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Consumers Energy Foundation announces grants to nonprofits

Jan. 11, 2021 7:36 AM EST

JACKSON, Mich. (AP) — The Consumers Energy Foundation has announced more than $480,000 in grants to help Michigan nonprofits provide critical help to communities during the coronavirus pandemic. Since March, the Jackson-based foundation that is the charitable arm of Consumers Energy has provided $5.4...

Brady Rose wins Michigan AP Division 1-2 Player of the Year

Dec. 25, 2020 4:27 PM EST

The 2020 Michigan Associated Press Division All-State Division 1-2 football team, which is selected by a statewide panel of sports writers: ___ PLAYER OF THE YEAR Brady Rose, Muskegon Mona Shores, Sr. ___ FIRST-TEAM ALL-STATE QUARTERBACKS Christian Dhue-Reid, Belleville, Sr. Brendan Sullivan, Davison, Sr. ...

Hessbrook leads Michigan AP All-State Division 7-8 team

Dec. 22, 2020 3:45 PM EST

The 2020 Michigan Associated Press Division All-State Division 7-8 football team, which is selected by a statewide panel of sports writers: ___ PLAYER OF THE YEAR Brady Hessbrook, Ithaca, Sr. ___ FIRST-TEAM ALL-STATE QUARTERBACKS Brady Hessbrook, Ithaca, Sr. Alex Thole, Schoolcraft, Sr. RUNNING BACKS Sheldon...

Walter Forbes poses for a photo in Belleville, Mich., Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020.  Forbes, 63, walked out of Kinross Correctional Facility on Nov. 20 after Jackson County Circuit Court Judge Thomas Wilson overturned his arson and murder convictions earlier that month. (Junfu Han/Detroit Free Press via AP)

Wrongfully convicted Michigan man freed after 38 years

Dec. 18, 2020 1:25 PM EST

JACKSON, Mich. (AP) — A man who was sentenced to life without parole in an arson fatality has been freed after 38 years in a Michigan prison after a woman admitted that she lied under oath during his 1983 trial. Walter Forbes, 63, walked out of Kinross Correctional Facility on Nov. 20 after Jackson County...

Michigan regulators OK $100M rate hike for Consumers Energy

Dec. 17, 2020 8:20 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan regulators on Thursday approved a $100 million electric rate hike for Consumers Energy, authorizing the state's second-largest utility to bill the average residential customer about $9 more per month starting in January. The increase for residents is nearly 12% after...

Jackson couple married 47 years, dies of COVID seconds apart

Dec. 1, 2020 4:18 PM EST

JACKSON, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan couple who was married for nearly 50 years died seconds apart from the coronavirus. The couple died Nov. 24 in Henry Ford Allegiance Hospital in Jackson. Leslie and Patricia McWaters spent a week at the hospital after getting sick with COVID-19. “The time on both of...