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Summer reads include local favorites and national hits

May 31, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — When customers at Indigo Books in Johns Island, South Carolina, ask for a good beach read, Mary Alice Monroe's "A Lowcountry Wedding" is an obvious choice. more »»

Engineer charged with releasing oil in Lake Huron in '14

May 31, 2016

BAY CITY, Mich. (AP) — An engineer aboard a commercial ship has been charged with intentionally discharging oil into Lake Huron in 2014.

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State closing prison in northern Michigan to save $22M

May 31, 2016

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan is closing one of its 32 prisons to save $22 million in the next fiscal year. more »»

Michigan company to expand in Indiana, hire up to 147

May 31, 2016

ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — A Michigan-based fleet vehicle company says it will expand its business in Elkhart and create up to 147 new jobs by 2019. more »»

Rider on horseback injured during Memorial Day parade

May 31, 2016

QUINCY, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a rider on horseback was severely injured after being thrown from his horse while on patrol during a Memorial Day parade in southern Michiga. more »»

High school student works on $25,000 solar panel project

May 31, 2016

NORTHPORT, Mich. (AP) — A northern Michigan high school student is working on a $25,000 senior project to install solar panels for his school. more »»

Work to improve access to overlook in northern Michigan

May 31, 2016

WARNER TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Plans are moving forward to improve access to Deadman's Hill overlook in Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula. more »»

Cushman scooter enthusiasts to visit Michigan for rally

May 31, 2016

HOLLAND, Mich. (AP) — Hundreds of Cushman scooter enthusiasts are expected to visit western Michigan for Cushman Club of America's 34th annual national rally. more »»

Dog rescued after being stranded in pit for several days

May 31, 2016

LOWELL, Mich. (AP) — A dog has been rescued from a pit in western Michigan where was stranded for several days without food or water.

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AAA Michigan: Statewide average gas prices rise 12 cents

May 31, 2016

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — AAA Michigan says gas prices statewide have risen by about 12 cents a gallon in the past wee. more »»

Detroit-area voters will be asked to back mass transit tax

May 31, 2016

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit-area homeowners will be asked to pay an average of $95 a year in property taxes to finance a regional mass transit system that would include a commuter rail line, a network... more »»

Boy, 5, dies after going under water at Michigan lake

May 31, 2016

COLUMBIA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Police say a 5-year-old boy has died after being pulled from a lake in southeastern Michigan. more »»

Flint Institute of Music hosting chamber music series

May 31, 2016

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A monthlong chamber music series kicks off this week at the Flint Institute of Music. more »»

Batter up! Independent league makes debut in Detroit area

May 30, 2016

UTICA, Mich. (AP) — Play ball!

That was the cry of U.S. Rep. Candice Miller as a ribbon was cut and the first pitch was thrown at the first game of a new baseball league in suburban Detroit. more »»

Vandals damage cemetery linked to Revolutionary War solider

May 30, 2016

FLAT ROCK, Mich. (AP) — Some headstones are in pieces at a cemetery in southeastern Michigan that was the original burial site of a Revolutionary War soldier and his family. more »»

Up and down the state, Michigan remembers on Memorial Day

May 30, 2016

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — The route may have been different but the pageantry still was the same in suburban Detroit as Dearborn honored fallen veterans with its 92nd Memorial Day parade. more »»

With grant from MIT, students use tech to solve problems

May 30, 2016

STOCKBRIDGE, Mich. (AP) — Students from the Lansing area are crossing the state this week to use underwater cameras to observe fledging sea lamprey, which destroy fish in the Great Lakes. more »»

Interactive exhibits among highlights of updated Ford museum

May 30, 2016

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum is reopening soon in Michigan after months of renovations. more »»



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May 19, 2016 In 2001, after the attacks on Sept. 11 and the beginning of the war on terror The News decided to run a salute to area service personnel — Proud to be an American. more »

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