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Michigan State News              Updated 08/03/15

MON 03AUG15

(MI-Storm-Aftermath-UPDATE)
A strong line of severe storms swept across the Lower Peninsula on Sunday taking down numerous trees and power lines, from strong winds and at least one confirmed tornado in the Thumb region.
Hundreds of thousands of utility customers statewide lost power, and some may not have the lights back on until Wednesday night at the earliest.
The National Weather Service is assessing storm damage near Gaylord in Northern Lower Michigan where another possible tornado may have touched down. Hardest hit in that region was in the Sleeping Bear
Dunes-Glen Arbor area, along with numerous spots in Leelanau and Grand Traverse Counties. Baseball-sized hail was also reported near West Branch.
In West Michigan, there was a report of winds gusting up to at least 44 miles per hour along with heavy rain, and hail. There were no reports of possible tornadoes, but there was a lot of wind damage.
There were no reports of any injuries from the storms.



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(Auto Crashes With Semi on US 23)
At 8:05AM Friday July 31st, 2015 the Alcona County Sheriff was dispatched to a crash involving a semi truck and passenger vehicle near the intersection of F-30 and U.S. 23 in Oscoda.  The semi's fuel tank ruptured in the crash, spilling diesel fuel onto the roadway.  First responders from Greenbush tended to the aid of the drivers of both vehicles while the Greenbush Fire Department and Michigan DNR tended to the fuel tank rupture.  Haz-mat precautions were taken which prevented the fuel from catching fire.  The driver of the semi is a 55 year old man from Birch Run, MI and was northbound on U.S. 23 in his rig.  The passenger vehicle, driven by a 52 year old woman from Oscoda, MI was southbound on U.S. 23 and veered into the northbound lane into the path of the semi.  The reason for the loss of control is not known at this time.  The woman was transported to Alpena Regional Medical Center by Alcona EMS, the truck driver was uninjured.  Names of the drivers are witheld at this time, the crash remains under investigation.  Alchohol does not appear to be a factor in the cause of the accident.
(Marvin Walther-WIOS Tawas City)

(July Auto Sales)
Strong Jeep S-U-V sales led Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles N-V to post its best July U-S sales since 2005, up 6.2 percent from a year ago. Meantime, Ford Motor Company today (Monday) reported its July sales rose 4.9 percent on strong demand for its new products like the F-150, Mustang and Explorer. In addition, General Motors' sales increased six percent last month, best July for the company since 2007.
Industry analysts forecast auto sales in July to be nearly 1.5 (m) million vehicles, a roughly three-percent increase from July of 2014.
The car shopping website, Edmunds-dot-com reports that new vehicle sales in the first half of 2015 were the best six months in a decade.

(MI-Insurance Costs)
Michigan ranks as the most expensive state in the nation to own and operate a car, according to a new report.
24/7 Wall St. ranked states based on the cost of gas, repairs and maintenance and car insurance premiums.
Michigan topped the list at a total operating cost of $4,678, with much of that cost due to the state's high insurance premiums.
Pete Kuhnmuench (KOON-mench) of the Insurance Institute of Michigan blames the state's no fault law and unlimited medical coverage for higher premiums. He says Michigan also lacks limits on medical services and treatments.
24/7 Wall St. says Michigan's average insurance premium is $2,476, the most expensive in the country.

(Mackinac Bridge Wind)
Travel is back to normal today (Mon) on the Mackinac Bridge, but there were some scary moments on Sunday when storms rolled through Michigan. Wind gusts of 65-miles-an hour closed the five-mile bridge for a few hours. The Mackinac Bridge Authority says a "freak" gust of wind also blew over a camper and the trailer it was hauling.
No one was hurt, and the bridge reopened to traffic around noon Sunday.
(24/7 News Source)


(Mi-AAA-Gas-Prices)
Gas prices are down for the fourth consecutive week, based on a new survey from Triple-A Michigan.
The Auto Club reports Michigan’s current statewide average is about $2.55 per gallon, about six cents less than last week’s average and about ninety-six cents less than this same time last year.
Metro Detroit’s average weekly gas price has decreased also for the fourth consecutive week. The current Metro Detroit average is about $2.59 per gallon, about thirteen cents less than last week and about
eighty-seven cents less than this same time last year.
Of the cities surveyed by AAA for self-serve unleaded fuel, the lowest average price can be found in the Benton Harbor area, where it’s about $2.44 per gallon. The highest average price can be found in the Traverse
City area, where it’s about $2.63 a gallon.

