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Backlog cleared of sex offenders awaiting class for parole

May 19, 2015

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Department of Corrections says it has cleared a backlog of convicted sex offenders waiting for a class to be eligible for parole. more »»

Michigan man dies, 2 firefighters hurt after electric shock

May 19, 2015

CROCKERY TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say two firefighters were shocked while trying to help a 43-year-old man who went into cardiac arrest and died in western Michigan. more »»

Company that shut down oil drilling operations resumes work

May 19, 2015

SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — An energy company that shut down oil well operations in suburban Detroit last year after residents opposed the drilling has resumed work. more »»

Efforts boosted to bring charges linked to Detroit rape kits

May 19, 2015

DETROIT (AP) — Officials say they're increasing efforts to investigate leads and bring charges after the DNA testing of thousands of sexual assault kits discovered in a Detroit police property... more »»

Saginaw council passes $111M budget, cuts 13 firefighters

May 19, 2015

SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — The Saginaw City Council has passed a $111 million citywide budget for the 2015-16 fiscal year that includes cutting 13 firefighter positions. more »»

Michigan State student goes from homeless to fellowship

May 19, 2015

This is an AP Member Exchange shared by the Detroit Free Press. more »»

State, groups highlight Belle Isle kayaking, canoeing plans

May 19, 2015

DETROIT (AP) — The state and partner organizations are working to expand recreation opportunities for kayakers and canoeists at Detroit's Belle Isle. more »»

Detroit hosting national conference on vacant properties

May 19, 2015

DETROIT (AP) — People representing government, business and nonprofits from around the country are visiting Detroit to discuss issues related to vacant propertie. more »»

Public meetings start on regional transit plan process

May 19, 2015

DETROIT (AP) — Public meetings have started on the development of a plan to help create a regional transportation system for the Detroit area. more »»

Battle Creek school to close amid drop in enrollment

May 19, 2015

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — Battle Creek Public Schools is closing an elementary school as it faces declining enrollment and a predicted budget deficit. more »»

Spotlight on foster group homes as Senate holds hearing

May 19, 2015

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A group that speaks up for struggling Michigan families hopes a Senate hearing in Washington will raise awareness about children placed in group homes and emergency shelters. more »»

Man charged in theft of vehicle with 16-month-old boy inside

May 19, 2015

ROMULUS, Mich. (AP) — An Illinois man has been charged with carjacking and kidnapping after Michigan authorities say he drove off with a car with a 16-month-old boy inside. more »»

Woman guilty of murder in death, dismemberment of adult son

May 18, 2015

MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (AP) — A jury in southeastern Michigan has found a 61-year-old woman guilty of first-degree murder in the killing and dismemberment of her adult son. more »»

U-M regents consider design for $168 million sports complex

May 18, 2015

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The athletic department at the University of Michigan is seeking approval to move forward with a proposed $168 million Division I Olympic sports complex in Ann Arbor. more »»

Snyder urges prison job training in justice system overhaul

May 18, 2015

DETROIT (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder says he wants prison inmates to get job training before release as part of an overhaul of Michigan's criminal justice system. more »»

U-M officials to consider design for $168M sports complex

May 18, 2015

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The athletic department at the University of Michigan is seeking approval to move forward with a proposed $168 million Division I Olympic sports complex in Ann Arbor. more »»

JPMorgan Chase announces 2nd year of commitment to Detroit

May 18, 2015

DETROIT (AP) — JPMorgan Chase & Co. more »»

 
 

 

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