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A Supreme Court Victory for a Girl and Her Dog

Ehlena Fry was told she couldn't bring her service dog Wonder to school

(Newser) - Eight years after little Ehlena Fry was told she couldn't bring her dog Wonder to school with her, the Supreme Court has given her family some measure of vindication. In an 8-0 ruling Wednesday, the Supreme Court instructed a lower court to reconsider its ruling against Ehlena and Wonder,... More »

Woman's Warning About Windshield Shirt Goes Viral

Michigan's Ashley Hardacre thinks it was planted there to lure her out of car

(Newser) - Who drives around with a shirt draped over their windshield? A 19-year-old in Michigan did, and now her tale—which includes a chilling warning—has gone viral. WDAF reports Ashley Hardacre had just finished up working an evening shift at Flint's Genesee Valley Center on Thursday and had gotten... More »

Teachers Caught Naming Students in 'F***, Marry, Kill'

Two Michigan teachers and a secretary have resigned

(Newser) - Two teachers and a superintendent's secretary have resigned after video surfaced of them playing a game of "F***, Marry, Kill" involving coworkers and students last month at a bar in Michigan, Fox 17 reports. Some of the students named during the game have special needs. According to WOOD... More »

Victim's Random Search Lands Carjackers Back Behind Bars

If Brittany Guerriero hadn't checked out their status, authorities wouldn't have known

(Newser) - Two Detroit carjackers are back in prison after their victim went online and found they'd been mistakenly released, the AP reports. Local and federal authorities are pointing fingers at each other—but there's no dispute that Brittany Guerriero is the person who had to get her own justice.... More »

Officials: Flint Water Is Safe, Don't Drink It

It could be years before dangerous lead pipes are replaced

(Newser) - The good news: Flint's water is now safe to drink. The bad news: You still shouldn't drink it. That was the message from Michigan officials Tuesday after the Department of Environmental Quality announced lead levels in Flint's water have fallen below the federal limit of 15 parts... More »

Need an Extra $1M? Just Solve This Fishy Dilemma

The Great Lakes simply needs you to solve its invasive Asian carp problem, NBD

(Newser) - Everyone with a constant flow of "new and innovative solutions" churning around in their noggins might want to touch base with Michigan. The state is offering a $1 million purse to anyone who can come up with a way to keep interloping Asian carp out of the Great Lakes,... More »

Fiat Says Its $1B Move Has Nothing to Do With Trump

Investment will create 2K jobs in Michigan, Ohio

(Newser) - Fiat Chrysler may have earned itself a gold star from Donald Trump with the announcement of a $1 billion investment in updating two plants in Michigan and Ohio, a move expected to create around 2,000 jobs by 2020. The company says a plant near Detroit will make new Jeep... More »

New Year's Day Ski Lesson Turns Fatal for 10-Year-Old Girl

'Life will never be the same for our family'

(Newser) - A 10-year-old girl is dead following a ski accident during a lesson Sunday at a Michigan resort, People reports. Delaney O'Connell of Illinois has been skiing at Crystal Mountain since she was 3 and was with two other students and a ski instructor at the time of the accident.... More »

Parents Want Teen Daughter Hit With Felony Fraud Charge

She allegedly used dad's info to buy $1,200 flight to Germany

(Newser) - There's tough love, and then there's pushing for felony charges against your teenage daughter. Michigan Live reports an area dad received notification Sunday about a possibly fraudulent charge on his credit card. It was determined that the man's 18-year-old daughter had allegedly used his information to get... More »

Ford Mexico Plant Cancellation Not Quite What It Seems

Small-car production is still heading south

(Newser) - Ford may have found a successful strategy for dealing with Donald Trump: letting him take credit for stuff it was going to do anyway. The company's announcement Tuesday that it's canceling a $1.6 billion plant in Mexico was seen as a big victory for the president-elect, but... More »

Officer Says Boss Sexually Harassed Him, and He's Suing

But Philip Kozlowski isn't suing her; he's suing Wayne County Sheriff's Department

(Newser) - If the roles had been reversed, the Wayne County Sheriff's Office might have reacted differently. But Philip Kozlowski says it outright ignored his claims that a female superior sexually harassed him over the course of a year. In a lawsuit filed in Detroit, Kozlowski, 53, says his boss offered... More »

Frozen Michigan Lighthouse Looks Out of This World

And a bit like an 'ice monster'

(Newser) - The addition of a smokestack to a lighthouse in St. Joseph, Mich., led some to describe the building as "unsightly," per the AP . It was anything but on Thursday, as the area was hit with chilly weather . In a video captured by photographer Joshua Nowicki, the outer portion... More »

MetLife Employee Disappears Without a Trace

Parents of Danielle Stislicki suspect foul play

(Newser) - A 28-year-old MetLife employee in Southfield, Mich., has been missing since she left work around 5pm on Dec. 2, and as the days crawl by, her parents fear their oldest of four has been the target of foul play. Danielle Stislicki is a "people person" who's both "... More »

2 Killed in 30-Car Pileup on Icy Interstate

Others are hurt following the Michigan accident

(Newser) - Authorities say at least two people have died and others are hurt following a 30-vehicle pileup on a snowy, icy Michigan interstate near the state capital of Lansing, the AP reports. Michigan State Police are blaming slippery conditions for the Thursday morning crash on I-96 near Fowlerville. The pileup forced... More »

Judge Says There's No Need to Continue Michigan Recount

He says system is secure and Stein would never have won

(Newser) - Jill Stein never had a chance of becoming president so there's no need to continue the recount she requested in Michigan, a federal judge decided Wednesday. US District Judge Mark Goldsmith sided with the Michigan Court of Appeal's ruling that the Green Party candidate, who received around 1%... More »

Trump Is Declared the Winner in Michigan

That's 16 more electoral votes, but a recount is expected

(Newser) - Donald Trump has won Michigan's 16 electoral votes, reports AP . The Board of State Canvassers certified Trump's 10,704-vote victory on Monday, nearly three weeks after the election. The two-tenths of a percentage point margin out of nearly 4.8 million votes is the closest presidential race in... More »

University Police Officer Shot in Head Dies

Collin Rose is the first Wayne State officer to be killed in the line of duty

(Newser) - A 29-year-old Wayne State University police officer who was shot in the head Tuesday night died Wednesday evening, WDIV reports. "This is a tragedy felt by all of us—Collin and his family and friends, his fiancée, and our campus and community," the Detroit Free Press quotes... More »

Another Cop Shot in Head, This Time in Detroit

It's the first-ever shooting of a Wayne State cop

(Newser) - A sad first in Detroit: Police say a Wayne State University police officer was gravely injured Tuesday evening in the first-ever shooting of an officer on the campus force. Police say the shooting victim, a 29-year-old K9 officer who has been on the force five years, is in "very... More »

Experts Say Something's Up With Votes in 3 Swing States

Computer scientists and election lawyers want a recount

(Newser) - A group of notable academics believes it's found "persuasive evidence" that something is fishy with the presidential votes in three swing states, and it's encouraging Hillary Clinton to ask for a recount, New York Magazine reports. The group, which isn't going on the record at the... More »

GM Laying Off 2K Due to Change in How We Buy Cars

Factories cut shifts amid falling demand

(Newser) - Shifting demand from cars to trucks and SUVs is forcing General Motors to lay off more than 2,000 workers indefinitely at two assembly plants in Ohio and Michigan starting in January. The company said Wednesday it will suspend the third shifts at factories in Lordstown, Ohio, and in Lansing,... More »

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