Detroit's historic bankruptcy trial to begin Detroit MI September 2, 2014 | AP Lawyers for Detroit will attempt to convince a judge with the start of the city's bankruptcy trial that its plans to wipe out billions of dollars in debt should be approved.
Officials: No invasive species in Michigan lake Kalamazoo MI September 2, 2014 | AP The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says no new invasive species have been found after a day of collecting fish and other aquatic species in Morrow Lake.
Reward doubles in Rosa Parks apartment theft case Montgomery AL September 2, 2014 | AP People attending a community gathering in Montgomery over the weekend contributed to a reward fund, doubling the amount offered for information about thefts at Rosa Parks' former apartment.
Snyder ad says he's built 'strong foundation' September 2, 2014 | AP Gov. Rick Snyder is airing his first TV ad for the final two months of the governor's race, emphasizing his accountant credentials as key to building a "strong foundation" for Michigan's recovery.
State House Dems call for higher minimum school funding September 2, 2014 | MPRN A group of state lawmakers says some schools are making tough cuts as the school year gets underway. As Jake Neher reports, Democrats in the state House want to increase the minimum amount the state sends to districts.
Yesterday Modest, gradual minimum wage hike set to launch Lansing MI September 1, 2014 | AP An increase in Michigan's minimum wage is set to launch, and with it comes a test of whether the gradual rise will help workers, harm businesses or neither.
State report shows income disparity locally September 1, 2014 | WGVU A new report shows four in ten Michigan households struggle to make ends meet. It’s a number researchers say is much higher than expected. WGVU breaks down some of the study's findings in this report.
Kildee sponsors anti nuke measure in Congress Saginaw MI August 29, 2014 | AP A member of Congress from Michigan says he'll sponsor a resolution opposing a Canadian power company's plan to bury waste from nuclear plants less than a mile from Lake Huron.
The Shark is back in the water again Grand Rapids MI August 29, 2014 | WGVU Super swimmer Jim Dreyer is back again, this time taking on the Straits of Mackinac. We talk with him today on WGVU Midday West Michigan
Counterterrorism analyst talks ISIS strategy August 29, 2014 | WGVU President Barack Obama says degrading Islamic State militants is going to require a "regional strategy" and assistance from partners in the Middle East.
What could that strategy look like? WGVU spoke with terrorism expert Jonathan White.
The Shark is back in the water again Grand Rapids MI August 29, 2014 | WGVU Super swimmer Jim Dreyer is back again, this time taking on the Straits of Mackinac. And this may be his most grueling journey yet.
Prisoner, 16, dies after struggle, shooting self Hampton Twp MI August 29, 2014 | AP Authorities say a 16-year-old prisoner has died after shooting himself following a struggle where a police officer was wounded outside a Bay County juvenile facility.
GVSU charter administrator weighs in on MCCSA proposal August 29, 2014 | WGVU A quality control system for Michigan charter schools proposed by a state charter council offers an alternative to Department of Education plans. WGVU takes a look at that proposal, and its impact on Grand Valley State University among other charter programs.
30,000 of 174,000 customers still blacked out Detroit MI August 28, 2014 | AP DTE Energy Co. says about 30,000 homes and businesses remain without power a day after severe thunderstorms struck parts of southern Michigan, blacking out 174,000 utility customers.
Groups to discuss oil pipelines during bridge walk Mackinaw City MI August 28, 2014 | AP Environmentalists will use the annual Mackinac Bridge walk to raise awareness about oil pipelines in the area and urge Gov. Rick Snyder to make sure they won't leak into the Great Lakes.
UAW: GM to move Cadillac SRX production to Tenn. Nashville TN August 28, 2014 | AP The United Auto Workers union says General Motors will move production of the next-generation Cadillac SRX crossover SUV from Mexico to Spring Hill, Tennessee.
MAREC welcomes new director next month Muskegon MI August 28, 2014 | WGVU Grand Valley State University’s Michigan Alternative and Renewable Energy Center (MAREC) is getting a new director. Kevin Ricco takes over from Arn Boezaart September 22.
