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Detroit Pistons draft F Stanley Johnson with No. 8 overall pick

With the No. 8 overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, the Detroit Pistons selected forward Stanley Johnson from the University of Arizona.

Johnson is a 6-7, 245-pound forward who averaged 13.8 points and 6.5 rebounds per game as a freshman last season. He shot 44.6 percent from the floor, including 37.1 percent from three-point range.

Johnson joins newly-acquired Ersan Ilyasova to form a duo of new forwards on the team’s roster.

The Pistons’ 2nd round pick was the No. 38 overall selection. They selected SG Darrun Hilliard, from Villanova. Hilliard averaged 14.3 points per game during his senior season, leading the Wildcats to a 33-3 overall record … click here for more details!

Police chase believed not called off in pursuit that killed 2 children

Two children killed and four others were hospitalized after a speeding car raced through a Detroit neighborhood Wednesday night.

The driver was trying to outrun police – now the community is questioning why officers chased a suspect through an area filled with children.

Detroit police have said that the chase was called off but that is not the case.

According to Police Chief James Craig, the chase lasted 62 seconds and stretched one point for six miles. Now we are learning that the weapon sparking the chase was never found and the pursuit was never called off.

“This is a residential street,” said Kimberly Stevenson, who tried to help the children. “How many children have to die for them to realize they should have it called off.”

Neighbors want to know why the sight of a weapon was enough for police to pursue a red Chevy Camaro into the neighborhoods, ending in a crash that killed two children, injured three more and one adult.

Children killed by the suspect’s speeding car were 3-year-old Makiah and 6-year-old Michael Angelo Jackson … click here for more details!

Health law subsidies intact for 228,000 Michigan residents after US Supreme Court decision

Tax subsidies for 228,000 Michigan residents with health insurance are intact after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a key component of the federal health care law.

Michigan was among 34 states at risk after not creating its own insurance exchange. But the court ruled 6-3 Thursday that the tax credits don’t hinge on where someone lives.

The average monthly tax credit is $273 in Michigan … click here for more details!

Written by LBeasley (Lauren Beasley), Digital Producer of The Morning Heat and Sports Editor of Radio One Detroit

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