A judge has ruled Detroit can come up with a plan to get rid of $18 billion in debt in the largest public bankruptcy in U.S. history, a case that ultimately could crack a shield protecting public pensions and also put the city's extraordinary art collection up for grabs.
Judge Steven Rhodes declared Tuesday the Motor City is eligible to stay in court, more than four months after filing for Chapter 9 protection. It's the most critical decision so far because it gives local officials a green light to scrub the balance sheet and slowly improve the quality of life in a city that has lost more than 1 million residents since 1950.
Shep and Foolish give their weekend football predictions for the Lions vs Bucs game Sunday in Detroit. This is a game the Lions should win. The Bucs are 2-8. What can we expect from the Lions? Watch Shep's Take below.
Tampa's prediction from Tom Krasniqi at WDAE. Listen to Tampa's podcast below.
[PODCAST] Top 5 Keys To A Bucs Victory Against The Lions
Who do you agree with? Tampa makes several good points. Post your game prediction in the comments section!
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A New Jersey man is being sued after his giant lottery payday has turned into a target for lawyers.
Pedro Quezada won $338 million in a Powerball Jackpot last spring (about $150 million lump sum after taxes). He's now being sued by his ex-girlfriend, and mother of their child, Ines Sanchez.
The couple lived together for 10 years, though they never married. Lawyers point out that New Jersey is not a common law state. That means that just because the couple lived together for a decade, the state does not see them as married.
Ten states would recognize the couple's years of living together as a type of marriage, and Sanchez would be entitled to part of the winnings.
While her family prepared to bury 19-year-old Renisha McBride, questions swirl over her shooting death on the porch of a Dearborn Heights home in the middle of the night.
Wayne County prosecutors have asked police to investigate further, but her family said they believe she died as a result of racial profiling and have called for justice. Police said the investigation continues, but there is no indication that race had anything to do with the shooting.
Two versions of what happened in the early morning hours of Saturday have unfolded.
One is from the homeowner, who told investigators he accidentally discharged his .12-gauge shotgun when he believed the woman was breaking into his house in the middle of the night.
The other is from relatives of the African-American woman from Detroit, who said they believe she was racially profiled after she went up to the house in the 16800 block of Outer Drive seeking help after she was involved in an auto accident.
Dearborn Heights police are continuing their investigation, but said there is no indication that race had anything to do with the shooting. No charges have been filed against the homeowner.
More details emerged Thursday as police said McBride was hit in the face by a shotgun blast, not in the back of the head, contrary to what the family had said.
About 50 people attended a rally outside the Dearborn Heights Police Department on Thursday night calling for the homeowner to be arrested and charged. The Detroit Branch NAACP issued a statement calling for the shooting to be “investigated at every level.”
McBride’s funeral is today. Her family asked to be left alone until after she is buried.
In a statement released Thursday evening, activist Ron Scott, of the Detroit Coalition Against Police Brutality, said the family was calling for “peace and justice as we challenge the system to arrest and try the alleged assailant for this horrific act.”
Mike Duggan was elected to be the next mayor of Detroit... How do you feel about it?
A former medical center chief defeated a county sheriff to become the next mayor of financially troubled Detroit, though the job holds little power while the city is being run by a state-appointed emergency manager.
Unofficial returns showed Mike Duggan defeating Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon 55 percent to 45 percent. Napoleon conceded defeat late Tuesday in a race where he was outspent by Duggan by about 3-to-1 heading into Tuesday's election.
Both candidates had said during the campaign that the state-appointed emergency manager should leave the city and allow the new mayor to fix Detroit's finances when he takes office in January.
"I'm going to try to shorten Kevyn Orr's stay," Duggan told The Associated Press heading into the election.