Year after year, the fourth of July ushers in a whirlwind of campfires, bottle-rockets, firecrackers, and colorful showers of sparks. It’s important to understand their dangers, and how to safely enjoy celebrating this weekend. Continue reading
The suspect in a fatal shooting in Roscommon County has been captured in Metro Detroit.
Francisco Arroyo allegedly shot two people in Roscommon County’s Nester Township on Wednesday afternoon. One of the victims died of a gunshot wound to the head, while the other is reportedly in stable condition.
The incident prompted a statewide response. Police initially believed the suspect was heading towards Lapeer County, but he was found further south in the City of Warren, in Macomb County.
Police say he was hiding in a relative’s house. His vehicle was found unoccupied nearby.
Arroyo was taken into custody without incident, and is being held on multiple charges including open murder.
He is currently being held in the Roscommon County Jail.
Michigan has not done enough to protect the personal data of people using several federally-funded programs. That’s according to a new state audit that monitors how the state uses federal grant money.
Michigan utility companies are planning to review best practices in shut off situations.
A state lawmaker has called for repealing the four-year-old state law that allowed consumers to buy more powerful fireworks. The law also bars local governments from banning fireworks around national holidays.
A strain of bird flu that has devastated poultry farms across the Midwest has reached Michigan.
State lawmakers have approved a bill that would allow a private prison near Baldwin to reopen and house high-security inmates. It now goes to Gov. Rick Snyder’s desk.
Security experts say before you head out on vacation this summer, you may want to double check your online identity.
Hackers can access information from laptops, iPads, cell phones and ATMs. Data files, passwords and bank accounts can be found and hacked. Continue reading
The Michigan State Police is working to prevent accidents this holiday weekend. Additional patrols are set to watch highways for speeding, distracted driving, and tailgating. Lieutenant Michael Shaw said troopers are also running a “Click It Or Ticket” enforcement campaign. Continue reading
A bill being considered in Lansing may make it easier for motorists to show proof of auto insurance to police. And easier for police to get up-to-date information
Legislation in the State Senate would allow law enforcement to access real-time auto insurance information.
Already this spring, wildfires in Michigan have burned through seven times more land than they did at the same time last year.
The U-S Food and Drug Administration is working with a private company to recall thousands of cases of hummus distributed nationwide. Continue reading
Officials in Bay City said within the next month, city workers will begin removing a playground that was deemed unsafe due to arsenic in the soil.
The workers will not only remove equipment from the Imagination Station playground, but they’ll also remove some 12 inches soil underneath the structure. Continue reading
Dan Laux is a DNR fire prevention specialist. He says this time of year Michigan residents need to be extra careful when burning.
“Here in Michigan, ya know, usually ‘bout every 9 out of 10 fires is human caused. The bulk of what we respond to are folks who are out doing debris burning. They leave their pile unattended for a little bit while they go in the house for lunch, but people are the cause of most of them.”
Locks says the best way to protect your home is to keep yard waste raked up and always get a burn permit before setting a fire.
So far this year the DNR has responded to 13 wildfires that burned some 70 acres of land.
For a longer list of tips to keep your home flame free, visit the DNR here.
More than 4,500 people are without power in Wexford, Missaukee, Osceola, and Clare counties.
Cadillac Schools is sending students home early due to power outages in multiple buildings.
A Consumer’s Energy spokesperson said restoration work should be completed by mid afternoon.
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A group of Democrats – mostly from Detroit – is sponsoring House Bill 4229. Continue reading
The sun is shining, snow is melting, temps are climbing…and the flu season is winding down. Continue reading
There’s bipartisan interest in the state Legislature in protecting Michiganders from having property unfairly seized by police. Continue reading
Michigan will get rid of county gun boards that review applications for concealed pistol licenses (CPLs). Continue reading
A new tracking system in Emmet county will allow residents who may become lost, for example people with Alzheimer’s, Down syndrome or autism a quick way to be found.
The state House has adopted legislation that would exempt air-, spring-, and gas-powered guns from Michigan firearms laws. Continue reading
Controversy surrounding a proposed nuclear waste dump that would be built near the Lake Huron Shoreline in Ontario is heating up.
The main issue surrounding Ontario Power Generation’s, or OPG’s, proposed nuclear dump can be boiled down to three things.
Concealed weapons bills similar to ones Gov. Rick Snyder vetoed last month are one step closer to heading back to his desk. Continue reading
Ontario Power Generation, or OPG, has talked themselves hoarse defending their proposal for a nuclear waste storage facility near Lake Huron.