Prosecutor to decide soon on alleged blackmail of lawmaker

LAPEER, Mich. (AP/WLNS) – A prosecutor will decide in the next week or so how to proceed following an investigation into whether a former lawmaker was blackmailed over his extramarital affair with another legislator. Lapeer County Prosecutor Tim Turkelson said Thursday he has a report from state police, who investigated ex-Rep. Todd Courser’s complaint of getting threatening text messages for his relationship with then-Rep. Cindy...

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Friends For Life: Hill Family

LANSING, MI (WLNS) – All month long 6 News is focusing on men’s health during the second installment of our Friends For Life series. To kick off the series 6 News Anchor Justin Kree talks to the Hill family, from Chicago and learns how the No Shave November movement got started. It’s gained national attention as a way to drop the razors to raise awareness, but the cause was launched after their family was dealing with a tragic loss. 6...

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GM’s UAW workers set to vote on tentative agreement Friday

LANSING, MI (WLNS) – Wage increases, signing bonuses, and better health care. Those are just some of the gains UAW leaders approved under a new tentative agreement with General Motors. Friday, workers will vote on it. The four year contract covers more than 52,000 GM factory workers, and just like a previous agreement reached with Fiat-Chrysler GM’s agreement would eliminate what’s called a two-tier wage system over the next eight...

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Republican may join Whitmer for governor campaign

EAST LANSING, MI (WLNS) – If East Lansing democrat Gretchen Whitmer runs for governor, there’s a chance she could pick a republican running mate, former senate majority leader Randy Richardville. “We’ve talked about it for about a year, and it would appeal to independent voters,” said Richardville, to 6 News Capitol Correspondent Tim Skubick. Richardville went on to tell Skubick that he thinks Whitmer would be the best democrat to run...

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MSP offer safety tips after 3 pedestrians hit in just 2 days

LANSING, MI (WLNS)- Between yesterday and this morning alone, three people have been hit by cars. Two of those three collisions were hit and runs. Michigan State Police offer tips to those on the drivers seat and those on the street. “We want them to pay attention to their surroundings, and uh, especially when, roadways within the cities or on side streets. Paying attention to people out on the roadway. Both pedestrians walking, as...

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