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Judge: Ruling on Detroit bankruptcy week of Nov. 3

freep.com — U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes said today he expects to issue a ruling on whether to approve Detroit's bankruptcy exit plan late in the week of Nov. 3, pushing the decision past the general election that includes the race for governor of Michigan. Rhodes also said he expects closing arguments to begin on Oct.
Oct 20, 2014

Mark your calendar: Judge will announce the week of Nov. 3 whether Detroit can leave bankruptcy (via @MattHelms) on.freep.com/1yS4Emz

Oct 20, 2014

End near for #detroitbankruptcy. Judge Rhodes to rule on restructuring plan to exit Chapter 9 late in week of Nov. 3. on.freep.com/1yS4Emz

Oct 20, 2014

Decision on Detroit's exit plan from bankruptcy expected first week of Nov., after election of MI Gov, @freep says freep.com/story/news/loc…

Oct 20, 2014

Bankruptcy ruling coming first week of November, after election, PHEWWW! on.freep.com/1tEQt2U via @freep

Oct 20, 2014

Detroit's #bankruptcy judge says he will rule on city's exit plan the week of Nov. 3 ow.ly/D28Il

Cass Tech's Jayru Campbell to be back in court on assault, robbery charges

freep.com — The 17-year-old Detroit star quarterback, who has been in Wayne County Jail since his Sept. 13 arrest, is accused of assaulting his girlfriend in a stairwell at school. Jayru Campbell is expected to return to court today as a probable-cause hearing resumes on allegations that he assaulted his girlfriend in a high-school stairwell.
Oct 20, 2014

Sad saga continues. RT @KatreaseS_freep: Cass Tech QB Jayru Campbell heads back to court today on.freep.com/1wfvqlA pic.twitter.com/XaeuesYnI3

Oct 20, 2014

Later today, I'll be here: "Cass Tech QB Jayru Campbell heads back to court today" on.freep.com/1wfvqlA

Autumn anomaly: Deepest Great Lakes' levels rising

freep.com — But the cooler surface water temperatures are just one factor in this fall's rising lake levels, an expert said. As leaves are falling, the deepest of the Great Lakes' water levels are rising. And that almost never happens. The Midwest's brutal winter of 2012-13 is still impacting the Great Lakes - two seasons later.
Oct 20, 2014

"The rate of water level rise ... on the Great Lakes is one of the most rapid rises we have ever seen." on.freep.com/1tDUDs0 via @freep

Oct 20, 2014

Interesting read via @keithmatheny | Autumn anomaly: Deepest Great Lakes' levels rising on.freep.com/1tDUDs0

Oct 20, 2014

Lakes Superior, Michigan and Huron are doing something experts say almost never happens. on.freep.com/1tDUDs0 @freep

Live blog: Bob Bashara trial

live.freep.com — The trial of Bob Bashara, the Grosse Pointe Park man accused in his wife's January 2012 death, resumes this morning in Wayne County Circuit Court. Bashara is facing first-degree murder and other charges in the death of Jane Bashara.
Oct 20, 2014

Witness testifies that #BobBashara liked to use cocaine on the golf course. ow.ly/D2pji

Oct 20, 2014

RT @ginadamron: Testimony to continue today in the trial of #BobBashara. Follow the @freep live blog for updates: live.freep.com/Event/Live_blo…

Oct 20, 2014

Testimony to continue today in the trial of #BobBashara. Follow the @freep live blog for updates: live.freep.com/Event/Live_blo…

Live blog: Detroit bankruptcy trial continues

freep.com — This week's Detroit bankruptcy trial hearings will focus on a new version of the Detroit's plan of adjustment.
Oct 20, 2014

RT @MattHelms: Detroit's bankruptcy hearings resume at 9. Follow the @Freep live blog: ow.ly/D1I6S

Oct 20, 2014

RT @MattHelms: Detroit's bankruptcy hearings resume at 9. Follow the @Freep live blog: ow.ly/D1I6S

Oct 20, 2014

Detroit's bankruptcy hearings resume at 9. Follow the @Freep live blog: ow.ly/D1I6S

California woman gets stuck in chimney trying to see ex

freep.com — A woman who was arrested after being trapped inside a chimney had met the California homeowner online and dated him before he recently broke off the relationship, according to the homeowner. The man told KTBC-TV that he met 30-year-old Genoveva Nunez-Figueroa online and had gone on six dates with her.
Oct 20, 2014

Probably not the best way to win someone back | Woman gets stuck in chimney trying to see ex: on.freep.com/1tF8Kx8 via @freep

Brady Hoke calls Michigan State 'terrific,' Tony Lippett Big Ten's best

freep.com — Entering rivalry week against Michigan State, Michigan football coach Brady Hoke understands the massive task ahead Saturday (3:30 p.m., ABC). MSU is favored by 15-17 points by the various Las Vegas bookmakers. "They are a terrific football team," Hoke said in a Q&A posted today on mgoblue.com.

