Residents Say Scrappers Woke Them Up After Apartments Catch Fire In DetroitSome Detroiters got a rude awakening Wednesday morning -- apparently by the very people who sparked a fire at their home.
Scrappers Leave Old Detroit Police Precinct A Complete EyesoreNo place is safe from scrap metal thieves in Detroit -- not even police precincts.
Michigan House OKs Metal Theft Bill After DealDetroit Mayor Mike Duggan said the vote was "great news" for his city and other communities struggling with illegal scrappers.
Metal Theft Bill Hung Up Despite Leaders' PushThe legislation would tighten rules in what can be a lucrative scrap metal market, giving police and prosecutors more tools to bolster cases against thieves.
Detroit's New Mayor Says Stopping Illegal Scrappers Is 'Life And Death'Most recently, scrappers sidelined a major and long-awaited project in Detroit when they stole copper wiring for new LED freeway lights installed through a $3.2 million program.
Detroit's Water Drains Away From Ravaged PipesSometimes, the water can run for years at vacant buildings targeted by metal scavengers, who rip out the pipes.
'Detropia' Documentary Wins Award At Sundance FestivalThe movie, made in part, by several people native to the metro area, shows the bleaker side of life in the city.