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Michigan spends $4.6 million to swap parolee ankle bracelets

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A technology change is forcing Michigan's corrections department to spend about $4.6 million to more than 4,000 parolees and others under state supervision with new ankle monitors. According to Mlive, Michigan Department of Corrections Public Information Officer Chris ...

Some lawmakers favor moose hunt

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Some Michigan lawmakers believe the federal government should open Isle Royale National Park to moose hunters. MLive.com reports that the House Natural Resources Committee heard testimony last week on a resolution supporting a limited moose hunt on the Lake Superior ...

Men found shot to death in Detroit

DETROIT (AP) — An officer found one man shot to death inside a car and another on the ground nearby in Detroit early Monday, police said. According to police, an officer found the bodies after responding to a call that a car had hit a fence shortly after 2 a.m. on the city’s east ...

Boy, 16, charged in sister’s death

ITHACA, Mich. (AP) — A 16-year-old boy has been charged with murder in the death of his 11-year-old sister who was shot last August at their home in mid-Michigan. Corbin Redman appeared Friday in a Gratiot County court. He was released with an electronic tether and must be supervised by his ...

Superintendent will be paid

KALKASKA, Mich. (AP) — A school district in northern Michigan will pay its superintendent while he's on leave after prosecutors dropped felony charges against him and filed misdemeanors. Terry Starr is accused of sending anonymous letters to Elk Rapids school officials in 2018, accusing a ...

Macomb County takes steps to create public defender office

MOUNT CLEMENS (AP) — Michigan’s third-largest county has taken steps to create a public defender office, which county officials hope will address concerns with representing those who can’t afford attorneys. Macomb County posted an administrator job for the office, which drew 51 ...

US marks King holiday amid fears of deep racial divisions

DETROIT (AP) — To commemorate the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Nicholas Thomas and more than 100 other volunteers will board up vacant houses, install school safety signs and make other improvements to a Detroit neighborhood. Their mission is to celebrate King's legacy by being good neighbors ...

Whitmer prepares road ‘triage’ plan that may trim $2.5B ask

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING— There is a ray of good news as Gov. Gretchen Whitmer prepares to renew her push for major new spending to fix Michigan’s roads and bridges: Republican legislative leaders say addressing the funding is a priority for them, too. But beyond that, ...

Michigan Senate may not release details of harassment probe

LANSING (AP) — The Michigan Senate will not release a report from a pending sexual harassment probe of a male lawmaker who told a young reporter that high school boys visiting the Capitol could have “fun” with her, a spokeswoman for the state Senate’s majority leader said Thursday. The ...

Man who challenged deportation to Iraq wins, can stay in US

By ED WHITE Associated Press DETROIT — A Detroit-area man who was locked up for months and became the lead plaintiff in a class-action lawsuit challenging U.S. deportations to Iraq has won his immigration case and is on a path to citizenship, lawyers said Wednesday. An immigration judge ...

Detroit fines company for illegally storing limestone

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit has fined the company that owns a site along the Detroit River where a collapsed dock sent construction aggregate material into the river for illegally storing tons of limestone for months, a city official said. Revere Dock LLC has been hit with a $10,000 fine for ...

Michigan House OKs bills aiming to better child-abuse probes

LANSING (AP) — Michigan's child-welfare law would be updated to clarify that caseworkers must make contact within 24 hours to assess the well-being of each child in a household where abuse or neglect is suspected under a bill approved Thursday by the state House. The measure and others were ...

Higher reward offered in slaying

ELLSWORTH TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State Police on Thursday increased to $15,000 the reward for information leading to an arrest in the 2018 slaying of a 79-year-old woman whose remains were found following a house fire in Michigan's northwestern Lower Peninsula. The reward is being ...

Man convicted of sex trafficking

DETROIT (AP) — A federal jury on Thursday convicted a 70-year-old Detroit man on drug and human trafficking charges. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Detroit said in a release that Richard Jackson was found guilty of sex trafficking using force and coercion, drug distribution and maintaining ...

Michigan lawmaker faces probe over comment to reporter

LANSING (AP) — A Republican state lawmaker will be subject to a sexual harassment investigation for telling a young female reporter she could have “a lot of fun” with a group of high school boys visiting the Michigan Capitol, legislative leaders said Wednesday. State Sen. Pete Lucido, ...

Michigan sues 3M, DuPont over ‘forever’ chemicals in water

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING — Michigan on Tuesday sued 3M, DuPont and other companies for financial damages from contamination caused by potentially harmful “forever” chemicals that are turning up in drinking water across the industrial state. The lawsuit filed in state ...

MSP to investigate breathalyzer supplier

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan State Police has launched a fraud investigation into the company that supplies the state's breathalyzer devices after evidence indicated the company falsified records and misrepresented the devices' accuracy, state officials announced Monday. State police officials ...

Detroit man cleared after nearly 30 years in prison

DETROIT (AP) — A judge on Monday dismissed the 1991 conviction of a man who spent nearly 30 years in prison for an attack on a Detroit woman in a car. Gerry Thomas, 62, who was helped by law schools in Michigan and New York, has long maintained his innocence. The conviction integrity unit in ...

Traverse City bookstore closing after nearly 60 years

TRAVERSE CITY (AP) — A Michigan bookstore that has served Traverse City for nearly 60 years is closing. Horizon Books has been a downtown landmark on Front Street, selling books and making space for musicians, authors and community groups. “Talking about books — that’s my ...

Hunter gets 5 years in prison

BELLAIRE (AP) — A Michigan hunter convicted of killing another hunter on the first day of the 2018 deer season was sentenced Monday to at least five years in prison. David Barber of Gaylord was sentenced for involuntary manslaughter and a gun offense, about a month after a jury convicted him ...