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Ex-Michigan State star Cleaves acquitted in sex assault case

Aug. 20, 2019 6:37 PM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A jury acquitted former Michigan State basketball star Mateen Cleaves on Tuesday of allegations he sexually assaulted a woman in a motel room four years ago. The verdict announced in a Genesee County courtroom in Cleaves' hometown of Flint came after a nearly-two week trial that...

The Latest: Cleaves thanks jury for 'giving me my life back'

Aug. 20, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on the trial of Mateen Cleaves (all times local): 6:10 p.m. Former Michigan State basketball star and NBA player Mateen Cleaves is thanking jurors for "giving me my life back" after they acquitted him on sex assault charges. Cleaves was accused of raping a woman in a...

Newark fights push for more bottled water amid lead troubles

Aug. 15, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's largest city faced off in court Thursday against an environmental group seeking to force officials to expand the distribution of bottled water to more residents facing potentially high lead levels. The arguments in federal court came days after the U.S. Environmental...

Thomas the Tank Engine to bring school supplies to Flint

Aug. 14, 2019 6:20 AM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — More than 1,000 pounds (454 kilograms) of school supplies are headed to the Flint-area along with characters from the popular children's show "Thomas & Friends." Thomas the Tank Engine and Sir Topham Hatt are scheduled to arrive Thursday at Crossroads Village & Huckleberry...

Sex assault trial starts for former MSU hoops star Cleaves

Aug. 8, 2019 10:08 PM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — An attorney for former Michigan State basketball star Mateen Cleaves says during his trial on sexual assault charges that consensual sex between two adults is not a crime. Defense attorney Frank Manley made the comment Thursday in an opening statement in Cleaves' trial in Genesee County...

Mahindra looks at Michigan site for possible auto plant

Aug. 8, 2019 8:38 AM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Indian conglomerate Mahindra is looking at a massive former manufacturing site in Flint, Michigan, for a new auto plant that could create up to 2,000 jobs. A statement Thursday says Mahindra Automotive North America signed a letter of intent with the Revitalizing Auto Communities...

Shields-Habazin fight rescheduled for Oct. 5 in Flint

Aug. 7, 2019 12:48 PM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Claressa Shields' fight against Ivana Habazin has been rescheduled for Oct. 5. The fight was originally scheduled for Aug. 17, but it was postponed because Shields injured her knee. This is Shields' first professional fight in her hometown of Flint. The fight on Showtime is for the...

Flint-area woman gets life for killing 2 at leasing office

Aug. 6, 2019 4:24 PM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A Flint-area woman has been sentenced to two life prison terms in the fatal shootings of two women who worked in the leasing office of the apartment complex where she lived. Fifty-seven-year-old Jacquelyne Tyson learned her punishment Tuesday after being found guilty in the July 2016...

The Latest: Democrats close debate by focusing on Trump

Aug. 1, 2019 10:21 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on Wednesday's Democratic presidential debate (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Democratic presidential candidates are closing their second primary debate by focusing on President Donald Trump. After taking on each other for more than two hours, all 10 candidates have mentioned the...

Trucker acquitted in crash that killed man, young daughter

Jul. 31, 2019 6:26 PM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan jury has acquitted a Texas truck driver of five felony counts stemming from a crash that killed a man and his young daughter, and critically hurt another. Defense attorney Frank Manley said a jury on Wednesday found Dalibot Sakotic of Wylie, Texas, not guilty of manslaughter...