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Community remembers slain Armada teen at concert; Wales Twp. house searched

FBI agents search a house in Wales Township on Wednesday in connection with the murder of 14-year-old April Millsap. Todd McInturf / The Detroit News

Neighbors in a rural township northeast of Armada watched all day as FBI agents executed a search warrant at a home in connection with the murder of 14-year-old Armada girl. More

Appeals court wary of Syncora bid to block Detroit casino cash

People play the slots at Greektown Casino in Detroit. Detroit's legal team and a holdout creditor are fighting over the city's best revenue stream — $15 million a month in casino taxes. John T. Greilick / The Detroit News

A panel of federal appeals court judges Wednesday had some criticism for a bond insurer's bid to block Detroit from accessing casino revenue, with one judge calling the creditor's efforts 'fairly Draconian.' More

Shock, sorrow rises after sleeping Detroit boy's shooting death

Residents of the Brewster Homes complex light candles on Wednesday in remembrance of Jakari Pearson, killed by a bullet while he was sleeping. Steve Perez / The Detroit News

Jakari Pearson, an 8-year-old baseball fan who was shot and killed as he slept in his bed Wednesday, was the latest casualty in a city that has lost nearly 500 children to homicides since 2000. More

Electrocution death, injury prompt DTE Energy reminder to avoid downed wires

Warren — After two incidents in Metro Detroit this week involving people being electrocuted by downed power lines, DTE Energy is reminding customers to be cautious after storms. More

625-lb Grand Rapids bomb threat suspect bedridden

A 44-year-old Michigan man charged with making a bomb threat says he can't appear in court because of his weight. More

Detroit inspector general reviewing 2 water department contracts

Detroit — The city's Inspector General is conducting a review of two water department contracts awarded to a company days before it filed bankruptcy, sparking criticism from another bidder and, ultimately, a directive from Detroit's City Council to have t More

Detroit drops proposal for bankruptcy 'plan monitor'

The city dropped plans late Tuesday to install a court-appointed official to oversee compliance with Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr's plan to shed more than $7 billion in debt. More

New authority to oversee Detroit-Windsor bridge

Gov. Rick Snyder gives his opening remarks during the press conference. Clarence Tabb Jr / The Detroit News

A six-member international authority will oversee the construction of a public bridge between Detroit and Windsor and a CEO was appointed to lead the bridge authority, officials announced Wednesday. More

Munching cousins photo joins the Celebrate Michigan Contest finals

'Lunch Time' by Jason Dougherty of Cooks

The eighth annual Detroit News Celebrate Michigan Photo Contest asks you to submit photos of what you love about Michigan, and for many of you, the answer is family time on the beach. More

Field of 5 Republicans, 3 Democrats battle for 43rd House District

The race to fill the northern Oakland County seat of outgoing Republican state Rep. Gail Haines is an intense competition among five Republicans and three Democrats in the Aug. 5 primary. More

Michigan inmate who sued over calls won't get $4 verdict

Detroit — An appeals court says Michigan prison officials who blocked an inmate's international calls and mail are immune to liability in a lawsuit. More

DTE restoring power to last of Metro Detroit's outages

Pontiac — A utility says nearly all of the roughly 223,000 homes and businesses that lost power when severe thunderstorms hit Michigan's Lower Peninsula should have electrical service back soon. More

Roadside park in Upper Peninsula shut due to bears

Munising — The Michigan Department of Transportation has temporarily closed a roadside park in Michigan's Upper Peninsula because of problems with bears. More

Judge: City of Negaunee violated Open Meetings Act

Negaunee — A judge says the city of Negaunee and its mayor violated the Open Meetings Act by removing a resident from the podium during a public comment session in January. More

Michigan libraries get $400,000 from man's will

Kalkaska — Two Traverse City-area libraries have received a $400,000 surprise donation through a man's will. More

Serial bank robber gets 20 years in federal prison

East St. Louis, Ill. — An unemployed Washington state restaurant worker has been sentenced to two decades in federal prison for robbing banks in Illinois and two other states. More

Detroit City Council rejects Orr request for bids on parking department

In April, Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr imposed higher fines for parking tickets, calling it 'necessary and appropriate' to increase funds available to the city. The hike was the first for Detroit in more than a decade. The city had been paying $32 to issue and process a $30 parking violation. Charles V. Tines / The Detroit News

The City Council on Tuesday turned down a request from Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr to solicit proposals from bidders interested in running or buying Detroit's municipal parking department. More

Ex-Christian radio host pleads guilty in child porn probe in West Michigan

John Balyo wzzm.com

A former host at a popular Christian radio station in western Michigan has pleaded guilty in a child pornography investigation. More

Judge sets Thursday deadline for bankruptcy eligibility challenges

A federal appeals court judge late Tuesday challenged creditors to decide within 48 hours if they'll continue to contest Detroit's eligibility for bankruptcy and its plan to cut pensions. More

Community mourns Armada teen amid search for her killer

April Millsap

This quiet community continued Tuesday to mourn the loss of a teen whose body was found off a popular Macomb County recreational trail. More

Dearborn Heights officials may seek oversight of primary amid discrimination claims

Attendees at a Dearborn Heights City Council meeting make their feelings known regarding accusations of voter suppression of Arab-Americans. Jose Juarez / Special to The Detroit News

Dearborn Heights — City leaders are considering seeking state or county oversight of next month's election after claims of voter suppression and discrimination against Arab-Americans requesting absentee ballots. More

Announcement Wednesday on new authority to oversee Detroit-Windsor bridge

Gov. Rick Snyder and Canada's minister of transport are expected Wednesday to announce the formation of a six-member authority to oversee the construction of a new public bridge between Detroit and Windsor. More

Ex-Detroit cop accused of running $3M prescription drug ring

A former Detroit police officer, who resigned from the force six years ago after extorting money from a gas station owner, is accused of masterminding a major prescription drug ring that operated in Ohio. More

Mistrial for Detroit man in death of girlfriend's niece, 5

— A judge has declared a mistrial after a jury deadlocked while deliberating the fate of a Detroit man accused of abducting, raping and killing his girlfriend's 5-year-old niece. More

Expert testimony: McBride shot at close range on Dearborn Heights porch

Theodore Wafer pauses at the end of Day 3 of his trial on Monday. Clarence Tabb Jr. / The Detroit News

A firearms expert is expected to continue his testimony Tuesday afternoon in the second-degree murder trial of Dearborn Heights homeowner Theodore Wafer. More

Decisions likely this week on dogs' fate, possible charges for owner in fatal attack

Craig Sytsma of Livonia was killed after being attacked by two dogs along this stretch of Thomas near Brauer in Metamora Township. Amanda Emery / AP

Metamora Township — Authorities expect to decide within the next few days whether the owners of two dogs that fatally mauled a 46-year-old jogger from Livonia on a Lapeer County road will face criminal charges. More

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