(Dillon’s Last Day)
Today marks State Representative Brandon Dillon’s last day in the Michigan House.
The Grand Rapids Democrat, who was elected state party chairman last month, will formally step down today.
The third term -- soon-to-be former lawmaker -- says he’ll miss his time in the House and for the chance to sound off on whatever road funding plan may make it to the floor for a vote.
He calls the House a special place and says it will be hard to walk away from it.
He now turns his full-time attention to gaining seats from Republicans in the House.
Dillon thinks Democrats can cut in to the Republican majority in the House next November.
In fact, he even says they could take over majority control of the House.
A special election will be held to fill his vacant seat.

(MI-Upcoming Election)
The Michigan Secretary of State's office is urging voters to get to the polls in the 46 counties holding elections Tuesday, August 4th.
Fred Woodhams of the Secretary of State's office says many of the elections are for schools, townships and cities.
He says it's a good idea for voters to look at their ballot before heading to their polling location.
Woodhams says sample ballots and polling locations can be found online at michigan.gov/vote.
He says to bring a valid ID when you vote.
Those that don't can still vote, but will have to sign an affidavit saying they don't have an ID.
Polls open Tuesday at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.

(Detroit-Homeless IDs)
City leaders in Detroit are working on a plan for city municipal IDs.
It would allow homeless in the city immigrants and others to get an ID.
The Detroit Free Press reports the mayor and city council are working on plan they hope to roll out in the next six months.
If it goes through as planned an immigrant would not be asked their status and a homeless person could list a shelter as their address.
Locally, Washtenaw County implemented a similar program a few months ago.
San Francisco and New York have done the same.

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FRI 01AUG15

(MI-Marijuana Autism)
The effort to add autism as a condition treatable under Michigan's Medical Marijuana Law has taken a step forward.
The state's Medical Marihuana Review Panel voted to add autism to the list of conditions that can legally be treated with medical marijuana.
Michael Komorn of the Michigan Marijuana Coalition says the vote was a big victory. Komorn says now parents of autistic children can have some hope because, at least, they can try to see if this will work for them.
The panel's recommendation now heads to the director of the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, who will have the final decision on adding autism to the law.
Autism would be the second treatable condition added to the Medical Marijuana Law since voters approved it in 2008.

(Small Biz Program Expanded)
The Michigan Economic Development Corporation has announced a pilot lending program will expand to 17 counties. The program started last year as a way to increase small business investment in Detroit. The expansion will go to the west side of the state. It's called the Pure Michigan Micro Lending Initiative, a collaboration of the MEDC and Huntington Bank. It makes available five (m) million dollars to support microloans to small businesses over the next five years. Some loans could be as large as 250-thousand dollars. Included in the expansion are Kent, Kalamazoo, Wayne, Montcalm, Ottawa, Van Buren, Muskegon, Clinton, Eaton, Ingham, Allegan, Newaygo, Ionia, Oakland, Macomb, Livingston and St. Clair counties.

(MI Voting Equipment)
The state is beginning to replace outdated voting equipment. Secretary of State Ruth Johnson says her office has started the process to upgrade the system used in all 48-hundred precincts, noting it is over a decade old. Johnson says the equipment has "served us well," but is starting to show its age. Proposals are now being sought from election equipment vendors who offer upgraded voting systems that use a paper ballot.
(24/7 News Source)

(Democrats to Rally Against Trump)
The Michigan Democratic Party has announced it will hold a rally against Donald Trump when he appears August 11 at a Republican event in Birch Run. A poster released by the party references Trump's (quote) "anti-immigrant, anti-veteran" beliefs." The Democratic Party's Facebook page is asking for a big turnout to protest, telling followers that they "want to have protesters on every side of the intersection leading into that venue." He'll be speaking at the Birch Run Expo Center.

