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Henning: Tigers make shrewd move in landing Ron Gardenhire

Gardenhire won six division championships for the Minnesota Twins and was known across baseball as one of the steadiest, most astute people in any big-league dugout.

MSU’s LJ Scott faces charge for suspended license

The 21-year-old player was arrested Wednesday in East Lansing and has had other run-ins both in Michigan, Ohio

Ron Gardenhire to be Tigers’ next manager

The Tigers have decided on an old arch-enemy as their new manager.

Lions mailbag: Lines, Ansah continue to struggle

Justin Rogers of The Detroit News answered readers questions in his weekly Lions mailbag.

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2 Detroit cops suspended without pay over fatal chase

Police Board of Commissioners upholds chief’s recommendation to withhold pay from two officers involved in fatal chase


Detroit’s bid delivered to Amazon with video

Gilbert’s tweet Thursday links to an inspirational ‘Detroit Moves the World’ video

Trieu: N.C. DE Boletepeli to check out MSU


Joseph Boletepeli is taking his official visit to Michigan State for Saturday’s game against Indiana.


Snyder suspends State Police chief’s pay for 5 days

Gov. Rick Snyder suspends State Police chief Kriste Etue’s pay for five days over social media post


Assistant prosecutor in custody, rape case leaves job

Eric Scott, who handled the case that resulted in parental rights being granted to a rapist, leaves prosecutor’s office


MSU hoops No. 2 in coaches poll; UM, Oakland get votes

The stakes might just have been raised in the Michigan State men’s basketball team’s showdown with Duke next month.

One U.S. brand in Consumer Reports 10-most reliable

Buick is No. 8 on reliability in rankings, as infotainment and transmission bugs present problems for many carmakers


MSU, UM to play twice in Big Ten's new hoops schedule

Michigan State and Michigan will play twice a year under the new conference schedule.


Inside Michigan’s $7.3B pitch to Foxconn

Document: Michigan offered Foxconn $7.3 billion-plus in incentives to try to land an electronics factory, facility sites

College Football Show: Big test for Michigan

Bob Wojnowski and John Niyo are joined by former Michigan running back Chris Howard, and later by Matt Charboneau.


Red Wings goaltending roughed up in loss to Maple Leafs

The Red Wings lost their second consecutive game in what was a supposed to be a litmus test to their quick start.


Lions bring back QB Brad Kaaya, sign 2 linemen


The Lions made a trio of transactions Wednesday, including bringing back sixth-round draft pick Brad Kaaya.


Lions Lowdown: NFC North up in the air

The Lions are on a bye week but Bob Wojnowski, Johh Niyo and Justin Rogers are busy at work with NFC North predictions near the midway point of the season.


Niyo: Eminem kicks off hoopla, Pistons finish with win

This was no ordinary postgame embrace, though, just as this was no ordinary win for the Pistons.

Metro Detroit’s bid for Amazon is a group effort

Cooperation highlights Detroit’s bid for retail giant’s second headquarters

Wednesday, Oct 18

Drug ring busted and blamed for overdose death

Crackdown on Oakland County drug ring comes amid opioid epidemic sweeping the country

Gymnast Maroney says she was assaulted by MSU doc

The molestations started when she was 13, she posted on Twitter

Trump NAFTA demands could have unintended effects

Demands for U.S. domestic content for vehicles built in Canada and Mexico could drive up cost, drive away jobs

Feds seize $350K, second luxury pen in FCA-UAW scandal

Court documents shed light on search for assets tied to $4.5 million FCA-UAW corruption scandal

Tuesday, Oct 17

Shinola worker stole hundreds of watches, feds say

Shinola watch employee sold watches on black market, pocketed the cash, feds allege

Wojo: To have a real shot, UM needs more from O'Korn

Wolverines coach faces toughest test of his tenure partly because of problems at quarterback spot.

Taylor police: Woman kills co-worker at clothing store

Taylor Police: Woman kills co-worker at Burlington Coat Factory

Carmakers rattled by Trump NAFTA demands

A proposal for increasing the percentage of a car’s parts that have to made in the U.S. could lead to job losses

Monday, Oct 16

Levin mum on re-election bid

U.S. Rep. Sander Levin, D-Royal Oak, evaded a recent question about re-election and raised $17,000 in third quarter

Mensching: Kapler would be right fit as Tigers manager

Kapler is perfect for the job is that his strengths align with the direction that the Tigers organization is going.

Detroit marathon produces 2 first-time winners

Johnathan Mott from Lakeland, Florida, was the fastest man and Russian Valentyna Poltavska was the fastest woman.

State bans stir critics to ask: Does Lansing know best?

The GOP-led Legislature is pre-empting local control by banning communities from pursuing laws it deems costly

Sunday, Oct 15

Live updates: Lions comeback falls short in 52-38 loss

The Detroit Lions put their 3-2 record on the line against the New Orleans Saints in a 1 p.m. game Sunday.

Spartans make a splash with win over Gophers

One week after knocking off its rival, there was no letdown for Michigan State.

Michigan survives 'football fight,' churns out OT win over Indiana

Running back scores 3 TDs, including one in overtime, as Wolverines run unbeaten streak to 22 games against Hoosiers.

Analysis: FEMA rejects appeals worth $1.2B over a decade


Over the past decade, FEMA’s denials and reversals have caused uncertainty and anger in some communities.