Dec 21st, 2012 - National News
— The nation will pay tribute this morning to the victims of last Friday's mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school.
Houses of worship around the country will ring their bells 26 times at 9:30 a.m. — exactly seven days since the shooting occurred — in memory of the 26 people killed at the school.
In Newtown, a bridge is adorned with two gold balloons, one is shaped like the number 2, the other shaped like a 6. Handwritten tributes mention 26 snowflakes. Another reads "26 angels will guide us."
— President Barack Obama says his administration has received an outpouring of support for stricter gun laws following last week's elementary school massacre in Connecticut. He says in response to an online petition: "We hear you."
The president says in a video posted today that he has been encouraged that many gun owners have said there are steps the nation can take to prevent more deadly shootings, "steps that protect our rights and protect our kids."
Obama is holding a moment of silence this morning at the White House marking one week since the shooting that killed 20 children and six adults at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school.
Obama was responding to an online petition on the White House website in which nearly 200,000 people have pushed for gun control.
— After a week of silence following the school massacre in Newtown, Conn., the National Rifle Association plans to return to the spotlight today as Congress gets ready to consider tighter restrictions on firearms in the new year.
The NRA had taken down its Facebook page and kept silent on Twitter following the shooting, but it's now warning supporters that "President Obama supports gun control measures, including reinstating an assault weapons ban."
Mar 12th, 2014 - Local News
A job fair targeting U.S. military veterans is scheduled to take place Thursday, 3/13/14, at the Wyoming National Guard Armory on 44th Street.
The Hiring Our Heroes event will be held from 10 a.m. to...
Mar 11th, 2014 - Local News
A 14-year-old Belding boy was seriously injured Monday after he fell off a sled that was being towed behind a snowmobile. The accident happened in a field near Ellis Road just east of M-91. Ionia of...
Mar 12th, 2014 - State News
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan legislative leaders have agreed to set aside $215 million in the middle of the budget year for road maintenance, partly to help road agencies grappling with winter cos...
Mar 11th, 2014 - State News
It has been a record year for ice coverage on the Great Lakes. Over 90% of the lakes iced over this winter.
Meanwhile a group of 4 men recently walked on the Lake Michigan ice from Glen Arbor to Nor...
Mar 12th, 2014 - National News
HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities are investigating after $600,000 in checks and cash was stolen from a safe at Pastor Joel Osteen's Houston megachurch, which has one of the largest congregations in the co...
Mar 11th, 2014 - National News
UNDATED (AP) — Doctors say nearly 2 percent of Americans now have an artificial hip, knee or some other joint.
Orthopedic surgeon Daniel Berry of the Mayo Clinic says, "They are remarkable number...
Mar 12th, 2014 - International News
BERLIN (AP) — NATO says it's sent two surveillance planes to fly over Poland and Romania to monitor the crisis unfolding in neighboring Ukraine.
The military alliance says two AWAC, or Airborne W...
Mar 11th, 2014 - International News
MADRID (AP) — The anniversaries of two disasters are being marked today.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is pledging to boost rebuilding efforts as his country marks the third anniversary of ...
Mar 12th, 2014 - Sports News
SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — A Saginaw Spirit minor league hockey team game has been postponed following the death of 20-year-old player Terry Trafford.
A posting on the team's website announced the cha...
Mar 11th, 2014 - Sports News
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Two-time AL MVP Miguel Cabrera hit his first two home runs of spring training and AL Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer struck out five in 4 2-3 scoreless innings Monday during ...
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...
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...