ACME TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Authorities say an icy roadway was a factor in a crash in Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula that left one man dead. Snow was falling across most of Michigan this afternoon, with 3 p.m. Eastern Standard Time temperatures ranging from minus 2 at Ironwood in the western Upper Peninsula to 25 at Grosse Ile in Detroit's southern suburbs.
DETROIT (AP) - Dave Bing says Detroit is better off now than when he was elected mayor four years ago. Bing addressed business and civic leaders today in his last formal speech as mayor. He says that during his first and only term in office "the foundation for the true transformation" of Detroit was laid.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - Three U.S. senators have asked a federal agency to check on the safety of an oil pipeline that runs beneath the Straits of Mackinac (MAK'-ih-naw) where Lakes Huron and Michigan meet. Democrats Dick Durbin of Illinois and Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow of Michigan made the request today in a letter to the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, part of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan lawmakers have given final approval to bills overhauling the Capitol building's oversight but continue working on how to ensure lasting maintenance money for the building. Legislation OK'd today would make the 135-year-old building and its grounds a state historic site and form a new commission to decide on recommendations about repairs and maintenance.
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