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Detroit man who was Tuskegee Airman dies at 100

Jun. 24, 2022 18:38 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Alexander Jefferson, a member of the celebrated Tuskegee Airmen during World War II, has died at age 100, officials said Friday. Jefferson was born in Detroit and remained a lifelong resident. The city announced last fall that it plans to honor him with the Lt. Col....

Decaying body of boy, 3, found in freezer; mother arrested

Jun. 24, 2022 12:48 PM EDT

WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich. (AP) — A 30-year-old woman has been arrested after the decomposing body of her 3-year-old son was found Friday morning in a basement freezer in the family's westside Detroit home. Detroit police officers and members of Child Protective Services discovered the...

Pistons draft Ivey at No. 5 and acquire No. 13 pick Duren

Jun. 24, 2022 01:28 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons suddenly have a dynamic backcourt, giving the three-time championship franchise a chance to restore a bit of glory. Detroit also made a savvy deal to bolster its frontcourt. The Pistons selected Purdue's Jaden Ivey with the No. 5...

US rep blames abortion supporters for Michigan office damage

Jun. 23, 2022 14:27 PM EDT

JACKSON, Mich. (AP) — A Republican U.S. representative says he believes abortion rights activists may be behind vandalism at the building his campaign office shares with an anti-abortion group in southern Michigan. Attackers smashed windows and a front door of the building in...

17-year sentence sticks for man who killed woman on porch

Jun. 22, 2022 17:59 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A white Detroit-area man who said he feared for his life when he fatally shot a young Black woman on his porch in 2013 was given the same 17-year prison sentence Wednesday at a new hearing ordered by the Michigan Supreme Court. Ted Wafer was convicted of...

Fire damages hotel, other downtown Holly buildings

Jun. 22, 2022 13:01 PM EDT

HOLLY, Mich. (AP) — A hotel was among several businesses damaged as a fire swept through part of the downtown of a northern Oakland County village. Dozens of firefighters from area departments battled the blaze which started about 4 p.m. Tuesday in Holly, about 53 miles (85...

Story's 3-run HR out of Fenway helps Red Sox beat Tigers 5-4

Jun. 21, 2022 23:13 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Trevor Story hit a three-run homer out of Fenway Park, Christian Vázquez added a solo shot for a key run in the seventh inning and the Boston Red Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 5-4 on Tuesday night. Boston, wearing unusual yellow jerseys with blue trim, went ahead 4-2...

Students sue for review, changes after Oxford High shooting

Jun. 17, 2022 17:11 PM EDT

WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich. (AP) — About 20 students at a Michigan high school where four students were killed in a mass shooting say their constitutional rights to safety and education have been violated and that they want changes to ensure security at school, a law firm representing them said...

Billups, Gates headline latest Michigan sports hall class

Jun. 16, 2022 19:17 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Former Detroit Pistons point guard Chauncey Billups and former San Diego Charger and Detroit native Antonio Gates lead the latest class of inductees for the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame released Thursday night. The class also includes former Detroit high school...

Detroit honors Vincent Chin, Asian American killed in 1982

Jun. 16, 2022 17:25 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Decades before Chinese immigrant Yao Pan Ma was attacked while collecting cans in New York and Thai American Vicha Ratanapakdee was fatally assaulted in San Francisco, Vincent Chin was beaten to death with a baseball bat in Detroit by two white men who never served jail time. ...