|Prosecutor: No Charges In Fatal 53-Vehicle Pileup On Icy I-96CBSlocal.com / 22 min. ago more|
FOWLERVILLE (WWJ/AP) – A prosecutor says no charges will be filed in a 53-vehicle December pileup on snow-covered Interstate 96 in Michigan that left three people dead. Livingston County Prosecutor William Vailliencourt announced the update Monday. He says there’s “insufficient evidence to establish culpable conduct” by drivers involved. He says the rapid onset of winter weather was a factor. (credit: Tom Jordan/WWJ) Investigators in January said a driver traveling too fast for conditions caused the pileup and they anticipated seeking a charge of reckless driving or moving violation causing death. The sheriff’s department said in April, however, it wasn’t requesting charges. Fifty-three vehicles were involved in the Dec. 8 pileup, about 55 miles west of Detroit. Three people were killed in the crash: 69-year-old Homer Leon Tew and his 62-year-old wife Theresa O’Connor Tew of Ann Arbor, as well as 28-year-old semi-truck driver Vitalii Stelmakh of Hollywood, Florida. In addition to the fatalities, 11 people were hurt in what Livingston County Sheriff’s Lt. Eric Sanborn said it was “the worst accident (he’d) ever seen.” The crash had the westbound lanes of the freeway shut down for nearly 13 hours. Rescue crews struggled to reach both victims and survivors, several of whom had to be extradited from their vehicles. Immediately after the crash, officials said ice on the roadway and whiteout conditions were believed to be factors. © Copyright 2017 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.
|The mysterious horseman of Northwest Detroit spotted againMetro Times / 44 min. ago more|
Thanks to one of our quick-acting readers, we have more photos of the mysterious horseman of Northwest Detroit. This dude has been spotted before, riding his horse at Greenfield and Seven Mile roads.…
|Metro Detroit Man Among Sailors Missing At Sea After Navy Warship CollisionCBSlocal.com / 51 min. ago more|
MILFORD (WWJ) – A Milford mother says her son is one of the ten sailors missing after the USS John S. McCain collided with an oil tanker just east of Singapore. In a Facebook post, April Brandon says two naval officers visited her house Monday and told her that her 22-year-old son Kenneth Smith is missing at sea. Brandon says her son is a great kid and a hero. The USS John S. McCain was damaged in a collision with a Liberian-flagged oil tanker at daybreak Monday, leaving 10 sailors missing and another five injured. It was not immediately clear how the collision occurred. Divers were searching flooded compartments of the ship Tuesday morning. Aircraft and ships were searching the seas. © Copyright 2017 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.
|Suspects Wanted For Years Arrested After Police Chase, Crash In SouthfieldCBSlocal.com / 1 h. 8 min. ago more|
SOUTHFIELD (WWJ) – A trio of suspects who police have been trying to catch for years have finally been taken into custody following a chase and in Southfield overnight. The incident unfolded around 9 p.m. Monday when Michigan State Police were contacted to assist with the arrest of suspects involved in theft ring, targeting tires and rims, that had been operating for roughly two years. Police say undercover units followed the suspects to the area of Lincoln and Campbell roads in the city of Royal Oak, where they were observed attempting to break into vehicles. One suspect vehicle stopped at the scene but the second vehicle struck a cruiser when troopers attempted to make a stop. The suspects fled the scene, leading police on a chase that lasted about five miles and ended in a crash on southbound Greenfield Road just south of 9 Mile Road. Police say the driver lost control of the vehicle, which overturned, struck a cement barrier and smashed through two wrought iron gates. Crash, investigation closes Greenfield Rd S at 9 Mi to J L Hudson Dr. No details yet fr Southfield Police or Michigan State Police. @WWJ950 pic.twitter.com/issaupbLvI — Mike Campbell (@reportermikec) August 22, 2017 One suspect was ejected from the vehicle and a second was temporary trapped under the vehicle. Both suspects were taken to a local hospital and are listed in temporary serious condition. Police say both vehicles involved in the incident were reported stolen. A total of three suspects, described as males in their 30s, were arrested during the incident. No police were injured. Police say the suspects were wanted by several police agencies for their involvement in numerous thefts throughout the metro area as well as assaulting police officers in Canton Township. The investigation is ongoing. For the latest from the roads, stay with WWJ Newsradio 950 during Traffic and Weather on the 8s, 24-hours a day. Check for recent incidents now on the CBS Detroit Traffic Page.
|Shelby Township Clerk Stan Grot Vying For Secretary Of StateCBSlocal.com / 1 h. 33 min. ago more|
LANSING (WWJ/AP) – Republican Stan Grot, the clerk in Macomb County’s Shelby Township, is running for Michigan secretary of state in 2018. Grot plans to announce his candidacy Tuesday outside the state Capitol building. He is vying to succeed Ruth Johnson, a second-term Republican who cannot run again due to term limits. Republican state Sen. Mike Kowall of Oakland County has also formed a campaign committee. Republicans and Democrats will choose their secretary of state nominees at conventions next summer. Grot, a Polish immigrant, has worked as a mechanic for General Motors and has owned and operated a restaurant in Hamtramck. He also has worked at the secretary of state and attorney general offices. He so far has given or loaned his campaign $63,000. “When I’m elected Michigan Secretary of State I will put an end to election incompetence and voter fraud,” Grot said in a statement. “As an elected clerk, I’m deeply involved in the election process. As your former Assistant Secretary of State, I have the knowledge and experience to bring integrity and trust to Michigan’s elections statewide.” Grot chairs the 10th Congressional District Republican Party. © Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
|Rock Connections to handle used car sales calls for VroomCrain's Detroit Business / 6 h. 53 min. ago more|
Chad Livengood - The call center company is at building capacity and is looking for more space in Detroit for a second office as it plans to hire 200 more by year's end
|Teacher shortage looms over Detroit - The Detroit NewsGoogle News / 7 h. 9 min. ago more|
The Detroit NewsTeacher shortage looms over DetroitThe Detroit NewsA significant teacher shortage looms at Detroit Public Schools Community District, and it's likely to leave some children without teachers when school starts in two weeks. Superintendent Nikolai Vitti said last week 340 teacher vacancies remain in the ...
|"More Than Just Soul Food," Detroit's Black Restaurant Week Joins An Urban Trend - ForbesGoogle News / 7 h. 56 min. ago more|
Forbes"More Than Just Soul Food," Detroit's Black Restaurant Week Joins An Urban TrendForbesRestaurant weeks are regular events across the country. Chefs offer special, discounted menus to attract new customers, raise their visibility and provide a price break to their regulars. On Monday, Detroit launched its first Black Restaurant Week ...
