Around Michigan

The latest Michigan news from the Associated Press

General Motors
WKAR File Photo

General Motors is recalling over 368,000 pickups and other trucks worldwide after 19 reports of fires caused by engine block heater cords.

Flickr - Todd Ehlers

Two corrections officers have been charged in separate incidents that allegedly occurred while they were on duty at a county jail in southeastern Michigan.

marijuana plants
mark / flickr/creative commons

Medical marijuana shops that don't have a full state license yet have won another reprieve from a judge.

Moose photo
Ray Dumas / flickr creative commons

Moose are thriving at Isle Royale National Park, but the trees on which they feast are paying a heavy price, scientists reported Tuesday.

Flickr - Todd Ehlers

A Michigan prison inmate who said she was stung by a bee has died after being discharged from a hospital.

Downtown Grand Rapids
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

Western Michigan police say an officer accused by activists of racial profiling by notifying immigration officials about the arrest of a mentally ill Latino war veteran did not violate department policy through his action.

Michigan Capitol
File Photo / WKAR

More money could be added to the state’s wrongful conviction fund. Capitol Correspondent Cheyna Roth reports lawmakers sent a bill to add $10 million to the fund to the governor’s desk Thursday.

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.