Taco Bell is putting Mexican Pizza back on its menu
Taco Bell announced this week it will add the Mexican Pizza back to its menu starting Sept. 15. The fast-food chain removed the beloved menu item in 2020 to “streamline” its offerings. But the Mexican Pizza was then again (temporarily) removed because Taco Bell couldn’t keep up with demand from customers. “Our menu is full of fan favorites, but the Mexican Pizza is at the top of that list,” Mark King, CEO of Taco Bell, said in a release at the time. “From its flashy introduction to menus in 1985 as ‘Pizzazz Pizza’ to its inspiration behind the creation of infamous jingles, Mexican Pizza has a long history with the brand and I’m glad we could give fans what they crave and bring our classic Mexican Pizza back home where it belongs,” King added.mlive.com
Police identify slain Saginaw man found dead in driveway
SAGINAW, MI — Police have released the name of a Saginaw man recently killed and found dead in a West Side driveway. Terrell did not live at the residence where his body was found, police confirmed. Authorities on June 23 issued warrants for 34-year-old Cortez D. Owens, 21-year-old Deperryon D. King, and 19-year-old Emilio G. Zamora. King has been charged with open murder and seven firearms offenses, while Zamora is charged with accessory after the fact to a felony. Saginaw had 93 nonfatal shootings in 2021, 56 of which occurred by the end of July.mlive.com
Detroit Lions among most popular bets in several preseason categories at sportsbook
This is the time of year for hope and optimism regarding the Detroit Lions, no doubt. The Detroit Lions winning more than six games in 2022 was July’s most popular NFL bet at Caesars Sportsbook. Detroit went 3-13-1 in Campbell and general manager Brad Holmes’ first season running the show. Every time we hear the S-O-L, same old Lions, and all the stuff, I think it fuels our fire,” Campbell told King. I think that’s how we all feel.mlive.com
Holt man waits nearly a year to cash $1 million winning Powerball ticket
LANSING, MI -- It’s been 11 months since Jamieson King, 43, of Holt won a $1 million Powerball prize, but it wasn;t until recently that he claimed the winning ticket. “I purchased a Powerball ticket while I was at Quality Dairy one day,” King said. “A couple days later, a co-worker told me a $1 million winning ticket was sold at a Quality Dairy in Lansing. Despite winning the huge prize, King didn’t share any specific plans for the money, other than to say he will save it. For the latest on Michigan Lottery, check out the official Michigan Lottery site, which also offers more information on instant tickets, raffles and other lottery games.mlive.com
Farmington Hills Police Department Apologizes After Claims It Used Images Of Black Men During Target Practice
The police chief of the Farmington Police Department issued a public apology after reports that targets with images of Black men were seen at his department's target practice area.detroit.cbslocal.com
Flagstaff wildfire forces evacuations, steadily grows
Evacuations are in effect in parts of northern Arizona as a wildfire about 6 miles (9 kilometers) north of Flagstaff steadily grew Sunday, authorities said. Coconino National Forest officials said the Pipeline Fire was reported at 10:15 a.m. by a fire lookout and had burned approximately 4,000-5,000 acres by late Sunday, pushing about 15 miles (24 kilometers). In connection with the fire, Forest Service law enforcement said they have arrested and charged a 57-year-old man with natural resource violations.news.yahoo.com
Lumen Christi scores unearned run in seventh to win baseball district title over Michigan Center
For seven innings of Saturday’s district final at Lumen Christi, Michigan Center’s defense was spectacular. The Cardinals committed just one error, and that error resulted in a run which resulted in a 1-0 Lumen Christi win. “We just talked to them about just having competitive at bats and trying to get on base and getting the ball on the ground,” Lumen Christi coach Phil Clifford said. The batter after Martines was Lumen Christi pitcher Gabe King, who lined a single to center. Lumen Christi caught runners trying to steal in the fourth and sixth innings, and King ended it himself in the seventh.mlive.com
Police find kidnapped Michigan woman in Ohio hotel room after 12-hour standoff with suspect
ST. CLAIR, MI — A Michigan woman allegedly kidnapped by her estranged ex has been found alive in Ohio, following a nearly 12-hour standoff between her abductor and police. At 9:34 a.m. Wednesday, police in Findlay, Ohio, responded to a room at Drury Inn & Suites where the suspect and Durand were, said St. Clair County Sheriff Mat King. Family members were to travel to Ohio to bring her back to Michigan, King said. St. Clair County Sheriff’s deputies traveled to Findlay Wednesday evening to aid in the investigation and conduct interviews, King said. Read more:Police looking for St. Clair County woman believed to have been kidnapped, injuredGunfire between vehicles leaves Saginaw man with shoulder wound, police saySevere staffing shortages force altered hours in Saginaw County courthousemlive.com
Grand Rapids student’s mural to be featured at 56 McDonald’s locations
GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- New artwork, designed by a high school student in Grand Rapids, will be coming to dozens of Michigan McDonald’s locations in the coming weeks. Kahari King, a sophomore from Ottawa Hills High School, created a mural that will be featured at 56 McDonald’s restaurants in Michigan. His mural, “A Celebration of Culture & Community,” beat out other entries submitted from high school students in Michigan for an inaugural McDonald’s art contest. The contest winner was announced Wednesday at a Grand Rapids McDonald’s location. The three other schools were Detroit Cass Tech, Flint Mott Middle College High School and Saginaw Arthur Hill.mlive.com
Peter King has Lions 20th in NFL power rankings: ‘This is one of the most interesting teams in football’
Peter King just released his first power rankings for the 2022 season, and the Lions climbed all the way to 20th despite finishing with the second-worst record in the league last season. Consider a schedule that includes eight games against the NFL’s netherworld (Giants, Jets, Carolina, Jacksonville, Washington, Seattle, Chicago, Chicago). Their eight-man class, led by first-round picks Aidan Hutchinson and Jameson Williams, added playmakers on both sides of the ball. “This is one of the most interesting teams in football,” King said. 1 by King, while the Chargers, Chiefs, Rams and Packers rounded out the top five.mlive.com
Detroit King football coach says school has already requested to opt up after being moved down to Division 4
King won Division 2 state titles in 2015 and 2016 and then won it all in Division 3 in 2018. Spencer said since King is in Division 4, it will likely seek to opt up to Division 3 instead of Division 2. “Our athletic director -- district director and school director -- they kind of already met on it. While King’s league, the Detroit Public School League, is not planning to split up, King does play against Division 1 power Detroit Cass Tech on an annual basis -- sometimes twice. Also in the PSL, Detroit Renaissance was Division 2 last year while Detroit East English and Detroit Mumford were in Division 3.mlive.com
Canada protest convoy organizer Pat King denied bail
A Canadian judge denied bail on Friday to a prominent organizer of the three-week convoy protest against coronavirus measures in Ottawa. Pat King was arrested on Feb. 18 and faces charges of mischief, counselling to commit mischief, counselling to commit the offence of disobeying a court order and counselling to obstruct police. Justice of the Peace Andrew Seymour said he’s not satisfied that King, if released, wouldn’t commit offences similar to those he’s accused of.news.yahoo.com
MLive’s 2022 Mr. Basketball watch list update for Feb. 25
Although Chansey Willis is more concerned with winning Detroit Martin Luther King’s first state championship in boys basketball, he has put together a season that could potentially make him King’s first Mr. Basketball winner. Here is MLive’s latest Mr. Basketball update as the end of the regular season swiftly approaches. NOTE: The Hal Schram Mr. Basketball award is voted on by members of the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan and presented in partnership with the Detroit Free Press. MLive’s watch lists are not affiliated with the Mr. Basketball voting process in any way. In a 54-41 loss to Hamady last Friday, Coleman had a double-double with 10 points, 10 rebounds and five assists.mlive.com
Landlords finding ways to evict after getting rental aid
A day before she was due to be evicted in November from her Atlanta home, Shanelle King heard that she had been awarded about $15,000 in rental assistance. Although the $46.5 billion Emergency Rental Assistance Program has paid out tens of billions of dollars to help avert an eviction crisis, some tenants, like King, who received help are finding themselves threatened with eviction again — sometimes days after getting federal help. The National Housing Law Project, in a survey last fall of nearly 120 legal aid attorneys and civil rights advocates, found that 86% of respondents reported cases in which landlords either refused to take assistance or accepted the money and still moved to evict tenants.news.yahoo.com
Vivica A. Fox shares message from Regina King following son’s suicide
On Monday, veteran actress Vivica A. Fox, one-quarter of the Fox Soul show Cocktails with Queens, shared an update about […] The post Vivica A. Fox shares message from Regina King following son’s suicide appeared first on TheGrio.news.yahoo.com
North Carolina man given record prison sentence for livestreaming sex abuse of Filipino children
A man from North Carolina, Jake Ross, was sentenced to 55 years in prison for paying a mother in the Philippines to sexually abuse her children over livestream. The 47-year-old man from McDowell County received the longest sentence ever given in a child pornography case by the federal courts in the Asheville division of the Western District of North Carolina, reported the Charlotte Observer. The Chief U.S. District Judge Martin Reidinger also added a lifetime of court supervision if Ross were to outlive his sentence.news.yahoo.com
Only child of actor Regina King dies at age 26
