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The latest Michigan news from the Associated Press

Kwame Kilpatrick

A federal appeals court says a judge made the right call when she ordered former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick to pay $1.5 million to the city's water department.

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DowDuPont officials plan to turn the company's Michigan site into a multi-company industrial park.

Gretchen Whitmer
Cheyna Roth / MPRN

Democrat Gretchen Whitmer on Friday denied Republicans' allegation that she refused to prosecute disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar for sexual assaulting gymnasts and other victims before the charges were brought by Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette, her GOP opponent in this year's race for governor.

Grand Valley Bridge
Grand Valley State University

Two Dutch scholars will join local and state government officials at Grand Valley State University to discuss challenges that climate change poses for businesses.

Detroit Police
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The Detroit Police Department plans to take over part of the city's police towing operations after years of lawsuits and corruption involving towing businesses.

WKAR Special Report: Marijuana in Michigan
Illustration / WKAR-MSU

Michigan plans to allow medical marijuana patients and their doctors to complete registrations online.

Monroe County home built in 1850
Sundance Enterprise Auction Company

A Monroe County home that dates back to 1850 will be auctioned Saturday. The winning bid carries an additional requirement: The house must be moved.

Mark Schlissel
University of Michigan

Regents at the University of Michigan plan to extend the contract of President Mark Schlissel for five years.

Water Faucet
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The Detroit Public Schools says elevated levels of lead or copper have been found in water fixtures at 57 of 86 schools tested so far.

David DiChiera
Michigan Opera Theatre

Musician David DiChiera, who championed opera's role in reviving downtown Detroit and directed several opera organizations nationwide, has died of pancreatic cancer. He was 83.

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A man who spent nearly four years in prison until his first-degree murder conviction was thrown out won't get money set aside for the wrongly convicted, the Michigan appeals court said.

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Michigan's unemployment rate fell by two-tenths of a percentage point to 4.1 percent in August.

Downtown Grand Rapids
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

The 10th international ArtPrize competition is kicking off its run in western Michigan.

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A 28-year-old man faces a lengthy prison sentence after pleading guilty in the stabbing death of a homeless man whose body was found in a mid-Michigan creek in 2017.

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A 33-acre (13-hectare) nature center north of Detroit is being rededicated to mark a new partnership between Macomb County and Clinton Township.