BC-MI–Michigan News Digest UPDATED, MI

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UPDATING to add BC-US–Priest Removed.



DETROIT _ The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit said Sunday that it removed a prominent priest from public ministry after reviewing what it described as a “credible allegation” that he had sexually abused a child decades ago. The Rev. Eduard Perrone was suspended from ministry Friday, a month after The Associated Press began asking the pastor himself, the archdiocese and law enforcement authorities about a former altar boy’s allegations that Perrone had groped him. By Mike Householder and Martha Mendoza. SENT: 750 words, photos.


_ BROADBAND GRANTS-MICHIGAN: The state of Michigan wants to increase broadband in rural areas. SENT:130 words,



LANSING, Mich. _ McLaren Greater Lansing hospital will no longer require patients to reschedule medical procedures until they pay a portion of the estimated out-of-pocket costs. Al Herring said he was forced to postpone a cardiac catheterization procedure in May after the hospital called him two days before his surgery, informing him that he needed to pay $1,105 immediately. SENT: 350 words.


LONDON _ Stevie Wonder surprised concertgoers in London Saturday night by announcing that he will take a break from performing so that he can receive a kidney transplant this fall. The 69-year-old music legend made the announcement after performing “Superstition” at the end of a packed British Summer Time concert in London’s sprawling Hyde Park. He said he was speaking out to quell rumors and sought to reassure fans that he would be okay. By Gregory Katz. SENT: 420 words, photo. Moved late yesterday and available for use.


YPSILANTI, Mich. _ It was blue, with a white top. She named it “Piper.” The 1965 Chevrolet Corvair Monza convertible was Eva McGuire’s first car, bought in 1983 when she was 25. Growing up with parents who both drove them, McGuire said the Corvair was her dream car. Today, she owns nine. McGuire, 61, of Ypsilanti, also known as “Corvair Lady,” was once homebound for 20 years while suffering from Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome, which causes chronic pain that develops after an injury. When she decided to get a car again, McGuire went back to her first love _ a Chevy Corvair, which she believes contains fewer chemical allergens than a modern vehicle. By Emma Dale, MLive.com. SENT IN ADVANCE: 567 words.


BATTLE CREEK, Mich. _ Demetrius Byrd picked up a used football helmet and strapped it on. The helmet was once all black, but now resembled a marble, with streaks of paint left from collisions on the gridiron. It was the first time in nearly a decade the 27-year-old had suited up for a football practice. Unlike in high school or college, Byrd didn’t need to take a physical, try out or sign a waiver. He showed up and played, holding his own during full-contact drills with the seven other players who made it to practice. By Nick Buckley, Battle Creek Enquirer. SENT IN ADVANCE: 2054 words.


_ OFFICER SHOT-MUSKEGON HEIGHTS: Police say a man believed to have shot a western Michigan officer remains at large.

_ MID-MICHIGAN PLANE CRASH: Police say an Arkansas man has suffered life-threatening injuries in a mid-Michigan plane crash.

_ DETROIT HISTORICAL SOCIETY-NEW DIRECTOR: A longtime nonprofit executive is preparing to lead the museums and collections that comprise the Detroit Historical Society.



DETROIT _ Boston wraps up a series in Detroit at Comerica Park. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game started at 1:10 a.m.


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