State Roundup


Couple resc­ues whe­e­lchair woman from lake waters 
LUDINGTON, Mich. (AP) — A Chicago couple visiting western Michigan to celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary helped rescue an Ohio woman in a wheelchair who fell into the water along Lake Michigan.
The Ludington Daily News reports 61-year-old Joanne Burkhart of Rootstown was visiting Ludington’s North Breakwater Lighthouse on Tuesday when her husband, Walter, let go of her wheelchair to take a photo. A wind gust sent Joanne Burkhart and the wheelchair into the water.
Police Chief Mark Barnett says 68-year-old Walter Burkhart reached his wife, who was face down in the water, and held her so she could breathe. Fred Strubin got into the water to help in the rescue and his wife, Debbie, tried to call 911 and ran for help.
Joanne Burkhart was treated and released at an area hospital.
Ann Arbor
Enrollment at U. of Michigan sets another record 
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan says enrollment at its Ann Arbor campus has set a record for the fifth consecutive year.
The school announced Wednesday that it has 43,710 students for fall 2013, up 0.7 percent from a year ago. The number of graduate/professional students decreased by 20 to 15,427 and undergraduate enrollment rose by 304, or 1.1 percent, to 28,283.
The university says its entering class was 6,225, up 54 students from 2012. It followed about 46,800 applications, up 10 percent.
Using new reporting guidelines, the school says underrepresented minority freshmen constitute 10.6 percent of the incoming class. The previous year, underrepresented minorities accounted for 10 percent of the incoming class under post-2010 reporting categories.

City pulls license for club where  3 persons killed 
MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) — The City of Muskegon has pulled the business license for a social club where three people were killed and several were more hurt in a shooting.
WOOD-TV reports the city in its decision in part cited a memo from Muskegon police, noting other problems at the Charity Lodge. The memo says there’s been “a pattern of violent crime” there since 2010 ahead of the early Sept. 22 shooting.
A 20-year-old man has been charged with lying to police investigating the shooting. No one has been charged with the deaths.
The social club, also known by its former Elks Charity Lodge name, has been closed since the shooting. Its liquor license already was revoked by the state.
A telephone number for the lodge rang to a different listing early Wednesday.


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