FOX 66 News at Ten
The state of Michigan says there is enough money to keep providing healthy food to low- and moderate-income pregnant women and children for about a month.
Earlier this week Gov. Rick Snyder's administration expressed concerned that federal funding might only last for 10 days due to the partial shutdown of the federal government. But the state Department of Community Health says "spend forward" money and reallocated funding will sustain the program for four to five weeks.
The Women, Infants and Children, or WIC, program provides food and baby formula to women and children up to age 5.
More than half of the babies born in Michigan are enrolled in the program.
Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved.
Monday, October 7 2013, 01:58 PM EDT
National News Headlines
|Relieved evacuees return home after fleeing Northern California wildfire that burned 13 homes|
|Most of the 1,200 people driven to evacuate by a Northern California wildfire that destroyed 13 homes have been told they can safely return after a series of steady gains in the firefight.|
|SPCA volunteer in New Jersey pleads guilty to animal cruelty; 300 dead animals found in home|
|A longtime volunteer with a local animal protection organization in New Jersey has pleaded guilty to animal cruelty charges.|
|Some niche retirement communities geared to people with specific interests or backgrounds|
|Niche retirement communities are growing particularly popular as the 76 million baby boomers reach retirement age.|
|Indian retirement community joins growing world of niche developments for seniors|
|A new development in central Florida is believed to be the first retirement community in the United States catering to people born in India.|
|Former basketball star Charles Barkley offers to pay for funerals of Philadelphia carjacking victims|
|The man known to basketball fans around the world as "Sir Charles" has offered to perform a truly noble act, offering to pay for the funerals of three Philadelphia children who were killed Friday when a stolen van crashed into the fruit stand they and their mother were running to raise money for their church.|
|Texas man accused of sending over 500 hoax white powder letters arrested|
|Federal authorities said Monday that a North Texas man had been arrested and charged with sending over 500 letters containing a white powder to schools, government offices, day care centers, and other locations across the U.S. and around the world.|
|Tourists drawn to giant ketchup bottle now on sale in Illinois for $500,000, with warehouse|
|For tourist Bruce Pasarow of Buena Park, California, leaving Illinois before seeing what's billed as the "World's Largest Bottle of Catsup" was not an option.|
|Conn. man jailed for 21 years in killing he did not commit to seek up to $8 million from state|
|A man who was imprisoned 21 years for a rape and murder he did not commit is set to testify at a first-ever Connecticut hearing to determine how much he should be compensated.|
|California firefighters let most evacuees return home|
|A private drone trying to record footage of a Northern California wildfire nearly hindered efforts to attack the flames from the air, but firefighters made enough progress to allow most of the 1,200 people under evacuation orders to return home Monday.|
|Whale watching cruise boat caught by lobster trap rope on return to Boston, delayed for hours|
|Whale watchers are taking the long way back to Boston after their boat was snagged by a lobster trap rope.|