PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) - A utility says nearly all of the roughly 223,000 homes and businesses that lost power when severe thunderstorms hit Michigan's Lower Peninsula should have electrical service back soon. DTE Energy says 171,000 of its 186,000 affected customers were back online this morning, and CMS Energy says it restored power to 37,000 of its customers that lost power. The National Weather Service says storm winds reached 70 mph, knocking down trees and ripping roofs off buildings.
DETROIT (AP) - Detroit police say an 8-year-old boy has died after being shot at a home on the city's east side. Police say a bullet fired from outside went through a wall this morning and struck the child. Sergeant Michael Woody says investigators have a "good idea" of who they're looking for and are working to track that person down.
DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) - Suburban Detroit leaders are considering seeking state or county monitoring of next month's election after claims that officials prevented Arab-Americans from obtaining absentee ballots. The Dearborn Heights City Council took up the issue yesterday. Mayor Daniel Paletko says he plans to request that Wayne County or state officials monitor the August 5th election.
NEGAUNEE, Mich. (AP) - A judge says the city of Negaunee and its mayor violated the Open Meetings Act by removing a resident from the podium during a public comment session in January. The Marquette County judge made the ruling Monday. At the meeting, resident Kim Klein addressed the council in support of the city's suspended treasurer. Klein attempted to read personnel evaluations, but was interrupted multiple times by Mayor Keith LaCosse's gavel.
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