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Salenbien tops girls Division 4 All-State team

Mar. 30, 2020 5:37 PM EDT

Division 4 All-State The 2020 Associated Press Division 4 girls basketball All-State team as selected by a panel of Michigan sportswriters. Player of the Year Bree Salenbien, Adrian Lenawee Christian, Jr. First-Team All-State Bree Salenbien, Adrian Lenawee Christian, Jr. Dani Salenbien, Adrian Lenawee...

Winners announced in 2019 MAPME broadcast contest

Mar. 16, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Radio and television stations in Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor and Lansing were named the best in the state in the annual Michigan Associated Press Media Editors broadcast competition. General Excellence awards for 2019 went to WLNS-TV, Lansing, Michigan Radio in Ann Arbor and WGVU-FM in Grand...

Prosecutor clears cops in fatal shooting of Saginaw man

Feb. 27, 2020 5:32 PM EST

SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — The fatal shooting of a Saginaw man who had stabbed a police dog in the head was a legitimate use of force, a prosecutor said Thursday. Zane Blaisdell had a knife in his hand, and two Saginaw officers feared for their safety when they shot him on Feb. 9, Saginaw County prosecutor John...

Mother, baby die in mobile home park fire in Michigan

Feb. 25, 2020 12:26 PM EST

BRIDGEPORT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A woman and her baby died Tuesday morning in a mobile home fire near the Michigan city of Saginaw, authorities said. Multiple fire departments responded to the blaze in a mobile home park in Saginaw County's Bridgeport Township. The mother and child were in one of three...

Michigan theater club celebrates historic pipe organ

Feb. 16, 2020 1:01 AM EST

SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — With its golden finish shining spectacularly in the spotlight, a historic pipe organ at Saginaw’s Temple Theatre has been a gilded centerpiece and point of pride at the venue for nearly a century. The Golden Voiced Barton organ has been making music for generations. And now the...

The 'lowest thing': Woman sent to prison for adoption fraud

Feb. 12, 2020 3:45 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A Michigan woman who broke the hearts and emptied the wallets of couples anxious to adopt babies was sentenced to 21 months in prison Wednesday after acknowledging that she faked her own pregnancy and committed other acts of deception. There were no children to adopt. In one example,...

Police identify man shot, killed after stabbing police dog

Feb. 11, 2020 4:05 PM EST

SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — Police on Tuesday identified a man whom officers shot and killed after he stabbed a police dog in the head during a hostage situation. Zane Blaisdell, 48, of Saginaw was shot by police inside his home Sunday morning, Michigan State Police Special 1st Lt. David Kaiser said. Police...

Michigan police fatally shoot man who stabbed police dog

Feb. 10, 2020 10:41 AM EST

SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — Police officers fatally shot a man who stabbed a police dog in the head during a hostage situation at a home in a mid-Michigan city, law enforcement officials said. Officers in Saginaw were responding to a reported domestic disturbance that became a hostage situation at the house in...

Man charged in estranged wife's 2006 cold case slaying

Feb. 6, 2020 3:58 PM EST

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A man has been charged with first-degree murder in the slaying of his estranged wife more than a decade ago in western Michigan. Michael Pagel, 55, was arraigned via video Thursday in Grand Rapids. Bond was set at $2 million. Renee Pagel, 41, was stabbed to death in 2006 in her...