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MSU suspends fraternity after student's death

Nov. 25, 2021 10:35 AM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — In the wake of the death of a Michigan State University student last weekend, the school and the Pi Alpha Phi national organization have suspended the school's chapter of the fraternity. The student, identified as Phat Nguyen, died early...

FBI, police appeal for tips to solve 2018 death of hunter

Nov. 16, 2021 14:45 PM EST

BATH TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities again asked the public for help Tuesday to solve the killing of a Lansing-area hunter who was shot during the 2018 deer season. On the third anniversary of Chong Moua Yang's death, the FBI and local police made an appeal at the...

Sen. Tom Barrett announces run for Congress in Lansing area

Nov. 15, 2021 15:03 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, Mich. (AP) — Republican state Sen. Tom Barrett is running for a congressional district in the Lansing area. Barrett, of Charlotte, made the announcement Monday. He said he is leaving the Army after 21 years. He criticized President Joe...

Distress grows as MSU visitor remains missing 2 weeks later

Nov. 13, 2021 19:54 PM EST

ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Hundreds of people distressed over the disappearance of a college student who was visiting Michigan State University gathered Saturday to pray that the two-week mystery will be solved. Despite extensive searches on campus, Brendan Santo,...

2 people die from drugs just days apart at same house

Nov. 13, 2021 13:06 PM EST

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — Two people died of suspected drug overdoses just days apart in the same central Michigan house, police said. The latest was John Smith, 63, who was renting the Mount Pleasant house and was found dead last Monday, the Morning Sun reported,...

Off-duty officer fired after pointing gun at Black man

Nov. 12, 2021 15:04 PM EST

DeWITT, Mich. (AP) — A white Michigan police officer was fired after pointing a gun while off-duty at a 19-year-old Black man who was delivering newspapers in January. Chad Vorce was appealing his May 5 termination from the DeWitt Police Department, near Lansing,...

Ban on use of donated space as polling places is questioned

Nov. 10, 2021 15:51 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Clerks and other opponents of a ballot initiative that would toughen Michigan's voting rules raised concerns Wednesday about its proposed ban on using donated spaces as polling places, saying churches and religious organizations account for 20% of them. ...

Court will take new look at masks in religious schools

Nov. 10, 2021 13:45 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A federal appeals court agreed Wednesday to reconsider a challenge to COVID-19 mask orders affecting students in a Michigan religious school. The case involves Resurrection School in Lansing. But any result would cover other faith-based schools in...

FBI offers reward in 2017 killing of Lansing-area man

Nov. 09, 2021 12:46 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Mich. (AP) — The FBI is offering up to $10,000 for tips that solve the 2017 murder of a Lansing-area man whose remains were found months later more than 100 miles away. Jerome Ezell was supposed to pick up his girlfriend in November 2017. Officers found his...

Michigan will no longer tax tampons, other feminine products

Nov. 04, 2021 15:58 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan will no longer apply the 6% sales tax to tampons and other menstrual products under bipartisan legislation signed Thursday by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. The change will take effect in early February. Supporters of the new...