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Police make arrests in freeway shooting killing 2-year-old

Jun. 20, 2021 11:39 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — There have been “multiple arrests” in a freeway shooting in Detroit that left a 2-year-old boy dead and a 9-year-old seriously injured, according to Michigan State Police. The agency’s special investigation section announced the arrests on Twitter...

Juvenile Blanding's turtles released to restored wetland

Jun. 20, 2021 09:37 AM EDT

HOLLY, Mich. (AP) — Eighteen juvenile Blanding’s turtles have been released to a restored wetland area along a utility pipeline right-of-way north of Detroit. Consumers Energy employees joined Herpetological Resource and Management and the Michigan Sea Life Aquarium...

After 100 years, Detroit-area coney island closing soon

Jun. 20, 2021 09:17 AM EDT

HIGHLAND PARK, Mich. (AP) — Hold the onions? Yes, and the mustard, too, unfortunately. Red Hots Coney Island in Highland Park is closing in late July, a month after it celebrates its 100th year in business on June 26. “Our bodies are telling us...

Newgarden earns pole for IndyCar race at Road America

Jun. 19, 2021 19:11 PM EDT

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — Josef Newgarden insists this season hasn’t been overly frustrating for Team Penske even without a victory to show for it yet. Perhaps this is the week Newgarden or another Team Penske driver finally breaks through. This is the longest Team...

Detroit freeway shooting kills 2-year-old, wounds 9-year-old

Jun. 18, 2021 11:43 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A shooting on Interstate 75 in Detroit killed a 2-year-old boy and left a 9-year-old boy hospitalized in serious condition, police said. The victims were transported to Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit following the shooting about 9:45 p.m....

Judge wants to learn more about record breach in Snyder case

Jun. 17, 2021 18:20 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A judge on Thursday ordered Flint water prosecutors to stop distributing documents that were declared confidential during Detroit's bankruptcy. Judge Thomas Tucker also told lawyers for former Gov. Rick Snyder to show him a portion of the records that...

Spectrum, Beaumont plan to merge into single health system

Jun. 17, 2021 17:30 PM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Beaumont Health and Spectrum Health, the largest health care providers on each side of Michigan, said Thursday they plan to merge into a single system with 22 hospitals and 64,000 employees. Spectrum's insurance arm, Priority Health, with more...

Michigan lifts indoor capacity limits, mask requirements

Jun. 17, 2021 16:34 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan will lift all indoor capacity restrictions and mask requirements next week, 10 days sooner than planned amid vaccinations and plummeting COVID-19 infections, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Thursday. The state's main coronavirus order will...

Auto show back in Detroit next year with focus on outdoors

Jun. 17, 2021 16:30 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The head of Detroit's big international auto show says it will return to the Motor City next year, but with smaller indoor displays, and more emphasis on experiencing vehicles and technology outside. The North American International Auto Show was canceled...

Detroit marijuana law is suspended over license fairness

Jun. 17, 2021 13:26 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A judge on Thursday suspended a Detroit law that gives preferences to certain people who want to get into the marijuana business, based on years of residency and other factors. The ordinance gives an "unfair, irrational and likely unconstitutional...