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Mom says son handcuffed her in garage with truck running to try to kill her

Adam D. Lutz , is accused of handcuffing his mother, Gloriann Lutz, 78, in the family's garage and running a vehicle, hoping to kill her by carbon monoxide poisoning.

A 78-year-old Waterford Township woman testified Wednesday her son handcuffed her inside their garage for nearly four hours, trying to kill her with carbon monoxide fumes from a truck More

Man and woman injured in shooting at Eastland Mall parking lot

Police officers investigate near the closed Sears store after a man and woman were injured in a shooting. Todd McInturf / The Detroit News

Theo Rolls and Michael Johnson were walking through the Eastland Center parking lot on Wednesday afternoon, headed to a McDonald's, when chaos erupted. More

Family hopes husband will give clues to missing kids from Wayne Co. jail

Alicia Fox.

The family of a 28-year-old woman whose husband was arraigned Wednesday in her death say they are not giving up hope of finding her two small children who disappeared nearly three months ago. More

Local Detroit churches sponsor play groups to combat obesity

From left Ranaeshia Jordan, 6, of Detroit, and play coach Ashley McKenna, 28, of Royal Oak, rattle the jump rope as Detroit City Councilman Andre L. Spivey jumps over. Todd McInturf / The Detroit News

— Several dozen Detroit kids played hopscotch, hula hoops and jump ropes Wednesday to show what they'll be doing at local churches as part of a new program to get their bodies moving. More

120K still without power after storms hit Metro Detroit

A state employee works to clear the drain in the westbound lanes of Interstate 94, near the Lodge exit on Tuesday after a brief storm left water standing on the highway. Steve Perez / The Detroit News

Tuesday's storms toppled trees, flooded area freeways and left up to 165,000 homes and businesses without electricity after 1 to 2 inches of rain drenched the area. More

Police link man found dead at Southfield underpass with woman slain in Detroit

Southfield — Domestic violence may have resulted in the suicide of a man found at a bridge underpass on Tuesday and the discovery of a woman's body a few miles away in Detroit. More

Agent: Doctor accused of Medicare fraud planned to buy $3M castle

Farid Fata.

A doctor accused of purposely misdiagnosing patients with cancer and reaping millions of dollarsfrom Medicare was interested in spending some of the illicit cash on a $3 million castle overlooking a seaside resort area in Lebanon, according to an FBI agent. More

Mount Clemens man accidentally shoots self, faces charges

— A man was taken to the hospital after accidentally shooting himself in the hand and is expected to face charges in the incident. More

Arrival of immigrant children in Bay City delayed

— Federal officials have pushed back plans to bring two dozen immigrant children from Central America to Bay City. More

FEMA inspects Detroit flood damage

Detroit — Federal, state and local agencies ventured into Detroit Wednesday on a second day of inspecting and assessing damages caused by flooding to homes and businesses during the Aug. 11 storms. More

Biden to launch Detroit Labor Day parade with speech

Vice President Joe Biden will kick off the annual Labor Day parade Monday in Detroit. Biden is scheduled to speak at 9:30 a.m. More

Court: No First Amendment violation at Arab-American festival in Dearborn

Dearborn — A federal court says there was no First Amendment violation when police urged Christian evangelists to leave an Arab-American street festival in 2012. More

No injuries in blaze at Detroit apartment complex

Detroit Fire authorities are continuing to investigate the cause of a blaze at an apartment complex on the city's west side this morning. More

Michigan woman, boyfriend arrested for child abuse

Paw Paw — Van Buren County authorities have arrested a mother and her boyfriend in connection to the abuse of her 11-year-old son. More

Woman pleads guilty in newborn's death in Michigan

Beulah — A suburban Chicago woman accused of killing her newborn at a northern Michigan campground has pleaded guilty to manslaughter. More

Lawyer can't drop case of Michigan mom accused of trying to kill autistic teen

Kelli Stapleton AP

Beulah — A defense lawyer has been ordered to stay on the case of a Michigan woman accused of trying to kill her autistic daughter, despite a 'total breakdown' in their relationship. More

