LANSING, Mich. (AP) - State officials say billions of gallons of raw and partially treated sewage was dumped in Detroit area rivers and streams after flooding from heavy rains earlier this month. Department of Environmental Quality spokeswoman Laura Verona tells The Detroit News for a story Friday that about 46 percent of the nearly 10 billion gallons of sewage released August 11th by water treatment facilities was raw, diluted or partially treated sewage.
BLOOMINGDALE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Authorities are investigating the slaying of a 56-year-old southwestern Michigan man who was found shot to death in his home early Thursday. Van Buren County Sheriff Dale Gribler said Friday that Scott Taylor Senior was shot once in the chest.
WILLIAMSBURG, Mich. (AP) - A northern Michigan mother and her 12-year-old daughter are hospitalized after being hit by different cars while walking along a rural road. The Traverse City Record-Eagle reported yesterday that 47-year-old Bonnie Babcock suffered a vertebrae fracture. Jordan Babcock suffered a fractured pelvis and internal injuries. Jordan Babcock was struck Thursday night near Williamsburg, east of Traverse City. Her mother was hit by the second car as she tried to help the girl.
GOBLES, Mich. (AP) - A librarian in southwestern Michigan who refused a transfer after being accused of mistreating visitors is dropping her discrimination lawsuit. Sixty-seven-year-old Shirley Whitt says she expects to get a "minuscule" amount of money to end her federal lawsuit against the Van Buren District Library in Van Buren County.
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