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Republicans kept off Michigan ballot turn to the courts

May. 27, 2022 16:58 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Business owner Perry Johnson filed a lawsuit Friday to try to get on Michigan's August primary ballot, the first of many likely legal challenges after five Republican candidates for governor were barred because of too few valid petition signatures. Johnson asked the...

Man accused of shooting at Detroit police officers arraigned

May. 27, 2022 16:51 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — An 18-year-old man has been charged with assault with intent to murder after shots were fired at two Detroit police officers who were attempting to stop the vehicle he allegedly was riding in. Deontay Hestle Jr. also faces weapons and fleeing and eluding charges, the...

Fall trial set for Michigan man in 2019 killing, mutilation

May. 27, 2022 15:17 PM EDT

CORUNNA, Mich. (AP) — A judge has set an October trial date for a Michigan man charged in the 2019 killing of a man whose mutilated body was found hanging from the ceiling of a home. A Shiawassee County judge scheduled Mark Latunski's jury trial to begin Oct. 18 on charges of open...

New law puts NHL great Konstantinov's 24/7 care in jeopardy

May. 27, 2022 15:06 PM EDT

WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich. (AP) — Vladimir Konstantinov has traded hockey sticks for an Uno deck. Many, in fact. The onetime Soviet and Detroit Red Wings star plays so often that he goes through a pack per week, wearing out cards with the hands that once made him one of the world's best defensemen. ...

Blaze destroys landmark restaurant in Detroit's Midtown

May. 27, 2022 13:58 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Fire destroyed a landmark restaurant and brewpub Friday in Midtown Detroit, but spared the neighboring Third Man Records store owned by musician Jack White as well as Shinola's flagship watch store. No one was inside Traffic Jam & Snug when the blaze happened,...

Cabrera's hit in 9th lifts Tigers to 4-3 win over Guardians

May. 26, 2022 23:10 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Miguel Cabrera remains a force at age 39. Carera had a game-ending single in the ninth inning with his third hit, lifting the Detroit Tigers to a 4-3 win over the Cleveland Guardians on Thursday. Cabrera, who became the seventh player to have 3,000...

Guardians make moves, including trading OF Johnson for $1

May. 26, 2022 21:48 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Cleveland Guardians put slugger Franmil Reyes on the 10-day injured list with a tight right hamstring and selected the contract of Oscar Gonzalez from Triple-A Columbus. Gonzalez hit a single up the middle off Detroit lefty Tarik Skubal in the first at-bat of his...

Michigan GOP governor hopefuls off ballot, court fight next

May. 26, 2022 16:57 PM EDT

Two of the leading candidates for the GOP nomination for Michigan governor say they will ask the courts to intervene after they were found ineligible Thursday for the August primary, reshaping the race to challenge Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in the battleground state this fall. ...

Two years after Floyd murder, racial trauma permeates US

May. 25, 2022 22:19 PM EDT

Black Men Heal co-founder Zakia Williams was deeply moved as she watched a young Black man become emotional while speaking about the mental health toll the past few years have taken on him. “He said ‘I just want to play basketball without fear of getting shot, I just want to...

Ex-Detroit firefighters union treasurer sentenced for fraud

May. 25, 2022 10:28 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A former treasurer for a Detroit firefighters union has been sentenced to one year in federal prison after being convicted of embezzling more than $220,000 in union funds, some of which she spent on airline flights, hotels and ocean cruises. The federal judge who...