 9-1-1 fee on land-line bills. But cell phone users don't pay the county fee.


IRAQ-MISSING SOLDIERS (2007-05-24)
FAMILY OF MISSING MICH. SOLDIER SADDENED BY ANOTHER'S DEATH


SAGINAW FIRE (2007-05-24)
MAN, 5 CHILDREN KILLED IN SAGINAW HOUSE FIRE; MOTHER ESCAPES


GAYLORD ECONOMY (2007-05-24)
KIMBALL PHASING IN SHUTDOWN, 216 JOBS LOST; REDUCTIONS START IN AUGUST


SAME-SEX BENEFITS (2007-05-24)
SUPREME COURT WILL DECIDE WHETHER GAY COUPLES GET HEALTH BENEFITS


BOOK STORE CONVERSION (2007-05-23)
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (AP) - The end appears near for a downtown adult book store in Sault Sainte Marie. And city officials say a religious group is preparing for the conversion by restoring a historic downtown building and moving in.


DETROIT BUS DRIVERS (2007-05-23)
DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit City Council approved a temporary measure to allow sheriff's deputies to ride buses and end a walkout by hundreds of drivers. About 120-thousand riders were forced to find alternate transportation early this morning when Detroit bus drivers walked off the job. Drivers are protesting lack of security on buses.


STATE BUDGET (2007-05-23)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Senate Majority Leader Mike Bishop says he would discuss several reforms to cut government costs. That includes a part-time Legislature. The Rochester Republican says he has been frustrated by parts of the ongoing budget talks but sees "good progress."


DETROIT-BUS DRIVERS (2007-05-23)
SERVICE HALTED AS DETROIT BUS DRIVERS PROTEST LACK OF SECURITY


PEOPLE-TAUBMAN (2007-05-23)
TAUBMAN DONATING 5 MILLION TO UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN FOR LOU GHERIG'S DISEASE RESEARCH


PRISON SPACE (2007-05-23)
ANSING, Mich. (AP) - State officials want to boost bed space at nine minimum-security prisons in Michigan so another prison can be closed. The Department of Corrections says the move will save ten (m) million dollars a year. It's part of a plan to save state government 92 (m) million dollars in the budget year that starts October first.


U OF M ADMISSIONS (2007-05-23)
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - The University of Michigan says it's received a record number of applications in the first year it's been banned from using race and gender preferences. Preliminary figures show more than 27-thousand-400 high school students have applied. That's a six-point-four percent increase overall and a six-point-seven percent increase of minority student applications.


AQUINAS PRESIDENT (2007-05-23)
AQUINAS NAMES SIXTH PRESIDENT, CHOOSING INTERNAL CANDIDATE WITH LONG RECORD OF SERVICE


RED WINGS-DUCKS (2007-05-23)
RED WINGS LOSE TO DUCKS, OUT OF STANLEY CUP QUEST FOUR GAMES TO TWO


HYDROGEN FUELED BUSES (2007-05-23)
ORLANDO AREA GETS FIRST FLEET OF NON POLLUTING HYDROGEN-FUELED FORD BUSES


MISSING SOLDIERS (2007-05-22)
NO SUCCESS IN SEARCH FOR 3 MISSING SOLDIERS; BACK HOME, RELATIVES AWAIT NEWS


IRAQ-DELAYED MEDAL (2007-05-22)
MICHIGAN SOLDIER HURT IN IRAQ GETS PURPLE HEART AFTER 2 YEARS


FILM-CANNES-MICHAEL MOORE (2007-05-22)
LAUDED HEALTH-CARE DOC 'SICKO' SPAWNS MOORE FRENZY IN CANNES


KIDS COUNT-MICH (2007-05-22)
STUDY: PREGNANT MOMS FARING BETTER, BUT BABIES ARE TOO SMALL


TOYOTA-BRAZIL-ETHANOL (2007-05-22)
REPORT: TOYOTA PLANS FLEXIBLE-FUEL VEHICLES IN BRAZIL


PFIZER EXECS RETIRE (2007-05-21)
NEW YORK (AP) - Pfizer is announcing the retirements of two officials as part of the drug maker's restructuring. Global research and development President John LaMattina and Chief Financial Officer Alan Levin are stepping down by the end of this year. Pfizer says both will remain with the company during the search for their replacements.


DETROIT FIRE UPDATE (2007-05-21)
DETROIT (AP) - A pregnant woman and three children were killed this morning in a fast-moving fire that destroyed their southwest Detroit home. A fire department spokeswoman says the house was engulfed in flames when crews arrived at 12:45 A-M.


KEVORKIAN (2007-05-21)
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (AP) - Assisted-suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian says he still wants to see laws changed so assisted suicide is legal. Kevorkian spoke by phone from prison with Detroit-area Fox affiliate W-J-B-K, which broadcast part of the tape today.


CHRYSLER PLANT (2007-05-21)
ST. CLAIR TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Chrysler officials are eager to show that the their new owners are investing in the business as scheduled. They're breaking today ground on a 700 (M) million dollar axle plant near Port Huron.


DETROIT FIRE-TOPS (2007-05-21)
DETROIT HOUSE FIRE LEAVES 4 DEAD, INCLUDING 3 CHILDREN


5/3 ACQUIRES (2007-05-21)
FIFTH THIRD BANCORP GROWING; SNAPS UP FLORIDA BANK IN 288 MILLION DOLLAR DEA.


LIBRARY CUTS (2007-05-21)
LIBRARY FAN? THIS COULD BE A CHALLENGING SUMMER, IF STATE BUDGET CUTS GO THROUGH


KEVORKIAN (2007-05-21)
KEVORKIAN STILL SAYS ASSISTED SUICIDE SHOULD BE LEGALIZED


PFIZER-EXECUTIVE CHANGES (2007-05-21)
STRUGGLING PFIZER'S RESEARCH CHIEF AND CFO TO RETIRE BY END OF YEAR


MI GOP LEADER SAYS PAUL NOT BANNED (2007-05-21)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The Michigan Republican Party chairman has changed his mind about trying to bar a Texas congressman from future G-O-P presidential debates because of remarks the he made that suggested the September 11th attacks were the fault of U-S foreign policy. Saul Anuzis says he won't circulate a petition among Republican National Committee members to ban Ron


Michael Bechloss (2007-05-17)
Shelley Irwin interviews noted historian Michael Bechloss...an expert on U.S. presidents and politics.


STATE BUDGET (2007-05-17)
SENATE GOP APPROVES BUDGET PLAN, DEMOCRATS BLAST IT; STALEMATE CONTINUES AS CUTS. LAYOFFS LOOM


Sharon McMaster (2007-05-17)
This episode of Inside Muskegon features an interview with Shannon McMaster with the Muskegon Heights Downtown Development Authority, a commentary on the interview and information on contacting Inside Muskegon.


TARA GRANT (2007-05-17)
MAN ACCUSED OF KILLING WIFE DENIED ASSETS, LOSES $50M SUIT


Tom Harryman (2007-05-17)
This episode of Inside Muskegon features an interview with professional actor Tom Harryman, a commentary on the interview and information on contacting Inside Muskegon.


Tom Lipan (2007-05-17)
This episode of Inside Muskegon features an interview with Tim Lipan the Executive Director of the American Red Cross Serving Muskegon, Oceana and Newaygo Counties, a commentary on the interview and information on contacting Inside Muskegon.


Larry Wright (2007-05-17)
This episode of Inside Muskegon features an interview with Larry Wright with Muskegon Rotary Club, a commentary on the interview and information on contacting Inside Muskegon.


Dave Alexander (2007-05-17)
This episode of Inside Muskegon features a second interview with Dave Alexander, the Business Editor at the Muskegon Chronicle, a commentary on the interview, and information on contacting Inside Muskegon.


Larry Larsen (2007-05-17)
This episode of Inside Muskegon features an interview with Larry Larsen with Torresen Marine, a commentary on the interview and information on contacting Inside Muskegon.


Jeff Fortenbacher (2007-05-17)
This episode of Inside Muskegon features an interview with Jeff Fortenbacher with Access Health, a commentary on the interview and information on contacting Inside Muskegon


Steve Cousins (2007-05-17)
This episode of Inside Muskegon features an interview with Steve Cousins the Superintendent of Reeths-Puffer Schools, a commentary on the interview and information on contacting Inside Muskegon.


Chrissey Dailey (2007-05-17)
This episode of Inside Muskegon features an interview with Chrissy Dailey with Great Lakes Downs, a commentary on the interview, listener feedback and information on contacting Inside Muskegon.


Dana Bryant (2007-05-17)
This episode of Inside Muskegon features an interview with Dana Bryant the Superintendent of Muskegon Heights Public Schools, a commentary on the interview and information on contacting Inside Muskegon.


CATHOLIC GIFT (2007-05-17)
LOCAL COUPLE'S GIFT MARKS TURNAROUND POINT FOR MUSKEGON CATHOLIC SCHOOLS


XGR-CERVICAL CANCER-VACCINE (2007-05-17)
SENATE BILL ALLOWS INFORMATION ABOUT H-P-V VACCINE, STOPS SHORT OF REQUIRING THE SHOT


IRAQ-MISSING SOLDIERS (2007-05-17)
U.S. OFFERS REWARDS OF UP TO $200K FOR MISSING SOLDIERS


UAW-CHRYSLER (2007-05-17)
UAW ASSURES MEMBERS THAT CHRYSLER PENSIONS ARE SAFE


SEAT BELT CAMPAIGN (2007-05-17)
GOVERNMENT, POLICE MAKE PUSH TO GET DRIVERS TO BUCKLE UP


Jim Moyes (2007-05-17)
This episode of Inside Muskegon features an interview with high school sports broadcaster Jim Moyes with Clear Channel Radio, a commentary on the interview and information on contacting Inside Muskegon


GRANHOLM-STATE BUDGET (2007-05-16)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Governor Jennifer Granholm said today she remains hopeful that an agreement to fix the state's budget problems is possible within a few days. Budget talks stalled yesterday as the Democratic governor and Republican Senate Majority Leader Mike Bishop again clashed on whether a tax increase should be part of balancing the state's


MICHIGAN UNEMPLOYMENT (2007-05-16)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan's unemployment rate shot to seven-point-one percent in April, reversing the downward trend of recent months. The state's unemployment rate was six-point-nine percent in January, six-point-six percent in February and six and a half


IRAQ-MISSING SOLDIERS (2007-05-16)
BAGHDAD (AP) - The U-S military is offering up to 200-thousand dollars for information leading to the return of three American soldiers missing in Iraq. Fifty-thousand leaflets advertising the offer have been distributed in the area where the troops disappeared Saturday after a pre-dawn ambush.


LEVIN-CREDIT (2007-05-16)
LEVIN CO-SPONSORS BILL TO CRACK DOWN ON ABUSIVE CREDIT CARD PRACTICES


GERMANY-DAIMLERCHRYSLER (2007-05-16)
BERLIN (AP) - DaimlerChrysler's supervisory board has formally cleared the way for the sale of most of the company's money-losing Chrysler Group to private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management. The board, similar to a board of directors in the U-S, says "the closing of the transaction is expected to take place in the third quarter," but gives no further details. A statement today


GERMANY-DAIMLERCHRYSLER (2007-05-16)
DAIMLERCHRYSLER SUPERVISORY BOARD CLEARS WAY FOR CHRYSLER SALE


COPPER THEFTS (2007-05-16)
UTILITIES SAY STOLEN COPPER WIRING HAVE LED TO DISRUPTIONS


BALLAST BATTLE (2007-05-16)
GREAT LAKES COMMISSION PUSHES FOR BALLAST WATER LEGISLATION


IRAQ-MICH (2007-05-16)
MICHIGAN SOLDIER UNACCOUNTED FOR, ANOTHER DEAD AFTER IRAQ ATTACK


UP SOLDIERS-ALERT (2007-05-16)
UPPER MICHIGAN SOLDIERS MOBILIZING, COULD HEAD TO IRAQ


FORD WIXOM PLANT (2007-05-16)
WIXOM, Mich. (AP) - Workers at Ford's Wixom plant say the 50-year legacy of building high-quality cars will continue even after production stops this month. The Oakland County factory employs eleven-hundred workers. The plant makes Lincoln Town Cars. It has also produced the Thunderbird, Ford G-T, the Lincoln Continental and the Mark series.


Family Medical Leave (2007-05-15)
Fourteen years after it was enacted, the federal Family Leave Medical Act continues to frustrate employers, providing plenty of business to the legal profession.


SOLDIERS SON KILLED (2007-05-15)
JACKSON, Mich. (AP) - Police in Jackson say a three-year-old boy whose father is a soldier serving in Iraq was killed when a wooden dresser in his bedroom fell on him. Sean Mietalka was crushed yesterday evening at his Jackson home.


RESTAURANT OWNER SENTENCED (2007-05-15)
NN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - The wife of the owner of the popular La Shish (SHEESH) restaurant chain was sentenced today to a year and a half in prison for tax evasion. Elfat El Aouar was also ordered to spend three years on supervised release and report to a probation officer.


CHRYSLER-CERBERUS (2007-05-15)
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) - Chrysler is prepared to stand on its own again after nine years, but still will work with its former parent in developing advanced technologies.


COURTEOUS BANDIT (2007-05-15)
BANK ROBBER MULLING JOB OFFERS, HOUSING OPTIONS AFTER RELEASE


DETROIT SCHOOLS (2007-05-15)
EDUCATORS OPPOSE DETROIT MAYOR'S PURSUIT OF MORE CHARTER SCHOOLS


GR's Plan for the Emerald Ash Borer (2007-05-15)
Grand Rapids is fighting recent infestations of the Emerald Ash Borer in city trees. The city has chosen to be proactive in its overall approach, but must be reactive in the current infected areas.


GOVERNORS-FLAGS AT HALF STAFF (2007-05-15)
CAPITOL HILL (AP) - A bill that would let governors order federal facilities in their states to lower their flags in memory of fallen soldiers has overwhelmingly passed the House. It now goes to the Senate, where a similar bill is in the works.


Tax Trouble (2007-05-15)
It's not that Battle Creek plastics manufacturer Doyle Hayes can't predict his 2008 tax liability. He doesn't even know how to calculate it.


Non-profit impact (2007-05-15)
Not-for-profit organizations are a large and growing sector of western Michigan's economy, estimated by a new study at $2.2 billion in annual economic impact in Kent County alone.


RECALL ELECTION-FRAUD (2007-05-15)
SW MICHIGAN ACTIVIST GETS YEAR IN JAIL FOR 2005 ELECTION FRAUD


STATE BUDGET (2007-05-15)
TOP REPUBLICAN SAYS STATE LAWMAKERS COULD SIGN BUDGET DEAL TODAY


OTTAWA SMOKING (2007-05-15)
PUSH IS ON IN OTTAWA COUNTY TO OUTLAW WORKPLACE SMOKING


GRIEF COUNCELORS IN SCHOOL OVER SOLDIER'S DEATH (2007-05-15)
VERMONTVILLE, Mich. (AP) - Grief counselors are meeting with students in Vermontville as they remember one their own killed in Iraq. Students at Maple Valley High School are putting together a memorial for Army Private Daniel Courneya. He was one of four soldiers killed in an ambush over the weekend.


ELDERLY MAN BEATEN, (2007-05-15)
POLICE: BYSTANDERS DIDN'T INTERVENE IN ATTACK ON 91-YEAR-OLD


CAR POOLS (2007-05-14)
CARPOOLING BECOMING AN OPTION AMID RISING GAS PRICES


DINGELL-CLIMATE CHANGE (2007-05-14)
ETROIT (AP) - Longtime Michigan Congressman John Dingell is pledging to pass legislation tackling climate change by the end of next year. Dingell, a Democrat from Dearborn who chairs the House Energy and Commerce Committee, says the issue is one of the most difficult tasks he's faced in Congress. He spoke today at a Detroit Economic Club luncheon.


SCRAP TIRES PILING UP (2007-05-14)
DETROIT (AP) - Scrap tires are piling up across the state. It may get worse now that the state has frozen grant money earmarked with cleaning up several (m) million tires dumped in the past five years. Illegally dumped tires are breeding grounds for disease-carrying insects and fuel for dirty, hard-to-extinguish fires.


FORMER PRESIDENT CLINTON IN DETROIT (2007-05-14)
DETROIT (AP) - Former President Bill Clinton will be back in Michigan again this year. He's scheduled to deliver remarks at a Detroit event in June on building community and creating opportunity. Partial proceeds will benefit a nonprofit organization that promotes literacy in the city.


CRASH TESTS (2007-05-14)
FORD, ACURA VEHICLES EARN TOP SCORES FROM INSURANCE INSTITUT


CHRYSLER WORKERS (2007-05-14)
DETROIT (AP) - Some Chrysler workers aren't sure they like the Cerebus (SUR'-bur-us) deal to buy a majority stake in Chrysler. DaimlerChrysler's decision to sell the stake for seven-point-four (b) billion dollars marks a stunning reversal of the 36 (b) billion dollar 1998 purchase of Chrysler. The merger with Mercedes-Benz was aimed at creating a global auto giant.


