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SPECIAL REPORT: Families ditching chemicals for make-your-own cleaners

Updated: 05/25/2016 - There's a new trend in Mid-Michigan households. Families are ditching the chemicals and toxins in their home cleaning products. From laundry detergent to window cleaner, they are making their own cleaning products, some to "go green," other to save money.

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1 person injured in house fire

Updated: 05/25/2016 - It happened at a house on Selfridge Boulevard near the intersection of Miller and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard just before 2a.m.

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Housing market in mid-Michigan booming

Updated: 05/25/2016 - If you're buying or selling a home, chances are you've notice the real estate market is booming. The U.S. Commerce Department released numbers Tuesday showing housing sales across the board are on the rise.

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The Latest: APNewsBreak: Framework of Michigan budget is set

Posted: 05/24/2016 - Key lawmakers and Gov. Rick Snyder's administration have agreed on the framework of a state budget that would direct $165 million more toward Flint's lead-tainted water crisis but significantly cut a proposal to address underground infrastructure needs across Michigan.

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Screening for diabetes at the dentist

Updated: 05/24/2016 - You can get more out of a trip to the dentist than just a teeth cleaning or filling. One local dentist is working with a researcher at MSU to screen patients for diabetes.

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Bill targets aggressive panhandling

Posted: 05/24/2016 - The state is cracking down on aggressive begging. On Tuesday, House lawmakers approved two bills allowing people to be fined for aggressive panhandling.

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CONSUMER REPORTS: Insect Repellents To Keep You Safe This Summer

Updated: 05/24/2016 - Consumer Reports tested 16 insect repellents for their effectiveness at repelling bites from the Aedes mosquitoes that can carry the Zika and Chikungunya viruses and the Culex mosquitoes, known to spread West Nile virus. The lab also tested the repellents against deer ticks, which can carry Lyme and other diseases.

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Gov. Snyder declares Energy Emergency to ensure gasoline for holiday weekend

Updated: 05/24/2016 - Gov. Rick Snyder issued an Executive Order declaring a State of Energy Emergency in Michigan because of a fuel pipeline in Wisconsin and an unplanned outage of the Marathon refinery in Detroit. The order allows those transporting fuel to spend more hours on the road to make sure fuel is available.

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Community raising money for school playground

Updated: 05/24/2016 - Some local elementary students are in desperate need of a playground. The kids at Wacousta Elementary in the Grand Ledge district are taking action to get a new play structure, ever since the beloved "Dream Depot" playground had to be torn down because of safety issues.

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