GREEN BAY, WI – Aaron Rodgers got knocked around again but still managed to have a big day against the Detroit Lions' defense, throwing for 358 yards with two touchdowns and an interception in the Green Bay Packers' 26-0 victory Sunday.
Donald Driver became the franchise's career receptions leader with a first-quarter catch and rookie outside linebacker Clay Matthews III had two sacks as the Packers (3-2) turned in a dominant defensive effort against an undermanned Lions offense.
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – More than 13,000 people are homeless across five counties in western Michigan, an increase of more than 10 percent over the year before.
The Grand Rapids Press, Kalamazoo Gazette and Muskegon Chronicle report that many homeless in the area work steady jobs and are without homes for the first time. Kimberlee Reinking with the Housing Resource Center of Allegan County says the center is seeing people who have never had to deal with homelessness before.
LANSING, MI – Michigan's banquet hall owners may soon be allowed to host bring-your-own-booze parties and fundraisers without having to register as a not-for-profit organization.
A state House committee approved a bill that would make it easier for private banquet hall owners to host B-Y-O-B events - or cabarets. Lewis Vincent - a private hall owner in Detroit - testified before the committee.
LANSING, MI – Ingham County health officials say unjustified fears of the H1N1 vaccine could lead to a more severe flu season in mid-Michigan. Officials say worries that the new vaccine is untested may lead to fewer inoculations and many more cases of the disease.
Marcus Cheatham is a spokesman for the Ingham County Health Department.
"There are only a few dozen really bad episodes reported every year from getting flu vaccine, even though millions and millions of people use it," he says.
LANSING, MI – Democratic lawmakers say Michigan needs legislation to stop scam artists from taking advantage of homeowners at risk of foreclosure.
Bills being introduced by Democrats in the state Senate would create protections designed to ensure loan modification consultants do business legitimately. The measures also would require lenders to notify homeowners when they sell their mortgage to a third party and to post loan modification criteria online.