Yesterday Report: Planning helped Medicaid expansion rollout ANN ARBOR, Mich. October 23, 2014 | AP University of Michigan researchers say the initial success of the state's Medicaid expansion could be useful to others considering their plans under the Affordable Care Act.
Man who had standoff sentenced in murder, rapes Big Rapids MI October 23, 2014 | WGVU A man who had a 10-hour standoff with police in western Michigan has been sentenced to life in prison without parole after being convicted of murder and sexual assault.
Michigan gets $7.5M gift commitments for dunes buy SAUGATUCK, Mich. October 23, 2014 | AP Michigan officials say $7.5 million in private funding has been secured and will be donated if the state commits to buying Lake Michigan dune land near Saugatuck.
Fired Michigan prison food worker files complaint LANSING, Mich. October 23, 2014 | AP A fired Michigan prison food service worker has filed a whistle-blower complaint, saying she lost her job for reporting falsified records and kitchen practices that endangered health and food safety.
Latest EPIC-MRA polling for Gubernatorial, Attorney General and Secretary of State races October 23, 2014 | WGVU A recent poll shows that Governor Rick Snyder has widened his lead over Democratic challenger Mark Schauer.
Lansing-based EPIC-MRA conducted its statewide survey over the weekend and it shows the incumbent Republican with a 47 to 39-percetage point lead. EPIC’s Bernie Porn says - for Governor Snyder - that’s a two point increase over September’s survey results.
Program offers emergency preparedness education LANSING, Mich. October 22, 2014 | AP Fifth-graders in Michigan are getting a chance to participate in a program designed to help them prepare for emergencies, including tornadoes, flooding and storms.
Government ups air bag warning to 7.8M vehicles Detroit MI October 22, 2014 | WGVU The U.S. government is adding more than 3 million vehicles to a rare warning about faulty air bags that have the potential to kill or injure drivers or passengers in a crash.
Wings of Mercy founder VandenBosch dies at 91 ZEELAND, Mich. October 22, 2014 | AP A radio station owner who founded the Wings of Mercy charity that provided air transport to thousands of critically ill people has died. Peter VandenBosch was 91.
Bill Clinton stumps for Michigan Democratic ticket in Flint FLINT, Mich October 22, 2014 | MPRN By Jake Neher
Another Clinton was in Michigan on Wednesday urging Democrats to show up to the polls on November 4th. Last week it was former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. This time it was her husband rallying Democrats to try to get out the vote.
Tuesday Settlement to end odors from Detroit incinerator Detroit MI October 21, 2014 | WGVU The state of Michigan says it's reached an agreement with two companies to end odors from a Detroit incinerator as part of a settlement that includes a $350,000 fine.
Grand Rapids Community College plans buyouts Grand Rapids MI October 21, 2014 | WGVU Grand Rapids Community College plans to offer buyouts to some faculty and staff as part of an effort that could save $5 million over the next decade.
Great Lakes water levels rise to above average Port Huron, MI October 21, 2014 | WGVU The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Detroit says water levels in Lakes Michigan and Huron are above average this season for the first time since 1998.
Michigan doctor sentenced in sexual assault PETOSKEY, Mich. October 21, 2014 | AP A northern Michigan family care doctor who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a patient under the pretense of therapy has been sentenced to 38 months to 10 years in prison.
Democrats slam Snyder over health care contract LANSING, Mich. October 21, 2014 | AP The Michigan Democratic Party is accusing Gov. Rick Snyder's administration of extending a state contract without competitive bidding and increasing its worth a day after the company's executives held a fundraiser for his campaign.
Michigan donors to super PAC include Land's dad LANSING, Mich. October 21, 2014 | AP Republican U.S. Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land's father was among Michigan residents who gave heavily last month to a conservative group that has spent at least $4 million on TV ads against Democrat Gary Peters.
New sentence next for man in forced labor case Detroit MI October 20, 2014 | WGVU A former tennis pro from Africa is returning to Detroit federal court after an appeals court threw out his conviction for forcing children into hard labor.
Chamber plans petition drive on Michigan roads Lansing MI October 20, 2014 | WGVU The Michigan Chamber of Commerce plans to spearhead a petition drive to force lawmakers to pass a road funding plan or place the issue on the ballot for voters to decide.
State aims to curb misuse of prescription drugs LANSING, Mich. October 20, 2014 | AP The Michigan Department of Community Health has developed a website to increase public awareness of the risks and potential harm associated with misuse of prescription and over-the-counter drugs
Man enters plea in shooting of hospital guard GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. October 20, 2014 | AP A man who authorities say shot and wounded a hospital security guard during a confrontation in a Grand Rapids parking structure has pleaded no contest to attempted murder and other charges.
Panel sheds light on Nixon pardon October 20, 2014 | WGVU Forty years after Gerald R. Ford took his Presidential oath, a Grand Rapids panel discusses the pardon of Richard Nixon. That includes some lesser-known parts of the story.
Chamber plans petition drive on Michigan roads LANSING, Mich. October 20, 2014 | AP The Michigan Chamber of Commerce plans a petition drive to force lawmakers to pass a road funding plan or place the issue on the ballot for voters to decide.
Petition drive to limit hospital charges gets OK LANSING, Mich. October 20, 2014 | AP Michigan has given the go-ahead for a petition drive that would limit how much hospitals can charge uninsured and underinsured patients and auto accident victims.
Michigan teen sues after Amtrak bars travel CASCADE TOWNSHIP, Mich. October 17, 2014 | AP A Grand Rapids-area teenager with a nut allergy is suing Amtrak, saying his rights were violated when he was barred from riding the train without an adult.
U.S. Rep. Fred Upton discusses stopping the spread of Ebola October 17, 2014 | WGVU The House Energy and Commerce Committee held a hearing Thursday focusing on the preventing the spread of Ebola in the United States. WGVU talks with U.S. Representative Fred Upton from Saint Joseph who chairs the committee.
Brad Pitt in FURY plus four other movies opening today October 17, 2014 | WGVU Five big movies hitting theaters today, including Fury with Brad Pitt, Men, Women and Children directed by Jason Reitman, Book Of Life, an animated family flick, The Best Of Me based on a Nicholas Sparks novel and Pirates Code: The Adventures of Mickey Matson, a Michigan made movie...Ron Van Timmeran sits down with WGVU for the weekly movie talk.
Snyder approves “right-to-try” law October 17, 2014 | MPRN Governor Rick Snyder has signed a bill to allow terminally patients to try experimental therapies when other options have failed.