• GOOD NEWS Dec 31, 2019

    Happy 2020: Server at Michigan Restaurant Gets $2,020 Tip

    The restaurant bill was $23. But the tip at a small-town restaurant in Michigan was much larger: $2,020. “Things like this don’t happen to people like me,” server Danielle Franzoni told The Alpena News. Franzoni, 31, got the tip while working Sunday at Thunder Bay River Restaurant in Alpena. The credit card receipt said “Happy New Year. 2020 Tip Challenge.” Franzoni,…

  • Larry Nassar Dec 25, 2019

    AG Suspends Investigation of Michigan State Over Nassar

    State Attorney General Dana Nessel has suspended a nearly two-year-long criminal investigation into Michigan State University’s handling of complaints against now-imprisoned serial sexual abuser Larry Nassar, a spokeswoman said Tuesday. The probe, which began under Nessel’s predecessor, has resulted in charges against three former school officials. One was convicted. Two others, including former president Lou Anna Simon, were ordered...

  • Michigan Dec 19, 2019

    ‘Hurtful’: Michigan Rep. Dingell Decries Trump’s Hell Crack About Her Late Husband

    President Donald Trump has taken a swipe at the late Democratic Rep. John Dingell during his raucous impeachment-day rally in Michigan. That drew a quick rebuke from the longtime Michigan congressman’s widow and successor in the House. Trump said at Wednesday’s rally in Battle Creek that Debbie Dingell had thanked him for providing “A-plus treatment” after her husband’s death in...

  • California Dec 17, 2019

    Long Prison Sentence Upheld for Doctor Who Hurt Patients

    A federal appeals court affirmed a nearly 20-year prison sentence for a doctor who performed unnecessary spinal surgeries in California and Michigan, procedures that were described by prosecutors as “plain butchery.” Aria Sabit acknowledged the awful care nearly three years ago in federal court in Detroit, but he appealed the 235-month sentence as excessive. The appeals court, however, let it stand...

  • Today Dec 6, 2019

    Michigan Kindergartner Invites His Entire Class to His Adoption Hearing

    A little boy in Michigan invited his entire kindergarten class to his adoption hearing on Thursday.
    Andrea Melvin and Dave Eaton became Michael Clark Jr.’s foster parents about a year ago, and on Thursday they became his forever parents.

  • Nov 27, 2019

    E. Coli Outbreak Linked to Calif. Romaine Lettuce Reaches 67 Cases

    U.S. health officials are warning people not to eat romaine lettuce grown in Salinas, California, after an E. coli-linked food poisoning outbreak reached 67 cases across 19 states. The Centers for Disease Control on Tuesday said 39 people had been hospitalized after contracting the food-borne illness, which can cause diarrhea, vomiting and fever. No deaths have been reported. The CDC...

  • Nov 23, 2019

    Chicken Fried Rice Recalled; May Have Plastic Bits

    A Mississippi company is recalling more than 86 tons of chicken fried rice because it may contain bits of plastic. Ajinomoto Foods North America Inc. of Oakland, Mississippi, reported the problem after customers complained, according to recall notice Friday from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.

  • Nov 18, 2019

    Michigan Man Shoots Brother After Mistaking Him for Deer on Hunting Trip

    A Michigan man accidentally shot his own brother after mistaking him for a deer on a hunting trip, NBC News reports. Deputies from the Ionia County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of an accidental shooting early Saturday evening in a field in Boston Township, Michigan. Upon arrival, they determined that a man, 29, had shot his brother, 28, while...

  • Nov 15, 2019

    Michigan Woman Found Strangled to Death, Tied Up in Her Dominican Republic Apartment

    A 63-year-old Michigan woman working with a children’s education charity in the Dominican Republic was found strangled to death with her arms and feet bound, according to police.

  • Nov 15, 2019

    Will You Get Dementia? Many May Not Understand Their Risk

    Many older American adults may inaccurately estimate their chances for developing dementia and do useless things to prevent it, new research suggests. Almost half of adults surveyed believed they were likely to develop dementia. The results suggest many didn’t understand the connection between physical health and brain health and how racial differences can affect dementia risk. Substantial numbers of people...

  • Nov 10, 2019

    Could Trump’s Re-Election Go Up in a Puff of ‘Smoke?’ Vapers Say Watch Out

    They’re here. They vape. And they say they’ll vote you out of office if you come for their “unicorn poop” flavored vape juice, NBC News reports. Facing a perfect storm of threats from federal, state and local governments, vapers are banding together politically to defend a product that they claim saves lives and that has created a livelihood for some...

  • Nov 7, 2019

    Election Day Warning Sign for Democrats: Weaker African American Turnout

    Democrats are riding high after unseating GOP Gov. Matt Bevin in Kentucky and winning back majorities in both chambers of Virginia’s General Assembly in Tuesday’s elections. Much as was the case in 2018, when Democrats took back the majority in the House, Democrats’ gains were concentrated in largely white, middle-to-upper income suburbs, NBC News reported. However, the results weren’t as...

  • Nov 7, 2019

    Watch a Pair of Elk Enjoy the First Snowfall

    A pair of elk enjoyed the first snowfall of the season in Gaylord, Michigan.

  • Nov 6, 2019

    Rep. Ayanna Pressley Backs Warren for President, Citing Her Fighting for the People

    Rep. Ayanna Pressley backed fellow Massachusetts Democrat Sen. Elizabeth Warren in her bid to be president Wednesday, citing the way the senator has been fighting for the people. Pressley’s endorsement adds a prominent progressive voice to Warren’s list of supporters.

  • Dec 5, 2019

    How Daylight Saving Time Affects Health

    Here’s what science has to say about a twice-yearly ritual affecting nearly 2 billion people worldwide.

  • Oct 28, 2019

    Samsung’s ‘Space Selfie’ Falls Out of Sky, Lands on Michigan Couple’s Property

    A Michigan woman said that a device launched by Samsung into space last week crash-landed on her rural property in Michigan on Saturday. The “Space Selfie” device, which the company said aimed to capture images “using a unique view of planet earth as the backdrop,” was found by Nancy Mumby-Welke and her husband on Saturday morning after they heard a...

  • Oct 24, 2019

    Palmer Trinity Tops Scheck Hillel on Miracle Play

  • Oct 24, 2019

    Stretchy, Lovable Slime Takes Up Residence in New York City

    Slime, the bedazzled, stretchy sensation that has spawned its own social media influencers and fans of all ages, is taking up residence in New York City. An immersive, 8,000-square-foot (743.22-sq. meter) museum dedicated to all things slime opens Friday for a nearly six-month celebration complete with a sticky barefoot lake walk and DIY bar. There’s also the opportunity to don...

  • Oct 24, 2019

    Workers at Large Flint GM Plant in Michigan Approve Contract

    Workers at one of the largest General Motors factories have voted to ratify a new contract with the company, an indication that a five-week strike could be coming to an end. United Auto Workers Local 598 at a pickup truck plant in Flint, Michigan, approved the contract Wednesday. The local’s Facebook page says 60.9% voted in favor, while 39.1% were...

  • Oct 22, 2019

    Poll: Some Workers Changing Actions Amid #MeToo

    Barbara Myers started work as an apprentice electrician in 1995, and over the years she learned to shoot back sexual banter on the job site as much as she had to take it from some of her coworkers. Those days, she says, are starting to change. “I have worked over the last several years, actually, to really be much more...

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