Today Board to consider minimum wage, wolf ballot issues Lansing MI July 24, 2014 | AP Michigan's elections board will consider whether supporters of a minimum wage increase and wolf hunting collected enough voter signatures for proposals to advance to legislators and possibly a statewide vote.
Lansing Board of Water & Light reappoints leader Lansing MI July 23, 2014 | AP The Lansing Board of Water & Light has reappointed J. Peter Lark as general manager despite criticism about the utility's response to a December ice storm that left some customers without power for more than a week.
Porch shooter's lawyer says he feared for his life Detroit MI July 23, 2014 | AP A defense lawyer says a Detroit-area man who killed a young, unarmed woman on his porch heard "boom, boom, boom" at last four separate times before he opened the door and shot her in the face.
Land close to amending records to account for $3M Lansing MI July 23, 2014 | AP Republican U.S. Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land says she's close to filing an amended financial disclosure statement to account for nearly $3 million she's given her campaign.
Pro-Gaza protesters rally at state Capitol July 23, 2014 | WGVU Pro-Israeli and pro-Palestinian groups are holding events across Michigan to offer their perspectives on the conflict in Gaza. As Jake Neher reports, protesters gathered in front of the state Capitol today in support of Palestinians.
Snyder: Vote recognizes efforts to help Detroit Lansing MI July 22, 2014 | AP Governor Snyder says a vote by Detroit workers and retirees to approve pension cuts in the city's bankruptcy is recognition that the state has pulled together in support of the city.
DNR hosts forest open houses in northern Michigan Traverse City MI July 22, 2014 | AP State forestry officials are hosting open houses this week to provide information and receive public comments on plans for logging and other management activities in the northwestern Lower Peninsula.
Man sentenced in death of 2-year-old daughter Flint MI July 22, 2014 | AP A Michigan man has been sentenced to more than 18 years in prison in the 2011 beating death of his 2-year-old daughter who was found with human bite marks on her body.
Counter-protest emerges amid child migrant plans Vassar MI July 22, 2014 | AP A counter-protest has emerged in a small Michigan community where people have been rallying against a social services organization's proposal to house child immigrants from Central America.
More layoffs coming at GRPS Grand Rapids MI July 22, 2014 | AP The Grand Rapids Public Schools district is sending layoff notices to about 90 staffers as it projects losing another 400 students this fall.
Monday Muskegon Clippers a fan favorite in new baseball league July 21, 2014 | WGVU They’ve been playing baseball in Muskegon since businessman Charles W. Marsh built Marsh Field in 1916. It’s seen teams come and go. This year, in its inaugural season, the Muskegon Clippers take the field as members of the all-wood bat Michigan Summer Collegiate Baseball League. There are six teams in all from Holland, Grand Rapids and Detroit. The Clippers are winning and drawing crowds.
$150,000 study of beach muck getting started Bangor Twp MI July 21, 2014 | AP A two-year, $150,000 study to better understand problems with muck along beaches at the Bay City State Recreation Area along Saginaw Bay is getting started.
New disaster relief assistance announced for fruit growers July 21, 2014 | WGVU Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, has announced a new relief program for Michigan fruit growers whose farms were devastated by extreme weather conditions in 2012.
New enhanced 911 system could be a life saver Ottawa County MI July 18, 2014 | AP People in Ottawa County with smart phones can sign up for a new free enhanced 911 emergency service. It’s a feature that makes vital information immediately available to first responders in medical or other emergencies
New enhanced 911 system could be a life saver Ottawa County MI July 18, 2014 | WGVU People in Ottawa County with smart phones can sign up for a new free enhanced 911 emergency service. It’s a feature that makes vital information immediately available to first responders in medical or other emergencies. Today on WGVU West Michigan, we talk with Tim Smith, Executive Director of the Ottawa County Central Dispatch Authority.
Judge tells young Detroit man he needed a beating Detroit MI July 17, 2014 | AP A judge has sentenced a young man to six months in jail for a mob attack on a Detroit-area motorist after telling the 19-year-old that his father should have "beat the hell" out of him to discourage him from committing crimes.