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Human remains found in Monroe County ditch

May. 25, 2020 11:15 AM EDT

LASALLE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Human skeletal remains were discovered in a drainage ditch in Monroe County, the sheriff's office said. The discovery was made Sunday by a worker who was performing maintenance in a field in LaSalle Township. The Wayne County medical examiner's office will try to determine a...

Michigan arts groups losing money amid pandemic

May. 25, 2020 10:17 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan arts groups are struggling to operate as people divert their donations to needed services during the pandemic, community leaders said. Arts organizations are dealing with the same challenges as restaurants or other businesses that need large gatherings to operate, the...

Monroe cop shot while investigating carjacking

May. 25, 2020 10:09 AM EDT

MONROE, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan police officer investigating a carjacking was shot during a traffic stop, authorities said. The shooting occurred Sunday night in a busy commercial area near Interstate 75 in Monroe, 40 miles (64.3 kilometers) south of Detroit. The officer, Cpl. Renae Peterson, was in...

Editorial Roundup:

May. 25, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

The Detroit News. May 23, 2020. Dam disaster enabled by government failures Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Attorney General Dana Nessel have promised a vigorous investigation to hold accountable those responsible for the catastrophic Midland-area dam collapse. They’ll need a wide net, and a willingness to look...

FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2020, file photo, Philadelphia Phillies' Zack Wheeler, left, gives autographs during a spring training baseball workout in Clearwater, Fla. Wheeler's last start before his 30th birthday could have come against his former team. Wheeler, who struck out 24% of the batters he faced last season with the Mets, left New York in free agency last winter for a $118 million, five-year deal with the NL East rival Phillies.(AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

What Would Have Been: Zack against Mets and Motor City golf

May. 25, 2020 2:31 AM EDT

The Major League Baseball season would be about one-third of the way through its 162-game schedule if not for the coronavirus pandemic, and the NBA and NHL would have been closer to crowning their champions. While NASCAR is running live races without spectators, The Associated Press looks at some of the other...

Michiganders hold $50M in unredeemed bottle, can deposits

May. 25, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Fifty million dollars is a whole lot of dimes. That’s how much Michigan residents hold in beer, pop, and other bottles and cans with 10-cent deposits accumulated since late March, when an emergency order by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer stopped redemption at supermarkets and other stores...

Organizers hand out treats during a drive through Eid al-Fitr celebration outside a closed mosque in Plano, Texas, Sunday, May 24, 2020. Many Muslims in America are navigating balancing religious and social rituals with concerns over the virus as they look for ways to capture the Eid spirit this weekend. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

US Muslims try to balance Eid rituals with virus concerns

May. 24, 2020 8:45 PM EDT

WINTER PARK, Fla. (AP) — With no congregational prayers or family gatherings, Salsabiel Mujovic has been worried that this year’s Eid al-Fitr celebration will pale. Still, she’s determined to bring home holiday cheer amid the coronavirus gloom. Her family can’t go to the mosque, but...

This undated photo provided by the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office shows Jaden T. Hayden. The 20-year-old Detroit nursing home patient was charged Sunday, May 24, 2020, with beating his 75-year-old roommate in an assault that authorities say the younger man recorded on his cellphone and posted on social media. Hayden was not a long-term resident of the nursing home, the attorney told WJXK-TV. (Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office via AP)

Man, 20, charged in nursing home assault recorded on video

May. 24, 2020 4:29 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A 20-year-old Detroit nursing home patient was charged Sunday with beating his 75-year-old roommate in an assault that authorities say the younger man recorded on his cellphone and posted on social media. Jaden T. Hayden of Ypsilanti was charged with two counts of assault, larceny and two...

Just 5 more virus deaths reported in new Michigan totals

May. 24, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Another 314 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Michigan has pushed the state's total to 54,679, health officials announced Sunday. The number of deaths attributed to the disease caused by the coronavirus rose by just five to 5,228, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services said...

Ohio woman faces multiple charges after crash killed 2 kids

May. 24, 2020 2:53 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — An Ohio woman faces multiple charges following a crash on Detroit’s east side that killed her 2-year-old daughter and 3-year-old son and left a 5-year-old daughter severely injured, prosecutors said Sunday. Zantea Marie Jackson-Pool, 23, of Toledo, faces three counts of child abuse,...