More than $200 million in costs avoided as Great Lakes Water Authority disinfects Rouge River

October isn't quite beach weather, but make no mistake that when the time comes to enjoy the rivers and lakes outlining the state, that water will be clean enough to jump into. Every year, 60 days of heavy rainfall washes into water bodies without being disinfected. However, the Great Lakes Water Authority took advantage of equipment and put it to use during those heavy rainfall periods, and have since disinfected every drop of water that's entered the Rouge River - saving the region hundreds of millions of dollars.

Rouge River sees massive water quality improvements

October isn't quite beach weather, but make no mistake that when the time comes to enjoy the rivers and lakes outlining the state, that water will be clean enough to jump into. Every year, 60 days of heavy rainfall washes into water bodies without being disinfected. However, the Great Lakes Water Authority took advantage of equipment and put it to use during those heavy rainfall periods, and have since disinfected every drop of water that's entered the Rouge River - saving the region hundreds of millions of dollars.

Raped at 10, survivor is grown and relieved to see child rapist arrested

It was June 27th, 2007. Sharday was enjoying her fun summer Detroit day at the pool. She went to bed and fell asleep until her window fan crashed to the floor. Sharday was still half asleep and in a daze and thought the man in her room was her cousin. But then he grabbed her, took her to an alley, and brutally raped her.

UAW-GM strike enters week five

Over the weekend, the UAW said workers on strike at GM and Aramark will now get $25 more in strike pay. They're up to $275 bucks a week, and they can get a side job without losing their UAW pay as long as they also show up on the picket line.

Child rape survivor relieved to see accused rapist arrested

It was June 27th, 2007. Sharday was enjoying her fun summer Detroit day at the pool. She went to bed and fell asleep until her window fan crashed to the floor. Sharday was still half asleep and in a daze and thought the man in her room was her cousin. But then he grabbed her, took her to an alley, and brutally raped her.

Friends of Last Call Bar shooting victim gather for vigil

On Friday, an argument broke out inside the Eastpointe bar and pushed the crowd into the parking lot. Witnesses say a customer kicked out of the bar earlier in the night allegedly started firing, hitting 6 people -- critically wounding Jared Glenn.