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Paul Ryan Compares Auto Industry Struggles in Michigan, Wisconsin

Paul Ryan Compares Auto Industry Struggles in Michigan, Wisconsin

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(ROCHESTER, Mich.) –  In Mitt Romney’s home state, Paul Ryan held a rally Monday in front of one of his largest crowds on the campaign trail and tailored his remarks for the Michigan audience, comparing job loss…

Paul Ryan Bristles at Reporter’s Question

Paul Ryan Bristles at Reporter’s Question

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images(ROCHESTER, Mich.) — Congressman Paul Ryan had what appeared to be a testy exchange with a reporter from ABC News affiliate WJRT in Flint, Mich., Monday afternoon after being asked about gun control and tax cuts….

Michigan ‘Hero’s Welcome’ for Staff Sgt. Travis Mills, Who Lost Four Limbs

Michigan ‘Hero’s Welcome’ for Staff Sgt. Travis Mills, Who Lost Four Limbs

Hemera/Thinkstock(VASSAR, Mich.) — Two rival teams will face off Friday night at a Michigan homecoming football game, but this year fans from both sides will be sporting the same T-shirts with the motto, “Two Teams, One Hero.”The “hero” to whom they r…

Teamsters Boss Jimmy Hoffa Is Still Missing

Teamsters Boss Jimmy Hoffa Is Still Missing

Siri Stafford/Thinkstock(ROSEVILLE, Mich.) — Wherever Jimmy Hoffa is, he’s not under a driveway in Roseville, Mich.The mystery of what happened to the controversial Teamsters boss lives on as Roseville Police Chief James Berlin confirmed on Tuesday th…

Police Search for Jimmy Hoffa’s Body in Michigan Driveway

Police Search for Jimmy Hoffa’s Body in Michigan Driveway

Comstock/Thinkstock(ROSEVILLE, Mich.) — “Where is Jimmy Hoffa’s body?” is a question that has spawned thousands of theories. Now, one Michigan police chief believes a break in the famous cold case could be close at hand.James Berlin, the police chief …

Scoreboard Roundup – 9/22/12

Scoreboard Roundup – 9/22/12

Getty Images/ Hemera(NEW YORK) –  NCAAF: (1) Alabama (4-0) steamrolled Florida Atlantic (1-3), 40-7.
(2) LSU (4-0) escaped Auburn (1-3), 12-10.
(3) Oregon (4-0) destroyed (22) Arizona (3-1), 49-0.
(4) Florida State (4-0) creamed Clemson (3-1), 49…

Michigan Man Uses Carnival Skills to Win Toys for Kids

Michigan Man Uses Carnival Skills to Win Toys for Kids

Hemera/Thinkstock(DETROIT) — When Peter Drakos was a kid, he loved to play baseball and help his father with his linen company, never imagining that those hobbies would one day help make him one of the best carnival game players in the world. Today, t…

U-Haul Truck Carrying Biden Gear Stolen in Detroit

U-Haul Truck Carrying Biden Gear Stolen in Detroit

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(DETROIT) — A U-Haul truck carrying equipment for Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign event in Detroit Monday was stolen this weekend, ABC News confirmed with United States Secret Service.Ed Donovan, a spokesman for the U….

U-Haul Truck Carrying Biden Gear Stolen in Detroit

U-Haul Truck Carrying Biden Gear Stolen in Detroit

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(DETROIT) — A U-Haul truck carrying equipment for Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign event in Detroit Monday was stolen this weekend, ABC News confirmed with United States Secret Service.Ed Donovan, a spokesman for the U….

Alabama Handles Michigan Easily, 41-14

Alabama Handles Michigan Easily, 41-14

Streeter Lecka/Getty Images(ARLINGTON, Texas) — Alabama is off to a good start defending their title. (2) Alabama beat down (8) Michigan, 41-14, Saturday, in a game that was never close.
Alabama, who lost three defensive starters from last years Natio…

Michigan Wolverines Suspend Two For Opener Against Alabama

Michigan Wolverines Suspend Two For Opener Against Alabama

David Stluka/Getty Images(ANN ARBOR) — University of Michigan head football coach Brady Hoke said on Friday that starting running back Fitzgerald Toussaint and backup defensive end Frank Clark will be suspended for Saturday night’s marquee matchup wit…

$337 Million Powerball Winner Told Whole Family to Retire

$337 Million Powerball Winner Told Whole Family to Retire

William Thomas Cain/Getty Images(LAPEER, Mich.) — The Michigan winner of the $337 million Powerball claimed his prize Friday, joking about taxes, early retirement and his first purchase after becoming a mega-millionaire.
When Donald Lawson, 44, approa…

Mitt Romney Makes Birth Certificate Reference

Mitt Romney Makes Birth Certificate Reference

Alex Wong/Getty Images(COMMERCE, Mich.) – At a rally meant to highlight Mitt Romney’s hometown roots in Michigan, a joke delivered by the candidate seemed to make reference to suggestions that President Obama was not born in the United Stat…

Michigan Ready for 2012 BCS Run

Michigan Ready for 2012 BCS Run

Chris Graythen/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The Michigan Wolverines are coming off of a very successful first season under head coach Brady Hoke in 2011. The team finished 11-2 and won its first BCS bowl game since 2006 against Virginia Tech, finishing th…

Wrong-Way Crash Leads to Clues in Murder of Michigan Family

Wrong-Way Crash Leads to Clues in Murder of Michigan Family

Comstock/Thinkstock(VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP, Mich.) — Michigan police on the way to alert a woman that her husband had died in a fiery car crash Thursday morning discovered the wife and her two young sons stabbed to death, in what appears to be a murder-su…

Winning Powerball Ticket Sold in Michigan

Winning Powerball Ticket Sold in Michigan

William Thomas Cain/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — A ticket sold in Michigan matched all five numbers, including the Powerball, to win the jackpot estimated at $337 million, according to Powerball.com.Andi Brancato, a Michigan lottery spokesman, tells ABC N…

Michigan Most Expensive State for Car Insurance, Study Finds

Michigan Most Expensive State for Car Insurance, Study Finds

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — When it comes to car insurance rates, Michigan, Louisiana, Kentucky, West Virginia and Mississippi are at the top of the heap for the amount paid compared to residents’ incomes.According to a new study released…

John Edwards’ Daughter Jumps Back into Politics

John Edwards’ Daughter Jumps Back into Politics

Steve Exum/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Two months after standing steadfastly by her father John Edward’s side during his hugely-publicized campaign finance fraud trial, Cate Edwards is hopping back into the political arena to stand by Trevor Thom…

Michigan Woman Has Flesh-Eating Bacteria Aimee Copeland Survived

Michigan Woman Has Flesh-Eating Bacteria Aimee Copeland Survived

WXYZ-TV/ABC News(DETROIT) — A Detroit-area woman is fighting for her life against the same, rare flesh-eating disease that nearly killed Georgia graduate student Aimee Copeland.Crystal Spencer, 33, is in serious condition at Detroit Receiving Hospital…

Michigan Grandmother to Be Tried for Shooting Grandson

Michigan Grandmother to Be Tried for Shooting Grandson

David De Lossy/Thinkstock(WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich.) — A 74-year-old Michigan grandmother has been ordered to stand trial for murdering her 17-year-old grandson at her home in West Bloomfield this past May.  Prosecutors say Sandra Layne shot Jonatha…

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