(MI Gas Headed Toward $2)
How about the idea of gas prices below two dollars per gallon in Michigan? Gasbuddy.com reports today (Friday) that the average price of gas in Michigan could be down to a dollar-98 per gallon before the end of the year. Gasbuddy's Patrick DeHahn says Michigan and up to 19 other states could see a sub-two dollar pump price as early as October or November. DeHaan says the lower prices are at least in part driven by economic concerns in China, which have resulted in less consumption worldwide and a glut in supply. He adds that it's interesting to remember that last year the national average shed more than a dollar-27 during the second half of the year, and "this year, if we see just half of that decline it will bring us to below $2 per gallon.”

(MI-Lake Swim)
A 14-year-old girl from Illinois will head to Michigan next month, but she's not coming by land or air, she's swimming across Lake Michigan.
Jillian Bacon of Park Ridge, Illinois, is the youngest member of a 20 member team that will take turns swimming the 43-mile span from Chicago to Michiana, Michigan in an effort to raise money to battle cancer.
The swim is expected to take about 16 hours. Jillian estimates she will swim about 8 of those.
Jillian says she's been preparing all summer for this swim. She's been working out twice a day, two and a half hours in the morning and two hours at night.
All the money she raises will go to the Rush Medical Center, where her great uncle was treated for cancer.
Jillian says there is still time to donate at her Swim Across America website. Just search for her team name "It's Better With Bacon."

(Minis on the Mack)
Mini Cooper motorists from all over the country are headed to the Mackinac Bridge this weekend in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the longest parade of the British-made cars. The event is called "Mini-On-The-Mack." Some 12-hundred Mini Coopers have already registered to cross the bridge just after 10 a-m Saturday, traveling from Mackinaw City to St. Ignace. The world record of 1,450 was set in London back in 2009.

(GM Stock Options)
Executives at General Motors have been given stock options for the first time since the company emerged from bankruptcy in 2009. The automaker revealed 300 executives, including CEO Mary Barra, were given the stock. She received two-point-six million in stock options while GM President Dan Ammann was given slightly less than one-million options. The process was part of a long term incentive plan that was approved in 2014.
(24/7 News Source)

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THU 30JUL15

(MI-Coastal Hazards)
The Michigan Coastal Management Program has been awarded more than $2.5 million from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and one of the ways that money will be used is to make our Great Lakes shorelines safer.
The state's Coastal Management Program is involved with several programs with a focus on public access, water quality, coastal community development, coastal habitat, and coastal hazards.
Matt Warner is the coastal hazard specialist with the program. He says one aspect of the program is learning more about near shore currents and raising public awareness about its dangers.
He says the program has worked with Michigan Sea Grant to develop dangerouscurrents.org that provides information about near shore currents.
Warner says getting the word out about coastal hazards helps make the Great Lakes shoreline safer.(Biz Econ Forecast)
A group of business leaders in Michigan says that both the Michigan and US economies will remain flat over the next six to eighteen months. The Business Leaders for Michigan, which bills itself as the state's business roundtable, says most of the largest employers in Michigan believe the state's economy will remain essentially the same into 2016 and maybe through the rest of next year. They believe Michigan will only slightly outpace the nation over the same period, according to BLM President and CEO Doug Rothwell, who adds that Michigan's inability to adopt a long-term road solution and talk of scaling back economic development "is contributing to a climate of uncertainty."

(Lansing Home Sale Fraud)
Police are warning about the fraudulent sale of homes in Lansing on Craigslist. Lansing Police say the homes appear to be unoccupied, and the suspects are posing as the home owners to prospective buyers, however no legal review of ownership is being done on the residences. Police are warning potential home buyers to make sure that sellers are the legal owners of the property, and they should also consider consulting a real estate or legal professional.

