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Inkster man accused of fatally shooting toddler had been released from jail for good behavior

Jackson Charles V. Tines / The Detroit News

The 25-year-old Inkster man accused of fatally shooting a 2-year-old girl execution-style was expected to be in jail at the time of incident on an 11-month sentence, but he only served about 3 months after being released for good behavior, according to Wayne County Sheriff's Office. More

Live tweets: Testimony resumes in Dearborn Heights porch shooting case

Theodore Wafer returns Thursday to the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice in Detroit for his trial. David Coates / The Detroit News

Testimony is continuing today in the second-degree murder trial of Theodore Wafer, a 55-year-old homeowner charged in the shooting death of 19-year-old Detroiter Renisha McBride. More

Jewish, Christian and Muslim clergy to gather on Belle Isle today for reconciliation

Detroit — A group of Jewish, Christian and Muslim clergy are expected to gather on Belle Isle Thursday for religious and regional reconciliation. More

Police chase ends in crash in Romulus; 1 dead

Romulus — A police chase ended in a violent crash early Thursday morning, leaving an 18-year-old man dead, authorities said. More

Police: Man found dead in manhole on Detroit's west side had been electrocuted

Detroit — Police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found in a manhole on the city's west side late Wednesday night. More

Court throws out conviction in 1983 fatal stabbing in Highland Park

Highland Park — The Michigan appeals court has overturned a murder conviction in a Wayne County case that took about 30 years to bring to trial. More

Prosecutor says victim no threat on porch, but lawyer says homeowner fearful

Renisha McBride was not a threat to Theodore Wafer, the prosecution argued today during opening statements in the second-degree murder trial. Wafer's defense team, however, countered with a dramatic picture of a homeowner who feared for his life. More

Judge baffled as to why suspect in Inkster tot's killing was freed early

Jackson Charles V. Tines / The Detroit News

A judge was baffled to learn a 25-year-old man accused of fatally shooting a 2-year-old girl execution-style in front of her father wasn't behind bars at the time of the shooting. More

NAACP denounces water shut-offs nationwide, cites Detroit controversy

'The passing of this resolution at our 105th National Convention is important because these water shut-offs have national implications,' Detroit Branch NAACP President the Rev. Wendell Anthony said in a released statement on Wednesday. Steve Perez / The Detroit News

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People passed a resolution Tuesday during its national convention denouncing public utility shut-offs involving the poor, the organization's local branch said. More

Detroit Land Bank's dilemma: How to handle squatters in foreclosed homes

Joseph Garrett is hopeful he can stay in the Alden home his family lost to tax foreclosure. The land bank now owns it. David Coates / The Detroit News

A woman living tax-free in a city-owned house drove up in a BMW this month to find eight police officers, two utility workers and an attorney in the front yard. More

Bond insurers grow 'more isolated' in opposition to Detroit's 'grand bargain'

Bond insurers say they'll continue fighting the city's plan to dump $7 billion in debt and favor pensioners over financial creditors, but chances are they'll find fewer allies alongside them. More

Court date set for challenge to Evans residency

Evans Steve Perez / The Detroit News

Detroit — Wayne County executive candidate Warren Evans has a Friday court date scheduled over a challenge to his residency. More

Canadian group to protest Detroit water shut-offs

Detroit — A group is planning to bring about 264 gallons of water from Windsor to Detroit to protest thousands of residential service shut-offs by Detroit's water department. More

Detroit man found dead on Redford Twp. street

Redford Township — The body of a 24-year-old Detroit man was found in the middle of the street late Tuesday night. More

Detroit woman found fatally stabbed in apartment building

Detroit — Police say a neighbor found a woman fatally stabbed Monday night in her Midtown apartment complex. More

Boy, 16, pleads no contest in attack of gay man in Detroit

Detroit — A juvenile has pleaded no contest to a charge of assault with intent to do great bodily harm in connection to an attack on June 15 at a gay pride festival in the city. More

2 men face court arraignments in Westland teens' slayings

Detroit — Two men are expected to be arraigned ahead of their trial in the drug-related killing of two suburban teens whose bodies were found in an eastside Detroit field. More

Downed electrical lines in Woodhaven knock out power to 700

Woodhaven — Downed electrical lines at a busy intersection have left about 700 homes and businesses without power in this Downriver city. More

Family to mark anniversary of UM student's death

Paul DeWolf

Ann Arbor — Family members of a University of Michigan medical student who was slain a year ago plan to mark the anniversary this week by spending time in Ann Arbor and visiting his grave. More

Fire official: Bed bugs found in Detroit EMS rig

Detroit — A Detroit fire official says an emergency medical services unit is being disinfected after bed bugs were found in an ambulance. More

Detroit officer shoots suspect in dispute with another man outside police precinct

A dispute outside a west-side Detroit police precinct Tuesday ended with an officer shooting a man he saw attacking another. More

Pugh responds to lawsuit, denies offering teen money for sex

Pugh Brandy Baker / The Detroit News

Former Detroit City Council President Charles Pugh denied offering a teenager money and gifts in exchange for sex — allegations that helped topple his career last year and sparked a federal civil rights lawsuit. More

Jury is selected in Dearborn Heights porch shooting trial

June 20, 2014 Detroit Michigan, Theodore Wafer in the the court room of Judge Dana Hathaway at the Frank Murphy's Hall of Justice. Charles V. Tines / The Detroit News

A jury was seated Tuesday in the murder trial of Theodore Wafer, the Dearborn Heights homeowner charged in the November shooting death of Detroit teen Renisha McBride. More

Orr wants Detroit to solicit proposals from bidders to run or buy parking department

Detroit has considered outsourcing its parking system for years; a 2011 report showed the city could make $22 million to $65 million annually through the lease or sale of parking assets. David Coates / The Detroit News

Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr is asking the City Council to sign off on a request that would allow Detroit to solicit proposals from bidders interested in running or buying its municipal parking department. More

Evans announces pastor endorsements for Wayne executive race

— Wayne County Executive candidate Warren Evans on Tuesday announced the endorsement of more than a dozen local pastors. More

Neighborhoods Day promotes 'common vision' for Detroit residents, volunteers

Talore Sparks, left, and Shaniqua Payne clean up around Everybody's Universal Tabernacle of Holiness in Detroit during the 2009 Arise Detroit! Neighborhoods Day. This year, out-of-state groups will bring in volunteers to join city organizations for the eighth annual event on Aug. 2. David Coates / The Detroit News

Detroit — More than 200 community events have been organized by block clubs, churches, businesses and other groups for the 8th annual Arise Detroit! Neighborhoods Day Aug. 2. More

Court: Ex-judge Wade McCree immune from civil suit

Wade McCree Detroit News file photo

Detroit — A federal appeals court has upheld a lower court's ruling that a disgraced Detroit judge cannot be sued by a defendant in a child support case he presided over. More

Grosse Pointe Woods teens' hearing delayed in vandalism case

Mackenzie Snitgen, left, Esabella Meteer and Mary Harder. Max Ortiz / The Detroit News

Detroit — A hearing for three Grosse Pointe Woods teens accused of vandalizing downtown buildings with spray paint was adjourned Tuesday. More

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