Author Archives: Corey Williams

  • 2 Men Sentenced in Detroit Attack on Motorist

    DETROIT (AP) — A judge on Monday sentenced one man to prison and a second to probation for their involvement in a brutal mob attack on a motorist who accidentally struck a boy with his pickup truck in Detroit. Wonzey Saffold, 30, was sentenced Monday in Wayne County Circuit Court to six years ...

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  • 3 Charged in Detroit Mob Beating of Motorist

    DETROIT (AP) — A teenager and two men were charged Tuesday in the brutal beating of a suburban Detroit man after he accidentally hit a child who stepped off the curb into the path of his truck. Police, meanwhile, credited a nurse with saving the life of driver Steve Utash by stepping ...

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  • Homeowner Charged in Deadly Mich. Porch Shooting

    DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) — A suburban Detroit homeowner was charged Friday with second-degree murder in the death of a 19-year-old woman who was shot in the face while on his front porch nearly two weeks ago. Theodore P. Wafer, 54, of Dearborn Heights, also faces a manslaughter charge ...

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  • Dave Bing Won’t Seek Re-election as Detroit Mayor

    DETROIT (AP) — A visibly frustrated Detroit Mayor Dave Bing announced Tuesday that he won't seek a second term and ripped Michigan officials for not giving him enough time to solve the financially strapped city's problems on his own. His announcement came just seven weeks after ...

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  • Detroit Emergency Manager Warns Against Bankruptcy

    DETROIT (AP) — The turnaround expert who represented Chrysler during its successful restructuring is taking on one of the toughest fiscal tasks anywhere in the country: Fixing Detroit. Kevyn Orr, hired Thursday as Detroit's emergency manager, brings expertise from his work at one of ...

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  • Mich. Governor Declares Detroit Financial Emergency

    DETROIT (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder said Friday he has declared a financial emergency in Detroit, a determination that could lead to the appointment of an emergency manager over the city's finances. Snyder told The Associated Press that his decision on whether to appoint an emergency ...

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