NEW YORK — Ian Alexander Jr., the only child of award-winning actor and director Regina King, has died. “Our family is devastated at the deepest level by the loss of Ian,” a family statement shared Saturday by a King spokesman said. The “One Night in Miami” director shared Alexander with her former husband, record producer Ian Alexander Sr. “You don’t know what unconditional love is. Bernice King, the CEO of the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Change and daughter of King posted on Twitter: “Praying for Regina King.mlive.com
With Roe v. Wade at risk, Illinois abortion providers open center to help out-of-state patients with travel and other resources
The Regional Logistics Center is operated jointly by Reproductive Health Services of Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Hope Clinic for Women, an abortion clinic just over the Missouri border in Granite City.chicagotribune.com
Ypsilanti continues Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration with upcoming virtual event
YPSILANTI, MI — As many residents spent Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrating the slain civil rights leader through various events in Washtenaw County, the commemorations are continuing in Ypsilanti. The city is hosting a virtual event to honor King and his work from 10-11:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 21. The online event features a discussion of the era of civil rights activism, moderated by Ypsilanti Mayor Lois Allen-Richardson and Judy Jackson. During the virtual discussion, King will be recognized for his work, leadership service and vision for freedom, according to a news release. To join the online discussion, click on the Zoom link here.mlive.com
Muskegon community holding events to commemorate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr., on Monday, Jan. 17 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. United Way of the LakeshoreUnited Way of the Lakeshore will take host the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service to celebrate the civil rights leader’s life and legacy through service. Muskegon Community College MLK Unity Breakfast (postponed)Muskegon Community College (MCC) had to postpone this year’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “Each year, we look forward to this wonderful tribute to the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the lessons learned and shared by the keynote speakers. Martin Luther King Jr., to promote unity.mlive.com
Black Missouri Man’s Killing Deemed ‘Justifiable Homicide’ Despite Outcry
via YouTube/KMOVResidents of a tiny rural Missouri community have been sounding the alarm for weeks over what they described as a suspicious fatal shooting of a Black man by his white neighbor, but on Tuesday, a jury’s inquest went with the official version of events and ruled it a justifiable homicide. Justin King, 28, was found fatally shot in his neighbor’s yard in a Bourbon trailer park community on Nov. 3. The killing was almost immediately deemed self-defense by the Crawford County Sheriffnews.yahoo.com
MLK Day events in Kalamazoo will begin Friday, continue throughout the weekend
KALAMAZOO, MI — “The time is always right to do what is right,” is a theme that is being carried through many of the events honoring the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this year. Northside Ministerial Alliance 36th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. CelebrationWhat: Beth Washington, vice president of community, health, equity and inclusion at Bronson, will serve as the keynote speaker. Min Mochizuki, who was responsible for bringing Dr. King to Western Michigan University in 1963. Community Wide Day of ServiceWhat: In recognition of Dr. King’s legacy of service, Congress designated the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday as a national day of service in 1994. Also, of note, the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Reflection at Kalamazoo College has shifted to an online only production due to the pandemic.mlive.com
Where you can celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the Jackson area
JACKSON COUNTY, MI — The official Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday is Monday, Jan. 17, but Jackson-area events celebrating the slain civil rights leader are beginning soon. The MLK Diversity Celebration also features a gallery of artwork by students in Jackson County illustrating quotes from King’s most famous sermons and speeches. This year’s event will recognize Jackson Public Schools educator and administrator, Monica Pierce, as the 2022 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Medal of Service Award recipient. MLK Day of Service and Art ContestThe Jackson County Branch NAACP is hosting its yearly Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on from 10-11:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 17. If you have information on another Martin Luther King Jr. event in Jackson County or surrounding areas and would like to be added to the list, email Britney Snyder at BSnyder@mlive.com.mlive.com
Lilly King and Annie Lazor have a unique friendship that goes outside the pool
The relationship between two-time Olympic gold medalist Lilly King and Olympic hopeful Annie Lazor is one fans might not expect. Lazor said swimming with King has been a “huge confidence booster” for her and although the two are extremely competitive, she explains that they have a great relationship in and out of the pool.
