Michigan News

Michigan officials say home sale sign violates civil rights

MASON, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Department of Civil Rights officials say a veteran’s front-yard sign advertising the sale of his home violates state and federal laws because it calls for “no foreigners.” James Prater’s sign in front of his home in Mason says “Terms No foreigners Iraq ...

Snyder: ‘Strong possibility’ for Foxconn to come to Michigan

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING — Gov. Rick Snyder is optimistic that Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn Technology Group will open a facility in Michigan, but said what exactly it is has not been determined and it could be a few months before any potential deal takes ...

State part of broadband network

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan is opting into a national public safety broadband network. Lt. Gov. Brian Calley recently signed a letter for Michigan to participate in the First Responder Network Authority, known as FirstNet. FirstNet, in partnership with AT&T, will build, operate and ...

Grant support for Flint education

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — An afterschool and summer learning program for children in the Flint area has received a grant from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. The $3 million in funding will support YouthQuest, which delivers educational, enrichment and physical fitness opportunities to more ...

2 dead in back seat of vehicle

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit police say firefighters discovered two bodies in the back seat after extinguishing a car fire. They say the fire Saturday afternoon on Detroit’s east side left the bodies burned beyond recognition. Investigators said they could not determine the ages or genders of ...

Michigan community welcomes adults with disabilities

By JUDY PUTNAM Lansing State Journal AP Member Exchange LANSING — Matt Arends, 37, is a pioneer. He’s the first to move into an eastside Lansing neighborhood near Sparrow Hospital to launch a small community of adults with disabilities. Eventually, the hope is that Arends, who has ...

Mobile coffee shop finds success in Detroit

DETROIT — Drifter Coffee wasn’t set to open its window for another hour one recent Sunday in Eastern Market, but the turquoise and white coffee caboose already had a line of customers eager to get their caffeine fix. The sun beating down and market packed, founder Alleah Webb estimated ...

Flint developers hope engineering work helps Buick City site

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Economic development officials in Flint are making a push to revitalize the former manufacturing site that once produced every Buick that General Motors made. The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce was awarded a $197,000 federal grant to allow work to be completed at ...

60-year-old man charged in slaying of Wayne State officer

By COREY WILLIAMS Associated Press DETROIT — Authorities charged a 60-year-old man with first-degree murder Thursday in the slaying of a Wayne State University police officer near campus, the third officer the man is accused of shooting in Detroit. Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said ...

Detroit to host global conference

DETROIT (AP) — A global conference focusing on cybersecurity, artificial intelligence and other advanced technologies is planned this fall in Detroit. The Nov. 9 conference dubbed Integr8 is expected to draw about 500 manufacturing and technology professionals from business, government and ...

Severe storms hit lower Michigan

KEWADIN, Mich. (AP) — Severe thunderstorms that packed heavy rains and damaging winds spawned a suspected tornado in northern Michigan. The National Weather Service says photos of the possible tornado were taken Thursday evening in Antrim County, near Elk Lake. No injuries were reported. A ...

Michigan village mulls disincorporation

SPRING LAKE, Mich. (AP) — A divisive ballot measure is asking residents in a small western Michigan village whether to allow their local government to create a mechanism by which the village can disincorporate. Spring Lake voters will consider the charter amendment Tuesday. If approved, the ...

Tesla moves to sooth worries about Model 3 output targets

By DEE-ANN DURBIN AP Auto Writer DETROIT — Electric car maker Tesla Inc. calmed jittery investors Wednesday, assuring them it can meet aggressive production targets for its new lower-cost Model 3 sedan. CEO Elon Musk said investors should have “zero concern” about whether Tesla will be ...

Deer poacher sought

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — State conservation officers are appealing to the public for tips about the illegal killing of two deer in Tuscola County. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says remains of the 8- and 9-point bucks were found Tuesday night. They were in a ditch near the ...

Court keeps Great Lakes wolves on endangered species list

By JOHN FLESHER AP Environmental Writer TRAVERSE CITY — A federal appeals court Tuesday retained federal protection for gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region, ruling that the government made crucial errors when it dropped them from the endangered species list five years ago. The ...

Summertime blues: July sees big decline in US auto sales

By DEE-ANN DURBIN AP Auto Writer DETROIT— July saw the biggest year-over-year decline in U.S. vehicle sales so far this year, leaving automakers to hope that consumers are just waiting to pounce on Labor Day deals. U.S. sales of new cars and trucks fell 7 percent to 1.4 million in July, ...

Crews replace Flint water lines

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Nearly 1,800 additional homes in Flint have had service lines replaced in the latest phase of an effort to help fix the city’s lead-tainted water crisis. Mayor Karen Weaver’s office says about 2,700 homes have had aging water lines replaced since March 2016 under the ...

Record number of Michigan schools to begin early

DETROIT (AP) — A record number of school districts in Michigan are bypassing the state’s 11-year ban on starting school before Labor Day and opening their doors to students in August. More than 120 school districts across the state have received waivers from the Michigan Department of ...

Trump awards Medal of Honor to Army medic from Michigan

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press WASHINGTON — An Army medic who “ran into danger” to save wounded soldiers during a Vietnam War battle despite his own serious wounds on Monday became the first Medal of Honor recipient under President Donald Trump, 48 years after the selfless acts ...

Dogfighting probe underway

MASON, Mich. (AP) — Authorities in two Michigan counties have seized a total of 46 dogs as part of a long-running investigation into dogfighting. Ingham County Animal Control Director John Dinon says the dogs have been seized from homes in Ingham and Eaton counties in an ongoing ...