Jun 24th, 2013 - State News
— Authorities say a 16-year-old Detroit-area boy is among at least two people who died over the weekend in separate suspected drownings in Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula.
The boy from Wyandotte was pulled from the waters of East Grand Traverse Bay on Sunday evening near a motel in Grand Traverse County's East Bay Township. The boy was found about 60 yards from shore, and the sheriff's department says he was pronounced dead at the scene.
A little while earlier, the sheriff's department says a man was pulled unresponsive from Fife Lake in Fife Lake Township. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Names weren't immediately released.
— Officials say a 14-year-old boy swam more than a half mile to get help for two adults and a baby stranded on an overturned boat in a lake in Michigan's northwestern Lower Peninsula.
The Benzie County sheriff's department says rescuers were called to Crystal Lake following the report Sunday night about the overturned boat.
Before authorities arrived, a man and the 14-year-old used another boat to rescue a 30-year-old man, a 23-year-old woman and a 9-month-old child from the water. All those rescued were wearing life jackets, including the infant, and they weren't injured.
The sheriff's department says wind and wave conditions were factors in the craft overturning as well as the boat's relatively small size.
Dec 6th, 2013 - Local News
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Western Michigan University plans to become tobacco-free starting Sept. 1 as part of a broader effort to improve the health of the campus community.
The Kalamazoo school's...
Dec 5th, 2013 - Local News
A teacher from Hamilton Community Schools died after his car collided with a semi-truck near Holland Wednesday morning. 30-year-old Josh Hoppe from Zeeland taught government and did some coaching for...
Dec 6th, 2013 - State News
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A new center at Michigan State University aims to look for better ways to preserve roadways.
The school's Transportation Center on Highway Pavement Preservation will le...
Dec 5th, 2013 - State News
DETROIT (AP) — Workers walked off their jobs at a fast-food restaurant in Detroit as part of a national protest against low wages.
Dozens of sign-carrying McDonald's employees and others marched ...
Dec 6th, 2013 - National News
— A storm that's already dumped up to 2 feet of snow in parts of Minnesota and Wisconsin has draped many communities in skin-stinging cold.
Winter storm and ice warnings are in effect through muc...
Dec 5th, 2013 - National News
DENVER (AP) — Some people have chosen to retreat indoors as an arctic blast sweeps across the Northern Plains.
And the blowing snow and single digit temperatures in North Dakota and across Montan...
Dec 6th, 2013 - International News
— There's a makeshift shrine of flowers and candles outside the old Soweto home of former South African President Nelson Mandela. Mandela died yesterday at age 95. One man says when Mandela was free...
Dec 5th, 2013 - International News
Former South African President Nelson Mandela has died. The 95-year-old had been receiving medical treatment for a recurring lung infection at his home since being discharged from the hospital in Sep...
Dec 6th, 2013 - Sports News
More than 30,000 tickets have been sold for the Grand Rapids Griffins outdoor hockey game against Toronto on Dec. 30th at Comerica park. The Griffins said more than 10,000 seats remain and you can re...
Dec 5th, 2013 - Sports News
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — J.P. Tokoto had 12 points and a career-high 10 rebounds to help North Carolina beat No. 1 Michigan State 79-65 Wednesday night, giving the Tar Heels another impressive vic...
Nov 7th, 2013 - Health News
DETROIT (AP) — More than half of child booster seats that went on sale this year earned a top rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
The institute, which is funded by insurers, r...
Sep 30th, 2013 - Health News
CHICAGO (AP) — The government's latest infant bed-sharing numbers are out leaving health officials concerned.
The percentage of babies sleeping with parents or another child more than doubled...