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  • 13-year-old girl accused in threat at Monroe County middle school13-year-old girl accused in threat at Monroe County middle school

    Those with information on the incident are asked to call police at 734-240-7530.

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  • Four Killed, Including Two Children, In Devastating House Fire Near HollyFour Killed, Including Two Children, In Devastating House Fire Near Holly

    (WWJ) Four people are dead and two more severely burned from a house fire this morning in northern Oakland County. Two of the victims are children. Michigan State Police Lt. Micheal Shaw said troopers and firefighters rushed to the scene just outside Holly. But the structure was already fully engulfed when they arrived. “We were not able to get inside of the house at all,” Shaw said. Firefighters remain at the scene of a blaze outside Holly that took off before 6 this morning in Rose Township, outside Holly. One surviving victim has burns over 75 percent of their body, Shaw said, and the other has serious injuries as well. There was no immediate word on the cause or origin of the blaze. At least four departments have been working the fire on Wakewood Court since before 6 a.m. The state fire marshal’s office will be investigating.

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  • Year Of The Pickup Truck At Detroit Auto Show, But New Jetta, SUVs Show Future Of CarsYear Of The Pickup Truck At Detroit Auto Show, But New Jetta, SUVs Show Future Of Cars

    DETROIT (AP) — It’s the year of the pickup truck at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit as General Motors, Fiat Chrysler and Ford unveil new trucks in a fast-growing and highly competitive U.S. auto market. But there are plenty of other vehicles at the show, which is one of the industry’s largest. Mercedes and BMW have new SUVs, while several Japanese automakers are showing off prototypes of future vehicles. It’s all happening in a U.S. auto market that’s shrinking but still expected to remain at healthy levels. Last year sales fell 2 percent to 17.2 million, still near record highs. Analysts expect sales to be just under 17 million in 2018. Here are some of the vehicles being unveiled at the show, which opens to the general public on Saturday: ACURA RDX PROTOTYPE Honda Motor Co.’s struggling Acura luxury brand hopes to revive sales with a new version of its best-selling RDX. Acura showed a prototype of the midsize SUV at the show, but it’s close to the version that will go on sale in mid-2018. The 2019 RDX, which is the first to be designed in the U.S., is longer, lower and wider than the current model, with sharper lines outlined in chrome. A wide, panoramic glass roof will come standard. Under the hood is a new 2.0-liter turbocharged engine and a 10-speed automatic transmission. Acura says the RDX will have the most legroom and cargo space in its class. There’s also a touchpad to control infotainment functions on the 10.2-inch dashboard screen. Acura didn’t reveal pricing, fuel economy or other details. VOLKSWAGEN JETTA Volkswagen’s redesigned Jetta offers more room — and a shot at redemption as the automaker recovers from a 2015 emissions-cheating scandal. The German automaker says the 2019 Jetta is longer, wider and taller than previous models. VW also aims for a sportier look, with a large front grille, higher chrome quotient and LED lighting. The car has a new standard six-speed manual transmission. An eight-speed automatic transmission is optional on the base model. The Jetta’s revamped interior includes a new storage console large enough to fit a standard iPad. The car is among the first of two new models planned this year and will come with a six-year, 72,000-mile warranty — double what it has been. It goes on sale in the second quarter at a starting price of $18,545 — less than its predecessor. FORD EDGE Ford Motor Co. is introducing a high-performance version of its midsize Edge SUV this summer: the Edge ST. It has a 2.7-liter, twin-turbocharged V6 engine that puts out 335 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque. That’s paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel-drive comes standard, and there’s a specially tuned sport suspension. The Edge ST also has special design cues, including a wide mesh grille, 21-inch wheels and “performance blue” paint. The regular Edge also gets an update, with a more efficient 2.0-liter four-cylinder that puts out 250 horsepower. New safety features include “evasive steering assist,” which uses cameras and radar to detect slower-moving vehicles. Pricing on the Edge and Edge ST hasn’t yet been released. TOYOTA AVALON Toyota has taken the wraps off its revamped Avalon, which features a longer, lower and wider exterior and a rear cabin that extends another 7 inches (17.8 centimeters). The automaker boasts of a “neater” steering wheel, with a smaller switch cluster, enlarged hand grips and cruise control now accessible on the right spoke. The touch screen can be “pinched” or “flicked” like a smartphone. The new Avalon also can connect with a smart watch or Amazon Alexa-enabled device. The car has two new powertrains: a 3.5-liter V6 and 2.5-liter four-cylinder hybrid system. The Michigan-designed Avalon will arrive in showrooms in late spring. FORD MUSTANG BULLITT Ford Motor Co. is making a special edition Mustang to commemorate the 50th anniversary of “Bullitt,” whose unforgettable car chase scene helped turn the sports car into an icon. The 2019 Mustang Bullitt — due out this summer — will have an upgraded 5.0-liter V8 engine that puts out 475 horsepower. It has a top speed of 163 miles per hour (262 kilometers per hour) and a manual transmission with a white cue-ball shift knob. It’s available in dark highland green, the color “Bullitt” made famous, as well as black. Molly McQueen — granddaughter of “Bullitt” star Steve McQueen — introduced the 2019 Mustang Bullitt on Sunday at the Detroit auto show. It’s the first Ford has produced since 2008. Ford didn’t reveal the cost. MERCEDES G-CLASS Mercedes’ boxy-looking G-Class SUV gets a face-lift that the company says will boost performance both on and off the road. The company readily acknowledges that its appearance hasn’t changed much in almost four decades. But the 2019 version gets numerous changes including 2 additional inches (5 additional centimeters) of length and 4.8 inches (12 centimeters) of width. The G-Class gets a new independent front suspension as well as a nine-speed automatic transmission. It’s still powered by a 4-liter V8 with 416 horsepower. It also gets new LED headlamps. The G-Class will go on sale in the U.S. by late 2018, but no specific date was announced, nor pricing or fuel mileage. BMW X2 BMW’s sporty X2 small SUV will sit between the compact X1 and the bigger X3 in the automaker’s lineup. It sits low and has a more muscular body than its siblings. The X2 also has a widened version of BMW’s signature double kidney grille. The 228-horsepower xDrive28i, which goes on sale in the U.S. in March, is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. It’s mated to an eight-speed transmission. The 192-horsepower sDrive28i goes on sale later this spring. Drivers can flip a switch and choose a driving mode, from comfort, eco-friendly or sport. The suspension can also be lowered for more dynamic driving. On the optional M Sport X Package, drivers get gearshift paddles on the steering wheel for quicker shifting. Pricing wasn’t announced.

