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EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Students, staff and faculty at Michigan State University will get free on-campus bus service for a year starting in late August. The East Lansing school says it's amended its contract with the Capital Area Transportation Authority for the 2018-19 academic year. The free service will go into effect Aug. 27, when fall semester classes start, and will run on a trial basis for a year. The school will evaluate the free ride program after the end of the trial period.

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) - Michigan's youngest state representative has been cited for driving with open intoxicants following a May traffic stop along a freeway in suburban Detroit. The Detroit News reports Democratic state Rep. Jewell Jones of Inkster is scheduled to be arraigned Aug. 24 on misdemeanor charges of driving with open intoxicants and on violations related to the vehicle's windshield. The 23-year-old Jones, who is running for re-election, said Thursday that it's "all in the public record."

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - A 71-year-old man who once was charged with robbing three northern Michigan banks has been convicted in an unrelated stun gun possession case. The Traverse City Record-Eagle reports a Grand Traverse County jury on Wednesday found William Francis Minore guilty of two felony counts. Minore testified on his own behalf, saying he bought the weapons at a flea market. He contends, however, that the case was only brought because authorities couldn't make bank robbery charges stick.

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan officials want Congress to approve legislation that would boost funding for fish and wildlife conservation. Pending bills would allocate $1.3 billion a year to a federal program similar to the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund, which uses royalties from mineral development on state land to improve outdoor recreation. More than 300 wildlife species in Michigan need protection to prevent them from becoming endangered.

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