STATE BUDGET (2007-05-14)
LAWMAKERS, BUDGET ADVISORS HUDDLE TODAY AGAINST 5PM DEADLINE


CHRYSLER-CERBERUS (2007-05-14)
DAIMLERCHRYSLER TO SELL CONTROLLING STAKE OF CHRYSLER TO CERBERUS


SCRAP TIRES (2007-05-14)
DESPITE MULTIPLE USES, SCRAP TIRES PILING UP ACROSS MICHIGAN


CAR POOLING (2007-05-14)
DETROIT (AP) - Carpooling is becoming an attractive option for Michigan residents looking to save money on fuel. Gas prices have risen to an average of three-39 a gallon in metro Detroit over the weekend. But in a region obsessed with cars, it's hard for many commuters to give them up.


CRIME SPREE KILLINGS (2007-05-11)
FLINT, Mich. (AP) - A woman accused of taking part in a crime spree resulting in the deaths of three people was sentenced today to up to 75 years in prison for one slaying. A Genesee County judge sentenced 20-year-old Samantha Bachynski in the February 2006 killing of 52-year-old Winfield Johnson of Vienna Township. She received 23 to 75 years.


ROMNEY-MICHIGAN (2007-05-11)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney has secured financial support from some of Michigan's most prominent Republicans. The former Massachusetts governor and Michigan native is being backed by Domino's Pizza chief David Brandon, Compuware C-E-O Peter Karmanos and David Fischer. He owns 37 car dealerships in Michigan and Florida.


TRUCK RECTORY (2007-05-11)
KINGSLEY, Mich. (AP) - The pastor of a church in Grand Traverse County got a scare when a garbage truck slammed into the wall of the rectory. The truck ran a stop sign on state highway 113 yesterday and collided with another truck before veering into the building.


FOUNDRY CLOSING (2007-05-11)
ALPENA, Mich. (AP) - An Alpena foundry and machine shop that's been in business nearly 90 years is closing. Thunder Bay Manufacturing Corporation announced the decision yesterday. About 80 people will lose their jobs. Thunder Bay employees have been on strike for more than a week after contract talks broke down. But company president Joanne Gallagher says that's not the reason the foundry is closing.


CHRYSLER RECALL (2007-05-11)
WASHINGTON (AP) - DaimlerChrysler says it will recall hundreds of thousands of minivans because corrosion might cause air bags to fail to deploy. The recall involves 2005 Dodge Caravan and Chrysler Town and Country minivans sold or registered in states like Michigan that use large amounts of road salt.


FIRED PROSECUTORS-IGLESIAS (2007-05-11)
CONYERS PRESSES GONZALES ON FIRING OF N.M. U.S. PROSECUTOR


David Ten Brink (2007-05-11)
WGVU's Fred Martino speaks with David Ten Brink of High Tech Industries in Holland. The company is marketing a fire hydrant cover designed to make hydrants visible in up to 40 inches of snow...while protecting them from the elements.


STATE BUDGET (2007-05-11)
STATE LEADERS PLAN WEEKEND MEETINGS AIMED AT FIXING BUDGET


SPARTAN MOTORS-CONTRACTS (2007-05-11)
SPARTAN MOTORS SUBSIDIARY LANDS NATIONAL DEFENSE CONTRACTS


IRAQ-MICH-DIXON (2007-05-11)
GLADWIN HIGH GRADUATE KILLED IN IRAQ; CLASSMATES REMEMBER HIS ATHLETIC ABILITIES


CAMPING FEES, (2007-05-11)
FEES TO CAMP IN STATE FORESTS INCREASE MONDAY; RISING BY 50%


FOUNDRY CLOSING (2007-05-11)
ALPENA, Mich. (AP) - An Alpena foundry and machine shop that's been in business nearly 90 years is closing. Thunder Bay Manufacturing Corporation announced the decision yesterday. About 80 people will lose their jobs. Thunder Bay employees have been on strike for more than a week after contract talks broke down. But company president Joanne Gallagher says that's not the reason the foundry is closing.


POT BROWNIES-COP (2007-05-10)
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) - A Dearborn police officer resigned after admitting he took marijuana from criminal suspects and baked it into brownies. At least one city official is not happy with the police department's decision not to prosecute former Corporal Edward Sanchez.


FORD SHAREHOLDERS (2007-05-10)
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Ford C-E-O Alan Mulally says the automaker's turnaround is on the right track. Mulally says Ford is taking "painful but necessary steps" to streamline costs and bring more accountability to the company. His comments were made during his first appearance before company shareholders in Delaware.


DOW SHAREHOLDERS (2007-05-10)
MIDLAND, Mich. (AP) - A senior adviser fired last month has lost his seat on Dow Chemical's board of directors. The other eleven board spots were filled at a meeting. J. Pedro Reinhard spent 37 years at Dow before the Midland chemical giant fired him and another executive in April.


MCCAIN-BLAIR (2007-05-10)
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - Senator John McCain says outgoing British Prime Minister Tony Blair will always have his respect and admiration. Blair announced today that after more than a decade as prime minister, he'll step down on June 27th. McCain was campaigning in


MOORE FACES INVESTIGATION (2007-05-10)
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Oscar-winning director and White House nemesis Michael Moore is under investigation by the U-S Treasury Department. The Associated Press has obtained a copy of a letter notifying Moore that he's the target of a civil investigation for traveling to Cuba in possible violation of the trade embargo.


Jan Crawford Greenburg (2007-05-10)
WGVU's Bruce Van Baren talks with Jan Crawford Greenburg of ABC News. She covers the Supreme Court for ABC and is the author of the new book "Supreme Conflict."


Tulip Time (2007-05-10)
Christina Shockley visits Holland's Tulip Time for a look at some traditions that she's very familiar with.


GENERALS-IRAQ ADS (2007-05-10)
RETIRED GENERALS, VETERANS, ACTIVISTS CRITICIZE GOP LAWMAKERS


AMERICAN IDOL-JONES (2007-05-10)
FLINT NATIVE LAKISHA JONES CUT FROM 'AMERICAN IDOL'


FORD-SHAREHOLDERS (2007-05-10)
FORD CEO MAKES ANNUAL MEETING DEBUT; GETS GOOD REVIEWS FOR LEADERSHIP


STATE BUDGET (2007-05-10)
STATE COLLECTS MORE REVENUE IN APRIL, BUT LESS IS LIKELY IN MAY


SMART CARS (2007-05-10)
AUTO DEALER RECEIVES 12,600 DEPOSITS FOR TINY SMART CARS


Daniel Imperato (2007-05-10)
WGVU's Kurt Steiner speaks with Daniel Imperato...a former Reform Party candidate for President who is now vying for the Libertarian nomination.


FORD SHAREHOLDERS (2007-05-09)
UNDATED (AP) - Ford chief Alan Mulally has received solid reviews as he tries to steer his company through a massive turnaround. He'll make his annual meeting debut tomorrow when he'll update investors in Wilmington, Delaware on the company's "Way Forward" plan.


PFIZER-MSU GIFT (2007-05-09)
HOLLAND, Mich. (AP) - The drug-maker Pfizer says it's giving Michigan State University a drug research center in western Michigan for use in applied biological research. The 138-thousand-square-foot building in Holland will employ about 100 people when it is fully


Jan Crawford Greenburg (2007-05-09)
WGVU's Bruce Van Baren talks with Jan Crawford Greenburg of ABC News. She covers the Supreme Court for ABC and is the author of the new book "Supreme Conflict."


BAR FIRE (2007-05-09)
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (AP) - Three people had to be sent to the hospital following a fire at a Chippewa County bar. The fire started yesterday in an apartment above the Gin Mill Bar in Sault Ste. Marie. About 20


MCCAIN ENERGY POLICY (2007-05-09)
PLYMOUTH, Mich. (AP) - Arizona Senator John McCain says America's current energy policy needs revamping. The Republican presidential candidate says more focus must be placed on alternative forms of energy. McCain spoke to reporters after a campaign stop at a restaurant in the Detroit suburb of Plymouth.


ELECTRICITY LAW (2007-05-09)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - New legislation aims to give Michigan residents more than one option when buying their electricity. But achieving true residential choice will be tough. Michigan's 2000 law that deregulated


FIRED PROSECUTORS (2007-05-09)
GONZALES SAYS HE ACCEPTS RESPONSIBILITY FOR MISTAKES HE MADE


ELECTION (2007-05-09)
HERE IS A RUNDOWN OF KEY ISSUE RESULTS IN TUESDAY'S SCHOOL ELECTIONS


YOUNG MURDERER-MENTOR (2007-05-09)
MENTOR TO NATHANIEL ABRAHAM JAILED FOR PAROLE VIOLATION


FIRE DEATH (2007-05-09)
OTTAWA COUNTY MAN FOUND DEAD AFTER WOODS FIRE IN GRAND HAVEN TWP


ELECTRICITY LAW (2007-05-09)
LEGISLATION AIMS TO GIVE RESIDENTS CHOICE OF ELECTRICITY


CEDAR POINT COASTER, (2007-05-09)
CEDAR POINT COASTER WON'T BE READY FOR OPENING AS TESTS CONTINUE


Daniel Imperato (2007-05-09)
Daniel Imperato is a Libertarian Candidate for president. His goal is to make the Libertarian party a viable alternative to the traditional Democrat Republican choice.


Medicaid Cuts (2007-05-08)
The planned six percent cut in Medicaid payments to health care providers will put a greater financial burden on employers to make up the difference, lobbyists say.


TRAVERSE CITY SMOKE FREE (2007-05-08)
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - Commissioners in Traverse City have passed a smoke-free areas ordinance. It takes effect August fifth. The ordinance will regulate smoking in work sites, public places and certain other areas, such as bowling alleys and business vehicles. Restaurants and bars aren't included in this ordinance.


The Smart Grid (2007-05-08)
Revival of a stalled rural high-speed Internet project could spur upgrades to the state's electrical grid to improve reliability and reduce current losses.


Credit Union Growth (2007-05-08)
Duane Nelson calls it the Meijer Effect, after the Grand Rapids-based retailer that pioneered one-stop shopping.


GONZALEZ ACCEPTS RESPONSIBILITY (2007-05-08)
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) - Attorney General Alberto Gonzales says he's accepting responsibility for his role in firing eight federal prosecutors. Some congressional lawmakers have called for Gonzales' resignation over the dismissals. Gonzales says mistakes were made but he refuses to step down.


FIRED DOW EXECUTIVE SUES (2007-05-08)
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - A 37-year veteran of Dow Chemical is suing the Midland company and its top executive for libel and breach of contract. J. Pedro Reinhard spent a decade as chief financial officer before being fired as a senior adviser.


US MUSLIMS (2007-05-08)
DETROIT (AP) - Regional Islamic leaders are expected to sign an agreement this week to strengthen ties between the faith's two major sects. Sunnis and Shiites in the U-S are wary of a spillover effect from the sectarian violence in Iraq. About 20 leaders plan to sign the one-page "Intra-faith Code of Conduct" during a meeting on Thursday in suburban Detroit.


NIGERIAN SCAM (2007-05-08)
HARRISVILLE, Mich. (AP) - A former Alcona County treasurer has pleaded guilty in a phony Nigerian investment scam case. Authorities say Thomas Katona stole about one-point-two (m) million dollars in public funds. They says he lost at least some of the money in the scheme.


HOLLAND ABDUCTION THREAT (2007-05-07)
HOLLAND, Mich. (AP) - Police say a seven-year-old girl playing inside her open garage escaped a potential abductor, but suffered cuts and scratches. Ottawa County Sheriff's Sergeant Bob Roster says police are searching for the man who yesterday tried to abduct the girl from her Holland area apartment complex.


OBAMA-AUTOS (2007-05-07)
OBAMA: AMERICA MUST END DEPENDENCE ON FOREIGN OIL--MESSAGE TO DETROIT ECONOMIC CLUB


OBAMA AUTO INDUSTRY (2007-05-07)
DETROIT (AP) - Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama says a change in U-S energy policy will help domestic automakers shift into a high gear and compete better globally. The Illinois senator spoke today in front of more than two-thousand people at the Detroit Economic Club.


DELPHI BANKRUPTCY (2007-05-07)
WASHINGTON (Dow Jones/AP) - Delphi expects to pay more than one (b) billion dollars to its pension plan after shifting one-point-five (b) billion dollars to former parent General Motors. In an S-E-C filing today, the auto-parts company says an informal deal has been reached with the I-R-S and the federal


RECYCLING BODY (2007-05-07)
"TRAGIC ACCIDENT" TAKES LIFE OF 19-YEAR-OLD HOMELESS MAN


FORD PLANT CLOSURE (2007-05-07)
DETROIT (AP) - Ford says it's closing a plant near Cleveland. About 12-hundred people work there. The casting plant is in Brook Park, Ohio. It will close in 2009. Ford also is mothballing Cleveland Engine Plant One in Brook Park for at least a year starting in two weeks. It employs 577 workers.


GAS PRICES (2007-05-07)
GAS AT ALL-TIME HIGH IN MICHIGAN, SAYS AUTO CLUB, AS DEMAND ESCALATES


FORD-PLANT CLOSURE (2007-05-07)
FORD TO CLOSE 1 OHIO PLANT, SHUT DOWN ANOTHER FOR A YEAR


US-MUSLIMS (2007-05-07)
IN U.S., MUSLIM UNITY TAKES ON GREATER URGENCY WITH IRAQ WAR


ROOFTOP ASSAULT (2007-05-07)
SOUTH LYON, Mich. (AP) - Police say a man kidnapped a sleeping eight-year-old girl from her home and sexually assaulted her on the roof of a nearby building. South Lyon police say Timothy Jeffrey entered the girl's apartment through an unlocked door and carried her from the couch where she was sleeping. Her mother was also asleep.


GERMAN CHRYSLER SALES (2007-05-04)
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) - Chrysler car sales sped along last month outside the North American market. DaimlerChrysler says its Chrysler Group sold more than 18-thousand cars last month outside the U-S. Those numbers are up 17 percent.


RED WINGS RE-UP MALTBY (2007-05-04)
DETROIT (AP) - The Red Wings re-signed forward Kirk Maltby to a three-year contract before the playoffs began. And until today, the high-energy forward did good job of keeping quiet about the deal. Maltby says he's thankful for the contract and appreciates the organization's commitment.


PISTON-BULLS (2007-05-04)
DETROIT (AP) - Rasheed Wallace says his Detroit Pistons are ready to battle the Chicago Bulls. Wallace says the Pistons respect the Bulls, who are advancing in the playoffs for the first time since 1998.


FUEL ECONOMY (2007-05-04)
DON'T PENALIZE U.S. CARMAKERS, LEVIN, STABENOW SAY


SUMMER JOBS (2007-05-04)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - State employment officials say Michigan teens could find summer jobs tough to get, with more teens than last summer chasing work in a tight market. The summer teen unemployment rate is expected to be 21 and a half percent, about the same rate as summer 2006.


AUTO FUEL EFFICIENCY (2007-05-04)
SENATE PANEL CONSIDERS FUEL EFFICIENCY PROPOSALS FOR AUTO INDUSTRY


VIETNAM MEMORIAL (2007-05-04)
MICHIGAN MAN'S NAME ADDED TO VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL


TROOPER KILLED LAWSUIT (2007-05-04)
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - A federal judge in Grand Rapids has dismissed a lawsuit by the family of a man killed by state troopers in 2003. The excessive-force suit was filed by the family of Scott Woodring. At the time of his death Woodring was being sought for the shooting death of Trooper Kevin Marshall during a standoff in Newayo County.


PORN ARREST (2007-05-03)
DETROIT MAN SENTENCED IN INTERNET CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CASE


BUSINESS TAX (2007-05-03)
DIVIDED STATE HOUSE PASSES BUSINESS TAX PLAN; COMPROMISE LOOMS WITH SENATE


STATE BUDGET-EMPLOYEES (2007-05-03)
COMMISSION AUTHORIZES POSSIBLE LAYOFFS OF NON-UNION STATE WORKERS


AMERICAN IDOL-JONES (2007-05-03)
AMERICAN IDOL' CONTESTANT JONES MAKES CUT; NOW IT'S ON TO FINALS


HIGHWAY SAFETY (2007-05-03)
CRASHES, DEATH IN HIGHWAY WORK ZONES DECREASE IN 2006


Med School Competition (2007-05-02)
Dr. Paul Farr hopes the steel structure slowly rising at Interstate 196 and Division Avenue in downtown Grand Rapids represents the beginning of something even bigger.


