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Sex-assault case dropped against Michigan State trainer

Oct. 12, 2019 12:47 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped a felony sexual-assault case against a Michigan State University athletic trainer who separately was among several people at the school implicated in the Larry Nassar sex-abuse scandal. David Jager was charged with assault with intent to commit sexual...

Fifth Indiana man dies following plane crash in Michigan

Oct. 9, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

DEWITT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A fifth Indiana man has died following a small plane crash near a Michigan airport. The 48-year-old pilot Joel Beavins died Sunday. His obituary was posted online by Swartz Family Community Mortuary in Franklin, Indiana. Six men were aboard the single-engine plane, which...

Fourth Indiana man dies following plane crash in Michigan

Oct. 7, 2019 2:57 PM EDT

DEWITT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A fourth Indiana man has died following a small plane crash near a mid-Michigan airport. The Clinton County sheriff's office says Monday that 27-year-old Zechariah Bennett died Saturday. Six men were aboard the single-engine plane which crashed about 9 a.m. Thursday outside...

Authorities release names of Michigan plane crash victims

Oct. 4, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

DEWITT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities on Friday released the names of the Indiana men who were killed or injured in a small plane crash near a central Michigan airport. Timothy Clark, 67, John Lowe, 51, and Neil Sego, 46, died Thursday morning, the Clinton County sheriff's office said in a news...

3 dead, 3 hurt in small plane crash near Michigan airport

Oct. 3, 2019 1:22 PM EDT

DEWITT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Three people died and three others were injured when a single-engine plane heading from Indianapolis crashed Thursday near Capital Region International Airport in mid-Michigan, authorities said. The six-passenger plane was on its way to the Lansing-area airport when it went...

Judge: Michigan adoption agencies can turn away LGBT couples

Sep. 26, 2019 9:21 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Religious-based adoption agencies that contract with the state of Michigan will be allowed to refuse to place children in LGBT homes under a preliminary injunction issued by a federal judge Thursday. District Judge Robert Jonker in Grand Rapids blocked Democratic state Attorney...

No. 25 Spartans out to prove this season is different

Sep. 24, 2019 7:48 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Mark Dantonio is now the winningest coach in Michigan State history, and tight end Matt Seybert now has a scholarship. Those are two notable differences between this season and last, but four games in, the 25th-ranked Spartans are right where they were a year ago: 3-1 with a...

UAW strike puts Trump, GOP in political bind in key states

Sep. 22, 2019 4:50 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democrats were quick to back working-class United Auto Workers in their strike against General Motors, delivering doughnuts and holding picket signs outside factories to show solidarity. It's a union they long have aligned with politically. There were no doughnuts from Republicans....

3 dead, 1 hurt in buggy-motor vehicle crash in Michigan

Sep. 18, 2019 10:32 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, Mich. (AP) — Authorities in Michigan say three children were killed and another was injured after a motor vehicle struck their horse-drawn buggy. Eaton County Undersheriff Jeff Cook says the buggy was struck from behind Wednesday as it traveled along Vermontville Highway near Charlotte in...

The Latest: GM contract talks extend into late afternoon

Sep. 16, 2019 7:51 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on the United Auto Workers strike against General Motors (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Contract talks aimed at ending a strike by 49,000 auto workers against General Motors have extended into late Monday afternoon. United Auto Workers spokesman Brian Rothenberg says he hasn't...