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W. Michigan rebounds with 28-0 blanking of Illinois State

Sep. 11, 2021 20:56 PM EDT

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — La'Darius Jefferson rushed for 106 yards with two touchdowns, Sean Tyler added 78 rushing yards and another score as Western Michigan blanked Illinois State 28-0 in its home opener on Saturday. The Broncos (1-1) rebounded from an opening weekend...

Friday's Scores

Sep. 11, 2021 01:33 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Addison 42, Hanover-Horton 6 Adrian 35, Ypsilanti 0 Allen Park 42, Gibraltar Carlson 14 Alma 28, Bay City John Glenn 12 Almont 39, Imlay City 0 Ann...

Judge extends block of Western Michigan vaccine mandate

Sep. 09, 2021 18:39 PM EDT

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday extended his order blocking Western Michigan University from enforcing a COVID-19 vaccine requirement against 16 athletes. U.S. District Judge Paul Maloney issued a ruling from the bench granting the athletes the...

Some schools closed, power out for 58K after Michigan storms

Sep. 08, 2021 20:43 PM EDT

MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) — Classes were canceled in western Michigan school districts Wednesday as crews worked to restore power and clear debris from a storm that swept across the state. Consumers Energy said about 28,000 customers had no electricity as of 4 p.m....

More than 154,000 Michigan customers lose power after storms

Sep. 07, 2021 21:48 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — More than 154,000 Michigan homes and businesses lost power Tuesday evening after severe storms swept across the state. High winds, hail, lightning and rain began about 3 p.m. in northern Michigan and advanced southeastward through the evening. ...

FBI agent waives key hearing in alleged assault on his wife

Sep. 02, 2021 11:54 AM EDT

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — An FBI agent charged with assaulting his wife waived his right to a key hearing and moved the case to a trial court in Kalamazoo, records show. Meanwhile, Richard Trask is not expected to testify as one of the lead agents who investigated an...

2 large Michigan counties order masks for young school kids

Aug. 20, 2021 14:56 PM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Western Michigan's two largest counties ordered masks Friday in schools through sixth grade, citing the risk of the COVID-19 delta variant and young children who don't qualify for vaccines. The orders came from health departments in Kent and...

Family: Man in deputy's shooting had 'irrational thoughts'

Aug. 17, 2021 16:39 PM EDT

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — The family of a man identified as a suspect in the fatal shooting of a sheriff’s deputy in southwestern Michigan said Tuesday he had been “tormented by invasive and irrational thoughts.” Gary Goidosik and Kim Goidosik referred to themselves...

Michigan police ID man shot, killed in deputy’s slaying

Aug. 16, 2021 22:36 PM EDT

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — The suspect in the fatal shooting of a sheriff’s deputy during a pursuit in southwestern Michigan had been involved in a car chase with another law enforcement agency earlier the same day, authorities said Monday. Michigan State Police on...

Michigan deputy dies after being shot in chase with gunman

Aug. 15, 2021 22:01 PM EDT

GALESBURG, Mich. (AP) — A deputy in Michigan died after being wounded in a chase that ended with the death of a suspected gunman, a sheriff's office said. Deputy Ryan Proxmire died Sunday, the Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office said in a statement. He had been in...