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July 13th
Scientists predict a “significant” harmful algae bloom will form on western Lake Erie this summer in an annual forecast released by NOAA Thursday. Scientists base a bloom’s severity on how much algae it contains over a sustained period. …
July 13th
The Detroit Medical Center says a breach of health information affects more than 1,500 patients seen at one of its facilities from 2015 to 2016. The announcement came Thursday after a staffing agency contracted by the DMC notified hospital officials that …
July 13th
A union has filed a grievance in response to Western Michigan University’s hiring of goats to clear 15 acres of woodland on campus. The university hired the team of goats after a half-acre trial run last year. A University spokeswoman says that no s…
July 12th
Congressional budget writers are proposing to overrule President Donald Trump’s call for eliminating a program that funds Great Lakes cleanup efforts. A House appropriations subcommittee is scheduled to consider a bill Wednesday that includes $300 m…
July 12th
Mosquitoes are wreaking havoc in Mount Pleasant following major flooding there and in three surrounding counties. Now city officials are speaking with experts about whether to spray to get rid of them.  The decision to spray will ultimately be u…
July 12th
Doctors and parents involved in female genital mutilation will face up to 15 years in prison under legislation signed by Gov. Rick Snyder Tuesday. Female circumcision is already a federal crime punishable by five years in prison. The new laws stem from a …
July 11th
A woman who served as acting assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs in the Obama administration is running for a Michigan congressional seat. Elissa Slotkin, a Democrat, announced her candidacy Monday for the 8th District seat. …
July 11th
Former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics sports doctor Larry Nassar is due in federal court Tuesday. He’s expected to change his plea to guilty for possessing child pornography destroying records. Nassar is separately charged with sexuall…
July 11th
A former Michigan Youth Pastor faces charges for sexually assaulting a teenager on a Chicago to Dearborn Amtrak train in 2012. Blaine Faircloth Jr. appeared court last week after being extradited from Tennessee. He was released on bond. 
July 7th
Public health officials are reporting an increase in hepatitis A cases in Michigan. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services reports seeing an elevated number of cases in Detroit as well as Macomb, Oakland and Wayne Counties. In the last year,…