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Ford plays it safe with revamped F-150

DETROIT — Six years ago, Ford made a Texas-size wager on the top-selling vehicle in America, rolling out a radical new version of the F-Series pickup with a lighter aluminum body instead of the customary steel. Now it’s time for another revamp, and Ford is playing it safe with the ...

Bill sent to Whitmer allows for deferral of summer taxes

LANSING — People and businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic or dam flooding could wait to pay their summer property taxes until 2021 without being penalized under legislation sent to Michigan’s governor. A related bill would require the state to provide short-term financing to ...

Homeowner kills intruder

COLOMA TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A 47-year-old man has been shot to death by a homeowner during an alleged break-in in southwestern Michigan. Police responded about 2:30 a.m. Thursday to a report of a home invasion in progress in Coloma Township, according to the Herald-Palladium of St. ...

Boys & Girls Clubs promo careers

DETROIT — The Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan will offer an immersive summer and after-school program for young people interested in retail or fashion merchandising. The organization is expected to open its first Industry Club in September and share space at the Detroit is ...

Appeals court: most lower Michigan gyms, fitness center remain closed

LANSING — A federal appeals court late Wednesday halted a lower judge’s ruling and kept closed gyms and fitness centers that Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer ordered shut months ago to curb the coronavirus. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, in a 3-0 decision, granted an emergency stay ...

30+ virus cases linked to bar

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — More than 30 cases of the coronavirus have been linked to a popular bar near Michigan State University, health officials said Wednesday as they urged people to self-quarantine if they had visited the business. People who were at Harper’s in East Lansing between ...

Detroit automakers take big steps in annual quality survey

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit-area automakers made their strongest showing ever in an annual survey of vehicle quality, as once-dominant Japanese brands faded. The annual survey by J.D. Power also found that luxury brands performed below the industry average, often because they come equipped with ...

3 charged after medical examiner rules teen’s death homicide

KALAMAZOO (AP) — Three staff members of a Michigan youth center have been charged in the death of a Black teenager who died while being restrained after throwing a sandwich, Kalamazoo County Prosecutor Jeff Getting announced Wednesday. Cornelius Fredericks, 16, died May 1, two days after ...

Republicans propose $1.3B plan to help schools reopen

LANSING (AP) — Republicans who control the Michigan Legislature on Tuesday proposed a $1.3 billion plan to help K-12 schools reopen during the coronavirus pandemic, saying districts should have flexibility to start when they want and to offer remote instruction as an alternative if ...

Artists paint Black Lives Matter murals in Battle Creek

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — A festival in southwest Michigan has organized a Black Lives Matter mural project to ignite the community’s creative spirit in support of social justice. Color the Creek, Michigan’s First Street Art Festival since 2016, is an event in Battle Creek capped with ...

Michigan to resolve claims

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The state of Michigan said it will soon resolve unemployment claims for about 11,800 people who filed before May. The Unemployment Insurance Agency said Tuesday its goal is to clear a backlog that resulted from the coronavirus pandemic and make a determination on older ...

Michigan man wins, again

SOUTH ROCKWOOD, Mich. (AP) — How does he do it? For the second time, a southeastern Michigan man has won a $4 million lottery game, officials said Monday. Mark Clark of South Rockwood scratched a ticket with a coin that was given to him by his late father about 10 years ago. They often ...

Teen found in Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Michigan man was arrested and a 15-year-old girl who had been reported missing was found after a Nebraska State Patrol chase on Interstate 80 over the weekend. Patrol spokesman Cody Thomas said the chase started Saturday afternoon when a driver hit a patrol car that ...

Lawsuit: Teen screamed ‘I can’t breathe’ during restraint

WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich. (AP) — A civil lawsuit filed Monday following the death of a 16-year-old in a Michigan youth facility says he screamed “I can’t breathe” as at least one staff member placed their weight on the Black teen’s chest for nearly 10 minutes. The lawsuit filed in ...

James stops at farm to resume in-person campaign for Senate

HANOVER TOWNSHIP — U.S. Senate candidate John James began an in-person tour of Michigan Monday, despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, visiting a Jackson County farm to criticize what he called the over-regulation and over-taxation of farmers. The challenger to Democratic Sen. Gary ...

Benson: Voters need clear choices of how to vote in pandemic

LANSING (AP) — Michigan’s chief election officer said she is cautiously optimistic about preparations for the 2020 elections amid the coronavirus outbreak, emphasizing the state can avoid failures seen elsewhere by giving people clear choices of how to vote absentee or in ...

1 slain, 11 others wounded in 7 shootings in Detroit

DETROIT (AP) — One man has been killed and 11 other people wounded in seven separate shootings in Detroit over about an eight-hour span. A 35-year-old man was found shot about 6 a.m. Sunday on Detroit’s east side, police said. He was pronounced dead at a hospital. Two men — ages 46 ...

Marine unit finds body in river

ROYALTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A body has been recovered from a river in southwestern Michigan two days after a 45-year-old man was reported missing while rescuing a juvenile who was struggling in the water. Members of the Berrien County marine unit found the apparent drowning victim ...

Detroit area social workers step up to help during pandemic

DETROIT — When Amanda Stein heard the schools were shutting down as the coronavirus spread, she set up a food pantry in Madison Heights. Three months later, it serves 1,000 people a week. “When the schools closed, I had an idea of what might be coming,” said Stein, a licensed social ...

Elk Rapids craft brewery uses seaplane to make beer delivery

TORCH LAKE — Look, up in the sky. It's a bird. It's a plane. It's Joe Short and Aquabear. That's right. Short's, the popular northern Michigan craft brewery based out of Elk Rapids, delivered six crates of beer dockside by Seaplane earlier this month to six Antrim County area families ...