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  • New Jeep Cherokee To Be Unveiled Today At Detroit Auto Show –New Style May Shock SomeNew Jeep Cherokee To Be Unveiled Today At Detroit Auto Show –New Style May Shock Some

    DETROIT (AP/WWJ) — Fiat Chrysler’s Jeep brand is giving the Cherokee compact SUV a major facelift so it can better compete in one of the hottest parts of the U.S. automotive market. The 2019 Cherokee, to be unveiled Tuesday at the Detroit auto show, will get styling tweaks, a new engine, suspension improvements and engineering changes that save 200 pounds and improve gas mileage over the current model. WWJ’s auto beat reporter Jeff Gilbert says Cherokee is an important vehicle in the company’s line-up.  Even with its sales success, Jeep CEO Mike Manley told Gilbert the vehicle’s style has been pretty polarizing. “What we’ve been able to do is completely change that styling, completely new rear end, completely new front end, updates in terms of the interior, added new technology,” Manley said. The updated version gets a new 2-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine with 270 horsepower and technology that shuts it down at stoplights to save fuel. It’s similar to the engine in Alfa Romeo sports cars. A 3.2-liter V6 and 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine carry over from the current model. A polymer tailgate is among the changes that help save 200 pounds. Jeep also redesigned the rear cargo area, adding 4 cubic feet of storage space by making it wider so golf clubs can fit in straight rather than at an angle. All this is to better compete with new versions from the competition such as the Honda CR-V and Chevrolet Equinox. When the latest-generation Cherokee came out in 2013, its curvy front grille departed from the normal flat Jeep front-end with round headlamps. That angered some Jeep purists who love the old look. Jeep took a step toward the old front-end, giving the 2019 model a larger grille, combining LED headlamps and daytime running lights and adding a new hood and fender design. But the Cherokee still has its own look, appealing to the suburban driver who goes off-road less often than those in other Jeeps. “This time around we’re trying to align it more to the rest of the Jeep family,” said Ralph Gilles, Fiat Chrysler’s design chief. “But by far it’s the most futuristic design on purpose because it’s a different audience than typically is attracted to the Jeep.” Fiat Chrysler wouldn’t say the exact on-sale date for the revised Cherokee, to be built in Belvidere, Illinois. The company says it will release fuel mileage and pricing later. © Copyright 2018 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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  • Boogie Fever in Ferndale to stage comebackBoogie Fever in Ferndale to stage comeback

    Crain's Detroit Business - The long-running dance club on Woodward Avenue closed in 2014, reinventing itself as a tavern and nightclub.

