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Body of missing man now found

SWARTZ CREEK, Mich. (AP) — A suburban Flint man who went missing on Christmas Eve has been found dead, according to police. The body of 25-year-old Kevin Bacon of Swartz Creek was found Saturday in a Bennington Township residence, authorities said. Michigan State Police said a 50-year-old ...

Endangered black rhino at Lansing zoo delivers first calf

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A black rhino that is part of a critically endangered species delivered her first calf at a Lansing zoo, officials announced on Christmas Eve. The unnamed calf was born at Potter Park Zoo on Tuesday before 6 a.m. The 12-year-old mother, Doppsee, nuzzled her baby within ...

Some metals not found in river spill

DETROIT (AP) — Initial water quality tests following the spill of limestone construction aggregate into the Detroit River did not turn up uranium, thorium, mercury or lead, according to an agency that supplies water services to Detroit and dozens of other communities in southeastern ...

Shoppers escape blaze at Detroit grocery store

DETROIT (AP) — A fire has started in a Detroit grocery store while employees were working and customers were shopping inside. Detroit Fire Department Deputy Commissioner Dave Fornell tells The Detroit News that the Metro Food Center on the city’s west side was evacuated Tuesday afternoon. ...

Synagogue member sues anti-Israel protesters, city

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A member of a Michigan synagogue is suing anti-Israel protesters and Ann Arbor city leaders over 16 years of protests outside the Beth Israel Congregation, arguing the protesters have been uniquely provocative and that some restrictions on them would not violate ...

Michigan AG: Nassar investigation not suspended after all

By DAVID EGGERT and MICHAEL TARM Associated Press LANSING, Mich. — Michigan’s attorney general on Wednesday said her communications director’s statement announcing the suspension of a nearly two-year criminal investigation into Michigan State University’s handling of complaints ...

AG: Drug law affects opioid case, clergy probe to go longer

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — State Attorney General Dana Nessel said Monday that lawmakers should revisit Michigan’s unique law that shields drugmakers from product liability lawsuits, saying it “absolutely” has affected her strategy to seek damages for the painkiller addiction epidemic. Her ...

Body confirmed as missing woman

HONOR, Mich. (AP) — Authorities confirmed Monday that a body found near a cabin in northwestern Michigan was that of a 47-year-old Detroit-area woman who was reported missing in October. A medical examiner didn’t immediately determine a cause of death for Adrienne Quintal, but ...

Panel backs $25M for land buys

LANSING (AP) — A Michigan panel is recommending $25.6 million worth of grants for outdoor recreation development projects and land purchases. The funding would come from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund, which is financed with royalty payments by developers of publicly owned ...

Whitmer: Update on Flint water crisis probe to come in 2020

FLINT (AP) — An update is expected at the start of 2020 regarding a criminal investigation into the Flint water crisis that was one of the worst man-made environmental disasters in U.S. history, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said. Whitmer told MLive.com on Tuesday that she trusts ...

Detroit Red Wings call up goalie Calvin Pickard from Grand Rapids

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings recalled goalie Calvin Pickard from Grand Rapids of the AHL. The Red Wings announced the move Thursday. Pickard played one game for the Red Wings earlier this season, a loss at Philadelphia on Nov. 29. The 27-year-old Pickard has played in 105 NHL games, ...

Trump takes swipe at late Michigan lawmaker

BATTLE CREEK (AP) — President Donald Trump took a swipe at the late Rep. John Dingell during his raucous impeachment-day rally on Wednesday, drawing a quick rebuke from the longtime Michigan congressman's widow and successor in the House. Trump told the Battle Creek rally that Debbie Dingell ...

Whitmer works on new roads plan, warns of budget pressures

LANSING (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Wednesday that she is working on an alternative road-funding plan to promote in her second year in office after the Legislature rejected a proposed 45-cents-a-gallon fuel tax increase, but she did not release details. In a year-end roundtable with ...

Motorist, 90, hits buggy, leaves

MARLETTE, Mich. (AP) — Police in Michigan's Thumb region say a 90-year-old motorist crashed into a horse-drawn buggy in broad daylight and then continued home without stopping. Michigan State Police said Monday afternoon's hit-and-run crash in Sanilac County's Marlette Township left the sole ...

Ford to add 3,000 jobs in the Detroit area, invest $1.45B

DETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co. is adding 3,000 jobs at two factories in the Detroit area and investing $1.45 billion to build new pickup trucks, SUVs, and electric and autonomous vehicles. The company said Tuesday that about $750 million will go the Michigan Assembly Plant in the Detroit ...

Michigan sues opioid distributors under drug dealer law

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING — Michigan on Tuesday sued four companies over the deadly painkiller epidemic, becoming what state Attorney General Dana Nessel said is the first state to sue major opioid distributors under a liability law that is typically used to go after drug ...

Jury convicts man in slaying

EAST LANSING (AP) — A man was found guilty of murder Tuesday in the fatal shooting of a Michigan State University student outside an off-campus apartment building. Isai Berrones, 22, of Alamo, Texas, was shot while trying to break up a fight between women in October 2018. Investigators said ...

Long prison sentence upheld for doctor who hurt patients

By ED WHITE Associated Press DETROIT — A federal appeals court affirmed a nearly 20-year prison sentence for a doctor who performed unnecessary spinal surgeries in California and Michigan, procedures that were described by prosecutors as "plain butchery." Aria Sabit acknowledged the awful ...

Michigan Rep. Slotkin says she will vote to impeach Trump

ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP) — Rep. Elissa Slotkin, a freshman Democrat who flipped a Republican seat in battleground Michigan, said Monday she will vote to impeach President Donald Trump, defending her position during a rowdy town hall. Slotkin, who first announced her decision in an op-ed in the ...

1 killed, 3 hurt in rollover crash

ST. JOSEPH, Mich. (AP) — One person was killed and three more were injured early Sunday during a car crash in southwestern Michigan, authorities said. According to a statement from the St. Joseph Public Safety Department, the crash occurred before 6:30 a.m. Sunday. Authorities believe two ...