Articles Tagged with michigan

Piranha Cousin Hooked In Michigan Lake

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A Michigan woman hooked a piranha cousin with a vicious bite while fishing on Lake St. Clair. The sharp and imposing teeth of the cousin of the treacherous piranha make it easy to understand why the species is one of the most deadly on the planet. Holley Luft deemed the hooking of a red-belied pacu… Read more »

Illegal Immigration: Michigan Town Protests Arrival Of Busloads Of Children

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Illegal immigrant children will soon be rolling into the small town of Vassar, Michigan – many residents are already protesting the anticipated busloads. Wolverine Human Services typically helps poor Michigan children, but is now in the midst of inking a social services contract with the Office of Refugee Resettlement to process 120 male illegal immigrant… Read more »

Lake Superior Still Frozen

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A long and brutal winter has left Lake Superior frozen on the surface well into spring. According to Detroit News, the surface water over the deepest sections of Lake Superior are at least 6 degrees colder than normal. This weather anomaly will delay the point at which heavy evaporation begins in Lake Superior, which will… Read more »

Ann Arbor Takes Steps Towards An Outdoor Smoking Ban

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Monday evening, Ann Arbor City Council passed a controversial ordinance which would limit outdoor smoking. The new ordinance, passed by a nine to two vote, will ban smoking within ten feet of a bus stop and within 20 feet of city buildings. Violators of the outdoor smoking ban ordinance will be issued a civil infraction… Read more »

Special Needs Child Arrested On Two Felony Charges

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An 8-year-old special needs child is facing two felony counts after running away from his learning center. Edward Hart has documented “anger issues” according to his stepfather, Robert Bluhm. After running away from the Hillside Learning and Behavior Center in Allegan, Michigan, the little boy was found at a nearby party store by school staffers…. Read more »

Affirmative Action: Supreme Court Upholds Michigan Law

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Affirmative Action will no longer be a factor for college admissions in Michigan. The US Supreme Court ruled in a six to two decision that voters in the state have the right to alter the Michigan Constitution to prohibit public universities and colleges from factoring race in acceptance decisions. The US Supreme Court noted in… Read more »

Obama Visits Michigan To Discuss Minimum Wage

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President Barrack Obama was in Michigan yesterday to discuss multiple issues, most prominent among them being minimum wage. The President supports the notion of increasing the federal minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10.10 an hour. Though the proposal will be executed in stages and spread over two years, the Republicans appear to be… Read more »

Michigan Considering Farm Animals Ban

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Michigan is considering a farm animals ban. Residents who keep just one critter which the state deems a “farm animal” could face still penalties. Opponents to the potential law widely consider the move an infringement on property rights. The Michigan Right to Farm Act currently allows residents who live in areas zoned either commercial or… Read more »

Giant Mastodon Tooth Left In Donation Box At Michigan Charity

Giant Mastodon Tooth Donated In Michigan

A giant Mastodon tooth was left inside a donations box at a Michigan charity. The giant tooth was placed alongside donated clothing and other used items meants for low-income residents. The donation box was picked up in July from a Grand Rapids location. When they opened the donated box of items workers found what is… Read more »

Scuba Diver Caught Smuggling Pot

Border agents caught a scuba diver with 8 pounds of marijuana

Scuba divers are usually explorers who realize how dangerous the activity is. The Inquisitr has done quite a few stories on how perilous scuba diving can be. So it would seem that you would not want to add to the danger. Well, according to the Sun News, someone added to that danger, and it cost… Read more »

Michigan Fast Food Restaurant Paying Workers $12 Per Hour, Still Turning A Profit

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Michigan’s newest fast food chain Moo Cluck Moo pays its workers $12 per hour, and, despite claims from McDonald’s, Burger King, and others, the company is turning a healthy profit. The restaurant is located in Dearborn Heights, Michigan, and Allen Fisher, the restaurant’s managing partner pays $4.60 over the Federally mandated minimum wage because “it’s… Read more »

Teen Punches Baby In The Head After Giving Birth

Teen Punches Baby In Michigan

“Teen punches baby” isn’t the kind of disgusting headline you want to read on a Friday morning, but police in Benzie County, Michigan, are reporting that’s exactly what happened. Authorities said 18-year-old Alyce Morales admitted she “freaked out” after giving birth at the Platte River Campground in Benzie County. The birth occurred inside a campsite… Read more »

Marijuana Pipe Found In Burger King Kid’s Meal

Marijuana Pipe Found in Burger King Kid's Meal Discovered By 4-Year-Old's Grandfather

A marijuana pipe found in a Burger King Kid’s Meal has left one BK restaurant with a lot of explaining to do. According to a Wednesday report from MiNBCNews.com, the pipe was left in the bag of a kid’s meal that went to a 4-year-old boy in Michigan. Dundee Police said that a 23-year-old employee… Read more »

Grant Reed Tumor: Ohio State Fan Names His Tumor ‘Michigan’ Then Beats It

Grant Reed Tumor

Grant Reed’s tumor could have left him feeling sorry for himself while he spent time at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Instead, the 12-year-old Ohio State fan chose to name his tumor “Michigan,” and then he fought to beat it. Reed’s parents Troy and Denise were members of the Ohio State University Marching Band, and their school spirit… Read more »

Dearborn Garage Rule A Target On Arab-Americans, Opponents Say

Dearborn Garage Rule, Discrimination Toward Arab-Americans?

A Dearborn garage rule being considered in Michigan may be targeting Arab-Americans, according to opponents of the proposed ordinance in recent comments to The Associated Press. City officials are examining the possibility of changing an ordinance on garage use, fearing that people have gotten too comfortable using their garages as second living rooms instead of… Read more »