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Laid Off Workers in Four Counties Allowed to Keep Health Care

Laid off workers in four counties are now allowed to keep their health care coverage. Thanks to a federal extension, 74 laid off workers from Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet and Otsego counties will be able to continue their Cobra coverage. Workers who were laid off through February of this year are eligible to extend the benefits for 15 months. The Northern…

Grand Traverse County Recommends New Tasers for Deputies

Some Grand Traverse County deputies may soon have a new tool in their fight against crime. Tuesday morning the county's public safety committee approved the recommendation to buy 61 tasers for the department. Right now only sergeants carry tasers. If the county board approves the $58,000 request, all road deputies will be issued a taser, and others will be available…

Residents in Kincheloe Need to Prevent Pipes from Freezing

A Chippewa County community is already being asked to run their water constantly until spring time to prevent freezing pipes. The Department of Public Works issued a run water advisory for Kincheloe. Besides the cold temperatures, a thin layer of snow isn't insulating the ground enough to prevent freezing. People in Kincheloe will not be charged extra for the water…

Thursday on Michigan This Morning

It could be a huge breakthrough for the lives of diabetics. We'll tell you how close science is to providing an artificial pancreas, in our Healthy Living segment at 5:16 and 6:54. We all play air guitar like pros….but real guitars are another story. Kaz and Corey take us to Traverse City to get a beginning guitar lesson from Ron…

Mavericks hand Pistons 10th straight loss

Jason Terry scored 26 points, Dirk Nowitzki added 22 and the Dallas Mavericks overcame a slow start to hand Detroit its 10th consecutive loss, beating the Pistons 98-93 Tuesday night. The Pistons, who last won Dec. 12, hadn't dropped 10 in a row since the end of the 1993-94 season. They lost their final 13 games that season. The Mavericks…

Building a Snowy Track for Snocross

Moving snow is a full-time job for the Wexford County Civic Center this week. They're getting ready for a snocross event, where 100 snowmobilers will race this weekend. They say they'll move three-to-four-hundred truckloads of snow before the big day. Once that snow is laid down, they'll be able to groom the trail and make the jumps. But until then…

IRS Wants New Requirements For Tax Preparers

The IRS is trying to crack down on tax preparers. A recent study found that more than 80 percent of Americans pay someone else to do their taxes. Now the IRS is proposing new registration, education and testing requirements for anyone who is paid to do taxes. H&R Block is in favor of stricter standards to keep tax preparers ethical….

The Day on 9&10 News at 11

The Kalkaska County Sheriff's Department has a new tool at their disposal, and it has four legs. Their newest team member is Roselynn, a one and half year old German Shepherd who responds to Polish commands. The sheriff's department was able to purchase him with an $18,000 federal grant. Sheriff Dave Israel says the K-9 will help his department work…

High School Dropout Age Raised

Part of the reform package signed by Governor Granholm Monday raises the high school dropout age from 16 to 18. The legislation makes Michigan eligible for federal money from President Obama's Race to the Top initiative. This reform will go into effect starting with the high school class of 2016. While good in theory, superintendents from some Northern Michigan school…

Renovations Start Soon on Library in Mt. Pleasant

An Isabella County Library will soon have a new look, and the Veterans Memorial Library in Mt. Pleasant is trying to make sure customers can still get what they need during the renovations. This week, workers are bringing some books, computers and tax forms to a nearby annex building. Renovations begin soon, and the goal is to make the library…