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LANSING, Mich. (AP) - More young women and girls who say they were assaulted by a Michigan sports doctor are due in court for a fifth day to make victim statements before he is sentenced. Larry Nassar sat in the witness chair last week as more than 80 women and girls described the impact of being assaulted by him. Nassar has admitted molesting athletes during treatment when he was employed by Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics, which trains Olympians.
DETROIT (AP) - Kid Rock has donated about $122,000 from sales of merchandise promoting his potential U.S. Senate campaign to a voter-registration organization. The Detroit-area rocker teased the public for months. At a September concert, Kid Rock was introduced as Michigan's "next senator." In October, he confirmed he wasn't running. Kid Rock's publicist, Jay Jones, says the money was sent to CRNC Action, an affiliate of the College Republican National Committee.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - An advisory panel is calling for stepped-up efforts to prevent the spread of a deadly disease among Michigan deer. The Chronic Wasting Disease Working Group recently presented a set of recommendations to the Michigan Natural Resources Commission. Among the proposals were engaging an outside marketing agency to develop messaging; partnering with other states to share research; and taking a closer look at privately owned deer ranches.
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) - AAA Michigan says gas prices statewide have fallen by about 10 cents per gallon in the past week. The Dearborn-based auto club says early Monday that the average price for self-serve regular unleaded gasoline was about $2.61 per gallon. Michigan's lowest average price was about $2.49 per gallon in the Traverse City area. The highest was about $2.69 per gallon in the Marquette area.
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