DETROIT (AP) - Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has told attendees of the Islamic Society of North America's annual convention in Detroit that he supports the peaceful coexistence of Jews and Muslims in the Middle East. The Republican governor spoke yesterday during the opening session of the four-day conference at Cobo Center. The society is among America's leading Muslim groups. The Detroit News reports that Snyder added he believes in Israel's right to exist.
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) - A former Western Michigan University student has been charged with making threats last year about a campus shooting. A grand jury returned an indictment Thursday against Timothy Siangdun, accusing the 44-year-old of posting threats on the school's Facebook site as well as two others in August 2013. WMU spokeswoman Cheryl Roland tells the Kalamazoo Gazette that Siangdun was an electrical engineering student at the time but no longer is a student.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - A 36-year-old woman is facing an open murder charge following the fatal stabbing of a man in a Grand Rapids apartment. Grand Rapids police say Janaya Johnson was arrested Friday morning and faces a Tuesday arraignment.
MIDLAND, Mich. (AP) - Authorities say a toddler has died after being struck by a vehicle in the garage of a Midland home. Midland police said in a release that the toddler died at the scene on Friday afternoon. No other information was released about the child or the nature of accident.
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