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Michigan newspaper sues school district over transparency

Jan. 26, 2020 3:36 PM EST

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan newspaper has sued Traverse City Area Public Schools for allegedly disregarding transparency laws related to the unexpected resignation of the former superintendent. The lawsuit f iled Friday by the Traverse City Record-Eagle alleged the district misused closed...

FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2019, file photo, State Sen. Peter Lucido, R-Shelby Township, speaks after a news conference at the Capitol in Lansing, Mich. State lawmakers across the U.S. have reached a troubling milestone for allegations of sexual misconduct. New complaints filed against Lucido have brought the total number of state legislators accused of sexual misconduct during the past three years to more than 100. (AP Photo/David Eggert, File)

3rd woman accuses Michigan lawmaker of sexual harassment

Jan. 26, 2020 12:31 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A third woman in two weeks has publicly come forward with sexual harassment allegations against a Michigan state legislator, according to a published report Sunday. Melissa Osborn, who works as a regulatory affairs specialist for a trade group, told Crain's Detroit Business that...

Detroit casinos report more than $1.4 billion in revenue

Jan. 26, 2020 10:03 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Adjusted gross revenue for Detroit’s three casinos topped $1.4 billion last year. The amount was more than $10 million higher than in 2018, according to Michigan’s Gaming Control Board. MGM Grand Detroit reported $623.5 million in yearly revenue last year, while MotorCity...

Michigan asylum patients in unmarked graves to get monument

Jan. 26, 2020 9:47 AM EST

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — Volunteers and local groups plan to install a new monument at a Michigan cemetery that will carry the names of people who died in state asylums and whose graves are currently marked by small, numbered stones. The monument will include the names of 283 patients and be installed this...

Lansing-area baker to appear on Food Network show next month

Jan. 26, 2020 1:01 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, Mich. (AP) — Next month a local baker will draw inspiration from Thin Mints, Samoas, Trefoils and other beloved Girl Scout treats in a head-to-head competition with other bakers on the Food Network. Charlotte resident Jeremy Davis, 41, started his home baking business, Designed by Daddy Custom...

Illinois' closest pot shop to Indianapolis resembles a bank

Jan. 26, 2020 12:01 AM EST

URBANA, Ill. (AP) — If you think walking into a legal marijuana dispensary in Illinois is like walking into your local head shop, think again. You're not welcomed by that unmistakable aroma and giant piles of kush at every turn. Instead, the smell of air freshener hits you as you're greeted by a friendly...

Detroit Pistons forward Christian Wood (35), Brooklyn Nets forward Nicolas Claxton (33) and Joe Harris (12) battle for a rebound in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Detroit, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Kyrie Irving scores 45 points, Nets beat Pistons in OT

Jan. 25, 2020 10:44 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Kyrie Irving took over, scoring on an array of shots and even over a backboard that was simply in his way. Irving scored 17 of his 45 points in the third quarter to overcome a double-digit deficit and the Brooklyn Nets went on to beat the Detroit Pistons 121-111 in overtime Saturday night....

FILE- In a Nov. 3, 2008, file photo, voters wait to fill out absentee ballots the day before the general election in Detroit. People can cast absentee ballots in Michigan's March 10, 2020 presidential primary starting Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020.  (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Early voting is underway in Michigan's presidential primary

Jan. 25, 2020 8:44 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Voting is underway in Michigan's presidential primary more than a year after the option was greatly expanded through the passage of a ballot measure, though many Democrats vying for the nomination remain focused — for now — on Iowa and other early states. The 45-day...

Morgan scores 21 points as Central Michigan tops Ball State

Jan. 25, 2020 8:17 PM EST

MT. PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — Dallas Morgan scored 21 points as Central Michigan defeated Ball State 71-66 on Saturday. Tahjai Teague had 17 points, a career-high 18 rebounds and five blocks for Ball State. Morgan hit a 3-pointer and later a two-point field goal to turn a five-point Central Michigan lead into...

German leads N. Illinois past W. Michigan 58-52

Jan. 25, 2020 7:15 PM EST

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — Eugene German registered 12 points as Northern Illinois beat Western Michigan 58-52 on Saturday. Darius Beane had 11 points for Northern Illinois (11-9, 4-3 Mid-American Conference). Trendon Hankerson added 11 points. Tyler Cochran had six rebounds. Lacey James, the Huskies' second...