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Michigan Senate approves $3.3B water infrastructure bill

Dec. 03, 2021 22:27 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Senate on Thursday unanimously approved $3.3 billion in water infrastructure spending to replace lead pipes and repair aging dams around the state while also sending money to a Detroit-area system that has struggled with flooding blamed on climate change....

Suspect’s parents charged in Michigan school shooting

Dec. 03, 2021 11:51 AM EST

OXFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A prosecutor filed involuntary manslaughter charges Friday against the parents of a 15-year-old accused of killing four students and wounding seven other people at a Michigan High School. James and Jennifer Crumbley were charged with four...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Dec. 01, 2021 09:02 AM EST

Reading Eagle. Nov. 30, 2021. Editorial: Sondheim’s legacy will live on When one of the greats in any field of endeavor passes away, it’s only natural to focus much of our attention on the accomplishments that made them famous. ...

Girl, 4, woman, 55, killed in Michigan house explosion

Nov. 23, 2021 18:12 PM EST

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A 55-year-old woman and a 4-year-old girl died in an explosion and fire that destroyed three homes in Michigan, damaged several others and sent debris falling onto a neighborhood, authorities said Tuesday. Three houses on Flint's west side were...

Flint-area GOP leader pleads guilty to harassing call

Nov. 22, 2021 14:55 PM EST

DAVISON, Mich. (AP) — The leader of the Flint-area Republican Party pleaded guilty Monday to making a harassing phone call to a Democratic county official in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. “My actions were totally inappropriate and I sincerely apologize for this call...

Judge dismisses body disposal charge against crematory owner

Nov. 18, 2021 12:32 PM EST

WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich. (AP) — A judge has dismissed a charge of improperly disposing of a body that was filed against the owner of a crematory in southeastern Michigan. State prosecutors didn’t have the evidence to support the charge against O’Neil Swanson,...

Genesee County dropping school mask order on Dec. 22

Nov. 15, 2021 16:22 PM EST

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A mandatory mask order in Genesee County schools will be lifted on Dec. 22, the health department said Monday. The department strongly recommends that students still wear masks, but the policy will be up to school officials, said Dr. Pamela Hackert,...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Nov. 15, 2021 09:14 AM EST

Traverse City Record-Eagle. Nov. 14, 2021. Editorial: Lingering lead water lines are a nationwide problem Just because we can’t see something, doesn’t mean it won’t hurt us. It seems we find ourselves relearning that lesson...

Woman whose slain son was buried without her loses appeal

Nov. 14, 2021 09:13 AM EST

MT. MORRIS, Mich. (AP) — A woman whose 20-year-old son was buried before she arrived at a Flint-area cemetery has failed to persuade the Michigan Court of Appeals to reinstate her claims of intentional emotional distress. Vernisha Key sued the owner of Flint Memorial...

Man arrested in 1997 death of woman; he was teen at time

Nov. 12, 2021 10:44 AM EST

LENNON, Mich. (AP) — A man who was a teenager in 1997 was arrested in the death of an 88-year-old woman, a slaying that was unsolved for nearly 25 years. Mary Prieur emigrated from Czechoslovakia when she was a child and had a candy business in Flint. The discovery of...