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Michigan man wins $1M from scratch-off ticket bought at Meijer

LANSING, Mich. (WXYZ) — A Lansing man won $1 million from a scratch-off lottery ticket bought at Meijer in Lansing. The player, who chose to remain anonymous, won the money from Michigan Lottery's Millionaire Maker instant game.


Michigan court changes legal standard for searching people during traffic stop

The Michigan Supreme Court has tightened the legal standard for searching people during a traffic stop. The court ruled in favor of a car passenger who said his rights were violated when police in Jackson County searched his backpack without his consent.


Mason boy cheats death in miraculous recovery

Whether he's in the house playing video games, or outside kicking a soccer ball with his brothers and sisters, Brenden Scott is your typical 10 year old, but on December 9th 2018, his life nearly ended on a rural road south of Mason, when Brenden was crossing it to go to a friend's house.


This Sign Could Only Be Posted in One Michigan Town

"Sign, sign, everywhere a sign," as the old song goes. There's only one place you would ever see this one-of-a-kind posting. Unless you live here, you don't understand. Holland's Herrick District Library has a unique sign that might leave visitors scratching their head or going to the information de


Family thriving one year after police help

MASON, MI. (WILX) -- Joseph Rodriguez brought his family downstate for a new job. But things didn't work out. As the bad news spiraled they had no choice but to live out of their van.


19-year-old Michigan man charged in sexual assault of child

ONAWAY, MI – A 19-year-old Michigan man has been charged in the sexual assault of a child under 13 years of age. According to the Michigan State Police Gaylord Post, James Knapp of Alanson sexually assaulted the female child while he was living with her family in Onaway in 2018.


Police: 2 men shot early Wednesday in Lansing

LANSING, MI (WILX) -- The Lansing Police Department is investigating a shooting on the city's north side. Lansing police tell News 10 officers responded to a report of a shooting in the 800 block of North Seymour Avenue at 2:43 a.m. Wednesday.


Suspect Charged with Murder in Barricaded Gunman Incident in Mason County

MASON, MI – Corey Ryan Beekman, 32-years-old, of Free Soil Township, has been arraigned on charges of:. The charges stem from a 6:54 AM call on Tuesday April 16th, 2019, in which two individuals had been reportedly shot.


This zoo in middle-of-nowhere Michigan is unlike anything you've ever seen

NAUBINWAY, Mich. - This is like your typical stroll in the woods. There are towering pine trees, mulch trails and sightings of birds, bugs, chickens, camels, llamas and alligators.


Ingham County cracking down on dog owners without a license

MASON, Mich (WLNS) - Two animal control officers in Ingham County hit the streets to educate and enforce dog licensing laws. In February and March there were a total of 160 dog license citations issued.


Family court activist with ties to Michigan found dead in California

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — Police in Newport Beach, Calif. are investigating after Wendi Miller, 48, and Darren Partch, 38, were found dead in their home on Saturday, April 21. Miller lived in Holland with her family nearly a decade ago, and 13 ON YOUR SIDE reported on her when she was arrested for a p


Report ranks top 25 school districts in Michigan in 2019

A new report ranks Michigan's best school districts in 2019. BackgroundChecks.org used various data points to rank the state's best school districts, including:. "While there is a lot of progress to be made in Michigan’s public school system, with its standing among other Midwest states dropping in


Lansing man hits Lottery for $1M

LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - The first thought that came to a Lansing man when he finished scratching off his Lottery ticket was:. He had just won $1 million playing the Michigan Lottery's Millionaire Maker instant game.


Bluesman and Broadway actor Josh White Jr. plays Robin Theatre

WEDNESDAY, April 24 — Singing in front of sold-out crowds was nothing new to Josh White Jr. at four years old. He grew up beside his father, blues legend Josh White Sr. performing anywhere from Cafe Society, New York’s first integrated night club, to the Lincoln Memorial during Martin Luther King Jr


Michigan Senate to propose alternative to gas tax

Monroe County and the rest of Michigan may not be seeing a 45-cent tax increase at the pump. A transportation budget advancing in Michigan’s Legislature would boost road spending, but fall short of the $1.9 billion net increase proposed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.


Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Buyers Arrested by Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Dealers

Well, this is a new one. A gigantic drug raid mistake led to police officers arresting…well, each other. Turns out undercover cops in Detroit posed as drug dealers to help catch a pair of sellers. However, thanks to a “tiny” mess up, another undercover police group thought they were real drug dealer


Bill introduced to reduce auto insurance premiums in Michigan

LANSING, Mich. — Even though Senate Republicans have taken Governor Gretchen Whitmer's proposed gas tax hike off the table during budget talks, lawmakers say they want to tackle Michigan's high auto insurance rates first.


‘Dismemberment abortion’ ban up for debate again in Michigan legislature

LANSING, MI – Pro-life and pro-choice activists came to an ideological clash at a Wednesday morning hearing on legislation to ban dilation and evacuation, or D&E abortions, in Michigan.


More Michigan communities opt out of recreational marijuana sales: Here's the updated list

Michigan voters approved a proposal to legalize recreational marijuana in the state back in November. Despite the passage, several Michigan communities have decided to opt out of legal marijuana sales. Cities have the choice to temporarily opt out of recreational marijuana sales.


Michigan Senate passes 'raise the age' criminal justice reform plan

Lansing — The Michigan Senate on Wednesday approved a long-debated criminal justice reform plan that would "raise the age” threshold for automatic prosecution as an adult from 17 to 18 years old.