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Michigan shows off new-look Schembechler Hall

April 18, 2014

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan coach Brady Hoke says there's an arms race among college football programs to have the nation's best facilities. more »»

Police ID woman killed in crash with firefighter

April 18, 2014

COMSTOCK TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities have identified a 51-year-old woman killed when she turned into the path of a western Michigan volunteer firefighter responding to a head-on crash. more »»

Schauer turns in signatures for Michigan governor

April 18, 2014

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democrat Mark Schauer has made his Michigan gubernatorial campaign official by turning in about 27,000 signatures from all 83 counties to election official. more »»

Guardsman to receive Purple Heart at Texas event

April 18, 2014

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — U.S. Army Chief of Staff Raymond Odierno will present the Purple Heart at Fort Sam Houston to a staff sergeant injured while on patrol in Afghanistan.

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Walk to Lansing protests exclusion of students

April 18, 2014

DETROIT (AP) — A dozen student "gladiators" are planning to lead a march from Detroit to Lansing to protest what they say is the harmful and unnecessary suspension or expulsion of school children... more »»

Michigan township cannot remove donation bins

April 18, 2014

YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan township will not immediately be allowed to remove outdoor clothing donation bins placed by a Maryland-based nonprofit group, a judge ruled.

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Billboard boosts effort to catch serial soiler

April 18, 2014

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — A billboard along Interstate 94 is part of an effort to help catch a person who has been soiling slides at an Ypsilanti playground over the last six months. more »»

Broad Art Museum gets $5 million donation

April 18, 2014

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University of Michigan moves on construction work

April 18, 2014

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan is moving forward with plans for a $135 million addition to its business school and other construction project. more »»

Judge agrees to prevent removal of charity bins

April 18, 2014

YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A judge has agreed for now to prevent a Michigan township from forcing the removal of a Maryland-based nonprofit's outdoor clothing donation bins from the area. more »»

Lawmaker who mistakenly took tax break makes it up

April 18, 2014

DETROIT (AP) — A Michigan lawmaker who says she and her husband mistakenly took a property tax break on a rental property they own in suburban Detroit has paid $4,550 to Wayne County and a... more »»

Parts of Michigan's Upper Peninsula get fresh snow

April 18, 2014

IRONWOOD, Mich. (AP) — Parts of Michigan's Upper Peninsula got more than a foot of snow during spring storms this week, breaking at least one daily snowfall record. more »»

Michigan prisoner who escaped scheduled for court

April 18, 2014

IONIA, Mich. (AP) — A man who escaped from a Michigan prison in February is due in court next week to face escape, carjacking and kidnapping charges. more »»

Battle Creek police review use-of-force policies

April 18, 2014

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — Battle Creek police plan to review their use-of-force policies following an arrest that led to a $31,000 settlemen. more »»

Grant money increases for Michigan specialty crops

April 18, 2014

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan could receive nearly $2 million in federal block grants for specialty crops as a result of the U.S. farm bill.

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Grants to help communities develop recycling

April 18, 2014

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality is offering $250,000 in grants to help communities develop recycling programs.

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Lapeer County mud run adds twist with cross carry

April 18, 2014

This is an AP Member Exchange shared by The Flint Journal. more »»

Princess Lacey's life celebrated at Michigan State

April 18, 2014

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Lacey Holsworth did not stop smiling until cancer took her life. more »»

Flint plans to start using own river water Monday

April 18, 2014

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — City officials have opened an intake pipe from the Flint River and plan to begin processing its water next week. more »»

Motorist killed after collision with firefighter

April 17, 2014

COMSTOCK TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A western Michigan volunteer firefighter responding to a head-on crash in Kalamazoo County struck another vehicle, fatally injuring the driver. more »»

Traverse City man sentenced in girlfriend's death

April 17, 2014

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A 33-year-old Traverse City man will spend 11 and half years to 19 years in prison for the shooting death of his girlfriend.

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