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  • Toyota Expansion In Michigan Relocating 250 Kentucky Jobs

    August 26, 2014 3:10 PM

    YORK TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Toyota Motor Corp. says it's expanding its technical center in Michigan and moving 250 jobs from Kentucky. The automaker's expansion in Washtenaw County's York Township near Ann Arbor comes as a result of a $4 million state grant approved Tuesday by the Michigan Strategic... more »
  • Remains Found In Daniel Boone ID'd As Missing Michigan Man

    August 15, 2014 4:09 PM

    Officials have identified the human remains found in the Daniel Boone forest in Rowan County earlier this month. A team of medical examiners have confirmed the remains are that of Thomas Ray James, who was reported missing in Michigan back in 2005. He was 50 when he went missing. The... more »
  • Relative: Boy Voiced Love After Playground Attack

    August 7, 2014 5:56 AM

    KENTWOOD, Mich. (AP) - A relative says some of the last words from a 9-year-old boy who died after being stabbed on a Michigan playground were about how much he loved his family. The Grand Rapids Press reports that Jim Stearns spoke for Michael Conner Verkerke's family at a vigil... more »
  • Challenges To Gay Marriage Bans: Where They Stand

    August 5, 2014 12:45 PM

    State bans on same-sex marriages have been falling around the country since last summer, when the Supreme Court ordered the federal government to recognize state-sanctioned gay marriages. The remaining state bans all face legal challenges to overturn them, and a federal Court of Appeals in Cincinnati will hear arguments Wednesday... more »
  • Hyundai Recalls More Than 419K Vehicles

    August 1, 2014 12:01 PM

    DETROIT (AP) - Hyundai is recalling more than 419,000 cars and SUVs to fix suspension, brake and oil leak problems. The biggest of three recalls posted Friday by U.S. safety regulators is of 225,000 Santa Fe SUVs from 2001-2006 to replace front coil springs that can rust and crack... more »
  • Police: Building Damaged After Man Jumps Out Of Moving Car

    May 12, 2014 11:26 AM

    A Michigan man has been arrested in Madison County after police say he abandoned a moving car that crashed into an apartment building last week. Police say they attempted to conduct a traffic stop after a vehicle disregarded a stop sign at the intersection of of Ballard Drive and... more »
  • UK Quotes Following Win Over Michigan

    March 30, 2014 9:31 PM

    NCAA Tournament -- Midwest Regional Final Press Conference Kentucky Wildcats THE MODERATOR: The University of Kentucky is with us, and we'll go to Coach Calipari for an opening statement and then take questions. COACH CALIPARI: Well, again, I just coached a game and these guys just played. We... more »
  • UK Punches Their Ticket to the Final Four

    March 30, 2014 8:08 PM

    Aaron Harrison made a 3-pointer from NBA range with 2.3 seconds left Sunday to lift Kentucky and its freshmen to a 75-72 win over Michigan and a trip to the Final Four. After Harrison's teammate, Julius Randle, inadvertently tipped in the tying shot on Michigan's previous possession, the eighth-seeded Wildcats... more »
  • US Recognizes Michigan Same-Sex Couple Marriages

    March 28, 2014 10:59 AM

    DETROIT (AP) - Attorney General Eric Holder on Friday extended federal recognition to the marriages of about 300 same-sex couples that took place in Michigan before a federal appeals court put those unions on hold. Holder's action will enable the government to extend eligibility for federal benefits to the Michigan... more »
  • Luke Kennard Picks Duke

    March 24, 2014 8:05 PM

    Luke Kennard still has one more year of high school, but on Monday night, March 24 Luke announced that he will be a Duke Blue Devil. The Franklin (OH) High School guard is considered one of the best high school basketball players in the country and was considering Kentucky,... more »
  • Jury Finds Man Guilty In 2010 Shooting Death

    March 12, 2014 5:20 PM

    The man charged in a 2010 Lexington murder was found guilty by a jury Wednesday afternoon. A jury found Terrence Sims guilty of murder in the shooting death of 33-year-old Steven Kanavaugh, who was shot and killed in June of 2010. Sims was caught for the crime three... more »
  • Meet Luke Kennard Play Video

    February 21, 2014 11:08 AM

    (Video story of Kennard begins at approx. 1:27) Luke Kennard's options are aplenty when it comes to playing collegiate basketball. The Franklin (OH) High School guard is considered one of the best players in the state and a top 20 player in the country. "I have a... more »
  • Utility Linemen Brave Cold, Ice To Restore Power

    December 27, 2013 8:59 AM

    DETROIT (AP) - When an ice storm glazed over Michigan last weekend, Tony Carone feared he wouldn't be spending Christmas at home with his family. "Nobody had to call. I heard it on the top of my roof," Carone said. The 52-year-old lineman for Detroit-based DTE Energy is one of... more »
  • May Be Friday Before Power Back In Maine, Mich.

