State News Archive

Detroit bankruptcy judge says Syncora owes apology, may face sanctions

Detroit bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes rejected a creditor’s accusations that bankruptcy mediators are biased, calling the assertions “scandalous and defamatory” and ordering the attorneys who made the accusations to prove why they should not be sanctioned. Rhodes said attorneys for bond insurer Syncora — Detroit’s most vigorous bankruptcy opponent — owe an apology to lead […]

‘Dr. Phil’ interviews Stapleton

Fans of television personality "Dr. Phil" could hear Kelli Stapleton's response to accusations she tried to kill her daughter in rural Benzie County -- just as a trial to determine her guilt plays out. Stapleton, 46, of Elberta, is scheduled to stand trial in 19th Circuit Court on Sept. 3, a year after authorities said […]

West Nile Virus found in horse

TRAVERSE CITY — A horse from Grand Traverse County tested positive for West Nile Virus and was euthanized. The horse, an eight-year-old gelding, failed to respond to treatment, according to a press release from the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. It did not receive its annual vaccination against the virus. Officials did not […]

Support for overseas involvement jumps, poll finds

By David Lauter Tribune Washington Bureau   WASHINGTON (MCT) — Public support for a more active U.S. foreign policy has grown sharply since last year as Americans see the world becoming more dangerous. Those findings, from a newly released Pew Research Center survey, provide an important backdrop for President Barack Obama’s decision-making regarding U.S. military […]