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Donations to buy police, EMS vehicles

DETROIT, March 25 (UPI) -- Detroit business leaders have donated $8 million to buy new 23 new emergency vehicles and 100 police cruisers, Mayor Dave Bing said.

Jesse Jackson protests Detroit manager

DETROIT, March 23 (UPI) -- The Rev. Jesse Jackson says the appointment of an emergency financial manager violates Detroiters' right to elect their own leaders.

Detroit mayor accepts emergency decision

DETROIT, March 7 (UPI) -- Detroit Mayor Dave Bing says he won't fight a state decision to send an emergency financial manager to his struggling city.

Detroit orders pay cuts for union workers

DETROIT, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- The Detroit City Council ordered a 10 percent pay cut for about 600 unionized city workers after contract negotiations reached an impasse.

Detroit to get emergency manager

DETROIT, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Facing $12 billion in debt and pension liabilities, Michigan's governor will appoint an emergency manager to overhaul Detroit's city finances, officials said.

Detroit police commanders get bonuses

DETROIT, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Detroit paid 30 police commanders merit bonuses this week while rank and file officers and other city employees face wage cuts and layoffs.

Mayor: Detroit must close 51 parks

DETROIT, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Mayor Dave Bing said Detroit will have to close 51 city parks following the city council's rejection of a plan to lease Belle Isle to the state of Michigan.

Witness: Kilpatrick staff gave him cash

DETROIT, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- A former aide testified Friday staffers frequently gave Kwame Kilpatrick cash presents when he was mayor of Detroit.

Detroit city workers face furloughs

DETROIT, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Non-union employees in Detroit face furloughs starting Feb. 1 under a plan passed Friday by the City Council as it struggles with a $90 million deficit.

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Detroit offers tax amnesty

DETROIT, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Detroit Mayor Dave Bing announced a tax amnesty program, offering an opportunity to those owing taxes to pay without penalty.

Detroit murder rate tops in the nation

DETROIT, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- The increase in Detroit's murder rate during 2012 shows "we've just lost respect for each other," says Mayor Dave Bing.

Detroit opens police mini-stations

DETROIT, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Detroit Mayor Dave Bing has announced the opening of police mini-stations in an effort to bring down the city's staggering homicide rate.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012.
By United Press International

Money woes slow Detroit police chief hunt

DETROIT, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Detroit's fiscal problems are hampering the search for a new police chief, officials say.
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David "Dave" Bing (born November 24, 1943) is the mayor of Detroit, Michigan, a businessman, and a retired American professional basketball player who played 12 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA), primarily for the Detroit Pistons (1966–75). He was a seven-time All-Star.

His #21 was retired by the Detroit Pistons, and in 1996 he was named as one of the NBA's 50 Greatest Players of all time.

He was elected mayor of Detroit in a special election on May 5, 2009 and was sworn in on May 11, 2009. Bing won the full-term mayoral election on November 3, 2009, defeating challenger Tom Barrow.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Dave Bing."
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