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Truck spills industrial-strength bleach in Menominee

Posted: 11/28/2007 - Deputy Fire Chief Mark Petersen says the tractor-trailer was hauling 12 containers of sodium hypochlorite from a plant in Oshkosh, Wis., to a paper mill in Escanaba. When the driver hit the brakes to avoid a collision, two containers fell over and were punctured.

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Michigan Senate votes to ban sale of toys with lead paint

Posted: 11/28/2007 - The bill's sponsor says steps taken nationally to curb the problem haven't occurred quickly enough. Legislation sent to the House bars people from manufacturing, selling, exchanging or offering for sale certain toys contaminated with toxic substances.

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Most Michigan regional jobless rates dropped in October

Posted: 11/28/2007 - Total employment dropped in most regions last month, mostly because the summer and early fall tourism seasons were winding down. Regional unadjusted jobless rates for October ranged from a low of 4.8 percent in Ann Arbor to a high of 8.2 percent in Monroe.

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Senate refuses to restore 4 Democrats to ballot

Posted: 11/27/2007 - Senate Majority Leader Mike Bishop blames Democrats for NOT being on the same page with each other. Edwards, Barack Obama, Joe Biden and Bill Richardson last month pulled their names from the ballot because the state violated Democratic National Committee rules by moving up its election.

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Grand Rapids woman loses 530 pounds

Posted: 11/27/2007 - Fifty-one-year-old Nancy Makin will tell her story Wednesday on "The Oprah Winfrey Show." Makin weighed as much as 703 pounds and spent many years living reclusively in her one-bedroom apartment.

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Two men arrested in armed robbery, shooting of guard dog

Posted: 11/27/2007 - Authorities told WDIV-TV and the Detroit Free Press that the 22-year-old man climbed through a bedroom window of the home adjacent to World K-9 in Monroe County's Summerfield Township, about 45 miles southwest of Detroit.

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Jeb Bush speaks in Michigan

Posted: 11/27/2007 - The former governor of Florida and brother of the Commander in Chief will speak to the Economic Club of Southwest Michigan Tuesday night.

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Justices decline to hear appeal from Michigan faith-based program

Posted: 11/26/2007 - The Michigan Family Independence Agency imposed a moratorium on Teen Ranch in Sanilac County's Marlette from participating in a government-financed program for abused, neglected and delinquent children. It says the ranch coerced the teens into religious activities.

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Police: Detroit-area EMT kills wife, wounds son, then kills self

Posted: 11/26/2007 - They say 41-year-old Anthony Gibson of Sterling Heights was found dead in his car Sunday morning near downtown Detroit. On Saturday morning, they say he fired a gun into the car of 38-year-old LaDora Gibson on Detroit's east side, killing her and injuring their 9-year-old son.

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Dioxin contamination in Saginaw River site worst ever, EPA says

Posted: 11/26/2007 - Milton Clark says no other recorded finding comes close to the 1.6 million parts of dioxin per trillion reported last week. Clark is involved in cleanup efforts downstream from Dow Chemical Co. facilities in Midland.

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