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Comerica Park, DMC among those rushing to pay Detroit water bills

freep.com — Detroit businesses have paid more than $250,000 in delinquent water bills in recent weeks in a rush to avoid losing water. Shutoff notices sent to Comerica Park, the Detroit Medical Center and the Detroit Athletic Club are among those that have brought in money to the cash-strapped Detroit Water and Sewerage Department.
Jul 28, 2014

RT @MattHelms: Comerica Park, Detroit Medical Center, Detroit Athletic Club among big customers rushing to pay overdue water bills ow.ly/zGhEj

Jul 28, 2014

Comerica Park, Detroit Medical Center, Detroit Athletic Club among big customers rushing to pay overdue water bills ow.ly/zGhEj

McCree court case will test the idea of judicial immunity again

freep.com — Wade McCree Jr. lost his job, but he won't lose his shirt. The disgraced judge - who once texted a shirtless photo of himself to a female court bailiff - had an affair with a woman while overseeing her child custody case, had sex with her in his chambers and sexted her from the bench.

Utility crews work to restore power after severe storms hit Michigan

freep.com — Homes were darkened and fallen trees and branches littered neighborhood streets Monday morning after a series of severe thunderstorms hit Michigan's Lower Peninsula and knocked out power to more than 210,000 homes and businesses. DTE Energy Co. said Monday about 165,000 of its about 186,000 customers that lost power following storms Sunday were still without service.
Jul 28, 2014

126,000 DTE customers still in the dark after violent storms hit Michigan on.freep.com/1pvFW2a via @freep

Jul 28, 2014

Storm update: 126,000 DTE customers still in the dark, vast majority of them in Oakland County on.freep.com/1oAczPT via @freep

Jul 28, 2014

Looks like I got out of the old neighborhood just in time Sunday. Only rain in Lansing. on.freep.com/1oAczPT via @freep

Detroit finally releases annual audit, shows city slipped into insolvency last June

Jul 28, 2014

7 months late, Detroit releases state-mandated finance report for 2012-13. Upshot: City insolvent as of last summer ow.ly/zGilJ

Newborn found alive on side of road with cord still attached

freep.com — A newborn baby was found along West Marion Road Monday morning near White Cloud. / WZZM WHITE CLOUD, MICH. - Newaygo County Sheriff's deputies are on the scene of a newborn baby who was abandoned shortly after birth.
Jul 28, 2014

RT @freep: UPDATE: Newborn baby abandoned on side of Michigan road in fair condition on.freep.com/1Aqtmd0

Red Lobster goes vertical on plate to appear fancier

freep.com — NEW YORK - Red Lobster wants to be seen as a purveyor of quality seafood, so it's getting rid of some of its promotional discounts and plating dishes higher as is the style at fancy restaurants. The changes mark the latest attempt by the struggling seafood to stop a yearslong sales decline as it embarks on a new era.
Jul 28, 2014

Red Lobster wants to become a fancier restaurant for higher-end customers. Here's how: on.freep.com/1pxwV8F via @AP

Urban Meyer sees importance of OSU-MSU, but 'there is one rival'

Jul 28, 2014

Urban Meyer sees importance of OSU-MSU, but 'there is one rival' freep.com/article/201407…

Area Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr as Ramadan ends

freep.com — Muslims across metro Detroit today are celebrating Eid al-Fitr, the Islamic holy day that marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. In mosques across the region, Muslims will gather this morning for special prayers followed by visits to family and friends.
Jul 28, 2014

Muslims across metro Detroit celebrate Eid today, some with "Gaza, Syria and Iraq...on their minds." on.freep.com/1q7biOd

Kercheval Avenue closure for farmers market has some feeling shut out

freep.com — Just inside Grosse Pointe Park at its border with Detroit, workers last week finished building stone-trimmed traffic barriers and a wooden shed that's soon to house the city's farmers market - smack in the middle of Kercheval, one of metro Detroit's oldest thoroughfares.
Jul 28, 2014

African-American pastor in Detroit raises concern about what some say is another attempt to keep blacks out of suburb freep.com/article/201407…

Jul 28, 2014

The tony Grosse Pointe suburbs find another way to keep Detroiters out of their area, with new huge shed on border on.freep.com/1q7bgps

MSU football depth chart: R.J. Shelton, Darian Hicks starters for now

freep.com — Tyler O'Connor is No. 2 at quarterback, as expected, followed by Damion Terry. Terry should be full-go for camp, which starts Friday, after off-season labrum repair on his left (nonthrowing) shoulder. Nick Hill is listed as No. 2 running back, behind Jeremy Langford, and Taiwan Jones is No.
Jul 28, 2014

U-M depth chart, around noon Aug. 30 RT @joerexrode: Here's a wrap of MSU depth chart. freep.com/article/201407…