Northern Michigan priest charged with sexual assault

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A Roman Catholic priest in northern Michigan has been charged with sexually assaulting a man. The Rev. Sylvestre Obwaka appeared in court Tuesday in Presque Isle County and was returned to jail without bond. He's charged with first-degree and third-degree criminal sexual conduct.

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The Grand Valley State University women's basketball team advancing to last year's Final Four was a talented bunch. Today on the Grand Valley State Sports Report we shine the spotlight on the seven seniors anchoring the team.

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A police chief in western Michigan is urging members of the area's immigrant community to ignore fears of deportation if they become crime victims.

Grand Rapids police Chief David Rahinsky told a meeting at the Hispanic Center of Western Michigan on Monday that his department is "not concerned with your immigration status."

The Grand Rapids Press reports he says immigrants "do not need to be afraid to call us."

The comments come amid President Donald Trump's crackdown on immigration and uncertainty about how local police agencies might change how they work.

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The 1963 civil rights march led in Detroit by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. will be re-enacted at the Michigan state Capitol in Lansing as part of Black History Month.

Secretary of State Ruth Johnson will join other elected leaders and community officials Tuesday morning on the west side of the Capitol building.

The March for Freedom reenactment will proceed to the Richard H. Austin building where a program highlighting Michigan's role in the civil rights movement will be presented.

Martha Gilmore Parfet, the last surviving granddaughter of the founder of The Upjohn Co., has died. She was 91.

Parfet died Monday at her home in Hickory Corners in southwestern Michigan, following a brief illness. Her obituary was posted online by a Richland funeral home, Farley Estes & Dowdle.

Parfet's grandfather was W.E. Upjohn, founder of a Kalamazoo drug company that carried his name. It merged with another company in 1995 and now is part of Pfizer.

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Northern Michigan priest charged with sexual assault

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A Roman Catholic priest in northern Michigan has been charged with sexually assaulting a man. The Rev. Sylvestre Obwaka appeared in court Tuesday in Presque Isle County and was returned to jail without bond. He's charged with first-degree and third-degree criminal sexual conduct.

The United Nations says people are dying of starvation in north-central South Sudan, and it has issued a formal famine declaration for part of the country.

In all, nearly 5 million South Sudanese people do not have enough food, according to the U.N.'s food security arm, and that number is expected to rise to 5.5 million by the agricultural lean times in midsummer.

Of those, at least 100,000 people are at immediate risk of starving to death.

Grand Valley State Sports Report

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The Grand Valley State University women's basketball team advancing to last year's Final Four was a talented bunch. Today on the Grand Valley State Sports Report we shine the spotlight on the seven seniors anchoring the team.

Hilary Farrell

A police chief in western Michigan is urging members of the area's immigrant community to ignore fears of deportation if they become crime victims.

Grand Rapids police Chief David Rahinsky told a meeting at the Hispanic Center of Western Michigan on Monday that his department is "not concerned with your immigration status."

The Grand Rapids Press reports he says immigrants "do not need to be afraid to call us."

The comments come amid President Donald Trump's crackdown on immigration and uncertainty about how local police agencies might change how they work.

flickr.com

The 1963 civil rights march led in Detroit by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. will be re-enacted at the Michigan state Capitol in Lansing as part of Black History Month.

Secretary of State Ruth Johnson will join other elected leaders and community officials Tuesday morning on the west side of the Capitol building.

The March for Freedom reenactment will proceed to the Richard H. Austin building where a program highlighting Michigan's role in the civil rights movement will be presented.

Martha Gilmore Parfet, the last surviving granddaughter of the founder of The Upjohn Co., has died. She was 91.

Parfet died Monday at her home in Hickory Corners in southwestern Michigan, following a brief illness. Her obituary was posted online by a Richland funeral home, Farley Estes & Dowdle.

Parfet's grandfather was W.E. Upjohn, founder of a Kalamazoo drug company that carried his name. It merged with another company in 1995 and now is part of Pfizer.

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