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Michigan News

Ford adding 450 jobs

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Ford Motor Co. plans to spend $250 million and add 450 jobs at three Michigan plants to meet demand for the new F-150 Lightning. Ford already has taken more than 150,000 reservations for the new electric version of its immensely popular F-150 pickup truck, Kumar ...

Contractor convicted in embezzlement

DETROIT (AP) — A suburban Detroit contractor has been convicted in the embezzlement of more than $1.2 million from the United States Postal Service. Michael Rymar, 59, of Rochester Hills pleaded guilty Thursday, the U.S. Attorney's office in Detroit said. Rymar's company, Horizons ...

Woman charged in airline assault

ROMULUS, Mich. (AP) — A woman accused of assaulting a woman and calling her a racial slur on a Spirit Airlines flight to Detroit was scheduled to be arraigned Friday. Alexandra Farr, 39, of Roseville, faces ethnic intimidation and assault charges. The victim was a Black, Muslim ...

Pilot safely lands plane in field

FOWLERVILLE, Mich. (AP) — A pilot safely landed his single-engine aircraft in a field after encountering mechanical trouble Thursday afternoon, Michigan State Police said. The 33-year-old pilot was able to land the plane with no damage or injuries in Handy Township in Livingston County, ...

Lawsuit seeks $1M after Michigan teacher cuts young girl’s hair

MOUNT PLEASANT (AP) — The father of a 7-year-old Michigan girl whose hair was cut by a teacher without her parents’ permission has filed a $1 million lawsuit against the school district, a librarian and a teacher’s assistant. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in federal court in Grand ...

Michigan lawmaker accuses legislator of abuse, threats

LANSING — A Michigan lawmaker was stripped of his committee assignments after a female legislator said they had a “volatile” personal relationship that included domestic abuse and threats. Rep. Mari Manoogian, a Birmingham Democrat in her second term, issued a statement Wednesday, a day ...