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Pilot safely lands plane in Livingston Co after engine woes

Sep. 16, 2021 19:33 PM EDT

FOWLERVILLE, Mich. (AP) — A pilot safely landed his single-engine aircraft in a field after encountering mechanical trouble Thursday afternoon, Michigan State Police said. The 33-year-old pilot was able to land the plane with no damage or injuries in Handy Township in...

Michigan's top court rejects redistricting lawsuit _ for now

Sep. 16, 2021 16:56 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a challenge to deadlines set by a commission that is drawing new maps for seats in Congress and the Legislature, but the legal battle is not over. The court turned down an opportunity to immediately...

CMU's McElwain relishes return to LSU's Death Valley

Sep. 16, 2021 16:42 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Central Michigan coach Jim McElwain and the Chippewas have demonstrated already this season that they can go into an SEC stadium and be competitive. Yet McElwain is reluctant to characterize a visit to LSU’s 102,000-seat Death Valley, where the...

Ford adding 450 jobs to meet demand for new electric truck

Sep. 16, 2021 16:26 PM EDT

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Ford Motor Co. plans to spend $250 million and add 450 jobs at three Michigan plants to meet demand for the new F-150 Lightning. Ford already has taken more than 150,000 reservations for the new electric version of its immensely popular F-150...

Michigan lawmaker: Allegations are 'character assassination'

Sep. 16, 2021 16:23 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan lawmaker denied that he threatened or harmed a fellow legislator with whom he had a romantic relationship, dismissing her claims Thursday as a “politically motivated character assassination.” Third-term Rep. Steve Marino, a...

Lawsuit seeks $1M after Michigan teacher cuts girl's hair

Sep. 16, 2021 16:12 PM EDT

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — The father of a 7-year-old Michigan girl whose hair was cut by a teacher without her parents’ permission has filed a $1 million lawsuit against the school district, a librarian and a teacher's assistant. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in...

Michigan TV weatherman out after refusing to get vaccine

Sep. 16, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) — A man who spent more than 30 years reporting the weather on TV in northern Michigan said he's out of a job after refusing to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Karl Bohnak began working at WLUC-TV in 1988. He said the Upper Peninsula was one of the most...

No. 25 Michigan hosts Northern Illinois, former Spartans QB

Sep. 16, 2021 15:14 PM EDT

Northern Illinois (1-1) at No. 25 Michigan (2-0), Saturday at noon EDT (Big Ten Network). Line: Michigan by 27 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Series record: Michigan leads 1-0. WHAT’S AT STAKE? ...

No. 24 Miami, Michigan State play with Top 25 spot at stake

Sep. 16, 2021 14:53 PM EDT

Michigan State (2-0) vs. No. 24 Miami (1-1), Saturday at noon EDT (ABC). Line: Miami by 6 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Series record: Miami leads 4-0. WHAT’S AT STAKE? Miami needs a win to remain in...

Unbeaten Pitt looks to avoid letdown versus Western Michigan

Sep. 16, 2021 12:55 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Taysir Mack was talking about himself. The fifth-year Pittsburgh wide receiver might as well have been talking about his team, too. Yes, Pitt's impressive 41-34 victory at Tennessee last weekend provided a sense of joy and relief for Mack, who played...