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Ambulance thief busted quickly because of Detroit’s new technology

Ambulance thief busted quickly because of Detroit’s new technology

The suspect didn't get far because dispatchers knew exactly where he was going. …

State-controlled DPS neglects schools as they flood, get hammered by thieves

State-controlled DPS neglects schools as they flood, get hammered by thieves

Detroit Public Schools has an ugly history of failing to safeguard its abandoned properties, but the problem is worsening at an alarming rate. …

Consultant that raked in $17.2M in bankruptcy congratulates Detroit in NYT ad

Consultant that raked in $17.2M in bankruptcy congratulates Detroit in NYT ad

Van Conway is known for hosting lavish holiday parties with scantily clad women.…

Sweeping survey of Highland Park reveals sobering reality of abandonment

Sweeping survey of Highland Park reveals sobering reality of abandonment

An interactive map by Loveland Technologies shows every parcel with findings from the survey. …

Up to 100,000 Detroiters could lose homes to tax foreclosure in 2015

Up to 100,000 Detroiters could lose homes to tax foreclosure in 2015

A crippling wave of tax foreclosures is about to bore down on Detroit.…

City pays millions to private contractor with chronic problems, probes death threats

City pays millions to private contractor with chronic problems, probes death threats

The Detroit construction firm was accused of causing a preventable death while working for the city, and then…

Detroit officers seize goats, chickens from sobbing homeowner over ‘farm’ ordinance

Detroit officers seize goats, chickens from sobbing homeowner over ‘farm’ ordinance

When David and Sky Brown bought a house for $2,000 on Detroit's west side, they never expected to…

Chunks of Wurlitzer crash down on People Mover tracks in downtown Detroit

Chunks of Wurlitzer crash down on People Mover tracks in downtown Detroit

Workers on a crane were gently removing bricks from the building on Broadway when some of the facade…

Mural crackdown could have spelled trouble for these 30 murals

Mural crackdown could have spelled trouble for these 30 murals

Murals are important in Detroit. They adorn decaying building, memorialize loved ones and spread messages of hope. …

No more excuses: Negligent owners begin removing hazards from Wurlitzer

No more excuses: Negligent owners begin removing hazards from Wurlitzer

After thumbing their noses at a judge's orders for more than three years, the negligent owners of the…

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