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Man convicted of killing neighbor while she cleared snow

Oct. 15, 2018 11:21 PM EDT

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — A western Michigan man accused of killing his neighbor while she cleared snow has been found guilty of first-degree murder. Wendell Popejoy is set to be sentenced on Nov. 5. Popejoy faces a mandatory life prison term without the possibility of parole for the December 2017 killing...

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...

Police to file criminal complaint after fetus remains found

Oct. 15, 2018 9:25 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...

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...

No. 6 Michigan up against history at No. 24 Michigan State

Oct. 15, 2018 6:53 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — No. 6 Michigan is in great shape if the past truly does not matter when it plays No. 24 Michigan State this weekend. Shea Patterson has become an effective, dual-threat quarterback and he showed it in a 38-13-win over No. 15 Wisconsin . The defense ranks first in the nation against...

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...

Teen arraigned in fatal shooting of Michigan girl, 7

Oct. 15, 2018 5:19 PM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A teenager has been arraigned in the fatal shooting of a 7-year-old Michigan girl. Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton says 17-year-old Jamil Griggs is charged as an adult with first-degree murder, assault with intent to murder, discharging a gun at a building and using a firearm...

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...

Student killed near Michigan State University was Texas man

Oct. 15, 2018 11:31 AM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Police have released the name of a Texas student who was fatally shot at an off-campus apartment building near Michigan State University. East Lansing police say he's 22-year-old Isai Berrones of Alamo, Texas. Berrones was killed early Friday at an apartment building 2 miles (3.2...