Get Caught Up: Will Michigan residents face rolling electric brownouts this summer? Study predicts power shortage
A report by the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO), the nonprofit organization that oversees our power grid, said Michigan could be facing power shortages in July and August.
High winds knock out power to thousands across mid-Michigan
MID-MICHIGAN—Parts of mid-Michigan are without power Thursday, March 31, and restoration times could vary as Consumers Energy and DTE crews battle high winds blowing across the state. More than 3,500 Consumers Energy customers in Genesee County are without power as of 11 a.m. Thursday, according to the Consumers Energy outage map. Restoration times could be adjusted as our crews work to safely restore your power,” a message on the Consumers Energy outage map reads. Many of the outages were reported late Thursday morning and no estimated restoration times or causes have been determined. Read more on MLive:High winds causing power outages across Midland, Bay and Saginaw countiesJury convicts Flint man in 2019 shooting that left woman paralyzedLarge fire underway at Midland County plastics companymlive.com
Michigan hockey’s Olympians describe Beijing experience: ‘It was a wild journey’
The month of February was a whirlwind for the Michigan hockey team’s four Olympians. We weren’t allowed to do much other than that.”With Canada holding a training camp before the Beijing games, Johnson and Power missed six Michigan games from Jan. 29-Feb. 19. Despite the Olympians being Michigan’s four leading scorers before leaving for Beijing, the fifth-ranked Wolverines (25-9-1) won every game without them. We’ve won a lot of games, so I’m not too concerned.”MORE MICHIGAN HOCKEY: Nick Blankenburg’s rise from walk-on to Michigan hockey captainSee how the Michigan hockey sweater has evolved over 97 years‘Rock star’ goalie Erik Portillo a difference-maker for Michigan hockeyNew assistant’s analytical approach paying dividends for No. 3 Michigan hockeyLaw firm investigates Michigan hockey over allegations of COVID deception, toxic environmentmlive.com
Americans continue to struggle with inflation despite economic growth
President Biden has vowed to tackle the rising rate of inflation in the U.S. But many Americans don't feel like his administration is doing enough, despite steady economic growth during his first year in office. Chief economist for Morning Consult John Leer joins CBSN's Lana Zak to discuss.news.yahoo.com
What comes next in NY's investigation of Trump
The NY attorney general used a court filing to outline evidence investigators have gathered. The filing was meant to persuade a judge that Donald Trump and two of his children, Don Jr. and Ivanka, should be forced to answer questions under oath. (Jan. 19)news.yahoo.com
Former Trump allies subpoenaed by House January 6 committee
Former Trump allies Rudy Giuliani, Jenna Ellis, Sidney Powell and Boris Epshteyn were subpoenaed by the House January 6 committee. CBS News congressional correspondent Scott MacFarlane joins CBSN's Tanya Rivero with the latest on the January 6 investigation.news.yahoo.com
Secretary of State Blinken in Ukraine amid rising Russia tensions
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken met with the Ukrainian president Wednesday, as Russia continues to amass military forces at the country's border. Blinken said Moscow has two choices in the standoff: diplomacy or confrontation. CBS News correspondent Christina Ruffini joined CBSN to discuss the possible outcomes of the tense situation.news.yahoo.com
President Biden to hold first formal news conference since November
President Joe Biden, whose approval rating stands at 44% amid an uphill battle on his domestic agenda, will face questions from the press Wednesday afternoon during his first formal news conference since November. CBS News senior White House and political correspondent Ed O'Keefe joined CBSN with more about the administration's efforts.news.yahoo.com
New York AG says her office has evidence Trump's company lied to tax officials, banks
New York State's Attorney General Letitia James' office said in a court filing she wants to question former President Trump, his son Donald Trump, Jr., and his daughter, Ivanka Trump, under oath. Her office said it told a court its investigators has evidence Mr. Trump's company used "fraudulent or misleading" asset valuations to get tax benefits and loans.news.yahoo.com
As crews work, power still out for 76K still after thunderstorms, hail, wind sweeps across Michigan