(Hoffa-New Jersey)
A new report says Jimmy Hoffa is buried in a 55-gallon drum in a toxic dump under the Pulaksi Skyway bridge in northeastern New Jersey. That's according to information obtained from mobster Phillip Moscato who owned the Jersey City dump at the time. Before he died, Moscato told investigative reporter Dan Moldea, that reports Hoffa is buried on the Michigan farm of a Teamsters official can be put to rest. Moldea's report is featured on the website, Ganglandnews.com.
(24/7 News Source)

(Romeo-Ford-Bomb-Threat)
A company spokesman confirms that Ford Motor Company's Romeo Engine Plant was evacuated because of a bomb threat shortly after 7 a-m this (Thursday) morning.
Mike Moran tells the Detroit News that "employees who were at work at the time of the threat have been sent home as a precaution while officials investigate the situation."
Authorities are conducting a search of the plant, which is more than 2 million square-feet and employs 512 people.

(Capitol-Roads Update)
Governor Rick Snyder and the four legislative leaders have been huddling up this week to discuss road funding.
The governor’s office says the meetings have happened both in person and on the phone and that they’ve been constructive.
Gideon DAssandro (DUH-sahn-DRO), spokesperson for House Speaker Kevin Cotter, wouldn’t say if they’ve been constructive enough to warrant a vote when lawmakers return to Lansing next month.
He says, while they are making progress, he’s not ready to put a timeline on when a vote could happen.
DAssandro (DUH-sahn-DRO) says they’re mulling over different road funding options, which includes a 15 cent gas tax increase passed by the Senate.
Lawmakers are currently on summer break.
The Senate isn’t due back in Lansing until August 11th, the House on August 18th.

(MSC Right to Work)
The Michigan Supreme Court has ruled that Michigan's right-to-work laws, which prohibit requiring employees to join a union or pay a union fee, also apply to state employees.
The court ruled in a 4-to-3 decision.
The high court also ruled the state law requiring state employees to contribute four percent toward their retirement is also constitutional.
The rulings are a defeat for labor unions in Michigan which represent about 36-thousand state employees.
They had argued only the Michigan Civil Service Commission can set conditions of employment for civil servants, not the legislature.

(Long Road for Algae Battle)
Lake Erie again faces a problem with algae growth.
It created a drinking water problem in the southeast corner of the state a year ago today because of high levels of a bacterial toxin associated with the growth.
The algae is linked with phosphorus sources from the agriculture-heavy Maumee River watershed.
The University of Michigan's Don Scavia says they're better prepared for it this year, including those in charge of water treatment and intake.
Still, he predicts more money will be needed to deal with the problem, and policy changes will be needed regarding phosphorus inputs as well.

(MI-DIFS Assists)
The state says it helped more than 170,000 Michigan consumers deal with insurance and financial services issues last year.
Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services spokeswoman Andrea Miller says an important aspect of the department's job is reaching out to keep the public up to date about changes in the insurance and financial industries.
She says the DIFS outreach program visited 43 of the state's 83 counties, helping boost the number of Michigan residents it helped in 2014.
In addition to answering consumer questions, Miller says DIFS also helped handle more than 5,500 complaints about insurance and financial services.
She says consumer complaints were up in 2014 compared to 2013.
Health insurance had the most complaints at 1,795. Next was auto insurance at 836.

(MI-Beer Sales)
Beer is a big seller in Michigan according to a study released by a pair of groups representing beer distributors.
It shows beer sales have a $6.6 billion economic impact on the state.
And the boom in the number of craft brewers in Michigan is having a trickle-down effect too, according to Michigan Brewers Guild President Scott Graham.
He says when a new brewery or brewpub is built it creates construction jobs.
There’s also a company in Michigan that makes brewing equipment for both brewers here and across the country.
And then there’s farmers, who are growing hops and malted barley.
The state ranked 8th in total jobs and 14th in economic output in 2014, according to the Beer Institute and National Beer Wholesalers Association study.

(MI-MHSAA Pay to Play)
The Michigan High School Athletic Association says fewer schools in Michigan are requiring pay-to-play sports.
An MHSAA survey found a little over half of MHSAA member schools charged student athletes to play sports in the 2014-15 school year.
That's down 5 percent from the 2013-14 academic year.
The study says the steepest decline in schools using pay-to-play was in Class B, which fell to 52 percent, down from 62 percent.
Class A schools dropped from 77 percent to 70 percent last year and Class D fell from 39 percent to 35 percent.
Class C was the only group to see an increase from 46-percent to 47 percent.

