DETROIT – The Detroit Tigers say longtime broadcaster Ernie Harwell has died. He was 92.
Harwell called Tigers games for more than four decades and was one of Michigan's most beloved sports figures. Spokesman Brian Britten said Tuesday that the team learned about Harwell's death from his agent.
Harwell announced in September that he had been diagnosed with inoperable cancer of the bile duct.
A person briefed on General Motors Co.'s new products says the automaker is gearing up to build a small Buick crossover vehicle at a factory north of Detroit.
The person says the upscale new vehicle will be built in Orion Township, Michigan. It will be on the same frame as the new Chevrolet Aveo subcompact. GM is putting machinery in place to build the Aveo at the Orion plant. It will go on sale next year.
The person did not want to be identified because the company has not released details.
The House panel that oversees the community colleges budget has approved a spending plan that would keep the schools safe from further budget cuts. The Senate version of the budget would cut funding for community colleges by three percent.
Democratic state Representative Fred Miller chairs the subcommittee that oversees the community colleges budget. He says ideally the state should be increasing funding for the schools.