Detroit News

Worker Killed in Incident at Fiat Chrysler Detroit Factory

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV said an employee at its Jefferson North Assembly factory in Detroit was killed Tuesday morning while working at the facility’s wastewater treatment plant. “The company is currently working with local officials to investigate the incident,” Jodi …

Detroit Mayor Says Plan Would Lower Car Insurance Cost

The mayor of Detroit says he’ll ask state lawmakers to approve a car insurance program that would lower rates for city residents. Mayor Mike Duggan says the plan could cut costs by $1,000 a year. He has said the high …

Steel, Not Plywood, Protecting Vacant Homes in Detroit Enclave

Detroit enclave of Highland Park is using steel instead of plywood to cover doors and windows of vacant homes as part of an effort to better prevent drug activity, arson, squatting and other crimes. Fire Chief Derek Hillman told The …

Detroit Mulling City-Sponsored Auto Insurance

The City Council has approved a contract for a firm to study whether it’s feasible for Detroit, Mich., to create its own city-sponsored auto insurance company. Mayor Mike Duggan’s office says the $75,000 contract for Pinnacle Actuarial Resources was passed …

Nearby Homes Catch Fire After Vacant House Explodes in Detroit

About a half-dozen homes in southwestern Detroit have been damaged or destroyed by fires that started after an explosion in a vacant house. Mayor Mike Duggan’s spokesman John Roach says investigators believe the explosion on Oakdale Street in the afternoon …

Detroit Bankruptcy Exit Plan Cleared by Judge

A judge cleared Detroit to emerge from bankruptcy on Nov. 7, approving a hard-fought turnaround plan with a fervent plea to the people of this one-time industrial powerhouse to “move past your anger” and help fix the Motor City. “What …

Bankrupt Detroit, Bond Insurer Reach Agreement

Detroit and Syncora Guarantee Inc. reached an agreement in their dispute over claims in the city’s $7 billion debt-reduction program that the two sides said may “profoundly alter” the city’s bankruptcy-exit plan. Detroit and Syncora today requested the postponement of …

Parker Joins Berkley Fire and Marine Underwriters in Detroit

Chicago, Ill.-based Berkley Fire and Marine Underwriters hired Jaymee Parker as a territory underwriting manager. She is based in Detroit, Mich. Parker will be responsible for agency relationships and underwriting growth for Michigan. Parker most recently served as a territorial …

Post-Floods, Detroit Residents Shop for Appliances, Supplies

Detroit-area residents are shopping for appliances and home-repair supplies in droves after recent flooding damaged houses and the property inside. The Detroit News reports thousands of shoppers visited big-box appliance stores and local retailers over the weekend to purchase everything …

40% of Properties Flooded in Detroit Suburb; Governor Declares Disaster

Officials in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn say about 40 percent of homes and commercial properties in the city were flooded or had sewer backups in their basements when heavy rain hit the area on Aug. 11. The National Weather Service …