A theater stage waiting to open for a live theatrical performance
Students from Central Michigan University are hard at work this summer preparing for a series of performances led by director Steve Berglund. It is part of a comedy series that includes three productions, one of which is written by famed comedian Lewis Black. Continue reading →
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette spoke with reporters in Lansing after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down marriage bans across the country – including Michigan’s ban, which Schuette fought to uphold in court.
Governor Rick Snyder and Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette say they’ll respect and enforce today’s (Fri.) same-sex marriage ruling. Continue reading →
Francisco Arroyo -Photo: Marlette Police Department
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.
A lesbian couple is filing a federal employment discrimination complaint against a union and one of the state’s largest grocery store chains. Stephanie Citron works in the deli at a Kroger in Birmingham. She and her same-sex partner were married last year while it was briefly legal in Michigan. But her spouse was denied when they tried to add her to Citron’s benefits package.
Citron married her same-sex partner during the brief window last year when it was legal in Michigan. She says that’s when she learned that her health benefits fund only covers the spouses of opposite sex married couples. Continue reading →
Republican and Democratic lawmakers at the state Capitol say it’s time for prison kitchens to be inspected by local health agencies. That’s after the most recent instance of maggots found in a corrections food service facility.
A house with major damage near the 8000 block of East Birch Run Road in Tuscola County
Residents are cleaning up after a confirmed EF 2 tornado with winds up to 115 MPH tore through Saginaw and Tuscola Counties Monday Night, June 22nd.The tornado traveled east south-east, and most of the damage followed a path along Birch Run Road. Continue reading →
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. Continue reading →