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Child poverty rises to 27 percent in Southeast Michigan, 59 percent in Detroit

Detroit’s child poverty rate was measured at 59 percent in 2012 and in 2013, according to Kids Count 2015, a study conducted across the country with support from the Maryland-based Annie E. Casey Foundation. Full News here – Detroit News

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Grandparent shows up for child left at Fox

UPDATE: A grandparent arrived at Fox Theater late Friday looking for the boy. They are now en route to the 3rd Precinct. Full News here – Detroit | WXYZ

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Child Safe Michigan expands its reach as it merges into Judson Center as subsidiary

Child Safe Michigan, which spun off from Phoenix-based Child Help USA a few years ago, has merged into the Judson Center as a subsidiary. According to Judson’s president and CEO Cameron Hosner, the deal was technically set up as a selective asset purchase — by virtue of Judson assuming the liability for a personal time […]

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Man avoids jail in child support controversy

The state told a Detroit man: Pay child support for a kid that is not yours or go to jail! On Friday, 7 Action News went with him as he turned himself in at the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice. Full News here – Detroit | WXYZ

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Federal jury convicts Detroit man of child sex trafficking in Lansing

The jury heard the victims’ testimony of multiple times when Christopher Bryant forced them into prostitution by threatening and beating them. Full News here – Detroit News

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Dwight Howard investigated for child abuse

Citing new evidence, Georgia police say they’re reopening a child abuse case against Howard stemming from a reported incident last summer. Full News here – Sports | WXYZ

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Analysts: Chrysler could be poster child of auto industry recovery

The company, which was merged with Fiat SpA earlier this year, has come a long way from the bleak days of a bankruptcy and bailout in 2009, analysts note. Full News here – Detroit Business News

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‘Stranger danger assault,’ attempted child abduction reported in Redford Township

Police, as is usually the case with assaults against minors, are saying little about what happened to a child in Redford Monday morning. Full News here – Detroit News

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Detroit girl, 3, is latest child killed in crossfire

Detroit girl, 3, is latest child killed in crossfire Amiracle Williams, a 3-year-old girl, became the third Detroit-area child to die in a hail of bullets in just the last few months. She was shot, along with four other people, including her immediate family, as a result of a tiff that started on social … […]

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Priest charged with producing child pornography

The FBI has charged Father Richard Kurtz with possession, production and transportation of child porn. The former Chemistry teacher at U of D Jesuit High School was well known in the community. Full News here – Detroit | WXYZ

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Illness that blinds, saps hearing bravely battled by child from Michigan

NBC Nightly News correspondent Peter Alexander was sitting at the Diuble family kitchen table in Manchester a couple months ago watching 11-year-old Lilly’s eyes ‘dart around to see me and her ears strain to catch the conversation around her.’ Full News here – Detroit News columnists RSS from The Detroit News

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Playground stabbing horrifies Kentwood: How could a child kill a child?

Neighbors stood, staring into the darkness, trying to make sense of something that seemed so unthinkable — the playground stabbing death of 9-year-old Michael Connor Verkerke, allegedly by a 12-year-old. Full News here – freep

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Michigan boy, 12, stabs another child, 9, at playground

The 9-year-old victim was stabbed in the back and appeared to be in critical condition. Full News here – freep

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Detroit child shot as he slept called 'good boy'

Detroit child shot as he slept called 'good boy' DETROIT — Police said an 8-year-old boy died after being shot at a home on the city's east side. Police said a bullet fired from outside went through a wall at about 1 a.m. Wednesday and struck Jakari Pearson, who was resting in an upstairs bedroom. […]

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Calvin Johnson’s girlfriend, alleged mother of child involved in altercation; Detroit Lions not commenting

The team is aware of the reported incident, but called the matter private and declined further comment. Full News here – Ann Arbor mobile sports

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