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Man critically injured after stray bullet enters house

INKSTER, Mich. (AP) — State police say a Detroit-area man is in critical condition after being hit in the head by a stray bullet fired from more than a half-block away.

The 28-year-old man was in an upstairs bedroom in Inkster when he was hit Saturday night. He was at home with his mother and sister.

Family members and neighbors say they heard at least four shots before two vehicles drove away. Anyone with information is urged to call police at (734) 287-5000.


Water line breaks as Detroit auto show gets ready to open

DETROIT (AP) — A boil-water advisory has been issued for downtown Detroit after a water main break.

The area includes hotels and Cobo Center, where the annual auto show is opening this week for news media from around the world. Drinking fountains at the convention hall were turned off Sunday.

Ford Motor spokesman Mark Truby says, “The show goes on.”

No one should lose water service, but pressure could be low. In addition, people should boil water before drinking it or use bottled water. Gary Brown of the Detroit water department says the repair won’t take long, but the boil-water advisory could last until Thursday.

Brown says the water line belongs to the Great Lakes Water Authority, a regional water agency. The break occurred in a parking lot near King High School.


Report: Mental health, police-involved shootings linked

(Information from: The Grand Rapids,

DETROIT (AP) — Mental illness has been a factor in many conflicts that led to deaths of Michigan police officers or the fatal police shooting of civilians. reviewed police reports, court records and newspaper archives to find that 33 of the 87 people killed by police in the past five years had a history or signs of mental illness.’s review of 43 officers who were slain in the past two decades found 13 were killed by people who showed signs of mental illness.

Police officials say they’re working to improve training for police to defuse situations.

Mental health advocates and law enforcement officials say many of the deaths could have been prevented with better mental health treatment.



U. of Michigan architecture class puts students on the road

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — An architecture class at the University of Michigan is putting students on the road to explore buildings around the state and beyond.

The school says this is the first semester for “On Site: Architecture in a Mobile Classroom ,” which is taught by professors Anca Trandafirescu and Claire Zimmerman. They’ve toured the school’s Ann Arbor campus; Detroit; the Cranbrook education community in suburban Detroit; and Columbus, Indiana, which is known for its modern architecture.

Zimmerman says they “wanted to create a class that lets students interact with the buildings while also figuring out why they were built the way they were.”

Classes revolve around topics or types of buildings, such as sustainability or churches. The course is supported by the school’s Third Century Initiative .


Michigan seeks input on long-range transportation plan

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Department of Transportation is seeking public input as it develops a 25-year plan for the state.

The “Michigan Mobility 2045 ” plan will seek to establish priorities for transportation. The development phase of the plan runs through April.

As part of MDOT’s efforts, telephone town hall meetings will allow the agency to randomly dial as many as 10,000 landline phones per session and offer the public an opportunity to join a conference call, ask questions and express opinions. A survey and other efforts also will take place.

MDOT says it wants to get opinions from “a large and diverse group of Michigan residents and stakeholders.” A draft plan will eventually be released for comment and review.


2 people die after their car crashes into Detroit bus

DETROIT (AP) — Police say two people have died in Detroit after their car rear-ended a city bus.

The crash occurred around 7:30 a.m. Sunday. A third person in the vehicle has serious injuries.

It’s unclear whether anyone on the bus was hurt.


Vigil held for Michigan family of 5 killed in Kentucky crash

(Information from: The Detroit News,

NORTHVILLE, Mich. (AP) — Relatives of a Michigan family of five killed in a highway crash in Kentucky remembered their lives during an emotional candlelight vigil.

Friday’s memorial was held at Ford Field Park in Northville, Michigan, and ended with an Islamic prayer with text from the Quran.

The Abbas family was returning home from Florida last Sunday when a suspected drunken driver traveling the wrong way struck their vehicle head-on on Interstate 75 in Lexington, Kentucky.

The crash killed 42-year-old Issam Abbas, 38-year-old Rima Abbas, 14-year-old Ali Abbas, 13-year-old Isabella Abbas, and 7-year-old Giselle Abbas.

The other driver also died.

The Detroit News reports that Rimi Abbas’ sister, Rana Abbas Taylor, told mourners through tears that, “I can’t even begin to share with you how painful this has been on our entire family.”



Michigan Air National Guard seeks input on airspace plan

GRAYLING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Air National Guard is seeking input on a plan to update military training airspace around an aerial gunnery range in northern Michigan that could change noise levels in surrounding communities.

The proposal would create new military operating areas in the Alpena Special Use Airspace Complex. That site is the military’s largest training zone east of the Mississippi River and includes the Grayling Aerial Gunnery Range.

The National Guard says current military operating areas were established 50 years ago and are too small for modern aircraft.

The plan would apply to parts of Alpena, Crawford, Montmorency, Otsego, Presque Isle, Huron, Sanilac and Tuscola counties.

The National Guard is currently gathering concerns from municipalities. A 45-day comment period will also open once plans are finalized in the next few months.


Michigan police arrest 2 in soldier’s New Year’s Eve slaying

ST. JOSEPH TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Police in southern Michigan have arrested two suspects in the New Year’s Eve slaying of a soldier who was fatally shot while on leave.

The St. Joseph Township Police Department said Saturday that the suspects were arrested in 23-year-old Army Sgt. Tyrone Hassel III’s killing after authorities received a tip.

Police said no additional information, including the suspects’ names, will be released until they are arraigned.

Berrien County Prosecutor Mike Sepic will release more information Monday.

Hassel was shot Dec. 31 while visiting his family for the holidays. He died at a hospital from multiple gunshot wounds.

Hassel’s obituary says he enlisted in the Army in 2015 and was recently promoted to sergeant. He and his wife, Spc. Kemia Martin, have one son.