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  1. Detroit's 313th birthday party takes flight (sort of) in Campus Martius

    Detroit The 313 butterflies were released from envelopes at noon Thursday at a celebration downtown, a symbol of the city rising on its 313th birthday and bringing in a new era for Detroit.

  2. Live tweets: Jurors shown crime scene photos from porch shooting

    A Dearborn Heights 911 emergency dispatcher testified Thursday that homeowner Theodore Wafer said the fatal shooting of 19-year-old Detroiter Renisha McBride was an accident.

  3. PETA will pay water bills for 10 Detroiters willing to go vegan

    An animal rights group is offering to pay outstanding water bills for 10 Detroit residents on the condition they become vegan for one month.

  4. Southfield woman who shot lover will surrender after bond is revoked

    Pontiac A Southfield woman convicted of shooting her lover because she was upset about his lack of sexual performance will surrender to authorities later today after the Michigan Court of Appeals revoked her bond, her attorney said Thursday

  5. Man arrested for shooting at car in Home Depot parking lot in Harper Woods

    Harper Woods Police arrested on Thursday afternoon a 37-year-old Detroit man accused of firing multiple shots at a vehicle in a Home Depot parking lot.

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

    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.

  7. Exam for suspect accused of helping man hide wife's body in Detroit house postponed

    Detroit A man accused of helping a husband suspected of killing his wife hide the body appeared in court Thursdayon his latest two charges.

  8. Conyers ramps up as Sheffield presses on

    Detroit U.S. Rep. John Conyers is campaigning more vigorously than normal for a 26th term, after a political scare a month ago nearly sidetracked his quest to be the first black dean of Congress.

  9. 14th District race packed with action, but there's little attention

    Michigan's 14th Congressional District is a test-tube baby, conceived by gerrymandering to favor Democrats. Misshapen and geographically bizarre, it wends its way from Pontiac to Farmington Hills to Grosse Pointe. Its midsection in Southfield and a chunk of Detroit swells like a boa constrictor after a hearty meal.

  10. Small Michigan town with 100 police reserves under investigation

    Oakley Two Michigan law enforcement agencies are investigating a small town with a big auxiliary police force. The Attorney General's Office and the Commission on Law Enforcement Standards want to know if Oakley is violating any rules governing the licensing of police officers, said a commission official.

  11. Canadians to bring Detroiters water in light of shut-offs

    Detroit The Council of Canadians on Thursday plans to deliver more than 200 gallons of tap water for Detroit families to a rally outside City Hall in protest of the water department's controversial shut-off campaign over delinquent bills.

  12. Detroit police investigate slayings of 2 men in car

    Detroit Detroit police are investigating the fatal shootings of two men found in a car that crashed into a home on the city's west side.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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 ...

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

    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 ...

  19. Movie set may be going up in Detroit's Corktown

    Detroit In front of the towering vacant black building on the eastern edge of Corktown there's now a huge fake ruin big pieces of destroyed buildings that spill onto ...

  20. NAACP denounces water shut-offs nationwide, cites Detroit controversy

    The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People passed a resolution Tuesday during its national convention denouncing public utility shut-offs ...

  21. Replicas of Columbus' ships to dock in Wyandotte

    Replicas of the ships used by Christopher Columbus during his transatlantic voyage in 1492, the Pinta and Nina, will be harbored at Bishop Park in Wyandotte in ...

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

    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.

  23. Supporters in Metro Detroit show 'solidarity' with Israel during Southfield event

    More than 2,000 people filled Congregation Shaarey Zedek in Southfield on Wednesday to show their support for Israel in the face of a deadly conflict that has ...

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

    Detroit 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 ...

  25. Court date set for challenge to Evans residency

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

    • 12:01 AM, Jul. 24, 2014
    • METRO AND STATE

    Royal Oak man in prison 7 years sues Oakland Co. sheriff, detective for false arrest

    A Royal Oak man who spent seven years in prison on charges of child sex assault, a crime he did not commit, is suing the Oakland County Sheriff's Office, ...

  26. DTE investigating Royal Oak house fire after firefighters discover downed lines

    Royal Oak An electric wire that fell across a porch may be the cause of a fire that completely destroyed a home Tuesday afternoon.

  27. Residents of the 313 celebrate Detroit's 313th birthday

    Detroit After she heard the city will celebrate its 313th birthday this week, 6-year-old Anna Panek said: 'That's older than my dad.'

  28. Officials say SMART buses' future rides on tax vote

    Detroit The regional bus service SMART is asking voters for a tax increase in three counties and warns that if the millage fails, so does the entire system.

  29. Warren sued for refusing anti-religion display at city hall

    Warren A Warren man is suing the city in federal court, saying Mayor James Fouts violated his rights by refusing to allow an anti-religion display table in ...

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