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U of M students asked not to leave homes due to COVID-19

Jan. 27, 2021 4:49 PM EST

Lansing, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan and the Washtenaw County Health Department asked students Wednesday to avoid leaving their residences to slow the spread of COVID-19 and a more contagious variant. There have been 175 COVID-19 cases in the student population since the new semester started on...

FILE - In a photo provided by the Kent County Sheriff, Ty Garbin is shown in a booking photo. Garbin, one of six men charged in an alleged plot to snatch Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has agreed to plead guilty to a kidnapping conspiracy, according to court document filed Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. The filing was made by prosecutors ahead of Ty Garbin's appearance in federal court in Grand Rapids. (Kent County Sheriff via AP File)

Man pleads guilty in conspiracy to kidnap Michigan governor

Jan. 27, 2021 4:33 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — One of six men charged in an alleged plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiracy, admitting that the group discussed an incredible scheme to snatch her at her lakeside vacation home and destroy a bridge to slow down police. Ty Garbin’s guilty...

GOP: No aid unless counties control school, sports closures

Jan. 27, 2021 3:59 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan House Republicans on Wednesday proposed a $3.5 billion coronavirus recovery plan but threatened to withhold billions to K-12 schools unless Gov. Gretchen Whitmer cedes her administration's power to prohibit in-person instruction and sports to local health departments. Senate...

Patrons enjoy lunch indoors Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, at Gibsons Italia restaurant in Chicago. Several states are loosening their coronavirus restrictions on restaurants and other businesses because of improved infection and hospitalization numbers but are moving cautiously. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

States lift restrictions gradually amid fears of new variant

Jan. 27, 2021 3:56 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — States are loosening their coronavirus restrictions on restaurants and other businesses because of improved infection and hospitalization numbers but are moving gradually and cautiously, in part because of the more contagious variant taking hold in the U.S. While the easing could...

FILE - In this April 27, 2018, a statue of former Mayor Orville Hubbard, is displayed in Dearborn, Mich. Elected officials in the Detroit suburb are wiping away part of the community's segregationist past by removing the name of its longest-serving mayor from a civic center ballroom. The action Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, by the Dearborn City Council is the latest move to separate the city from Orville Hubbard's political legacy which included efforts to keep Black families from moving into the then-mostly white community. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

Dearborn to remove name of former mayor from ballroom

Jan. 27, 2021 3:39 PM EST

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Elected officials in a Detroit suburb are trying to wipe away part of the community’s segregationist past by removing the name of its longest-serving mayor from a civic center ballroom. The action Tuesday by the Dearborn City Council is the latest move to separate the city...

FILE - In this July 25, 2011 file photo, Al Iacobelli, former Vice President Employee Relations, Chrysler Group LLC, speaks at Chrysler Group LLC headquarters in Auburn Hills, Mich. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US has agreed to plead guilty and pay a $30 million fine for a corruption scandal at the union that represents its factory workers, authorities said Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. Iacobelli was the head of labor relations at Fiat Chrysler and co-chairman of the UAW-Chrysler National Training Center in Detroit. The government said he signed off on $262,000 to wipe out a mortgage held by UAW vice president General Holiefield, who was the center's other co-chairman. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya File)

Fiat Chrysler agrees to plead guilty, pay $30M in UAW probe

Jan. 27, 2021 2:36 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US has agreed to plead guilty and pay a $30 million fine for a corruption scandal at the union that represents its factory workers, authorities said Wednesday. Company representatives gave more than $3.5 million in cash and other things of value to senior officials...

In this photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the state, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, in Lansing, Mich. Whitmer announced Michigan restaurants and bars can reopen for indoor dining at 25% capacity but with a 10 p.m. curfew starting Feb. 1, and concessions can resume at casinos, movie theaters and stadiums. (Michigan Office of the Governor via AP)

Whitmer to pitch pandemic relief in State of State speech

Jan. 27, 2021 12:31 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will seek “common ground” with the Republican-led Legislature in her State of the State address, pitching a multibillion-dollar pandemic relief plan that would prioritize coronavirus vaccinations and additional aid to schools and businesses amid the...

Former Macomb County prosecutor pleads guilty to obstruction

Jan. 27, 2021 12:15 PM EST

MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (AP) — A former suburban Detroit prosecutor pleaded guilty Wednesday to obstructing justice in an investigation of how he spent campaign donations. Eric Smith, who was Macomb County prosecutor for nearly 16 years, admitted that he attempted to get three people, including two assistant...

Court filing: Man agrees to plead guilty to conspiracy in plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer

Jan. 27, 2021 9:28 AM EST
DETROIT (AP) — Court filing: Man agrees to plead guilty to conspiracy in plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

Sears scores 21 to lead Ohio past Western Michigan 81-58

Jan. 26, 2021 11:49 PM EST

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Mark Sears had a season-high 21 points as Ohio romped past Western Michigan 81-58 on Tuesday night. Dwight Wilson III had 19 points and eight rebounds for Ohio (9-6, 5-4 Mid-American Conference). Lunden McDay and Ben Vander Plas added 11 points apiece. Jason Preston had six points and...