Michigan

A worker has died after falling 75 feet (23 meters) at the Little Caesars Arena worksite north of downtown Detroit.

Officials say a deck that collapsed in western Michigan, injuring more than a dozen people, was built with the wrong materials for its intended use.

Former Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert Young
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UPDATED AT 7:00 A.M. - Former Michigan Supreme Court Justice Bob Young Jr. launched his U.S. Senate campaign Wednesday, touting his conservative record and becoming the second Republican to seek the nomination to challenge third-term Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow in 2018.

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A Canadian man accused of stabbing an airport police officer in Flint, will remain in jail while his case proceeds.

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A fourth mid-Michigan county has declared a state of emergency following recent flooding.

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A Michigan lawmaker is defending a Facebook post where he noted he could be carrying a handgun while visiting Detroit.

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A Canadian man accused of stabbing an airport police officer in Flint, is returning to court to learn if he’ll remain in custody.

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Bills up for a final vote in the state would end a requirement that election ballots show small designs or portraits that represent the political party of each candidate.

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The Michigan Senate is expected to take a final vote on legislation to raise registration taxes and safety training fees for motorcyclists.

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The Southeast Michigan Council of Governments is seeking public comment on proposed changes to a transportation plan and a transportation program.

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Eastern Michigan has hired Scott Wetherbee as its new athletic director.

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Officials and residents of two central Michigan counties that were damaged by severe weather are beginning recovery efforts as floodwaters recede.

View of the Flint river
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The state has authorized spending $4 million more to defend its environmental agency and current and former regulators against criminal charges and lawsuits related to Flint’s water crisis.

A 3-year-old computer system that is the high-tech backbone of Michigan’s child welfare agency is getting some tough reviews from the people who use it.

A 160-foot (50-meter) wind turbine blade broke in rural mid-Michigan, leaving it dangling above a field.

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