- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 11, 2014

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Criminal cases are advancing against those charged following a rowdy celebration of Michigan State’s victory over Ohio State in the Big Ten football championship game.

The Lansing State Journal reports (http://on.lsj.com/1lufXbr ) 27 people, mostly MSU students, have been charged in the disorders late Dec. 7 and early Dec. 8 in East Lansing.

Police say there were at least 57 fires. Couches were burned and bonfires set.

Court records show seven people entered guilty pleas that have been taken under advisement. In those cases, the defendants initially were charged with being within 300 feet of an open fire, a city ordinance violation punishable by up to 90 days in jail.

As part of an agreement with prosecutors, the charges will be reduced to a littering ticket if several conditions are met.

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Information from: Lansing State Journal, http://www.lansingstatejournal.com

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