Around Michigan

The latest Michigan news from the Associated Press

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.

s_falkow / flickr creative commons

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.

Pixabay Creative Commons

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
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles / Facebook

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.

s_falkow / flickr creative commons

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


Thousands of Detroit public schools students are being told to drink from district-supplied water coolers or bottled water on the first day of classes.

Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

The Detroit City Council is moving swiftly to rename a park for Aretha Franklin.

Detroit Zoo Water Tower
Courtesy of Detroit Zoo

Flamingo families are growing at the Detroit Zoo.

Lake Sturgeon

More than 100 young lake sturgeon have been released in a river with the hope that they'll make their way to the Great Lakes and return in 20 years to spawn.

The black swallow-wort
Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, /

Officials in northern Michigan are working to get rid of an invasive plant that poisons monarch butterflies.

Water Bottle

Some 50,000 Detroit public school students will start the school year Tuesday by drinking water from coolers, not fountains, after the discovery of elevated levels of lead or copper — the latest setback in a state already dealing with the consequences of contaminated tap water in Flint and other communities.