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Health officials have advised families in southwestern Michigan not to allow infants to drink from one city's water system after finding elevated levels of manganese.

Enbridge Energy has submitted a report to the state on possible alternatives to continuing to run an oil and gas pipeline on the bottomlands of the Straits of Mackinac.  

Capital Bureau Chief Rick Pluta tells us neither of the alternatives would shut down the line.  


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Michigan's attorney general says the state is pocketing $3 million from Citibank as part of a $100 million settlement over alleged interest rate manipulation.

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Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

Michigan State University Interim President John Engler is under fire for emails he exchanged with an aide about victims of Larry Nassar. Nassar is the former MSU sports doctor who sexually assaulted his patients for years.  
Capital Correspondant Cheyna Roth reports members of the university’s governing board want Engler to resign.  


A 65-year-old pipeline that carries crude oil beneath a sensitive waterway connecting two of the Great Lakes could be replaced with pipes buried in a tunnel or partially enclosed in trenches that would pose virtually no risk of leakage but require years and hundreds of millions of dollars to build, according to a report released Friday.

Jaren Jackson Jr.
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DeShaun Tate, college basketball reporter for CBS radio in Atlanta, joins WKAR's "Current Sports with Al Martin." Tate interviewed former Michigan State Basketball phenom Jaren Jackson Jr., after his workout with the Atlanta Hawks. Tate then gives his predictions for where he thinks Jackson will land in the upcoming NBA Draft, as well as his thoughts on a few other prospects like Marvin Bagley III, DeAndre Ayton and Miles Bridges.

Current Sports | June 15, 2018

Jun 15, 2018
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Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

Michigan State University; John Engler; Jack Stripling; Deshaun Tate; Jaren Jackson, Jr.; 2018 NBA Draft; Reflection Friday

Brian Mosallam, Dianne Byrum, John Engler
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UPDATE: MSU Trustee Dianne Byrum has added her voice to calls for Interim MSU President John Engler to resign. Michigan State University Trustee Brian Mosallam has become the first of eight trustees to call on Interim MSU President John Engler to resign. Fellow Trustee Dianne Byrum has become the second.


Mike Pence and Bill Schuette
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Vice President Mike Pence is visiting Michigan to raise money for Bill Schuette's gubernatorial campaign and to highlight the effect of federal tax cuts on businesses and workers.

Honey Smacks
Kellogg

The Kellogg Company is voluntarily recalling some of its Honey Smacks cereal after salmonella infected 73 people in 31 states.

Lansing city hall. WKAR file photo.

A newspaper reports city prosecutors in mid-Michigan dropped 50 misdemeanor cases after the Lansing City Council accidentally let hundreds of ordinances expire last year.

Action of Greater Lansing's Mark Brown (L) and Oscar Castaneda speak at Thursday's town hall.
Katie Cook / WKAR-MSU

One result of the Trump administration’s crackdown on immigration has been the separation of children from their parents upon crossing the U.S. border.

Action of Greater Lansing and the ACLU’s Civil Rights for Immigrants Task Force held a town hall in Lansing Thursday to discuss these issues. Katie Cook reports.

 

 


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Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

Still reeling from the fallout of the Larry Nassar Sexual Abuse Scandal, Michigan State University is in hot water again this week after The Chronicle of Higher Education revealed previously unpublished emails in which Interim President John Engler criticizes lawyers of the assault survivors. The email exchange between Engler and a university official also implied a belief that survivor Rachael Denhollander would receive a kickback from her lawyer. WKAR's Karel Vega spoke with Chronicle of Higher Education reporter Jack Stripling, who wrote the article revealing the contents of the emails. 


City of Flint water tower
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A new state rule requires local water systems to get rid of all their lead service lines over the next 20 years.  

As we hear from Capital Bureau Chief Rick Pluta, these are the types of pipes that contributed to the Flint water crisis.   


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The ACLU of Michigan wants a Detroit judge to order immigration authorities to stop coercive tactics against Iraqi immigrants in its custody. The immigrants face deportation orders for crimes – usually committed years ago.     


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