Michigan's first school safety reform since the Parkland, Florida, mass shooting has passed the House.

Lawmakers on Tuesday advanced a bipartisan five-bill package to create a school safety commission under the state police. The commission would pioneer statewide safety standards for school buildings, grade them based on new metrics and provide funds for campuses that need upgrades.

SNN: Actions speak louder than words

Feb 26, 2018
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Local students are pushing for change in the wake of the Florida school shooting.

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The Michigan National Guard is pulling back troops being sent to Florida after being told they weren't needed for Hurricane Irma recovery efforts.

Some Michigan troops had already departed for Florida when a Guard official says the decision was made Tuesday to turn them around. Lt. Col. Dawn Dancer says Florida officials decided they didn't need additional Guard troops from around the country.


FBI Director James Comey says the Orlando nightclub shooter espoused support for a jumble of often-conflicting Islamic organizations. The attack left 49 club-goers dead. A local terrorism expert says two things have changed in the world of criminality and terrorism increasing the number of mass shootings.

“Once a crime is committed there are people, once they get word of that crime, who will start repeating the pattern. So, from a criminological analysis, that’s one of the things that’s happening.”

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A former Michigan professor who pleaded guilty to traveling to South Florida to have sex with a 14-year-old boy has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

The South Florida Sun Sentinel reports 51-year-old James Cavalcoli, of Ann Arbor, Michigan, was sentenced Wednesday.

Cavalcoli pleaded guilty in January to attempting to coerce or entice a minor to engage in sexual activity and traveling with intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct.

Rubio plans to campaign in Michigan next week

Dec 3, 2015

WATERFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio plans to campaign in Michigan next week.

 The Florida senator has scheduled a late-afternoon rally Wednesday at the Oakland County International Airport in Waterford Township. Michigan's presidential primary election is in March. Rubio last visited the state in August, when he spoke to the Detroit Economic Club.