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Detroit freeway shooting kills 2-year-old, wounds 9-year-old

Jun. 18, 2021 11:43 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A shooting on Interstate 75 in Detroit killed a 2-year-old boy and left a 9-year-old boy hospitalized in serious condition, police said. The victims were transported to Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit following the shooting about 9:45 p.m....

Judge wants to learn more about record breach in Snyder case

Jun. 17, 2021 18:20 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A judge on Thursday ordered Flint water prosecutors to stop distributing documents that were declared confidential during Detroit's bankruptcy. Judge Thomas Tucker also told lawyers for former Gov. Rick Snyder to show him a portion of the records that...

Spectrum, Beaumont plan to merge into single health system

Jun. 17, 2021 17:30 PM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Beaumont Health and Spectrum Health, the largest health care providers on each side of Michigan, said Thursday they plan to merge into a single system with 22 hospitals and 64,000 employees. Spectrum's insurance arm, Priority Health, with more...

Michigan lifts indoor capacity limits, mask requirements

Jun. 17, 2021 16:34 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan will lift all indoor capacity restrictions and mask requirements next week, 10 days sooner than planned amid vaccinations and plummeting COVID-19 infections, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Thursday. The state's main coronavirus order will...

Auto show back in Detroit next year with focus on outdoors

Jun. 17, 2021 16:30 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The head of Detroit's big international auto show says it will return to the Motor City next year, but with smaller indoor displays, and more emphasis on experiencing vehicles and technology outside. The North American International Auto Show was canceled...

Detroit marijuana law is suspended over license fairness

Jun. 17, 2021 13:26 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A judge on Thursday suspended a Detroit law that gives preferences to certain people who want to get into the marijuana business, based on years of residency and other factors. The ordinance gives an "unfair, irrational and likely unconstitutional...

Dispute over firewood ends in Michigan man's fatal shooting

Jun. 17, 2021 10:52 AM EDT

TAYLOR, Mich. (AP) — A dispute over free firewood allegedly led a man to fatally shoot a neighbor in front of the victim's teenage son, suburban Detroit police said. Taylor police said the victim was pronounced dead at a hospital Tuesday and a 70-year-old man was taken...

Test rules out man who said he might be missing Michigan boy

Jun. 17, 2021 10:01 AM EDT

LIVONIA, Mich. (AP) — A DNA sample from a man hasn't solved the disappearance of a 4-year-old boy at a suburban Detroit shopping mall nearly 30 years ago, police said. A test has ruled out a man who stepped forward in 2019 and said he could be D’Wan Sims, Livonia...

Bankruptcy judge gets involved in Flint water record dispute

Jun. 16, 2021 17:22 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Flint water criminal case involving former Gov. Rick Snyder took a strange side trip Wednesday into bankruptcy court where his lawyers asked a judge to penalize state attorneys for distributing confidential documents from Detroit's historic financial restructuring. ...

Magnussen to make IndyCar debut, has F1 in rearview mirror

Jun. 16, 2021 15:59 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kevin Magnussen, fresh off his first win in eight years, will make his IndyCar debut as he continues to leave Formula One in his rearview mirror. Magnussen will race at Road America in Wisconsin this weekend for Arrow McLaren SP as the replacement...