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55th District Court to be closed Jan. 30 for caseload inventory
The Michigan Supreme Court has approved the 55th District Court’s Local Administrative Order 2015-01, Closing of Court – Caseload Inventory/Strategic planning. 

The order authorizes the 55th District Court to be closed to the public on Friday, January 30, 2015 for the purpose of conducting a caseload inventory and a strategic planning session for 2015. 

The court will process in-custody arraignments, emergency matters and other special circumstances that may arise during the closure to the public. 

The court will reopen to the public on Monday, February 2, 2015 at a.m.


Mother accused of newborn’s  death had other kids, police say
ROSEVILLE, Mich. (AP) — Police say the mother of a baby found dead at a Detroit-area recycling center had three other children but lost custody of them.

Roseville Chief James Berlin says the 24-year-old woman is expected to appear in court today in Eastpointe. He says a “sick story” has “become sicker” as investigators learn more about the death of the newborn.

Berlin says the boy was born around Dec. 22 and died two days later. He says the body was left in a shed in Eastpointe and somehow ended up at a recycling center nearby in Roseville on Jan. 14.

Investigators initially believed the baby might be a missing child from the Lansing area, but tests ruled it out.


Nearly 300,000 Michigan residents sign up for health care
DETROIT (AP) — Federal health officials say about 300,000 Michigan residents have signed up for health care through the federal exchange, most with financial help.

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell told reporters Tuesday that the 299,750 sign-ups as of Jan. 16 represent those who have selected a health plan or re-enrolled, not paid. Of those, 33 percent enrolled for the first time.

More than 272,000 people in the state had signed up during the first round. According to federal data at that time, there were about 250,000 eligible state residents who hadn't signed up.

Of the roughly 300,000 enrolled, 88 percent have picked a plan with financial help.

The second enrollment period deadline is Feb. 15.

Total enrollment in the 37 states served by HealthCare.gov is about 7.1 million people.

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