Latest Detroit News

Godfrey propels Purdue Fort Wayne over Oakland 82-73

Feb. 02, 2023 22:09 PM EST

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Jarred Godfrey scored 32 points to lead Purdue Fort Wayne to an 82-73 victory over Oakland on Thursday night. Godfrey also grabbed seven rebounds for the Mastodons (15-9, 7-6 Horizon League). Damian Chong Qui added 15 points and five steals. Deonte...

Michigan man says son, 6, ordered $1K in food from Grubhub

Feb. 02, 2023 19:03 PM EST

CHESTERFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan man says he was left with a $1,000 bill after his 6-year-old son ordered a virtual smorgasbord of food from several restaurants last weekend, leading to a string of unexpected deliveries — and maybe a starring role in an ad campaign. ...

Former teacher charged in sexual assaults of 4 girls

Feb. 01, 2023 17:11 PM EST

WESTLAND, Mich. (AP) — A former teacher who worked with visually impaired students has been charged in connection with the sexual assaults of four girls at three different suburban Detroit schools. James Baird, 43, of Plymouth, was arraigned Wednesday on multiple counts of criminal...

Freight car derailment in Detroit disrupts Amtrak service

Feb. 01, 2023 15:38 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Some Amtrak commuter service between Detroit and Chicago has been disrupted after freight cars derailed along tracks on Detroit's southwest side. An Amtrak spokesman said several routes were canceled through Friday, the Detroit Free Press reported Wednesday. ...

US probes complaints of parts flying off of Ford Explorers

Feb. 01, 2023 04:18 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government's road safety agency is investigating complaints that windshield trim panels can fly off of Ford Explorers while they're traveling at highway speeds. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it has 164 complaints about the trim...

3 rappers missing for days since Detroit gig was scratched

Feb. 01, 2023 04:16 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Three aspiring rappers who met in prison have been missing for 10 days after a Detroit gig suddenly was canceled because of an equipment problem, police said. "We just have a whole lot of unanswered questions that we’re trying to find the answer to,” Cmdr....

Detroit-area man convicted of aiding Islamic State in Syria

Jan. 31, 2023 11:20 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit-area man who was captured on a Syrian battlefield in 2018 has been convicted on charges of providing support to the Islamic State group and attending one of the group's training camps, prosecutors said. A federal jury convicted Ibraheem Izzy Musaibli, 32,...

GM quarterly profit jumps 16% as sales rebound late in 2022

Jan. 31, 2023 09:56 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Rising factory output led to strong U.S. sales at the end of last year, pushing General Motors' fourth-quarter net income up 16% over the same period a year ago. The Detroit automaker made $1.99 billion from October through December, or an adjusted $2.12 per share,...

Doctor gets nearly 17 years in prison for vast opioid scheme

Jan. 30, 2023 15:16 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit-area doctor was sentenced Monday to nearly 17 years in prison and ordered to pay $30 million for leading a scheme to bill Medicare and private insurers for unnecessary painkiller injections and write prescriptions for millions of opioids. Frank Patino's...

Deputy resigns after bodies of woman, 2 sons found frozen

Jan. 30, 2023 14:43 PM EST

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — A sheriff's deputy sent to search for a Detroit-area mother and her two young sons whose bodies later were found frozen in a field has resigned. The Oakland County sheriff's office said the deputy stepped down Jan. 22, The Detroit News reported Monday. ...