Metro storm floods portions of I-75, I-94, M-10

A semi-truck rolls southbound on a flooded I-75, under Grand Blvd., past a submerged car. / David Guralnick / Detroit News

On a day when federal officials toured parts of Metro Detroit to access damage from an earlier, epic storm, the region saw more rain Tuesday that flooded roads, stalled cars and knocked out power to about 160,000 homes and businesses. More

Federal officials tour flood-damaged Metro Detroit area from Aug. 11 storm

FEMA representative Julie Pardini, left, talks with Eureka St. homeowner Gretchen Domino, of Warren, about flood water collapsing her backyard basement wall. Todd McInturf / The Detroit News

FEMA representatives are in town for three days traveling to the hardest hit areas as local officials try to find help for homeowners struggling in the aftermath of the Aug. 11 flash floods when up to 6 inches of rain soaked parts of the region. More

Corporate donation keeps Detroit police mounted unit in the saddle

Emileigh Alley, 7, who has acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), rides Elmo with Detroit Mounted Police Officers John Washington and Carl Gunther, and mother Julie Ozment, in Detroit on Tuesday. The Detroit Police Mounted Section is sponsoring free horse rides to Children's Hospital patients. David Coates / The Detroit News

— Ivan, Baby, Vader, Elmo and #22, the horses that make up Michigan's only full-time police mounted unit, will continue serving the city for another year and beyond, thanks to a donation from a downtown company. More

Attorney: Alleged pension fund misdeeds should play no role in Detroit bankruptcy trial

Downtown Detroit David Coates / The Detroit News

Alleged corruption and Detroit pension fund mismanagement that cost more than $1 billion is irrelevant and shouldn't factor into the city's bankruptcy trial next week, a lawyer argued Tuesday. More

Detroit launches pay by phone option for water bills

There was a long line outside the Water Department service center on Grand River Ave. in Detroit on Monday. Robin Buckson / The Detroit News

On the day city officials lifted a moratorium on water shutoffs, city officials launched a new phone payment option for bills or payment arrangements. More

Flint serial stabbing killer sues to be sent to Israel

Elias Abuelazam in 2010. Erik S. Lesser / AP

— A man serving a life sentence for murder in a series of stabbings in the Flint area wants to be deported to Israel, his native country. More

FEMA to assess flood damage in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb

Warren homeowner Gretchen Domino looks out at workers clearing mud from her basement on Aug. 18. Floodwaters collapsed a wall, filling the room with more than 7 feet of filthy water. Charles V. Tines / The Detroit News

Federal, state and local agencies will combine on Tuesday to inspect and assess damages wreaked on homes and businesses by the cloudbursts that drenched metro Detroit on Aug. 11. More

Bid to change Detroit firefighters' career ladder faces pushback

Detroit is poised to eliminate seniority as the sole consideration for firefighter promotions, sparking a controversy over how best to establish leadership within the department. The move could overhaul a decades-old promotion formula by adding merit to the mix. More

Andy Dillon may get role in managing Detroit's retiree health care benefits

Andy Dillon. Dale G. Young / Detroit News

After helping usher Detroit into bankruptcy court, former state Treasurer Andy Dillon might get a role in managing the city's retiree health care benefits after it emerges from Chapter 9. More

Workers find dead baby goat at Russell Industrial Center

Employees at the Russell Industrial Center were shocked and disturbed by the discovery of a dead baby goat found burned and with it's throat slit in the center's parking lot late Monday morning. More

Southfield police investigate man's apparent gunshot death

— Police are investigating a possible homicide Tuesday afternoon at a bridge underpass at Nine Mile and Northwestern Highway. More

Detroit police seek help finding 16-year-old girl missing more than a week

Storm Yvette Bolding

Detroit — Police are asking for the public's help in locating a 16-year-old girl who has been missing for about eight days. More

Rochester Hills council enacts moratorium on oil drilling

Rochester Hills became the third southeast Michigan community in a week to enact a moratorium on drilling, a move designed to halt progress on a proposed oil well as state legislators write bills to better regulate where such projects can be sited. More

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