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Explosion injures 2 workers at US Steel near Detroit

Jan. 19, 2022 19:13 PM EST

ECORSE, Mich. (AP) — An explosion from a gas leak injured two workers Wednesday at a U.S. Steel Corp. plant in suburban Detroit, officials said. The Pittsburgh-based company confirmed that both people hurt were employees. The incident occurred in the main plant boiler at the Great...

Ex-Detroit council member gets 2 years in prison for bribes

Jan. 19, 2022 11:42 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A former Detroit City Council member who quit after pleading guilty to a bribery scheme was sentenced Wednesday to two years in prison. Andre Spivey acknowledged his “very poor choices" in accepting $36,000 but had hoped to get probation. His sentence still was far...

Suspended professor threatens to sue if he's not reinstated

Jan. 18, 2022 17:50 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A Michigan professor who was suspended after making a profanity-filled video for his students is threatening to file a lawsuit if Ferris State University doesn't quickly lift the sanction. An attorney for Barry Mehler warned the school in a letter Tuesday, saying...

Ford, ADT form venture to make vehicle security products

Jan. 18, 2022 15:04 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Ford and security company ADT have formed a joint venture that will help businesses protect vehicles and expensive equipment they carry from theft. The first product from the venture called Canopy is a system that uses cameras, radar, global positioning and...

Man, dog killed in house explosion in Harbor Springs

Jan. 18, 2022 12:03 PM EST

HARBOR SPRING, Mich. (AP) — An explosion in northern Michigan killed a man and his dog and destroyed a house early Tuesday, authorities said. The explosion occurred in Harbor Springs in Emmet County. The man was 73 years old and from suburban Detroit,

Sour outcome: Woman who slipped on lemon at bar loses appeal

Jan. 17, 2022 09:42 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A woman who said she was injured after slipping on a lemon wedge has failed to revive her lawsuit against a popular Detroit tavern. The Michigan Court of Appeals affirmed a lower court's decision in favor of Old Shillelagh. Connie Nagel said she...

Booker, McGee help Suns rout Pistons in Michigan homecoming

Jan. 16, 2022 17:35 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Devin Booker scored 30 points and JaVale McGee added 20 in their Michigan homecomings to help the NBA-leading Phoenix Suns rout the Detroit Pistons 135-108 on Sunday. “I was just hitting shots and the guys were getting me the ball in good places,” said Booker,...

Restaurant security guard stabbed, fatally shoots assailant

Jan. 16, 2022 15:05 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A restaurant employee was stabbed before fatally shooting his attacker early Sunday morning in downtown Detroit, police said. Detroit police said there was an altercation between the employee at Prime and Proper restaurant and the person who ultimately stabbed him...

Bertuzzi, Nedeljkovic lead Red Wings past Sabres 4-0

Jan. 15, 2022 22:44 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Tyler Bertuzzi had a goal and two assists, Alex Nedeljkovic stopped 22 shots for his fourth career shutout and the Detroit Red Wings beat the Buffalo Sabres 4-0 Saturday night to snap a four-game losing streak. Rookie Lucas Raymond had his first goal since Dec. 1,...

Police: 2 men fatally shot outside Detroit-area rental hall

Jan. 15, 2022 10:42 AM EST

HAZEL PARK, Mich. (AP) — Two men have been shot and killed inside a vehicle parked outside a rental hall just north of Detroit. Police believe two to three men walked up to the vehicle in Hazel Park Friday afternoon and opened fire. At the time of the shooting, a...