Saginaw County courthouse closes Wednesday due to heavy snowfall
The facility will reopen Thursday, Feb. 3, at 8 a.m., officials said. The Old Town Saginaw facility at 111 S. Michigan houses the county courthouse as well as services including the County Clerk’s office. RELATED:Here’s how to avoid a trip to the hospital during Michigan’s snowstorm, according to an ER doctorSnow storm closes Birch Run Premium OutletsSaginaw Township COVID-19 vaccine clinic canceled due to inclement weathermlive.com
Pine Rest opens new 12-bed residential unit for substance use treatment in Grand Rapids
GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- A new 12-bed facility at Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services will offer residential care for substance use disorder survivors, allowing treatment for 400 additional patients each year. The facility, located at 300 68th St. in Grand Rapids inside Birch Lodge, offers short-term stays for up to 30 days, Pine Rest Substance Use Director Mariah DeYoung said.mlive.com
After dogged pursuit of new facility, Saginaw County celebrates groundbreaking for $8.5M animal shelter
“It broke my heart every time I was in the (current) building,” Van Slembrouck said. Today, Saginaw County sends animals to an All About Animals clinic in Flint as well as the Midland Humane Society for spaying and neutering. The new site’s “dog run” kennels will allow for 10 feet of room to roam, officials say. Planners designed the space surrounded by windows, which will expose the cats to more sunlight and views outside than exist at the current facility, officials say. RELATED:Saginaw County animal shelter design, timeline revealed; building measures triple current facilitymlive.com
At least 8 killed at FedEx facility in Indianapolis
At least eight people were killed at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis. At least four people were hospitalized, including one person with critical injuries. Two others were treated at the scene and released. Police say the suspected gunman killed himself.cbsnews.com
Kalamazoo Youth for Christ settles into new Eastside City Life Center
KALAMAZOO, MI — Kalamazoo Youth for Christ (YFC) has been making itself at home in the newly-opened Eastside City Life Center at 2528 E. Main St. The facility, which formally opened Feb. 16, is a 15,000-square-foot teen center complete with recreational space, lounge, training kitchen, computer labs and more. The facility expands YFC’s presence on the east side of Kalamazoo, which McCloughan said has been rewarding to see so far. The Eastside City Center is a 15,000 square foot facility that features a gym, sound production studio, a kitchen and meeting spaces. The facility has been in the works for the past two years, McCloughan said, but the idea of expanding YFC’s foothold in east Kalamazoo goes further back.mlive.com
Tracking COVID-19 cases, deaths in Michigan long term care facilities, nursing homes
Here we are tracking the state of Michigan’s COVID-19 data for nursing homes, also referred to as long term care facilities. All long-term care facilities additionally have an obligation to report COVID-positive residents and/or staff to their Local Health Department. Skilled Nursing Facilities are facilities licensed to provide organized nursing care and medical treatment to 7 or more unrelated individuals suffering or recovering from illness, injury, or infirmity. This data set includes all licensed nursing facilities with the exception of hospice residences licensed as nursing homes. Adult Foster Care Facilities and Homes for the Aged provide care to persons not needing the 24 hour nursing care found in nursing facilities, yet need monitoring and assistance with activities of daily living.
U-M’s Mcity releases ’80s themed music video to mark fifth anniversary
ANN ARBOR – How come no one is talking about Mcity’s new music video? “We Built Mcity” was released on Dec. 31 and is a spinoff of Starship’s hit song “We Built This City.”The private-public autonomous vehicle technology testing facility on University of Michigan’s North Campus is closed to the public. Behind its walls lies a driverless vehicle testing track which features a mock city, intersections and highways. In the video, Mcity’s staff -- including director Huei Peng -- are seen dancing and lip-syncing along to the custom song whose lyrics center around the facility’s research and mission. For more information, visit www.mcity.umich.edu.