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  • Schuette Partners with National Attorney General Association to Host Overdose Death Investigation Training for Local prosecutors and Law Enforcement - August 16, 2018 at 8:22 am

    Yesterday, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette partnered with the National Attorneys General Association to offer training on issues related to the investigation and prosecution of deaths resulting from opioid overdoses. More than 75 individuals from prosecutor and law enforcement offices around the state attended the training held at the Michigan Department of Attorney Generals Lansing office. The day long presentation covered topics such as investigating overdose deaths, best practice for Read more…

  • Reminder About Vaccinations Before Children Go Back to School - August 16, 2018 at 8:21 am

    Back-to-school preparations require more than just pencils and backpacks, as doctors are reminding parents and caregivers to talk over vaccinations before school bells ring. Dr. Pamela Rockwell is the medical director of Dominos Farms Family Medicine and an immunization expert who sits on two vaccine advisory committees for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She knows these can be difficult decisions for parents, and says that’s why it’s important Read more…

  • Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Set To Begin - August 16, 2018 at 8:19 am

    This year, area law enforcement agencies are partnering with the Office of Highway Safety Planning to get drunk drivers off the roads and help save lives. The high-visibility national enforcement campaign, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, runs from Aug. 17-Sept. 3. During this period, local law enforcement will show zero tolerance for drunk driving. Increased state and national messages about the dangers of driving impaired, coupled with enforcement and Read more…

  • Michigan Community Service Commission to host listening tour - August 15, 2018 at 10:03 pm

    The Michigan Community Service Commission is hosting a Volunteer Michigan Tour, visiting each region in the state to explore ways to expand service and volunteerism in communities across Michigan. The listening tour will allow community leaders to share thoughts on how volunteers and national service can help address the state’s biggest issues. Participants will discuss community challenges and ways to improve the quality of life for residents. Contributors also will Read more…

  • University of Michigan Hospitals-Michigan Medicine, Ann Arbor Receives High Praise - August 15, 2018 at 6:47 am

    University of Michigan Hospitals-Michigan Medicine, Ann Arbor came in at #5 on U.S. News & World Report’s “2018-19 Best Hospitals Honor Roll and Medical Specialties Rankings”. According to the report the ranks are based on hospital performance in 16 areas of complex specialty care and also rates hospitals in nine bellwether procedures and conditions such as heart bypass, hip and knee replacement, heart failure and lung cancer surgery. Hospitals received Read more…


News From Around The World

  • Deadly bridge collapse in Italy prompts finger-pointing over design flaws, funding

    iStock/Thinkstock(GENOA, Italy) —  As rescue efforts continue for people still missing after the deadly Morandi Bridge collapse in Genoa, Italy, the questions of who bears responsibility for the accident remain unanswered. Families of victims are preparing for funerals in the coming days, while a political dispute escalates over who is to blame. Senior figures in Italy’s populist government have placed blame on both the EU’s austerity cuts and Autostrade, the Read more…

  • With closing arguments wrapped, Manafort case goes to jury

    Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(ALEXANDRIA, Va.) — Closing arguments concluded Wednesday in the financial crimes trial of Paul Manafort, the former campaign chairman for Donald Trump, and the case is now in the hands of 12 jurors who will begin deliberations Thursday morning to decide Manafort’s fate. In their closing argument, prosecutors attempted to paint Manafort as a liar and a schemer, calling attention to the mountain of financial records provided to Read more…

  • Happy Birthday, Madonna! Queen of Pop hits the big 6-0 Thursday

    Kevin Winter/Getty Images via ABC(NEW YORK) — Holiday!  Celebrate! Madonna is marking her 60th birthday today! According to her Instagram, she appears to be celebrating her milestone in Marrakesh, Morocco.  But in the past year, she’s made a major life change by moving herself and her four youngest children to Lisbon, Portugal.  As she told Vogue, “I like to put myself in uncomfortable situations and take risks.”  That’s pretty much what she’s been doing her entire Read more…