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Steve Carmody

Mid-Michigan Reporter / Producer

Steve Carmody has been a reporter for Michigan Radio since 2005.

Steve previously worked at public radio and television stations in Florida, Oklahoma and Kentucky, and also has extensive experience in commercial broadcasting.

During his three-plus decades in broadcasting, Steve has won numerous awards, including accolades from the Associated Press and Radio and Television News Directors Association. Away from the broadcast booth, Steve is an avid reader and movie fanatic.

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Two Michigan Democratic congresswomen are calling on Republicans in the U.S. Senate to take action on legislation on policing.

Specifically, Representative Debbie Dingell (D-Dearborn) and Representative Brenda Lawrence (D-Southfield) want the Senate to take up the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.  

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If there is football played in the Big House this fall, most Wolverine fans will find themselves having to watch the games from home.

The University of Michigan Athletic Department announced its preliminary football ticket plans Wednesday. Under the ticket plan, students and current season ticket holders would be given the opportunity to purchase single game tickets.   There will be no tickets available for the general public.

But whether there will be games played remains a question.

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A Michigan congresswoman is hoping to speed up clean-up of PFAS contamination in a Defense Department spending bill.

U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Dearborn) is proposing an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act. It would call for a clean-up of contaminated PFAS sites and limit their spread.

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Updated July 14 at 4:52 p.m.

One man is dead and another is hospitalized after an argument over wearing a face mask at a mid-Michigan convenience store.

Tuesday morning, a man refusing to wear a mask stabbed a mask-wearing man in the store parking lot, just south of Lansing.

Paw Paw school district

After decades as the "Redskins,” Paw Paw schools will now be the Red Wolves.

On Monday, school board president Brent McNitt joined other school board members in voting unanimously to approve the new nickname and logo.

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Billionaire businessman Manuel “Matty” Moroun has died. He was 93.

Moroun is best known as the longtime owner of the Ambassador Bridge. He bought the bridge in 1979, and fought long and hard to keep it the only bridge spanning between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario.

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Monday, the Lansing city council may take a step toward considering slashing the city’s police department budget by 50%.

Councilman Brandon Betz says his proposal is about “re-envisioning public safety”.

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Monday, Saginaw City Council is expected to have a discussion about a local monument honoring the “First White Man” to visit the Saginaw Valley.

The monument honors Henri Nouvel, a Catholic missionary who traveled through the region in the 1600’s.

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A legal dispute between Michigan and a Native American tribe might be affected by a U.S. Supreme Court decision last week. 

The nation’s highest court found that centuries-old treaties between tribes and the U.S. government remain in effect, even if they have long been ignored. 

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Michigan firefighters have new rules for when they use firefighting foam containing industrial chemicals known as PFAS.

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Update: Friday, July 10, 11:20 p.m.

Detroit Police Chief James Craig says body and dash cam footage show that Hakim Littleton fired at officers before they killed him on Friday. But that came after protests erupted in the wake of Littleton’s death.

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President Donald Trump has approved a major disaster declaration for mid-Michigan counties affected by May’s floods.

The president tweeted on Thursday that he approved a major disaster declaration to provide more than $43 million in federal funds to “help the people of the GREAT State of Michigan recover from the recent dam break flooding.” 

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Western Lake Erie is expected to see only a moderate bloom of cyanobacteria this summer. The cyanobacteria can produce toxins that are harmful for people and pets.

Scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and regional institutions predict the 2020 summer cyanobacterial bloom will be among the smallest since 2011.

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The Big Ten Conference won't play nonconference games in football or other sports this fall because of the coronavirus pandemic.

“We are facing uncertain and unprecedented times, and the health, safety and wellness of our student-athletes, coaches, game officials, and others associated with our sports programs and campuses remain our number one priority,” says the Big Ten said in a statement.

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A major liquor distributor is facing a stiff fine after shortages that thinned store shelves in Michigan last year.

Michigan’s Attorney General’s office and the Michigan Liquor Control Commission (MLCC) say the Republic National Distributing Company has acknowledged 88 violations of the state liquor control code.

