Unable to pay bill, Michigan city turns off lights

photo Cassandra Cabil stands in shadows cast from her home as she looks out into her street illuminated by house lights in Highland Park, Mich. The 2.2 -square-mile city, unable to pay its $80,000 per month light bill, has worked out a deal with DTE Energy to have the electricity provider turn off and remove nearly a third of Highland Park's overhead street lights.


Associated Press

HIGHLAND PARK, Mich. - As the sun dips below the rooftops each evening, parts of this Detroit enclave turn to pitch black, the only illumination coming from a few streetlights at the end of the block or from glowing yellow yard globes.