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Paleontologists Recover More Mammoth Bones From Michigan Site

Two years after the discovery of the Bristle Mammoth, University of Michigan paleontologists were able to return to the site for a two-day dig. They found 40 additional bones that could give clues to life in ancient Michigan.

Ancient December 2, 2017

Mother Who Was Ordered To Vaccinate Her Child Didn’t Comply, And Now She’s Going To Jail

The court has ordered a Michigan mother to be sentenced to seven days in jail after failing to vaccinate her child. She was given until Oct. 4 to get her son vaccinated, but she failed to comply.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 5, 2017

Mom Could Go To Jail For Refusing To Vaccinate Son

An Oakland County court judge has ordered a mother to have her child vaccinated within the week. Non-compliance to the order could land the mother in jail.

Public Health September 30, 2017

Michigan Health Officials Charged With Manslaughter For Flint Water Crisis

The handling of the Flint water crisis that started in 2014 was a mess to say the least, resulting in 14 people dying from lead exposure. Because of this, four Michigan health officials are facing manslaughter charges as the city still works on recovering.

Public Health June 14, 2017

1 Dead, 14 Others Hospitalized In Carbon Monoxide Pool Leak In Michigan Hotel

A 13-year-old boy is dead and 14 other kids have been hospitalized because of apparent carbon monoxide poisoning. The victims were found lying unconscious around a Michigan hotel's indoor pool.

Public Health April 3, 2017

Strep Throat Leads Michigan Man To Lose Hands And Feet

Kevin Breen, a 44-year-old father of three from Michigan, loses his hands and feet to a rare case of strep throat. Learn how an undetected group A Streptococcus bacteria infection has made him terribly sick.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 16, 2017

Michigan Gives Green Light To Self-Driving Cars: Your Move, Silicon Valley

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed into law four bills on self-driving technology. The regulations look to re-establish the state as the center of innovations in the automotive industry, at a time when most of the focus is on Silicon Valley.

Car Tech December 10, 2016

Tesla Motors Files Lawsuit Against Michigan: It Really Wants To Sell Electric Cars In The State, But Not Through Dealers

Tesla Motors has filed a federal lawsuit against Michigan that claims to declare the 'anti-Tesla' law of 2014 as unconstitutional. If the company succeeds, there will be a significant impact not just in the state but across the United States.

Car Tech September 23, 2016

Michigan State Officials Reveal New Water Protection Plan

Michigan has unveiled its new strategy to help protect and restore the state's water resources. Officials say the plan serves to prevent scenarios such as the drinking water crisis suffered by the people of Flint.

Earth/Environment June 11, 2016

Rare Blood Infection Elizabethkingia Linked To 17 Deaths In Wisconsin

Seventeen of the 54 patients of Elizabethkingia infection reported in Wisconsin had died. Another case died in Michigan, puzzling health authorities as to how exactly the disease caused by the Elizabeth anophelis bacteria was acquired or transmitted.

LIFE March 19, 2016

Michigan Death Toll From Legionnaire's Disease Rises To 10 - Is Flint Water To Blame?

The death toll in Flint, possibly caused by contaminated water, has risen to 10 victims. Is the nearby Flint River to blame for the deaths?

LIFE March 19, 2016

Blue Ice In Lake Michigan Catches Photographers' Attention

Blue ice along the shore near Michigan's Mackinac Bridge offered spectacular views to photographers and spectators over the weekend. Non-residents had their share of the beautiful views through photos posted on social media.

Earth/Environment February 29, 2016

Gov. Snyder Seeks Expanded Medicaid Coverage In Flint Water Crisis

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder asked the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to include pregnant women and those up to 21 years old in the medical coverage for Flint residents. The requested expansion will cover all incomes, too.

LIFE February 15, 2016

Researchers Identify Geological Event Behind Mysterious Crack In Michigan Forest

When a mysterious crack formed in the Michigan forest after a small quake in 2010, geologists were left puzzled. Now, about six years later, scientists have identified what it was.

Animals February 11, 2016

Tesla Dealership Application In Michigan Aims To Challenge Direct Selling Ban

Tesla dealership application in the state of Michigan challenged the direct car sales ban. Government agencies have asked for additional documents and are reviewing the application.

Business February 3, 2016

Flint Kids May See Effects Of Lead In Five Years: What Happens To Lead-Poisoned Children?

