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Kraken nab Matthew Beniers as 1st pick in franchise history

Jul. 23, 2021 21:42 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Kraken found their potential center of the future with the first draft pick in franchise history. The expansion NHL franchise selected University of Michigan player Matthew Beniers with the No. 2 overall pick in the entry draft on Friday...

Sabres Power up; select Michigan defenseman 1st in NHL draft

Jul. 23, 2021 21:20 PM EDT

The NHL draft turned Michigan maize and blue Friday night. And there’s a Hughes sibling reunion set to happen in New Jersey. The Buffalo Sabres opened the draft by selecting Wolverines defenseman Owen Power with the top pick, and were immediately followed by the...

Buffalo Sabres select University of Michigan defenseman Owen Power with No. 1 pick in NHL draft

Jul. 23, 2021 20:08 PM EDT
SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) — Buffalo Sabres select University of Michigan defenseman Owen Power with No. 1 pick in NHL draft.

Michigan COVID-19 infections double in 2 weeks

Jul. 23, 2021 17:28 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan on Friday reported an average of 431 new daily COVID-19 infections over three days, up 47% from the same period a week earlier. Cases have gone up in all but one state over the past two weeks, which health officials nationally have...

Congressman: Federal virus aid wasn't for elected officials

Jul. 23, 2021 16:26 PM EDT

CORUNNA, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan congressman is criticizing COVID-19 bonuses awarded to county commissioners and other elected officials in Shiawassee County. "American Rescue Plan dollars were intended to help frontline workers and families impacted by the pandemic,...

State lawmaker gets 15 days in jail for drunken driving

Jul. 23, 2021 14:35 PM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A state lawmaker from the Grand Rapids area was sentenced to 15 days in jail Friday for drunken driving. Republican Rep. Bryan Posthumus expressed remorse and said he hasn't had a drink since he rolled his vehicle on April 30 in Ada...

GM issues 2nd Bolt recall; faulty batteries can cause fires

Jul. 23, 2021 13:28 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is recalling some older Chevrolet Bolts for a second time to fix persistent battery problems that can set the electric cars ablaze. Until repairs are done, GM says owners should park the cars outdoors, limit charging to 90% of battery...

Enbridge: Anchor in Straits of Mackinac will be recovered

Jul. 23, 2021 13:05 PM EDT

ST. IGNACE, Mich. (AP) — An anchor will be recovered from the bottom of the Straits of Mackinac after it became detached from a cable during maintenance of an oil pipeline, Enbridge Energy said Friday. “There was no risk to the pipelines,” the company said in a...

Singer Luke Combs pays for funerals of 3 who died after show

Jul. 23, 2021 10:42 AM EDT

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Country singer Luke Combs is paying the funeral expenses of three young men who saw him perform at a Michigan music festival before they died from accidental carbon monoxide poisoning at a nearby campground, relatives said. “For him to reach out...

The Latest: Australia state declares emergency over COVID-19

Jul. 22, 2021 23:59 PM EDT

SYDNEY — An Australian state government on Friday declared an emergency due to a COVID-19 outbreak in Sydney. The New South Wales state government reported one fatality and 136 new infections in the latest 24-hour period, the biggest daily tally of new cases since the...