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File-This Sept. 15, 2019, file photo shows Detroit Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire watching his team play against the Baltimore Orioles in the seventh inning of a baseball game in Detroit.  It could be another long season for the Detroit Tigers, but fans in the Motor City may not have to look far for signs of hope. About 60 miles down Interstate 75. “We've got some pretty good ones going to Triple-A Toledo,

Tigers eyeing Triple-A Toledo for top prospects

Jan. 23, 2020 5:34 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — It could be another long season for the Detroit Tigers, but fans in the Motor City may not have to look far for signs of hope. About 60 miles down Interstate 75. “We've got some pretty good ones going to Triple-A Toledo," Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire said. "They ought to be pretty...

85-year-old Detroit man killed; body stuffed in cabinet

Jan. 23, 2020 4:16 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The body of an 85-year-old Detroit man was found in a cabinet in the basement of his home, police said. A 38-year-old man who was inside the house when police arrived Tuesday was charged with murder in the death of Albert Wright, the Wayne County prosecutor's office said Thursday. Police...

FILE - In this May 17, 2017 photo, Brown County Supervisor Staush Gruszynski speaks at a Brown County Board of Supervisors meeting at City Hall in Green Bay, Wis. Now a Wisconsin state Rep.,  Grusznyski, in December, was removed from committee assignments and the Democratic caucus after an investigation determined he

Over 100 state lawmakers accused of misconduct in 3 years

Jan. 23, 2020 3:37 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — State lawmakers across the U.S. have reached a troubling milestone for allegations of sexual misconduct, even as they have taken significant steps to try to prevent and investigate such behavior. Recent complaints filed against Michigan state Sen. Peter Lucido mean at least 101...

Man loses appeal over bright lights, 10 years in prison

Jan. 23, 2020 2:59 PM EST

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Bright lights — long prison stay. Police had probable cause to pull over a man who was driving in Ypsilanti with his high beams on, a stop that led to the discovery of cocaine, an outstanding arrest warrant — and ultimately a 10-year prison sentence, an appeals court...

Veteran accuses bank of discrimination for not taking checks

Jan. 23, 2020 2:08 PM EST

LIVONIA, Mich. (AP) — A black Air Force veteran who tried to deposit settlement checks from a discrimination lawsuit was rejected by his suburban Detroit bank, which suspected fraud and called police. After settling a lawsuit with his former employer, Sauntore Thomas now is suing TCF Bank, alleging racial...

Lonnie Scott, right, executive director Progress Michigan, announces the launch of a statewide ballot drive to rein in lobbying, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, outside the Michigan Bureau of Elections in Lansing, Mich. Joining Scott is Ken Schwartz, vice president of Michiganders for Fair and Transparent Elections. (AP Photo/David Eggert)

Group launches Michigan ballot drive to rein in lobbying

Jan. 23, 2020 12:44 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A group launched a ballot drive Thursday to target lobbying in Michigan's Capitol by banning free food and drink for state elected officials, requiring former lawmakers to wait two years to become lobbyists and overhauling a system that tracks lobbying. The Coalition to Close Lansing...

Group drops part of voting suit, is OK with satellite sites

Jan. 23, 2020 10:02 AM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A liberal group has dropped part of its lawsuit challenging Michigan's law regarding same-day voter registration at polling places, after the state clarified that people can register to vote at satellite locations established by clerks. Super PAC Priorities USA filed an amended suit...

Home searched after cybercrime targets Florida school board

Jan. 23, 2020 9:56 AM EST

Cybercrime investigators searched a South Carolina home in a nationwide effort to track down suspects they say stole more than $206,000 from a Florida school board. Federal agents this week searched the Greenville home of a man who has been indicted in the scheme to defraud the Sumter County School Board in...

FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2019, file photo Chase Briscoe (98) leads the field of cars to start the NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. General Motors is planning to open a new technical center for performance and auto racing near the Charlotte Motor Speedway. The center will focus on transferring auto racing knowledge into engineering for vehicles that are sold to the public. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn, File)

GM to open racing tech center near Charlotte Motor Speedway

Jan. 23, 2020 9:55 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is planning to open a new technical center for performance and auto racing near the Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina. The company says the 75,000-square-foot center will open by mid-2020 off Interstate 85 in Concord. GM says it's still finalizing plans for the number...

Study: Michigan in bottom 5 for equitable school funding

Jan. 23, 2020 9:46 AM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan is among 16 states where the lowest-poverty school districts receive less state and local funding than the highest-poverty districts do — a 5-percentage point disparity that ranks fifth-worst nationally, a study said Thursday. The report from Education Trust-Midwest, a...