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Tuesday 09/23/2014
Judge will make Detroit water decision Monday
Updated: September 23, 2014 - 6:04 pm

Demeeko Williams, left, of the Detroit Water Brigade talks into a megaphone during a rally outside federal courthouse in Detroit, Monday, Sept. 22, 2014. A hearing was held about a lawsuit that seeks to block the Detroit from shutting off water to customers for unpaid bills. Judge Steven Rhodes set aside Detroit’s bankruptcy trial to hear evidence in a controversy that has been boiling all summer. A coalition representing low-income residents is asking him to suspend water shutoffs and restore service to people who have lost it. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

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Judge will make Detroit water decision Monday
Updated: September 23, 2014 - 6:04 pm

DETROIT (AP) — A lawyer representing poor Detroit residents urged a judge Tuesday to suspend water shutoffs until next spring and order the city to come up with a new way to keep a critical service in place for people who simply can't afford it.

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