Michigan News

2 kids hurt in shooting

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Police say two young children were wounded in an apparently accidental shooting at a home that was being used for childcare in suburban Detroit. Dearborn Police Chief Ronald Haddad says a preliminary investigation has revealed a toddler in the home “accessed a handgun ...

MSP head under fire over NFL protest post

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING — The Michigan Legislative Black Caucus and civil rights groups on Wednesday called for the resignation or firing of the head of the State Police for sharing a Facebook post calling NFL players who protest during the national anthem “anti-American ...

Lockdown lifted at college

WARREN, Mich. (AP) — A Detroit-area community college has lifted a lockdown put in place following a report of a man carrying an automatic weapon. Macomb Community College in Warren posted a message on its website Tuesday evening saying its Center Campus was on lockdown until further notice ...

Businesses give $300M toward K-12 computer science education

By MIKE HOUSEHOLDER Associated Press DETROIT — A coalition of businesses including Amazon, Google and General Motors has agreed to give $300 million to boost K-12 computer science programs across the U.S. Internet Association CEO Michael Beckerman announced Tuesday that the private-sector ...

Bill would significantly cut state’s high auto premiums

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING— Michigan drivers would no longer be required to buy unlimited medical insurance to cover serious crash injuries under legislation that high-ranking supporters proposed Tuesday to significantly reduce the country’s most expensive auto premiums. ...

Flags lowered to honor trooper

PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Flags will be lowered today for a Michigan State Police trooper who died after crashing his motorcycle. Gov. Rick Snyder has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags to be lowered to half-staff on state buildings and within the state Capitol complex in honor of ...

Course is for those who love lakes

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — If you’re fascinated by lakes, an online Michigan State University extension course may be for you. Registration is open for the Introduction to Lakes program, which begins in January. It’s a six-week, self-paced course. Officials say more than 230 lake ...

Art exhibit to combine Rodin with contemporary artwork

By KATE CARLSON The Grand Rapids Press AP Member Exchange GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Six original Auguste Rodin sculptures will be juxtaposed with the work of 17 contemporary artists from around the world during ArtPrize Nine. When he realized the 100th anniversary of Auguste Rodin’s death ...

Michigan schools seek to help students dealing with trauma

By NOE HERNANDEZ Battle Creek Enquirer AP Member Exchange BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — Laura Williams has seen students run out of classrooms without good reason. She’s heard them scream in hallways for reasons she can’t explain. That’s why she is leading an effort in Harper Creek Community ...

Students plan week of protests

Hundreds of students walked out of classes and blocked streets at University of Michigan as part of a planned weeklong protest against racism. The demonstrations at the Ann Arbor school began Monday morning and included people blocking roads and sitting on medians studying. Some buses had to be ...

State Supreme Court takes case of hot coals at century-old inn

ARCADIA, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court has agreed to look at the case of a 10-year-old girl who burned her foot on hot coals a day after a Lake Michigan beach bonfire. The century-old Watervale Inn in Benzie County could be liable if an appeals court decision stands. Critics of that ...

Some schools closing early amid fall heat wave

DETROIT (AP) — Some Michigan schools are closing early for the day amid a fall heat wave that’s broken records for high temperatures across the state. The Detroit Public Schools Community District is sending home students following a half-day Monday and canceling afternoon sports. Schools ...

Freed Detroit man is shot

DETROIT (AP) — Authorities say a young Detroit man who was released from prison last year after prosecutors agreed that his four murder convictions should be overturned has been shot in the leg. Detroit police say Davontae Sanford was taken to the hospital Saturday night with a wound that ...

Ex-prosecutor released from jail

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A man accused of hiring prostitutes hundreds of times during his 20-year career as a Michigan prosecutor has been released from jail. The Lansing State Journal reports Stuart Dunnings III walked out of the Clinton County Jail early Sunday after serving 10 months. The ...

AAA: Gas prices fall 12 cents

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — AAA Michigan says gas prices statewide have fallen by about 12 cents per gallon in the past week. The Dearborn-based auto club says late Sunday the average price for self-serve regular unleaded gasoline was about $2.42 per gallon. That’s about 23 cents more than at ...

Traveling guitar exhibit to visit Kalamazoo museum

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Michigan residents will soon be able to rock out with the National Guitar Museum as its traveling exhibit visits the Kalamazoo Valley Museum. “GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked The World” opens Saturday in the downtown museum, the Kalamazoo Gazette reported. The ...

County, public remained in dark about big methane leak

By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press One night in early September, a critical piece of natural gas infrastructure temporarily blew its stack. By the time a resident heard the racket, dialed 911 and workers responded, the Harmony compressor station in rural northeastern Pennsylvania had ...

Upton considers Senate run as GOP seeks Stabenow challenger

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. — A two-man field of Republicans jockeying to challenge Sen. Debbie Stabenow in 2018 could soon double in size. Rep. Fred Upton, who has held southwestern Michigan’s congressional seat for 30 years, took more steps toward a ...

Waste contract, labor agreements on Monday’s agenda

By MARY WARDELL Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — The Marquette City Commission will consider the negotiated contract with Waste Management for curbside residential waste and recycling pickup, a labor agreement with city supervisors, a new public art policy, a salary increase and bonus for the ...

Officials considering ordinance for medical marijuana facilities

By LISA BOWERS Journal Ishpeming Bureau NEGAUNEE – After months of consideration and requests for public input, Negaunee Township may be closer to deciding whether licensed medical marijuana businesses will have a place there. At its regular meeting Tuesday, the Negaunee Township Planning ...