Lansing, MI – An out-of-court settlement has ended an almost-decade long fight between a water bottling company and a conservation group. The litigation concerned the Ice Mountain plant in Stanwood, about 45 miles north of Grand Rapids.
TITTABAWASSEE TWP., MI – The Federal Aviation Administration says a regional jet has made a safe emergency landing at MBS International Airport.
FAA spokeswoman Elizabeth Isham Cory says an emergency was declared aboard Northwest Flight 2902 flying from Detroit Metropolitan Airport to MBS shortly after 11 a.m. Monday. She says the plane landed without incident about 20 minutes later.
DEWITT TWP., MI – A motorcycle-riding Clinton County sheriff's deputy died in a traffic accident on his way to work.
DeWitt Township police Chief Brian Russell says Douglas Alward was killed on northbound U.S. 127 Monday after he hit a deer that jumped in front of him, was thrown from his motorcycle and was struck by a semitrailer.
Alward's wife, Alicen, tells the Lansing State Journal her husband would ride his motorcycle from his Lansing home to the agency's headquarters in St. Johns.
DETROIT – DETROIT (AP) - Mayor Dave Bing says he is bringing in one-time political opponent and Wayne County Sheriff Warren Evans as Detroit's third police chief in less than a year.
At a news conference Monday morning, Bing says the 60-year-old Evans will replace James Barren, who was fired Friday. Barren was brought out of retirement and appointed chief in September by then-Mayor Ken Cockrel Jr. after Ella Bully-Cummings retired.
LANSING, MI – For decades, Michigan's community colleges have been centers of vocational education. Now, during a debilitating recession, a collaborative new program promises to expand that role. Participants, which include Lansing Community College, say the Michigan New Jobs Training Program could breathe life into the state's shattered manufacturing economy. But as WKAR's Mark Bashore reports, planners want to avoid the problems of a similar Iowa program.
Detroit, MI – (AP) - Two Boston newspapers are reporting the Celtics have reached an agreement with free agent Rasheed Wallace. Wallace, who played the last six seasons in Detroit, has averaged 15 points and 6.9 rebounds in 14 NBA seasons and averaged 12 points and 7.4 rebounds last season in Motown.