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Whitmer: Michigan Supreme Court, Legislature partly to blame for COVID-19 surge

LANSING, Michigan — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said on NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday the recent surge in coronavirus cases that has made Michigan a national outlier is partly the result of a Michigan Supreme Court ruling that struck down a...

April features a pair of cosmic spectacles: The annual Lyrid meteor shower and 2021's first supermoon

If you look up, you may see a meteor shower painting streaks of light across the night sky, starting today until April 25.  The Lyrid meteor shower takes place every year, and it happens due to the Earth moving through the...

Detroit police restrained man and beat him for 2 minutes after he tried to help protesters, lawsuit claims

DETROIT – A man trying to offer protesters shelter during an August demonstration was repeatedly hit by Detroit police officers until his shoulder was separated and he suffered a closed-head injury, a complaint filed Tuesday alleges.The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court for the...

Twins accused of plotting to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer released from house arrest

Twin brothers accused of plotting to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will remain on electronic tethers while on bond, a judge ruled Wednesday while lifting a house arrest and curfew restriction.Court officials confirmed District Judge Michael Stepka's order granting Michael Null...

Feds: Michigan CEO bankrolled lavish lifestyle with $240K intended for needy children and families

DETROIT — A Michigan CEO has been accused of stealing $240,000 intended to help poor and homeless people and spending it on trips to Florida resorts, shopping sprees, Lululemon athletic wear and a new roof on his $700,000 house, according to a criminal complaint unsealed Thursday...

Michigan man who wore prosthetic face masks pleads guilty in $125K casino fraud scheme

DETROIT — A Michigan man pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court for his role in concocting an elaborate fraud scheme that involved prosthetic face masks. John Christopher Colletti, 56, pleaded guilty to wire and identity fraud for a plot that...

Too many making a new stimulus mistakes on their 2020 tax returns

A lot of confusion relating to stimulus checks – and how to claim a tax credit for any money still owed – is triggering trouble, extra letters and delays as people file their 2020 tax returns.The Internal Revenue Service is correcting plenty of mistakes...

Tesla owner with Mustang Mach-E reports threats on social media from Tesla fans

Sergio Rodriguez never imagined saying nice things about his new Ford Mustang Mach-E would elicit "death threats" from Tesla owners on social media.But this is 2021, after all. No one seems surprised by much.What started this round of social media sparring was...

Customs and Border Protection officer says racism at Michigan-Canada border happens daily: 'It needs to be exposed'

PORT HURON, Mich. -- Officer Johnny Grays still fumes about the day he pulled his gun on a driver while the man's children screamed in the back seat, "Don't shoot my daddy!" The driver wouldn't turn off his engine or roll down his window as asked at...

2022 Ford Maverick pickup faces big challenges, potential big payoff

Ford, the automaker synonymous with big pickups, is about to introduce a new compact truck, one considerably smaller than its popular midsize Ranger.The little pickup is likely to be called “Maverick,” a name Ford last used for a popular...

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