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Man sentenced for murder in shooting, mutilation of friend

Mar. 21, 2019 2:42 PM EDT

MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (AP) — A 21-year-old man will spend 50 to 70 years in prison for the shooting death and mutilation of his childhood friend in a field north of Detroit. Andrew Fiacco was sentenced Thursday. A jury convicted him last month of second-degree murder, using a firearm during a felony,...

Lions sign former Bills tight end Logan Thomas

Mar. 21, 2019 2:38 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed tight end Logan Thomas. Detroit made the move Thursday, adding depth at a position recently bolstered by the addition of Jesse James. Thomas made 19 catches for 144 yards and a touchdown over the previous two seasons with the Buffalo Bills. He was...

Red Wings sign Howard to 1-year extension

Mar. 20, 2019 7:41 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings have signed goalie Jimmy Howard to a $4 million, one-year contract extension. The deal keeps Howard in the fold for next season. The 34-year-old Howard has played for the Red Wings his whole NHL career. He's third on the franchise's career list in wins (240) and fourth...

Pittsburgh official, husband charged in Detroit hotel case

Mar. 20, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — An elected official from Pittsburgh and her husband have been charged following an altercation with police in a Detroit hotel. The Wayne County prosecutor's office says 41-year-old Chelsa Wagner faces felony resisting police and misdemeanor disorderly conduct charges. Her husband, Khari...

Still rebuilding, Tigers hoping for growth in 2019

Mar. 20, 2019 6:15 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Al Avila is known for his candor, and the Detroit general manager has remained pretty straightforward about what the future holds for the Tigers. Yes, they're still rebuilding. "The only reason I'm being honest is because: How do you hide this?" Avila joked earlier this offseason. "I'm...

Ford repackages investment, boosts new jobs from 850 to 900

Mar. 20, 2019 1:40 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co. is repackaging a previously announced $900 million manufacturing investment in the Detroit area, boosting the number of jobs added from 850 to 900. Most of the new workers will build a new generation of electric vehicle at Ford's existing factory in Flat Rock, Michigan, south...

Pistons send Thomas, Mykhailiuk to G League

Mar. 20, 2019 12:13 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons have assigned Khyri Thomas and Svi Mykhailiuk to Grand Rapids, the team's G League affiliate. Mykhailiuk was acquired from the Lakers on Feb. 6 in the deal that sent Reggie Bullock to Los Angeles. He has played in three games with the Pistons and appeared in 39 for the...

1 captain retires, 1 demoted in Detroit police racism probe

Mar. 20, 2019 11:04 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A white Detroit police captain has retired while another was demoted and reassigned as part of an audit of racial troubles within a west side precinct. The Detroit News also reports that two 6th Precinct officers will undergo more training, while a white sergeant remains under investigation....

Athanasiou scores twice, Red Wings top Rangers 3-2

Mar. 19, 2019 11:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Red Wings will miss the playoffs for the third consecutive year, but they're trying to develop a strong foundation for next season. Detroit got two goals from Andreas Athanasiou on Tuesday night for its second straight victory, 3-2 over the New York Rangers, who are on the brink of...

Jury finds Detroit police officer guilty in woman's beating

Mar. 19, 2019 6:05 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit police officer has been convicted of misdemeanor assault and battery in the beating of a naked, unarmed and mentally ill woman inside an emergency room triage unit. Jurors in Wayne County delivered the guilty verdict Tuesday against 47-year-old Dewayne Jones. Jones also was charged...