Michigan News

Michigan AG set to give updates

LANSING (AP) — Michigan’s new attorney general is preparing to provide updates about state investigations of the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal, Flint’s water crisis and clergy abuse in the Roman Catholic church. Dana Nessel took charge of the office in January. She will update ...

Woman killed 3 daughters, self

SOLON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a Michigan woman fatally shot her three young daughters in a wooded area with a bolt-action hunting rifle before driving home with their bodies and shooting herself. Kent County sheriff’s Sgt. Joel Roon identified them Wednesday as 28-year-old ...

Woman accused of keeping mail

CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say they found nearly 15,000 pieces of undelivered mail at the suburban Detroit home of a U.S. Postal Service worker. A federal criminal complaint unsealed this week charges Tiara Vann of Macomb County’s Clinton Township with mail theft. Documents ...

GOP lawmakers ask Michigan court to rule on lame-duck laws

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING — Seeking to avoid a lengthy legal fight, Republican lawmakers on Wednesday asked the Michigan Supreme Court to rule on the constitutionality of their unprecedented strategy to preemptively approve citizen-initiated minimum wage increases and paid ...

State gas prices rise again

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — AAA Michigan says average gas prices statewide are up about 8 cents from a week ago to about $2.37 per gallon. The Dearborn-based auto club says Monday that it appears additional price increases could be on the way and that Michigan gas prices are the highest of 2019. ...

GM to invest in Lansing plant

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — General Motors says it will invest $36 million in its Lansing-area plant to prepare for future production of crossover vehicles. The Detroit Free Press reports GM CEO Mary Barra announced the investment Monday. The company didn’t disclose timing related to the Lansing ...

Florida company may build commercial eel farm in Michigan

ST. JOHNS, Mich. (AP) — A Florida-based company is considering building a $30 million eel farm in Michigan, which one state agriculture official said could be the first facility in the U.S. to commercially raise the long fish for food. Aqua Vida Aquaculture is considering land in an ...

Shepherd fire department conducts annual ice rescue drill

By ERIC BAERREN Morning Sun AP Member Exchange SHEPHERD — James Uthe, a Shepherd Tri-Township firefighter-paramedic was treading the freezing water in a hole cut through 11-inch ice to a pond about 15-feet deep. Aaron Lloyd, another firefighter, clipped Uthe to a two-keeled boat. ...

3 children among 4 dead after Michigan shooting

SOLON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say three children and a woman were found dead of apparent gunshot wounds at a home in western Michigan. Kent County Sheriff Michelle LaJoye-Young says authorities responded Monday to a property near Cedar Springs, a community about 30 miles (48 ...

Lawmakers may forgive snow days after frigid temps

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING — Michigan lawmakers are considering whether to cut schools some slack after frigid temperatures and other weather caused a high number of snow days. State law forgives K-12 districts from making up six days that have been canceled for emergencies, ...

Property owners lose appeal

SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — A federal appeals court has rejected a challenge to a Saginaw ordinance that requires owners of vacant properties to allow the city to enter if the property becomes dangerous. Several owners refused to register and filed a lawsuit, saying they had no obligation to agree ...

U of M pulls in $5.28B in campaign

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan says it pulled in $5.28 billion during its multi-year fundraising campaign that wrapped up at the end of 2018. The Ann Arbor school earlier this month released the final results of its “Victors for Michigan “ campaign, which saw more ...

Actor Curtis Armstrong gifts film, TV mementos to Oakland U

OAKLAND, Mich. (AP) — Actor Curtis Armstrong is donating collectables from his 30-year career in film and television to the archives of his alma mater, Oakland University. Twenty boxes filled with annotated scripts, behind-the-scenes photos, contracts, actor interviews, press clippings, and ...

Help sought after dogs rescued

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) — A suburban Detroit animal control agency is asking the public for help after rescuing 53 dogs from being hoarded. Macomb County Animal Control says the dogs were seized Wednesday while a Sterling Heights man was loading them into a moving van to take them to a ...

Program offers youth enrichment

DETROIT (AP) — A youth enrichment program that offers free classes on life skills, academics and physical activity is coming to Detroit. The city says Saturdays in The D will start March 2. It is open to any kindergarten through 12th grade student who lives in Detroit. Classes will be held ...

Body of missing sledder found

SPENCER TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Divers have recovered the body of a snowmobiler who drove into open water on a lake in western Michigan. Sgt. Joel Roon of the Kent County Sheriff’s Office says the body of 29-year-old Joseph Brown was found Thursday afternoon in water 50-60 feet (15-18 ...

Groups back Asian carp plan

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Hunting and fishing groups have teamed up to support a plan for preventing Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes. They have formed the Great Lakes Conservation Coalition, which will push for funding of a strategy proposed by the U.S. Army Corps of ...

Dressed for success?

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday criticized a Detroit TV station’s decision to air a story about the reaction to the dress she wore during her State of the State speech, which featured numerous unflattering or sexist comments about her ...

Lawmakers block Whitmer order

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING — Republican lawmakers on Thursday blocked Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s bid to restructure the state environmental agency — the first time the Legislature has rejected a gubernatorial executive order since 1977. The GOP-led Senate voted ...

Groups back Asian carp plan

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Hunting and fishing groups have teamed up to support a plan for preventing Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes. They have formed the Great Lakes Conservation Coalition, which will push for funding of a strategy proposed by the U.S. Army Corps of ...