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Michigan college cancels classes after ransomware attack

May. 02, 2022 09:35 AM EDT

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan community college has cancelled classes indefinitely following a ransomware attack over the weekend. Officials at Battle Creek-based Kellogg Community College said Sunday in a statement on its website that technology issues caused by the attack...

Senator who pleaded to touching nurse won't seek 2nd term

Apr. 20, 2022 11:38 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan lawmaker who pleaded guilty to a charge of inappropriately touching a nurse practitioner will not seek reelection. State Sen. John Bizon, who was sentenced last month to a year probation after pleading guilty in February to a misdemeanor count of...

Detroit's Chansey Willis Jr. wins Michigan AP D1 hoops POY

Apr. 07, 2022 18:46 PM EDT

The 2021 Michigan Associated Press Division 1 boys basketball All-State team as selected by a panel of 12 Michigan sportswriters. ___ Player of the Year: Chansey Willis Jr., Detroit King ___ First-Team All-State Chansey...

Williamston's Mason Docks wins Michigan AP D2 basketball POY

Apr. 06, 2022 18:03 PM EDT

DIVISION 2 The 2021 Michigan Associated Press Division 2 boys basketball All-State team as selected by a panel of 12 Michigan sportswriters. ___ Player of the Year: Mason Docks, Williamston ___ First-Team All-State ...

Forest Hills Central's Hallock leads Michigan AP Div. 1 team

Mar. 31, 2022 18:24 PM EDT

The 2022 Michigan Associated Press Division 1 girls’ basketball All-State team as selected by a panel of eight sports writers: ___ Player of the Year: Theryn Hallock, Forest Hills Central Coach of the Year: Kyle Theisen, Midland Dow ___...

Michigan lawmaker sentenced to probation for touching nurse

Mar. 23, 2022 20:55 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan lawmaker was sentenced to a year of probation Wednesday for inappropriately touching a nurse practitioner while seeking treatment for COVID-19. State Sen. John Bizon, a Battle Creek Republican, also must pay $1,130 in court costs and fines, complete...

Kalamazoo officer kills man who shot at officers, police say

Mar. 20, 2022 15:11 PM EDT

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — A Kalamazoo police officer fatally shot a man Sunday when that man fired a handgun toward officers, authorities said. The shooting happened about 10:30 a.m. after officers were called to a neighborhood south of the city’s downtown area about what the...

Clerk helps expand Burmese books at Battle Creek library

Mar. 19, 2022 01:07 AM EDT

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — The shelves at Willard Library feature a plethora of books spanning countless subjects and cultures but until recently there were few Burmese materials available. A passionate library clerk and a generous author have changed that, the Battle Creek...

Skeletal remains in Battle Creek identified as missing woman

Mar. 04, 2022 16:30 PM EST

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — Skeletal remains found in a wooded area in southern Michigan have been identified as belonging to a woman who went missing nearly two years ago. Authorities said Friday that medical records and evidence of old injuries and medical procedures were used to...

Remains believed to be missing woman found in Battle Creek

Mar. 03, 2022 18:55 PM EST

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — The remains of a mid-Michigan woman who went missing nearly two years ago were believed located Thursday, police said. Skeletal remains “likely to be Amber Griffin’s body” were found in a wooded area, Battle Creek Police Detective Sgt. Joel Case...