A fractured Michigan GOP struggles to mend ties at convention
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Despite nearly unanimous support for former President Donald Trump at the Michigan Republican Party’s presidential caucus in Grand Rapids Saturday, the factionalism that has riven the Michigan Republican Party still made itself felt. Pete Hoekstra, the party’s newest chair, was upbeat about how things went....
Woman hospitalized in crash on M-60 in Cass County
CASS COUNTY, MI - An 18-year-old Cassopolis woman was transported to the hospital following a crash on M-60 Saturday afternoon. At 3:02 p.m. on March 2, Cass County Sheriff Office responded to a personal injury crash near the intersection of M-60 and Shore Acres Road in Penn Township. If you...
Donald Trump sweeps Michigan GOP caucus, winning all delegates
Michigan Republican insiders are set to assign all 39 of their Republican National Convention representatives to former President Donald Trump in Grand Rapids Saturday. The outcome hasn’t come as a surprise for the more than 1,600 state delegates who have voted in the 13 congressional district caucuses. For a party that has been racked by infighting and leadership disputes, the support for the former President was nearly unanimous. Nearly 98% went for Trump in unofficial results.
Mega Millions results for 03/01/24; did anyone win the $607 million jackpot?
LANSING, MI -- Another Mega Millions drawing has come and gone without a jackpot winner as no one won the $607 million grand prize for the drawing held on Friday, March 1. That means the drawing on Tuesday, March 5 will be worth an estimated $650 million with a cash option of $308.6 million.
‘Saturday school’ program begins for Kalamazoo Public Schools students
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Some students in Kalamazoo now have a six-day school week. The district’s new optional Saturday school launched on Feb. 24 for third through fifth graders performing below grade level. And so far, everyone is pleased, KPS Superintendent Darrin Slade said. “It was the first time we’ve...
Investigation is closed, but Michigan deputy’s death remains a mystery
JACKSON, MI -- Police initially suspected an assault caused the injuries and days later Bryan Wickham’s death, but they were never been able to prove it. On Christmas day 2021, the 55-year-old’s blood was everywhere inside his Summit Township home in Jackson County. It was in the living...
Batmobiles, Evel Knievel daredevil vehicles and more wild, wacky autos in Michigan
DETROIT - It’s the biggest event of its kind each year in Michigan. Now in its 71st year, Meguiar’s Detroit Autorama is taking place at Huntington Place (Cobo Center) in downtown Detroit, featuring more than 800 hot rods and customs from around the world. This year’s event features...
‘Built from literally nothing’: University of Michigan business school celebrates 100 years
ANN ARBOR, MI - More than 100 years ago, business classes at the University of Michigan were just a small part of another department. The economics department in the College of Literature, Arts and Sciences housed business classes as early as 1899. The end of World War I spurred a boom in enrollment on the Ann Arbor campus, as well as interest in a singular business school, said former professor and current business school historian George Siedel.
Michigan antique dealer, 88, to auction off shop: ‘Every antique has a memory’
A complete guide to Michigan GOP’s splintered presidential caucus
On Saturday, 39 of the 55 delegates Michigan will send on to the Republican national convention this summer, to select their party’s presidential nominee, are up for grabs. With former President Donald Trump as the heavy favorite, state GOP delegates from throughout the state will be convening in Grand Rapids for a convention to vote on the candidates of their choice.
Ottawa County commissioner throws hat in ring for open U.S. Senate spot
OTTAWA COUNTY, MI - Ottawa County Commissioner Rebekah Curran is joining a crowded field of Republicans vying for the open U.S. Senate seat, she confirmed with MLive Friday. The District 7 commissioner filed her Federal Election Commission paperwork on Feb. 19. Curran will compete alongside Republicans vying for the seat...
‘She saw the light within me.’ Students honor Michigan teacher for 50 years of inspiration
GRAND BLANC, MI – When Sarah Courneya was hired into Grand Blanc Community Schools as a teacher in 2006, she was first greeted by Jan Cornelison. Cornelison was her teacher at the same district 21 years earlier. If you purchase a product or register for an account through a...
Thousands of bright, colorful butterflies take flight at Meijer Gardens
GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Thousands of bright, colorful butterflies are fluttering inside the tropical conservatory at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park for the annual Fred & Dorothy Fichter Butterflies Are Blooming exhibit. More than 60 species of butterflies and moths, from tropical zones in Asia, Africa, Central America...
DTE, Consumers win $231M in approvals despite reliability woes
LANSING, MI – Utility regulators approved major financial requests from Michigan’s two largest electricity providers, but not without bemoaning service reliability problems residents have complained about for years. The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) voted on Friday to approve $139.5 million for DTE in cost recovery for the...
Driver gets prison for fatal crash after running red light in Kalamazoo
KALAMAZOO, MI -- The driver who ran a stop light and killed another man was sentenced to prison for multiple counts, according to the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety. At 1:39 p.m. July 3, 2023, Miguel Angel Huerta-Altamirano was driving a vehicle west on West Cork Street at about 75 miles per hour and failed to stop or slow for the red light at South Burdick Street, causing a crash with three other vehicles, KDPS said in a news release on March 1.
Dolly Parton’s free book program in Southwest Michigan needs donations to continue
BERRIEN COUNTY, MI -- A Southwest Michigan chapter of Dolly Parton’s program to give out free books to thousands of kids is looking for financial support in celebration of National Reading Month. Nearly 8,000 children in Berrien, Cass, and Van Buren counties are enrolled in Dolly Parton’s program to...
CDC ends 5-day isolation time for those who test positive for COVID-19
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have revised longstanding guidelines on when people who’ve recently tested positive for COVID-19 can return to regular activities. If you’ve tested positive you no longer need to isolate for five days once you start feeling better. Instead, the CDC now suggests that...
Man wrongfully accused of drunken driving when cop confused 0.02 with 0.22 settles for $320K
LIVINGSTON COUNTY, MI – A Fowlerville police officer confused the results of a breathalyzer test and wrongfully arrested a Japanese man for drunken driving in early 2020. Now, the village has agreed to a $320,000 settlement in a federal lawsuit. Ryohei Akima, a Japanese citizen, was stopped by Fowlerville...
Check your tickets! Mega Millions ticket worth $1 million must be claimed in the next 2 weeks
LANSING, MI -- If you buy Mega Millions tickets in the Southfield area, you may want to look through any old tickets you have laying around as a ticket worth $1 million must be claimed in the next two weeks. The $1 million winner was sold at the CVS Pharmacy, located at 18130 West 10 Mile Road in Southfield for the Mega Millions drawing held on March 17, 2023.
Michigan ski resort snow conditions: Bluebird Weekend ahead
After a crazy week of weather - record warm-ups followed by a plunge into snow and cold - some of Michigan’s biggest ski resorts are giving shoutouts to solid slope conditions right now and what they are calling a “bluebird weekend” ahead. Spring skiers love those long...
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