DETROIT (AP) - An expert hired to advise Detroit's bankruptcy judge says the city's plan to get out of Chapter 9 is feasible but there still are many challenges. Marti Kopacz says the city's computer system "is so broken" that it threatens to thwart Detroit from meeting its commitments. She says it reflects a lack of money and long-term leadership in information technology. Kopacz says the bankruptcy has focused on reducing Detroit's billions in long-term debt. But she says there's no firm financial source for more than $1 billion in future improvements touted by emergency manager Kevyn Orr.
GEORGETOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Authorities in western Michigan say it may take days to determine the identity of a man whose body kayakers found in the Grand River, southwest of Grand Rapids. The Ottawa County sheriff's department says the body was found around 5 p.m. Sunday in Jenison, an unincorporated community in Georgetown Township.
MUNISING, Mich. (AP) - State police are asking for public help in their investigation of the shooting death of a 47-year-old man following a police chase in the Upper Peninsula. Investigators want to talk with anyone who came into contact with Timothy Mitchell on July 14, the day he died. Mitchell was shot after a 10-minute chase and says a Munising police officer has been placed on paid administrative leave while an investigation takes place.
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) - Federal agents have arrested a man the Irish government calls a suspect in the abduction, torture and killing of two Irish United Nations peacekeepers in Lebanon 34 years ago. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Tuesday arrested Mahmoud Bazzi at his home in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn. He's jailed pending a July 31 hearing. Bazzi denies killing Derek Smallhorne and Thomas Barrett.
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