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Michigan News

Volunteer conference coming up

By Journal Staff LANSING — The Michigan Community Service Commission, the State’s lead agency on volunteerism, will host the inaugural 2021 Michigan Conference on Service and Volunteerism virtually on Tuesday and Wednesday to help organizations reimagine the possibilities service and ...

Great Lakes’ warming has wintertime domino effect

CHICAGO (AP) — Winter is just around the corner, but experts say the Great Lakes haven’t gotten the message. After summer and fall evenings that failed to cool sufficiently, surface temperatures in the massive bodies of water are trending above average, the Chicago Tribune reported. ...

Grants approved for 7 meat, poultry processors in state

LANSING (AP) — Nearly $1.4 million in federal funding has been approved to help Michigan’s meat and poultry processors recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and expand their processing capacity. The funding for seven companies is from an Agriculture Department grant program. The grants ...

Police fatally wound bus shooter

KALAMAZOO (AP) — A 54-year-old man who shot three people on a city bus in southwestern Michigan has died after being wounded while exchanging gunfire with police. Kalamazoo Public Safety Chief Vernon Coakley said Anthony Oliver died Saturday at a hospital following the 9:15 a.m. shootings ...

Experts try to make peace in town

ELK RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A consultant hired to make peace in a northern Michigan community is offering some tough medicine: Members of the local library board need to go. “This is a beautiful, wonderful community with ample opportunities and I see you guys tearing each other apart over ...

MSU suspends fraternity after student’s death

EAST LANSING (AP) — In the wake of the death of a Michigan State University student last weekend, the school and the Pi Alpha Phi national organization have suspended the school's chapter of the fraternity. The student, identified as Phat Nguyen, died early Saturday at a residence off ...