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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 …

Groups accuse Flint of violating legal settlement over water

Plaintiffs in a landmark legal settlement related to Flint’s lead-tainted water have asked a federal judge to intervene because they say city officials have repeatedly ignored requirements that allow monitoring …

Success after success, Michigan State still wears chip on shoulder

For Washington State fans who wear that underdog mentality against the Huskies like a badge of honor, you’ve just met your match.

Conyers’ exit after decades could open political floodgates

John Conyers’ resignation from the U.S. House amid sexual harassment allegations unlocks the seat he has held for more than a half-century – and sets off a free-for-all race to …

UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 2, 2017, 11:02 a.m.

Longtime Michigan Rep. Sander Levin won’t run in 2018

Democratic Rep. Sander Levin of Michigan, who has served in Congress for nearly 35 years, will not seek re-election to a 19th term.

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 1:21 p.m.

Nancy Pelosi calls on Conyers to resign amid sex allegations

The top Democrat in the House on Thursday called on Michigan Rep. John Conyers to resign in the face of multiple accusations of sexual misconduct. Conyers’ lawyer swiftly rejected the …

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 29, 2017, 11:33 a.m.

Conyers’ family rallies behind him amid harassment claims

Pressure from fellow Democrats grew for Michigan Rep. John Conyers to resign after a former staffer said the longest-serving member of the House made unwanted sexual advances that included partially …

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017, 4:54 p.m.

Michigan Rep. Conyers acknowledges sex harassment settlement

Longtime Michigan Rep. John Conyers acknowledged Tuesday that his office settled a harassment complaint involving a former staffer but said he “vehemently” denies the allegations against him.

Funeral home horrors put spotlight on spotty U.S. regulations

Funeral home regulations vary across the U.S., with some states requiring annual inspections and several requiring no inspections at all.

‘Are you kidding me?’: Kid Rock says no to U.S. Senate run

Kid Rock says he’s not running for U.S. Senate in Michigan.