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Suspects in beating of Detroit driver may face hate crime charges

DETROIT, April 8 (UPI) -- Suspects accused of beating of a driver so badly he remains in a coma could be charged with a hate crime, Detroit Police Chief James Craig says.
Frances Burns
Mariska Hargitay joins Detroit prosecutor in fight against rape kit backlog

Mariska Hargitay joins Detroit prosecutor in fight against rape kit backlog

DETROIT, March 10 (UPI) -- "Law & Order: SVU" star Mariska Hargitay will also produce a documentary about rape kit backlogs.
Kate Stanton

Complications in sale, ownership of old Detroit car factory

DETROIT, March 6 (UPI) -- The city of Detroit said it inadvertently still owns a key parcel of land on a 40-acre former automobile factory site sold to a developer in 2013.

Conyers to run for Congress again

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., the second longest-serving member of Congress, will run for another term in 2014, he said.
Woman killed on 'Midnight Rider' movie set

Woman killed on 'Midnight Rider' movie set

SAVANNAH, Ga., Feb. 21 (UPI) -- A woman was killed and seven other people injured by a train on the Georgia set of the Gregg Allman bio-picture "Midnight Rider," the Hollywood Reporter said.

No one injured when Atlanta-bound Delta flight slides off runway

DETROIT, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- A Delta Air Lines plane headed for Atlanta slid off the runway early Monday at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, officials say.

$1M bond set for Ohio man in death of 9-year-old girl

CLEVELAND, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Bond was set at $1 million Monday for an Ohio man suspected in the death of a 9-year-old girl whose body was found in a dumpster hours after she went missing.
Ohio man charged with murder of 9-year-old neighbor

Ohio man charged with murder of 9-year-old neighbor

Dec. 16 (UPI) -- The man who was last seen with 9-year-old Reann Murphy Saturday night has been charged with her murder.
Gabrielle Levy

Arrest made in death of Ohio 9-year-old

SMITHVILLE, Ohio, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Ohio police said they have made an arrest in the killing of a 9-year-girl whose body was discovered in a trash receptacle not far from her home early Sunday.

Michigan woman convicted of lying to police about rape

PORT HURON, Mich., Dec. 6 (UPI) -- A jury convicted a 38-year-old woman of filing a false report about being raped by two men in her Lexington, Mich., home in 2012.

Co-founder of Compuware sues for wrongful dismissal

DETROIT, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Peter Karmanos Jr., a co-founder of Compuware Corp., was fired without just cause, a lawsuit filed in Wayne County Michigan says.

Parents say they don't understand why daughter shot by homeowner

DETROIT, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Parents of a Detroit teenager say they are still trying to understand why she was killed, but welcome the arrest of the homeowner who shot her in the face.
Renisha McBride shooter to be charged with second-degree murder

Renisha McBride shooter to be charged with second-degree murder

Nov. 15 (UPI) -- The homeowner who shot Renisha McBride on November 2 will face second-degree murder and manslaughter charges for killing the young woman, who was seeking help after a car accident.
Gabrielle Levy

Fatal shooting of black woman in Detroit suburb fuels racial tensions

DETROIT, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- A woman shot and killed on a porch in a Detroit suburb had a blood alcohol level more than twice the legal limit for driving, a toxicology report said.

Autopsy: No evidence Detroit homeowner shot woman at close range

DETROIT, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- An autopsy has confirmed a 19-year-old Detroit woman was shot in the face but found no evidence the weapon was fired from close range, officials say.
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Wayne County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, its population was 2,061,162 with the July 1, 2008 estimate placing the population at 1,949,929 making it the 13th most-populous county in the United States. The county seat is Detroit, the largest city in Michigan. The County executive is Bob Ficano.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 672 square miles (1,741 km²)—614 square miles (1,591 km²) of it is land and 58 square miles (150 km²) of it (8.64%) is water (including parts of the Detroit River and Lake St. Clair).

Wayne County borders on Oakland County and Macomb County to the north, Washtenaw County to the west, and Monroe County to the south.

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