Daily Archives: March 17, 2019

Whitmer’s Administration Halts New Psychiatric Hospital in Thumb Area – Detroit News Watch

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration on Wednesday delayed construction of a new $115 million state psychiatric hospital in Michigan’s Thumb region, citing staffing shortages and other concerns months after the groundbreaking. (Credit: Bill Pugliano/ Getty Images) The Department of Health and Human Services announced it will hire an outside consultant to review the project and make recommendations. ...

Read More »

Officials Confirm Metro Detroit Residents Possibly Exposed to Measles – Detroit News Watch

OAK PARK, Mich. (AP) – Michigan health officials have confirmed a travel-related case of measles involving a person visiting from Israel. (Credit: Andrey Bayda/ Shutterstock.com) The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Oakland County Health Division say people may have been exposed this month at several places in the Detroit suburbs of Oak Park and Southfield, including ...

Read More »

Humane Society Seeks Release Of Dogs From Michigan Lab – Detroit News Watch

MICHIGAN (AP) — The Humane Society of the United States is pushing for the release of three dozen dogs from a west Michigan laboratory, alleging that the animals are being fed fungicides. The animal rights organization on Tuesday released the findings of an undercover investigation it conducted last year at Charles River Laboratories in Mattawan. The humane society says the ...

Read More »

Tony Stewart Headlines NASCAR Hall of Fame Nominees – Detroit News Watch

Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart headlined the six new nominees eligible for induction into the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Stewart joined Neil Bonnett, a popular member of the “Alabama Gang,” two-time Xfinity Series champion Sam Ard, former Daytona 500 winner Marvin Panch, short-track racer Jim Paschal and mechanic Red Vogt as the new nominees. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) Kirk ...

Read More »

Michigan-Michigan State In Pictures – Detroit News Watch

A look at the Big Ten Semi-Finals for both Michigan State and Michigan.   CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – MARCH 16: Bucky the Badger and Sparty meet during the semifinals of the Big Ten Basketball Tournament at the United Center on March 16, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)   CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – MARCH 16: Head coach John Beilein ...

Read More »

Michigan Woman’s Middle Finger To A Police Officer Protected By The Constitution – Detroit News Watch

TAYLOR (AP) — When it comes to the middle finger, police might need a thicker skin. A federal appeals court says a Michigan woman’s constitutional rights were violated when she was handed a speeding ticket after giving the finger to a suburban Detroit officer in 2017. The decision means a lawsuit by Debra Cruise-Gulyas can proceed. In a 3-0 decision ...

Read More »