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Michigan News

Michigan Dems pass over $1B in spending

LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Legislature will set aside $200 million dollars out of its about $1 billion in spending for a paper mill in the Upper Peninsula, while also setting aside more money for the state’s economic development fund. The spending legislation, which was passed late ...

2 men arrested in connection with ‘97 Lenawee County slaying

LANSING, Mich. — Two Ohio men were arrested Tuesday and face extradition on murder and other charges in connection with a 1997 slaying in southern Michigan, Attorney General Dana Nessel said. Richardo Sepulveda, 51, of Cincinnati, and Michael Sepulveda, 49, of Toledo, were arrested by U.S. ...

US ends probe into Ford SUV exhaust issues without recall

DETROIT — The U.S. government’s road safety agency has closed a more than six-year investigation into exhaust odors in Ford Explorer passenger cabins, determining that the SUVs don’t have high levels of carbon monoxide and don’t need to be recalled. The National Highway Traffic Safety ...

Judge OKs $20M unemployment deal

DETROIT (AP) — A judge has approved a $20 million class-action settlement covering thousands of people who were wrongly accused of fraud by Michigan when seeking unemployment benefits. Court of Claims Judge Douglas Shapiro signed off on the deal last week, saying it was superior to other ...

Nature Center Summit set for February

ROSCOMMON — Nonformal educators at nature centers, zoos, camps and conservation districts teach thousands of Michigan residents about natural resources each year. Faculty members at Michigan colleges and universities also reach thousands of students in biology, zoology and other ...

Man sentenced for gun sales

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A man who purchased more than 40 guns and then sold some to felons was sentenced to three years in federal prison Monday. The guns sometimes turned up in crimes, including the fatal shooting of a 2-year-old child near Grand Rapids a year ago and a homicide in ...