DETROIT (AP) - A federal judge has cleared the way for Detroit's Public Lighting Authority to immediately sell $60 million in bonds to begin fixing thousands of broken streetlights. Judge Steven Rhodes issued his order on Friday - three days after he allowed Detroit to become the largest U.S. city to enter bankruptcy.
BENTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - A small college in the corner of southwestern Michigan can reopen after authorities found nothing credible about a fired employee's threats. Lake Michigan College in Berrien County was shut down shortly before noon yesterday. Students and employees were sent home after the school was told that a fired maintenance worker had made threats.
FLINT, Mich. (AP) - A Flint city councilman arrested for suspicion of drunken driving and marijuana possession is resisting calls that he step down. The Flint Journal reported Friday that Eric Mays says he has no plans to resign the office he's held for about a month. The 55-year-old Mays was arrested early on November 30th on Interstate 475 by police investigating a traffic accident.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The Michigan Lottery had record sales in the most recent fiscal year, but profits for schools declined from a year ago. The lottery on Friday reported nearly $2.5 billion in sales and $734 million in revenue for public schools. It says the contribution to schools was down 5.7 percent from a record-high payment in 2012 because of larger payouts to players.
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