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New lead testing method could reveal higher levels in water

Nov. 30, 2021 13:23 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — For years, testing of the tap water in an upscale Detroit suburb showed the city was in the clear. Then residents got a notice seemingly out of the blue: Their water could be contaminated with elevated levels of lead. The city of Royal Oak had not made...

Man charged in mother's fatal shooting after family dinner

Nov. 29, 2021 18:13 PM EST

ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) — A 22-year-old suburban Detroit man has been charged with open murder in the fatal shooting of his mother as she drove him home from a family dinner on Thanksgiving eve. George Harry II also is charged with five counts of attempted murder and...

Police: Man fatally shoots mother in car in suburban Detroit

Nov. 26, 2021 12:41 PM EST

ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) — A 22-year-old man has been arrested in the fatal shooting of his 52-year-old mother along a major thoroughfare north of Detroit. The pair was in the same car late Thursday night on northbound Woodward Avenue beneath the Interstate 696 overpass...

Friday's Scores

Oct. 23, 2021 00:33 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Ada Forest Hills Eastern 55, Wayland Union 6 Akron-Fairgrove 42, Caseville 0 Allen Park 48, Southgate Anderson 0 Allendale 35, Spring Lake 28 Alma 27, Big Rapids 20 ...

Friday's Scores

Oct. 16, 2021 03:01 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Ada Forest Hills Eastern 28, Grand Rapids Kenowa Hills 13 Addison 52, Napoleon 34 Adrian Madison 60, Dearborn Advanced Technology 0 Algonac 8, Yale 3 Allen Park 38, Trenton...

Caracal cat owner ticketed, ordered to find them new home

Oct. 15, 2021 12:11 PM EDT

ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) — A suburban Detroit woman has been ordered to find another home for her four African caracals after one of the wild cats spent hours on the loose after escaping its enclosure earlier this week. Royal Oak police have issued Elaine Westfall five...

Large African cat captured after escape in Detroit suburb

Oct. 14, 2021 11:53 AM EDT

ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) — A large cat native to Africa that escaped from its suburban Detroit home was captured after spending several hours on the lam, according to an animal recovery group. News of the capture of the caracal came at about 11 p.m....

Large African cat escapes owner, prowls Detroit suburb

Oct. 13, 2021 16:45 PM EDT

ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) — A large cat native to Africa is on the loose in a suburb north of Detroit after escaping from its owner. The caracal was reported missing around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday in Royal Oak, authorities said. The cat's weight is...

Friday's Scores

Oct. 09, 2021 03:00 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Addison 59, Grass Lake 0 Almont 14, Armada 7 Ann Arbor Huron def. Ann Arbor Skyline, forfeit Auburn Hills Avondale 35, Royal Oak 21 Bad Axe 53, Vassar 0 ...

Friday's Scores

Oct. 02, 2021 00:30 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Ada Forest Hills Eastern 41, Grand Rapids Ottawa Hills 19 Adrian Madison 54, Morenci 14 Allen Park 35, Dearborn Edsel Ford 6 Allendale 43, Holland Christian 6 Alma 28,...