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WED 29JUL15

(MSC Right to Work)
The Michigan Supreme Court has ruled that Michigan's right-to-work laws, which prohibit requiring employees to join a union or pay a union fee, also apply to state employees.
The court ruled in a 4-to-3 decision.
In the meantime, the high court also ruled that the state law requiring state employees to contribute four percent toward their retirement, is also constitutional.
The rulings are a defeat for labor unions in Michigan which represent about 36-thousand state employees. They had argued that only the Michigan Civil Service Commission can set conditions of employment for civil servants, not the legislature.

(MI-DIFS Assists)
The state says it helped more than 170,000 Michigan consumers deal with insurance and financial services issues last year.
Michigan's Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) spokeswoman, Andrea Miller, says an important aspect of the department's job is reaching out to keep the public up to date about changes in the insurance and financial industries. She says DIFS outreach program has visited 43 of the state's 83 counties, helping boost the number of Michigan residents it helped in 2014.
Miller says, in addition to answering consumer questions, DIFS also helped handle more than 5,500 complaints about insurance and financial services. She says consumer complaints were up in 2014 compared to 2013.
Health insurance had the most complaints at 1,795. Next was auto insurance at 836.

(MI-Beer Sales)
Beer is a big seller in Michigan according to a study released by a pair of groups representing beer distributors.
It shows beer sales have a $6.6 billion economic impact on the state.
And the boom in the number of craft brewers in Michigan is having a trickle-down effect too, according to Michigan Brewers Guild President Scott Graham.
He says when a new brewery or brewpub is built it creates construction jobs.
There’s also a company in Michigan that makes brewing equipment for both brewers here and across the country.
And then there’s farmers, who are growing hops and malted barley.
The state ranked 8th in total jobs and 14th in economic output in 2014, according to the Beer Institute and National Beer Wholesalers Association study.

(MI-MHSAA Pay to Play)
The Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) says fewer schools in Michigan are requiring pay-to-play sports.
A MHSAA survey found 51.5 percent of MHSAA member schools charged student athletes to play sports in the 2014-15 school year. That's down 5 percent from the 2013-14 academic year.
The study says the steepest decline in schools using pay-to-play was in Class B, which fell to 52 percent, down from 62 percent. Class A schools dropped from 77 percent to 70 percent last year and Class D fell from 39 percent to 35 percent. Class C was the only group to see an increase from 46-percent to 47 percent.

(MI Poll Economy)
A new statewide poll shows that consumer confidence is approaching record levels, and 60 percent rate their financial situation as good or excellent, the best mark in more than a dozen years.
Also in the Michigan State University State of the State Survey, 69 percent believe they'll be better off a year from now, according to Charles Ballard, MSU economics professor and director of the survey.
The backdrop for these positive numbers is mixed however. While some 450-thousand jobs have been added since the state's economy bottomed out in 2010, Michigan is still 400-thousand jobs below its peak level reached in 2000.

(MI Poll-Corp Tax Increase)
The unions that want to increase Michigan's corporate income tax rate to eleven-percent to pay for road work say most voters are on their side.
Internal polling done for the unions shows 69-percent of those surveyed support increasing that tax rate from the current six-percent level.
MIRS News reports the unions are preparing a citizens initiative plan to raise the tax. Republicans oppose the idea, saying it will kill jobs and send companies away from doing business in the state.
(24/7 News Source)

(MI-Tesla Charging Stations)
Michigan will soon be home to three Tesla Motors charging stations.
The company, which opened its first in St. Joseph two years ago, added a second this week in Grand Rapids and will add a third in Ann Arbor in a couple of weeks.
Company spokesperson Alexis Georgeson (GEORGE-sin) says each charging station can accommodate eight Model S cars.
It takes about 30 minutes to charge the electric car, which will last about 170 miles.
She says the two new charging stations will make it easier for people to drive from Chicago to Detroit and west Michigan to Detroit.

