A state lawmaker from the Upper Peninsula says the gray wolf should be taken off the federal endangered species list.
Democratic state Representative Mike Lahti sponsored a resolution asking the federal government to take Michigan's gray wolves off the list. That would allow people to shoot or trap nuisance wolves that attack pets and livestock. There are 600 wolves in the Upper Peninsula. Lahti says the wolf population could get too big without more control.
UNDATED – The Ingham County 911 service has issued a release stating that residents of the 851 exchange in the Stockbridge area are not able to dial 911. Residents should call their local fherriff's office if they need assistance. Ingham county residents can dial 517-483-4604 for assistance.
Delta Airlines says a panicked passenger was arrested at Lansing's Capital Region International Airport last night after trying to escape from a plane about to take off for Detroit. Joe Williams is a spokesman for Delta subsidiary Pinnacle Airlines.
"He did not get to the door as he was restrained by several other passengers. The flight returned to the gate and local law enforcement met him there and detained the passenger."
LANSING, MI – Governor Granholm used her weekly radio address to launch her efforts to win public support for the final budget proposal of her administration.
The budget proposal reflects some of the key goals of the governor's second term - such as cutting corrections costs, state assistance to help students with the costs of college, and reforming taxes to tap into the growing services sector of the economy.
Governor Granholm's budget proposal for the Department of Corrections would close four or five prisons and release thousands of prisoners. A state Senate committee will open hearings Tuesday on some of her proposals to save money on corrections.
AUDIO: The so-called "good-time" bills would allow for the early parole of prisoners who showed good behavior while serving their sentences.
Lansing airport officials say a Detroit-bound Delta flight was about 45 minutes late for takeoff Sunday evening when a passenger became "impatient" and requested to be taken off the flight. Airport spokesperson Nicole Noll says officials do not believe terrorism played any part in the event.
"No. From the information that I have, this is simply an individual who had become impatient and wanted to get off the aircraft."