DETROIT (AP) - A lawyer has sued General Motors in federal court in Manhattan on behalf of 658 people injured or killed in crashes allegedly caused by faulty ignition switches. The lawsuit names 29 people who were killed and 629 who were hurt. Attorney Robert Hilliard says the crashes occurred after GM left bankruptcy protection. GM would not comment on the lawsuit.
DETROIT (AP) - A pitcher in the Detroit Tigers organization has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman at a Detroit hotel last spring after they met at a bar in the suburbs. Evan Reed plays for the Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens but was with the Tigers when the alleged assault occurred. Defense lawyer Ben Gonek (GAWN'-ick) says his client will be exonerated.
DETROIT (AP) - Michigan and Canada have appointed members of an authority to oversee construction of a $2 billion public bridge between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario. Michigan's designees are Michael Hayes, Birgit Klohs and Matt Rizik. Hayes leads the Midland Center for the Arts. Klohs heads The Right Place, a western Michigan economic development organization. Rizik is with Rock Ventures, the umbrella entity for Dan Gilbert's investments and real estate. The bridge is expected to open in 2020.
VASSAR, Mich. (AP) - Voters should have a say on a social services organization's proposal to house child immigrants from Central America in a small Michigan community. That's according to Tamyra Murray, an organizer for Michiganders for Immigration Control and Enforcement. She is seeking a referendum petition in Vassar for voters to decide on changes in city ordinances such as those that might be needed. Wolverine Human Services has proposed housing 60 children in Vassar, about 70 miles northwest of Detroit.
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