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The latest Michigan news from the Associated Press

Doorstop Turns Out To Be Meteorite Worth $100K

Oct 5, 2018
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A Michigan man recently learned that a rock he's been using as a doorstop is a meteorite worth $100,000.

City of Flint water tower
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Elon Musk and the Musk Foundation are donating water stations and filtration systems to schools in Flint, Michigan, which is still recovering from a lead-tainted water crisis.

Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

Michigan's Upper Peninsula is getting a taste of wintry weather a little earlier than usual this fall.

Detroit Ambulance
City of Detroit Fire Department / Facebook

The Detroit Fire Department is changing parts of a new policy that allows its crews to shut off lights and sirens on emergency vehicles during some less-urgent calls.

Downtown Grand Rapids
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The winners of the 10th international ArtPrize competition are set to be announced during an awards ceremony in western Michigan.

Michigan State Capitol Rotunda
WKAR file photo

Michigan residents could register to vote online under bills nearing Gov. Rick Snyder's desk.

Mosquitoe
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A western Michigan county has recorded its second death from West Nile virus this season.

capitol photo
WKAR File Photo

Michigan lawmakers want the state to periodically hire outside contractors to evaluate the effectiveness of the state's economic development incentives.

Michigan House of Representatives
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A U.S. House candidate was arrested Tuesday in Detroit during a protest for higher pay and the right to form unions.

AG Bill Schuette
File photo / WKAR-MSU

A victim of human trafficking is crediting Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette in a new TV ad launched by his gubernatorial campaign.

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The Michigan appeals court for the first time has affirmed the use of new DNA testing technology to assist authorities in investigating a crime.

Fiat Chrysler
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Two teens and a 26-year-old man are charged in the thefts of new vehicles from a storage lot near a Fiat Chrysler assembly plant in Detroit.

University of Michigan Sign
Ken Lund / flickr creative commons

Boosting student engagement in science, technology, engineering and math classrooms is the aim of a federal grant going to the University of Michigan and other schools.

A Lansing-area freeway.
File photo / WKAR

A company that contracts with the state to help stranded motorists has stopped providing courtesy vans on Detroit-area freeways.

Barack Obama
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Former President Barack Obama is endorsing Gretchen Whitmer for governor, Garlin Gilchrist for lieutenant governor and 19 other Michigan Democrats running for Congress or the Legislature.

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