The water contamination in Flint may cause various health effects including lead poisoning among kids. What happens to kids exposed to lead poisoning?

LIFE January 15, 2016

Police Bust Teens After Discovering Alleged School Shooting Plot On Instagram

School officials and law enforcement worked together to thwart a violent plot against Linden Middle and High School in Michigan. Three teens have been charged as adults and face possible life imprisonment.

Society November 9, 2015

Michigan House Approves Bill Banning Sale Of Powdered Alcohol

Michigan's House of Representatives has approved the bill banning powdered alcohol sale in the state last Tuesday. If successfully signed into law, Michigan will join five other states that have banned the product in their territory.

LIFE October 16, 2015

Michigan State Officials Face Mounting Public Scrutiny For Water Crisis In Flint

The water supply in Flint, Michigan is believed to be contaminated with lead as blood tests of children show increased levels of the harmful substance. State officials are in hot water after changing sources of water supply because of cost cutting.

LIFE October 14, 2015

Michigan DNR Studying Damage Caused By Spruce Budworm To Forests

Spruce budworms are at it again, prompting the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to map out the extent of the damage done by the insects to forests in the area.

Earth/Environment July 5, 2015

West Nile Positive Mosquitos Found In Several States

In the heat of summer fun, don’t forget to protect yourself from mosquitoes as the West Nile virus has been detected in several states, including California and New York.

LIFE July 1, 2015

Michigan Rolls Out Breast Density Law In Effort To Combat Breast Cancer

Michigan's new breast density law aims to save the lives of women by providing them with enough information on the status of their health. Medical professionals in the state are now required to notify patients in writing whether they have dense breast tissue or breast cancer.

LIFE June 2, 2015

Michigan Awarded $2.5 Million To Fight Invasive Species In The Great Lakes

The federal government has awarded over 2.5 million from the funds of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) to battle invasive species in Michigan.

Animals March 8, 2015

Michigan Officials Looking For Volunteers To Help Count Frogs

The annual frog and toad survey is important because these animals are the first indicators of an ecosystem becoming sick.

Earth/Environment March 4, 2015

Photographer Captures Amazing Wind-Crafted Sand Sculptures Frozen For Brief Moment On Lake Michigan Shoreline

Stunning natural sand sculptures are created by wind, water and freezing temperatures on Lake Michigan shoreline. Photos of unique phenomenon go viral.

Animals February 22, 2015

Young Michigan Mother And Father In The Fight Of Their Lives Against Cancer

Family and friends have set up a donation page where you can help fund the medical bills and provide support for the young couple’s two little girls.

LIFE February 9, 2015

Mastodon Fossils Unearthed by Contractor While Excavating Backyard

You find the most surprising thing when you least expect it. For a contractor, a day at work turned up the discovery of a lifetime as he unearthed mastodon bones in his neighbor's backyard.

Animals January 13, 2015

Richard Bernstein: First Blind Judge in Michigan Supreme Court

Richard Bernstein, the judge with 'Blind Justice' for his slogan, has become the first blind judge in the Michigan Supreme Court. He will be sworn into office on Jan. 1.

Society December 30, 2014

Peanut Allergy Kills Sophomore Student at Oakland University: Parents in Shock

Chandler Swink, an Oakland University student, died of severe allergic reaction to peanut butter. He was diagnosed with a severe form of nut allergy when he was two years old. He suffered from anaphylactic shock after he was exposed to peanut butter at a friend's house.

LIFE November 29, 2014

Teen who tried to kill her family to undergo forensic exam

Roksana Sikorski and Michael Angelo Rivera are accused with attempting to murder the young woman's family. But does her childhood forgive her alleged crime?

Society October 31, 2014

Centenarian found dead in flooded Michigan basement following heavy downpour

A 100-year-old woman was found dead in her flooded basement a day after heavy rainfall drenched Detroit. Two other deaths related to the flooding have been reported.

Society August 13, 2014

Michigan woman catches piranha relative with nasty bite

A pacu, a relative of piranhas, was caught by a woman in Michigan, trolling for dinner. But how did the South American fish get there?

Earth/Environment July 16, 2014

Michigan boy unearths prehistoric Mastodon tooth

A 10,000 year old Mastodon tooth was found by a boy from Michigan. The 9-year-old boy found the ancient tooth while walking along a creek thinking it was a strange looking rock.

April 22, 2014

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