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TUE 28JUL15

(MI-Students For Life PP Protest)
Pro-life organizations held a protest in Lansing against federal funding for Planned Parenthood.
Maria Gatica (guh-TEEK-uh) of Students for Life of America (SFLA) says Planned Parenthood has been participating in illegal activities for years ranging from covering up sex-trafficking to not reporting statutory rape.
She says her group would like Planned Parenthood investigated and are calling for an end of federal funding for the organization. She says the SFLA is also calling for presidential candidates to pledge to pull federal funding from Planned Parenthood.
SFLA and Pro-Life Future planned rallies across the U.S. following the recent release of controversial undercover videos in which Planned Parenthood officials seemingly talk about the sale of aborted fetuses.

(MI-Capitol Restoration)
Restoration of the exterior of the Michigan Capitol building is on target to finish up in November.
John Truscott of the Michigan Capitol Commission told reporters during a tour of the Capitol's rooftop, the restoration includes replacing missing ornaments, patching seams and some new paint. He also says he expects the more modern materials used to make the repairs should keep the Capitol building looking good for years to come.
The exterior restoration is part of the $6.5 million Capitol restoration project. The next step will be repairs to the building's interior.
Ron Staley, senior vice president of the Christman Company, which is contracted to do the restoration work, says the project is on budget.

(NWF Lawsuit Threatened)
A major environmental group has formally sent notice that it is threatening to sue the US Department of Transportation in an effort to force it to be more aggressive in ensuring oil pipeline safety in the Great Lakes.
The decision was based largely on fears regarding the condition of the nearly 60-year old pipelines below the surface of the Straits of Mackinac, and the possibility of rupture, according Mike Shriberg of the National Wildlife Federation. He says a 25 year old federal law requires oil and pipeline companies to draft safety plans for approval by the US DOT.
Shriberg says the US DOT has never created criteria for emergency response plans.
He says if the feds don't act, they'll go to court.

(U.P. - Fire Risk)
Dry, windy conditions are fueling a high risk of fire today (Tuesday) into tomorrow across Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
Celeste Chingwa (CHING-wah), Rescue Protection Manager with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, says they’re averaging a fire a day in the U.P.
A few of the recent fires stemmed from campfires, others were caused by lightning and one - which is still under investigation - may have been caused by sparks from a passing train.
She says the chances of the smallest spark causing a fire is incredibly high, which is why the DNR won’t be approving any burn permits the next few days.
Chingwa (CHING-wah) says rain is forecast for the U.P. but she isn’t banking on it being enough to reduce the risk for a fire.

(Ford Earnings Up)
Ford recorded pre-tax earnings of just under three (b) billion dollars during the second quarter.
Net income totaled one-point nine (b) billion dollars, the best-ever quarterly profit in North America.
Profits were up by 269 (m) million dollars compared to a year ago, according to the company.
Ford says earnings numbers also represent its best automotive quarterly profit since 2000.

(MI Northern Strike Training)
A major military training exercise involving aircraft from a variety of military units is continuing in northern Michigan.
It's called "Northern Strike," and it includes units from Canada, Latvia, Poland, Australia and 20 of the state's military forces.
The training involves both air and ground combat in one training exercise.
Lt. Col. Matthew Trumble of the Michigan air National Guard says Northern Strike allows them to train the way they fight.
More than three thousand Soldiers, Airmen and Marines are participating, based mostly at the Camp Grayling Joint Maneuver Training Center and the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center.
Live fire exercises are taking place on Camp Grayling through July 31st.

(MI Schools of Choice Analyzed)
A new study says those students who attend school districts other than their own through the state's schools of choice option, are more likely to be black, poor and academically weaker than their peers.
The study was led by a Michigan State University education Scholar.
MSU's Joshua Cowen adds however, that those who enroll in schools of choice are also the most likely students to leave the program. Cowen notes that one result of the program is that borders had been opened to students who were more mobile in the first place.
There were more than 115-thousand students who opted for a school of their choice in the 2013 school year, a 42 percent increase over the 67 thousand who participated in 2006.
The research did not look at the comparative performance of students who opted for schools of choice.

