Michigan News

5 counties get disaster designation

TRAVERSE CITY (AP) — Five Michigan counties have been declared federal disaster areas because of losses from heavy rains and high winds in the past year. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue approved Antrim, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau and Otsego counties for the designation. It ...

Archdiocese removes prominent Detroit priest from pulpit

Associated Press DETROIT — A conservative Detroit priest renowned for his orchestral Masses and traditional Latin services has been removed from public ministry after the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit reviewed what it described as a “credible allegation” that he had abused a ...

Lansing hospital rethinks prepayments of out-of-pocket costs

LANSING (AP) — McLaren Greater Lansing hospital will no longer require patients to reschedule medical procedures until they pay a portion of the estimated out-of-pocket costs. Al Herring said he was forced to postpone a cardiac catheterization procedure in May after the hospital called him ...

Suspect at large after western Michigan officer shot in arm

MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) — Police say a man believed to have shot a western Michigan officer remains at large. Muskegon Heights Police Chief Joseph Thomas says the officer was shot in the arm around 4 p.m. Saturday while trying to locate a person involved in an earlier shooting. Thomas ...

2 dead at Detroit-area home after standoff with police ends

ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. (AP) — Police say two people are dead in suburban Detroit after a 28-hour standoff that began when a man was upset about fireworks in his neighborhood. The police chief in St. Clair Shores tells TV station WXYZ that a 58-year-old man fatally shot a 60-year-old woman ...

Hit-and-run death remains unsolved

TRAVERSE CITY (AP) — It’s been six years since 29-year-old Kelly Ann Boyce was struck and killed while riding her bicycle in northern Michigan’s Traverse City. The Traverse City Record-Eagle reports Friday that police still have no suspects or leads in Boyce’s hit-and-run death. ...

3 men charged in fatal beating

WARREN, Mich. (AP) — Three men have been charged in the July 4 fatal beating of a 24-year-old man in a parking lot several miles north of Detroit. Christopher Twarowski, Nathan Domagalski and Christopher Zehnpfennig were arraigned Friday on involuntary manslaughter charges. The victim was ...

‘Corvair Lady’ displays vehicle collection

Above, in this June 25 photo, two of Eva McGuire’s nine Chevrolet Corvairs sit in the driveway at her home in Ypsilanti. McGuire, who has taken on the role of publicist and historian for the Corvair Society of America, has taken on the moniker “Corvair Lady.” At right, in this June ...

Man fires on crowd during fireworks

ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. (AP) — Authorities and witnesses say a man fired gunshots hurting at least two people in a suburban Detroit neighborhood as fireworks were being set off, leading to a hours-long standoff with police. Police and residents in St. Clair Shores say the man fired into a ...

Woman drunk drives towing horses

OTSEGO TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Police say a woman suspected of drunken driving was driving 91 mph on Interstate 75 while towing two horses in a trailer in northern Michigan. State police say the horses were turned over to Otsego County animal control Thursday night until another driver could ...

Cancer patients to attend screening

ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) — A nonprofit is planning to give a group of young cancer patients and their families star treatment at a private screening of the movie “Toy Story 4” in Royal Oak. The Bottomless Toy Chest’s 8th Annual Red Carpet Movie event for the children and their families ...

Remains at Lansing home ID’d as missing mom, son

LANSING (AP) — Human remains found at a vacant Lansing house have been identified as a woman and her 5-year-old son who disappeared last summer, police said Friday. The deaths of Danielle Steiner, 34, and Aubrey Hall are being investigated as homicides. The discovery of bones Monday by a ...

Amash quitting GOP

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan, the only Republican in Congress to call for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, said Thursday he is leaving the GOP because he has become disenchanted with partisan politics and “frightened by what I see from ...

Detroit Zoo hosting photographer

ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Zoo is hosting an exhibition of the work of a renowned wildlife photographer. The Detroit Zoological Society is presenting “Thomas D. Mangelsen — A Life in the Wild “ that’s scheduled to run until Sept. 10 at the zoo in the Detroit suburb of Royal ...

MSU to open allergen-free dining

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Students with food allergies will soon have a new place to dine on Michigan State University’s campus. The Lansing State Journal reports that the school is opening its first allergen-free dining hall, Thrive, on Monday. Gina Keilen is the university’s ...

Kids battling cancer to attend show

ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) — A nonprofit is planning to give a group of young cancer patients and their families star treatment at a private screening of the movie “Toy Story 4” in Royal Oak. The Bottomless Toy Chest’s 8th Annual Red Carpet Movie event for the children and their families ...

Amish buggy crash injures 6

DEERFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say six children have been injured in western Michigan after a vehicle struck an Amish buggy. The Mecosta County Sheriff’s Office says one of the children is in critical condition. The other five are also being hospitalized and are listed in ...

Ex-FBI agent defends Flint water probe after criticism

FLINT (AP) — A former FBI agent who was hired to investigate the water scandal in Flint has defended his team's work following criticism by state prosecutors, saying new criminal charges were in the works when he and the others were swept out. Andy Arena, who has busted mobsters and corrupt ...

Lee Iacocca dead at 94

DETROIT (AP) — Lee Iacocca, the auto executive and master pitchman who put the Mustang in Ford’s lineup in the 1960s and became a corporate folk hero when he resurrected Chrysler 20 years later, has died in Bel Air, California. He was 94. Two former Chrysler executives who worked with ...

Police shoot ax-wielding man

BAGLEY TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — State police say an ax-wielding man has been shot to death during a confrontation with law enforcement officers at a northern Michigan home. Police said on Twitter that four Otsego County sheriff’s deputies and a Michigan Department of Natural Resources ...