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Michigan News

Congressmen who voted for NDAA detention face voters on Aug. 5th

A round of primary elections is scheduled to take place on August 5th in the states of Kansas, Missouri, Michigan, and Washington.
In the Media by Ralph Lopez - 2 comments

Review: Matt Austin soars on new music video for 'Redneck Date Night' Special

Leland - Country singer Matt Austin is back with his newest music video for his single "Redneck Date Night" and displays his romantic side.
Digital Journal Report by Markos Papadatos

Michigan man caught tossing drug-packed football into jail

Jackson - This Michigan man wouldn't have much luck playing actual sports. He threw a football, stuffed with cellphones and drugs, into a state prison yard, which unfortunately fell short of its goal.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 5 comments

Teacher suspended for accusations of racism

Monroe - Two weeks before he retires, a middle school teacher is struck with a large dose of political correctness when he teaches a history lesson on racism in the United States and shows a video with blackface on it.
In the Media by Ryan Hite - 1 comment

Mother pays off student's balances after son is refused lunch

Dowagiac - A Michigan mother decided to give a Mother's Day present of her own by paying off every student's outstanding balance after her son was refused lunch.
In the Media by Jessie McMullen - 2 comments

Father of sextuplets has heart attack, dies

Holland - Ben Van Houten, the devoted father to Michigan's first surviving set of sextuplets, succumbed to a fatal heart attack while playing with his kids last week.
In the Media by Sylvannia Soulet

Expert witness at same-sex marriage trial: 'gays going to hell'

Detroit - An expert witness hired by the state of Michigan to defend the state's same-sex marriage ban testified Thursday in a court case challenging the ban that unrepentant gay people are going to "hell."
In the Media by Brett Wilkins

10-year-old boy saves 80-year-old woman by lucky hunch

Howell - Saturday evening, 10-year-old Danny DiPietro of Howell, Michigan became a local hero when he spotted something peculiar in an open garage on the way home from a hockey game.
In the Media by Scott Tuttle - 6 comments

Employee fired after helping to extinguish fire

Gaylord - An employee of a retailer in Michigan lost his job after helping to extinguish a fire at the store. His former boss said that the decision was based on the company's "safety procedures."
In the Media by Al Boe - 4 comments

In Detroit visit, Senator Rand Paul seeks diversity for the GOP

Detroit - Speaking at the opening of the Republican Party office in Detroit, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) stressed the need for the GOP to infiltrate markets the party has largely ignored.
In the Media by Michael Krebs

Mobile payments leader supporting 'All Star Hoops' festival

The 2013 All Star Hoops Festival is getting some major support from an all star in the growing world of mobile payments.
In the Media by Michael Essany

Traveling back in time with Marvin’s Marvelous Mechanical Museum Special

Farmington - Sometimes it takes something out of the ordinary to open your eyes to the wonderful world around you. Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum helps with that.
Digital Journal Report by Chrystal Mahan - 2 comments

NOAA: 'significant harmful algal bloom' to strike Lake Erie

In a statement released Tuesday, NOAA predicted that portions of western Lake Erie near the coasts of Ohio, Michigan, and Ontario are likely to see a harmful algal bloom develop over the summer.
In the Media by Jordan Howell - 1 comment

Michigan’s no-fault debate calls insurance practice into question

Car insurance is something that every motorist has to deal with, and most deal with differently. However, Michigan's new no-fault policy has caused quite the stir.
In the Media by Jenna Cyprus

Michigan Governor visits Israel to increase trade, build ties Special

Tel Aviv - Michigan Governor Rick Snyder met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, government ministers, and industry leaders during the initial days of his trade mission to Israel as he tries to build business ties between the Jewish state and Michigan.
Digital Journal Report by Noah Smith - 1 comment

Interview with country singer Matt Austin Special

On May 23, rising country singer-songwriter Matt Austin chatted via phone with Digital Journal about his new self-titled six-track EP.
Digital Journal Report by Markos Papadatos - 1 comment

Michigan court rules that medical pot users can drive while high

The state of Michigan has made a decision to trump its own zero tolerance driving under the influence law with the fact that it is illegal to persecute those with prescription pot. The result is those who smoke under a doctor's orders can drive high.
In the Media by Abigail Prendergast - 8 comments