(Western Michigan Camp Vandalism)
The Van Buren County Sheriffs Department is investigating after vandals spray painted a swastika on the sign to a summer camp for Jewish children over the weekend.
It says that the incident occurred in the late hours of Saturday or early morning hours of Sunday at Camp Agudah, located in Geneva Township.
The sheriffs department says that, in addition to the swastika painted on the camp’s sign, there was damage done to a vehicle, the camp’s building, and a picnic table.
Police believe that more than one person was involved, and the FBI has been contacted in the investigation.
Anyone with information on the crime is asked to contact the Van Buren County Sheriffs Department.
(WSJM, St. Joseph)

(Isabella Co Fatal)
Isabella County Sheriff deputies say alcohol is a likely factor in a fatal crash that killed one and injured two others southeast of Mount Pleasant early today (Tue).
Investigators say a 43-year-old man from Grand Ledge died after losing control of his car and hit a telephone pole. Two other passengers were injured, a 41 year old Grand Ledge woman and a 24-year old Mount Pleasant man.
All three victims had to be freed from the car by firefighters using the Jaws of Life.
Names of the victims were not immediately released.
(WSGW, Saginaw)

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TUESDAY, AUGUST 4TH

President Obama celebrates his 54th birthday today.
 
National Night Out, America’s “night out against crime” is observed in order to spread awareness of crime and drug issues in America, as well as encourage support and participation from leaders and citizens in their communities. It also aims to prove to criminals that communities are prepared to fight back.
 
Google announces its Google Science Fair competition finalists and the Science in Action winner. This is the company’s fourth annual global, remote science fair for 'the brightest, best young scientists from around the world to submit interesting, creative projects that are relevant to the world today.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5TH

It’s been three years since Wade Page, 40, killed six killed at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin, and then took his own life. The six victims include a woman and five men, one of which was responding officer Lieutenant Brian Murphy. Four others were wounded.

It’s been five years since a Chile mine caved-in trapping 33 miners about 2,300 feet underground. Contact was made with them after 17 days, and all were rescued alive in front of the world via television by October 13, 2010.

‘CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock’ broadcasts on ABC, filmed live in front of an audience during the CMA Musical Festival in Nashville.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 6TH

Jon Stewart hosts his final edition of ‘The Daily Show with Jon Stewart’ on Comedy Central. Stewart has hosted this award-winning late-night satirical talk show since January 1999. He is being succeeded by South African comedian Trevor Noah beginning on September 28.

It’s the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Federal Voting Rights Act, legislation that gave blacks the right to vote. The decision was ignited after a violent encounter between state troopers and peaceful marchers on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama on March 7, 1965, persuading President Lyndon Johnson and Congress to make the act a law.

It’s the 70th anniversary of the U.S. military dropping the world’s first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan in 1945. The uranium bomb was called “Little Boy” and killed an estimated 140,000 people. A plutonium bomb was dropped on Nagasaki on August 9th and killed about 74,000 more people. These attacks led the Japanese to surrender and end World War II six days later. Events in Japan to observe the anniversary are expected.

Three years since NASA’s ‘Curiosity’ Mars rover landed on ‘the Red Planet.” This was part of the Mars Science Laboratory mission (MSL), hoping to determine the habitability by evaluating whether or it is or ever was able to support microbial life. Eight months into the mission, Curiosity discovered evidence of past conditions able to support microbial life.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 7TH

Senate breaks for its summer State Work Period.

It’s been one year since President Barack Obama authorized airstrikes in Iraq in order to help defend Americans from Islamic militants and protect civilians under siege.  

The National Purple Heart Recognition Day is marked at George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate by the Military Order of the Purple Heart Department of Virginia. Events include the signing of the national anthem, speeches, posing of colors and a wreathing laying ceremony.

Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival Concert for Legends takes place. The kickoff event honors the legends before the Enshrinement for the Class of 2015. Aerosmith is headlining the event.

Marvel releases its 3D rendition of ‘Fantastic Four’ to theaters, rebooting the franchise with a new origin story.

The Sundance NEXTFEST Film Festival takes place in Los Angeles, celebrating the joining of film and music.

 


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