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McLaren will pay $5M, not $20M, in Flint water settlement

Oct. 20, 2021 18:26 PM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A $641 million settlement with people affected by Flint's lead-contaminated water was reduced by $15 million Wednesday after a judge agreed that a hospital could cut its pledge. McLaren Health will pay $5 million instead of $20 million. It had the...

Juneteenth could become a Michigan court holiday

Oct. 20, 2021 17:47 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court is considering a statewide court holiday on Juneteenth, which commemorates the end of slavery. The court said it will accept public comment and hold a hearing in the months ahead. Juneteenth...

2 arrested after couple killed in car with baby inside

Oct. 20, 2021 17:47 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit police have arrested two people and recovered a gun in connection with the ambush slayings of a couple while sitting in a car with their child at a gas station. Two men fired shots at the car Monday night, killing the man and woman. ...

Coach Izzo says he's ticked off Michigan State is unranked

Oct. 20, 2021 17:07 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State is unranked in the AP Top 25 preseason poll for the first time in a decade and its Hall of Fame coach isn't happy about it. “It does tick me off," Tom Izzo said Wednesday. Izzo is not alone. ...

Arbitrator: Official wrongly fired in Flint water scandal

Oct. 20, 2021 17:01 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The only Michigan official fired in the Flint water catastrophe likely was a “public scapegoat” who lost her job because of politics, an arbitrator said in ordering $191,880 in back pay and other compensation. It's a remarkable victory for Liane...

Fries with that exam? College profs asked to help with food

Oct. 20, 2021 16:28 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Hey, professor, hold the mayo! Short of help, Michigan State University is making an urgent plea to staff to volunteer in campus dining halls, including faculty. MSU's residential services department has already asked 132...

Deputies find human remains in mid-Michigan soybean field

Oct. 20, 2021 15:24 PM EDT

MAPLE GROVE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities found human remains in a mid-Michigan soybean field Wednesday. Barry County deputies said they found the remains in Maple Grove Township near a missing woman’s car. Deputies aided by a Michigan State...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Oct. 20, 2021 12:37 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Oct.18 The St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Colin Powell's efforts to build bridges, steer GOP from extremism: Much as Colin Powell deserves a tribute as America’s first...

Arbitrator says lone Michigan official fired in Flint water scandal likely was ‘public scapegoat,’ is owed $191,880

Oct. 20, 2021 12:03 PM EDT
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Arbitrator says lone Michigan official fired in Flint water scandal likely was ‘public scapegoat,’ is owed $191,880.

Foundation gifts $1.5M to improve literacy at Detroit school

Oct. 20, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A foundation named after late Detroit-area philanthropist Archie “Art” Van Elslander is donating $1.5 million to improve literacy at his former high school, officials said Wednesday. The A.A. Van Elslander Foundation gift will be used to create the...