Apr 20th, 2012 - State News
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan is the last Great Lakes state that lets rural residents incinerate household waste in burn barrels, but a new law rules out burning some materials.
Lt. Gov. Brian Calley signed a bill Thursday banning the uncontrolled burning of plastic, rubber, foam, chemically treated wood, textiles, electronics, chemicals or hazardous materials.
Calley said at a signing ceremony outside the state Department of Environmental Quality that the move will protect Michigan residents from exposure to toxic smoke.
Rural residents still can burn yard waste such as brush and leaves, and household waste such as cardboard and paper products.
Violators will get a warning on their first offense, while repeat offenders could face a $300 fine.
Calley signed the bill because Gov. Rick Snyder is abroad visiting Michigan troops in Afghanistan.
Jun 18th, 2013 - Local News
Federal officials are opening a service center in Grand Rapids today for those property owners that want to apply for disaster relief loans and have not done so already on-line. The U.S. Small Busine...
Jun 17th, 2013 - Local News
— An analysis of law enforcement records found that drunken driving enforcement varies across Michigan.
Mlive is planning to publish a multi-day series and says the small Kalamazoo County commun...
Jun 18th, 2013 - State News
— Utility officials say crews have worked through the night to restore electricity to thousands of customers who lost it during a wave of severe thunderstorms that hit parts of Michigan's Lower Peni...
Jun 17th, 2013 - State News
— The makers of the next installment of the "Transformers" movie franchise plan to shoot this month near Adrian.
The Daily Telegram of Adrian reports that wheat fields along Michigan 52 in Lenawe...
Jun 18th, 2013 - National News
— Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the military to move ahead with a plan to tear down the remaining walls that have prevented women from holding combat positions.
The plan says women co...
Jun 17th, 2013 - National News
— General Motors is recalling more than 193,652 SUVs from the 2006 and 2007 model years because a circuit board in the driver's door could short and cause a fire.
The vehicles involved are the Ch...
Jun 18th, 2013 - International News
— Syria is still a key issue as G-8 leaders meet in the home stretch of their two-day summit.
The big question is whether all eight members can express a joint position on ending the 2-year-old c...
Jun 17th, 2013 - International News
BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — President Barack Obama says peace in Northern Ireland is a "blueprint" for those living amid conflict around the world, but he says the calm between Catholics and Pr...
Jun 18th, 2013 - Sports News
— Max Scherzer improved to 10-0 and struck out 10, Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run homer and the Detroit Tigers beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-1 on Monday night.
Scherzer became the first pitcher to b...
Jun 17th, 2013 - Sports News
— Doug Fister held Minnesota hitless until the sixth inning and Torii Hunter connected for his 300th career home run, leading the Detroit Tigers over the Twins 5-2 Sunday.
Fister (6-4) didn't all...
Apr 30th, 2013 - Health News
— Looking for a new way to get that jolt of caffeine energy? Food companies are betting snacks like potato chips, jelly beans and gum with a caffeinated kick could be just the answer.
The Food an...
Apr 1st, 2013 - Health News
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration says it has approved a first-of-a-kind diabetes drug from Johnson & Johnson that uses a new method to lower blood sugar.
The agency cleared J&J'...