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DETROIT (AP) - A suburban Detroit man has been convicted of murder and torture charges in the death of his girlfriend's 4-year-old daughter. The Detroit News reports a jury in Wayne County Circuit Court on Thursday also found Brad Fields guilty of child abuse in the death of Gabrielle Barrett. Fields' attorney had argued his client wasn't responsible for the torture. Officers on Jan. 1 found Gabrielle with severe burns. She was pronounced dead on arrival at a hospital. Her mother is awaiting trial.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - Two Dutch scholars will join local and state government officials at Grand Valley State University to discuss challenges that climate change poses for businesses. The program is called "Preserving Ourselves: Local and International Perspectives on Climate Change Threats and Solutions." It's scheduled for Oct. 10 in the L. William Seidman Center on the Pew Grand Rapids Campus.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - An organization that represents states in the Great Lakes region says governments should push harder to protect water quality through use of "green infrastructure." A report issued this week by the Great Lakes Commission recommends a number of steps to encourage greater reliance on natural features such as rain gardens, bioswales, green roofs and street trees. They filter out pollutants, preventing them from reaching streams and rivers that drain into the Great Lakes.

MONROE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - A Monroe County home that dates back to 1850 will be auctioned Saturday. The winning bid carries an additional requirement: The house must be moved. The four-room house is in Monroe Township. The Monroe News says it once was the home of Edwin Willits, a newspaper editor who also served in Congress, from 1877 to 1883. Auctioneer Paul Lechner says the house is in good shape. Tools, furs and hides will be sold separately, all left over from a taxidermy business at the house.

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