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A man buzzed on painkillers and other drugs when his pickup truck plowed into a pack of Michigan bicyclists, killing five, was sentenced Monday to at least 40 years in prison after he tearfully expressed regret over the rural road tragedy.

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Removal of a southwestern Michigan park fountain that some say celebrates white supremacy is expected in the coming weeks.

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 A southwestern Michigan city has agreed to pay $810,000 to the family of a man who died in police custody in 2016.

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The U.S. Small Business Administration is working with the state police and local emergency managers to conduct damage assessments following flooding last month in Michigan.

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A Michigan woman has moved into a church in the southwest part of the state in an effort to avoid being deported to Pakistan. 

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 Officials in a southwestern Michigan city have decided to remove a park fountain featuring a European settler with a weapon in his hand towering over a Native American.

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Officials in a southwestern Michigan city could decide whether a monument featuring a European settler with a weapon in his hand towering over a Native American should be removed from a park.

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The victims of what police say was a shooting rampage by an Uber driver two years ago in Kalamazoo County are being honored as part of a multi-tiered memorial project, with fundraising efforts underway.

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has signed off on a five-year, $46 million plan to clean up a stretch of the Kalamazoo River that's contaminated from past paper production.

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Survivors of last year’s deadly bike crash near Kalamazoo testified Wednesday before a state Senate committee in support of safety legislation.


Actresses Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin will be in Michigan this week advocating for and raising money for a 2018 ballot initiative to increase the state's minimum wage.

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Police in southwestern Michigan arrested people who blocked traffic to protest the Trump administration's announcement that it would dismantle a program that protected hundreds of thousands of young people from deportation.

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Michigan authorities are trying to identify five people killed in a fiery, high-speed crash in Kalamazoo Township.

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Authorities have released the name of a 45-year-old man who died after a tire on a large front-end loader apparently exploded in southwestern Michigan.

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The Democratic Party and activists opposing President Donald Trump are teaming up to host a dozen town halls as congressional Republicans try to replace the federal health care law.

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