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Report: Police say Greg Johnson's death an apparent suicide

Jul. 17, 2019 8:15 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A police report says the death of former Nashville Predators captain Greg Johnson was an apparent suicide, according to the Detroit News. The paper said Wednesday it had obtained a Rochester Police report, and that Johnson was found by his wife shortly before 10 a.m. on July 7. A gun and a...

Pistons claim F-C Christian Wood off waivers

Jul. 17, 2019 7:43 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons have claimed Christian Wood off waivers. The Pistons announced the move Wednesday. The 6-foot-10 Wood appeared in 21 games last season for Milwaukee and New Orleans, averaging 8.2 points. He's averaged 5.3 points in 51 career NBA games for Philadelphia, Charlotte,...

Owners of record-setting cats killed in fire sue chair-maker

Jul. 17, 2019 6:54 PM EDT

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (AP) — The suburban Detroit owners of two record-setting cats killed in a house fire have filed a lawsuit blaming the maker of a massage chair for the blaze. William and Lauren Powers of Farmington Hills seek more than $1 million in damages from Fremont, Calif.-based American...

Detroit police board member won't face charges after arrest

Jul. 17, 2019 8:51 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit's police chief says a member of the Detroit Board of Police Commissioners who was arrested at a raucous meeting after being warned to stop interrupting the proceedings won't face charges. The Detroit News reports police Chief James Craig said Tuesday he decided to drop the matter...

Grand opening scheduled for Eastern Market Art Park

Jul. 17, 2019 5:37 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A relaxation and gathering space has been created for visitors and residents of Detroit's popular Eastern Market area. A grand opening is scheduled from 5-9 p.m. Thursday for Art Park, which features colorful picnic tables, chairs, benches and flowers. Murals by Detroit-based artists adorn...

Suspect in Detroit killings to stand trial in separate case

Jul. 16, 2019 10:33 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A man who police have called a suspect in the killings of three women in Detroit will stand trial in a separate case involving the stabbing and sexual assault of a woman who escaped. Deangelo Martin appeared at a hearing Tuesday on charges of criminal sexual conduct and assault with intent...

Police: 2-year-old girl missing in Michigan woods found safe

Jul. 16, 2019 4:41 PM EDT

COMINS TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A missing 2-year-old girl was reunited with her family Tuesday morning, more than 24 hours after she wandered away from a woodland campsite in northern Michigan, prompting a massive search involving law enforcement dogs and a helicopter, police said. After spending a night...

Husband of Pittsburgh official acquitted in Detroit

Jul. 15, 2019 4:23 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The husband of an elected official from Pittsburgh has been acquitted of misdemeanor charges related to a trip to Detroit. The prosecutor's office says a jury on Monday cleared Khari Mosley of disorderly conduct and disturbing the peace at a hotel. Mosley is the husband of Chelsa Wagner, the...

After years of plenty, auto workers want a bigger slice

Jul. 15, 2019 2:06 PM EDT

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Contract talks between the United Auto Workers and Detroit's three automakers kicked off with the union president departing from the traditionally friendly tone by telling Ford executives that workers want a bigger share of the companies' record profits. While Ford executives talked...

AAA: Michigan gas prices rise 9 cents to $2.94 per gallon

Jul. 15, 2019 7:15 AM EDT

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — AAA Michigan says average gas prices statewide have risen about 9 cents from a week ago to about $2.94 per gallon as demand grows amid the summer travel season. The Dearborn-based auto club says early Monday that despite the increase the average price for self-serve regular unleaded...