2 arraigned on charges stemming from Flint River bodies

Two additional suspects have been arraigned on charges linked to the discovery of two bodies found under a door floating in the Flint River in eastern Michigan
Read Article

2 bodies found beneath door floating in Flint River

Authorities have found two bodies beneath a door floating in the Flint River
Read Article

2 Michigan communities told to stop using contaminated water

Two southwestern Michigan communities are being warned that high amounts of toxic industrial chemicals have been discovered in the water supply and that residents must immediately stop drinking or cooking with that water
Read Article

2 Michigan officers save baby raccoon from barrel of sludge

Two Michigan police officers are credited with rescuing a baby raccoon that was trapped in a barrel of sludge
Read Article

2 more arrested in deaths of 2 males found in Flint River

Police say two more suspects have been arrested in the deaths of two males whose bodies were found under a door floating in the Flint River in Michigan
Read Article

4 of 5 teens take plea deal in fatal Michigan rock-throwing

An attorney says four Michigan teens charged with murder in a fatal rock-throwing incident have agreed to accept a lesser charge of manslaughter
Read Article

A roundup of recent Michigan newspaper editorials

A roundup of recent editorials in Michigan newspapers
Read Article

Bid to toughen California crime laws set for 2020 ballot

A bid to toughen recently eased criminal penalties has qualified for California's 2020 ballot, after delays pushed it past the deadline for voters to consider it this fall
Read Article

Chemical on eastern MI slide that burned 2 kids identified

Police say a laboratory has identified the substance left on a slide at a municipal park in eastern Michigan that burned two children
Read Article

Disabled Michigan veteran sets powerlifting records

A disabled Michigan veteran who's missing his left leg is setting powerlifting records
Read Article

Elon Musk tweets fixing Flint homes with lead-tainted water

Residents in Flint whose homes still may need new water lines due to lead contamination may have a new benefactor in Elon Musk
Read Article

EPA proposes excavating soil from 26 upstate New York homes

The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing excavating soil from 26 homes near an upstate New York Superfund site
Read Article

Ex-Flint city lawyer loses lawsuit over 2017 firing

A judge has dismissed a lawsuit by a former Flint city attorney who claimed she was fired after speaking out about illegal or unethical activities
Read Article

Fairmont fishing club expands world of high school sports

Fairmont fishing club expands world of high school sports
Read Article

Federal grant to help Oscoda schools change water source

A federal grant will enable the Oscoda school system to switch its water source amid concerns about chemical pollution
Read Article

Flint airport awarded grants for infrastructure improvements

More than $4 million in infrastructure grants have been awarded to Bishop International Airport in Flint
Read Article

Flint water crisis prompts call for more federal oversight

A federal watchdog is calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to strengthen its oversight of state drinking water systems nationally and respond more quickly to public health emergencies such as the lead-in-the water crisis in Flint, Michigan.
Read Article

Flint-area parents charged in death of 2-year-old daughter

A Flint-area couple has been charged with murder, child abuse and torture in connection with the death of their 2-year-old daughter
Read Article

Georgia editorial roundup

Summary of recent Georgia newspaper editorials
Read Article

Indiana brewery dumps plan to give beers contentious names

The owners of a northern Indiana brewery have apologized after receiving criticism for their plan to give their beers contentious names such as "Flint Michigan Tap Water," "Black Beer Matters," "White Guilt" and "Mass Grave"
Read Article

Indiana brewery owners drop contentious beer names

The owners of a northern Indiana brewery have apologized after receiving criticism for plans to label their craft beers with contentious names, including "Flint Michigan Tap Water," "Black Beer Matters" and "White Guilt"
Read Article

Judge: Michigan can't eliminate straight-party voting

A federal judge has ruled that Michigan can't eliminate straight-party voting because it would lead to longer lines at polls and discriminate against blacks, who tend to use the straight-party option at higher rates
Read Article

Key decision next in Michigan health chief's criminal case

Judge plans to hear arguments and decide whether Michigan's health director will face trial in the deaths of two men during a Legionnaires' disease outbreak amid Flint's water crisis
Read Article

Lawsuit: 7-year-old boy handcuffed by officer in school

A Michigan mother is suing the city of Flint after a school resource officer handcuffed her 7-year-old son for about an hour during an afterschool program
Read Article

Lawyers making final pitches in Flint water criminal case

A judge is hearing key arguments in the most significant criminal case related to Flint's lead-contaminated water
Read Article

Lincoln officials consider replacing home water lines

Lincoln officials are proposing to replace lead water service lines that lead into residents' homes for free to avoid any future problems with lead in the city's drinking water
Read Article

Man charged in deaths of 2 males found in Flint River

A 24-year-old man has been charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of two males whose bodies were found under a door floating in the Flint River in Flint
Read Article

Man charged in Flint airport stabbing wants trial moved

A man accused of stabbing a police officer at a Michigan airport wants his trial moved to Detroit
Read Article

Man dies in motorcycle crash

Police say a man has died in a motorcycle crash
Read Article

Man possibly electrocuted in Flint while stealing copper

Authorities in Flint say a man died from possibly electrocution while trying to steal copper from an electrical transformer
Read Article

