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Michigan must double spending on roads

Posted: 07/21/2008 - A new report warns that many Michigan roads and bridges will keep deteriorating and become less safe unless the state doubles what it spends on them.

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Medically unfit truck drivers still on roads

Posted: 07/21/2008 - Hundreds of thousands of tractor-trailer and bus drivers in the United States carry commercial driver's licenses despite also qualifying for full federal disability payments.

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Most eligible state kids miss free summer lunches

Posted: 07/20/2008 - Hundreds of thousands of Michigan children get free or reduced-cost lunches during the school year, but only a small fraction of those eligible get them in the summer.

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Coast Guard seeks source of washed-up trash

Posted: 07/19/2008 - Coast Guard investigators tracking the source of trash that washed up on Michigan's Lake Michigan shore have a surefire clue: a City of Milwaukee "No Dumping" sign.

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Donors to Detroit mayor's legal fund owe taxes

Posted: 07/19/2008 - Three of more than 30 companies and individuals who have contributed to Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's legal defense fund owe more than 820,000 dollars in state and federal taxes.

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Sailors begin 100th Race to Mackinac

Posted: 07/19/2008 - The last of the 439 boats had left Chicago by Saturday afternoon for what is considered the world's longest and most prestigious annual freshwater race.

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Councilwoman turns sludge file over to feds

Posted: 07/18/2008 - Detroit Councilwoman Sheila Cockrel says she has given a federal grand jury her file on a $47 million sludge recycling contract being investigated by the FBI.

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Mich. governor signs divestment legislation

Posted: 07/18/2008 - Gov. Jennifer Granholm has signed legislation to pull state funds and investments from companies that do business with Sudan and other nations accused of government-supported genocide or terrorism.

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Toddler found in truck died of hyperthermia

Posted: 07/18/2008 - Preliminary autopsy results show an 18-month-old girl died of hyperthermia after being left unattended inside a pickup truck for more than two hours.

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People arrested at Detroit dog fight bust freed

Posted: 07/17/2008 - The Wayne County sheriff's department says it has released 55 people arrested earlier in the week when authorities busted what they described as a major dog fighting ring in Detroit.

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Toddler dies after being left in pickup truck

Posted: 07/17/2008 - Police in Livingston County's Green Oak Township say a 17-month-old girl is dead after being left unattended inside a pickup truck for more than two hours.

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Deal with Clorox sparks Sierra Club feud

Posted: 07/17/2008 - The Sierra Club is teaming up with The Clorox Company to promote eco-friendly products ... and some Michigan members of the environmental group don't like it.

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