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Tue October 30, 2012
In this morning's Michigan news headlines. . .
Tens of thousands of Michiganders without power today
"More than 56,000 DTE customers in Michigan are without power this morning as high winds created by Hurricane Sandy continue to buffet the state. The outages affect Oakland, Wayne, St. Clair, Macomb, and Washtenaw Counties. Consumers Energy reports 12,000 outages statewide and says power should be restored by midday. Both utilities dispatched line workers to the east coast to help with storm damage there," Rina Miller reports.
Bill Clinton backs Michigan Prop. 3
"Former President Bill Clinton is encouraging Michigan voters to approve Proposal Three on the November ballot. Under the proposed constitutional amendment, Michigan utilities would have to generate a quarter of their energy using renewable sources by 2025. Clinton says it’s 'Michigan’s best opportunity this year to jumpstart the state’s economy,'” Jake Neher reports.
Hundred-thousand dollar reward to help find I-96 shooter
"Law enforcement agencies are now offering more than $100,000 for information that will help catch whoever’s been shooting at cars along the I-96 corridor in southeast Michigan. There have been 25 incidents during the last two weeks along a nearly 100 mile stretch from Shiawassee and Ingham Counties, to Livingston and Oakland Counties. Only one person has suffered a minor injury. More than 600 tips have come into the task force leading the investigation. Ingham County Sheriff Gene Wriggelsworth hopes the new $102,000 reward will bring in the tip that will break the case," Steve Carmody reports.