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  1. Wales Township house searched in Armada girl's slaying

    Neighbors in a rural township northeast of Armada watched all day as FBI agents executed a search warrant at a home in connection with the murder of 14-year-old Armada girl.

  2. Police: Soccer player accused of fatally punching referee made obscene gesture

    The Dearborn soccer player who is accused of fatally punching a referee made an obscene gesture as he fled the scene, according to a Livonia police detective.

  3. Appeals court wary of Syncora bid to block Detroit casino cash

    A panel of federal appeals court judges Wednesday had some criticism for a bond insurer's bid to block Detroit from accessing casino revenue, with one judge calling the creditor's efforts 'fairly Draconian.'

  4. Police: 8-year-old boy fatally shot in Detroit while sleeping

    Police are interviewing a man they are identifying as a 'person of interest' in the death of an 8-year-old boy who was shot as he was sleeping in his bed early this morning on the city's near east side.

  5. 'Fight or flight' response to fear part of defense case in porch shooting trial

    An extremely intoxicated Renisha McBride was shot at a distance of less than three feet, Wayne County Assistant Medical Examiner Kilak Kesha testified Wednesday in the murder trial of Theodore Wafer, the Dearborn Heights man charged with fatally shooting the 19-year-old last fall.

  6. 625-lb Grand Rapids bomb threat suspect bedridden

    Grand Rapids A 44-year-old Michigan man charged with making a bomb threat says he can't appear in court because of his weight.

  7. Tigers' Evan Reed charged with criminal sexual conduct

    Tigers minor league pitcher Evan Reed allegedly sexually assaulted an 'incapacitated' woman in his hotel room before ordering her to leave, Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said Wednesday in announcing charges against the 28-year-old reliever.

  8. Detroit inspector general reviewing 2 water department contracts

    Detroit The city's Inspector General is conducting a review of two water department contracts awarded to a company days before it filed bankruptcy, sparking criticism from another bidder and, ultimately, a directive from Detroit's City Council to have t

  9. Detroit drops proposal for bankruptcy 'plan monitor'

    The city dropped plans late Tuesday to install a court-appointed official to oversee compliance with Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr's plan to shed more than $7 billion in debt.

    • 9:20 AM, Jul. 30, 2014
    • SCHOOLS

    Northville school district gets high marks in finance

    Northville Northville is among a rare breed of Michigan school districts that can boast balanced budgets, increased reserves and a low debt burden. And it's still attracting new families and gaining new students.

  10. Munching cousins photo joins the Celebrate Michigan Contest finals

    The eighth annual Detroit News Celebrate Michigan Photo Contest asks you to submit photos of what you love about Michigan, and for many of you, the answer is family time on the beach.

  11. Man dies after being electrocuted by downed wire in Warren

    Warren Police are reporting that a man who touched a downed power line Wednesday morning has died of electrocution.

  12. Field of 5 Republicans, 3 Democrats battle for 43rd House District

    The race to fill the northern Oakland County seat of outgoing Republican state Rep. Gail Haines is an intense competition among five Republicans and three Democrats in the Aug. 5 primary.

  13. Michigan inmate who sued over calls won't get $4 verdict

    Detroit An appeals court says Michigan prison officials who blocked an inmate's international calls and mail are immune to liability in a lawsuit.

  14. DTE restoring power to last of Metro Detroit's outages

    Pontiac A utility says nearly all of the roughly 223,000 homes and businesses that lost power when severe thunderstorms hit Michigan's Lower Peninsula should ...

  15. Roadside park in Upper Peninsula shut due to bears

    Munising The Michigan Department of Transportation has temporarily closed a roadside park in Michigan's Upper Peninsula because of problems with bears.

  16. Judge: City of Negaunee violated Open Meetings Act

    Negaunee A judge says the city of Negaunee and its mayor violated the Open Meetings Act by removing a resident from the podium during a public comment ...

  17. Michigan libraries get $400,000 from man's will

    Kalkaska Two Traverse City-area libraries have received a $400,000 surprise donation through a man's will.

  18. Serial bank robber gets 20 years in federal prison

    East St. Louis, Ill. An unemployed Washington state restaurant worker has been sentenced to two decades in federal prison for robbing banks in Illinois and ...

  19. Detroit City Council rejects Orr request for bids on parking department

    The City Council on Tuesday turned down a request from Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr to solicit proposals from bidders interested in running or buying Detroit's ...

    • 5:44 PM, Jul. 29, 2014
    • METRO AND STATE
    • Michigan

    Ex-Christian radio host pleads guilty in child porn probe in West Michigan

    A former host at a popular Christian radio station in western Michigan has pleaded guilty in a child pornography investigation.

  20. Judge sets Thursday deadline for bankruptcy eligibility challenges

    A federal appeals court judge late Tuesday challenged creditors to decide within 48 hours if they'll continue to contest Detroit's eligibility for bankruptcy ...

  21. Community mourns Armada teen amid search for her killer

    Armada This quiet community continued Tuesday to mourn the loss of a teen whose body was found off a popular Macomb County recreational trail.

  22. Dearborn Heights officials may seek oversight of primary amid discrimination claims

    Dearborn Heights City leaders are considering seeking state or county oversight of next month's election after claims of voter suppression and discrimination ...

  23. Duggan: 'Truly needy' will get help to avoid Detroit water shut-offs

    The city's emergency manager on Tuesday issued an order that ramps up Mayor Mike Duggan's responsibilities over the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department.

  24. Ex-Detroit cop accused of running $3M prescription drug ring

    Detroit A former Detroit police officer, who resigned from the force six years ago after extorting money from a gas station owner, is accused of masterminding a major ...

  25. Mistrial for Detroit man in death of girlfriend's niece, 5

    Detroit A judge has declared a mistrial after a jury deadlocked while deliberating the fate of a Detroit man accused of abducting, raping and killing his ...

  26. Trial on Detroit debt-cutting plan delayed by another week

    U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes on Tuesday delayed by another week the trial over Detroit's debt-cutting bankruptcy exit plan.

  27. Expert testimony: McBride shot at close range on Dearborn Heights porch

    A firearms expert is expected to continue his testimony Tuesday afternoon in the second-degree murder trial of Dearborn Heights homeowner Theodore Wafer.

  28. Decisions likely this week on dogs' fate, possible charges for owner in fatal attack

    Metamora Township Authorities expect to decide within the next few days whether the owners of two dogs that fatally mauled a 46-year-old jogger from Livonia ...

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