DETROIT (AP) - A caravan of Canadians bringing jugs with 1,000 liters of water arrived in Detroit yesterday in a symbolic protest against the bankrupt city shutting off water to residents who haven't paid their bills. Eleven vehicles passed through the Detroit Windsor Tunnel under the Detroit River. The Canadians rallied outside City Hall before heading for St. Peter's Episcopal Church to deliver the water.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan's election board has nixed a voter-initiated proposal to raise the minimum wage, ruling that organizers did not collect enough valid voter signatures to quality. The vote against certifying the minimum wage drive means lawmakers' approval in May of smaller increases in the hourly wage likely will remain. Advocates of a bigger raise did not rule out an appeal.
BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) - A man has been arraigned on first-degree murder charges in the fatal stabbing of a Battle Creek gas station employee. Shawn Pike is jailed without bond until an August hearing. Police answered a call about a robbery and shooting early Wednesday and found the body of Nicole Gates at a Citgo gas station.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - A former host at Christian radio station WCSG in Grand Rapids plans to plead guilty in a child pornography case. Prosecutors say John Balyo is due in Grand Rapids federal court Tuesday, just weeks after his arrest on state charges at a Christian music festival in Gaylord. His signed plea deal was filed in court yesterday.
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