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Live tweets: Detroit's bankruptcy judge weighs action on water shut-offs

Boxes are brought into the federal courthouse ahead of Detroit's bankruptcy trial on Tuesday. David Coates / The Detroit News

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes is contemplating whether to issue a temporary restraining order against Detroit and halt the city's controversial shut-offs of delinquent residential water accounts. More

Activist Robert Davis pleads guilty to federal crimes

Robert Davis

Robert Davis, the indicted activist accused of stealing more than $125,000 from the cash-strapped Highland Park schools, pleaded guilty to two federal crimes Tuesday and could get 18 to 24 months in federal prison. More

Detroit police find Molotov cocktails at scene of shooting

Police responding to an early morning shooting ended up calling in the bomb squad after suspicious containers were found at the scene of the shooting. More

Detroit police looking for missing woman

Amber M. Smith

Police are asking the public's help in locating a woman who went missing in mid-August. More

Chicago activist back in court in immigration case

Detroit — A Chicago-area woman accused of covering up her conviction in a bombing in Israel when she entered the U.S. is returning to court for the first time since a new Detroit judge was assigned to her case. More

Detroit Medical Center to get $10 million award

Detroit — The Detroit Medical Center has been selected to receive a $10 million award as part of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' Health Care Innovation Awards program. More

Pivotal trial to begin for Detroit's bankruptcy

The legality of Detroit's 'grand bargain' — the linchpin of the city's plan to dump $7 billion in debt in bankruptcy court — will be put to the test in a long-awaited trial set to begin today in federal court. More

Thieves crash into Canton's Emagine Theater, fail to steal ATM

Thieves smashed a van through the front of the Emagine Theater on Monday trying to steal an ATM, but couldn't dislodge the machine. More

Grosse Pointe lawyer swims 21 miles across Lake St. Clair

Sarah Colegrove takes a break during her 21-mile swim across Lake St. Clair on Aug. 7, 2014, as a barge is towed nearby. She stopped every 30 minutes to have something to eat and drink. The feat was competed in 9 hours and 27 minutes. Accompanying Colgrove is kayaker Erica Ehrlichman of Grosse Pointe Woods. Todd E. Briggs

Please, no jokes about sharks and lawyers. Attorney Sarah Colegrove didn't encounter any finny friends in her recent 21-mile swim across Lake St. Clair, although she learned afterward that Great Lakes freighters had come close from both directions. More

Detroit police: Homicide pace lowest in decades

Detroit Police Chief James Craig is at the scene of a killing last week. Through August, 189 homicides were reported in Detroit. Robin Buckson / The Detroit News

Despite three fatal shootings over the weekend, Detroit Police officials say it's possible the year will end with fewer than 300 homicides for the first time in nearly a half-century. More

Ex-President Jimmy Carter says he still prays for peace in Middle East

Former President Jimmy Carter speaks during his keynote speech, Saturday Aug. 30, 2014, during the 51st Islamic Society of North America Annual Convention at Cobo Hall in Detroit. Steve Perez / The Detroit News

During a speech at the annual convention for the Islamic Society of North America on Saturday, former President Jimmy Carter said peace between Jews and Muslims in the Middle East is a dream he still prays can be achieved. More

Detroit may sweeten bankruptcy deal with real estate to persuade creditor to settle

Coleman A. Young International Airport and tower. Clarence Tabb, Jr. / The Detroit News

City attorneys are in private talks this weekend about giving away some of its assets — including possibly Coleman A. Young Municipal Airport — to settle with a holdout creditor on the eve of a landmark bankruptcy trial, sources told The Detroit News on Friday. More

Detroit police arrest 30 in response to believed gang activity on east side

Two women comfort each other near the scene of a fatal shooting Wednesday on the 16000 block of Edmore Street in Detroit. Robin Buckson / The Detroit News

Detroit Police officials promised a gang crackdown in honor of a slain young woman who died Wednesday in a hail of bullets. More

Man arrested in Palmer Park shooting death

Police have arrested a man who allegedly shot his partner, burned down their house to hide the evidence, and then shot two transgender women near Palmer Park. More

1 dead in triple shooting on Detroit's west side

Police are investigating a triple shooting that has left one dead and two wounded on the city's west side. The two survivors are being uncooperative with investigators, however. More

