EAST LANSING, MI – The city of Lansing will begin clearing debris from the site of a south Lansing furniture store that burned to the ground in May. Owner Dave Sheets had filed a temporary restraining order on July 2 to keep the city from clearning up the remains of Discount Dave's Buy-Rite store.
LANSING, MI – Insurance companies would face fines for denying valid claims under new legislation. The package of bills was unveiled Monday by state House Democrats. The legislation would fine the companies up to a million dollars for denying or delaying a claim.
But insurance company advocates say current regulations already protect consumers from fraudulent practices.
Pete Kuenmench is with the Insurance Institute of Michigan.
EAST LANSING, MI – The Michigan Attorney General's office has filed charges against the Shiawassee County prosecutor. Randy Colbry has been charged with driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident. The charges stem from a July 7 incident in which Colbry reportedly ran a stop sign and struck another vehicle.
NEW YORK – A bankruptcy judge has approved a deal to shift some of auto parts supplier Delphi's assets to the General Motors Co. that emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last week.
The transaction could help save Troy, Mich.-based Delphi Corp. from liquidation. But it still hinges on a deal between Troy, Mich.-based Delphi, the new General Motors and an affiliate of Platinum Equity going through as well.
DETROIT – Clete Thomas drove in five runs and Brandon Inge homered twice as the Detroit Tigers routed the Cleveland Indians 10-1 on Sunday.
All-Star Justin Verlander (10-4) pitched seven shutout innings, allowing five hits and three walks. He struck out eight, giving him 149 for the season - the most by a Tiger pitcher at the All-Star break since Mickey Lolich had 156 in 1972.
SAGINAW, MI – SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) - More children across the economically strapped Saginaw Bay region need free lunches this summer, but experts and volunteers say fewer outlets have the means to provide them.
Coordinator Shawn Flood of the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan's Children's Feeding Program tells The Saginaw News that larger numbers of children are showing up for free meals and snacks at about 50 sites the program serves in region.