Tag Archive | "illegal"

Tracking down illegal dumpers in Detroit

A vacant lot turned into an illegal dump site. The property owner sent a crew to clear away the debris, but for Action News Reporter Ronnie Dahl, the story didn’t end there. She wanted to know, who was doing the dumping! Full News here – Detroit | WXYZ

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Neighbors clean up lot ruined by illegal dumping

Dozens of neighbors and friends gathered on Detroit’s northwest side Saturday to help clean up a lot ruined by illegal dumping. Full News here – Detroit | WXYZ

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Detroit is on a crusade against illegal dumpers

The City of Detroit is on a crusade against illegal dumpers.  Full News here – Detroit | WXYZ

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Illegal dumping ruins couple’s lot

A local couple bought a house with the hopes of rehabbing it and farming the land, but their dream quickly turned into a nightmare. Full News here – Detroit | WXYZ

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Illegal dumpers shamed on social media

For those who live on Illiad Street in the Brightmoor community, keeping up with illegal dumpers has become a game of cat and mouse. They follow suspected dumpers, take their picture, get the license plate number of the vehicle and post it on social media.  Full News here – Detroit | WXYZ

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Last week’s Detroit progress: 706 tons of illegal dumping removed, 280 new streetlights, 228 blighted homes gone

DETROIT, MI — The latest weekly update about the City of Detroit’s progress in a variety of areas including blight removal, trash removal, emergency response time, park maintenance and more is out. And it appears to show some impressive accomplishments for Mayor Mike Duggan’s administration as it pushes toward creating a better city post-bankruptcy that […]

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City crews tackle illegal dump sites in Detroit

Progress is being made against illegal dumping in the Motor City. Full News here – Detroit | WXYZ

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Detroit: 79 illegal water users cited in 3 days

Detroit’s water system cited 79 customers for illegal water use in one recent three-day period and levied $ 21,750 in fees, a spokesman said. Full News here – Detroit | WXYZ

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Detroit's clever and likely illegal art-for-pensions deal

Detroit's clever and likely illegal art-for-pensions deal The first is Detroit's radically underfunded pensions, which are at least $ 3.5 billion in the hole, by the reckoning of Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr . Simple economics says that Detroit needs to slash these obligations. But the pensions are not … Full News here – Read […]

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Returning the trash to illegal dumpers

It?s no secret the illegal dumping in Detroit is a serious epidemic. Full News here – Detroit | WXYZ

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Report: Man electrocuted in Detroit while attempting to hook up illegal electricity

DETROIT, MI — Detroit firefighters say a man on Saturday morning fell out of a tree at a residence on Algonquin Street near East Warren Avenue while trying to illegally hook up electricity to the home, WDIV-Channel 4 News reports… Full News here – Detroit News

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Dangers of illegal gas hook-ups

DTE Energy says crews responded to nearly 9,000 illegal natural gas hook-ups last year and 2,200 so far this year, not just in Detroit but the entire metro area. Full News here – Detroit | WXYZ

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Battle against illegal scrapping gains support

 For Pastor Keith Hill, the battle against scrappers is now officially mind boggling. Full News here – Detroit | WXYZ

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Guyette: Detroit Claims Debt Is Illegal

Longtime Metro Times readers know the name “Curt Guyette.” That’s because Guyette headed up MT’s news department for an astonishing 18 years, breaking important stories and penning call-to-action pieces that inspired changes. Now Guyette is working at the ACLU of Michigan, where, thanks to a generous grant from the Ford Foundation, he’s working again as a journalist, this time […]

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Detroit Packard plant the 'epitome' of city's illegal scrap metal epidemic

Detroit Packard plant the 'epitome' of city's illegal scrap metal epidemic … Virgil Smith, a Detroit native, has seen the impact first hand. He's pushing new legislation that would focus on strengthen already stringent requirements for scrap buyers, and focus on what Smith believes is at the core of the issue, a lack of law […]

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