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LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan State University says it's addressing a 15-year-old girl's allegation that the university is still billing her for medical appointments during which a sports doctor sexually assaulted her. Emma Ann Miller made the remark in her statement to a Michigan judge Monday at a sentencing hearing for Larry Nassar. Nassar has admitted molesting athletes during treatment when he was employed by Michigan State and USA Gymnastics. A university spokesman says Nassar's patients "will not be billed."
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) - A Michigan doctor who came to the U.S. from Poland as a young child has been jailed after being taken from his home by immigration agents. WOOD-TV and MLive.com report Lukasz Niec was arrested last Tuesday and is being detained at a county jail. The 43-year-old legal U.S. resident works at a Kalamazoo hospital. Niec has two misdemeanor convictions from high school.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Heavy snow and strong winds are pushing through the Midwest, closing highways in Kansas and South Dakota and snarling flights in Denver and Minneapolis. Dozens of school districts in Minnesota have canceled classes. National Weather Service meteorologist Bill Borghoff in Chanhassen, Minnesota, says the storm started brewing Saturday night over Nebraska and spread to Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Transportation officials advised against traveling in southwest Minnesota due to whiteout conditions.
DETROIT (AP) - A former Fiat Chrysler executive who handled labor relations has pleaded guilty to showering more than $1.5 million in cash and gifts on high-ranking members of the United Auto Workers. Al Iacobelli (IKE'-uh-belly) admits that he was trying to gain an advantage for Fiat Chrysler during his relationship with the union. He pleaded guilty Monday to conspiracy and a tax crime and faces eight years in federal prison.
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