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Judge rejects 6-month timeout in major Flint water case

May. 3, 2019 7:12 PM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A judge on Friday rejected a six-month freeze in the involuntary manslaughter case of Michigan's former health director, who is accused of failing to timely warn the public about a Legionnaires' disease outbreak during the Flint water crisis. A new team of prosecutors said it needed...

Conflict in Michigan AG's office over Flint water records

May. 1, 2019 7:48 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A civil war of sorts is developing in the Michigan attorney general's office over 23 boxes of records found in a state basement and what role — if any — they have in the Flint water criminal investigation. Prosecutors led by Fadwa Hammoud, a senior official in the office, want...

Defense strikes back in records dispute in Flint water case

Apr. 30, 2019 6:10 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Lawyers for Michigan's former health director are firmly opposing an effort to put his Flint water criminal case on hold for six months, saying it's a sign of "dysfunction" by prosecutors. In blunt language, Nick Lyon's defense team urged Judge Joseph Farah to reject a timeout and instead...

Correction: Flint Water story

Apr. 30, 2019 11:33 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — In a story April 29 about the firing of a special prosecutor in the Flint water investigation, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel in February said Todd Flood has "institutional knowledge" and "worked diligently." The remarks were made by...

The Latest: Flint water prosecutor says 'I gave everything'

Apr. 29, 2019 7:45 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on the firing of the special prosecutor in the Flint water investigation (all times local): 7:45 p.m. A lawyer ousted as special prosecutor in the investigation over Flint's lead-tainted water says the complex cases were handled with professional care. Todd Flood says, "I walk...

Evidence found, prosecutors seek freeze in Flint water case

Apr. 26, 2019 8:27 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Prosecutors on Friday asked a judge for a six-month timeout in the criminal case against Michigan's former health director after finding a "trove of documents" related to the Flint water crisis in the basement of a state building. The 23 boxes included a file titled "phones/wiped" with the...

Judge says US government can be sued for Flint water crisis

Apr. 19, 2019 11:03 AM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A judge says the federal government can be sued by Flint residents who blame the Environmental Protection Agency for waiting too long to intervene in the city's water crisis. Federal Judge Linda Parker didn't determine whether EPA employees were negligent when Flint's water system...

Canadian sentenced to life in prison for US airport attack

Apr. 18, 2019 2:12 PM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A Canadian man convicted of terrorism for nearly killing a Michigan police officer while yelling "God is great" in Arabic was sentenced to life in prison on Thursday, after boldly declaring that he only regretted not having a machine gun during the knife attack. Amor Ftouhi's statements...

The Latest: Canadian sentenced to life in US airport attack

Apr. 18, 2019 11:31 AM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of a Canadian man convicted of terrorism for nearly killing a Michigan airport police officer (all times local): 11:25 a.m. A Canadian man convicted of terrorism for nearly killing a Michigan airport police officer has been sentenced to life in prison. Amor...

Flint getting $77.7M loan to help with water improvements

Apr. 17, 2019 10:26 AM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Flint is getting $77.7 million in loan assistance that it was promised in 2017 for infrastructure improvements as it deals with the aftermath of its crisis with lead-tainted water . The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality says it's providing nearly $140 million in loans to fund...