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Michigan News

Kids battling cancer to attend show

ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) — A nonprofit is planning to give a group of young cancer patients and their families star treatment at a private screening of the movie “Toy Story 4” in Royal Oak. The Bottomless Toy Chest’s 8th Annual Red Carpet Movie event for the children and their families ...

MSU to open allergen-free dining

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Students with food allergies will soon have a new place to dine on Michigan State University’s campus. The Lansing State Journal reports that the school is opening its first allergen-free dining hall, Thrive, on Monday. Gina Keilen is the university’s ...

Detroit Zoo hosting photographer

ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Zoo is hosting an exhibition of the work of a renowned wildlife photographer. The Detroit Zoological Society is presenting “Thomas D. Mangelsen — A Life in the Wild “ that’s scheduled to run until Sept. 10 at the zoo in the Detroit suburb of Royal ...

Amash quitting GOP

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan, the only Republican in Congress to call for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, said Thursday he is leaving the GOP because he has become disenchanted with partisan politics and “frightened by what I see from ...

Police shoot ax-wielding man

BAGLEY TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — State police say an ax-wielding man has been shot to death during a confrontation with law enforcement officers at a northern Michigan home. Police said on Twitter that four Otsego County sheriff’s deputies and a Michigan Department of Natural Resources ...

Lee Iacocca dead at 94

DETROIT (AP) — Lee Iacocca, the auto executive and master pitchman who put the Mustang in Ford’s lineup in the 1960s and became a corporate folk hero when he resurrected Chrysler 20 years later, has died in Bel Air, California. He was 94. Two former Chrysler executives who worked with ...

Ex-FBI agent defends Flint water probe after criticism

FLINT (AP) — A former FBI agent who was hired to investigate the water scandal in Flint has defended his team's work following criticism by state prosecutors, saying new criminal charges were in the works when he and the others were swept out. Andy Arena, who has busted mobsters and corrupt ...

Michigan toy shop needs help

By JUDY PUTNAM Lansing State Journal AP Member Exchange DEWITT TOWNSHIP — Volunteers at a pine-dust scented workshop housed in a former appliance store along Old U.S. 27 were busy sawing, sanding, painting and gluing. The workers call themselves “elves.” Their creations that day ...

3 family members die in crash

CHIPPEWA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say three family members are among four people who died in a multi-vehicle crash in mid-Michigan. The crash happened Sunday in Isabella County’s Chippewa Township, near Mount Pleasant and about 120 miles northwest of Detroit. One vehicle swerved ...

Students excavate sites by historic Port Huron lighthouse

By JACKIE SMITH Port Huron Times Herald AP Member Exchange PORT HURON — Students are getting elbows deep digging up artifacts at two sites by the Fort Gratiot Light Station. About a dozen undergraduate and graduate students from Central Michigan University’s archaeology field school ...

Snyder named Harvard fellow

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A former Michigan governor who’s been criticized for his administration’s role in the Flint water crisis is headed to Harvard University to teach and study subjects related to state and local government. Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government announced ...

3 dead in multi-vehicle accident

CHIPPEWA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say three people including a 3-year-old child have died and four others were injured following a multi-vehicle crash in mid-Michigan. The crash happened Sunday afternoon in Isabella County’s Chippewa Township, near Mount Pleasant and about 120 ...

Michigan AG sues to shut down oil pipeline in Great Lakes

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING — Michigan’s attorney general sued Thursday to shut down twin 66-year-old oil pipelines in the Great Lakes, saying they pose an “unacceptable risk” and the state cannot wait five to 10 years for Enbridge Inc. to build a tunnel to house ...

Michigan to pull plug on child-welfare computer system

By ED WHITE Associated Press DETROIT — The state of Michigan will pull the plug on a multimillion-dollar computer system whose poor performance has made it difficult to track progress in a yearslong effort to improve services to children in foster care, officials said Thursday. The head of ...

Prosecutors to speak of Flint

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Prosecutors who dropped charges against eight people in the Flint water scandal will talk about the decision in a public forum. Kym Worthy and Fadwa Hammoud will speak to the public tonight at a Flint union hall, two weeks after dismissing charges against former Michigan ...

Michigan officials: Testing will uncover more lead in water

LANSING (AP) — Michigan officials on Wednesday began raising public awareness of tougher sampling rules they expect to result in more drinking water systems exceeding limits for lead, a byproduct of new regulations enacted after Flint’s crisis. Samples now have to be taken not only from ...

Whitmer blasts lawmakers for ‘vacation’ without budget deal

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday criticized the Republican-led Legislature for starting a “vacation” without a spending deal that includes a major influx of new tax revenue to fix Michigan’s deteriorating roads and bridges. The Democrat held ...

Man charged in fatal shootings

HASTINGS, Mich. (AP) — A 63-year-old man has been charged with murder in the fatal shootings of two men in western Michigan. Jon Otis Barnett was ordered held on $10 million bond following a hearing Monday in Hastings. He faces assault and weapons charges as well, and authorities say he also ...

Michigan launches $2M education campaign to boost recycling

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING — Michigan on Monday launched a $2 million educational campaign aimed at boosting the state’s low recycling rate and cutting the amount of materials improperly left in curbside bins. Just 15% of solid waste is recycled in the state, which is ...

Jury awards more than $3M in Michigan bogus epilepsy case

DETROIT (AP) — A jury on Monday awarded more than $3 million to a woman who was misdiagnosed with epilepsy, one of hundreds of people to accuse a Detroit-area doctor of misreading tests to enrich himself and his employer. Dr. Yasser Awaad was accused of running an “EEG mill,” a reference ...