Mom accused of abusing, imprisoning kids reaches plea deal

U.S. 06/19/19, 10:21

One of two Michigan parents accused of punishing their five children with whippings and confinement in a dark, locked bedroom described by one officer as a dungeon has pleaded guilty to child abuse.The Lansing State Journal reports 29-year-old Sarah Conde ...

Warren challenges Sanders’ for progressives’ support

Politics 06/09/19, 23:10

As a Michigan field organizer for Bernie Sanders' 2016 presidential campaign, Mike McDermott trained volunteers to knock on doors and call voters, helping the Vermont senator upset Hillary Clinton in a crucial Midwestern state. But as the 2020 campaign heats up, ...

Trust wants hungry bacteria to remove Lansing-area pollution

Enviroment 04/27/19, 10:36

Scientists want to use an unconventional method to remove pollution from former General Motors properties near Lansing where an underground plume of chemicals is creeping toward drinking water wells.The Lansing State Journal reports that the trust that controls the sites ...

Michigan AG plans crackdown on worker misclassification

Business 04/22/19, 16:38

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel said Monday her office will target businesses that cheat their employees of wages, pledging a forceful crackdown on what she called an under-the-radar problem that also lets companies dodge taxes."Our office intends to be as ...

Woman who alleged rape by ex-MSU players speaks publicly

Sports 04/11/19, 14:21

A Michigan State University student who sued the school after alleging three former men's basketball players gang-raped her in 2015 said at a news conference Thursday that she wants to encourage other "silent survivors" of sexual assault to tell their ...

Whitmer, GOP lawmakers clash over environmental order

Business 02/09/19, 10:18

The first tussle between Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Republican-led Legislature isn't over how to fix roads, overhaul school funding or tackle high car insurance premiums.Instead, they're clashing over the environment — specifically how Michigan adopts regulations and permit ...

Appeal curbs heat use by 10 percent in Michigan amid cold

Business 01/31/19, 16:55

Efforts to conserve heat in Michigan during the extreme cold reduced usage by 10 percent following a fire at a major natural gas facility, stabilizing Consumers Energy's ability to supply houses and other critical buildings, officials said Thursday.The utility, the ...

Michigan State president faces ouster amid Nassar fallout

Sports 01/16/19, 16:47

Michigan State University's Board of Trustees will seek to oust interim President John Engler if he does not resign amid criticism of comments he made about victims of imprisoned ex-sports doctor Larry Nassar, trustees said Wednesday.Brian Mosallam told The Associated ...

Update: Michigan State trustees plan vote to oust Engler

Sports 01/16/19, 12:53

The Latest on the criticism of Michigan State's president from the Larry Nassar fallout (all times local):11:45 a.m.A Michigan State University trustee says the board will seek to oust interim school President John Engler if he doesn't resign amid criticism ...

Lawyer: Michigan State hampered probe of its Nassar dealings

Sports 12/21/18, 12:54

An independent special counsel on Friday accused Michigan State University of stonewalling his investigation into the school's handling of the sexual abuse scandal involving disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar and called for "top-down cultural change" at the school.Special counsel ...

Michigan State getting 2 new trustees amid Nassar fallout

Sports 11/08/18, 09:44

Voters backed two new Democrats for the Michigan State University Board of Trustees as the school continues to deal with the fallout from sexual assaults by the now-imprisoned former sports doctor Larry Nassar .Unofficial results show Michigan State graduates Brianna ...

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 ...

Student killed near Michigan State University was Texas man

U.S. 10/15/18, 11:38

Police have released the name of a Texas student who was fatally shot at an off-campus apartment building near Michigan State University.East Lansing police say he's 22-year-old Isai Berrones of Alamo, Texas.Berrones was killed early Friday at an apartment building ...

Police: Michigan State student dies in off-campus shooting

U.S. 10/12/18, 12:44

Police say a Michigan State University student from Texas has been fatally shot during a fight at an off-campus student apartment complex.East Lansing police say the 22-year-old man was pronounced dead early Friday at a hospital. Police initially said he ...

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 ...

Spartans, Wildcats have plenty of room for improvement

Football 10/05/18, 03:15

Two years ago, Michigan State and Northwestern combined for 94 points. Last season, they threw for over 800 yards.Their next meeting is this weekend, but both teams have issues that could prevent another shootout."I think, for our football team, we ...

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 ...

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