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Michigan News

AG to handle prosecutions from large lake party

LAGRANGE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The state Attorney General’s Office has agreed to handle the prosecution of any crimes stemming from a large party on a southwestern Michigan lake in which hundreds of people ignored state orders to wear masks or socially distance. The Cass County ...

Troubles cleave nation, city

SAGINAW (AP) — It was difficult to celebrate America in Saginaw this year. The deadly coronavirus had torn through the county. Unemployment had surged five-fold. Weeks of protest over racial inequality left many debating what should be hallowed and what must be changed. But Tom Roy had ...

Firms tied to legislative leader, Senate candidate got loans

LANSING (AP) — A company owned by a Michigan legislative leader and one run by a U.S. Senate candidate each received between $1 million and $2 million from a federal rescue program that was created to preserve jobs during the coronavirus pandemic. Jackson-based Orbitform, which was founded ...

Michigan schools expect teacher absences to increase

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan schools already face a lack of substitute teachers, but officials expect a greater need for them amid the pandemic. In preparing for fall instruction, educators must focus on ramping up the number of available subs, the Detroit Free Press reported. Randy Liepa, ...

Human remains found in fire pit

TRENTON, Mich. (AP) — Human remains were found at the former home of a suburban Detroit man, more than a week after he died after shooting a sheriff's deputy in Tennessee, authorities said Tuesday. Police in Trenton, Michigan, are investigating whether the remains are that of a woman who ...

Alliance hopes to create resource for Black-owned businesses

By CHRISTIAN MARTINEZ Lansing State Journal AP Member Exchange LANSING — Before the COVID-19 pandemic and before police violence against Black people sparked nationwide protests, a group of Black entrepreneurs had been working to transition the Lansing Black Chamber of Commerce ...

Port Huron company keeps internships going amid pandemic

By JEREMY ERVIN Times Herald (Port Huron) AP Member Exchange PORT HURON — Just beyond the bustle of the main shop floor of P.J. Wallbank Springs in Port Huron, Adam Tuckey, a student at Western Michigan University, sat in a room with other interns. He’s working on a project to ...

Boat strikes, kills swimmer

GULL LAKE, Mich. (AP) — A man was fatally struck by a boat while swimming in a western Michigan lake over the weekend, police said. The man was hit Sunday afternoon on Gull Lake near Kalamazoo. The man was brought to shore for lifesaving measures but was pronounced dead from his injuries at ...

Detroit Police say 2 women killed in separate shootings

DETROIT (AP) — Two women were killed in separate shootings in Detroit, police said Saturday. Police said a 19-year-old woman riding inside a car was killed when a shooter in a passing SUV opened fire around 7:20 p.m. Friday. In the second shooting, police said a 39-year-old woman riding ...

A dozen COVID-19 cases tied to downstate Michigan strip club

DETROIT (AP) — At least a dozen COVID-19 cases have been tied to a strip club near the Detroit airport, public health officials said Sunday. The health officials encouraged anyone who was recently at the venue to contact them. The announcement came as state public health officials ...

Michigan village starts flood recovery, awaits funds

LANSING (AP) — Jenna Hulse was at work out of town as a nurse when she got a message from her brother that a dam three blocks from her house in the Michigan village of Sanford was failing. Six feet of water entered the home, and though Hulse said she’s lucky that the house she’s lived ...

Boat at bay bottom to be removed

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A sunken boat must be removed from the bottom of Grand Traverse Bay in northern Michigan, according to state officials. Federal and state authorities said Thursday they are working to arrange the salvage operation for the 33-foot-long vessel that sank last month, ...

Several horses displaced by virus, floods find home at rescue farm

WEST BRANCH, Mich. (AP) — Several horses displaced by the pandemic and flooding across parts of central Michigan have found a new home at a rescue farm. Amid the COVID-19 virus, caretakers began abandoning their pets or placing them with friends and family, the Midland Daily News reported. ...

Michigan judge allows restart of Enbridge Line 5

TRAVERSE CITY— A Michigan judge Wednesday allowed Enbridge to resume pumping oil through a Midwestern pipeline, nearly a week after shutting it down because of damage to a structure that anchors a section of the line running through a Great Lakes channel. Enbridge's Line 5 moves crude oil ...

3 killed in Flint crash

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Three people died and a fourth person was injured after a car struck a median wall and bridge abutment Wednesday morning on Interstate 475 in Flint, police said. Nefertiti Adair Foster, 26, lost control of a Nissan sedan, hit the median wall and then slammed into a ...

Detroit man gets 3 life terms for LGBTQ shooting deaths

DETROIT (AP) — A 19-year-old Detroit man has been sentenced to three life terms in prison with no chance of parole for gunning down two gay men and a transgender woman who authorities believe were targeted because of their sexual orientation. A Wayne County jury convicted Devon Kareem ...

Woman dies in freeway shooting

DETROIT (AP) — A 37-year-old woman has been shot to death and a man has been wounded on a freeway in Detroit. The victims were northbound on Interstate 75 at the Eight Mile Road ramp about 1:15 a.m. Tuesday when someone in a second vehicle began shooting at the them, The Detroit News ...

AP sources: White House aware of Russian bounties in 2019

Top officials in the White House were aware in early 2019 of classified intelligence indicating Russia was secretly offering bounties to the Taliban for the deaths of Americans, a full year earlier than has been previously reported, according to U.S. officials with direct knowledge of the ...

Drive-up US citizenship eases backlog, but new threat looms

DETROIT (AP) — A 60-year-old U.K. citizen drove into a Detroit parking garage on a recent afternoon, lowered the window of her SUV to swear an oath, and left as a newly minted American. It took less than 30 minutes. Anita Rosenberger is among thousands of people around the country who ...