Gov. Rick Snyder moved quickly Tuesday to name the next state treasurer, choosing to elevate someone already in his Cabinet to the job overseeing tax collections, state retirement funds and the financial health of local governments and schools.
Senate leaders are optimistic about forging an eleventh-hour bipartisan deal preventing a possible federal default and ending the partial government shutdown after Republican divisions forced GOP leaders to drop efforts to ram their own version through the House.
A Grand Haven man charged in connection with a boating crash in Lake Michigan near Port Sheldon last month entered a not-guilty plea when he was arraigned Tuesday morning in Ottawa County's 58th District Court.
Showers, mainly after 8 a.m. High near 57. West-southwest wind 13 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
John Lackey edged Justin Verlander in the latest duel of these pitching-rich playoffs, and Boston's bullpen shut down Detroit's big boppers with the game on the line to lift the Red Sox over the Tigers 1-0 Tuesday for a 2-1 lead in the AL championship series.