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Men Involved in Cougar Slaying Charged

Three men from Bay and Saginaw counties have been charged in the slaying of a cougar. 42-year-old Troy Richard of Bay City, 68-year-old Theodore Richard of Munger and 43-year-old Todd Richard of Burt were arraigned yesterday in Schoolcraft County District Court. Richard pleaded guilty to the two misdemeanors in exchange …

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Snyder Signs Juvenile Lifers Law

Governor Rick Snyder has signed into law legislation bringing Michigan into at least partial compliance with the 2012 U.S. Supreme Court ruling barring automatic sentences of life in prison without possibility of parole for juveniles. The nation’s highest court ruled such sentences violated the U.S. Constitution’s prohibition on cruel and …

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Great Lakes Water Levels Up

A new report from the U-S Army Corps of Engineers says Great Lakes water levels came back up last year, after being down for several years. The report says Lake Superior rose by nearly two feet. Lakes Michigan and Huron rose 15 inches during 2013, after they were at their …

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