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Land deals, incentives OK'd for new auto plant in Detroit

May. 21, 2019 6:18 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler can move forward with plans to build a new, $1.6 billion assembly plant in Detroit and invest $900 million to retool and modernize another. Land deals and community benefits agreements tied to the project were approved Tuesday by the Detroit City Council, shortly before...

Lawyers for some Nassar victims want settlement investigated

May. 17, 2019 3:24 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Lawyers representing victims of imprisoned former sports doctor Larry Nassar who came forward more recently with allegations of sexual assault are seeking an investigation into Michigan State University's $500 million settlement with victims. The Detroit Free Press reports the...

Michigan governor open to drivers forgoing unlimited benefit

May. 16, 2019 7:41 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Thursday that she was open to letting drivers forgo mandatory, unlimited medical benefits covered by their auto insurance premiums, but only if they were still required to buy some level of coverage. The Democrat's position, which she announced...

Michigan lawmaker denies cash-for-vote scheme, won't quit

May. 16, 2019 11:50 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan lawmaker charged with seeking a bribe from a union said investigators got it wrong and he won't resign. Republican state Rep. Larry Inman is charged with attempted extortion, soliciting a bribe and lying to the FBI. Prosecutors say messages show him urging a labor union to...

Michigan State asks alumni if it's done enough post-Nassar

May. 15, 2019 12:04 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University wants to know how alumni think it's doing after a scandal involving imprisoned former sports doctor Larry Nassar. The Detroit Free Press reports Wednesday that alumni were emailed a survey asking about communications from the East Lansing school and if...

Michigan man charged with murder in fatal beating of 2 women

May. 14, 2019 6:55 PM EDT

MASON, Mich. (AP) — A man has been charged in the killings of two women who were found fatally beaten after he showed cellphone photos of their bodies to sheriff's deputies during a traffic stop in central Michigan. Kiernan Brown, of Delta Township, was arraigned Tuesday on two counts each of open murder...

Whitmer: Legislature must 'get off the dime' on road fixes

May. 14, 2019 5:59 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — With her proposed 45-cents-a-gallon fuel tax hike stalled, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Tuesday that fixing the roads is still the "No. 1 issue" despite the Republican-led Legislature prioritizing an overhaul of Michigan's car insurance law. "People want our roads fixed. That is the No....

Arrest warrants issued for defrauding Nassar victims' fund

May. 14, 2019 12:09 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Prosecutors have issued arrest warrants for seven people accused of defrauding a victims' counseling fund Michigan State University established in the wake of a sex abuse scandal involving a former sports doctor. Ingham County prosecutors issued the warrants Tuesday. The...

Police release names of 2 women beaten to death in Michigan

May. 11, 2019 10:49 AM EDT

DELTA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities have released the names of two women who were found beaten to death after a man showed cellphone photos of the bodies to police during a traffic stop in Michigan. The Ingham County sheriff's office says Saturday that the victims are 26-year-old Kaylee Ann Brock of...

Ex-NFL player, woman settle suits against Michigan State

May. 10, 2019 7:52 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A former NFL player has settled a lawsuit against Michigan State University alleging his rights were violated when he was expelled after a sexual misconduct investigation. The Detroit Free Press reports the settlement between Keith Mumphery and the East Lansing school was reached...