17-year-old girl exits moving car, picked up by another car on Detroit’s west side
DETROIT – Police are searching for missing 17-year-old Daria King. According to authorities, King was last seen Sunday at about 3:15 p.m. near the intersection of Grand River Avenue and Rutherford Street when she reportedly left her mother’s car while it was still in motion and got into a silver Chevrolet Malibu with tinted windows that had pulled up. Police said her mother was unable to follow the Malibu and that it sped off and ignored traffic control signalsDaria King Details Age 17 years old Height 5′3″ Weight 150 pounds Clothing White shirt with red writing, black leggings, pink scarf wrapped around her head and brown bootsHer family said she is in good physical condition, but has multiple medical conditions and has not taken her medication. Anyone who has seen Daria King or knows of her whereabouts is asked to contact the Detroit Police Department at 313-596-5240 or Crime Stoppers at 800-Speak-Up. AdMORE: Missing in Michigan -- missing persons reports
Washington's King 1st Black female assistant position coach
(AP Photo/Julio Cortez)Washington promoted Jennifer King to assistant running backs coach Tuesday, making her the first Black female assistant position coach in the NFL. She is the second woman in league history to be an assistant position coach after Tampa Bay’s assistant defensive line coach Lori Locust. King spent the 2020 season as a full-year coaching intern under Ron Rivera and worked with running backs coach Randy Jordan. “I am very pleased to have coach King back to assist me full time in the running backs room,” Jordan said. Tampa Bay had two: Locust and assistant strength and conditioning coach Maral Javadifar, and coach Bruce Arians called women in coaching “the wave of the future.”“This game, it’s a tremendous game,” Rivera said.
Detroit Mayor Duggan announces plan to clean up 2,000 alleys in the city
DETROIT – Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan said he has a plan to clear out 2,000 alleys in the city this year. This year we’re gonna do it 2,000 more times,” Duggan said. “If you have a block club and you want to petition for an alley clean up, we’ll come do it. But you, as neighbors, are gonna have to go through twice a year and do a follow-up,” Duggan said. “If you want your alley cleaned up, you can apply right now and we will get to you this year.
White House begins talks with lawmakers on COVID-19 relief
At least a dozen senators met for an hour and 15 minutes in a virtual call with White House National Economic Council director Brian Deese and other senior White House officials. Many hope to approve a relief package before former President Donald Trump's trial, which is set to begin in two weeks, overtakes Washington’s attention. Senators also wanted more data on how the White House reached the $1.9 trillion figure. “It was about how can we work together to help the people of this country.”White House coronavirus response coordinator Jeff Zients and White House legislative affairs director Louisa Terrell also joined the call. “We’re going to continue to push because we can’t wait,” said White House principal deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre.
From presidents to faded stars, all welcomed by Larry King
George W. Bush jokes with CNN's Larry King after finishing the "Larry King Live" show from the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville, Tenn. King, who interviewed presidents, movie stars and ordinary Joes during a half-century in broadcasting, has died at age 87. For 25 years until 2010, “Larry King Live” was a fixture on CNN's weeknight schedule, and that was after a lengthy career as a late-night radio host. So did “Larry King Live.” He was busy. “Larry King Live” was a type of show that would feel foreign on cable news today, given its obsession with hard-nosed political combat. “My dad always asked me, 'Did you see who Larry King talked to last night?'"
Iconic American television and radio host Larry King dies at 87
FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2017, file photo, Larry King attends the 45th International Emmy Awards at the New York Hilton, in New York. Former CNN talk show host King has been hospitalized with COVID-19 for more than a week, the news channel reported Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021. CNN reported the 87-year-old King contracted the coronavirus and was undergoing treatment at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)DETROIT – Iconic American television and radio host Larry King died Saturday morning, according to the Associated Press. Details: Larry King, broadcasting giant for half-century, dies at 87Read moreLarry King, the award-winning TV and radio host who became a household name with his long-running CNN show 'Larry King Live,' has died at the age of 87 https://t.co/LcGgGtMfjt — Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) January 23, 2021BREAKING: Larry King, television's everyman interviewer of the famous and obscure, dies at 87, according to network he co-founded.
