U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say they have seized more than $250,000 worth of illegal drugs within a week at the tunnel crossing between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario.
The federal agency said Thursday that 16 bags containing marijuana were found Feb. 28 in a car driven by a U.S. citizen returning from Canada. Two bags containing nearly 21,000 ecstasy pills were removed from a car being driven by a lawful permanent U.S. resident coming from Canada.
Some fireworks that are currently illegal in Michigan could be legalized and sold to help raise money for state government under terms of budget-related legislation advancing in the state House.
The Democratic-led House Appropriations Committee passed a bill Thursday mostly along party lines that would raise an estimated $2.6 million to preserve community fire protection grants by legalizing more fireworks in the state. Businesses that sold the fireworks would be charged a fee that goes to the state.
Lansing, MI – LANSING, MI (WKAR)- The state of Michigan is offering an increase to its food assistance program that officials say will benefit as many as 360,000 people.
The state will use dollars from a federal home energy program to allow thousands of people to qualify for an additional food assistance benefit. Officials say that will give about 180,000 households an average of $88 more each month to spend on groceries.
BRADENTON, FL – Pittsburgh starter Kevin Hart walked six of the 12 batters he faced, failing to make it out of the second inning in the Pirates' 6-3 loss to the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday.
Hart came into spring training as the favorite to win the No. 5 spot in Pittsburgh's rotation, but the right-hander has struggled with his control. He threw 53 pitches, only 19 for strikes, and reached three-ball counts on nine batters - even hitting Ramon Santiago with a 3-0 pitch.
LANSING, MI – A three percent pay raise scheduled for state employees has become a constant subject of debate at the state Capitol. Senate Republicans have been pushing to block the pay raise, and now House Republicans have joined the battle cry.
East Lansing, MI – Michigan lawmakers need to find real solutions to the state's economic problems instead of blaming each other for failed initiatives. That was the message Wednesday from former state treasurer Doug Roberts. Roberts was the key note speaker at a forum on the state's economic health and public policy.
The Michigan Department of Corrections is investigating whether a convicted embezzler who snagged a $9.1 million business tax credit from the state has violated parole.
RASCO CEO Richard A. Short shared the stage Tuesday with Gov. Jennifer Granholm as she introduced the leaders of companies awarded tax credits. She said RASCO - short for Renewable and Sustainable Companies LLC - planned to invest $18.4 million to establish a new headquarters in Flint.