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The latest Michigan news from the Associated Press

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Officials say someone zip-tied a cross decorated with a vulgar message to an entrance of a southern Michigan church that was hosting a candlelight vigil in honor of transgender people.

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The Roman Catholic diocese in Saginaw has added names of priests credibly accused of abusing minors to its website.

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WLNS-TV Lansing (WKAR media partner)

Portland city officials are asking Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's administration to clarify or reconsider its decision to deny aid to communities hurt by severe flooding early in the year.

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National Weather Service Grand Rapids

Crews are working to restore power after heavy storms over two days knocked out power for over 800,000 Michigan homes and businesses.

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A Michigan-based Native American tribe is receiving $2 million in federal funds to help build a manufacturing and warehouse facility.

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A 26-year-old Detroit man has been charged in an attempted robbery and shooting that left one gay man dead and another wounded after they were contacted through a dating app.

The Michigan Supreme Court
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The Michigan Supreme Court has rejected a challenge to the practice of charging people for the costs of running local courts, a law that brings in tens of millions of dollars each year across the state and helps prop up ailing city budgets.

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Western Michigan University

Officials say skeletal remains of two children and three adults unearthed in southwestern Michigan may be those of early settlers of an area community.

Three young black women say a white man shouted racist abuse at them at a Denny’s restaurant in Michigan but when they complained to the manager, he tried to kick them out.

An international train tunnel connecting Michigan’s Port Huron to Sarnia, Ontario, has been cleared and repaired following a multi-car train derailment that spilled sulfuric acid and damaged the tracks.

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Two young adults who were charged after the gravesite of former President Gerald Ford and first lady Betty Ford in western Michigan was defaced could see their records wiped clean.

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Democratic presidential hopeful Jay Inslee waded into a Great Lakes regional controversy on Wednesday, calling for the defeat of a plan to construct a disputed oil pipeline tunnel beneath a channel that connects two of the lakes.

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Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has charged a 57-year-old Detroit-area priest with sexually abusing a minor.

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Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says the Benton Harbor school board's surprise decision to reject a tentative plan to potentially avoid the closure of the district's main high school is a "setback."

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A judge says Facebook posts by a man involved in a western Michigan crash that killed an 83-year-old man showed disrespect for the elderly victim.