Dec 26th, 2013 - State News
— Michigan utility crews continue working around the clock to restore power to tens of thousands of people whose homes remain blacked out in ice storms that hit the state last weekend.
Snow is falling across most of Michigan on Christmas Day, with temperatures in the teens and 20s.
Utilities say 156,000 of 503,000 affected homes and businesses are still without electrical service.
Jackson-based CMS Energy Corporation says 129,000 of its customers were offline Wednesday morning. It says 318,000 of them have lost power at one time or another since the storm hit Saturday night.
Detroit-based DTE Energy Company says about 20,000 of the 150,000 affected customers remain blacked out. The Lansing State Journal says the capital city's power system has about 7,500 customers offline out of 35,000 affected.
— Two people have died of carbon monoxide poisoning caused by fumes from emergency generators running in homes blacked out by the ice storm that hit Michigan over the weekend.
Authorities blame another death on a crash at a Flint intersection where the lights weren't working.
The state's utilities say about 141,000 of the 533,000 affected homes and business remained offline on Christmas afternoon.
Jackson-based CMS Energy Corporation says 116,000 of its customers were offline Wednesday afternoon out of 348,000 affected by the storm.
Detroit-based DTE Energy Company says about 18,000 of the 150,000 affected customers remain blacked out. About 7,000 customers of Lansing's municipal utility remain offline out of 35,000 affected.
Snow was falling across most of Michigan on Christmas night, with temperatures in the teens and 20s.
Apr 23rd, 2014 - Local News
MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) — Officials with Consumers Energy said they're committed to helping find a new use for the site of a coal-fired power plant in western Michigan that's scheduled to close in two ...
Apr 22nd, 2014 - Local News
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Dick Cheney said during a visit to Grand Rapids that he's "enormously grateful" to the donor who supplied the heart used in a transplant procedure performed on the former ...
Apr 23rd, 2014 - State News
IONIA, Mich. (AP) — A convicted murderer who escaped from a Michigan prison in February faces a court hearing Wednesday on escape, carjacking and kidnapping charges.
Michael Elliot is being arrai...
Apr 22nd, 2014 - State News
DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says it has wrapped up more than four months of icebreaking to open shipping lanes on the lower Great Lakes.
Five U.S. and three Canadian vessels worked to cle...
Apr 23rd, 2014 - National News
DETROIT (AP) — A woman who successfully sued the University of Michigan over racial preferences says the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to uphold a state ban on using race in university admissions is...
Apr 22nd, 2014 - National News
WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the National Transportation Safety Board is expressing alarm at a dramatic increase in hazardous liquids being hauled in freight trains.
NTSB Chairman Deborah Hersma...
Apr 23rd, 2014 - International News
PARIS (AP) — A study by the U.N. education agency says cellphones are getting more and more people to read in countries where books are rare and illiteracy is high.
Paris-based UNESCO says 774 mi...
Apr 22nd, 2014 - International News
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is warning Russia that "it's time to stop talking and start acting" to reduce tension in Ukraine.
Biden spoke today after meeting with Ukrainian...
Apr 23rd, 2014 - Sports News
DETROIT (AP) — Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run homer, Justin Verlander pitched seven solid innings and the Detroit Tigers held on for an 8-6 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night.
Apr 22nd, 2014 - Sports News
BOSTON (AP) — The 118th running of the Boston Marathon was completed without incident and featured the first U.S. citizen in 31 years to win the event.
Former New York City Marathon champion and ...
Apr 8th, 2014 - Health News
LONDON (AP) — Doctors in London researching spinal cord injuries say they've had success using an experimental treatment on four patients now.
They've gotten them to stand and move their legs by ...
Jan 24th, 2014 - Health News
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nutrition facts label on the back of food packages is getting a makeover.
The Food and Drug Administration says knowledge about nutrition has evolved since the early 19...