2:00 PM Dec 16, 2012
The Republican-controlled Michigan Legislature used a marathon session that ended Friday morning to send dozens of bills to Gov. Rick Snyder's desk before adjourning for the year, capping a busy week in which Michigan became the 24th right-to-work state.
12:00 PM Dec 16, 2012
From Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" to Bing Crosby's "White Christmas," Christmas is portrayed as a snowy time. However, many areas of the U.S. do not necessarily have a high probability of a white Christmas.
10:00 AM Dec 16, 2012
The Most Rev. Joseph Tobin was installed this week as the sixth archbishop of Indianapolis, returning to his Midwestern roots after being reassigned from a high-ranking post in the Vatican.
8:00 AM Dec 16, 2012
One of the things I like best about the Christmas season is singing the Christmas carols. The other day, as I was paging through the Christmas section of our church hymnal, I was impressed by how often the word “Emmanuel” appears. Two of the best known are “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” and “O Little Town of Bethlehem.”
6:00 PM Dec 15, 2012
Consumers Energy plans to invest about $750 million to build a 700 megawatt natural gas-fired power plant in Genesee County, the utility announced Friday.
4:00 PM Dec 15, 2012
Legislators on Friday sent Gov. Rick Snyder the first changes in Michigan's medical-marijuana law in four years, stretching the one-year patient cards to two years and restricting who can grow pot and how it can be transported.
4:00 PM Dec 15, 2012
Coast Guard crews are culling the Great Lakes of buoys in an annual fall ritual.
2:00 PM Dec 15, 2012
From the two red lighthouses at the end of Grand Haven’s south pier to the modern-day maritime industry, history plays an important role in making this area distinctive.
12:00 PM Dec 15, 2012
Authorities said a 57-year-old woman is facing animal cruelty charges after more than 60 animals were confiscated from her Montcalm County home.
10:27 AM Dec 15, 2012
Police evacuated a home in the 18000 block of 148th Avenue early this morning when fire was discovered around a wood stove chimney stack.
10:00 AM Dec 15, 2012
For many baby boomers, the road to retirement has detoured through low-interest potholes and a skidding stock market.
9:00 AM Dec 15, 2012
A spaghetti dinner benefit will be held Sunday for Taya Cook, a 4-year-old Spring Lake Township girl who contracted meningitis as a baby and was born blind.
8:30 AM Dec 15, 2012
Warriors' boys fall to Covenant in River Valley Conference battle
8:00 AM Dec 15, 2012
A Muskegon County man who was held at gunpoint by a 63-year-old cancer patient during a home invasion has been sentenced to a year in jail.
8:00 AM Dec 15, 2012
Senior guard Fehler pours in 17 points for Fruitport
7:00 AM Dec 15, 2012
State lawmakers have approved legislation that would loosen gun restrictions in Michigan.
6:00 AM Dec 15, 2012
Today: Occasional rain, mainly after 11 a.m. High near 46. Southeast wind 5 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.