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GROSSE ILE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Three members of a high school rowing team were rescued from the Detroit River after choppy waters flooded their boat. The U.S. Coast Guard says two members of the Grosse Ile High School team were pulled from the water Saturday morning. A third crew member had crawled aboard a nearby boat and was showing signs of hypothermia. Officials say the team was practicing when the wake of other passing vessels swamped their row boat.
DETROIT (AP) - A man from suburban Detroit has been charged with murder after he allegedly shot his wife in the head during an argument. The Detroit News reports that Brian Chris Lytle, of Madison Heights, was charged Saturday with the death of his wife, Reagan Lytle. Lytle is being held without bond. It was unclear Saturday if he had an attorney.
DETROIT (AP) - One of the next stages in Detroit's revitalization could involve China, South Korea, the Middle East or even India through a program that helps local businesses market their products in foreign markets while creating jobs for city residents. Seven companies are learning the ropes of international sales and global partnerships during the first phase of ExporTech Detroit, part of the Detroit Economic Growth Corp's "Built in Detroit" initiative. The 10-week program started earlier this year.
DETROIT (AP) - Volunteers are being recruited to help beautify Detroit as part of the annual Motor City Makeover cleanup. Residents, community groups, business owners and students are being asked to lend a hand with planting flowers, removing debris, boarding up vacant houses and other projects. The makeover will held May 5 in city Districts 1 and 2; in Districts 3, 4 and 5 on May 12; and Districts 6 and 7 on May 19.
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