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Pittsburgh official, husband arraigned in Detroit hotel case

Mar. 25, 2019 9:34 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — An elected official from Pittsburgh and her husband have been arraigned on charges stemming from an altercation with Detroit police at a hotel. Chelsa Wagner and Khari Mosley were arraigned in Detroit Monday. Both are accused of disorderly conduct. Wagner, the Allegheny County, Pennsylvania,...

Family members celebrate birthday of late 'Queen of Soul'

Mar. 25, 2019 5:15 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Family members celebrated Aretha Franklin on what would have been the Queen of Soul's 77th birthday Monday with a memorial service and a screening of a documentary film. The service was held inside a chapel at Woodlawn Cemetery in Detroit. Franklin died last year after battling pancreatic...

Some Americans cheer Mueller's report, others feel let down

Mar. 25, 2019 8:51 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The first glimpse into the special counsel's investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election did little to mend a gaping American political divide. The four-page summary of Robert Mueller's probe released by Attorney General William Barr didn't satisfy many who wanted more...

Red Wings recall D McIlrath, send D Sulak to AHL

Mar. 24, 2019 6:50 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings recalled defenseman Dylan McIlrath from Grand Rapids of the AHL under emergency conditions and assigned defenseman Libor Sulak to Grand Rapids. The 26-year-old McIlrath had a goal and eight assists in 49 games for Grand Rapids this season. He was acquired by Detroit...

Lions sign CB Rashaan Melvin

Mar. 23, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed free agent cornerback Rashaan Melvin. The Lions announced the move Saturday. Melvin is entering his sixth NFL season. Melvin played for the Oakland Raiders in 2018, appearing in 14 games with seven starts. Prior to Oakland, he spent time with...

Mike Cofer, Pro Bowl linebacker for Lions, dies at 58

Mar. 22, 2019 5:00 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Mike Cofer, a Pro Bowl linebacker who played a decade with the Detroit Lions and is second on the team's career list in sacks, has died. He was 58. The Lions said Cofer died Thursday. Cofer's son Phil plays basketball for Florida State. The school said he found out about his father's death...

Lions re-sign OL Andrew Donnal

Mar. 22, 2019 12:48 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have re-signed offensive lineman Andrew Donnal. The Lions announced the move Friday. Donnal appeared in two games last season for Detroit. He previously spent time with the Ravens and Rams. Donnal was a fourth-round draft pick in 2015 by the Rams. He has appeared...

GM announces jobs, electric vehicle after Trump criticism

Mar. 22, 2019 12:44 PM EDT

ORION TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Less than a week after a series of critical tweets from the president over an Ohio plant closure, General Motors is announcing plans to add 400 jobs and build a new electric vehicle at a factory north of Detroit. The company says it will spend $300 million at its plant in Orion...

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...