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freezing rain
(Dreamstime)
February 20, 2019 - 3:34 pm
While earlier forecasts had call for a wintry mix of freezing rain and snow in Southeast Michigan, we haven't seen much to speak of.
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Visitors wait to enter the Supreme Court as a winter snow storm hits the nation's capital making roads perilous and closing most Federal offices and all major public school districts, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. The Supreme Court is ruling unanimously that the Constitution's ban on excessive fines applies to the states. The outcome Wednesday could help an Indiana man recover the $40,000 Land Rover police seized when they arrested him for selling about $400 worth of heroin. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
February 20, 2019 - 11:46 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Wednesday that the Constitution's ban on excessive fines applies to the states, an outcome that could help efforts to rein in police seizure of property from criminal suspects. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote the court's opinion in favor of...
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distracted driving
FILE PHOTO (Dreamstime)
February 19, 2019 - 12:26 pm
While current law bans texting while driving, Northern Michigan Republican Rep. Triston Cole is sponsoring a bill that would add an expanded list of banned activities for drivers.
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Larry Nassar AP
In this Feb. 5, 2018, file photo, Larry Nassar listens during his sentencing at Eaton County Circuit Court in Charlotte, Mich. (Cory Morse/The Grand Rapids Press via AP, File)
February 17, 2019 - 2:47 pm
He committed to "listen more closely, ask more caring questions and act more thoughtfully."
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© Nick King/Lansing State Journal
February 14, 2019 - 5:32 pm
Many on social media offered catty or even sexually-charged critiques.
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Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., watches the flag-draped casket of former Rep. John Dingell upon arrival at Holy Trinity Catholic Church for a funeral service, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, in Washington. Dingell, the longest-serving member of Congress in American history who mastered legislative deal-making and was fiercely protective of Detroit's auto industry, has died at age 92. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
February 14, 2019 - 4:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Longtime Rep. John Dingell was remembered Thursday as "one of the greats" and "a world-class doer" as lawmakers, longtime colleagues and a former president hailed his record-breaking service in the House. Dingell, who died last week at 92, served 59 years in Congress, longer than...
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danger thin ice
FILE PHOTO (Dreamstime)
February 14, 2019 - 3:42 pm
A 911 call came in Wednesday night from a man who was found on unstable ice.
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lansing
(Photo: Marisa Fusinski/WWJ)
February 14, 2019 - 1:18 pm
The chamber voted 22-16 Thursday, more than a week after the GOP-controlled House voted.
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mike duggan
(photo: WWJ/Roberta Jasina)
February 13, 2019 - 5:04 pm
"This is the biggest pocketbook issue facing our state."
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Police emergency
Dreamstime
February 13, 2019 - 3:13 pm
The amended Emergency Vehicle Caution Law was signed by then-Gov. Rick Snyder last year .
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