News@noon: Trump's jab; MSU scandals

The Detroit News

Today is Thursday, February 16, 2017, and the Michigan State University Police department has submitted warrant requests regarding their investigation of an alleged on-campus sexual assault.

On Feb. 9, the university announced that MSU Police were investigating a sexual assault that involved three student-athletes for an alleged incident that occurred in late January. It also began a Title IX investigation and said an outside law firm would conduct and independent review of the football staff’s handling of the incident. One staff member was also suspended.

There's even more controversy swirling at MSU: The school's former head gymnastics coach told the mother of a gymnast being seen for back pain that the vaginal penetration to her daughter by Doctor Larry Nassar was a proven medical treatment, according to a civil lawsuit and the daughter’s attorney.

Kathie Klages’ retirement after 27 seasons comes amid a lawsuit accusing her of downplaying complaints against Dr. Larry Nassar.

Kathie Klages’ left her position after 27 seasons — a move described by her attorney and the university as a retirement.

Nassar, a former MSU and USA Gymnastics doctor is under investigation for allegedly sexually assaulting dozens of athletes over several decades. He's also facing federal and state charges for possession of child porn, assaulting a girl at his home and destroying evidence.

Here's what else is happening:

Trump jabs the media

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