Michigan Sports

Emails: Michigan DEQ didn’t immediately act on water warning

BELMONT, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality may not have immediately acted on a warning regarding groundwater contaminated by waste from a footwear manufacturer, according to department emails. State geologist Mark Worrall told the department in April that homes ...

Authorities seek fire cause

EASTPOINTE, Mich. (AP) — Authorities are trying to determine the cause and origin of a house fire that killed three children in suburban Detroit. Eric Keiser, Eastpointe’s acting director of public safety, told The Associated Press on Monday that an initial investigation hasn’t shown ...

Woman dies in fire

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a suburban Detroit woman has died in a condominium fire. Southfield Fire Department Battalion Chief Greg Gekiere says the fire reported about 5 a.m. Sunday collapsed the second floor of the unit. He tells The Detroit News that arriving firefighters ...

5 shot at party in Saginaw

SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say at least five people have been shot at a party in mid-Michigan. Michigan State Police Lt. David Kaiser says all of the victims are males and all are in stable condition. Their names haven’t been released. The shooting occurred after 4 a.m. Sunday in ...

Autistic Michigan teen tackles triathlons

By DANIELLE PORTTEUS The Monroe News AP Member Exchange TEMPERANCE, Mich. (AP) — Jake Bockey of Temperance doesn’t speak much, but he has built confidence with athletics. With every stroke of his arms, pedal of the bicycle and repetitive motion of footfall, Jacob Bockey ...

Vegas Golden Knights blanks Red Wings in Detroit, 4-0

By LARRY LAGE AP Hockey Writer DETROIT — The Vegas Golden Knights need great goaltending, a breadth of scoring options and road wins to make a playoff run. In a 4-0 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night, the expansion team showed off all three. Cody Eakin and Alex Tuch scored ...

Toronto Raptors outlast Detroit Pistons, 121-119 in OT

DETROIT (AP) — DeMar DeRozan scored 42 points, then fed Fred VanVleet for the tiebreaking jumper from the left corner with 1.1 seconds remaining in overtime to lift the Toronto Raptors to a 121-119 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night. The Raptors became the first NBA team to ...

Power restored in most of state

DETROIT (AP) — Service has been restored to more than 103,700 DTE Energy customers in southeastern Michigan who lost power during the most recent snow storm. The Detroit-based utility says the remaining 1,300 customers should have their electricity back on by late Sunday night. The ...

Michigan man cleared of murder now fights for compensation

By ED WHITE Associated Press DETROIT — David Gavitt spent 26 years in prison for the deaths of his wife and two daughters before a prosecutor agreed that the evidence behind his arson conviction was no longer credible. The case helped inspire a Michigan law aimed at compensating the ...

Yemeni immigrants focus on future in US amid civil war back home

By JEFF KAROUB Associated Press DEARBORN, Mich.  — Ibrahim Alhasbani is like generations of Middle Eastern immigrants in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn: he fled war, came with dreams and worked for others until he could strike out on his own. Now, like an increasing number of people from ...

Family friend: Son of parents slain in dorm a ‘good kid’

By COREY WILLIAMS Associated Press DETROIT — A suburban Chicago couple whose 19-year-old son allegedly shot them to death at his college dormitory in Michigan raised him and their two other children well, a family friend said Sunday. James Eric Davis Sr. — who went by his middle name — ...

Michigan State Spartans men to stick to basketball biz during tournaments

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer EAST LANSING — Tom Izzo insists he and his players will only talk about basketball during the Big Ten and NCAA Tournaments. “It’s time,” Izzo said Wednesday night. No. 2 Michigan State will be the top-seeded team at the conference tournament, starting ...

St. Louis Blues snap losing skid at Detroit Red Wings’ expense

By STEVE OVERBEY Associated Press ST. LOUIS — St. Louis coach Mike Yeo turned to desperate measures to try and snap his team out of its roughest stretch of the season. Yeo decided that the fourth line would start the game Wednesday against the Detroit Red Wings. He told the players about ...

Detroit Pistons dominate inside to beat Milwaukee Bucks, 110-87

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer DETROIT — The most obvious advantage for the Detroit Pistons was their rebounding, and Stan Van Gundy felt a lot of players contributed to that. “I thought that our cuts — and a few drives, but a lot of cuts — forced their ‘5’ to help,” the ...