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Thursday, April 17, 2014

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Michigan: $600,000 mishandled by funeral director
April 17, 2014 | AP   State Attorney General Bill Schuette says he's brought embezzlement charges against a northern Michigan funeral home operator in connection with mishandled payments for future funerals.

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Nonprofit's Detroit demolition work consolidated
April 17, 2014 | AP   Officials say demolition work of the nonprofit Detroit Blight Authority is being consolidated under city-run efforts to tear down dangerous buildings.

Snyder: Marquette County getting help after cold
April 17, 2014 | AP   Gov. Rick Snyder has declared a state of emergency for Marquette County following widespread, severe damage to water and sewer lines caused by this winter's extreme cold.

Detroit sees more deals ahead in bankruptcy case
April 17, 2014 | AP  The city of Detroit is optimistic it will make more deals in the next several days to help emerge from bankruptcy.

Flint plans to start using river water on Monday
April 17, 2014 | AP  Flint's plans to get drinking water from the Flint River instead of the Detroit water department are expected to become reality on Monday.

Dark Sky Park in Michigan getting $7M upgrade
April 17, 2014 | AP  Plans call for a $7 million upgrade starting this year at a park on the Straits of Mackinac that's designated as a prime spot for stargazing.

Police: Man fatally shot at Kalamazoo sports bar
April 17, 2014 | AP  Police say a 23-year-old man shot to death at a Kalamazoo night spot

Lawsuit: Wayne State bilked research money from US
April 17, 2014 | AP   A lawsuit filed by a fired medical school professor says Wayne State University bilked more than $169 million in research grant money from the U.S. government.

Biz Journal: Downtown GR to get new apartment, hotel space
April 17, 2014 | WGVU  Downtown Grand Rapids is getting more hotel and housing space. But as WGVU’s David Moore reports, this project will make use of an existing building, rather than any new construction.
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Fermi 2 nuclear plant shuts for fix to transformer
April 17, 2014 | AP   DTE Energy Co. says it's shut down the Fermi 2 nuclear power plant to replace one of the two main transformers.

Board seeks return of some duties to Pontiac mayor
April 17, 2014 | AP  A board appointed to help guide Pontiac from state oversight to local control wants to transfer budget and some other responsibilities from a city administrator to the mayor.

Man's body found on Lake Michigan beach identified
April 17, 2014 | AP  The frozen body of a man found on a remote Lake Michigan beach has been identified as a missing Wisconsin resident.

Teen faces hearing in mob attack on motorist
April 17, 2014 | AP   A 16-year-old Detroit boy is due back in juvenile court on assault and ethnic intimidation charges in the brutal beating of a suburban motorist.

Schauer calls education his “top priority” in schools plan
April 16, 2014 | MPRN  The Democrat likely to challenge Governor Rick Snyder in November says improving public schools would be his top priority in office. As Jake Neher reports, former Congressman Mark Schauer unveiled his education plan today.
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State investigating death at Jenison assisted living home
Patrick Center
April 16, 2014 | WGVU  The death of a West Michigan adult care home resident is being investigated by the state.
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Spike in West Michigan market for new home sales
Caroline MacGregor
April 16, 2014 | WGVU  There’s a spike in the demand for new construction home sales in West Michigan, following on a national trend in the housing market for single family homes. WGVU’s Caroline MacGregor reports.
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Michigan adjusted jobless rate down to 7.5 percent
April 16, 2014 | AP  The state says Michigan's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has hit its lowest level in six years, falling two-tenths of a percentage point to 7.5 percent.

Study examines deaths of trout that eat alewife
April 16, 2014 | AP  Researchers are making progress toward understanding why some Great Lakes trout die after eating an invasive prey fish called alewife.

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