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Friday's Scores

Sep. 25, 2021 01:03 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Addison def. East Jackson, forfeit Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard 24, Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook-Kingswood 17 Ann Arbor Huron 38, Monroe 14 Armada 27, Yale 0 AuGres-Sims 72,...

No. 20 Michigan State aiming to sustain success Nebraska

Sep. 23, 2021 12:14 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — As the only Power Five coach with a pair of road upsets this season, Mel Tucker is happy to be home. His goal is for Michigan State’s players to forget their 3-0 start, including a Big Ten win, and a No. 20 ranking and for its fans to...

Lawmakers OK $55B budget bills; $7.5B in virus relief left

Sep. 22, 2021 21:25 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan lawmakers who finished passing the state budget Wednesday will next turn to allocating an unprecedented amount of federal COVID-19 rescue funding — money that largely is flexible and can be spent however the state decides. For months,...

Uncertain season ahead for Michigan Capitol tour service

Sep. 19, 2021 01:13 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — When a child looks up at the inner dome of the Michigan State Capitol’s rotunda into the oculus showing an ever-starry sky, Capitol Education Director Matt VanAcker knows to expect at least one good “wow” to echo throughout the chamber. ...

Friday's Scores

Sep. 18, 2021 01:00 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Addison 36, Michigan Center 35 Allen Park 34, Lincoln Park 20 Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard 14, Gabriel Richard Catholic 7 Ann Arbor Huron 31, Bedford 30 Ann Arbor Skyline 17,...

2 women killed in Lansing; injured boy in good condition

Sep. 17, 2021 15:04 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Two women were shot to death in Lansing while a 6-year-old boy survived, police said Friday. The shooting occurred Thursday. Two girls missing from the scene were found overnight. The victims were identified as Michelle Roper,...

Pilot safely lands plane in Livingston Co after engine woes

Sep. 16, 2021 19:33 PM EDT

FOWLERVILLE, Mich. (AP) — A pilot safely landed his single-engine aircraft in a field after encountering mechanical trouble Thursday afternoon, Michigan State Police said. The 33-year-old pilot was able to land the plane with no damage or injuries in Handy Township in...

Mid-Michigan city clears way to house teens from US border

Sep. 15, 2021 11:56 AM EDT

ALMA, Mich. (AP) — Officials in a mid-Michigan city granted a request to house migrant boys in a former nursing home, rejecting the recommendation of the planning commission and upsetting opponents who had criticized the proposal during tense summer meetings. The Alma...

Whitmer: Use $1.4B to expand health access, build facilities

Sep. 14, 2021 17:43 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday proposed spending $1.4 billion in federal pandemic funding to expand health care and infrastructure, including to bolster access to mental health services, replace state psychiatric hospitals and build a new public health lab. ...

5 Lansing-area siblings, separated as kids, find each other

Sep. 12, 2021 01:09 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Josephine Herrera didn’t know growing up that her family was fractured, but she witnessed sudden bouts of sadness that sometimes overtook her mother. They were clues something was missing. “I remember, you know, growing up,...