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Law school commits to full integration with university

The governing board of trustees at Michigan State University College of Law has voted unanimously for a merger of the college into Michigan State University.

The approval late last month followed a similar vote in support of the merger from MSU’s board of trustees.

Currently, the two institutions operate as close affiliates, with the College of Law maintaining its status as a private, independent law school on the campus of a Big Ten university. The merger is
subject to approval by accrediting authorities, as well as other legal requirements.

MSU College of Law was founded in 1891 as the Detroit College of Law and became affiliated with MSU in 1995.


RESTORE Foundation to hold Nov. 15 event

A “Thanks for Giving” fund-raiser is being planned by The RESTORE Foundation on Thursday, Nov. 15 at The Iroquois Club in Bloomfield Hills.

The event will run from 5:30-8 p.m. and tickets can be purchased online at therestorefoundation.org or at the door on the evening of the fund-raiser.

The RESTORE Foundation, which was created in 2008, provides funding support for the drug court programs in Oakland County, according to retired Oakland County Circuit Judge Edward Sosnick, who serves as president of the nonprofit organization that is affiliated with the Alliance of Coalitions for Healthy Communities.

Appetizers will be served at the event and will be donated by Chemical Bank, Sosnick indicated.


Last of five teens enters plea in fatal freeway rock-throwing case

FLINT (AP) — A fifth teenager charged after a rock thrown from a highway overpass killed a man in a van below has entered a guilty plea in the case.

Alexzander Mille, 16, pleaded guilty Monday to manslaughter in Genesee County Circuit Court. In exchange, other charges including second-degree murder will be dismissed.

Kenneth White was killed last year when the rock struck the van on I-75. Other cars also were damaged by rocks.

Kyle Anger, who was accused of throwing the rock that hit the van, pleaded guilty in October to second-degree murder. Three other teens — Mark Sekelsky, Mikadyn Payne and Trevor Gray — pleaded guilty to manslaughter and are seeking probation.


Animal control officers help catch loose chicken

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Maine animal control officer had been on a mission to find a loose chicken when he decided to whack a few branches, exposing a black fowl lurking below.

The Kennebec Journal reports that Paul Frye on Thursday solicited the help of another officer and two nearby citizens to wrangle the bird, saying it took four people to not "look stupid doing it."

The bird was captured and is being cared for at Officer Brad Chase's home. Police say it had been roaming the area for weeks. They're not sure who it belongs to.

Frye says the department has received more calls about loose chickens in recent years because more people are raising birds at home farms.

Chase had to catch another chicken in March.

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