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Kalkaska superintendent will be paid after charges change

Jan. 18, 2020 3:44 PM EST

KALKASKA, Mich. (AP) — A school district in northern Michigan will pay its superintendent while he's on leave after prosecutors dropped felony charges against him and filed misdemeanors. Terry Starr is accused of sending anonymous letters to Elk Rapids school officials in 2018, accusing a principal of...

Michigan adds Jean-Mary, Shoop to defensive staff

Jan. 18, 2020 3:36 PM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan has hired Brian Jean-Mary as linebackers coach, Bob Shoop as safeties coach and elevated Jay Harbaugh to special teams coordinator. The Wolverines made the announcements Saturday. Harbaugh, the son of coach Jim Harbaugh, will continue coaching running backs as well....

FILE- In an Aug. 6, 2018 file photo, then-Michigan Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer fills a pothole during a campaign event in Southfield, Mich. Gov. Whitmer is expected make roads a focus in her Jan. 29, 2020, State of the State speech after Republicans lawmakers last year rejected a proposed 45-cents-a-gallon fuel tax hike phased in over a year. Whitmer has signaled that it may take pursuing a number of revenue-raising options given the

Whitmer prepares road 'triage' plan that may trim $2.5B ask

Jan. 18, 2020 11:36 AM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — There is a ray of good news as Gov. Gretchen Whitmer prepares to renew her push for major new spending to fix Michigan's roads and bridges: Republican legislative leaders say addressing the funding is a priority for them, too. But beyond that, uncertainty abounds over whether the...

Events scheduled across Michigan to honor King's legacy

Jan. 18, 2020 10:48 AM EST

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Events are scheduled across Michigan to honor the work and legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and recognize the federal holiday named after the civil rights leader. Eastern Michigan University has kicked off a week-long series of events at its Ypsilanti campus, including the...

Detroit to resume control of city demolition program by July

Jan. 18, 2020 10:10 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit demolition program that depended on $263 million in federal money to raze thousands of vacant houses is moving to city control. By July 1, the program will shift fully to city oversight, according to Mayor Mike Duggan’s office. Federal dollars have been administered for the...

Audit reveals mismanaged funds, errors in Flint finances

Jan. 18, 2020 9:41 AM EST

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Flint is entrenched in more than $370 million in pension legacy costs that remain unfunded, according to a new audit that also revealed significant errors and financial risks that occurred under the purview of a former mayor. The audit examined the city’s finances from July 1,...

Iowa guard CJ Fredrick shoots while under pressure from Michigan guard Zavier Simpson (3) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in Iowa City, Iowa. (Rebecca F. Miller/The Gazette via AP)

Garza scores 33, Iowa beats No. 19 Michigan 90-83

Jan. 18, 2020 12:28 AM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Michigan coach Juwan Howard has seen enough of Iowa's Luka Garza this season. Garza scored 33 points in Iowa’s 90-83 win over No. 19 Michigan on Friday night. Howard, the first-year coach of the Wolverines, knew nothing about Garza before the season. But after this game, and...

Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) scores the winning goal against Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard (35) as Filip Hronek (17) defends as in overtime of an NHL hockey game Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Crosby scores in OT, Penguins beat Red Wings 2-1

Jan. 17, 2020 11:31 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin needed only 21 seconds to take advantage of an overtime penalty. Crosby scored a power-play goal 1:33 into overtime to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins over the Detroit Red Wings 2-1 Friday night. Crosby scored by redirecting a slap pass from Malkin past goalie...

Michigan State guard Cassius Winston (5) makes a layup during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Wisconsin, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Winston sets record, No. 15 Spartans top Wisconsin 67-55

Jan. 17, 2020 10:19 PM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Cassius Winston threw a lob from the right wing over the middle of the lane and Xavier Tillman dunked the basketball, breaking a record that stood for two decades. Winston had six points, and his four assists gave him the Big Ten record for career assists as No. 15 Michigan State...

Sexual misconduct charges filed against 2 Michigan priests

Jan. 17, 2020 7:50 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Criminal sexual conduct charges have been filed against two priests who worked in the Upper Peninsula’s Catholic diocese of Marquette, Michigan prosecutors announced Friday The charges against Gary Allen Jacobs of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Roy Joseph were announced Friday by...