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Local Updates from ABC News Radio for Detroit.

Friday
Oct312014

Girl, 16, Injured in Hit-and-Run Outside Detroit School

(DETROIT) -- A 16-year-old girl was injured in a hit-and-run collision on Detroit's east side Friday morning.

The incident happened in the area of Conant and Charles Streets, outside Frontier International Academy. Police said in published reports that the girl was struck by a white or tan van that left the scene after the collision.

The girl was taken to an area hospital in unknown condition.

The search continues for the driver and vehicle involved.


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Friday
Oct312014

Univ. of Michigan Athletic Director Resigns

(ANN ARBOR, Mich.) -- University of Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon has resigned, university president Mark Schlissel announced Friday.

Brandon has been at the center of controversy this year, including over the football program's mishandling of quarterback Shane Morris' head injury and issues with students' ticket prices.

Jim Hackett, who played under Bo Schembechler and has a long career as a corporate executive, will take over as athletic director on an interim basis.


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Friday
Oct312014

Police Search for Woman Who Went Missing from Halloween Party

(MONROE, Mich.) -- Authorities in southeast Michigan are searching for a young woman who vanished after an early Halloween party last weekend.

Chelsea Ellen Bruck was last seen leaving the party between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m. Sunday while dressed as the Batman character Poison Ivy.

The 22-year-old was spotted in a parking lot with a man who has a thin black moustache and was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, police said.

Police in Monroe County  have issued a missing persons poster showing Bruck wearing her costume, which consisted of a top made of ivy leaves and a black wig that appeared red at the ends.

Police have also released a sketch of a man that they say was last seen with Bruck near where cars were parked outside of the party. The man was believed to have dark hair, a thin mustache and wearing a black hooded sweatshirt.


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Thursday
Oct302014

Bernard Kilpatrick Released from Prison

(DETROIT) -- Kwame Kilpatrick's father, Bernard Kilpatrick, has been released from prison, and is now at a halfway house.

The senior Kilpatrick was released from prison Wednesday, ABC affiliate WXYZ-TV reported, and has been transferred to the Residential Reentry Center in Dallas, Texas.

Bernard Kilpatrick was sentenced to 15 months in prison on a tax charge. He began serving his sentence in January, WXYZ-TV reported.


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Thursday
Oct302014

Police: Boy, 6, Shoots Self While Playing with Gun

(DETROIT) -- A 6-year-old boy had to be hospitalized Wednesday night after allegedly shooting himself on Detroit's east side.

The incident happened around 9:30 p.m. at a home, located on Algonac Street. Police said in published reports that the child found the loaded gun, and was playing with it when he shot himself in the wrist.

The boy's father was arrested, ABC affiliate WXYZ-TV reported.


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