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. ...

Charges dropped against 8 people in Flint water scandal

U.S. 06/13/19, 13:27

Prosecutors stunningly dropped all criminal charges Thursday against eight people in the Flint water scandal and pledged to start the investigation from scratch.The defendants include Michigan's former health director, Nick Lyon, who was charged with involuntary manslaughter. He was accused of failing to timely alert the public about an outbreak ...

3 children who died after Amish carriage crash identified

U.S. 06/11/19, 11:15

A funeral home has identified three children who died in southern Michigan after the Amish horse-drawn carriage they were riding in was struck by a driver accused of being drunk.Beams Funeral Home of Fremont, Indiana, identifies them as 6-year-old Lillian Graber, 4-year-old Moses Graber and 2-year-old Jacob Graber. Lillian ...

Justin Amash, impeachment supporter, resigns conservative group

Politics 06/11/19, 10:08

The lone Republican calling for President Donald Trump's impeachment has quit an influential caucus of House conservatives. A spokeswoman for Michigan Rep. Justin Amash confirmed on Tuesday that he had resigned from the Freedom Caucus. Amash is one of the group's founders, but it is now controlled by Trump's allies. Amash called ...

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, McDermott is all-in for Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, creating a ...

3rd child dies after horse-drawn carriage hit in Michigan

U.S. 06/09/19, 14:38

A third child who was in an Amish horse-drawn carriage that was struck by a drunken driver in southern Michigan has died, authorities said Sunday. Two children, ages 6 and 2, died at the scene of Friday evening's crash. A 4-year-old later died at a hospital, and another young child and ...

Pickup hits Amish horse-drawn carriage, killing 2 kids

U.S. 06/08/19, 10:30

Authorities say a pickup truck rear-ended an Amish horse-drawn carriage in southern Michigan, killing two children and seriously injuring two others and a woman who were in the carriage.The state police say the two adults and five children who were in the carriage were ejected when the truck hit it ...

Mom: Boy on minibike fatally hit by deputy wasn’t at fault

U.S. 06/05/19, 07:16

The mother of an 11-year-old boy on a minibike who was fatally struck by a sheriff's deputy in southern Michigan says her son wasn't at fault.Christina Valadez said Tuesday during a news conference with her lawyer that Norman Hood was "a good kid" who was just trying to cross a ...

Where things stand in the Flint water crisis investigation

U.S. 06/04/19, 14:58

Questions abound after Michigan authorities executed search warrants in recent weeks to seize from government storage the state-owned mobile devices of former Gov. Rick Snyder, top aides and other government employees in a long-running criminal investigation of Flint's water crisis.The three-year probe of lead contamination in the city's water supply ...

In Michigan, Warren to unveil plan to boost US manufacturing

2022 Campaign 06/04/19, 09:32

Elizabeth Warren is launching her first tour of Michigan as a Democratic presidential candidate on Tuesday with a proposal to boost domestic manufacturing, including the creation of a Cabinet-level department charged with "creating and defending" American jobs. The Department of Economic Development she would create would replace the Department of Commerce ...

Things to know about NCAA baseball regionals

Baseball 05/30/19, 13:29

The NCAA baseball tournament opens Friday with play in 16 double-elimination regionals. Regional winners advance to best-of-three super regionals next week, and the final eight go to the College World Series in Omaha beginning June 15. Some of the top story lines:WHO'S HOTCentral Michigan has won 18 games in a ...

Michigan governor signs overhaul to cut high auto premiums

Health 05/30/19, 11:55

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday signed a "historic" overhaul of Michigan's car insurance system that, beginning in 13 months, will let drivers choose their medical coverage instead of them being required to buy unlimited benefits.Her signature, delivered at the Detroit Regional Chamber's Mackinac Policy Conference, capped an intense three-week period ...

Howard sheds tears of joy as takes the reins at Michigan

Basketball 05/30/19, 11:33

Juwan Howard was overcome with tears of joys as he was introduced as Michigan's new men's basketball coach.The former member of the Fab Five has a five-year contract that will pay him $2 million in his first year.The former Miami Heat assistant coach had been a candidate to be a ...

Deputy’s non-use of siren, lights examined in fatal crash

U.S. 05/29/19, 17:17

A deputy's decision not to activate his vehicle's overhead lights and siren prior to fatally striking an 11-year-old boy on a minibike in southern Michigan will be part of an internal review.The review will follow a state police investigation into Tuesday night's crash in Battle Creek and determine whether the ...

Michigan AG will move to shut pipeline in June if no deal

Enviroment 05/29/19, 15:40

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel said Wednesday she will move in June to shut a Great Lakes oil pipeline if the governor cannot reach a resolution with operator Enbridge, saying the state is in "great peril" the longer the oil continues to flow under a sensitive waterway.Nessel revealed her timeline ...

Whitmer: Care for injured drivers will ‘still be there’

Health 05/28/19, 16:24

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday defended a pending overhaul of Michigan's auto insurance law, saying treatment for injured drivers will "still be there" if they forego what has been a one-of-its-kind, mandatory unlimited personal injury protection benefit.The Democrat, who will sign the legislation as soon as this week, told The ...

Michigan State chooses Stony Brook president as next leader

Sports 05/28/19, 11:39

Dr. Samuel Stanley Jr., a medical researcher who has led Stony Brook University in New York for nearly a decade, was named Tuesday as the next president of Michigan State University in the wake of the most extensive sexual abuse scandal in sports history.Stanley was chosen in an 8-0 vote ...

Cavs owner Dan Gilbert suffers stroke, remains in hospital

Sports 05/27/19, 21:31

Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert remains hospitalized and is "resting comfortably" after suffering a stroke.The 57-year-old was taken to a Detroit-area hospital Sunday by a friend after not feeling well, and he had the stroke while getting medical care, Quicken Loans CEO Jay Farner said in a statement Monday night.Farner said ...

Wisconsin assistant coach up and walking after crash

Basketball 05/27/19, 20:47

The University of Wisconsin said Monday assistant men's basketball coach Howard Moore was up and walking at a hospital after a weekend automobile wreck in Michigan that killed his wife and daughter.The school also said Moore's son, Jerell, had been released from a hospital and was in the care of ...

Cleanup resumes at former chemical plant site in Michigan

Enviroment 05/27/19, 10:06

Cleanup work has resumed at a former chemical plant in central Michigan that's become one of the country's costliest Superfund sites.An Environmental Protection Agency official, Thomas Alcamo, told MLive.com that it could still take another seven years to finish cleaning up the Velsicol Chemical plant site in St. Louis, Michigan."I ...

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