ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Authorities say two University of Michigan wrestlers possessed Molotov cocktails the night the school's basketball team lost in the NCAA championship game to Louisville. Justin Dozier and Rosario Bruno are charged with two counts each of possessing/manufacturing explosives, a 4-year felony. The 20-year-olds were arraigned Wednesday in Ann Arbor district court and have a preliminary hearing scheduled for May 30th.
IRON RIVER, Mich. (AP) - The Iron River City Council has approved cutting its police department in half because of budget constraints. The Daily News of Iron Mountain reports the council in the Upper Peninsula city voted 4-1 yesterday to approve the 2013 through 2014 budget including the police cuts.
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) - The Kalamazoo County prosecutor's office says it won't charge the Kalamazoo police sergeant who fatally shot an unarmed 34-year-old man in a hotel lobby. Prosecutor Jeff Getting says today that Sergeant Sean Gordon's use of force was "reasonable" and "necessary to protect himself and others." Getting added that police did everything they could "to end the incident nonviolently."
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - For the second time in recent years, the Michigan Legislature is rewriting environmental laws in ways that critics say would make it easier to develop sensitive wetlands. The state Senate approved a bill this week that would make numerous changes in laws dealing with wetlands such as swamps and marshes, which absorb floodwaters. The bill now goes to the House.
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