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  1. Detroit City Council split on water authority plan

    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.

    • 6:21 PM, Sep. 17, 2014
    • METRO AND STATE
    • Wayne County

    Jury of 4 men, 10 women to hear retrial of Detroit police officer's shooting of girl, 7

    Detroit — 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.

    • 10:33 PM, Sep. 17, 2014
    • METRO AND STATE
    • Wayne County

    Reformed 36th District Court to return to local control

    Detroit The once-troubled 36th District Court will officially return to local control Thursday after a restructuring that balanced the budget and improved customer service.

  2. Detroit civil rights symbol Dunbar Hospital going to highest bidder

    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.

    • 1:09 PM, Sep. 17, 2014
    • LIFESTYLE

    New lion heads for Detroit's Whitney Building are a sign of times

    The lions are coming back. Starting next week, workmen from Ram Construction will begin hauling 26 lion heads up 19 stories to the top of the David Whitney Building on Grand Circus Park. The heads, each 3 feet across, are attached to new cornices, which will restore the ones ripped off in an ill-advised modernization in the 1950s.

    • 5:20 PM, Sep. 17, 2014
    • BUSINESS

    More taxpayer money may be on line for Red Wings arena bonds

    Bonds to build the $450 million new arena for the Detroit Red Wings were approved by the state Wednesday, but Wall Street jitters about the city's bankruptcy means more taxpayer money may be on the line than originally intended, documents shows.

    • 4:52 PM, Sep. 17, 2014
    • METRO AND STATE
    • Wayne County

    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.

    • 3:36 PM, Sep. 17, 2014
    • METRO AND STATE
    • Wayne County

    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.

    • 12:27 PM, Sep. 17, 2014
    • METRO AND STATE
    • Wayne County

    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.

  3. 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.

    • 10:15 AM, Sep. 17, 2014
    • METRO AND STATE
    • Wayne County

    Detroit police looking for missing teen

    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.

    • 10:23 PM, Sep. 17, 2014
    • METRO AND STATE
    • Wayne County

    Warren man who had heart attack on plane thanks rescuers

    Detroit 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.

    • 12:21 AM, Sep. 18, 2014
    • METRO AND STATE
    • Wayne County

    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.

    • 11:36 PM, Sep. 16, 2014
    • METRO AND STATE
    • Wayne County

    Missing girl,12, found safe, Canton police say

    A 12-year-old girl reported missing Tuesday morning in Canton Township has been found safe, police said Tuesday night.

  4. Surprise guilty plea for Oakland Twp. cancer doctor over false treatments, fraud

    Detroit Dr. Farid Fata, accused of giving chemotherapy to patients who didn't have cancer as part of an alleged scheme to bilk Medicare out of millions of dollars, has ...

    • 7:45 AM, Sep. 17, 2014
    • METRO AND STATE
    • Wayne County

    Suspect with toy gun releases hostages, surrenders at restaurant on Detroit's east side

    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.

    • 2:14 PM, Sep. 17, 2014
    • METRO AND STATE
    • Wayne County

    Allegation of assault in jail for Cass Tech QB Campbell

    The Wayne County Sheriff's Office is investigating an allegation that Jayru Campbell assaulted somebody while in the Wayne County Jail.

    • 5:10 PM, Sep. 16, 2014
    • METRO AND STATE
    • Wayne County

    Proposed cemetery on golf course site blocked by Detroit zoning board

    Detroit 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 ...

    • 1:34 PM, Sep. 16, 2014
    • METRO AND STATE
    • Wayne County

    Former Detroit Library exec gets 10 years for bribery

    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.

    • 10:44 PM, Sep. 16, 2014
    • METRO AND STATE
    • Wayne County

    Value of DIA art, pensions examined in Detroit bankruptcy court

    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 ...

    • 7:02 PM, Sep. 16, 2014
    • METRO AND STATE
    • Wayne County

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

    Detroit 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 ...

    • 6:02 PM, Sep. 16, 2014
    • METRO AND STATE
    • Wayne County

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

    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 ...

    • 11:20 PM, Sep. 16, 2014
    • METRO AND STATE
    • Wayne County

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

    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 ...

  5. Three indicted in Wayne Co. jail face charges next week

    Detroit 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 ...

    • 11:48 PM, Sep. 16, 2014
    • METRO AND STATE
    • Wayne County

    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.

    • 10:35 PM, Sep. 16, 2014
    • METRO AND STATE
    • Wayne County

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

    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, ...

  6. Man, woman found dead in Taylor home

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

    • 11:50 PM, Sep. 16, 2014
    • METRO AND STATE
    • Wayne County

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

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

    • 6:34 AM, Sep. 16, 2014
    • METRO AND STATE
    • Wayne County

    $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. Knight ...

  7. Roadwork relief defies Metro Detroit's summer rains

    Road construction projects that have inconvenienced commuters in every part of Metro Detroit this summer are all on schedule to meet their deadlines, despite a ...

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