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Charges expected against 3 in fatal shooting at Detroit hall

March 2, 2015

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit police Chief James Craig says he expects to recommend charges against three men in the fatal shooting of a 44-year-old man and the wounding of five others during a party at... more »»

Mother of newborn found dead at recycling center is in court

March 2, 2015

MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (AP) — A Detroit-area woman accused of leaving her newborn to die in a garage has made an initial appearance in trial court. more »»

Life in prison for man, 19, who killed 9-year-old witness

March 2, 2015

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A man convicted of fatally shooting a 9-year-old boy who witnessed him kill two other men at an apartment in Flint has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. more »»

Prison ordered for pair in case of wandering, hungry boy

March 2, 2015

SOUTH HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — A woman and her son have been sent to prison in a child abuse investigation that began when an 11-year-old boy was found hungry and wandering in southwestern Michigan. more »»

Correction: Boy in Basement-Detroit story

March 2, 2015

DETROIT (AP) — In a story Feb. 27 about a judge reducing the bond amounts for a Detroit couple charged with torture and child abuse, The Associated Press misspelled a defense attorney's last nam. more »»

Hawaii police officer arrested after bicyclist killed

March 2, 2015

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — A police officer on Hawaii's Big Island has been arrested after a bicyclist from Michigan was killed in a fatal collision with a vehicle. more »»

Lansing police: Girl, 3, 'recovering well' after exposure

March 2, 2015

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Police say a 3-year-old Lansing girl is making a good recovery after suffering critical hypothermia when she got stuck overnight outside her family's apartment.

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Man faces trial in fatal shooting of off-duty police officer

March 2, 2015

DETROIT (AP) — A judge has ordered a 35-year-old man to stand trial on a first-degree murder charge in the shooting of an off-duty police officer working as a security guard outside a Detroit bar. more »»

Snyder names West Michigan school chief as education adviser

March 2, 2015

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has named an intermediate school district leader from western Michigan as his new education policy advise. more »»

Authorities release name of woman dead in rental home fire

March 2, 2015

MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a 25-year-old woman who died in a weekend fire at a rental home in western Michigan. more »»

Michigan State plans housing development near Breslin Center

March 2, 2015

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University wants to build a 40-acre housing development across from the Breslin Center that would act as a gateway to the school's campus. more »»

3 school bus drivers file gender discrimination lawsuit

March 2, 2015

ESCANABA, Mich. (AP) — Three Upper Peninsula school bus drivers say in a gender discrimination lawsuit that their buses showed signs of tampering. more »»

Store receipt helps solve elk poaching case in Otsego County

March 2, 2015

GAYLORD, Mich. (AP) — A store receipt discovered in the remains of an elk has helped authorities solve a poaching case in northern Michigan. more »»

Michigan pays $4.9M for membership in Common Core group

March 2, 2015

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan is paying $4.9 million this school year to continue its membership in a group that develops standardized tests aligned with national Common Core education standards. more »»

Critic of proposed charter school arrested at open house

March 2, 2015

BRIGHTON, Mich. (AP) — A critic of a proposed charter school in Brighton has been arrested for trespassing at an open house event hosted by the school's organizer. more »»

University of Michigan researchers track coyote-wolf hybrids

March 2, 2015

This is an AP Member Exchange shared by the Detroit Free Press. more »»

Students help Flint police clear backlog of incident reports

March 2, 2015

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Students are helping Flint police clear a backlog of incident reports as part of an effort that includes crime-prevention efforts in the University Avenue corridor. more »»

A roundup of recent Michigan newspaper editorials

March 2, 2015

The Detroit News. Feb. 24.

Build the Detroit River bridge

Piece by piece, preparations for the new Detroit River bridge are falling into place. This week, the U.S. more »»

Delta State conference brings renowned speakers

March 2, 2015

CLEVELAND, Miss. (AP) — Officials with two of the country's largest charitable foundations will be speakers at Delta State University's annual race relations conference. more »»

Officials seek to boost food assistance at farmers markets

March 2, 2015

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Officials want to boost the use of food assistance benefits at farmers markets in Michigan. more »»



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