DETROIT (AP) - The judge overseeing Detroit's bankruptcy is holding a hearing during a week of significant breakthroughs in the case. The city has the support of pension funds and a retirees' group to reduce payouts to thousands of former Detroit employees. The retirees still must vote. But the tentative deals are a major step toward eventually emerging from bankruptcy.
DETROIT (AP) - A Detroit boy is due back in juvenile court on assault and ethnic intimidation charges in the brutal beating of a suburban motorist. The teen was arraigned Saturday in the April 2nd beating of Steve Utash on Detroit's east side. Utash was punched and kicked by several people as he stopped to check on a 10-year-old boy who was struck when he stepped in front of Utash's pickup truck.
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan State University says that Indian information technology pioneer Azim Premji will speak at the school's undergraduate commencement next month. Premji is chairman of India-based Wipro. He took it from a $2 million hydrogenated cooking fat company into an IT and research and development organization with $8 billion in annual revenues.
WEBBERVILLE, Mich. (AP) - The gravestone of a Civil War veteran that had his name misspelled and wrong dates for his birth and death is now corrected. David Emmons died in 1888 at age 47, and was buried in Webberville Cemetery. His great-granddaughter was walking through the cemetery in 2011 and came upon his stone. She says the dates were mistaken and the last name misspelled.
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