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AAA Michigan says gas prices statewide have risen by about 2 cents per gallon in the past week.

The Dearborn-based auto club says early Monday the average price for self-serve regular unleaded gasoline was about $2.53 per gallon.

That's about 35 cents more than it was at the same point last year. AAA says the lowest average price was about $2.41 per gallon in the Marquette area.

The highest average was about $2.58 per gallon in the Jackson area.

The Detroit-area's average is relatively unchanged from last week's average at about $2.51 per gallon.

Authorities say the driver of a semitrailer has been jailed following a crash involving several vehicles that killed two men and critically injured a woman in southeastern Michigan.

The crash happened Sunday afternoon on U.S. highway 23 in Livingston County's Green Oak Township. Police identified them as a 51-year-old from Milford and a 52-year-old from Davison.

The critically injured woman was identified as a 25-year-old from Milford. Police say the 62-year-old truck driver wasn't hurt.

He was being held at the Livingston County jail pending possible charges.

Republican Lt. Gov. Brian Calley is signaling his candidacy to be Michigan's next governor.

Calley early Monday launched a website with a 1-minute online ad in which he talks about his daughter's autism and how the experience helped him to aid others.

He also touts right-to-work and tax laws enacted by Republicans.

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An international art competition in western Michigan has announced that it's changing its voting structure as it gears up for its ninth year.

ArtPrize held its annual Premiere Event on Thursday to prepare for ArtPrize Nine's Sept. 20 kickoff.

Jaenell Woods, the organization's communications manager, says voting is done in two rounds.

The first narrows the entries down to 20 chosen by the public and 20 by an expert jury.

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality will co-host a conference on developing eco-friendly infrastructure projects.

Organizers say it will be the first conference focused on using green infrastructure across the landscape with a primary goal of protecting surface waters in the Great Lakes region.

The event is scheduled for May 31 through June 2 at Cobo Center in Detroit.

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Police have arrested three demonstrators after a Grand Rapids protest against federal immigration policy blocked traffic.

MLive reports about 40 people participated in the protest Thursday that at one point blocked traffic near the Gerald R. Ford Federal Building in downtown Grand Rapids.

Police say that after issuing several warnings, they arrested two men aged 64 and 40 and a 49-year-old woman for impeding traffic and resisting and obstructing.

They say the remaining protesters continued to a nearby plaza without further incident.

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A judge ignored the terms of a plea agreement and sentenced a former FBI agent to jail for shooting at a police officer outside a Michigan fitness club.

Judge Dennis Leiber told 35-year-old Ruben Hernandez of North Las Vegas, Nevada, that anyone who shoots at a law enforcement officer is going to jail. He sentenced Hernandez Thursday to 135 days.

Hernandez pleaded no contest to felonious assault. A no-contest plea isn't an admission of guilt, but is treated as one in sentencing.

Prosecutors recommended no jail time.

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Police agencies in Michigan are disputing a report by federal safety regulators who say better communication by 911 dispatchers might have prevented a crash that killed five bicyclists.

The Kalamazoo County sheriff and two police chiefs say the National Transportation Safety Board has done "a disservice" to everyone involved in the 2016 tragedy, including victims and survivors.

A group of bicyclists was struck by a pickup truck in Kalamazoo County's Cooper Township.

The driver is charged with second-degree murder and driving under the influence of drugs.

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A suspended western Michigan school teacher has been arraigned on an embezzlement charge for allegedly pawning more than $28,000 in computers and overhead projectors stolen from his school over 5 1/2 years. 

Thirty-eight-year-old Anthony J. Marsiglia of Grand Rapids was freed on bond following his court appearance Wednesday.

Kent County Sheriff's Deputy William Marks wrote in an arrest affidavit that after officers confronted Marsiglia, he admitting stealing and pawning the equipment.

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Legislation that would restrict state courts from enforcing foreign laws has been introduced in Michigan.

The bill proposed Thursday doesn't mention Sharia law that's used in some parts of the Islamic world, but says judges can't apply foreign laws if doing so would violate state or federal constitutional rights.

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