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  1. Firefighter Robert Louis Smith Jr. won multiple awards for bravery, service

    Detroit — Fighting fires and saving lives was not only Robert Louis Smith Jr.'s job, it was also a mission he strongly believed in, his family said.

    • 6:37 AM, Apr. 21, 2014

    Michigan man to be sentenced in 1987 double-murder

    Grand Haven — A 51-year-old west Michigan man is expected to be sentenced to life in prison for the slayings of his sister and her husband in 1987 at their Holland-area home.

    • 6:38 AM, Apr. 21, 2014

    Cheney to visit Grand Rapids, talk heart problems

    Grand Rapids — Former Vice President Dick Cheney plans to visit Grand Rapids with his cardiologist to discuss Cheney's history of heart problems.

    • 6:38 AM, Apr. 21, 2014

    Police: Dead dogs found dumped along Flint street

    Flint — Police say several dogs have been found dead inside trash bags along a Flint street.

    • 6:22 PM, Apr. 20, 2014

    Credit union suit: Detroit councilman Cushingberry stripped foreclosed home

    Detroit — A credit union is suing the City Council's president pro tem on claims he 'willfully and maliciously' damaged his foreclosed home, a property that's now being targeted as part of Mayor Mike Duggan's anti-blight effort.

    • 9:32 PM, Apr. 20, 2014

    Wayne County's tenuous fiscal position puts control of future at stake

    Major credit rating agencies continue to monitor the financial state of Wayne County as Executive Robert Ficano's deficit elimination plan has encountered skepticism from county commissioners whose approval is required.

    • 4:57 PM, Apr. 20, 2014

    Metro Detroiters celebrate Easter with services, volunteering

    Resurrection, rebirth and reaching out to help others were all part of Easter celebrations across Metro Detroit on Sunday when thousands of worshipers attended church services and volunteered in their community.

    • 7:21 PM, Apr. 20, 2014

    Oakland County program teaches autistic teens workplace skills

    Royal Oak For the group of about 20 teens on the autism spectrum, the prospect of saving a life, or maybe one day being part of creating such equipment that does so, got their hearts racing.

  2. Two MSU grads turn dance program in Brightmoor into community affair

    It's not in a fancy studio with sprung wood floors and mirrors on every wall. It's not supported by going-rate tuition. But it's taking hold in the recreation room of the Brightmoor Community Center and its roots are spreading

    • 8:41 PM, Apr. 20, 2014

    2 men identified in fatal crash of experimental plane in Michigan field

    Venice Township — The Federal Aviation Administration is leading the investigation of the fatal crash of an experimental plane that apparently was attempting an emergency landing in a central Michigan farm field.

    • 7:22 PM, Apr. 20, 2014

    Michigan moves digital archives to the cloud

    Lansing — The Archives of Michigan is using a state-of-the-art and inexpensive option — the Internet — to store and preserve a growing collection of digital records that includes everything from 40 years' worth of election results to an index of thousands

    • 9:34 PM, Apr. 20, 2014

    MDOT looks at buying, leasing passenger trains until 2018

    Michigan transportation officials are looking to buy or lease new passenger trains sidelined in a legal dispute between their Spanish manufacturer and Wisconsin.

    • 5:45 PM, Apr. 20, 2014

    Body found in portable toilet near St. Clair Shores boat ramp

    St. Clair Shores — Police are investigating the discovery of a man's body found in a portable toilet at a boat launch near Nine Mile and East Jefferson over the weekend.

  3. Clinton Twp. man struck, killed crossing Mound Road

    A Clinton Township man died early Saturday after being hit by a car in Sterling Heights.

    • 7:21 PM, Apr. 20, 2014

    Great-granddaughter's persistence pays off with new headstone for Civil War vet

    Webberville — The great-granddaughter of Civil War veteran David Emmons, who grew up on a farm near Webberville, found his headstone by chance three years ago. It was in ...

    • 3:42 PM, Apr. 20, 2014

    Indian man's skull turned over to Michigan tribe

    Suttons Bay Township — A skull that was passed down through generations of a northern Michigan family has been turned over to an Indian group.

    • 10:36 AM, Apr. 19, 2014

    FBI investigates potential bomb threat on Delta flight from Detroit to Denver

    A Delta Air Lines flight from Detroit to Denver reported a bomb threat during landing Friday afternoon, forcing the plane to land in a remote area of the ...

    • 4:14 PM, Apr. 19, 2014

    Record Store Day treats customers to exclusive releases

    Detroit Every day, People's Records in Midtown is packed wall-to-wall with second-hand vinyl from various genres. On Saturday, the 600-sq.ft. shop was packed with ...

    • 3:13 PM, Apr. 19, 2014

    Capuchin Soup Kitchen helps community enjoy Easter

    Detroit When Sarbinthe Martin was nine years old, she and 9 of her 12 siblings started coming to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen's youth program on the city's east side.

    • 11:55 PM, Apr. 18, 2014

    Literacy volunteers in Metro Detroit help break down language barriers

    Nearly half of Michigan’s adults — 44 percent — have minimal literacy skills, no greater than those necessary to perform simple, everyday activities, according ...

    • 5:57 PM, Apr. 19, 2014

    Small plane crashes in Michigan field, killing 2

    Venice Township, Mich. — Authorities say a small plane crashed in a Michigan farm field, killing the pilot and his passenger.

    • 12:31 AM, Apr. 19, 2014

    Royal Oak pushes land plans along I-696

    The Royal Oak Downtown Development Authority is taking the next steps in developing a long-vacant site at Interstate 696 and Main Street into residential, ...

    • 11:53 PM, Apr. 18, 2014

    Metro Detroit Christians continue celebrations leading up to Easter

    Thousands of followers across Metro Detroit are packing church pews, serving others and gathering with loved ones in celebration of the holiest Christian day.

  4. U.S. Presbyterians to meet in Detroit in June

    Detroit — The largest Presbyterian group in the United States is holding its 221st General Assembly in Detroit.

  5. Detroit Zoo putting on Bunnyville egg-stravaganza

    Royal Oak — The Detroit Zoo is egg-cited to host its annual Bunnyville celebration.

    • 11:42 AM, Apr. 19, 2014

    3 dead, 1 hurt in Michigan motorbike crash

    Exeter Township — Authorities say a dirt bike collided with a motorcycle in southeastern Michigan, leaving three dead and a fourth person seriously hurt.

    • 3:09 PM, Apr. 19, 2014

    Windmill blades turn again after restoration

    Holland — A southwestern Michigan landmark has been revived — and now it's been rededicated.

    • 5:01 PM, Apr. 18, 2014

    Duggan, Gilbert, Penske among witnesses for Detroit bankruptcy trial

    Detroit A star-studded witness list of politicians, business titans and financial experts will testify in July about Detroit's debt-cutting plan.

    • 6:17 PM, Apr. 18, 2014

    Metro Detroiters mark Good Friday with charity, commemorations

    Metro Detroiters marked Good Friday, one of the most holy and solemn days in the Christian faith, by aiding the needy and joining church services commemorating ...

    • 4:52 PM, Apr. 18, 2014

    Bolger demands Detroit unions give cash in bankruptcy settlement

    Lansing House Speaker Jase Bolger said Friday he wants Detroit labor unions to make a financial commitment to the city's bankruptcy settlement before he holds a vote ...

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Bankrupt Detroit

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Police agencies throughout Michigan are increasingly compiling and sharing even the most mundane information about suspects — and everyday citizens.

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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