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The latest Michigan news from the Associated Press

 The City of Ann Arbor Sign
The City of Ann Arbor / Facebook

The city of Ann Arbor has decided against banning dog walkers from the city's cemetery.

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One of two Michigan parents accused of punishing their five children with whippings and confinement in a dark, locked bedroom described by one officer as a dungeon has been sentenced to three to 10 years in prison.

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More than 460,000 walleye fingerlings have been stocked in a bay in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

A Michigan priest who is on administrative leave while church officials investigate an allegation of misconduct with a minor says he's innocent.

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Facebook/Save Heavenly Acres Pet Cemetery

Some owners of pets buried at a shuttered Michigan pet cemetery that houses remains of an estimated 74,000 animals are getting a last chance to exhume the remains of the animals.

First Congregational Church of Battle Creek, UCC

Officials say someone zip-tied a cross decorated with a vulgar message to an entrance of a southern Michigan church that was hosting a candlelight vigil in honor of transgender people.

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The Roman Catholic diocese in Saginaw has added names of priests credibly accused of abusing minors to its website.

Ice jams, Grand River, Portland
WLNS-TV Lansing (WKAR media partner)

Portland city officials are asking Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's administration to clarify or reconsider its decision to deny aid to communities hurt by severe flooding early in the year.

storm damage, Jenison, National Weather Service
National Weather Service Grand Rapids

Crews are working to restore power after heavy storms over two days knocked out power for over 800,000 Michigan homes and businesses.

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Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

A Michigan-based Native American tribe is receiving $2 million in federal funds to help build a manufacturing and warehouse facility.