|Lions’ Stafford Mum On Plans To Let Talks Drag Into SeasonCBSlocal.com / 7 h. 59 min. ago more|
By Larry Lage ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Matthew Stafford stands to be wealthier than he already is, possibly very soon. His agent, Tom Condon, and the Detroit Lions are negotiating terms of a contract that may make the quarterback the NFL’s highest-paid player. Stafford insisted he hasn’t decided if he’ll allow talks to continue into the season, adding he doesn’t know when or if the call will be made to stop negotiations. “I had no expectations going into it,” Stafford said Monday. “So, I’m doing myself and our team a disservice if that’s what I’m worried about. I truly am letting the guys upstairs here, and my agent, hash it all out. And, I’m just trying to be as good a football player as I can be and help our team.” Stafford, entering the last season of his $53 million, three-year contract, might start the ninth season of his career with a deal richer than the $125 million, five-year extension the Oakland Raiders gave quarterback Derek Carr two months ago. Drafted No. 1 overall by Detroit in 2009, Stafford helped the Lions reach the playoffs last season for the third time in six seasons. He throws with a lot of zip and power, squeezing passes into tight windows and sending spirals deep down the field with one of the strongest arms in the league. “I think I got the fastballs down,” Stafford said. “Pretty good at those. Made a living doing those for a long time.” He and his teammates, though, have failed to do enough to lead the Lions to a postseason victory for the first time since the 1991 season. Stafford is trying to do his part to change that, working with a QB guru for the first time during the offseason. Stafford hasn’t said whom he trained with or what he worked on, but seemed to follow the path of Tom Brady, Drew Brees and others to connect with Tom House and 3DQB in California. While Stafford has been secretive about the details, focusing on his touch throws appears to be one of his goals after reviewing last season’s passes. “When you look at the tape, ‘Hey, there’s a big play to be had there if you could just throw it over this guy and throw it around this guy,” he said. “I just studied all that kind of stuff.” It looks as if it might’ve worked. In limited chances to play in preseason games against the New York Jets and Indianapolis Colts, safety Glover Quin noticed Stafford connecting on some crisp, crossing routes to teammates. In exhibition games and practices, receiver Golden Tate has seen the results of Stafford’s offseason efforts. “He’s really been dropping some passes in the bucket, some that either we catch or no one catches,” Tate said. “When you can be a quarterback and make those types of plays, that’s special. Every day, every year Matt’s getting better and always will.” Despite the retirement of star receiver Calvin Johnson and a lackluster running game last season, Stafford was having one of his best years until a finger injury and stiffer competition stunted his and the team’s success. Results will not matter until Week 1 at home against Arizona, but Stafford is looking forward to the opportunity to play the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots on Friday night in Ford Field. It will be the third preseason game for both teams and that’s traditionally the exhibition that most closely resembles a game that counts. “Really good defense last year; No. 1 against the pass, No. 1 in scoring,” Stafford said. “Really a good test for us as well. Obviously, our defense will have their hands full with the quarterback like Tom (Brady) and that offensive group and some of the weapons that they’ve added.” © Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
|Giants WR Beckham Hurts Leg In First Half Against BrownsCBSlocal.com / 8 h. 20 min. ago more|
By Tom Withers CLEVELAND (AP) — The New York Giants’ exhibition season has gotten serious. Star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. hurt his left leg during Monday night’s game against Cleveland when he took a legal-but-questionable hit on the knee from Browns cornerback Briean Boddy-Calhoun. Beckham, one of the NFL’s best players, caught an 18-yard pass and was coming down on his left leg when he was immediately hit by Boddy-Calhoun’s right shoulder and helmet. The impact flipped Beckham onto his side and his head bounced off the turf. Beckham popped up, ripped off his helmet and slammed it in frustration. After taking a knee as medical staff ran out to assist him, the outspoken and charismatic Beckham walked off slowly and glared menacingly at Boddy-Calhoun in Cleveland’s defensive huddle. #Giants Odell Beckham to the locker room after this hit. He stopped & dropped to his knees before getting to the locker room, too. Bad news. pic.twitter.com/r5j6J0fcyy — Charles Robinson (@CharlesRobinson) August 22, 2017 Beckham spent a few minutes sitting alone on the bench before heading to the locker room. TV cameras captured him dropping to his knees on the floor in the corridor outside New York’s locker room. The Giants said X-rays on Beckham’s ankle were negative and that he has a sprain. He was also checked and cleared for a concussion. Beckham returned to the sideline for the start of the third quarter, wearing street clothes with his ankle wrapped. Also known for his sensational one-handed catches and wild hair styles, Beckham caught 101 passes and scored 10 touchdowns last season. The 24-year-old, who has said he wants to be the league’s highest-paid player, is entering his fourth season. He has 288 career receptions for 4,122 yards and 35 TDs. © Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
|The off-screen experience guide to 'Detroit' the movie - New York PostGoogle News / 8 h. 26 min. ago more|
New York PostThe off-screen experience guide to 'Detroit' the movieNew York PostIn the summer of 1967, America's cities were torn apart by civil-rights protests and the Vietnam War. This summer, director Kathryn Bigelow brings this era vividly to life in the movie “Detroit.” The film, which has been lauded by critics, arrives at ...
|Total Solar Eclipse Returns In 2024, Will Cross ToledoCBSlocal.com / 8 h. 40 min. ago more|
DETROIT (WWJ) — You’d have to be living under a rock to not know the solar eclipse happened on Monday. But if you missed it then don’t worry because another one will be coming within the next decade! The solar eclipse that crossed the country on Monday dominated the headlines and now that it has passed we can move forward. That includes looking ahead to the next U.S. solar eclipse, which will take place in 2024. This next solar eclipse will be even better for Michiganders as well. You won’t have to travel far to see the next one when it crosses over the U.S. with one of the peak places to watch it being Toledo. On Monday we weren’t lucky enough to get the total eclipse. The 2024 version will be taking a different path. It’ll cross Mexico, the central U.S., and eastern Canada. Other big Midwestern cities that’ll see the total eclipse includes Indianapolis and Cleveland. If you’re not willing to wait until 2024 for the next solar eclipse and open to traveling across the globe then there are other options as well. There are a few total eclipses on other continents between now and then, including a 2021 appearance over Antarctica.
|Lions defense looks improved -- vs. inferior foes Big News Network.com / 8 h. 52 min. ago more|
ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Statistically, the Detroit Lions had one of the worst defenses in the NFL last year. They set a league record for highest completion percentage allowed, and they ranked near the
|Detroit family's street blocked by illegal dumping mess - Fox 2 DetroitGoogle News / 9 h. 9 min. ago more|
Fox 2 DetroitDetroit family's street blocked by illegal dumping messFox 2 DetroitDebris that was illegally dumped, blocking the street being was removed by the city, while standing water and mud was sucked up and removed. The effort by the city of Detroit happened after it responded quickly to FOX 2's request for help after the ...
|Construction, Weeknight Shutdowns Planned For Detroit-Windsor TunnelCBSlocal.com / 9 h. 36 min. ago more|
DETROIT (WWJ) — Construction barrels have now found their way underneath the Detroit River. A large and complicated project on the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel will mean nightly tunnel closures for eight months. The weeknight shutdowns — Sunday thru Thursday — will begin in late October or early November and continue thru May 2018. Neal Belitsky, president of the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel, said it’s time to replace the 86-year old tunnel’s entire concrete ceiling. “The tunnel as you know is 86 years old and we spend a lot of time, and frankly quite a bite of money making sure that the tunnel serves the traveling public and does that safely,” Belitsky told WWJ. The weeknight shutdowns will run from 9 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. of the next day. During those hours the tunnel will be completely off-limits. There will also be a few full weekend closures that will most likely begin around the start of the project this fall. Throughout this process drivers will likely be detoured to the Ambassador Bridge. The project will cost an estimated $16.8 million, according to the Windsor Star. Belitsky said this project is needed in order to keep the tunnel in great working space to last another 80-plus years. “We plan to remove the ceiling of the tunnel and replace it with a new one,” Belitsky said. “We are looking to get at least another 86 years of service out of the tunnel.”
|Missing Cognitively Impaired Teen Is Reunited With GuardiansCBSlocal.com / 10 h. 8 min. ago more|
DEARBORN (WWJ) — A cognitively impaired 16-year-old boy who went missing in Dearborn yesterday has been found and reunited with his legal guardians. Police announced that Adam Richko was located in a suburb outside of Cleveland on Monday at approximately 4:45 p.m. He was unharmed and has been reunited again with his legal guardians. Richko was reported missing on Sunday after he left the park area of Prospect and Charles Streets. Richko has family ties in Ohio and may have been trying to get to them, according to an original release from authorities. The FBI SEMTEC Task Force in Detroit and FBI in Cleveland assisted with locating and recovering Richko.
