Michigan News

Iconic pier catwalk nears return to Lake Michigan shoreline

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — Lake Michigan’s shoreline will welcome residents and visitors this summer who want to stroll alongside Grand Haven’s long-awaited pier catwalk. Grand Haven City Manager Pat McGinnis recently announced that the iconic catwalk will return to its former home over ...

Attorneys seek 25 years for man in Michigan airport stabbing

By COREY WILLIAMS Associated Press DETROIT — A Montreal man convicted of stabbing a police officer at a Flint, Michigan, airport was in debt and saw the attack as a way to become a martyr while benefiting his wife and children financially through a life insurance policy, his attorneys wrote ...

State trims count of measles case

ANN ARBOR (AP) — Health officials are reducing their count of Michigan’s measles cases after additional testing determined two of the reported cases weren’t the highly contagious disease. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced today that the number for 2019 is 39, ...

Nestle pledges free water for Flint

FLINT (AP) — A bottled water company says it will keep free water flowing in Flint through August. Nestle Waters North America produces the Ice Mountain brand in western Michigan. The company said Wednesday it will continue to send bottled water to distribution sites in Flint. The effort ...

Alleged rape victim speaks publicly

EAST LANSING (AP) — A Michigan State University student is speaking publicly a year after filing a lawsuit against the school alleging that three former men’s basketball players raped her in 2015 and that she was discouraged by counseling center staff from reporting what ...

Woman sentenced in death of child

DETROIT (AP) — A woman will spend up to 15 years in prison after an 11-month-old girl drowned in standing water and sewage after falling through a hole in an upstairs floor and into the basement of a Detroit home. Tonya Peterson was sentenced Tuesday for involuntary manslaughter. Ca’Mya ...

Woman charged after 2 dogs die

DOWAGIAC, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say two dogs died and another was treated for severe dehydration after a woman left them in a vehicle for hours outside a casino in southwestern Michigan. The Cass County prosecutor’s office says Sherill Langford faces felony charges of torturing or ...

Sanders planning rallies in Wisconsin, Michigan, Pittsburgh

By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders announced a campaign swing Monday that will take him to three Great Lakes region states that are a key part of the Democratic strategy to rebuild a “blue wall” and defeat President Donald Trump. Sanders planned ...

Lansing woman launches flourishing cheesecake business

By RACHEL GRECO Lansing State Journal AP Member Exchange LANSING, Mich. — DeAnna Ray-Brown was standing under a 10-foot-by-10-foot hot pink tent off South Martin Luther King Boulevard in single-digit temperatures when it struck her. This might be something. Ray-Brown was serving her ...

Feds file charges in demolitions

DETROIT (AP) — Two people have been charged in an investigation of alleged corruption in Detroit’s home demolition program. Aradondo Haskins and Anthony Daguanno worked for Adamo Group, a demolition contractor. They’re accused of accepting thousands of dollars to share bid information ...

Trial court funding is ‘broken’

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A commission says the way Michigan trial courts are funded is “broken” and should be overhauled with a new model in which the state shares more of the cost. The Trial Court Funding Commission, created under a 2017 law, released its interim report Monday. The ...

Measles up to 41 cases in state

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The number of measles cases in Michigan has reached 41, including the first reported in Washtenaw County. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services updated the numbers Monday with two additional cases. Thirty-nine cases have been confirmed in Oakland ...

Feds OK support for flood victims

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. Small Business Administration has approved a request for an administrative declaration of disaster for parts of western Michigan that suffered through widespread flooding due to heavy rainfall and melting snow. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says the declaration means ...

Feds OK support for flood victims

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. Small Business Administration has approved a request for an administrative declaration of disaster for parts of western Michigan that suffered through widespread flooding due to heavy rainfall and melting snow. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says the declaration means ...

Measles up to 41 cases in state

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The number of measles cases in Michigan has reached 41, including the first reported in Washtenaw County. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services updated the numbers Monday with two additional cases. Thirty-nine cases have been confirmed in Oakland ...

Trial court funding is ‘broken’

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A commission says the way Michigan trial courts are funded is “broken” and should be overhauled with a new model in which the state shares more of the cost. The Trial Court Funding Commission, created under a 2017 law, released its interim report Monday. The ...

Feds file charges in demolitions

DETROIT (AP) — Two people have been charged in an investigation of alleged corruption in Detroit’s home demolition program. Aradondo Haskins and Anthony Daguanno worked for Adamo Group, a demolition contractor. They’re accused of accepting thousands of dollars to share bid information ...

Lansing woman launches flourishing cheesecake business

By RACHEL GRECO Lansing State Journal AP Member Exchange LANSING, Mich. — DeAnna Ray-Brown was standing under a 10-foot-by-10-foot hot pink tent off South Martin Luther King Boulevard in single-digit temperatures when it struck her. This might be something. Ray-Brown was serving her ...

Sanders planning rallies in Wisconsin, Michigan, Pittsburgh

By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders announced a campaign swing Monday that will take him to three Great Lakes region states that are a key part of the Democratic strategy to rebuild a “blue wall” and defeat President Donald Trump. Sanders planned ...

Court to review life term

MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court has agreed to review the life sentence of a man who was a teenager when he kidnapped a customer from a sandwich shop in a notorious Detroit-area homicide. Ihab Masalmani twice has been sentenced to the same life term for murder. In ...