People are regaining power after thunderstorms and hail knocked out power for more than 140,000 homes and businesses Tuesday. Roughly 76,939 customers are still without power across the state of Michigan as of 12:40 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8. DTE has 37,278 customers without power, while Consumers Energy has 36,404 customers. Related: 95K remain without power after strong storms, with gusts to 70 mph, race across MichiganThe power outages come as thunderstorms moved across Michigan on Tuesday afternoon and night. Consumers estimates power restoration between 3 p.m., Sept. 8 and 11:45 a.m., Sept. 9, per outage map.mlive.com
Power to be restored for most by end of weekend after powerful storms
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Utility companies expect power to be restored to most customers in Michigan by the end of the weekend. Hundreds of thousands lost power after two days of strong thunderstorms that began Tuesday, Aug. 10, leading to one of the utility’s largest outages. Consumers Energy said that over 371,000 residential and business customers lost power at some point during the storms. Consumers plans to have power restored to most of them by late Saturday with all of the repairs done by Sunday night. DTE is working to have power restored to over 80% of its customers by the end of Saturday, with 95% restored by Sunday night.mlive.com
Consumers, DTE work to restore electricity after ‘historic storms’
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Consumers Energy expects to restore electricity to another 100,000 customers in the next 24 hours after intense thunderstorms knocked out power to 350,000 customers. Power has been restored to 110,000 homes and businesses that lost power in storms on Tuesday, Aug. 10, and Wednesday, Aug. 11. Consumers said the outages resulted from “historic storms” across the state. “This event is our way of thanking customers for their patience and cooperation as our crews work as quickly and safely as possible to restore electric service to Newaygo County residents following this week’s severe storms,” Consumers said in a statement. DTE and Consumers customers may be eligible for $25 creditMichigan attorney general warns to watch out for disaster cleanup scamsWhy I-196 closure for construction will be headache for Grand Rapids commuters even longer than expectedmlive.com
Rita Crundwell, ex-Dixon official who embezzled $53 million to finance lavish lifestyle, is released from prison with 8 years left on sentence
Former Dixon comptroller Rita Crundwell, who pleaded guilty in 2012 to what authorities then called the largest municipal fraud in the country’s history, was released from prison Wednesday.chicagotribune.com
US warns Ethiopia of 'dehumanizing rhetoric' on Tigray
The head of the U.S. Agency for International Development is expressing concern about the “dehumanizing rhetoric” used by Ethiopia’s leaders amid the nine-month conflict in the Tigray region, whose forces last month were described as “weeds’ and “cancer” by the country’s Nobel Peace Prize-winning prime ministerwashingtonpost.com
See what’s on Aug. 3 election ballot in Muskegon, Ottawa counties
Voters in Muskegon and Ottawa counties will head to the polls Tuesday to narrow city council and Board of Light and Power candidates, decide a marijuana proposal and vote on millage renewals. A primary election will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 3. Additionally, voters can register to vote and receive an absentee ballot at their local clerk’s office on Election Day. MuskegonVoters will decide which four of five candidates for Muskegon City Commission will move on to the Nov. 2 general election. Read more:Recreational marijuana proposal on Muskegon County township primary ballotFRUITPORT TOWNSHIPVoters in Fruitport Township will decide whether to renew two millages.mlive.com
Owen Power becomes first UM player selected No. 1 in NHL draft
Owen Power is the first University of Michigan player to go first overall in the NHL draft. The 6-foot-5 defenseman from Ontario was taken by the Buffalo Sabres to kick off the 2021 virtual draft on Friday night. He continued to improve his draft stock with a strong showing at the World Championships this spring, helping Canada win a gold medal. Earlier this month, Power said he is leaning toward returning to the Wolverines for his sophomore season. RELATED: Michigan’s hockey program about to make history during 2021 NHL DraftPower is just the sixth Michigan student-athletes to go No.mlive.com
As NHL draft nears, top prospects ponder turning pro or returning to Michigan
As NHL draft nears, top prospects ponder turning pro or returning to MichiganOwen Power and Matty Beniers were instrumental in helping Michigan’s hockey team earn a No. The Wolverines should have a strong returning core if Power, Beniers and Johnson all come back. “I saw some of the football players at Michigan kind of jumping into that,” Beniers said. “If I’m ready hockey-wise and if I’m ready mentally as a person -- it’s a big step,” Beniers said of turning pro. I’d love to be in college, kind of have a college life, especially after last year, we didn’t really get the full college experience.mlive.com
