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Michigan prison food contractor boosts pay, staff

October 1, 2014

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — An overseer hired by the state after a series of problems said Wednesday that Michigan's prison food service contractor will boost worker pay, staffing levels and training. more »»

Royal Oak house built with shipping containers

October 1, 2014

ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) — An unfinished house in Royal Oak is drawing the attention of passersby due to the unusual material it's being constructed with, commercial shipping containers. more »»

Man gets life in Michigan couple's dismemberment

October 1, 2014

DETROIT (AP) — A man convicted of killing a Detroit-area couple and dumping their body parts into the Detroit River has been ordered to spend the rest of his life in priso. more »»

Prison food contractor boosting pay, staffing

October 1, 2014

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — An overseer hired by the state after a series of problems says Michigan's prison food service contractor will boost worker pay, staffing levels and training. more »»

High court weighs same-sex marriage cases

October 1, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Same-sex couples in 11 more states would win the right to marry, but the issue would remain unsettled nationwide if the Supreme Court were to surprise everyone and decline to... more »»

Detroit Medical Center closing 26-bed hospital

October 1, 2014

MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Medical Center says it's closing its 26-bed Surgery Hospital in Madison Heights following flooding this summer that damaged the facility. more »»

Police seek suspect in theft of armored truck

October 1, 2014

TROY, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say they are searching for a suspect after recovering an armored truck in a Detroit suburb about a mile from where it had been stolen. more »»

GM says parts are ready to fix recalled small cars

October 1, 2014

MILFORD, Mich. (AP) — General Motors CEO Mary Barra says the company has enough parts available to fix all the faulty ignition switches that are blamed for at least 23 deaths nationwide. more »»

Officials: Boy hospitalized after shock at game

October 1, 2014

AUGUSTA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Officials say a 13-year-old boy was taken to a hospital after getting an electrical shock at a school football field in Michigan. more »»

No injuries reported following shootout at park

October 1, 2014

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — No injuries were reported following a shootout between two men in a park near a building that's home to kindergarten classes in Ypsilanti. more »»

Michigan officials seek information on killed swan

October 1, 2014

L'ANSE, Mich. (AP) — Michigan conservation officers are asking the public for information about a tundra swan that was illegally shot and killed in Baraga County. more »»

Founders Brewing plans $35 million expansion

October 1, 2014

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Founders Brewing Co. is planning a $35 million project to double the size of its Grand Rapids facility.

The Grand Rapids Press reports (http://bi. more »»

Victims in Detroit crash were heading to work

October 1, 2014

DETROIT (AP) — At least two of four people who died after the vehicle they were in crashed on a Detroit freeway were heading to work at the time. more »»

Michigan man pleads guilty in 2011 murder

October 1, 2014

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — A Brighton Township man has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and mutilating a body in a 2011 death. more »»

Michigan has 25 confirmed cases of severe virus

October 1, 2014

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Federal health officials have confirmed 25 cases of a severe respiratory illness in Michigan, including a young child that developed lower extremity paralysis. more »»

Consumers Energy builds new 24-mile pipeline

October 1, 2014

COLDWATER, Mich. (AP) — Consumers Energy has built a 24-mile natural gas pipeline in southwestern Michigan that's part of a $120 million project.

The pipeline runs through St. more »»

Detroit health services control returning to city

October 1, 2014

DETROIT (AP) — Control of most Detroit public health services is returning to the city's health department about two years after it taken away. more »»

Woman sentenced in newborn's death in Michigan

October 1, 2014

BEULAH, Mich. (AP) — A suburban Chicago woman accused of killing her newborn at a northern Michigan campground has been sentenced to 29 months in prison. more »»

State evaluating replacement of pedestrian bridge

October 1, 2014

DETROIT (AP) — The state says it's evaluating whether to replace a pedestrian bridge over a Detroit freeway that was pulled down last week by a trash truck. more »»

Vietnam veteran gets diploma 48 years after draft

October 1, 2014

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