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Canadian sentenced to life in prison for US airport attack

A Canadian man convicted of terrorism for nearly killing a Michigan police officer while yelling “God is great” in Arabic was sentenced to life in prison on Thursday, after boldly …


Muskrat love: Detroit-area Catholics permitted to eat rodent

Detroit-area Roman Catholics have one more dining option during Lent than most other followers of the faith. The culinary appeal of that item, however, is up for debate.



Michigan man gets life without parole in 6 shooting deaths

A man who fatally shot six strangers in southwestern Michigan was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison with no chance of parole, and some loved ones of those he killed …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 29, 2019, 6:39 p.m.

Midwest cities scramble to keep homeless from dangerous cold

Winter’s sharpest bite in years moved past painful into life-threatening territory Tuesday, prompting officials throughout the Midwest to take extraordinary measures to protect the homeless and other vulnerable people from …


Michigan man pleads guilty to 6 murders in 2016

A man charged with killing six strangers between picking up rides for Uber pleaded guilty to murder on Monday in Michigan.


2 Michigan regulators take plea deals in Flint water case

Two Michigan environmental regulators implicated in the Flint water scandal pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor Wednesday in exchange for more serious charges being dropped, bringing to six the number …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 20, 2018, 8:24 p.m.

A floral foam company is paying it workers average holiday bonuses of $14,000

The average holiday bonus in 2017 – among workers who actually get them – was about $1,800, according to one survey of accountants. But a floral foam maker based in …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018, 10:33 a.m.

Michigan’s medical chief to stand trial on Flint involuntary manslaughter charges

Michigan’s chief medical executive will stand trial on involuntary manslaughter and other charges in a criminal investigation of the Flint water crisis, a judge ruled Friday.


Rock used as doorstop is actually a meteorite worth $100K

A Michigan man curious about a rock he’d used for decades as a doorstop now knows its secret: it’s a meteorite worth $100,000.


Michigan gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer denies GOP ad alleging refusal to prosecute gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar

Democrat Gretchen Whitmer on Friday tearfully denied Republicans’ allegation that she refused to prosecute disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar for sexual assaulting gymnasts and other victims before the charges …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 30, 2018, 6:14 p.m.

Gonzaga returning to Bahamas for 2019 Battle 4 Atlantis

Gonzaga has essentially adhered to a tournament rotation schedule for more than a decade, often visiting the top holiday basketball events once every four years. That rotation will continue in …


Michigan man befriends wild turkey who moved into his yard

A suburban Detroit man who found himself facing fines after a wild turkey moved into his overgrown backyard has made friends with the large bird.


UPDATED: Sat., July 28, 2018, 6:37 p.m.

Woman and 5 of her kids die in Michigan motel fire

A fire that swept through a southwestern Michigan motel early Saturday killed five children and their mother, authorities said.


UPDATED: Thu., July 19, 2018, 9:44 p.m.

Flint water crisis prompts call for more federal oversight

A federal watchdog is calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to strengthen its oversight of state drinking water systems nationally and respond more quickly to public health emergencies such as …


UPDATED: Tue., May 8, 2018, 4:04 p.m.

Police: Up to 7 girls could be buried in Michigan woods

Authorities excavating woods in southeastern Michigan for the remains of a 12-year-old girl last seen in 1979 also could be looking for the bodies of up to half a dozen …


Michigan police department pulls photoshop prank to ‘reach the younger folk’

Police in Bath Township in Clark County, Michigan decided to poke fun at a slang term often aimed at police by giving their car a virtual makeover.


Michigan couple gives 14th son creative middle name

A Michigan couple had a little bit of fun naming their 14th son.


UPDATED: Wed., April 18, 2018, 9:29 p.m.

Confederate flag-bearing trucks park outside Michigan school

Pickup trucks bearing Confederate flags have been parking across from a high school in central Michigan, leading some students to counter-protest against racism and bigotry.


UPDATED: Fri., April 6, 2018, 4:41 p.m.

Michigan to close Flint’s free bottled water sites

Four remaining free bottled water stations will close in Flint, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder announced Friday, more than two years after the state opened them in response to a man-made, …


UPDATED: Wed., April 4, 2018, 8:34 p.m.

Spring snow blamed for at least 4 Michigan traffic deaths

At least four traffic deaths in Michigan have been blamed on an early spring storm that dumped more than a foot of snow across parts of the state’s northern Lower …


Michigan shipwreck hunters find schooner that sank in 1873

Michigan shipwreck hunters have found the remains of a schooner that sank in Lake Michigan in 1873 during a storm.


Michigan college cancels classes after racist graffiti found

Classes have been canceled for the day at Kettering University in Michigan as authorities investigate racist graffiti found at a residence hall.


UPDATED: Mon., March 5, 2018, 11:23 p.m.

Gonzaga climbs back into No. 6 spot in the AP basketball poll

Gonzaga obviously has some control over its standing in the AP basketball poll, but often it’s what other teams do that impacts the Zags’ ranking.


UPDATED: Sun., March 4, 2018, 9:22 p.m.

Michigan man cleared of murder now fights for compensation

David Gavitt spent 26 years in prison for the deaths of his wife and two daughters before a prosecutor agreed that the evidence behind his arson conviction was no longer …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 2, 2018, 7:50 p.m.

Judge admonishes victims’ dad who charged at Nassar in court

A distraught father seething over sexual abuse suffered by three daughters tried to attack former sports doctor Larry Nassar in a Michigan courtroom Friday after a judge rejected his request …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 31, 2018, 7:20 p.m.

Michigan police department ‘missed’ chance to get Nassar, victim currently resides in Seattle

A police department in the Lansing, Michigan, area missed an opportunity to pursue criminal charges in 2004 against Larry Nassar after a teenager complained that the doctor had molested her …


Tests show high lead levels at 4 Flint schools, care centers

Only four schools and care facilities in Flint had elevated levels of lead in their water during recent tests, though one school district refused to allow the testing as the …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 1, 2018, 3:45 p.m.

McKenzie Milton powers undefeated Central Florida to 34-27 Peach Bowl win over Auburn

Bowl capsules: McKenzie Milton threw two touchdown passes and ran for 116 yards with another touchdown, leading No. 10 Central Florida to a 34-27 Peach Bowl win over No. 7 …


Michigan scrambles to address chemical contaminants in water

While the city of Flint still recovers from a lead-tainted water crisis, Michigan is scrambling to combat potential health risks in other tap water that stem from chemicals long used …