Aug 20th, 2013 - National News
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Officials in Newtown, Conn., say crews will soon install a black iron fence to block the driveway of the school where a gunman killed 20 first-graders and six educators in December.
The News-Times reports the fence will replace concrete barriers and orange traffic cones that currently block the entrance to Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Town officials have approved a plan to tear down the school and build a new one on the same property. A new driveway would be built a short distance from the current one.
Officials are planning use a $50 million state grant for construction. Town residents must approve the rebuilding plan.
Twenty-year-old Adam Lanza gunned down 26 people and killed himself at the school, after fatally shooting his mother at their Newtown home.
Dec 13th, 2013 - Local News
BARRYTON, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a 72-year-old man and his 78-year-old wife are dead after the vehicle they were riding in swerved off a Michigan roadway and went down a steep embankment.
Dec 12th, 2013 - Local News
An elderly Kalamazoo area woman died in a house fire that broke out Wednesday afternoon. Crews were called to the condo fire along Greenleaf Blvd in the afternoon but it wasn't until 9 p.m. that offi...
Dec 13th, 2013 - State News
Michigan lawmakers in Lansing were busy Thursday passing laws and making decisions before the end of the year.
They voted to let local governments allow or prohibit medical marijuana dispensaries i...
Dec 12th, 2013 - State News
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Republican-controlled Michigan Legislature has passed a law banning almost all abortion coverage from health insurance plans unless an additional policy is bought.
Dec 13th, 2013 - National News
WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan budget deal is heading to the Senate after receiving overwhelming approval from the House yesterday.
The package would ease the harshest effects of automatic spendi...
Dec 12th, 2013 - National News
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are rallying behind a modest budget pact that promises to bring a temporary halt to budget brinkmanship in Washington and ease automatic budget cuts that would ot...
Dec 13th, 2013 - International News
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — The South African government says the time allotted may not allow all the people in line to file past the casket of anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela.
The body is l...
Dec 12th, 2013 - International News
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has defended his government's promotion of conservative values, chiding the West for treating "good and evil" equally.
Russia has faced Western crit...
Dec 13th, 2013 - Sports News
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Martin St. Louis scored in the sixth round of the shootout, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Detroit Red Wings 2-1 on Thursday night.
St. Louis netted the lone shootout goa...
Dec 12th, 2013 - Sports News
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Ryan Anderson shook off an unusually poor shooting night from long range, hitting two clutch 3-pointers in overtime that carried the New Orleans Pelicans to a 111-106 victory over...
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...