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8 hrs ago | MLive.com

Ypsilanti man admits to throwing Molotov cocktail at car

A 36-year-old Ypsilanti man accused of throwing a Molotov cocktail at a car in the 500 block of First Court last winter pleaded guilty Thursday in the Washtenaw County Trial Court.

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Related Topix: Ypsilanti, MI, Fire

12 hrs ago | MLive.com

Vision developed for Platt Road site includes open space and mixed-income housing

We came up with what I think is a much more innovative and community aligned design concept than we would have otherwise A final vision has emerged after a three-day public input process on the future of a site at the corner of Platt Road and Huron Parkway on the east side of Ann Arbor.

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Related Topix: Ann Arbor, MI

21 hrs ago | MLive.com

Pontiac Trail reconstruction progressing in northern Ann Arbor

A number of road construction projects in Washtenaw County have been facing delays, but the complete overhaul of a significant stretch of Pontiac Trail is right on schedule.

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Related Topix: Ann Arbor, MI, Pontiac, MI

Yesterday | MLive.com

U-M police officer files 'whistleblower' lawsuit against chief, university

A University of Michigan police officer has filed a 'whistleblower' lawsuit claiming he wasn't promoted because he made a series of complaints about body armor purchased by the department.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

Thu Aug 28, 2014

MLive.com

Emotional retirement ceremony marks end of Judge Donald Shelton's 24 years on bench

A mix of laughs and tears filled Washtenaw County Circuit Judge Donald Shelton's courtroom on Thursday as dozens of his colleagues gathered to reflect on his many years on the bench and wish him well in retirement.

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Related Topix: Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

MLive.com

Jury convicts man of first-degree murder in Superior Township stabbing

A Washtenaw County jury on Thursday convicted 36-year-old Stanley Harrison of first-degree murder for stabbing 23-year-old Shandar Turner to death in front of her 4-year-old twin boys.

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Seattle Post-Intelligencer

MDOT: Piecemeal approach on roads key flood factor

A truck rolls southbound on a flooded Interstate 75 past a submerged car in Detroit, Aug. 26, 2014.

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Related Topix: Weather, Wayne County, MI, Detroit, MI, Ann Arbor, MI

MLive.com

Judge hears arguments in lawsuit over Ann Arbor's footing drain program

On his last motion day before retiring, Washtenaw County Circuit Judge Donald Shelton heard arguments on Wednesday from attorneys on both sides of a lawsuit over the city of Ann Arbor's footing drain disconnection program.

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Related Topix: Ann Arbor, MI, Dan O'Brien

MLive.com

With video: Woman alleges she was attacked by Taser-wielding bounty hunter

Police are investigating whether a bounty hunter assaulted a woman in Canton Township while taking her husband into custody Sunday.

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Related Topix: Ypsilanti, MI, Ann Arbor, MI

Wed Aug 27, 2014

MLive.com

Ann Arbor-Saline Road bridge and highway ramps set to reopen today

The Ann Arbor-Saline Road bridge is expected to be opened by the end of the day Wednesday as contractors move to stage three of the reconstruction project.

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Related Topix: Ann Arbor, MI

Detroit Free Press

Tom Walsh: High price of rock salt at hot topic at Detroit summit

Late August may seem an odd time to be sweating the winter weather outlook, but it's serious crunch time for snow removal contractors scrambling with shortages and skyrocketing prices for the one commodity critical to their livelihoods -- rock salt.

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Related Topix: Detroit, MI, Ann Arbor, MI, Madison Heights, MI

MLive.com

Man pleads guilty to sneaking heroin into hospital inside teddy bear

An 18-year-old South Lyon man accused of sneaking heroin into St. Joseph Mercy Hospital inside a teddy bear pleaded guilty to a felony drug charge in the Washtenaw County Trial Court Tuesday.

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Related Topix: South Lyon, MI

MLive.com

Mother and daughter sentenced 3-20 years for break-in where man was fatally shot

From left to right, George Edward Clark IV, Rebecca Faethe and Mary Martha Hodge The woman who says she was betrothed to the 22-year-old man shot dead during a break-in at an Ypsilanti Township apartment last spring was sentenced Tuesday to serve up to 20 years in prison along with her mother.

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MLive.com

Police: Man arrested after woman wakes up to find him half naked in her bed

An Ypsilanti woman woke up Tuesday to find a man half naked in her bed, police said.

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Related Topix: Ypsilanti, MI

Detroit Free Press

After bad winter, new salt costs leave bad taste in Michigan

A worker in a front end loader adds salt from the salt dome behind him into a 12 tons salt and plow truck at the Oakland County Road Commission in Waterford on Saturday, January 4, 2014.

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Related Topix: Oakland County, MI, Waterford, MI

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Storms packing 60 mph winds hit Michigan

A Michigan Department of Transportation worker clears the drain in the westbound lanes of Interstate 94, near the Lodge exit lanes Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, near Detroit following a thunderstorm that past through Southeast Michigan.

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Related Topix: Michigan, Weather, Wayne County, MI

MLive.com

Deputies looking for squatter who attempted to take over vacant home in Ypsilanti Township

Authorities are looking for a man who attempted to convince neighbors that he bought this home located at 1540 Arthur St. in Ypsilanti Township last week.

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MLive.com

Severe thunderstorms moving through Metro Detroit

The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for eastern Washtenaw County and Wayne County until 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Weather, Detroit, MI, Natural Disasters, Hailstorm

MLive.com

Severe thunderstorm warning issued for northern Washtenaw County

The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for northern Washtenaw County at 2:36 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.

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Related Topix: Weather, Barton Hills, MI, Whitmore Lake, MI, Salem, MI

WKYT

Toyota expansion moves 250 Kentucky jobs to Michigan

The automaker's expansion in Washtenaw County's York Township near Ann Arbor comes as a result of a $4 million state grant approved Tuesday by the Michigan Strategic Fund.

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Related Topix: Ann Arbor, MI

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