Michigan man serving up to 60 years for pot seeks release

February 18, 2020
| By AP
MUSKEGON — A Michigan man sentenced to up to 60 years in prison in 1996 for a marijuana-dealing conviction is hoping to cut his remaining time behind bars. Read More

Woman gets probation for striking black man, hurling slurs

February 14, 2020
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A white woman who used racial slurs as she attacked a black car salesman at a western Michigan dealership has avoided jail, despite a tearful appeal from the victim for her to be given time behind bars. Read More

State cites problems with police database under construction

February 13, 2020
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LANSING — Michigan officials ordered a private contractor to halt work on a multimillion-dollar state police database because it isn't working, a newspaper reported. Read More

Brewery reopens Detroit taproom after lawsuit settlement

February 10, 2020
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DETROIT — A brewery reopened a Detroit taproom months after settling a racial discrimination lawsuit by a black former employee. Read More

Church immigration aide gets prison for defrauding people

February 4, 2020
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An immigrant who worked for the Roman Catholic Church in Kalamazoo was sentenced to 33 months in federal prison Monday for stealing fees from other immigrants who sought help to stay or work in the country. Read More

Judge's disagreement with sentence ends farmer's plea deal

February 3, 2020
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A judge rejected a sentencing deal that carried a five-year cap for fraud committed by a farmer in southwestern Michigan. Read More

Man with pot shops around Michigan gets long prison term

January 29, 2020
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A Lansing man who owned medical marijuana shops around Michigan has been sentenced to nearly 16 years in federal prison. Read More

Gov. Whitmer signs bill to create statewide mental health hotline

January 28, 2020
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Michigan will create a statewide mental health hotline under legislation signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. Read More

Family destroys Lake Michigan home before nature gets it

January 27, 2020
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The owners of a home along Lake Michigan in West Michigan decided to demolish it before nature did the job. Read More

Kalkaska superintendent will be paid after charges change

January 22, 2020
| By AP
KALKASKA — A school district in northern Michigan will pay its superintendent while he’s on leave after prosecutors dropped felony charges against him and filed misdemeanors. Read More