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  • 2 children, 2 adults killed in Oakland County fire2 children, 2 adults killed in Oakland County fire

    Two other people also suffered severe burns.

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  • Michigan average gas prices up 8 centsMichigan average gas prices up 8 cents

    Associated Press - Prices are about 30 cents more than at the same point last year, AAA Michigan says.

    Crain's Detroit Business / 44 min. ago
  • Dirty Doc Larry Nassar To Face ‘Extraordinary’ Hearing Today With VictimsDirty Doc Larry Nassar To Face ‘Extraordinary’ Hearing Today With Victims

    LANSING, Mich. (AP/WWJ) — A judge is holding an extraordinary four-day sentencing hearing for a disgraced Michigan sports doctor who sexually assaulted young elite gymnasts. Larry Nassar is returning to court Tuesday in Lansing. Dozens of women and girls who were victims will be allowed to speak. Judge Rosemarie Aquilina is expected to order a sentence Friday. “Because there are more than 100 female victims who want to come forward and tell their story, the judge has set aside this entire week,” explained WWJ legal analyst Charlie Langton. “The attorney general is requesting the maximum 125 years in prison — that would be one year for every victim.” Nassar pleaded guilty to molesting females with his hands at his Michigan State University office, his home and a Lansing-area gymnastics club. He also worked for USA Gymnastics, which trains Olympians. The 54-year-old Nassar has already been sentenced to 60 years in federal prison for child pornography crimes. Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles on Monday added to the throng of voices against Nassar, saying she was also among the athletes sexually abused by Nassar. © Copyright 2018 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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  • Doll Hospital & Toy Soldier Shop in Berkley to close after 70 yearsDoll Hospital & Toy Soldier Shop in Berkley to close after 70 years

    Crain's Detroit Business - Citing pressures of online retail, the store beloved by parents and teachers will hold a liquidation sale this week.

    Crain's Detroit Business / 1 h. 22 min. ago
  • Metro Detroit weather: Cold Tuesday but slight warm up on the way this week - WDIV ClickOnDetroitMetro Detroit weather: Cold Tuesday but slight warm up on the way this week - WDIV ClickOnDetroit

    WDIV ClickOnDetroitMetro Detroit weather: Cold Tuesday but slight warm up on the way this weekWDIV ClickOnDetroitDETROIT - Scattered snow showers still exist around Metro Detroit this Tuesday morning, but the roads are in pretty good shape. Still, watch out for a few snow showers here and there which will slow things down and temporarily limit visibility without ...and more »

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  • New comedy-drama at the Detroit Repertory Theatre goes South for laughsNew comedy-drama at the Detroit Repertory Theatre goes South for laughs

    They say there are no second acts in American lives. That proposition gets tested by two very different kinds of characters undergoing mid-life crises in a new comedy-drama at the Detroit Repertory Theatre this winter. It's called Dauphin Island, and it's written by actor, award-winning playwright, and Inkster native Jeffry Chastang.…

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  • 5 things not to miss at Detroit auto show5 things not to miss at Detroit auto show

    Bill Shea - Visitors to this year's North American International Auto Show at Cobo Center in Detroit will find an increasing number of participatory experiences, including virtual realty.

    Crain's Detroit Business / 1 h. 52 min. ago
  • Like, tweet, share: Detroit auto show in-house social media strategy paying growth dividendsLike, tweet, share: Detroit auto show in-house social media strategy paying growth dividends

    Bill Shea - Social networks including Instagram and Facebook have become increasingly important components of automakers' and suppliers' marketing mix as they look to build relationships with future car buyers.

    Crain's Detroit Business / 1 h. 56 min. ago
  • Metro Detroit home sales end 2017 on high note - Crain's Detroit BusinessMetro Detroit home sales end 2017 on high note - Crain's Detroit Business

    Crain's Detroit BusinessMetro Detroit home sales end 2017 on high noteCrain's Detroit BusinessThe metro Detroit housing market closed out 2017 singing the same tune: it's a sellers world. And the market factors indicate home sellers will be in the driver's seat again in 2018, according to data released Tuesday morning by Farmington Hills-based ...