Lessons from the trip Martin Luther King Jr. took to Michigan State University in 1965
DETROIT – On this Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, many will remember that Detroit was the rehearsal for the civil rights icon’s I Have a Dream speech. Not much is known about the two visits Dr. King made to Michigan State University in the 1960s. Dr. King spoke passionately about achieving a world brotherhood perspective, abolishing the notion of superior and inferior races, and ridding the world of segregation. Don’t let the bullies with the rifles and shotguns intimidate you,” said Dr. Green. And both Dr. Green who is now 87 and Washington, 76, more than 50 years later believe that much of what King spoke about in that speech is still being fought for today.
What does Martin Luther King Jr. Day mean to you?
Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. It is also known as a Day of Service where people go out and do something positive in their communities. We asked our What’s the Buzz crew what this day means to them and what they do to celebrate it. Mike said King’s ability to forgive and move forward with his mission on a strict non-violent method was amazing. Next Tati asked them how they plan to observe the day.
Listen to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s advice from column in 1950s
A special edition of “The Best Advice Show” brings us advice directly from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. -- seriously. “I didn’t learn this until the other day, but Martin Luther King Jr. Was an advice columnist for Ebony magazine. I hope that today you’re thinking about King or reading about him, maybe listening to his speeches. But right now I want to share some advice from him because this is an advice show,” host Zak Rosen says. Find “The Best Advice Show” wherever you listen to podcasts.
Remembering the day Martin Luther King Jr. debuted precursor to ‘I Have A Dream’ speech in Detroit
DETROIT – Monday is the 35th official Martin Luther King Jr. Day. For many, MLK Day is just another day off -- a day to relax, a day to do things, do some community service. For one couple, the day means so much more to them because they were there the day King came to Detroit and debuted his original “I Have a Dream” speech on June 23, 1963. Somewhere in that crowd was a 22-year-old warrior for Civil Rights named Dorothy Dewberry-Aldridge. She and her husband, Dan Aldridge, have spent more than 60 years fighting for Civil Rights, equality and social justice.
Miami QB D'Eriq King tore knee ligament, plans 2021 return
Miami quarterback D'Eriq King (1) looks for a receiver as Oklahoma State defensive tackle Sione Asi (99) rushes during the first half of the Cheez-it Bowl NCAA college football game, Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Miami quarterback D’Eriq King tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during the Hurricanes’ loss this week in the Cheez-It Bowl. The Hurricanes went 8-3 this season, the best record among the seven FBS schools in the state of Florida. King, in first season at Miami following his transfer from Houston, was a big reason for that. King completed 64.1 percent of his passes, the second-best single-season completion percentage for any Miami quarterback and one that qualifies him as, for now anyway, the most accurate passer in Hurricanes history. ___More AP college football: https://apnews.com/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25
'Is Miami back?': Hurricanes may finally have a good answer
The annual question in Coral Gables — “Is Miami back?” — might finally have an answer Hurricanes fans will like. 9 Miami gets its first ACC championship, a drought that’s now 17 years and counting, but the Hurricanes (8-1, 7-1 ACC, No. Just finishing the right way, that’s really, really, really important. “We were taken away from each other for almost two weeks and didn’t really get back as an entire football team — I mean, not even an entire football team, but anything resembling a football team — until this past Monday. Odd as this sounds, that’s Miami’s second-longest ACC streak; the Hurricanes won 11 consecutive league games spanning 2016 and 2017.
Detroit’s first Black-owned cider mill opens on city’s west side
Detroit Farm and Cider is tucked away near The Lodge and Webb Avenue. Blighted homes are a symbol of what once was, but right across the street are four acres of fresh fruits, farm animals and now a cider mill. King owns Detroit Farm and Cider. I tread lightly because there’s so much that needs to be addressed in our community,” King said. Detroit Farm and Cider runs Friday through Sunday from 12 p.m. until 7 p.m.READ: More community coverage
D’Eriq King leads No. 11 Miami to comeback win over NC State
Zonovan Knight had a 100-yard kickoff return to put NC State (4-3, 4-3) on top in the third quarter. NC State led at halftime on the strength of Hockman’s 9-yard touchdown pass to Cary Angeline with 2:49 left. NC State: Angeline, a redshirt senior, has caught at least one touchdown pass in five of the Wolfpack’s games. With a victory, NC State would have been a candidate to climb back into the rankings. NC State: Hosts Florida State next Saturday.