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12 hrs ago | Detroit Free Press

Jurors quizzed as retrial begins in slaying of Aiyana Stanley-Jones, 7

More than four dozen prospective jurors filled out questionnaires today during the first day of jury selection in the retrial of Detroit police officer Joseph Weekley.

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Related Topix: Detroit, MI, Violent Crime

13 hrs ago | MLive.com

Video: Take a ride on one of the Detroit-area's worst roads

Potholed is an understatement. They're more like craters, some 6 inches or more deep with a grid of exposed rusty rebar protruding from below.

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Related Topix: Detroit, MI, Highland Park, MI

17 hrs ago | Detroit News

Three indicted in Wayne County jail probe

A one-man grand jury has indicted three officials from Wayne County as part of an investigation into the county's jail project. 'On September 19, 2013, the court granted the petition and convened a one-man grand jury to investigate public official willful neglect of duty, conspiracy, fraud, misconduct, false statements relating to public finances and/or financial conditions related to the jail project,' according to Wayne County Prosecutor's Office.

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Related Topix: Grosse Pointe Park, MI

18 hrs ago | Westland Observer

Canton bank robber ordered to prison

Canton bank robber ordered to prison A Canton bank robber gets prison sentence of 29 months to 15 years Check out this story on HometownLife.com: http://www.hometownlife.com/story/news/local/canton/2014/09/15/canton-bank-robbery-prison/15660545/ Canton bank robber Nathan Michael Kuhn has been sentenced to prison for 29 months to 15 years after police say he implied he had a gun and demanded money from a Comerica branch worker inside the Kroger store near Canton Center and Ford roads. Kuhn, 29, was ordered imprisoned Sept.

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Related Topix: Canton, MI

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Patch.com

Prosecutors Want 2005 Report of Soccer Fight in Trial of Man Accused of Fatally Punching Soccer Ref

Bassel Abdul-Amir Saad is being held in the Wayne County Jail pending his trial on second-degree murder charges set to begin Dec. 8. A 2005 police report of a bloody fight at a soccer match could be introduced as evidence in the second-degree murder trial of a Michigan man accused of throwing a fatal punch at soccer referee John Bieniewicz last June. Prosecutors want to include a police report about another soccer match fight in the evidence against Bassel Abdul-Amir Saad, 36, of Dearborn, the Detroit Free Press reports .

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Related Topix: Dearborn, MI, Canton, MI

Westland Observer

Garden City seniors win medals in OlympicsGarden City seniors win...

Garden City seniors win medals in Olympics A contingent of Garden City seniors brought home medals from the annual Senior Olympics. Check out this story on HometownLife.com: http://www.hometownlife.com/story/news/local/garden-city/2014/09/14/garden-city-seniors-medals-olympics/15480569/ Garden City seniors proved they were up to the challenge, bringing home medals in the recent Western Wayne County Senior Olympics.

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Related Topix: Garden City, MI

Detroit Free Press

Ecorse police: Body discovered in Detroit River

Authorities are investigating a suspicious death after a body was pulled from the Detroit River near Mud Island Sunday morning. Ecorse Police Sgt.

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Related Topix: Ecorse, MI

Westland Observer

Autistic program finds new home at Burger BaylorAutistic program...

Autistic program finds new home at Burger Baylor Garden City's autistic program finds new home at Burger Baylor. Check out this story on HometownLife.com: http://www.hometownlife.com/story/news/local/garden-city/2014/09/14/garden-city-burger-baylor-autistic-program-inkster/15500023/ An elementary school shuttered when the Inkster School District was dissolved in July 2013 is once again filled with the sounds of children.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Garden City, MI, Taylor, MI, Romulus, MI, Inkster, MI

Westland Observer

Garden City to replace water mains along MerrimanGarden City to...

Garden City to replace water mains along Merriman Garden City replace water mains along Merriman and Middlebelt in two phases. Check out this story on HometownLife.com: http://www.hometownlife.com/story/news/local/garden-city/2014/09/14/garden-city-water-mains-replacement-directional-drilling/15512797/ With an aging water system, water main breaks are a given, but Garden City is taking steps to reduce problems along Merriman and Middlebelt roads with a two-phase replacement project.

