MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) - Police in western Michigan say a woman left a toddler outside in a rainstorm while she was inside a home. Muskegon County Prosecutor D.J. Hilson says the Muskegon woman's daughter and two other children have been removed from her care. The report says the toddler was outside for at least 45 minutes and was wearing only a diaper while sitting in a stroller.
INTERLOCHEN, Mich. (AP) - U.S. Senate candidate Gary Peters is campaigning with Senator Debbie Stabenow for a third straight day in Michigan. Peters will face Republican Terri Lynn Land in November to fill the seat of retiring Democratic Senator Carl Levin. Peters says he'll continue to be an outspoken champion for the Great Lakes if elected.
BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) - A trial is underway in a lawsuit brought by two men who say a 2010 Michigan oil spill destroyed their business. Charles Blakeman Jr. and Robert Patterson say they were prevented from guiding disabled veterans on deer hunts in Fort Custer Recreation Area because of the spill. The men say they lost thousands of dollars and want Enbridge to pay for it.
HUNTINGTON WOODS, Mich. (AP) - Huntington Woods city has repealed an ordinance that requires homeowners to get permits, consult with tree experts and pay fees for cutting down trees that aren't diseased or dying. City officials intended to use the ordinance to discourage homeowners from taking down healthy, mature trees. Some residents saw it as the city government over-stepping its bounds.
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