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  1. Inkster toddler remembered by family and community

    Inkster — Mourners sang 'Happy Birthday' as the funeral for 2-year-old KaMiya Gross got underway Saturday at the Pentecostal Temple Church of God in Christ. It was to have been her third birthday.

    • 11:37 PM, Jul. 11, 2014
    • WAYNE COUNTY

    Detroit residents fight to stay in homes they say they own, but developer is trying to sell

    Detroit One day, residents in the Gratiot McDougall Homes project near Eastern Market were living their lives. The next, they discovered the homes they believed they owned were up for sale by a Singapore investment company.

    • 10:57 PM, Jul. 11, 2014
    • MICHIGAN

    Boaters, anglers help anchor Michigan economy

    Thousands of Michiganians look to the open waters for fun, relaxation and entertainment. They'll find lots of it this weekend.

    • 10:44 AM, Jul. 12, 2014
    • WAYNE COUNTY

    Sources: Detroit's debt-cutting plan headed for approval by retirees

    The city's $7 billion debt-cutting plan appeared to have the support of Detroit retirees on Friday after early returns showed pensioners favoring the proposal in significant numbers, sources told The Detroit News.

    • 9:08 PM, Jul. 11, 2014
    • MICHIGAN

    Missing Port Huron boy, 5, found dead in neighbor's car

    A 5-year-old Port Huron boy reported missing Friday morning was found dead in a neighbor's car, police said. A cause of death for Derrick Holmon has not yet been determined.

    • 11:39 PM, Jul. 11, 2014
    • WAYNE COUNTY

    Inventors pound visions into metal in Detroit competition

    Nestled among the refuse and recyclables at Detroit's Recycle Here, seven teams of makers, hackers and builders created themed inventions during the fourth annual Red Bull Creation competition.

    • 10:31 PM, Jul. 11, 2014
    • METRO AND STATE

    Chlorine gas at Muskegon amusement park sends dozens to showers, hospitals

    Muskegon Some patrons at a western Michigan amusement park have been hosed down after being exposed to chlorine gas near a wave pool. At least 25 people were showered off Friday afternoon in the parking lot at Michigan's Adventure.

    • 5:37 PM, Jul. 11, 2014
    • WAYNE COUNTY

    Ex-Inkster chief: Cuts to police force, murder of 2-year-old took their toll

    Inkster In his time as top cop in one of the state's violent cities, Inkster Police Chief Hilton Napoleonhas witnessed cuts to two-thirds of his police force, the termination of the department's drug unit and outside law enforcement agencies take over operations

    • 11:29 PM, Jul. 11, 2014
    • WAYNE COUNTY

    Judge dismisses charges against stepmom of boy found in basement

    Detroit — Probation violation charges were dropped on Friday against the stepmother of a 12-year-old boy found hiding in the basement of his family's east side home 11 days after his father reported him missing.

    • 5:59 PM, Jul. 11, 2014
    • OAKLAND COUNTY

    Birmingham gas station offers classic gas prices for classic cars

    What do you get when you combine classic cars with classic gas prices? A traffic jam of classic proportions. Starting early Friday morning there was a queue of cruisers lined up to gas up at a the Birmingham Mobil gas station at 36101 Woodward that was offering gas prices dating back to the 1950s and 60s.

    • 11:29 PM, Jul. 11, 2014
    • WAYNE COUNTY

    Judge upholds dismissal of charges for Detroit mom in standoff over child's medication

    Detroit For the third time, a court has refused to uphold criminal charges brought against a local mom who engaged in a lengthy standoff with police officers looking to remove her 13-year-old special-needs daughter from her care.

    • 6:50 PM, Jul. 11, 2014
    • MICHIGAN

    Food service firm says it isn't linked to prison illnesses; dept. says nothing ruled out

    Lansing — A Michigan Department of Correction spokesman would not confirm Friday a claim by Aramark that tests show an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness at a Michigan prison wasn't linked to food the company provided under its $145 million contract to prepare

    • 6:30 PM, Jul. 11, 2014
    • METRO DETROIT

    Cruel summer weather ahead for Metro Detroit fans of hot temperatures

    Cooler air is expected to move into southeast Michigan on Monday night, dropping Tuesday's predicted high temperature into the upper 60s with lows in the mid-50s for Tuesday and Wednesday nights.