EMERALD ASH BORER (2007-05-02)
TREE BEETLE COULD SWEEP EASTERN U.S. IN 20 YEARS


LEVIN-MEDICARE BILL (2007-05-02)
LEVIN BILL WOULD WITHHOLD PAYMENTS FOR DOCS WHO DON'T PAY TAXES


Angel Investors (2007-05-02)
A fledgling network of angel investors in Kalamazoo that just closed its first deal and is nearing the completion of another aims to add to its ranks.


AUTO SALES (2007-05-02)
U.S. CAR, TRUCK SALES FALL 7.6 PERCENT IN APRIL AS AUTOMAKERS WAIT FOR SPRING SALES JUMP


AMERICAN IDOL-JONES (2007-05-02)
"AMERICAN IDOL" CONTESTANT JONES MAKES THE LATEST CUT


Office Furniture Update (2007-05-02)
New survey data shows growth slowing in the office furniture industry, though there's no reason to fear a downturn.


PEOPLE-ARETHA FRANKLIN (2007-05-02)
SINGERS LINE UP FOR ROLES IN ARETHA FRANKLIN'S LIFE STORY


SENIOR BIKER KILLED (2007-05-01)
ALLEGAN, Mich. (AP) - Robert Price went all over the place on his Harley-Davidson bike -- even as he got old enough to be called "Grandpa Bob." Relatives say Price regularly attended big biker rallies held each year in Daytona beach, Florida, and Sturgis, South Dakota.


CONSUMERS SEEKS NEW PLANT (2007-05-01)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Consumers Power Company wants to build at least one and possibly two new power plants using clean coal technology by 2015. That's according to an application filed today with state regulators.


SINGERS LINE UP TO PLAY ARETHA (2007-05-01)
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (AP) - About 60 people auditioned today in Southfield for a spot in a stage show on the life and career of Aretha Franklin. Franklin was one of a panel of judges who listened to the performances.


MUSKEGON NATIVE DIES IN IRAQ (2007-05-01)
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The father of a 19-year-old soldier killed in Iraq says he's numb. Tony Botello of Muskegon says his son was a likable, happy-go-lucky person who served his country proudly and died a hero.


KILLER-SEX-MYSPACE (2007-05-01)
FREED MURDERER ACCUSED OF USING MYSPACE TO SEEK SEX WITH GIRL GETS STUNG BY UNDERCOVER OFFICER


CAMPING FEES (2007-05-01)
GOING UP...MAYBE...CAMPING AT STATE FOREST CAMPGROUNDS


STATE BUDGET (2007-05-01)
GRANHOLM SAYS SCHOOLS, MEDICAID FACE BUDGET CUTS SOON


POLLUTED CITIES (2007-05-01)
Detroit area No. 5 in pollution, LA No. 1, Lung Association says


CHERRY STUDY (2007-05-01)
SCIENTISTS STUDYING WHETHER CHERRIES HELP HEART DISEASE, DIABETES


GAS USE EXPECTED TO BE HIGH DESPITE PRICES (2007-05-01)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan motorists are expected to use more gasoline this summer, even though prices could peak in May and fall only slightly after the Memorial Day weekend. That's among the predictions made today in the Michigan Public Service Commission's summer energy appraisal report.


FORD LINAMAR (2007-04-30)
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) - Ford has entered final negotiations with a Canadian manufacturer Linamar to sell a Mexico-based transmission parts business. Financial terms weren't disclose


KMART HEADQUARTERS (2007-04-30)
DETROIT (AP) - Developers plan to tear down K-mart's former world headquarters in Troy. They want to build a 300 (m) million dollar retail center that includes luxury hotels, specialty shops, upscale condos, offices and entertainment venues.


GRANHOLM SAYS SCHOOLS AND MEDICAID FACE CUTS (2007-04-30)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Governor Granholm is sending letters to K-12 schools telling them their state aid will be cut by 125 dollars per student unless state lawmakers act. She's also telling hospitals and doctors that they will get six percent less money for treating low-income patients if lawmakers do nothing in 30 days. State schools Superintendent Mike Flanagan says districts should look at cutting transportation and early childhoo


CHRYSLER HYBRID (2007-04-30)
DETROIT (AP) - Chrysler's famous Hemi V-8 engine will become more fuel efficient when the company rolls out a hybrid version early next year. Chrysler will offer a hybrid Hemi in its Dodge Durango and Chrysler Aspen.


CLINTON-NAACP (2007-04-30)
CLINTON URGES DETROITERS TO TEND TO THEIR HEALTH AND FINANCES


LEAVING MICHIGAN-POLL (2007-04-30)
POLL: TWO-THIRDS OF UNDERGRADS PLAN TO LEAVE STATE OR UNSURE


LAKE SUPERIOR-BOATERS (2007-04-30)
LOW WATER LEVEL IN LAKE SUPERIOR SPELLS TROUBLE FOR BOATERS


W MICHIGAN-RATES (2007-04-30)
WESTERN MICHIGAN ROOM-AND-BOARD TO RISE 2.4 PERCENT


POLICE PRESENCE (2007-04-30)
BUDGET PROBLEMS LEAD TO FEWER POLICE OFFICERS IN MICHIGAN


SCIENTISTS STUDY CHERRIES (2007-04-30)
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Can a diet rich in tart cherries help reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes? Scientists at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor are trying to find out.


PDR Programs Stalled (2007-04-27)
Chris McCarus takes a look at purchase of development rights. The PDR is a promising tool for saving farmland...so why isn't it being used more often. McCarus speaks with Little Traverse Conservancy Director Tom Bailey.


MIXED-UP VICTIMS-MEMORIAL (2007-04-27)
TAYLOR UNIVERSITY RECALLS VICTIMS OF DEADLY CRASH, ID MIX-UP


Wildfires in Michigan (2007-04-27)
It's wildfire season in Michigan. An in-depth look at the problem...and solutions...from Gretchen Millich.


John Ball Zoo Gets Lions (2007-04-27)
Work will be getting started on a new lion exhibit at the John Ball Zoo in Grand Rapids. A groundbreaking is today.


Rodin Sculpture at Meijer Gardens (2007-04-27)
Think of it as a thoughtful gesture. The Detroit Institute of Arts is closing this summer for the final phase of a 158 (m) million-dollar renovation that started six years ago.


Ted Heusel Dies (2007-04-27)
An Ann Arbor-area broadcaster known for his contributions to the radio talk show genre has died. Theodore "Ted" Heusel (Hi-zul) died today at his home in Ann Arbor following a battle with cancer.


WMU New President (2007-04-27)
Western Michigan University has a new president. John M. Dunn has been named the school's eighth president and will take office July First.


Tuskegee Airmen Museum (2007-04-27)
Plans would locate a Tuskegee Airmen museum at Coleman A. Young International Airport in Detroit. U-S Air Force Major General Lucius Theus says a renovated hangar will house the new, national museum.


May 8th Elections (2007-04-27)
Communities in all 83 Michigan Counties will hold elections on May 8th. The ballot will contain different elections and proposals depending on the district.


Kent County elections (2007-04-27)
Communities in all 83 Michigan Counties will hold elections on May 8th. The ballot will contain different elections and proposals depending on the district.


STATE BUDGET (2007-04-27)
GRANHOLM SAYS SCHOOLS FACE $125 PER-PUPIL CUT AS BUDGET UNCERTAINTY DRAGS ON


GM-TEST TRACK (2007-04-27)
CIVILIAN VEHICLE TEST TRACK COULD BE BUILT AT ARMY FACILITY


CLINTON-MICHIGAN (2007-04-27)
BILL CLINTON'S WEEKEND VISIT INCLUDES SPEECH TO U-M GRADS, NAACP


HATE CRIME-FIRE (2007-04-27)
MAN SENTENCED TO 6 1/2 YEARS FOR HATE CRIMES IN 2002 HOUSE FIRE


State Budget Outrage (2007-04-27)
Rick Pluta reports from schools...which are bracing for cuts in state funding due to a big budget shortfall.


Evacuation in Down Town Lansing (2007-04-26)
A gas main was struck this morning by crews working on the a sewer separation project, forcing authorities to evacuate Lansing City Hall and several other buildings in the heart of downtown.


Ford: Town should pay almost $17 million toward toxic cleanup (2007-04-26)
Ford wants the federal government to force a New Jersey city to pay (m) millions of dollars toward cleaning up a toxic waste dump.


Michigan Unemployment (2007-04-26)
Seasonally unadjusted unemployment rates in 13 of Michigan's 17 labor markets dropped slightly in March. Two regions reported jobless rate increases, while two saw no change.


Michcon Pipeline (2007-04-26)
Michigan Consolidated Gas says it plans to build a 16-mile natural gas pipeline in the southern Grand Rapids area. Construction on the 70 (m) million-dollar pipeline is to begin in June and end sometime next year.


BIG FARMS-MANURE (2007-04-26)
DEMOCRATS PUSH BILLS TO CUT DOWN ON ANIMAL MANURE POLLUTION


MIXED-UP VICTIMS, (2007-04-26)
FATHERS OF MIXED-UP CRASH VICTIMS THANK TAYLOR STUDENTS


KALAMAZOO RIVER (2007-04-26)
EPA AGREES NOT TO DUMP KALAMAZOO RIVER SEDIMENT IN CITY LANDFILL


AMERICAN IDOL-JONES (2007-04-26)
"AMERICAN IDOL" CONTESTANT JONES MAKES THE LATEST CUT


GM-TOYOTA (2007-04-26)
WAGONER SAYS GM WILL "FIGHT HARD FOR EVERY SALE" AS UPSTART TOYOTA PULLS OUT IN FRONT


Taylor Memorial (2007-04-26)
A memorial service will be held tonight at Taylor University to mark the first anniversary of a crash that killed five people and resulted in two victims' identities being mixed up for weeks.


Brighton Knitter Gets National Attention (2007-04-25)
Despite only being ten years old, Kate L'Esperance is getting lots of attention for her knitting. The Brighton girl was one of six winners of this year's Schaefer Yarn Company Design Contest, a national knitting competition


HONDA EARNINGS (2007-04-25)
HONDA'S PROFIT IN LATEST QUARTER DROPS 20 PERCENT DESPITE SALES BOOST


GM Wagoner speaks about #1 spot (2007-04-25)
C-E-O Rick Wagoner says General Motors will "fight hard for every sale" to regain its title as the world's largest automaker.


Plum Pox invades Michigan (2007-04-25)
The Plum pox virus affects stone fruits or fruits with a pit. There are four strains of the virus and strain D has been found in Michigan.


CyberNet Executive Gets Five Years (2007-04-25)
A former CyberNet executive has been sentenced to five years in prison. The failed Grand Rapids-based information technology company is at the center of a huge fraud investigation.


SBA Lending (2007-04-25)
Seeing the potential for further growth, a Lansing company that coordinates U.S. Small Business Administration lending is planning a much larger presence in western Michigan.


Tax Incentives (2007-04-25)
Most tax-abated businesses in Holland have managed to boost their employment, in spite of the city's having to tap a prominent former corporate citizen for a refund.


STATE BUDGET (2007-04-25)
TOP DEMOCRAT SAYS REPUBLICANS WILL VOTE FOR TAX INCREASE


19-year old To Graduate From U-of-M after a Year of Study (2007-04-25)
A 19-year-old suburban Detroit resident is on track to graduate from The University of Michigan after just a year of study.


MYSPACE-ADOPTION (2007-04-25)
MICHIGAN COUPLE SEEK TO ADOPT BABY ON MYSPACE AFTER CONCEPTION ATTEMPTS FAIL


SUSTAINABLE WATER (2007-04-25)
KENYAN RUNNERS TO DONATE WINNINGS TO IMPROVING QUALITY OF LIFE BACK HOME


Azulstar Changes (2007-04-25)
New management and investment for a pioneering Grand Haven wireless Internet company could spur it into a wide-open national market.


College Funding (2007-04-25)
Community colleges would get a funding boost under a budget proposal in Lansing, but that's just a down payment, presidents say.


MEDC Listing Service (2007-04-25)
The Michigan Economic Development Corp. signed a contract this month with the Commercial Board of Realtors to use the group's information exchange as the statewide listing data base for economic developers.


LEAR EARNINGS (2007-04-25)
LEAR 1Q PROFIT RISES SHARPLY ON GAIN IN CUSTOMERS BEYOND N. AMER.


Switalski on School Budgets (2007-04-25)
A top Democratic lawmaker says a potential cut to Michigan's K-twelve schools that could reach 125 dollars a student will force Republicans to vote for a tax increase.


List of 2007 Michigan casualties in Iraq (2007-04-24)
Members of the U.S. armed forces with known Michigan ties who have died in 2007 while supporting military operations in Iraq:


Stupak-led panel shines spotlight on food safety (2007-04-24)
A man whose son fell seriously ill with E-coli tells lawmakers food safety is an issue of "trust." At today's House hearing, Gary Pruden described how his son got sick after eating at a Taco Bell restaurant last fall.


Karmanos cancer center will buy, convert Detroit hospital (2007-04-24)
The Karmanos Cancer Institute says it plans to buy Detroit's Riverview and convert it for use as a clinical center.


Lawmakers want to broaden reporting of abortion complications (2007-04-24)
A state lawmaker says he believes that doctors and clinics underreport the number of health complications stemming from abortions in Michigan.


The Rapid Hybrid Buses (2007-04-24)
The Rapids unveiled a new type of bus on Monday, April 23. The bus was a hybrid and is one of two that began routes on Monday.


WAGE DISCRIMINATION (2007-04-24)
STATE HOUSE, SENATE, WORK TO PUT ANTI GENDER PAY BIAS INTO LAW


AP-MI--STATE CARS,0127 (2007-04-24)
GRANHOLM ORDER CUTS STATE'S VEHICLE FLEET, TRAVEL SPENDING


APAN-TOYOTA-GM (2007-04-24)
TOYOTA SALES TOP GENERAL MOTORS FOR FIRST TIME IN 72 YEARS


AUTO SALES-OUTLOOK (2007-04-24)
AUTO ANALYSTS PREDICT U.S. SALES SLOWDOWN IN APRIL


Senate votes to cut another $300 million to resolve deficit (2007-04-24)
The Michigan Senate has unanimously approved legislation to resolve more than 300-hundred (m) million dollars of the state's budget deficit for this fiscal year, mostly through accounting and pension changes.


PEOPLE-ARETHA FRANKLIN (2007-04-24)
STARS WANTED: 'QUEEN OF SOUL' HELPS CAST HER AUTOBIOGRAPHY


Pay Equity (2007-04-23)
House Democrats are trying to generate support for changes to Michigan law related to wage discrimination against women. One of the bills would create a statewide pay equity commission that would be responsible for developing definitions of comparable wages, which alarms some business groups.


Lake Michigan Fish (2007-04-23)
New data indicates that the number of invasive species in Lake Michigan continues to rise. It also shows a drop in the amount of prey fish on which the lake's large sport fish feed.


Turkey Hunting Range Expanded (2007-04-23)
The spring wild turkey hunt began today in Michigan. Several rule changes will make it easier to celebrate Thanksgiving early.


Canadian Trash (2007-04-23)
A long-standing push to reduce trash coming from Canada into Michigan could receive a major boost this week. The U-S House is expected to consider legislation tomorrow.


Judges give up Cars UPDATE (2007-04-23)
Michigan's seven Supreme Court justices are giving up their taxpayer-funded vehicles, and the chief justice is urging other appellate judges to join them as the state faces a budget deficit.


STATE BUDGET (2007-04-23)
MICHIGAN'S STATE BUDGET PROBLEMS AMONG NATION'S WORST


JUDGES-FREE RIDES (2007-04-23)
MICHIGAN JUSTICES TO TURN IN VEHICLES; STORY IN DETROIT FREE PRESS ALERTS PUBLIV


LASALLE BANK-BANK OF AMERICA (2007-04-23)
BANK OF AMERICA TO BUY LASALLE BANK FOR $21BIL, ENTERS CHICAGO AREA


MICHILD-INSURANCE (2007-04-23)
MICHILD HELPING MORE ADULTS, STATE HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY


MONEY SMART (2007-04-23)
MONEY MANAGEMENT, ESTATE PLANNING AND I-D THEFT ON MENU FOR FREE MUSKEGON COUNTY CLASSES THIS WEEK


Pools Open For Summer (2007-04-23)
The GRand RApids Pools will be open this summer due to community fund raising and business support.


HOSPITAL NUPTIALS (2007-04-20)
- A son's wish to have his ailing father at his wedding came true -- thanks to the hospital staff that made it happen. Tim Casey says he originally planned to marry Nicole Womack during a simple ceremony alongside his father's bed at Saint John Macomb Hospital in Warren.


