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3 hrs ago | Detroit Free Press

Judge appoints mediator in water department dispute between Detroit, suburbs

Emergency manager Kevyn Orr has proposed leasing the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department to the new authority in exchange for $47 million per year over 40 years - cash that could be used to help pay off debts and reinvest in city services.

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Related Topix: Detroit, MI, Wayne County, MI, Oakland, MI

5 hrs ago | Lansing State Journal

Susan Tompor: Delete, avoid and hang up when it comes to spring scams

Assistant U.S. Attorney Abed Hammoud picked up the phone one day and the caller had a great discount for Dish Network.

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Related Topix: Tax, Troy, MI

6 hrs ago | MLive.com

Oakland County Sheriff: Heroin use increasing 'dramatically,' arrests up 300 percent this year

If you don't think there's a heroin epidemic, a 26-year Oakland County Sheriff's Department narcotics detective says you better dig a bigger and bury your head even deeper.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

7 hrs ago | MLive.com

Activists plan to lay flowers at Rosa Parks' grave, march for better...

After laying flowers at the grave of Civil Rights hero Rosa Parks, activists plan to march along 8 Mile at Woodward in Detroit from 4:40 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Macomb County, MI, Oakland, MI

12 hrs ago | ClickOnDetroit

$5 million in repairs planned for major roads in Troy

Troy's City Council this week approved a $5-million expenditure to match $5-million in county, state, and federal monies to replace the concrete pavement on Long Lake as well as Dequindre, Big Beaver, John R, and Crooks roads.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

ClickOnDetroit

Local 4Casters' Severe Weather Survival Guide

The Local 4Casters team looks at scenarios in winter, summer and spring that you need to prepare your family for.

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Related Topix: Blizzard, Weather, Michigan

Patch.com

Roseville Man Charged in Multi-Vehicle Crash that Killed 20-Year-Old

A 65-year-old Roseville man turned himself into Oakland County Sheriff's Office Tuesday in connection with multi-vehicle crash in Rochester Hills that claimed the life of a 20-year-old Troy woman last October.

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Related Topix: Rochester Hills, MI, Troy, MI

Observer & Eccentric

Power expected to be restored to customers near Middlebelt, Seven Mile in Livonia by late Wednesday

Maya Davis sits on a tree that almost came through a bedroom window of her home on Howell Street in Livonia on Monday.

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Related Topix: Livonia, MI, Weather, Detroit, MI

Detroit Free Press

Trott airs first TV ad today in bid for Congress

Birmingham lawyer and businessman Dave Trott airs his first TV ad in support of his race for Congress today, characterizing himself as a political outsider despite the fact that he's got the support of much of Oakland County's Republican establishment already lined up behind him.

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Related Topix: US News, Birmingham, MI, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Thaddeus McCotter, Representative Kerry Bentivolio

MLive.com

Growing heroin problem topic of town hall meeting in Oakland County tonight

Law enforcers like the Drug Enforcement Agency's Rich Isaacson say a surge in pain pill abuse is having the unintended consequence of driving up heroin use in Michigan and beyond.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Drug Enforcement Administration, Medicine, Health, Pain

Livonia Observer

Detroit: Bankruptcy water deal with suburbs is dead, unless court orders mediation

The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department services more than 4 million customers in the area.

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Related Topix: Detroit, MI, Oakland, MI, Wayne County, MI

Detroit Free Press

Bridge Magazine: Once vilified, Coleman Young's legacy deserves reconsideration

Former Detroit Mayor Coleman Young was reviled by suburbanites and revered by Detroiters.

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Related Topix: Detroit, MI, Opinion

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Patch.com

Jury Convicts Church Daycare Volunteer of 4 Criminal Sexual Conduct Charges

A Troy man will be sentenced May 7 in Oakland County Circuit Court on four counts of criminal sexual conduct at a daycare for preschool-aged children.

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Related Topix: Troy, MI

Patch.com

Rochester Hills Man Likely Dead for Several Days, Investigators Say

Oakland County Sheriff's deputies seized six guns and about 15 marijuana plants Monday night after they were asked to do a welfare check at a home in the 600 block of Ten Point Drive in Rochester Hills, where they also found the body of a 63-year-old man they think had been dead for several days.

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Related Topix: Rochester Hills, MI

Detroit Free Press

Wayne County committee OKs millage hike vote for SMART

A vote by a Wayne County Commission committee on Tuesday cleared the first hurdle for SMART to ask county residents for a millage-rate increase to keep the struggling transportation system running.

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Related Topix: Wayne County, MI, Macomb County, MI, Dearborn, MI

Observer & Eccentric

Hopeful Crossey files for county commission seat

Colleen Crossey is a Democratic Party candidate for District 9 of the Oakland County Board of Commissioners, representing Novi and the Oakland County part of Northville.

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Related Topix: Novi, MI, Eastern Michigan University, Northville, MI, Michigan, Wayne County, MI

ClickOnDetroit

Feds want $10M, more upon Fata conviction

Federal prosecutors are seeking forfeiture of about $10.2 million, a vehicle and several properties from an Oakland County doctor accused of intentionally misdiagnosing cancer patients as part of an alleged multi-million-dollar insurance scheme.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicare, Health

Canton Observer

Metro Detroit breaks seasonal snowfall record set in 1880s

David Thomas cleans off his car after an overnight snow in Detroit's West Village Tuesday, April 15, 2014.

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Related Topix: Weather

Crain's Detroit Business

Lotus bank execs' racist emails aren't protected by 1st Amendment, judge rules

Executives at Novi-based Lotus Bancorp Inc. will not be able to claim a First Amendment right to use racist remarks about customers and their bank's board members in a lawsuit in Oakland County Circuit Court.

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Related Topix: Novi, MI, Royal Oak, MI, Bloomfield Hills, MI, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

State of Michigan

MDOT schedules Cook Road under I-75 bridge work

COUNTY: Genesee HIGHWAY: I-75 CLOSEST CITY: Grand Blanc START DATE: Monday, April 14, 2014 ESTIMATED END DATE: May 2014 PROJECT DETAILS: Wide-ranging I-75 construction continues with Cook Road bridge work scheduled to begin next week.

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Related Topix: Grand Blanc, MI

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