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State says 91,000 bushels of soybeans must be destroyed

October 3, 2019
State regulators say 91,000 bushels of soybeans must be destroyed, three years after just a small portion was grown on land that had sediment from a Kalamazoo River Superfund site. Read More

FBI searches home of UAW president

September 2, 2019
DETROIT — Federal agents searched the suburban home of the president of the United Auto Workers, apparently another step in an investigation that has netted labor leaders and auto industry officials and damaged the union's reputation during contract talks with U.S. car companies. Read More

Jury awards more than $3M in bogus epilepsy case

June 26, 2019
DETROIT — A jury has awarded more than $3 million to a woman who was misdiagnosed with epilepsy, one of hundreds of people to accuse a doctor of misreading tests to enrich himself and his employer. Read More

Prosecutors drop charges in Flint water scandal

June 13, 2019
DETROIT — Prosecutors stunningly dropped all criminal charges against eight people in the Flint water scandal and pledged to start the investigation from scratch. Read More

Feds drop appeal in genital mutilation case

April 15, 2019
DETROIT — The U.S. Justice Department said a federal ban on genital mutilation should be re-written to protect it from constitutional challenges after a judge in Detroit threw out charges against members of a Muslim sect. Read More

Ex-union exec pleads guilty in corruption probe

April 10, 2019
DETROIT — A former labor leader has pleaded guilty to conspiring to enrich himself and others by having Fiat Chrysler pay for meals, golf and other perks, although he tried to soften his conduct by claiming it was due to bad bookkeeping decisions. Read More

Court reinstates lawsuits against attorney

March 19, 2019
DETROIT — The Michigan appeals court has overturned key rulings and reinstated lawsuits against a personal injury lawyer who is accused of sexually assaulting two women who worked at his firm. Read More

Judge sentences ex-union leader to prison

March 11, 2019
DETROIT — A labor leader who liked to gamble at a casino has been sentenced to federal prison for embezzling from his union. Read More

Whitmer and Stabenow win; Michigan voters approve ballot proposals

November 7, 2018
Gretchen Whitmer won the race for Michigan governor, Debbie Stabenow won a fourth term in the U.S. Senate and three ballot proposals passed after Election Day voting in Michigan. Read More

Attorney General Schuette launches probe into Catholic Church

September 24, 2018
LANSING — Attorney General Bill Schuette is investigating possible sexual abuse by Roman Catholic priests in Michigan, joining authorities in other states that have launched similar probes since a Pennsylvania grand jury report said more than 1,000 children have been molested there since the 1940s. Read More