|Pistons’ Kennard, Reality TV Star BreakupCBSlocal.com / 10 h. 55 min. ago more|
DETROIT — Someone is currently telling Luke Kennard that there are plenty more fish in the sea or some other breakup cliche. According to multiple reports, Kennard — the Pistons 2017 first round draft pick — has broken up with reality TV star Savannah Chrisley. “The last 4 months I’ve been dating Luke have been great but as a young woman of faith I made the decision that with where Luke and I both are in our careers, it was best to part as friends rather than deal with the pressures of wondering if you are the only one,” Chrisley told E! on Friday. “I was brought up to know my worth. I’m 20 now and so excited to live my life as beautifully as God intended. I will forever love the Kennard family.” Right around the 2017 NBA Draft it became known that Kennard and Chrisley — from “Chrisley Knows Best” on the USA Network — began dating. She attended the draft with Kennard in June, and the high profile relationship began to gain plenty of attention in Detroit after the Pistons drafted the Duke shooting guard with the 12th overall pick. It’s unclear who dumped who or if it was mutual but a tweet from Chrisley suggests it was a little messy. Chrisley might have put on her best PR hat when she spoke with E! but a tweet — which came on the same day of her statement — suggests the split wasn’t so clean after all… When someone treats you bad just remember that there is something wrong with them…not u. Normal people don't go around destroying others. — Savannah Chrisley (@_ItsSavannah_) August 18, 2017 Who knows if that tweet was directed at Kennard or something else. Either way, Chrisley won’t be joining Kennard in Michigan this season, and maybe that means the rookie will have a little bit more time to focus on his game. The Pistons open the 2017-18 season on Oct. 18 against the Charlotte Hornets at the brand new Little Caesars Arena.
|Report: Despite Detroit's turnaround, opportunity remains out of reach for many - Detroit Metro TimesGoogle News / 11 h. 29 min. ago more|
Detroit Metro TimesReport: Despite Detroit's turnaround, opportunity remains out of reach for manyDetroit Metro TimesWith Detroit in the midst of an economic turnaround after decades of decline, there's a new set of data out confirming what the naked eye can plainly see: many longtime residents — namely, the minorities who make up 90 percent of the city — are being ...The Ebb And Flow Of The City: '139 Square Miles' Covers DetroitCBS DetroitDetroit's high-paying jobs are following wherever tech companies goVentureBeatall 7 news articles »
|Report: Despite Detroit's turnaround, opportunity remains out of reach for manyMetro Times / 12 h. 4 min. ago more|
With Detroit in the midst of an economic turnaround after decades of decline, there's a new set of data out confirming what the naked eye can plainly see: many longtime residents — namely, the minorities who make up 90 percent of the city — are being left out of the nascent growth, and economic disparities, in some cases, are widening. …
|2 Men Rescued From Trench At Macomb County Construction SiteCBSlocal.com / 12 h. 7 min. ago more|
CHESTERFIELD (WWJ) – A rescue effort was needed on Monday to save two men who were trapped in a trench in Chesterfield Township. The accident happened late Monday afternoon, witnesses told WWJ Newsradio 950, at a construction site on Edgewater Street in the area of 21 Mile Road and Jefferson Ave., north of Selfridge International Guard Base in Chesterfield Township. Reports say the pair became trapped waist high in dirt and clay while digging a trench as foundation for a new home along the water on Monday. The two men, who are reportedly friends of the home owner, were rescued around 6:15 p.m. Police, Fire and EMS were all on the scene to help rescue the two men from the trench. (Photo: Jon Hewett) The first man was pulled out after roughly two and half hours, and the second man was pulled out about a half hour later. Both men were transported to a local hospital by EMS. The conditions of the two men are unknown at this time. “Had these guys been a little deeper they would not have survived,” Chesterfield Township Fire Chief Doug Charbonneau said. “… They were very lucky that they were buried only waist deep and our guys, especially the trench rescue team did a fantastic job, of controlling further cave-ins while they completed the rescue.” Both men were conscious and alert throughout the process, and even helped assist with the rescue crews attempt to remove them from the trench. The rescue took longer than authorities would have liked because the home is located along a canal with unstable ground conditions. “The unfortunate part is we are along a canal (so) the ground is not stable, it’s very mucky,” Chesterfield Police Chief Brad Kersten said. “Every time they remove something because of the moisture area it drains back in.” Residents were still being held out of the area shortly after the rescue so the technical equipment could be moved out of the neighborhood. “We are trying to accommodate them,” Kersten said. “Unfortunately this is a private subdivision. There is one way in and one way out, and there is so much technical equipment in the street blocking it so unfortunately the residents got to hang on for a little bit.” It’s unclear at this time what caused the accident. The men’s name have not been released.
|MLB notebook: Tigers Kinsler fined $10K for ripping ump Big News Network.com / 12 h. 23 min. ago more|
Detroit Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler was fined $10,000 for his rant about umpire Angel Hernandez that sparked a one-day league-wide protest by the umps, ESPNs Buster Olney reported Monday. Kins
|Police Identify Man Whose Skeleton Was Found In Sunken Car Near FlintCBSlocal.com / 12 h. 29 min. ago more|
BUENA VISTA TOWNSHIP (WWJ) – Police have identified the man whose skeleton was found in a sunken car last week in Buena Vista Township just outside of Flint. Police believe the identity of the man is Julius Colwye, who was 61 when he disappeared on Oct. 1, 1984. The skeletal remains were discovered on Tuesday of last week by a diving company doing some work in a small pond near some property. The body of a missing man found in a car pulled from the Flint River. (Credit/WWJ Tipster Robert Anderson) Police were able to determine the identity through a forensic pathology exam, dental forensic exam and by examining evidence from the vehicle. Colwye was a Buena Vista Township resident when he was reported missing in 1984. At this time police are continuing to investigate how the man ended up in the water, and are calling his death “suspicious.”
|Project features 35-story tower in Detroit's downtown - The Detroit NewsGoogle News / 12 h. 46 min. ago more|
The Detroit NewsProject features 35-story tower in Detroit's downtownThe Detroit NewsThe Monroe Blocks project in downtown Detroit will include a 35-story office tower fronting Campus Martius, according to the latest renderings released by Dan Gilbert's Bedrock Detroit. The project, at the cost of more than $800 million, is set to ...New Monroe Block renderings and plans revealedCurbed DetroitRenderings of Downtown Detroit's Monroe Block plan include 35-story towerMLive.comall 4 news articles »
|Poll: MSU One Of Best College Basketball Teams In 2017-18CBSlocal.com / 13 h. 12 min. ago more|
EAST LANSING — CBS Sports polled more than 100 college basketball coaches on who will be the best team in 2017-18, and one team from the state of Michigan cracked the list. While it’s nearly college football season again, that doesn’t mean it’s not too early to look ahead to the college basketball season. Or at least that’s what writers at CBS Sports believe, who released a story on Monday that announced who the coaches think are the best teams in the country. On that list is Michigan State. Michigan State earned 28 percent of the coaches’ votes for the top team in college basketball, which finished second only to Arizona, who received 40 percent of the votes. Filling out the remainder of the list was Duke and Kansas tied for third at 9 percent and Louisville at 6 percent. This should come as no surprise as Michigan State is still listed as one of the favorites on Vegas Insider to win the National Championship next year. However, some of the coaches’ quotes featured in the story will get your attention, including this great one from one anonymous coach. “Has (Spartans coach Tom) Izzo ever had this much talent? Miles Bridges is a motherf*****. The Jackson kid (freshman Jaren Jackson) is better than you think. I don’t know their schedule. But I bet they don’t lose more than two Big Ten games.” Another quote from the story pointed out that while Arizona is always deep in talent that Michigan State may go further because of Izzo. “Michigan State, just because any time (Izzo) has mature teams they are hard to handle. He does an incredible job period, but when he has mature teams in his system that do what he wants, watch out. Arizona’s that team that always has the talent but always falls a little bit short, a game or two short.” While this is a simple poll that has no impact on the upcoming season, it does further the hype train for this Spartans team entering next year. Only time will tell if Michigan State can live up to the hype and can capture Izzo’s second national championship. Michigan State officially opens the season on Nov. 10 against North Florida. They’ll play a pair of exhibition games before that against Ferris State (Oct. 26) and Hillsdale (Nov. 3).
|The quest for automotive super glueCrain's Detroit Business / 13 h. 12 min. ago more|
Rhoda Miel Automotive News - MSU researchers say they have hit on a new kind of adhesive that will enable manufacturers to join multiple materials.
