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LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Gov. Rick Snyder has signed a spending measure that allocates $4 million to test thousands of unprocessed rape kits in the city of Detroit.
The goal is catching suspected rapists who've gone undetected for years because of a DNA testing backlog. The state in 2009 discovered more than 11,000 untested kits dating back 25 years in a Detroit Police Department storage facility.
The bill signed Wednesday lets Detroit operate a detention center in a former state prison and includes money for a new student safety hotline. There's also funding for the Grand Rapids Veterans Home and money to carry out a deal so Albion high school students go to Marshall.
The legislation also funds building projects at universities and community colleges and a new state Emergency Operations Center.
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The heaviest snow showers will track through midday.
Ten people have filed a class action suit against Mercantile Bank, alleging the bank discriminated against minority business owners.
A camera mounted on a tow truck caught an example of a common incident Tuesday: a vehicle sliding off the road.