Latest Michigan News

Michigan GOP leader uses expletive to call governor ‘crazy’

Nov. 21, 2019 9:08 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Republican legislative leader in Michigan apologized Thursday for using an expletive to describe Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer as crazy, saying it was “disrespectful and unnecessary.” The Collegian at Hillsdale College quoted Senate Majority Mike Shirkey’s...

AP: Catholic boards hailed as fix for sex abuse often fail

Nov. 21, 2019 6:52 PM EST

Facing thousands of cases of clergy sex abuse, U.S. Catholic leaders addressed their greatest crisis in the modern era with a promised reform: Mandatory review boards. These independent panels with lay people in each diocese would review allegations fairly and kindly. And they would help bishops ensure that no...

Chief: Suspect in officer’s slaying ‘very target specific’

Nov. 21, 2019 6:03 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A gunman who fatally shot one Detroit officer and wounded another was trying “to bait” them as they searched a home for him, police Chief James Craig said Thursday. The 28-year-old man waited at the bottom of basement stairs, fired two shots from an assault-type rifle and ran...

How GM ended up suing its crosstown rival

Nov. 21, 2019 5:47 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Automakers sue each other on occasion, but no one in Detroit can remember one accusing another of bribing union officials to get an unfair labor cost advantage. Yet that’s what happened Wednesday when General Motors filed a federal racketeering lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler...

NCAA denies waiver appeal from Michigan State’s Joey Hauser

Nov. 21, 2019 5:29 PM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State coach Tom Izzo was taught by his mentor, the late Jud Heathcote, to give back to the game by being part of the National Association of Basketball Coaches. The Hall of Famer is choosing not to do that anymore. A frustrated Izzo said Thursday he was resigning from...

Gilchrist becomes first black LG to sign a bill into law

Nov. 21, 2019 4:03 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist had made state history by becoming the first black lieutenant governor to sign a bill into law. Gilchrist, who is Michigan’s first African American lieutenant governor, enacted legislation Thursday to end a lifetime ban on felons becoming...

No. 12 Michigan looking to continue dominance over Hoosiers

Nov. 21, 2019 3:47 PM EST

No. 12 Michigan (8-2, 5-2 Big Ten, No. 13 CFP) at Indiana (7-3, 4-3), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. EST (ESPN). Line: Michigan by 9 1/2. Series record: Michigan leads 58-9. WHAT'S AT STAKE? The Wolverines were eliminated from the Big Ten East title chase last weekend but there’s still plenty at stake. Michigan has...

Coast Guard seaman charged with murder freed from brig

Nov. 21, 2019 3:44 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A U.S. Coast Guard seaman charged with murder in the death of a fellow seaman during a night of drinking in Alaska has been released from custody. Ethan Tucker was released from a San Diego brig Monday after the admiral overseeing his prosecution ordered a new hearing in the case....

Gilchrist signs bill making Michigan 5th cage-free egg state

Nov. 21, 2019 3:34 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Egg-laying hens in Michigan will have to be housed in cage-free systems before 2025 under a new law. Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist signed the legislation Thursday because Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is on a trade trip in Israel. The law will also prohibit non-cage-free eggs from being sold in...

Woman, 86, died after crash; power line kept rescuers away

Nov. 21, 2019 3:27 PM EST

CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Police say emergency responders couldn’t immediately rescue an elderly couple in a suburban Detroit car crash because a live power line was on the vehicle. Shirley Ann Tobalski, who was 86 years old, died Wednesday night. Clinton Township police say she was conscious...