Samantha Power on Vice President Kamala Harris' immigration comments
The new head of the U.S. Agency for International Development speaks with 60 Minutes+ about the Biden administration's response to the historic increase of migrants coming to the U.S. southern border. See the interview, streaming now, only on Paramount+cbsnews.com
How the new Texas voting bill would create hurdles for voters of color
Then, as now, those in power denied racist intent, he noted. Then, as now, they claimed they wanted to protect the “integrity” of elections. Then, as now, they imposed restrictions such as poll taxes and literacy tests that they claimed would apply to all voters but that in practice applied overwhelmingly to people of color.washingtonpost.com
Michigan’s Owen Power puts dreams of being No. 1 pick on hold to focus on NCAA Tournament
Michigan hockey has produced the most first-round NHL draft picks among any NCAA program with 25, but it has never had a player go No. “For all three of us, we don’t really talk about it that much,” Power told reporters last week. “We go to the rink, and no one cares when you’re at the rink where you’re ranked or what’s going on. So I think just having such a good group of guys with the team, you’re kind of able to get your mind off it no problem.”RELATED: Michigan hockey earns No. 2 seed, opens vs. defending champion Minnesota DuluthThe 6-foot-5 smooth-skating Power has made his case to be the No.mlive.com
How the Red Cross is helping Texans in need
How the Red Cross is helping Texans in need Power has been restored to most of Texas, but now a water crisis is underway. Roughly a quarter of the state's population is under a "boil-water advisory." The rolling power outages caused pipes to burst in homes and shut down water treatment plants. Dan Halyburton, a spokesperson for the American Red Cross, joins CBSN to discuss how his organization is providing aid to those affected by this deadly winter weather.cbsnews.com
Texas grid operator says it’s now under normal conditions, millions still under boil-water notice
At one point on Tuesday, more than 4 million customers were without power. Wintry conditions impacted power production from natural gas, coal, renewables and other sources, just as consumers turned up their thermostats amid frigid temperatures. Natural gas production across Texas dropped about 30%, making it hard for power companies to find the gas they needed to run their power plants. Henry Hub natural gas futures slid slightly to $3.071 per million British thermal units on Friday. For the week natural gas gained more than 5%.cnbc.com
President Trump says ‘there will be an orderly transition’ after Congress certifies Biden victory
As Congress prepares to affirm President-elect Joe Biden's victory, thousands of people have gathered to show their support for President Donald Trump and his claims of election fraud. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump now says there “will be an orderly transition on January 20th” after Congress concluded the electoral vote count certifying President-elect Joe Biden’s victory and after a day of violence when his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol. The rampage began shortly after President Donald Trump repeated his unfounded claims of election fraud to thousands of rallying demonstrators he’d invited to Washington. Many then surged to the Capitol after he incited them to go there as lawmakers debated the electoral votes. Biden defeated Trump by 306-232 electoral votes and will be inaugurated Jan. 20.
Tracking power outages in SE Michigan on Nov. 17, 2020
DETROIT – Power outages piled up Sunday night in southeast Michigan due to damaging wind gusts. We are tracking the DTE Energy power outages in southeastern Michigan right here. READ: Intense wind brings down trees, causes mass power outages across Metro DetroitAs of 9 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 16, DTE reported 65,000 customers remain without power. The company said 90 percent of customers would have their power restored by the end of Tuesday. Current DTE outages:As of 9 p.m. Monday, DTE Energy reported about 65,000 customers were without power.
Intense wind brings down trees, causes mass power outages across Metro Detroit
METRO DETROIT – Strong winds Sunday brought down trees and caused mass power outages across Metro Detroit. MORE: Metro Detroit weather: Wind Advisory now in effectAs of 6:40 p.m. Sunday, more than 195,000 DTE customers are without power. The outages are spread across Metro Detroit with a large number near West Bloomfield. Ryan Stow, with DTE, said there have been about 1,000 downed power lines across Metro Detroit. DTE crews are assessing damage, and making repairs and restoring power, in areas where it is safe to do so.
