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Samuel Stanley Jr. has been the president of Michigan State University since 2019. (Courtesy/Michigan State University)
MSU President on Hot Seat While Trustee Urges Him to Retire Early

The president of Michigan State University acknowledged a "moment of uncertainty" on campus amid tension with the school's governing board and some calls for his departure.

It's illegal to drive under the influence of marijuana in Michigan, but there is no established limit. (Courtesy/Michigan State Police)
Michigan State Police Halt Marijuana THC Tests Amid Lab Problems

The Michigan State Police crime lab has stopped screening blood samples for THC, the compound that gives marijuana users a high, after problems with testing, a spokeswoman said.

The storms were widespread in Michigan and Indiana.
Storms Kill Power to More Than 400,000 Customers in Michigan

Thousands of Metro Detroit residents were left without electricity service on Tuesday morning as crews worked to repair the damage from a line of thunderstorms that ripped across much of the Midwest on Monday afternoon—at one point leaving more than 400,000 Michiganders in the dark.

In this image from video provided by WNEM-TV, Michigan Supreme Court Justice Richard Bernstein, who is blind, gets into a car to drive for the first time at the Genesee County fairgrounds in Mt. Morris, Mich., on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2022. Sheriff Chris Swanson, rear, rode in the passenger seat and gave instructions. (WNEM-TV via AP)
‘Hit the Gas’: Blind Michigan Judge Takes a Drive in Mt. Morris

A blind Michigan judge went for a drive and a sheriff rode shotgun.

This Sept. 26, 2018, file photo provided by the National Park Service shows a 4-year-old female gray wolf emerges from her cage as it is released at Isle Royale National Park. (National Park Service via AP, File)
Wolf Population Surges on Isle Royale After Nearly Dying Off

Isle Royale National Park's gray wolf population has reached 28, a dramatic comeback after the species nearly disappeared from the Lake Superior island chain, researchers said Wednesday.

This combo of images provided by the Kent County, Mich., Jail. shows Barry Croft Jr., left, and Adam Fox. Jury selection started Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022, in the second trial of the two men charged with conspiring to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in 2020 over their disgust with restrictions early in the COVID-19 pandemic.
Prosecutors are putting Adam Fox and Barry Croft Jr. on trial again after a jury in April couldn't reach a verdict. Two co-defendants were acquitted and two more pleaded guilty earlier. (Kent County Sheriff's Office via AP)
Jury Finds Two Men Guilty of Conspiring to Kidnap Whitmer

Jurors returned Tuesday for their first full day of deliberations in the trial of two men accused of hatching a plan to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

This combo of images provided by the Kent County, Mich., Jail. shows Barry Croft Jr., left, and Adam Fox. Jury selection started Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022, in the second trial of the two men charged with conspiring to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in 2020 over their disgust with restrictions early in the COVID-19 pandemic.
Prosecutors are putting Adam Fox and Barry Croft Jr. on trial again after a jury in April couldn't reach a verdict. Two co-defendants were acquitted and two more pleaded guilty earlier. (Kent County Sheriff's Office via AP)
Prosecutors Rest Their Case Against 2 Men in Whitmer Plot

Prosecutors rested their case Thursday against two men charged with conspiring to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.