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Albion College to use donation for new music building

ALBION, Mich. (AP) — Albion College is using the largest donation in its 182-year history on a new music building on campus. A statement from the university says that construction on the new building could begin as early as fall 2018. Richard and Marilyn Vitek made the undisclosed donation, ...

Organization to teach coding to girls in Detroit area

By COREY WILLIAMS Associated Press DETROIT — Computers already are a big part of Marianna Campbell’s life. Now, the 17-year-old Detroit resident is looking forward to attending workshops, classes and discussions with other girls who want to learn about cyber technology. With a focus on ...

100s downstate lose power

DETROIT (AP) — Strong winds blasted through parts of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, knocking tree limbs onto power lines and cutting electricity to hundreds of homes and businesses. The driver of an ice cream truck and two customers received minor injuries after a tree toppled onto the ...

Duo nabbed for human trafficking

MACOMB, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a suburban Detroit couple face human trafficking and prostitution charges for hiring out a 29-year-old woman with disabilities for sex while forcing her to live in a shed. The Macomb County Sheriff's Office says 30-year-old Misty George and 38-year-old ...

US automakers post 1st monthly sales gain of year in September

By TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writer DETROIT — The auto industry posted its first monthly sales gain of the year in September, led by strong truck and SUV sales and the replacement of cars destroyed by Hurricane Harvey in Texas. U.S. sales rose 6.1 percent to just over 1.5 million vehicles, ...

Family of slain police informant agrees to $1M settlement

By ED WHITE Associated Press DETROIT — A Michigan county has agreed to pay $1.07 million to settle a lawsuit brought by the family of a woman who was killed and dismembered after a Detroit-area police officer exposed her as an informant in a drug bust. Details of the deal between Oakland ...

Judge to Iran: Pay $63M to US Marine jailed for 4 years

By JEFF KAROUB Associated Press DETROIT — Iran must pay $63.5 million to a former U.S. Marine who was jailed in that country for more than four years, according to a ruling by a U.S. judge announced Monday. Judge Ellen Huvelle of the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., on Friday granted ...

New development in Detroit?

DETROIT (AP) — A more than 4-acre site just east of downtown Detroit may be redeveloped into new multiunit housing and shops. The Platform says it is exploring options for the property along Gratiot Avenue and has entered into an agreement to develop the land. Landscaping and public space are ...

Snyder calls for flag lowering

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder is calling for U.S. and Michigan flags to be lowered to half-staff in honor of the victims of the mass shooting in Las Vegas. The governor on Monday encouraged residents, businesses, schools, local governments and other organizations to display the flags ...

Jack pines being harvested

BRIGHTON, Mich. (AP) — Officials say about 33 acres of overgrown jack pine trees in Livingston County are being harvested to provide seeds for new trees around Michigan. The trees are at the Department of Natural Resources’ Tree Improvement Center near Brighton. Jack pine cones need heat to ...

Anthem has been a channel for protests since song’s origins

By JEFF KAROUB Associated Press DETROIT — When football players kneel during the national anthem, Mark Clague sees the continuation of a tradition as old as the song itself. The University of Michigan musicology professor and expert on “The Star-Spangled Banner” said the song has been a ...

2 kids hurt in shooting

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Police say two young children were wounded in an apparently accidental shooting at a home that was being used for childcare in suburban Detroit. Dearborn Police Chief Ronald Haddad says a preliminary investigation has revealed a toddler in the home “accessed a handgun ...

MSP head under fire over NFL protest post

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING — The Michigan Legislative Black Caucus and civil rights groups on Wednesday called for the resignation or firing of the head of the State Police for sharing a Facebook post calling NFL players who protest during the national anthem “anti-American ...

Lockdown lifted at college

WARREN, Mich. (AP) — A Detroit-area community college has lifted a lockdown put in place following a report of a man carrying an automatic weapon. Macomb Community College in Warren posted a message on its website Tuesday evening saying its Center Campus was on lockdown until further notice ...

Businesses give $300M toward K-12 computer science education

By MIKE HOUSEHOLDER Associated Press DETROIT — A coalition of businesses including Amazon, Google and General Motors has agreed to give $300 million to boost K-12 computer science programs across the U.S. Internet Association CEO Michael Beckerman announced Tuesday that the private-sector ...

Bill would significantly cut state’s high auto premiums

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING— Michigan drivers would no longer be required to buy unlimited medical insurance to cover serious crash injuries under legislation that high-ranking supporters proposed Tuesday to significantly reduce the country’s most expensive auto premiums. ...

Flags lowered to honor trooper

PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Flags will be lowered today for a Michigan State Police trooper who died after crashing his motorcycle. Gov. Rick Snyder has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags to be lowered to half-staff on state buildings and within the state Capitol complex in honor of ...

Course is for those who love lakes

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — If you’re fascinated by lakes, an online Michigan State University extension course may be for you. Registration is open for the Introduction to Lakes program, which begins in January. It’s a six-week, self-paced course. Officials say more than 230 lake ...

Art exhibit to combine Rodin with contemporary artwork

By KATE CARLSON The Grand Rapids Press AP Member Exchange GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Six original Auguste Rodin sculptures will be juxtaposed with the work of 17 contemporary artists from around the world during ArtPrize Nine. When he realized the 100th anniversary of Auguste Rodin’s death ...

Michigan schools seek to help students dealing with trauma

By NOE HERNANDEZ Battle Creek Enquirer AP Member Exchange BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — Laura Williams has seen students run out of classrooms without good reason. She’s heard them scream in hallways for reasons she can’t explain. That’s why she is leading an effort in Harper Creek Community ...