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The latest Michigan news from the Associated Press

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History officials are seeking public input on a potential marker for Detroit's former Black Bottom neighborhood.


Central Michigan University is moving forward on the first part of a $76 million campus housing improvement project.

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A former director of the Michigan Hispanic/Latino Commission faces up to 15 years in prison for stealing money planned for a statue in Lansing to honor farm labor leader Cesar Chavez.

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Toyota's top U.S. executive says car sales nationwide have nearly bottomed out and his company will keep making them despite a dramatic shift to trucks and SUVs.

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Authorities say that about 20 people were taken to hospitals after being sickened by fumes from spilled printer ink at an office park in southeastern Michigan.

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Officials say an itchy rash has spread to more inmates at Michigan's only prison for women.

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U.S. safety regulators are investigating complaints that a suspension part on Nissan Altimas can come loose from the frame due to corrosion.

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Police records show a University of Michigan fraternity received two noise citations even though 23 calls were made over the past year about partying at its off-campus house.

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The Michigan Senate voted Wednesday to facilitate a deal to replace a contentious 65-year-old oil pipeline in the Great Lakes, approving legislation to empower a new authority to oversee the construction and operation of a utility tunnel that would encase the new pipeline.


The government says a Michigan operator of 10 McDonald's restaurants has paid a $26,000 penalty for keeping teens on the job for too long.

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Former Michigan State football player Auston Robertson will spend up to 10 years in prison for sexually assaulting a female student in her off-campus apartment.

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The state of Michigan is urging farmers to give up free natural gas.

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Advocates of paid sick leave are planning to launch a 2020 ballot drive if a new Michigan law is gutted by Republican-controlled Legislature.

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A Cracker Barrel restaurant in southwestern Michigan will not reopen after a problem with salmonella.

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A newly elected state lawmaker who works as a sheriff's deputy was injured in a fight with a driver after a car chase.