BUSH VISIT (2007-04-20)
BUSH VISIT TO MICHIGAN TO FOCUS ON IRAQ, ANTI-TERRORISM EFFORT


TOYOTA-WATANABE (2007-04-20)
TOYOTA PRESIDENT MODEST ON WORLD GROWTH, CAUTIOUS ON RACE WITH GM


RENEWABLE ENERGY-MICH (2007-04-20)
DTE UNVEILS RENEWABLE ENERGY PROGRAM IN MICHIGAN


HOG VIRUS (2007-04-20)
MICHIGAN BANS IMPORTATION OF WISCONSIN HOGS BECAUSE OF VIRUS


PROTESTORS AT EGR BUSH VISIT (2007-04-20)
- Protesters who are opposed to the war in Iraq were on hand today as President Bush visited suburban Grand Rapids to make a speech about the war and worldwide anti-terrorism efforts.


OLD SEXUAL ASSAULTS (2007-04-20)
DETROIT (AP) - A man will serve three life terms for sexually assaulting boys. Wayne County Circuit Judge Annette Berry called Ted Lamborgine a "classic predator." She sentenced him today for the 15 sex-related charges he pleaded guilty to last month. She asked if he knew what they do to people like him in prison.


GM STOCK DELISTING (2007-04-20)
General Motors says it plans to delist its common stock from trading next month on the London Stock Exchange. It's part of a plan to concentrate on the New York Stock Exchange. The automaker says the U-K's Financial Services Authority authorized the shares to be delisted at the start of trading May


SOO LOCKS (2007-04-20)
SENATE TO GET HOUSE- PASSED ORDER FOR NEW LOCK AT SAULT ST. MARIE


CHRYSLER CHINA (2007-04-20)
The chief operating officer of the Chrysler Group says the unit's expansion plans outside North America won't change if there's a sale. C-O-O Eric Ridenour says Chrysler plans to double the number of dealerships in China to 140 by the middle of 2008. He also says the company will bring the Dodge Avenger to China early next year.


Bush in Grand Rapids (2007-04-20)
President Bush visited the home of Gerald R. Ford today to deliver a speech on Iraq. The address focused on the early success of the current troop surge.


Michigan Banning Wisconson Hogs (2007-04-19)
State agriculture officials today banned the importation of hogs from Wisconsin because of an outbreak of the pseudorabies virus in that state.


KALAMAZOO COMMUNITY COLLEGE CLOSING (2007-04-19)
Internet messages referencing the Virginia Tech massacre have prompted the closure of Kalamazoo Valley Community College for the rest of the week.


LAWMAKERS QUESTIONING COLLEGES' SAFETY (2007-04-19)
State lawmakers have started asking questions about the safety of Michigan's college campuses in the wake of the Virginia Tech massacre.


MAHINDRA WILL SELL IN U.S. (2007-04-19)
Mahindra and Mahindra plans to start selling a new line of vehicles in the U-S in 2009. The Indian automaker unveiled the sport utility vehicles and trucks today. Roughly 50-thousand vehicles are expected to be sold in the U-S.


ST. SEBASTIAN (2007-04-19)
ST. SEBASTIAN PARISH DEDICATES NEW CHURCH SUNDAY AMID QUIET SURROUNDINGS


Maintaining Land and Water (2007-04-19)
Agriculture and tourism are Michigan's number 2 and 3 industries. But the state devotes less than 1 percent of its budget to maintaining land and water. Michigan's non-profit land conservancy organizations have formed a new lobbying arm called Heart of the Lakes. Chris McCarus spoke with the group's President, Tom Bailey, in Harbor Springs. McCarus asked Bailey if the DNR, DEQ and Agriculture Department DON'T have to sacrifice and tighten their belts like everyone else?


KALAMAZOO-BODIES (2007-04-19)
AUTHORITIES FIND 4 BODIES IN KALAMAZOO HOME; FEW DETAILS IN MIDNIGHT HOUR DISCOVERY


ABORTION CASES (2007-04-19)
MICHIGAN ABORTION CASE MAY BE AFFECTED BY SUPREME COURT RULING


STEM CELL DEBATE (2007-04-19)
A group of Democratic state lawmakers is reviving efforts to try and remove barriers on embryonic stem cell research in Michigan.


QUOTAS-LAWSUIT (2007-04-19)
PONTIAC FIREFIGHTER SETTLES SUIT AGAINST CITY, UNION


COMMUNITY COLLEGE-THREAT (2007-04-19)
KALAMAZOO VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE CLOSED DUE TO INTERNET THREAT


MOTHER PLEADS NO CONTEST IN SEX CONTRACT CASE (2007-04-18)
MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) - A Muskegon Heights woman has pleaded no contest to three criminal sexual conduct charges after being accused of entering into a written contract with her boyfriend for him to have sex with her 15-year-old daughter.


OFFICE SHOOTING VICTIM'S FAMILY FILE SUIT (2007-04-18)
DETROIT (AP) - The family of a receptionist shot and killed at a Troy accounting firm has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the man accused in the attack. Madeline Kafoury's children filed the suit in Macomb County Circuit Court against Anthony LaCalamita. Police say he killed Kafoury with a shotgun and wounded two others at Gordon Advisors on April ninth.


PLUTO (2007-04-18)
NEW HORIZONS SPACECRAFT HEADS FOR EDGE OF SOLAR SYSTEM AND A VISIT WITH PLUTO


STATE BUDGET (2007-04-18)
GRANHOLM, LEGISLATIVE LEADERS COULD MEET SOON ON BUDGET


BOYS FOUND-INVESTIGATION (2007-04-18)
MORE CHARGES FILED AGAINST KIDNAPPING SUSPECT IN DISAPPEARANCES


Health Cafe2 (2007-04-18)
Health cafe on Friday will be a bilingual event featuring English and Spanish languages.


URBAN COYOTE PREGNANT (2007-04-18)
DETROIT (AP) - A cagey urban coyote which managed to dodge authorities during an hourlong foot chase last week in Detroit is pregnant. An animal rehabilitator discovered the pregnancy while running medical tests for the Michigan Humane Society.


LANDFILL FEES (2007-04-18)
HOUSE DEMOCRATS PASS BILL TO RAISE LANDFILL FEES; REPUBLICANS CALL IT HIDDEN TAX HIKE


VIRGINIA TECH-BLUHM (2007-04-18)
FORMER MICH. RESIDENT, A TIGERS FAN, AMONG VIRGINIA TECH VICTIMS


Health Cafe (2007-04-18)
A special event on Friday at St. James Church in Grand Rapids is designed to educate the community about health issues.


MICHIGAN LOSES FEES DO TO COMERICA CHANGES (2007-04-18)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Changes made by Comerica bank could cut the amount collected by state banking regulators by more than a million and a half dollars. The company has applied for a national charter, so bank regulators in Michigan no longer would oversee Comerica even if it kept its headquarters in Detroit.


GRANHOLM AND LEGISLATORS COULD MEET ON BUDGET (2007-04-18)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Hundreds of Michigan residents from all backgrounds are swarming the state Capitol to add their voices to what already is a noisy debate about state's government budget problems.


LAWMAKER TRIAL (2007-04-17)
ANSING, Mich. (AP) - A judge in Lansing has thrown out felony perjury charges against state Representative George Cushingberry. The 54-year-old Detroit Democrat heads the House Appropriations Committee. He smiled when an Ingham Count


CLINTON VISITS GRAND RAPIDS (2007-04-17)
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - The Economic Club of Grand Rapids says that Bill Clinton will speak at its annual dinner June 18th. An official of the economic club says that the former president is expected to discuss his foundation. Clinton also is expected to discuss his work with the first


WESTERN MICHIGAN U. NARROWS PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH (2007-04-17)
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) - An Illinois university administrator is the only remaining candidate to be Western Michigan University's next president. John Dunn has been the interim chancellor of Southern Illinois University's flagship campus in Carbondale since November.


DISABLED SUE U OF M (2007-04-17)
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - A disabled veterans group sued the University of Michigan today, saying that the school is denying wheelchair users equal access to Michigan Stadium. The Michigan Paralyzed Veterans of America filed the suit in Ann Arbor federal court.


FIRED PROSECUTORS (2007-04-17)
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U-S House Judiciary Committee is set to vote on whether to grant immunity to a former top aide to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. That would force Monica Goodling to testify about the firings of eight federal prosecutors.


LOTTERY COMMISH RESIGNS (2007-04-16)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - State officials say state lottery commissioner Gary Peters will step down August tenth. The 48-year-old Peters has been lottery commissioner for four years.


DEMS TRY TO END FREE RIDES FOR JUDGES (2007-04-16)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - State House Democrats say they expect to write legislation to end personal use of taxpayer-bought vehicles by state judges. The practice has been in place since the 1960s in some cases.


BUSH WILL VISIT EAST GRAND RAPIDS HIGH (2007-04-16)
EAST GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - The White House says President Bush plans to visit a Grand Rapids-area school on Friday to discuss terrorism and the war in Iraq. The appearance is at East Grand Rapids High School.


PILOT-COCAINE (2007-04-16)
DRIVING HIGH? NORTHWEST PILOT NABBED WITH SUSPECTED COCAINE AFTER BORDER CHASE


BUSH VISIT (2007-04-16)
BUSH TO VISIT MICHIGAN ON FRIDAY, DISCUSS WAR IN IRAQ; WHITE HOUSE MUM ON ITENERARY


SENATOR SAYS DEMS READY WITH NEW IRAQ STRATEGY (2007-04-16)
Levin: Dems ready with new Iraq approach should Bush veto bill DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) - Michigan U-S Senator Carl Levin said today that Democrats in Congress may make another try at reducing U-S spending in Iraq. He says the move would come if President Bush makes his expected veto of legislation aimed at bringing


FLAGPOLE DEATH (2007-04-16)
FERNDALE, MICH. (AP) - High winds toppled a flagpole at an elementary school in Ferndale today, striking and killing a kindergartner. The accident happened at Roosevelt Primary School in the Ferndale School District in Detroit's northern suburbs.


GRAND RAPIDS-WATER (2007-04-16)
DRUG TRACES FOUND IN GRAND RAPIDS DRINKING WATER: NO CAUSE FOR HUMAN CONCERN---YET


WHO VOLUNTEERS-MICH (2007-04-16)
VOLUNTEER RATES STILL HIGH, BUT DIP; MICHIGAN NO. 17


ST. LUKE (2007-04-16)
GRAND RAPIDS CATHOLIC DIOCESE GETS FIRST NEW TERRITORIAL PARISH IN NEARLY 30 YEARS; TO SERVE GVSU


Former Secretary of Defense WIlliam Cohen on US Foriegn Affairs (2007-04-13)
William Cohen visited Grand Rapids to speak at the World Affairs Council of West Michigan. WGVU's Kurt Steiner sat down with him before his speech.


IPODS IN SCHOOL (2007-04-12)
PLAN TO GIVE IPODS, MP3 PLAYERS TO STUDENTS GETS RESISTANCE


FORMER SAGINAW MAYOR BOUND OVER FOR TRIAL IN ARSON CASE (2007-04-12)
AGINAW, Mich. (AP) - Saginaw City Councilwoman Wilmer Jones Ham will stand trial on arson and insurance fraud in the burning of her 19-86 Mercedes-Benz. Jones Ham has pleaded not guilty and is free on a 15-thousand dollar personal bond. She also serves as mayor pro tem and is mother of ex-Detroit Pistons player Darvin Ham.


OPENING STATEMENTS IN TRIAL OF MICHIGAN LAWMAKER (2007-04-12)
Detroit Democrat George Cushingberry was sent 17 notices to comply with Michigan's campaign finance law, a state attorney told jurors today. Cushingberry, head of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, is accused of lying when he signed and turned in


DEMOCRATS DROP IPODS (2007-04-12)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - State House Democrats say they have no plans to provide iPods for Michigan students. The statement Thursday is aimed at ending a controversy stemming from a concept first discussed by Democrats last week.


WINTER WEATHER-MICH (2007-04-12)
APRIL SNOW HITS MICHIGAN, WITH 5-7 INCHES IN SOME AREAS


FORMER LION HEYWOOD DIES (2007-04-12)
Ralph Heywood, a former Detroit Lion who served as a U-S Marine in three wars is dead at age 85. Heywood died Tuesday in Bandera, Texas. The cause of death has not been given.


JAPAN-NISSAN-MAZDA-RECALLS (2007-04-12)
NISSAN TO RECALL 113,000 MINIVANS OVER EXHAUST PIPE PROBLEM


RUNWAY ACCIDENT (2007-04-12)
PLANE SKIDS OFF RUNWAY IN SNOWSTORM, NO INJURIES REPORTED


DIET-HEALTHY SCHOOLS (2007-04-12)
MICHIGAN SIXTH-GRADERS SHAPE UP THROUGH SCHOOL HEALTH EFFORT


DOW CHEMICAL FIRES ADVISOR AND EMPLOYEE OVER LEAKS (2007-04-12)
- Midland-based Dow Chemical has fired two executives over unauthorized discussions with third parties about the possibility of purchasing the company. Dow's chairman says Pedro Reinhard and Romeo Kreinberg were dismissed with board approval.


WYOMING COMMISSION SHUTS DOWN FIRM (2007-04-11)
A Wyoming commission has imposed sanctions on a Michigan coal-bed methane operator for violating rules on reporting production and testing wells. The state's Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has revoked 171-thousand dollars in sureties and bonds posted by Wolverine Operating L-L-C. It also ordered 184 of the company's wells in Wyoming sealed.


OHIO PATROL CATCHES MICHIGAN MOONERS (2007-04-11)
An Ohio state trooper who stopped a carload of young men accused of mooning other motorists says he found all the evidence he needed. A passenger in the car videotaped the whole thing. Trooper Bob Burd with the Findlay post says once confronted, the four guys from Inkster, Michigan, acknowledged that they'd been exposing their backsides to motorists on I-75.


E Michigan-Labor (2007-04-11)
E-M-U FACULTY, ADMINISTRATION STRIKE TENTATIVE LABOR DEAL


Wireless Internet Battle (2007-04-11)
Western Michigan is shaping up to be an early battleground for the country's biggest contenders in the next generation of high-speed wireless Internet service.


Recruiting in West MI (2007-04-11)
Anthony Senagore was working at the Cleveland Clinic when he got the call from Spectrum Health. The Grand Rapids health system was seeking someone to oversee research and education.


PSYCHIATRIC RESEARCH (2007-04-11)
RESEARCHER: EARLY DETECTION, TREATMENT REDUCES PSYCHOTIC EPISODES


GRANDMA LETS 15 YEAR OLD DRIVE, ACCIDENT OCCURS (2007-04-11)
Police in Livingston County say a woman told her 15-year-old granddaughter to take the girl's four-year-old sister on an errand with the family car. They say the result was a rollover crash yesterday that left both girls injured.


Internet Company Sale (2007-04-11)
Local investors earned a tidy payoff when they sold scarce licensed spectrum to emerging national wireless Internet player Clearwire Inc.


BLUFFTON PLAYER UPGRADE TO FAIR CONDITION (2007-04-11)
- The last baseball player still hospitalized from the Bluffton University bus crash has been upgraded. Officials at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta say 22-year-old Tim Berta is now in fair condition. Berta, who's from Ida, Michigan,


TROY SHOOTING SUSPECT ARRAIGNED (2007-04-11)
A recently fired accountant has been arraigned on charges of killing a former co-worker and wounding two others during a shotgun attack. A not guilty plea was entered on the behalf of Anthony LaCalamita the Third.


Disappearing Bees (2007-04-11)
Millions of honeybees are dying mysteriously...As Bob Allen reports, it's a major concern for farmers.


Seed Banks (2007-04-11)
Rebecca Williams reports on seed banks...an effort to save trees in peril.


WORKPLACE SHOOTING (2007-04-11)
MAN CHARGED WITH MURDER IN TROY OFFICE SHOOTING; JAILED WITHOUT BOND


WINTER WEATHER (2007-04-11)
MORE APRIL SNOW HEADED TO MICHIGAN AS COLD LINGERS: WINTER NOT DONE YET


Virtual Companies (2007-04-11)
By becoming part of a new initiative designed to support young life-sciences companies, Jos Infante is mixing business development with civic duty.


Art Cuts (2007-04-11)
Jennifer Guerra reports that the state budget crisis could threaten funding for the arts once again...and arts advocates are furious.


AMERICAN IDOL-JONES (2007-04-11)
TWO 'IDOL' JUDGES COOL TOWARD SAUCY PERFORMANCE BY FLINT'S JONES


NATIONAL HOCKEY CHAMPS TO ENJOY PARADE (2007-04-10)
The Michigan State hockey team will parade down East Lansing's main strip tonight, then meet with fans in Munn Ice Arena at a rally celebrating the school's third N-C-A-A hockey championship.


