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An Indiana utility that stopped using Lake Michigan water last week because of a U.S. Steel Corp. chemical spill has resumed drawing water from the lake after no significant traces of the chemical were found.

Indiana American Water says its Ogden Dunes water plant resumed operations Tuesday after testing by it and the Environmental Protection Agency showed hexavalent chromium levels below the EPA's detection limit at the utility's intake site on the lake.

Hexavalent chromium is a toxic byproduct of industrial processes the EPA says can be carcinogenic if ingested.

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A conservative group is organizing six protests across Michigan to criticize a dozen House Republicans who voted against cutting the state's income tax.

The Michigan Conservative Coalition said it was holding rallies Tuesday at six post offices to coincide with the tax filing deadline.

The protests were scheduled in Birmingham, Mount Clemens, Novi, Holland, Traverse City and Hudsonville - areas represented by some of the Republicans who voted no.

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A snowplow driver who struck a woman near Grand Rapids has pleaded no contest in her death.

Austin Hill appeared in court Tuesday, three months after 26-year-old Chelsea Crawford was killed.

The 21-year-old Hill was charged with causing a fatal crash but failing to stop to help her.

A no-contest plea is treated as a guilty plea at sentencing, which is set for May 18.

Crawford was hit while she walked on a road in Wyoming, a Grand Rapids suburb. Hill's truck was located that night.

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The results of a 2017 race-based traffic stops study will be presented to the public and the Grand Rapids Police Department in upcoming town hall meetings.

The Grand Rapids Press reports Lamberth Consulting Inc., an independent group, will share its methods and findings from the $157,000 study next week during four community meetings.

The study assesses if there's a disparity against minorities in traffic stops by determining if Grand Rapids officers unreasonably stop more minorities than others.

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Flint's mayor is recommending that the Michigan city continue getting its drinking water from a Detroit-area system on the long term, following a crisis that left the supply contaminated with lead.

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An 8-year-old is suspected in the death of a 1-year-old boy who was left unsupervised in a home day care in Michigan. Muskegon Police Chief Jeffrey Lewis tells MLive.com for a story Monday that the toddler's body was found concealed Friday morning in a bedroom.

He says the primary witness is only 5 years old.

He did not yet know a cause of death.

He said the 1-year-old had been crying and "the 8-year-old dealt with the baby crying."

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Authorities say an 11-year-old girl was shot and wounded by a stray bullet fired by a person who was shooting at targets in western Michigan.

The Ottawa County sheriff's office says several people were shooting targets Saturday evening near child's home in Jamestown Township when a round missed a backstop placed behind the targets, striking the girl in the upper body while she played in her yard.

The girl was taken to a hospital for treatment and a bullet was found lodged in her body.

WOOD-TV reports she had surgery on Sunday and was expected to be OK.

State officials have designated parts of five Michigan counties as a "potential high risk area" for bovine tuberculosis.

The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development says it took the step after four free-ranging whitetail deer tested positive for the disease, which can be fatal for animals. The deer were located in Iosco, Oscoda, Presque Isle and Roscommon counties.

Michigan parents now have a free online way to calculate child support payments.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services' child support office released an online calculator for parents previously used by staff. Parents, attorneys, judges and others can find out how much a monthly support cost might be. They also can compare results provided by staff and agree on a fair support amount with the other parent based on a state formula.

Michigan lawmakers are introducing legislation to help fight rising opioid abuse.

A group of bipartisan lawmakers is looking to tackle the drug epidemic in Michigan through a variety of ways, including health education in schools and creating prescription limits on opioids. They also are promoting the use of an updated database that monitors prescriptions.

Republican Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker of Lawton is sponsoring legislation aimed at requiring prescribers to use the updated system to obtain reports on patients' drug history and discipline prescribers who do not use it.

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