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Police seek inmate who stabbed deputy, wore his clothes in escape

DETROIT, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- An inmate who stabbed an officer, took his uniform and walked out of a Detroit courthouse was being sought Monday by authorities, officials say.

Detroit's bankruptcy affects the dead

DETROIT, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- The bumps along the road of Detroit's journey through bankruptcy included an interruption in the processing of death certificates, officials say.

Police arrest 20 for alleged drug deals in Detroit senior complex

DETROIT, July 29 (UPI) -- Detroit law enforcement said they arrested 20 people suspected of forcibly taking over a senior apartment complex and using it as a base to sell drugs.

Detroit courthouse owes county $1.2 million in back taxes

DETROIT, July 17 (UPI) -- Detroit owes the Wayne County tax collector more than $1.2 million in delinquent taxes on the city's courthouse building, a county official says.

Sergeant delivers baby during traffic stop

WESTLAND, Mich., July 15 (UPI) -- A Michigan sheriff's deputy said he pulled over a vehicle he spotted running through red lights and ended up delivering a baby.

Owners of world's largest Masonic temple seek bankruptcy protection

DETROIT, July 3 (UPI) -- The owners of Detroit's 90-year-old Masonic Temple, the largest such building in the world, have filed for bankruptcy.

Grandmother's account of police shooting heard at trial

DETROIT, June 10 (UPI) -- A Detroit grandmother testified at a police officer's trial he intentionally shot her granddaughter in the head during a SWAT team raid at her home in 2010.

Trial starts for Detroit cop charged in girl's shooting death

DETROIT, June 3 (UPI) -- Opening statements Monday in the trial of a Detroit police officer charged in the shooting death of a young girl during a raid centered on control of his gun.

Michigan judge faces misconduct charges for affair with litigant

ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 22 (UPI) -- A Michigan judge accused of misconduct testified at a hearing he lusted after a woman who had a child support case before him.

Bing says had enough as mayor of troubled Detroit

DETROIT, May 14 (UPI) -- Detroit Mayor Dave Bing said Tuesday he won't pursue another term as the elected leader of the financially strapped metropolis.

Utah scouts rescued from 'Pandora's Box'

MANTI, Utah, April 22 (UPI) -- A group of Utah Boy Scouts who got stuck in a slot canyon was safe Monday, officials said.

Gym angers men by going women-only

TAYLOR, Mich., April 9 (UPI) -- Members of a Michigan gym said they are outraged by the business' decision to only allow women to use the facility.

Traffic fines unpaid in budget skirmish

DETROIT, March 19 (UPI) -- Cases in Detroit's traffic courts have been dismissed or adjourned after prosecutors failed to show in court, officials say.

Detroit mom's competency to be retested

DETROIT, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- A judge Wednesday said a Detroit woman accused of fatally stabbing her daughter will undergo a second incompetency examination.

No charges against Detroit prep coach

DETROIT, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Prosecutors said no charges would be filed against a basketball coach who shot two alleged muggers outside his Detroit high school.

Comments on McDonald's settlement banned

DEARBORN, Mich., Feb. 13 (UPI) -- A judge ordered a Michigan lawyer to delete from his Facebook page all references to a settlement reached with a McDonald's restaurant over its halal entrees.

Judge suspended for affair with plaintiff

DETROIT, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- A Michigan judge has been suspended without pay after allegedly impregnating a woman involved in a custody dispute before his court, officials said.

Judge bars vet's barking service dog

DETROIT, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- A judge barred a combat veteran attending a trial from bringing his service dog into a Detroit courthouse after the miniature poodle barked at jurors.

Detroit fugitive pulls jail ID swap again

DETROIT, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Police said they were looking for an escape artist who apparently walked out of a Detroit jail by posing as another inmate who had posted bond.

Warrant sought in body theft case

DETROIT, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- A request for a warrant was submitted in the case of a Detroit man who allegedly stole the body of his 93-year-old father to resurrect it, prosecutors said.

Visitors make up 16% of Detroit homicides

DETROIT, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Data from the Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office shows that 16 percent of homicides in Detroit in 2012 were out-of-towners.

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Church bought for $2,500, lists for $79K

DETROIT, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- The investor who purchased Detroit's St. Stanislaus Catholic Church for $2,500 is now listing the property for sale with an asking price of $79,000.

McCotter staffers want charges tossed

DETROIT, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Two convicted staffers of former U.S. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter of Michigan will ask a judge to dismiss felony conspiracy charges in a petition fraud case.

'John Doe' reunited with Detroit family

DETROIT, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- A mentally ill Michigan man was reunited with family outside a courtroom after living in a home as "John Doe" since 2008.
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