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Man At-Large After Reportedly Stabbing Girlfriend in Roseville

(ROSEVILLE, Mich.) -- A man is at-large after allegedly stabbing his girlfriend in Roseville Tuesday afternoon.

The Detroit Free Press reports that the victim and her boyfriend "started to argue over his extreme jealousy" when he allegedly hit her and stabbed her.

The woman was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening wounds.

The man fled the scene and remains at-large.

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Thieves Drive Vehicle into Store, Steal Safe

(DETROIT) -- Thieves hit a Detroit store early Wednesday morning, pulling off a smash-and-grab robbery using a vehicle to do the dirty work.

Police said in published reports that thieves drove a pickup truck into the front ofa Family Dollar store on Gratiot Avenue near 7 Mile Road, and then made off with a safe from the store.

There were no immediate arrests.

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Detroit Police Seek Suspects in Business Burglaries

Detroit Police Department(DETROIT) -- Multiple suspects are being sought in connection with recent burglaries at several Detroit businesses.

Police believe the same four suspects broke into a women's clinic on East 8 Mile Road on Dec. 9 and a Tubby's subs restaurant on Harper Avenue on the same day.

Police have released surveillance photos of the four alleged to be involved in those incidents.

Police are also investigating break-ins at three other businesses, located along Gratiot Avenue between 7 Mile and 8 Mile Roads.

Anyone with information on the suspects or the crimes is asked to contact police at (313) 596-5940.

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Michigan Receives $75M in Federal Funding to Fight Blight in Cities

(LANSING, Mich.) -- Over $75 million in federal funding is on its way to Michigan to combat blight in cities throughout the state.

Gov. Rick Synder announced on Tuesday that 12 cities, including Detroit, will divide the money as part of U.S. Department of Treasury’s Hardest Hit Fund program.

Eligible cities were chosen by Michigan State Housing Development Authority based on an evaluation system that included residential housing vacancy rates.

“This is another important step in Michigan’s comeback, which has become a national example for what can be accomplished when federal, state and city partners work together with a shared vision to solve a problem,” Gov. Snyder said in a statement. “As a result of this collaboration, these cities will be better places to live, work, play and invest.”

The funding will eventually increase to $175 million, the amount of Hardest Hit blight program dollars committed to Michigan for reducing foreclosure, stabilizing the housing market and improving the economy.

The communities receiving money include:

  • Detroit, $50 million ($47.4 million in second-round funding combined with $2.6 million in reserves from the first round)
  • Lansing, $6 million
  • Jackson, $5.5 million
  • Highland Park, $5 million
  • Inkster, $2.25 million
  • Ecorse, $2.19 million
  • Muskegon Heights, $1.8 million
  • River Rouge, $1.3 million
  • Port Huron, $1 million
  • Hamtramck, $952,000
  • Ironwood, $675,000
  • Adrian, $375,000

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Three Semi Trucks Involved in I-75 Crash

(DETROIT) -- A vehicular crash involving multiple trucks caused a section of Interstate 75 in Lincoln Park to be shut down for part of the morning Tuesday.

Michigan State Police said in published reports that the crash happened on the southbound side of I-75 and involved three semi trucks.

There were no reports of injury, however, I-75 was shut down in both directions for some time before eventually being reopened.

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