    December 26, 2013 7:07 AM

    LITCHFIELD, Maine (AP) - Some homes and businesses from Maine to Michigan and into Canada that have been without electricity since last weekend's ice may not get their power back for another day - or longer. Bangor Hydro Electric in Maine is advising people it will be the end of... more »
  • Michigan St-Kentucky ESPN's No. 2 Nonconference Game

    November 13, 2013 8:55 PM

    CHICAGO (AP) - No. 2 Michigan State's victory over top-ranked Kentucky is the second most-viewed nonconference college basketball game on ESPN, behind another1-2 matchup. The Spartans' 78-74 victory Tuesday night in the Champions Classic was watched by more than 4 million people. No. 2 Tennessee's win over No. 1... more »
  • Mystery Of Former Miss Kentucky Photos Solved

    August 21, 2013 9:46 PM

    Tuesday night LEX18 asked for your help to find the rightful owners of some photographs of Miss Kentucky 1967 who died at a young age from brain cancer, and left behind a small child. You came through and now a woman who grew up without her mother will soon... more »
  • Inside Damien Harris' Decision

    August 1, 2013 12:32 PM

    Damien Harris is committed to being a Michigan Wolverine. "It's a dream come true," Harris said regarding his decision to play football at Michigan. "I loved Michigan as a kid. It was always my favorite team, but I never thought I'd get the opportunity to play there." The... more »
  • House Panel Wants Deep Cut In Great Lakes Program

    July 23, 2013 6:26 PM

    TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - Federal programs designed to make headway on some of the Great Lakes' most longstanding ecological problems, from harbors caked with toxic sludge to the threat of an Asian carp attack, would lose about 80 percent of their funding under a spending plan approved Tuesday by... more »
  • University Of Michigan OKs In-State Tuition For Immigrant Students

    July 18, 2013 6:57 PM

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - The University of Michigan on Thursday decided to let immigrants living in the country illegally pay lower, in-state tuition, a victory for activists who said one of the nation's most prestigious schools is financially out of a reach for high school graduates living in the... more »
  • Mich. Farmer With 8,000 Pot Plants Gets Probation

    June 25, 2013 6:26 PM

    DETROIT (AP) - A southeastern Michigan farmer recovering from throat cancer was sentenced to probation instead of prison Tuesday for growing thousands of marijuana plants, due partly to many handwritten letters from supporters who described him as a modest, selfless man who helps others at every turn. "This is... more »
  • Four Now Reported Dead In Michigan Pileup

    January 31, 2013 12:54 PM

    Officials say at least three children and one adult died in a massive chain reaction pileup along a Detroit interstate Thursday morning. At least 20 people suffered injuries. Michigan State Police Lt. Michael Shaw told Detroit TV station that white-out weather conditions caused the crash. He said cars... more »
  • Stoops Affirms Interest in Madison Southern's Harris

    January 19, 2013 5:00 PM

    Kentucky's football coach Mark Stoops has affirmed the Wildcats interest in arguably the state's best running back. Madison Southern's Damien Harris was offered a scholarship by Joker Phillips when he was the head coach at Kentucky. However, when Phillips was let go, the sophomore running back didn't know if... more »
  • Madison Southern's Harris at Army All-American Combine

    January 3, 2013 5:39 PM

    In Sept. 2012, Lex18 Sports sat down with Madison Southern's Damien Harris. At that time, Harris was already proving that he was one of the best running backs in the state -- as a sophomore. The Eagles running back finished the season with 160 carries for 1,911 yards (11.9... more »
  • Right-To-Work Debate Heats Up Ahead Of Michigan Vote

    December 11, 2012 8:24 AM

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Even with the outcome considered a foregone conclusion, the heated battle over right-to-work legislation in the traditional union bastion of Michigan shows no sign of cooling. Authorities in Lansing were bracing for an onslaught of demonstrators Tuesday at the Michigan Capitol as the Legislature reconvenes for... more »
  • Squirrel Dinner Prep Maybe Sparked Michigan Fire

    October 11, 2012 10:48 AM

    HOLLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Authorities say a blaze that displaced dozens of people from a southwest Michigan apartment complex may have been sparked by a resident trying to cook a squirrel with a propane torch. Fire Chief Jim Kohsel tells that the resident apparently planned to eat the... more »
  • Newest Search For Hoffa Is Under Michigan Driveway

    September 28, 2012 9:43 AM

    ROSEVILLE, Mich. (AP) - Michigan investigators plan to take soil samples from underneath a residential driveway Friday in the latest effort in a decades-long investigation to figure out where missing Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa may be buried. Could this search be the one that solves the mystery? Don't get excited:... more »
  • Suspect in Michigan Officer's Slaying Found Dead

    September 11, 2012 8:05 AM

    WEST BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - A recently divorced executive accused of mishandling employees' insurance funds fired on police at his home in a wealthy Detroit suburb, killing one officer and precipitating a 20-hour armed standoff that ended with the suspect dead in a weapons-strewn bedroom. "It's been a very... more »
  • Powerball Ticket Worth $337M Sold In Michigan

    August 16, 2012 7:43 AM

    LAPEER, Mich. (AP) - A winning ticket in the $337 million Powerball drawing has been sold at a gas station in Michigan. The winning numbers in the Wednesday night drawing were 6, 27, 46, 51, 56 and Powerball 21. The Michigan Lottery says the ticket was sold in Lapeer, about... more »
  • Romney, Santorum Campaign Hard In Michigan

    February 28, 2012 9:09 AM

    LIVONIA, Mich. (AP) - Mitt Romney on Tuesday denounced rival Rick Santorum's automated phone calls urging Democrats to vote against the former Massachusetts governor, calling the tactic "outrageous and disgusting." "We don't want Democrats deciding who our nominee is going to be," Romney said in an interview on "Fox and... more »
  • Minnesota Digs Out, More Snow For States East

    February 21, 2011 2:45 PM

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A major snow storm dealt another winter wallop to Wisconsin, Michigan and northern Ohio on Monday as it moved east out of Minnesota leaving more than a foot of fresh snow in its wake. Operations were returning to normal at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport after... more »
  • Michigan Prosecutor: No Motive For Serial Stabbings

    August 13, 2010 8:05 AM

    FLINT, Mich. (AP) - Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton says "there is no motive at this point" as authorities continue investigating a man being held in connection with a three-state stabbing spree that left five people dead and 13 others wounded. Thirty-three-year-old Elias Abuelazam was arrested Wednesday night in Atlanta... more »