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Michigan Public Sex Offender Registry Receives Facelift

The Michigan State Police have announced that the state's public sex offender registry will have a new look beginning today.

Users will now be able to search by city, zip code, county and offender name

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MDOT: Salt Supplies Holding, But Winter Costs Eating into Summer Maintenance Budgets

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) says that salt supplies are holding up despite using more than anticipated due to worse-than-average winter weather. However, winter cost overruns and an anticipated worse than usual pothole season are already squeezing summer maintenance budgets

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Michigan DNR Allowing Free Fishing this Weekend

On Saturday and Sunday, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources will hold the annual Winter Free Fishing Weekend which will allow residents and non-residents to fish in state waters without a license

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MDOT Outlines Claim Process for Vehicles Damaged by Potholes

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has outlined a claim process for motorists whose vehicles have been damaged by potholes on state roads, but certain conditions apply.

First, the pothole must be located on a state trunkline, which is a highway with an M, I or US prefix such as M-1 or I-75 or US-131

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Head of Michigan Prisons Claims Responsibility for Recent Prisoner Escape

The head of Michigan's prison system took responsibility for a recent prisoner escape. Corrections Department Director Dan Heyns testified in front of Michigan legislators on Thursday and said some monitoring equipment that hadn't been maintained properly was partially at fault

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State Board of Ed Adopts Snow Day policy
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Michigan Board of Education Rolls Out New ‘Snow Day’ Policy

With several more weeks of winter still remaining, many school districts that have used more than their allotted snow days are trying to figure out how to make up for lost time. The Michigan Board of Education has adopted a new policy for schools to follow.

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AAA Michigan: Gas Prices Jump Almost Ten Cents

Motorists will find the average gas price has jumped almost ten cents this week according to AAA Michigan. The current statewide average is just under $3.42 per gallon.

Gas prices in and around Flint are slightly less than the statewide average however with prices averaging $3

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President Obama to Visit Michigan Today, Sign Farm Bill

President Barack Obama will be visiting Michigan today and will sign the Agriculture Act of 2014 while here.

The bill, was recently agreed upon by legislators after nearly two years, and will expand federal crop insurance and end direct government payments to farmers

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Governor Snyder Outlines Proposed Fiscal Year 2015 Budget

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder outlined his proposed Fiscal Year 2015 budget on Wednesday morning. In it, the governor says "this is more than just a budget. It's the story of Michigan's comeback." The governor also offered a 2016 projected budget, continuing his practice of maintaining a long-range planning focus

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Police Apprehend Prison Escapee

Authorities have confirmed that Michigan prison escapee Michael David Elliott has been apprehended by Indiana police officers and is now in custody.

Elliott was taken into custody around 6:30 p

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Category: Crime, News, State News

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