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Search for president  to remain closed

EAST LANSING (AP) — Two Michigan State University board members leading the search for a new president say it will remain closed to the public.

Dianne Byrum and Melanie Foster announced in an email to the university community Wednesday that the board will make the decision and conduct interviews in private.

The Detroit Free Press reports Byrum and Foster say they've been advised by a consultant and a search firm that most highly qualified candidates are unwilling to be recruited in public and that Michigan State is competing for highly qualified candidates at a time when several other universities also are searching for new presidents confidentially.

Lou Anna Simon resigned as president in January amid fallout from the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal . Michigan State then named former Gov. John Engler as interim president.

Community loses lawsuit to try to keep UP prison open

MARENISCO TOWNSHIP (AP) — A judge has turned aside a legal challenge aimed at trying to keep a prison open in Upper Michigan.

State law requires the Corrections Department to consider the economic impact on a community when planning to close a prison.

Marenisco Township officials claims the department didn't follow the law. Judge Stephen Borrello says the department simply had to consider the economic impact of closing the Ojibway prison, adding there's nothing in law that would force the department to change its decision.

State officials acknowledge the economic impact will be significant. Ojibway is expected to close by Saturday.

Lawsuit accuses toy maker Hasbro of misleading investors

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — Pension funds are suing Hasbro Inc., alleging the toy maker misled investors about its financial health as executives sold millions of dollars of shares they held.

The Providence Journal reports the City of Warren Police and Fire Retirement System in Michigan, and pension funds elsewhere, have sued the Pawtucket-based Hasbro in federal court over losses they sustained in 2017.

A Hasbro spokeswoman said the claims are meritless.

The suit alleges Hasbro officials downplayed how much the company relied on sales from the now-closed Toys R Us chain and misled analysts and investors about poor foreign sales.

Iowa council approves  ‘toy’ firearms ban

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A city council in Iowa has banned people from carrying some types of “toy” firearms.

The Sioux City Council voted Monday for a third time to adopt an ordinance that bans pellet and BB guns. The ordinance doesn’t ban Nerf or squirt guns, or guns that shoot suction-cup darts.

Police Capt. Mark Kirkpatrick has said officers have had multiple encounters with replica weapons and faced the question of whether to use deadly force.

He has said people carrying toy firearms tend to be teenagers or young adults seeking personal protection or street credibility.