Michigan

Stories 1 - 20 |  Next >>

Selfie-Taking Woman Plunges to Her Death in Lake Superior

Tu Thanh Nguyen was hiking alone when she apparently stopped to take a cliff pic

(Newser) - What should have been a day of hiking with awe-inspiring views turned tragic in Michigan Wednesday when a woman fell to her death into Lake Superior. WLUC reports 32-year-old Tu Thanh Nguyen, from Sunnyvale, Calif., was traversing the trails along the cliffs of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore by herself when... More »

Back-to-School Surprise for Detroit: Dry Water Fountains

Lead, copper prompt 106 Detroit schools to shut off water; kids will drink from water coolers

(Newser) - Some 50,000 Detroit public school students will start the school year Tuesday by drinking water from coolers, not fountains, after the discovery of elevated levels of lead or copper in the supply—the latest setback in a state already dealing with the consequences of contaminated tap water in Flint... More »

Michigan Democrat Sorry for Racist Remarks About Rival

She told people not to vote for the 'ching-chong'

(Newser) - "Those are not ... the kind of comments I would usually make," a Michigan state lawmaker said Thursday, apologizing for racist remarks she was overheard making about an Asian-American rival. State Rep. Bettie Cook Scott, who faced state Rep. Stephanie Chang and four other candidates in the Democratic primary... More »

4 Girls Were Attacked. They Fought Back With Fists, Coffee

Would-be kidnapper foiled by brave tweens and teens

(Newser) - A group of girls foiled a kidnapping attempt in Michigan by throwing hot coffee on a male suspect who took off with authorities in hot pursuit. Bruce Hipkins, 22, was arrested on charges of unlawful imprisonment, assault, battery, and criminal sexual conduct minutes after police say he assaulted four girls... More »

Abuse Allegations Surface Days Before Minn. Primary

Rep. Ellison denies abusing ex-girlfriend

(Newser) - An ex-girlfriend has made disturbing allegations of domestic abuse against US Rep. Keith Ellison, days before the Democrat faces a five-way primary for Minnesota attorney general. Karen Monahan says a Facebook post made by her son, who said he'd seen video of Ellison dragging her off a bed and... More »

Walmart Cashier Uses Her Break to Right a Wrong

Gives disabled woman a manicure after salon refused

(Newser) - Painting someone's nails surely qualifies as work. But that's how Walmart cashier Ebony Harris spent her break during a shift last week after learning a woman with cerebral palsy had been refused service at a nail salon within the Walmart in Burton, Mich., because her hands shake. "... More »

One Big Race to Watch: Trump's Pick in Kansas

Kris Kobach is trying to unseat a sitting GOP governor, with the president's backing

(Newser) - Voters in five states go to the polls on Tuesday, and analysts will again be looking for clues on what the results might mean for the November midterms. Some highlights:
  • Kansas: The GOP primary for the governor's seat might be the highest-profile contest of the night because of President
... More »

White Cop Who Claimed Racial Bias Gets Payout

The $65K is much less than Michigan's Cleon Brown wanted

(Newser) - A white Michigan police officer who accused fellow cops of "straight-up racism" will receive a $65,000 settlement, though he's not exactly pleased. Sgt. Cleon Brown, a 19-year veteran with the Hastings Police Department, initially demanded $500,000 from the city in a lawsuit claiming he was subject... More »

'We Do Things in Twos:' Twin Sisters Marrying Twin Brothers

Krissie and Kassie Bevier and Zack and Nick Lewan had first date, got engaged together

(Newser) - Two sets of 24-year-old identical twins had their first date together, became engaged at the same time, and are now preparing to tie the knot in Michigan this weekend. Identical twins Krissie and Kassie Bevier will marry Zack and Nick Lewan in Grass Lake on Aug. 3 and 4, the... More »

Couple's Plane Found 21 Years After They Vanished

The small aircraft, and Mark and Janet Davies, had been missing since 1997

(Newser) - The discovery of the wreckage of a small aircraft in the remote woods of Michigan has likely solved a mystery two decades in the making. Per the Detroit News , NTSB officials were dispatched to an area outside St. Ignace on Michigan's Upper Peninsula last week after employees in a... More »

