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Former Free Press Photographer Killed in Afghanistan

Former Free Press Photographer Killed in Afghanistan

David P. Gilkey, a former Detroit Free Press photographer and award-winning NPR photographer, and Zabihullah Tamanna, a translator for NPR, were killed while on assignment for NPR in Afghanistan last Sunday.…

Big Changes Coming to Michigan’s Amish Community

Big Changes Coming to Michigan’s Amish Community

Amish communities have always thought highly of traditions, and while that still may be the case, some Amish communities are drastically changing. In Michigan, according to Michigan Radio, one particular…

New Michigan Law Would Make Leaving Dogs in Hot Cars a Felony

As summer approaches, people are experiencing a heightened awareness and concern for animals left in their owners’ vehicles on a hot summer day. Last week, the state senate introduced a…

Are Self-Driving Cars the Transportation Method of the Future?

Are Self-Driving Cars the Transportation Method of the Future?

Research shows that by the year 2025, Generation Y will account for approximately 75% of all vehicles purchased. But in a shocking twist, they may not be the ones driving…

Woman in Clare County for Brother’s Funeral Killed in Car Accident

Woman in Clare County for Brother’s Funeral Killed in Car Accident

They say bad news usually comes in threes, but for one family two tragic events in such close proximity must feel like 3,000. According to 9 and 10 News, Carol…

New Study Links Light Alcohol Consumption to Increased Risk of Breast Cancer

New Study Links Light Alcohol Consumption to Increased Risk of Breast Cancer

While researchers have long suspected a causal link between excessive drinking and various forms of cancer, new evidence suggests that even light alcohol consumption may result in a higher risk…

New Kid-Friendly ADHD Medication Raises Doctor Controversy

New Kid-Friendly ADHD Medication Raises Doctor Controversy

A new medication for treating ADHD is set to hit pharmacy shelves this month. The drug, called Adzenys XR-ODT, is similar to widely pervasive Adderall or Ritalin prescriptions, with one…

Google’s Self-Driving Cars Coming to Michigan

Google’s Self-Driving Cars Coming to Michigan

Michigan’s automotive industry is about to take a turn into the future. The Google Self-Driving Car Project recently disclosed via Google+ that it will be moving into a new 53,000…

Michigan Bug Problems: Ticks and Bed Bugs All Over the State

Michigan Bug Problems: Ticks and Bed Bugs All Over the State

A new species of tick discovered in Michigan can cause serious health issues. Fox10TV reports that the American Dog Tick — also known as the Wood Tick — transmits Tularemia…

Red Flag Fire Warnings Spread Across Northern Michigan

Red Flag Fire Warnings Spread Across Northern Michigan

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has issued a ban on all outdoor burning throughout the northern part of the state due to extremely dry conditions and a high risk…