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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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Prosecutor accuses judge of issuing illegal sentences

In a 238-page document, Cooper accuses Novi District Judge Brian MacKenzie of issuing “secret, illegal sentences … Full News here – Click On Detroit News

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Company promotes stun gun phone case here — though it’s illegal to own

It’s an innocent-looking iPhone case. It comes in festive colors like pink and yellow. And if someone tries to mess with you while you’re talking to mom or playing Angry Birds, it’ll flame the fool with 650,000 volts. Full News here – Detroit News columnists RSS from The Detroit News

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Disastrous Kilpatrick debt deal might have been illegal, but city may settle anyway

Detroit is preparing to pay off part of a disastrous pension borrowing deal – even though the city acknowledges the debt may have been illegal and it might not be obligated to pay up. Full News here – freep

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Suh fined $100,000 for illegal block

Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh has been fined $ 100,000 for his illegal block on Vikings center John Sullivan in last Sunday’s game. Full News here – Sports | WXYZ

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Illegal dumping in park angers residents

Residents hope to put a stop to the growing piles of trash ruining a beloved park. Full News here – Detroit | WXYZ

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