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Related Topix: Garden City, MI, Belleville, MI

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Detroit News

Detroit man arraigned on charges related to Eastern Market shooting

A Detroit man who allegedly shot another man while tailgating in Eastern Market Tuesday was arraigned Friday on charges related to the shooting. Kenyatta Jamison, 38, was charged with Assault with Intent to Murder, Assault with Intent to do Great Bodily Harm, Carrying a Concealed Weapon, Carrying a Firearm with Unlawful Intent and Felony Firearm.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

MLive.com

Report: Detroit Cass Tech football star Jayru Campbell back in trouble hours after being released from jail

Jayru Cambell, a widely touted Detroit Cass Technical High School football standout, has been arrested after allegedly assaulting a female during his school's football game Friday, just hours after his release from jail for a prior assault, according to multiple media reports. Detroit Police Sgt.

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ClickOnDetroit

Plymouth-Canton students hospitalized on 'Cloud 9' drug

WAS FIRING THEM AND WHO FIRED THE FATAL SHOT. Devin: UPDATES AS THEY COME TO US.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Canton, MI, Plymouth, MI

Westland Observer

Motion hearing in Saad case pushed back to Oct. 17Motion hearing in...

Motion hearing in Saad case pushed back to Oct. 17 The hearing was adjourned by Judge Cynthia Gray Hathaway Thursday. Check out this story on HometownLife.com: http://www.hometownlife.com/story/news/local/livonia/2014/09/12/motion-hearing-saad-case-pushed-back-oct/15503465/ The motion hearing originally scheduled for Friday for the man accused of killing a soccer referee in Livonia has been pushed back to next month.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Livonia, MI, Westland, MI

CBS Local

Police Arrest Suspect Minutes After Fatal Shooting In Inkster

Wayne County Sheriff's Sergeant was on patrol in the area when he heard about the shooting over the scanner. Within minutes, the sergeant spotted the suspect walking near Beech Daly and Princeton streets and took the man into custody without incident.

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Related Topix: Inkster, MI

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Patch.com

Wayne County Celebrates its 30th Anniversary Going 'Somewhere in Time'

On Sunday, September 21, 2014, Wayne County Parks and Trenton Parks and Recreation will turn back the hands of time for its 30th Anniversary of Somewhere in Time . Join us as we step back into the early 1900's from 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at Elizabeth Park in Trenton .

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Related Topix: Trenton, MI

ClickOnDetroit

Woman riding bike shot dead in Inkster

CERTAINLY IF THERE IS AN UPDATE BEFORE THE NEWS IS OVER WE WILL PASS IT ALONG. DEVELOPING STORY FROM INK TERM A WOMAN OUT RIDING A BIKE SHOT AND KILLED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STREET.

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Related Topix: Inkster, MI

Detroit Free Press

New plans, new life for stalled Wayne County jail project?

Calling a move to the state-owned Mound Correctional Facility 'a big hurdle,' officials from Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano's office on Thursday presented the Wayne County Commission several options for constructing a new jail facility, including two options for restarting construction at the stalled site at Gratiot and St. Antoine. Several officials from Ficano's office - including Chief of Staff June Lee, Chief Financial Officer Mark Abbo and Ray Byers, the executive director for government initiatives - presented plans that would cost between $172 million and $394 million .

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Related Topix: Prison, State Prisons, Mound Correctional Facility, Hamtramck, MI

Detroit News

49 Michigan school districts, charters in deficit, state says

Forty-nine Michigan school districts and public school academies are operating in the red, according to a quarterly report state Superintendent Mike Flanagan delivered Thursday to Michigan lawmakers. The report gave a mixed picture of schools' financial health: While 10 districts were projected to climb into the black by the end of the last school year, 12 others that began fiscal year 2014 with a surplus had fallen into deficit by June 30, according to projections from the Department of Education.

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Related Topix: Michigan, Education Etc., Detroit, MI

Patch.com

Coast Guard's Alarming Warning on Great Lakes Oil Spill

The U.S. Coast Guard says it is ill equipped to effectively respond to "heavy oil" spills that could result if a major pipeline breach occurred below the Great Lakes. The U.S. Coast Guard has a dire warning as top Michigan officials are bearing down on Canada's Enbridge Energy to reinforce its pipelines under the Great Lakes : If there's a "heavy oil" spill - the kind with far-reaching environmental and economic implications on Michigan's wildlife and multibillion-dollar fishing and boating industries - there's not much the Coast Guard can do about it.

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Bloomberg

Detroit Cells Sit Empty as Records Disqualify Guard Candidates

Guards in Wayne County's three jails in Detroit rack up 1,000 hours of overtime each day as the sheriff struggles to hire reinforcements and cells sit empty with no one to watch them. Unemployment in the bankrupt city hovers at 18 percent, yet in June, with 80 open jail jobs, only three applicants completed its training program after officials scrutinized their criminal records and put them through a battery of tests.

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Related Topix: Prison, Economics News, Bankruptcy

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