High winds knock out power to thousands across West Michigan
GRAND RAPIDS, MI — More than 29,000 homes and businesses are without power across West Michigan and surrounding areas as high-wind warnings are expected to stay in effect into Sunday evening. Related: High Wind Warning expanded; Now covers all but 3 counties in Lower MichiganMore than 23,000 Consumers Energy customers are without power across the region, while Indiana Michigan Power is reporting 4,900 outages and more than 800 Great Lakes Energy customers are also without power. These outages are among more than 200,000 homes and business without power across the state. Click the respective links above for outage maps and estimated restoration times for each of the three companies. Whitmer speaking at 6 p.m., expected to announce more COVID-19 restrictionsStaffing, not bed capacity, is the real problem as Michigan hospitals face coronavirus surgeKalamazoo K-9 sniffs out narcotics, leading to seizure of stolen firearmmlive.com
DTE Energy power outage map: Here’s how to check it
DTE Energy says power outages are possible on Sunday with high winds howling around Southeast Michigan. Forecast: High wind warning Sunday, afternoon temperatures dropHow to check the outage mapYou can find the DTE Outage Map here or on the DTE Energy app. Safety Tips During a Storm
2020 election results: Michigan State House mapped by district
Here is a visualization of the Michigan State House of Representatives results mapped by district of the Nov. 3, 2020 General Election. Map: Tracking Michigan 2020 presidential election results by countyView: Michigan State House balance of power
2020 election results: Michigan State House balance of power
Here is a visualization of the Michigan State House of Representatives balance of power as a result of the Nov. 3, 2020 General Election. Map: Tracking Michigan 2020 presidential election results by countyMap: Michigan State House mapped by districtMore: Michigan Proposal 1 outcome by county
Tracking power outages in SE Michigan -- Nov. 1, 2020
DETROIT – High winds blowing through southeast Michigan Sunday are causing power outages throughout the region. Wind advisories are in effect for 11 SE Michigan counties on Sunday afternoon. You can check the DTE outage map here. More than 80 DTE crews are working to restore power to DTE Energy customers. Report an outage to DTE here.
Power claims another pole at Indy, Dixon's woes continue
INDIANAPOLIS – Will Power will start from the pole Saturday at Indianapolis after posting the fastest lap in morning qualifying. It's his fifth pole this season and the 61st career pole, which is second all-time behind Mario Andretti (67). “We made a lot of changes last night," Power said, explaining he was not satisfied with Friday's car. And when Newgarden won Friday's race , with Dixon finishing ninth, the lead was trimmed to 40 points with two races remaining. “It will take more horsepower we'll use more in these conditions, where as in July it would have been easy to do a two-stop race," Power said.
Power outages reported in SE Michigan on first day of virtual school
There are several thousand people without power Tuesday morning in southeastern Michigan, further complicating the virtual start to the school year for families. DTE Energy is reporting about 8,500 customers without power. There is a cluster of outages in the Auburn Hills and southeast Livonia areas. Storms have been rolling through the region.
Henry Ford Hospital in West Bloomfield fully functional, providing care despite power interruption
WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich. – Late this Monday morning, a utility contractor working on a public infrastructure upgrade on the easement near Maple Road hit the main power line that supplies electrical power to the Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital campus. The hospital is fully functional and providing care for patients. If their condition warrants, some patients may be transferred to Henry Ford Hospital. We will update the community when the main power line is restored and all operations return to normal. We continue to provide safe, quality care to our community at Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital.”
Tracking power outages in SE Michigan -- Aug. 2, 2020
DETROIT Heavy rain and thunderstorms Sunday caused power outages throughout southeast Michigan. As of 11:30 p.m. Sunday, the storms had impacted a total of 2,136 customers, according to the company. You can check the DTE outage map here. More than 40 DTE crews are working quickly to restore power to customers. Read: Flash Flood Watch in effect for some Michigan counties until Sunday afternoonReport an outage to DTE here.
Tracking power outages in SE Michigan -- July 19, 2020
DETROIT Power outages are possible in southeastern Michigan on Sunday as there is potential for strong to severe storms in the region. DTE Energy says scattered thunderstorms and high winds are causing power outages throughout southeast Michigan. You can check the DTE outage map here. As of 1:39 p.m. on Sunday, approximately 40,400 DTE Energy customers were without power due to severe weather. Oakland and St. Clair counties are currently experiencing the most power outages.
Tracking power outages in SE Michigan -- June 26-27, 2020
DETROIT Power outages are possible in southeastern Michigan on Friday and Saturday as there is potential for severe storms in the region. DTE Energy and Consumers Energy are preparing for potential strong winds that could down trees and topple power lines. You can check the DTE outage map here. We will be tracking the outages right here. Report an outage to Consumers Energy here.
Not So Calm After The Storm, June 11, 2020, noon update
Not So Calm After The Storm, June 11, 2020, noon updatePublished: June 11, 2020, 12:18 pmYesterday's storms knocked out power to nearly 400,000 customers, but those storms are thankfully well off to our east, with a cooler, drier air mass moving in. The day ahead will feature partial cloud cover early this morning, followed by mostly sunny skies for the balance of the day. It'll be a windy day, though, with west winds at 15 to 25 mph, with gusts over 30 mph possible. These winds have prompted a Lakeshore Flood Warning for the Harsens Island / Algonac area. Highs today will reach the mid to upper 70s, but even cooler air is headed this way for the weekend.