The local water emergency in Bay County has been lifted, after officials discovered the source of a leak that was discharging 5 million gallons of water every 12 hours.
Bay County has declared a local state of emergency due to a water main break.
Officials know there is a break somewhere in their water system due to a higher than normal water usage. The system is losing about 5 million gallons every 12 hours, but so far officials haven’t been able to find the leak. Read more
Mecosta County police are working on becoming more social media savvy after a party that started on Facebook got out of hand.
A gas main break in Saginaw Tuesday left around 325 homes and businesses without gas service.
This August marks the 70th year that Smokey Bear has been telling people that ‘Only YOU can prevent wildfires’
Police patrols are out in force over the Fourth of July holiday to crackdown on drunk driving.
People convicted of patient abuse or neglect, health care fraud, or drug-related crimes will be barred from working with in-home Medicaid patients. But state officials say federal law prevents them from excluding people based on crimes that are not related to in-home care.
Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) Director Jim Haveman said the state will still screen for violent crimes so patients can choose not to work with a caregiver.
“What’s important is that they have the information,” Haveman told reporters during a media roundtable Monday. “And then it’s up to them to make that decision and to verify it with us, that they’ll well aware of what decision they’re making.”
A recent state audit suggested MDCH and the Michigan Department of Human Services (MDHS) failed to protect patients in the program and misspent millions of dollars over three years. It showed the state allowed felons convicted of murder, assault, Medicaid fraud, and other crimes to work with Medicaid in-home patients.
“The bottom line is that we’re taking steps to reinvent government,” said MDHS Director Maura Corrigan. “We know that this takes time, but that our Michiganders deserve better and we are committed to making the changes needed to protect vulnerable adults.”
MDCH Director Jim Haveman said the department hopes to begin conducting the new background checks on October 1st.
(WEB COPY) State of Michigan Audit http://audgen.michigan.gov/finalpdfs/13_14/r391070813.pdf
The Michigan State police are asking for the public’s help in fighting elder abuse.
The Mt Pleasant City Council Monday night passed an ordinance making it a misdemeanor to be with 300 feet of a fire.
Michigan residents are more prepared after a symposium Tuesday in Petoskey that educated them about underground pipelines.