Jan 3rd, 2013 - International News
— Chrysler says its U.S. sales last year were the best since 2007.
The company says sales rose 21 percent for the year, led by the Ram pickup and Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV.
For December, Chrysler's sales increased 10 percent to 152,367 cars and trucks.
Americans bought new vehicles at a strong pace last month. The robust sales came even with uncertainty in Washington over a budget deal that would have raised taxes and cut spending sharply, threatening the U.S. economy. Chrysler says industry sales jumped to an annual rate of 15.8 million in December, making it the strongest month of the year.
The company was the first carmaker to report sales Thursday.
Meanwhile, Subaru is recalling nearly 634,000 cars and SUVs in the U.S. because lights beneath the doors can overheat and cause fires.
The recall affects all Outback and Legacy cars from model years 2010 and 2011. Also included are Tribeca SUVs from 2006 through 2012 and Forester SUVs from 2009 through 2012. Subaru says the Tribecas and Foresters were sold before January of 2012.
The company says moisture can get into puddle lights beneath the doors and cause a short circuit that can melt plastic and cause fires.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says on its website that Subaru will install an additional fuse at no cost to the owners. The recall is expected to begin in February.
Dec 11th, 2013 - Local News
Firefighters in the Kalamazoo area were called to an apartment complex fire early this morning in Otsego. the fire apparently started on the second floor of the apartment at Brookside Terrace. 2 peo...
Dec 10th, 2013 - Local News
GEORGETOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities in western Michigan are looking for two young boys who disappeared with their father during a supervised visit.
The Ottawa County sheriff's departmen...
Dec 11th, 2013 - State News
— Authorities say an icy roadway was a factor in a crash in Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula that left one man dead.
Sheriff's officials responded Tuesday evening following the crash in Grand Tr...
Dec 10th, 2013 - State News
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The board overseeing the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund is recommending spending nearly $27.7 million on 76 land acquisitions and recreation development projects.
Dec 11th, 2013 - National News
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A spokesman for the Rev. Billy Graham says the evangelist has been weaker since his 95th birthday celebration last month but his vital signs are good.
Spokesman Mark DeMoss...
Dec 10th, 2013 - National News
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal offices in the DC area will be closed Tuesday as a round of snow is expected to hit the region just in time for the morning commute.
On its website, the U.S. Office of P...
Dec 11th, 2013 - International News
WASHINGTON (AP) — A member of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom says the U.S. should consider withholding aid unless Egypt protects Coptic Christians and other religious minorit...
Dec 10th, 2013 - International News
— There is joy, celebration and rain in the air in South Africa today at the site of the massive memorial to honor Nelson Mandela. Crowds converged on FNB Stadium in Soweto, the Johannesburg townshi...
Dec 11th, 2013 - Sports News
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Kevin Love had 26 points and 16 rebounds to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 121-94 rout of the Detroit Pistons last night. Brandon Jennings had 20 points for Detroit,...
Dec 10th, 2013 - Sports News
— East Lansing police say at least 15 people were arrested during a rowdy celebration of Michigan State's victory over Ohio State in the Big Ten championship game.
The police department's weeken...
Nov 7th, 2013 - Health News
DETROIT (AP) — More than half of child booster seats that went on sale this year earned a top rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
The institute, which is funded by insurers, r...
Sep 30th, 2013 - Health News
CHICAGO (AP) — The government's latest infant bed-sharing numbers are out leaving health officials concerned.
The percentage of babies sleeping with parents or another child more than doubled...