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Michigan township examining what went wrong with Nassar case

Dec. 12, 2018 1:33 PM EST

MERIDIAN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities in a Michigan community have hired someone to examine a 2004 investigation that failed to spur charges against now-imprisoned gymnastics sports doctor Larry Nassar. The Lansing State Journal reports Wednesday that retired East Lansing police officer Ken Ouellette...

Michigan marking 1st day for legal, recreational pot

Dec. 6, 2018 2:09 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan is officially the first state in the Midwest to allow marijuana for more than medical purposes. Thursday marks the first day for the legal recreational partaking of pot in Michigan following voters' strong endorsement in the Nov. 6 election. Staff at the Lansing City Pulse, a weekly...

Michigan Legislature OKs gutting wage, paid sick time laws

Dec. 4, 2018 9:51 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Republican-led Michigan Legislature on Tuesday passed bills that would delay a minimum wage hike and scale back paid sick leave requirements, an unprecedented lame-duck strategy that was endorsed legally by the state's conservative attorney general despite criticism that it is...

Perles, citing health, resigns as Michigan State trustee

Nov. 29, 2018 4:10 PM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — George Perles resigned as a member of Michigan State University's governing board after nearly 12 years, the school said Thursday, ending decades of service as a football player, coach, athletic director and trustee. Perles, 84, noted his age and struggle with Parkinson's...

Ex-MSU president charged with lying to police about Nassar

Nov. 20, 2018 6:09 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Ex-Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon was charged Tuesday with lying to police during an investigation of the handling of serial sexual abuser Larry Nassar — the third current or former campus official other than Nassar to face criminal charges in the scandal....

Michigan State getting 2 new trustees amid Nassar fallout

Nov. 8, 2018 1:28 PM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Voters backed two new Democrats for the Michigan State University Board of Trustees as the school continues to deal with the fallout from sexual assaults by the now-imprisoned former sports doctor Larry Nassar . Unofficial results show Michigan State graduates Brianna Scott and...

Ex-Michigan State player pleads guilty in assault case

Nov. 7, 2018 1:37 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Former Michigan State football player Auston Robertson has pleaded guilty to a sexual assault charge and could face more than three years in prison. The Lansing State Journal reports the 21-year-old entered the plea Wednesday to one count of assault with intent to commit criminal...

Schuette cancels TV ads in all markets except Detroit

Oct. 30, 2018 6:41 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Schuette on Tuesday canceled TV ads across Michigan in the final week of the race, except in the Detroit market — another sign that his campaign was facing an uphill climb to defeat Democrat Gretchen Whitmer. The state attorney general...

House candidate's 'party before country' gaffe appears in ad

Oct. 30, 2018 6:39 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Democratic congressional candidate in Michigan who blundered by telling thousands of supporters that she puts "party before country" will see her gaffe repeated in a weeklong TV ad backed by a Republican group that is hoping to tip the scales in the hotly contested race. Elissa...

No. 24 Spartans have 'chip' back with No. 6 Michigan looming

Oct. 16, 2018 6:36 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — After upsetting Penn State on the road last weekend, Michigan State feels it has a bit of its identity back. Just in time for the annual clash with rival Michigan. "Last week we brought the chip back and that's just something you can never lose, and same thing with the underdog...