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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Former Detroit Library exec gets 10 years for bribery

Timothy Cromer David Coates / The Detroit News

Detroit — Former Detroit Public Library executive Timothy Cromer was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in prison for his role in a $1.5 million kickback scheme. More

Value of DIA art, pensions examined in Detroit bankruptcy court

Testimony during the trial established Detroit Institute of Arts works appraised by Christie's were only those paid for with city funds. Daniel Mears / The Detroit News

It was all about the method Tuesday in Detroit's historic municipal bankruptcy trial, as attorneys wrangled over specific methods used in calculating cuts to retiree pensions and the value of the city's artwork. More

Ferguson, Mo., unrest prominent theme in jury selection for Detroit officer's trial

Detroit police officer Joseph Weekley on witness stand in Detroit in 2013 during his first trial that ended with a hung jury. David Coates / The Detroiit News

Racial tensions, the use of military equipment by police and the shooting of Michael Brown by a Ferguson, Missouri, officer were central themes Tuesday during the second day of jury selection in the case of Detroit police officer Joseph Weekley. More

Retired attorney tapped to serve on 'grand bargain' oversight board

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder John L. Russell / The Detroit News

Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday appointed a retired bankruptcy attorney from Huntington Woods to serve on a state board that will oversee Michigan's $195 million taxpayer contribution to a fund to shore up Detroit's pensions. More

Homecoming a way to gather ex-Detroiters who could give city boost

 John T. Greilick / The Detroit News

The Detroit Homecoming will be held over three days to offer former Detroiters the opportunity to reconnect and reinvest as the city moves through bankruptcy and embraces dozens of initiatives aimed at revitalization. More

Three indicted in Wayne Co. jail face charges next week

 Charles V. Tines / The Detroit News

Three current and former Wayne County officials are scheduled to be arraigned at 9 a.m. Sept. 23 in Third Circuit Court on charges related to the downtown jail debacle. More

Activists, groups gather in Detroit to push for immigration reform

Labor, faith and civil rights activists from across the country met Tuesday in Detroit to push for immigration reform and a shift in enforcement activities. More

Family rejects police account of domestic dispute that ends in Redford Twp. shooting

The domestic incident occurred around 2 a.m. Tuesday in the 19300 block of Woodworth in Redford Township. David Coates / The Detroit News

An apparent domestic dispute ended with a 33-year-old woman shot and a 38-year-old man dead from a suspected self-inflicted gunshot wound Tuesday morning, police said. More

Man, woman found dead in Taylor home

'We are investigating all possibilities at this point,' Chief Mary Sclabassi said in a statement. David Coates / The Detroit News

Taylor — Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man and a woman found dead in a home Monday night. More

Protesters drop off 158K signatures to stop Detroit water shut-offs

The People's Water Board Coalition, made up of activists, members of AFSCME Local 207, and other groups, displayed more than a dozen boxes and called for a water affordability plan to be implemented for those unable to pay their water bills on Tuesday outside the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center. Steve Pardo / The Detroit News

A local grass-roots organization dropped off more than 158,000 petition signatures calling for water shut-offs in the city to stop. More

$500K grant to connect immigrants, international students to economic resources in Detroit

Detroit — The same week the city of Detroit joined a national initiative aimed at creating immigrant-friendly environments, the John S. and James L. More

Harper Woods police warn residents of outbreak of home invasions

Police report they have made several arrests during a recent increase in home invasions but say more suspects are believed to be active in the area. More

Three indicted in probe of cost overruns at Wayne County jail

Construction workers working on the Wayne County jail on June 3, 2013. David Guralnick

A one-man grand jury has indicted three current and former Wayne County officials as part of an investigation into millions of dollars in cost overruns in the county's stalled jail project. More

Syncora, Detroit have 'laid down the swords' in bankruptcy battle

More than a year of litigation between the city and its most aggressive creditor has come to a close with a comprehensive settlement, attorneys in the city's bankruptcy case said Monday. More

1 in custody in shooting of young girl riding bike in Detroit

India Williams Family photo

A person is in custody in the shooting of a 7-year-old girl, the city's latest young victim who was struck by gunfire as she rode her bike just outside the family home on the city's northeast side. More



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