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No. 6 Michigan starts fast, beats No. 24 Maryland

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — After a startling loss at last-place Penn State earlier in the week, Michigan coach John Beilein had a pretty good idea how his team would respond. "I had no doubt our defense would be strong today," he said.


Northern Michigan’s Safety Net is Broken

As a brutal winter rages on, a new policy at DHHS is causing serious problems for people in need. A change in how the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services processes applications for benefits like food stamps and emergency heating assistance was supposed to increase efficiency and ensure


Valentine’s Day in Saline sees a renewal of love

It was a Valentine’s Day to remember at Linden Square Assisted Living and Memory Care as five resident couples renewed their vows. The married couples were Lynne and John “Jack” Stewart, Colleen and Alex Weddon, Oma and Homer Turner, Jean and Dr. Bill Elmer and Doris and Dean Douthat.


Judges in five Michigan courtrooms are using risk assessments to decide bond

Early this month, judges in five Michigan district courts started using a new tool to make bond decisions. It’s part of a new pilot program spearheaded by the Michigan Supreme Court. The judges will use a standard risk assessment to help make those bond decisions.


13 Michigan water systems fail excessive lead test: report

More than a dozen water systems in Michigan were found to have excessive lead compared to federal standards in the second half of 2018, according to a new report. The 13 systems that failed the federal test were throughout the state, MLive reported Friday, citing data it had obtained from the Michig


WATCH: John Beilein recaps win over Maryland

ANN ARBOR — Michigan was able to bounce back from Tuesday's loss to Penn State in a big way by dispatching a solid Maryland squad 65-52 on Saturday. The Wolverines were able to lead the entire way which was fueled by a solid defensive effort in the second half.


Free fishing weekend in Michigan: No license required

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — No fishing license? No problem — for the next two days in Michigan. The state Department of Natural Resources says you can fish for free in any of the state's waters Saturday and Sunday.


Michigan man allegedly sold nearly $450,000 worth of stolen Amtrak vouchers to travelers on eBay

DETROIT - A Michigan man sold $449,000 worth of stolen Amtrak vouchers to unsuspecting travelers via eBay, officials said. Watch Jermont Terry's full report above. Christian Newby is accused of using stolen credit card information to buy vouchers that he would then sell.


91 Dogs Flown to Michigan For Chance at Life and Love on Valentine’s Day

Ninety-one dogs from the West Coast were welcomed to Michigan shelters on Valentine's Day. The Detroit Free Press reports that after a six-hour flight from Fresno, California, an airplane full of pups arrived at Willow Run Airport in Ypsilanti on Thursday, February 14.


Michigan bill to end most civil forfeiture heads to House

The Michigan Senate on Friday passed legislation that would prohibit most asset forfeiture until there is a criminal conviction. The bill will be sent to the Michigan House, which has also been open to forfeiture reform.


One pediatric death from H1N1 confirmed in Michigan, health department says

One pediatric influenza death has been confirmed in the state for the 2018-2019 flu season, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. The health department did not release the location of where the case was reported and confirmed.


Canton crash causes power outage; fleeing driver apprehended

A single-vehicle crash in Canton Township Saturday afternoon caused a widespread power outage and resulted in the driver of the vehicle being apprehended by police after fleeing the scene.


Texting & Driving Fines May Increase in Michigan

Distracted driving continues to be a problem, with texting being the major one so a new legislation was introduced to increase the fines in Michigan. Currently, if you get caught texting & driving in the state the fines are:


Patrols increased in Canton neighborhoods and school zones after student reports suspicious man

CANTON, Mich. - The Canton Police Department will be increasing patrols in all neighborhoods and school zones after a student reported being followed by an unknown man. According to Canton police, on Thursday around 3:40 p.m., a female student from Plymouth-Canton Community Schools told a bus driver


Alleged drug dealer charged in death of Michigan City overdose victim

MICHIGAN CITY — A man was arrested in connection with the death of a 31-year-old woman who died from a heroin overdose in Michigan City. Scott A. Clemons, 29, of Michigan City, was charged with dealing a controlled substance resulting in death, a level 1 felony, according to a news release from the


Gov. Whitmer freezes $10-million slice of pork served to tiny township by lame-duck Republicans

SALEM TOWNSHIP, MI -- Within two years, the Republican-majority legislature fed two $10-million grants to Salem Township, a rural community of 6,100 about 12 miles northeast of Ann Arbor that didn’t even ask for it.


Manchester Township RV Park in Flux

In the mid 2000s, before the economic recession, the Doan family in Manchester, MI. proposed some type of residential development on their property in Manchester township. At that time, the cost and economy didn’t justify it but that may change in 2019.


Emoni Bates-led Lincoln holds off Ypsilanti 67-66 in front of 4,000 fans

YPSILANTI -- In the first meeting between rivals Lincoln and Ypsilanti this season, star freshman Emoni Bates scored a career-high 43 points to lead the Railsplitters to a 68-56 win.


Flashpoint 2/17/19: Michigan State of the State address; Tax filers getting nasty surprises

DETROIT - Here is what to expect on Sunday's episode of Flashpoint:. In her first State of the State address, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer discussed critical issues facing people statewide. Did Whitmer do enough to convince Michigan residents she can fix these problems? On Sunday's episode of Flas


Weightlifter uses muscle to help rescue man injured in SUV

YPSILANTI, Mich. - A Michigan weightlifter used his power to move a two-ton SUV to help paramedics reach a man trapped inside the vehicle, MLIve reported. Ryan Belcher, 29, of Belleview, heard a “big smash” Thursday while he was in Ypsilanti and went outside to investigate, the website reported.