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Woman wanted for husband’s 2002 death in Michigan arrested in Rome

ROME (AP) — An American woman wanted in the 2002 death of her husband, whose remains were so badly burned they weren’t identified for more than a decade, was arrested in Rome after a multinational search, police said Thursday. Rome police arrested Beverly McCallum, 59, overnight after she ...

East Lansing approves culling to reduce deer herds

EAST LANSING (AP) — Officials in East Lansing have approved a lethal option to manage the growing number of deer in the mid-Michigan city. The city council voted this week to authorize culling as a way to reduce deer herds, the Lansing State Journal reported. East Lansing's city manager ...

Senate rejects Whitmer appointee to hunting panel

LANSING (AP) — Michigan Senate Republicans on Thursday blocked Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s appointee to the state commission that regulates hunting and fishing, which Democrats said was payback because Whitmer refused to pull a separate nominee who is opposed by gun-rights ...

Treasurer: Seeping ‘green ooze’ site subject to forfeiture

By COREY WILLIAMS Associated Press DETROIT — An industrial site in suburban Detroit from where a bright green goo seeped through a concrete barrier onto an area freeway could be foreclosed due to non-payment of property taxes, the county treasurer said Wednesday. Five properties tied to ...

Alcohol breath test devices back

LANSING (AP) — All 203 of Michigan’s alcohol breath testing devices are back in service amid a fraud investigation of the company that supplies the equipment. The Michigan State Police launched a criminal investigation last month into contract employees with Intoximeters Inc. and suspended ...

Police ID man who stabbed dog

SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — Police on Tuesday identified a man whom officers shot and killed after he stabbed a police dog in the head during a hostage situation. Zane Blaisdell, 48, of Saginaw was shot by police inside his home Sunday morning, Michigan State Police Special 1st Lt. David Kaiser ...

Lawmakers defend Michigan student charged over gun photo

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING— State lawmakers and a gun rights group on Tuesday called for changes to Michigan’s terrorism law after a Lake Superior State University student was charged for posting a photo of his rifle on social media and saying it would make “snowflakes ...

Judge charged with crime

VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A Detroit-area judge has been charged with domestic violence assault and battery. David Parrott, 59, was arraigned Monday in 35th District Court in Plymouth, according to the Wayne County prosecutor’s office. Parrott is a judge on the 34th District Court ...

Summer jobs program opening

DETROIT (AP) — The city of Detroit has opened enrollment for an annual summer employment program for young people aged 14-24. Sign up for Grow Detroit's Young Talent runs to May 1. About 8,000 youth are expected to be hired. Employers also are being sought. More than 8,200 Detroit youth ...

Black History Month marked

DETROIT (AP) — Films, discussions and other activities are planned throughout February by the Detroit Historical Society in recognition of Black History Month. Among the offerings of the society’s Winter Film Series is “With Love from Idlewild,” which showcases filmmaker Tinisha ...

Students to offer tax help

DETROIT (AP) — Dozens of Detroit high school students have become certified tax preparers and will offer free help to their neighbors starting today. About 40 students at Southeastern and Martin Luther King Jr. high schools have become IRS-certified tax preparers, according to The Detroit ...

Detroit marshals troops to revive Fort Wayne

By CHRISTINE FERRETTI The Detroit News AP Member Exchange DETROIT — The Historic Fort Wayne property has languished for decades, but the city is finally taking steps to redevelop the iconic fort. Detroit officials this month will seek out concepts for the city-owned 78-acre riverfront ...

Peters airs 1st ad in Senate race; it touts military creds

LANSING (AP) — Days after voting to convict President Donald Trump in his impeachment trial, Democratic Sen. Gary Peters is launching his first TV ad in what could be a tough re-election fight — highlighting his military service and work to help veterans. The ad debuted during the ...

Michigan to educate drivers about big insurance changes

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING — Michigan’s top insurance regulator said the state is committed to helping drivers navigate a new law that will let motorists save money by foregoing unlimited medical coverage for crash injuries. The state Department of Insurance and Financial ...

‘Stay in Mexico’ remark prompts inclusion rally in lower Michigan town

SALINE, Mich. (AP) — People gathered in a southeastern Michigan town on Wednesday to promote unity and inclusion in the wake of a school meeting when a white parent asked a Hispanic parent why he didn’t “stay in Mexico.” The Saline Diversity Inclusion Rally was being held in Saline, ...

Canadian company seeks new site to bury nuclear waste

By JOHN FLESHER AP Environmental Writer TRAVERSE CITY— A power company is reconsidering its options after dropping plans to bury waste from its nuclear plants on the Canadian shore of Lake Huron, officials said Wednesday. Ontario Power Generation abandoned its 15-year campaign to ...

Court puts case on hold

LANSING (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court said Wednesday it won't hear arguments in March about the legality of giving public tax dollars to private schools. The court said it will wait until the U.S. Supreme Court settles a case from Montana, probably by summer. "The decision in that case ...

Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio steps down after 13 seasons

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer EAST LANSING — From “pride comes before the fall” to Little Giants, Mark Dantonio leaves Michigan State fans with an abundance of fond memories after bringing the Spartans to heights they hadn’t reached in decades. Dantonio announced his retirement ...

Judge’s disagreement with sentence ends farmer’s plea deal

DECATUR, Mich. (AP) — A judge has rejected a sentencing deal that carried a five-year cap for fraud committed by a farmer in southwestern Michigan. As a result, Mike Stamp has withdrawn his guilty plea, and a fall trial has been scheduled in U.S. District Court, MLive.com ...

Woman gets prison for fraud

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — An immigrant who worked for the Roman Catholic Church in Kalamazoo was sentenced to 33 months in federal prison Monday for stealing fees from other immigrants who sought help to stay or work in the country. Monica Mazei, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Ecuador, ...