LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A former director of the Michigan Hispanic/Latino Commission has been sentenced to five years of probation for stealing nearly $86,000 that was set aside for a Michigan...
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State Police are reviewing security protocol for the official residence of Michigan's governor after the thefts from two vehicles parked outside.
Police: Body of infant found in missing mother’s car
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Police searching for a missing 35-year-old Michigan woman say they have found the body of her 6-day-old daughter in her car.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a Lansing man has been charged in the theft of property from a vehicle parked at the official residence of Michigan's governor.
Prison employees lose appeal over job status, pay
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Prison employees who challenged job classifications and lower pay grades have lost an appeal at the Michigan Supreme Court.
WHEATFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say two children have died and their father seriously hurt after he lost control of the car in which they were riding and struck a tree on Interstate...
CALUMET, Mich. (AP) — A student from Michigan's Upper Peninsula has won a statewide poetry recitation contest.
Tajah-Rayne Davise from Calumet High School in Calumet has been named the 2019...
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Police in Lansing say three men suffered gunshot wounds and were taken to the hospital after a vehicle they were in crashed in a mobile home park.
Michigan State University multi-year campaign raises $1.83B
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University says its more than seven-year fundraising campaign brought in about $1.83 billion.
The Lansing State Journal reports more than 250,000...
Court: Lawsuit by blind man after 2015 arrest can continue
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — An appeals court says a blind man who was arrested at a 2015 celebration for a federal disabilities law outside Michigan's Capitol can continue his lawsuit against state...
Correction: DTE-Renewable Power story
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — In a story Feb. 21 about DTE Electric Co.'s renewable power program being approved, The Associated Press, relying on information from the Michigan Public Service Commission,...
High school poetry recitation contest coming to Lansing
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Thirty-three high school students from across Michigan will face off in the state finals of a poetry recitation contest.
Lansing nonprofit providing aid to homeless women will stay
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Women who have ever asked, "Do you have a tampon?" in a hushed tone will understand.
There's a sisterhood that sends even strangers to the rescue, digging into the...
New attorney general to investigate priests, Nassar, Flint
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's new Attorney General Dana Nessel said Thursday that an investigation into sexual abuse by clergy in the Roman Catholic Church will be lengthy and could uncover...
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Medical marijuana user loses workplace case in appeals court
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan Court of Appeals ruling could reinforce zero-tolerance workplace rules for marijuana even in cases in which a person has a medical marijuana card.
Michigan agency awards grants for Lansing redevelopment
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — State grants totaling $2 million have been awarded to help redevelop contaminated property in Lansing.
The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality is providing...
General Motors to invest $36M in Lansing-area plant
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — General Motors says it will invest $36 million in its Lansing-area plant to prepare for future production of crossover vehicles.
The Detroit Free Press reports GM CEO Mary Barra announced the investment Monday. The company didn't disclose timing related to the Lansing Delta Township plant's future products.
Whitmer to focus on magnitude of road problem in speech
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Monday she will discuss the magnitude of Michigan's problem with poor roads and bridges in her first State of the State address, appealing to the public to give feedback on the costs of pothole-ridden infrastructure.
Michigan court revives dispute over $100,000 Porsche
OKEMOS, Mich. (AP) — Was a $100,000 Porsche a lemon?
The Michigan appeals court says a Kent County woman will get a second chance to make her case with a jury.
Jane Meyering bought a new Porsche Cayenne in 2015, but she sued after having problems with the heating-and-cooling system.
Utility gives movie tickets _ and popcorn _ during outage
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — No electricity? Go to the movies — for free.
Consumers Energy says 2,000 free movie tickets, along with soda and popcorn, are available Saturday and Sunday at five theaters in Grand Rapids and Muskegon. More than 70,000 customers still lacked power in western Michigan after an ice storm and other nasty weather. Some people might not get their lights on until Monday.
Michigan family still hoping for answers to 2015 cold case
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A family is still looking for answers more than four years after a man was shot to death on a parking ramp.
East Lansing police are still working to identify two men spotted on a store surveillance video who could be connected to the Feb. 5, 2015, shooting death of Michael Smith, the Lansing State Journal reported .
Whitmer, GOP lawmakers clash over environmental order
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — 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 requirements for businesses and citizens. It's also a fight over executive vs. legislative powers, with both sides justly pointing to the law to back them up.
Transportation head: At least $1.5B more needed for highways
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan interstates and highways need at least a $1.5 billion annual influx of additional spending to be brought into better condition, nearly double the current funding, the state's new transportation director told lawmakers on Tuesday.
Michigan firefighter files lawsuit alleging discrimination
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — An African-American firefighter has filed a federal lawsuit alleging leaders in the city of Lansing failed to stop racial discrimination in the fire department.
No bond for 3 Michigan men charged with aiding Islamic State
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Bond has been denied for three Michigan men who are accused of conspiring to provide material support to the Islamic State group.
Defense lawyers say it was a lot of talk but no action. But U.S. Magistrate Judge Phillip Green had a different interpretation Thursday, saying the men were willing to die for the militant organization. He ordered them held in jail.
The evidence mostly consists of social media posts and private messages.
Appeal curbs heat use by 10 percent in Michigan amid cold
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — 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.
Ex-legislative leaders: Hike fuel taxes 47 cents for roads
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Four former legislative leaders said Thursday that Michigan's per-gallon gasoline and diesel taxes should be increased by 47 cents over nine years to fix deteriorating roads with an additional $2.5 billion in annual spending.
