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Conyers III Tries Again For Ballot

John Conyers III hasn’t given up on his effort to replace his father in Congress. Conyers had been removed from the Democratic primary in the race for his father’s congressional seat after it was determined that he had submitted fewer than the one thousand valid voter signatures required for the ballot. Conyers then decided he…

RTA Bus Meeting Today

The Regional Transportation Authority of Southeast Michigan meets today. The authority is expected to take a preliminary vote at the meeting on whether it will move ahead with a revamped proposal for regional public mass transit. If it passes at today’s meeting, a follow up vote would then be taken next week during a special…

Careless Smoking Causes Fatal Fire

A man has been killed in a fire at the Leland Apartments downtown. Fire officials say the fire was contained to one unit on the 10th floor. The man, 53, was smoking in bed and apparently fell asleep. The 9th, 10th and 11th floors were evacuated because of water damage.

MSU: Sue Players For Rape, Not Us

A female student who charges that a Michigan State counselor’s office discouraged her from reporting that she was raped by 3 basketball players, is told by the university that she can sue the players, but not the university. M-S-U replies to her lawsuit that the alleged incident occurred off-campus and was told only to the…

Cops Look Up, Find Cash At Priest Home

He’s asking for donations for his criminal defense. But a search of the home of a Catholic priest near Lansing who is charged with stealing more than 5-million dollars from his church found 63-thousand dollars in cash stuffed in the ceiling tiles in the basement of the mansion. The search was Tuesday and was the…

Gerrymander Fight In High Court

The Michigan Supreme Court will hold a special session today to hear the oral argument over a ballot proposal against gerrymandering. The proposed will be on Michigan’s ballot in November. If passed, it would create a 13-member redistricting commission to draw the state’s congressional and legislative districts. The Legislature now draws districts for Congress and…

Instagram Death In Court

They were live on Instagram. Then one of them was dead. 18 year old Dawson Cook and 18 year old Dylan Hemphill were playing with a rifle with a bayonet. They were in a home on San Juan Drive in Detroit just before midnight on April 2nd. Police say the 2 men were showing off…

Ford Puts Up Millions For Airbag Claims

Ford Motor agreed to a so-called economic loss settlement of $299.1 million covering at least 6 million U.S. vehicles with potentially faulty Takata air bag inflators. That’s according to court documents filed in a federal court in Miami. The settlement covers several forms of economic damages linked to the inflators. It includes claims that vehicles…

Endangered Missing Advisory For Missing Girl

An Endangered Missing Advisory has been issued for a 9-year-old Flint girl last seen at a beach. Ajanae Sherrod was last seen at Blue Bell Beach, located at 5500 Bray Road, wearing a black leopard-print bathing suit. Police said that she was last seen with her cousin, and that she could be in danger because…

Home Prices Up, Supply Down

Home sale prices are rising in the metro Detroit area. The price went up nearly 5 percent from last year when the median sales price of a home or condominium was $194,900. Real estate agents say the rising in price is due to a decrease in listings, down nearly 22 percent since last year. For…

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