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|Detroit Lions vs. Chicago Bears: Live updates from Ford Field - Detroit Free PressGoogle News / 5 min. ago more|
Detroit Free PressDetroit Lions vs. Chicago Bears: Live updates from Ford FieldDetroit Free PressWelcome to our live coverage of the Detroit Lions-Chicago Bears game Saturday from Ford Field. ▻2018 mock draft: Wait, could Saquon Barkley fall to Lions?! Free Press sports writer Carlos Monarrez will provide instant analysis and play-by-play from the ...Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions football on Local 4: Live score, game updatesWDIV ClickOnDetroitBears vs. Lions: Score, live updates for Saturday game in DetroitSporting NewsLive blog: Bears vs. Lions in DetroitChicago Sun-TimesInverse -SB Nation -The Detroit Newsall 185 news articles »
|GM Shows Off All New Silverado Pickup TruckCBSlocal.com / 19 min. ago more|
DETROIT (AP) – General Motors is showing of an all-new version of the Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck at an event in Texas. The company released pictures of the rounded new truck with thin LED headlamps and a blacked-out front grille. Here it is. The new next-gen @chevrolet Silverado making its debut in Texas. #silverado pic.twitter.com/UuHp78a1JR — Motor Trend (@MotorTrend) December 16, 2017 GM gave few details ahead of its official debut at the Detroit auto show in January. The company says the 2019 Silverado will be lighter than the current model with a high-strength steel bed. It will have a mixed-metal body — that likely means a combination of aluminum and steel. The truck also will get new engines and transmissions, possibly including a diesel. The changes should help GM gain ground on the aluminum-clad Ford F-Series, the top-selling vehicle in the U.S. Fiat Chrysler also will show a new Ram pickup at the show. © Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
|Former Ford Field chefs dip into chocolate businessCrain's Detroit Business / 54 min. ago more|
Bill Shea - Joe Nader and Scott Breazeale, friends since their days at Plymouth Canton High School, are launching a bon bon manufacturer called Guilt Chocolate.
|Lions Dance Like The Rockettes After Touchdown Versus Bears [VIDEO]CBSlocal.com / 1 h. 34 min. ago more|
The Lions were feeling the Christmas spirit on Saturday. After a touchdown reception by T.J. Jones that gave Detroit a 13-0 lead over the Bears in the second quarter, Jones, Theo Riddick, Marvin Jones, Eric Ebron and Golden Tate linked arms and danced like the Rockettes. Watch out @Rockettes The @Lions have been practicing. : #CHIvsDET | NFL Network pic.twitter.com/tgUoKwp1Sr — NFL Network (@nflnetwork) December 16, 2017 The Lions have been turning heads in the celebration department all season long, and they brought their A game on Saturday. A-plus Rockettes celebration. pic.twitter.com/Ujlzznr9Uo — The Athletic (@TheAthleticDET) December 16, 2017 Twitter, not surprisingly, appreciated the Lions’ creativity. Loved the @Lions Rockettes celebration – very seasonal, very well done – ho ho ho – loved it. — Amy Trask (@AmyTrask) December 16, 2017 The @Lions Rockettes TD celebration was suggested to them by @KeeganMKey Boogie Down Brown. A factor. — Rich Eisen (@richeisen) December 16, 2017 OhmyGod Lions did the Rockettes — mike freeman (@mikefreemanNFL) December 16, 2017 Jones’ touchdown came on third-and-one from the Bears’ four-yard line. Stafford rolled to his right and found Jones right by the pylon. Matthew Stafford rolls right and hits @IamTJ_Jones for a @Lions TOUCHDOWN! #OnePride #CHIvsDET pic.twitter.com/ANLPUQao0a — NFL (@NFL) December 16, 2017 The touchdown was set up by a magnificent 58-yard reception by Marvin Jones. The Lions’ end zone celebrations this season have included jumping rope, playing ping pong, and Golden Tate’s famous people’s elbow.
|Dearborn Reaches Settlement Over Fatal Police Shooting Outside Fairlane MallCBSlocal.com / 1 h. 54 min. ago more|
DEARBORN (WWJ/AP) – The city of Dearborn has reached a settlement with the family of a woman who was fatally shot by police near a shopping mall in 2016. In a court filing Thursday, attorneys said they would provide details to federal Judge Bernard Friedman, but they want him to keep the information confidential and off the public record. Dearborn Police Officer James Wade repeatedly shot 31-year-old Janet Wilson while she was in her car on a busy street. Police were pursuing her after a dispute was reported inside and outside Fairlane Mall. No criminal charges were filed in the shooting. Prosecutor Kym Worthy said Wilson “exhibited erratic and aggressive behavior” at the mall and drove her car toward the officer. Wilson’s family was seeking damages of $10 million in a wrongful death lawsuit. Dearborn police surround a car on Hubbard Drive. (credit: Jon Hewett/WWJ) According to the lawsuit, Wilson was departing the Fairlane parking lot on Jan. 27, 2016 when mall security reported a “disorderly mental female” to Dearborn police. The lawsuit alleges that officers, including Wade, responded to the call and surrounded Wilson’s vehicle along Hubbard Drive, approaching her “with guns drawn and yelling at her.” Wilson, who was unarmed, remained in her vehicle momentarily before being shot multiple times, resulting in her death, according to the lawsuit. It was the second fatal shooting by a Dearborn police officer in less than two months. Immediately after the incident, Michigan State Police Lt. Mike Shaw said the shooting followed a police chase that began with an incident at JC Penny in the mall. According to witnesses, Wilson “was acting suspiciously” inside the store, security was notified, and security guards followed the woman out into the parking lot. She got into her vehicle, Shaw said — a Chevy HHR — and “almost struck” one of the guard’s vehicles while driving away. After 911 was called, Dearborn police tried to make a traffic stop on Hubbard Drive, but Wilson disregarded the lights and sirens, Shaw said. And when she got stuck in traffic, officers got out of their vehicles and tried to put an end to the pursuit. “So, as they came and approached the vehicle, the traffic cleared up for her. One of the officers was in front of the car…and as she kind of proceeded on, or tried to hit the gas, and almost struck that officer, one of the officers on the scene fired his duty weapon, striking and killing her,” Shaw said. Although Wilson was unarmed, Shaw noted that “she had a 3,000-pound weapon called a vehicle.” Wilson is survived by her mother and six siblings. © Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
|Fans ignore Detroit Lions in Pro Bowl voting; Darius Slay finishes 4th - Detroit Free PressGoogle News / 2 h. 20 min. ago more|
Detroit Free PressFans ignore Detroit Lions in Pro Bowl voting; Darius Slay finishes 4thDetroit Free PressDarius Slay should be heading to his first Pro Bowl. For Matthew Stafford and Glover Quin, it's wait and see. Slay finished fourth among cornerbacks in the final fan Pro Bowl vote that was announced Saturday, and second among NFC cornerbacks behind ...Detroit Lions 2018 Pro Bowl Predictions: Who's In, Who's Not?Sidelion Reportall 46 news articles »
|No. 2 Michigan State Holds Off Upset-Minded Oakland 86-73CBSlocal.com / 2 h. 28 min. ago more|
By Noah Trister, AP Sports Writer DETROIT (AP) – Cassius Winston scored 19 points, and No. 2 Michigan State went on a 12-2 run late in the second half to hold off Oakland 86-73 on Saturday. Kendrick Nunn scored 32 points for the upset-minded Golden Grizzlies, who stayed right with the talented Spartans (10-1) until the final minutes. Michigan State improved to 16-0 against Oakland, but only after the type of test the Spartans can expect again from underdogs down the road. It was the second game of an all-local doubleheader in downtown Detroit. Michigan beat Detroit Mercy 90-58 in the opener. Nick Ward had 15 points and 15 rebounds for Michigan State, which finished with a 45-30 edge on the boards and made enough outside shots to keep Oakland (6-5) at bay. It was tied at 66 before the decisive run by the Spartans, which included two 3-pointers by Winston. Michigan State led 38-33 at halftime, but it was clear early in the second half that this would be no easy win for the Spartans. Oakland’s Martez Walker had two four-point plays in the first few minutes of the half. The second one put Oakland up 52-49 with just under 15 minutes remaining. Michigan State kept scoring, however. Joshua Langford finished with 17 points, Miles Bridges had 11 and Jaren Jackson Jr. added 10. BIG PICTURE Oakland: The Golden Grizzlies did what they needed to do to make a game of it, shooting 7 of 15 from 3-point range in the second half. They struggled around the basket, though. Michigan State had a clear rebounding advantage, and Oakland had a hard time scoring inside. Michigan State: The Spartans turned the ball over 17 times but were able to close off the perimeter at the very end, finally containing Nunn. It was a win that bodes well for Michigan State’s ability to hold off potential upsets in the future. UP NEXT Oakland: The Golden Grizzlies host Towson on Wednesday night. Michigan State: Winners of nine straight, the Spartans probably won’t be challenged too much Monday night when they host Houston Baptist. © Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
|Remembering the Detroit Tigers "Yankee Killer," Frank Lary - Detroit Free PressGoogle News / 2 h. 36 min. ago more|
Detroit Free PressRemembering the Detroit Tigers "Yankee Killer," Frank LaryDetroit Free PressFormer Detroit Tigers teammates fondly recalled pitching star Frank Lary, who died Wednesday night at age 87 in Northport, Ala. Lary was a fun-loving character nicknamed “Taters”, "Mule” and most famously, “The Yankee Killer” for his dominance over the ...and more »
|Kayaker Trying To Conquer 5 Great Lakes Stops Due To Wintry WeatherCBSlocal.com / 3 h. 7 min. ago more|
DETROIT (AP) – A Missouri kayaker who’s trying to paddle around all five Great Lakes has stopped her journey because of the rigors of winter weather. Traci Lynn Martin says she paddled 3,582 miles since March and completed lakes Superior, Huron and Michigan. In a Facebook video posted Saturday, the nurse says she’s been covered with ice as temperatures consistently stay below freezing. Martin says “it’s not safe” and “it’s going to get worse.” Her Facebook post said she was in Ontario, Canada. Martin, who is from the Kansas City, Missouri, area, began her trip in Michigan on March 9. She says she wants to try again in 2019. She thanked many people for supporting her on what she called an “adventure of a lifetime.” #justaroundthepointe Its important to never lose hope! And NEVER give up! #arthritis #rheumatoidarthritis pic.twitter.com/c9De0p4kk0 — Traci Lynn Martin (@StellarTourD4ce) November 3, 2017 © Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
|Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah returns to lineup vs. Chicago Bears - Detroit Free PressGoogle News / 3 h. 50 min. ago more|
Detroit Free PressDetroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah returns to lineup vs. Chicago BearsDetroit Free PressAmeer Abdullah is returning to the Detroit Lions' lineup after a two-game absence. Abdullah is one of three running backs the Lions kept active for Saturday's game against the Chicago Bears, along with Theo Riddick and rookie Tion Green. Abdullah ...and more »
|‘Felony Lane Gang’ Member Busted After 2 Year-Long InvestigationCBSlocal.com / 4 h. 8 min. ago more|
DETROIT (WWJ) – A man who has been sought by police in Michigan for two years in connection with major bank fraud has finally been caught. Thirty-year-old Kyle Cameron, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, was charged this week in a 17-count indictment for his role in a bank fraud scheme executed in Michigan in 2015. He’s expected to be arraigned Tuesday. According to the indictment, Cameron participated with others in a bank fraud conspiracy that involved travelling to Michigan to break into homes and cars with the intent to obtain identification documents, financial transaction devices, and personal checks. After stealing these items, Cameron and others would, using the drive-thru lane farthest from the teller window, present these records at banks, posing as the victim of the theft in order to fraudulently obtain cash from the bank, according to prosecutors. The government has so far charged more than 10 people with similar charges due to fraudulent activities in 2015 and 2016, including defendants Ja’Marri Barnes, Marlon Fencher, Kristine Carter, Justin Curry, Rhashod Brown, Cedrick Jones, Wendy Kroner, Lindsey Blackwood, Tedgrick Montgomery, and Dennis Jones. According to information provided at a December 13 detention hearing for defendant Jones, the banking industry has referred to the defendants who use this bank fraud scheme as the “Felony Lane Gang” due to their repeated usage, in order to avoid detection, of the drive-thru lane farthest from the teller window. The detention hearing also revealed that the defendants are known to target the personal identification documents and bank records of women. When pursued, the defendants routinely recklessly flee, both by car and on foot. Bank fraud is punishable with a maximum penalty under federal law of 30 years’ imprisonment and a $1,000,000 fine; aggravated identity theft requires a mandatory penalty of 2 years’ imprisonment. This investigation, which began in 2015, was led by the FBI’s Detroit Identity Theft and Financial Crimes Task Force, which is comprised of federal and local agencies, including an officer from the Auburn Hills Police Department.
