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  1. Bank: Detroit councilman Cushingberry stripped foreclosed home

    Detroit — A bank 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.

    • 3:47 PM, Apr. 20, 2014
    • METRO DETROIT

    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.

    • 8:41 PM, Apr. 19, 2014
    • WAYNE COUNTY

    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.

    • 1:56 PM, Apr. 20, 2014
    • OAKLAND COUNTY

    Oakland County program exposes autistic teens to 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

    • 3:43 PM, Apr. 20, 2014
    • MICHIGAN

    2 men die as small plane crashes in Michigan field

    Venice Township — Authorities have released the names of two men who were killed when an experimental plane crashed in a Michigan farm field.

    • 1:03 PM, Apr. 20, 2014
    • MICHIGAN

    Michigan moves digital archive records to 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

  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.

    • 3:42 PM, Apr. 20, 2014
    • METRO AND STATE

    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
    • WAYNE COUNTY

    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 airport.

    • 4:14 PM, Apr. 19, 2014
    • WAYNE COUNTY

    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 customers seeking out their favorite artists or rare releases.

    • 3:13 PM, Apr. 19, 2014
    • WAYNE COUNTY

    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
    • METRO DETROIT

    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 to the Michigan League for Human Services.

    • 5:57 PM, Apr. 19, 2014
    • MICHIGAN

    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
    • OAKLAND COUNTY

    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

    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
    • MICHIGAN

    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
    • MICHIGAN

    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
    • WAYNE COUNTY

    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
    • RELIGION

    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
    • WAYNE COUNTY

    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 ...

  6. Pontiac man, last seen in October, found dead in home

    Pontiac — A 53-year-old Pontiac man who hadn't been seen by his neighbors in six months was found dead in his home by authorities, the Oakland County Sheriff's Office ...

    • 2:10 PM, Apr. 18, 2014
    • WAYNE COUNTY

    Robert Ficano to announce re-election bid for fourth term

    Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano will announce his bid for a fourth term on Monday, his campaign announced today.

    • 5:59 PM, Apr. 18, 2014
    • WAYNE COUNTY

    Appeals court rules ex-Wayne Co. commissioner can be sued by former official

    Ex-Wayne County Commissioner Bernard Parker can be sued by Azzam Elder, a former high-ranking Wayne County official, according to a Michigan Court of Appeals ...

    • 11:13 AM, Apr. 18, 2014
    • WAYNE COUNTY

    Aiyana's father gets 40-60 years in Detroit teen's 2010 death

    Charles Jones, the father of Aiyana Stanley-Jones, a 7-year-old who was shot to death by Detroit police, was sentenced today to 40 to 60 years in the 2010 ...

    • 11:47 PM, Apr. 18, 2014
    • OAKLAND COUNTY

    Farmington man gets life term, apologizes for killing and dismembering girlfriend

    Pontiac A Farmington man apologized Friday for strangling his girlfriend and dismembering her body as a judge sentenced him to life in prison without the possibility ...

  7. Farmington man: Sorry for killing, dismembering girlfriend

    Pontiac — A suburban Detroit restaurant worker has apologized for strangling his girlfriend and then dismembering her body.

    • 11:46 PM, Apr. 18, 2014
    • WAYNE COUNTY

    Financial experts vie for chance to advise judge on Detroit bankruptcy

    Three financial experts interviewed by U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes on Friday came schooled in different approaches but share one view: The city cannot ...


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