Michigan News

Michigan State kept ties to coach accused of sexual abuse, rape

By MICHAEL TARM, AP Legal Affairs Writer CHICAGO — Michigan State University, already reeling from the scandal involving a gymnastics doctor who molested young athletes, has maintained ties to a prominent volleyball coach for decades after he was publicly accused in 1995 of sexually abusing ...

Michigan seeing Hep A cases

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana health officials are advising residents to get vaccinated for hepatitis A if their summer plans include visits to Kentucky or Michigan. The Department of Health says significant outbreaks of the liver-damaging hepatitis A virus have been reported in Kentucky and ...

Michigan water activist, 6 others win Goldman Environmental Prize

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A woman who played a key role in exposing the lead-tainted water disaster in Flint, Michigan, is among seven people from around the world to be awarded a Goldman Environmental Prize for grassroots environmental activism. LeeAnne Walters was repeatedly rebuffed by Gov. ...

Man fatally shot by officers named

PAVILION TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities in southwestern Michigan have identified a man who was fatally shot by officers after they say he pointed a gun at them at a mobile home park. The Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday that 48-year-old David Teneyuqu died in the ...

Earthquake felt in Detroit

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting a 3.6-magnitude earthquake centered in southern Canada that also was felt in suburban Detroit. The quake was recorded late Thursday near Amherstburg, Ontario, a town of about 21,900 people. Jeff Ward of Taylor, Michigan, told the ...

Student says Confederate flag theft sparked protests

By COREY WILLIAMS Associated Press DETROIT — A student who led a two-day demonstration outside of his central Michigan high school this week said it was in response to the unpunished theft of a Confederate battle flag from his pickup truck. Cameron Myers, an 18-year-old senior at Bay City ...

Michigan Senate: Medicaid recipients must find work

By ALICE YIN Associated Press LANSING— Some Michigan able-bodied Medicaid recipients may soon lose their health insurance if lawmakers approve a proposal requiring them to prove they work or are training to work for at least 29 hours a week. The proposal passed the GOP-controlled Senate ...

Juvenile lifers win key ruling

DETROIT (AP) — A federal appeals court appears to be on the side of Michigan prisoners seeking credit for good behavior. A judge recently struck down a law that retroactively cut off good behavior or discipline credits for prisoners who were convicted of committing murder when they were ...

Lawsuit against cop can proceed

ADRIAN, Mich. (AP) — A lawsuit can proceed against a beefy sheriff’s officer who tackled a smaller Lenawee County man, breaking his pelvis and ribs, while investigating a crime — at the wrong house. A federal appeals court says a jury could “reasonably conclude” that Sgt. Jacob Pifer ...

Michigan State VP knocks Nassar victim, then apologizes

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan State University official apologized Wednesday for adding to the “pain” of Larry Nassar’s sexual assault victims after emails showed her sharply criticizing a young woman who accused the school’s president of trying to suddenly arrange a lawsuit ...

Michigan Legislature: No more election recounts like 2016’s

By ALICE YIN Associated Press LANSING— Political candidates who lose big wouldn’t be able to seek a recount under legislation nearing the Michigan governor’s desk. The Republican-led Senate voted 27-8 Wednesday for legislation upping the standards for election recounts to require that ...

Confederate flag-bearing trucks park at school

AUBURN, Mich. (AP) — Students and others with Confederate flags flying from or painted on their pickup trucks parked for a second day outside of a central Michigan high school, prompting other students to hold a counter-demonstration against racism and bigotry. Six trucks bearing the ...

Calley turns in 25,000 signatures to qualify for Michigan ballot

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING — Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Calley on Tuesday submitted 25,000 nominating signatures to qualify for the ballot, saying he wants to continue Michigan’s economic turnaround with a positive campaign despite his allies airing negative TV ...

Grant funds reading programs

DETROIT (AP) — Three Detroit Public Library branches are receiving grants from Michigan Humanities to host a program designed to improve children’s reading skills by getting family members involved. Michigan Humanities received grant funds of $50,000 from the Dresner Foundation to provide ...

Union leader charged

DETROIT (AP) — A man who was a union leader in Detroit has been charged with embezzling more than $600,000. Mervin Hawk appeared in federal court Monday and asked for a court-appointed lawyer. Federal investigators say he diverted union dues from AFSCME Local 1640 into secret bank accounts ...

Pizza al fresco: Domino’s to deliver to beaches, parks

NEW YORK (AP) — Domino’s, which has been bringing pizzas to doorsteps for more than half a century, will now deliver to the great outdoors. The pizza chain said Monday that its drivers can meet customers at U.S. beaches, parks and landmarks to hand over pizza, cheesy bread and other food ...

Michigan officials say Red Bull-sponsored race owes $76K

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan officials are threatening legal action against organizers of a Red Bull-sponsored Detroit racing event on allegations they refused to pay a nearly $76,000 fee. The state Department of Natural Resources made numerous attempts to collect the user fee after the 2015 Red ...

Michigan nonprofit offers activities for all abilities

By STEPHANIE BRZEZINSKI Traverse City Record-Eagle TRAVERSE CITY— Arts for All of Northern Michigan has been around for 21 years, but the name changed a couple times before it became an independent nonprofit organization a few years ago. Despite these changes, Executive Director Grace ...

Michigan governor calls for upgrading security at schools

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING — Michigan would spend $20 million to upgrade security at up to 400 schools, expand a tip line that lets students report threats and require schools to incorporate behavioral health assessments into their procedures under a plan Gov. Rick Snyder ...

3 dead after police chase

ROYALTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say three people are dead and fourth critically injured after a police chase and crash following a southwestern Michigan gun shop burglary. The Berrien County sheriff’s office says a break-in was reported early Sunday at Black Arsenal Gun Store ...