LANSING, MI – Environmental regulators say more than 73,000 scrap tires have been removed from two disposal sites in southwestern Michigan.
The state says L.H. Automotive Recycling in Niles received a Scrap Tire Cleanup Grant for the removal of 42,000 from its site and more than 31,000 were removed from Joe's Auto Salvage in Three Rivers with a similar grant.
Scrap tire processor Entech Inc. in White Pigeon was hired by both businesses to remove the tires.
A plan to set up a hotline for teachers to report a lack of adequate school supplies and books might be dead.
AUDIO: The hotline was part of the "Race To The Top" deal approved by the Legislature last year. It would ultimately require the state to provide adequate books and supplies to teachers with valid claims. The state would then withhold the cost of the supplies from payments to the school district.
Friday is the last day for veteran teachers and other eligible school employees to accept a retirement offer from the state. As Michigan Public Radio's Rick Pluta reports, fewer teachers than expected are taking the deal.
LANSING, MI – The organizer of a controversial "cannabis caravan" scheduled to visit to Lansing next weekend says he's begun meeting with city officials to address their concerns. Jason Christ is the Executive Director of the Montana Caregivers Network. He says officials are most concerned about large quantities of marijuana at the event.
PEORIA, IL – The Lansing Lugnuts avoided a three-game sweep with a 7-3 victory over the Peoria Chiefs last night at O'Brien Field. Lansing next heads to Burlington, Iowa, to open a three-game series with the Bees tonight.
CLEVELAND – Tom Izzo says he still hasn't decided whether he will leave Michigan State to coach the Cleveland Cavaliers, who fired Mike Brown earlier this year.
Izzo told reporters late Thursday night that "it won't go on forever, I can tell you that."
The coach had just arrived back in East Lansing, Mich., after traveling to Cleveland on Thursday afternoon with his wife, daughter and son. He was getting a firsthand inspection of a franchise undergoing a major makeover as it prepares to try and re-sign star LeBron James.