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  1. Affirmative action ruling jeopardizes Michigan's progress against inequality

    Tuesday's Supreme Court decision preserves this stingy status quo. It affirms the right of the people of Michigan to close doors that once swung open. And it points toward the closing of an era of social remedies, including affirmative action in education, despite the persistence of inequality.

  2. W. Bloomfield's Twp. Tapper's jewelry store struck by thieves; 3 sought

    West Bloomfield Township police are seeking three people in an armed robbery Tuesday at Tapper's Diamonds & Fine Jewelry.

  3. Families say teens killed in Detroit crash not bad kids

    The family of Charles Miller Jr., one of three teens killed in a crash involving a stolen car on southbound Interstate 75, want people to know that he was a good kid.

  4. Schuette won't reveal next move in light of bankruptcy pension deal

    Lansing Attorney General Bill Schuette deflected questions Tuesday on how he intends to fight Detroit's proposed pension cuts after the city's retirement systems agreed last week to reduced benefits.

  5. Snyder confirms Lincoln Park financial emergency

    Gov. Rick Snyder confirmed Tuesday an earlier decision that a financial emergency exists in Lincoln Park.

  6. Detroit to stop handing out 313 area code

    Beware: The 313 is coming to an end. Sort of. That's the area code, not the city. The city isn't disappearing any faster than usual. Also, 'coming to an end' is relative. Pending a revised estimate next week, the last of the 313 telephone prefixes is expected to be handed out four years from now, in the second quarter of 2018.

  7. East Coast financial expert will assess Detroit debt-cutting plan

    The city's bankruptcy judge appointed an East Coast financial specialist today to evaluate the city's debt-cutting plan.

  8. Detroit police chief, critic debate merits of calling people 'predators'

    A meeting at Detroit Police Headquarters ended on a contentious note Tuesday when a citizen advocate and frequent critic of the police department argued with Chief James Craig about whether some lawbreakers should be referred to as 'predators.'

  9. St. Clair Shores cops have cause of death but no ID on man in portable toilet

    An unidentified man whose body was found over the weekend in a portable toilet died from exposure, according to police.

  10. Detroit native awarded Distinguished Flying Cross

    Rochester Hills Alfred Murphy's family hardly recognizes him anymore. Once tough as nails, the World War II veteran now writes poetry, loves to make people laugh and sits with students reminiscing about his military exploits.

  11. Detroit crisis has spurred change; city doesn't need an 'overseer'

    Does Detroit need 'a permanent overseer?' That loaded phrase, used in a Crain's Detroit Business headline on a Keith Crain column, was swiftly changed to the less incendiary 'independent finance exec.'

  12. Brothers arrested, accused of beating teen unconscious in Ferndale classroom

    Ferndale Police are on the lookout for an 18-year-old male who helped two brothers beat a 16-year-old student unconscious in a Ferndale schoolroom on Monday.

  13. Pallet fire at factory shuts down road in Sterling Heights

    Sterling Heights No one was injured in a two-alarm fire which caused significant damage to a metal coating factory early Tuesday morning.

  14. Raffle winner to visit top of Mackinac Bridge

    Mackinaw City The Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association is sponsoring a fund-raising raffle with a rare prize: a climb to the top of the Mackinac Bridge.

    • 10:38 AM, Apr. 22, 2014
    • SCHOOLS

    International Academy tops Mich. schools in magazine's ranking

    Four Metro Detroit high schools made the 2014 Best High Schools list released Tuesday by U.S. News & World Report. The International Academy, with campuses in ...

  15. Fire breaks out at PJ's Lager House in Corktown

    PJ's Lager House, a popular bar and music venue in Corktown, was damaged by fire Monday night, according to owner PJ Ryder.

  16. Flint woman, 74, competent in granddaughter's death

    Flint A 74-year-old Flint woman has been found competent to stand trial in the death of her teenage granddaughter who went missing in 1998.

    • 7:42 AM, Apr. 22, 2014
    • SCHOOLS

    U-M to move big tree for building project

    Ann Arbor Plans for a $135 million addition to the University of Michigan's business school include moving a 65-foot-tall tree that's thought to be more than ...

  17. Appeals court revives Dearborn scared-to-death case

    Dearborn Was an 85-year-old driver literally scared to death?

  18. Marine City plans to cut lifeguards, close bathrooms at beach along St. Clair River

    Marine City Plans in Marine City call for cutting lifeguards and closing bathrooms at its beach as part of a budget-balancing effort by the community along ...

  19. Ann Arbor moves forward with plans to curb smoking

    Ann Arbor Ann Arbor is moving forward with plans to curb smoking in the city.

  20. Police investigate report of brawl involving 100 in Muskegon

    Muskegon Police say they're investigating following a report of a weekend brawl in Muskegon that may have involved about 100 people.

  21. Courtroom ruckus sets stage for Utash beating trials

    Four men accused of beating motorist Steve Utash after he accidentally struck a child with his truck on the city's east side were ordered to stand trial. After ...

  22. Evans files to run for Wayne Co. exec as Ficano launches re-election bid

    Detroit Former Wayne County Sheriff Warren Evans filed to run for county executive in a crowded field as incumbent Executive Robert Ficano, flanked by electrical ...

  23. Judge moves start of trial on Detroit's debt-cutting plan

    Detroit's bankruptcy judge has moved the start of a planned trial over the city's debt-cutting plan from July 16 to July 24.

  24. Dispute in Detroit leads to gunfire, graze wound to head

    An apartment tenant was injured and another resident taken into custody Monday after a dispute led to gunfire on Detroit's east side, police said.

  25. Sunny skies, warm temps into 70s today, then thundershowers

    Mark Twain wrote 'Thunder is good, thunder is impressive; but it is lightning that does the work.'

  26. U.S. Treasury chief to visit Detroit

    U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew will make a two-day trip to Detroit this week, the latest high-profile visit by the Obama administration to the Motor City ...

  27. Royal Oak Township reaches consent pact with state

    Lansing Officials in Royal Oak Charter Township have agreed to take steps to resolve a financial emergency that resulted in a net assets deficit of nearly $541,000 for ...

    • 2:37 PM, Apr. 21, 2014
    • SCHOOLS

    Michigan school districts get leeway in making up snow days

    Lansing Michigan is giving school districts more flexibility in making up for snow days this academic year.

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