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EM neglect ruining Bates Academy, parents testify

Flooded hallways, falling ceiling tiles, growing mold, busted pipes, a leaky roof and 20 days of no classes — the parents at Bates Academy are angry their children’s education has been put on hold because of neglect and mismanagement under Detroit Public Schools Emergency Manager Jack Martin. “What do we do?” asked one of the approximately 20 Bates parents who appeared before members of Detroit’s elected sc ...

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Jayru Campbell charged

Faces felony, misdemeanor assault charges DETROIT — Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy announced Feb. 11 two charges against high school football player Jayru Campbell. Campbell, a 17-year-old student at Cass Technical High School faces one felony charge of assault to do great bodily harm and one misdemeanor of aggravated assault for allegedly body slamming a security guard on school premises. “Any defendan ...

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Bringing broadband to Detroit

By D. Alexander Bullock In Dr. Martin Luther King's I Have a Dream speech he told the world "100 years later, the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity.” It has been more than five decades since that dramatic speech and we still see evidence that for many minorities, there is an island of poverty among an ocean of prosperity and wealth. Detroit is a ci ...

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Wafer receives $250K bond

DEARBORN HEIGHTS — Theodore Wafer was arraigned this afternoon, Nov. 15,  in 20th District Court in Dearborn Heights. He received a $250,000 cash/surety or 10 percent bond.  His preliminary examination will be held Dec. 18.  Wafer’s attorney, Mack Carpenter, asked for bail to be set at $150,000. He told the court, the likelihood of him being a danger to society is very, very small." Wafer, 54, was charged w ...

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