May 27th, 2013 - State News
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan utility regulators say gasoline consumption is expected to decline slightly this summer compared with previous years.
The Michigan Public Service Commission's recently released summer energy appraisal forecasts adequate energy supplies and prices this summer.
The group says gasoline sales in Michigan are expected to drop about 1 percent in 2013 after a decline of almost 2 percent last year due to increased fuel efficiency and consistently high gasoline prices.
The U.S. Energy Information Administration says that between April and September, gas prices are expected to average about $3.53 per gallon.
Natural gas use is also expected to drop. Warmer weather means less use of natural gas for electric power.
The commission says overall energy demand will remain relatively flat this summer when compared with previous years.
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...