More Snow Days in Michigan Schools

Michigan lawmakers are considering increasing the number of snow days in schools. The bill was introduced earlier this month by Cadillac Representative Phil Potvin. Currently, schools are allowed six snow days before they have to make up the missed time. Potvin suggests raising that number to nine days because safety is paramount. In the last school year, there was an average of 9 1/2 school days missed.

Sean Michael Phillips Appeals Reinstatement of Murder Charges

Sean Michael Phillips appeals the reinstatement of murder charges against him in the Baby Kate case. Mlive reports an appeal was filed on Tuesday. In September, of last year, Judge Peter Wadel said there wasn't enough evidence to go to trial. Mason County Prosecutor Paul Spaniola and the Attorney General's Office appealed the ruling and in December, Judge Richard Cooper, overturned the original ruling... allowing them to continue to pursue charges of open murder against Phillips. Phillips has been serving his prison sentence of unlawful imprisonment of his daughter, since 2012.  

Miss America Visits Ludington

Miss America will visit Ludington to help launch COVE's new facility. KiraKazantsev  is in Ludington today for the grand opening of COVE’s new facility for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

This will be Kazantsev's first time in Michigan.  Her platform, “Love Shouldn’t Hurt: Protecting Women Against Domestic Violence,” fits right in with COVE’s mission.  Carrie Kosla, Miss Ludington Area board member and COVE’s outreach and fundraising coordinator helped COVE invite Kazantsev to be here for the special grand opening. A fundraising dinner will be held Tuesday night at Lincoln Hills Golf Club. 

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