SCIENTISTS FEAR DEADLY FISH VIRUS HEADING FOR LK MICHIGAN (2007-04-10)
A virus that has killed tens of thousands of fish in the eastern Great Lakes appears headed for Lake Michigan. That's where wildlife experts fear it could threaten the sport-fishing industry.


SUSPECT IN DETROIT AREA OFFICE SHOOTING PICKED TARGETS (2007-04-10)
An accounting firm employee fired from his job last week is expected to be arraigned tomorrow morning in a workplace shooting that left one dead and two wounded.


JURY SELECTED IN TRIAL OF STATE LAWMAKER (2007-04-10)
he trial has begun for a high-ranking Democratic state lawmaker who is accused of felony perjury and NOT filing campaign finance reports. Represenative George Cushingberry junior of Detroit heads the powerful House Appropriations Committee.


LIBRARY BOOKS (2007-04-10)
SUPREME COURT CASE COULD IMPACT LIBRARIES STATEWIDE BY GRANTING UNIVERSAL CHECKOUT PRIVILEGES


MICHIGAN AG-GYM (2007-04-10)
MICHIGAN DEMOCRATS CRITICIZE AG'S PLAN FOR NEW GYM AT HIS OFFICE


DRUG DISPOSAL (2007-04-10)
DRUG FLUSHERS ADDING TO WATER, SOIL CONTAMINATION. SAFELY GETTING RID OF OLD PRESCRIPTIONS


WORKPLACE SHOOTING (2007-04-10)
POLICE: SUSPECT IN DETROIT-AREA OFFICE SHOOTING PICKED TARGETS; TO BE FORMALLY CHARGED TOMORROW WITH "MURDER," "ATTEMPTED MURDER."


WYOMING ACCIDENT FEES (2007-04-10)
IF YOU GET IN AN ACCIDENT IN WYOMING ..AND YOU'RE AT FAULT ..IT LOOKS LIKE YOU'LL CONTNUE TO GET A BILL FROM THE CITY.


SMALL CLAIMS COURT WIN NETS MAN $33,500 IN PENNIES (2007-04-10)
Bob Wilson of Livingston County won a small claims court case last month over motorcycle repairs. He received his three-hundred-and-thirty-five dollars -- as 33-thousand-500 pennies.


BETTY FORD (2007-04-10)
BETTY FORD HOME FOLLOWING UNDISCLOSED SURGERY AT CALIFORNIA HOSPITAL


MICHIGAN SOLDIER KILLED IN IRAQ (2007-04-10)
An Army soldier from Midland who was engaged to be married has been killed in Iraq. Private First Class Levi Hoover died Saturday. The 23-year-old served with the Army's 82nd Airborne Division based at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.


WORKPLACE SHOOTING (2007-04-09)
1 DEAD, 2 HURT IN SUBURBAN DETROIT OFFICE BUILDING SHOOTING


HIGHER ED (2007-04-09)
GRAND VALLEY, OTHER MICHIGAN COLLEGES FIGHT PROPOSED CHANGE IN FUNDING FORMULA FOR HIGHER EDUCATION


BORROWING BOOKS (2007-04-09)
HIGH COURT WEIGHS RIGHT TO CHECK OUT LIBRARY BOOKS


Perfect From Now On (2007-04-09)
Guided By Voices is the greatest rock band in the history of the music and if you don't believe that then you're just plain wrong.


BUCKEYE BABY (2007-04-09)
BUCKEYE FAN NAMES SON AFTER OHIO COACHES: TRESSEL POPULAR CHOICE


SEX STING-DAUGHTER (2007-04-09)
MOM ACCUSED OF OFFERING UP ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AGE DAUGHTER FOR SEX WAS A FUGITIVE


Blades of Glory (2007-04-06)
Blades of Glory is the latest comedic vehicle for Will Ferrell, who this time co-stars with Jon Heder, who came to fame as the title character in Napoleon Dynamite.


GRANT LAWSUIT (2007-04-05)
The sister of slain businesswoman Tara Grant has filed a 50 (m) million-dollar wrongful death lawsuit against Stephen Grant, the suspect in his wife's killing.


CHILD DIES (2007-04-05)
A judge has ruled that a suburban Detroit woman is mentally competent to stand trial in her two-year-old foster daughter's death.


NO HONKING (2007-04-05)
The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a federal lawsuit against Ferndale. The A-C-L-U is challenging the Detroit suburb's "no honking" policy for demonstrators.


SPARTAN GROWTH (2007-04-05)
Privately owned GAR Felpausch Co. will sell all its stores to Spartan Stores Inc. for $38.5 million, pending due-diligence procedures, officials said Monday.


OVERDOSE DEATH (2007-04-05)
The Wayne County medical examiner's office says a 19-year-old woman whose body was kept in an apartment died of an accidental drug overdose.


READY TO RUMBLE (2007-04-05)
Lawsuits are very bad customer relations. If you really throw down the gauntlet and stop shipping, you're done, baby, you're done.


COLLEGE TECH (2007-04-05)
Colleges and universities are leveraging technology and taking other measures to enroll foreign students, aiming to boost tuition revenue and add diversity.


GROUP DISSOLVES (2007-04-05)
The dissolution of a northern Michigan chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors will add 37 counties to ABC-West Michigan's chapter, executive director John Doherty said.


DETROIT SCHOOL CUTS (2007-04-05)
A chaotic scene nearly overshadowed the Detroit school board's vote tonight to close 34 schools.


HOSPITAL RATINGS (2007-04-05)
The economy may rest at the bottom nationally, but Michigan has more hospitals ranked among the top 100 in the nation than any other state.


GLOBAL SOURCING (2007-04-05)
Global sourcing will be key for western Michigan manufacturing, but external events will make specific predictions all but futile.


INLAND FISH STOCKING HALTED (2007-04-04)
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources will take a one-year break from raising three species of sport fish and planting them in waterways.


HOFFA BARN PAYOUT (2007-04-04)
The owners of an Oakland County farm have been paid 160-thousand dollars to replace their barn.


TROOPER SUES (2007-04-04)
A retired state trooper says he's being punished for refusing to work as a prison chaplain.


MEGA MILLIONS ROLLOVER (2007-04-04)
The Mega Millions jackpot will stand at 105 million dollars for Friday's game.


U.S. AUTO SALES DOWN (2007-04-04)
Toyota's U-S sales jumped 11-point-seven percent last month, boosted by record hybrid sales and strong overall car sales.


GREENHOUSE GASES (2007-04-02)
SUPREME COURT REBUKES WHITE HOUSE ON GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS


PREP SPORTS-GIRLS (2007-04-02)
MICHIGAN'S PREP SPORTS SEASONS FOR GIRLS WILL CHANGE NEXT YEAR


MAYTAG REPAIRMAN (2007-04-02)
VIRGINIA BEATS OUT 1,500 TO BECOME NEW MAYTAG REPAIRMAN


SEX STING-DAUGHTER (2007-04-02)
MOM ARRAIGNED ON CHARGES SHE OFFERED DAUGHTER, 7, FOR SEX, PORN


TIGERS-OPENING DAY, (2007-04-02)
TIGERS FANS HAVE LEGITIMATE REASON FOR OPTIMISM AS CHAMPS RETURN


Cyber Bullies (2007-03-30)
In part two of her special report...Amy Robinson looks at cyber bullies...kids who attack other kids on the web.


Anti-bully movement (2007-03-30)
Some parents and educators are pleased to see progress in the anti-bullying movement. Amy Robinson visited a local school and has more on bullying and efforts to stop it.


Cyber Bullies (2007-03-30)
In part two of her special report...Amy Robinson looks at cyber bullies...kids who attack other kids on the web.


Visual Thinking Strategies (2007-03-30)
Visual Thinking Strategies is the name of a new learning process at some Michigan schools. Gretchen Millich reports.


Future Farmers (2007-03-30)
Future farmers of America....more than two thousand attended a conference at MSU. And as Chris McCarus reports..they're concerned about access to farmland.


PRISON TUNNEL (2007-03-29)
INMATES NEARLY ESCAPED PRISON THROUGH TUNNEL, OFFICIAL SAYS


STATE BUDGET-UTILITY TAX (2007-03-29)
REPORT: TAX ON UTILITIES BEING FLOATED TO ERASE STATE DEFICIT


TRIPLE HOMICIDE (2007-03-29)
FIVE CHARGED IN KALAMAZOO COUNTY TRIPLE HOMICIDE FROM 2000


TUSKEGEE AIRMEN (2007-03-29)
TUSKEGEE AIRMEN TO BE HONORED WITH CONGRESSIONAL GOLD MEDAL


PETITION (2007-03-29)
POTENTIAL LOSS OF NATIVE AMERICAN ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL EYE NEW CHARTER SCHOOL


UAW-CONTRACT TALKS (2007-03-27)
UNITED AUTO WORKERS KICKS OFF NATIONAL CONVENTION IN DETROIT


TOURISM OUTLOOK, (2007-03-27)
REPORT: MICHIGAN TOURISM EXPECTED TO GROW MODESTLY THIS YEAR


LAWMAKER-SUSPENDED LICENSE (2007-03-27)
LAWMAKER SEEN DRIVING ON SUSPENDED LICENSE SAYS HE'S NOW LEGAL AND LICENSED


UNUSUAL WEDDING (2007-03-27)
NEWLYWED COUPLE DONS APRONS TO SERVE NEEDY NEIGHBORS AFTER TAKING VOWS


CRUMBLING ROADS (2007-03-27)
ROAD WATCHING GROUP CALLS FOR MAJOR ROAD AND BRIDGE FIX UP PLAN AS LAWMAKERS EYE GAS TAX INCREAS.


REAGAN AIDE (2007-03-26)
DAVID STOCKMAN LAWYER: EX-COLLINS & AIKMAN CEO CHARGED


LAWMAKER-SUSPENDED LICENSE (2007-03-26)
LAWMAKER DRIVES ON SUSPENDED LICENSE IN UNREGISTERED CAR


DHS CUTS (2007-03-26)
MICHIGAN BUDGET CUTS JEOPARDIZE YOUNG LIVES AS D-H-S CASELOAD RISES


EDUCATION LEVELS (2007-03-26)
CENSUS DATA: MORE MICH. RESIDENTS EARN COLLEGE DEGREES


BOAT OVERTURNED (2007-03-26)
BOAT CAPTAIN, COMPANY PLEAD GUILTY TO ETHAN ALLEN CHARGES


FORD-ROLLOVER LAWSUIT (2007-03-22)
JUDGE TOSSES $15M JURY VERDICT IN FORD ROLLOVER LAWSUIT


STATE BUDGET (2007-03-22)
ACTION ON BUDGET PROPOSAL APPEARS POSSIBLE TODAY, AS $900 MILLION DOLLAR DEFICIT LOOMS


300 (2007-03-22)
300 is a compelling adaptation of Frank Miller's graphic novel about the Battle of Thermopylae, when 300 Spartans held off the Persian General Xerxes, and his army of 10,000. The movie is thrilling, with its effective use of computer generated animation and live action.


MICHIGAN POLLS (2007-03-20)
CLINTON, McCAIN TOP OF THE HEAP IN PRESIDENTIAL POLL


STATE BUDGET (2007-03-20)
GRANHOLM, LEGISLATIVE LEADERS OPEN BUDGET TALKS AFTER MONDAY'S FASLE START


FIRED PROSECUTORS (2007-03-20)
PROSECUTOR ASKED WHY WAS ASKED TO RESIGN; WEST MICHIGAN'S MARGARET CHIARA SUSPECTS "POLITICS"


RECALL (2007-03-20)
PRODUCT RECALLS: PRE-PACK AND DELI COUNTE POTATO SALAD SOLD IN MICHIGAN, OTHER STATES


DEAD ROOMMATE (2007-03-20)
POLICE: WOMAN WHO KEPT BODY HAD CONNECTIONS TO ANOTHER OD VICTIM


Black Snake Moan (2007-03-19)
Black Snake Moan is a hoot and a holler! Director Craig Brewer has taken the same understated artistry that made Hustle and Flow such a beguiling portrait of small-time pimps and had applied it to Southern Gothic with an additional jolt of exploitation.


Factotum (2007-03-19)
Factotum is a duplication of a similar one in Barfly. (clip) Factotum is a faithful adaptation of Bukowski's novel, which is my favorite of his. The story is updated from the 40s to modern times, but the material is still ultraviolet black in its humor.


Amazing Grace (2007-03-19)
John Newton was an English Slave Ship master who later became an Anglican Priest. His life in the slave trade haunted him after his true conversion to Christianity, and he famously composed the hymn Amazing Grace, which has the subtext of slavery.


Alpha Dog (2007-03-19)
Alpha Dog become infamous for a lawsuit that was filed against the real life prosecutor who gave the producers access to his files on the genuine Johnny Truelove, Jesse James Hollywood, whose story has been featured on TV shows like Dateline, America's Most Wanted, and Unsolved Mysteries.


Notes on a Scandal (2007-03-19)
Notes on a Scandal is a perfect, compact movie at 92 minutes, with masterful performances by Judi Dench and Kate Blanchett. Directed by Richard Eyre, and written by Patrick Marber, Notes on a Scandal has the most overwhelming sinister tone throughout


Shortbus (2007-03-19)
Shortbus Five years ago John Cameron Mitchell had a sleeper hit with the independently produced rock opera Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Two and half years ago, Mitchell announced that his next film would be a sex film project


ACQUAINTANCE STABBING DEATH (2007-03-19)
ALLEGAN COUNTY MAN ARRESTED IN FRIEND'S STABBING DEATH


The Oscars 2007 (2007-03-19)
Scorcese has his Best Director Academy Award, good for him. He should've gotten it for Mean Streets, or Taxi Driver, or certainly Raging Bull or Good Fellas, but, hey, he's got that sucker. And The Departed was an excellent candidate for Best Picture. I didn't see Marty get his statue, or Jack and Diane announcing Best Picture. I was asleep.


RETIREMENT (2007-03-19)
PRIVATIZED 401K ACCOUNTS? HOUSE DEMOCRATS HOPE TO PASS, PERHAPS THIS WEEK.


STATE BUDGET (2007-03-19)
GRANHOLM CRITICIZES BISHOP FOR NOT SHOWING UP FOR BUDGET MEETING


Pan's Labyrinth (2007-03-19)
Pan's Labyrinth, the widely acclaimed film by Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro, is finally screening in West Michigan. This week the film was nominated for six Oscars, in Best Foreign Film, Original Screenplay, Art Direction, Cinematography, Original Score, and Makeup.


Scott's Best and Worst of 2006 (2007-03-19)
2006 was an ok year for movies. It wasn't particularly bad, but it also wasn't particularly outstanding. In fact, there was an atmosphere of mediocrity throughout. Despite this, there were several films that I thoroughly enjoyed, plus some that I hated. And here they are.


Zodiac (2007-03-19)
David Fincher's Zodiac is the ultimate serial killer film, and one of the finest portrayals of obsession I've seen. The latter point is what makes this movie a possible masterpiece for the director of Seven and Fight Club.


HONDA RECALL (2007-03-19)
HONDA RECALLING VEHICLES OVER ENGINE PROBLEMS, INCLUDING POPULAR 2005 ACURA


U-M DEPRESSION (2007-03-19)
NATIONWIDE CONFERENCE IN MICHIGAN AIMS TO HELP COLLEGE STUDENTS BETTER DEAL WITH STRESS


UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN-DIVERSITY (2007-03-16)
U-M RELEASES PLAN TO PROMOTE DIVERSITY. AS TASK FORCE MAKES RECOMMENDATIONS


ACCUSED SERIAL KILLER (2007-03-16)
SUSPECTED DETROIT SERIAL KILLER CONVICTED OF MURDERING PROSTITUTE


BASKETBALL DEATH (2007-03-16)
TEENAGER DIES ON COURT DURING BASKETBALL PRACTICE; AUTOPSY WILL SHOW MORE


JAPAN-NISSAN (2007-03-16)
NISSAN CHIEF TO GIVE UP LEAD ROLE IN U.S. MARKET, PART OF LARGER MANAGEMENT SHAKEUP


STUDENT SLAIN (2007-03-16)
SUSPECT IN MURDER OF EASTERN MICH. STUDENT HAD 2 PRIOR ARRESTS


CAUTIOUS DEMOCRATS (2007-03-15)
SOME DEMOCRATS ARE RELUCTANT TO EMBRACE TAX INCREASE


STATE POLICE-CUTBACKS (2007-03-15)
MICHIGAN STATE POLICE BEGIN LAYOFFS, REASSIGNMENTS TO WIPE OUT DEFICIT


GM-ANNUAL REPORT (2007-03-15)
GM TO SEEK REDUCED HEALTH CARE, PENSION COSTS FROM UNIONS


CHIARA DISMISSED (2007-03-15)
CHIARA DEFENDS PERFORMANCE AS U-S ATTORNEY; BAFFLED OVER HER DISMISSAL


HIGH SCHOOL CLOSING (2007-03-15)
FREE SOIL SCHOOL BOARD CLOSING HIGH SCHOOL AS DOUBLE MILLAGE DEFEATS SPELL DOOM


EARNS-GM (2007-03-14)
GM REPORTS QUARTERLY PROFIT BASED ON COST CUTS, INCREASED REVENUE


UBPRIME LENDING-FALLOUT (2007-03-14)
GMAC FINANCIAL UNIT'S LOSSES REFLECT PRESSURES FROM BAD LOANS


STATE SPENDING (2007-03-14)
SENATE SENDS GRANHOLM SUPPLEMENTAL SPENDING BILL, CLOSING THE BOOKS ON LAST FISCAL YEAR


GRANHOLM-BUDGET (2007-03-14)
GRANHOLM SAYS BUDGET NEGOTIATIONS WON'T END UNTIL AGREEMENT


ATHEIST (2007-03-14)
WEST MICHIGAN FREETHINKER RESPONDS TO CONGRESSMAN'S "COMING OUT" OF THE ATHEIST CLOSET


MANPOWER HIRING (2007-03-13)
SECOND QUARTER HIRING OUTLOOK PICKS UP FROM DEPRESSED POST HOLIDAY PERIOD


LACK OF BIZ TAX HURTING BUSINESS PROSPECTS (2007-03-13)
THE LEADER OF THE AREAS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GROUP SAYS UNCERTAINTY OVER THE NEXT BUSINESS TAX IS DRIVING BUSINESSES AWAY FROM THE STATE.