In 2019, the company was the subject of hundreds of complaints, ranging from delayed or missed deliveries to a lack of customer service.

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Governor Gretchen Whitmer vetoed a series of tax bills on Wednesday.

The governor described the bills as “a commendable effort” to provide relief to Michiganders during a time of crisis. But Whitmer says she vetoed the bills because local governments told her the bills would create more problems than they would have solved.  

State Representative Jim Lower (R-Greenville) says his bills were intended to give homeowners and business owners more flexibility for paying 2020 summer property taxes due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The number of new COVID-19 cases tied to an East Lansing bar is starting to wane.

Harper's Restaurant and Brewhub became infamous in June for drawing large crowds of young people, not wearing masks or social distancing. The bar is now closed. 

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A new study by University of Michigan researchers finds climate change may help Asian carp overcome another invasive species to gain a foothold in the Great Lakes.

The study looks at how three factors (climate change, nutrient management, and invasive mussels) have affected Lake Michigan's vulnerability to bighead and silver carp.  

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Tuesday is Blackout Day 2020.

Activists are encouraging African-Americans to shop today only at Black-owned businesses. The intent is to show the economic strength of African-Americans.

Dr. Alane Laws-Barker is the founder of the Black Business Alliance of Greater Lansing. She hopes all shoppers take part.

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A new study finds police unions have made more than $1 million in political contributions to Michigan politicians and political action committees during the past decade.

The Michigan Campaign Finance Network (MCFN) says 112 of the 147 current Michigan legislators have received donations from a police union in the last 10 years.

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Expect to see people collecting signatures soon on a petition to repeal the Michigan law that's given Governor Gretchen Whitmer broad emergency powers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Board of State Canvassers approved language for the petition Monday.

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The head of Michigan’s office of mobility says he wants to attract more investment in mobility production and technology.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer appointed Trevor Pawl as Michigan’s Chief Mobility Officer last week.

For the first time since the earliest days of the pandemic, Michigan reported no COVID-19 deaths on a single day on Sunday.

Since mid-March, not a day has gone by in Michigan without at least one death attributed to COVID-19. 

But the official state tally of coronavirus cases on Sunday contained no new deaths.

Since March, state health officials have confirmed 5,972 deaths linked to COVID-19.

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Many Michigan voters plan to stay home for the August primary, but they're still planning to vote.

Clerks around the state have already received more than 1.3 million absentee ballot applications. That's a million more ballots than were requested a month before the 2016 August primary.

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Thursday, Michigan reported its highest single daily COVID-19 case number since May.

State health officials reported 543 new confirmed coronavirus cases on Thursday. It’s a big jump in daily numbers over recent weeks. It’s the biggest single day increase since May 29.

There has been rising concerns about potential COVID-19 hot spots around the state.

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State environmental officials say tests along the Tittabawassee and Saginaw Rivers are not showing recent floods caused dioxin and other contamination to spread.

In May, heavy rains and dam failures created a 500-year-flood in Midland County, including areas with histories of contamination from Dow Chemical.

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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is shutting down indoor bar service in lower Michigan to slow the spread of coronavirus.

But for some bar owners, it could be “last call.”

The governor signed the executive order Wednesday to combat a rise in COVID-19 cases.  

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Federal and state environmental agencies have agreed on a groundwater cleanup plan for a site in Madison Heights where a toxic green-ooze leaked onto I-696 last year.

The green ooze seeped from a former electroplating business.  

Since last December, the federal Environmental Protection Agency has collected more than a quarter million gallons of contaminated groundwater from the site.

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A major U.S. Supreme Court ruling on public funding for religious schools will likely not directly affect Michigan.

On Tuesday, the nation’s highest court made it easier for religious schools to obtain public funds, upholding a Montana scholarship program that allows state tax credits for private schooling.

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The University of Michigan Regents approved a slight tuition increase Monday night.

The regents approved a budget, including a 1.9% tuition increase, on a five to two vote. The board deadlocked on a similar proposal last week.

The budget takes effect Wednesday. 

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