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MSU, government resolve Nassar civil rights probe

LANSING (AP) — Michigan State University has agreed to improve its processes for investigating sexual misconduct complaints, institute a new chaperone policy for sensitive medical exams and take other steps to resolve a federal civil rights investigation related to Larry Nassar's abuse.

The agreement was announced Monday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights. It covers the university where Nassar worked, the MSU HealthTeam and MSU Health Care Inc.

MSU and the associated entities will revise their non-discrimination policies and, when conducting sensitive exams, require that a chaperone be present and provide patients with an appropriate gown and privacy.

Nassar, an ex-campus sports doctor, is effectively serving life in prison for molesting young athletes under the guise of treatment — sometimes when parents were present.


Threats prompt cancellation of concert in Macomb County

STERLING HEIGHTS (AP) — Authorities say telephoned threats about a possible mass shooting prompted the cancellation of a hip hop concert.

The event headlined by Beast Coast was scheduled for Sunday night at Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill County Park in Sterling Heights.

Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham said someone phoned in threats of a mass shooting at the outdoor concert venue. Investigators are trying to determine who placed the calls.

The threats came just over a week after mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas. Investigators in Texas said a gunman opened fire at a Walmart on Aug. 3, targeting Mexicans and killing 22 people. Less than 24 hours later, another shooter killed nine people in a popular Dayton nightlife area.


Portland cracks down on state racing

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — After making five arrests over the weekend, the Portland Police Bureau says it is determined to send a message to the speed racing community.

KOIN reports that officers made 26 traffic stops arrested five suspects for reckless driving, two of whom were also arrested for a drunken driving.

PPB said they’ll be utilizing resources on the ground and in the air with the help of their Air Support Unit in order to limit these speed-racers.


Angry wasps help German police nab fleeing fugitive

BERLIN (AP) — A fugitive in Germany has been nabbed thanks to the help of angry wasps.

Oldenburg police said the unusual sting operation took place Monday after officers tried to arrest a 32-year-old man to serve an outstanding 11-month custodial sentence.

The suspect, whose name wasn’t released, fled from police and jumped from a balcony straight into a wasps' nest.

The irate insects attacked the man, prompting him to run onto the street. Officers tried to apprehend him there, only to be attacked by wasps themselves.

The suspect managed to break free but with wasps in hot pursuit chose to jump into an inflatable pool, where he was arrested.

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