|Michigan Rolls To 90-58 Win Over Detroit MercyCBSlocal.com / 4 h. 45 min. ago more|
By Noah Trister, AP Sports Writer DETROIT (AP) – Charles Matthews had 20 points and seven rebounds, and Michigan went on a 19-0 run in the first half on the way to a 90-58 rout of Detroit Mercy on Saturday. Zavier Simpson added 12 points and seven assists for Michigan, and Duncan Robinson scored 11 points, all in the first half. The Wolverines led 54-19 at halftime in the opener of a doubleheader of in-state teams at Little Caesars Arena. The second game pitted No. 2 Michigan State against Oakland. Michigan was without big man Moe Wagner, who sat out with a sprained ankle. The Wolverines (10-3) still raced out to an early lead, taking a 16-4 advantage on Jordan Poole’s dunk, and Detroit Mercy’s problems were only beginning. A layup by Jaleel Hogan of the Titans (4-7) made it 23-13, but Michigan scored the next 19 points, including 3-pointers by Eli Brooks, Robinson, Simpson, Ibi Watson and Robinson again. Robinson entered shooting 32 percent from 3-point range, uncharacteristically low for him. He went 3 of 4 from beyond the arc in this game. Kameron Chatman led the Titans with 18 points. BIG PICTURE Detroit Mercy: Titans coach Bacari Alexander was an assistant at Michigan under John Beilein, and Chatman used to play for the Wolverines. That familiarity was of little use on this day. The Titans were huge underdogs to begin with, and they caught Michigan on a day when the Wolverines were making their 3s. Michigan: The Wolverines came into the game shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc — not a stellar number for a team that relies on the 3-pointer as much as Michigan. Saturday’s performance was encouraging from that standpoint. Michigan went 9 of 15 in the first half and finished 11 of 23. UP NEXT Detroit Mercy: The Titans host East Tennessee State on Tuesday night. Michigan: The Wolverines continue this easier stretch in their schedule when they host Alabama A&M on Thursday night. © Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
|Nearly 36000 Detroit properties facing foreclosure ahead of 2018 tax auction - Detroit Metro TimesGoogle News / 4 h. 49 min. ago more|
Detroit Metro TimesNearly 36000 Detroit properties facing foreclosure ahead of 2018 tax auctionDetroit Metro TimesKevin Dickerson, his wife, and their two teenage kids are among the hapless Detroit residents whose homes were sold out from under them. The Dickersons, having been outbid in their effort to buy back the Conant Gardens bungalow that was in Kevin's ...
|AutoSens Announces Detroit Conference, Organizers Focused On CollaborationDetroit News / 4 h. 56 min. ago more|
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|Four people shot, wounded inside Southfield bar; police arrest twoMLive.com / 5 h. ago more|
One of them, hit in the forearm, and another person identified as involved in the shooting were arrested at the scene, Bar 7, 24528 W. 12 Mile Road, reads a statement from the police department.
|Michigan rolls to 90-58 win over Detroit Mercy - Washington PostGoogle News / 5 h. 9 min. ago more|
Washington PostMichigan rolls to 90-58 win over Detroit MercyWashington PostDETROIT — Charles Matthews had 20 points and seven rebounds, and Michigan went on a 19-0 run in the first half on the way to a 90-58 rout of Detroit Mercy on Saturday. Zavier Simpson added 12 points and seven assists for Michigan, and Duncan Robinson ...and more »
|Two Of Four Conspirators Take Deals In St. Clair Shores Marijuana Robbery, ShootingCBSlocal.com / 5 h. 12 min. ago more|
ST. CLAIR SHORES (WWJ) – Authorities say two of four suspects involved in a St. Clair Shores home invasion, shooting and robbery over the summer have accepted plea deals in the case. The alleged shooter, 19-year-old Jake Lutz, pleaded no contest to attempted murder, home invasion, armed robbery and felony firearm, while 20-year-old Ashleigh Lynn Haught pleaded guilty to being an accessory. Both will be sentenced next year. Investigators say the pair was part of a June 8th break-in and robbery at an apartment on Euclid Street, off Jefferson Avenue just north of 13 Mile Road. The 21-year-old tenant, who was sleeping when the suspects barged into his apartment and struck him with the butt of a gun, was shot and wounded. The suspects were caught several days later. According to police, the group was attempting to steal marijuana. The other two defendants, 19-year-old Tyler Evan Kopke and 17-year-old Angelena Joy Fortin, have court hearings early next year.
|Only Four Lions Finish Among Top 10 At Their Position In Pro Bowl Fan VoteCBSlocal.com / 5 h. 28 min. ago more|
By: Will Burchfield @burchie_kid Fan voting for the Pro Bowl is over, and just four Lions finished among the top-10 vote getters at their respective positions. Fans, coaches and players each account for one third of the final vote. The rosters will be announced on Tuesday night. For the Lions, Darius Slay looks poised to make his long-awaited Pro Bowl debut. He reeled in the fourth most votes among cornerbacks, second in the NFC. Jacksonville’s A.J. Bouye and Jalen Ramsey finished first and second, respectively, and Minnesota’s Xavier Rhodes finished third. Slay leads NFC cornerbacks in both interceptions (five) and passes defended (22). Jamal Agnew also finished fourth among return specialists, third in the NFC. Kansas City’s Tyreek Hill was first, Los Angeles’ Cooper Pharoh was second and Seattle’s Tyler Lockett was third. The rookie Agnew leads the NFL with two punt return touchdowns and five returns of 20 years or more. His return average of 16.8 yards ranks first in the NFC. Agnew has missed the Lions’ last three games, but will return on Saturday versus the Bears. Matt Prater, another special teams standout for the Lions, received the eighth most votes among kickers, fifth in the NFC. Los Angeles’ Greg Zuerlein finished first. Prater has converted 25 of 29 field goals, including seven from 50 yards or more, tied for the most in the NFL. He was a Pro Bowler in 2016 and 2013. The Lions’ only offensive player to finish top 10 in voting at his position was T.J. Lang, who garnered the eighth most votes among guards, fifth in the NFC. Lang has been one of the best guards in the league, per Pro Football Focus. Detroit’s biggest snub in fan voting was free safety Glover Quin, who ranks among the top players at his position in nearly every relevant statistical category. He has three interceptions, including a pick six, three forced fumbles and 65 tackles. Pro Football Focus grades him as the fifth best safety in the league. It’s not the first time Quin has been overlooked by the fans, and he understands the reality of the voting process. “People have their favorites, and I don’t really talk about myself,” he said earlier this week.
|Michigan runs Detroit Mercy out of Little Caesars Arena - MLive.comGoogle News / 5 h. 29 min. ago more|
MLive.comMichigan runs Detroit Mercy out of Little Caesars ArenaMLive.comDETROIT -- No Moe? No problem for Michigan, at least not Saturday. The Wolverines dominated Detroit Mercy at Little Caesars Arena, 90-58, with leading scorer and rebounder Moritz Wagner sidelined because of an ankle injury. They say basketball is a ...Jon Teske helps Michigan basketball dominate Detroit Mercy, 90-58Detroit Free PressMinus Wagner, Michigan still routs Detroit MercyThe Detroit NewsGame recap: Michigan blows out Detroit Mercy in Hitachi College Basketball ShowcaseMaize n BrewThe Michigan Daily -Reutersall 47 news articles »
|Detroit Tigers Tickets Go On Sale Saturday, Jan. 27CBSlocal.com / 6 h. 19 min. ago more|
DETROIT (CBS Detroit) – Mark your calendars — it’s almost time for baseball in Detroit. Individual game tickets for the 2018 Detroit Tigers season will go on sale Saturday, January 27 beginning at 9 a.m. Fans will have the opportunity to purchase single game tickets at the Comerica Park Box Office on Witherell Street, online at tigers.com, or by calling 866-66-TIGER (84437). This season, the Tigers will host a summer of celebrations that will showcase the franchise’s rich history and tradition, including a schedule featuring special events honoring the tradition of Detroit Tigers baseball. Comerica Park offers unique opportunities for fans to engage with the club’s storied history and past champions. Celebrate these milestones by joining the Tigers for two number retirement ceremonies and the 50th Anniversary of the 1968 World Series Championship. Tigers greats Alan Trammell and Jack Morris are headed to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Fans can lock in their seats for both number retirement ceremonies with the Trammell and Morris Celebration Four-Pack, on sale Monday, December 18 at 9 a.m. This exclusive ticket package includes four games, highlighted by Jack Morris’s ‘47’ being retired on August 12 vs. Minnesota Twins and Alan Trammell’s number ‘3’ to be retired on August 26 vs. Chicago White Sox. Starting at just $76, all fans who purchase this ticket package will receive exclusive replica Hall of Fame plaques of each Hall of Famer. For more information visit tigers.com/HOF. This summer the Detroit Tigers will honor a significant milestone in club history with the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the 1968 World Series Championship, September 7-9. The Tigers will pay tribute to the 1968 World Series team with a special pregame on-field ceremony on Saturday, September 8, when the club faces the St. Louis Cardinals, the Tigers opponent in that historic seven-game World Series. Back by popular demand, the Tigers will feature their signature events at Comerica Park, including Pink Out The Park on May 13, the 48th Annual Polish-American Night on May 25, the 24th Annual Negro Leagues Weekend Celebration, June 8-10 and ¡Fiesta Tigres! on August 11. Additionally, returning in 2018 are fan-favorite Friday Night Fireworks and Sunday Kids Days. Tickets for the 2018 season at Comerica Park will be dynamically priced. Starting individual ticket prices for over 34,000 tickets per game remain unchanged from last season. Additionally, over 3,000 tickets for most games in the lower baseline box were reduced in price for 2018. To ensure as many Tigers fans as possible have the opportunity to experience Opening Day 2018, the Tigers will allow fans to purchase a maximum of four tickets per person for the home opener on Thursday, March 29 vs. the Pittsburgh Pirates. Fans looking to secure tickets to the best games this upcoming season can do so by purchasing customizable season ticket packages, including the six and 20-game flex plans. Flex plans start as low as $110 and fans can choose the games and seats they want. Plans that include an Opening Day ticket start as low as $343. For complete 2018 season ticket information visit tigers.com/seasons or call 313-471-BALL (2255).
