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The latest Michigan news from the Associated Press

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Authorities say a man suffered burns to the lower half of his body after he accidentally caught on fire while burning leaves in Michigan.

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AAA Michigan says average gas prices statewide are up about 12 cents from a week ago to about $2.71 per gallon.

Police say two men were arrested after guns were pulled during a fight at a birthday party in southwestern Michigan with children in attendance.

Canadian wolves
National Parks of Lake Superior Foundation

A U.S.-Canadian team has successfully relocated about half a dozen gray wolves to Isle Royale National Park in Michigan.

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Tech billionaire Elon Musk surprised students by showing up at a school assembly in Flint, Michigan, and promising to take some of them for a tour of his Space X rocket factory in California.

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Michigan State University's Police Department reported ten break-ins in one residence hall. Half of those crimes occurred during the week of spring break.

woman posed as Rosie the Riveter
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A Detroit-area union is marking Women's History Month by having members paint their own version of a famous poster featuring "Rosie the Riveter," the iconic World War II factory worker.

Drunk Driving
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Newly introduced legislation would make Michigan the second state to lower its drunken-driving limit to a blood-alcohol concentration of 0.05 percent.

Michigan State Capitol Rotunda
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The first bill signed into law by Governor Gretchen Whitmer was passed unanimously by the state Legislature. Capitol Correspondent Cheyna Roth reported.


View of Great Lakes from space
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The Great Lakes region is warming faster than the rest of the U.S., a trend likely to bring more extreme storms while also degrading water quality, worsening erosion and posing tougher challenges for farming, scientists reported Thursday.

A former Democratic candidate for the Michigan House who authorities say embezzled about $150,000 when she served as treasurer of another campaign has pleaded no contest in the case.

Ford Motor Co. is repackaging a previously announced manufacturing investment in the Detroit area and now says it will spend $900 million and create 900 new jobs over the next four years.

University of Michigan Sign
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Journalism training and careers at the University of Michigan will get a boost through a $300,000 gift named after a Pulitzer Prize-winning alumna.

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A western Michigan laboratory has halted pesticide testing on beagles, shortly after the Humane Society of the United States raised concerns about the animals' treatment.

Flooding
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Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has declared a state of emergency for Newaygo County in western Michigan after heavy rains and melting snow caused flooding.

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