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8 min ago | Observer & Eccentric

South Lyon home to last working typewriter repairman

Chuck Theile has been living in South Lyon, just north of the downtown district, since 1998.


Related Topix: South Lyon, MI

4 hrs ago | The Miami Herald

Judge dismisses sex assault charges against Tigers' Evan Reed

A judge dismissed all sexual-assault charges against Detroit Tigers minor league pitcher Evan Reed today, saying his accuser wasn't credible and that it wasn't proven that she was incapacitated.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

7 hrs ago | Farmington Hills Observer

Credit union planned on vacant property at Eight Mile, Farmington in Livonia

A rendering of a proposed Michigan Schools and Government Credit Union branch planned for the corner of Eight Mile and Farmington.


Related Topix: Farmington, MI, Livonia, MI, Clinton Township, MI, Oakland County, MI, Macomb County, MI

11 hrs ago | Redford Observer

Canton employer jailed for firing worker at gunpoint

A Canton gas station employer has been sentenced to three months in the Wayne County Jail after police say he threatened a worker at gunpoint, fired him and accused him of giving away merchandise to his friends.


Related Topix: Canton, MI

15 hrs ago | Observer & Eccentric

Storm damage tops $210 million in Wayne County

The damage assessment total included most of the communities in Wayne County, excluding the city of Detroit.


Related Topix: Detroit, MI, FEMA, US News

19 hrs ago | Observer & Eccentric

Wayne County submits information in effort to help flood victims

The state will then compile the data gathered from the county and across the region, and submit it to federal authorities.


Related Topix: Home Listing, Home

Wed Aug 20, 2014

CBS Local

Federal Money Promised, With Flood Damage Numbers Still Pouring In

Federal money will be coming to Michigan to help pay for road repairs that resulted from last week's massive flooding.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Flood, Michigan, Weather

The Detroit News

Shooting suspect leaves tether on, makes it easy for Detroit cops to catch him

Mims, 20, was on a tether for an undisclosed crime when, on July 24, he cut off the device, court records show.


Related Topix: Detroit, MI

Observer & Eccentric

Tires collected at Maplewood Center Saturday

Garden City residents have a chance to dispose of old tires on Saturday. "Wayne County has a program and I accepted their offer," said Kevin Roney, director of Garden City Public Services.


Related Topix: Garden City, MI

Crain's Detroit Business

Detroit 'Care' building demolished after lawsuit

Demolition has begun on an empty five-story building in Detroit that housed the offices of AAA of Michigan for decades and prominently featured the word "Care" painted on one wall.


Related Topix: Detroit, MI, Farmington Hills, MI

WILX-TV Lansing

Michigan Prosecutors Reviewing Missing Woman Case

Monroe County prosecutors say they have received a sheriff's department report about a woman reported missing and found a day later and could decide this week whether to file charges.


Related Topix: Ecorse, MI, Detroit, MI

CBS Local

You Might Think You've Cleaned It, But Start Fresh Recommends Health Department

As more rain hit Metro Detroit, thousands of residents, like Darrin Lacey of Inkster, were still cleaning up following flooding from last week's storms.


Related Topix: Inkster, MI, Wayne, MI

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Times Herald

Flood debris, frustrations pile up in Detroit suburbs

Heaps of stinking, festering flood debris lined curbs Tuesday - more than a week after high waters soaked thousands of basements throughout Detroit and its suburbs.


Related Topix: Detroit, MI, Huntington Woods, MI, Madison Heights, MI


Wayne County offering flood recovery assistance

DEARBORN - "If you got sewage in your house, in your basement, make sure you're thorough about getting rid of it, because if you don't, it's going to be a problem that keeps surfacing," said Dearborn Mayor John O'Reilly when he met up with Action News on Ternes Street Monday where crews were picking up household items damaged during the recent ... (more)


Related Topix: Dearborn, MI

USA Today

Renisha McBride's family sues porch shooter

A wrongful death lawsuit seeking more than $10 million has been filed against the Michigan man convicted of murder in Renisha McBride's death.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Dearborn Heights, MI

Michigan police officer hit by ricocheting bullet when partner shoots dog

A Michigan police officer is recovering after being shot in what's being called a 'freak accident' involving a pit bull, The Detroit News reported August 17. Two Harper Woods police officers were trying to corral two loose pit bulls Sunday morning around 8:30 a.m. Near Harper Avenue and Parkcrest Drive in Harper's Woods, an eastside suburb of ... (more)


Related Topix: Harper Woods, MI

Kid Rock 'CARE' building in downtown Detroit meets demolition

Wrecking crews crumbled and ripped apart the former Michigan AAA building in downtown Detroit Tuesday, after a Wayne County judge reportedly ordered the 5,800-square foot structure razed.


Related Topix: Detroit, MI, Entertainment

Prosecutor reviewing charges after police find missing teen Hayley...

For nearly 30 hours, investigators worked by land and air to find 18-year-old Hayley Turner of Bedford Township.


Related Topix: Ecorse, MI

Detroit News

McBride's family files $10M wrongful death lawsuit over porch shooting

The family of 19-year-old Renisha McBride, who was fatally shot on the porch of a Dearborn Heights home in November, filed a $10 million wrongful death lawsuit Tuesday against the homeowner, Theodore Wafer, who has been convicted of killing her.


Related Topix: Dearborn Heights, MI, Hamtramck, MI

Michigan Radio

This Detroit woman who fought for equal rights decades ago deserves to be remembered today

By now everyone knows, or at least thinks they know, something about Michael Brown.


Related Topix: Detroit, MI, ACLU