MAREC welcomes new director next month Muskegon MI August 28, 2014 | WGVU Grand Valley State University’s Michigan Alternative and Renewable Energy Center (MAREC) is getting a new director. Kevin Ricco takes over next month.
18,000 of 174,000 customers still without power Undated August 28, 2014 | AP DTE Energy Co. says about 18,000 homes and businesses remain without power two days after severe thunderstorms struck parts of southern Michigan, knocking out service to 174,000 utility customers.
Man, woman accused of torturing 11-year-old boy South Haven MI August 28, 2014 | AP Authorities say a man and his mother used plumber's tape to keep an 11-year-old boy restrained for several hours at a time at a home in southwestern Michigan.
Jazz at Fountain Street Church August 28, 2014 | WGVU When was the last time you heard live jazz played on a real grand piano? How about two concert grand pianos? Fountain Street Church is planning a 3 concert series for the 2014-2015 season. Jazz In The Sanctuary will be hosted by Dr. Robin Connell, one of west Michigan's favorite pianists and vocalists. WGVU sat down with her for this feature interview.
New clinic provides low-income health and dental services August 28, 2014 | WGVU The former site of a Kent County library has been repurposed into a medical and dental facility that offers a variety of services for low-income residents. Two health providers tell WGVU how this benefits the community.
Wednesday Preparing for tax day-in August Undated August 27, 2014 | WGVU As summer progresses, most of us are doing anything but looking to next spring. But in one way, it’s not a bad idea to think forward.
Today on WGVU Midday West Michigan, a conversation with Luis Garcia of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service regional office in Detroit.
Report: 12-year-old murder suspect badly bruised Grand Rapids MI August 27, 2014 | AP Court records say a 12-year-old boy charged with murder for the fatal stabbing of a 9-year-old on a Grand Rapids-area playground lived in "deplorable" conditions and had bruises all over his body.
Michigan House may vote on allowing wolf hunts Lansing MI August 27, 2014 | AP Supporters of regulated wolf hunts in Michigan are hoping the state House will allow them to continue while nullifying citizen referendums on the issue scheduled for the November election.
'77 murder conviction reinstated by appeals court Paw Paw MI August 27, 2014 | AP The Michigan appeals court has overturned a decision by a Van Buren County judge and reinstated the murder conviction of a man who has been in prison for nearly 40 years.
Holland seeks SmartZone designation August 27, 2014 | WGVU Three new Michigan SmartZone hubs are on the table as satellite locations connected to the state’s current 15. The city and township of Holland, in partnership with Grand Rapids, would like to be one of those three. WGVU explains what that may mean for the greater Holland area.
Lawmakers vote to allow wolf hunts in Upper Peninsula August 27, 2014 | MPRN Wolf hunts in the Upper Peninsula will be able to continue under a new law passed by the state House today. As Jake Neher reports, groups that oppose wolf hunting say state lawmakers are trying to thwart the will of voters.
Tuesday 11 way partnership means more access to clinical trials for West Michigan Grand Rapids MI August 26, 2014 | WGVU Cancer patients throughout West Michigan will now have greater access to new and unique clinical trials. Eleven health systems are partnering in the effort. Today on Midday, we talk with Dr. Gil Padula, Principal Investigator of the Cancer Research Consortium of West Michigan
Grand Rapids $40 million Silver Line Bus Rapid Transit reality August 26, 2014 | WGVU After a decade of planning, securing funding and construction, the Silver Line Bus Rapid Transit system is now moving riders utilizing much of Division Avenue from 60th Street through downtown Grand Rapids. WGVU checks out the features riders will experience from this $40 million investment.
Toledo water treatment plant supervisor resigns Toledo OH August 26, 2014 | AP A city official who was in charge of Toledo's water treatment plant has resigned just three weeks after toxins contaminated the water supply for about 400,000 people.