|McDelivery: McDonald’s Launches Delivery Service In Metro DetroitCBSlocal.com / 7 h. 17 min. ago more|
DETROIT (WWJ) – The next time you get a craving for a Big Mac and fries but don’t feel like leaving the house, you don’t have to — just get it McDelivered! McDonald’s has teamed up with Uber Eats to launch its McDelivery service at 80 restaurants in Michigan, including 53 in the Detroit area. Click here for a list of McDonald’s restaurants that offer delivery Customers can place McDonald’s orders on the Uber Eats mobile app or on UberEats.com, using the same account you use to take Uber rides. Then you can track your order, as an Uber Eats delivery partner brings your meal directly to you. New Uber Eats customers can get $5 off their first McDonald’s delivery order by using the coupon code MICHIGANMCDS through December 31, 2017. An Uber Eats booking fee applies to each order.
|Michigan-Detroit Mercy basketball: Score, live updates, stats - Landof10.comGoogle News / 7 h. 18 min. ago more|
Landof10.comMichigan-Detroit Mercy basketball: Score, live updates, statsLandof10.comDetroit Mercy hasn't had a problem scoring; the Titans average 89.4 points per game and have five players averaging double figures, led by sophomore guard Corey Allen (18.7) and former U-M forward Kameron Chatman (17.9). Chatman played two seasons for ...and more »
|Owner & Innkeeper Shares How She Offers The Highest Quality ExperienceCBSlocal.com / 7 h. 25 min. ago more|
Michelle Heurung is owner and innkeeper of the Lamberson Guest House. The Lamberson Guest House is a luxury bed and breakfast just steps away from historic downtown Galena, Illinois. Heurung opened the business in 2016 after 30 years as a home daycare provider. The entire property has been renovated to include modern touches, while maintaining the historic charm of the home. She does anything and everything for the business, from freshening the rooms and cooking the breakfast, to running the business end. Heurung’s job is to make sure every guest has the perfect stay. Heurung shares tips that have helped to increase her sales goals by consistent new bookings and repeat bookings. How do you maintain the highest quality experience? I do everything I can do to make sure my guests have a perfect experience. I took the time and made the investment to have the highest quality furnishings and amenities in each of my guest rooms and parlors, from the couch cushions to the towels and bed sheets. Are you easily accessible to guests? I try to be as accessible to my guests as possible, either via phone, email or social media. I respond quickly when contacted, and try to respond to each and every review I receive on websites like TripAdvisor, Yelp, and Facebook. I keep my pages up-to-date with information about the business to make finding me and booking a room as simple as possible. How important is attention to detail to you? I’ve always been particular about attention to detail, and I put that to work when renovating this home. I tried to keep as many of the original ‘bones’ and details from the home intact as possible in order to maintain the home’s historic charm. The history of this town is a big draw for guests, so embracing that charm has become a large part of this business’s identity. Do you feel it is important for a small business to get involved with the community? Yes, it is very important! I try to stay as involved as possible in the community. I am getting to know every business and restaurant in the area so I can make the best possible recommendations for my guests to enjoy their stay. The wonderful, loving community is one of my favorite things about Galena, and being able to share that with my guests is a great joy. I also belong to a wonderful not-for profit organization of 13 innkeepers, ‘Best of Galena.’ We host fundraisers, help families in need and do what we can to help out the community. Does passion play a key role in your success? Yes! I love everything about this business. Running my own bed and breakfast had been my dream for 30 years before I finally took the plunge and purchased the Lamberson. I pour myself into every bit of this business and take great pride in the work that I do. I treat my guests like family and do everything I can to make sure they feel welcome here. This article was written by Michelle M. Guilbeau for Small Business Pulse
|You Can Ride Select DDOT Routes For Free Over The Next 5 SaturdaysCBSlocal.com / 7 h. 56 min. ago more|
DETROIT (WWJ) – It’s a chance to hop on a DDOT bus and check out the holiday activities in Detroit — for FREE. The Detroit Department of Transportation has partnered with Quicken Loans Community Investment Fund and DTE Energy for a holiday themed bus campaign, offering complimentary bus fare on select downtown routes for the next five Saturdays. #DetroitLooksLikeThis #RideDdotHolidaybus https://t.co/IqyPedUVKH pic.twitter.com/mQVZ9qEicS — RideDDOT (@RideDDOT) December 12, 2017 Beginning Dec. 16, DDOT will offer complimentary fares on one featured downtown route each Saturday. Its a way to promote the bus system as a convenient way to access downtown holiday activities, DDOT says. Complimentary rides will be provided from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Riders do not have to be on the special holiday bus in order to receive complimentary fare. Complimentary fare will be provided to all riders on that designated route each Saturday. The complimentary fare schedule is as followed: Dec 16: 53 Woodward Dec 23: 34 Gratiot Dec 30: 25 Jefferson Jan 6: 37 Michigan Jan 13: 21 Grand River
|List Of McDonald’s Restaurants In Metro Detroit That Offer DeliveryCBSlocal.com / 8 h. 26 min. ago more|
McDonald’s has teamed up with Uber Eats to launch its McDelivery service at 80 restaurants in Michigan, including 53 in the Detroit area: DEARBORN 7300 WYOMING RD DEARBORN 14860 MICHIGAN AVE DEARBORN 13158 FORD RD DEARBORN HEIGHTS 4145 TELEGRAPH RD DEARBORN HEIGHTS 6412 N TELEGRAPH RD DETROIT 15550 W MCNICHOLS DETROIT 15501 PLYMOUTH DETROIT 18137 JOY RD DETROIT 22021 WEST 8 MILE ROAD DETROIT 18403 GRAND RIVER RD DETROIT 4235 WOODWARD AVENUE DETROIT 20405 CONANT AVENUE DETROIT 15321 WYOMING RD DETROIT 1101 SPRINGWELLS DETROIT 17121 LIVERNOIS DETROIT 1000 MACK AVE DETROIT 13500 LINWOOD AVE DETROIT 19840 VAN DYKE DETROIT 13676 GRAND RIVER DETROIT 6003 WEST VERNOR HIGHWAY DETROIT 21640 GRAND RIVER DETROIT 6876 MICHIGAN AVE FERNDALE 22525 WOODWARD AVE HAZEL PARK 50 W 9 MILE MADISON HEIGHTS 32811 STEPHENSON HWY MADISON HEIGHTS 28220 JOHN R/12 MILE ROAD MADISON HEIGHTS 32797 JOHN R MELVINDALE 4001 OAKWOOD OAK PARK 21000 GREENFIELD ROAD OAK PARK 26160 GREENFIELD RD REDFORD TOWNSHIP 25830 PLYMOUTH RD/BEECH REDFORD TOWNSHIP 26990 GRAND RIVER AVE REDFORD 15301 TELEGRAPH REDFORD 11310 TELEGRAPH RD RIVER ROUGE 10995 W. JEFFERSON AVE ROSEVILLE 27901 GRATIOT AVE ROSEVILLE 15401 E 12 MILE RD ROSEVILLE 26765 GRATIOT ROYAL OAK 423 W 11 MILE RD ROYAL OAK 2829 W 14 Mile RD ROYAL OAK 3300 ROCHESTER ROAD ROYAL OAK 30807 WOODWARD AVE SOUTHFIELD 30161 SOUTHFIELD RD SOUTHFIELD 24480 TELEGRAPH/TEN MILE SOUTHFIELD 28670 Northwestern HWY TROY 70 W Maple WARREN 30837 SCHOENHERR ROAD WARREN 27480 VAN DYKE ROAD WARREN 4240 E 14 MILE WARREN 28959 MOUND RD WARREN 32155 VAN DYKE AVE WARREN 4899 EAST EIGHT MILE ROAD WARREN 2250 E 10 Mile Road
|Free Bus Rides Promote Access to Detroit Holiday Activities - U.S. News & World ReportGoogle News / 9 h. 16 min. ago more|
Free Bus Rides Promote Access to Detroit Holiday ActivitiesU.S. News & World ReportFree Bus Rides Promote Access to Detroit Holiday Activities. Rides are free on some Detroit buses Saturday as part of a campaign to promote public transportation and downtown holiday events. Dec. 16, 2017, at 10:09 a.m.. Free Bus Rides Promote Access ...and more »
|Metro Detroit weather forecast: Snow will diminish, light freezing drizzle possible - WDIV ClickOnDetroitGoogle News / 10 h. 7 min. ago more|
WDIV ClickOnDetroitMetro Detroit weather forecast: Snow will diminish, light freezing drizzle possibleWDIV ClickOnDetroitDETROIT - Today is the day marking one of the craziest weather records in Detroit history. On this date in 1998, we received our first measurable snow of that season, making it Detroit's latest first measurable snow on record. As we moved through ...and more »
|State considers payments to victims of unemployment errorsCrain's Detroit Business / 10 h. 11 min. ago more|
DAVID EGGERTAssociated Press - The proposal was not included in changes to the Unemployment Insurance Agency that won approval on the last day of legislative voting in 2017, but is expected to be revisited in 2018.
|125 years of beer in Grand Rapids is a reason to celebrateMLive Entertainment / 10 h. 23 min. ago more|
It's a big party at Grand Rapids Brewing Company.
|Everything inside the Eminem pop-up shop and mom's spaghetti dinerMLive.com / 11 h. 21 min. ago more|
Eminem made a surprise visit to his Detroit pop-up shop as he celebrates the release of his ninth album "Revival." The shop is filled with "Revival" merchandise and a mom's spaghetti diner with items inspired by the movie "8 Mile." Here is everything inside the pop-up located at The Shelter.
|Settlement reached in $10-million police shooting lawsuitMLive.com / 11 h. 25 min. ago more|
It appears Dearborn has reached a settlement in a $10 million-plus wrongful death lawsuit filed last year after the fatal police-shooting of 31-year-old Janet Wilson.
|NFL on TV today: What time, channel is Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions? Betting line, livestream, watch onlineBig News Network.com / 12 h. 23 min. ago more|
The Chicago Bears (4-9), led by rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, meet the Detroit Lions (7-6), led by quarterback Matthew Stafford, at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan in an NFC North matchup in N
|All 9 'Star Wars' movies, ranked from worst to bestMLive Entertainment / 12 h. 33 min. ago more|
The newest entry, "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," lands in a possibly controversial spot.
