DETROIT (AP) - Chrysler is recalling just under 30,000 Fiat 500L small cars in the U.S. and Canada to fix a problem with air bags that protect knees in a crash. Chrysler says it doesn't know of any injuries from the problem. The recall covers cars from the 2014 and 2015 model years including 25,500 in the U.S. and another 4,000 in Canada.
LIVONIA, Mich. (AP) - A man who witnessed a soccer player fatally punch a referee says the victim wasn't expecting the attack during an adult-league game in suburban Detroit. Bassel Saad is charged with second-degree murder in the death of referee John Bieniewicz (BEN'-uh-wits). During a probable-cause hearing today, Jamal Saleh testified that the 44-year-old referee "did not see the punch coming" June 29th in Livonia.
ARMADA, Mich. (AP) - Police are searching a home as part of the investigation of the slaying of a 14-year-old girl whose body was found in a wooded area in southeastern Michigan. State police tell the Times Herald of Port Huron that investigators have several warrants and were searching a home Wednesday in St. Clair County's Wales Township. That' about 13 miles east-northeast of the drainage ditch along a trail in Armada where joggers found April Millsap's body Thursday.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Spirit Airlines will start direct flights between Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport and Detroit this fall. The south Florida-based airline says starting November 6th, the airline will fly to and from Detroit once a day.
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