DETROIT (AP) - A federal judge in Detroit has ruled that the recount of Michigan's presidential results can begin at noon on Monday, a decision that gives the state more time to complete the count ahead of the Dec. 13 deadline. Judge Mark Goldsmith issued his ruling late Sunday night that rejected an effort by state officials to wait two business days to get started hand-counting about 4.8 million ballots.
DETROIT (AP) - Youth leaders in Detroit will join local officials in urging people to refrain from firing guns while celebrating the New Year. The Neighborhood Service Organization's Youth Initiative Project is scheduled to launch the annual "Hugs, Not Bullets" campaign Tuesday at Detroit's Public Safety Headquarters. Police Chief James Craig will help kick off the campaign which also focuses on student-led activities that involve workshops on gun violence, bullying and gang activity.
DETROIT (AP) - The Michigan Civil Rights Commission will discuss an early version of its report about the lead-contaminated water crisis in Flint at its next meeting. The commission, which meets Monday morning at the University of Michigan Detroit center, is expected to check on progress and provide feedback. The report is scheduled to be released next month.
DETROIT (AP) - The only Detroit school principal to turn down a plea deal is going to trial Monday on corruption charges. Josette Buendia was one of 12 principals charged with accepting money and other gifts from contractor Norman Shy in exchange for business. The government says bogus invoices were submitted for paper and other supplies. Buendia is accused of accepting more than $40,000 over 14 years.
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