|Sky Convington will deliver the sultry sounds of Billie Holiday during an enchanting tribute at Tangent GalleryMetro Times / 12 h. 51 min. ago more|
The 17th Annual Billie Holiday Tribute is performed by Detroit Music Award-winner Sky Convington and her band Club Crescendo, who will celebrate one of the most influential and daring jazz artists of all time by digging deep into her catalog to deliver the sultry sounds of yesteryear. Special guest band Dream Ellement will score the afternoon as guests are invited to shop vendors, explore the current exhibit “Love Letter for Jazz,” and indulge in food and cash bar offerings.…
|What if Hudson's department store had never been demolished?Metro Times / 13 h. 15 min. ago more|
Given yesterday's groundbreaking for a new development on the site of the former world-famous J. L. Hudson's department store, there's been plenty of backward glances cast over the last 24 hours. We thought we'd add one more look in the rearview mirror, courtesy of Francis Grunow, onetime head of Preservation Detroit and advocate of urban density.…
|Mark Wahlberg appearing at metro Detroit MeijerDetroit News / 19 h. 23 min. ago more|
Actor Mark Wahlberg will be back in metro Detroit once again on Friday, this time appearing at a couple Meijer locations to announce a new partnership with his restaurant, Wahlburgers. Wahlberg will appear at the Meijer stores in Taylor at 9 a.m. and Royal Oak at 11 a.m. on Friday as the launch the new effort.
|Red Wings beat Maple Leafs to end losing streakBig News Network.com / 20 h. 55 min. ago more|
DETROIT -- Defensemen Danny DeKeyser and Trevor Daley each scored their first goals of the season as the Detroit Red Wings ended a three-game losing streak with a 3-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Le
|Pistons fend off comeback by PacersBig News Network.com / 21 h. 40 min. ago more|
INDIANAPOLIS -- This time, the Detroit Pistons faltered down the stretch but avoided what would have been yet another disastrous collapse. Center Andre Drummond scored 23 points and grabbed 13 reboun
|Detroit man convicted of murder freed after 45 yearsDetroit News / 21 h. 58 min. ago more|
Richard Phillips spent 45 years in prison for a murder he says he didn't commit. But on Thursday, he emerged a free man--at least for the time being.
|Legislature backtracks on Detroit veterans' homeDetroit News / 21 h. 58 min. ago more|
State lawmakers OK'd a bill Wednesday that says the new home can go in Wayne, Oakland or Macomb counties. If the state still can't find a place within 45 days, then it can look in the greater southeast Michigan area.
|Inside newly renovated lofts overlooking Downtown Detroit's Capitol ParkMLive.com / 1 d. 3 h. 24 min. ago more|
Newly-renovated apartments at 1145 Griswold St. in Detroit's Capitol Park are almost fully occupied.
|Freep opinion editor Stephen Henderson fired for misconductMetro Times / 1 d. 3 h. 38 min. ago more|
This story has been updated to include a comment from WDET. Pulitzer prize winning Free Press columnist and Detroit media icon Stephen Henderson has been terminated from the daily after credible allegations surfaced that his behavior was "inconsistent with company values and standards.” The Free Press announced the termination in an article today, stating that the firing comes after an internal investigation uncovered Henderson's unsavory behavior.…
|Free Press fires Pulitzer Prize-winning editor Stephen Henderson over misconductMotor City Muckraker / 1 d. 3 h. 49 min. ago more|
Popular editor Stephen Henderson has been terminated from the Free Press following misconduct allegations first reported by Motor City Muckraker. This article by Steve Neavling first appeared on Motor City Muckraker.
|You no longer control your internet use as FCC reverses net neutrality regulationsCrain's Detroit Business / 1 d. 3 h. 53 min. ago more|
Raj J. Patel - The impact of the net neutrality reversal on corporations is significant as an ISP could now charge higher fees to a company for internet traffic to its website from its largest customer base among other impacts.
|Stephen Henderson fired by Detroit Free Press over 'inappropriate behavior'Crain's Detroit Business / 1 d. 4 h. 18 min. ago more|
Bill Shea - The newspaper said it conducted an investigation after its Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial page editor was accused of sexual harassment, along with two other local media figures, by a Detroit minister last week.
|Arbor Drugs founder Eugene Applebaum dies at 81Crain's Detroit Business / 1 d. 4 h. 20 min. ago more|
Sherri Welch - Applebaum became known for his philanthropy after the sale of the drugstore chain to CVS in 1998.
|Art, a 'makers space,' and big brands that cannot be named coming to Detroit's tallest buildingMetro Times / 1 d. 4 h. 54 min. ago more|
The $1 billion dollar, taxpayer subsidized skyscraper coming to Detroit is going to have a lot of neat stuff curated by Dan Gilbert and company, who have curated nearly all of downtown. Fittingly, they've described the project at the old Hudson's site as a "city within a city" — their city, within their city! There will be a "makers space," where kids will "make and play with robots," one of the architects on the project said at yesterday morning's groundbreaking ceremony.…
|Judge blocks driver's license suspensions of poor due to unpaid traffic feesCrain's Detroit Business / 1 d. 4 h. 54 min. ago more|
Associated Press - The injunction comes after a lawsuit accused Michigan of running a "wealth-based" scheme in which people who can't afford to pay drivers' fines are having licenses suspended.
|Detroit Lions, NFL Foundation commit $750,000 to Detroit PAL project at old Tiger Stadium siteCrain's Detroit Business / 1 d. 5 h. 6 min. ago more|
Tyler Clifford - The organizations' donations will go toward The Corner Ballpark's Hall of Heroes, on-deck plate and home team locker room as well as football field turf.
|Federal judge says Michigan can't suspend poor people's driver's licensesMetro Times / 1 d. 5 h. 7 min. ago more|
A federal judge issued a preliminary injunction on Thursday calling for Michigan's Secretary of State to stop suspending driver's licenses of people too poor to pay court debts and traffic tickets. According to a press release sent on behalf of the nonprofit Equal Justice Under Law, which filed the class action lawsuit on behalf of 100,000 people who can't afford court debts, it's the first time a federal judge has issued a preliminary injunction blocking the wealth-based suspension of driver's licenses. In her ruling, Judge Linda Parker wrote that "[it] appears to be unfair to deprive individuals of their driver’s licenses due to their failure to pay traffic fines they are unable to pay.…
|We ate Eminem's mom's spaghetti — here's what we thoughtMetro Times / 1 d. 5 h. 49 min. ago more|
An opportunity like this comes once in a lifetime. After 15 years, I finally have the answer to a question that has plagued the curious palate of Eminem fans everywhere — what does mom's spaghetti taste like?…
|"Gucci Gang" rapper Lil Pump is coming to the MajesticMetro Times / 1 d. 5 h. 58 min. ago more|
Lil Pump could be considered wise beyond his years — mostly because he raps about things he’s not even old enough to do yet. That being said, Lil Pump’s self-titled mixtape came in at No. 2 on the U.S R&B/Hip-Hop charts.…
|38 rustic winter rentals in Michigan, from river cabins to snowy yurtsMLive Entertainment / 1 d. 5 h. 58 min. ago more|
Get cozy on the cheap at one of these state park escapes.
|<p>GM parts with former labor exec charged in training fund investigation</p>Crain's Detroit Business / 1 d. 6 h. ago more|
Michael WaylandAutomotive News - Alphons Iacobelli was suspended in July after federal officials charged him for his alleged role in misusing funds to retrain workers.
|Married couple killed in fire at lakefront home in NoviMLive.com / 1 d. 6 h. ago more|
Firefighters responded to a blaze at 1811 East Lake Drive in Novi about 7:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 15. The home overlooks Walled Lake.
|Under fire over Nassar case, MSU president declines $150,000 raiseCrain's Detroit Business / 1 d. 6 h. 3 min. ago more|
Associated Press - Lou Anna Simon rejected the raise Friday at a Board of Regents meeting attended by victims of the former campus doctor who sexually assaulted young gymnasts.
|Bill Schuette hires partisan AG staff ahead of Michigan gubernatorial runMetro Times / 1 d. 6 h. 15 min. ago more|
According to Michigan's constitution and civil service rules, "no appointments, promotions, demotions, or removals in the classified service shall be made for religious, racial, or partisan considerations." Yet it would appear that Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette flouts the spirit, if not the letter, of these rules, having filled his taxpayer-funded office's payroll with partisan GOP operatives and campaign activists ahead of his gubernatorial run, a Free Press report finds. Documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act by the Free Press show that Schuette hired four GOP campaign operatives to be "constituent relations representatives" and "executive office representatives." These include Judi Schwalbach, a former Escanaba mayor and influential Upper Peninsula Republican; Luke Londo, a digital director for several prominent Republican campaigns; Michael Sullivan, a coordinator for a 2014 Republican state House campaign; and Brandon Sinclair, a former coordinator for the Kent County Republican Party who also managed a 2016 state House campaign. [content-2]The staff joins other partisans on Schuette's AG staff, including Dennis Starner, who is paid $82,000 a year to be Schuette's driver as well as his campaign treasurer.…
|New study shows just how hard it is to find a decent public school in Detroit — especially in 10 city neighborhoodsCrain's Detroit Business / 1 d. 6 h. 31 min. ago more|
Erin EinhornChalkbeat -
|Kids can pick up free backpacks and books at The Wright tomorrowMetro Times / 1 d. 6 h. 36 min. ago more|
Families in need of school supplies for the upcoming semester can stock up on backpacks, books, and other items at The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History on Saturday, Dec. 16. The Wright has teamed up with the nonprofit Legacy of Literacy, Inc. for the “Give the Gift of Reading” event from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. featuring free goodies for children ages 5 to 16, while supplies last.…
|SheWolf, Grey Ghost collaborate for charitable holiday pop up inside Cadillac LodgeMetro Times / 1 d. 7 h. 15 min. ago more|
SheWolf Pastificio & Bar is one of the most anticipated restaurant openings of 2018, and Grey Ghost is one of Detroit's most well-loved restaurants. …
|Michigan starts accepting applications for medical pot operationsMetro Times / 1 d. 7 h. 51 min. ago more|
When we interviewed a pot grower for a cover story on the state’s changing medical marijuana industry earlier this year, he was squirreling away money and soliciting help from investors in anticipation of what would likely be a costly barrier to entry in the state’s to-be commercialized system. The gentleman, who asked to go by the name Frank Gallagher, was ahead of the curve. We caught up with him in mid-March, almost exactly nine months ahead of the date when growers, dispensary owners, and others could actually begin apply for commercial licenses.…
|Lester Bangs reincarnated in a one-man show in New York next monthMetro Times / 1 d. 8 h. 21 min. ago more|
The good news is that January will feature several performances of a one-man show about "America's greatest rock critic," Lester Bangs, who spent several years in Detroit in the 1970s. The bad news? Well, you'll have to travel to New York to see it. But, judging by the pedigree of the writer-producers, the stuff they had to work with, and the reviews, that's the only bad news. [content-2]Lester Bang, of course, was the editor of CREEM magazine, and lived in metro Detroit from 1971 to 1976. He was famously pictured wearing a T-shirt that read "Detroit Sucks" (and wears a version of this garment in the play), but when he moved here, he had said the city was "rock's only hope."…
|BorgWarner names new COOCrain's Detroit Business / 1 d. 8 h. 31 min. ago more|
Dustin Walsh - Frederic Lissalde is being promoted to the position that has been unfilled since James Verrier was promoted to CEO in 2013.
|Bakery takes second retail slot at The Scott in Brush ParkCrain's Detroit Business / 1 d. 8 h. 32 min. ago more|
Annalise Frank - For the Love of Sugar will host a grand opening Monday in the 199-unit, $65 million apartment development on Woodward Avenue.
