University of Michigan removes Schlissel as school president

Mark Schlissel has been removed as president of the University of Michigan due to an alleged “inappropriate relationship with a university employee,” the school said Saturday on its website. The removal was effective “immediately,” the University of Michigan Board of Regents said, adding that members learned Dec. 8, 2021. about the relationship from an anonymous…

Tsunami threat recedes from huge Pacific volcanic eruption

The tsunami threat around the Pacific from a huge undersea volcanic eruption began to recede Sunday, while the extent of damage to Tonga remained unclear. Satellite images showed the spectacular eruption that took place Saturday evening, with a plume of ash, steam and gas rising like a mushroom above the blue Pacific waters. A sonic…

Woman killed in subway shove at Times Square

A woman was pushed to her death in front of a subway train at the Times Square station Saturday, police said, a little more than a week after the mayor and governor announced plans to boost subway policing and outreach to homeless people in New York City’s streets and trains. The man believed responsible fled…

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Detroit Tigers make bold move, sign highly rated Venezuelan shortstop Javier Osorio

Detroit Tigers make bold move to open 2022 international signing period by signing Venezuelan shortstop Javier Osorio, along with shortstop Samuel Gil        Top Featured Tags: – Michigan NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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Michigan State basketball upset by lowly Northwestern, 64-62

Julius Marble II had 18 points off the bench for Michigan State Spartans against Northwestern Wildcats in a 64-62 loss at Breslin Center        Top Featured Tags: – Michigan NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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2 Detroit museums hoping for new tax in two counties to sustain them

The pandemic has affected the finances of the Detroit Historical Society and the  Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.        Top Featured Tags: – Michigan NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Washtenaw County Health Department urges preventative measures as Omicron cases surge

Residents around Washtenaw County should take precautions as cases of the COVID Omicron variant spike, says the Health Department. On Friday, Washtenaw County Health Department officials urged community members to use available strategies to prevent cases of severe illness and reduce transmission. “We are entering the third year of the pandemic,” said WCHD health officer…

Tennis Hall of Famer Chris Evert says she has ovarian cancer

Former tennis star Chris Evert says she was diagnosed with an early stage of ovarian cancer. The 67-year-old Evert revealed the illness in a story posted Friday on ESPN.com; she is an on-air announcer for ESPN. She learned of the cancer last month and began chemotherapy treatments this week. “I’ve lived a very charmed life.…

South prepares for weekend threat of debilitating snow, ice

Weather forecasters’ predictions of debilitating snow and ice as far south as Georgia sent parts of the region into a tizzy Friday with shoppers scouring store shelves for storm supplies and road crews trying to prevent a repeat of past wintertime debacles. In Virginia, where a blizzard left thousands of motorists trapped on clogged highways…

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State of Michigan has more than $20B in extra revenue to spend: How it breaks down

The state has about $5.8B in anticipated surplus state revenues and about $15B in unspent federal stimulus and infrastructure funds, officials said.        Top Featured Tags: – Michigan NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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Auditor: Nearly 2,400 more COVID-19 deaths than reported at Michigan long-term care sites

The auditor acknowledges its review uses a broader definition of long-term care facilities and relies on data state health officials refute.        Top Featured Tags: – Michigan NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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As metro Detroit housing prices surge, new construction plateaus

Home builders aren’t anticipating any surge in 2022 in new construction activity, despite high demand and low inventory for existing homes.        Top Featured Tags: – Michigan NewsPress Release Distribution Service

RFK assassin Sirhan Sirhan will remain in prison

Sirhan Sirhan, who assassinated presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy in 1968, was denied parole Thursday by California’s governor, who said the killer remains a threat to the public and hasn’t taken responsibility for a crime that altered American history. Kennedy, a U.S. senator from New York, was shot moments after he claimed victory in California’s…

Biden nominates 3 to Fed board, including first Black woman

President Joe Biden will nominate three people for the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors, including former Fed official Sarah Bloom Raskin for the top regulatory slot, and Lisa Cook, who would be the first Black woman to serve as a governor. Biden will also nominate Phillip Jefferson, an economist, dean of faculty at Davidson College…

Saint Joseph Mercy Health System pledges $1M to Washtenaw County homeless

One million dollars will be used to create supportive solutions for those experiencing homelessness within Washtenaw County thanks to Saint Joseph Mercy Health System. On Thursday, the hospital system announced its financial commitment in honor of healthcare advocate and Washtenaw Housing Alliance board member Sister Yvonne and of Garry C. Faja, the first president and…

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Michigan employers won’t need to mandate vaccine-or-testing after Supreme Court ruling

The ruling is a win for conservatives and others who challenged the authority to make such a rule, but critics say the decision is dangerous.        Top Featured Tags: – Michigan NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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Census overseers want to know what’s being done about possible Detroit undercount

A letter from a House chairwoman cites studies showing possible large undercounts in Detroit’s population.        Top Featured Tags: – Michigan NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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Michigan health department, environmental regulators to reveal Jeep plant sampling data

State health and environmental officials will discuss their findings about the air around a Jeep Grand Cherokee plant in Detroit.        Top Featured Tags: – Michigan NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Djokovic admits travel declaration had incorrect information

Novak Djokovic has acknowledged that his Australian travel declaration form contained incorrect information, as the government nears a decision on whether to deport the Serbian tennis star who is not vaccinated against COVID-19 on public interest grounds. The men’s tennis No. 1 had his visa canceled on arrival in Melbourne last week when his vaccination…

Jason Momoa, Lisa Bonet split after 16 years together

Jason Momoa and wife Lisa Bonet have ended their 16-year relationship. A joint statement posted on the “Aquaman” star’s Instagram page Wednesday that he and his wife were parting ways. “We have all felt the squeeze and changes of these transformational times… A revolution is unfolding (tilde)and our family is of no exception,” the post…

Briarwood Mall welcomes plus size fashion retailer Torrid to Ann Arbor

There is now a store at Briarwood Mall just for those in need of fashionable plus-sized clothing. On Monday, trendy retailer Torrid opened the doors to its new Ann Arbor location, which features women’s clothing in sizes 10-30, plus-size undergarments and accessories. The brand’s mission is to “make every woman, especially those with curves, feel…

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Oxford school shooting suspect Ethan Crumbley pleads not guilty at arraignment

The Oxford school shooting suspect has pleaded not guilty. He still wants to be moved out adult jail and into a juvenile center.        Top Featured Tags: – Michigan NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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