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  • US government agrees to $138.7M settlement over FBI's botching of Larry Nassar assault allegations

    April 24, 2024

    DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department announced a $138.7 million settlement Tuesday with more than 100 people who accused the FBI of grossly mishandling allegations of sexual assault against Larry Nassar in 2015 and 2016, a critical time gap that allowed the sports doctor to continue to prey on victims before his arrest.

  • Owner of twice-sunken Lake Michigan barge pleads guilty to felony

    April 24, 2024

    The owner of a twice-sunken Lake Michigan barge, Donald Lewis Balcom, 89, of Traverse City, pled guilty Tuesday in the 13th Circuit Court in Leelanau County to one count of Water Resources Protection Violation for Discharge of Injurious Substances to Waters of the State, a two-year felony, announced Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel.

  • Woman charged with murder in crash that killed young brother and sister at birthday party

    April 24, 2024

    A Michigan woman was arraigned Tuesday on second-degree murder and other charges after prosecutors say she drunkenly crashed her SUV into a boat club that was hosting a child's birthday party, killing a young brother and sister and injuring several other people.

  • MDHHS to issue maternal health quality payments to hospitals

    April 23, 2024

    The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) will begin providing payments this fall to hospital birthing units fully participating in the Michigan Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (MI AIM) that have committed to participating in the Joint Commission Maternal Levels of Care (MLoC) Verification Program. 

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