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Injuries reported in Negaunee Township accident

NEGAUNEE TOWNSHIP, MI-- One person is injured, following a two-vehicle accident in Negaunee Township. State Police say the crash happened Tuesday around 7 p.m. at the intersection of US-41 and Midway Drive. Billie Heggaton, 42, of Negaunee was westbound on 41 in a Chevy Impala and had started to turn onto Midway Drive. Joshua Gravelyn, 30, of Negaunee was driving southeast in a Chevy Silverado when he crossed the centerline and crashed into Heggaton’s vehicle. Heggaton was taken to UPHS...
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Michigan AG wants to broaden open-records law

LANSING, MI (AP)-- Michigan's top law enforcement official says the governor's office should no longer be exempt from public-records requests. Michigan is one of just two states with a blanket exemption for the governor and the executive office from open-records requests. Republican Attorney General Bill Schuette said Tuesday the "reset button has been pushed" because of crisis over Flint's water being contaminated with lead, and he is hopeful that lawmakers will broaden the law. Republican...
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MADISON, WI (AP)--   The state Assembly has approved a bill that would push the start of Wisconsin's wolf hunt back if the federal government allows the season to resume.  

Under current law, the wolf hunt begins on Oct. 15 and ends on the last day of February the following year. Rep. Al Ott's bill would push the start date back to the first Saturday in November.

Ott has said the current wolf season conflicts with bird hunters and begins before wolves' winter coats have grown in fully.

DETROIT, MI (AP)--   General Motors is recalling more than 473,000 trucks and SUVs in the U.S. and Canada because the brake pedals can come loose and fail to work properly.  

The recall covers certain 2015 and 2016 Chevrolet Silverado HD, GMC Sierra HD and Chevrolet Tahoe police vehicles.

GM says a nut on the brake pedal pivot mechanism can come loose, causing the pedal to loosen and possibly become inoperative.

The company says it has no reports of crashes or injuries due to the problem.

TRAVERSE CITY, MI (AP)--   For the third consecutive year, President Barack Obama is proposing to cut a program that focuses on the Great Lakes' biggest environmental threats.  

Obama's budget released Tuesday requests $250 million for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. That would be a reduction from the $300 million spent this year.

LANSING, MI (AP)--   State Superintendent Brian Whiston has presented a plan aimed at catapulting Michigan schools into one of the nation's top educational systems.  

The plan announced Tuesday seeks to offer every child access to a high-quality early childhood and post-secondary education.

It would involve industry, labor and higher education leaders, according to State Board of Education documents. The plan aims to foster better instruction and improve the education workforce, reduce the impact of poverty and create stronger relationships with employers.

LANSING, MI (AP)--   Michigan's top law enforcement official says the governor's office should no longer be exempt from public-records requests. 

Michigan is one of just two states with a blanket exemption for the governor and the executive office from open-records requests. Republican Attorney General Bill Schuette said Tuesday the "reset button has been pushed" because of crisis over Flint's water being contaminated with lead, and he is hopeful that lawmakers will broaden the law.

Even with expected wins by Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump, there's plenty to talk about the morning after New Hampshire's primary, whether it's Republican John Kasich's surprising No. 2 finish or the "Bernie Sandwich."

A rundown of what's being said Wednesday:

Bernie Sanders becomes first Jewish, non-Christian candidate to win U.S. primary -- The Week

Author Jesmyn Ward won a National Book Award for Salvage the Bones, her gritty and lyrical novel of Hurricane Katrina-era Mississippi. In this essay, as in all of her work, she doesn't mince words.

Brad Devereaux / MLive.com

FLINT, MI (MPRN)--   The lawyer in charge of state Attorney General Bill Schuette’s investigation into the Flint water crisis says some people may be charged with serious crimes before it’s all over. 

Todd Flood says criminal charges could include official misconduct by public officials and involuntary manslaughter, depending on what the investigation uncovers. The inquiry will cover both the lead contamination of the drinking water, and outbreaks of Legionnaire’s disease that caused 10 deaths.

NEGAUNEE TOWNSHIP, MI--   One person is injured, following a two-vehicle accident in Negaunee Township. 

State Police say the crash happened Tuesday around 7 p.m. at the intersection of US-41 and Midway Drive.  Billie Heggaton, 42, of Negaunee was westbound on 41 in a Chevy Impala and had started to turn onto Midway Drive.  Joshua Gravelyn, 30, of Negaunee was driving southeast in a Chevy Silverado when he crossed the centerline and crashed into Heggaton’s vehicle.

Heggaton was taken to UPHS Marquette.  Her two juvenile passengers weren’t injured. 

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