|Detroit teens get hands-on outdoor work experience in Upper PeninsulaDetroit News / 13 h. 31 min. ago more|
Building a bridge or planting trees is not something Detroit teenager Anthony Richard typically gets to experience. But, a Michigan Department of Natural Resources program that enable youths to experience the great outdoors did just that for the 18-year-old Cass Tech graduate.
|Nolan Finley, Muckraker’s Neavling to host daily talk shows on 910AM SuperstationMotor City Muckraker / 13 h. 35 min. ago more|
The Detroit News' Nolan Finley and Muckraker's Steve Neavling will host daily radio shows on 910AM Superstation beginning next month. This article by Abigail Shah first appeared on Motor City Muckraker.
|Win Tickets to the Little Caesars Arena Community Sneak Peek on September 9, 2017!CBSlocal.com / 13 h. 49 min. ago more|
Jamie and Stoney are giving you a chance to win tickets all week long to the Little Caesars Arena Community Sneak Peek on September 9, 2017! Free community tour on Saturday, Sept 9 to highlight several exciting areas of state-of-the-art Little Caesars Arena, including the “Via” concourse, “jewel skin” projection screen and world’s largest, seamless center hung scoreboard.Among the highlights of the tour will be innovative Little Caesars Arena features including its unique deconstructed design concept; the world’s largest, seamless centerhung scoreboard; the streetscape-inspired “Via” featuring its transparent, climate-controlled roof; and the larger-than-life projection “jewel skin” screen surrounding the exterior of the upper bowl. Ticket Information: Tickets will be available on Friday, August 25 at 10 a.m. and can be claimed at The Fox Theatre and Joe Louis Arena box offices and Ticketmaster.com! To claim complimentary tickets, please select a designated time slot for a specific tour. Each tour will last approximately 60 minutes. Guests are allowed access into the Sneak Peek during their time slot ONLY Click here for more info!
|Rocky Top Beer & BBQ is the 'Home of 40 Flavors"MLive Entertainment / 13 h. 59 min. ago more|
Rocky Top Beer & BBQ in Jackson is a finalist in MLive's search for Michigan's Best Chicken Wings.
|Sports Business Week to return to Detroit Sept. 14Crain's Detroit Business / 14 h. 15 min. ago more|
Kurt Nagl - The casual event at Ford Field connects people in the sports business industry, including veterans and those looking to get a foot in the door.
|Lions sign TE Orndoff, waive DT Gaston Big News Network.com / 15 h. 5 min. ago more|
The Detroit Lions signed free agent tight end Scott Orndoff on Monday to add depth at the position. The Lions have been battling injuries at tight end with projected starter Eric Ebron, Khari Lee, Mi
|No criminal charges against Mike MorseDetroit News / 15 h. 42 min. ago more|
No criminal charges will be filed against metro Detroit attorney Mike Morse in connection to allegations that he improperly touched a woman at a Farmington Hills restaurant in April. "Our office has done a thorough evaluation of the law and the facts presented to us in the police investigation and have determined the case is better suited for the civil arena.
|Bonnie Tyler's 'Total Eclipse of the Heart' jumps to number one on iTunesMLive Entertainment / 16 h. ago more|
It's reached number one again. Thanks to the first total eclipse since 1979, Bonnie Tyler's hit song from 1983 has reached number one on iTunes.
|Renderings of Downtown Detroit's Monroe Block plan include 35-story towerMLive Business / 16 h. 8 min. ago more|
Billionaire businessman Dan Gilbert is months away from breaking ground on the Monroe Block development in Downtown Detroit.
|Mensching: Detroit return would be 'Grand' finale - The Detroit NewsGoogle News / 16 h. 19 min. ago more|
The Detroit NewsMensching: Detroit return would be 'Grand' finaleThe Detroit News6 jersey, the same number Al Kaline wore in Detroit — though Granderson said he picked it because Jackie Robinson's number was 42, and four plus two equals six. It's a kind of pipe dream, but wouldn't it be great if Granderson could close his career ...Los Angeles Dodgers Baseball News, Schedule, Roster, Stats - SB NationSB Nationall 254 news articles »
|Tickets for Little Caesars Arena tours to be available FridayCrain's Detroit Business / 16 h. 33 min. ago more|
Kurt Nagl - A free tour of the highly anticipated sports/entertainment venue takes place Sept. 12.
|Frida Kahlo watched the 1932 total solar eclipse in DetroitMetro Times / 17 h. 12 min. ago more|
While everyone is celebrating the total solar eclipse today, we can't believe that that legendary artist Frida Kahlo watched the 1932 eclipse at the Detroit Institute of Arts with fellow artist Diego Rivera and others.…
|Mustache for a review: A historical lesson, 'Detroit' shows how frightening hate can become - Waxahachie Daily LightGoogle News / 17 h. 38 min. ago more|
Waxahachie Daily LightMustache for a review: A historical lesson, 'Detroit' shows how frightening hate can becomeWaxahachie Daily LightDetroit takes the audience into a city where tensions between the black community and police are on the rise due to widespread racism and brutality shown by officers. The tensions with police boil over into anger and violence after a group of black ...and more »
|Carlos Rolon brings a dose of Puerto Rican culture to the Belt this weekendMetro Times / 17 h. 42 min. ago more|
A previously unused alleyway located between Grand River and Gratiot Avenue, The Belt has become an increasingly popular hangout that still feels a little secret. Between colorfully painted walls, the exhibition space hosts outdoor events during the summer months. As the warm season comes to a close, Library Street Collective — the driving force behind the Belt's creation — will host a special art exhibit featuring Carlos Rolón, a Chicago-based artist with Puerto Rican roots. This won't be Rolón's first exhibit in Detroit, rather he's worked with LSC two other times to bring his "post colonial vantage point" to Detroit.…
|Finding the sunken USS Indianapolis is a blessing for families, Michigan author saysMLive Entertainment / 17 h. 58 min. ago more|
Michigan author and journalist Doug Stanton of Traverse City wrote about the USS Indianapolis in his 2001 book "In Harm's Way."
|Duggan's first term steadied the ship. Where will he steer Detroit if re-elected?Detroit News / 18 h. ago more|
I had an extended conversation with Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan last week, and I learned a few things that might surprise you. I'm not talking, by the way, about his current campaign for re-election.
|2017 Solar Eclipse: How you can watch it onlineDetroit News / 18 h. ago more|
Monday will mark the first total solar eclipse in nearly 40 years across the United States. While Michigan and metro Detroit won't see the entire total solar eclipse, it's expected we will see between 75-85 percent of it.
|Blowout hair salon, cocktail bar among finalists in $50K startup contestMLive Business / 18 h. 7 min. ago more|
A restaurant-market, cocktail bar, hair styling salon and beauty brand are competing for a $50,000 business grant and are counting on the public's votes for help.
|Rochester Hills native Keselowski pulling the plug on truck racing teamCrain's Detroit Business / 18 h. 13 min. ago more|
Al PearceAutoweek - Despite what many owners might have considered a successful operation, the Rochester Hills native is getting out of truck racing, partly due to finances.
|Why Katoi is an offensive restaurant name and should be changedMetro Times / 18 h. 32 min. ago more|
Noura, a gender queer person who owns a Midtown coffee shop, swiped right in the dating app Tinder one February afternoon when the profile pic of a Thai woman from San Francisco who was visiting Detroit for a few days popped up.…
|<i>Detroit News</i>' Nolan Finley to host morning show on 910AM SuperstationCrain's Detroit Business / 18 h. 43 min. ago more|
Tyler Clifford - The editorial page editor will host a weekday, two-hour morning show on the urban talk show station starting Sept. 5.
|Rep. Glenn criticizes MPSC on choice decisionCrain's Detroit Business / 18 h. 47 min. ago more|
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|Adient to purchase seating supplier Futuris Group for $360 millionCrain's Detroit Business / 19 h. 8 min. ago more|
Annalise Frank - Plymouth Township-based Adient expects to close the deal Sept. 30, taking on $18 million in net debt.
