U.S. sales of cars and trucks rose in January, a strong start to what the auto industry hopes will be an extension of last year's recovery. Full story
A battered 2004 Ford Explorer is seen on Feb. 8, in Frederic Township. Two Frederic men were in the vehicle when they crossed in front of a northbound train and were struck, trapping them inside the vehicle. Both were extricated and transported to Grayling Mercy Hospital for treatment.
Plant employees drive 2011 Ford Explorer vehicles off the assembly line at Ford's Chicago Assembly Plant in Chicago. Demand for trucks and SUVs helped boost January sales at Ford and GM.