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Battle Creek zoo breaks ground on lion, paint dog exhibits

April 22, 2016

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — Battle Creek's Binder Park Zoo has broken ground on two new exhibits connected by the lives of two young people.

The Battle Creek Enquirer (http://bcen. more »»

Cherry blossoms on view at new Japanese garden in Michigan

April 22, 2016

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Cherry blossoms are on view at a new $22 million Japanese garden at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids. more »»

Detroit-Windsor Tunnel hosting training exercise Sunday

April 22, 2016

DETROIT (AP) — A tunnel between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario, will be the site of a weekend training exercise for first responders and officials from the U.S. and Canad. more »»

All-clear after threats prompt Michigan casino evacuation

April 22, 2016

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — The all-clear has been given after officials say threatening calls prompted the evacuation of about 2,500 people from a mid-Michigan casino and hotel. more »»

Another massage therapist from Grand Rapids spa charged

April 22, 2016

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A second massage therapist who worked at a western Michigan spa has been charged with criminal sexual conduct in connection with a reported assault during a session. more »»

Kalamazoo shooting suspect set for hearing on competency

April 22, 2016

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — A man charged with killing six people during a series of apparently random shootings is returning to a southwestern Michigan court for a hearing on his mental competency. more »»

Housing rates to increase at Western Michigan University

April 22, 2016

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Western Michigan University says room and board rates will rise 3.5 percent for the 2016-17 academic year.

The Kalamazoo Gazette reports (http://bit. more »»

Founder of Detroit-based drug recovery program getting honor

April 22, 2016

DETROIT (AP) — The founder of a Detroit-based drug recovery program is being recognized at the White House amid efforts to respond to a nationwide problem with prescription opioid and heroin abuse. more »»

Officials: High lead levels found in fewer Detroit children

April 22, 2016

DETROIT (AP) — Health officials say the number of Detroit children under age 6 with elevated lead levels has dropped over the last six years.

The Detroit News reports (http://detne. more »»

$3M helps boost U. of Michigan research commercialization

April 22, 2016

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A $3 million gift is helping the University of Michigan start a fund to help bring potential developments in the engineering and medical research fields to market. more »»

$1.6M to help repair low-income St. Joseph housing complex

April 22, 2016

ST. JOSEPH, Mich. (AP) — More than $1.6 million is being made available to help fix up crumbling brickwork at a low-income housing development in southwestern Michigan.

The U.S. more »»

Wayne State athletes to give toiletry kits to homeless

April 22, 2016

DETROIT (AP) — Wayne State University athletes and volunteers are set to distribute toiletry kits to homeless people in Detroit. more »»

Jobless rates change little in major Michigan labor markets

April 22, 2016

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The state says seasonally unadjusted unemployment rates have changed little in Michigan's 17 major labor market area. more »»

Magic Johnson raises money for Lansing scholarship program

April 22, 2016

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Basketball star Magic Johnson has returned to his hometown of Lansing, raising money for a scholarship program.

The Lansing State Journal (http://on.lsj. more »»

Ford bringing F-150 Raptor to China in 2017

April 22, 2016

DETROIT (AP) — For the first time, Ford's F-150 pickup truck will be sold in China.

Ford Motor Co. is bringing the F-150 Raptor SuperCrew to China next year. more »»

Court: Support dogs OK to help witnesses at trial

April 22, 2016

ST. JOSEPH, Mich. (AP) — Dogs that make witnesses more comfortable at trial have received a thumbs-up from the Michigan appeals court. more »»

Work starting on Selfridge jet fuel storage, delivery system

April 22, 2016

HARRISON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Work is officially starting on a new jet fuel storage and delivery system at Selfridge Air National Guard Base in suburban Detroit. more »»

Michigan commercial fish harvest value declines in 2015

April 22, 2016

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — State officials say a decline in the wholesale price of lake whitefish was largely responsible for a drop-off in the value of Michigan's commercial fish harvest in 2015. more »»

Daimler investigating emissions after US request

April 22, 2016

DETROIT (AP) — German automaker Daimler AG is investigating at the request of the U.S. government what it says are "possible indications of irregularities" in its emissions certification process. more »»

Gentz testifies Bob Bashara was present when wife was slain

April 21, 2016

DETROIT (AP) — A handyman imprisoned for the slaying of a suburban Detroit woman described in court how her husband pulled a gun and threatened him if he didn't kill he. more »»



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