Around Michigan

The latest Michigan news from the Associated Press

Michigan Capitol
Cheyna Roth / MPRN

Law enforcement could not permanently take ownership of cash and other property seized in drug cases unless certain conditions are met under measures that won final legislative passage Thursday.

Michigan State Capitol Rotunda
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

Michigan lawmakers on Thursday finalized a $10 million spending bill to replenish a nearly depleted fund that compensates people who were wrongfully convicted of crimes, sending it to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer for her expected signature.

Bird scooter
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

Electric scooters will return to East Lansing sometime this summer, but this time there will be different regulations in place.

Michigan Supreme Court wide
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

The Michigan Supreme Court has tightened the legal standard for searching people during a traffic stop.

Eastern Michigan University
Eastern Michigan University

Eastern Michigan University and the union representing its professors have agreed to a two-year contract extension.

Michigan State Police
WNMU Radio

Officials say Michigan traffic deaths dipped below 1,000 in 2018 for the first time since 2015.

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha photo
Courtesy photo / Hurley Medical Center

A book by a Flint pediatrician and public health expert who helped expose the city's lead-contaminated water crisis has been selected as this year's "Great Michigan Read."

Parked Cars
Pixabay Creative Commons

Communities around Michigan expressed surprise Tuesday but abandoned a low-tech way to keep an eye on parking violators after a federal court said marking tires without a warrant violates the U.S. Constitution.

View of the Flint river
Maria Palmo / WKAR-MSU

State civil rights officials have produced a guide aimed at helping to teach lessons of the Flint water crisis as it marks five years.

s_falkow / flickr creative commons

A court says a Detroit-area man must pay his former wife $50,000 under the terms of their Islamic marriage certificate.

City of Flint water tower
Ben Gordon / flickr creative commons

A judge says the federal government can be sued by Flint residents who blame the Environmental Protection Agency for waiting too long to intervene in the city's water crisis.

Marijuana plant photo
Flickr/Creative Commons

Michigan lawmakers are moving to curb unlicensed medical marijuana shops by threatening their ability to get licensed if they stay open after June 1.

Central Michigan has fired gymnastics coach Jerry Reighard after an investigation confirmed he disregarded medical staff in addressing athlete injuries.

s_falkow / flickr creative commons

U.S. prosecutors are seeking a life sentence for a Canadian man who was convicted of terrorism for nearly killing a Michigan airport police officer.

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality / State of Michigan

Michigan's environmental agency is days away from having a new name.