Michigan News

Kellogg Community College’s student newspaper goes digital

By NOE HERNANDEZ Battle Creek Enquirer AP Member Exchange BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — The newspaper bins tucked away in the office of Kellogg Community College’s student newspaper tell a story that’s news in its own right. They’re not needed anymore. The Bruin published its last ...

1 dead, 3 hurt in stabbings

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit police say one man is dead and three other people are hospitalized after each was stabbed at a gas station. Two of the three others were listed in critical condition. The stabbings on the city's west side occurred around 12:30 a.m. Sunday. Police say a man about 30 ...

Michigan proposal aims to expand voting methods, options

By JEFF KAROUB Associated Press DETROIT — Michigan voters get to have their say on whether to expand voting methods and options, and enshrine them into the constitution — a measure that doesn’t have the support of the Republican secretary of state candidate but checks the box for the ...

Canopy walk reaching 40 feet high set to open

MIDLAND, Mich. (AP) — A new walkway built through the treetops in Michigan is opening this weekend. The Dow Gardens on today is opening its 1,400-foot-long canopy walk in Midland, about 30 miles northwest of Saginaw. The elevated walkway offers visitors a different viewpoint of the area. ...

State briefing

Detroit freeway could be renamed DETROIT (AP) — Officials in Detroit are considering another way to remember legendary Motown singer Aretha Franklin. Detroit Democratic Rep. Fred Durhal III has proposed renaming a portion of M-10 for the Queen of Soul. The stretch would be from 8 Mile to ...

Trudeau, Snyder mark work start on Detroit-Windsor bridge

DETROIT (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joined Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder during an event celebrating the start of construction on a bridge between Windsor, Ontario, and Detroit. The work began Friday in Windsor on the Gordie Howe International Bridge. The Canadian-financed ...

Man charged in wife’s slaying

ECORSE, Mich. (AP) — A 29-year-old man has been charged with murder in the slaying of his wife, whose remains were found in a lot southwest of Detroit. The Wayne County prosecutor’s office says Friday that Gregory McQueen of Detroit is expected to be arraigned Monday. Human bones were ...

Musk makes donation to Flint schools

FLINT (AP) — A $480,000 donation from the Musk Foundation will allow schools in Flint, Michigan, to install ultraviolet water filtration systems to drinking fountains. Flint Community Schools said Friday that the donation from tech billionaire Elon Musk’s foundation comes as the district ...

Grand jury indicts Detroit councilman on bribery charges

By COREY WILLIAMS Associated Press DETROIT — A federal grand jury on Thursday indicted a Detroit city councilman on corruption charges tied to $15,000 in bribes and free auto body work solicited and accepted from a business owner in return for help on a property issue. The U.S. ...

Michigan metal drummer recovers from 2015 bus crash

By RACHEL GRECO Lansing State Journal AP Member Exchange HOLT, Mich. — It’s a Saturday morning in June, and the sound of loud, rhythmic drumming echoes off the basement walls of Andrew Tkaczyk’s house in Holt. Tkaczyk, 30, nods his head to the beat, keeping time as his arms, one ...

Detroit-area cop fired after being charged in jail death

DETROIT (AP) — A suburban Detroit police department has fired an officer who is charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of a man in jail. The dismissal was announced Thursday as Sgt. Ronald Buckley appeared in court for the first time. Two paramedics are also charged with ...

Opioid deaths continue to rise

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — State officials say opioid deaths jumped by about 9 percent last year in Michigan. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced Thursday that 1,941 of the 2,729 overdose deaths in 2017 were opioid-related. There were 1,786 opioid-related deaths in ...

Grant helps old case file work

DETROIT (AP) — The Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office and a law school are getting $451,000 from the federal government to take a fresh look at cases that might have led to wrongful convictions. The grant from the U.S. Justice Department will be used to determine if DNA testing might ...

Schuette touts anti-trafficker work, Whitmer targets smoking

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING — Republican Bill Schuette on Wednesday highlighted his work to combat sex trafficking while Democrat Gretchen Whitmer unveiled a health care plan that calls for increasing Michigan’s smoking age from 18 to 21 and lowering costs through a ...

Cosmetology students win key ruling in dispute over labor

By ED WHITE Associated Press DETROIT — A judge has cleared the way for possibly thousands of people to be paid for work performed while they were students at a chain of cosmetology schools in Michigan and two other states. Students who cleaned floors, restocked products and washed ...

US House candidate arrested during wage protest in Detroit

DETROIT — A U.S. House candidate was arrested Tuesday in Detroit during a protest for higher pay and the right to form unions. Democrat Rashida Tlaib and more than a dozen other demonstrators sat at — and banged on — a long table that took up a lane of traffic in Detroit’s Midtown. ...

Acquitted doc to get assets back

CARO, Mich. (AP) — A judge says more than $6 million in assets must be returned to a Michigan doctor who was acquitted of running a pill mill at his clinics. The Saginaw News says Dr. Joseph Oesterling last year was acquitted of running a criminal enterprise. He was accused of excessively ...

Charges in death of man ‘abandoned’ at Detroit-area jail

DETROIT (AP) — A police officer and two paramedics failed to help a man who was convulsing for more than an hour and eventually died from cocaine toxicity at a Detroit-area jail, a prosecutor said Monday as she filed involuntary manslaughter charges against the trio. William Marshall was in ...

Mich. can’t bar out-of-state wines

DETROIT (AP) — Wine retailers outside Michigan are popping a cork over a major court ruling. A federal judge says it’s unconstitutional to block out-of-state retailers from sending bottles to customers in Michigan. Judge Arthur Tarnow said Friday that Michigan is “operating an ...