Lawyer: Rosa Parks artifacts sold for $4.5M

Rosa Parks Khue Bui / AP

The purchase price for hundreds of items that belonged to civil rights icon Rosa Parks was $4.5 million, a lawyer said Friday, a day after the deal was confirmed by the son of billionaire investor Warren Buffett. More

Fundraiser planned for family of soccer referee who died after punch

Plymouth — A fundraiser is planned for the family of a Detroit-area referee who died after being punched by a recreational soccer player. More

Ronald Ilitch released on $5,000 bond in cocaine possession case

Ronald Ilitch in 36th District Court in Detroit on Thursday during his video arraignment. Max Ortiz / The Detroit News

Ronald Ilitch, the son of well-known businessman and sports team owner Mike Ilitch, was arraigned Thursday on a cocaine possession charge after being arrested on the city's west side Wednesday. More

Detroit Fire Department burns through coney contest for title

Former Detroit Piston Rick Mahorn, right, coaches a contestant in the American Coney Island Coney Dog Eating Contest on Thursday in downtown Detroit. Proceeds from the day benefited the charities of the city's police and fire departments, as officers and firefighters competed to down the most coney dogs. Photos by Tanya Moutzalias / Special to The Detroi

Chowing down on coney dogs Thursday snagged bragging rights for the Detroit Fire Department and, even better, money for charity. More

Groups fight to end water cutoffs

A worker for Homrich turns off access to water Wednesday at a home in Detroit. The city restarted shutoffs for nonpayment this week. Joshua Lott / Getty Images

More than a dozen activists and civil rights attorneys continued their fight against the city's water shutoffs today, calling on Mayor Mike Duggan to create a permanent moratorium on the issue. More

Judge rejects Detroit creditor's attack on mediators, may issue sanctions

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes

Judge Steven Rhodes tossed out a city bond insurer's blistering 'personal attack' on Detroit's chief bankruptcy mediator and ordered the creditor's attorneys to prove why they shouldn't face professional sanctions. More

Detroit police vow crackdown after east side shootings

Margaret Garland, back to camera, is hugged by neighbor Lynn Jones Thursday morning. David Coates / The Detroit News

Margaret Garland was protective of her only daughter, Aundrea Marie Garland, and rarely let her go outside and interact in a neighborhood where gunshots are common noises. More

Minimum 17-year sentence sought in Dearborn Heights porch shooting

Theodore Wafer. Clarence Tabb Jr. / Detroit News

Detroit — A Dearborn Heights man convicted of killing an unarmed woman on his porch should get a prison sentence of at least 15 years, in addition to a mandatory two-year punishment for the unlawful use of a gun, prosecutors said in their recommendation t More

Harper Woods, Detroit police looking into whether Eastland mall, quadruple shootings are related

Police officers investigate the crime scene at Eastland Mall on Wednesday. Todd McInturf / The Detroit News

Police are checking for a possible connection between a double shooting at Eastland Mall Wednesday afternoon and quadruple shooting in Detroit that killed one person and wounded three others. More

Commissioners unanimously approve $1.68B Wayne Co. budget

— Wayne County commissioners on Thursday approved a $1.68 billion county budget for fiscal year 2014-15, an 18 percent increase over this fiscal year. More

Detroit to seek redevelopment bids for rec center where Joe Louis trained

Donyetta Hill, left, 32, and Juandrell Lewis, center, 30, both of Detroit, talk to Mayor Mike Duggan at the mayor's press conference on Thursday announcing plans regarding the Brewster Wheeler Recreation Center, where boxing champion Joe Louis once trained. Todd McInturf / The Detroit News

The city announced today it is looking for proposals to redevelop the long-shuttered Brewster Wheeler Recreation Center to potentially save it from being demolished. More

Guatemalan teen in Detroit recounts escape from violence, poverty

Guatemalan Oswaldo Ramos, 15, arrived in Detroit three months ago. He faces a hearing before an immigration judge Oct. 16. Jose Juarez / Special to The Detroit News

— A surgical scar stretches along Oswaldo Ramos' forearm where Guatemalan gang members broke it during a violent beating. More



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