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Missed Parent-Teachers Conferences Could Result in Jail Time for Parents

There have been plenty of reports about parents being jailed when their kids miss school, but now parents also may be locked up for their own absences -- from parent-teacher conferences. Michigan prosecutor Kim Worthy is pushing for a new...

Bow Hunter, 17, Bags 448-Pound Bear

Jessica Olmstead bagged this bear. Credit: Olmstead Family / AP
What do most 17-year-old girls do in their spare time? Post Facebook updates? Hang with their friends at the mall? How about hunting bear with a bow and arrow? This summer,...
This summer, Jessica Olmstead killed a 448-pound black bear while on a hunting trip in Ontario, Canada with her dad, according to the Battle Creek Enquirer.

Judge to Mom on Jury Duty: No Babysitter? You're Going to Jail!

It was a very bad day, indeed, for Carmela Khury when she was called for jury duty in a Michigan murder case: Her mother, who was watching her two kids, had to have emergency oral surgery. Then, her backup child care fell through. Khury called...

Michigan Held Statewide Bake Sale to Fund Education

Michigan parents broke out the butter, sugar and flour to raise money for schools across the state. Credit: AMagill, Flickr
Parent-teacher organizations across Michigan held bake sales to bring attention to funding cuts that are eviscerating...

Detroit School Asks Parents to Donate Toilet Paper

It's not unusual for teachers to ask parents to send in items that make the classroom run more smoothly -- Kleenex, for example, disinfecting wipes, or hand sanitizer. But a Detroit elementary school's recent requests are far more basic ... and...

Kids' bedrooms newest luxury market

According to an article in the Detroit Free Press, kids' rooms are one of the fastest growing luxury markets, bringing in almost $10 million a year for retailers. Fueled by shows like "Trading Spaces" Boys vs. Girls" and the well-publicized...

Married vs single health gap tightens

Looks like being married doesn't necessarily make you healthier than being single. A new study from Michigan State University points to the gap narrowing between married men and their bachelor counterparts with regard to health. Those who are...

Michigan mom carries twins for daughter

How far would you go to help your child have a child? A Michigan mom recently showed the world exactly how far she would go when she gave birth to her daughter's twins. Crystal Sirignano, 52, gave birth last week to two healthy children, a boy and...

Boy raises $10,000 in pennies for school

Some kids collect bottle caps, Andrew Niemi collected pennies. Lots of them. For over a year, the 10-year-old collected the copper coins and held fundraisers -- aptly named Andrew's Pennies -- at his school and church. On March 17th, the ambitious...

Boy scout finds wallet, returns $800

In what could be seen as a karmic turn of events, an eleven-year-old boy scout returned a wallet containing $800 and then had his own returned to him. Hailing from Michigan, J.R. Bouterse, got his own wallet back after publicity arose from his...

Girls scouts refuse to sell cookies

Ann Arbor cookie lovers may find themselves short of Girl Scout cookies this year. Michigan 12-year-olds Madison Vorva and Rhiannon Tomtishen have decided not to sell the popular fund-raising cookies. That's because they learned during an award...

5th grader corrects mistake at Smithsonian

Leave it to children to point out our mistakes! A fifth-grader from Michigan pointed out a mistake that has been annoyed staffers at the Smithsonian for over 25 years! Eleven year-old Kenton Stufflebeam of Allegan, Michigan, pointed out that the...

Baby survives tornado

This is the stuff of my nightmares. A fourteen month old miraculously survived after being thrown more than 40 feet during a tornado. Blake Opperman was found fine and dandy under a pile of debris after a tornado struck his family's home in...

Terrorist-proofing bridges

As my family and I walked across the Mackinaw Bridge on Memorial Day (the only day pedestrian traffic is allowed) it was hard to forget that 5 mile structure connecting the upper and lower peninsulas of Michigan has been found on the terrorists list...

Summer camp memories

As the end of summer slowly approaches (and it would have to given the unbelievable heat), I find myself thinking about my favorite memories of summers past. The part of me that will always be a kid resurfaces every summer to reminisce about summer...

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