|Snow squalls, 'treacherous' conditions possible Friday in southeast MichiganMLive.com / 1 d. 8 h. 33 min. ago more|
A hazardous weather outlook from the National Weather Service warns of snow squalls and white-out conditions for most of southeast Michigan on Friday, Dec. 15.
|Nearly all of Detroit's 1,900 miles of residential streets have been plowed, officials sayMetro Times / 1 d. 8 h. 42 min. ago more|
Hallelujah! If you live in Detroit and have been snowed in following the Wednesday winter storm that produced more than six inches — there's a 90 percent chance you're free! The city says it deployed snow plow contractors at 4 a.m.…
|Deputy OK after horse rescued from frozen pond in Macomb CountyMLive.com / 1 d. 9 h. 55 min. ago more|
The Macomb County Sheriff's Office posted a video on its Facebook page of the rescue, garnering accolades and even a offer of lunch for deputies.
|Fire department cover-up? Suspicious crash, protocols bypassedMotor City Muckraker / 1 d. 10 h. ago more|
Is the Detroit Fire Department covering up for Deputy Chief Robert Shinske, who previously was suspended for driving his city-issued SUV to a bar? This article by Steve Neavling first appeared on Motor City Muckraker.
|Nearly 36,000 Detroit properties facing foreclosure ahead of 2018 tax auctionMetro Times / 1 d. 10 h. 1 min. ago more|
The annual wave of displacement that’s been devastating Detroit neighborhoods for nearly a decade is rolling right along, with this coming year shaping up to look much like the last. About 36,000 Detroit properties that are at least two years behind on their taxes have received foreclosure notices ahead of next year’s tax auction, according to the Wayne County Treasurer's Office. Last year, the office says about 39,000 properties received such notices ahead of the tax auction that took place this fall. Though Wayne County officials do not yet now how many of the of the foreclosed properties are homes where people live, Detroit-based data mapping company Loveland Technologies says that, during the 2017 auction cycle, 32,000 properties turned out to be occupied.…
|Workers at Token Lounge, Jet's Pizza diagnosed with hepatitis ACrain's Detroit Business / 1 d. 11 h. 47 min. ago more|
Kurt Nagl - Given the increase of hepatitis A cases, especially in food and retail service, officials urge all residents to get vaccinated for the contagious liver disease.
|Michigan begins accepting medical marijuana business license applicationsCrain's Detroit Business / 1 d. 11 h. 54 min. ago more|
Crain's Detroit Business - The state is expected to begin awarding licenses in the first quarter of 2018 while it develops a five-tiered regulatory system.
|Eminem announces Detroit pop-up for Friday, SaturdayMLive.com / 1 d. 13 h. 24 min. ago more|
The "Mom's Spaghetti Pop Up" is a nod to lyrics in Eminem's "Lose Yourself."
|Detroit Builds a Symbol of Resurgence on Iconic SpotBig News Network.com / 1 d. 17 h. 20 min. ago more|
DETROIT - An 800-foot-tall (244-meter) centerpiece is coming to Detroit's resurgent downtown as the city continues to build momentum about three years after exiting the largest municipal bankruptcy i
|Piston rout Hawks, snap 7-game skidBig News Network.com / 1 d. 21 h. 4 min. ago more|
ATLANTA -- The Detroit Pistons used a near triple-double by Andre Drummond and some improved 3-point shooting to snap their seven-game losing streak Thursday night. Drummond had 19 rebounds to go wit
|No. 2 Michigan State wary of OaklandBig News Network.com / 1 d. 21 h. 55 min. ago more|
Michigan State plays for the first time in Detroit's new arena Saturday. Coach Tom Izzo hopes his team will make a return trip in the postseason. The No. 2 Spartans will face in-state rival Oakland a
|Ford to relocate 220-plus autonomous, EV employees back into DetroitMLive.com / 1 d. 23 h. 37 min. ago more|
Ford announced it will move its autonomous and electric vehicle business and strategy teams back into Detroit, in the city's historic Corktown neighborhood.
|Prisoner of 45 years released after murder conviction overturnedMLive.com / 2 d. 1 h. 4 min. ago more|
The gray-haired man walked out of the Michigan jail, pointed to the blue winter sky and says he shared a moment with God.
|12 Michigan treats you haven't tried but shouldMLive Entertainment / 2 d. 1 h. 12 min. ago more|
Your breakfast just isn't complete without thimbleberry jam and maple cream.
|Mark Wahlberg to visit Detroit-area Meijer stores FridayMLive.com / 2 d. 1 h. 25 min. ago more|
Actor and Wahlburgers co-founder Mark Wahlberg is expected to make two appearances in Metro Detroit on Friday morning.
|U.S. FCC repeals landmark rules ensuring free, open internetBig News Network.com / 2 d. 1 h. 42 min. ago more|
WASHINGTON, U.S. - On Thursday, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission decided to kill off net neutrality - repealing the landmark 2015 rules that were aimed at ensuring a free and open interne
|Lions OL will be missing key parts vs. BearsBig News Network.com / 2 d. 1 h. 47 min. ago more|
The Detroit Lions have some holes to patch for Saturday's game against the Chicago Bears. Right tackle Rick Wagner (ankle) and center Travis Swanson (concussion) were both ruled out by the Lions on T
|Kellogg to Millennials: Eat Cereal and Chill at New StoreBig News Network.com / 2 d. 2 h. 20 min. ago more|
NEW YORK - Kellogg opened a new store in New York on Thursday that it hopes will become a hangout spot for millennials willing to buy cereal by the bowl and then lounge around on a bean bag chair. Ce
|Malik McDowell taunted police after arrest, body cam showsMLive.com / 2 d. 4 h. 59 min. ago more|
In the footage captured by an Atlanta police officer's body camera, the defensive lineman can be heard repeatedly insulting arresting officers while being cuffed outside of SL Lounge in Atlanta.
|Tigers select OF Reyes in Rule 5 draftBig News Network.com / 2 d. 5 h. 9 min. ago more|
The Detroit Tigers selected Arizona Diamondbacks minor league outfielder Victor Reyes with the No. 1 overall pick of Major League Baseball's Rule 5 draft at the winter meetings Thursday. The 23-year-
|Michigan's tallest skyscraper project breaks ground at historic Hudson's siteMLive.com / 2 d. 5 h. 24 min. ago more|
Officials broke ground Thursday on what's expected to be Michigan's tallest skyscraper at the historic site of the former J.L. Hudson department store, which was one of the world's tallest department stores before it was famously imploded 1998.
|Michigan student sends song to superintendent asking for snow day, and it worksMLive.com / 2 d. 7 h. 46 min. ago more|
If you want a snow day, you better step up your game. That's what Chippewa Valley High School Daniella Grainger did, and, with a little help from the weather, all the district's 2,400-plus students got to sleep in today, Dec. 14.
|Disney adds 'X-Men,' 'Simpsons' to fold after $52.4B acquisition of 21st Century FoxMLive Entertainment / 2 d. 8 h. 13 min. ago more|
This means that properties such as "X-Men," "Avatar," "The Fantastic Four," "Deadpool" and even "The Simpsons" is now a part of Disney's -- and the Marvel Cinematic Universe's -- portfolio.
|Red pandas to get renovated digs at Detroit ZooMLive Entertainment / 2 d. 11 h. 25 min. ago more|
The three red pandas who call the Detroit Zoo home are getting a new and improved exhibit that will also provide a better viewing experience.
|Michigan retailers try to capture some of $1B per day online shopping spikeMLive Business / 2 d. 12 h. 18 min. ago more|
How much are you spending in local stores?
|Plum Market to open Oakland University location in 2018MLive Business / 3 d. 3 h. 29 min. ago more|
Plum Market will become Oakland University's newest dining partner, the company announced on Wednesday.
|T-Mobile says it will launch a streaming TV service sometime in 2019MLive Entertainment / 3 d. 5 h. 39 min. ago more|
As for Layer3 TV, the company operates in five U.S. cities by integrating television, streaming online content and social media, according to T-Mobile. The company did not announce how much the service would cost, what exactly would be available or when it would launch.
|Merriam-Webster's announces word of the yearDetroit News / 3 d. 8 h. 4 min. ago more|
Dense Fog Advisory issued December 12 at 10:38AM MST expiring December 12 at 1:00PM MST in effect for: Gooding, Jerome, Twin Falls Air Stagnation Advisory issued December 12 at 7:43AM MST expiring December 15 at 11:00AM MST in effect for: Gilliam, Grant, Morrow, Sherman, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, Wasco Air Stagnation Advisory issued December 11 at 12:59PM MST expiring December 12 at 1:00PM MST in effect for: Union, Wallowa DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 27: Actress Rose McGowan and Tarana Burke on stage at Cobo Center on October 27, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan.
|Exclusive: Payback led to arrest, harassment of citizen journalist in DetroitMotor City Muckraker / 3 d. 9 h. 36 min. ago more|
A citizen journalist whose house was raided in October appears to be the victim of a dirty payback scheme by arson investigators and a top administration official in the Detroit Fire Department. This article by Steve Neavling first appeared on Motor City Muckraker.
|Jeezy Unveils Cold Summer Tour Dates With Tee GrizzleyDetroit News / 3 d. 12 h. 31 min. ago more|
On Monday Jizzle unveiled the dates for his upcoming Cold Summer Tour launching in Feb. 2018. The tour is named after his Pressure cut "Cold Summers," featuring Detroit native Tee Grizzley, who will serve as the special guest for the 31-city jaunt.
|DieHard Auto Centers Update: Expect More DieHard Branded Stores and TiresDetroit News / 3 d. 16 h. 33 min. ago more|
The DieHard Auto Center stores feature a clean, modern look, and offer consumers free WiFi access. The store in Detroit, Mich., is pictured.
|Eminem teams up with 1xRUN for unusual 'Revival' album merchDetroit News / 3 d. 20 h. 28 min. ago more|
From projecting his album title on the Detroit train station to fake prescription ads for a fictional drug , Eminem is gearing up for the release of his much-anticipated album Revival in some unconventional ways. His latest promotional effort is a collaboration with Detroit-based fine art publishing company 1xRUN for some unique merchandise bundles featuring the hand-written lyrics for "Walk On Water" printed on an 8.5-by-11-inch sheet of Detroit steel.
|Child Bite's Shawn Knight talks Wes Borland collaborationDetroit News / 4 d. 0 h. 51 min. ago more|
Detroit noise punks Child Bite never seem to rest. They're either on tour or putting out a rad record or promoting some touring friends' local show.
|10 of Detroit's most senseless building demolitions, mappedDetroit News / 4 d. 5 h. 25 min. ago more|
The current building boom in greater downtown Detroit has included a significant number of historical building renovations, including some once considered beyond saving . But because so much of Detroit's architectural heritage has already been destroyed, it's important to remember the lessons learned by the most avoidable and even pointless losses.
|PepsiCo reserves 100 Tesla all-electric semi-trucks in largest public pre-orderMLive Business / 4 d. 6 h. 39 min. ago more|
Mike O'Connell, PepsiCo's senior director of the North American supply chain for Frito Lay, said the company is looking to cut down on fuel cost and its emissions.
|Review: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' is a cinematic forceMLive Entertainment / 4 d. 7 h. 23 min. ago more|
Rey. Luke. Dark Side. Light side. Lightsaber battles. Droids. Porgs. What more could you want?
