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.
DETROIT – Ryan Raburn's three-run double in the eighth inning capped a four-run rally that carried the injury-depleted Detroit Tigers to a 6-5 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays and a split of their day-night doubleheader Sunday.
In the opener, Lyle Overbay hit a two-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning to snap a tie and send Toronto to a 5-3 win.
Miguel Cabrera hit an RBI double into the right-field corner off Jason Frasor (3-3) with one out in the eighth inning of the nightcap, cutting Detroit's deficit to 4-3.
LUDINGTON, MI – Authorities say the effort to recover the bodies of four people missing since a small plane plunged into Lake Michigan while flying a cancer patient to the Mayo Clinic is continuing.
Mason County Undersheriff Tom Trenner says recovery efforts resumed Sunday, with boats in the water and crews searching beaches between Ludington and Manistee. They also were looking for signs of the plane.
Trenner said nothing new had been found as of early Sunday afternoon. He says 8-foot waves made the search more difficult.