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Detroit City Council split on water authority plan

Mayor Mike Duggan addresses council members over the creation of the Great Lakes Water Authority. The Detroit News / David Coates

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. More

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

Detroit Police Officer Joseph Weekley on witness stand in 2013 David Coates / The Detroit News

— 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. More

Reformed 36th District Court to return to local control

Talbot David Coates / The Detroit News

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

Detroit civil rights symbol Dunbar Hospital going to highest bidder

The former hospital is on the federal and state registers of historic places. David Coates / The Detroit News

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. More

Clinton Township father charged in shooting of son in head

Nathaniel Burks Sr. Clinton Township Police Department

— 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. More

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

Sandra Layne John T. Greilick / The Detroit News

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. More

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. More

Moves urged to target Michigan car insurance fraud

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

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

Arkan Sawa places cucumbers in the vegetable bin at the Farmer John grocery store. Some families will see a reduction in aid to food stamps. Steve Perez / The Detroit News

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. More

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

 Dale G. Young / The Detroit News

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. More

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. More

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

Faye Rice views photos of her and her husband Mel. She was a secretary and a saleswoman before opening a custom furniture business with her husband. Clarence Tabb Jr / The Detroit News

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

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. More

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. More

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. More

Detroit police looking for missing teen

Tyress Taylor

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. More

Warren man who had heart attack on plane thanks rescuers

Sam Aliotta, left, 94, of Warren, greets Matthew Saval, 42, an exercise physiologist at the Henry Ford Health System and Sheryl Sebastian, 51, of Clarkston, who helped save his life when he suffered a heart attack on a Sept. 6 flight into Detroit from Denver. Clarence Tabb Jr. / The Detroit News

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 from Henry Ford Health Systems were aboard the Sept. 9 flight and knew what to do to save his life. More

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. More

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. More

Records: Prior road rage cases before shooting

Martin Zale appeared briefly in Howell 53rd District Court this month with attorney Melissa Pearce. His hearing was adjourned until Oct. 7. Charles V. Tines / The Detroit News

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. More

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. More

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. More

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. More

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. More

Missing girl,12, found safe, Canton police say

Miranda Lynn Freiburg Canton Township Police Department

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

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

Fata

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 pleaded guilty to several counts of health care fraud, money laundering and conspiracy More

Suspect with toy gun releases hostages, surrenders at restaurant on Detroit's east side

Onlookers and friends wait for word a block away from the Gratiot Grill in Detroit on Tuesday. A man with what appeared to be an assault rifle entered the restaurant and held employees and diners for an hour. Photos by Elizabeth Conley / The Detroit News

An hour-long standoff at a Detroit coney island ended late Tuesday when the suspect released six hostages and surrendered to police. No shots were fired. More

Proposed cemetery on golf course site blocked by Detroit zoning board

Diane and Carl Vest protest on the corner of Berg and 7 Mile on Aug. 24 with about 60 members of area neighborhood groups picket in front of the blighted Rogell Golf Course in Detroit upset with Greater Grace Temple, the owner of the property. Brandy Baker / The Detroit News

The city's zoning board on Tuesday denied an appeal by a group that purchased the former Rogell Golf Course on Detroit's far west side with plans to turn it into a cemetery. More

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