|Toyota will introduce fifth-generation Avalon sedan at Detroit auto showMLive Business / 4 d. 8 h. 53 min. ago more|
Despite most of the world currently turning a blind eye on the sedan market, Toyota is teasing the introduction of its fifth-generation Avalon at the Detroit auto show in January.
|Lexus teases debut of LF-1 Limitless luxury crossover at Detroit auto showMLive Business / 4 d. 9 h. 17 min. ago more|
Toyota's luxury division will reveal its Lexus LF-1 Limitless at its press conference at the Detroit auto show.
|What we liked and didn't like: 2017 Mazda CX-5 Grand TouringMLive Business / 4 d. 9 h. 35 min. ago more|
The 2017 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring all-wheel drive is a big, somewhat sporty, fuel-efficient and sharp looking SUV from the automaker. It gets a combined 26 mpg fuel economy while packing enough punch with ample room to satisfy a large portion of the vehicle buying world.
|Protesters to converge outside of WXYZ amid sexual misconduct allegationsMotor City Muckraker / 5 d. 2 h. 14 min. ago more|
Demonstrators plan to converge outside of WXYZ 's studio in Southfield on Tuesday afternoon to protest what they call a "cover up" by news management to protect the television station's journalists accused of sexual misconduct. This article by Steve Neavling first appeared on Motor City Muckraker.
|'Finding Neverland' musical offers a sense of 'childlike wonder'MLive Entertainment / 5 d. 4 h. 30 min. ago more|
Based on the critically acclaimed, Academy Award-winning film, "Finding Neverland" tells the incredible story behind one of the world's most beloved characters: Peter Pan.
|A Michigan's Best Day: Where to eat and drink in Grand HavenMLive Entertainment / 5 d. 7 h. 25 min. ago more|
Visit Grand Haven and try these stops for breakfast, lunch, beer, dinner and dessert.
|Deadline is close for whether medical marijuana can expand in Michigan mallMLive Business / 5 d. 8 h. 40 min. ago more|
Officials are expected to decide within days whether the Portage Caregiver Center will be able to remain in an Upper Peninsula mall - and expand into a closed JC Penney. Portage Township's Board of Trustees meets Monday, December 11, as...
|The 10 classic Christmas movies you should watch every year, rankedMLive Entertainment / 5 d. 12 h. 45 min. ago more|
From "Bad Santa" to "Miracle on 34th Street," these are all perennial classics.
|Detroit boxing gym with tutoring program up for global CNN awardMLive Business / 6 d. 11 h. 24 min. ago more|
After growing up in a rough environment, watching people around him die or go to prison at a young age, Khali Sweeney wanted to foster change for Detroit youths.
|Joe Louis Arena, Detroit Red Wings memorabilia up for auctionMLive Business / 7 d. 13 h. 25 min. ago more|
Olympia Entertainment is offering Detroit Red Wings fans the opportunity to own a piece of history from Joe Louis Arena.
|Brewery planned for historic Packard Plant site in DetroitMLive Business / 8 d. 5 h. 35 min. ago more|
Detroit's historic Packard Plant site could to house a brewery by 2019.
|Exclusive: 3 Detroit journalists accused of sexual misconduct, still have jobsMotor City Muckraker / 10 d. 8 h. 33 min. ago more|
Despite the severity of the repeated sexual misconduct allegations, newsroom bosses are accused of ignoring the complaints and even giving promotions to accused predators. This article by Steve Neavling first appeared on Motor City Muckraker.
|Despite pleas from supporters, Conyers will retireThe Michigan Chronicle / 12 d. 1 h. 36 min. ago more|
Photo: Andre Smith Now that Congressman John Conyers has formally announced his retirement after serving in office for more than 50 years, the big question is ‘what’s next?’ This is, after all, not just any other legislator who is stepping aside. This is John Conyers. As the most powerful black legislator in Michigan and one of the most powerful in the nation, black or white, the absence of Conyers will almost certainly have a dramatic and immediate effect – especially considering who currently occupies the White House. Conyers made his announcement Tuesday morning on the Mildred Gaddis Show, where he emphasized that the charges made against him of sexual harassment will not in any way affect his substantial legacy. “My legacy can’t be compromised or diminished in any way by what we’re going through now. This too shall pass,” he said. Whoever is ultimately chosen to fill his seat, whether it is his son, John Conyers III, who the congressman said he is endorsing to replace him, his great nephew State Sen. Ian Conyers, or someone else, they will not be John Conyers. Doesn’t matter who it is, they simply will not have that political weight. That era is now closed, despite the fervent efforts of many supporters in Detroit who rallied to his defense and did their best to block his exit. On Monday morning, many of those supporters packed Hartford Memorial Church in an emotionally charged rally to demand that Conyers be given due process, and be allowed to confront his accusers and the sexual harassment charges that have been made against him. The anger against those high profile congressional leaders and others who are now pressuring Conyers to resign, such as House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi, and Rep. James Clyburn of the Congressional Black Caucus (that Conyers co-founded), was more than enough to heat up the room. But the unwavering focus, maintained throughout, was on the firm belief expressed by all local leaders who spoke at the gathering that Conyers should not be forced to resign until the investigation into the charges has been allowed to run its course and an independent body is allowed to make the determination whether or not Conyers is in any way guilty. “We’re calling on the moral core of this nation to not treat us any different than anyone else. That we deserve to select and elect our leaders. Our voices have meaning. And our leadership that we see represented here today has meaning,” said State Rep. Sherry Gay-Dagnogo, one of the first speakers who reflected on how much of a mentor Conyers had been to her personally throughout her political career. NAACP President Rev. Wendell Anthony said he wanted to make sure it was understood that the purpose of the rally was not in opposition to women’s rights, nor was it to dispute the allegations or to disparage the women who have made those allegations. Rather, the point was to shine a harsh light on what they believe to be the unfairness of asking Conyers to step down when so many others in Congress – and higher – have been accused of similar behavior and worse. “It is interesting that we’re all here on this Monday morning. Some of us have differences on many issues. But we have one commonality today. And it’s called due process,” said Anthony. “Everyone is entitled to due process. Why are we subverting one of the very pillars on which this nation is founded, on the back of a man who has served this nation for 53 ½ years? We are not here because we do not respect, love and appreciate women. Or men. You can look around; there are a number of women who are all here. We are here not because we do not respect them, because we have daughters, wives, sisters, mothers, and grandmothers. But “Why is it that John Conyers is the only [Congressman] to be denied due process of law by the same body which is supposed to uphold and defend the due process of the law? It is apparent that if we are going to raise this unholy and unlawful guillotine calling for the head of John Conyers, then in fairness we must begin with the president of the United States. Mr. Trump currently has 15 women who have accused him of sexual harassment. “This call for resignation before investigation cheapens our system of due process. And quite frankly, it suppresses the right to vote. …John Conyers is entitled to everything that every other citizen in America is entitled to, and that includes due process.” Conyers is facing accusations of sexual harassment from several former staffers, one of whom recently appeared on a national news show to speak out not only against Conyers but against detractors who have portrayed her as an opportunist. Marion Brown, the accuser who appeared last week on the Today Show with host Savanna Guthrie, broke her confidentiality agreement when she appeared on the show, saying it was worth it to speak out in her own defense. Conyers settled a wrongful dismissal complaint in 2015 with Brown who alleged she was fired because she would not entertain his sexual advances. Brown launched the complaint with the Office of Compliance in 2014. She ended up having to sign a confidentiality agreement to maintain her silence in exchange for that settlement, which came from Conyers’ taxpayer-funded office budget rather than the designated fund for settlements. Buzzfeed, which broke the story, based much of the story on four signed affidavits from former staffers alleging improper sexual behavior on the part of Conyers directed at them. Wayne County Executive Warren Evans, like others who spoke, did not dismiss the allegations. Instead, he attacked the seemingly overeagerness on the part of some to trash Conyers before giving him his day in court. “John Conyers has spent more than 50 years protecting the rights of everyone in this country. The unmitigated gall and audacity to take those same rights away from him without due process is a sin and a shame. Due process is the foundation of what we are all entitled to. This has nothing to do with being pro-John [Conyers] or being against women’s rights. It is about doing what’s right,” said Evans. “Until we know what happened, I can’t even fathom a Nancy Pelosi, or a Dan Kildee or anybody else asking for the resignation of a man who has not been given an opportunity for due process. …You have a right to listen to your accuser, you have a right to respond to your accuser, and you have a right to have an independent body accept the facts and make a determination. Until that happens, they got nothing, and this is wrong.” Wayne County Commissioner Irma Clark Coleman, who has known Conyers for years, took a much more personal approach. “I’m not speaking about the John Conyers who I’ve been told about. I’m speaking about the congressman that I have known since the ‘60s. I’ve known John Conyers since before he became a congressman. John was always a gentleman. This man is an honorable man. I’m talking about the John Conyers that I know. I don’t stand here to dispute any allegations, but I know this man, and I know that he is a wonderful and honorable man. …If we allow this to happen then they can get up there and accuse me, or you or anyone else of wrongdoing.” Later, in response to a question from a reporter, Anthony pointed to one of the most critical reasons why many of his supporters are so passionate about defending him aside from his right to due process; his hard-earned power and political capital in the halls of Congress that is now threatened. “If the Democrats take the House back next year, he stands at the doorway of possibly becoming the chairman of the Judiciary Committee once again. Also, John Conyers has stood there when it comes to federal judges Those judges have to come through appointment. If John Conyers is not there, then the doorway is made wider and clearer for President Trump and others to put recalcitrant, regressive extremist judges on the federal bench which are lifetime appointments.” Now that the absence of Conyers is no longer an ‘if’ but a certainty, we will have to see what the future holds.
|Update: 4 people shot outside of DIA during Noel Night festivitiesMotor City Muckraker / 13 d. 8 h. 20 min. ago more|
In the meantime, neighborhoods were left with very little police protection as victims of violent crimes often waited more than an hour for help. This article by Steve Neavling first appeared on Motor City Muckraker.
|Update: 4 people shot outside of DIA during Noel Night in DetroitMotor City Muckraker / 13 d. 21 h. 46 min. ago more|
The scene was chaotic as people fled the area, many of them families with children. This article by Steve Neavling first appeared on Motor City Muckraker.
