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Birmingham designer keeps Detroit close home, around world

Aug. 26, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — There's a running joke in Birmingham interior designer Corey Damen Jenkins' office that in between his next big project there will be a "lull" in his nonstop schedule. "I'm always saying, 'Pretty soon, there should be a lull,'" Jenkins laughed. But when you're juggling offices in Michigan...

Purple martin fill gourds at Grand Haven State Park

Aug. 26, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — The last pair of purple martins nesting in the gourds at Grand Haven State Park may have a tough time getting their young ready in time for the flight south to the Amazon rainforest. Owastanong Islands Audubon Society member Dave Herdegen, a purple martin landlord and a Grand...

Officers bust scofflaw for poaching fish in Michigan lake

Aug. 25, 2019 5:09 PM EDT

GLADWIN, Mich. (AP) — Tips from suspicious anglers helped Michigan officers bust a scofflaw who illegally took more than 1,400 panfish from Lake Lancer in Gladwin County. The state Department of Natural Resources says it recently received numerous complaints about a man who frequented the lake, often...

Bulldozer used to smash wall, steal liquor

Aug. 25, 2019 3:44 PM EDT
DETROIT (AP) — A bulldozer was used to break into a Detroit liquor store. Police tell WDIV-TV that someone fired up the heavy machinery and smashed the front wall of the JR Party Store Sunday morning. Several bottles of liquor were stolen. Police say the break-in occurred at 5:22 a.m.

Police scuttle 'Margarita Madness 5K' for no liquor license

Aug. 25, 2019 3:15 PM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Police arrested two people Saturday and shut down a race billed as the "Margarita Madness 5K." Grand Rapids Police Sgt. Dan Adams tells WOOD-TV that officers called a halt to the event after learning alcohol was being illegally served. Adams says that state regulators denied...

Michigan city's 'Santa's Workshop' destroyed by arsonist

Aug. 25, 2019 12:51 PM EDT

ISHPEMING, Mich. (AP) — An arsonist has severely hampered Santa's toy production this fall. reports that Ishpeming Police on Saturday asked for the public's help in solving the overnight arson and property damage case involving the Santa's Workshop building used at Christmastime. Police said...

Bus company makes Chicago to Indianapolis route permanent

Aug. 25, 2019 11:15 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A bus company that plans routes based on customer feedback is making daily Chicago-to-Indianapolis service permanent. The Chicago Tribune reports New York-based OurBus began a two-month pilot service last month after Amtrak ended its passenger line between Chicago and Indianapolis. The rail...

Alabama, Michigan researchers to study heat waves, causes

Aug. 25, 2019 11:10 AM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A University of Alabama researcher and scientists at Michigan State University will study the relationship between the size of heat waves and what causes them across the United States. David Keellings, an assistant professor of geography at the University of Alabama, was recently...

Ex-inmate hails 'second chance' after 45 years in prison

Aug. 25, 2019 9:35 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A 65-year-old Michigan man who was granted clemency after serving 45 years in prison for murder says everyone is capable of redemption. Abner Hines, who is black, and four other men robbed a store in 1974. All of them were armed, and one of the other men shot and killed the store owner....

Grand Rapids cops won't ask people about immigration status

Aug. 25, 2019 9:21 AM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Police in Michigan's second-largest city won't ask for a person's immigration status when responding to 911 calls or providing services unless it's an important part of a criminal investigation. Grand Rapids announced the policy last week, months after an officer informed federal...