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Mobility Moments Podcast: Amanda Roraff, PlanetM

PlanetM advances mobility business development in Michigan, the state where the American automobile was born, but why is Michigan such a great place for mobility innovation?. Michigan is home to more AV testing sites than anywhere in the world. It's a very unique environment.


Silicon Valley company hires 100 in Ann Arbor

PITTSFIELD TOWNSHIP, MI - Software development company Nexient has promised to bring 300 jobs to the Ann Arbor area by 2020 and has already hired more than planned in the first year.


Windshield wipers on connected vehicles produce high-accuracy rainfall maps

Connected vehicles are poised to transform the field of environmental sensing by enabling acquisition of scientific data at unprecedented scales. Drawing on a real-world dataset collected from almost 70 connected vehicles, this study generates improved rainfall estimates by combining weather radar w


Men try to lure 14-year-old girl into sedan by offering candy, Wayne police say

WAYNE, Mich. - A 14-year-old girl was walking home from school Monday when she was approached by two men who offered her candy to get into a sedan, according to Wayne police. The incident happened in the area of Second and Sims streets, police said.


Single mom goes from food stamps to Michigan Senate

Lansing — This time last year, Betty Jean Alexander was retrieving divorce records as a clerical specialist in the Wayne County Clerk’s office. A single mother with two daughters, she made $16 an hour, qualified for food stamps and took the bus to work.


Former UM doctor to be sentenced on more sex-related charges

ANN ARBOR, MI – A former University of Michigan doctor has pleaded no contest to two counts of criminal sexual conduct stemming from sexual relationships he had with two patients.


Plymouth actor reflects on her experience in Broadway's smash hit 'Hamilton'

From Beck Road to Broadway, Plymouth native Sabrina Imamura's path to the pinnacle of performing arts has been nothing short of remarkable. A 2009 graduate of Plymouth High School, Imamura flourished in the ensemble role of "Woman 1" in the smash hit Broadway musical "Hamilton" for two months in Nov


New restaurant brings ’50s flare to Ann Arbor

Jim Brady's opened its Ann Arbor location after nearly a year’s worth of development and planning. Buy this photo. Last month, local businessman Tom Brady Jr., along with his associate Darin Dingham opened up an Ann Arbor location of Jim Brady’s after nearly a year’s worth of development and plannin


Icy Michigan roads blamed in fatal crash

CHELSEA, Mich. (AP) - Authorities say icy Michigan roads were a factor in at least one fatal crash as freezing rain brought hazardous driving conditions. Chelsea Fire Department Capt. Chris Smyth tells our media partners at MLive that a man died after crashing into a jackknifed semi on Interstate 94


Mother, son found dead in Stony Creek home

EXETER TWP. – An elderly mother and her son were found dead inside their Monroe County home and carbon monoxide poisoning might be the cause of deaths. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office reported that Alice Kiebler, 83, and her son, Mark Kiebler, 57, were found inside the home they shared in the 110


Michigan's medical marijuana shortage: state lets dispensaries sell untested pot

DETROIT (FOX 2) - Michigan's crackdown on unlicensed medical marijuana shops has had a domino effect on the licenses businesses and has not cut off access for many patients. Now the state is making some allowances - but there's a caveat.


Help wanted in Dexter Township

Dexter Township is looking for someone to fill an important role. After discussing the role and what they are looking for in a candidate, the Dexter Township Board on Jan. 15, moved forward on finding its next director of Zoning and Planning by putting the word out they are accepting resumes. Previo


Suspect in high speed chase through Monroe still sought

Authorities are looking for a 33-year-old Monroe man who led Monroe County Sheriff’s deputies on a high-speed chase Monday evening. Officers responded to the scene of a retail fraud in progress around 5:30 p.m. at 2300 N. Telegraph Rd. According to a report from the sheriff’s office, the suspect fle


The Michigan basketball star who has never appeared in a game

ANN ARBOR -- The Michigan men’s basketball team had unfinished business the week before Christmas. Gathering at head coach John Beilein's house for ugly sweaters and secret Santa gifts, the team had something special for 13-year-old teammate Jude Stamper:


Michigan Special Ed Teacher Arrested For Alleged Sexual Relations With Student

Heather Winfield has been identified as the 38-year-old Alpena Public Schools teacher who was arrested and charged with multiple counts of criminal sexual conduct involving children. Winfield was a former at special education teacher at Thunder Bay Junior High School.


Why this federal shutdown will hit workers harder

ANN ARBOR—The current government shutdown is different from past shutdowns and could put federal workers with limited savings in dire straits, says a University of Michigan economist.


Carceral State Project symposium talks mental health in criminal justice system

The Carceral State Project panel speaks to the audience about prison reform and the increasing incarceration rate at the Hatcher Gallery Wednesday evening. Buy this photo. The Carceral State Project hosted a symposium Wednesday night in the Hatcher Graduate Library to discuss the flaws of the prison


Michigan man falls 9 floors to his death playing hide-and-seek

A 21-year-old man fell to his death playing hide-and-seek inside a long-abandoned warehouse in Detroit, authorities said Wednesday. Jonathan Mazqai, from Taylor, Michigan, was playing the children's game with two pals before he plunged nine floors down an elevator shaft in the early morning hours of


1 in 4 US antibiotics may be inappropriately prescribed

A recent analysis provides more evidence that inappropriate prescribing of antibiotics is common in the United States. Researchers from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, MA, and Northwestern University in Chicago, IL, analyzed prescription data on 19.2


Driver Who Killed Michigan Family Had .306 Alcohol Level

MICHIGAN — The driver police say is responsible for killing a Northville family of five in Kentucky earlier this month had a blood-alcohol level that was nearly four times the legal limit, according to reports.