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Hendricks takes shutout into 9th, Cubs beat Tigers 5-1

May. 16, 2021 16:43 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Kyle Hendricks took a shutout into the ninth inning and the Chicago Cubs defeated the Detroit Tigers 5-1 on Sunday. Hendricks (3-4) allowed eight hits and struck out a season-high eight in eight-plus innings without allowing a walk. ...

Ex-priest priest pleads guilty in Upper Peninsula to abuse

May. 16, 2021 12:56 PM EDT

IRON MOUNTAIN, Mich. (AP) — A former Upper Peninsula priest who left Michigan years ago has pleaded guilty to a remaining sexual abuse case against him. Gary Jacobs, 75, is accused of sexually abuse teenagers in the 1980s while serving as a priest under the Catholic...

No injuries in barn fire at MSU facility for cattle research

May. 16, 2021 11:48 AM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Authorities were investigating after a fire extensively damaged part of a Michigan State University facility used for cattle research. Ingham County dispatchers received a call around 7:45 p.m. Saturday about a fire at the Dairy Cattle...

PNC Bank commits $7.5M to affordable housing in Detroit

May. 16, 2021 09:18 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — PNC Bank has committed $7.5 million to creating and preserving affordable housing across Detroit. The investment was made to the Detroit Housing for the Future Fund which directs private capital to support developments in need of gap financing, according...

Michigan sanctuary trains officers how to catch alligators

May. 16, 2021 01:02 AM EDT

ATHENS, Mich. (AP) — Every year, alligators are found in Michigan. Most of them are small alligators still living in aquariums in people’s homes. But sometimes calls come in for larger alligators spotted in ponds or creeks. In 2019, a man was collecting minnows in...

Castro's hit in 10th gives Tigers 9-8 win over Cubs

May. 15, 2021 21:34 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A.J. Hinch's first month as Detroit's manager was rough. Now he has reason to hope the worst is behind him. Harold Castro hit an RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning off Craig Kimbrel to give the Tigers a 9-8 victory over the Chicago Cubs on...

Company: Ex-Trump lawyer raiding nonprofit for personal use

May. 15, 2021 15:54 PM EDT

Former Trump attorney and self-proclaimed “Kraken releaser” Sidney Powell has told prospective donors that her group, Defending the Republic, is a legal defense fund to protect the integrity of U.S. elections. But the company suing Powell over her baseless claims of...

Michigan adds 107 deaths to virus toll as mask order eased

May. 15, 2021 15:54 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A records review has added 91 previous deaths to Michigan’s COVID-19 pandemic total, state health officials said Saturday. The state Department of Health and Human Services also reported 16 new coronavirus deaths, pushing the statewide toll to...

Detroit tourism seeks rebound after year lost to pandemic

May. 15, 2021 11:09 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Timothy Tharp has owned businesses in Detroit long enough to remember when parts of downtown resembled a ghost town. He’s also seen its resurgence with new restaurants, hotels and throngs of people since the city's emergence from bankruptcy. Then came...

Michigan police say 4-year-old fatally shot by pellet gun

May. 15, 2021 10:50 AM EDT

BLENDON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A 4-year-old child has died after being accidentally shot with a pellet gun in western Michigan’s Ottawa County, police said. The child was shot Friday evening at a home in rural Blendon Township, which is south of Allendale, but Ottawa...