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Detroit tourism seeks rebound after year lost to pandemic

May. 15, 2021 10:06 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Timothy Tharp has owned businesses in Detroit long enough to remember when parts of downtown resembled a ghost town. He’s also seen its resurgence with new restaurants, hotels and throngs of people since the city's emergence from bankruptcy. Then came...

Detroit suburbs act to conserve water, avoid rate shock

May. 15, 2021 09:58 AM EDT

MACOMB TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A Detroit suburb is offering to make free house calls to help residents efficiently use their automatic sprinklers. Macomb Township in Macomb County is trying to avoid extra fees for excessive demand from the Great Lakes Water Authority,...

Work starts on final stretch of Detroit's East Riverwalk

May. 15, 2021 09:40 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Work has started to complete the final stretch of a walking and biking path along Detroit’s east riverfront. That section running 3.5 miles (5.6 kilometers) is expected to be completed in the fall of 2022 and link the Detroit Riverwalk to MacArthur...

Howard, Jokic lead Nuggets past Pistons 104-91

May. 14, 2021 23:06 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Markus Howard scored a career-high 20 points, Nikola Jokic had a triple-double and the Denver Nuggets moved closer to a higher playoff seed with a 104-91 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Friday night. Jokic had 20 points, 15 rebounds and 11 assists for...

Bryant hits 2-run homer, Cubs outlast Detroit 4-2

May. 14, 2021 22:53 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Kris Bryant homered in his return to the starting lineup. Jake Arrieta came back from a longer layoff and made his presence felt as well. Bryant hit a two-run homer in the third inning, and the Chicago Cubs went on to a 4-2 victory over the Tigers,...

Aide: Fund created after Whitmer's election paid for trip

May. 14, 2021 22:41 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's private round trip to Florida to see her ailing father was paid for from a fund that's used for travel not covered by tax dollars, her chief of staff said Friday. The cost was $27,521, with Whitmer personally paying $855 of that...

Michigan lifts indoor mask requirement for vaccinated people

May. 14, 2021 22:27 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — People in Michigan who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 don't need to wear a mask any longer, and people who aren't vaccinated don't have to wear one outdoors, officials said Friday, also declaring that the state's indoor mask requirement will expire in July. ...

Misconduct could overturn conviction in fire that killed 5

May. 14, 2021 16:45 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The murder conviction of a man who was accused of setting a fire that killed five children in suburban Detroit could be in jeopardy years later after a new prosecutor said Friday that she's “gravely concerned” about tactics used by her office. Juwan...

Newspaper wins again in dispute over school records

May. 14, 2021 10:24 AM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The Traverse City school district must release a document that carried complaints about a superintendent who lasted less than three months and was paid $180,000, the Michigan Court of Appeals said. The court, 3-0, affirmed a decision by a...

Tigers beat Royals 4-3, KC's skid reaches 11 games

May. 14, 2021 00:01 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Michael Fulmer shut down Kansas City’s ninth-inning rally for his second save, and the Detroit Tigers’ won 4-3 Thursday to extend the Royals’ losing streak to 11 games. Detroit led 4-1 entering the ninth, but Kansas City scored twice of Gregory Soto...