|Name that car: Test your auto recognition skills with these Woodward Dream Cruise 2017 imagesMLive Entertainment / 19 h. 38 min. ago more|
Alright, car nerds - start your engines. Can you guess these classic cars?
|Gilbert's Monroe Block project has a 35-story office tower plannedCrain's Detroit Business / 19 h. 50 min. ago more|
Kirk Pinho - The proposed development would encompass 818,000 square feet, about 480 multifamily units, 170,000 square feet of retail space and 48,000 square feet of public space.
|Northwestern Michigan College gets $8.8 million residence hallCrain's Detroit Business / 19 h. 56 min. ago more|
Associated Press - A grand opening for the 135-bed North Hall, which also includes a fitness center, was scheduled for Monday.
|Solar eclipse viewing events on tap in the Detroit area - MLive.comGoogle News / 20 h. 1 min. ago more|
MLive.comSolar eclipse viewing events on tap in the Detroit areaMLive.comDETROIT - Today is the day everyone has been waiting for, and the weather is beginning to look a bit more promising for viewing the total solar eclipse in the Detroit area. The eclipse, which begins after 1 p.m. in Michigan on Monday, Aug. 21, has ...Mark your calendars: Next US solar eclipse will give Detroit a much better showDetroit Free PressSolar eclipse 2017: Photos from around DetroitCurbed DetroitPartial clouds expected in metro Detroit during solar eclipse eventThe Oakland PressThe Detroit News -Patch.comall 26 news articles »
|4 new businesses compete for $50K in Hatch Detroit contestDetroit News / 20 h. 19 min. ago more|
This year's Hatch Detroit contest-the annual business pitch event that helps a new Detroit business get a brick and mortar shop open-is entering its final week. Voting is open for the four finalists; one will win $50,000 toward their business plus $200,000 in pro bono support .
|Artist wants to return Rosa Parks' home back to DetroitDetroit News / 20 h. 19 min. ago more|
American artist living in Berlin hopes to return Rosa Parks' home facade back to Detroit, says there are too 'few monuments to the civil rights movement' in the U.S. currently The 45-year-old American artist who preserved Rosa Parks' home last year, is hoping it will make a comeback Detroit amidst current events in recent months Ryan Mendoza has been keeping the historic home alive in Berlin on behalf of Parks' niece, Rhea McCauley, who was caring for the home since Parks' death The artist said there are too many 'monuments to slavery' in the U.S. and 'very, very few monuments to the civil rights movement, which is antithetical to that' The monument will likely find its way to a renowned history museum, as Detroit cultural institutions seemed uninterested in its return to the city McCauley said regardless of where the place stands, her aunt's 'legacy will never die,' adding that 'it is ... (more)
|Metro Detroit Black Restaurant Week kicks off todayCrain's Detroit Business / 20 h. 52 min. ago more|
Tyler Clifford - BlackMetroEats.com co-founders Lauren Bates and Kwaku Osei-Bonsu, who also founded TheStrangeRootsBox, organized the event to celebrate and bring more awareness to black-owned restaurants in and around Detroit.
|Conservation-focused Hemingway Coffee to launch online businessCrain's Detroit Business / 20 h. 53 min. ago more|
Tyler Clifford - The e-commerce and distribution company based in Bloomfield Hills says it will appeal to outdoor and conservation enthusiasts and pledges to donate 1 percent of its sales to support environmentally focused nonprofits.
|4 new businesses compete for $50K in Hatch Detroit contest - Curbed DetroitGoogle News / 20 h. 59 min. ago more|
Curbed Detroit4 new businesses compete for $50K in Hatch Detroit contestCurbed DetroitThis year's Hatch Detroit contest—the annual business pitch event that helps a new Detroit business get a brick and mortar shop open—is entering its final week. Voting is open for the four finalists; one will win $50,000 toward their business plus ...and more »
|Smoked wings are a big hit at Final Gravity Brewing CompanyMLive Entertainment / 21 h. 7 min. ago more|
Final Gravity Brewery in Decatur is a finalist in MLive's search for Michigan's Best Chicken Wings.
|MDOT targets 2-mile stretch of Woodward in Oakland County for $5.5 million projectCrain's Detroit Business / 21 h. 23 min. ago more|
Tyler Clifford - About 55,000-65,000 cars travel the state highway from 14 Mile to Big Beaver roads each day. The project will replace asphalt, improve sidewalk ramps and repair concrete.
|Black Restaurant Week starts today — here's the line upMetro Times / 21 h. 50 min. ago more|
The first annual Detroit Black Restaurant week kicks off today and highlights the city's many wonderful black-owned restaurants. BlackMetroEats.com's Kwaku Osei-Bonsu and Lauren Bates organized the event, which includes casual and fine dining options.…
|It's all about 'Whamo' wings at Paddy's PubMLive Entertainment / 22 h. 7 min. ago more|
Paddy's Pub at Bob Hi Lanes in Norton Shores is a finalist in MLive's search for Michigan's Best Chicken Wings.
|Celebration Arts Presents Dominique Morisseau's New Play DETROIT '67Detroit News / 22 h. 28 min. ago more|
Celebration Arts will open Detroit '67, a drama by Dominique Morisseau this week. Performances will take place at 8 p.m. on August 24, 25, 26, 31, September 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, and at 2 p.m. on August 27, September 3, 10, 17. It's 1967 Detroit, and music gets the party started.
|Michigan Renaissance Festival 16th century costumes from opening weekendMLive Entertainment / 23 h. ago more|
It's like taking a trip back in time to a 16th century village at the Michigan Renaissance Festival. The annual event in Holly is open every weekend and Labor Day through October 1, 2017. Here are some of the best costumes we saw on opening weekend.
|Mary Kramer on WJR: New Yorker makes big buy in Troy | Small arts organizations face rising rents | Atwater Brewery targets China | Detroiters love a partyCrain's Detroit Business / 23 h. 47 min. ago more|
Mary Kramer - Crain's Detroit Business Group Publisher Mary Kramer chats with Paul W. Smith on WJR AM 760 about stories from the Aug. 21 issue. Listen to the interview and then read the stories here.
|New R&D center unites the art and science of baking for $2B Michigan companyMLive Business / 23 h. 59 min. ago more|
'We see a lot of opportunity in doughnuts' says Dawn Foods.
|Historic Beer Birthday: Bernhard StrohDetroit News / 1 d. 2 h. 44 min. ago more|
Today is the birthday of Bernhard Stroh . He was born in Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany, and after a detour in Brazil, emigrated to the U.S. and settled in Detroit.
|Three people saved, more than 160 assisted at Port Huron Float DownDetroit News / 1 d. 7 h. 9 min. ago more|
Emergency responders from more than two dozen agencies across the United States and Canada took helped out during the Sunday, Aug. 20 unsanctioned event, according to the U.S Coast Guard Sector Detroit. U.S. Coast Guard Lt.
|MLB roundup: Verlander, Tigers end Dodgers win streak Big News Network.com / 1 d. 11 h. 5 min. ago more|
DETROIT -- Justin Verlander pitched no-hit ball through five innings and allowed just two hits in the eight innings he worked while Justin Upton smacked a two-run home run to cap a four-run sixth that
|Detroit hosts first ever Black Restaurant WeekDetroit News / 1 d. 11 h. 33 min. ago more|
BlackMetroEats.com, a duo comprised of Kwaku Osei-Bonsu and Lauren Bates, is hosting the first ever Metro Detroit Black Restaurant Week beginning on Monday. The week will launch what the duo hopes will be an everlasting amount of attention, loyalty and consistent patronage towards the 30 tentative participating establishments.
|Charity hosts back-to-school popupDetroit News / 1 d. 11 h. 33 min. ago more|
A local charity is on a mission to provide kids in need with a brand new back-to-school wardrobe. Five hundred kids from Detroit were selected to shop at the back-to-school pop-up store at Munger Elementary-Middle School on the city's west side.
