Gas prices continue to drop

Gas prices dropped about 19 cents during the week of December 7th. AAA Michigan reports the statewide average price of gas during that week stood at about $2.48 per gallon, roughly 19 cents less that the week before and about 68 cents less that the same week last year. It was the fifth week in a row that statewide average weekly gas prices dropped bring them to the lowest point in over five years. Of the cities surveyed by AA, the cheapest price for self-serve unleaded was found in the Flint area at about $2.37 a gallon. The highest average price was in Marquette at about $2.86 per gallon.

Could gas prices keep going down? One analyst says yes

There's two reasons for Michigan residents to be relieved today. The campaign ads on radio and TV have stopped..and gas prices are falling. In fact, Michigan's average gas price is under three-dollars a gallon for the first time since December 2010, and one analyst thinks they will keep falling.'s Patrick DeHaan says oil prices aren't done falling yet, meaning gas prices will continue to get cheaper.

Enterovirus on the rise in Michigan

More cases of the Enterovirus D-68 are surfacing in Michigan. According to the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed 25 cases of enterovirus D68 (EV-D68). The MDCH says enteroviruses are very common viruses with an estimated 10 to 15 million enterovirus infections occuring in the U.S. each year. 

3 cases of enterovirus confirmed in Michigan

Michigan health officials have confirmed three cases of enterovirus-68, or EV-68, in Michigan. The positive test results were submitted last week to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lab. CDC officials say that 160 lab-confirmed cases of EV-68 were reported in 22 states across the country, originating in the Midwest. Among the ways to protect yourself and your kids are washing hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds - especially after changing diapers - and avoiding touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

Scammers targeting school districts

The Better Business Bureau in Michigan is warning school administrators to watch out for phony invoices that ask for payment of more than 600 dollars for school books. The billing comes from an outfit calling itself the Scholastic School Supply, a name similar to a legitimate supply company, although the B-B-B says the scammers are trying to get some quick cash from unknowing school districts. The advisory from the B-B-B says Michigan is one of 22 states getting the phony invoices. It was not immediately clear if any school districts in Michigan have actually sent money to the scammers. (MRN)

Enterovirus: What parents, caregivers need to know

A respiratory illness affecting thousands of children across the nation has Michigan hospitals, doctors, parents, and caregivers on alert, and experts say it's important to know the symptoms and step up preventive measures. It's called enterovirus D-68, and according to Dr. Matt Davis, chief medical executive with the Michigan Department of Community Health, many of the symptoms start out similar to a severe cold but can take a much more serious turn. Davis said this strain is rare and can cause wheezing, difficulty breathing, fever and racing heart rate.

Minimum wage set to rise Monday

If you're paid the minimum wage, you're likely getting a pay increase next Monday. It follows recent action by the Michigan Legislature, and the governor. The state's minimum wage will increase from the current $7.40 per hour to $8.15 per hour on September First. The state's minimum wage was last increased six years ago. Under the new law Michigan's minimum wage will increase eventually to $9.25 per hour in 2018.

Cadillac man takes Police on 22 mile chase through two counties

A Cadillac man is behind bars awaiting arraignment after he took police on a high speed chase in Wexofrd Co. that lasted 22 miles and topped speeds of 120 miles per hour. State Police say it started after an officer tried to stop a motorcycle on northbound U.S. 131 for traveling 90 mph in a 70 mph zone.

Free fishing weekend held Saturday and Sunday!

If fishing is your thing, or even if it's not, this is the weekend to do it. That's because this Saturday and Sunday the state is holding its annual Summer Free Fishing Weekend. The Department of Natural Resources says Michigan residents and non-residents will be allowed to fish without a license Saturday and Sunday. All other fishing regulations will still apply.

Minimum wage going up in Michigan

Governor Rick Snyder has signed into law legislation that will increase Michigan's minimum wage to $9.25 per hour by 2018. Under the compromise bill, which received bipartisan support in both chambers of the state Legislature yesterday (Tue), the minimum wage will gradually increase from $7.40 to $9.25 per hour by 2018. Meanwhile, the rate for tipped employees will be 38 percent of the regular minimum wage. The wages will rise based on a five-year rolling average of inflation, but no more than 3.5 percent.


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