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Athletic booster charged with embezzlement

Posted: 10/25/2007 - Tonya Yannaki of Linden, Michigan, is charged with a felony count of embezzlement by an agent or trustee. The 46-year-old was the treasurer of the Goodrich Athletic Booster Club.

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Judge: Media can cover hearing for suspected serial killer

Posted: 10/25/2007 - Ingham County District Judge Patrick Cherry has denied a motion by Matthew Macon's attorney to close next week's preliminary exam. The 28-year-old Macon is charged with the deaths of two Lansing women.

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Michigan House passes health care insurance legislation

Posted: 10/25/2007 - Supporters of bills that passed the House on Wednesday say individuals who are self-employed or otherwise need their own coverage could get price and coverage protection from the plan.

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Two Warren men charged in dog mauling of infant

Posted: 10/25/2007 - Macomb County Prosecutor Eric Smith says the two knew the dog had aggressive tendencies and had a legal duty to make sure the animal was fenced, leashed or caged when they brought it to a house party in September.

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Parts of Halloween displays in Livonia, Howell Township shut down

Posted: 10/25/2007 - City officials say part of a Livonia man's elaborate Halloween display must come down. Mike Kinney says all the headstones and semi-automated characters have to be moved by Monday or he faces a $500 fine or 90 days in jail.

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4 Detroit-area UAW locals vote yes on Chrysler deal

Posted: 10/25/2007 - Chrysler workers at four Detroit-area plants have voted in favor of a new contract with the company. Tuesday, two locals in Kokomo, Indiana, overwhelmingly rejected the deal.

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Ambulance transporting Chicago Marathon runner got lost

Updated: 10/24/2007 - A Chicago Fire Department spokesman says the ambulance crew called dispatchers to report that 35-year-old Chad Schieber was in full cardiac arrest, but he says there's no record of them calling for directions.

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Michigan lawmakers peck away at budget problems

Posted: 10/24/2007 - Michigan lawmakers face an October 31st deadline to make more than 430 million dollars in spending cuts. Failure to reach agreement by the end of the month could result in another partial government shutdown.

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Michigan DNR warns of cutbacks unless fees raised

Posted: 10/24/2007 - Michigan says it will close dozens of parks and scale back fish planting unless recreational licenses and fees are increased. The Department of Natural Resources also says it will have to cut back on the number of conservation officers unless it gets the extra fee money.

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Issues in state budget dispute appear to be narrowing

Posted: 10/24/2007 - Roughly a half-dozen key areas of disagreement remain among lawmakers trying to balance the state's budget before next week's deadline to avoid another potential partial government shutdown.

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Pilot program helps Michigan teens pay for birth control

Posted: 10/24/2007 - A pilot voucher program in Calhoun County, Michigan helps uninsured young people ages 12 to 19 pay for medical exams and prescription contraceptives. The six-month pilot program began last week and it's administered through the Calhoun Health Plan.

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Gore supporters fall short in effort to put him on Michigan ballot

Posted: 10/23/2007 - Supporters needed to collect more than 12,000 valid signatures by today, but collected only around 3,000. Michigan Draft Gore co-chairman Bob Alexander says the group collected only about a fifth of the money it needed to mount a full-time petition drive.

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Detroit City Council approves $8.4 million in lawsuit settlements

Posted: 10/23/2007 - A Wayne County jury had awarded $6.5 million to former deputy police chief Gary Brown and officer Harold Nelthrope for unlawful dismissals in their whistleblower suit. Interest had raised the amount to eight million dollars.

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