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Trial date set in punching death of soccer league referee

January 23, 2015

DETROIT (AP) — A trial date has been set for a Detroit-area man charged with murder after punching a referee during a soccer match. more »»

625-pound man sentenced to prison in fake bomb threat case

January 23, 2015

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A 625-pound western Michigan man has been sentenced to at least a year-and-a-half in prison for a fake bomb threat.

The Grand Rapids Press reports (http://bit. more »»

Tennessee man sentenced to 10 years in cargo thefts

January 23, 2015

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A Tennessee businessman was sentenced to 10 years in prison with no parole for leading a multi-state cargo theft ring. more »»

Michigan union membership drops 1.8 percentage points

January 23, 2015

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The share of Michigan workers in labor unions fell again in 2014, the second year that employees could opt out of union fees under the state's right-to-work law.

The U. more »»

Detroit People Mover offering free rides after derailment

January 23, 2015

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit People Mover plans to let people ride for free Friday, one day after a derailment sent dozens of passengers scrambling to escape and shut down the 2. more »»

Ford to take $800M 4Q charge due to Venezuela currency woes

January 23, 2015

DETROIT (AP) — Ford says it will take an $800 million charge in the fourth quarter because of exchange rate problems between the Venezuelan bolivar and the U.S. dollar. more »»

Appeals court rules police fund donors' names are public

January 23, 2015

OAKLEY, Mich. (AP) — The state appeals court has ruled that a Saginaw County community has to release the names of people giving money to a police donation fun. more »»

Smoking ban takes effect Feb. 1 for many Ann Arbor parks

January 23, 2015

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A smoking ban takes effect Feb. 1 in many Ann Arbor parks, including 73 with playgrounds and four downtown parks.

The Ann Arbor News reports (http://bit. more »»

Tow driver charged with inappropriate touching of 2 women

January 23, 2015

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — A Mount Pleasant tow truck driver has been charged in connection with the inappropriate touching of two women whose vehicles were being towed. more »»

Live video game to test math skills of families at auto show

January 23, 2015

DETROIT (AP) — Families visiting the North American International Auto Show in Detroit will have a chance to compete against one other in a game that tests their mathematical skills. more »»

Police: Suspect claims shoplifting spree was for young son

January 23, 2015

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Police say a man arrested for a shoplifting spree in Traverse City claims it was for his 4-year-old son's birthday. more »»

Goodyear recalls SUV tires due to tread cracks

January 23, 2015

DETROIT (AP) — Goodyear is recalling about 48,500 SUV tires after finding small cracks in the tread during endurance testing.

The move has forced General Motors Co. more »»

Sturgis delays opening of ice rink after damage, vandalism

January 23, 2015

STURGIS, Mich. (AP) — The city of Sturgis has delayed the opening of its downtown ice skating rink because of damage and vandalism.

The Sturgis Journal reported Thursday (http://bit. more »»

Prosecutors: Not enough evidence for charge vs. ex-prep star

January 23, 2015

DETROIT (AP) — Prosecutors say there isn't enough evidence to support criminal charges against a former Detroit prep football star after an inmate was assaulted last year at the Wayne County Jail. more »»

Detroit effort to find owners for vacant houses hits snags

January 23, 2015

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit auction program to find owners for vacant houses has hit snags as some buyers struggle with financing and other issues. more »»

Effort continues to identify baby dead at recycling center

January 23, 2015

ROSEVILLE, Mich. (AP) — Authorities working to identify the body of a newborn boy found in a suburban Detroit recycling center say they're hopeful they'll soon resolve the case. more »»

Community Health Systems announces deal with Metro Health

January 23, 2015

WYOMING, Mich. (AP) — A Tennessee-based company is taking a significant financial interest in a health system that includes a 208-bed hospital in western Michigan. more »»

Suspects arrested in Farmington Hills carjacking, abduction

January 23, 2015

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (AP) — The Farmington Hills Police Department has arrested two suspects accused of carjacking and abducting a 40-year-old woman. more »»



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