Friday, August 1 2014 11:33 AM EDT2014-08-01 15:33:21 GMT
A three-day cease-fire in the Gaza Strip has gone into effect following heavy Israel-Hamas fighting.Full Story >
A Gaza cease-fire quickly unraveled on Friday as violence erupted in and around a southern town in the war-ravaged strip, with at least 40 Palestinians killed in Israeli shelling while the military said two soldiers were...Full Story >
Friday, August 1 2014 11:25 AM EDT2014-08-01 15:25:04 GMT
U.S. employers extended this year's hiring surge into July by adding a solid 209,000 jobs. It was the sixth straight month of job growth above 200,000.Full Story >
U.S. employers extended their solid hiring into July by adding 209,000 jobs. It was the sixth straight month of job growth above 200,000, evidence that businesses are gradually shedding the caution that had marked the...Full Story >
Friday, August 1 2014 11:24 AM EDT2014-08-01 15:24:26 GMT
Ukrainian authorities said Friday that at least 10 government troops were killed in an ambush by pro-Russian separatists in an area near the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, but international inspectors...Full Story >
With the sound of artillery blasts at a distance, 70 international investigators arrived Friday at the eastern Ukraine site where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashed and started recovering the remains of as many as 80...Full Story >
SAGINAW, MI (WNEM) -
The torrential downpours that hit Mid-Michigan last month caused the sewers to back up in the homes of many people in the area. But one local city says they are not going to help clean up, because it's not the city's fault.
Flooded basements and personal belongings of many Saginaw residents are now ruined and those residents have learned that they won't be getting any help from the city.
Tanja Smothers says her basement filled up with human waste after a storm in June. Tanja and many of her neighbors say they had to pay thousands of dollars out of their own pocket to clean up the foul smelling mess.
'I think it cost me about $5,000 dollars." said Smothers.
Next door to Tanja, Clark Singleton estimates his losses are even greater. He is demanding the city pay up, even though they've already sent out letters saying they won't.
"I pay my taxes and they should provide me services. This is their fault." said Singleton.
There are many more residents who say they need help. Several other neighbors approached TV5 to show the damages inside their homes.
WNEM wanted to get some answers. So we took our tough questions to the city clerk. Jane Santos responded to TV5, off camera. She says heavy rains caused the sewers to back up and because the sewer lines were functioning properly and there was no negligence on behalf of the city, the city is not responsible for the damages.
The response is not sitting well with the disgruntled residents.
Saginaw has denied property damage claims filed by more than 125 city residents who say the city's waste water system backed up into their properties in June. WNEM will keep you posted.
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Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:12 PM EDT2014-07-31 01:12:13 GMT
The tattoo has not previously been seen widely by the public because cameras are not allowed inside Indiana courtrooms. The Indiana Office of the Courts released the photo on July 30 as part of evidence logged in by police and presented to the court by the Floyd County Prosecutor's Office.Full Story >
The tattoo has not previously been seen widely by the public because cameras are not allowed inside Indiana courtrooms. The Indiana Office of the Courts released the photo on July 30 as part of evidence logged in by police and presented to the court by the Floyd County Prosecutor's Office.
Thursday, July 31 2014 9:48 PM EDT2014-08-01 01:48:50 GMT
Green Township Police are looking for a suspect after a man robbed Kroger while wielding a butcher knife. Police say the man entered the store on North Bend Road with the knife around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.Full Story >
Green Township Police are looking for a suspect after a man robbed Kroger while wielding a butcher knife.Full Story >