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Judge: Detroit mob beating sentences will stand
July 25, 2014 | AP  A judge is sticking to light sentences for two men who participated in a mob attack on a Detroit-area motorist in April.

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Group wants probe of absentee voting allegations
July 25, 2014 | AP  An advocacy group says it wants state and federal authorities to investigate allegations that suburban Detroit officials prevented Arab-Americans from obtaining absentee ballots.

Closing arguments Monday in player's slaying
July 25, 2014 | AP   Closing arguments are expected Monday in the trial of a man in the fatal shooting of Eastern Michigan University football player Demarius Reed.

Man arraigned in stab slaying of gas station clerk
July 25, 2014 | AP  A man has been arraigned on first-degree murder charges in the fatal stabbing of a 27-year-old Battle Creek gas station employee.

Michigan DNR offers young hunter workshops
July 25, 2014 | AP  Young hunters can get instructions on use of a variety of weaponry and equipment this summer during a series of workshops at state-operated shooting ranges.

Fire guts apartment building in Grand Rapids
July 25, 2014 | AP   A fire has gutted an eight-unit apartment building in Grand Rapids.

Ex-radio host signs plea deal in child porn probe
July 25, 2014 | AP   A former host at a popular Christian radio station in western Michigan plans to plead guilty in a child pornography investigation.

State orders Enbridge to fix pipeline through Mackinac straits
July 24, 2014 | MPRN  Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette and the state Department of Environmental Quality have told Enbridge Energy the company has to do a better job of securing an oil pipeline that runs through the Straits of Mackinac. Rick Pluta explains.
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June increase in unemployment in West Michigan
Caroline MacGregor
July 24, 2014 | WGVU  Unemployment figures for the Grand Rapids-Wyoming labor market increased by more than five and a half percent in June.
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Board rules minimum wage drive short of signatures
July 24, 2014 | AP  Michigan's elections board has voted not to certify a voter-initiated proposal to raise the state's minimum wage.

Rise in hand, foot and mouth disease in Kent County
Caroline MacGregor
July 24, 2014 | WGVU  Cases of hand, foot and mouth disease have risen in Kent County. WGVU’s Caroline MacGregor reports.
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Schauer voted in 2012 GOP presidential primary
July 24, 2014 | AP   Michigan Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer is acknowledging that he voted in the state's 2012 Republican presidential primary.

Records show criminal cases for 2 board candidates
July 24, 2014 | AP   Records show two of the four candidates seeking the same seat on the Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners have criminal histories.

GM profit 2Q falls 85 pct. on recall costs
July 24, 2014 | AP   General Motors says second-quarter profit fell 85 percent as recall costs chopped $1.5 billion from the bottom line.

Porch shooter was surprised by firing of gun
July 24, 2014 | AP   A suburban Detroit man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch told police that he didn't know there was a round in the shotgun.

State to measure impact of Pathways to Potential
July 24, 2014 | AP  The Michigan Department of Human Services is partnering with Grand Valley State University and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation on a project to measure the impact of a program that puts department workers in nearly 170 schools across the state.

Michigan funeral home director sentenced to prison
July 24, 2014 | AP  The former director of a Michigan funeral home is heading to jail for up to four years after stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars in funeral funds.

Michigan board certifies 3rd wolf hunt measure
July 24, 2014 | AP   A measure intended to make moot two wolf-hunting referendums on the November statewide ballot is headed to the Michigan Legislature.

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