DETROIT (AP) — Detroit could have been on the hook for millions of dollars in a lawsuit alleging police abuse. Lawyers, however, are closing the case after eight years, acknowledging that the claims of possibly 200,000 people are practically worthless. The reason? Detroit’s 2013 bankruptcy. The 2010 lawsuit, which described poor conditions in holding cells […]

Just four months after emerging from bankruptcy, Detroit is going to court to collect a combined $834,000 in unpaid electricity bills from a variety of…

Just four months after emerging from bankruptcy, Detroit is going to court to collect a combined $834,000 in unpaid electricity bills from a variety of…

DETROIT (AP) — The largest public bankruptcy in U.S. history is reaching a climax, with a judge set to decide whether to approve Detroit’s plan to emerge from Chapter 9 with buckets of debt emptied and $1.7 billion pledged to improve the quality of life in the struggling city. Judge Steven Rhodes promised to announce […]

DETROIT (AP) — The city of Detroit urged a judge on Monday to approve its plan to get out of bankruptcy, calling it a sweeping effort to “solve some really bad problems” by wiping out billions in debt and spending $1.7 billion on better services in a long-term prescription for the Motor City. Judge Steven […]

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit may have to rely on the generosity of strangers to keep its impressive art collection that was amassed with taxpayer dollars in better times. The bankrupt city is expected to learn this week the value of roughly 2,800 of its pieces at the Detroit Institute of Arts when New York auction […]

DETROIT (AP) — Public lighting, clearing blighted structures and other once-faltering services already have improved despite Detroit’s dive into bankruptcy, emergency manager Kevyn Orr told The Associated Press. Orr said during Thursday’s interview that 26,000 lights have been added or fixed, police are responding more quickly to 911 calls and efforts to tear down vacant […]

Last Tuesday, a federal judge declared that Detroit met the specific legal criteria to receive protection from its creditors, making it the largest city in U.S. history to enter Chapter 9 bankruptcy. What does this mean for Detroit and its citizens? Well, literally it means the city of Detroit cannot meet its financial obligations to […]

DETROIT (AP) — A former Detroit university professor is pledging $5 million, hoping it will spark a wildfire of private financial support to protect valuable art from being sold to pay creditors in the city’s bankruptcy. A. Paul Schaap said he wants to help the Detroit Institute of Arts as well as retirees whose pensions […]

12/04/13- Roland Martin talks with Detroit Free Press writer Rochelle Riley about how Detroit’s bankruptcy impacts the citizens and whether or not the city will ever get back on its feet again.

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit is eligible to shed billions in debt in the largest public bankruptcy in U.S. history, a judge said Tuesday in a long-awaited decision that now shifts the case toward how the city will accomplish that task. Judge Steven Rhodes turned down objections from unions, pension funds and retirees, which, like other […]

DETROIT (AP) — Sam Walker jumps to attention when he hears noises at his Detroit home. But now he has an ally to help him see what’s happening outside: a bright streetlight that replaced one that was dim and barely effective. A new light would draw a yawn in most cities, but it represents real […]