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MSU appoints former Supreme Court justice as general counsel

EAST LANSING (AP) — Michigan State University has named a former state Supreme Court justice, Robert Young, to be its general counsel as it continues to deal with the fallout from the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal.

The school’s interim president, John Engler, announced that Young will replace Kristine Zayko, who’s been serving as acting general counsel.

Young earlier served as lead counsel to coordinate multiple investigations and the response to Title IX lawsuits filed against MSU. The school recently announced a  $500 million settlement with hundreds of Nassar’s victims.

The former sports doctor, who also worked for USA Gymnastics, is imprisoned for molesting athletes and possessing child pornography.

Man charged with shooting at teen waives hearing

ROCHESTER HILLS (AP) — A white suburban Detroit homeowner accused of shooting at a black teenager who came to his door to ask for directions in April will stand trial.

Jeffrey Zeigler, 53, recently was bound over to circuit court after waiving his preliminary examination on assault with intent to murder and gun charges in the shooting.

Brennan Walker, 14, told police he missed his school bus and knocked on Zeigler’s door in Rochester Hills after getting lost while walking to high school.

Brennan said he ran after seeing a man inside the house grab a gun. He heard a gunshot, but was not hurt.

Bone recovered from shipwreck not from notorious pirate

YARMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — A bone fragment recovered from a Cape Cod shipwreck is not from infamous pirate Samuel “Black Sam” Bellamy after all.

The WhydahPirate Museum in Yarmouth announced recently that DNA testing determined the bone was from a male with general ties to the Eastern Mediterranean area, but was not Bellamy.

The museum had enlisted forensic scientists to extract DNA from the bone fragment and compare it with DNA from a living Bellamy descendant.

The Whydah sank in 1717, taking 102 lives. Bellamy's body was among 40 never found or identified.

The wreck was discovered in 1984. Most of its treasure is thought to remain on the ocean floor.

Forbes has listed Bellamy as the highest-earning pirate ever, plundering about $120 million worth of treasure.

Obituary: Tornado chaser wants ashes launched into a twister

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri storm chaser told friends in his obituary that he wants them to launch his ashes into a tornado, adding: “That’ll be fun!!!!”

Jim “Mad Dog” Sellars spelled out his unique wishes in the obituary he wrote before he died May 22. Greenlawn Funeral Home confirmed the death, saying the Springfield man was 64. He’d lived with a heart condition for several years.

Jim Sellars worked more than three decades for a telephone company, served as a reserve police officer and had a lifelong passion for weather and HAM radios. And for years, he chased storms.

John Sellars says his brother could “look at the radar and just know where the storm was headed.”


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