DTE Electric customers will see hike in monthly bill
The Michigan Public Service Commission approved an approximately $273.3 million rate increase for DTE Electric Co. but denied the company’s request to assess a system access charge for customers who have installed renewable energy projects. The commission also approved an electric vehicle pilot program.
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4 fast facts
Some local residents are working together to help each other after severe flooding hit Metro Detroit. Learn more .
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention took time to explain why people shouldn't wash raw chicken. Read more .
An emergency declaration was made in St. Clair Shores as water levels rise. Learn more .
Prosecutors say a Detroit woman who fatally shot a woman who tried to run her over acted in self-defense. Read more .
Flood scam warning
As Metro Detroiters start to repair the damage from this week's severe floods, there are a few key ways to stay protected from scammers and fake contractors.
First, look out for fake flood insurance. Scammers are looking to make a quick buck off the flooding and will offer insurance by calling or going door-to-door.
Detroit police have strategically placed cameras throughout the city to catch illegal dumpers in the act.
Once police capture video of the dumpers, they head out to track them down, and the Local 4 Defenders went along for the arrests.
Metro Detroit floods
A state of emergency was declared in Wayne County on Thursday evening following widespread flooding that damaged thousands of homes. Residents are still dealing with floodwaters on their roads and in their basements.
Macomb County Jail
Charges were announced Thursday against two Macomb County Jail officers accused of using excessive force and performing a sex act on inmates in separate incidents, officials said.
Sgt. James Stanley, 39, is accused of assault and battery after he allegedly put an inmate into a restraint chair with enough force to give him a bloody nose last July.
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