MONROE, Mich. (AP) - A second candlelight vigil is planned for a 23-year-old Eastern Michigan University student whose bathtub drowning last December was ruled a homicide and whose death remains unsolved. Family of Julia Niswender plans the gathering this evening in Monroe. A food drive at the vigil also is planned. Niswender was a Monroe native and an undergraduate. Her body was found Dec. 11, 2012, at an apartment across the street from this school's Ypsilanti campus.
WEST BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - A township board in suburban Detroit plans to ask Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder to remove the community's elected treasurer from office. The 5-2 vote last night follows a months-long outside investigation requested by Oakland County's West Bloomfield Township of its Treasurer Teri Weingarden. A report on the investigation says there were numerous instances in the last year in which she failed to properly do her job.
DETROIT (AP) - General Motors Co. says its downtown Detroit headquarters complex now recycles, reuses or converts all its daily waste to energy. The automaker says efforts at the Renaissance Center keep 5 million pounds of trash annually from landfills. GM says work to make the Renaissance Center landfill-free took more than two years. The company says the Renaissance Center now recycles 49 percent of its total waste. The remaining waste is converted to energy a nearby facility.
DETROIT (AP) - A pretrial hearing is set for a suburban Detroit man accused of murder in the death of his 56-year-old wife. Robert Bashara is to appear today in Wayne County Circuit Court. He's charged with first-degree murder. Jane Bashara was beaten and strangled at the couple's Grosse Pointe Park home in January 2012. Her body was found in her Mercedes-Benz, which was abandoned in Detroit.
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