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Attorney General Dana Nessel provides updates on Michigan's top 3 investigations

LANSING, Mich. -- Attorney General Dana Nessel provides updates on Michigan’s top three investigations. Those include the Flint Water Crisis, the investigation at Michigan State University related to Larry Nassar and the investigations into the Catholic Church related to clergy abuse.


Construction for Mason elementary school gets the green light

MASON, Mich. (WILX) - A project to revive one of Mason's school buildings has been given the green light to start. The Mason School Board approved bids for contractors to begin work on North Aurelius Elementary Monday night.


Michigan Girl Dies After Ingesting Meth

ELKHART, Ind. (CBS Detroit/ AP) – A Michigan father and his girlfriend are facing felony charges after his 10-year-old daughter ingested methamphetamine and died in Elkhart, IN. last June.


Michigan employers can discriminate against medical marijuana users, court says

Employers in Michigan can terminate an at-will employee or refuse to hire an applicant for using medical marijuana, the Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled. The decision on Tuesday clashes with recent court rulings in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rh0de Island, where judges have sided with employee


Hearing scheduled Thursday in murder case

MASON, Mich. (WILX) -- A court hearing is scheduled Thursday morning for the man and woman charged in the death of a Holt man earlier this month. Bdour Al-Yasari and Jacob Joseph Ficher are both facing open murder charges in the murder of Bdour Al-Yasari's husband, Ammar Al-Yasari.


Police evacuate area near Michigan St. and Ewing Ave. due to gas leak

SOUTH BEND, Ind.—The South Bend Police Department has evacuated an area around Michigan Street and Ewing Avenue due to a gas leak at a house. Police say that arrived to the area of Michigan and Ewing around 9 a.m. for reports of a gas leak.


Detroit man who threatened 'massive shooting' in Michigan arrested, authorities say

A Detroit man accused of threatening "a massive shooting" in Michigan has been arrested in Youngstown, Ohio. U.S. Marshals said 28-year-old Cameron White posted on Facebook that he was "planning a massive shooting real soon."


School Shooter Training in Mason

MASON, Mich (WLNS) - Faculty and Staff at the Ingham Intermediate School District participated in active shooter training. Every employee has to undergo ALICE training, which stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate. The five hour course consists of four hands-on active shooter scene


Damaging windstorm sets its sights on West Michigan

WEST MICHIGAN — You may want to get prepared for a strong storm coming this weekend. Sunday’s powerful winter storm could bring some of the strongest winds West Michigan has seen all season. A storm this strong usually only happens once a year.


Michigan's 58 lowest-income ZIP Codes, based on 2016 tax returns

Michigan has 58 ZIP Codes where the average income reported on 2016 federal tax returns was below $35,000. The statewide average was $61,618, according to recently released IRS data.


Owners react to dog licensing enforcement

MASON, Mich. (WILX) - Get a license or face a misdemeanor, that's what Ingham County Animal Control officers are reminding dog owners. Those officers are going to door to door to make sure people have their dogs licensed.


Big Ten Basketball: 10 most polarizing figures in Michigan-Michigan State rivalry

Michigan vs. Michigan State has been the premier rivalry in the Big Ten as of late. Who have been the biggest polarizing figures when these two teams meet?. With both teams in the top 10 late in the regular season, the Spartans and Wolverines are the class of the Big Ten yet again this year. Separat


These are the 10 best diners in Michigan

The search for Michigan's Best Diner was all about breaking records, and waistlines. After receiving more than 370 nominees and 40,000-plus votes, we set out to visit about 30 of the top contenders, including our 12 poll winners across the state.


Klavon’s hiring 200-plus employees for new restaurant

MASON, MI – Klavon’s Pizzeria and Pub in Mason is getting closer to opening and the restaurant is looking for employees. Klavon’s is hosting a job fair from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day Thursday, Feb. 21, through Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Mason restaurant, 318 W. Kipp Road. More than 200 employees are


Michigan couple finds lottery loophole, wins $27 million in 9 years

Jerry Selbee has spent his life looking for patterns. And it's paid off -- quite literally: to the tune of $27 million, in fact. Yes, that's how much Selbee won once he figured out a loophole in a lottery game. If you knew the trick, you could do it, too. (Well, if lottery officials hadn't pulled th


Republican Led Michigan Senate Asks Supreme Court to Rule on Lame-Duck Laws

LANSING, Mich. (AP) – The Republican-led Michigan Senate is asking the state Supreme Court to rule on the legality of an unprecedented maneuver by which citizen-initiated minimum wage and paid sick leave laws were watered down.


Michigan seeks to slash medical pot fees

THURSDAY, Feb. 21 — As state officials continue to collect far more money than they need to operate Michigan’s medical marijuana program, costs for licensed cardholders could soon get a whole lot cheaper.


Michigan investigators seized hundreds of thousands of documents from Catholic dioceses

LANSING, Mich. — Updating the public on three high-profile investigations, Attorney General Dana Nessel said Thursday that her office has seized hundreds of thousands of documents from Michigan's seven Catholic dioceses.


Michigan man faces 10 years to life in prison for heroin ring targeting Western Pa.

A Michigan man caught with more than 1,300 grams of heroin pleaded guilty for scheming to sell the illegal street drug to addicts in Western Pennsylvania, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.


Lawmakers: Michigan should ‘raise the age’ for criminal prosecution

Lansing — Michigan lawmakers are renewing a push to “raise the age” for criminal prosecutions by no longer automatically treating 17-year-olds as adults. Michigan is one of just four states that still has the automatic age trigger for 17-year-olds who are not yet old enough to vote, supporters said