Flint water decision shows legal complexities of disaster

U.S. 06/14/19, 16:01

A surprise decision by Michigan prosecutors to drop all pending charges in the Flint water crisis and restart a three-year investigation is a reminder of the legal complexities surrounding the disaster.Seven of 15 people had taken plea deals with no jail time, and their records will eventually be scrubbed clean. ...

Michigan’s medical chief to stand trial on Flint charges

Health 12/07/18, 13:21

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.Dr. Eden Wells is among five people facing an involuntary manslaughter charge in connection to an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in the Flint area in ...

Schuette, Whitmer clash in final debate before election

Enviroment 10/24/18, 23:21

Republican Bill Schuette and Democrat Gretchen Whitmer clashed often Wednesday in their final debate before the election of Michigan's next governor, as he warned against going "backward" with her "extreme" agenda and she blamed his "nasty rhetoric" for contributing to a political environment in which pipe bombs were mailed to ...

FACT CHECK: Larry Nassar claims abound in governor’s race

Sports 10/11/18, 16:36

Serial sexual abuser Larry Nassar is in prison, but that hasn't kept the former sports doctor from having a role in Michigan's race for governor.Democratic former county prosecutor Gretchen Whitmer and Republican state Attorney General Bill Schuette have sparred in recent weeks over their actions in the prosecution of Nassar, ...

Democratic ad accuses Schuette of ignoring Flint crisis

Enviroment 09/25/18, 18:54

Democrats launched a TV ad on Tuesday that accuses Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Schuette of ignoring Flint residents' complaints about their water long before he opened an investigation into the city's lead contamination crisis.The 30-second ad , authorized by Schuette's opponent, Gretchen Whitmer, and funded by a Democratic Governors Association-backed ...

Michigan AG alleges opponent lied about Nassar probe

U.S. 09/24/18, 16:31

Michigan's attorney general alleged Monday that his opponent in the governor's race didn't tell the truth about her handling of the prosecution of serial sexual abuser Larry Nassar, accusing her of an "integrity gap" that disqualifies her for the state's top job.Republican Bill Schuette stepped up his criticism of Democrat ...

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