|Unfinished Gratiot jail site no longer an option for new jailThe Michigan Chronicle / 15 d. 7 h. 40 min. ago more|
Today, Wayne County announced that it does not intend to complete the unfinished jail at Gratiot as Wayne County and Rock Ventures move closer to reaching agreement on a deal that would result in a new criminal justice center near I-75 and Warren Ave. Negotiations continue, and tentatively include having Rock Ventures pay a previously approved $500,000 stipend to Walsh Construction for submitting a response to the Request for Proposals (RFP) to finish the partially constructed jail. In February of 2017, the Wayne County Commission approved the administration’s recommendation of the County paying the stipend to Walsh, the lone bidder, if their proposal to complete Gratiot was not accepted. The stipend compensates Walsh for the costs associated with submitting a substantive response to the County’s RFP and was approved as speculation arose about whether or not the County would complete the Gratiot jail or negotiate a deal with Rock Ventures. “The stipend ensured we received a proposal so we could fully evaluate finishing the jail at Gratiot,” Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans said. “As we dug into the project with an actual proposal, the more we recognized it had too much inherent risk for the County at too high a price. We’re negotiating a deal with Rock that caps the County’s costs and creates the best solution available to our jail problem.” Today’s decision to reject the option of Walsh finishing Gratiot came the week after Detroit City Council approved a deal for the County to acquire the land needed to proceed with the criminal justice center. The County is also awaiting a decision from the IRS regarding the use of jail bonds at a site other than Gratiot, and specifically, Rock Ventures’ proposed site. “We’re making progress and moving toward a deal with Rock. But there hasn’t been a simple step in this entire process, nor will there be,” Evans said. “We’ve had to vet two proposals, are working to acquire land from the city, need to settle an issue with the IRS and are negotiating a half a billion dollar development deal – it all takes time, but we’re confident we’ll get there.” The land swap deal with the City of Detroit will require approval by the Wayne County Commission and the Wayne County Land Bank, which owns the AMC property to be transferred to the city of Detroit. The final definitive agreement with Rock Ventures will also require the Wayne County Commission and Wayne County Building Authority’s approval. In late July, a month after receiving Walsh’s response to the RFP, Executive Evans directed his administration to focus its efforts on the Rock Ventures proposal and to pursue a deal with the City of Detroit to secure the land needed for the criminal justice center. Cost comparisons of the two proposals, total number of facilities to be built, and protection against cost overruns were the key reasons for moving forward with the Rock Ventures option rather than completing Gratiot.
|Detroit Health Department investigating two separate Hepatitis A cases at Firewater Bar and Grill and Little Caesars PizzaThe Michigan Chronicle / 47 d. 6 h. 10 min. ago more|
The Detroit Health Department is investigating two separate cases of Hepatitis A. The first case is in connection with a Detroit resident who works at Firewater Bar and Grill located at 107 E. Milwaukee. The second case involves another Detroit resident who works as a crew member at Little Caesars Pizza located at 12712 Fenkell. The Detroit Health Department is conducting a thorough investigation of both establishments to ensure appropriate food handing and cleaning protocols are being followed. The Detroit Health Department has notified both establishments that infected employees are not to return to work until approved by their doctor. Both employees stopped working at the establishments once the diagnosis was confirmed. Both establishments have been cooperative with the investigation. Generally, the risk of transmission of Hepatitis A from an infected food handler is low. Hepatitis A can potentially be prevented if you are given a vaccination after having come in contact with the virus. After exposure, vaccination is most effective within two weeks. Given the low, but potential risk, the Detroit Health Department is recommending vaccination for people who may have eaten at the two establishments. Those who patronized Firewater Bar and Grill from October 15th through October 24th or consumed food from Little Caesars Pizza at 12712 Fenkell in Detroit from October 15th through October 26th should consult their primary care provider to receive the Hepatitis A vaccine as early as possible, and before November 7, 2017. The Detroit Health Department will be offering free Hepatitis A vaccines at both of its Immunization Clinics Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 8am to 5pm and Wednesday 9am to 6pm. The clinics are located at: The Samaritan Center (5555 Conner Street Detroit, MI 48213) The Family Place (8726 Woodward Avenue Detroit, MI 48202) Southeast Michigan has seen an increase in Hepatitis A cases since 2016. High risk individuals identified in association with this outbreak include persons who: share injection and non-injection street drugs (including pain killers), have sexual activities with someone who has hepatitis A, have close contact, care for, or live with someone who has Hepatitis A, are homeless or have transient living situations, or are men who have sex with men. “The Detroit Health Department has been working diligently to make sure we are identifying cases of Hepatitis A in the City, and working with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, hospitals, physicians, and community partners to increase awareness and encourage vaccination. “ said Dr. Joneigh S. Khaldun, Director and Health Officer of the Detroit Health Department. Hepatitis A is a contagious liver disease that results from infection with the Hepatitis A virus. It can range in severity from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a severe illness lasting several months. In over 99% of cases the body clears the disease is cleared without any long term consequences. Symptoms include fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal, and sometimes yellow eyes and skin and dark urine. A person can get hepatitis A when they eat, drink, or touch their mouth with food, liquid or objects (including their hands) that have come into contact with stool from an infected person. Anyone experiencing these symptoms should seek medical attention immediately. The best way to prevent Hepatitis A is through vaccination. The other way to prevent the spread of infection is to wash hands with soap and water: after using the bathroom, after diaper changes, and before handling food. The Detroit Health Department can be contacted at 313-876-4000.
|As opioid deaths rise, Wayne and Oakland County join forces to battle drug companiesThe Michigan Chronicle / 65 d. 3 h. 34 min. ago more|
(l-r) Lead Counsel E. Powell Miller of The Miller Law Firm, Wayne County Executive Warren Evans, and Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson. PHOTOS: Keith A. Owens Lawsuit Seeks to Hold Drug Companies Accountable for Deceptive Marketing Practices Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans and Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson today announced a joint lawsuit against multiple drug manufacturers and distributors alleging the deceptive marketing and sale of opioids – a dangerous, highly addictive and often lethal class of painkillers, including OxyContin and Fentanyl. The lawsuit, the first such suit filed in Michigan, comes as opioid-related deaths continue to climb and opioid-related addiction continues to devastate communities across the country. Wayne County Executive Warren Evans “This is a full-blown health crisis from which the drug companies made billions,” Executive Evans said. “People are dying and lives are being ruined by addiction as this horrible tragedy unfolds. We see the devastation every day in our hospitals, in our jails and at the morgue, and it’s getting worse. There has to be a price to be paid when corporations show such disregard for human life.” The lawsuit alleges that one of the main drivers of the catastrophic nationwide opioid epidemic is drug manufacturers’ deceptive marketing and sale of opioids to treat chronic pain, including their concerted, coordinated strategy to shift the way in which doctors and patients think about pain and to encourage the widespread prescribing and use of opioids. The complaint alleges that defendants intentionally misled doctors and patients about the appropriate uses, risks, safety, and efficacy of prescription opioids while downplaying the risks of addiction. The defendants in the case are Purdue Pharma, L.P., Cephalon, Inc., Endo International, PLC, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Ltd., Teva Pharmaceuticals, USA, Inc., Insys Therapeutics, Inc., AmerisourceBergen Corporation, Cardinal Health, Inc., McKesson Corporation, Mallinckrodt PLC and Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals. Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson “The opioid industry has taken a page out of big tobacco’s playbook,” Executive Patterson said. “They utilized misleading information, marketing campaigns, and studies to convince the public that their product was safe. They put profits over people and now people are paying the price, some with their lives.” In all, more than 183,000 people died in the United States between 1999 and 2015 from overdoses directly related to prescription opioids. In 2016, opioid-related deaths in Wayne County alone totaled 817, up from 506 in 2015, a 61% increase. Opioid related deaths in Oakland County increased 267% from 9 deaths in 2009 to 33 deaths in 2015. Wayne and Oakland Counties have also suffered significant financial consequences that continue to grow as a result of opioid over-prescription and addiction, including increased costs for law enforcement, courts, jails, emergency and medical care services, public works, and substance abuse treatment and diversion plans. Lead Counsel E. Powell Miller of The Miller Law Firm, and Wayne County Executive Warren Evans “There was a concerted, and tragically successful effort to get more doctors to prescribe these drugs while distorting the conversation about addiction,” said Lead Counsel E. Powell Miller of The Miller Law Firm, which is representing both Wayne and Oakland counties. “As communities like Oakland and Wayne County continue to shoulder the burden of this epidemic, justice demands that the companies responsible pay for the tragedy they’ve created.” The complaint alleges that defendants, including McKesson, AmerisourceBergen, and Cardinal Health which are each among the top 15 companies in the Fortune 500, have reaped tremendous profits from these practices. In 2011, pharmaceutical companies generated revenues of $11 billion from opioid sales alone. The complaint was filed today in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. Plaintiffs Wayne and Oakland counties are represented by The Miller Law Firm, P.C. and Robbins, Geller, Rudman & Dowd LLP. In order to have the strongest legal team representation, the Corporation Counsels of Wayne County Zenna Elhasan and Oakland County Keith Lerminiaux sought out the most highly qualified firms to pursue this litigation. Lawsuit official documents can be found at Millerlawpc.com/opioid
|World Conference of Mayors coming to DetroitThe Michigan Chronicle / 67 d. 0 h. 48 min. ago more|
Olusegun Obasanjo, former president of Nigeria, will be keynote speaker at the World Conference of Mayors in Detroit later this month. Representatives from 17 countries expected to attend Oct. 23-27 at MGM Grand Those of us who live and work in Detroit know that, despite the positive and encouraging signs that things just might be getting better, we cannot by any means legitimately say that we have turned the corner just yet. No need to repeat the statistics for the umpteenth time. We just know the full story, and are doing our best to remain cautiously optimistic. That said, those who don’t live here are checking out Detroit from a distance and, more and more frequently, are gleefully drinking the Kool Aid and comparing the design of each other’s rose-colored glasses as they spread the news that Detroit is all revitalized and back with a vengeance. But that kind of partially uninformed enthusiasm may actually be a good thing, because perception often leads to reality. And if the bright and shiny narrative that Detroit is now Bright and Shiny is becoming contagious, then perhaps that improves the odds that this will actually come to pass for the entire city. Which brings me to this: the World Conference of Mayors is coming to Detroit in a little less than two weeks. They chose Detroit because – you guessed it – the conference organizers sincerely believe Detroit’s comeback is the real deal, and they want to highlight Detroit’s progress in a way that will help to attract not only international investment, from African countries in particular, but to provide business expansion opportunities for local Detroit black businesses and entrepreneurs in Africa and elsewhere around the world. In short, hosting this conference could quite possibly open the door to the Next Big Step for Detroit’s black business community, which consequently has the potential to dramatically uplift Detroit’s black community as a whole via a strengthened black Detroit economy. “The [black] community doesn’t have access to capital. And if I can bring capital to the community, we might have a shot at this,” said Rev. Jim Holley, who has traveled back and forth to several African countries meeting with various leaders to encourage participation in the conference. His company, Cognos Marketing LLC, has worked together with the World Conference of Mayors to convene the event in Detroit. “Everything is happening downtown, and around downtown, but it’s the community. We do feel like if the people in the City of Detroit don’t have access to capital, they can’t help the community. Also, it’s an opportunity for these businesses in the City of Detroit also to do work in Africa. We’ve got to explore beyond the horizon. It means that we are so much in our comfort zone, that we basically are losing opportunities because we don’t want to explore. And there’s not enough work in Detroit. We’ve got more construction companies than we have work.” The theme of the conference, which will be held October 23-27 at the MGM Grand Detroit Hotel, is Sustaining Economic Growth