Monday Morning State News Summary
Sun, 19 Jan 2014 23:36:42 EST

(Capitol-Year Round School)
Governor Rick Snyder delivered his State of the State Address Thursday, during
which he proposed a pilot program to move low-performing schools to a year round
academic calendar.
House Democrat Andy Schor of Lansing is sponsor of the bill to create the pilot
program mentioned by the governor. He says in many at-risk areas parents don't
have the ability to pay for camps or summer education programs, so when the kids
return to school three months later, teachers are finding they have to re-teach.
Schor says his bill would create a fund for those at-risk schools to upgrade
their buildings, with things like air conditioning, to accommodate a year-round
academic year.
Schor says he's asked for $10 (m) million to fund the pilot program, which he
says would include possibly 10 to 20 schools statewide.


(Rogers-Snowden-Russia)
The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee thinks NSA leaker Edward
Snowden likely had help in revealing classified information about U.S.
intelligence programs.
Appearing on NBC's "Meet the Press," U-S Representative Mike Rogers of Michigan
said he doesn't think it's a coincidence that Snowden ended up "in the loving
arms of an FSB agent in Moscow."
The Michigan Republican called Snowden "a thief" who put Americans at risk by
stealing classified information. Rogers wants Snowden to return to the U.S. to
stand trial.
He said it will cost billions to rebuild nation's surveillance programs.
(24/7 News Source)


(MI-Best Beer Bars)
Four Michigan bars are being highlighted among the best beer bars in America.
In DraftMag.com's list of America's 100 Best Beer Bars of 2014, bars in Traverse
City, Ludington, Grand Rapids and Rochester Hills made the cut.
They are the 7 Monks Taproom in Traverse City, The Mitten Bar in Ludington,
Clubhouse BFD in Rochester Hills and HopCat
in Grand Rapids.
It's the sixth year that Draft Magazine has been ranking the country's best beer
bars.
(24/7 News Source)


(MI-Pet First Aid App)
There's an app for everything, including even first aid for your pet. This one
is from the American Red Cross.
Kelly Hudson at the American Red Cross of West Michigan says it has advice for
dog and cat owners, covering 25 common emergencies. "There's even a section
that tells what's normal for your pet," she says, "temperatures and heart
rates."
The pet app has data storage so you can track your animal's weight, vaccinations
and the last Bordetella shot.
Hudson says pet owners can put in their veterinarian's name and phone number and
the app can make that call in an emergency.
The Red Cross' "Pet First Aid App" is a 99-cent download for both Apple and
Android platforms with proceeds helping to fund the Red Cross operations.
(WOOD, Grand Rapids)


(WayneCo-Child Killed)
The Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office has ruled the death of a
four-year-old boy who was shot by his four-year-old female cousin a homicide.
An autopsy confirmed that Jamel Witcher died from a gunshot wound to the chest.
Two unidentified people have been arrested in connection with the case, one of
which will be charged with felony possession of a firearm.
The boy, his five year old sister and his cousin were watching TV in a west-side
home Thursday afternoon when the four-year-old cousin found the long gun to play
with and fired the gun, fatally shooting young Jamel.
(24/7 News Source)


(Sault Ste. Marie-Bridge Wait Times)
Crossing into the Upper Peninsula from Canada is faster.
The Michigan Department of Transportation is reporting wait times for southbound
traffic in Sault Ste. Marie on the International Bridge fell by 30-percent in
2013. The quicker crossings are happening even with an increase in traffic over
the border.
The International Bridge Administration chalks the gains up to cooperation with
border authorities and information innovations. Three new webcams now cover
areas of the bridge where traffic backups extend on some busy days. A new bridge
wait time webpage also forecasts potential delays for travelers.
More than two million vehicles crossed the border in Sault Ste. Marie last year.


(MI-Sturgeon Season)
Up to five anglers will have the opportunity land the state's largest fish this
year.
The Department of Natural Resources has set the lake sturgeon fishing and
spearing season on Black Lake in Cheboygan County for February 1.
The season will end once the fifth fish has been caught, at the end of any day
the fourth fish is caught, or February 5, whichever comes first.
Those wishing to catch a sturgeon must have an all-species fishing license and a
free sturgeon tag in addition to registering for the event either at the Onaway
Field Station on January 31 or at the registration trailer at Zolner Road during
the season.


(Hamtramck-Assault Kidnap)
A Hamtramck man is facing up to 15 years in prison after allegedly assaulting
and kidnapping a 15-year-old Detroit girl.
Forty-five-year-year-old Anthony Fortson is accused of assaulting the girl
outside of her home in the 55-hundred block of Phillip last Tuesday night, and
then forcing her into his car and driving her to his home.
When he stopped the car at his house, the girl ran to a nearby house and for
help where she was able to call police. Fortson is facing charges of Unlawful
Imprisonment and Assault and Battery. He is being held on a 100-thousand dollar
bond.
(24/7 News Source)


(Weekend lottery)
Tuesday's Mega Millions jackpot will be worth $51 (m) million dollars.
There were no winning tickets in saturday's Classic Lotto drawing.
That means Wednesday's jackpot will be worth two-point-one (m) million dollars
($2,100,000).   
The numbers drawn Saturday were: 03, 04, 07, 18, 19, and 26.
There were no winning tickets in Saturday's powerball drawing.
The numbers drawn Saturday were: 13-14-19-31-38.
The Powerball number was 25.
Wednesday's jackpot will be worth $131 (m) million dollars.
The winning numbers for the midday 3 lottery on sunday were: 7-3-6.
The winning numbers for the midday 4 lottery were: 4-6-1-0.
The winning numbers for the evening 3 lottery were: 7-5-3.
The winning numbers for the evening 4 lottery were: 5-7-9-2.
The winning numbers for the fantasy 5 lottery were: 02-07-08-12-26.
The winning numbers for the keno lottery were: 09, 10, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 22,
23, 27, 33, 45, 47, 51, 54, 58, 61, 62, 64, 72, 75, 77.
The winning numbers for the midday 3 lottery on Saturday were: 9-5-5.
The winning numbers for the midday 4 lottery Saturday were: 8-8-1-2.
The winning numbers for the evening 3 Saturday were: 7-3-8.
The winning numbers for the evening 4 game Saturday were: 1-0-7-6.
The winning numbers for the fantasy 5 lottery Saturday were: 02-05-14-16-28.
The winning keno numbers Saturday were: 05, 06, 14, 20, 21, 23, 24, 26, 27, 34,
38, 47, 51, 52, 53, 63, 64, 73, 75, 77, 79, 80.
Tuesday's Mega Millions jackpot will be worth $51 (m) million dollars.


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