IMLAY TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - The state says 62 former workers at a Vlasic pickle factory have pleaded guilty and will pay $960,000 in restitution for fraudulently collecting unemployment benefits while continuing to work. The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs announced the sentencing today. The 62 employees worked for Pinnacle Foods Incorporated in Lapeer County's Imlay Township, about 45 miles north of Detroit.
PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) - A woman in the Port Huron area has made her first court appearance on a charge of falsely reporting a rape. It's 1 of 2 criminal cases for 38-year-old Sara Ylen (WHY'-len). She's also accused of fraud by claiming for years that she had cancer. Ylen was silent during today's arraignment in St. Clair County District Court.
DETROIT (AP) - Michigan U.S. Representative Gary Peters has taken to the House floor to criticize the storage of piles of an oil-refining byproduct known as petroleum coke along the Detroit River. The suburban Detroit Democrat failed to win approval today for an amendment to legislation on the Keystone Pipeline requiring an investigation of the storage. The piles are from Marathon Oil's refining exports from oil sands in Alberta.
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) - The Detroit Lions have claimed defensive back DeQuan Menzie off waivers from the Kansas City Chiefs. The Lions confirmed the move today. Kansas City drafted Menzie last year in the fifth round.
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