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Suburban Detroit police fatally shoot man who pointed gun at them

Apr. 12, 2024 17:47 PM EDT

WARREN, Mich. (AP) — Officers responding to a calls about a man who was assaulting family members fatally shot him after he pointed a handgun at them Friday in suburban Detroit, authorities said. The man came out of a home armed with a handgun and pointed the weapon at officers,...

AP Decision Notes: What to expect in Michigan's state house special elections

Apr. 12, 2024 13:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michigan Democrats hope to restore their slim majority in the state House of Representatives on Tuesday when voters fill two vacant seats in suburban Detroit. The chamber deadlocked at 54-54 in November when two Democratic members won mayoral elections. Democrats...

Luukkonen stops 22 shots and Buffalo Sabres play spoilers in beating the Washington Capitals 4-2

Apr. 11, 2024 23:16 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — An improved performance still wasn’t good enough for Nic Dowd and the spiraling Washington Capitals who dropped their second outing to the Buffalo Sabres in nine days, and slipped out of the top eight of the Eastern Conference standings. “It’s tough. I...

Michigan school shooter's parents sentenced to 10 years in prison for not stopping a 'runaway train'

Apr. 09, 2024 19:56 PM EDT

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — The first parents convicted in a U.S. mass school shooting were sentenced to at least 10 years in prison Tuesday as a Michigan judge lamented missed opportunities that could have prevented their teenage son from possessing a gun and killing four students in 2021. ...

A Detroit-area officer who assaulted a Black man after an arrest pleads guilty

Apr. 08, 2024 18:06 PM EDT

WARREN, Mich. (AP) — A suburban Detroit police officer who punched a young Black man in the face and slammed his head to the ground pleaded guilty Monday to a federal civil rights violation. Matthew Rodriguez acknowledged using “unreasonable force” against the 19-year-old man...

Detroit-area landlord to pay $190K to settle claims of sexual harassment against women

Apr. 08, 2024 17:33 PM EDT

DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) — A suburban Detroit landlord has agreed to pay $190,000 to settle allegations of sexual harassment against women who lived in his buildings or were prospective tenants, the federal government said Monday. The U.S. Justice Department intervened on...

Kreider gives Rangers 4-3 win over Red Wings to extend Eastern Conference lead

Apr. 05, 2024 22:44 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Chris Kreider scored the go-ahead goal on a power play midway through the third period and the Eastern Conference-leading New York Rangers beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-3 on Friday night. Barclay Goodrow had two goals to double his season total, Will Cuylle also...

A California dog missing since the summer is found in Michigan

Apr. 05, 2024 20:31 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A dog missing in California since the summer turned up more than 2,000 miles away in suburban Detroit. Police in Harper Woods responded to a call about a stray dog last week, picked up the terrier mix and contacted an animal welfare group. The Grosse...

Thomas Gumbleton, Detroit Catholic bishop who opposed war and promoted social justice, dies at 94

Apr. 04, 2024 21:56 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Thomas Gumbleton, a Catholic bishop in Detroit who for decades was an international voice against war and racism and an advocate for labor and social justice, died Thursday. He was 94. Gumbleton's death was announced by the Archdiocese of Detroit, where he was a...

Michigan AP Division 1 All-State team led by Player of the Year Summer Davis of West Bloomfield.

Apr. 04, 2024 18:03 PM EDT

The 2024 Michigan Associated Press Division 1 All-State girls basketball team, which was selected by a panel of 15 sports writers: ___ PLAYER OF THE YEAR Summer Davis, West Bloomfield ___ ALL-STATE ___ ...