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Michigan childhood vaccination rates drop during pandemic

Apr. 12, 2021 14:58 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Health officials on Monday urged Michigan parents to make sure their children are caught up with non-COVID-19 vaccinations, which have slipped below a 70% rate during the coronavirus pandemic. Among the reasons that parents gave for not keeping...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Apr. 12, 2021 09:12 AM EDT

Traverse City Record-Eagle. April 9, 2021. Editorial: Stop the threats There are a plethora of ways to vent frustration with the ongoing disruptions we’re all living through because of the COVID-19 pandemic. For that matter,...

Detroit police investigate after 1 dead, 1 injured in car

Apr. 11, 2021 16:02 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit police launched an investigation Sunday after finding two people shot — one of them fatally — inside a car on the city's west side. Officers found a black 2016 Chevy Impala that had hit a pole just before 3 a.m. Police then discovered that...

Organizations get grants aimed at helping Detroit residents

Apr. 11, 2021 09:42 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Three dozen community organizations in Detroit will share $2.7 million in grants. The grants are from the Neighborhood Opportunity Fund which provides funding for public services that improve the quality of life for low- and moderate-income residents in...

Countries worldwide hit new records for virus cases, deaths

Apr. 09, 2021 18:48 PM EDT

Ambulances filled with breathless patients lined up in Brazil as nations around the world set new records Thursday for COVID-19 deaths and new coronavirus infections. The disease surged even in some countries that have kept the virus in check. In the United States,...

Surging Predators rout Red Wings 7-1 for 9th win in 10 games

Apr. 08, 2021 22:58 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Viktor Arvidsson scored three times to lead the surging Nashville Predators in a 7-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night. “It’s probably up there for birthdays," said Arvidsson, who had his third career hat trick on the day he turned 28....

Detroit going door-to-door to push need for vaccinations

Apr. 08, 2021 18:25 PM EDT

Officials in Detroit are putting together plans to knock on doors across the 139-square-mile city to convince residents to get vaccinated for COVID-19. Detroit expects by the end of April to have crews start visiting homes to speak with residents about the importance of...

Tigers say Fetter returning for upcoming trip

Apr. 08, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers said Thursday that pitching coach Chris Fetter has rejoined the team and will travel on its upcoming trip. Manager A.J. Hinch had said March 29 that Fetter was going to be away from the team because of a positive COVID-19 test. ...

Lions sign ex-Bills S Dean Marlowe to bolster bad defense

Apr. 08, 2021 13:36 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed safety Dean Marlowe, hoping he can help a defense that was one of the worst in NFL history last season. Marlowe played in 15 games last year in his third season with the Buffalo Bills. He had a career-high two...

Former Pistons physician Benjamin Paolucci dies at age 84

Apr. 07, 2021 22:48 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Dr. Benjamin Paolucci, a longtime team physician for the Detroit Pistons who was with the franchise for each of its three NBA championships, has died. He was 84. The Pistons said Paolucci died Wednesday in Florida. Paolucci retired...