Detroit Mayor Has Turbulent Day, Faces Another

**FILE** Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, takes the witness stand in the courtroom of Judge Michael J. Callahan in Wayne County's 3rd Circuit Court in this Aug. 29, 2007 file photo. Kilpatrick exchanged romantic and sexually oriented text messages with a top aide, contradicting their denials in court that they had romantic ties, the Detroit Free Press reports, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2008. Kilpatrick issued a statement Wednesday night saying the messages "reflect a very difficult period in my personal life." (AP Photo/Gary Malerba, File)
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Detroit (AP) Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick will be back in court this morning. This time it's for a preliminary hearing to determine if he'll stand trial on assault charges.

Kilpatrick is involved in two different criminal cases. Yesterday they clashed when the judge in a perjury case told him he could take a tracking device off his ankle, only to be told hours later by another to put it back on.

The judge in the assault case is the one who gave that order, and he's also barring Kilpatrick from leaving the Detroit Metro area. That decision dashes the Mayor's hope of attending the Democratic National Convention later this month.

Kilpatrick is accused of assaulting two investigators who were at his sister's house trying to serve a subpoena last month in the perjury case.