and Development in 21st Century Cities Detroit: The City that Never Surrendered. The Conference will bring together more than 250 mayors, investors and trade specialists from around the world to address the challenges and prospects of sustaining growth and development in 21st Century Cities. The Honorable Olusegun Obasanjo, former President of Nigeria, will be the keynote speaker. “The World Conference of Mayors was created with specific goals of instrumenting exemplary leadership by individuals entrusted with the management of nations’ cities and towns. The primary objective of the World Conference of Mayors is to stimulate positive and constructive relations among mayors internationally,” according to press materials provided for the conference, which was also strongly complimentary toward Mayor Mike Duggan. “The World Conference of Mayors-United Nations of Cities has chosen to team with the Mayor and the City to create exciting opportunities for investments in Detroit by hosting this Landmark Conference in the City. The World Conference of Mayors was created in April 1984 by Johnny Ford, who at the time was President of the National Conference of Black Mayors, Inc. (NCBM). In 1984, Ford convened mayors from cities around the world to the Annual Meeting of the National Conference of Black Mayors in St. Louis, Missouri. They included mayors from the United States, Asia, the Caribbean Islands and the African continent.The birth of The World Conference of Mayors was launched during that meeting. By consensus, the Missouri conference conferred the founding membership of WCM on the National Conference of Black Mayors in the United States and the Union Des Villes Africains (UVA), the Organization of African Mayors. Both organizations automatically became members of the World Conference of Mayors. From that organizational meeting, Ford was elected Founding President of WCM, along with a Board of Directors. “There’s a whole world out there, and African Americans have not explored it,” said Holley. “We’ve got to find a way to get businesses in Detroit to do business in Africa. Import, export. We need to do that. …The whole idea is people want to do business with us. We’ve [black Americans] got $1.9 trillion in disposable income. Why wouldn’t they want to do business with us? If we (black people) were a country we’d be the 9th largest country in the world. “African Americans need to get a little smarter and understand that the world is getting so small. It is so small.” The following is a list of the countries confirmed to participate in the World Conference of Mayors as of today: USA Italy Nigeria Sweden Liberia Canada China Japan Gambia Ghana Turkey Bahamas Cameron France Senegal Guinea Mauritius Ivory Coast Saudi Arabia
|Detroit NAACP calls for resignation of Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue, MSP directorThe Michigan Chronicle / 67 d. 4 h. 8 min. ago more|
By Alisha Dixon On Tuesday, Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony, president, Detroit Branch NAACP, was joined by Congressman John Conyers, Jr. and other leaders for a press conference to call for the resignation of Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue, director, Michigan State Police and a review of departmental policies. The call for Etue’s resignation comes just days after the MSP director made derogatory comments on her personal Facebook page where she expressed disproval of recent protests during the National Anthem at NFL games, a direct, yet peaceful response to rampant police brutality. In the now infamous post, Etue wrote, “Who wins a football game has ZERO impact on our lives. Who fights for and defends our nation has every impact on our lives. We stand with the heroes, not a bunch of rich, entitled, arrogant, ungrateful, anti-American denigrates. Signed, We the People.” While many have responded by questioning Etue’s professionalism, morality and commitment to diversity, others have expressed support for her and believe she was well within her constitutional rights when she made the post. While, this is true, the issue, Rev. Anthony said, is that Etue’s comments, whether public or private, violate Michigan State Police policy which she is required to uphold. As stated in Section 4.5 of MSP’s Code of Conduct, “Members shall maintain a level of conduct in their personal and business affairs which is in keeping with the highest standards of the law enforcement profession. Members shall conduct themselves at all times, both on and off duty, in a manner that will reflect favorably upon the department. Conduct unbecoming a member shall include that which brings the department into disrepute or reflects discredit on the individual as a member of the department or that which impairs the efficiency of the department.” Section 4.5a continues, “Members shall not make public statements on or off duty which show a reckless disregard for the truth.” Etue’s gross violation of MSP policy didn’t stop there. In Michigan State Police Order 12, Section 2, Discriminatory Harassment, Part C, Prohibited Conduct, it further indicates that the director’s behavior was in direct violation of agency guidelines. “No employee shall either explicitly or implicitly ridicule, mock, deride or belittle, intimidate, threaten verbally or physically, or bully any person.” “Employee shall not make offensive or derogatory comments to any person, either directly or indirectly, based on religion, race, color, national origin, age, sex, height, weight, marital status, partisan consideration, disability, genetic information, or other characteristics. Such harassment may be a prohibited form of discrimination under state and federal law and is considered misconduct subject to disciplinary action by the agency.” Appointed in 2011 by Gov. Rick Snyder, Etue became the first woman to lead MSP after almost a century of male leadership. This, for many, was a step in the right direction with regard to diversity. In an official letter sent to Gov. Snyder, Rev. Anthony requested to meet with the governor to discuss Etue’s conduct as he believes her behavior is merely a symptom of MSP departmental policy issues that are the result of discriminatory practices, such biased testing practices, that have contributed heavily to a lack of diversity within the department. In the letter, he said, “The subsequent so-called apology by Col. Etue is in fact no apology at all. When one takes an in-depth look at the demographics of the department, the promotional policies, and the lack of equitable racial representation of the state police of Michigan, it is indeed, reprehensible.” Rev. Anthony also asked the governor to provide statistical data that shows the number of people of color and women within MSP’s senior ranks, which has shown a significant decline since the removal of the 1993 federal consent decree. “The issue is bigger than Col. Etue. The head of the Michigan State Police does not seem to understand that in order to serve the people, you must work with and respect the people. You must also have a proportionate representation of the people, as troopers and staff members, throughout your department,” Rev. Anthony said. Gov. Snyder has yet to respond. In all fairness, Col. Etue did issue what she considered to be an apology, but only after public outcry. “It was a mistake to share this message on Facebook and I sincerely apologize to anyone who was offended. I will continue my focus on the unity at the Michigan State Police and in communities across Michigan,” Etue said in her apology. Although apologetic, the MSP director refuses to resign and the governor has said he will not fire Etue or issue a request for her resignation. “At the request of the governor, Col. Etue will remain as director of the Michigan State Police until after the 2018 gubernatorial election,” said Shanon Banner, public affairs director, Michigan State Police. Etue is set to retire early next year, according to the terms of MSP’s Deferred Retirement Option Program that gives troopers the option to retire later in order to receive a larger pension. What’s worse is that even after retiring, Gov. Snyder said he will reappoint Etue, allowing her to serve through December 2018, the end of the governor’s last term. As a result, she will collect both her salary and pension, a controversial practice called “double dipping.” Public records reveal Etue currently earns $165,000 annually. Upon retirement, she will receive a pension of $84,000 per year.
|Tax foreclosures of owner-occupied homes in Detroit down 88% over past two yearsThe Michigan Chronicle / 88 d. 5 h. 24 min. ago more|
Officials credit Interest Rate Reduction program and army of committed community volunteers for success 786 owner occupants foreclosed in 2017 compared to 6,408 in 2015 Overall tax foreclosures down in 2017 lowest since 2008 crash (l-r) mayor Mike Duggan, Denise Tank, Wayne County Treasurer Eric Sabree, Department of Neighborhoods head Charlie Beckham. Tank is a Detroiter with an autistic child whose landlord was foreclosed on for non payment of taxes. The property was held back from the auction and she is now purchasing it. Tax foreclosures in the city of Detroit dropped this year to their lowest levels since the housing market collapsed in October 2008, city and county officials announced today.Specifically, foreclosures of owner-occupied properties have plummeted by 88% over the past two years. This year, there were 786 tax foreclosures involving homes that were occupied by the owner, compared to 6,408 just two years ago.Overall, tax foreclosures in Detroit – including vacant abandoned properties – were down 70% from 24,793 two years ago to 6,315 in 2017.The last time the foreclosure numbers in Detroit were lower was 2008, just prior to the mortgage industry collapse, when there were 4,392. Wayne County Treasurer Eric Sabree, Wayne County Executive Warren Evans and Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, shared the positive news at an event today where they thanked dozens of community volunteers who went door-to-door to let at-risk homeowners know about assistance programs available to help them keep their homes. “We are pleased to reduce foreclosures in Detroit to the lowest level in nearly a decade,” said Sabree. “Working as a team we have fought hard to reduce foreclosures throughout Wayne County and have reduced that number by 72-percent in just the last two years. Of the 43 municipalities within the county, 12 had zero foreclosures this year and 15 others had 10 or less.” The city and county leaders also credit the Michigan legislature and Governor Snyder, who approved critical legislation that allowed Wayne County to create the Interest Reduction Program.Under the program, homeowners are eligible to enter into payment plans at a reduced interest rate of 6% — compared to the usual 18% — and pay delinquent taxes. The result has been a more reasonable monthly payment that thousands of homeowners have been able to afford.Since the program began in 2015, more than 50,000 families in Detroit that faced foreclosures were able to avoid it and keep their homes. Thousands of homeowners found out about the program thanks to their own neighbors. More than 15 neighborhood groups spread out across the city to knock on doors of those at risk of foreclosure to educate them about their options.Among them were the United Community Housing Coalition, WACO, Focus Hope, Marygrove College, Osborn Alliance, East English Village Community Association, Grandmont-Rosedale Development Corporation and more. Wayne County also played a critical role in helping to get the word out to residents facing foreclosure to get them connected with assistance programs.Officials also pointed out that the number of properties at risk fell as well, from 53,685 in 2016 to 36,804 in 2017.Overall, more than 30,000 properties were saved from foreclosure this year. “I’d like to thank everyone who helped spread the word to their neighbors about foreclosure assistance and ways to stay in their homes,” Evans said. “Today’s numbers are an improvement. I hope we can continue to reduce these numbers even further. We’re all better off with people in their homes, strengthening our neighborhoods and anchoring our communities.” Mayor Duggan pointed out that the steep decline in foreclosures is another indicator of steady progress being made in the city.Last week, newly released census numbers showed the poverty rate also dropped to its lowest levels since before the Great Recession and household incomes increased in Detroit at a rate twice the national average and four times the statewide average. “We are seeing real progress in areas that impact all of our neighborhoods,” Mayor Duggan said. “There are still more foreclosures than we want, but we never would have made this level of progress without the hard work of Treasurer Sabree’s office and the dozens of volunteers who organized to help these families stay in their homes.” 2014-17 Foreclosure Reduction Year Show Cause Final Foreclosures Occupied Foreclosures Owner Occupied 2015 59,389 24,793 9,111 6,408 2016 53,685 12,552 5,174 3,543 2017 36,804 6,315 1,915 786
|Heaster Wheeler urges supporters to vote for Garlin Gilchrist for City ClerkThe Michigan Chronicle / 95 d. 23 h. 53 min. ago more|
“Today, I am endorsing the dramatic change and transformative leadership that’s needed in the clerk’s office,” said Wheeler. “The turnout for our last primary election was abysmal, and I hold our current clerk responsible for the office’s persistent lack of engagement with our community and consistent disrespect for the duties of the office. Therefore, I support Garlin Gilchrist to be Detroit’s next city clerk.” Wheeler added: “I believe the clerk’s office should be a bully pulpit for voter engagement, increased access and fighting for more protections – We don’t have that now! I believe Mr. Gilchrist will bring that new energy and deep engagement that our community deserves. I urge those voters who supported my candidacy to give Mr. Gilchrist a fresh look and extra consideration.” Gilchrist is focused on bringing major changes to the clerk’s office including the opening of new polling places, recasting and training poll workers, and infusing the clerk’s office with new digital age and public involvement processes that allow every Detroiter to be heard, respected, and responded to. “I’m honored to have the support of Heaster Wheeler. He’s been a strong and vocal advocate for the community throughout his life and I look forward to working with him to make Detroiters’ voices heard,” said Gilchrist. “Every Detroit voter needs to be confident their vote is counted and that barriers to voting are removed. It’s time to fix the broken system.”