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Monroe cop shot while investigating carjacking

May. 25, 2020 10:09 AM EDT

MONROE, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan police officer investigating a carjacking was shot during a traffic stop, authorities said. The shooting occurred Sunday night in a busy commercial area near Interstate 75 in Monroe, 40 miles (64.3 kilometers) south of Detroit. The officer, Cpl. Renae Peterson, was in...

FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2020, file photo, Philadelphia Phillies' Zack Wheeler, left, gives autographs during a spring training baseball workout in Clearwater, Fla. Wheeler's last start before his 30th birthday could have come against his former team. Wheeler, who struck out 24% of the batters he faced last season with the Mets, left New York in free agency last winter for a $118 million, five-year deal with the NL East rival Phillies.(AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

What Would Have Been: Zack against Mets and Motor City golf

May. 25, 2020 2:31 AM EDT

The Major League Baseball season would be about one-third of the way through its 162-game schedule if not for the coronavirus pandemic, and the NBA and NHL would have been closer to crowning their champions. While NASCAR is running live races without spectators, The Associated Press looks at some of the other...

This undated photo provided by the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office shows Jaden T. Hayden. The 20-year-old Detroit nursing home patient was charged Sunday, May 24, 2020, with beating his 75-year-old roommate in an assault that authorities say the younger man recorded on his cellphone and posted on social media. Hayden was not a long-term resident of the nursing home, the attorney told WJXK-TV. (Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office via AP)

Man, 20, charged in nursing home assault recorded on video

May. 24, 2020 4:29 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A 20-year-old Detroit nursing home patient was charged Sunday with beating his 75-year-old roommate in an assault that authorities say the younger man recorded on his cellphone and posted on social media. Jaden T. Hayden of Ypsilanti was charged with two counts of assault, larceny and two...

Ohio woman faces multiple charges after crash killed 2 kids

May. 24, 2020 2:53 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — An Ohio woman faces multiple charges following a crash on Detroit’s east side that killed her 2-year-old daughter and 3-year-old son and left a 5-year-old daughter severely injured, prosecutors said Sunday. Zantea Marie Jackson-Pool, 23, of Toledo, faces three counts of child abuse,...

Detroit's census headcount critical as population decreases

May. 24, 2020 11:17 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit has lost more residents since 2010 than any other big city in the nation, closing out the last decade with another year of falling population, new census figures show. The estimates released Thursday come as the 2020 census is underway. But as of May 19, Detroit’s response...

Michigan man builds Wiffle ball dream field in his backyard

May. 24, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — There is nothing quite like the experience of live baseball. The grass, the dirt, the sunshine and the chalk lines underneath abundant sunshine, sunsets or bright lights. Overpriced beers and the right mix of action and leisure — it is hard to imagine all of that without...

State: Michigan's confirmed COVID-19 virus cases top 54,000

May. 23, 2020 4:42 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The number of confirmed COVID-19 virus cases in Michigan has topped 54,000. Michigan’s Department of Health and Human Services said Saturday that 452 new cases were reported since Friday, bringing the total to 54,365, The number of deaths attributed to complications from the...

Kendra Tucker, left, and her sister Melissa McCann, both of Sanford, wade into flood waters as they work to uncover lost family heirlooms and belongings, Thursday, May 21, 2020, in Sanford, Mich. Scores of displaced people are staying in shelters after flooding overwhelmed two dams, submerged homes and washed out roads in Central Michigan. (Jake May/MLive.com/The Flint Journal via AP)

2nd lawsuit filed against operator of failed Michigan dams

May. 23, 2020 3:55 PM EDT

EDENVILLE, Mich. (AP) — The owners and operators of two mid-Michigan dams that failed, forcing the evacuation of 11,000 people, are facing a second lawsuit. The class-action suit was filed Friday against Boyce Hydro and manager Lee Mueller, the Midland Daily News reported Saturday. The Tittabawassee River...

Man, 20, arrested in nursing home assault captured on video

May. 23, 2020 1:09 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A 20-year-old Detroit nursing home patient was arrested for assault and battery after a video shared on social media showed a 75-year-old patient in the same facility being repeatedly punched in the face. The incident occurred May 15 at the nursing home on the city’s northwest side,...

FILE - In this March 11, 2013, file photo, former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick leaves federal court after being convicted in Detroit, of corruption charges. Rev. Keyon Payton, A Michigan pastor, says Kilpatrick is being quarantined at a federal prison while awaiting a likely release in June, years before he's scheduled to finish a 28-year sentence for corruption. The U.S. Bureau of Prisons declined to comment about Kilpatrick, saying only that he remains in custody at the prison in Oakdale, La. (David Coates/Detroit News via AP, File)

Allies: Ex-Detroit mayor to be released from prison early

May. 22, 2020 9:08 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is being quarantined at a federal prison while awaiting a likely release in June, which would be years before he was scheduled to finish his 28-year sentence for corruption, a pastor said Friday. The U.S. Bureau of Prisons declined to comment about...