LANSING, MI – A new Michigan law is coming that increases the penalties against drunken drivers.
The law that takes effect Sunday creates a new "high blood-alcohol content" category for drivers. The law roughly doubles many penalties for motorists with a blood-alcohol content of .17 - more than twice the legal limit.
Such drivers could face up to 180 days in jail - increased from 93 - and a one-year license suspension - up from six months.
EAST LANSING, MI – Michigan State is No. 5 in the newest AP poll after a pulsating comeback against Northwestern.
The undefeated Spartans won 35-27 Saturday after trailing 17-0 in the first half. The victory enabled them to move up three spots in the poll. They edged out defending national champion Alabama by two points for the No. 5 spot.
DETROIT, MI – Former President Bill Clinton was in Michigan Sunday to support Democrats running in elections just over a week away. He started his brief tour of the state in Detroit to endorse candidate for governor Virg Bernero.
Clinton says he is not impressed with the 10-point plan he has seen from Bernero's opponent, Republican nominee Rick Snyder.
Evanston, Ill – Kirk Cousins threw for 329 yards and three touchdowns, and Michigan State (No. 7 BCS, No. 8 AP) rallied to beat Northwestern 35-27 and remain unbeaten on Saturday.
B.J. Cunningham made an acrobatic grab for the go-ahead touchdown with two minutes left. Edwin Baker added a 25-yard scoring run and Eric Gordon intercepted Dan Persa in the closing seconds to seal a wild win.
A Michigan Supreme Court justice running for re-election acknowledges using the N-word during a private conference with other justices in 2006.
Robert Young Jr. responded Friday after former Justice Elizabeth Weaver gave a speech this week accusing him of using the racial slur. She says it shows why he doesn't deserve another term on the court.