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Wayne County News

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2 hrs ago | USA Today

Man accused in toddler slaying was out of jail early

A man accused of gunning down an Inkster toddler this month would have been in jail on the day of the killing if he had not been released early on a sentence for drug possession from last year.


Related Topix: Inkster, MI

5 hrs ago |

State police ask public for help indentifying Jane and John Doe remains

Two more have joined the 200-plus sets of remains the Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office cannot currently identify.


Related Topix: Detroit, MI

9 hrs ago | Westland Observer

Meet the candidates for Wayne County executive

Residence: Redford Family: Divorced. Three daughters - Veronica, Erin and Mary. Occupation: State Representative, attorney Education: BA in business administration and BS in accounting, Aquinas College ; JD, University of Detroit Mercy ; MBA, University of Detroit Mercy ; Michigan Political Leadership Program Graduate ; Program for Senior ... (more)


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, University of Detroit Mercy, Michigan

9 hrs ago | ClickOnDetroit

Judge: Why wasn't child murder suspect in jail?

A Detroit judge says it appears an ex-con accused of killing a 2-year-old girl in front of her father should have been in jail at the time of the shooting.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Detroit, MI

9 hrs ago |

Oakland, Macomb Counties Lead Metro Detroit Housing Bump

Wayne, Oakland and Livingston counties have seen a 29.7 percent increase in houses on the market, according to data released by Realcomp II Ltd .


Related Topix: Macomb County, MI, Oakland County, MI, Livingston County, MI

11 hrs ago | CBS Local

Teen Accused Of Assaulting Gay Man During Motor City Pride Fest Accepts Deal

A teenager has accepted a plea deal in connection with the beating of a gay man during a pride festival in Detroit.


Related Topix: Detroit, MI

13 hrs ago | Observer & Eccentric

Canton loses manufacturing hub to Detroit

Detroit has snagged from Canton a trailblazing, $148 million institute for lightweight metals research and manufacturing, dealing a devastating blow to hopes the site could place Canton on the national stage and ratchet up demand for housing, hotel lodging, retail stores and restaurants in western Wayne County.


Related Topix: Canton, MI, Detroit, MI

14 hrs ago | Metro Times

Wayne County executive election guide

Thursday, July 24th marks National Tequila Day, and forget everything you know about the beverage.


Related Topix: Tequila, Drink, Liquor, Detroit, MI

14 hrs ago | Business Wire

Fitch Affirms and Removes Wayne County, MI GOs from Negative Watch; Outlook Negative

Stadium authority and building authority bonds are secured by lease payments from the county to the respective authority.

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15 hrs ago | KSFO-AM San Francisco

Trial Begins in 'Porch Shooting' of Unarmed Woman

Wafer said he heard McBride pounding on his door at around 4:30 a.m. when he fired his shotgun through the locked door.


Related Topix: Life, Self Defense, Dearborn Heights, MI

19 hrs ago |

Mayoral candidate profile: Stephen Kunselman proud to be an Ann Arbor 'townie'

Editor's note: This is the second in a series of stories profiling the four candidates for Ann Arbor mayor in the Aug. 5 primary.


Related Topix: Ann Arbor, MI, Taylor, MI, Lake Superior State University

Yesterday | WXYZ

Who's really behind the Warren Evans lawsuit?

Wayne County Executive Candidate Warren Evans is now saying a court challenge for his candidacy is without merit.


Related Topix: Detroit, MI, Washtenaw County, MI, Canton, MI

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Hometown Life

Marecki, O'Neil best choices for their party's nomination in county commission 9th District

Voters in the Wayne County Commission 9th District will choose between two Republicans and two Democrats in the Aug. 5 primary election to face off in the November general election.


Related Topix: US News, Northville, MI, Livonia, MI, Opinion

Free Republic

The Muslim who gave up his life for Mosul’s Christians

Chaldean website says a university professor was killed after speaking out against anti-Christian persecution.


Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East,

Detroit Free Press

Sexting judge McCree can't be sued, appeals court rules

Disgraced former Wayne County Circuit Judge Wade McCree, shown in May 2013, who had an affair with a woman while presiding over her child custody case, got some good news from a federal appeals court this week: He can't be sued by the child's father.


Related Topix: Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, US Supreme Court

Hometown Life

Candidates make their cases at Jaycees open house

Redford Township Supervisor Tracey Schultz Kobylarz helps state House candidate Leslie Love secure balloons for her table at the open house.


Related Topix: Redford, MI

Detroit Free Press

Jury selection continues in porch shooting trial

The second day of jury selection begins today in the case of a Dearborn Heights man charged with fatally shooting a 19-year-old woman on the porch of his home.


Related Topix: Dearborn Heights, MI

Detroit Free Press

3 teens accused of graffiti felonies in Detroit to appear in court

Three suburban teenagers charged with a felony of spray-painting buildings in downtown Detroit last month are to appear in court this morning for a preliminary exam.


Related Topix: Detroit, MI, Family, Teenagers

WLUC-TV Negaunee

Evironmentalists challenge steel plant permit

Several environmental groups are challenging the state's decision to update an air emissions permit for a Detroit-area steel plant.


Related Topix: Detroit, MI, Dearborn, MI

Mon Jul 21, 2014

CBS Local

Wayne State Announces Agreement Bringing Programs To Schoolcraft College

Schoolcraft College and Wayne State University have announced an agreement to offer a variety of Wayne State University programs to western Wayne County residents on Schoolcraft College's main campus in Livonia.


Related Topix: Wayne State University, Livonia, MI