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  1. Detroit City Council split on water authority plan

    Mayor Mike Duggan today pitched the benefits of a proposed regional water authority to the Detroit City Council in an effort to encourage the panel to approve the plan.

    • 6:21 PM, Sep. 17, 2014
    • WAYNE COUNTY

    Jury of 4 men, 10 women to hear retrial of Detroit police officer's shooting of girl, 7

    Detroit — Opening statements are scheduled to begin Thursday in the second trial of a Detroit police officer accused in the killing of a 7-year-old girl during a police raid being filmed for TV.

    • 10:33 PM, Sep. 17, 2014
    • WAYNE COUNTY

    Reformed 36th District Court to return to local control

    Detroit The once-troubled 36th District Court will officially return to local control Thursday after a restructuring that balanced the budget and improved customer service.

  2. Detroit civil rights symbol Dunbar Hospital going to highest bidder

    When it opened in 1919, Dunbar Hospital was a symbol of self-determination and achievement for Detroit's first black doctors. Today, it's up for grabs in the Wayne County tax auction.

    • 5:44 PM, Sep. 17, 2014
    • MACOMB COUNTY

    Clinton Township father charged in shooting of son in head

    Clinton Township — A father who is accused of shooting his son in the head was charged Wednesday with felony firearm and assault with the attempt to commit murder.

    • 10:35 PM, Sep. 17, 2014
    • OAKLAND COUNTY

    Husband won't be forced to pay in grandson's death

    A West Bloomfield Township woman is liable for financial damages in the May 2012 death of her teenage grandson, but her husband is not responsible and cannot be sued, an Oakland Circuit Court judge ruled.

    • 1:09 PM, Sep. 17, 2014
    • LIFESTYLE

    New lion heads for Detroit's Whitney Building are a sign of times

    The lions are coming back. Starting next week, workmen from Ram Construction will begin hauling 26 lion heads up 19 stories to the top of the David Whitney Building on Grand Circus Park. The heads, each 3 feet across, are attached to new cornices, which will restore the ones ripped off in an ill-advised modernization in the 1950s.

    • 5:20 PM, Sep. 17, 2014
    • BUSINESS

    More taxpayer money may be on line for Red Wings arena bonds

    Bonds to build the $450 million new arena for the Detroit Red Wings were approved by the state Wednesday, but Wall Street jitters about the city's bankruptcy means more taxpayer money may be on the line than originally intended, documents shows.

    • 4:52 PM, Sep. 17, 2014
    • WAYNE COUNTY

    Live tweets: Obama official lauds retiree deal in Detroit bankruptcy trial

    The first witness Wednesday in the city's historic bankruptcy trial detailed a hard-fought agreement for Detroit's retirees that he acknowledged will be painful, but ultimately, appropriate for the good of revitalizing the city.

    • 7:50 PM, Sep. 17, 2014
    • MICHIGAN

    Moves urged to target Michigan car insurance fraud

    Lansing — A task force established by Secretary of State Ruth Johnson is recommending proposals to crack down on auto insurance fraud.

    • 10:48 PM, Sep. 17, 2014
    • MICHIGAN

    148K Mich. families face 15% cuts in November to food aid

    Lansing About 148,000 low-income Michigan families will see 15 percent cuts in their food stamp assistance in November under the federal farm bill Congress passed and President Barack Obama signed into law in February.

    • 10:33 PM, Sep. 17, 2014
    • LIFESTYLE

    Air museum to drop 'Yankee' as it flies toward new era

    The Yankee Air Museum will be soaring shortly into welcoming skies and a bright future, complete with an inspiring and appropriate new name.

    • 10:36 PM, Sep. 17, 2014
    • MICHIGAN

    Corrections: More Mich. than Aramark workers have been fired for smuggling drugs into prisons

    More state workers have been dismissed for trying to smuggle drugs into prisons than employees from food contractor Aramark Correctional Services, according to information released Wednesday by the Michigan Department of Corrections.