|Verlander, Tigers halt Dodgers six-game win streak Big News Network.com / 1 d. 14 h. 14 min. ago more|
DETROIT -- The Los Angeles Dodgers got a reminder of what playoff baseball intensity is like Sunday from Justin Verlander. Verlander (9-8) pitched no-hit ball through five innings and allowed just tw
|Tigers halt Dodgers six-game win streak with Verlanders jewel Big News Network.com / 1 d. 14 h. 52 min. ago more|
DETROIT -- Justin Verlander gave up two hits in eight innings and Justin Upton hit a two-run homer to cap a four-run sixth that helped the scuffling Detroit Tigers end the Los Angeles Dodgers six-gam
|Tigers, Third Man Records team up for giveawayDetroit News / 1 d. 15 h. 52 min. ago more|
Most of the records associated with baseball are statistical. Thanks to Detroit artist Jack White's Third Man Records, the Tigers' home finale will be associated with records of vinyl.
|Oleson's Food Stores, Lipari Foods win top grocer awardsMLive Business / 1 d. 22 h. 40 min. ago more|
Northern Michigan grocer and Warren-based supplier were recently spotlighted by the Michigan Grocers Association
|'Step' movie review: A profoundly inspiring documentaryMLive Entertainment / 1 d. 23 h. 52 min. ago more|
This profile of a Baltimore high school girls' step dance team is sincere and compassionate.
|The 5 most iconic scenes from Michigan moviesMLive Entertainment / 1 d. 23 h. 58 min. ago more|
The films feature everyone from Jimmy Stewart to Eminem.
|Stafford sharp in three series of Lions win over Jets Big News Network.com / 2 d. 8 h. 19 min. ago more|
DETROIT -- Starting quarterback Matthew Stafford connected with Marvin Jones on a 5-yard scoring strike and Matt Prater kicked three field goals in the Detroit Lions 16-6 preseason victory over the N
|Umpires in Detroit take stand against verbal abuse Big News Network.com / 2 d. 10 h. 38 min. ago more|
DETROIT -- Two of the four umpires working Saturdays Los Angeles-Detroit Major League Baseball game wore white wristbands in support of the umpire associations stand against what it feels is increas
|Dodgers blank Tigers for sixth straight win Big News Network.com / 2 d. 11 h. 38 min. ago more|
DETROIT -- Recently returned Adrian Gonzalez lined a single to right that scored new Dodger Curtis Granderson from second with two outs in the seventh, breaking a scoreless tie and starting Los Angele
|Tigers Justin Verlander hosts charity event Big News Network.com / 2 d. 11 h. 52 min. ago more|
DETROIT -- The Wins for Warriors Foundation, founded by Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander to help military veterans, will partner with the Michigan Fitness Foundation to host the inaugural Patriot Ruck
|Theatre Bizarre Orchestra to bring neo-vaudevillian debauchery to Cliff Bell'sMetro Times / 2 d. 18 h. 34 min. ago more|
If the words “Theatre Bizarre” mean anything to you then you probably have a taste for the strange. Let your freak flag fly with the latest addition to Cliff Bell’s Speakeasy Sundays starring the Theatre Bizarre Orchestra.…
|Viral internet comedian Ryan Davis to headline Mark Ridley's Comedy CastleMetro Times / 2 d. 19 h. 33 min. ago more|
A viral internet star with over a million followers, Ryan Davis has ascended comedy’s lower ranks at lightening speed. Having made his fame online, you might think the transition to stand- up headliner would be troublesome, but Davis has managed to transcend the gap with astonishing agility.…
|Michigan apple orchard guide for U-pick apples, cider millsMLive Entertainment / 2 d. 22 h. 7 min. ago more|
Michigan apple season arrives in mid August, and MLive has your guide to cider mills and you-pick orchards.
|Demonstrators to rally today against white supremacy in downtown DetroitMotor City Muckraker / 2 d. 22 h. 45 min. ago more|
Rally organizers: "We must show that white supremacy will not stand in Detroit or anywhere." This article by Steve Neavling first appeared on Motor City Muckraker.
|'Wind River' review: Jeremy Renner anchors gritty and brilliant modern WesternMLive Entertainment / 2 d. 23 h. 31 min. ago more|
Taylor Sheridan's film boasts all the right influences: the Coen Bros., Cormac McCarthy, "The Silence of the Lambs."
|Women-owned Michigan PR firms form strategic allianceMLive Business / 3 d. 0 h. 8 min. ago more|
Detroit-based Infused PR and Grand Rapids-based SeyferthPR will collaborate on projects, the firms announced.
|'The Hitman's Bodyguard' review: Comedy dud a total waste of talentMLive Entertainment / 3 d. 0 h. 9 min. ago more|
You'd think pairing Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds would be great. You'd be wrong.
|State moves closer to new contract for Grand Prix on Belle Isle over objectionsMotor City Muckraker / 3 d. 13 h. 53 min. ago more|
The state is pushing forward with a contract to renew the annual Grand Prix at Belle Isle over concerns about the impact on the environment and recreation. This article by Michael Betzold first appeared on Motor City Muckraker.
|Solar Eclipse Viewing Party at Dark Horse includes viewing glasses, special pint glassMLive Entertainment / 3 d. 14 h. 38 min. ago more|
The Solar Eclipse Viewing Party is expected to sell out, but fans of Dark Horse Brewing Company are still welcome. The party begins at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 21.
|LinkedIn announces search for Detroit office location, employeesMLive Business / 3 d. 14 h. 58 min. ago more|
Senior vice president Mike Gamson announced the news in a blog post and said the Detroit office would be the first opened by the company in ten years.
|Putting Dearborn's Orville Hubbard in contextMetro Times / 3 d. 14 h. 58 min. ago more|
Racial clashes and violence may have erupted in Charlottesville this month over what to do with monuments to the leaders of the old, slave-owning Confederacy — but what about the statue of a self-proclaimed segregationist in Michigan? Even up in northern states, communities are grappling with how to deal with the remnants of difficult histories. A statue of Orville Hubbard, Dearborn’s longest serving mayor, stood in front of the city hall from 1989 to 2015, until it was placed in storage when the company Artspace bought the site.…
|Ann Arbor's Briarwood Mall hosting Detroit startups and vendorsMLive Business / 3 d. 15 h. 35 min. ago more|
Briarwood Mall is hosting Detroit entrepreneurs and startups during the Small Business Pop-Up event August 18 to 20 in Ann Arbor.
|Bonnie Tyler will, of course, sing 'Total Eclipse of the Heart' during solar eclipseMLive Entertainment / 3 d. 16 h. 52 min. ago more|
There are truly just some things that are meant to be.
|Wanted: fall editorial internsMetro Times / 3 d. 17 h. 20 min. ago more|
Are you an aspiring journalist looking for the perfect place to increase your clips, work experience, and professional network? Metro Times is looking for highly motivated, skilled, and news-savvy fall interns. The ideal editorial intern already has general journalistic writing skills, published stories (a story published in your school newspaper is fine), and plenty of fresh ideas to pitch.…
|The 'Trump Unity Bridge' is heading for the Woodward Dream CruiseMetro Times / 3 d. 20 h. 19 min. ago more|
The Livonia man who's driven a pro-Trump parade float-type thing tens of thousands of miles across the country in a show of support for the president has set his sights on the 16-mile Woodward Dream Cruise strip, and police are on the lookout. Vehicle weight limits set this year in an effort to optimize viewing of the cruise and ease traffic congestion will likely render Rob Cortis ineligible to drive what he calls the "Trump Unity Bridge" down Woodward, but he says he'll try anyway.…
|A new Midtown ramen shop and Lebanese/Liberian pop up are in the worksMetro Times / 3 d. 22 h. 19 min. ago more|
Los Angeles's Urban Ramen is planning a Midtown location, Eater reports. The restaurant opened its first shop on Sunset Boulevard in 2014, and will launch its second location here sometime in October. Stay tuned for details.…
|Detroit street artists being paid to cover graffiti blight with muralsMLive Business / 3 d. 23 h. 38 min. ago more|
As Detroit continues to fight blight through boarded-homes and demolition programs, a new initiative using a more artistic approach is hitting the streets.
