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Associated Press • Jun 24, 2019 at 8:15 AM

Police investigate after noose found at University Hospital

ANN ARBOR — Police at the University of Michigan are investigating after a noose was found at University Hospital in Ann Arbor.

Officials say two employees found the noose Thursday morning in their work area.

University public safety spokeswoman Heather Young says officers have some leads in the investigation. No further details were released.

Marschall Runge is the dean at Michigan Medicine and describes it as "a symbol of hate and discrimination" and says university officials have taken immediate action to investigate as act of discrimination and ethnic intimidation.

Hockey stick missing for 39 years resurfaces in Michigan

ST. CLAIR SHORES — A hockey stick used by a 1980 Team USA hockey player from Michigan has resurfaced nearly four decades after it disappeared.

The stick belonged to Mark Wells. The Olympic gold medalist gave it to the St. Clair Shores Civic Arena in 1980, the last time it was seen.

The Macomb Daily reports that St. Clair Shores Mayor Kip Walby recently announced that the stick had been returned to him. He declined to give details.

He says he's happy to have it back. He plans to display it at the civic arena, as was intended 39 years ago.

Each team member received a stick autographed by the players and coach. The team defeated the Soviet Union's national team.

Wells played 29 games for Team USA, scoring 9 goals and 7 assists.

University of Michigan receives 2 separate $10M gifts

ANN ARBOR — The University of Michigan says it's received two separate, $10 million gifts designed to benefit a campus library as well as its business school and film and television department.

The Ann Arbor school's William C. Clements Library has accepted $10 million from the Avenir Foundation. It recognizes the university's founding director, Randolph Adams, by naming the directorship after him.

The university says the gift also will spur the acquisition and conservation of primary source materials and making collections more accessible.

The other $10 million comes from the Patricia W. Mitchell Trusts. It's intended to honor the legacy of Mitchell's late husband, Columbia Pictures Television founder John Mitchell.

That gift will go toward creating a business and communications ethics program, as well as scholarships, internships, visiting professorships and a speaker series.

Twin brothers charged in assault at Detroit restaurant

DETROIT — Twin 61-year-old brothers have been charged in an assault that took place earlier this month at a Detroit restaurant.

Wayne County prosecutor Kym Worthy's office says Dwight and Duane Samuels face assault with intent to murder and assault with intent to do great bodily harm, along with weapons charges. They were charged Sunday morning.

Authorities allege the brothers entered a Coney Island restaurant around 2 a.m. last Wednesday and argued with patrons inside. They allegedly attacked a 40-year-old man, who was beaten with a pipe and subsequently shot in the face.

The brothers allegedly fled the scene and were later located by police.

Listed phone numbers for Dwight and Duane Samuels couldn't be located Sunday. It was immediately unclear if they had attorneys.

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