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Michigan medical marijuana supporters concerned about 'drugged driving' proposal to allow saliva field testing

mlive.com — LANSING -- Pro-medical marijuana groups are opposed to proposed changes to Michigan's driving laws that would allow police officers to test a driver's saliva for the presence of drugs during a traffic stop.
Michigan medical marijuana supporters concerned about 'drugged driving' proposal to allow saliva field testing mlive.com/lansing-news/i…
Should police be able to test a driver's saliva for drugs during a traffic stop? bit.ly/1magVNa
RT @mlive_lansing: Michigan medical marijuana supporters concerned about 'drugged driving' proposal to allow saliva field testing http://t.…

University presidents throw support behind AAATA transit expansion proposal

mlive.com — The presidents of the University of Michigan, Eastern Michigan University and Washtenaw Community College have announced they're endorsing a proposal to expand transit services in Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti and Ypsilanti Township. U-M President Mary Sue Coleman expressed her personal support for the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority's 0.7-mill tax proposal at an Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Regional Chamber of Commerce event on Wednesday.

U-M is turning Ann Arbor into the world's largest lab for wireless vehicle communication

mlive.com — The University of Michigan is aiming to turn the entirety of Ann Arbor into a laboratory. The city's drivers will become lab rats, and each errand or trip to work will become part of a very large experiment. U-M's Transportation Research Institute and the federal and state transportation departments have plans to equip 9,000 cars with wireless communication technology.
RT @KellieWoodhouse: The birthplace of the car is trying to claim its future. #Umich's expanding connected vehicle project part of effort h…
The birthplace of the car is trying to claim its future. #Umich's expanding connected vehicle project part of effort bit.ly/1ndMsy9
U-M is turning #AnnArbor into the world's largest lab for wireless vehicle communication mlive.com/news/ann-arbor…

Detroit police question Tigers relief pitcher Evan Reed about sexual assault allegations

mlive.com — DETROIT, MI -- Detroit police questioned Tigers relief pitcher Evan Reed this week about allegations he sexually assaulted a woman in March, Detroit Police Sgt. Michael Woody confirmed Thursday. Woody did not reveal when the interrogation took place or how long it lasted. He said the "investigation is ongoing."
The Evan Reed saga continues. RT @MLiveDetroit: Detroit police questioned #Tigers Evan Reed about assault allegations bit.ly/1eDP4m4
Right now: #Detroit Police question @tigers pitcher Evan Reed after sex assault allegations: mlive.com/news/detroit/i…

It's prom season in Jackson, and we're ready to share the fun with lots of photos

mlive.com — JACKSON, MI - Prom season - that annual rite of spring for high school students - gets underway this weekend. And, again this year, you will see our MLive Jackson Citizen Patriot photographers at your school's prom. We'll be at as many as we can make to help share all the memories.

Funeral services set for former Jackson mayor, business leader and philanthropist Karen Dunigan

mlive.com — JACKSON, MI - Funeral services are set for former Jackson mayor, business leader and philanthropist Karen Dunigan. Dunigan died at Allegiance Hospice shortly after midnight Tuesday, April 15, after a two-month battle with cancer. She was 61. The family will receive friends at the Watson Funeral Chapel, 2590 Spring Arbor Road, from 4-8 p.m.
Funeral services set for former Jackson mayor, business leader and philanthropist Karen Dunigan mlive.com/news/jackson/i…

Man shot and killed at Wayside West sports bar, Kalamazoo police chief says

mlive.com — KALAMAZOO, MI -- A 20-year-old man was shot and killed overnight at a sports bar in Kalamazoo, according to the Kalamazoo Public Safety chief. The fatal shooting occurred at Wayside West early this morning, Chief Jeff Hadley told the Kalamazoo Gazette. A suspect has been arrested, Hadley said.

