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  • Flint mayor wants to avoid water switch after lead crisis

    April 18, 2017 11:45 AM

    FLINT - Flint's mayor is recommending that the Michigan city continue getting its drinking water from a regional system, following a crisis that left the supply contaminated with lead. Karen Weaver's announcement Tuesday to stay with the Great Lakes Water Authority is a reversal. Last year, she said the city... more »
  • Singer Trey Songz arrested after concert outburst in Detroit

    December 29, 2016 1:00 PM

    DETROIT - Singer Trey Songz has been charged with aggravated assault and assaulting a police officer after authorities said he threw microphones and speakers from the stage during a performance at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit. The Wayne County prosecutor's office says the 32-year-old Songz, whose real name is Tremaine... more »
  • Stafford throws for 341 yards, Lions beat Saints 28-13

    December 4, 2016 1:04 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Matthew Stafford passed for 341 yards and two touchdowns, and the Detroit Lions beat the mistake-prone New Orleans Saints, 28-13 on Sunday. Golden Tate exploited a coverage breakdown on third-and-long for a 66-yard touchdown early in the fourth quarter when Detroit (8-4) was clinging to a six-point... more »
  • No bond for man charged college officer's slaying

    November 25, 2016 1:27 PM

    DETROIT - A 31-year-old man charged in the fatal shooting of a Wayne State University police officer near the school's Detroit campus is being held without bond. DeAngelo Davis was arraigned Friday in Romulus District Court and ordered jailed. Davis is charged with first-degree murder, murder of a police officer... more »
  • Officer in Detroit 'critical' after shooting

    November 22, 2016 8:17 PM

    DETROIT - Detroit's police chief says a university police officer is in "critical" condition after being shot while on duty near the campus of Wayne State University. James Craig told reporters in the area on Tuesday night that the five-year police veteran was shot once and was in surgery. He... more »
  • 98 dogs, 3 cats removed from Detroit-area home

    June 16, 2016 10:58 AM

    COTTRELLVILLE TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Officials say 98 dogs and three cats have been removed from a Detroit-area house following complaints about the smell and noise. St. Clair County Sheriff Tim Donnellon said Thursday that the animals taken out by Animal Control officers or turned over by the homeowners. ... more »
  • Study ranks Baton Rouge as 2nd most dangerous city for drivers Play Video

    June 13, 2016 10:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Just days after Gov. John Bel Edwards established a statewide task force to take on infrastructure issues, a regional coalition has released a study that ranks Baton Rouge as the second most dangerous city in the nation for motorists. The Capital City ranked behind only Detroit... more »
  • Michigan man accused of stealing and using BR woman's debit card info

    June 9, 2016 11:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff’s deputies in East Baton Rouge Parish say they arrested a Michigan man after he allegedly used a local woman’s debit card information to make an unauthorized purchase. 20-year-old Keith Black, of Detroit, was booked on charges of access device fraud, theft and forgery. Deputies... more »
  • Nissan to recall Altimas for third time to fix hood latches

    January 29, 2016 9:48 AM

    DETROIT- Nissan is recalling thousands of Altima midsize cars for a third time to fix a latch problem that could let the hood fly open while the cars are moving. The latest recall covers 846,000 cars from 2013 to 2015. Nissan says in documents filed with the U.S. government that... more »
  • Flint water crisis a focus as Senate takes up energy bill

    January 28, 2016 11:04 AM

    WASHINGTON - Legislation to address the water crisis in Flint, Michigan is likely as the Senate takes up a bipartisan bill on energy policy. Preliminary votes on the energy bill are expected Thursday as the Senate debates the first comprehensive energy legislation in nine years. The wide-ranging bill is co-sponsored... more »
  • Detroit teachers plan protest at court hearing on sick-out

    January 25, 2016 4:30 AM

    DETROIT- Detroit teachers plan to protest before a judge hears arguments in a case that could force teachers to stop skipping school. A so-called sick-out by teachers has repeatedly forced the Detroit district to close schools during the past two weeks, keeping thousands of students at home. A judge will... more »
  • Problems in Detroit, Flint show rift over emergency managers

    January 24, 2016 2:38 PM

    DETROIT - Darnell Earley didn't come up with the plan to channel corrosive river water into the water system in Flint, Michigan, and he isn't responsible for the fiscal collapse of Detroit's schools. But Earley's leadership of Flint's city government and Detroit's school system during key points in their recent... more »
  • Boy kills boy

    August 5, 2015 8:54 PM

    DETROIT- An eleven-year-old boy faces a manslaughter charge for shooting and killing a 3 year-old on the east side of Detroit. Prosecutors call it a death by weapon aimed with intent but without malice using a firearm. The eleven-year-old faces a hearing in Juvenile Hall. Investigators say it... more »
  • Detroit-area cop saves baby skunk from yogurt cup Play Video

    August 4, 2015 2:30 PM

    ROCHESTER, Mich. - A hungry skunk whose head was stuck in a yogurt container has a hero: a suburban Detroit police officer. Rochester Officer Merlin Taylor's encounter Sunday was recorded from his police car. The video shows Taylor putting on a rubber glove and cautiously approaching the skunk, which... more »
  • Detroit police officer saves skunk

    August 2, 2015 4:50 PM

    ROCHESTER, Mich. - A hungry skunk whose head was stuck in a yogurt container has a hero: a suburban Detroit police officer. Rochester Officer Merlin Taylor's encounter Sunday was recorded from his police car. The video shows Taylor putting on a rubber glove and cautiously approaching the skunk, which was... more »
  • Police seek help after nut theft, post mug shot of squirrel

