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Athanasiou scores twice, Red Wings top Rangers 3-2

Mar. 19, 2019 11:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Red Wings will miss the playoffs for the third consecutive year, but they're trying to develop a strong foundation for next season. Detroit got two goals from Andreas Athanasiou on Tuesday night for its second straight victory, 3-2 over the New York Rangers, who are on the brink of...

The Latest: Pence views raging river, visits shelter

Mar. 19, 2019 8:59 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Latest on flooding in the Midwest (all times local): 7:50 p.m. Vice President Mike Pence took a look at the raging Elkhorn River at the small town of Waterloo, Nebraska, which found itself cut off from the outside world last week by floodwaters. Pence visited the flood disaster area...

Jury finds Detroit police officer guilty in woman's beating

Mar. 19, 2019 6:05 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit police officer has been convicted of misdemeanor assault and battery in the beating of a naked, unarmed and mentally ill woman inside an emergency room triage unit. Jurors in Wayne County delivered the guilty verdict Tuesday against 47-year-old Dewayne Jones. Jones also was charged...

Federal judge denies Kilpatrick motion to vacate sentence

Mar. 19, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Disgraced ex-Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has failed again in his efforts to reduce the time he's spending in federal prison for corruption. U.S. District Judge Nancy Edmunds on Tuesday denied a motion to vacate the 28-year sentence she handed Kilpatrick in 2013 for extortion, bribery,...

Lions sign wide receiver Tommylee Lewis

Mar. 19, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed wide receiver Tommylee Lewis. Lewis spent his first three NFL seasons with New Orleans, playing in 34 games. He has 20 receptions for 252 yards and two touchdowns. He has also returned 36 punts and 24 kickoffs. Lewis had three catches last season....

Michigan House backs highway designation for Aretha Franklin

Mar. 19, 2019 3:03 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — In a sign of R-E-S-P-E-C-T, the Michigan Legislature is expected to honor the late Queen of Soul with a highway designation. The Michigan House voted 101-6 on Tuesday to designate a portion of M-10 in Detroit as the "Aretha L. Franklin Memorial Highway." Franklin died in Detroit last...

Illinois village approves immigration detention center plan

Mar. 19, 2019 2:57 PM EDT

DWIGHT, Ill. (AP) — A Virginia-based company is one step closer to building a private immigration detention center near Chicago after trustees of a small village approved the plan despite pushback from activists. Dwight trustees last week voted to annex and rezone 88 acres (36 hectares) where Immigration...

Passengers restrain woman who tried to open plane exit

Mar. 19, 2019 12:20 PM EDT

ROMULUS, Mich. (AP) — Officials say fellow passengers restrained a woman after she allegedly tried to open an exit during a flight from Indianapolis to Detroit. Detroit Metropolitan Airport spokeswoman Erica Donerson says the woman may have been suffering from a medical issue. Donerson says the woman was...

Michigan State seniors Goins, McQuaid emerge as standouts

Mar. 18, 2019 7:58 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Kenny Goins walked on at Michigan State, turning down scholarship offers from Mid-American Conference schools. Matt McQuaid signed with the Spartans, changing his mind after committing to play for Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown at SMU. For both players, and coach Tom Izzo, it...

Andre Williams, who co-wrote 'Shake A Tail Feather,' dies

Mar. 18, 2019 7:52 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Andre Williams, an R&B singer and songwriter who co-wrote "Shake A Tail Feather" and performed across musical genres, died. He was 82. Williams' manager and musical director, Kenn Goodman, said that Williams was recently diagnosed with colon cancer and that he was receiving hospice care...