Jan 21st, 2013 - State News
— Members of an Upper Peninsula church have held a protest against gun violence on a day when gun ownership advocates were demonstrating against restrictions on firearms.
The Marquette Unitarian Universalist Congregation sponsored a demonstration Saturday, with participants carrying signs that said "Stop the Violence" and "Put Down the Guns".
WLUC-TV reports that the protesters say they'd like to see more control over gun ownership requiring stricter background checks.
Spokesman Tim VanderVeen says the protest can show residents who back gun control that they aren't alone.
Saturday also saw several hundred gun rights advocates protest outside the Michigan Capitol.
The demonstrations follow President Barack Obama's call for universal background checks and assault weapons restrictions in the wake of the killing of 26 children and teachers at a Connecticut school.
— Hundreds of people gathered outside the Michigan Capitol for a gun-rights rally, a few days after President Barack Obama called for new restrictions on firearms. Some people freely carried guns at the event Saturday. Rally participants held signs saying that said gun bans are ineffective and only punish law-abiding citizens.
May 16th, 2013 - Local News
— An event featuring President George W. Bush has raised $400,000 to support the West Michigan Aviation Academy.
Bush spoke Wednesday to a crowd of roughly 900 during the second annual Leaders of...
May 15th, 2013 - Local News
The West Michigan Aviation Academy is preparing for a special Gala tonight that will take place in a hangar at the Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids. The featured speaker for this year's fun...
May 16th, 2013 - State News
— The average electric customer of Consumers Energy will start paying $1.67 more per month.
The $89 million rate increase was approved Wednesday by state regulators. It's less than a $110 million...
May 15th, 2013 - State News
— Law enforcement agencies statewide are holding events to mark National Police Week.
Ceremonies planned for Wednesday include the Port Huron Department of Public Safety, which will honor its pol...
May 16th, 2013 - National News
— Parts of North Texas have been slammed by tornadoes with at least six people killed.
The spring tornado outbreak destroyed or damaged dozens of homes and injured dozens of people. Officials say...
May 15th, 2013 - National News
— The House Agriculture Committee is set today to consider small cuts to the $80 billion-a-year food stamp program in an effort to appease conservatives who say the food aid has become too expensiv...
May 16th, 2013 - International News
— NATO says two of its service members and four civilian contractors were killed when a suicide car bomber struck a convoy belonging to the military alliance in the Afghan capital today.
May 15th, 2013 - International News
— Air India says the cockpit door of one of its planes got jammed during a flight while the captain was using the toilet, forcing an unscheduled landing by the co-pilot in central India.
May 16th, 2013 - Sports News
— Johnny Oduya and Marcus Kruger scored in the third period, Corey Crawford made 20 saves and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-1 in the opener of their second-round playoff serie...
May 15th, 2013 - Sports News
— Miguel Cabrera homered, Doug Fister pitched seven impressive innings and Andy Dirks gave the Tigers a lift for a second straight night in Detroit's 6-2 victory over the Houston Astros on Tuesday. ...
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'...