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42 min ago | Detroit Free Press

Tlaib pays back property taxes, makes donations to charity

State Rep. Rashida Tlaib has paid $4,550 to Wayne County and a local charity to make up for underpaying taxes on a Dearborn rental property since 2008.

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Related Topix: Dearborn, MI, Detroit, MI

10 hrs ago | WILX-TV Lansing

Michigan Principal Bitten; Parent Charged with Assault

A 34-year-old Detroit man has been charged with aggravated assault in connection with a reported attack on the principal of his child's school.

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Related Topix: Detroit, MI

13 hrs ago | Detroit Free Press

Ficano email suggests he'll run for re-election despite scandal

Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano appears poised to seek a fourth term as county executive, despite a scandal that has engulfed his administration for two and a half years.

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Related Topix: International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (Electricians, Wiremen, and Linemen), Detroit, MI

15 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, Oakland, MI, Oakland County, MI

19 hrs ago | Detroit Free Press

Detroit teen 'instigator' charged in Steve Utash mob attack in court today

Chief Craig says he believed Steve Utash would pul...: Detroit's police chief says he was excited to learn the Macomb County man who was beaten April 2 in Detroit was no longer in a coma.

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Related Topix: Clinton Township, MI, Detroit, MI, Macomb County, MI

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Grosse Pointe News Online

Veteran describes pickpocket attack

While the Hill pickpocket story goes international, the protagonist is going nowhere, any reflex to flee restrained by the law and his beltless blue jeans hanging below the bottom of his boxer shorts.

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Related Topix: Eastpointe, MI, Harper Woods, MI

WHTC

Jury to be selected in Bashara case in fall

Murder defendant Bob Bashara of Grosse Pointe Park has two attorneys on his defense team as the case heads towards an October trial.

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Related Topix: Grosse Pointe Park, MI

Observer & Eccentric

Home invasion suspects in Livonia bound over on all charges; face arraignment next week

The three men accused in several home invasions in Livonia earlier this spring will face arraignment before a circuit court judge after they were bound over on all charges Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Livonia, MI, Detroit, MI

The Detroit News

Southeast Michigan courses get weather-delayed start to golf season

Paul Beaupre and his family have owned and operated Plumbrook Golf Course in Sterling Heights for the past 87 years and Beaupre, at age 64, can't remember a winter as cold as the one folks in Michigan and most of the Midwest just braved.

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Related Topix: Sterling Heights, MI, Macomb County, MI, Weather

Hometown Life

Western Wayne leaders take wait and see approach on county plan to eliminate $175 million deficit

Municipal leaders from western Wayne County are taking a rather tepid view of Bob Ficano's latest deficit reduction plan.

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Related Topix: Wayne, MI, Detroit, MI, Northville, MI

Livonia Observer

Livonia Public Schools approves pilot Schools of Choice program

The school board voted 6-1 Monday to expand its Schools of Choice program, previously limited to academically talented and International Baccalaureate students, to include 60 students in kindergarten through sixth grades from other Oakland, Washtenaw, Monroe and Wayne county communities and the Clarenceville school district.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Family, Kids, Livonia, MI, Adolescents and Pre-Teens

Tue Apr 15, 2014

The Detroit News

Judge dismisses McCotter's suit against intern in petition scandal

Detroit -- Ex-Michigan U.S. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter's lawsuit alleging a former intern deliberately submitted forged petitions to keep him from seeking re-election has been dismissed.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Thaddeus McCotter

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: Macomb County, MI, Oakland County, MI, Dearborn, MI

Observer & Eccentric

Wayne County celebrates 30th anniversary of Marshmallow Drop

Join Wayne County Parks that day as it celebrates the 30th anniversary of Marshmallow Drop.

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Related Topix: Trenton, MI, Westland, MI, Ann Arbor, MI

Observer & Eccentric

Hopeful Crossey files for county commission seat

Colleen Crossey is a 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: Oakland County, MI, Novi, MI, Northville, MI, Eastern Michigan University, Michigan

MLive.com

Bob Bashara, accused of killing his Grosse Pointe Park wife, appointed new attorney

Wayne County Circuit judge appointed attorney Michael McCarthy to join Grosse Pointe Park murder suspect Bob Bashara's legal team Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Grosse Pointe Park, MI

Michigan Lawyers Weekly

Saginaw prosecutor dies after suffering heart attack

Saginaw Assistant Prosecuting Attorney A. George Best II died Sunday, April 13, one week after suffering a heart attack.

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Related Topix: Saginaw, MI, Saginaw County, MI

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Patch.com

City Taking Proposals on Redevelopment of La Shish/Talal Building

The city of Dearborn is taking proposals to redevelop a building that once housed the La Shish/Talal restaurants as part of its continued revitalization of the west downtown commercial district.

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Related Topix: Dearborn, MI, Michigan

Detroit Free Press

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

The City of Detroit has ended negotiations with Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties over the potential spinoff of the city's water department as a regional authority.

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Related Topix: Detroit, MI, Macomb County, MI

Detroit Free Press

Fewer metro Detroit homes sell, but prices up in March

There were fewer home sales in metro Detroit last month compared to a year ago, while the sale price was often more than 20% higher, according to real estate data released today.

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Related Topix: Detroit, MI

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