Michigan authorities say a viral brain disease that can kill humans has been confirmed in three horses this year in the state.
Mosquitoes can spread eastern equine encephalitis to horses and humans, and authorities say people should use repellant or stay out of areas with heavy mosquito infestations.
The departments of Community Health and Agriculture said Monday that Michigan State University confirms a 3-month-old filly from Calhoun County and a 12-month-old male from Barry County tested positive for the illness.
The Michigan attorney general's office says a subsidiary of pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson will pay $584,000 to the state's Medicaid Trust Fund as part of a lawsuit settlement.
It was announced in April that Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. agreed to pay $75 million to settle claims by the government that it illegally promoted the epilepsy drug Topamax for a variety of psychiatric uses.
Kalamazoo State Senator Tom George lacks the name recognition of his rivals for the Republican gubernatorial nomination, and polls have consistently shown him trailing the rest of the field. But George still thinks he has the right plan for Michigan.
EAST LANSING, MI – Participants in a journey covering the length of the Grand River celebrate the end of their adventure Monday in Grand Haven.
The Grand River Expedition is a once-a-decade event devoted to exploration, research and the appreciation of the 260-mile waterway. Doug Carter is the Chairman of this year's event. He says tests performed during the trip indicate the health of the Grand is very good.