DETROIT – Five Detroit Public Schools employees have been charged with embezzlement in an ongoing probe the prosecutor says is part of a "culture of corruption" at Michigan's largest district.
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy announced Wednesday each is charged with one or more counts of embezzlement.
The defendants are a clerical worker at an elementary school, a person who works in the district's controls office, a truck driver, a high school teacher's aide and a food service coordinator at an elementary school.
EAST LANSING, MI – Area healthcare organizations gathered Wednesday to address one of their industry's most significant problems: re-hospitalizations. Patients and providers alike are often unprepared for the transition from one healthcare setting to another. That lack of coordination can lead to sudden readmissions to hospitals that cost billions of dollars a year. WKAR's Mark Bashore reports on a local effort to improve "care transitions" in mid-Michigan.
WASHINGTON – General Motors Co. says it has submitted its executive compensation proposal to the Obama administration.
GM, along with several banks and other firms, must submit plans to compensate its 100 highest-paid employees under the terms of its government bailout. The deadline for the proposals is Thursday.
The Obama administration has appointed Kenneth Feinberg to oversee compensation at the firms. Feinberg could reject pay plans he deems excessive, and he is expected to take 60 days to review the proposals.
DETROIT – New Detroit Police Chief Warren Evans will detail the city's latest plan to cut down on crime and gun violence.
Evans, along with local county sheriffs, the FBI, Drug Enforcement Agency, Michigan State Police and other members of a regional task force, is expected to unveil the initiative Wednesday morning.
Detroit is among the nation's leading cities in homicide and violent crime rates. Evans estimates that as many as six shootings occur each day in Detroit, and has said he wants to assign more officers to high-crime areas.
SOUTH BEND, IN – The Lansing Lugnuts ended a six-game losing streak with a 4-0 shutout of the South Bend Silver Hawks last night at Coveleski Stadium. The Lugnuts and Silver Hawks play the second game of their four-game series tonight at 7:00 p.m.
WASHINGTON – Deanna Nolan scored 23 points, including the basket that put Detroit ahead for good, and the Shock beat the Washington Mystics 81-77 Tuesday night.
Taj McWilliams had 17 points and 13 rebounds, rookie Shavonte Zellous added 16 points and the Shock (9-12) won for the third time in four games. Detroit's loss in that stretch was a four-point defeat last Friday at the Verizon Center.
BOSTON – Mike Lowell, who entered the game after Kevin Youkilis was ejected for charging the mound and inciting a bench-clearing scuffle, hit two home runs to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 7-5 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night.