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Identifying remains found in ceiling could take months

Oct. 16, 2018 4:54 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Identifying the mummified remains of 10 fetuses and one full-term infant found hidden in a shuttered Detroit funeral home may depend on the availability of business records and could take months, a medical examiner said Tuesday. An anonymous letter led state inspectors to find the remains...

Man sentenced in accidental shooting of 14-year-old cousin

Oct. 16, 2018 1:39 PM EDT

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — A suburban Detroit man charged in the death of his 14-year-old cousin who was fatally shot in the chest by a handgun the accused had stashed under a mattress has been sentenced to six to 15 years in prison. WDIV-TV reports that 20-year-old Damari E. Mahone of Pontiac learned his...

Police to file criminal complaint after fetus remains found

Oct. 16, 2018 1:13 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Police in Detroit said they would file a criminal complaint against the owners after the remains of 10 fetuses and one infant were found hidden in a former funeral home that had lost its license when decomposing embalmed bodies were found there earlier this year. A criminal complaint will be...

James admits 'terrible error' after swastika shown in TV ad

Oct. 15, 2018 11:02 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate candidate John James of Michigan said Monday he made a "terrible error" by inadvertently showing a swastika in his campaign's first TV ad of the general election. The ad began airing two weeks ago and already was being phased out for a new one, James said, when a...

Lions lose Agnew, face tough stretch after open date

Oct. 15, 2018 7:09 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions returned from their open date with a significant injury announcement. Jamal Agnew, who earned All-Pro honors last season as a rookie punt returner, was put on injured reserve with a knee problem. The Lions announced the move Monday, although coach Matt Patricia...

Judge OKs cremation at end of Detroit body parts probe

Oct. 15, 2018 6:47 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A judge says federal authorities can cremate hundreds of remains that have been in cold storage since a raid at a Detroit lab in 2013. The government in January won a conviction against a body parts broker, Arthur Rathburn. He was accused of providing some body parts for medical training...

Pistons exercise 2-way conversion option on Lofton

Oct. 15, 2018 6:45 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons have exercised their two-way player conversion option on guard Zach Lofton. Detroit also announced Monday that it has waived guard Reggie Hearn. The 6-foot-4 Lofton played last season at New Mexico State, averaging 20.1 points per game. He appeared in four games for the...

The Latest: Police: Criminal complaint lodges against owners

Oct. 15, 2018 4:44 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on the remains of fetuses and an infant found in a former Detroit funeral home's ceiling (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Police in Detroit are lodging a criminal complaint after the remains of 10 fetuses and one infant were found hidden in the ceiling of a former funeral home. Chief...

Man charged in shooting deaths of 3 inside Detroit eatery

Oct. 15, 2018 8:16 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A 29-year-old man has been charged with murder in the deaths of three men who were gunned down inside a fast-food restaurant in Detroit . William Wilbourn-Little of Detroit was jailed pending his next court hearing after appearing Saturday by video for arraignment on charges including...

Tip leads to hidden infant remains at Detroit funeral home

Oct. 13, 2018 4:09 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — An anonymously written letter led Michigan inspectors to find badly decomposed remains of 11 infants hidden in a ceiling compartment of a shuttered Detroit funeral home, police say. Inspectors with the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs found the remains Friday at the...