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By The Associated Press • Feb 16, 2019 at 8:00 AM

State police trooper arraigned on charges he assaulted partner

CARO (AP) — A Michigan State Police trooper is facing charges after assaulting his female partner while on duty.

Adam Mullin, 25, of the Caro post was arraigned Friday on charges of assault with intent to do great bodily harm, obstruction of justice, official misconduct, assaulting a police officer causing injury, aggravated domestic violence and committing a felony while carrying a firearm, WJRT-TV reported.

The assault occurred Sunday. The partner, whom WJRT didn't identify, is recovering from her injuries.

Kelly Rossman-McKinney, a spokeswoman for the Michigan attorney general's office, said it's a case of domestic violence. The office and Michigan State Police are investigating.

It's not clear whether Mullin has an attorney who might comment on his behalf.

Michigan State University’s acting president apologizes to Nassar victims

EAST LANSING (AP) — The acting president of Michigan State University has apologized to victims of imprisoned sexual abuser Larry Nassar, the former campus sports doctor who molested patients.

Satish Udpa was named acting president in January after the forced resignation of interim President John Engler.

Upda opened a meeting of the school’s Board of Trustees on Friday by telling Nassar victims the university "failed to treat you with the respect and care you deserved even as we sought to make amends." He committed to "listen more closely, ask more caring questions and act more thoughtfully."

Engler was ousted after saying some victims enjoyed publicity from the Nassar scandal.

Also Friday, the board officially announced that it will re-establish a fund that covered counseling for victims. Details will be announced next week.

Plans move forward for $10M soybean processing facility

REESE (AP) — Plans are moving forward on a $10 million soybean processing facility in Michigan.

Wisconsin-based Quality Roasting processes soybeans into soybean meal and oil primarily for the dairy industry. The new facility will be in Tuscola County.

Quality Roasting plans to construct a new plant to process raw soybeans into soybean meal and crude oil. The company has been awarded an $80,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant.

Michigan officials say they have anticipated that Quality Roasting will use about 2.2 million bushels of soybeans, or about 2 percent of the state’s annual soybean yield.

Man ordered to start gun safety campaign after shootings

DETROIT (AP) — A man who helped run an unlicensed suburban Detroit home day care where a toddler accidentally shot and wounded two other children has been sentenced to two years of probation.

Timothy Eubanks pleaded guilty last year to six counts of second-degree child abuse in connection with the September 2017 shooting at his family's Dearborn home.

WDIV-TV reported that Judge Cynthia Gray Hathaway told Eubanks on Friday that she wasn't sending him to prison because she wants him to start a national gun safety education campaign.

Authorities said Eubanks' 3-year-old son shot two other 3-year-olds with a gun that had been left in an upstairs bedroom of their home. One child was shot in the face and the other was shot in the shoulder.

His wife, Samantha Eubanks, also faces charges. The couple's six children were placed with relatives after the shooting. 

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