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Less than one-third of investors offer to redeem water, sewer bonds

Slightly more than 28 percent of Detroit's water and sewer bonds were tendered by bondholders before Thursday's 5 p.m. deadline, according to the municipal bond tracking service More

Body found in Belleville Lake in search for missing swimmer

Crews are searching for a 17-year-old male Thursday after he disappeared from sight after diving off a boat in the lake.

Authorities have recovered a body late Thursday morning from Belleville Lake as part of their search for a young man who disappeared while swimming Wednesday night, according to authorities. More

Detroit, police union agree on new contract; members must vote

— Detroit police officers will get a 15.5 percent wage increase over the next five years if they ratify a tentative contract the Detroit Police Officers Association has reached with the city. More

Detroit police investigating whether 3 shootings of gay, transgender men are related

Police are looking into the possibility that the recent shootings of three men — one fatal — in the Palmer Park area may be related to their sexual orientations. More

Monica Conyers released from probation 8 months early

Monica Conyers

Convicted felon and former Detroit City Councilwoman Monica Conyers was released from probation eight months early Wednesday. More

Detroit bankruptcy trial delayed; city details water bond refinancing plan


U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes on Wednesday delayed the start of the city's bankruptcy trial until Sept. 2, hours before the city filed an updated debt-cutting plan that incorporated a previously announced agreement with creditors. More

Shooting suspect leaves tether on, makes it easy for Detroit cops to catch him

— Doyle Mims cut off his tether when he wasn't supposed to, and then left it on after it was scheduled to be removed, which made it easy for police to catch him after he allegedly shot a man on the city's northwest side. More

Detroit water fair Saturday to assist delinquent customers

Detroit will resume water shutoffs for delinquent customers next week after a month-long moratorium, with city officials giving residents one last chance Saturday to get on a payment plan before they risk losing their water service. More

Grosse Pointe Park, Detroit to open gateway between cities

Sheds erected in Grosse Pointe Park on Kercheval Avenue, just east of Alter, forced traffic to move around the central business district. David Coates / The Detroit News

Detroit and Grosse Pointe Park have entered a joint agreement to create a new connecting gateway along Kercheval Avenue, leaders of both cities announced Tuesday. More

McBride's family files $10M wrongful death lawsuit over porch shooting

Renisha McBride's parents, Monica McBride and Walter Simmons, along with their attorney, Gerald Truswell, center, address the media after the verdict earlier this month. Clarence Tabb Jr. / The Detroit News

The family of Renisha McBride, who was fatally shot on the porch of a Dearborn Heights home in November, filed a $10 million wrongful death lawsuit today against homeowner Theodore Wafer. More

Monica Conyers seeks early release from court supervision

Former Detroit Councilwoman Monica Conyers asked a federal judge today for early release from court supervision, saying she is a model ex-con. More

City lawyers accuse bond insurer of 'distortions,' 'half-truths' in Detroit's bankruptcy case

A bond insurer on the hook for hundreds of millions of dollars in Detroit's bankruptcy is desperate, underhanded and should apologize for accusing mediators of engineering a 'fraudulent' grand bargain to rescue pensioners and preserve city-owned art. More

Dad wants march to highlight black-on-black crime, spur tips in son's killing

Detroit — Deon Rushin says his sympathies lie with the protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, but he's organizing a march Saturday to bring awareness to what he says is a far more pervasive problem than white police officers shooting black citizens: Black-on-b More

Teen's body found outside Metro airport parking structure

Police are investigating the death of a 17-year-old male found Saturday morning outside a parking structure at Detroit Metropolitan Airport. More

Monroe County prosecutors reviewing missing woman case

County prosecutors say they have received a sheriff's department report about a woman reported missing and found a day later and could decide this week whether to file charges. More

Bicyclist fatally struck by train on Detroit's west side

The fatal incident occurred at about 1 a.m. Tuesday at Greenfield and Tireman in Detroit. Jim Lynch / The Detroit News

A man has died after being struck by a train while he was riding his bike early Tuesday morning on the city's west side. More

Motorist arrested after police pursuit ends in crash in Detroit

Detroit — One person was arrested after a police pursuit ended with the suspect crashing into a utility pole early Tuesday morning on the city's east side. More

Motorcyclist dies in crash on Detroit's east side

Detroit — A motorcyclist is dead after crashing into a car on the city's east side Tuesday morning. More

Prosecutors: 'Megalomaniac' former Detroit library exec deserves 15 years

Tim Cromer. David Coates / Detroit News

Prosecutors urge 15-year sentence for former Detroit Public Library executive Timothy Cromer, who was describes as a 'megalomaniac' and 'conman' who set up a $1.5 million kickback scheme against the library. More

Corporate sponsors give $200,000 toward Detroit Water Fund

United Way President and CEO Michael Brennan speaks at the press conference with Mayor Mike Duggan, left, and UWSEM community care advocate Christine Trice, right. Robin Buckson / The Detroit News

Three corporate sponsors have given a total of $200,000 to jump-start the newly created Detroit Water Fund to help residents struggling to pay their water bills, officials announced Monday. More

Federal judge: Detroit water authority deal not imminent

The federal judge overseeing negotiations involving the Detroit Water and Sewage Department on Monday said a deal to create a regional water authority is not imminent and that discussions don't include payments to the city's general fund. More

Detroit police call 5 charged with spraying graffiti 'serial vandals'

Detroit — Police Chief James Craig is using the recent arrest of five men charged with spraying graffiti on area buildings to send a message to taggers: Don't do it here. More

Detroit restructuring plan will add jobs in city, tax expert testifies

Detroit — The city's restructuring plan would boost employment in Detroit and lead to growth in taxable income, a forecaster said Monday, marking the start of testimony in the city's landmark bankruptcy trial. More

Video: Detroit police seeking woman involved in robberies

Detroit — Police are seeking the public's assistance in apprehending a woman who has robbed two businesses since Aug. 11. More

Detroit opens 2 centers to advise flood victims

— Detroit is operating two centers this week to help residents affected by last week's severe flooding find services. More

Dearborn says no new hookah cafes for 6 months

Dearborn — A Detroit suburb known for an abundance of hookah cafes has ordered that no new ones be opened in the next six months. More

$200K expected to fill Detroit water bill fund

Duggan David Coates / The Detroit News

Mayor Mike Duggan is set to announce about $200,000 worth of donations Monday to the newly created Detroit Water Fund to help residents struggling to pay their water bills, a source familiar with the announcement said. More



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