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The latest Michigan news from the Associated Press

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Joe Dandron / WKAR-MSU

There are multiple steps Michigan should take to ensure that there’s enough energy for homes and businesses if we have another polar vortex this winter.

Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island
Grand Hotel.com

UPDATED Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.: The historic Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island has been sold.


Ryan Mallett Former University of Michigan Football Player
University of Michigan Athletics

Former University of Arkansas, University of Michigan and NFL quarterback Ryan Mallett has been arrested in northwest Arkansas for suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

Michigan Capitol
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

Michigan's Legislature has approved a bill that would exempt some Medicaid recipients from having to meet monthly reporting rules if the state can verify their compliance with work requirements through other data.

Detroit
Amanda Barberena / WKAR File Photo

Mercedes-Benz USA is asking a judge to protect it from legal action over its use of images of murals in Detroit in social media posts.

Police Lights
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Authorities say a 13-year-old boy was hurt when a gun he and his 3-year-old brother were playing with discharged in basement of a Detroit home.

The Met Opera Stage
The Metropolitan Opera

A restored edition of a pioneering, enduring American opera put through its paces in Michigan is making its official debut at the Metropolitan Opera in New York.

Ionia County Animal Control
Facebook page of Ionia County Animal Control

A flea-ridden Persian cat so weak she could barely stand was rescued from a residential garden in Ionia and reunited with her family in Grand Rapids after three years apart, an Ionia County animal control officer said.

Mackinac Bridge
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

The Mackinac Bridge will be closed to vehicle traffic for the 62nd Labor Day walk, which draws thousands of people annually.

Skylar James Lasby
Lake Funeral Homes

Officials say a western Michigan boy who died after collapsing during football practice had a heart condition.

Police Lights
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Authorities say an early-morning shooting outside a nightclub near the campus of Western Michigan University left three people injured.

European frogbit
michigan.gov

Officials say an invasive water plant called European frogbit has been detected in Michigan's lower Grand River.

Agustin Arbulu
Michigan Department of Civil Rights

The Civil Rights Commission in Michigan has voted to fire the director of the state's Department of Civil Rights after it emerged that he made inappropriate comments that objectified women.

Flickr -Martin Cathrae

A human rights ordinance approved for a west Michigan city includes penalties for violators, including those who dial 911 to try to use police to enforce their own bigotry.

Toyota
Pixabay Creative Commons

Toyota is recalling 191,000 cars in North America and Japan because the air bags may not inflate properly in a crash.

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