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Police investigating death on MSU campus

EAST LANSING (AP) — Police at Michigan State University say they're investigating the death of a visitor during homecoming weekend.

Capt. Doug Monette says the person wasn’t an MSU student. Police were called about 6 p.m. on Sept. 28 while Michigan State was playing a home football game against Indiana.

Monette declined to release a name,  location of body or possible cause of death.


Michigan becomes fifth state to join age-friendly network

DELTA TOWNSHIP (AP) — Michigan is the fifth state to partner with the AARP and the World Health Organization to be age-friendly, so people can age in place in their homes and communities.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer helped announce Michigan’s application and certification this week at an AARP conference near Lansing.

Michigan is one of the most rapidly aging states in the country. Projections show that in 2025, it will be the first state where residents age 65 and older outnumber those 18 and younger — a decade ahead of the nation as a whole.

Whitmer says Michigan is the first state in the Midwest to join the network, which provides resources so cities, counties and states can become more age-friendly. The resources include access to research, best practices and funding opportunities.


Top court won’t review inmate’s death sentence

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court won’t get involved in a case in which a newspaper was kept from getting information about jurors hearing a high-profile New York murder trial.

The case involved The Observer-Dispatch newspaper in Utica, New York, and the murder trial of Kaitlyn Conley. Conley was accused of fatally poisoning Mary Yoder, her boss and ex-boyfriend’s mother.

The high court said this week it won’t review decisions that said the newspaper had no right to intervene in the case.

Conley’s first trial ended in a hung jury. It was at her second trial in 2017 that The Observer-Dispatch sought and was denied access to questionnaires filled out by jurors.

Conley was convicted of manslaughter in Yoder’s death and was sentenced to 23 years in prison.

Conley’s lawyer said prosecutors failed to prove Conley poisoned Yoder.


Search is over: Dog turns up a year after gas explosions

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. (AP) — A dog that disappeared after the chaos of the natural gas explosions and fires in Massachusetts a year ago is back in the arms of its owner.

Altagracia Baldera tells The Eagle-Tribune that when the explosions shook the Merrimack Valley in September 2018, she evacuated her North Andover apartment and went to her sister’s house in Lawrence.

On her second day there, her 14-year-old Pekingese-Shih Tzu mix named Virgo bolted out the door. She informed animal control and put posters up.
Then a few days ago, some boys found a small, shaggy dog on the street and reported it to police.

Baldera and Virgo, who was microchipped, were reunited Tuesday.

She thinks someone took Virgo in because she doesn’t believe he could have survived the winter outside.

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