Stories tagged: "safety"


FILE - This undated photo provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows a blacklegged tick, which is also known as a deer tick. Ticks will be more active than usual early in spring 2023, and that means Lyme disease and other tick-borne infections could spread earlier and in greater numbers than in a typical year. Ticks can transmit multiple diseases that sicken humans, and deer ticks, which spread Lyme, are a day-to-day fact of life in the warm months in New England and the Midwest. (CDC via AP, File)
Tick Season Has Arrived in Michigan: Follow These Simple Steps to Stay Safe

After a mild winter, there will likely be an uptick in ticks this year. Safeguarding yourself, and your pets, from ticks requires protecting yourself before, during, and after spending time outdoors.

A Ford sign is shown at a dealership in Springfield, Pa., Tuesday, April 26, 2022. Ford Motor Co. is recalling certain 2004 to 2006 Ranger vehicles, Friday, May 5, 2023, because replacement front passenger air bag inflators may have been installed incorrectly. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in a letter that the recall includes 231,942 vehicles.   (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Car Recalls: Do You Drive a Ford Ranger or Older BMW? Read This Now.

The two automakers are warning owners of some older models to take action to avoid serious injury.

College students have never had a roadmap for navigating sexual assault — until now

The Campus Accountability Map & Tool compiles sexual assault data, support resources, reporting protocols and investigation procedures for more than 750 U.S. colleges and universities. 

Students and community members gather outside of the Michigan Capitol in Lansing, Mich., on Monday, Feb. 20, 2023, for a protest calling for lawmakers to enact gun control legislation following a mass shooting on the Michigan State University campus on Feb. 13. (AP Photo/Joey Cappelletti)
‘It’s time’: Former GOP Congressmen Join Push for New Gun Reforms in Michigan

Two former Republican members of Congress have thrown their support behind the gun safety bills introduced by Senate Democrats that are moving through the state Legislature—and they’re encouraging their colleagues to do the same, or else risk more Michigan lives to senseless gun violence.

Ten Years Later: The Heroes of Sandy Hook

Helpers, heroes, whatever you call them-- there were many inside Newton, Connecticut's Sandy Hook Elementary School that terrifying day ten years ago. Some are no longer alive. Others are still anonymous. But all risked-- and sometimes gave-- their lives to save many more. These are their stories.

Source: Department of Homeland Security
‘Threat Actors Have Recently Mobilized’: DHS Bulletin Warns of Possible Attacks

BREAKING–A Department of Homeland Security bulletin released on Tuesday highlights a range of possible targets, and warns of mounting threats as the midterm election season approaches. The bulletin, posted through the National Terrorism Advisory System, said in the coming months, “we expect the threat environment to become more dynamic,” and notes that “several high-profile events...

Aiden Watson, who was injured at Oxford High School, attends a vigil with his mother at LakePoint Community Church in Oxford, Mich., Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021. Authorities say a 15-year-old sophomore opened fire at Oxford High School, killing three students and wounding several others, including a teacher. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Oxford HS Shooting Could Affect How Future Gun Violence is Punished

From charges against the parents of the shooter to future gun measures, here is how the Oxford High School shooting last month is changing how we view who is responsible for school shootings.