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Snyder-era officials charged in Flint lose court challenge

Jun. 18, 2021 16:18 PM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A group of people indicted in the Flint water scandal has no right to challenge the evidence in District Court, a judge said. The decision is a defeat for five people who were charged with felonies through indictments, which are rarely used in...

No charges filed against Michigan official who flashed rifle

Jun. 18, 2021 15:48 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's attorney general said Friday she would not file charges against a county commissioner who displayed a rifle during a livestreamed meeting, an incident some described as illustrating racial and cultural tensions in the Lake Michigan resort area. ...

Semitrailer overturns, spills milk along Michigan freeway

Jun. 18, 2021 15:43 PM EDT

HOLLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Milk spilled from an overturned semitrailer shut down traffic for several hours along part of a freeway in western Michigan. The truck’s driver drifted about 9:30 a.m. Friday from the roadway of Interstate 196 in Holland Township before...

Cherry Fest to return, will offer on-site vaccine shots

Jun. 18, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Organizers of a popular festival in northern Michigan that was shut down last year due to the coronavirus pandemic are encouraging people attending this summer to receive free COVID-19 vaccinations on-site. Masks will not be required at the...

Township must pay $140K in legal fees on $500 verdict

Jun. 18, 2021 14:37 PM EDT

GREENLEAF TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A tiny community in Michigan's Thumb region has a large legal bill. Greenleaf Township, population 740, must pay roughly $140,000 in legal fees to a resident who won a $500 verdict in a dispute over Michigan's open meetings law, an...

Detroit freeway shooting kills 2-year-old, wounds 9-year-old

Jun. 18, 2021 11:43 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A shooting on Interstate 75 in Detroit killed a 2-year-old boy and left a 9-year-old boy hospitalized in serious condition, police said. The victims were transported to Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit following the shooting about 9:45 p.m....

After Open playoff loss, Hataoka shares lead in Michigan

Jun. 17, 2021 19:04 PM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Nasa Hataoka had a share of the Meijer LPGA Classic lead Thursday in her first event since losing a playoff in the U.S. Women's Open. The 22-year-old Japanese player birdied three of the last five holes at Blythefield Country Club to match...

Judge wants to learn more about record breach in Snyder case

Jun. 17, 2021 18:20 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A judge on Thursday ordered Flint water prosecutors to stop distributing documents that were declared confidential during Detroit's bankruptcy. Judge Thomas Tucker also told lawyers for former Gov. Rick Snyder to show him a portion of the records that...

Spectrum, Beaumont plan to merge into single health system

Jun. 17, 2021 17:30 PM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Beaumont Health and Spectrum Health, the largest health care providers on each side of Michigan, said Thursday they plan to merge into a single system with 22 hospitals and 64,000 employees. Spectrum's insurance arm, Priority Health, with more...

Conservative activists request audit of Michigan election

Jun. 17, 2021 16:51 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Conservative activists who falsely claim former President Donald Trump won reelection asked the Republican-led Michigan Senate on Thursday to order an audit of the results, seeking a review like one that is underway in fellow battleground state Arizona. ...