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A Michigan judge has thrown out a case against two former corrections officers who lost their jobs after being arrested and charged with possession of marijuana-infused butter.

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University of Michigan has opened discussions with a white supremacist Richard Spencer on his request to speak on campus but says there's no certainty it'll occur, President Mark Schlissel revealed Tuesday.

Sand Dunes
Amanda Barberena

A wide-ranging Great Lakes cleanup program would receive $300 million next year under a spending bill approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee.

City of Flint water tower
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The Flint City Council has narrowly approved a 30-year agreement to get drinking water from a regional agency, bringing to end one battle among many in the Michigan city still recovering from a lead-tainted water crisis.

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In a statement following, Larry Nassar's plea deal, MSU praised the conviction of the former campus doctor. It also praised the campus police department which investigated the case.

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A former doctor accused of molesting girls while working for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University pleaded guilty Wednesday to multiple charges of sexual assault and will face at least 25 years in prison. 


A street view of Blue Owl Coffee.
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Katie Cook takes us to Blue Owl Coffee, which just opened up in REO Town. She talks with co-owner Nick Berry about the role he hopes their shop will play in the neighborhood.


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The pressure is building on Congressman John Conyers as Michigan Democrats call for a House Ethics Committee investigation into allegations of sexual harassment and using taxpayer money to cover it up. We have more from Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta.


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A state department is taking a little longer to release medical marijuana licensing rules. Michigan Public Radio’s Cheyna Roth has more.


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A sports doctor accused of molesting several girls while working for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University will plead guilty to multiple charges of sexual assault and face at least 25 years in prison, a person with knowledge of the agreement said Tuesday.

PBS NewsHour

Troubled Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. is signing a signed a definitive agreement to sell most of its assets to a Chinese-owned rival.

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Officials in southwest Michigan are considering how to handle a controversial fountain that some say celebrates white supremacy.

Current Sports | November 21, 2017

Nov 21, 2017
Allen Gant

MSU Football; Close of College Football; Rutgers Preview;  Michigan State Men's Basketball; Miles Bridges; Allen Gant; Michigan Football; Rivalry Week.


Lansing
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A Lansing area organization is holding an event this week to attract more workers to Michigan’s capital city. On Wednesday evening, Capital Comeback will take place in Lansing’s Cooley Law School Stadium. WKAR’s Karel Vega spoke with Chris Sell, founder and Executive Director of Lansing 5:01, the event’s organizers about what attendees can expect.

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The Detroit News reported late Monday night that fired Michigan State University gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar will plead guilty to first-degree criminal sexual conduct charges when he appears in Ingham county court tomorrow and Eaton county court on November 29. 


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