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Detroit police chief plans retirement, may discuss future

DETROIT (AP) — Police Chief James Craig on Monday plans to announce his retirement as head of the city's police department and possibly discuss his future plans, which could include a run for politica...

Detroit educating residents on where, how to get vaccines

DETROIT (AP) — Mecca Shabazz has yet to get vaccinated against COVID-19. She doesn’t believe she needs it, despite evidence that the virus disproportionately sickens and kills Black people. ...

Detroit police fatally shoot man after pursuit, gun battle

A man who drove through a Detroit crime scene where five people were shot and one person died in a car crash was fatally shot by police early Monday following a pursuit and gun battle, the city's poli...

Michigan woman sues official who showed rifle during meeting

A 74-year-old woman filed a federal lawsuit Monday against her Michigan county and a county commissioner who displayed a rifle during a live-streamed public meeting after she asked the elected board t...

Prosecutor: No charges for police in fatal Detroit shooting

A prosecutor said Wednesday she has decided not to charge Detroit officers in the fatal shooting of a Black man who was recorded by police body cameras as he shot at an officer. The ...

Chauvin's trial leaves many Black viewers emotionally taxed

For some it’s too much to watch. Others just can’t turn away. The televised trial of Derek Chauvin, the former white police officer charged in the death of George Floyd, has provoke...

$500M fund to help Detroit neighborhoods, pay tax debt

DETROIT (AP) — A $500 million fund aimed at improving Detroit neighborhoods over the next decade is kicking off its efforts by spending $15 million to pay off the property tax debt of 20,000 of the ci...

Ford partners with U-M on robotics research, new building

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Digit marches on two legs across the floor of the University of Michigan’s Ford Motor Co. Robotics Building, while Mini-Cheetah — staccato-like — does the same on four and the ...

Mass testing, mask wearing help Detroit slow virus' pace

DETROIT (AP) — It was March 11 last year when Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan announced that the St. Patrick’s Day parade was canceled because a virus that had already sickened tens of thousands worldwide h...

Detroit to dismiss some tickets issued during Floyd protests

The city of Detroit said Tuesday it will dismiss most misdemeanor citations issued last spring during several days of protests against police brutality following the death of George Floyd in Minneapol...

Flint families welcome water crisis charges, seek healing

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Flint mother Ariana Hawk struggled to find words. Bittersweet came to mind, as did frustrated. “I literally could have cried,” said Hawk, sitting in her car after...

As COVID-19 ravages US, shootings, killings are also up

DETROIT (AP) — When Andre Avery drives his commercial truck through Detroit, he keeps his pistol close. Avery, 57, grew up in the Motor City and is aware that homicides and shooting...

Michigan canvasser still afraid after threat, suspect arrest

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (AP) — The Republican chair of a county canvassing board in Michigan who initially refused to certify local election results that favored Vice President Job Biden over Presiden...

Michigan restaurant leaves franchise over virus restrictions

An owner of a restaurant in Michigan’s Thumb Region said Friday that the franchisee has split from its corporate office and changed its name after refusing to stop seating customers as part of state r...

Ford to revamp Detroit book warehouse into innovation hub

DETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co. revealed plans Tuesday to transform a long-vacant book warehouse into a hub for automobile innovation in Detroit’s oldest neighborhood. Corktown, long k...