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  • 3 injured when tree falls on ice cream truck

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. — An ice cream truck driver and two customers were injured Saturday after a tree fell on top of it. This happened around 5:30 p.m. in the area of Springmont and Barnard in Kalamazoo. Police say the driver was trying to get ice cream from a cooler for the two young customers when it happened. The driver was pinned momentarily… but all three are expected to be okay. Power was knocked out to some nearby homes but has […]

  • Study: Auto insurers illegally charge women more in Michigan

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A group defending Michigan’s auto insurance system says it has uncovered instances of insurers illegally selling more expensive policies to women and widowed drivers, raising questions about state oversight of rating practices as the industry pushes lawmakers to contain high premiums. State law prohibits insurance companies from basing rates on sex or marital status. But an expert for the Coalition Protecting Auto No-Fault — a group of health care providers and plaintiffs’ attorneys — said at […]

  • New Michael Jackson album to be released this fall, just in time for Halloween

    (CNN) — A new 13-track album of some of Michael Jackson’s songs will be released on September 29. Days after Jackson’s official Twitter account sent out a teaser, Sony Music confirmed on Wednesday the album’s upcoming release, saying that “Michael Jackson SCREAM” is “a collection of 13 of his all-time most electrifying and danceable tracks including ‘Ghosts,’ ‘Torture,’ ‘Thriller,’ and ‘Dirty Diana.'” The highlight of the album is “Blood on The Dance Floor X Dangerous,” a newly-created mash-up of five […]

  • Mostly sunny sky Monday with temperatures in the lower 80s

    WEST MICHIGAN – Monday will have a mostly sunny sky and temperatures in the lower 80s. West Michigan will stay dry for the first two days of this week with high pressure in demand. The 4th of July holiday also looks beautiful with a sunny sky. The beach and lake shore are the places to be for the end of this extended holiday weekend. Water temperatures are in the upper 60s with plenty of sunshine. Monday winds will be out […]

  • New research shows an uptick in ticks

    DANBURY — Data collected by Connecticut researchers shows an uptick in ticks and a heightened Lyme Disease risk. Researchers at Western Connecticut State University say there are sharply higher levels of deer ticks in the region. In its weekly sampling for deer ticks – a common carrier of Lyme Disease and other illnesses – the Tick-Borne Disease Prevention Laboratory has collected the most amount of ticks since 2011. The Western lab has been monitoring the deer tick populations in Danbury, […]

  • Watch police officers try out #CopRomper fashion

    ARLINGTON, Va. — Even police officers need to be stylish while on the job! The Washington Post reported that several police departments in Arlington, Va., are jokingly debating rompers for men as a viable alternative to traditional uniforms. A video from a couple of L.A. police cops named Deputy Hookem and Deputy Bookem originally sparked the discussion. Arlington police  also coined the hashtag #copromper, which is quickly gaining popularity on the Internet. In one tweet, the Arlington Police Department posted, “Happy […]

  • Soups being recalled over lack of inspection

      WASHINGTON —  You might want to check your cabinets for any Cauldron Soups that are made of beef broth. Cauldron Soups, LLC, which markets its products as Cauldron Broths, is recalling the soups because they were never federally inspected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety Inspection Service. The recall includes a total of five different products, according to a press release: 24-fl. oz. individual plastic pouches containing “Vital Choice GRASS-FED BEEF BONE BROTH” with best by dates 1/15/2018, […]

  • Michigan mental health hospital sued over tired employees

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A lawsuit filed on behalf of hundreds of involuntary patients at a Michigan mental health hospital says mandatory overtime for employees is endangering patients. The federal complaint argues the rules lead to exhausted employees who are unable to control some patients’ violent behavior, according to the Detroit News. Lawyers are seeking class-action status to cover the center’s more than 600 patients, and say changes would also protect employees. A spokesman for the Michigan Department of Health […]

  • Attorney Ethics Rules

    Michigan attorney are obligated to follow the Michigan Rules of Professional Conduct. These rules are standards of ethics that help lawyers make proper decisions when representing clients. Some examples of attorney ethics rules are: • “A lawyer shall keep a client reasonably informed about the status of a matter and comply promptly with reasonable requests for information.” • “A lawyer shall not represent a client if the representation of that client will be directly adverse to another client.” From time […]