Michigan News

Milwaukee Bucks get their Michigan man in drafting Wolverines’ D.J. Wilson

By GENARO C. ARMAS AP Sports Writer ST. FRANCIS, Wis. — The Milwaukee Bucks keep getting younger and longer up front. Michigan’s D.J. Wilson is headed to Milwaukee after the Bucks took the 6-foot-10 forward with the 17th overall pick in the NBA draft on Thursday. The 21-year-old Wilson ...

Family settles inmate lawsuit

BIG RAPIDS (AP) — Relatives of an inmate who died after hanging himself in a Michigan jail cell have settled a lawsuit that alleged a deputy was watching Monday Night Football on TV instead of monitoring the man. MLive.com reported Thursday that the federal wrongful death lawsuit against ...

Woman arrested, statue not built

LANSING (AP) — An 80-year-old woman will stand trial after more than $70,000 set aside to build a statue in Lansing to honor farm labor leader Cesar Chavez was embezzled. The Lansing State Journal reported that Maria Louisa Mason of Williamston waived her right Thursday to a hearing on the ...

Detroit judge halts deportation of Iraqi Christians

By COREY WILLIAMS Associated Press DETROIT — A judge on Thursday temporarily halted the deportation of more than 100 Iraqi Christians living in the Detroit area who fear torture and possible death if sent back to Iraq. U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith said in a written order that ...

Officials try to learn more about airport assailant

FLINT (AP) — The Canadian man charged with stabbing a police officer at the Flint airport in a possible act of terrorism was a part-time caretaker at the Montreal apartment building where he lived and had once studied to sell insurance, a landlord and an insurance company spokesman ...

12 injured in crash

KALAMAZOO TOWNSHIP (AP) — Seven children and five adults have been injured in a multi-vehicle crash along a western Michigan highway. The Kalamazoo County sheriff's office says a vehicle driven by an 18-year-old Kalamazoo man crossed the median on U.S. 131 in Kalamazoo Township about noon ...

Flint airport stabbing investigated as terror; Canadian is charged

By JEFF KAROUB and MIKE HOUSEHOLDER Associated Press FLINT— A Canadian man from Tunisia shouted in Arabic before stabbing a police officer in the neck at a Michigan airport, and referenced people being killed overseas during the attack that’s now being investigated as an act of ...

Michigan House adjourns without OK’ing job incentives

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING — The Michigan House has adjourned for at least three weeks without voting to approve tax incentives for companies that add jobs in the state, after a top Republican said he learned that Gov. Rick Snyder had won Democratic support for the bills in a ...

Father, others, charged in death

TITTABAWASSEE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A father and four other adults have been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of his 16-year-old son at a home in mid-Michigan’s Saginaw County. An autopsy has determined that the gunshot wound was self-inflicted. Saginaw County Chief ...

Traverse City works to give all genders bathroom access

TRAVERSE CITY (AP) — City-owned bathrooms in a popular northern Michigan tourist destination are one step closer to becoming accessible for all genders. Traverse City commissioners unanimously adopted a resolution Monday to support creating more accessible gender-neutral bathrooms on city ...

Ex-Supreme Court justice Young running for US Senate

MIDLAND, Mich. (AP) — Former Michigan Supreme Court Justice Robert Young Jr. has announced plans to run for U.S. Senate in 2018. Young said he’ll seek the Republican nomination for the seat held by Sen. Debbie Stabenow, a Democrat. He disclosed his plans Monday at a meeting of local ...

Ford to move Focus production to China

By DEE-ANN DURBIN AP Auto Writer DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. will export vehicles from China to the U.S. for the first time starting in 2019. Ford said Tuesday it plans to move production of its Ford Focus small car from the U.S. to China, where it already makes the Focus for Chinese buyers. ...

Michigan House OKs budget with more funding for at-risk students

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING — The Republican-led Michigan House approved a $56.7 billion budget Tuesday that includes significantly more funding for at-risk students and a modest boost in traditional state aid for K-12 districts. The spending plan was passed on 64-43 and 72-35 ...

Priest to stand trial

CENTREVILLE, Mich. (AP) — A priest from southwestern Michigan charged with embezzling more than $100,000 in church funds has been ordered to stand trial. MLive.com reported Monday that Richard Fritz’ case has been bound over to St. Joseph County Circuit Court. A preliminary examination ...

Comerica investing $5M

Comerica investing $5M DETROIT (AP) — Comerica Bank plans to invest up to $5 million in a Detroit program for home mortgages that seeks to address issues with property appraisals. The money will go toward the Detroit Home Mortgage program, which was introduced last year. The bank notes ...

9 companies file for marketplace

LANSING (AP) — Nine companies are seeking inclusion in the federally-run Michigan Health Insurance Marketplace. The Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services says Monday that filing information has been received from Blue Care Network of Michigan, Blue Cross Blue Shield of ...

Man sues Detroit in alleged ambush-style home eviction

DETROIT (AP) — A man has sued the city of Detroit after his lifelong home on the west side was seized and demolished by the city’s Land Bank Authority. Daniel Murray, 64, filed the lawsuit in Wayne County Circuit Court naming the authority and Rickman Enterprise Group, the demolition ...

Detroit-area girl mauled by raccoon continues to recover after surgeries

DETROIT (AP) — A suburban Detroit girl whose face was mauled by a raccoon more than a decade ago has undergone another reconstructive procedure, the latest of more than a dozen since the incident. Charlotte Ponce, 14, was back at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak Thursday to add extra tissue to ...

Experts: Takata bankruptcy means air bag victims will receive less

DETROIT (AP) — A bankruptcy filing by Japanese air bag maker Takata will leave little money for dozens of people who sued the company over deaths and injuries caused by its exploding air bag inflators, according to outside legal experts and lawyers suing the company. Takata Corp. and its ...

Great Lakes tsunami warning?

ANN ARBOR (AP) — Experts are meeting in Ann Arbor this week to discuss a tsunami warning system for the Great Lakes. Scientists say tsunamis happen on the lakes, although many are too small to notice. In fact, the lakes average 106 such events a year. In the oceans, tsunamis are caused by ...