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Report: Michigan child poverty up but teen deaths fall

Posted: 06/12/2008 - More than one-third of Michigan children are living without a full-time working parent, signaling a steep increase in a key measure of child poverty. But the annual "Kids Count" report being released today shows some other measures of child welfare have improved, particularly the rate of teen deaths.

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Michigan Senate stops short of holding back third-graders

Posted: 06/12/2008 - The Michigan Senate has stopped short of requiring schools to hold back third-graders who cannot read at grade level. Revised legislation approved unanimously Wednesday instead would require the state to create model summer school programs for first- through fourth-graders who need help reading.

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Bid to revive Dillon recall fails

Posted: 06/12/2008 - The attempt to recall House Speaker Andy Dillon may have run out of steam. State elections officials already have said the recall attempt failed because not enough valid signatures were turned in.

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Michigan House approves K-12 spending

Posted: 06/11/2008 - The Michigan House has voted to give K-12 public schools 55 dollars to 110 dollars more per student in the budget year that starts in October.

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Man charged in slaying of interim Flint police chief's son

Posted: 06/10/2008 - Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton says Dekoven L. Kerr, of Flint, is charged with first-degree murder, carrying a concealed weapon and use of a firearm in a felony in the slaying of JaQuan S. Dudley. Conviction on the murder charge is punishable by life in prison without parole.

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State OKs antlerless deer hunting in 2008

Posted: 06/10/2008 - Licenses to hunt antlerless deer will be available in most of Michigan this fall, but the number is being reduced in the Upper Peninsula. The Department of Natural Resources says antlerless licenses will be issued for 85 of the state's 98 deer management units.

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Lidstrom and Osgood to appear on "Tonight Show"

Posted: 06/10/2008 - Defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom and goalie Chris Osgood will be guests on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" on Tuesday. They're slated to appear on the late-night talk show, with the Cup, at 11:35 p.m. EDT.

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Severe thunderstorms blamed for at least 6 deaths in Mich.

Posted: 06/09/2008 - At least six people have died during a third day of intense storms that battered Michigan's Lower Peninsula. Sunday's storms toppled power lines and trees and cut off electricity to hundreds of thousands of customers.

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Scientists measure evaporation at lighthouse

Posted: 06/07/2008 - For more than a century, the Stannard Rock lighthouse existed for one purpose: warning mariners away from a deadly reef lurking just below the surface of Lake Superior.

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