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UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 4, 2019, 3:09 p.m.

Michigan to become 1st state to ban flavored e-cigarettes

Michigan could become the first state to ban flavored electronic cigarettes. Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday ordered the state health department to issue emergency rules that will prohibit the …


Getting There: No chalk on the tires in Spokane’s parking enforcement

Federal appellate courts ruled “chalking” tires, a method of determining whether a parker has remained at a space for too long, was unconstitutional. But Spokane ceased the practice downtown at …


UPDATED: Thu., July 4, 2019, 7:49 p.m.

Michigan Rep. Justin Amash quitting Republican Party

Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan, the only Republican in Congress to call for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, said Thursday he is leaving the GOP because he has become …


Michigan AG sues to shut down oil pipeline in Great Lakes

Michigan’s attorney general sued Thursday to shut down twin 66-year-old oil pipelines in the Great Lakes, saying they pose an “unacceptable risk” and the state cannot wait five to 10 …


UPDATED: Thu., June 13, 2019, 8:09 p.m.

Prosecutors drop Flint water charges, promise fresh probe

Prosecutors drop all criminal charges against 8 people in Flint water crisis and pledge to start new investigation


UPDATED: Tue., June 11, 2019, 3:37 p.m.

As bishops gather, prosecutors step up scrutiny of church

Hundreds of boxes. Millions of records. From Michigan to New Mexico, attorneys general are sifting through files on clergy sex abuse this month, seized through search warrants and subpoenas at …


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.