Nov 13th, 2012 - State News
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Legislation in Lansing is designed to give Michigan's struggling horse racing industry a boost.
MLive.com reports (http://bit.ly/ZB8Fru ) proposed changes to the state's horse racing law would permit raceways to install machines allowing customers to bet based on past races. Bettors get some information provided in programs for live races, but not details to let them know the outcome in advance.
The measure was approved 91-16 last week in the House and is pending in the Senate.
Supporters say it would give horse tracks a modern gambling attraction.
Some Michigan casino interests say, however, that because of a 2004 constitutional amendment, state and local voters also must approve the change.
Tracks with live racing include Mount Pleasant Meadows, Sports Creek Raceway in Swartz Creek, Hazel Park Harness Raceway and Northville Downs.
May 21st, 2013 - Local News
— State police helicopter patrols over Grand Rapids as part of an effort to curb violent crime in the city and surrounding communities are prompting complaints from area residents.
Noise from the f...
May 20th, 2013 - Local News
— AAA Michigan says gasoline prices have risen about 10 cents during the past week to a statewide average of about $3.88 per gallon.
The auto club says Monday the average is about 13 cents per ga...
May 21st, 2013 - State News
— It could be early summer before repairs are completed at a nuclear power plant in Michigan that has been idled nine times since 2011.
Operators of the idled Palisades Nuclear Power Plant in so...
May 20th, 2013 - State News
Law enforcement officials across Michigan will be enforcing federally funded safety belt enforcement zones through the coming Memorial Day travel weekend.
Safety belt enforcement is to be the topi...
May 21st, 2013 - National News
— It's been a long night in the tornado-blasted suburbs of Oklahoma City and residents are bracing for a long day as well, digging through the rubble and hoping not to add to a death toll that's at ...
May 20th, 2013 - National News
SHAWNEE, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma sheriff is crediting early warnings for a low death toll during a tornado outbreak that ravaged the Plains and Midwest.
Authorities say a 79-year-old man died Su...
May 21st, 2013 - International News
— Officials say new attacks in Iraq have killed seven people and wounded dozens.
Police say a suicide blast at a checkpoint and militants who opened fire at Iraqi troops have killed three soldier...
May 20th, 2013 - International News
— South Korea says North Korea has fired a short-range projectile into its own eastern waters — for the fifth time in three days.
Pyongyang regularly conducts short-range missile tests. Analyst...
May 21st, 2013 - Sports News
— Gustav Nyquist and Drew Miller scored 31 seconds apart midway through the second period and Pavel Datsyuk restored a two-goal lead in the third to help the Detroit Red Wings beat the Chicago Black...
May 20th, 2013 - Sports News
— David Murphy put Texas ahead with a three-run home run, and the Rangers spoiled a three-homer game from Miguel Cabrera with an 11-8 victory against the Detroit Tigers on Sunday night.
Apr 30th, 2013 - Health News
— Looking for a new way to get that jolt of caffeine energy? Food companies are betting snacks like potato chips, jelly beans and gum with a caffeinated kick could be just the answer.
The Food an...
Apr 1st, 2013 - Health News
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration says it has approved a first-of-a-kind diabetes drug from Johnson & Johnson that uses a new method to lower blood sugar.
The agency cleared J&J'...