Michigan News

Researchers find 1906 shipwreck in Lake Huron’s Georgian Bay

DETROIT (AP) — An international team of divers has discovered the wreckage of a ship that disappeared more than 100 years ago during a storm on Lake Huron. The team discovered the J.H. Jones on July 1 in lower Georgian Bay near Lion’s Head, Ontario, The Detroit News reported . The ship ...

VW says good bye to the Beetles

DETROIT (AP) — After selling it on and off in the U.S. for nearly seven decades, Volkswagen has decided to squash its iconic Beetle. The company’s American unit announced Thursday that it would end global production of the third-generation bulbous bug in July of next year after offering ...

GM recalls 1.2M vehicles

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is recalling 1.2 million big pickup trucks and SUVs mainly in North America because of power-assisted steering problems that have been cited in a number of accidents. GM says the power steering can fail momentarily during a voltage drop and suddenly return, ...

Stamps sands project contract award announced

DETROIT— The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, announced a contract award for dredging of the stamp sands in the Keweenaw Peninsula between Gay and the Grand Traverse Harbor. Petersen Companies, Inc., of Minocqua, Wisconsin, will dredge approximately 27,500 cubic yards of ...

Agency seeks anti-lock brakes on all new US road motorcycles

DETROIT— A federal safety agency is recommending that all new motorcycles built for road use in the U.S. have anti-lock brakes and electronic stability control as standard equipment. The National Transportation Safety Board voted 5-0 on Tuesday to make the recommendations to the National ...

Watchdog to lead review of Michigan’s child welfare system

DETROIT — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder appointed the director of an agency that serves as a watchdog of the state's child welfare system to lead a review after a scathing audit of Children's Protective Services, the administration announced Tuesday. Snyder selected Orlene Hawks to lead the ...

Michigan again extends deadline for marijuana businesses

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan regulators on Tuesday again extended the deadline for medical marijuana businesses to be licensed, allowing 108 facilities to continue operating while warning that 98 others will be issued cease-and-desist letters if they do not close by the end of the week. Gov. ...

New anti-fraud division formed

LANSING — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has formed a new division to investigate fraud within the auto insurance, health insurance and banking sectors. The anti-fraud unit will be housed within the Department of Insurance and Financial Services. Tuesday’s move follows discussion in the ...

Michigan, Harvard team up

ANN ARBOR — The University of Michigan and Harvard University are teaming up to tackle poverty and opioid addiction in Detroit. The schools announced Wednesday they will work with the city to identify steps to improve low-income residents’ livelihoods. The effort pairs Michigan’s ...

For black women at church, it’s more than the Aretha eulogy

DETROIT — A black pastor’s controversial eulogy at Aretha Franklin’s funeral laid bare before the world what black women say they have experienced for generations: sexism and inequality in their houses of worship every Sunday. In eulogizing the beloved artist known as the Queen of Soul, ...

Michigan man provides care for cow hooves for 26 years

By SETH STAPLETON The Huron Daily Tribune HARBOR BEACH, Mich. — Gary Buchholz has made a career out of caring for feet all across the Thumb. But he’s not exactly pampering people at a swanky spa. Buchholz, owner of Buchholz Hoof Care of Harbor Beach, has been in the business of caring ...

Despite Trump tweet, Ford says it won’t make hatchback in US

WASHINGTON— Ford won't be moving production of a hatchback wagon to the United States from China — despite President Donald Trump's claim Sunday that his taxes on Chinese imports mean the Focus Active can be built in America. Citing Trump's new tariffs, Ford on Aug. 31 said it was ...

3 young men shot, killed

DETROIT (AP) — Authorities say three young men were shot to death in a White Castle on Detroit’s west side. Officer Vanessa Burt says two men entered the restaurant at around 12:25 a.m. Sunday and shot the three victims, who were ages 25, 24 and 20. Investigators have no information on ...

2 die in boating accident

SCHOOLCRAFT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say two people have died after the boat they were on struck a bridge in western Michigan. The Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office said the boat was crossing through a canal from Tub Lake to Barton Lake when it struck the Portage Road bridge ...

Maritime disasters program set

DETROIT (AP) — The last living survivor of the Carl D. Bradley sinking six decades ago is scheduled to be part of a program on Great Lakes maritime disasters. The Dossin Great Lakes Museum is hosting “Three Disastrous Anniversaries” on Saturday. Frank Mays, one of two survivors of the ...

9/11 town hall planned

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — A Detroit-area town hall-style event will feature personal stories, a panel discussion and theatrical performance focused on surveillance and imprisonment of U.S. Arabs, Muslims and other communities of color. The Arab American National Museum in Dearborn will host ...

Fire burns Michigan GOP lieutenant governor candidate’s home

ALTO, Mich. (AP) — A fire has caused significant damage to the western Michigan home of Republican candidate for lieutenant governor Lisa Posthumus Lyons. The campaign of Michigan Republican governor candidate Bill Schuette says that all family members were safe following Sunday’s fire in ...

Michigan teen appears in Nike ad with Colin Kaepernick

GRAND BLANC, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan teen was a part of Nike’s latest commercial featuring Colin Kaepernick. The “Dream Crazy” commercial includes Alicia Woollcott of Grand Blanc, The Flint Journal reported. The 18-year-old was included in the ad because she was a linebacker on the ...

Another day at Tesla: Execs depart, Musk invites controversy

By TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writer Another executive departure, another controversy over the CEO’s behavior, another stock drop. Another typical day at Tesla. Although the details change, the pattern stays the same. This time, the executive departure is David Morton, chief accounting ...

Startup wins contest in Detroit

DETROIT (AP) — A Latin American food and cocktail startup has been awarded $50,000 in a competition to reward entrepreneurs in Detroit. Toma Detroit recently won the 2018 Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest. It comes with the prize money from Comerica Bank as well as $200,000 in pro bono ...