Michigan

Authorities have released more details about the death of a boy following an accident on a farm in southwestern Michigan.

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Doctors would be required to check a prescription database before prescribing painkillers and other powerful drugs under legislation approved Thursday by the Senate in an effort to target “doctor shopping” by addicts.

 

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The Michigan Legislature has approved funding for 114 public recreation projects, ending — for now — a dispute over senators’ attempt to fund even more.

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Former Michigan State football player Auston Robertson has been ordered to trial on sexual assault charges.

An 80-year-old woman will stand trial after more than $70,000 set aside to build a statue in Lansing to honor farm labor leader Cesar Chavez was embezzled.

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Relatives of an inmate who died after hanging himself in a Michigan jail cell have settled a lawsuit that alleged a deputy was watching Monday Night Football on TV instead of monitoring the man.

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Officials say the bridge linking Michigan’s Upper Peninsula with Canada will be closed for an hour Saturday morning for the 31st Annual Bridge Walk and Bicycle Parade.

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Michigan health care leaders are developing strategies to curb opioid use by pregnant women. 

 


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 A $56.7 billion state budget is headed toward Gov. Rick Snyder’s desk after the Republican-led Senate gave it final approval on mostly party-line votes.

Michigan would no longer ban switchblades under a bill sent to Gov. Rick Snyder.

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Detroit’s land bank will pay Michigan housing officials $5 million as part of a settlement over invoices improperly submitted for repayment as part of the city’s demolition program.

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Authorities say a 20-year-old man who was among 12 people injured in a multi-vehicle crash along a southwestern Michigan highway has died.

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A driver who authorities say struck and killed two bicyclists last year in southern Michigan is awaiting sentencing after reaching a plea deal in the case.

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A Canadian man from Tunisia shouted in Arabic before stabbing a police officer in the neck at a Michigan airport, and referenced people being killed overseas during the attack that’s now being investigated as an act of terrorism, federal and court officials said.

AAA says it expects more than 1.48 million people from Michigan to travel at least 50 miles (80 kilometers) from home for the July 4th weekend.

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