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The Time I Was Marooned In Ann Arbor With Marvin Warner For Two Months

If I never set foot in Ann Arbor, Michigan, again, it will be too soon. No, it's not some kind of Ohio State Buckeye thing, where the Buckeye fans won't even say the name of their hated rivals, the Wolverines of the University of Michigan.


Michigan’s John Beilein on his ejection: ‘It should never happen again’

ANN ARBOR -- After getting ejected for the first time in nearly 40 years, John Beilein felt like Ron Burgundy, Will Ferrell's character in Anchorman: "Boy, that escalated quickly."


Ann Arbor lawmakers propose polluter-pay cleanup law for Michigan

LANSING, MI – When corporations pollute the environment, they should have to pay to clean it up. That’s the thinking behind legislation state Rep. Yousef Rabhi, D-Ann Arbor, reintroduced on Thursday, Feb. 14.


Ann Arbor District Library events honor Black History Month

ANN ARBOR, MI -- In 1925, historian Carter G. Woodson gave birth to the idea of Negro History Week, according to the Library of Congress, with the hope of raising awareness and recognition for African American contributions to society.


Son accused in Ann Arbor dentist’s slaying to undergo mental competency exam

PITTSFIELD TOWNSHIP, MI - A man accused of killing his father, 66-year-old Ann Arbor dentist Michael E. Krause, will undergo a mental competency review before his criminal case proceeds.


Here’s what it would take to make Ann Arbor a train horn ‘quiet zone’

ANN ARBOR, MI – Ann Arbor may spend several million dollars upgrading railroad crossings to allow freight trains to pass through the city without having to sound their horns so much.


One of three teen suspects in Pittsfield Township homicide pleads guilty

ANN ARBOR, MI - A Van Buren Township man pleaded guilty Monday in the killing of 19-year-old Brandon Cross. One of three people charged in the April 2, 2017 slaying in Pittsfield Township, Jeffrey Thurman, 20, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder. He faces 15 to 40 years in prison under a sentence


Michigan will issue March and April food stamp benefits early

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) will issue food assistance benefits early for the months of March and April. MDHHS said it plans to issue the benefits early to reduce the gap between benefit payments that happened due to the partial government shutdown.


Man accidentally fires gun inside Michigan Walmart bathroom

A man accidentally fired a gun inside a Walmart store in Northern Michigan on Thursday afternoon. According to WLUC, police responded to reports of a gunshot inside the Walmart store in Ironwood, Michigan.


Michigan Governor Blasts Story About Her Appearance

LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday criticized a Detroit TV station’s decision to air a story about the reaction to the dress she wore during her State of the State speech, which featured numerous unflattering or sexist comments about her physical appearance from social


Group opposes University of Michigan’s new felony disclosure policy

ANN ARBOR, MI – A University of Michigan policy requiring disclosure of new felony charges and convictions is receiving scrutiny from some in the university community and beyond.


Several injured, shooter apprehended at Aurora, Ill., manufacturing plant

Multiple people have been injured at a manufacturing plant in Aurora, Illinois, on Friday and a shooter has been apprehended, authorities said. Officers responded to reports of an active shooter at the Henry Pratt Company, the city announced just after 2 p.m. CST.


7 locations being tested for dioxane along Ann Arbor’s Allen Creek

ANN ARBOR, MI – State and local officials are trying to get a better sense of the extent of dioxane pollution in the Allen Creek storm drain system in Ann Arbor’s West Park area.


Pioneer wins first league title since 2000

ANN ARBOR -- For the first time since 2000, Pioneer’s girls basketball team is a conference champion. The Pioneers (13-2) defeated Monroe 53-44 Thursday to clinch the Southeastern Conference Red Division with an 8-1 record with one league game remaining.


Student may be expelled at Eastern Michigan University for Hanging Black Doll

YPSILANTI, Mich. — A Student may be expelled at Eastern Michigan University for the hanging Black Doll that was placed in a dorm room. As we shared on Tuesday, a Resident Advisor at Eastern Michigan University found the doll in a shared bathroom earlier this week. The Resident Advisor shared thought


Staying Power: How the Old Town Tavern became Ann Arbor's "last surviving townie bar"

This article is part of an ongoing series on long-running locally owned businesses. Check out our previous installments on Stadium Hardware and Downtown Home and Garden. Keeping things fresh while maintaining the atmosphere regulars expect is both a challenge and a selling point for.


Leader of large drug ring sent heroin, cocaine to Michigan in hidden compartments, even from prison

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The leader of a massive drug ring was sentenced for sending cocaine and heroin to Michigan and several other states, U.S. Attorney Andrew Birge said. Alex Alberto Castro was sentenced to 42 years in prison for conspiring to distribute heroin and cocaine. Officials said he was t


UM housing staff leaves dorm doors alone in protecting free speech

ANN ARBOR, MI – When a group of black University of Michigan students had name tags on their dorm room doors vandalized with racist language in fall 2017, it was labeled by many during campus protests as hate speech.


Michigan vs. Maryland: Time, TV channel, how to watch

Maryland almost toppled Michigan the last time it visited Ann Arbor, letting a double-digit lead slip away last January before losing in the final seconds on a pair of Muhammad Ali Abdur-Rahkman free throws. Later in the season, the Wolverines blasted the Terrapins in College Park by 24 points. Come


El Niño advisory takes effect: What it means for Michigan weather

An El Niño Advisory was issued on Thursday, which means the climate pattern that has taken effect is likely to continue through the spring. NOAA's Climate Prediction Center says the El Niño is expected to be weak, but it may bring wetter conditions across the southern half of the U.S. in the coming