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Michigan warns about mosquito-borne virus after 3 deaths

Sep. 18, 2019 5:51 AM EDT

PAW PAW, Mich. (AP) — Public health officials are urging people to guard against mosquito bites after more cases of a rare mosquito-borne virus, including two additional deaths in southwestern Michigan. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services issued an update Tuesday on eastern equine...

Suspect in 4 Detroit killings could be charged with murder

Sep. 18, 2019 12:15 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Murder charges could be announced against a man suspected of killing at least four women and stowing their bodies in vacant houses in Detroit. Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy is expected to discuss the case against 34-year-old Deangelo Martin on Wednesday. Martin has been ordered to stand...

Spartans moving on to Big Ten opener after loss

Sep. 17, 2019 8:14 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Mark Dantonio can look back on plenty of miscues from Michigan State's loss last weekend. The big concern now for the Spartans is what happens next. They'll try to avoid a repeat of last year — when an early defeat against Arizona State was only the beginning of their...

Michigan State OL Jarvis expected to miss 6-7 weeks

Sep. 17, 2019 7:16 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State offensive lineman Kevin Jarvis is expected to miss 6-7 weeks with a leg injury. Coach Mark Dantonio said Jarvis isn't lost for the season, but he has been removed from the depth chart after starting the first three games at left tackle. Senior Tyler Higby is now...

Michigan OG Ben Bredeson headed home to play Wisconsin

Sep. 17, 2019 7:13 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Ben Bredeson had a chance to cash in on his potential this year in the NFL. The All America offensive guard, though, chose to stay at Michigan for his senior season and to take out an insurance policy, providing some financial protection if an injury hurts his stock in the draft....

Lions cut Anderson, Johnson after adding Perkins, Driskel

Sep. 17, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have released running back C.J. Anderson, quickly cutting ties with a player who helped the Los Angeles Rams reach the Super Bowl. Detroit made the relatively surprising move Tuesday night after adding running back Paul Perkins off waivers from the New York...

Progress reported in contract talks between GM, union

Sep. 17, 2019 6:26 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Faced with weakening sales, a deteriorating global economy and an unpredictable trade war, General Motors and striking auto workers appeared to be making progress Tuesday toward a four-year labor contract. The two-day walkout by 49,000 workers brought to a standstill more than 50 factories...

Police appeal fails in fatal shooting of Jackson pit bull

Sep. 17, 2019 4:28 PM EDT

JACKSON, Mich. (AP) — An appeals court says a lawsuit can proceed against police in the fatal shooting of a pit bull inside a Jackson home. A Jackson officer walked through the front door without knocking and encountered a dog named Kane. The dog dashed down stairs and growled before it was shot in 2014....

Michigan Boy Scouts sells campsite near Port Huron for $1.8M

Sep. 17, 2019 2:43 PM EDT

PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Crossroads Council of Boy Scouts sold a campground near Port Huron to a gravel mining company for $1.8 million, officials said. Christopher Hopkins, the council's chief information officer, said the sale of the nearly 270-acre (110-hectare) Silver Trails Scout...

Whitmer wants budget bills now; GOP waiting until next week

Sep. 17, 2019 1:49 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday urged Republican legislative leaders to quickly send her budget bills before their weekend "getaway" for a GOP political gathering, saying she needs as much time as possible to review and sign them by a Sept. 30 deadline. Republicans...