Lawmaker who mistakenly took tax break makes it up Detroit MI April 18, 2014 | AP A Michigan lawmaker who says she and her husband mistakenly took a property tax break on a rental property they own in suburban Detroit has paid $4,550 to Wayne County and a nonprofit to make up for the error.
Billboard boosts effort to catch serial soiler Ypsilanti MI April 18, 2014 | WGVU A billboard along Interstate 94 is part of an effort to help catch a person who has been defecating on lides at an Ypsilanti playground over the last six months.
Judge agrees to prevent removal of charity bins Ypsilanti Twp MI April 18, 2014 | AP A judge has agreed for now to prevent a Michigan township from forcing the removal of a Maryland-based nonprofit's outdoor clothing donation bins from the area.
Judge sentences man whose daughter died in raid Detroit MI April 18, 2014 | AP A Detroit man whose daughter was accidentally killed by police during a raid has been sentenced to 40 to 60 years in prison for second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of a teenager.
Walk to Lansing protests exclusion of students April 18, 2014 | AP A dozen student "gladiators" are planning to lead a march from Detroit to Lansing to protest what they say is the harmful and unnecessary suspension or expulsion of school children for often-minor offenses.
Jazz Pianist And Composer Jeff Haas In Grand Rapids April 18, 2014 | MPRN Traverse City based pianist, composer and radio host Jeff Haas comes from a musical family. His father is the legendary Karl Haas, the great radio host who presented classical music to the world for many decades. Jeff is a jazz master and educator who is performing Monday, April 21, at The BOB.
WGVU's Scott Vander Werf spoke with Jeff Haas...
Local team promotes national sexual assault awareness campaign April 18, 2014 | WGVU Someone is sexually assaulted every two minutes in the United States, often by someone they know. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and as part of national campaign, a local effort is underway to fight this often silent epidemic. WGVU’s Caroline MacGregor reports.
Bolger: Unions will have to put up cash to help settle Detroit bankruptcy April 18, 2014 | MPRN The state House Republican leader says he expects unions to put up cash from their bank accounts as part of Detroit’s bankruptcy settlement. House Speaker Jase Bolger says that’s one of his conditions before he’ll agree to a legislative vote on putting 350 million dollars of state money toward the bailout.
Thursday Michigan: $600,000 mishandled by funeral director Standish MI 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.
Board seeks return of some duties to Pontiac mayor Pontiac MI 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.
Snyder: Marquette County getting help after cold Lansing MI 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.
Dry weather helps Michigan floodwaters recede April 17, 2014 | AP Floodwaters are receding along rivers in Michigan's central and western Lower Peninsula, a trend that should continue with mostly dry weather in the forecast for the next several days.
Legislature begins debate over $500 million road funding plan April 17, 2014 | WGVU State House Speaker Jase Bolger says it’s time for lawmakers to do something about Michigan’s crumbling roads – even if it’s not a full solution.
As Jake Neher reports, Bolger outlined his plan today in front of a state House panel.
Snyder files for reelection April 17, 2014 | MPRN Governor Rick Snyder has filed 26 thousand petition signatures to put his name on the Republican primary ballot in August, and – if all goes as planned – make him a candidate for reelection in November.
Flooding persists along rivers in western Michigan Evart MI April 16, 2014 | AP The National Weather Service says the Muskegon River reached a record 15.8 feet late Tuesday at Evart in Osceola County after earlier exceeding a previous high of 15 feet set in March 1989.
Authorities: 2 dead in crash with wrong-way driver Plainwell MI April 16, 2014 | WGVU Authorities say two people are dead following a fiery crash involving a wrong-way driver on an Allegan County roadway after state police tried to stop the motorist.
Police: Charges possible after beating on video Warren MI April 16, 2014 | AP Police say two cousins of a 14-year-old suburban Detroit boy could face charges after a video posted online showed them beating him with belts to discipline him for stealing candy at school.
Michigan civil rights group develops mobile app Dearborn MI April 16, 2014 | AP A Michigan civil rights organization has developed what it's calling the first mobile app to report discrimination, ethnic harassment and other forms of bigotry.
Michigan unveils steps to boost black enrollment Ann Arbor MI April 16, 2014 | AP The University of Michigan says it's working to boost black enrollment, which has dropped to 4.7 percent since state residents voted to ban consideration of race in admissions.
Detroit still needs $350M from state lawmakers Detroit MI April 16, 2014 | AP Pressure is building for Michigan lawmakers to commit $350 million to Detroit pensions after the bankrupt city reached tentative agreements with pension funds and a retiree group.
Spike in West Michigan market for new home sales 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.
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.
Tuesday Utility crews work to restore power after storms Pontiac MI April 15, 2014 | AP Michigan's largest utilities say crews are working to finish restoring power to about 35,000 homes and business without service following three days of storms packing high winds.
Michigan girl mauled by raccoon getting new ear Royal Oak MI April 15, 2014 | AP A surgeon at a Detroit-area hospital plans to perform a procedure that will begin the process of creating a new ear for a western Michigan girl whose face was mauled by a pet raccoon when she was a baby.
Ex-principal sentenced in student sex abuse case Vicksburg MI April 15, 2014 | AP An ex-principal in southwestern Michigan has pleaded guilty to second-degree criminal sexual conduct in connection with a relationship he had with a former middle school student.
Flooding threatens homes along Michigan rivers Evart MI April 15, 2014 | AP Flood warnings are in effect along rivers in a wide swath of Michigan's Lower Peninsula as rising water from heavy rain and snow melt-off threatens some homes.
Innovation Talk April 15, 2014 | WGVU Banking from a small business perspective.
Monday Michigan gets snow, rain amid storm cleanup Jackson MI April 14, 2014 | AP Michigan is getting snow and rain as crews work to restore power to thousands without electricity service following damaging weekend storms.
Kalamazoo police use tear gas to quell disturbance Kalamazoo MI April 14, 2014 | AP Kalamazoo police say a civil disturbance broke out in a crowd of about 2,000 in a Western Michigan University student neighborhood, with some people fighting and throwing bottles and rocks at officers seeking to restore order.
Museum highlights Michigan's role in Civil War Grand Rapids MI April 14, 2014 | AP The Grand Rapids Public Museum is displaying the overcoat of a Civil War surgeon who was on guard duty the night Abraham Lincoln was shot at Ford's Theatre.
Parklet spaces to spruce up downtown Grand Rapids Grand Rapids MI April 14, 2014 | WGVU Some downtown Grand Rapids businesses will soon be sporting a new look, at least on the outside. It’s part of an attempt to put more sparkle in the central city. David Moore reports…
Consumers working around clock to restore power April 14, 2014 | WGVU Consumers Energy crews have restored power to more than 60 percent of 110,000 Michigan homes and businesses that lost power this weekend due to severe weather. WGVU’S Caroline MacGregor has more on the situation in West Michigan.
Muskegon River to crest Tuesday April 14, 2014 | WGVU Flooding on the Muskegon River has forced some evacuations in Newaygo County's Croton Township. For more on the flooding situation and what to expect along West Michigan rivers WGVU recently spoke with the National Weather Service.