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Last Updated Jul 13, 2021 at 8:21 am PDT


1 dead, 5 wounded in shooting outside Detroit banquet hall

DETROIT (AP) — Police say a drive-by shooting left a man dead and five other people wounded outside a banquet hall in Detroit. The shooting happened about 2 a.m. Tuesday outside the Chalmers Banquet Hall on the city’s East Side. Police say a man died, while two other male victims and three female victims were expected to recover. WXYZ-TV reported from the scene that more than 100 people were gathered for an event at the banquet hall. The shooting left the outside of the building riddled with bullet holes. No arrests were immediately reported and no information was released about a possible suspect or suspects.


Young man dies after garage door falls on him in Kent County

TYRONE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Police in western Michigan say a garage door fell on a young man and killed him. The hangar-style door at a former rural airport had a mechanical failure Monday night in Tyrone Township in Kent County. The man was identified as 18-year-old Jordan Kamp of Walker. His death was considered an accident.


High court ruling gives immigrants facing deportation hope

BOSTON (AP) — A recent Supreme Court ruling has given some immigrants renewed hope that they can have their deportation cancelled because they didn’t receive proper notice of the court proceedings. The high court ruled in April that federal immigration officials have not been providing all the required information in their deportation hearing notices. The agency typically sends out the notices in two parts: the initial notice and then another notice with the court date. But the court ruled all information should be contained in a single note under federal law. Immigration lawyers and advocates say the decision could impact thousands of deportation cases going back years.


Officiating at a wedding? Prepare, share, get out of the way

ISLAMORADA, Fla. (AP) — It’s not uncommon now for couples getting married to ask a friend or relative who’s not ordained to officiate. Michigan-based AP sports writer Larry Lage got such a request from a childhood friend. Lage felt nervous but honored and agreed to perform the ceremony on a beach in the Florida Keys. He began by getting ordained online as a minister of the nondenominational Universal Life Church. He remembered the pre-marriage counseling that he and his wife had gotten from their Catholic church. He talked with his friends to learn more about them and their hopes for the future. He ended up loving being an officiant. His advice? Prepare well. Share stories. And get out of the way of the camera when the married couple kisses for the first time.


Trump lawyers might be penalized over Michigan election case

DETROIT (AP) — A federal judge in Detroit is considering whether to order financial penalties and other sanctions against some of former President Donald Trump’s lawyers. Judge Linda Parker spent hours drilling deeply into details about an unsuccessful lawsuit that challenged Michigan’s 2020 election results. The lawsuit alleging fraud was dropped after Parker found no evidence that votes for Trump somehow were destroyed or given to Joe Biden. Michigan Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the city of Detroit now want the lawyers to face the consequences of pursuing what they call frivolous claims. The lawyers include Trump lawyer-allies Sidney Powell of Dallas and L. Lin Wood of Atlanta. The judge didn’t make an immediate decision.


Scientists: Pup births hopeful sign for Isle Royale wolves

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Scientists say wolf pups have been spotted again at Isle Royale National Park. And that’s a hopeful sign for efforts to rebuild a gray wolf population that had nearly died out. Crews brought wolves from Minnesota, Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and the Canadian province of Ontario to the Lake Superior park several years ago. It’s unknown how many are there now because the coronavirus pandemic forced cancelation of the annual winter census. But researchers with Michigan Technological University say remote cameras have detected a number of pups. Meanwhile, the park’s overgrown moose population appears to be dropping.


Tanker fire closes Interstate 75 in suburban Detroit

TROY, Mich. (AP) — A tanker truck caught fire Monday on Interstate 75 in suburban Detroit, closing the busy highway in both directions in Oakland County. Firefighters were shooting water at the remains of the truck on I-75′s northbound lanes in Troy. The fire produced thick black smoke, and flames flashed high in the sky. State police said I-75 might be closed for a while because of fire damage to the road surface. The driver of the tanker, a 46-year-old St. Clair man, was able to escape the truck’s cab and was treated for minor injuries. The state Transportation Department says the pavement where the fire occurred might need to be replaced. 


State police: Man fatally shot after firing gun at trooper

BENNINGTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A man has been fatally shot by a Michigan State Police trooper in Shiawassee County’s Bennington Township. State police say a preliminary investigation shows the trooper responded to a report of a person behaving unusually Saturday evening when the 37-year-old Owosso man became combative and fired a weapon at him. The trooper initially used a stun gun on the man but that proved ineffective. The trooper was not hurt and has been placed on administrative leave as the shooting is being investigated. The Owosso man’s name was not immediately released. Bennington Township is about 87 miles northwest of Detroit.


Prosecutor to review goalie Kivlenieks’ fireworks death

NOVI, Mich. (AP) — Police in Michigan have turned over their investigation into the fireworks death of Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Matiss Kivlenieks to a prosecutor for review. Novi police Lt. Jason Meier says his department has not requested charges in Kivlenieks’ Fourth of July death. Meier also says Kivlenieks’ death still is considered accidental and the police investigation was complete unless otherwise directed by the Oakland County prosecutor’s office. The 24-year-old died of chest trauma from an errant fireworks mortar blast. Police have said the firework at a private home northwest of Detroit tilted slightly and started to fire toward people nearby. Kivlenieks was in a hot tub and was trying to move out of the way of the firework when he was struck.


Deputy helps hoof wayward cows home along Michigan road

MASON, Mich. (AP) — A sheriff’s deputy hoofed it for 3 miles along a two-lane Michigan road to help guide eight wayward cows back to a farm. WLNS-TV reports that the Ingham County sheriff’s office transport unit responded Friday to a report of cattle blocking a road near Mason. The deputy and two other men spent about two hours rounding up and herding the bovine back home. The trek was recorded by a dashcam in a sheriff’s office vehicle. The sheriff’s office said on its Facebook page that the effort was “all in a day’s work.” 

The Associated Press