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Changes abound as Michigan State tries to fix offense

Aug. 13, 2019 2:33 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Seven months ago, Mark Dantonio shook up his offensive staff, keeping his assistants but switching their roles around. It was a move that reflected the state of the Michigan State program — not necessarily panicking, but certainly aware of some recent shortcomings. The...

Ex-dean with oversight of Larry Nassar gets 1 year in jail

Aug. 7, 2019 1:34 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A former Michigan State University dean with oversight of now-imprisoned sports doctor Larry Nassar was ordered Wednesday to serve up to a year in jail after being convicted of neglect of duty and misconduct in office that stemmed from claims he sexually harassed students. William...

The Latest: Ex-dean with oversight of Larry Nassar sentenced

Aug. 7, 2019 11:33 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on the criminal case of William Strampel, a former Michigan State University dean who had oversight of now-imprisoned sports doctor Larry Nassar (all times local): 11:32 a.m. A judge has ordered a former Michigan State University dean who had oversight of now-imprisoned...

Mom accused of abusing, imprisoning kids sentenced to prison

Jul. 31, 2019 12:53 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — One of two Michigan parents accused of punishing their five children with whippings and confinement in a dark, locked bedroom described by one officer as a dungeon has been sentenced to three to 10 years in prison. The Lansing State Journal reports that 29-year-old Sarah Conde was...

Ex-Michigan State president gets $2.5M retirement payout

Jul. 30, 2019 7:48 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The former Michigan State University president accused of lying about her knowledge of allegations against sports doctor Larry Nassar is getting about $2.5 million as part of a retirement package and agreed not to sue the school, it was announced Tuesday. The East Lansing school...

O'Rourke debate guests are black men who kneeled for anthem

Jul. 30, 2019 11:39 AM EDT

When Democrat Beto O'Rourke takes the stage in the second round of presidential primary debates on Tuesday, three young black men from Michigan who were inspired by ex-NFL player Colin Kaepernick to kneel during the national anthem before their high school football games will be in the audience as guests of the...

Man accused of abusing, imprisoning kids pleads no contest

Jul. 18, 2019 10:34 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan man has pleaded no contest to child abuse for allegedly punishing his five children with whippings and confinement in a dark, locked bedroom described by one officer as a dungeon. Thirty-three-year-old Yenier Conde's trial was underway Tuesday when the Lansing man pleaded...

Correction: Snyder-Harvard story

Jul. 1, 2019 11:03 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — In a story June 30 about former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder being named a Harvard fellow, The Associated Press erroneously reported the day of the announcement. It was Friday, not Sunday. A corrected version of the story is below: Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder named Harvard fellow...

Michigan State clears ex-basketball players in rape case

Jun. 29, 2019 12:19 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Three former Michigan State University men's basketball players have been cleared of wrongdoing in connection with allegations that they sexually assaulted a female student in 2015, according to the school. A report from a school-launched Title IX investigation did not find...

Michigan AG sues to shut down oil pipeline in Great Lakes

Jun. 27, 2019 2:25 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's attorney general sued Thursday to shut down twin 66-year-old oil pipelines in the Great Lakes, saying they pose an "unacceptable risk" and the state cannot wait five to 10 years for Enbridge Inc. to build a tunnel to house replacement pipes running through the Straits of...