Apr 16th, 2013 - Local News
— Central Michigan University says 11 of its students who volunteered at the Boston Marathon are safe.
The Mount Pleasant school said in a statement that the students were along the race course roughly 5 miles from the site of Monday's explosions.
MLive.com reports the students are recreation and events majors volunteering with an organization called Meeting Professionals International.
The school says the students were able to communicate with their parents. The school says its "thoughts are with all of those who are involved."
— A runner from Michigan who finished the Boston Marathon about 20 minutes before explosions at the race says she initially thought the blasts were part of a celebration.
Sarah Yetter of Kalamazoo says she and fellow Kalamazoo runner William J. Gephart were in a family meeting area putting on warm clothes Monday when she heard explosions. She says they were told to leave and walked about a mile to their hotel.
Yetter called it the "the saddest day ever" for the sport. The 37-year-old says she doesn't think she'll run a big city marathon again.
Yetter says her race day thoughts for every future marathon will be of Monday's events in Boston.
Dec 20th, 2013 - Local News
BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — A homeless encampment near an interstate interchange in Battle Creek has been disbanded following plans to evict people living at the site.
Area residents helped those ...
Dec 19th, 2013 - Local News
Mel Trotter Ministries plans to pass out about 800 food boxes to local families of the Greater Grand Rapids area Thursday. The Christmas Food Box Giveaway will be providing food boxes for those who h...
Dec 20th, 2013 - State News
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is offering electronic gift cards for sale.
The electronic cards go on sale starting Friday and can be redeemed at any Michigan ...
Dec 19th, 2013 - State News
Governor Rick Snyder has signed laws to block welfare recipients from withdrawing their taxpayer-provided cash from ATMs in liquor stores, horse tracks and strip clubs.
The laws signed Wednesday ar...
Dec 20th, 2013 - National News
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Duck Dynasty" patriarch Phil Robertson — suspended from the series indefinitely after making disparaging remarks about gays — is getting support from key followers.
Dec 19th, 2013 - National News
INNEAPOLIS (AP) — Target says about 40 million credit and debit card accounts may have been affected by a data breach.
The chain said Thursday that the accounts may have been impacted between Nov...
Dec 20th, 2013 - International News
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — The U.N. says 34,000 people in South Sudan are looking for refuge at U.N. bases in three locations across the country.
The U.N.'s humanitarian arm says 20,000 people are ...
Dec 19th, 2013 - International News
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) — An advocate for religious neutrality in the U.S. military is calling on the Navy to remove Nativity scenes and Christmas decorations from dining facilities at ...
Dec 20th, 2013 - Sports News
DETROIT (AP) — Daniel Alfredsson scored two goals, including a power-play score at 1:03 of overtime and the Detroit Red Wings earned a 3-2 win over the Calgary Flames on Thursday night.
The win s...
Dec 19th, 2013 - Sports News
BOSTON (AP) — Brandon Jennings scored 28 points, making a key 3-pointer with 46.7 seconds left, and matched his season high with 14 assists Wednesday night and the Detroit Pistons held on for a 107-...
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...