Man resentenced to life in prison for accomplice's death

A Florida man has been sentenced for a second time to life in prison for the death of his accomplice in a burglary
Read Article

Michigan health chief wants judge to drop charges

A lawyer for Michigan's health director urged a judge Wednesday to resist "public pressures" and dismiss criminal charges arising from the Flint water scandal
Read Article

Michigan man convicted of murder in Albuquerque stabbing

A Michigan man whose case figured in a New Mexico ruling on pretrial detention of murder defendants has been convicted in a 2017 fatal stabbing in Albuquerque
Read Article

Michigan man found guilty of murder in Albuquerque stabbing

A Michigan man on trial for the fatal stabbing of another man in Albuquerque has been convicted of murder
Read Article

Michigan pastor enters plea to resolve spanking assault case

A Michigan pastor accused of spanking a 6-year-old boy at church with a spatula has reached a plea agreement
Read Article

Michigan says Flint ignoring millions in water crisis funds

Michigan officials say Flint appears to be ignoring tens of millions of dollars in federal and state funds available to cover lead service line replacement following the city's lead-tainted water crisis
Read Article

Michigan spends almost $25M on Flint water crisis attorneys

New accounting figures show Michigan has spent nearly $25 million on attorneys handling cases involving the Flint lead-tainted water crisis
Read Article

Michigan woman pleads guilty in 3-year-old daughter's death

A Michigan woman faces up to life in prison after reaching a plea agreement in the death of her 3-year-old daughter whose body hasn't been found
Read Article

Michigan woman pleads no contest in young daughter's death

A Michigan woman faces up to life in prison after reaching a plea agreement in the death of her 3-year-old daughter whose body hasn't been found
Read Article

New tax to support museums, arts wins approval in Flint area

Voters in the Flint area have voted in favor of a new tax to support museums and the arts
Read Article

Ocasio-Cortez stumps for insurgent Democrats in the Midwest

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is back on the campaign trail, this time in the Midwest
Read Article

Officer pleads no contest after accidental gun firing in gym

A Michigan police officer has pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor after his personal gun accidentally fired into the floor of a high school gymnasium as he watched a wrestling tournament
Read Article

Officials: Hacking apparently caused false emergency sirens

Officials say hacking apparently is to blame for the recent sounding of emergency warning sirens in a Michigan county
Read Article

Pelosi, other lawmakers visit Flint to see pipe replacement

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and other members of Congress have visited Flint to get an update on efforts to help the Michigan city recover from lead-contaminated water
Read Article

Police face discipline for alcohol at drug task force office

Five Michigan State Police officers are facing discipline for allegedly drinking alcohol while off-duty at an office used by a Flint-area drug task force
Read Article

Police identify 2 men found in Flint River; 2 more arrested

Police have released the names of two men whose bodies were found under a door floating in the Flint River in eastern Michigan and say two more suspects have been arrested in the case
Read Article

Police: Man-sized hole dug near river where 2 bodies found

Authorities say a man-size hole has been discovered in a wooded area near a Michigan river where two bodies were found
Read Article

Possible theft reported at Emporia women's shelter

Emporia police are investigating the theft of more than $51,000 from a women's shelter
Read Article

Prosecutor: Police impersonators to avoid jail with pleas

A prosecutor says police impersonators who have been fooling police, firefighters and the public for three years in and around Flint, Michigan, are expected to avoid jail time
Read Article

Recent editorials published in Nebraska newspapers

Recent editorials published in Nebraska newspapers
Read Article

Report: Michigan military base water may have caused cancer

A federal health agency says contaminated drinking water might have caused cancer and other chronic disease among veterans and families who lived at a former northern Michigan military base
Read Article

Snyder creates environmental justice ombudsman, work group

Gov. Rick Snyder has established a state ombudsman and an interagency group to handle concerns regarding potential environmental justice issues
Read Article

Snyder dropped from Flint water crisis class-action lawsuit

A federal judge has ruled a class-action lawsuit against city and state officials stemming from Flint's lead-contaminated water crisis can proceed but has dropped Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and others from the case
Read Article

State doctor must wait for key decision in Flint water case

A judge has heard closing arguments, but it still could take weeks before Michigan's chief medical executive learns if she'll face trial in a Flint water case
Read Article

Substance on slide burns 2 children in eastern Michigan

Police say two children have suffered burns from an unknown substance left on a slide at a municipal park in eastern Michigan
Read Article

Watchdog urges EPA to bolster oversight after Flint crisis

A federal watchdog is calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to strengthen its oversight of state drinking water systems in the wake of the lead crisis in Flint, Michigan
Read Article

Will Michigan health chief face charges in Flint deaths?

A judge is expected to decide whether Michigan's health director will face trial in the deaths of two men during a Legionnaires' disease outbreak amid Flint's water crisis
Read Article

Will Michigan health chief face trial in Flint deaths?

A judge is expected to decide whether Michigan's health director will face trial in the deaths of two men during a Legionnaires' disease outbreak amid Flint's water crisis
Read Article

With acid problems, Jackson renews drinking water warnings

The mayor of Mississippi's largest city is renewing warnings about the city's drinking water, saying the city still isn't maintaining the chemical balance needed to prevent lead and copper pipes from corroding
Read Article