Michigan News

Emergency declared in Tuscola Co.

CARO, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has declared a state of emergency for Tuscola County following the county’s request for state assistance to address damage caused by recent flooding. Monday’s declaration makes available all state resources in cooperation with local ...

AP Interview: Next MSU president says healing is underway

MACKINAC ISLAND (AP) — The next president of Michigan State University said healing is underway on campus following the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal, but he knows adequately addressing the fallout will be a critical part of his job. Dr. Samuel Stanley, who was hired this past week and ...

Warren builder helps construct NASA rocket to the moon

By BREANA NOBLE The Detroit News AP Member Exchange WARREN— Houston, NASA is ready for liftoff — well, almost, thanks to a Warren-based design and build business. Futuramic Tool & Engineering contributed more than 100 parts to the creation of a National Aeronautics and Space ...

2 boys die in cabin fire

RAISIN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say two boys from Ohio have died following a weekend fire at a cabin in southern Michigan. The Daily Telegram of Adrian reports that the boys, ages 9 and 15, were from the Dayton area and were visiting with their grandparents and ...

Ads: ‘Meanwhile in Michigan’

LANSING (AP) — Michigan’s state travel agency has kicked off a new marketing campaign to attract summer visitors. The “Meanwhile in Michigan” campaign is building on a national cable advertising blitz that started in March. It will use radio, billboards, Chicago buses, TV and social ...

Goats being put to work

ANN ARBOR (AP) — Goats have been invited to a feast at a popular Ann Arbor park. The Ann Arbor News reports that 10 goats will start roaming two islands at Gallup Park to eat invasive plants, starting Thursday. It’s being promoted as an efficient way to get rid of weeds and other ...

US, Mexico officials to begin talks over tariffs, border

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top officials from the U.S. and Mexico will begin talks today in a scramble to fend off President Donald Trump’s threat of devastating tariffs on imports from the southern ally and meet his demand for fewer migrants at the border. Trump is heading to London for a ...

Whitmer on road fixes: No time to waste

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press MACKINAC ISLAND — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Thursday that talks with Michigan’s Republican-led Legislature on her proposed fuel tax increase can “start in earnest” following the enactment of a bipartisan auto insurance overhaul, and there is no ...

Plane crash victim found

FRANKFORT, Mich. (AP) — Authorities have found the body of one of two men missing since the small plane they were aboard went down in Lake Michigan. Michigan State Police say the body of 53-year-old Emanuel Manos of Monroe was found Wednesday night and the search for 65-year-old Randal ...

Michigan AG will move to shut pipeline in June if no deal

MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel said Wednesday she will move in June to shut a Great Lakes oil pipeline if the governor cannot reach a resolution with operator Enbridge, saying the state is in “great peril” the longer the oil continues to flow under a ...

Evacuation lifted in Lapeer

LAPEER, Mich. (AP) — Police have lifted a voluntary evacuation of downtown Lapeer, Michigan, after gasoline from an unknown source apparently leaked into the city’s sewer lines. Lapeer Police Chief Dave Frisch says the evacuation was lifted Wednesday afternoon after being in place most of ...

Amash: ‘My job is to protect the Constitution’

GRAND RAPIDS — The only Republican in Congress to accuse President Donald Trump of impeachable conduct faced voters in his Michigan district Tuesday, receiving standing ovations from many who saluted his “courage” while sparring with some former supporters who faulted him for embracing ...

MSU chooses Stony Brook president as next leader

EAST LANSING — Dr. Samuel Stanley Jr., a medical researcher who has led Stony Brook University in New York for nearly a decade, was named Tuesday as the next president of Michigan State University in the wake of the most extensive sexual abuse scandal in sports history. Stanley was chosen ...

Life jacket loan station established

PORT AUSTIN, Mich. (AP) — It’s a sheriff’s version of a little free library. But in Huron County, the box holds life jackets, not books. A life jacket station has been set up in Port Austin at the tip of Michigan’s Thumb. Boaters can borrow a jacket before they head into Lake Huron. ...

Officials say state employees improve prison food service

LANSING (AP) — Food service has greatly improved since Michigan dropped private contractors and put state employees again in prison kitchens, the Corrections Department says. The kitchens are cleaner and more fully staffed, and the meals are more likely to be served on time, spokesman Chris ...

Camp Fish Tales commemorates 25 years

MIDLAND — Camp Fish Tales, a barrier-free camp that serves individuals with special needs, recently celebrated its 25th anniversary with an open house and 5K fun run. Located on 67 acres, Camp Fish Tales provides specialized camping experiences for individuals of all ages with varying types ...

Meijer Gardens opens attraction

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park in western Michigan has opened a new attraction — on the roof. The Stuart and Barbara Padnos Rooftop Sculpture Garden is located atop the recently completed 22,000-square-foot Covenant Learning Center. The rooftop ...

Want to wire the future?

ALPENA, Mich. (AP) — What’s hot at a northern Michigan community college? Climbing power poles. Alpena Community College reports a two-year waiting list for climbing courses in the school’s utility technology program. Classes are full for next fall and fall 2020 at 60 students ...

Q&A: A look at what Michigan car insurance overhaul means

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING, Mich. — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will sign a bill to cut the country’s highest auto premiums following a landmark deal that was reached with legislative leaders and approved by large margins in the House and Senate. The changes will ...

Michigan House OKs bill to cut high auto insurance premiums

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING, Mich. — Michigan’s Legislature on Friday began passing a bill that would cut the country’s highest auto insurance premiums by letting drivers forego a one-of-a-kind requirement to buy unlimited medical coverage for crash injuries. The ...