Winter's icy grip has continued throttling Michigan as bitterly cold temperatures and wind-whipped snow kept many schools closed on Friday, stopped travel on an Upper Peninsula highway and shut down the Mackinac Bridge for several hours.
Flushmate, the maker of a high-pressure flushing system sold at Home Depot and Lowe's, is expanding its recall of the parts, because they can burst near a seam with force enough to shatter the toilet tank.
Donna of Spring Lake asked, "Since when did they start naming winter storms? I see the latest one is called 'Janus.' Hurricanes, sure; but do winter storms really need names? And what is the system for naming them?"
An inactive Roman Catholic priest was sentenced Thursday to nearly 16 years in prison for "stomach-churning" child pornography crimes, a decade after he was removed from his Detroit-area church for molesting an altar boy.