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3 hrs ago | Patch.com

Dad Who Claimed He Beat Toddler to 'Make Her Gay' Sentenced in Horrific Murder

A 23-year-old Michigan man, whose own attorney said he was "deranged," could spend up to 40 years in prison for beating his 2-year-old daughter to death in an attempt to "toughen her up" and "make her gay" so she would avoid men like him.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

5 hrs ago | WLNS-TV Lansing

Latest Poll Shows Mid-Michigan Voters Splitting Ticket

Michigan voters from Lansing and the middle of the state are splitting their tickets when it comes to the race for governor and the U.S. Senate.

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Related Topix: Lansing, MI, Rick Snyder, US Governors

7 hrs ago | WILX-TV Lansing

Former Champion Boxer Named to Michigan Commission

Former boxing champion Bronco McKart has been named to the Michigan Unarmed Combat Commission.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Rick Snyder

11 hrs ago | WNEM-TV Saginaw

Schuette urges changes after killer's prison break

Michigan's attorney general is recommending numerous changes in prison security after a convicted quadruple murderer escape earlier this year.

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Related Topix: Prison

11 hrs ago | Detroit Free Press

Disturbing details revealed in west Michigan triple murder

Brooke Slocum, 18, and Charles Oppenneer, 25, were killed last week. Slocum's soon-to-be born baby also died.

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Related Topix: Suicide

11 hrs ago | ThinkProgress

Meet The People Fighting Pollution In Michigan's Most Toxic ZIP Code

On Saturday morning, Dr. Dolores Leonard sat in front of a small crowd of people, watching a video about ZIP code 48217, the most polluted area of Michigan.

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Related Topix: Michigan Government, US News, Liberal Political News

14 hrs ago | Battle Creek Enquirer

Combined kindergarten a big teaching experiment

Nevaeh Dukes, 6, sat with a tiny laptop, pressing keys as colorful shapes moved across the screen.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family

18 hrs ago | MLive.com

Michigan National Guardsmen leave civilian lives behind to train for combat

Five National Guard artillery regiments and an active U.S. Army infantry regiment trained together at Michigan's Camp Grayling from July 12-26, 2014.

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Related Topix: US National Guard, US Military, Grayling, MI, US Army, Camp Grayling

23 hrs ago | WJRT

Mid Michigan residents react to new plans for downtown Detroit

It's a fresh new vibe coming to downtown Detroit. Olympia Development of Michigan - owned by the Illitch family - plans to transform a dozen blocks in the downtown "district."

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

Detroit News

Housing migrant kids splits small Michigan town

Leszek Sulanowski of Deford, Mich., joins the protest in Vassar over a proposal to house 120 migrant children in town.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Deford, MI

Maize N Brew

Michigan Football: Realistic Expectations for the Wolverines' 2014 Class of Recruits

Brady Hoke's recruiting prowess yet again gives reason to believe in today's youth.

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Related Topix: Michigan Government, Sports, NCAA Sports, University of Michigan NCAA

Detroit Free Press

Michigan business briefs: Battle Creek offer downtown retailers a boost

DEVELOPMENT Development officials have launched a new program to help retail businesses open shop in the heart of the city as they look for creative ways to fill up downtown Battle Creek's vacant storefronts.

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Related Topix: Livonia, MI, Drink, Coffee, Lansing, MI, Clinton County, MI

Detroit Free Press

Endorsements: Primary offers voters best chance to shape Michigan Legislature

If history is any guide, about 4 in 5 Michigan voters won't participate in the state's Aug. 5 primary election -- and that's a shame, because it's the only opportunity most of them will have to shape the state Legislature that takes office Jan. 1. Sure, there's another contest between now and then: the Nov. 4 general election, in which the ... (more)

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Related Topix: Michigan Government, US News, Wayne County, MI, Macomb County, MI

Detroit Free Press

This week in Michigan history: Hawley Crippen tries to escape murder charge in England

Hawley Crippen, a Michigan-born homeopath who became the first criminal caught using wireless telegraph, boarded a ship to escape the manhunt for him in England, on July 20, 1910.

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Detroit Free Press

Michigan House Envy: You can own an island and the mansion and railroad on it

Sky-lit entrance view at this guest and party house by architect Irving Tobocman on Lotus Island in Waterford.

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Related Topix: Home Listing, Home, Waterford, MI, Bloomfield Hills, MI

Sat Jul 19, 2014

MLive.com

West Michigan residents turn out for Summer Craft Beer Festival at John Ball Park

West Michigan residents got their fill of craft beer Saturday at the Summer Craft Beer Festival at John Ball Park.

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Patch.com

Experts: 'Rare Death' After Spider Bite

A healthy 58-year-old Michigan woman has died after she was bitten by a brown recluse spider - a species that most experts don't believe to be indigenous to the state - in what experts are calling a "rare death."

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Related Topix: Entomology, Science, Allen, MI, Hillsdale County, MI

WWBN-FM Burton

Michiganders Not Scared of Prison Sex, Terrified of Meth Heads

Michigan can be one of the scariest places in America if you happen to be afraid of murderers and meth heads, but for those people terrified by wild animals, clowns and prison rape, this is a great place to call home.

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Related Topix: Michigan Government

MLive.com

Airlifting 4-ton howitzers part of training at northern Michigan's Camp Grayling

"It's extremely rewarding to know that something you're doing will allow them to save lives, potentially, downrange."

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Camp Grayling, Grayling, MI, US National Guard

Detroit Free Press

As fund-raisers go, Make-A-Wish Michigan's bicycle tour is wheel deal

Vinnie Perna was diagnosed with leukemia in 2007 when he was just 6 years old, and his one wish was to go to Disney World.

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Related Topix: Clinton Township, MI, Leukemia, Health, Big Rapids, MI, Family, Kids

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