In this morning's Michigan news headlines. . .

Oct 2, 2012

"Four strike" felons now face at least 25 years

"Felons convicted of four or more violent offenses will face at least 25 years in prison under a law signed by Governor Rick Snyder. There are 47 offenses covered by the new “four strikes” law. They include kidnapping and rape, as well as armed robbery, home invasion, and weapons violations," Rick Pluta reports. 

Concussion bill headed to Snyder's desk

"Youth sports coaches may soon have to take players out of games if they suspect a concussion. The state Legislature easily passed two bills designed to cut down on serious head injuries in kids' sports. The measures would also require the state to provide more information and training for coaches, players, and parents," Jake Neher reports.

Detroit workers on strike for second day

"Striking employees at Detroit’s wastewater plant walked the picket line for a second day yesterday. That’s despite a federal judge’s order to return to work. Most members of AFSCME Local 207 walked off the job Sunday. Union members say they’re fed up with what they call a continued effort to dismantle the department and their union. City officials plan to largely privatize the water department over five years, and cut up to 80-percent of its staff," Sarah Cwiek reports.