Michigan teenager locked in room made of tarps for years

Escanaba - Reports have come in from Upper Michigan of a teenager who had not been seen in years. The parents allegedly locked the young boy in a make shift room, beat and sexually abused him and never allowed him out in public.
In the Media by Micki Hogan - 5 comments

Over 100 protesters rally at the state capitol of Michigan

A rally organized by the National Medical Marijuana Coalition took place in Lansing Michigan. Hundreds of protesters took part in the rally against medical marijuana discrimination and the abuse of power by legal officials in the state.
In the Media by Micki Hogan

Smugglers still cashing in on Michigan can refund

Lawmakers in Michigan want to crack down on bottle and cans smugglers who they say are scamming the state for undeserving recycling refunds.
In the Media by Owen Weldon

'Largest porn collection' in Michigan stolen during burglary

Muskegon - On Tuesday, a Michigan man filed a police report claiming "one of the largest porn collections" in the state of Michigan had been stolen.
In the Media by Greta McClain

Profile of a Digital Journalist: Making a Weiss decision to be a writer Special

She loves hip-hop and basketball. She dreams of being published in Rolling Stone. She writes to distract herself from a chronic health condition. Find out more about Layne Weiss, a Digital Journalist since March 2012.
Digital Journal Report by David Silverberg - 13 comments

'Houdini Horse' video goes viral

Midland - The YouTube video detailing the escapades of Mariska the "Houdini Horse", an accomplished escape artist, has gone viral.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 2 comments

Undercover officers arrest doctor certifying marijuana patients

Cadillac - In a recent undercover sting undercover officers posed as patients to stop fraudulent doctors. Dr. Harwell of Cadillac Michigan was charged with five felony counts. It is unclear at this point if his medical license may be revoked.
In the Media by Micki Hogan - 1 comment

Man shot dead after updating Facebook he was about to be shot

Mount Pleasant - While it might sound like he was psychic, there is more to the story. Seems this was his way of saying goodbye to his friends in a Facebook status update after committing a couple of crimes.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments

Comedian Pauly Shore rocks the Temple Theater 'broom closet' Special

Saginaw - Jan. 9 Saginaw, MI welcomed comedian Pauly Shore to the Temple Theater, talking about everything from sex, broom closets, biological clocks, and life.
Digital Journal Report by Chrystal Mahan - 2 comments

New Year's Eve ice fishing trip turns tragic for Michigan man

Flint - The body of a 63-year-old Groveland Township man, who was reported missing Monday evening, was found under a frozen ice sheet on Michigan's Hartwick Lake. Groveland Township lies approximately 20 miles southeast of Flint, MI.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 1 comment

Michigan Shivers triplets, 21, set for reunion in jail

Three Michigan brothers, the Shivers triplets, could soon be having a family reunion of sorts in jail. A jury in Saginow County, Michigan, recently convicted two of the triplets, Deshawn and Juronn, 21, of unarmed robbery.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 2 comments

Fox News reporter attacked by Michigan union protesters at rally

Detroit - In an attempt to interview union members during a rally in Lansing, Fox News reporter Steven Crowder was punched several times and then later grabbed from behind as he tried to head back to the media tent.
In the Media by Andrew Moran - 3 comments

President Obama on fiscal cliff & right-to-work law in Michigan

US President Obama, when visiting the Daimler Diesel plant in Michigan, made his case for raising tax rates on the upper 2% of income earners and denouncing the "right-to-work" laws.
In the Media by Can Tran
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People along the Detroit RiverWalk at night with the Ambassador Bridge in the distance
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Postcard from 1907 depicting the Tashmoo, owned by the White Star Line
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Deer in Ludington State Park
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A woodpecker in Ludington State Park
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The "Fist of a Champion" at the city's most well-known intersection, Woodward and Jefferson avenues
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An old, brick street in Woodbridge
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A deer climbing a Lake Michigan sand dune
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Snow falls on Lake Michigan in Ludington State Park
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A man walks by an apartment building early in the morning in Detroit's West Side Industrial neighborhood
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