Michigan News

Michigan Task Force Set to Make Dam Safety Recommendations

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A group responsible for offering new safety measures after two Michigan dams failed last summer destroying 150 houses and causing over $200 million damage delayed sending the governor its final recommendations, which include increased monitoring of …

Flint Joins $641M Deal to Settle Lawsuits Over Lead In Water

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The Flint City Council on Tuesday signed off on its portion of a $641 million settlement with residents of the poor, majority-Black city who were exposed to lead-tainted water. The city’s insurer would kick in $20 …

Michigan Agency Removes Foxes, Coyotes From Unlicensed Rehab Center

Officials removed a half-dozen red foxes, three coyotes and other animals from an unlicensed rehabilitation center in western Michigan where the owner’s 2-year-old granddaughter lost an arm after reaching into a pen that housed two wolf-dog hybrids. State conservation officers …

Michigan Is Developing a 40-Mile+ Driverless Car Corridor

Michigan announced an initiative to explore development of a more than 40-mile stretch of road dedicated to connected and autonomous vehicles between the cities of Ann Arbor and Detroit. The project will be led by Cavnue, a subsidiary of Sidewalk …

Plants Cropping Up in Lost Michigan Lakes Where Dams Failed

LANSING, Mich. — Nature is returning to craters left from lakes drained by two dams that failed in May during torrential rain in mid-Michigan. But not always in a good way. “Shortly after the water receded, you could look out …

Michigan Village Starts Flood Recovery, Awaits Funds

LANSING, Mich. — Jenna Hulse was at work out of town as a nurse when she got a message from her brother that a dam three blocks from her house in the Michigan village of Sanford was failing. Six feet …

COVID-19 Sweeps Away Matriarch in Flood-Ravaged Mid-Michigan

MIDLAND, Mich.–With floodwaters rising and his wife hospitalized with COVID-19, Kevin Hennig feared the worst — missing critical moments with her. “I was worried about the bridges and the roads washing out, and I wouldn’t be able to get to …

Thousands Evacuated as River Dams Break in Central Michigan

MIDLAND, Mich. — Rapidly rising water overtook dams and forced the evacuation of about 10,000 people in central Michigan, where flooding struck communities along rain-swollen waterways and the governor said one downtown could be “under approximately 9 feet of water” …

Telemedicine Surges in Michigan as Doctors Close Offices

DETROIT — The closure of doctors’ offices across Michigan during the new coronavirus pandemic has spurred a statewide surge in the embrace of telemedicine, a practice that allows doctors to treat patients remotely by phone or computer, officials said. Hospitals …

Police in 40 Michigan Counties Push Seatbelt Safety Campaign

Law enforcement officials in 40 Michigan counties are stepping up enforcement of seatbelt regulations. The Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning says the annual “Click It or Ticket” safety belt enforcement zones and extra enforcement begin Monday. Officials last week …