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Michigan man charged with ax-killing ordered held after hearing

Sep 29 2015

DETROIT A judge ordered a Michigan man accused of killing his step-grandfather with an ax to be jailed without bail on a first-degree murder charge after a brief court appearance on Tuesday.

Famed Detroit-area imposter pleads guilty to identity fraud

Sep 24 2015

DETROIT A Detroit-area con artist, whose criminal career spans decades and spawned an award-winning film, pleaded guilty on Thursday in federal court to identity theft and mail fraud.

Detroit man injured by explosive device while possibly trying to steal marijuana: ATF

Sep 21 2015

DETROIT A Detroit man who may have been trying to steal marijuana was injured by an explosive device that detonated in a field on the city's west side, authorities said.

Two Michigan state lawmakers lose seats over affair cover-up

Sep 11 2015

DETROIT One Michigan lawmaker resigned on Friday and another was removed from office by a vote in the state House of Representatives as police launched a criminal probe into their admitted use of tax funds to cover up their extramarital affair.

Michigan House panel recommends expelling two representatives

Sep 10 2015

DETROIT A special Michigan House committee on Thursday recommended the expulsion of two Republican state representatives accused of using their taxpayer-funded offices to cover up an extramarital affair.

Trial begins for 13-year-old Michigan boy charged in fatal stabbing

Aug 31 2015

DETROIT The trial for a 13-year-old Michigan boy charged with fatally stabbing a 9-year-old boy on a playground last August began on Monday.

Michigan woman pleads not guilty of murder of newborn sealed in plastic

Aug 31 2015

DETROIT A Michigan woman pleaded not guilty on Monday at her arraignment on charges of first degree murder in the death of her newborn son, who was found sealed in a plastic bag and stored in a tote near her desk in March.

Former hospital executive, sheriff top Detroit mayoral primary

Aug 07 2013

DETROIT A former hospital executive and a county sheriff appear to be the top two contenders advancing to the general election in November that will produce a new mayor of debt-laden Detroit, which filed for bankruptcy protection last month, according to election results Tuesday night.

Despite city's fiscal woes, 16 compete in Detroit mayoral primary

Aug 06 2013

DETROIT Sixteen candidates are competing on Tuesday in a primary race that will produce two contenders for mayor of debt-laden Detroit, which filed for bankruptcy protection last month.

Despite city's fiscal woes, 16 compete in Detroit mayoral primary

Aug 06 2013

DETROIT Sixteen candidates are competing on Tuesday in a primary race that will produce two contenders for mayor of debt-laden Detroit, which filed for bankruptcy protection last month.

World News

Sudan's Burhan says army ousted government to avoid civil war

KHARTOUM (Reuters) -Sudan's armed forces chief defended the military's seizure of power, saying he had ousted the government to avoid civil war, while protesters took to the streets on Tuesday to demonstrate against the takeover after a day of deadly clashes.