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DTE Energy proposes purchase of 3 new wind parks in Michigan

Jul. 21, 2019 9:42 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — DTE Energy is planning to buy three new wind parks in Michigan that are expected to help lower carbon emissions from the utility's operations. The Detroit-based utility says Michigan's Public Service Commission has granted conditional approval for the proposed purchase. Two of the wind parks...

Grand Rapids zoo plans more exhibits, redesign

Jul. 21, 2019 9:39 AM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A western Michigan zoo is proposing a makeover that would feature new animals, exhibits and experience for visitors. The John Ball Zoo in Grand Rapids is closing a month early to work on improvements. Zoo officials are hoping to widen the entryway to enhance accessibility. "The...

Traverse City seeking cruise ships after port certification

Jul. 21, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

GREILICKVILLE, Mich. (AP) — Transformation of the former coal dock into the publicly accessible Discovery Pier is smoothing the way for more passenger-carrying cruise ships to visit Traverse City. The facility in December was certified as a cruise port by the U.S. Coast Guard. Local officials who want to...

Guerrero's grand slam helps Blue Jays beat Tigers 7-5

Jul. 20, 2019 11:27 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — When rookie slugger Vladimir Guerrero Jr. came to the plate with the bases loaded, there was an air of anticipation at Comerica Park. Toronto and Detroit are a combined 60 games under .500, but this was still a moment to remember. Guerrero hit his first career grand slam, a 441-foot drive...

Guerrero hits 1st slam, Blue Jays rally past Tigers 7-5

Jul. 20, 2019 11:17 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit his first career grand slam, a 441-foot drive toward the bushes at Comerica Park that helped the Toronto Blue Jays rally for a 7-5 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday night. Guerrero's home run erased a 5-1 deficit in the fifth, and Brandon Drury added a...

Annual Port Huron to Mackinac sailboat race underway

Jul. 20, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — About 200 sailboats and 1,600 sailors are on their way from Port Huron to Mackinac Island following the start of the annual Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Race on Lake Huron. Race Chair Robert Nutter says weather conditions were favorable for Saturday's start near the Blue Water...

Severe storms knock out power to thousands in Michigan

Jul. 20, 2019 5:20 PM EDT

JACKSON, Mich. (AP) — About 196,000 utility customers in Michigan's Lower Peninsula are without electricity after a storm packing strong winds, hail and lightning crossed parts of the state. Jackson, Michigan-based Consumers Energy says storms overnight Friday brought down more than 1,500 power lines....

Clanton, Suwannapura win LPGA Tour team event

Jul. 20, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

MIDLAND, Mich. (AP) — Cydney Clanton and Jasmine Suwannapura ran away with the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational on Saturday, shooting an 11-under 59 in best-ball play for a six-stroke victory. Clanton and Suwannapura took a five-shot lead into the final round after shooting an alternate-shot 63 on Friday...

Motorist killed in 3-vehicle crash involving police car

Jul. 20, 2019 12:34 PM EDT

DEWITT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A motorist has died and a state police trooper was injured in a three-vehicle crash north of Lansing. The trooper was headed to a retail fraud complaint about 8 p.m. Friday when the patrol car collided with a semi-trailer in DeWitt Township. One of those vehicles then struck a...

Michigan officials deny to pay for Portland flood damages

Jul. 20, 2019 9:29 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Mich. (AP) — Portland city officials are asking Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's administration to clarify or reconsider its decision to deny aid to communities hurt by severe flooding early in the year. Ice jams in the Grand River caused severe flooding in February that closed three bridges,...