Prison inmates from Pennsylvania are arriving in Michigan this week to be housed in a state prison in Muskegon that would otherwise be closed. Pennsylvania is paying Michigan $62 per day for each inmate in an effort to relieve its prison over-crowding crisis.
Russ Marlan is the spokesman for the Michigan Department of Corrections.
ORLANDO, FL – Dwight Howard had a season-high 33 points and added 17 rebounds to help the Orlando Magic beat the Detroit Pistons 116-91 on Wednesday night.
The reigning Defensive Player of the Year added seven blocks in a dominating performance that gave Orlando its 11th win in the last 14 games. Howard was 11 for 13 on free throws, a refreshing reprieve for the Magic from his normal woes.
Vince Carter finished with 20 points, and Jameer Nelson had 14 for Orlando.
Michigan residents are growing slightly more optimistic about the state economy, despite high unemployment and a shrunken auto industry.
The Michigan State University State of the State survey shows that about half of the 991 people polled statewide from November 2009 through mid-January 2010 expect to be better off a year from now, while about a third expect to be worse off.
Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm has signed an executive order clearing the way for university, public school and local government employees to join the health care coverage plan offered to state employees.
The Democratic governor said Wednesday in a release that the move could offer those groups a way to save on insurance.
All of the state's health care plans would be open to participation, including a PPO, health maintenance organization, prescription drug coverage and dental and vision care.
State Superintendent Michael Flanagan asked lawmakers Wednesday for money to set up an education reform office to oversee failing schools.
AUDIO: Flanagan asked lawmakers for a half-million dollars to open an education reform office. He says it's important to open the office soon so it can begin working with failing schools before classes begin in the fall.
NEW YORK – A Scottish terrier from northern Michigan is America's new top dog.
Sadie the Scottie walked off with the title last night by winning best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club.
Sadie is owned by Amelia Musser of Mackinac Island, Mich., and sports the champion's name of Roundtown Mercedes of Maryscot. She was the huge favorite, and a crowd of about 15,000 saw the 4-year-old earn her 112th best in show ribbon.