Michigan State riding high, but plenty to lose vs. U-M

freep.com — The unranked in-state rival is next for this top-10 team, and while that might not be nearly as big as the Ohio State showdown two weeks later, it warrants full attention. That sums things up for No. 8 Michigan State. Remember when it used to sum things up for Michigan?
Oct 20, 2014

MSU riding high, but faces rare circumstances, plenty to lose vs. U-M. Good column from @JoeRexrode: on.freep.com/1tE5LVA

Oct 20, 2014

Sorry, but I've got to ask -- how will MSU react to a U-M game that would be embarrassing to lose? Column. freep.com/story/sports/c…

Detroit Red Wings' Stephen Weiss returns, happy 'to play without pain'

freep.com — Stephen Weiss made his season debut and played in an NHL regular-season game for the first time in nearly a year in Saturday's 1-0 overtime win over the Toronto Maple Leafs. Weiss was inserted into the lineup because Johan Franzen missed the game with a groin injury.
Oct 20, 2014

Red Wings' Stephen Weiss happy 'to play without pain' on.freep.com/1weEfvQ via @freep

Oct 20, 2014

Red Wings' Stephen Weiss happy 'to play without pain' on.freep.com/1weEfvQ via @freep

Cell phone found in hand of man, 22, killed in crash

freep.com — A 22-year-old man killed in an I-75 crash southwest of Detroit this morning was found with a cell phone in his hand, police said. Joe Ryan Contreras of South Rockwood drove a 2012 Chevrolet Sonic northbound into the back of a semi truck shortly before 12:05 a.m.

Column: Gov. Snyder should veto anti-Tesla bill

freep.com — Across the country, the car dealers' lobby is running scared of Tesla Motors. Tesla makes electric cars that Consumer Reports has called the best performing car - of any kind - it has ever tested. For lots of good reasons, Tesla wants to open its own showrooms and service centers and sell cars directly to consumers, bypassing traditional franchised dealer networks.
Oct 20, 2014

RT @profmikecarrier: Dan Crane explains why UM Gov Snyder should veto anti-@TeslaMotors bill: because politics trumped economics. on.freep.com/11DZtJ8

Celebrating Detroit's love of horror with a new Halloween Hall o' Fame

freep.com — Metro Detroit takes Halloween and horror really seriously. Think Sir Graves Ghastly's beloved Saturday afternoon show. Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell's national notoriety courtesy of "The Evil Dead." The dark decadence of underground party Theatre Bizarre. With Halloween nearly upon us, it's a perfect time to revel in our fascination with the macabre - and to do it in a big way.
Oct 20, 2014

From Alice Cooper and Bruce Campbell to Harry Houdini and scary seasonal attractions, a great Detroit Halloween list. freep.com/story/entertai…

Levin, Stabenow challenge U.P. power rate increase

freep.com — Michigan U.S. Sens. Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow are asking federal regulators to postpone a $97 million annual rate increase for Upper Peninsula electricity customers to operate a coal-fired power plant in Marquette. The Democratic lawmakers Friday asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to postpone Dec.

Mark Schauer: Bring compassion back to Capitol

freep.com — Mark schauer is the Democratic candidate for governor.

Man charged in killing of 3-year-old Detroit girl

freep.com — Donnie Everett, 24, is charged with first-degree murder, felony murder, five counts of assault with intent to murder and firearm charges. He's also accused of injuring a 17-year-old girl, a 40-year-old woman and a 48-year-old man A Detroit man has been charged with fatally shooting a 3-year-old girl and injuring three other people Oct.
Oct 20, 2014

This arraignment now at 2:30 p.m.: "Man charged in killing of 3-year-old Detroit girl" on.freep.com/1wfCQ8b

Oct 20, 2014

Now at court for the arraignment: "Man charged in killing of 3-year-old Detroit girl" on.freep.com/1wfCQ8b via @freep

Thousands of stories among marathon racers

freep.com — There were thousands of stories to be told on the streets of Detroit and Windsor on Sunday - one for each of the racers who pushed themselves, and their bodies, in the 37th Detroit Free Press/Talmer Bank Marathon.

Waterford chief on leave after cop sees him remove campaign sign

freep.com — Some political pundits say campaign signs don't change anyone's vote. Others deem them an essential means of free expression. In Waterford, removing one sign has landed the police chief in trouble.

Echoes of 2004 Michigan rally over MSU still ring fresh

freep.com — Joshua Henschke is a writer at the Wolverines blog Maize-n-Brew . His opinions do not necessarily reflect those of the Detroit Free Press nor its writers. Read his column every week here and contact him anytime at joshuahenschke@gmail.com . I remember where I was when Braylon Edwards went off on the Michigan State Spartans in 2004.
Oct 20, 2014

Nussmeier talked about the 2004 UM-MSU game. I wrote a column about it: freep.com/story/sports/c…

Oct 20, 2014

I was in middle school when Braylon Edwards brought U-M back from the brink. Those moments you never forget. Column: freep.com/story/sports/c…