DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit bankruptcy trial will start September 2nd after the judge decided to move some testimony to later in the case. Federal Judge Steven Rhodes must decide whether Detroit's plan to get out of bankruptcy is fair and feasible. Rhodes had planned to first hear testimony on August 29th from some creditors who don't have lawyers but changed the schedule yesterday.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan U.S. Senators Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow say the U.S. Department of Transportation is giving Michigan $750,000 in disaster aid to help pay for repairs and reconstruction of roads damaged in the severe flooding that hit last week. Stabenow said yesterday that the funds are "an important first step in helping southeast Michigan rebuild".
LENOX TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - The National Weather Service says a small tornado briefly touched down in southeastern Michigan, causing some property damage but no injuries. Meteorologist Bryan Tilley tells The Detroit News that the funnel cloud with winds reaching 75 miles per hour touched down about 3 p.m. yesterday in Macomb County's Lenox Township. The area is about 30 miles north-northeast of Detroit.
PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) - The St. Clair County sheriff's department says its dive team has recovered the body of a 19-year-old man who disappeared in the St. Clair River during the annual Float Down event on the U.S.-Canada border waterway. Sheriff Tim Donnellon says that divers located Brady Morton's body about 2:30 p.m. yesterday.
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