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AP Top 25 Takeaways: Michigan is B1G's best; Tide-Tigers IV?

Oct. 21, 2018 12:26 AM EDT

There is no more reason to hedge on Jim Harbaugh's team. No. 6 Michigan is the Big Ten's best right now and will enter November as a very real College Football Playoff contender after it smothered No. 24 Michigan State on Saturday and No. 2 Ohio State was exposed by Purdue . Buying in on the Wolverines this...

Wiegers' 4 total touchdowns sparks E. Michigan to 42-20 win

Oct. 20, 2018 8:07 PM EDT

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Tyler Wiegers passed for three touchdowns and ran for another as Eastern Michigan scored in every quarter to defeat Ball State 42-20 on Saturday. Wiegers was a crisp 22-for-28 passing for 257 yards for Eastern Michigan (4-4, 2-3 Mid-American Conference). Wiegers threw touchdown passes...

Wassink scores 3 TDs in Western Michigan's 35-10 MAC win

Oct. 20, 2018 7:34 PM EDT

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — Jon Wassink rushed for a career-high three touchdowns — two in the final 12 minutes — and Western Michigan defeated Central Michigan 35-10 on Saturday, becoming bowl-eligible for a fifth season in a row. Wassink attempted only nine passes but directed a ground...

Patterson-led No. 6 Michigan tops No. 24 Michigan State 21-7

Oct. 20, 2018 6:35 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan had plenty of reasons to be motivated to beat Michigan State, barely defeating its in-state rival over the last decade and losing to every ranked team on the road for a dozen years. The Wolverines, though, were even more fired up to win after a pregame spat with the...

Detroit police find 63 fetuses in funeral home amid probe

Oct. 20, 2018 6:14 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Police removed the remains of 63 fetuses from a Detroit funeral home and regulators shuttered the business amid a widening investigation of alleged improprieties at local funeral homes. Detroit police Chief James Craig said officers found 36 fetuses in boxes and 27 others in freezers during...

Michigan, tribal partners digitally preserving petroglyphs

Oct. 20, 2018 5:08 PM EDT

CASS CITY, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's state archaeologist says more than 100 ancient rock etchings at Sanilac Petroglyphs State Park are being digitally preserved through a partnership with tribal groups. MLive.com reports that the Michigan Department of Transportation is using special technologies to scan...

Pizza shop makes 225-mile delivery for cancer patient

Oct. 20, 2018 2:48 PM EDT

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — An employee at Michigan pizza shop that usually doesn't deliver made a big exception for a cancer patient and his wife hundreds of miles away in Indiana. Julie and Rich Morgan grew fond of Steve's Pizza when they lived in Battle Creek, Michigan, more than two decades ago. They'd...

New plan aims to preserve, refocus SE Michigan historic site

Oct. 20, 2018 12:48 PM EDT

FRENCHTOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Southeastern Michigan officials are weighing plans to preserve buildings at a historic site and refocus its emphasis on the period of European settlement just prior to the War of 1812. The Monroe County Historical Commission recently outlined its proposals for the River...

Democrats seek elusive full control of Michigan Legislature

Oct. 20, 2018 10:20 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democrats who have long been outnumbered in Michigan's Republican-led Legislature are expected to make gains in the November election. But winning enough seats to take control of one or both chambers? It will not be easy, even if top-of-the-ticket candidates excel and more...

Couple to marry halfway through marathon in Detroit

Oct. 20, 2018 9:58 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — An engaged western Michigan couple plan to tie the knot halfway through a marathon in downtown Detroit and then complete the event as husband and wife. A wedding will be held Sunday morning for 31-year-old Whitney Black and 33-year-old Steven Phillips at the 13.1-mile (21-kilometer) marker....