LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The Michigan Health Endowment Fund is contributing $2 million to help Detroit water customers pay overdue bills and assist low-income city residents with the cleanup of debris left over from recent flooding. The Lansing-based nonprofit organization says today that $1.7 million is to help people manage their water bills.
CHELSEA, Mich. (AP) - Authorities say two children are recovering from injuries after falling at least 15 feet from a Ferris wheel at a community fair in southeastern Michigan. The ride reopened today at the Chelsea Community Fair, 15 miles west of Ann Arbor, after it passed an inspection by state regulators. Witnesses told The Ann Arbor News that the children fell 15 to 20 feet out of a Ferris wheel cab last night.
DETROIT (AP) - A Detroit man located through an electronic tether he wasn't required to wear has been charged with first-degree murder in the robbery and slaying of another man. The Wayne County prosecutor's office says today that 21-year-old Doyle Mims is expected to be arraigned Saturday.
GOBLES, Mich. (AP) - A librarian in southwestern Michigan who refused a transfer after being accused of being rude to patrons is dropping her discrimination lawsuit. Shirley Whitt says she expects to get a "miniscule" amount of money to end her federal lawsuit against the Van Buren District Library in Van Buren County. The 67-year-old Whitt retired in 2011 instead of accepting a transfer.
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