Michigan

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The state of Michigan, under fire for a computer system that wrongly churned out cases of fraud, is dropping criminal charges against 186 people accused of illegally collecting unemployment benefits, officials said Thursday.

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A wild turkey that for months made a busy intersection its home is being memorialized after being struck by a vehicle.

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The Latest on a man charged with second-degree murder in a car crash that killed five people (all times local):

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A church treasurer in southwestern Michigan has been sentenced to 30 days in jail after more than $40,000 in church funds was reported missing.

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Michigan State University researchers have received a $1.5 million grant to study the genetics of electric fish.

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A man in Michigan who was sentenced to life in prison without parole as a teenager nearly 50 years ago may soon be released.

Authorities say a 7-year-old Indiana girl has died after being pulled from a swimming hole in rural southwestern Michigan.

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Gov. Rick Snyder and a legislative leader plan to meet in an attempt to resolve differences related to proposed tax incentives designed to boost large-scale business expansions in Michigan.

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Craft beer pioneer Bell’s Brewery Inc. plans to pump more than $7 million into capital improvement projects in southern Michigan between now and the end of 2018.

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The Michigan appeals court is throwing a flag at the seizure of 15 pounds of marijuana in southwestern Michigan.

Eastern Michigan University
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Eastern Michigan University says increased student interest and growth in the study of religion, history and philosophy have spurred a new degree program.

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Public meetings are beginning on a report listing alternatives to pipelines carrying oil beneath the waterway where Lakes Huron and Michigan meet.

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A judge says she’s leaning toward an injunction that would stop $2.5 million in state aid for Michigan private schools.

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Huron County is developing a solar energy ordinance after a renewable energy company said it wants to build about a dozen solar farms in the area.

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A man who tried to use fireworks to remove a bees’ nest from his garage ended up burning the building down instead.

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