|A Detroit native's surreal sculptures are coming to Library Street CollectiveMetro Times / 4 d. 0 h. 49 min. ago more|
A Detroit native, Portland, Ore.-based fine artist AJ Fosik has gone on to make a name for himself in the world of contemporary fine art through his signature style of intricate, hand-carved, and surreal wooden sculptures of animal busts — making From Ripe to Rot, the artist's latest exhibition, something of a homecoming show. While Fosik's work evokes taxidermy and has an undeniable dark aspect, he describes it in a different light.…
|GOP candidate Lena Epstein claims Twitter account hacked to like David Duke tweetsMetro Times / 4 d. 7 h. 57 min. ago more|
GOP Senate candidate Lena Epstein is claiming her Twitter account was hacked after screenshots surfaced which appeared to show the account liked Tweets from former KKK leader David Duke, as well as white supremacist internet troll "Baked Alaska." The screenshots were posted Thursday evening by Brandon Dillon, Chair of the Michigan Democratic Party. Later that evening, Epstein tweeted, saying that she received an email from Twitter notifying her that her account was hacked.…
|Duggan refuses to discuss poverty during town hall forum with Coleman Young IIMotor City Muckraker / 4 d. 12 h. 48 min. ago more|
Duggan, who has yet to develop a plan to combat poverty, won't square off with Coleman Young II, and the mayor has found a way to blame his opponent. This article by Steve Neavling first appeared on Motor City Muckraker.
|Ford to pay $10.1M to settle sexual, racial harassment claims at 2 plantsMLive Business / 4 d. 20 h. 50 min. ago more|
Ford will pay $10.1 million to settle sexual and racial harassment claims by workers at two different Chicago-area plants.
|'Motown mansion' in Detroit sells for $1.65M MLive Business / 4 d. 23 h. 59 min. ago more|
Barry Gordy Jr. lived in the Detroit home from 1967-69.
|President Trump says he's ending business advisory panels after mass CEO resignationsMLive Business / 5 d. 17 h. 48 min. ago more|
Michigan CEOs remained on panels as of midday Aug. 15.
|Fiat Chrysler teams with BMW, Intel in creating autonomous-driving systemMLive Business / 5 d. 18 h. 20 min. ago more|
Fiat Chrysler will join in on a BMW-Intel partnership to develop an autonomous-driving system intended for "global development."
|13 Detroit businesses get boost from Motor City Match programMLive Business / 5 d. 23 h. 37 min. ago more|
Mayor Mike Duggan and Detroit's Motor City Match program are giving a total of $500,000 in matching grant awards to 13 local small businesses.
|Thousands of jobs, billions of investment headed for Pontiac, developers sayMLive Business / 5 d. 23 h. 52 min. ago more|
Leaders in Pontiac aim to mark the city's resurgence through a series of developments and corporations moving in to diversify the economy.
|Sen. Young agrees to debate Mayor Duggan at town hall discussion on povertyMotor City Muckraker / 7 d. 22 h. 4 min. ago more|
Mayor Duggan has not yet responded to a request to participate in the town hall meeting focused exclusively on poverty. This article by Steve Neavling first appeared on Motor City Muckraker.
|Red Wings threaten to sue white nationalists for using team logo in CharlottesvilleMotor City Muckraker / 9 d. 17 h. 55 min. ago more|
Some white nationalists, chanting "blood and soil," carried shields emblazoned with the Red Wings logo during a large rally in Virginia. This article by Steve Neavling first appeared on Motor City Muckraker.
|Students, parents left scrambling after Marygrove College ends undergraduate programMotor City Muckraker / 10 d. 21 h. 56 min. ago more|
Marygrove College in Detroit predominately attracted students from underserved populations. This article by Steve Neavling first appeared on Motor City Muckraker.
|One school at a time, one neighborhood at a timeThe Michigan Chronicle / 24 d. 14 h. 52 min. ago more|
Just one example of what Life Remodeled has done for Detroit neighborhoods Life Remodeled redevelops neighborhoods, rebuilds communities, using neighborhood schools If you live anywhere near the Durfee Elementary School building and Central High School on the city’s west side, then you already see it happening. Because you really can’t miss it. It’s kinda big. Beginning on July 31, 12,000 volunteers descended upon Durfee and the surrounding neighborhood for a six-day whirlwind transformation/overhaul/cleanup designed to remove blight on 300 city blocks, board up 300 vacant houses, and perform essential home repairs for 50 homeowners in the area. “We invite students from school, we invite community residents, churches, mosques, synagogues, businesses, people from every walk of life that you can imagine,” said Chris Lambert, CEO of Life Remodeled which is spearheading the project. Lambert said he and his team typically spend at least a year working with the community figuring out what the community wants. Then they work together with that community to plan the blight removal project. And that’s just for starters. The initial whirlwind is really the kickoff of what will be at least a two-year effort spearheaded by Life Remodeled to transform the Durfee building into what will be known as a Community Innovation Center, and thereby transform an entire neighborhood in the process. And in case you’re wondering, this isn’t the first time Lambert has managed to pull this off. Life Remodeled, founded in 2011, is already developing a respectable track record of transforming neighborhood schools in troubled areas as a means of upgrading the entire neighborhood. The organization’s first school-based project, costing roughly $5.5 million, was in 2014 at Cody High School. In 2015, Life Remodeled stepped it up a bit and took on Osborne High School. That project cost approximately $5.7 million. Both of these projects were a long way from the initial project in 2011, which involved pulling together 500 volunteers to build a home for a single mother and her four children in Westland. In six days. “The process evolved from a vision that was big at the time but miniscule compared to what we’re doing right now. …It’s evolved from focusing on building a house that benefited one family at a time, to now benefiting a community asset that benefits the entire community,” said Lambert. “This one is very different from what we’ve done in the past. In the past we’ve worked in existing schools that are still operating today. …This one’s very different because we’re working in a vacant school now. The former Durfee Elementary Middle School.” In addition to other benefits, Lambert said that there has been a noticeable positive impact on crime in the neighborhoods surrounding their earlier school-based projects. According to Lambert, the Detroit Police Department measured crime stats on the blocks where they worked, both before and after the project, “And it actually dropped in 10 out of 11 categories, “including 47 percent reduction in homicides.” From the website: “The Community Innovation Center will operate in collaboration with Central High School and the Detroit Public Schools Community District to provide hands-on education to students. Entrepreneurs will guest lecture in classrooms and students will have the opportunity to learn subjects, like math and finance, with real examples from case studies of business ventures taking place within the center. Community members of all ages will have access to resources and space in order to learn about entrepreneurship and how to start or grow their own businesses. The center will also serve as valuable community and recreational space for families and their kids.” “As 2017 marks the 50th year anniversary of the 1967 Detroit uprising, Life Remodeled and our partners will invest in the neighborhood surrounding Central High School, the city’s first public high school, in the community where Detroit’s civil unrest began. This year’s project will serve not only as a powerful commemoration of the progress that has been made, but also the progress we continue to strive toward. We are proud to announce Life Remodeled’s first two-year commitment to Central High School and the surrounding neighborhood as we take on our largest project to date.” So why did Lambert and crew decide on Durfee for this year’s project? “We really chose Durfee the same way we chose every other neighborhood. There’s really two things that we look for; significant need, and radical hope. And when we say ‘significant need, what we’re looking for is neighborhoods that have high levels of crime and high levels of blight. And we’re looking for schools that have academic challenges that can be addressed with a construction/renovation project. When it comes to radical hope, we’re looking for a neighborhood that already has a foundation of sustainability in place or in process,” said Lambert. What the community surrounding Central High does have “is a very rich history of resilience. And it is geographically located in close proximity to downtown and Midtown. And a tremendous amount of development is coming this way. And so what we want to do is help create more equity and inclusivity in the community so the community will have more power to shape the development that’s coming.” Hopefully, if all goes according to plan, this is the kind of impact that will result in all future developments as well. Using schools as anchors to rescue communities. “We haven’t decided what neighborhood we’re going to next, but what we’d like to do is to prove that this model of repurposing vacant schools can be of great benefit to the city and continue to do it in other Detroit neighborhoods.” It’s an idea that definitely beats shutting them all down.
