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Toledo star continues to prove he belongs among ‘big dogs’ on quest to be CB1
INDIANAPOLIS -- Quinyon Mitchell’s path to the NFL draft is unique among those of his Power Five rivals at the scouting combine. But it’s getting more difficult to deny his standing as the top cornerback in this year’s class after diving more into his play and hearing his story.
Meet the finalists for the 2024 Michigan Miss Basketball award
Another strong group of finalists have been announced for the 2024 Michigan Miss Basketball award following yet another memorable year on the hardwood. This year’s group of finalists features five senior girls basketball players who have risen above the rest to be considered for the 43rd edition of the Mick McCabe Miss Basketball honor. The announcement was made Friday morning.
Whitmer dissolves controversial ‘polluter panel’ with signature
LANSING, MI – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer this week killed off what critics for years called a “polluter panel” that gave regulated industries a way to oversee and impede state environmental rulemaking. The governor dissolved the Environmental Rules Review Committee (ERRC) by signing a trio of bills approved...
Richard Marx in Detroit: One of the more playful, fan-friendly concerts we’ve seen
DETROIT - He’s witty and playful with the audience, and, oh yeah, he can sing with the best of them. Richard Marx performed one of the more fan-friendly concerts we’ve been to in a while as he played at the Music Hall Center in Detroit on Thursday, February 29.
PERFECTION! Goodrich girls finish regular season with 22-0 record
FLINT – Goodrich put the finishing touches on a perfect girls basketball season Thursday by beating Davison 62-34. That gave the Martians a 22-0 record and their first unbeaten regular season since 2011-12, when they finished 28-0 and won the first of two straight Class B state championships. If...
Flint-area basketball scores for 2-29-24
Is Powers Catholic headed to girls basketball final four for the first time in 10 years?
MONTROSE, MI – The last two times Powers Catholic’s girls basketball team won at least 19 games, the Chargers were in the hunt for a state championship. They won 23 games in 2013-14 before losing in the state semifinals and the previous year won 21 games before falling to Goodrich in the state championship game.
Michigan hospital celebrates employee’s 11th birthday on Leap Day
FLINT, MI -- The calendar may only celebrate them every four years, but a Flint hospital wants Leap Year babies to always feel special. Hurley Medical Center celebrated the 11th birthday of Dayna Yue, a Maternal Fetal Medicine Ultrasonographer on Thursday, Feb. 29, or Leap Day. Yue said as a...
Ultra-confident Clemson DL via Metro Detroit earns praise as rising prospect
INDIANAPOLIS -- Ruke Orhorhoro was at his most entertaining and confident when speaking at the NFL scouting combine, saying he’s a 98% three-point shooter with deeper range than Steph Curry. And he’s not just a prospect to ties to Michigan, with the Clemson defensive lineman and former River Rouge standout looking like a potential draft riser to watch.
Clemson CB is high-upside, young Day 1 option: ‘That’s the scary part about me’
INDIANAPOLIS -- It’s looking like a deep cornerback class, with several desirable first-round options at perhaps the greatest position of need for the Detroit Lions. The Lions and general manager Brad Holmes have continued to prioritize youth in the NFL draft, making the eyes turn to Clemson cornerback Nate Wiggins as a potential option to watch. Wiggins, who is just 20 years old, brings a ton of experience, ball skills and athleticism, is the youngest of those top names at his position.
MDHHS, Food Bank continue Flint mobile pantries in March
FLINT, MI -- The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services will continue to provide nutritious food by the truckload to Flint residents throughout March. MDHHS has provided the Flint mobile food pantries since February 2016 in partnership with the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan in Flint, a news release said.
See the top 10 Michigan marijuana tax revenue recipients by city, county
LANSING, MI -- Michigan is doling out a record $87 million in revenue collected through marijuana sales and licensing fees in fiscal year 2023 to 270 local and county governments. Five cities-- Detroit, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo -- and 14 counties collected more than a million in...
1 dead in fiery crash on Belle Isle
DETROIT – One person is dead after a fiery single-car crash on Belle Isle Wednesday evening, police said. Detroit Police officers responded around 8:35 p.m. to reports that a vehicle had crashed into a pole near Strand and Woodside, FOX 2 Detroit reports. When the officers arrived, the vehicle was on fire and the driver could not be found.
Weather to start March looks unreal for Michigan, Great Lakes region
The start of March won’t be anything like what we are used to in weather. We are looking at another record warm day for almost every location early next week. We need to start with a reality check of what is an “average” afternoon temperature in Michigan in early March. Even I have lost touch with weather reality this “winter.”
330K Jeep Grand Cherokees recalled; if you drive one of these models, you may need repairs soon
Chrysler is recalling 338,238 Jeep Grand Cherokees due to a problem with the steering wheel that can cause driver to lose control of the vehicle. According to the Associated Press, the recall impacts certain 2021-2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee L and 2022-2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles. The problem stems from the...
Shaq’s Big Chicken offering free ice cream cones for March 6 grand opening
CLIO, MI -- Big Chicken restaurant is throwing a birthday bash to celebrate its founder’s birthday, basketball star Shaquille O’Neal. All day long on O’Neal’s birthday, Wednesday, March 6, Big Chicken is giving guests who stop by the Clio location a free ice cream cone, while supplies last.
Deputy director picked to lead Genesee County parks system
GENESEE COUNTY, MI -- The county has promoted the deputy director of the Parks & Recreation Commission to lead the agency starting April 12. The county Board of Commissioners approved the appointment of Patrick Linihan as director during its meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 28, following the recommendation of the Parks & Recreation Commission, which proposed the hiring.
Justin Amash seeking Republican nomination for Michigan U.S. Senate seat
GRAND RAPIDS, MI — The list of Republicans vying to replace U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Lansing, grew even longer Thursday, with former Congressman Justin Amash announcing he’s joining the race. Amash, who represented Grand Rapids in Congress from 2011 to 2021, made the announcement on X, formerly known...
Alabama’s Terrion Arnold believes he can cover anyone due to Jameson Williams
INDIANAPOLIS -- When Jameson Williams transferred from Ohio State to Alabama, he beat some of the best cornerbacks in the nation downfield, leaving his mark as college football’s top wide receiver before landing with the Detroit Lions at Pick 12 in 2022. And Terrion Arnold, a likely first-round cornerback...
Michigan’s weekend starts another huge warming trend
This weekend will be warmer and warmer as we go through it. We settle into a Sunday that will catapult us all into full-blown spring fever. There won’t be any precipitation this weekend other than maybe a brief sprinkle over southeast Lower Michigan. By looking at the radar forecast, you can see why there is that sprinkle chance and nothing more.
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