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Detroit-area health CEO pleads guilty in health fraud scheme

Oct. 16, 2018 6:52 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A former Detroit-area health care company CEO has pleaded guilty in an investigation into what federal authorities describe as scheme to illegally distribute controlled substances to drug addicts and others. The Justice Department says 38-year-old Mashiyat Rashid of West Bloomfield, who led...

James admits 'terrible error' after swastika shown in TV ad

Oct. 15, 2018 11:02 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate candidate John James of Michigan said Monday he made a "terrible error" by inadvertently showing a swastika in his campaign's first TV ad of the general election. The ad began airing two weeks ago and already was being phased out for a new one, James said, when a...

Police to file criminal complaint after fetus remains found

Oct. 15, 2018 9:25 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Police in Detroit said they would file a criminal complaint against the owners after the remains of 10 fetuses and one infant were found hidden in a former funeral home that had lost its license when decomposing embalmed bodies were found there earlier this year. A criminal complaint will be...

Lions lose Agnew, face tough stretch after open date

Oct. 15, 2018 7:09 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions returned from their open date with a significant injury announcement. Jamal Agnew, who earned All-Pro honors last season as a rookie punt returner, was put on injured reserve with a knee problem. The Lions announced the move Monday, although coach Matt Patricia...

Judge OKs cremation at end of Detroit body parts probe

Oct. 15, 2018 6:47 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A judge says federal authorities can cremate hundreds of remains that have been in cold storage since a raid at a Detroit lab in 2013. The government in January won a conviction against a body parts broker, Arthur Rathburn. He was accused of providing some body parts for medical training...

Pistons exercise 2-way conversion option on Lofton

Oct. 15, 2018 6:45 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons have exercised their two-way player conversion option on guard Zach Lofton. Detroit also announced Monday that it has waived guard Reggie Hearn. The 6-foot-4 Lofton played last season at New Mexico State, averaging 20.1 points per game. He appeared in four games for the...

Gilchrist pays overdue taxes on vacant Detroit building

Oct. 15, 2018 5:45 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor scrambled to pay overdue property taxes on a vacant Detroit apartment building that sorely needs repairs. Garlin Gilchrist II is Gretchen Whitmer's running mate in the race for governor. Whitmer's campaign produced a receipt for $768 to show...

Michigan's Stabenow and James clash in final Senate debate

Oct. 15, 2018 5:38 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Republican John James on Monday urged people to vote "for the person, not the party" and said he would both stand with and against President Donald Trump as necessary, while Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow touted her bipartisanship and said now is not the time to send a political rookie like...

The Latest: Police: Criminal complaint lodges against owners

Oct. 15, 2018 4:44 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on the remains of fetuses and an infant found in a former Detroit funeral home's ceiling (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Police in Detroit are lodging a criminal complaint after the remains of 10 fetuses and one infant were found hidden in the ceiling of a former funeral home. Chief...

Man charged in shooting deaths of 3 inside Detroit eatery

Oct. 15, 2018 8:16 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A 29-year-old man has been charged with murder in the deaths of three men who were gunned down inside a fast-food restaurant in Detroit . William Wilbourn-Little of Detroit was jailed pending his next court hearing after appearing Saturday by video for arraignment on charges including...