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Mott Foundation gives MSU $25M for Flint-based research

Jan. 26, 2022 18:20 PM EST

LANSING, Mich (AP) — The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation donated $25 million to Michigan State University to expand public health in Flint, Michigan, it was announced on Wednesday. The grant will bolster MSU's public health program in Flint, adding 18 tenure-track faculty members,...

Genesee County Jail switching to scanned letters for inmates

Jan. 20, 2022 15:28 PM EST

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Mid-Michigan’s Genesee County Jail is ending traditional mail deliveries for inmates and switching to scanned images of letters to prevent drug-soaked papers from reaching inmates. The county's Board of Commissioners approved an amended contract Wednesday with...

Booker, McGee help Suns rout Pistons in Michigan homecoming

Jan. 16, 2022 17:35 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Devin Booker scored 30 points and JaVale McGee added 20 in their Michigan homecomings to help the NBA-leading Phoenix Suns rout the Detroit Pistons 135-108 on Sunday. “I was just hitting shots and the guys were getting me the ball in good places,” said Booker,...

Year later, Flint water criminal cases move slowly in court

Jan. 12, 2022 19:03 PM EST

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — An attorney for Michigan's former health director urged a judge Wednesday to dismiss involuntary manslaughter charges arising from the 2014-15 Flint water crisis, saying the criminal case would have a chilling effect on public employees at all levels of government. ...

Flint-area Republican leader gets probation for harassment

Jan. 11, 2022 15:07 PM EST

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The leader of the Flint-area Republican Party who made a harassing phone call to a Democratic official in the Upper Peninsula was placed on probation Tuesday and ordered to write an essay about the effects of bullying. Matthew Smith, 24, was accused of calling...

Judge: Lawsuit can proceed against Flint water contractor

Jan. 10, 2022 18:16 PM EST

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A judge on Monday refused to dismiss a lawsuit against an engineering company, which is accused of not doing enough to stop the flow of lead-contaminated water in Flint in 2015. Four families are suing Veolia North America. The company did not participate in the...

Judge reaffirms review of documents in Flint water cases

Jan. 07, 2022 18:12 PM EST

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Prosecutors in the Flint water investigation must stop using certain documents seized from state offices until an independent team reviews them for any violation of attorney-client privilege. Genesee County Judge Elizabeth Kelly on Friday turned down a request...

New federal judge for Michigan sworn into office

Dec. 24, 2021 11:44 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan’s newest federal judge has been sworn into office just days after being confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Shalina Kumar, the former Oakland County Circuit Court chief judge, took the judicial oath during a Thursday ceremony at the federal courthouse in...

Suspect killed, 2 cops shot in Burton outside Flint

Dec. 21, 2021 18:23 PM EST

BURTON, Mich. (AP) — Two police officers were shot Tuesday in Genesee County during a “violent confrontation” with a gunman who was killed after a chase on foot, authorities said. One of the injured officers, a sheriff's deputy, was in critical condition while a Burton officer...

Belleville freshman QB Bryce Underwood named AP D1-2 POY

Dec. 10, 2021 17:13 PM EST

The 2021 Division 1-2 Associated Press All-State football team, selected by a panel of 12 Michigan sports writers: ___ PLAYER OF THE YEAR Bryce Underwood, Belleville, Fr. ___ ALL-STATE QUARTERBACKS ...