Firefighter on way to crash involved in fatal collision on Sprinkle Road east of Kalamazoo

mlive.com — COMSTOCK TOWNSHIP, MI - A motorist was killed Thursday morning on after their vehicle was struck by a Comstock Township firefighter who was responding to a head-on crash on Sprinkle Road, Kalamazoo County Sheriff Richard Fuller said.
RT @rexhalljr: Police say a Comstock firefighter was involved in the Sprinkle Rd. crash that left 1 motorist dead Thursday http://t.co/f1QF…
Police say a Comstock firefighter was involved in the Sprinkle Rd. crash that left 1 motorist dead Thursday tinyurl.com/pjvtrt2

Police: Driver in fatal crash hit tree at 68 mph, wasn't wearing seatbelt

mlive.com — The 21-year-old Clarkston man killed when his vehicle hit a tree was traveling at 68 miles per hour and not seat belted into the vehicle at the time of the crash Wednesday. Northfield Township police Lt.
Police: Driver in fatal crash hit tree at 68 mph, wasn't wearing seatbelt mlive.com/news/ann-arbor…
Police: Driver in fatal crash hit tree at 68 mph, wasn't wearing seatbelt mlive.com/news/ann-arbor…

Wayside West homicide witness 'in shock' at seeing victim shot several times in Kalamazoo bar

mlive.com — KALAMAZOO, MI -- John Bolenbaugh was playing poker at the Wayside West sports bar on the city's west side early Thursday morning when he heard loud popping sounds that he thought was firecrackers. Bolenbaugh then saw a man run from the bar area to the poker room, looking scared, and it didn't take him long to realize it was something much more serious.
Scary incident at a bar many folks know in Kazoo. Good reporting on witness by the @Kzoo_Gazette's Aaron Mueller: bit.ly/1gDAiXL
RT @aarondmueller: I talked with a man who was just feet away from the fatal shooting at Wayside early this morning. Here are details: http…

Ann Arbor woman dead in Wednesday's 2nd fatal crash into tree

mlive.com — A 56-year-old Ann Arbor woman died Wednesday night in a single-car crash on the western edge of the city, the second fatal crash in less than three hours Wednesday. Ann Arbor police Sgt. William Clock said police responded at 8 p.m. Wednesday to West Liberty Road at Scio Ridge Road for a one-car crash.

Open murder charge sought against suspect in Wayside West homicide

mlive.com — KALAMAZOO, MI -- Police are seeking an open murder charge against a Kalamazoo resident who police say shot a man at Wayside West early Thursday morning. Kalamazoo Public Safety officers responded to the sports bar at 3406 Stadium Drive at 1:30 a.m. on reports of shots fired inside the building, according to a news release.
Police are seeking an open murder charge against the suspect in this morning's shooting. mlive.com/news/kalamazoo…

Jackson Lumen Christi graduate Ryan LaMarre hits Grand Slam in Triple-A victory

mlive.com — Ryan LaMarre played a major role in a Wednesday night win for the Louisville Bats, but the Jackson Lumen Christi graduate was unable to stick around for the end of the 7-3 victory over the Indianapolis Indians. LaMarre belted a fourth-inning grand slam to give Louisville a 5-1 lead.
Lumen Christi grad Ryan LaMarre hits grad slam in win in Triple-A last night. @LC_Baseball_ mlive.com/sports/jackson…

Ready to take the 7 Day Veg Pledge? Ann Arbor Veg Week starts Monday

mlive.com — Ann Arbor Veg Week launches Monday, April 21, with a kickoff party at vegan restaurant The Lunch Room (407 N. Fifth Ave.) featuring hors d'oeuvres, desserts, beverages, and entertainment by street violinist The Violin Monster.
Ready to take the 7 Day Veg Pledge? Ann Arbor Veg Week starts Monday mlive.com/living/ann-arb…

Meeting in comments: Two MLive commenters from Muskegon meet to discuss 'big' community ideas

mlive.com — MUSKEGON, MI - In the past two years, MLive readers have written thousands and thousands of comments below my posts. But a half-dozen comments below a recent story on the changing direction of the Community Foundation for Muskegon County from downtown redevelopment to supporting local youth at risk caught my attention.
Two MLive commenters from Muskegon meet to discuss 'big' community ideas; more discussion to follow. ow.ly/vTYCH
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