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Red Wings recall Bowey from Grand Rapids of AHL

Dec. 13, 2019 3:57 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings have recalled defenseman Madison Bowey from Grand Rapids of the AHL. The team announced the move Friday. Bowey had been sent down to Grand Rapids earlier in the week. He has one goal and seven assists in 22 games this season for the Red Wings. Detroit acquired Bowey in...

State orders cleanup of aggregate spill into Detroit River

Dec. 12, 2019 7:54 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan environmental regulators have ordered a company to clean up limestone and other materials that its tenant spilled into the Detroit River last month. The state Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy sent a violation notice Wednesday to Erickson's Inc., the owner of the...

AP Division 3-4 Player of the Year: Muskegon's Martinez

Dec. 12, 2019 6:45 PM EST

The 2019 Division 3-4 Associated Press All-State football team, selected by a panel of 11 Michigan sports writers: ___ PLAYER OF THE YEAR Cameron Martinez, Muskegon, Sr. FIRST-TEAM ALL-STATE QUARTERBACKS Cameron Martinez, Muskegon, Sr. Joey Silveri, Grand Rapids Catholic Central, So. RUNNING BACKS De’Andre...

Muskegon quarterback Martinez AP Division 3-4 player of year

Dec. 12, 2019 6:38 PM EST

MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) — Cameron Martinez has never shied from competition. He was exposed to it at an early age, first playing football at age 4 and competing against older kids. In high school, Martinez found great success at Division 8 Muskegon Catholic Central for two years, then he dominated at Division...

Michigan townships, company reach deal over contamination

Dec. 10, 2019 8:00 PM EST

PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Two western Michigan townships reached a tentative settlement with a footwear company in a federal lawsuit over contaminated water, officials announced Tuesday. The tentative deal between Plainfield and Algoma townships and Wolverine World Wide calls for the company to pay...

Jury: Lawmaker didn't lie to FBI, hung on 2 other charges

Dec. 10, 2019 7:16 PM EST

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A federal jury in western Michigan on Tuesday cleared a Republican state lawmaker of lying to federal authorities but was hung on two other charges against him. Jurors found Rep. Larry Inman not guilty of lying to the FBI but could not reach a verdict on charges of attempted...

AP Michigan Division 7-8 all state team named

Dec. 10, 2019 6:01 PM EST

The 2019 Division 7-8 Associated Press All-State football team, selected by a panel of 11 Michigan sports writers: ___ PLAYER OF THE YEAR Nick Affholter, Reading, Sr. FIRST-TEAM ALL-STATE QUARTERBACKS Alex Thole, Schoolcraft, Jr. Avery Moore, New Lothrop, Sr. RUNNING BACKS Kobe Clark, Schoolcraft, Sr. Jameson...

Trump announces Dec. 18 reelection rally in Michigan

Dec. 5, 2019 6:23 PM EST

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — President Donald Trump will campaign for reelection in Michigan a week before Christmas. His campaign announced Thursday that he will host a “Merry Christmas” rally on Dec. 18 in Battle Creek. The evening event will be held at the Kellogg Arena. Trump's...

Man charged in 2 deaths; told Home Depot to call cops

Dec. 5, 2019 1:09 PM EST

KENTWOOD, Mich. (AP) — A western Michigan man who told workers at a Home Depot store to call police has been charged with killing two friends in separate incidents, including his housemate. George Yzaguirre appeared in court Thursday in the death of Ed Fuller, 63, who was found dead at his mobile home in...

Consultant pleads guilty in prison drug program scam

Dec. 4, 2019 3:16 PM EST

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A consultant to federal prison inmates has pleaded guilty to fraud charges in connection with a scheme to coach prisoners how to lie their way into a drug and alcohol treatment program that results in sentence reductions. Tony Pham, 50, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, pleaded guilty...