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Michigan House approves bill to let college athletes be paid

May. 27, 2020 5:14 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Colleges athletes could be paid for the use of their names, images or likeness rights under bipartisan legislation approved Wednesday by the Michigan House, which overwhelmingly sent the bills to the Senate for consideration. The measures would prohibit in-state schools, the NCAA and...

Michigan State: Fall term to mix in-person, online classes

May. 27, 2020 5:10 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The fall term at Michigan State University “will look different from any previous semester” when it starts Sept. 2 with a mix of in-person and online classes, the president of the state's largest school said Wednesday. President Samuel Stanley Jr. posted a letter on MSU's...

Republican senators: Governor lied about husband's boat call

May. 27, 2020 4:55 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Republican legislative leader said Wednesday that Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer lied and engaged in a cover-up by asking for the removal of a social media post about her husband's attempt to get his boat in the water during the coronavirus pandemic, only to later acknowledge he...

Barber Karl Manke, of Owosso, gives a free haircut on the steps of the State Capitol during a rally in Lansing, Mich., Wednesday, May 20, 2020. Barbers and hair stylists are protesting the state's stay-at-home orders, a defiant demonstration that reflects how salons have become a symbol for small businesses that are eager to reopen two months after the COVID-19 pandemic began. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Official says defiant Michigan barbershop is health threat

May. 27, 2020 4:38 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A barbershop that has been operating in defiance of Michigan's coronavirus restrictions poses an “imminent threat” to public health, the state's chief medical officer testified Wednesday. Photos of the shop in Owosso showed customers sitting close together. Some weren't wearing...

Sanford, Mich., residents survey the destruction in downtown Sanford, Thursday, May 21, 2020. The downtown area was decimated by severe flooding caused by dam failures upstream. (Katy Kildee/Midland Daily News via AP)

Governor orders probe of failed dams that caused flooding

May. 27, 2020 3:08 PM EDT

West Bloomfield, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday demanded an investigation to determine what caused two dams in central Michigan to fail, leading to devastating floods in several communities and forcing about 11,000 people to evacuate their homes. Whitmer ordered the Michigan Department of...

Former suburban public works chief charged with corruption

May. 27, 2020 1:59 PM EDT

MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (AP) — A suburban Detroit official who had broad authority over sewer lines, water and infrastructure was charged Wednesday with extorting money from developers and contractors and cutting off work with those who didn't comply. Anthony Marrocco used the cash for travel, expensive meals...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

May. 27, 2020 1:26 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania’s newspapers: Move to yellow a beginning, not an end Reading Eagle May 26 It’s unquestionably good news that Gov. Tom Wolf plans to relax restrictions next week in the counties still classified as red under his process for...

Suspension rust problem forces Mitsubishi to recall vehicles

May. 27, 2020 10:21 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Mitsubishi is recalling nearly 223,000 vehicles in Canada and cold-weather U.S. states because parts of the suspension can rust, detach and cause drivers to lose control. In the U.S. the recall covers the 2008 to 2013 Outlander, the 2011 to 2016 Outlander Sport, the 2008 to 2010 Lancer and...

County to study sewage as way to trace virus hotspots

May. 27, 2020 9:41 AM EDT

MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (AP) — A county in southeastern Michigan wants to determine the effectiveness of sampling and studying sewage to see whether hot spots for the COVID-19 virus can be traced. The pilot project was expected to start in June in Macomb County, just north and northeast of Detroit. Samples...

Lansing police fatally shoot man after he fired on officers

May. 27, 2020 9:30 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A 37-year-old man was fatally shot overnight by Lansing police after he exchanged gunfire with officers, wounding one of them as they were responding to a reported domestic assault, police said. The officer struck by gunfire during Tuesday night's shooting was taken to a local...