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Lawmakers react to UIA audit


A new report on Michigan’s Unemployment Insurance Agency says millions of taxpayer dollars are going to ineligible workers including prisoners, dead people, and those living in nursing homes. The Michigan Auditor General says more than $245 million

Busy travel days expected this week


Families will be heading out of Michigan for New Year’s and transportation experts say Friday will be one of the busiest days on the road. Police remind drivers to slow down and don’t drive distracted. AAA of

Two dead in Van Buren County house fire


Two people are dead following a fire in Van Buren County on Thursday. The Van Buren County Sheriff’s Department says deputies were dispatched to a home in the 44,000 block of 24th Avenue in Bloomingdale Township around

Michigan regional jobless rates fall in November


Unemployment fell around Michigan in November. The Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget has released the following: Not seasonally adjusted unemployment rates decreased in 16 Michigan labor market areas over the month, according to data released

UPDATE: Missing man found


UPDATE: The Van Buren County Sheriff’s Department says Robert Gale has been located. It has released no additional information. Original story: The Van Buren County Sheriff’s Department is looking for a missing Bangor Township man. It says

$685 million Powerball jackpot tonight


Will a Michigan lottery player end the year as a multi-millionaire? The Michigan Lottery’s Jake Harris says there’s another huge Powerball jackpot up for grabs tonight. “We’re at $685 million, so it would be the fourth largest