The bipartisan proposal will face resistance in a Republican-led Legislature that previously raised fuel taxes and vehicle registration fees, effective in 2017.
Natural gas shortage ends, auto plants to resume production
DETROIT (AP) — Dozens of Michigan auto plants and large commercial buildings that were forced to close or cut operations Thursday due to a natural gas shortage can resume production at midnight.
Consumers Energy had asked the plants and other big gas users to curtail work for fear of running out of gas for homes and other critical buildings during a record-setting deep freeze.
East Lansing man found dead outdoors in extreme cold
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Police say a 60-year-old man was found dead outdoors in East Lansing.
An autopsy will determine the cause of death, although foul play is not suspected. The deaths of at least two other Michigan residents have been connected to the extreme cold weather.
Police say the man's body was discovered Wednesday.
Report blasts Michigan State’s handling of sex cases
DETROIT (AP) — Michigan State University's failure to detect and stop sexual assaults by now-imprisoned sports doctor Larry Nassar indicates a lack of institutional control, according to a U.S. Department of Education report.
The nearly 50-page program review report is dated Dec. 14, 2018, and was prepared by the Education Department's Federal Student Aid office. The Associated Press obtained a copy of the report from Michigan State via email on Wednesday.
Whitmer closes state government for third time this week
WINDSOR TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is closing state government for the third day this week due to winter weather, saying the step is needed to keep people safe.
Michigan state government closing due to cold weather
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Much of Michigan's state government is closing for the second time this week due to dangerous winter weather.
Offices in the executive, legislative and judicial branches are closed Wednesday. Essential employees in state departments must still report to work.
Lansing is reinstating driving restrictions on city roads.
Whitmer moves speech over conflict with Trump address
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will deliver her first State of the State address a week later than planned to avoid having it on the same night as President Donald Trump's State of the Union speech.
The Democratic governor will speak Feb. 12 during a joint session of the Republican-led Legislature in Lansing. Her office proposed the new date Tuesday, and House Speaker Lee Chatfield agreed.
Michigan government closed amid snow; travel hazardous
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Heavy snow has led to the closure of Michigan's state government, including the Capitol building and legislative offices.
They're due to reopen Tuesday.
Most state government offices in the Lower Peninsula were closed, effective at 10 a.m., except certain offices handling critical functions. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is encouraging motorists to stay off the roads.
Authorities say Interstate 96 was closed in both directions outside of Lansing due to weather-related crashes.
AP Interview: New Senate leader has tackled big legislation
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Republicans who have kept control of the Michigan Senate for 35 years are putting at the helm an engineer whose legislative career has been defined by two of the most consequential laws of the past decade.
MSU police: Woman shoots herself at campus shooting range
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University police say a woman suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound at a campus shooting range.
Police were called Friday afternoon to the Demmer Center at the East Lansing campus to investigate a reported shooting.
Correction: Drug Listing story
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — In a story Jan. 10 about Michigan listing the pain drug Gabapentin as a controlled substance, The Associated Press, relying on information from the state Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, erroneously referred to the drug as an opioid. It is not.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Michigan lists pain drug Gabapentin as controlled substance
Michigan is listing a drug commonly used to treat nerve pain and seizures as a controlled substance
3 from Michigan charged with planning to aid Islamic State
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say three Michigan residents have been charged with conspiring to provide material support to the Islamic State group.
They say FBI agents arrested Muse Abdikadir Muse, Mohamud Abdikadir Muse and Mohamed Salat Haji on Monday, and prosecutors charged the Lansing residents in a complaint filed Tuesday.
Trump turns down House invite to give speech in Lansing
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The leader of the Michigan House says President Donald Trump will not deliver his State of the Union address in Lansing.
Speaker Lee Chatfield, a Republican, tweeted Tuesday to thank Trump for a "great" phone conservation earlier in the day but said Trump has "other plans" for his speech.
AAA: Michigan gas prices relatively flat at $2.12 per gallon
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — AAA Michigan says average gas prices statewide are relatively flat from a week ago at about $2.12 per gallon.
The Dearborn-based auto club says Tuesday the average price for self-serve regular unleaded is about 47 cents less than a year ago. AAA's usual Monday report was published a day later this week due to the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday
Detroit man sentenced to life in Lansing barbershop shooting
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Detroit man convicted of murder and other charges in a 2017 shooting at a Lansing barbershop that left one man dead has been sentenced to life in prison.
The Latest: Michigan State president says he’ll quit Jan. 23
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on the resignation of Michigan State University's interim president (all times local):
Michigan State University's interim president says he's stepping down in a week in response to a request from the school's governing board.
Police: Crash with truck kills moped rider at Michigan State
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Police say a person driving a moped has died following a crash at Michigan State University involving a salt truck.
University police Capt. Doug Monette tells the Lansing State Journal the crash happened about 7:50 a.m. Tuesday.
Michigan agency issues recall for medical marijuana products
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan agency has issued a recall notice for several medical marijuana products that officials say failed laboratory testing.
The products were sold Dec. 27-30 at HG Lansing on East Oakland Avenue in the city of Lansing.
The state Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs says the recall targets particular batches of Citrix, Gelato, Green Crack and Oreoz.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — As both parties continue pumping funds into the 2018 race, Michigan Democrats hope to cash in on another kind of green.
A proposal to legalize marijuana will be on Michigan's November ballot, putting the state on the cusp of allowing recreational use of the drug for those 21 and older. If approved, Michigan would become the 10th state and the first in the Midwest to allow its recreational use.