Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. High near 41. Windy, with an east wind around 31 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent. New rainfall amounts between a half and three-quarters of an inch possible.
A Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey circus elephant was victim of a drive-by shooting in Mississippi. Elephant Carol, 39, is on the circus route that passed through the Western Michigan area in the past year.
Eric of Grand Haven asked, "With all the talk in the newspaper lately about the railroad drawbridge, I was wondering, how do the railroad crossings in town work, and how do they know a train is coming?"
We once had in this country laws which prohibited a black man from marrying a white woman, and vice versa. When those laws gave way to marriage equality between the races, many were shocked at such equality.
A University of Michigan researcher estimates there would have been 26 fewer deaths and 49 fewer serious injuries in Michigan last year if all riders had worn helmets, as it was previously required under Michigan law.
The U.S. Postal Service backed down from its plan to eliminate Saturday mail delivery because Congress barred it, officials said Wednesday. But its governing board said it's not possible for the financially ailing agency to meet cost-cutting goals without altering its delivery schedule. Delaying "responsible changes," the board said, only makes it more likely that the Postal Service "may become a burden" to taxpayers.