Detroit

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A new Detroit court program allows motorists to deal with some Michigan State Police traffic tickets online.

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Authorities say a 19-month-old girl has died after being pulled from a canal near a home in suburban Detroit.

Federal investigators say an 18-year-old pilot in Detroit had run out of gas when his plane crashed and a woman was killed.

Detroit skyline
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The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation on Monday announced projects across the U.S. that will share $5 million as winners of the Knight Cities Challenge.

The arrest of dozens of Iraqi Christians in southeastern Michigan by U.S. immigration officials has prompted a protest at a detention center in Detroit.

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A judge says a Detroit-area doctor and his wife can be released from jail while they face charges of female genital mutilation.

Detroit skyline
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A federal lawsuit seeks to block some public funding of Little Caesars Arena in Detroit and a new Detroit Pistons headquarters without a vote from city residents.

Detroit Pistons
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Jack McCloskey, the general manager who built the Detroit Pistons' "Bad Boys" championship teams, has died. He was 91.

Detroit skyline
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Once bankrupt Detroit has a balanced budget and a near $63 million surplus.

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The 6th annual Cinetopia film festival gets underway this week in Ann Arbor and Detroit. WKAR’s Jamie Paisley spoke with one of the Cinetopia organizers which doesn’t take submissions. Instead, the staff scours film festivals across the world, and a few festivals closer to home.


Detroit skyline
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Ford is pumping $350 million into a plant outside of Detroit where a new transmission for fuel-efficient vehicles will be built.

Michigan Senate
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The Michigan Senate has approved 15-year prison terms for parents and doctors involved in the genital mutilation of children, in response to a Detroit-area doctor recently indicted in such a case.

Detroit teachers
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The union that represents Detroit teachers says it wants to continue negotiations after its executive board rejected a tentative contract agreement with the city's public school district.

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Authorities say a professor at Oakland University provided drugs to students at his home in suburban Detroit.

The Oakland Press of Pontiac reports (http://bit.ly/2qVph0n ) Joseph Schiele taught business classes at the Detroit-area school prior to his arrest in February and faces charges including possession, delivery and manufacture of controlled substances. He's also charged with maintaining a drug house.

Schiele appeared Monday at Oakland County Circuit Court in Pontiac and has a June 12 pretrial hearing.

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"Pathways to Prison" airs Tuesday at 9:00 p.m. on WKAR-TV. It takes an in-depth look at several reasons that lead to 41,000 people incarcerated in Michigan, the most in the midwest. 


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