    July 7, 2015 11:44 AM

    SHELBY TOWNSHIP, MI - Police in suburban Detroit are having a little fun while asking for help from the public in figuring out who swiped roughly 28,000 pounds of packaged nuts. The Shelby Township Police Department says a truck and trailer packed with 18 pallets of walnuts and other snack... more »
  • Police chase, children killed

    June 25, 2015 8:46 PM

    DETROIT, MICHIGAN- A high speed chase that lasted 62-seconds and reached speeds of up to 95-miles-per-hour ended with two children killed with three others and a adult hurt. It was through a Detroit neighborhood and police say a supervisor tried to call off officers involved in the chase by... more »
  • LSU's Scivicque drafted in the 4th round

    June 9, 2015 2:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Another LSU Tiger has a chance to make it to the major leagues, this time by sticking with a different set of Tigers. LSU catcher Kade Scivicque was drafted Tuesday in the 4th round by the Detroit Tigers. The senior drove in 6 home runs... more »
  • Davis has huge game in return, Pelicans beat Pistons 88-85

    March 5, 2015 1:59 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Anthony Davis had 39 points, 13 rebounds and eight blocks in his first game back from a right shoulder sprain, and the New Orleans Pelicans won for the sixth time in seven games, 88-85 over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night. Davis hit two mid-range jumpers in... more »
  • 21 miles in his shoes

    February 2, 2015 7:49 PM

    DETROIT- Tens of thousands of dollars are pouring in for a man who says he typically walks 21 miles a day to and from work and has had perfect attendance for the more than 12 years. Spotty bus service doesn't cover James Robertson's entire route at the times he... more »
  • Newborn found dead in recycling center trash

    January 16, 2015 3:54 PM

    ROSEVILLE, MI - Authorities say the body of a newborn boy found in a suburban Detroit recycling center is not that of a baby missing 85 miles away. Police in Roseville and Meridian Township said Friday that DNA tests show no link between their cases. Authorities this week said that... more »
  • Davis has double-double as Pelicans beat Pistons, 105-94

    January 15, 2015 2:02 AM

    AUBURN HILLS, MI - Anthony Davis had 27 points and 10 rebounds as the New Orleans Pelicans brought the Detroit Pistons back to earth with a 105-94 win Wednesday night. The Pistons came in having won of nine of 10, but were never competitive with New Orleans, which led by... more »
  • 1 Dem Senate candidate welcoming Obama's help

    November 1, 2014 10:37 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is finding something unusual in his late campaign push before Tuesday's election - a Democratic Senate candidate willing to appear with him. Obama is headlining a Saturday evening rally in Detroit rally for Senate candidate Gary Peters and gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer. About 5,000 people... more »
  • Johnson still a doubt for Lions game in London

    October 23, 2014 9:17 AM

    BAGSHOT, England - Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson is still a doubt for Detroit's game against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday in London. Johnson has missed the last two games, both wins, for the Lions (5-2) with a right ankle injury. He made the trip to England, but said Thursday... more »
  • Lions rally late for 24-23 win over Saints

    October 19, 2014 5:12 PM

    DETROIT - Matthew Stafford threw two touchdown passes in the final 3:38, including the winner to Corey Fuller with 1:48 remaining, and the Detroit Lions rallied for a 24-23 victory over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. The Saints (2-4) were in control late in the fourth quarter when Stafford... more »
  • Driver dies after bridge collapse

    September 26, 2014 7:26 AM

    DETROIT, MI - Police say the driver of a truck that hit a pedestrian bridge over a Detroit freeway, causing it to collapse, has died. Michigan State Police Lt. Michael A. Shaw told reporters at the scene that the driver died Friday morning following the bridge collapsing onto the Southfield... more »
  • Detroit's elected officials regain control of city

    September 26, 2014 2:12 AM

    DETROIT, MI - The day-to-day operations of Detroit's city government are back in the hands of its elected mayor and City Council. State-appointed emergency manager Kevyn Orr said Thursday that "the city is more than ready" before signing Order 42. The measure puts the nine-member council and Mayor Mike Duggan... more »
  • Detroit raced toward this week's bankruptcy trial

    August 31, 2014 11:07 AM

    DETROIT - The trial to determine whether bankrupt Detroit's restructuring plan will be approved is set to begin just over a year after the city sought court protection in July 2013. The confirmation trial for the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history starts Tuesday in federal court. Bill Nowling, spokesman... more »
  • Minimum 17-year sentence sought in porch shooting

    August 28, 2014 11:26 AM

    DETROIT - Prosecutors and the lawyer for a Detroit-area man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch are giving very different sentencing recommendations to a judge. Theodore Wafer of Dearborn Heights returns to court next Wednesday, about a month after he was convicted of second-degree murder in the shooting... more »
  • Woman dies after being stranded in floods Play Video

    August 12, 2014 8:04 AM

    WARREN, MI - A suburban Detroit mayor says a woman has died in a vehicle that was stranded in about 3 feet of water after heavy rains caused widespread flooding in southeastern Michigan. Warren Mayor James Fouts told WWJ-AM Tuesday that the woman apparently died of cardiac arrest. It was... more »
  • Detroit-area porch shooter convicted of murder

    August 7, 2014 2:11 PM

    DETROIT- Jurors have convicted a suburban Detroit homeowner of second-degree murder and manslaughter for killing an unarmed woman who showed up drunk on his porch last year. Jurors on Thursday rejected Theodore Wafer's claim that he acted in self-defense when he fired through his screen door and killed 19-year-old Renisha... more »
  • Detroit-area porch shooting case goes to jury

    August 6, 2014 10:36 AM

    DETROIT - A jury has gone home without a verdict after deliberating for about three hours in the trial of a Detroit-area man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch last fall. The jury heard closing arguments earlier Wednesday. Theodore Wafer is charged with second-degree murder in the fatal... more »

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