18-year old girl falls six stories at MSU dorm complex

An 18-year-old Ann Arbor woman is recovering in a Lansing hospital after a six-story fall at Michigan State University Sunday. Alexandra Pew fell from a sixth floor window at North Case Hall early Sunday morning. It's reported that pew, who is not an MSU student, and several dorm residents were playing catch in a lounge, when pew tripped, broke through the glass window and fell six stories. Pew was transported to Sparrow Hospital in Lansing for treatment. She was listed in fair condition Sunday afternoon. (MRN)

School officials warn parents about "Cinnamon Challenge"

The principal at Huron High School in Ann Arbor is alerting parents to a hazardous game being played by teens called the, "Cinnamon Challenge".  Arthur Williams sent an email to parents Tuesday, after a local teen was hospitalized for several days after participating in the dare. The cinnamon challenge involves trying to swallow a spoonful of cinnamon in under a minute, and it has become a popular YouTube and Facebook video upload for participants. Health officials say the activity can cause coughing, choking, vomiting, and in extreme cases, collapsed lungs.

State civil rights leaders to protest emergency manager law next month

Michigan civil rights leaders are planning a protest outside Governor Rick Snyder's Ann Arbor area home next month. Thousands plan to march in Wastenaw County's Superior Township on Martin Luther King Jr. Day January 16th to protest the new emergency manager law. Reverend D. Alexander Bullock, leader of the Michigan Chapter Rainbow Push Coalition, a group founded by Jesse Jackson, says the law targets predominantly African-American communities. (MRN) Image by (renjith krishnan)

Michigan has some of the most affordable housing for college students in 2011

A new report from Coldwell Banker found the state of Michigan is home to some of best housing bargains in America for college students. When it comes to the most affordable market, Ypsilanti, the home of Eastern Michigan University was ranked third while Kalamazoo where Western Michigan University is located is fifth. Coldwell Banker Real Estate CEO Jim Gillespie said the 2011 college home listing report ranked the average home listing prices in markets home to 117 of the 120 schools in the football bowl subdivision.

Muslim woman claims to be victim of hate crime

A 21-year-old Muslim woman says that she was the victim of a hate crime in Ann Arbor Sunday. The woman told authorities that she was sitting in her car at a red light when a man pulled up next to her in a truck and began yelling racial slurs. The man then allegedly swerved his vehicle toward the victim's and pointed a gun at her. She called 911 and the suspect sped off. The Michigan Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations is calling on the FBI to investigate the matter. Ann Arbor Police are currently conducting an investigation. (MRN)

Another sexual assault reported near U of M campus

Ann Arbor-based Borders to begin liquidating

Deal for Ann Arbor-based Borders Group falls apart

Buyer for bankrupt Ann Arbor based Borders Group found

A buyer for Borders Group has been found. Direct Brands, the operator of the book of the month club, has agreed to buy the Ann Arbor-based bookseller for over $215 million. The deal also calls for the purchaser to assume borders $220 million of debt. Borders had told a bankruptcy court that it would find a potential buyer prior to its bankruptcy auction in three weeks. Other companies may top the direct brands at the upcoming auction. (MRN)

University of Michigan campuses become smoke-free zones

University of Michigan campuses in Ann Arbor, Dearborn, and Flint became smoke-free zones today. The new policy has been in the making for years and will only allow smokers to light up on city sidewalks outside of the campus. The ban will not be enforced by authorities; however people can file complaints against both students and employees. (MRN)


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