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In Michigan, election denial probe looms over critical races

Aug. 08, 2022 17:45 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Matthew DePerno made his political reputation on loudly and repeatedly questioning the 2020 presidential election results. It gained him the fervor of Republican delegates and the endorsement of Donald Trump in his bid for attorney general. But now the...

Storms knock out power to more than 100,000 across Michigan

Aug. 03, 2022 20:07 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Severe thunderstorms left more than 100,000 customers across Michigan without power, utilities reported Wednesday. Consumers Energy's power outage map showed more than 79,000 customers were affected as of 7:40 p.m. The DTE Energy website showed more...

Michigan GOP cancels election watch party, reports threat

Aug. 02, 2022 18:43 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Republican Party said it canceled a Tuesday evening primary watch party in Lansing after a man came to the party's headquarters and threatened to shoot up the building and burn it down. Lansing police said officers went to the building Tuesday...

Man sentenced to 1 year for bomb threat at Michigan Capitol

Jul. 27, 2022 19:26 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A man who admitted to calling in a bomb threat at the Michigan Capitol was sentenced Wednesday to one year in jail, Attorney General Dana Nessel said. Michael Varrone, 49, of Charlotte, pleaded guilty last month to false report or threat of bomb/harmful...

Michigan State building safety barrier after drowning

Jul. 02, 2022 11:43 AM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University is set to place a steel safety barrier along a half-mile stretch of the Red Cedar River after the drowning death of visiting 18-year-old student last fall. The university installed temporary fencing along a portion of the river...

Catalytic converter thefts shut down a county's buses

Jun. 28, 2022 08:49 AM EDT

OWOSSO, Mich. (AP) — A dial-a-ride bus service in a Michigan county has been suspended after catalytic converters were stolen from vehicles. A catalytic converter is part of a vehicle's exhaust system. They're sought by thieves because they contain valuable precious metals. ...

Michigan to destroy some blood spots in fight over consent

Jun. 23, 2022 15:22 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The state of Michigan has agreed to destroy more than 3 million dried blood spots taken from babies and kept in storage, a partial settlement in an ongoing lawsuit over consent and privacy in the digital age. At the state's direction, hospitals have routinely pricked...

Michigan State sued over failure to release big donor deals

Jun. 21, 2022 18:27 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A newspaper is suing to try to force Michigan State University to release agreements with two donors who are helping pay the salary of football coach Mel Tucker. The Detroit Free Press said Michigan State won't give up the documents, citing privacy....

Craig files as write-in for Michigan GOP governor primary

Jun. 14, 2022 19:02 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Former Detroit police Chief James Craig filed Tuesday to run as a write-in candidate for Michigan governor weeks after being tossed from the Aug. 2 Republican primary ballot. Craig was among five Republican candidates deemed ineligible after the state...

School loses challenge to expired Michigan mask order

May. 25, 2022 15:24 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Wednesday dismissed a Catholic school's challenge to Michigan's 2020-21 mask order. The Whitmer administration policy during the COVID-19 pandemic was dropped about a year ago, making the lawsuit moot, the court said. ...