  2. For GOP, Oakland Co. official, newcomer square off in Michigan's 38th House District primary

    After nearly six years in office, Novi-area Republican state Rep. Hugh Crawford's run in Michigan's 38th House District will end, thanks to term limits.

    • 9:04 AM, Jul. 11, 2014
    • SCHOOLS

    Schlissel strives to keep U of M accessible and affordable

    When Dr. Mark S. Schlissel picks up the reins Monday as president of the University of Michigan, he will step into a powerful role navigating one of the ...

    • 7:15 AM, Jul. 11, 2014
    • WAYNE COUNTY

    Detroit police searching for barber who allegedly stabbed customer

    Detroit — Police are searching for a barber who allegedly stabbed a customer after the two got into an argument.

    • 10:36 AM, Jul. 11, 2014
    • WAYNE COUNTY

    1 woman dead, 2 wounded in Detroit triple shooting

    Detroit — One woman has died and two others were wounded after being shot Thursday night on the city's west side.

    • 4:44 PM, Jul. 11, 2014
    • METRO AND STATE

    Pilot, 69, killed in homemade aircraft crash in Monroe County

    Summerfield Township — Authorities are investigating a homemade aircraft crash that killed the 69-year-old pilot in southeastern Michigan's Monroe County.

    • 7:23 AM, Jul. 11, 2014
    • MICHIGAN

    Kildee asks U.S. to approve funds for commercial blight removal in Michigan

    Rep. Dan Kildee asked the U.S. Treasury Department to allow the state to use 'Hardest Hit' funds earmarked for foreclosure relief to be used to tear down ...

    • 12:31 PM, Jul. 11, 2014
    • SCHOOLS

    Grand Valley State raises tuition 2.9 percent

    Allendale — The Grand Valley State University Board of Trustees has voted to increase tuition by $149 per semester.

    • 11:43 AM, Jul. 11, 2014
    • SCHOOLS

    University of Michigan pays $14,000 to settle suit

    Ann Arbor — The University of Michigan has settled a lawsuit brought by a student group that said it was improperly denied funding for an event featuring a ...

    • 11:38 PM, Jul. 11, 2014
    • METRO AND STATE

    Traverse City man sentenced for embezzling money from hospital

    Traverse City — A former food service manager at Munson Medical Center will spend six months in jail for embezzling money from the Traverse City hospital.

    • 1:04 PM, Jul. 11, 2014
    • MICHIGAN

    Rescued kayakers released from hospital

    A woman, her son and another boy rescued after spending the night in their kayaks on the waters of Green Bay have been treated and released from a northeastern ...

    • 6:51 AM, Jul. 11, 2014
    • MICHIGAN

    Fowlerville High School student won't be charged after teacher sickened

    Fowlerville — A prosecutor says a Fowlerville High School student who was suspended for an entire school year after officials say he put eye drops in a ...

    • 6:57 AM, Jul. 11, 2014
    • MICHIGAN

    State of Michigan auctioning off 19 land parcels

    Lansing — Nineteen sections of land owned by the state of Michigan are on the auction block.

    • 6:43 AM, Jul. 11, 2014
    • MICHIGAN

    5,000 soldiers expected for Camp Grayling training

    Grayling — About 5,000 soldiers from several states will be at Camp Grayling in northern Michigan for more than two weeks of training.

    • 12:46 AM, Jul. 11, 2014
    • WAYNE COUNTY

    Inkster top cop resigns in wake of tot's death

    The Inkster city police chief resigned Thursday, citing in part the shooting death in the city less than two weeks ago of a 2-year-old and cuts to the police ...

    • 10:24 PM, Jul. 10, 2014
    • WAYNE COUNTY

    Detroit plans $7 billion debt cut in bankruptcy

    Detroit A consultant working on Detroit's restructuring will pocket a $28 million bonus if the city successfully emerges from the biggest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. ...

    • 3:46 PM, Jul. 10, 2014
    • WAYNE COUNTY

    Beating suspect remorseful as soccer referee is mourned

    Hours after the man accused of fatally punching him appeared in court, mourners at the funeral of soccer referee John Bieniewicz on Thursday remembered him as ...

    • 9:26 PM, Jul. 10, 2014
    • WAYNE COUNTY

    Boy found in basement says he was beaten, threatened by father, stepmom

    Charlie Bothuell V, the 12-year-old boy, whose disappearance last month made national headlines, told authorities he was beaten with a PVC pipe by his father ...

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