    • 3:36 PM, Sep. 17, 2014
    • WAYNE COUNTY

    Warren driver of semi killed in crash on I-75 in Woodhaven

    Woodhaven — A 66-year-old Warren man is dead after the semi-truck he was driving rolled over on southbound Interstate 75 Wednesday morning.

  3. Elderly Sterling Heights man found day after he disappeared

    Sterling Heights — A 71-year-old man who was missing for nearly a day has been found.

    • 8:29 AM, Sep. 17, 2014
    • OAKLAND COUNTY

    For 6 Southfield centenarians, a long life is a life well lived

    Southfield Tuesday, six centenarians who live in a Southfield senior complex were honored by the city for their longevity, experience and service.

    • 12:27 PM, Sep. 17, 2014
    • WAYNE COUNTY

    Murder-suicide ruled in deaths at Taylor home

    Taylor — Authorities have ruled the deaths of a man and a woman found shot to death Monday night a murder-suicide.

  4. Man convicted in Allen Park dismemberment case

    Detroit — A jury has convicted a man accused of killing an Allen Park couple and dumping their body parts into the Detroit River.

    • 6:46 AM, Sep. 17, 2014
    • MICHIGAN

    Brothers face key hearing in 1989 Michigan slaying

    White Cloud — Two brothers face a key court hearing in the death of a young western Michigan woman who disappeared in 1989.

    • 10:15 AM, Sep. 17, 2014
    • WAYNE COUNTY

    Detroit police looking for missing teen

    Detroit — Police are asking for the public's help in finding a 17-year-old boy who went missing more than a month ago from a youth home.

    • 10:23 PM, Sep. 17, 2014
    • WAYNE COUNTY

    Warren man who had heart attack on plane thanks rescuers

    Detroit Sam Aliotta was flying back from a wedding in Denver with his son and daughter-in-law when his heart stopped. Lucky for Aliotta, two exercise physiologists ...

    • 6:51 AM, Sep. 17, 2014
    • MICHIGAN

    Michigan woman mistakenly listed as dead

    Brownstown Township — A southeastern Michigan woman has proven she is still alive after a government mix-up listed her as dead.

    • 6:39 AM, Sep. 17, 2014
    • MICHIGAN

    Park Service: Man found dead in Lake Michigan

    Traverse City — The National Park Service says a 76-year-old man has died on Lake Michigan while fishing with a friend.

    • 8:08 AM, Sep. 17, 2014
    • MICHIGAN

    Records: Prior road rage cases before shooting

    Howell — Records show a man accused in a fatal Michigan road rage shooting and the victim in the case had been involved in prior road rage incidents.

    • 6:54 AM, Sep. 17, 2014
    • MICHIGAN

    Pregnant Flint woman holds off thief, gives birth

    Flint — Police say a pregnant woman gave birth after she and her family captured a purse snatcher in a grocery store parking lot.

    • 6:41 AM, Sep. 17, 2014
    • MICHIGAN

    Petoskey quill worker receiving national art honor

    Petoskey — A Native American quill worker from Petoskey is receiving the nation's highest honor in the folk and traditional arts.

    • 6:36 AM, Sep. 17, 2014
    • MICHIGAN

    Michigan woman receives lost 1954 class ring

    Monitor Township — A 1954 high school class ring has been returned to its owner in Michigan nearly 60 years after it went missing.

    • 12:21 AM, Sep. 18, 2014
    • WAYNE COUNTY

    Car chase winds through Warren, Detroit before 2 arrested

    Two people are in custody after allegedly stealing a car from Clinton Township and leading police on a chase into Detroit on Wednesday night.

    • 11:36 PM, Sep. 16, 2014
    • WAYNE COUNTY

    Missing girl,12, found safe, Canton police say

    A 12-year-old girl reported missing Tuesday morning in Canton Township has been found safe, police said Tuesday night.

    • 11:19 PM, Sep. 16, 2014
    • METRO DETROIT

    Surprise guilty plea for Oakland Twp. cancer doctor over false treatments, fraud

    Detroit Dr. Farid Fata, accused of giving chemotherapy to patients who didn't have cancer as part of an alleged scheme to bilk Medicare out of millions of dollars, has ...

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