Michigan News

Tesla posts small 4Q profit, expects to make money this year

DETROIT (AP) — Tesla managed to eke out a small fourth-quarter profit to close 2018, and it pledged to make money in all quarters this year. But staying in the black will be difficult with a major debt payment due and slowing demand for pricier versions of its electric vehicles. Palo Alto, ...

Audit: Michigan should better monitor job-creation promises

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING — Michigan's economic development arm should better ensure that businesses receiving cash incentives create and keep promised jobs, according to a state audit released Wednesday. Auditors reviewed Michigan Business Development Program incentives ...

Report blasts MSU’s handling of sex cases

By COREY WILLIAMS Associated Press DETROIT — Michigan State University’s failure to detect and stop sexual assaults by now-imprisoned sports doctor Larry Nassar indicates a lack of institutional control, according to a U.S. Department of Education report. The nearly 50-page program ...

Whitmer alters state of state date

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will deliver her first State of the State address a week later than planned to avoid having it on the same night as President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech. The Democratic governor will speak Feb. 12 during a joint session of the ...

Deep freeze envelops Midwest, even stops the US mail

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A deadly arctic deep freeze enveloped the Midwest, forcing widespread closure of schools, offices and prompting the U.S. Postal Service to take the rare step of suspending mail delivery to a wide swath of the region because of the cold. Many normal activities shut down ...

With shutdown over, scientists rush to salvage Isle Royale wolf study

By JOHN FLESHER AP Environmental Writer TRAVERSE CITY — A 60-year-old study of wolves and moose at Isle Royale National Park is back on track after being derailed by the partial government shutdown, and enough private funding has been raised to ensure the work will go on even if federal ...

Reward offered in child’s death

DETROIT (AP) — A reward of up to $10,000 is being offered for information that leads to an arrest in the shooting of a 3-year-old boy who was killed as he rode in a vehicle on Detroit's west side. Crime Stoppers of Michigan announced the reward Monday. Christian Miller was killed Thursday ...

Hospital restricts visitors

DETROIT (AP) — Henry Ford Health System in Detroit is implementing temporary visitor restrictions at six hospitals to protect patients, employees and visitors from the spread of the flu. The system says visitors can be no younger than 12 and patients with flu-like symptoms and have scheduled ...

Gas prices up 10 cents

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — AAA Michigan says average gas prices statewide are up about 10 cents from a week ago to about $2.17 per gallon. The Dearborn-based auto club says Monday the average price for self-serve regular unleaded is about 47 cents less than a year ago. The state’s highest ...

Verdict reduction sought

DETROIT (AP) — Lawyers for Detroit are asking a judge to reduce a $3.5 million verdict for a man who was arrested in a case of mistaken identity. Marvin Seales was in custody for two weeks in 2012 before the mistake was cleared up. The trial centered on the actions of a Detroit police ...

Petoskey newspaper sold

MISHAWAKA, Ind. (AP) — Schurz Communications says it’s selling its publishing division, including 20 newspapers in five states, to GateHouse Media LLC. Indiana-based Schurz, which owns the South Bend Tribune and The Herald-Times in Bloomington announced the deal Monday. Terms were not ...

Officer acquitted in gun firing

PAW PAW, Mich. (AP) — A southwestern Michigan police officer who fired five shots at a stolen car has been acquitted of reckless discharge of a gun. A jury in Van Buren County returned the verdict Friday. Chelsey Omilian was a Mattawan officer in November 2017 when she fired at a Chevrolet ...

Teen DJ turns love of music into professional gig

By JEREMY ERVIN Times Herald AP Member Exchange PORT HURON, Mich. — Speakers standing on each side of a lighting rack blasted Timmy Trumpet’s music through the living room of the Welch family’s Port Huron home. Gunner Welch, 14, first got into DJing about a year ago. His family ...

Shutdown halted crash probes, could cost critical evidence

By TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writer DETROIT — The 35-day partial government shutdown stopped the National Transportation Safety Board from dispatching investigators to 22 accidents that killed 32 people, jeopardizing some perishable evidence, the agency said Monday. The NTSB will start ...

Specialized home provided for vet injured in explosion

By SASHA ZIDAR MLive.com AP Member Exchange MIDDLEVILLE, Mich. — U.S. Army Sgt. Michael Gower looked over his shoulder as a bright light shined through one of the hatches in the troop compartment of the military vehicle he was sitting in. Heading back to base, Gower’s unit started to ...

U-M program monitors nukes

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A new $25 million program led by the University of Michigan seeks to help boost nuclear monitoring and detection efforts around the world. The Ann Arbor school says the funding for the Consortium for Monitoring, Technology and Verification is from the National Nuclear ...

Michigan ACLU files complaint against school district

PAW PAW, Mich. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan has filed a federal discrimination complaint alleging that there's a racially hostile environment at a southwest school district that was previously criticized for its use of the Redskin name and image as a mascot. The ACLU ...

Study: Michigan school funding growth last from ’95-’15

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING — No state has squeezed school spending more in recent decades than Michigan, education researchers said this week in a study that attributes the tightening to tax cuts and notes a corresponding drop in student achievement. When adjusted for ...

USFS executives urge full investigation in Coughlin case

DETROIT (AP) — Two U.S. Figure Skating executives urged a full investigation into abuse allegations against former skater and coach John Coughlin, who killed himself last week. Anne Cammett, president of the federation, and David Raith, USFS executive director, held a news conference at the ...

Suspect in death kills himself

DALTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a man found dead in the trunk of a burned-out vehicle in western Michigan was fatally shot by a man who later killed himself at a motel. The Muskegon County sheriff’s office issued an update on the investigation Thursday, saying 27-year-old ...