Man Asks Mourners to Bring Shoes, Not Flowers

He wanted them to be donated to needy families

(Newser) - Shoes, not flowers. The final wish of a Michigan man was fulfilled Monday when dozens of children's shoes were donated at his funeral in Saginaw. Dennis Wright of Perry died of cancer at age 61. He had asked mourners to skip flowers and instead give something that could make... More »

Babies Separated From Parents End Up in Michigan

Feds say families won't be reunited immediately

(Newser) - Two baby boys who had been separated from their parents at the border arrived in Grand Rapids, Michigan, early Wednesday—days after Homeland Security officials insisted that babies were not being taken from their parents. The boys, eight months and 11 months old, are among scores of children, average age... More »

7-Time 'Jeopardy!' Winner Faces Prison Time

Stephanie Jass taught history at a small Michigan college when she sneaked into co-workers' emails

(Newser) - A seven-time 'Jeopardy!' winner who taught history at a small Michigan college faces up to five years in prison for sneaking into the email accounts of other professors, administrators and students. Per the AP , Stephanie Jass, who taught at Adrian College in southern Michigan, pleaded guilty Wednesday in... More »

Young Swimmers Find Small Piece of History in Lake

Girls in Michigan discover a World War I-era practice bomb

(Newser) - Two girls have found what authorities say is a World War I-era practice bomb while swimming in a lake in Michigan, reports the AP . The Flint Journal reports that 10-year-old Paige Burnett and 9-year-old Sage Menzies were searching for items below the surface of Lobdell Lake Tuesday when Paige felt... More »

Suspected Serial Killer Demands Apology From Cops

Arthur Ream claims he never killed anybody

(Newser) - Arthur Ream, a convicted murderer and rapist with a sickening history of crimes involving young girls, wants police to apologize for besmirching his name. In a bizarre interview with the Detroit Free Press , the Michigan inmate, who is serving life for the 1986 murder of 13-year-old Cindy Zarzycki, denies murdering... More »

47-Year-Old Bakes Laxative Brownies, Loses Her Job

Michigan woman's 'bad joke' doesn't pan out

(Newser) - It was a co-worker's going-away party, but a Michigan woman ended up losing her job. The unnamed 47-year-old's employer, MMI Engineered Solutions, got a tip that the Adrian woman intended to bring laxative-laced brownies to her departing colleague's "send-off," as MLive puts it. The company... More »

Girl, 8, Dies Taking Food to Homeless Man

Nevaeh Alston was hit by car while crossing street with mom

(Newser) - Spelled backward, her name reads "Heaven," and her uncle tells WoodTV that Nevaeh Alston "was a like a piece of heaven right down here on earth." The 8-year-old died Tuesday after she was struck by a car while crossing a street to deliver food to a... More »

Ford Suspending F-150 Production

Due to a supplier fire

(Newser) - After a May 2 fire at a supplier's factory in Michigan caused a shortage of parts, Ford on Wednesday suspended production of its F-150 pickup truck—the best-selling vehicle in the US for more than three decades. Production at General Motors, Fiat Chrysler, and Mercedes was also impacted, but... More »

Police Believe Serial Killer Left Girls in Michigan Woods

Authorities are excavating a site in Macomb Township

(Newser) - Authorities believe up to half a dozen bodies of missing girls could be buried in a wooded area northeast of Detroit. Warren Police Commissioner Bill Dwyer tells WJBK-TV that officers are excavating Tuesday at the site in Macomb Township for the remains of 12-year-old Kimberly King, who last was seen... More »

Driver Guilty of Murder in Deaths of 5 Cyclists

Charles Pickett had 'swallowed handful of drugs'

(Newser) - A reckless driver who was on drugs when his pickup truck crashed into a pack of bicyclists , killing five, was convicted of second-degree murder Tuesday in southwestern Michigan. Charles Pickett's trial lasted just a few days in Kalamazoo County. There was no dispute that he had swallowed painkillers and... More »

Stories 1 - 20 |  Next >>

AROUND THE WEB