Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson has withdrawn a lawsuit filed against the state over a smoking ban that's set to take effect May 1 following calls and e-mails from the public.
Patterson spokesman Bill Mullan said the lawsuit was filed Thursday afternoon with the Michigan Court of Appeals, but residents of the county that includes Detroit's northern suburbs made it clear they opposed the suit.
MINNEAPOLIS – Charlie Villanueva scored 13 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter to rally the Detroit Pistons to a 103-98 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night in the season finale for both teams.
Tayshaun Prince added 20 points for the Pistons, who trailed by 16 points in the third quarter. With Ben Gordon, Richard Hamilton, Rodney Stuckey and Chris Wilcox not in uniform, Villanueva hit three 3-pointers and five free throws in the final period to end a tough season on a high note.
GLENDALE, AZ – Derek Morris broke a tie early in the third period and assisted on two other power-play goals in the Phoenix Coyotes' 3-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 in Game 1 of the Western Conference series Wednesday night.
Keith Yandle and Wojtek Wolski also scored, and Ilya Bryzgalov made 38 saves to help the Coyotes win a playoff game for the first time since April 20, 2002, the last year they were in the postseason.
Tomas Holmstrom and Nicklas Lidstrom scored for the Red Wings.
The state Senate has approved an incentive plan to encourage state workers and teachers to retire. But some Democrats say the Senate version is not as attractive as the incentive plan originally proposed by Governor Granholm.
FREEMAN TOWNSHIP, MI – Federal authorities are trying to determine where nearly three dozen guns found in rural Clare County came from and who they belong to.
Special Agent Donald Dawkins tells The Associated Press that the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are examining serial numbers as part of their investigation into Tuesday's discovery.