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Organizations get grants aimed at helping Detroit residents

Apr. 11, 2021 09:42 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Three dozen community organizations in Detroit will share $2.7 million in grants. The grants are from the Neighborhood Opportunity Fund which provides funding for public services that improve the quality of life for low- and moderate-income residents in...

Countries worldwide hit new records for virus cases, deaths

Apr. 09, 2021 18:48 PM EDT

Ambulances filled with breathless patients lined up in Brazil as nations around the world set new records Thursday for COVID-19 deaths and new coronavirus infections. The disease surged even in some countries that have kept the virus in check. In the United States,...

Surging Predators rout Red Wings 7-1 for 9th win in 10 games

Apr. 08, 2021 22:58 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Viktor Arvidsson scored three times to lead the surging Nashville Predators in a 7-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night. “It’s probably up there for birthdays," said Arvidsson, who had his third career hat trick on the day he turned 28....

Detroit going door-to-door to push need for vaccinations

Apr. 08, 2021 18:25 PM EDT

Officials in Detroit are putting together plans to knock on doors across the 139-square-mile city to convince residents to get vaccinated for COVID-19. Detroit expects by the end of April to have crews start visiting homes to speak with residents about the importance of...

Tigers say Fetter returning for upcoming trip

Apr. 08, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers said Thursday that pitching coach Chris Fetter has rejoined the team and will travel on its upcoming trip. Manager A.J. Hinch had said March 29 that Fetter was going to be away from the team because of a positive COVID-19 test. ...

Lions sign ex-Bills S Dean Marlowe to bolster bad defense

Apr. 08, 2021 13:36 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed safety Dean Marlowe, hoping he can help a defense that was one of the worst in NFL history last season. Marlowe played in 15 games last year in his third season with the Buffalo Bills. He had a career-high two...

Former Pistons physician Benjamin Paolucci dies at age 84

Apr. 07, 2021 22:48 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Dr. Benjamin Paolucci, a longtime team physician for the Detroit Pistons who was with the franchise for each of its three NBA championships, has died. He was 84. The Pistons said Paolucci died Wednesday in Florida. Paolucci retired...

Deputies find baby in wooded area northwest of Detroit

Apr. 07, 2021 22:36 PM EDT

ORION TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A 37-year-old suburban Detroit mother could face child abuse charges after her 4-month-old son was found cold, wet and lying face-down in a wooded area near a creek. Deputies found the baby Wednesday in Orion Township, about 40 miles (64...

Pistons sign Cook after two 10-day deals

Apr. 07, 2021 22:16 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons signed forward Tyler Cook to a multi-year contract. The team did not release terms of the agreement Wednesday. The 6-foot-8 Cook signed a 10-day contract with the Pistons on March 18, followed by a second 10-day deal March 28. ...

Twins rally for 3-2 victory over Baddoo, Tigers

Apr. 07, 2021 21:20 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Jorge Polanco hit a two-run double in the sixth inning and the Minnesota Twins held off Akil Baddoo and the Detroit Tigers 3-2 on Wednesday. Baddoo hit an RBI triple and threw a runner out from left field — another impressive day in this stellar start...