LAB TO HELP DOCTORS DIAGNOSE DISEASE (2007-03-13)
A JOINT VENTURE BETWEEN SPECTRUM HEALTH AND THE VAN ANDEL INSTITUTE WILL HELP DIAGNOSE AND TREAT THING LIKE CANCER AND MENTAL ILLNESS.


BUDGET CRISIS (2007-03-13)
RATINGS COMPANY CALLS ON MICHIGAN TO SOLVE BUDGET CRISIS SOON


CEMETERY INVESTIGATION (2007-03-13)
JUDGE ASKED TO THROW OUT FUNERAL HOME OWNER'S BANKRUPTCY CASE


IMPULSE SALE (2007-03-13)
LAWSUIT: DETROIT-AREA DEALER WRONGLY SOLD CAR TO DISABLED WOMAN


CANADIAN TRASH (2007-03-12)
PINE TREE ACRES LANDFILL KEEPS GETTING CANADIAN TRASH


FORD-ASTON MARTIN (2007-03-12)
BOND TO ASTON MARTIN: "DUDE, WHERE'S MY CAR?" --FORD SELLING LUXURY MANUFACTURER


FIFTH THIRD-EXPANSION (2007-03-12)
FIFTH THIRD TO INVEST IN MICHIGAN AFTER COMERICA'S ANNOUNCED EXIT


NURSING SHORTAGE (2007-03-12)
DEMAND GROWS FOR NURSES, AS SUPPLY DWINDLES AND MEDICAL FIELD CHANGES


NCAA OFFICE POOLS-LAW (2007-03-12)
LAWMAKER WANTS TO LEGALIZE NCAA BASKETBALL OFFICE POOLS


PROFESSOR ARRESTED (2007-03-09)
MICHIGAN STATE PROFESSOR ACCUSED OF BITING POLICE OFFICER IN FLA.


DETROIT SCHOOLS-SUPERINTENDENT (2007-03-09)
DETROIT SCHOOL BOARD CHOOSES MO. ADMINISTRATOR AS SUPERINTENDENT


GRANHOLM-GERMANY (2007-03-09)
GRANHOLM HEADING TO GERMANY AGAIN TO RECRUIT NEW BUSINESS


MERICAN IDOL-JONES, (2007-03-09)
'AMERICAN IDOL' CONTESTANT FROM FLINT ADVANCES...AND THE BEAT GOES ON


IRAQ-MICH-FLAGS (2007-03-09)
GRANHOLM ORDERS FLAGS LOWERED TO HONOR MILITARY PERSONNEL


MGM GRAND-JOBS (2007-03-08)
MGM GRAND TO HIRE 1,000 WORKERS FOR NEW DETROIT CASINO, HOTEL


FORD-VAIL POST OFFICE (2007-03-08)
BUSH SIGNS BILL NAMING VAIL POST OFFICE AFTER FORMER PRESIDENT JERRY FORD


OBSCENE BOOK CLAIMS (2007-03-08)
FEDS, STATE WON'T INVESTIGATE OBSCENE BOOK CLAIMS


GAS PRICES-MOTORISTS (2007-03-08)
GAS TOPS $3 MARK AGAIN IN CALIF. WILL REST OF U.S. FOLLOW?


FORD-POLICE CAR RECALL (2007-03-07)
FORD TO RECALL POLICE CARS DUE TO POSSIBLE WHEEL CRACKS


NORTHWEST-PROFIT SHARING (2007-03-07)
NORTHWEST AIRLINES SENDS PROFIT-SHARING CHECKS TO EMPLOYEES


MEGA MILLIONS-JACKPOT (2007-03-07)
WINNING TICKETS SOLD IN N.J., GEORGIA IN RECORD $370M JACKPOT


AFFIRMATIVE ACTION (2007-03-07)
REPORT: 8 STATE PROGRAMS COULD BE IN JEOPARDY BECAUSE OF PROP 2


DAYLIGHT TIME (2007-03-07)
ACT OF CONGRESS CHANGES DAYLIGHT TIME; WE SPRING FORWARD THIS SUNDAY


SWITZERLAND-DAIMLERCHRYSLER (2007-03-06)
DCX CHAIRMAN SAYS CHRYSLER PLAN WILL WORK, BUT ALL OPTIONS OPEN


COMERICA BANK (2007-03-06)
COMERICA INC. TO RELOCATE HEADQUARTERS FROM DETROIT TO DALLAS


CHRYSLER (2007-03-06)
OFFICIAL: CERBERUS, BLACKSTONE REVIEWING CHRYSLER FINANCES


GAMBLERS (2007-03-06)
RECOVERING GAMBLER SPEAKS OF ADDICTION, OPPORTUNITY, LOSS AND REDEMPTION AS STATE MARKS GAMBLING ADDICTION AWARENESS WEEK


GREAT LAKES POLLUTION (2007-03-06)
CONGRESSIONAL PANEL HEARS TESTIMONY ABOUT GREAT LAKES POLLUTION


SEWER MALFUNCTION (2007-03-05)
RESIDENTS EVACUATED, INDUSTRIES IDLED FOLLOWING SEWER BREAK


GRANHOLM ROAD SHOW (2007-03-05)
GRANHOLM HEADS OUT THIS WEEK TO PITCH HER VISION IN TV FORUMS


CHILD KILLED (2007-03-05)
SAGINAW POLICE SEARCHING FOR GUNMAN IN FATAL DRIVE-BY


MISSING WOMAN (2007-03-05)
POLICE: MAN CONFESSES TO KILLING AND DISMEMBERING HIS WIFE


LEGISLATIVE CUTS (2007-03-05)
HOUSE DEMOCRATS WANT TO TRIM LAWMAKERS' LIFETIME HEALTH CARE


FLINT NATIVE ON "AMERICAN IDOL" (2007-03-01)
A FLINT NATIVE IS COMPETING ON THE TELEVISION SHOW "AMERICAN IDOL"...


POACHERS KILL 60 DEER (2007-03-01)
POLICE SAY A DEER POACHING RING IS RESPONSIBLE FOR KILLING AROUND 60 DEER.


6TH PERSON CHARGED IN DETROIT SLAYINGS (2007-03-01)
A 6TH PERSON IS CHARGED WITH MURDER IN THE SLAYING OF TWO BOYS ON DETROIT'S WEST SIDE LAST WEEK.


OFFICIAL ALLEGEDLY DUPED BY INTERNET SCAM (2007-03-01)
THE FORMER ALCONA COUNTY TREASURER IS ACCUSED OF STEALING OVER $100,000 DOLLARS FROM THE COUNTY TO INVEST IN A NIGERIAN INTERNET SCAM.


SUICIDE VICTIM SUSPECTED OF MURDER (2007-03-01)
A MAN WHO SHOT HIMSELF WAS SUSPECTED OF KILLING A MAN HE WORKED FOR.


UNIVERSITIES CHARGING MORE FEES (2007-02-28)
AN AUDIT SHOWS MICHIGAN UNIVERSITIES ARE CHARGING MORE FEES TO STUDENTS.


GOV TO TOUR STATE (2007-02-28)
GOVERNOR GRANHOLM WILL HOLD A SERIES OF TOWN HALL MEETINGS TO TALK ABOUT THE BUDGET.


FIEGER CONTROVERSY FLARES AGAIN (2007-02-28)
THE CONTROVERSY BETWEEN TRIAL LAWYER GEOFFREY FIEGER AND ATTORNEY GENERAL MIKE COX HAS FLARED AGAIN.


FUNDING DENIED FOR LOCKS (2007-02-28)
THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION HAS DENIED FUNDING FOR IMPROVEMENTS AT THE SOO LOCKS.


COMPANIES TO HELP CLEAN K-ZOO RIVER (2007-02-28)
THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY ANNOUNCED A CLEANUP PROJECT FOR PART OF THE KALAMAZOO RIVER.


COUPLE CHARGED IN EMBEZZLEMENT (2007-02-27)
A DIVORCED COUPLE WAS SENTENCED PROBATION FOR STEALING BINGO MONEY


PLEA IN CYBERNET CASE (2007-02-27)
THE MOTHER OF A MAN WHO KILLED HIMSELF AFTER FRAUD WAS EXPOSED AT HIS BUSINESS HAS PLEADED GUILTY TO A GUN CHARGE.


ARRESTS IN SLAYING OF BOYS (2007-02-27)
FIVE PEOPLE ARE IN CUSTODY, CHARGED WITH KILLING A 12-YEAR-OLD AND A 13-YEAR-OLD ON DETROIT'S WEST SIDE.


HEART SCAN DETECTS BLOCKAGES (2007-02-27)
NEW TECHNOLOGY COULD GREATLY REDUCE THE TIME IT TAKES TO DIAGNOSE HEART ATTACK RISK.


DHS GRANT WILL HELP BUY RADIOS (2007-02-27)
THE HOMELAND SECURITY DEPARTMENT WILL HELP AGENCIES IN THE UPPER PENINSULA COMMUNICATE WITH EACH OTHER.


GRAND BUST (2007-02-23)
IT WAS DUBBED THE RIVER GRAND DEVELOPMENT. BUT RIGHT NOW ..THE SITUATION IS ANYTHING BUT GRAND.


Commercial Real Estate (2007-02-22)
Western Michigan's commercial real estate markets shared some trends last year and stood apart on others. Experts in the industry weigh in on what happened in 2006 and make predictions for 2007.


MUSKEGON NATIVE GIVEN ARMY'S SECOND-HIGHEST HONOR (2007-02-22)
A MUSKEGON NATIVE WILL RECEIVE THE DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS FOR HEROISM IN COMBAT IN IRAQ.


BORDER-PASSPORTS (2007-02-22)
U.S. TO DROP PASSPORT REQUIREMENT FOR KIDS AT BORDER CROSSINGS


POOR DEFENDANTS (2007-02-22)
LAWSUIT SAYS STATE DOESN'T SPEND ENOUGH ON PUBLIC DEFENDERS


CHANDLER MURDER (2007-02-22)
MICHIGAN MURDER SUSPECT IN 1979 MURDER TO BE EXTRADITED


Healthcare Grant (2007-02-22)
Wanting to assure everybody's system plays well with each other, the Alliance for Health is asking the state for $450,000 to better coordinate the deployment of electronic medical records in the region.


Database Security (2007-02-22)
Information that could destroy the credit of some 800 clients of a Cassopolis tax preparer was stolen with a computer in an overnight break-in. Social Security and bank-account routing numbers, and names and addresses all were compromised.


PRISON CLOSING (2007-02-22)
SENATE REPUBLICANS WANT TO FIND OTHER WAYS TO DEAL WITH PRISONERS


CAPITOL GATEWAY (2007-02-22)
GATEWAY TO CAPITOL TO BE SPRUCED UP WITH FOUNTAIN, GREENERY


ORGANIC BAKERY (2007-02-21)
NEW WEST MICHIGAN BAKERY TO REPLACE SHUTTERED FACILITY IN IOWA


FARM WORKER KILLED (2007-02-21)
LOWELL MAN KILLED IN FARM ACCIDENT,PULLED TO BOTTOM OF GRAIN BIN IN MONTCALM COUNTY


Blogger Death (2007-02-21)
Chris McCarus reports on the death of a blogger who was working to rebuild and promote Detroit.


GENTEX EXPANDS IN ZEELAND (2007-02-21)
DESPITE TOUGH TIMES FOR SUPPLIERS TO THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY, ONE SUPPLIER BASED IN WEST MICHIGAN IS EXPANDING ITS OPERATION IN ZEELAND.


DOWNLOADING MUSIC (2007-02-21)
AP IMPACT: MUSIC COMPANIES TARGET COLLEGES IN LATEST CRACKDOWN


New Face for Fennville (2007-02-21)
Fennville is reinventing itself as an arts destination. More from Kaomi Goetz.


MSU MED SCHOOL WILL BRING NEW RESEARCH (2007-02-21)
SCIENTISTS AT THE VAN ANDEL INSTITUTE SAY IT WILL HELP ADVANCE EXISTING RESEARCH IN THE AREA AS WELL.


Cooperative Housing (2007-02-21)
Cooperative housing is taking off in Kalamazoo as a new choice for college students....


NEWAYGO FATAL (2007-02-21)
TWO DIE, TWO HOSPITALIZED IN EARLY MORNING ACCIDENT: FOG GETS BLAME


IRAQ-MICH-WITTEVEEN (2007-02-21)
MARINE FROM WEST MICHIGAN KILLED DURING FIRST TOUR IN IRAQ


PRISON POPULATION (2007-02-20)
STATE OFFICIALS FACED WITH OVERSTUFFED PRISONS, BUDGET SHORTFALL


ZONDERVAN-PACKAGE (2007-02-20)
SUSPICIOUS, SMELLY PACKAGE CONTAINS JUST "DIRT," BUT THE F-B-I GETS INVOLVED ANYWAY


GERMANY-CHRYSLER'S FATE (2007-02-20)
SPECULATION SWIRLS ABOUT CHRYSLER'S FATE, DRIVING UP STOCK


ELECTRIC CARS-NEW MEXICO (2007-02-20)
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., TO BE SITE FOR ELECTRIC CAR PRODUCTION


MINORITY BUSINESS (2007-02-20)
MINORITY BUSINESS COUNCIL HELPS LINK MAJOR SUPPLIERS, MINORITY OWNED COMPANIES


SCHOOL SHOOTING (2007-02-19)
3 HELD IN FATAL SHOOTING OF MAN OUTSIDE FLINT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL


PRISON POPULATION (2007-02-19)
STATE OFFICIALS FACED WITH OVERSTUFFED PRISONS; POPULATION AT ALL TIME HIGH


GREAT LAKES LEGISLATION (2007-02-19)
ENVIRONMENT GROUPS SAY GREAT LAKES LEGISLATION FAVORS DEVELOPERS


Flex Fuel Economy? (2007-02-19)
Flex fuel vehicles may bring business to corn farmers...but some are questioning the claim that ethanol is envrionmentally-friendly.


Detroit Housing Upswing (2007-02-19)
While housing sales are down in Michigan...sales were up six percent in 2006 in the Detroit city limits.


FORD-BUYOUTS (2007-02-19)
DEADLINE DAY FOR FORD WHITE-COLLAR BUYOUTS; COMPANY HOPES FOR 10-THOUSAND TAKERS


TODDLER KILLED (2007-02-19)
1-YEAR-OLD KILLED, FATHER WOUNDED IN LANSING SHOOTING


Cooperative Housing (2007-02-19)
Cooperative housing is taking off among college students in Kalamazoo.


GRANHOLM-BUDGET (2007-02-16)
GRANHOLM SAYS GOP NEEDS TO ACT BEFORE FINANCES GET WORSE


EARNS-VISTEON (2007-02-16)
VISTEON REPORTS $163M LOSS IN 2006, 58% IMPROVEMENT FROM '05


GM-CHRYSLER TALKS (2007-02-16)
REPORTS: GM, CHRYSLER TALK ABOUT POSSIBLE ALLIANCE


TREASURER-SCAM (2007-02-16)
NIGERIAN SCAMMERS FLEECED ALCONA COUNTY TREASURER, POLICE SAY


TAYLOR CRASH (2007-02-16)
CHANGE OF VENUE GRANTED IN IDENTITY MIXUP TRAFFIC ACCIDENT


CHRYSLER RESTRUCTURING (2007-02-14)
UAW: CHRYSLER WORKERS TO SUFFER FOR COMPANY PROBLEMS


TAX INCREASE (2007-02-14)
SENATE DEMOCRATS GET BEHIND GOVERNOR'S CALL FOR SERVICE TAX


DRUG LAWSUITS (2007-02-14)
DRUG LAWSUITS DEBATED IN STATE HOUSE COMMITTEE AS ATTEMPTS CONTINUE TO REPEAL LAW


Haworth Growth (2007-02-14)
Haworth Inc.'s worldwide sales in 2006 followed the overall office furniture industry in North America, registering solid growth.


