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2 hrs ago | Detroit Free Press

Dearborn Heights absentee ballots draw state probe of alleged fraud

State officials say they are investigating possible voter fraud in Dearborn Heights involving hundreds of absentee ballot applications and warn that criminal charges could result, as they follow up on a complaint filed by the city clerk.

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Related Topix: Dearborn Heights, MI

6 hrs ago | WNEM-TV Saginaw

Remains in quarry identified as missing woman

Skeletal remains found at the bottom of a southeastern Michigan quarry have been identified as those of a 27-year-old woman missing since March.

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Related Topix: Monroe County, MI

10 hrs ago | Redford Observer

Low voter turnout expected for Tuesday primary

So far out of 2,041 absentee ballot requests, 1,320 have been returned or 65 percent, according to Redford Township Clerk Garth Christie.

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Related Topix: Redford, MI

14 hrs ago | CBS Local

2 Men Charged With Premeditated Murder In Killing Of National Guard Soldier During Carjacking

Two men are facing murder charges in connection with the killing of 20-year-old U.S. Army National Guard soldier during a carjacking on Detroit's west side.

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Related Topix: US National Guard, US Military

19 hrs ago | Observer & Eccentric

Canton voters ready to have their say in primary

Turnout among Canton's 64,168 registered voters is projected at 20-28 percent in Tuesday's primary election, Clerk Terry Bennett said, as local political watchers cast ballots to help decide a flurry of legislative races and ballot measures.

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Related Topix: Canton, MI, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Kerry Bentivolio, Belleville, MI

Thu Jul 31, 2014

USA Today

Witnesses disagree on details of porch shooting

The person best able to speak about Renisha McBride's state of mind before she was is Theodore Wafer, the man who fatally shot her.That's according to Dr. Werner Spitz, a forensic pathologist and Witnesses disagree on details of porch shooting DETROIT - The person best able to speak about Renisha McBride's state of mind before she was is Theodore ... (more)

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Related Topix: Dearborn Heights, MI

ClickOnDetroit

Romulus cop accused of road rage with gun while off-duty

A Romulus police officer is accused of being the aggressor in a road rage incident May 29 on Belleville Road near Interstate 94 in Van Buren Township.

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Related Topix: Romulus, MI

Canton Observer

Dearborn man bound over on murder charges in death of soccer referee in Livonia

The man accused of killing a referee in Livonia earlier this summer will face arraignment in Wayne County circuit court next week after being bound over on a second-degree murder charge Thursday.

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

Observer & Eccentric

Our choices for Aug. 5 primary election

Voters will head to the polls on Tuesday. They will find a lot to digest when they look at the ballots.

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Related Topix: US News, Northville, MI

Detroit Free Press

Henderson & Kaffer: Duggan's nonprofit sounds good, but it really isn't

NANCY KAFFER: I'm having deja vu. For the last decade, southeast Michigan politics have been absolutely lousy with nonprofits, the kind that can receive unlimited contributions but don't have to disclose donors.

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Related Topix: Detroit, MI, Rick Snyder, US Governors

Detroit Free Press

Feedback: Readers make their own endorsements in Michigan primary election

A voter enters Chapel Hill United Methodist Church, a new polling location for precincts 8 and 14, in Portage, Mich., Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Kerry Bentivolio, Michigan, Portage, MI, Kalamazoo, MI, Opinion

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Detroit Free Press

Money, endorsements, voter outreach key as race winds down

Money, endorsements and voter outreach are defining the final days of the 14th Congressional District race.

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Related Topix: Jennifer Granholm, US Governors, Representative Hansen Clarke, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Detroit, MI

Hometown Life

City of Garden City Primary Election

CITY OF GARDEN CITY Notice of Election To the Qualified Electors of the City of Garden City, Wayne County, Michigan: Notice is hereby given that the General Primary Election will be held in the City of Garden City on, TUESDAY, AUGUST 5, 2014 from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the regular polling places.

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Related Topix: Michigan, Garden City, MI, Standardized Testing, Education, Small Business, Personal Finance, Education Etc.

Yahoo!

Porch shooting trial: Prosecution rests its case

The prosecution rested its case today in the murder trial of a suburban Detroit man accused of fatally shooting an unarmed teenager.

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Related Topix: Dearborn Heights, MI

Detroit News

Live tweets: Dearborn man charged with killing soccer ref in court

No further punches were thrown after a soccer referee was fatally struck during a June match, a witness testified Wednesday during a preliminary exam for a Dearborn man accused in the incident.

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Cybercast News Service

Detroit police: Sleeping boy, 8, shot and killed

An 8-year-old boy who was sleeping early Wednesday died after a bullet fired from outside went through the home's wall and into his bedroom, hitting him, Detroit police said.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Inkster, MI

Yahoo!

Detroit police: Sleeping boy, 8, shot and killed

An 8-year-old boy who was sleeping early Wednesday died after a bullet fired from outside went through the home's wall and into his bedroom, hitting him, Detroit police said.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Inkster, MI

Albany Times Union

Police: Boy, 8, shot and killed in Detroit

Jamre Pearson is held back by a friend outside his home after his 8-year-old son was hit by a bullet fired from outside that pierced the wall of the home, hitting the child in bed, early Wednesday, July 30, 2014.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime

The Detroit News

Northville school district gets high marks in finance

It's the difference between districts that thrive and those that struggle. Statewide, the number of public school students in Michigan has declined every year for the last 10 years, the result of a bad economy, a statewide population loss and a dwindling birthrate.

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Related Topix: Northville, MI, Education Etc., Michigan, Novi, MI, Farmington Hills, MI

Detroit Free Press

Dearborn Heights cop faces cross-exam as porch shooting trial resumes

Questions about how Dearborn Heights police investigated the death of a 19-year-old Renisha McBride are expected to be asked today when the defense cross-examines the investigator in charge of the case.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Dearborn Heights, MI

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