DETROIT (AP) - DTE Energy Company says about 90,000 homes and businesses were without power a day after severe thunderstorms struck parts of southern Michigan, blacking out 174,000 utility customers. Tuesday's storms brought 60 mile-per-hour wind gusts that knocked down trees and power lines across a stretch of southern Michigan. DTE says about 90,000 of its 165,000 affected customers remained powerless this afternoon, the majority in Wayne County.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The United Auto Workers union says General Motors will move production of the next-generation Cadillac SRX crossover SUV from Mexico to Spring Hill, Tennessee. It was unclear how many new jobs the move would create. The Spring Hill factory complex now employs about 1,600 hourly workers.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - A man accused of producing sexually explicit photographs and videos of children as young as two at his mother's day care center has agreed to plead guilty to sexual exploitation of a child. The plea deal document filed this week in Grand Rapids federal court also requires 23-year-old Travis Stiehl to register as a sex offender and consent to the government's request for lifetime supervised release.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - The Michigan Legislature has cleared the way to allow continued hunting of gray wolves, a species that thrives in the Upper Peninsula. The state House voted 65-43 today in favor of a citizen-initiated measure that would empower the Michigan Natural Resources Commission to designate game species and regulate hunting.
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