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  1. 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 more than a month ago nearly sidetracked his quest to be the first black dean of Congress.

    • 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.

  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.

    • 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 team, however, countered with a dramatic picture of a homeowner who feared for his life.

    • 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 time of the shooting.

    • 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 Sixth near Most Holy Trinity Church.

    • 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 involving the poor, the organization's local branch said.

  3. 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 mid-August.

    • 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 from Central America.

    • 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 rocked the Middle East and drawn international attention.

    • 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 find fewer allies alongside them.

    • 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.

    • 10:24 AM, Jul. 23, 2014
    • OAKLAND COUNTY

    DTE investigating Royal Oak house fire after firefighters discover downed lines

    Royal Oak — An electric wire that fell across a porch may be the cause of a fire that completely destroyed a home Tuesday afternoon.

    • 11:38 PM, Jul. 22, 2014
    • METRO DETROIT

    Residents of the 313 celebrate Detroit's 313th birthday

    Detroit After she heard the city will celebrate its 313th birthday this week, 6-year-old Anna Panek said: 'That's older than my dad.'

    • 2:42 PM, Jul. 23, 2014
    • MICHIGAN

    Prosecutor: EMU football player died for iPhone, wallet

    Ann Arbor — A prosecutor says Eastern Michigan University wide receiver Demarius Reed was murdered 'for an iPhone and a wallet that were never even used.'

    • 12:04 AM, Jul. 23, 2014
    • METRO DETROIT

    Officials say SMART buses' future rides on tax vote

    Detroit The regional bus service SMART is asking voters for a tax increase in three counties and warns that if the millage fails, so does the entire system.

    • 11:30 PM, Jul. 23, 2014
    • MACOMB COUNTY

    Warren sued for refusing anti-religion display at city hall

    Warren — A Warren man is suing the city in federal court, saying Mayor James Fouts violated his rights by refusing to allow an anti-religion display table in ...

    • 5:52 PM, Jul. 23, 2014
    • BUSINESS

    Detroit lands U.S.-backed light metals research center

    A $148 million lightweight metals manufacturing institute will locate in Detroit — not Canton Township — Mayor Mike Duggan and the University of Michigan ...

    • 11:27 PM, Jul. 22, 2014
    • LIFESTYLE

    Celebrate Michigan in photos

    James Glasson's serene photo of sailboats at sunset advances to the finals of The Detroit News' Celebrate Michigan Photo Contest.

  4. Canadian group to protest Detroit water shut-offs

    Detroit — A group is planning to bring about 264 gallons of water from Windsor to Detroit to protest thousands of residential service shut-offs by Detroit's ...

    • 11:21 AM, Jul. 23, 2014
    • WAYNE COUNTY

    Detroit man found dead on Redford Twp. street

    Redford Township — The body of a 24-year-old Detroit man was found in the middle of the street late Tuesday night.

    • 8:02 AM, Jul. 23, 2014
    • WAYNE COUNTY

    Detroit woman found fatally stabbed in apartment building

    Detroit — Police say a neighbor found a woman fatally stabbed Monday night in her Midtown apartment complex.

    • 1:10 PM, Jul. 23, 2014
    • WAYNE COUNTY

    Boy, 16, pleads no contest in attack of gay man in Detroit

    Detroit — A juvenile has pleaded no contest to a charge of assault with intent to do great bodily harm in connection to an attack on June 15 at a gay pride ...

  5. 2 men face court arraignments in Westland teens' slayings

    Detroit — Two men are expected to be arraigned ahead of their trial in the drug-related killing of two suburban teens whose bodies were found in an eastside ...

    • 2:22 PM, Jul. 23, 2014
    • MACOMB COUNTY

    Moody's downgrades Mount Clemens as tax vote looms

    Mount Clemens Just two weeks before voters decide whether to allow Mount Clemens to increase its millage rate, Moody's Investors Service has downgraded the city, which has ...

    • 9:57 AM, Jul. 23, 2014
    • OAKLAND COUNTY

    Rochester Hills man on jury duty arrested after blades, hunting knife discovered in backpack

    Pontiac — A prospective juror was removed from the Oakland Circuit Court building Tuesday morning after several blades — including a large hunting knife — were ...

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