TRAVERSE CITY (AP) – It’s not out of the ordinary to rent things such as textbooks, power tools and designer dresses. But a chicken? Leslie Suitor’s Rent-A-Chicken business out of Leelanau County makes it possible. Suitor and her husband, Mark, loan hens from spring until the warm weather fades, as late as Thanksgiving. They drop off two hens, a coop [...]
LANSING (AP) - When Gov. Rick Snyder last visited Israel 14 years ago, he was a venture capitalist looking to invest...
In conjunction with National Rip Current Awareness Week, being held this week from Sunday to Saturday, the 9th Coast...
Five Michigan Indian tribes have decided to challenge the state’s decision to hold a wolf hunt in the western UP this...
One of the winningest quarterbacks in college football history was found dead in the woods of northern Michigan Tuesday night, days after disappearing while out fishing near his family’s cottage. Cullen Finnerty, 30, who led Grand Valley State University to three Division II national titles and more than 50 wins during his 4 years as a starter in Allendale, Mich., [...]Read more ›
GOODRICH, Mich. (AP) – The National Weather Service reports several funnel cloud sightings, including a tornado that landed near Goodrich High School southeast of Flint. No injuries were immediately reported. The weather service didn’t directly link damage to Tuesday night’s tornado sightings in Genesee County but says high winds in the same severe thunderstorm system heavily damaged several homes. It [...]Read more ›
With Memorial Day just around the corner and the summer travel season underway, law enforcement officers from 155 agencies will be conducting safety belt enforcement zones in 26 counties across the state through June 2. Although Michigan led the nation in seat belt use for two years running, 2008 and 2009, belt use has declined for the last three years. [...]Read more ›
JACKSON, MI – A nurse Wednesday night found a physician assistant injured on the floor of a supply closet in the G. Robert Cotton Correctional Facility in Blackman Township, Michigan Department of Corrections spokesman Russ Marlan said. Adrianne Neff was conscious, but confused and disoriented and went by ambulance to Allegiance Health, Marlan said. She was treated for a possible [...]Read more ›
LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today signed legislation that further protects Michigan’s vulnerable adults by strengthening the ability of judges to impose stricter sentences for criminals who embezzle from seniors or the mentally ill. “This is a good bill that will help in our efforts to combat the abuse of vulnerable citizens in Michigan,” Snyder said. House Bill 4264, [...]Read more ›
The Wexford-Missaukee Career Technical Center (CTC) recently helped improve residents’ and visitors’ elk-viewing experience in northeast Michigan. The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF) and the Department of Natural Resources have partnered to increase awareness of elk in Michigan and to promote and enhance elk viewing. One way to encourage elk viewing is to build information stations, where visitors can learn [...]Read more ›
LANSING — Republican Gov. Rick Snyder has signed legislation to prevent a scheduled rise in Michigan’s blood alcohol content limit for drivers. The legislation signed Thursday will keep the legal limit for drivers’ blood alcohol content at 0.08 percent. The limit was set to revert back to 0.10 percent in October because of a sunset provision in the current state [...]Read more ›
DETROIT (AP) — Michigan now has a wolf hunting season after a board voted Thursday to allow hunters and trappers to kill up to 43 of the animals in selected parts of the state’s Upper Peninsula. The 6-week season will open Nov. 15 and end Dec. 31. The seven-member Natural Resources Commission voted 6-1 in favor of the plan in [...]Read more ›
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation joins other national funders in supporting initiative NEW YORK—The Vera Institute of Justice announced today that Michigan will participate in its Pathways from Prison to Postsecondary Education Project, which aims to demonstrate that access to postsecondary education during and after prison, combined with supportive reentry services, can increase educational credentials, increase employability and earnings, and reduce [...]Read more ›
ANN ARBOR TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Neil Sauter (SAW’-ter) walks 9 feet off the ground. But he’s more concerned with distance than height these days. Sauter plans to trek 400 miles across his home state during the next month as part of an effort to raise money for the United Cerebral Palsy of Michigan nonprofit. The 29-year-old Deerfield resident has [...]Read more ›
LANSING – The Michigan State Police (MSP) today announced that 709 pounds of prescription drugs were collected at MSP posts across the state during National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day held on Saturday, April 27. The MSP partnered with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and other local law enforcement agencies for National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day to provide a safe, convenient [...]Read more ›