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Michigan couple, attorney announced as winners of $842.4 million Powerball jackpot

Jun. 11, 2024 14:09 PM EDT

GRAND BLANC TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A mid-Michigan couple and a lawyer from the west side of the state were announced Tuesday as winners of an $842.4 million Powerball lottery jackpot from a ticket purchased on New Year's Day. The Breakfast Club lottery club opted for a cash lump...

Michigan willing to spend millions to restore Flint properties ripped up by pipe replacement

May. 30, 2024 06:30 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The state of Michigan said it's willing to step in and oversee property repairs at 1,900 homes in Flint where water pipes have been inspected or replaced but the grounds remain a mess. The city in March was found in civil contempt by a judge after blowing past...

Children of Flint water crisis make change as young environmental and health activists

Apr. 22, 2024 14:18 PM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Their childhood memories are still vivid: warnings against drinking or cooking with tap water, enduring long lines for cases of water, washing from buckets filled with heated, bottled water. And for some, stomach aches, skin rashes and hair loss. Ten years ago...

2 men exchange gunfire at Flint bus station, leaving 1 in critical condition

Apr. 16, 2024 15:38 PM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Two men exchanged gunfire Tuesday after they exited a bus in downtown Flint, leaving one of them in critical condition and a woman wounded, police said. Flint Police Chief Terence Green said the two men got into an altercation in another city and continued...

Going from assistant to top job remains a tough climb for Black coaches in major men's conferences

Apr. 02, 2024 17:45 PM EDT

Bruiser Flint remembers being a Massachusetts assistant coach building a resume that would one day have him running his own program. He had twice interviewed elsewhere before his moment arrived with mentor John Calipari bolting for the NBA, vacating the big chair for the Minutemen. ...

John Sinclair, a marijuana activist who was immortalized in a John Lennon song, dies at 82

Apr. 02, 2024 16:18 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — John Sinclair, a poet, music producer and counterculture figure whose lengthy prison sentence after a series of small-time pot busts inspired a John Lennon song and a star-studded 1971 concert to free him, has died. He was 82. Sinclair died Tuesday morning...