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  • Suspect in multi-county chase dies after arrest

    EMMETT TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A man died Sunday after leading police on a chase across Calhoun and Barry counties. The chase started around 4:20 p.m. near the intersection of Michigan Avenue and Raymond Road in Emmett Township, near Battle Creek. Officers were called to the scene for a reported medical issue. When the officers approached the vehicle, he drove away and led officers on a chase. Police pursued the man through Battle Creek and into Barry County near Hastings. Authorities […]

  • Suspect charged in mid-Michigan double homicide

    MASON, Mich. (AP) — A man has been charged with murder in the deaths of two women who were found fatally beaten after he allegedly showed cellphone photos of their bodies to police during a traffic stop in central Michigan. Twenty-seven-year-old Kiernan Brown, of Delta Township, was arraigned Tuesday on two counts each of open murder and armed robbery in the deaths of 26-year-old Kaylee Ann Brock, of Holt, and 32-year-old Julie Ann Mooney, of Williamston. Police found their bodies Friday in separate Lansing-area […]

  • Nessel ‘intends to be as aggressive as possible’ in 3M lawsuit

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel says the state will pursue legal action against 3M for its role in contaminating water with PFAS. The Minnesota-based manufacturer began making the chemical in the 1950s before stopping production in 2002. PFAS was used in Scotchgard, fire retardants, nonstick cookware and other products. PFAS has been linked to several health problems, including cancer, reproductive issues and weakened immune systems. On Thursday, Nessel said her office is going to pursue legal […]

  • Pistons bringing G-League affiliate to Detroit

    DETROIT — The Detroit Pistons are partnering with Wayne State University to bring a G-League affiliate to Detroit. The Wayne State University Board of Governors Wednesday unanimously approved a plan to build a new $25 million athletic facility for the men’s and women’s basketball teams. The Pistons will lease space from the university for its G-League affiliate to play its home games at the new arena, which is projected to be ready for the start of the 2020-21 basketball season. […]

  • CMU fires gymnastics coach after investigation

    MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. — Central Michigan University has fired gymnastics coach Jerry Reighard after an internal investigation. Reighard was placed on leave in February after being accused of telling an athlete to cover up concussion symptoms in order to compete. A 121-page investigation report from the university’s personnel services department cited “egregious misconduct” in his efforts to undermine CMU’s concussion management plan. The report says he created a hostile environment within the gymnastics program that contradicts CMU’s independent medical model. […]

  • U-M’s Matthews, Poole, Brazdeikis declare for NBA draft

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Michigan basketball’s three leading scorers announced they will be declaring for early entry into the 2019 NBA Draft. Charles Matthews, Jordan Poole and Ignas Brazdekis will sign with agents and work with the Wolverines’ coaching staff while they go through the evaluation and pre-draft process. Matthews also declared for the draft last year, but ultimately decided to return for his senior season. He averaged 12.2 points and 5 rebounds per game and was All-Big Ten honorable […]

  • MSU remains proud despite disappointing finish

    MINNEAPOLIS — Every athlete steps off the floor for the final time at some point in their career. Some see the end coming and can prepare for it, while others are too focused on today to worry about tomorrow. For seniors like Kenny Goins and Matt McQuaid, Saturday night’s 61-51 Final Four loss was the last time they will ever step on the court with this set of teammates or wearing the MSU green and white. While it’s difficult for […]

  • Defense prevails in Texas Tech win over MSU

    MINNEAPOLIS — All the experience in the world couldn’t save Michigan State from Texas Tech’s stifling defense Saturday night. The Red Raiders held MSU to just 32 percent from the field in their 61-51 win. It was the first Final Four appearance in program history. Troubles on the offensive end started almost immediately and continued throughout the first half — MSU scored 21 points and had seven turnovers, but went into the break down two points. “I was concerned early. […]

  • Toughness, grit, hustle: Spartan culture well-known at Final Four

    MINNEAPOLIS — Michigan State basketball is annually among the best programs in the country, and their accolades speak for themselves. Aside from being known for the banners hanging inside the Breslin Center, MSU is known for its culture: being hard-working, mentally tough and doing things the right way. On Friday, Red Raiders head coach Chris Beard praised the Spartans’ culture and defensive prowess. “Just to be mentioned in the same question or a statement with our defense and Michigan State […]

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