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Drivers In Metro Detroit Spend 63 Hours Per Year Stuck In Traffic

DETROIT (WWJ) - A new study shows that traffic congestion in metro Detroit is on the rise.

The annual Traffic Index from GPS company Tom Tom shows that traffic congestion is five percent worse in the Detroit-area than last year — with the typical driver spending 63 hours per year stuck in traffic while going to and from work. 139 more words


Blast Of Cold Weather Brings Spring Snow, Rain To Metro Detroit

DETROIT (WWJ/AP) - A blast of cold weather is bringing a mix of spring snow and rain to Michigan.

Metro Detroiters woke up Tuesday to a coating of snow on grass and slushy roads after the weather system moved in overnight. 323 more words


'Road Gators' In Michigan: Report Finds Big Rigs Go Faster Than Tires Can Handle

(AP) – Many tractor-trailers on the nation’s roads are driven faster than the 75 mph their tires are designed to handle, a practice that has been linked to wrecks and blowouts but has largely escaped the attention of highway officials. 1,210 more words


Authorities Ask For Help Finding Missing Detroit Teen

DETROIT (WWJ) — Detroit officials are asking for the public’s assistance in the search for a missing teenager.

Alexis Powell, 13, was last seen at her home on the 17900 block of Binder in Detroit on March 29. 64 more words


Federal Agency To End Management Of Detroit's Public Housing

DETROIT (AP) — The federal government says it’s ending 10 years of management of Detroit’s public housing system and restoring it to local control.

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Coalition Calls For State Ending Control Of Detroit Schools, Taking On District's Debt

DETROIT (WWJ/AP) — A group of academic, business, government and community leaders on Monday called on the state of Michigan to return control of the struggling Detroit Public Schools to its locally elected governing board, assume the district’s spiraling debt and increase accountability of charter schools. 878 more words


Commission Approves 2.5 Percent Pay Hike For Detroit City Council Members

DETROIT (WWJ/AP) — Months after Detroit emerged from federal bankruptcy protection, a commission has voted to recommend a 2.5 percent pay increase to City Council members and the city clerk next year. 215 more words