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  1. Body found in Belleville Lake in search for missing swimmer

    Authorities have recovered a body late Thursday morning from Belleville Lake as part of their search for a young man who disappeared while swimming Wednesday night, according to authorities.

    • 2:33 PM, Aug. 21, 2014
    • Michigan

    Same-sex advocates ask federal judge to recognize 300 marriages

    Advocates for gay marriage asked a federal judge today to legally recognize the 300 marriages of same-sex couples in Michigan on March 22, the day after an historic ruling overtuned the state's ban on same-sex marriage.

  2. Southgate police seek missing 13-year-old girl who may be runaway

    Police are looking for a 13-year-old girl they believe ran away from home earlier this week.

  3. Warren Mayor Fouts sues to stop Prop 1

    Warren Mayor Jim Fouts didn't simply threaten to sue after Proposition 1 was approved by 69 percent of Michigan primary voters. He sued.

    • 3:06 PM, Aug. 21, 2014
    • Michigan

    2 Metro Detroit communities enact moratoriums to stop oil drilling

    Two Metro Detroit communities have turned to enacting moratoriums in an attempt to thwart unwanted oil drilling projects.

  4. Oil well battle moves to suburbs

    Shelby Township officials are scrambling to halt oil drilling near a residential area, something other Southeast Michigan communities haven't succeeded in doing.

  5. Report: Michigan fails to give enough funding for cancer screening, prevention programs

    Michigan isn't targeting enough state funding for cancer prevention and detection or approving other policies, according to a report released Thursday.

  6. Detroit police investigating whether 3 shootings of gay, transgender men are related

    Police are looking into the possibility that the recent shootings of three men one fatal in the Palmer Park area may be related to their sexual orientations.

  7. Detroit, police union agree on new contract; members must vote

    The union that represents Detroit's police officers have reached a tentative contract with the city.

  8. 2 from Howell killed in 3-vehicle crash in central Ohio

    Delaware, Ohio The State Highway Patrol says a tractor-trailer approaching a central Ohio intersection struck a stopped SUV and triggered a four-vehicle crash that killed two people from Howell and injured three others.

  9. Kalamazoo man falls to death photographing waterfall, Colo. police say

    Creede, Colo. Police say a 22-year-old Kalamazoo man who fell to his death in the Rio Grande National Forest slipped while trying to photograph North Clear Creek Falls.

  10. Michigan police: Toddler left outside in rainstorm

    Muskegon Police in western Michigan say a drunk woman left a toddler outside in a rainstorm while she was inside a home.

  11. Business owners sue over 2010 Michigan oil spill

    Battle Creek A trial is underway in a lawsuit brought by two men who say a 2010 Michigan oil spill destroyed their business.

  12. Monica Conyers released from probation 8 months early

    Detroit Convicted felon and former Detroit City Councilwoman Monica Conyers was released from probation eight months early Wednesday.

  13. Suspect's girlfriend arrested for trying to contact juror deciding his case

    Pontiac A 22-year-old Goodrich woman has been jailed and faces contempt of court charges after allegedly contacting a male juror deliberating her boyfriend's fate in ...

  14. Detroit bankruptcy trial delayed; city details water bond refinancing plan

    U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes on Wednesday delayed the start of the city's bankruptcy trial until Sept. 2, hours before the city filed an updated debt- ...

  15. Shooting suspect leaves tether on, makes it easy for Detroit cops to catch him

    Detroit Doyle Mims cut off his tether when he wasn't supposed to, and then left it on after it was scheduled to be removed, which made it easy for police to catch ...

  16. Catholic school teacher accused of having sex with student waives preliminary hearing

    A former Catholic school teacher facing up to life in prison for allegedly having sex with a 15-year-old student waived her right to a preliminary hearing ...

  17. Flood of garbage has Metro Detroit communities, residents talking trash

    Troy A seemingly endless parade of licensed haulers and private citizens have flowed into the South Oakland County Resource Recovery Authority hoping to rid ...

  18. Southfield police search for suspects in armed robbery at Northland Mall

    Southfield Police are on the lookout for two men who committed an armed robbery Monday afternoon in the parking lot of a Target store at Northland Mall.

  19. Huntington Woods revokes tree ordinance

    Huntington Woods city officials have repealed a controversial ordinance requiring homeowners to get permits, consult with tree experts and pay fees for cutting ...

  20. Federal agents find big cocaine stash in towed car

    Saginaw, Mich. Federal agents have discovered cocaine worth $400,000 hidden in a car that was driven to a Saginaw hotel and towed to a pole barn.

  21. Tornado causes damage but no injuries in Lenox Township

    A tornado hit Lenox Township Wednesday afternoon damaging several homes and barns, official said.

  22. Detroit water fair Saturday to assist delinquent customers

    Detroit will resume water shutoffs for delinquent customers next week after a month-long moratorium, with city officials giving residents one last chance ...

  23. Embattled Novi judge announces retirement

    Novi A veteran judge who is subject to allegations of misconduct including obtaining thousands of dollars of unearned expenses and pay from Oakland County taxpayers ...

  24. Suspects question whether statements in Bloomfield Hills shooting were legal

    Pontiac Two suspects allegedly involved in an April attack and shooting of an attorney at his Bloomfield Hills home are questioning whether their statements being ...

  25. Male guards can sue over jobs at Huron Valley women's prison

    Pittsfield Township The Michigan appeals court Wednesday cleared the way for a class-action lawsuit by dozens of male guards who said they've been denied ...

    • 11:35 PM, Aug. 20, 2014
    • Michigan

    5 plan to cross Lake Michigan on paddle boards

    Petoskey A group of five friends who all have a passion for watersports and preserving the Great Lakes plan to paddle across Lake Michigan to raise money for the ...

  26. More strong weather expected in Metro Detroit today

    The front that brought hail and thunderstorms to southeastern Michigan on Tuesday afternoon has decided to stick around for another day.

  27. Hunt for photo prospects pays off

    Announcing the latest four finalists in The Detroit News' Celebrate Michigan Photo Contest.

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