|City-supported projects to preserve and build affordable housing unitsThe Michigan Chronicle / 39 d. 22 h. 39 min. ago more|
Four major housing projects in the City of Detroit have been selected by the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) to receive a limited number of 9% low income housing tax credits (LIHTC) that will help create or preserve 385 units of affordable housing across the city, Mayor Mike Duggan announced today. The four developments, which represent a combined investment of $110 million, are receiving $4.4 million in tax credits from MSHDA. In total, 271 units of existing affordable housing that were set to expire soon will be renovated and will keep their affordable status for another 30 years. Another 114 new affordable units, nearly half of which will be for families earning less than 30% of the area’s average Median Income (AMI), will be built. “What makes this so important is that we will be able to guarantee that 271 existing affordable housing units will keep their status for another 30 years,” said Mayor Duggan. “That represents 271 families that know they will be able to afford to stay in their homes and take part in the recovery they have waited so long to see.” To accomplish this, developers working with the City’s Department of Housing & Revitalization applied for and were awarded a series of 9% LIHTCs. The 9% LIHTC award is the most valuable and competitive affordable housing tool in the country, because it leverages up to 90% in equity to build affordable housing units. It also gives developers the ability to serve families and individuals who are at the lower end of the economic spectrum (below 30% AMI), including those who have experienced homelessness. The four developments are spread across several Detroit neighborhoods, including Brush Park, Midtown, Oakman Boulevard Community and Core City Neighborhoods. The selected projects are: Roberts III – All 197 units in this building will be preserved as affordable housing for the next 30 years for the senior citizens who occupy this complex. Incomes at this complex range from 60% of AMI to less than 30 percent AMI. The project has support from the Detroit Housing Commission in the form of project based vouchers to support lower income units. Total Project Cost: $16.4M Ryan Court II – All 74 units will be preserved as affordable housing. Incomes at this complex also range from 60% of AMI to less than 30% AMI. The development, which spans several blocks near Oakman and Livernois is a mix of new construction and rehabilitation of older buildings. Total Project Cost: $9M (Phase 2 Only). Ryan Court Phase 1 is one of only a few projects nationally to preserve existing affordable housing units through new construction with an additional investment of $16M. Peterboro – Renovations proposed at the property will result in 56 units (42 two-bedroom units and 14 three-bedroom units) of Permanent Supportive Housing that will be targeted to homeless families who meet MSHDA’s criteria for Permanent Supportive Housing. In order to assist the families that will reside at the building, COTS will be requesting 38 project based vouchers from MSHDA and has received conditional awards for 9 project based vouchers from the Detroit Housing Commission and project rental assistance for 9 units through the HUD Section 811 program. Total Project Cost: $14.5M Brush Park South – 58 (20%) of the 287 units in this new mixed-income construction development will be reserved for residents earning 60% AMI or less. This project, which will revitalize 19 vacant city-owned parcels, is being supported by $2.3 million in HOME funds. The project also has support from the Detroit Housing Commission in the form of project based vouchers to support lower income units. Total Project Cost: $70M (estimated) Collectively, these awards to the city of Detroit represent approximately 40% of the total available 9% LIHTCs statewide in this round of applications. Director of Housing & Revitalization Arthur Jemison, thanked MSHDA for recognizing the significance of each project and putting its most valuable resources where they are most needed. “After many months of work to shape a project pipeline with MSHDA that reflects both state and city investment priorities, this set of project awards is real progress,” said Jemison. “It includes projects in our target areas for residential density; creates mixed-income in downtown midtown; addresses family homelessness; and preserves key assets threatened with expiration and obsolescence.” About the LIHTC Program The low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) program is one of the federal government’s primary policy tools for encouraging the development and preservation of affordable rental housing. These federal tax credits are awarded to Developers of affordable housing via a competitive application process administered by the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) on a biannual basis. Once awarded, developers typically sell these tax credits to outside investors in exchange for equity to develop affordable housing.
|Wife of Wayne County Executive resigns from job with Treasurer’s officeThe Michigan Chronicle / 90 d. 13 h. 47 min. ago more|
Wayne County Executive Warren Evans and wife Renata Seals Evans In the face of steadily escalating headwinds resulting from a highly critical WXYZ Channel 7 news report released last week, Renata Seals Evans, the wife of Wayne County Executive Warren Evans, has decided to step down from her position with the Wayne County Treasurer’s Office. The WXYZ report, citing Evans’ lack of a college degree, a questionable pay raise, and other issues, suggested that she had gotten her well-paying job as the result of nepotism while other longtime County employees without her connections were not faring near as well. It was becoming clear to both Seals and her husband that the story was only likely to get worse and cause more damage, whether or not there was any justification to the implications, but it was Seals who ultimately made the decision to step away, according to Evans, who also strongly denied the nepotism charges. “Renata chose to resign rather than have this issue keep bouncing back and forth and create – as she said in her letter – an opportunity for people to take away from what we’ve accomplished as a County over the last two years. I wasn’t going to ever ask her to do it. There was no nepotism, no collusion, no anything. But I do understand that from the County’s recent past there are certain people who will get that idea, and I just think the decision was best to let’s just nip that in the bud and keep moving forward,” said Evans. “I had an uncle when I was in law school, and when it was time to graduate from law school the administration told me, ‘Well Warren, you haven’t met the residency requirements’ since the residency requirement was number of semesters on campus. What they told me was, you have all the credit hours, you have everything that you need to graduate from law school, but you need to stay around one more semester. So we suggest you take a couple more classes. Of course, I was livid and that was the last thing I wanted to hear. And so I was gonna sue everybody and fight everybody and do everything else and my uncle, he sat down and looked at me and said, ‘Warren, don’t stand on your rights and lose your tights.’ And the analogy I make to that is, there was nothing here, but people perceived it and I think frankly some people wanted to make it a perception who knew better. “I just think this was one of those where the reporter wasn’t going to let go, because his worldview is that it was nepotism or improper and I don’t want to be in the position of defending it or not. I didn’t hire her, I don’t give her assignments, and I stay out of other peoples’ business as I ask them to try and stay out of mine.” The following is the text of the letter Seals sent to Wayne County Treasurer Eric Sabree earlier today: Dear Eric. R. Sabree, It is with my sincerest regret that I submit this letter of resignation. After analyzing the effect that my employment (due to my marriage) has on the county as whole, there is only one choice to be made. The mere appearance of being unethical, is not acceptable to me and my standard of living. If we are truly for the people and by the people, then it is important that we are respectful of the wishes of the people. I am dedicated in my heart to continue to prevent foreclosures, and I now have a better insight to do it within the community. Allow this letter to serve as my commitment to the transparency and to the loyalty that I have for Wayne County and its residents. It is hard to walk away from a job that you love, but I will continue with my due diligence for the many veterans, elderly people, and families that suffer because of lack of awareness of options that are available in Wayne County. What is most important is that Wayne County continues to grow under its elected leadership. The county has come a long way, and this type of distraction is not indicative of the patterns being set by my husband or for you for that matter. I would like to thank Mr. Hathaway, for having the foresight to hire me when I came to the county while he was Treasurer, and a special thanks to you for having the appreciation of my abilities and allowing me to part of your team, when you became the Treasurer. It is an honor to be the “First Lady of Wayne County”, and I hope that the work that I completed thus far will be the stepping stone for my successor, as there is so much work to do. May God, the overseer of all things, continue to bless the union of my marriage, the county and its residents. Amen.