Workplace Smoking Bans (2007-02-14)
A proposed ban on indoor workplace smoking could be made more palatable to business by keying it to a break on health insurance premiums, its sponsor says.


Electronic Health Records (2007-02-14)
In committing to spend $35 million in the coming years to fully implement electronic medical records, Michigan Medical PC aims to make patient data readily accessible when needed.


Chamber Survey (2007-02-14)
Far from fixation on strictly pocketbook issues, Grand Rapids business professionals are more concerned about the cost of health care and the quality of public education than taxation, a new survey indicates.


MSA Debate (2007-02-14)
Western Michigan was diminished when it was broken up in a statistical area realignment three years ago, community developers say. Now, they want to put it back together again.


School Bond Failure (2007-02-14)
2006 marked the lowest passing percent for qualified school bond proposals in two decades in Michigan.


VISTEON-NEW PLANT (2007-02-14)
VISTEON PLANS TO OPEN NEW PLANT IN HIGHLAND PARK, 175 JOBS TO BE CREATED


TRIANGLE (2007-02-14)
SPRING LAKE WOMAN TAPPED TO HEAD FIRST OUTSTATE OFFICE OF TRIANGLE FOUNDATION


TOYOTA-BACKLASH (2007-02-13)
REPORT: TOYOTA CONCERNED ABOUT BACKLASH FROM U.S. GROWTH


TV-ALBOM-WINFREY (2007-02-13)
AUTHOR OF "FIVE PEOPLE" GOES FOR SECOND MADE FOR TV MOVIE WITH "ONE MORE DAY"


DOMABUSE (2007-02-13)
GPS MONITOR SUGGESTED TO KEEP VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC ABUSE SAFER FROM ATTACKERS


ROMNEY RUNS (2007-02-13)
ROMNEY IN AS CONCERNS ABOUT HIS MORMON FAITH CASTS A PALL OVER HIS CANDIDACY


DELPHI EARNINGS (2007-02-13)
DELPHI LOSES $2 BILLION IN 3Q DUE TO WORK FORCE REDUCTION COSTS


IRAQ-DRIVER SHOT (2007-02-12)
INVESTIGATIONS INTO MICHIGAN CONTRACTOR KILLED BY U.S. TROOPS


FOOD AID (2007-02-12)
RECORD NUMBERS IN MICHIGAN SEEK FOOD STAMPS, OTHER ASSISTANCE


CHILD FOUND (2007-02-12)
POLICE FIND 5-YEAR-OLD GIRL ALONE WITH DEAD MOTHER; POLICE SAY "NO FOUL PLAY"


ROAD RAGE CHARGES (2007-02-12)
LIVINGSTON COUNTY MAN COULD GET 20 YEARS IN ROAD RAGE ASSAULT


SAINT MARYS (2007-02-12)
NEW HOSPITAL CAMPUS TOUTS PLEASING ESTHETICS, SEAMLESS HEALTH CARE


SUPER BOWL-GM AD (2007-02-09)
GENERAL MOTORS RETHINKS SUPER BOWL AD MAKING LIGHT OF SUICIDE


RACE TRACK SLOTS (2007-02-09)
OAKLAND CTY EXEC: GROUP INTERESTED IN PUTTING RACINOS ON BALLOT


HIED (2007-02-09)
GOVERNOR'S NEW BUDGET PROPOSAL BODES WELL FOR GVSU


DOG EATS DIAMOND (2007-02-09)
MANS' BEST FRIEND: DOG...OR DIAMOND? POOCH GOBBLES UP WEDDING RING


BRAWL-BRYANT JACKSON (2007-02-09)
ACCUSED CHAIR-THROWER IN PALACE BRAWL ORDERED JAILED FOR 6 MONTHS


STATE BUDGET (2007-02-08)
BUDGET PROPOSAL TO INCLUDE SPENDING CUTS, TAX INCREASES


IRAQ-ROGERS (2007-02-08)
ROGERS DEVELOPS ALTERNATIVE PLAN FOR IRAQ WITHOUT SURGE


BELGIUM-VOLKSWAGEN (2007-02-08)
VOLKSWAGEN GUARANTEES 2,200 JOBS AT BRUSSELS PLANT


SAME-SEX BENEFITS (2007-02-08)
MICHIGAN COURT IS FIRST TO BAN BENEFITS FOR GAY PARTNERS


AUTO SHOW-FORD BUYOUTS (2007-02-08)
NEWS FROM THE CHICAGO AUTO SHOW - FORD MUM ABOUT TOTAL TAKERS ON EARLY OUTS


New Power Plant? (2007-02-07)
Rick Pluta has more on the Michigan Public Service Commission's plans for the future....including a controversial proposal for a new coal-fired power plant.


STATE OF STATE (2007-02-07)
GRANHOLM CALLS FOR MIX OF CUTS, TAX INCREASES AND REFORMS


AUTONATION EARNINGS (2007-02-07)
AUTONATION REPORTS ROUGHLY FLAT 4Q PROFIT DESPITE MODEST REVENUE INCREASE


Civil Rights for Gays (2007-02-07)
Kevin Lavery reports on a proposal to add sexual orientation to Michigan's civil rights law.


GOP LEADERS PREPARE TO HASH OUT BUDGET (2007-02-07)
THE GOVERNOR WILL UNVEIL HER BUDGET PROPOSAL FOR FISCAL YEAR 2008 THURSDAY.


STATE OF STATE-REAX (2007-02-07)
REPUBLICANS WANT TO KNOW PRICE TAG FOR GRANHOLM'S PLANS


Them: Images of Separaration (2007-02-07)
Fred Martino interviews GVSU professor Bonnie Marshall about the new exhibit, "Them: Images of Separation" at GVSU's Performing Arts Center on the Allendale campus.


AUTO SHOW-MULALLY (2007-02-07)
AP INTERVIEW: NEW CEO REVIVES THE CAR THAT ONCE SAVED FORD


CHILDREN SLAIN (2007-02-07)
DONATIONS FOR SLAIN DAUGHTERS' FUNERALS POUR IN AS MOTHER FACES MURDER CHARGES


TAXES-POLL (2007-02-06)
64% SAY STATE SHOULD CUT SPENDING, NOT RAISE TAXES


MICHIGAN POLL (2007-02-06)
POLL: 3 IN 10 MICHIGAN RESIDENTS EXPECT THEY'LL HAVE TO LEAVE STATE


STATE OF STATE-ENERGY (2007-02-06)
STATE OF THE STATE: GRANHOLM PROMOTING ALTERNATIVE ENERGY PLAN


DREDGING (2007-02-06)
FEDERAL BUDGET CUTS ENDANGER HARBORS AS DREDGING IT REDUCED


FOUNDATION GRANT (2007-02-06)
ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON FOUNDATION SEEKS BETTER WAYS TO TREAT CHRONIC ILLNESS


AUTO DEALERS-OUTLOOK (2007-02-05)
ECONOMIST: AUTO SALES TO REMAIN FLAT; HONDA/TOYOTA GAIN GROUND ON BIG THREE


LEAR-ICAHN (2007-02-05)
LEAR GETS TAKEOVER BID FROM ICAHN AFFILIATE, VALUED AT $2.61B


BOAT OVERTURNED (2007-02-05)
CRIMINAL CHARGES AGAINST OWNER, CAPTAIN IN FATAL BOATING ACCIDENT


FATAL FIRE-GRAND RAPIDS (2007-02-05)
2 KILLED IN HOUSE FIRE IN GRAND RAPIDS; VICTIMS' NAMES KEPT BACK FOR NOW


WINTER STORMS-MICH (2007-02-05)
BITING WINTER WEATHER EXPECTED ALL WEEK IN MICHIGAN


DISPATCH MISTAKE (2007-02-02)
COUNTY 911 DISPATCHER GETS 36 HOUR SUSPENSION IN DELAYED PARAMEDIC CASE


BUSH-POLL-MICH (2007-02-02)
72 PERCENT IN MICHIGAN SAY U.S. UNDER BUSH IS GOING IN WRONG DIRECTION


AUTO SALES EXPECTED TO FALL IN 2007 (2007-02-02)
AUTO INDUSTRY FORECASTERS PREDICT DROP IN THE NUMBER OF CARS SOLD IN NORTH AMERICA THIS YEAR.


NPR'S DEBORAH AMOS TO SPEAK IN GR (2007-02-02)
NPR CORRESPONDENT DEBORAH AMOS IS IN GRAND RAPIDS MONDAY SPEAKING TO A GROUP ABOUT FOREIGN POLICY IN THE MIDDLE EAST.


WOODY THE WOODCHUCK (2007-02-02)
NEVER MIND THE WINTER STORM---MICHIGAN'S RESIDENT GROUNDHOG SAYS AN EARLY SPRING IS COMING


GRANHOLM-FREE TUITION (2007-02-02)
GRANHOLM TO URGE TAX BREAKS TO BACK FREE-TUITION PROGRAMS; DETAILS NEXT TUESDAY


SAME-SEX BENEFITS (2007-02-02)
COURT RULES GAY COUPLES CAN'T RECEIVE HEALTH INSURANCE BENEFITS


KEVORKIAN (2007-02-01)
GRANHOLM STILL MULLING KEVORKIAN EARLY RELEASE REQUEST


ABRAHAM AND OPRAH (2007-02-01)
OPRAH HELPS MAN WHO MURDERED AT 11 APOLOGIZE TO VICTIM'S FAMILY


TOYOTA TUNDRA-MARKETING (2007-02-01)
TOYOTA KICKS OFF MARKETING FOR TUNDRA WITH SUPER BOWL ADS


VOLLEYBALL DAD BANNED (2007-02-01)
WHAT SPORTSMANSHIP? ---VOLLEYBALL PLAYER'S FATHER ACCUSED OF ASSAULTING REF, COACH


ROBOTIC SURGERY (2007-02-01)
SAINT MARY'S HEALTH CARE ANNOUNCES MAJOR DONATION FOR NEW SURGERY CENTER


NURSING VS BOTTLES (2007-01-31)
STATE TRAILS FEDERAL GOAL FOR BREAST-FED NEWBORNS; 2/3 OF MOMS NURSE INFANTS


NO SMOKE (2007-01-31)
WANNA SMOKE? ---"NOT HERE," SAY 70% OF OTTAWA COUNTY EATING ESTABLISHMENTS


FUEL ECONOMY (2007-01-31)
AUTOMAKERS, RESEARCH DISCUSS FUEL EFFICIENCY BEFORE SENATE PANEL


CANADIAN TRASH (2007-01-31)
OUT-OF-STATE TRASH INCREASES IN MICHIGAN, WHILE STATE RESIDENTS REDUCE GARBAGE OUTPUT


PFIZER-MICHIGAN (2007-01-31)
PFIZER CEO VISITING ANN ARBOR FACILITY BEING SHUT DOWN


YMCA CLOSING (2007-01-30)
THREE YEAR OLD LUDINGTON YMCA CLOSING, CITING FINANCES


WEAK LEVEES (2007-01-30)
4 MICHIGAN LEVEES 'FAIR' OR 'POOR,' ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS SAYS


EDUCATORS-INCENTIVES (2007-01-30)
GRAND RAPIDS SCHOOLS SEARCH FOR FUNDS FOR ENROLLMENT BONUSES


DETROIT ZOO (2007-01-30)
DETROIT ZOO SEEKING $12 MILLION IN HELP FROM STATE TO AVOID CUTBACKS, ADMISSION HIKES


DETECTIVE KILLED (2007-01-30)
BATTLE CREEK MAN TO STAND TRIAL IN DETECTIVE'S SLAYING


EDUCATORS-INCENTIVES (2007-01-29)
COULD BONUSES BE THE ANSWER TO DECLINING ENROLLMENT?


PRESCRIPTION PAINKILLERS (2007-01-29)
MUSKEGON DOCTOR SEEKS TO CURB PRESCRIPTION DRUG ADDICTION


FACING NEW TEST (2007-01-29)
TRADITIONALLY TOLERANT VAN BUREN COUNTY COMMUNITY FACING NEW TEST


STORMS-MICH (2007-01-29)
WHITEOUT CONDITIONS BLAMED FOR MASSIVE LAPEER CO. PILEUP


HELICOPTER CRASH (2007-01-29)
NAVY IDENTIFIES SAILORS KILLED IN SAN DIEGO HELICOPTER CRASH; ONE FROM MICHIGAN


ALI NEW HOME (2007-01-26)
BOXING LEGEND MUHAMMAD ALI, WIFE BUY HOME NEAR LOUISVILLE


LONELY GUY (2007-01-26)
WHIRLPOOL LOOKS FOR NEW "LONELY GUY" TO PORTRAY MAYTAG REPAIRMAN


IRAQ-MICH-STOUT (2007-01-26)
KENT CITY NATIONAL GUARDSMAN KILLED IN IRAQ, SIX MONTHS AFTER ACTIVATION


UNEMPLOYMENT-MICH (2007-01-26)
REGIONAL JOBLESS RATES ROSE IN DECEMBER; MUSKEGON-NORTON SHORES BUCKS THE TREND


SALARIED WORKERS (2007-01-26)
AFTER RECORD LOSS, FORD CONSIDERS BONUSES FOR WHITE COLLAR WORKERS


DELPHI BANKRUPTCY (2007-01-25)
DELPHI-UNION TALKS MAY GO BEYOND JAN. 31 DEADLINE, DEPENDING ON PROGRESS ON UNION CONCESSIONS


TEEN DRIVING-STUDY (2007-01-25)
STUDY SAYS DISTRACTIONS FUELING CRASHES INVOLVING TEENS


CONGRESS-GLOBAL WARMING (2007-01-25)
SPEAKER PELOSI, VETERAN DINGELL, PUT ASIDE DIFFERENCES AT WASHINGTON GALA


Ford Exhibit (2007-01-25)
Christina Shockley reports on plans for a Ford Museum exhibit that will mark the passing of the former president.


Michigan Ski Industry (2007-01-25)
Steve Carmody reports on Michigan's ski industry....with many resorts marking 50 years of business.


EARNS-FORD (2007-01-25)
FORD REPORTS $12.7 BILLION NET LOSS FOR 2006, WORST IN COMPANY HISTORY


AMERICAN IDOL (2007-01-25)
CRITICS OF POPULAR TELEVISION SHOW DEPLORE RIDICULE OF JUDGES OF LESS THAN TALENT CONTESTANTS


SPORTS COMMISSION GETS FUNDING (2007-01-25)
KENT COUNTY OFFICIALS ARE MOVING FORWARD WITH THE WEST MICHIGAN SPORTS COMMISSION. TODAY THE COUNTY BOARD APPOINTED MEMBERS TO ITS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AND SET IN PLACE A FUNDING PLAN.


Nuisance Homes (2007-01-25)
Sarah Hulett reports on a program to go after negligent property owners in the city of Detroit.


CHANGES PLANNED FOR STUDIO 28 (2007-01-25)
STUDIO 28 IS PLANNING SOME CHANGES TO HELP IT STAY COMPETITIVE IN WEST MICHIGAN'S MOVIE THEATER BUSINESS. LEADERS THERE SAY YOU MAY SOON BE ABLE TO HAVE A BEER WITH YOUR POPCORN.


POLYGAMIST SENTENCED (2007-01-24)
COOPERSVILLE POLYGAMIST SENTENCED TO 2-8 YEARS IN PRISON


OFFICIALS ESTIMATE IMPACT FOR MED SCHOOL (2007-01-24)
OFFICIALS WITH MICHIGAN STATE SAY THEY EXPECT THE EXPANSION OF THE SCHOOL'S MEDICAL SCHOOL IN GRAND RAPIDS WILL PROVIDE A BOOST TO THE ECONOMY. THEY SAY THE SCHOOL HAS A TRACK RECORD OF GRADUATES STAYING IN MICHIGAN TO WORK.


