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Michigan man misses at suicide attempt and fatally shoots woman instead

A Michigan woman is dead after a man attempted to kill himself and accidentally shot her instead, according to Traverse City police. Television station UpNorthLive reported that police responded to a 9-1-1 call at around 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday night. A 33-year-old male told dispatchers that his failed suicide attempt…

Michigan 4-year-old fatally shoots himself in the head

A 4-year-old boy died in Michigan on Sunday evening after obtaining a handgun and shooting himself in the head, according to police. Dundee police responded at around 4:15 p.m. on Sunday to a 911 call reporting that a child had shot himself. Personnel from the Monroe County Ambulance and Dundee…

Ways & Means Committee chair Camp will not run for open Senate seat

By Joseph Lichterman DETROIT (Reuters) – U.S. Representative David Camp said on Friday he would not run for Michigan’s open U.S. Senate seat in 2014 despite pleas from fellow Republicans that he would be the strongest candidate for the party. Camp, chairman of the powerful Ways and Means Committee of…

Michigan man shoots self in groin while target practicing

A Michigan man is recovering in the hospital with non-life threatening injuries after he shot himself in the groin over the weekend. The Argus-Press first reported that a pistol tucked into the waistband of a 75-year-old Owosso man discharged, causing a bullet to be fired into his genitals. Shiawassee County…

Judge blocks Michigan benefits ban for same-sex workers

(Reuters) – In a victory for supporters of gay rights, public employers in Michigan can offer benefits such as health coverage to same-sex domestic partners after a federal judge ruled Friday that a state law banning the practice is unconstitutional. U.S. District Court Judge David Lawson found that a Michigan…

Multiple ‘chemical bombs’ explode at Michigan middle school

Parents in Bangor, Michigan received automated alerts on Friday that at least three explosive devices had gone off at Bangor Middle School. Bangor Public Schools Superintendent Ron Parker confirmed that at least two homemade devices had exploded in a locker at the middle school. Parker said that the simple devices…

Michigan to issue driver’s licenses to approved undocumented immigrants

Undocumented immigrants who have approval to live and work in the United States won a victory in Michigan on Friday. The Michigan Secretary of State’s office has decided to allow individuals participating in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA) to apply for driver’s licenses, a reversal of previous…

Romney says story about Michigan layoffs is ‘humorous’

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Wednesday told a story about his father closing a factory in Michigan that he said tickled his funny bone. Speaking to thousands of Wisconsin voters during a tele-town hall, the former Massachusetts governor recalled what he described as a “humorous” anecdote that left some…

Obama to meet with auto union workers

US President Barack Obama will address members of the United Auto Workers union Tuesday as Republicans hold a key primary contest in Michigan, home to the US automobile industry. White House Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters the president will speak at the annual UAW community action program conference, which will bring together 1,700…

Romney: My wife ‘drives a couple of Cadillacs’

Republican hopeful Mitt Romney illustrated again on Friday why voters may find him harder to relate to than any other presidential candidate. In a speech to the Detroit Economic Club at Ford Field, the former Massachusetts governor awkwardly praised Michigan and bragged about all the vehicles he and his wife…

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