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Bacon-obsessed woman convicted in McDonald's shooting

Grand Rapids - After just one hour of deliberating, a jury in Michigan concluded that a woman who fired a shot into a McDonald's after employees twice forgot to put bacon on her hamburger was guilty of firing at the building intentionally.

Brutal weather forces homeless people off the street in east

Huntsville - Got homeless? The eastern U.S. has stumbled upon one way to solve the problem, short of actually spending enough money, that is; winter.

Op-Ed: Twenty-five years later, 'Roger & Me' still pulls no punches

A quarter of a century ago this week, Michael Moore's “Roger & Me” unleashed itself upon the general movie-going public in North America and showed us all what a documentary could be: hilarious, angry, muckraking, irresistibly entertaining.

Michigan school going to court over asbestos claims

Dearborn - Michigan ‘s Dearborn Heights School District No. 7 is headed to court after a federal lawsuit was filed claiming that the district covered up potential employee and student exposure to asbestos dust.

Metro Detroit real estate prices surge as many residents move to suburbs Commissioned

Detroit - The city of Detroit, Michigan, and its nearby and even far-flung suburbs share a unique real estate relationship. For many years, there has been a tremendous give-and-take relationship between the city and suburbs.

Drive-thru mourning now offered at Michigan funeral home

Saginaw - Drive-thru windows have become a part of everyday life for many of us, but some Michigan residents find the drive-thru visitation window at a local funeral home disrespectful.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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."

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

'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.

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.

'Houdini Horse' video goes viral

Midland - The YouTube video detailing the escapades of Mariska the "Houdini Horse", an accomplished escape artist, has gone viral.

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.
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