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  1. City lawyer: Detroit 'won't recover or survive' if bankruptcy deal fails

    Detroit will die if the city's debts are not slashed and money freed up to invest in public safety and other services, the city's bankruptcy lawyer said during opening statements Tuesday. The dire prediction marked the start of a trial that will determine whether Detroit can shed more than $7 billion in debt and invest $1.4 billion in city services.

  2. Activist Robert Davis pleads guilty to federal crimes

    Robert Davis, the controversial activist accused of stealing more than $125,000 from the cash-strapped Highland Park schools, pleaded guilty to two federal crimes Tuesday and could get 18 to 24 months in federal prison.

  3. Shooter targets Pontiac man mowing lawn

    Pontiac A 25-year-old Pontiac man told deputies someone tried to bushwhack him on Labor Day in a drive-by shooting while he was mowing his lawn.

  4. Believe it or not: Metro Detroit's summer ranks only 64th coldest

    The summer of 2014 has been so damp and chilly that it must have set some kind of record, right? Wrong.

  5. Detroit council delays decision on transferring 39,000 sites to land bank

    Detroit The Detroit City Council delayed a decision Tuesday on whether to transfer about 39,000 parcels to an outside agency that's acquiring and selling off troubled properties.

  6. Detroit bankruptcy judge weighing whether to halt water shutoffs

    U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes is considering issuing a temporary restraining order against Detroit and halt the city's controversial shut-offs of delinquent residential water accounts

  7. Robber wants pizza plus cash in holdup of Detroit delivery man

    Detroit —A Happy's Pizza delivery man was robbed this weekend by a shotgun-wielding crook who made off with $120 in cash — and $80 worth of food.

  8. Driver with 2-year-old in car rams cops at Ambassador Bridge

    Detroit A federal complaint has been filed against a 25-year-old man who police say was intoxicated with a 2-year-old in his car when he led U.S. Customs officers at the Ambassador Bridge on a chase before ramming them with his vehicle.

    • 11:31 PM, Sep. 1, 2014
    • METRO AND STATE
    • Michigan

    Tiny Bad Axe church reeling from pastor's porn charges

    Bad Axe The Bad Axe Church of Christ, a long-struggling church in the Thumb, is gingerly recovering from a sex scandal that could have destroyed it last year.

    • 11:38 PM, Sep. 1, 2014
    • SCHOOLS

    Students give nutritious school lunches low grades

    Healthier lunches full of leafy greens and whole grains will again be on menus in districts across Michigan when school opens Tuesday. But school officials say it's a tough balancing act.

  9. Detroit area's summer full of weather surprises

    Metro Detroit followed a historically brutal winter with a summer that was noticeably cooler than normal, even if it broke no records.

    • 11:58 PM, Sep. 1, 2014
    • SCHOOLS

    Michigan students and schools wired for e-learning

    It's the first day of school for most of Michigan's 1.56 million public school students, who are returning to classrooms where many will face academic changes, new technology and other challenges.

  10. Mom of autistic girl pleads guilty to child abuse

    Traverse City A northern Michigan woman accused of trying to kill her autistic 14-year-old daughter after describing in an online blog the family's struggles to raise her pleaded guilty Tuesday to first-degree child abuse.

    • 10:14 AM, Sep. 2, 2014
    • METRO AND STATE
    • Michigan

    Severe storms produce tornadoes, knock out power to thousands in Michigan

    The thunderstorms that swept through the metro area Monday night left up to 15,000 homes and businesses without power, but that number has been reduced to 3,000 as of Tuesday morning, according to DTE Energy Co.

  11. Monroe County veteran's court gives second chance

    Monroe Justin Taft, an Army veteran who fought in the Iraq war, stood before a Monroe judge who sentenced him to a year in jail for assaulting a paramedic.

    • 11:24 PM, Sep. 1, 2014
    • SCHOOLS

    Garden City Schools offer accelerated learning — in elementary schools

    Garden City High school might be too late to begin taking Advanced Placement classes. First grade would give students an earlier jump on the competition.

  12. Police release ages, hometowns of two shot dead in Detroit street

    Detroit — Police have identified a man and woman who were thrown from a car and fatally shot Sunday morning.

  13. Detroit police find Molotov cocktails at scene of shooting

    Police responding to an early morning shooting ended up calling in the bomb squad after suspicious containers were found at the scene of the shooting.

  14. Detroit police looking for missing woman

    Police are asking the public's help in locating a woman who went missing in mid-August.

  15. Detroit Festivals: Labors of love

    Despite sporadic showers, including a Monday night storm that washed out the last couple of acts at the Detroit Jazz Festival, residents flocked to events over ...

  16. Chicago activist back in court in immigration case

    Detroit — A Chicago-area woman accused of covering up her conviction in a bombing in Israel when she entered the U.S. is returning to court for the first time ...

  17. Police: Sterling Heights woman tied up in home invasion

    Sterling Heights — Police are investigating a Sterling Heights home invasion that left a 61-year-old woman tied up and her house robbed.

  18. Boy, 5, 'going to be fine' after dirt bike accident in Macomb Township

    Macomb Township — A 5-year-old boy injured after being thrown off a dirt bike is expected to recover from numerous injuries.

  19. Detroit Medical Center to get $10 million award to increase access to services

    Detroit —The Detroit Medical Center will receive a $10 million award from the federal government to increase access to primary health care services in Detroit, ...

  20. Expected witnesses in Detroit's bankruptcy trial

    Here is the list of 'will call' witnesses lawyers are expected to testify in the bankruptcy trial that begins Tuesday.

  21. Archdiocese: Michigan priest 'negligent' in abuse

    Mount Clemens — The Archdiocese of Detroit has found a Mount Clemens priest was 'negligent' when he didn't promptly report a sexual assault on church property ...

  22. Pivotal trial to begin for Detroit's bankruptcy

    The legality of Detroit's 'grand bargain' — the linchpin of the city's plan to dump $7 billion in debt in bankruptcy court — will be put to the test in a long- ...

  23. Biden to Detroit workers on Labor Day: 'Don't give up'

    Detroit Vice President Joe Biden on Monday rallied Metro area workers and urged them not to give up on a fight for worker equality.

  24. Snyder, robot join thousands on Mackinac Bridge walk

    St. Ignace Tens of thousands of people have taken part in the Labor Day walk across the Mackinac Bridge, and this year the crowd was were joined by a robot from Macomb ...

  25. Thieves crash into Canton's Emagine Theater, fail to steal ATM

    Canton Thieves smashed a van through the front of the Emagine Theater on Monday trying to steal an ATM, but couldn't dislodge the machine.

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