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  1. Michigan will give funds up front if retirees approve deal

    The city's latest offer to retirees dramatically softens the blow to their monthly pensions, but creates a murky outlook for their greatly reduced future health insurance benefits.

    • 11:55 PM, Apr. 16, 2014

    Detroit's changing numbers in bankruptcy deal to face scrutiny

    A sudden change of fortune for 32,400 Detroit pensioners in the city's historic bankruptcy — from the threat of draconian pension cuts to a modest reduction in lifetime benefits — could face mathematical scrutiny as the case proceeds, experts say.

    • 12:14 AM, Apr. 17, 2014

    Warren turns down request for anti-religion display at city hall

    Warren A resident's request to put up a display table touting reason over religion in the atrium of city hall has been denied.

    • 8:04 PM, Apr. 16, 2014

    Oakland County authorities address heroin 'epidemic' at forum

    Pontiac Cathy Weir, happy that her son Dan Sims, 22, was in recovery for heroin abuse, was searching the web for what to do next when she discovered Families Against Narcotics, a support group for families dealing with addiction.

  2. Woman, 2 year old hospitalized after they're run over by minivan in Shelby Township

    A 36-year-old woman and a 2-year-old were injured Wednesday night after a teen allegedly ran over them with a minivan, Shelby Township police said.

    • 1:02 AM, Apr. 17, 2014

    Community group hosts Detroit police chief

    A group of west side residents met with the city's top cop Wednesday during its monthly community meeting.

    • 12:15 AM, Apr. 17, 2014

    Detroit, feds talk up to $100M for blight funding

    The White House and the city are in talks in recent days to free up to $100M in federal blight funding that could indirectly soften the blow of pension fund cuts and other financial issues.

    • 12:05 AM, Apr. 17, 2014

    Michigan: $600,000 mishandled by funeral director

    Standish — State Attorney General Bill Schuette said he's brought embezzlement charges against a northern Michigan funeral home operator in connection with mishandled payments for future funerals.

    • 3:21 PM, Apr. 16, 2014

    Teen arraigned after high-speed chase through Mount Clemens

    Macomb County authorities have charged a 17-year-old with leading police on a high-speed chase through Mount Clemens early Wednesday morning, police said.

    • 5:36 PM, Apr. 16, 2014

    Detroit mayor, council president hail cooperation in first 100 days

    Detroit — The city's two top elected leaders said a collaborative spirit between the two branches of government has been one of the bright spots of the first 100 days of the new term.

    • 2:16 PM, Apr. 16, 2014

    Reward offered in year-old death of Detroit Medical Center employee

    A little more than a year after a longtime Detroit Medical Center employee's body was found in a car trunk on the city's west side, Crime Stoppers of Michigan is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to an arrest in his death.

    • 5:36 PM, Apr. 16, 2014

    Police nab robbery suspect after car chase from Brownstown to Ferndale

    Police nabbed a suspected serial bank robber Wednesday afternoon in a car chase that started in Brownstown Township and ended in Ferndale.

    • 11:36 PM, Apr. 16, 2014

    Detroit News wins 18 honors from SPJ, including its top award for reporter Snell

    Journalists at The Detroit News earned a number of honors Wednesday night during the Detroit chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists' annual awards dinner — including the chapter's highest honor.

    • 7:40 PM, Apr. 16, 2014

    Pontiac moves toward return to local control

    The city of Pontiac moved a step closer Wednesday toward controlling its own finances.

    • 3:28 PM, Apr. 16, 2014

    State looking into death at adult care facility in Jenison

    Jenison, Mich. — State officials are looking into the apparent suffocation of a 100-year-old woman found between her mattress and bed rail at a western ...

    • 8:46 PM, Apr. 16, 2014

    Rising rivers flood homes, close roads

    Evart — More than 100 homes in this Osceola County community were flooded Wednesday after heavy rains drove the Muskegon River to its highest level ever.

    • 8:44 PM, Apr. 16, 2014

    Study examines deaths of Great Lakes trout that eat alewife

    Subtle immune system changes may explain why some Great Lakes trout and salmon die from the lack of an essential vitamin after eating alewife, an important ...

    • 4:40 PM, Apr. 16, 2014

    Fermi 2 nuclear plant shuts for fix to transformer

    Frenchtown Township — DTE Energy Co. says it's shut down the Fermi 2 nuclear power plant to replace one of the two main transformers.

    • 3:25 PM, Apr. 16, 2014

    Nonprofit to fix up Detroit's Cody High, surrounding neighborhood

    Detroit — Need and hope are two reasons Cody High School was chosen for a radical makeover this summer that will extend into student homes and the city's ...

    • 12:28 AM, Apr. 17, 2014

    Court to weigh ban on campaign lies

    Washington — As political campaigns begin to heat up, the Supreme Court is deciding whether false accusations and mudslinging made during an election can be punished as a ...

  3. Preliminary exam postponed for Detroit cop accused of sexual assault

    A Detroit police officer accused of sexually assaulting a woman while responding to a domestic violence call had his preliminary exam postponed after he ...

    • 11:55 AM, Apr. 16, 2014

    Wayne County Commission moves closer to putting bus tax on August ballot

    Voters in many Wayne County communities will likely be asked for a 69 percent increase in tax support for Metro Detroit's suburban bus service in a 1-mill ...

    • 12:37 PM, Apr. 16, 2014

    Detroit police locate missing teen, 15

    Detroit — Police have found a 15-year-old girl who who had been missing more than 24 hours.

    • 11:46 AM, Apr. 16, 2014

    Official: Killer of Michigan state trooper remains hospitalized

    Jackson — An official says a man sentenced to life in prison last week for the slaying of a Michigan state trooper remains hospitalized after trying to kill ...

    • 1:49 PM, Apr. 16, 2014

    Detroit police searching for carjacking suspect

    Detroit — Police are searching for a man wanted on multiple felony warrants, including one in connection with a carjacking.

    • 10:05 AM, Apr. 16, 2014

    Police looking for man accused in armed robberies in Detroit

    Detroit — Police are searching for a man accused of robbing several people at gunpoint.

    • 8:39 AM, Apr. 16, 2014

    Most customers have power restored after storms roll through Metro Detroit

    As of 8 a.m. Wednesday, DTE Energy Co. announced it had restored power to nearly 150,000 homes and businesses, leaving just 1,000 clients still without power.

    • 11:37 PM, Apr. 15, 2014

    Michigan shelters make room for abuse victims' pets

    Howell After three years with a boyfriend she says physically and emotionally abused her, Jody Campbell took her cats and sought safety last fall at LACASA, a shelter ...

    • 11:45 AM, Apr. 16, 2014

    Detroit police looking for missing man, 57

    Detroit — Police are asking people to keep a lookout for a man with a closed-head injury who's been missing since Tuesday morning.

    • 7:16 AM, Apr. 16, 2014

    Authorities: Body found on Lake Michigan beach

    Ludington — Authorities say the body of a man has been found on a Lake Michigan beach.

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Surviving through age 18

Children are dying in Detroit at a greater rate than in any U.S. city its size or larger, a Detroit News study shows. Mostly, they die of conditions resulting from prematurity — the top killer of Detroit kids — and violence.

Detroit's tax collection problem

The Detroit News analyzed 200,000 pages of Detroit data on property taxes and found that nearly half of the owners of Detroit’s 305,000 properties failed to pay their tax bills last year. The two-day series includes an interactive map showing percentage of taxes paid by census tract.

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