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Michigan State Police Warn “When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors”

To promote lightning safety awareness week, the Michigan State Police is reminding residents that "when thunder roars, go indoors." The MSP's Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division says summer is the peak season for lightning strikes and that on average 53 people are killed and hundreds are severely injured each year

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AAA Michigan: Gas Prices Down Slightly After Four Weeks of Increases

After four weeks of increases, state motorists will find the average price of gas has dropped slightly according to AAA Michigan. The current statewide average is just over $3.86 per gallon.

Gas prices in and around Flint have dropped almost 16 cents in the past week, with the average price of gas now hovering around $3

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Gov. Snyder Signs Detroit ‘Grand Bargain’ Legislation

On Friday morning, Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation into law that creates the state's contribution to Detroit's "Grand Bargain" settlement. In doing so, the governor said the historic, bipartisan legislation shows all Michigan stands together in Detroit's revitalization

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State Police Inspect Over 1,000 Commercial Vehicles During Roadcheck

The Michigan State Police announced they inspected over 1,100 commercial vehicles during this year's Roadcheck enforcement operation which took place June 3-5. The Roadcheck operation is a joint effort of federal, state and local inspectors from the U

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AAA Michigan: Gas Prices Up A Few Cents

Motorists around Michigan will find the average gas prices up for the fourth week in a row. AAA Michigan reports that the current statewide average is just under $3.96 per gallon.

Gas prices in and around the Flint area are just under the $4 per gallon mark with prices hovering around $3

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Michigan Legislature Adjourns for Summer without Road Fix Deal

The Michigan Legislature adjourned for their summer recess on Thursday without a deal to fund fixing the state's deteriorating roads. According to WNEM, talks broke down over a proposed gradual increase to the state's gasoline tax. The plan would have allowed the 19-cents-a-gallon tax rise each year by the annual change in highway construction costs.

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State Senate Rejects Gasoline Tax Increase to Fix Roads

A proposal to raise the state's gasoline tax as a way to improve Michigan's roads and bridges has stalled in the Senate.

According to NBC 25, senators broke early this morning (6/12) after a marathon session without passing a measure that would more than double the 19 cents a gallon tax within five years. The Senate also couldn't come to an agreement to switch from a flat per-gallon t

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State Goes Purple in Recognition of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

June is Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month and the official State of Michigan social media accounts and web pages have gone purple to help bring attention to these important issues.

In a statement, Governor Rick Snyder said "Alzheimer's disease is the sixth leading cause of death int he United States, and 1-in-3 older adults over age 85 suffer from Alzheimer's

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Attorney General Warns Residents of Malicious Software on Personal Devices

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette is warning residents about scam artists and criminals that are targeting consumers' personal electronic devices through malicious software. Schuette issued the alert through his Consumer Protection Division and is offering helpful tips to protect phones, tablets, computers and other mobile technology

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State Police Encourage Vacation Emergency Preparedness

The Michigan State Police Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division are encouraging Michiganders to prepare for emergencies that may happen while on vacation.

Capt. Chris Kelenske, Deputy State Director of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, says "summer is the time of year when families and individuals typically take extended vacations and road trips

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