Cancer researchers said more effective drugs, better screening and smarter lifestyle choices have paved the way for higher cancer survival rates in recent years.
In fact, officials say more people are surviving cancer than ever before. Continue reading
More than 200 members of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Mount Pleasant are expected to face the possibility of disenrollment from the tribe Friday morning. Continue reading
A 24-year-old Macomb county woman is expected to be arraigned Wednesday in connection with the the death of a baby whose body was found at a Roseville recycling center.
Police originally believed the baby may had come from Roscommon, Alpena or Midland counties. According to police, the woman now in custody gave birth on December 22 in a garage in the Detroit suburb of Eastpointe.
They said she kept the baby in the garage, with minimal care until it died about three days later. Continue reading
State officials said most child abuse investigations in Michigan involve children between the ages of 7 and 12.
Officials in Clare County said they’re working to make investigations less stressful for abused children by working together.
Police, health care officials, and child advocacy officials are planning to sign a new child abuse investigation protocol Jan. 23. Continue reading
The DNR is looking for information about who was involved in the killing of a group of ducks during Tip-Up-Town last weekend on Houghton lake in Roscommon County.
Tip-Up-Town USA is a winter festival on Houghton Lake that brings thousands of visitors to the area.
DNR officials said this happened Jan. 17 They said late Saturday night or early Sunday morning, someone ran a snowmobile into a group of roosting mallards on Houghton Lake. At least half a dozen of the ducks were killed. Continue reading
If staying active was a new year’s resolution, then an upcoming fundraiser may be right for you.
It’s called Walk For Warmth. Volunteers raise money by walking for donations. The money goes to local heating assistance funds.
Three Walks for Warmth are planned this month. One each in Isabella, Montcalm, and Gratiot Counties. Continue reading
Skype and other forms of video conferencing is the norm in social media. Now local healthcare professionals are also planning to make use of video technology.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded $298,000 grant to Central Michigan University’s College of Medicine.
The grant provides funding for third year healthcare students to work in rural communities, and at the same time, video conference with mentors in other locations. Continue reading
Slavery has been abolished, but state officials say for all practical purposes it is still around today in the form of human trafficking.
New laws take effect in Michigan next week to increase punishments for trafficking. Continue reading
Whitetail decoy. Custom Robotic Wildlife courtesy photo.
Hunters often use decoy animals to lure in prey. In Michigan, DNR officers have turned the tables; they use decoy animals to catch poachers.
Conservation officers use robo-deer and other fake animals to catch poachers in the act.
Officers say they frequently get complaints of people hunting from their vehicles or trespassing in rural areas.
That’s when, they said, they break out the remote controlled robo-deer. The decoys have moveable heads, tails and sometimes legs. Continue reading
Fruit growers are taking some time in the middle of a cold, Michigan winter to network and talk grapes, apples and cherries.
Officials said the 2015 Northwest Orchard and Vineyard Show is an opportunity for growers to learn new techniques for better production.
They said 2014 was a dynamic year for Michigan’s commercial fruit growers because of last year’s harsh winter. And grapes in particular were impacted. Continue reading