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Michigan groups work to increase disability employment

Aug. 19, 2018 1:02 AM EDT

MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (AP) — Cheryl Angelelli feels lucky. After a tragic accident in a swimming pool left her a quadriplegic at 14, her parents did not treat her any differently. "They didn't coddle me," said the Clinton Township resident and director of public relations and marketing for DMC...

Michigan woman brightens senior facility with jigsaw puzzles

Aug. 19, 2018 1:02 AM EDT

FORT GRATIOT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — With a view of the bird feeders and flowers out the window, Sally Eagen assembles her own masterpiece bit by bit. About a thousand puzzle pieces were laid out across the table as an image gradually took form. Eagen, 93, started doing jigsaw puzzles after she moved into...

Carpenter earns first MLB win, Tigers top Twins 7-5

Aug. 19, 2018 12:19 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ryan Carpenter turns 28 years old next week. The Detroit Tigers pitcher gave himself a nice early birthday gift on Saturday night: his first major league win. Mikie Mahtook hit a tiebreaking three-run homer in the fifth inning, Carpenter pitched into the sixth inning and the Tigers beat...

Correction: MAC Preview story

Aug. 18, 2018 6:05 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — In a story Aug. 17 about Mid-American Conference football, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Eastern Michigan opens its MAC schedule against Northern Illinois. Eastern Michigan opens its MAC schedule against Buffalo. A corrected version of the story is below: On 50th anniversary...

Tigers add Blackwood as player to be named in deal for Fiers

Aug. 18, 2018 5:45 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers have acquired minor league right-hander Nolan Blackwood from Oakland as a player to be named in the deal that sent pitcher Mike Fiers to the A's. Fiers was dealt to Oakland earlier this month for two players to be named or cash. The 23-year-old Blackwood has gone 6-3 with...

Detroit man charged in hit-and-run death of sheriff's deputy

Aug. 18, 2018 2:15 PM EDT

WESTLAND, Mich. (AP) — Authorities have charged a 47-year-old Detroit man in an alleged hit-and-run accident that killed a Wayne County sheriff's deputy. Mlive.com reports that Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy on Saturday filed charges against Desmond Robinson in the death of 55-year-old sheriff's Sgt....

Suit: Hospital honored patient's request for no black nurse

Aug. 18, 2018 12:19 PM EDT

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — A nurse is suing a Michigan hospital for allegedly honoring a patient's request to not be cared for by a black woman. Teoka Williams filed a federal lawsuit Monday against Beaumont Hospital in Dearborn, alleging that the health system violated federal and state civil rights laws by...

Judge to decide on jury seeing video of driver's demeanor

Aug. 18, 2018 12:10 PM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A judge will rule on whether a police body-cam video showing a former Kent County prosecutor's demeanor after a crash will be shown at the man's reckless driving trial. MLive.com reports that Kent County Circuit Judge Joseph Rossi heard arguments Friday over the video of Joshua...

Detroit man charged in police officer's hit-and-run death

Aug. 18, 2018 11:53 AM EDT

WESTLAND, Mich. (AP) — A Detroit man has been charged in the hit-and-run death of an off-duty Wayne County sheriff's sergeant who was struck and dragged while jogging. Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy says 47-year-old Desmond Robinson was charged Saturday with reckless driving causing death, failure to...

Detroit seeks resident input on improving quality of life

Aug. 18, 2018 11:31 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit mayor's office wants to hear residents' ideas on how to improve the city's quality of life, better protect the public health and provide greater economic opportunities. A public session was scheduled for Saturday as part of the Sustainability Community Series. Other sessions are...