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  • MDOT Toward Zero Deaths Weekly Statistics - August 21, 2019 at 9:00 am

    Ten people died on Michigan roadways since last week, making a total of 570 this year.  In addition, 143 more were seriously injured for a statewide total of 3,295 to date.  Compared to last year at this time there are 22 fewer fatalities and 19 more serious injuries.Numbers are provided by the Michigan State Police.

  • Buchanan man Charged in Traffic Crash That Killed Four - August 21, 2019 at 6:12 am

    A Buchanan man has been charged in a traffic crash that killed four people. Fifty-four year old Dub Alan Collins, of Buchanan, has been charged with four counts of Murder, 2d Degree, four counts of Operating While Intoxicated Causing Death, one count of Operating While Intoxicated Causing Serious Injury, one count of OWI 3rd Offense, one count of Operating While Suspended, 2d Offense, and one count Open Alcohol Container. At about Read more…

  • LaSata: New legislation aims to preserve, protect Michigan water quality - August 21, 2019 at 3:00 am

    A comprehensive bipartisan legislative plan to improve testing and reporting of water quality in Michigan was introduced on Tuesday, announced Sen. Kim LaSata.A primary component of the package is LaSata‚Äôs bill that would require periodic testing of water for lead at child care facilities, colleges and universities, hospitals, nursing homes, and adult care facilities.Additional requirements in the plan to improve drinking water quality include:The creation of the Childhood Lead Poisoning Read more…

  • DNR seeks input on 2020 forest road maps and ORV use - August 21, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Michigan residents have until Aug. 31 to help the Department of Natural Resources decide which state forest roads will be open or closed to off-road vehicles in 2020.The DNR updates its online forest roads map every year on April 1, indicating which roads are open to ORV use. People can share their suggestions at any time throughout the year. Department proposals to change the map are made based on road Read more…

  • Michigan residents reminded to protect against mosquito bites - August 20, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is reminding residents to protect themselves from mosquito bites following the confirmation of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in the state. As of Aug. 12th, two cases of EEE have been confirmed in horses in Kalamazoo and St. Joseph counties. Neither horse was vaccinated against EEE and both animals have died. There is an EEE vaccine available for horses, but not for people. EEE Read more…


News From Around The World

  • 19-year-old sues Juul, Philip Morris alleging illegal marketing to young people

    BCFC/iStock(CHICAGO) — An Illinois teenager is suing e-cigarette maker Juul and tobacco giant Philip Morris claiming the companies use illegal and deceptive marketing to prey on young people. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Illinois on Monday, is based on the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, commonly known as RICO, which is the same law that was used by the U.S. Department of Justice 20 years ago when Read more…

  • March for Our Lives announces sweeping gun control proposal

    Kameleon007/iStock(WASHINGTON) — March for Our Lives, the student-led activist group founded by survivors of the 2018 Parkland, Fla., high school mass shooting, on Wednesday proposed sweeping new gun control measures and called on 2020 presidential candidates to endorse its “Peace Plan for a Safer America.” “Gun violence is destroying our generation. This is simply unacceptable,” the group said. The group’s first public plan since the mass shootings in El Paso Read more…