LANSING, MI – Members of Michigan's congressional delegation have met with U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood to discuss road funding options.
Michigan risks losing federal matching money for road construction starting in 2011 because the state may not have enough cash of its own to spend on the projects. That puts more than 130 projects worth more than $700 million in jeopardy from 2011 through 2013.
DEARBORN, MI – A family spokesman says a 56-year-old man found living in a Detroit-area house with more than 110 live dogs, mostly Chihuahuas, and about 150 dead dogs had severe mental issues.
Lawyer James G. Schmier says Kenneth Lang Jr. had no health insurance and had a mental impairment that stemmed from rubella as a child. He says Lang lived alone in the Dearborn home for years after his parents retired to Florida.
EAST LANSING, MI – Governor Granholm uses her weekly radio address to call on the state Senate to boost the number of tax credits her administration can use to attract businesses and jobs.
AUDIO: The governor says business recruitment efforts could stall without more Michigan Economic Growth Authority -- or MEGA -- tax credits. The MEGA board has nearly reached its limit, and won't be able to award new business tax credits until next year.
St. Johns, MI – Supporters of a well-known mid-Michigan attraction are coming to its aid. As the Crosby Mint Farm faces foreclosure, a small group is protesting the lender that controls the deed.
Jim and Linette Crosby have until August 14 to repay the $300,000 they owe East Lansing-based GreenStone Farm Credit Services. The Crosbys say they're frustrated with GreenStone's refusal to renegotiate, despite the siblings' willingness to work with them.
GRAND BLANC, MI – Tiger Woods has decided to play in the Buick Open as he prepares for the final major of the year.
Woods announced Thursday that he would return to the Buick Open, which he has won twice. His long-time endorsement deal with Buick ended early last year, and there were questions whether Woods would play.
Woods did not play the Buick Invitational at Torrey Pines earlier this year because he had not returned from knee surgery.
PEORIA, IL – The Peoria Chiefs blanked the Lansing Lugnuts 5-0 last night at O'Brien Field. Having split the first two games of the series, the Lugnuts and Chiefs play the rubber match in their three-game series on Friday at 7:30 p.m.
LANSING, MI – It's the third of the state's six scheduled unpaid furlough days for most employees. State government will run much like it does on a public holiday.
Among those services that should continue without interruption are Michigan State Police road patrols, prisons, state psychiatric hospitals and emergency human services programs. Unemployment office call centers and problem resolution offices will be open.
Secretary of State and general state offices will be closed.