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The latest Michigan news from the Associated Press

Lake Superior
Amanda Barberena / WKAR File Photo

Federal officials have awarded a contract to remove copper mine waste from a Lake Superior harbor, where it threatens to damage crucial fish spawning habitat more than a century after companies dumped it into the water.

Cars on Lansing area highway

AAA Michigan says average gas prices statewide are up about 6 cents in the past week to about $2.92 per gallon.

flood damage, Upper Peninsula, Houghton County
Nicole Walton / WNMU public media

Businesses and residents in parts of Michigan's Upper Peninsula affected severe flooding in June may apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration.


A Michigan teen was a part of Nike's latest commercial featuring Colin Kaepernick.

Glen Lake Community Schools bus
Facebook/Glen Lake Community Schools

A Michigan school district has installed a new $156,000 security system designed to help protect students in the event of an active shooter.

Michigan Capital

A child welfare investigator in Michigan found evidence a male caretaker had sexually abused a child, and the child's mother continued to allow the man — her live-in boyfriend — access to her children during the investigation.

Amor Ftouhi
FBI via AP

A judge has rejected a request to move the trial of a man who is accused of stabbing a police officer at the Flint airport.

Rich DeVos
Grand Valley State University

Billionaire Richard DeVos, co-founder of direct-selling giant Amway, owner of the Orlando Magic and father-in-law of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, died Thursday. He was 92.

flood damage, Upper Peninsula, Houghton County
Nicole Walton / WNMU public media

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has denied Gov. Rick Snyder's appeal to reconsider a decision denying individual assistance in three Upper Peninsula counties that sustained damage from flooding and heavy rainfall in June.

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A judge has rejected a prison sentence for a Detroit-area man who collected roughly $253,000 over 17 years after failing to report his father's death to the Social Security Administration.

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Matching grants of up to $5,000 to improve workplace safety and health are being made available for Michigan companies that have up to 250 employees.

The University of Michigan will create a foreign policy engagement hub in Ann Arbor with a $10 million gift from alumni Ron and Eileen Weiser.

Fiat Chrysler
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Fiat Chrysler says it's invested more than $30 million at its Chelsea Proving Grounds in southeastern Michigan to boost development and testing of autonomous vehicles and advanced safety technologies.

Amanda Barberena / WKAR File Photo

John Hill is stepping down as Detroit's chief financial officer.

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A 71-year-old Catholic priest in the Saginaw area has pleaded no contest to sexual abuse charges involving three young men.