FORD-FLAG (2007-01-24)
PRESIDENTIAL MOURNING PERIOD ENDS; FLAGS RETURN TO FULL STAFF AROUND THE NATION TOMORROW


GM-RECALL (2007-01-24)
GENERAL MOTORS RECALLING 98,000 CHEVY COBALT SEDANS


FLINT-CURFEW (2007-01-24)
FLINT CITY COUNCIL PASSES DAYTIME CURFEW FOR CHILDREN


COURT DEFENDANT-VEIL (2007-01-24)
MUSLIM WOMAN WHO SAYS VEIL COST HER CLAIM TO GET NEW COURT HEARING


CHANDLER MURDER (2007-01-23)
FIRST SENTENCE IN CHANDLER MURDER: 25-40 ON PLEA BARGAIN DEAL


FORD-COUNTERFEIT PARTS (2007-01-23)
STUDY: COUNTERFEIT AND PIRATED PARTS COST FORD $1 BILLION A YEAR


IRAQ VETERAN MURDERED (2007-01-23)
3 CHARGED IN SLAYING OF IRAQ VETERAN IN DETROIT; KILLED OVER TAX REFUND


YOUNG MURDERER (2007-01-23)
PROSECUTOR: STATE COVERING UP AID OFFER FOR CONVICTED KILLER


GVSU AND MSU SIGN PARTNERSHIP (2007-01-23)
IT'S THE LAST IN A SERIES OF PARTNERSHIPS BETWEEN WEST MICHIGAN INSTITUTIONS AND MSU'S COLLEGE OF HUMAN MEDICINE.


HUMANE SOCIETY-TURNAROUND (2007-01-22)
BATTLE CREEK BRANCH OF HUMANE SOCIETY SEES TURNAROUND


GRANHOLM INAUGURAL (2007-01-22)
GRANHOLM PLEDGES SUPPORT FOR U.P. DURING INAUGURAL CELEBRATION


CITY WON'T PURSUE PROP 2 CHALLENGE (2007-01-22)
GRAND RAPIDS CITY LEADERS ARE DISCUSSING NEW WAYS TO PROMOTE DIVERSITY IN HIRING AND CONTRACTING.


PRETTIER PLATES (2007-01-22)
DRIVERS PICK PRETTY PLATES OVER PLAIN AS THEY GIVE UP 'OLD BLUE'


MICHIGAN RECORD: ETHICS (2007-01-22)
LEVIN, STABENOW SUPPORTS ETHICS BILL; HITS VIOLATORS IN THE WALLET


ORTHODOX CHURCH-GROWTH (2007-01-22)
GROWING NUMBER OF CLERGY CHOOSING ORDINATION AS ORTHODOX PRIESTS


YOUNG MURDERER (2007-01-19)
NATHANIEL ABRAHAM, HELD SINCE HE MURDERED AT 11, FREED


STABENOW-TRADE (2007-01-19)
U.S. SEN. DEBBIE STABENOW PUSHES TRADE AGENDA; FOCUSES ON CHINA


TRANS FAT BAN (2007-01-19)
SUBURBAN DETROIT OFFICIAL PROPOSES BAN ON TRANS FATS


MICHIGAN-COACH-THREATS (2007-01-19)
MAN GETS PROBATION FOR THREATS INVOLVING MICHIGAN COACH


HOUSE-PAGES (2007-01-19)
HOUSE TO VOTE ON KILDEE'S PAGE PROTECTION LEGISLATION


GRAND RAPIDS MAYOR (2007-01-18)
HEARTWELL FACES CHALLENGES FROM SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER, BUSINESSMAN


Lakeshore Promise (2007-01-18)
A Holland businessman wants to tax household income to support a college scholarship program.


LIVING IN SIN (2007-01-18)
MICHIGAN, NORTH DAKOTA STILL MAKE COHABITATION A CRIME


DOG-SHEEP ATTACK (2007-01-18)
WOMAN PLEADS GUILTY AFTER HER DOGS KILL SHEEP; FACES POSSIBLE 90 DAY JAIL TERM


PEACE CORPS (2007-01-18)
U-M AMONG TOP SCHOOLS IN SENDING ALUMNI INTO PEACE CORPS


YOUNG MURDERER (2007-01-18)
NATHANIEL ABRAHAM, HELD SINCE HE MURDERED AT 11, FREED


GM-WORLD SALES (2007-01-17)
GM SAYS IT SOLD 9.09 MILLION VEHICLES WORLDWIDE IN 2006


GVSU FOOTBALL RECOGNIZED BY CONGRESS (2007-01-17)
THE FOOTBALL TEAM AT GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY GETS RECOGNITION TODAY FROM CONGRESS.


GONZALES-JUDGES (2007-01-17)
GONZALES: JUDGES UNFIT TO RULE ON ANTI-TERROR POLICY


NORTHWEST (2007-01-17)
MUSLIM GROUP THREATENS BOYCOTT OF NORTHWEST AFTER FLIGHT DELAY


STATE BUDGET (2007-01-17)
SCHOOLS AMONG THOSE BRACING FOR POSSIBLE BUDGET CUTS, SPECIFICS LATER THIS WEEK


FORD-CARRIER (2007-01-16)
38th PRESIDENT LATEST TO HAVE NAVY AIRCRAFT CARRIER NAMED IN HIS HONOR


EUROPE-NEW CAR SALES (2007-01-16)
EUROPE'S NEW CAR SALES UP SLIGHTLY AS ECONOMY HITS FAST LANE


STARBUCKS-PACZKI (2007-01-16)
COFFEE TITAN TO PEDDLE POPULAR PASTRY, BUT ONLY IN METRO DETROIT


wINTER BLAST-MICHIGAN (2007-01-16)
WINTER STORM BLACKS OUT 207,000, KILLS 1 IN MICHIGAN


TECH GAP (2007-01-16)
AUTO COMPANY AND SCIENCE CENTER PARTNER TO IMPROVE TEACHNG OF TECHNOLOGY SUBECTS IN K-12


OFF-ROAD-DEATHS (2007-01-15)
LUDINGTON OFF-ROAD VEHICLE CRASH KILLS 2 FROM MUSKEGON


HIT AND RUN (2007-01-15)
TEEN BICYCLIST INJURED IN OTTAWA COUNTY HIT-AND-RUN


FORD-PARDON (2007-01-15)
FORD SAID QUICK PARDON OF NIXON WAS FOR GOOD OF NATION


FARRAKHAN-DETROIT (2007-01-15)
FARRAKHAN TO SPEAK FEB. 25 AT DETROIT'S FORD FIELD


CLOSE TO CARS-AP POLL (2007-01-15)
FOR MANY PEOPLE, CAR OWNERSHIP IS A VERY PERSONAL MATTER


DETROIT CASINOS-REVENU (2007-01-12)
DETROIT CASINO REVENUES UP 6.1% TO $1.3 BILLION; HEFTY SHOT FOR STATE TREASURY


KEEPSAKES STOLEN (2007-01-12)
THIEF STEALS VIDEO KEEPSAKES OF DYING MOTHER; LEFT AS A MEMENTO OF HER TIME WITH YOUNG SON


BREAST MILK DEATH (2007-01-12)
WOMAN PLEADS GUILTY IN BREAST-MILK DEATH OF DAUGHTER, AVOIDS TRIAL


THREE-COUNTY DRUG BUST (2007-01-12)
POLICE ARREST 40 IN MID-MICHIGAN DRUG BUST AS COUNTY DEPS, STATE POLICE PARTNER


COBO CENTER (2007-01-12)
COBO EXPANSION DEAL POSSIBLE IN 6 MONTHS, WAYNE COUNTY EXEC SAYS


DELTA-NORTHWEST MERGER? (2007-01-11)
DELTA AND NORTHWEST MERGER IDEA HAS ITS ADVANTAGES


GRANHOLM-HEALTH BONDS (2007-01-11)
GRANHOLM'S REFUSAL TO SIGN HEALTH BONDS BILL ANGERS PATTERSON


TOURING NIKE'S FACTORIES (2007-01-11)
NIKE SET TO TAKE COLLEGES ON TOUR OF ASIAN FACTORIES


CHINA-AUTO SALES (2007-01-11)
CHINA REPLACES JAPAN AS NO. 2 VEHICLE MARKET AMID CAR BOOM


LAKESHORE PROMISE (2007-01-11)
HOLLAND AREA SCHOOLS PUSH FOR COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM


94TH LEGISLATURE (2007-01-10)
BUDGET EXPECTED TO DOMINATE DISCUSSION IN STATE LEGISLATURE


AFFIRMATIVE ACTION (2007-01-10)
U-M RESUMES ADMISSIONS, WILL OBEY AFFIRMATIVE ACTION CURBS


GRANHOLM-BUDGET PANEL (2007-01-10)
GOVERNOR SETS UP PANEL TO OFFER IDEAS FOR HANDLING SHORTFALLS


LOAN FRAUD (2007-01-10)
U.S. CHARGES 19 DETROIT-AREA RESIDENTS FOR BUSINESS LOAN FRAUD


NEWSPAPER SHOOTING (2007-01-10)
EMPLOYEE FATALLY SHOT OUTSIDE NEWSPAPER OFFICE


US-IRAQ (2007-01-09)
LEVIN: BUSH NEEDS IRAQ EXIT PLAN BEFORE SENDING MORE TROOPS


BODY FOUND (2007-01-09)
POLICE IDENTIFY BODY OF MAN FOUND IN ALLEGAN COUNTY GAME AREA; CALL DEATH "SUSPICIOUS"


GRPS CLOSES SCHOOL (2007-01-09)
OFFICIALS AT GRAND RAPIDS PUBLIC SCHOOLS WILL CLOSE ONE OF THE DISTRICT'S LARGEST AND OLDEST BUILDINGS.


AUTO SHOW-FORD BUYOUTS (2007-01-09)
FORD DESIGN CHIEFS PREPARE TO DO MORE WITH FEWER PEOPLE


TV-ABC-WOODRUFF (2007-01-09)
ABC SCHEDULES WOODRUFF'S FIRST APPEARANCE AFTER INJURY FOR FEBRUARY


MOVING TRENDS (2007-01-09)
STUDY FINDS MIGRATION TREND TO WEST, SOUTHEAST CONTINUES


NEW TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASED AT AUTO SHOW (2007-01-09)
THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY IN CARS AND TRUCKS IS UNVEILED THIS WEEK AT THE DETROIT AUTO SHOW. IT COULD BE A BOON FOR LOCAL AUTO INDUSTRY SUPPLIERS.


CHINA-AUTO SALES (2007-01-08)
GENERAL MOTORS, FORD SAY THEIR CHINA SALES ROSE SHARPLY IN 2006


LOVERS QUARREL-CHASE (2007-01-08)
BAY CITY MAN CHASES WRONG WOMAN, RAMS HER CAR; BOY DID HE GET THE WRONG NUMBER!


AUTOS-AP POLL (2007-01-08)
POLL: U.S. BUYERS BIASED AGAINST U.S. CARS: MOST SAY JAPAN BUILDS THE BEST


SHEEP ATTACK (2007-01-08)
PIT BULLS ATTACK SHEEP IN OTTAWA COUNTY'S HOLLAND TOWNSHIP


MICHIGAN RECORD (2007-01-08)
MICHIGAN DELEGATION BEGINS 110TH CONGRESS; LEVIN, DINGELL AND CONYERS MOVE TO COVETED LEADERSHIP POSITIONS


Night at the Museum (2007-01-05)
The characters are as artificial as the wax dummies in the museum


MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO MEDICARE FRAUD (2007-01-05)
Ex-health care company president pleads guilty to Medicare fraud


GM VS. TOYOTA (2007-01-05)
GENERAL MOTORS SAYS IT HAS THE CAPACITY TO REMAIN THE WORLDS #1 PRODUCING AUTOMAKER.


DETROIT JOB LOSS TOPS NATION (2007-01-05)
A GOVERNMENT REPORT SHOWS DETROIT HAD MORE JOBS LOST IN A ONE YEAR PERIOD THAN ANYWHERE ELSE.


COP CLEARED IN SHOOTING (2007-01-05)
A KENTWOOD POLICE OFFICER HAS BEEN CLEARED OF ANY WRONGDOING IN A SHOOTING IN NOVEMBER.


UNEMPLOYMENT UP IN MICHIGAN (2007-01-05)
State officials say unemployment rates in most of Michigan's labor markets rose in November.


GOV SUPPORTS STEM CELL BANKS (2007-01-05)
Granholm approves stem cell banks, but rejects tax credit


MI CONGRESSMAN TO SWEAR IN PELOSI (2007-01-04)
A MICHIGAN CONGRESSMAN WILL SWEAR IN THE INCOMING SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE NANCY PELOSI.


CARRIER TO BE NAMED AFTER FORD (2007-01-04)
FORMER DEFENSE SECRETARY DONALD RUMSFELD MADE THE ANNOUNCEMENT DURING HIS EULOGY.


FARM IT FORWARD (2007-01-04)
A PROGRAM WILL HELP FARMERS TRANSITION THEIR FARMS TO THE NEXT GENERATION.


JUDGE: CITY VIOLATES CHURCH'S RIGHTS (2007-01-04)
A FEDERAL JUDGE HAS RULED AGAINST A SOUTHEASTERN MICHIGAN CITY.


POLICE INVESTIGATE MURDER-SUICIDE (2007-01-04)
SIBLINGS WERE FOUND DEAD IN AN APPARENT MURDER-SUICIDE.


FORD'S MULLALY A FAN OF TOYOTA (2007-01-04)
DESPITE RESPECT FOR THE AUTOMAKER, FORD'S CHIEF SAYS THERE'S NO ALLIANCE IN THE WORKS.


ARREST MADE IN RESTAURANT STABBING (2007-01-03)
A SUSPECT IS IN CUSTODY AFTER POLICE SAY HE STABBED TO FORMER COWORKERS AT A SPORTS BAR IN DETROIT.


FORD FUNERAL PLANS (2007-01-03)
HERE ARE SOME DETAILS ON PLANS FOR THE FUNERAL SERVICE AND BURIAL OF FORMER PRESIDENT GERALD R. FORD.


PEOPLE LINE UP TO PAY RESPECTS TO FORD (2007-01-03)
PEOPLE FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE LINED UP THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT TO PAY THEIR FINAL RESPECTS TO THE FORMER PRESIDENT.


THOUSANDS FILE PAST FORD'S CASKET (2007-01-03)
GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS SAY THE WAIT WAS AS HIGH AS EIGHT HOURS AT ONE POINT.


Ford Funeral (2007-01-03)
Click here to listen to the East Grand Rapids funeral for President Gerald R. Ford.

Eulogies include:

Donald Rumsfeld, Ford Chief of Staff and Secretary of Defense

President Jimmy Carter

Richard Norton Smith, former Director of the Ford Presidential Museum


SMART CARS COULD BUST DRUNK DRIVERS (2007-01-03)
TOYOTA IS DEVELOPING A SYSTEM THAT CAN SENSE IF A DRIVER HAS HAD TOO MUCH TO DRINK.


ATTEMPTED ASSASSIN MOURNS FORD (2007-01-03)
A WOMAN CONVICTED OF TRYING TO MURDER GERALD FORD IN 1975 EXPRESSED SADNESS FROM PRISON.


NMU WOOS MORE INT'L STUDENTS (2007-01-02)
NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY IS IMPLEMENTING NEW PROGRAMS TO EXPAND THE INTERNATIONAL SCOPE OF THE SCHOOL.


PLANE CRASHES IN LAKE (2007-01-02)
A MAN WALKED AWAY FROM A PLANE CRASH IN OAKLAND COUNTY.


MOST STUDENTS SUFFER HOMESICKNESS (2007-01-02)
A REPORT FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN SHOWS 95% OF YOUNG PEOPLE ARE HOMESICK AFTER LEAVING FOR THE FIRST TIME.


FORD TO LIE IN REPOSE (2007-01-02)
THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO PAY FINAL RESPECTS TO PRESIDENT FORD AS HE LIES IN REPOSE AT HIS PRESIDENTIAL MUSEUM.


Priority Health Enters Detroit Market (2007-01-02)
The pending acquisition of Care Choices gives Priority Health immediate access to the state's largest market for growth: metro Detroit.


Steady Hiring Expected (2007-01-02)
Hiring in the Grand Rapids-lakeshore area of western Michigan promises to be steady in the first quarter of 2007, while the outlook for the southern tier of communities is more mixed.


Blues Get OK for Experience Rating (2007-01-02)
Allowing Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan to initiate experience rating for mid-group employers under a two-year pilot could lead to similar requests by managed-care plans in the state.


FEDERAL OFFICES CLOSED TODAY (2007-01-02)
MOST FEDERAL OFFICES AROUND THE NATION ARE CLOSED TODAY IN HONOR OF PRESIDENT FORD.


HEARTFELT LETTERS FROM PRESIDENT FORD (2007-01-02)
A RESTAURANT NEAR GREEN BAY HOUSES LETTERS FROM FORMER PRESIDENT FORD.


VAI Steps Up Fund Development (2007-01-02)
As it prepares to embark next spring on a $160 million expansion, the Van Andel Institute plans to aggressively step up fund development to support research.