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  1. 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.

    • 1:32 PM, Jul. 24, 2014
    • WAYNE COUNTY

    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.

    • 11:02 AM, Jul. 24, 2014
    • METRO DETROIT

    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.

  2. 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.

    • 11:50 PM, Jul. 23, 2014
    • METRO DETROIT

    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.

    • 12:54 AM, Jul. 24, 2014
    • MICHIGAN

    Michigan consumers to get $13 million in health insurance refunds

    Michiganians stand to receive more than $13.1 million in health insurance refunds, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced Thursday.

    • 11:00 AM, Jul. 24, 2014
    • WAYNE COUNTY

    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.

  3. 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.

    • 7:20 AM, Jul. 24, 2014
    • WAYNE COUNTY

    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.

    • 1:35 PM, Jul. 24, 2014
    • BUSINESS

    4 more Michigan cities get Uber ridesharing

    A California company that uses mobile application software to link people needing transportation in Ann Arbor and the Detroit area to drivers is expanding to several other Michigan cities.

    • 10:35 AM, Jul. 24, 2014
    • WAYNE COUNTY

    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.

    • 1:32 PM, Jul. 24, 2014
    • MICHIGAN

    Runner dies after attack by 2 bull mastiffs

    Metamora — A suburban Detroit man has died following an attack by two bull mastiffs as he ran in a Lapeer County village.

    • 8:52 AM, Jul. 24, 2014
    • WAYNE COUNTY

    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.

  4. 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.

    • 9:46 AM, Jul. 24, 2014
    • MICHIGAN

    University of Michigan bike thefts soar in July

    Ann Arbor — Police are investigating a recent increase of bicycle thefts on the University of Michigan's campus.

    • 1:31 PM, Jul. 24, 2014
    • MICHIGAN

    Michigan funeral home director sentenced to prison

    Ionia — The former director of a Michigan funeral home is heading to jail for up to four years after stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars in funeral funds.

    • 7:05 AM, Jul. 24, 2014
    • MICHIGAN

    Prisoner pleads guilty to 2004 Michigan murder

    Grand Rapids — A Pennsylvania prisoner has pleaded guilty to a decade-old murder in Michigan.

    • 7:00 AM, Jul. 24, 2014
    • MICHIGAN

    Tortoise may have helped 12-inch alligator escape in Michigan's Upper Peninsula

    Naubinway — An owner of a zoo in Michigan's Upper Peninsula says a 12-inch alligator has escaped, possibly with some help from a tortoise.

    • 5:47 PM, Jul. 23, 2014
    • WAYNE COUNTY

    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 ...

    • Jul. 24, 2014
    • WAYNE COUNTY

    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 ...

    • 4:59 PM, Jul. 23, 2014
    • METRO DETROIT

    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 ...

    • 5:09 PM, Jul. 23, 2014
    • WAYNE COUNTY

    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 ...

  5. 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 ...

    • 11:43 PM, Jul. 23, 2014
    • MICHIGAN

    Lansing groups seek welcome for child immigrants

    Lansing — A coalition of activists and religious leaders in Lansing is calling on the City Council to make the community a welcoming place for child immigrants ...

    • 11:07 AM, Jul. 23, 2014
    • WAYNE COUNTY

    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.

    • 11:47 PM, Jul. 23, 2014
    • OAKLAND COUNTY

    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 ...

    • 11:30 PM, Jul. 22, 2014
    • WAYNE COUNTY

    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 ...

    • 11:42 PM, Jul. 23, 2014
    • WAYNE COUNTY

    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, ...

    • 7:28 PM, Jul. 23, 2014
    • MICHIGAN

    Judge halts Saginaw mom's parental rights after boy died of abuse

    Saginaw — A judge has terminated a 31-year-old Saginaw mother's parental rights to her three daughters, whose brother died from physical abuse.

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