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  • Metro Detroit home sales end 2017 on high noteMetro Detroit home sales end 2017 on high note

    Tyler Clifford - December statistics show the sellers market continues with no signs of slowing down. Detroit saw the highest median sales price jump of 39.5 percent.

    Crain's Detroit Business / 2 h. 22 min. ago
  • Detroit Lions rookie Jamal Agnew named All-NFL by the PFWA - MLive.comDetroit Lions rookie Jamal Agnew named All-NFL by the PFWA - MLive.com

    MLive.comDetroit Lions rookie Jamal Agnew named All-NFL by the PFWAMLive.comDETROIT -- Jamal Agnew had already cleared one hurdle as an All-Pro with the Associated Press, and now, another high honor has come to the fifth-round rookie. Agnew was selected as the All-NFL return man by the Pro Football Writers of America on Monday ...and more »

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  • New Jeep Cherokee revealed with fresh design at Detroit auto showNew Jeep Cherokee revealed with fresh design at Detroit auto show

    Fiat Chrysler revealed its redesigned 2019 Jeep Cherokee with wider headlights and a fresh front-end look early Tuesday morning, Jan. 16.

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  • Stars aim to improve on road at DetroitStars aim to improve on road at Detroit

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    Big News Network.com / 9 h. 19 min. ago
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  • Rental companies sue over Detroit inspection ordinance - The Detroit NewsRental companies sue over Detroit inspection ordinance - The Detroit News

    The Detroit NewsRental companies sue over Detroit inspection ordinanceThe Detroit NewsTwo rental property companies have filed a federal lawsuit against Detroit challenging the city's rental inspection ordinance, saying it violates their rights against “unreasonable searches and seizures.” MS Rentals, a landlord in Gibraltar, and Garner ...

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  • BlackBerry steers toward vehicle security as it unveils tool at Detroit Auto ShowBlackBerry steers toward vehicle security as it unveils tool at Detroit Auto Show

    Executive chairman John Chen says the new BlackBerry Jarvis will scan all software components in a vehicle within minutes to predict and fix vulnerabilities....

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  • Second half opens with a thud as Hornets sting PistonsSecond half opens with a thud as Hornets sting Pistons

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    Big News Network.com / 12 h. 28 min. ago
  • After 30 years on American soil, Detroit immigrant deported to MexicoAfter 30 years on American soil, Detroit immigrant deported to Mexico

    Detroit Free Press . Jorge Garcia was only 10 when he came to the US with his family. He was a child of undocumented immigrants.Today, Garcia is married with two children, all of which are full US cit

    Big News Network.com / 12 h. 40 min. ago
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    I'm back at this. It is an electric autonomous bike. A project between MIT and Denso. Meant to be used in bike lanes not necessarily on the main roads. It's a concept but I want to

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    Chad Livengood - Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder proposed to the White House "solutions" to help modernize the trade deal that was struck in the early 1990s.

    Crain's Detroit Business / 12 h. 53 min. ago
  • Fiat Chrysler chief at Detroit auto show: Company will not be broken up, given to ChineseFiat Chrysler chief at Detroit auto show: Company will not be broken up, given to Chinese

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    Before the 2018 NAIAS opens to the public from Jan. 20 to Jan. 28 at the Cobo Center in Downtown Detroit automakers show off new models and make world debuts in scheduled press conferences. This article will update as more reveals are learned of or announced.

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  • Camera records shooting during alleged drug deal at Detroit gas stationCamera records shooting during alleged drug deal at Detroit gas station

    A gas station surveillance camera in Detroit captured a nearly fatal shooting that occurred about 11:50 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14.

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    MLive.com / 14 h. 21 min. ago
  • Snyder tours Detroit auto show for last time as governorSnyder tours Detroit auto show for last time as governor

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    MLive.com / 14 h. 36 min. ago
  • Northeast Detroit residents showcase early results in efforts to restore District 3Northeast Detroit residents showcase early results in efforts to restore District 3

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  • New, faster bus routes for metro Detroit unveiledNew, faster bus routes for metro Detroit unveiled

    Metro Detroit's regional transit system, SMART, recently released plans for a new express system to get citizens to their destinations faster than the typical bus route. Dubbed the FAST system, it will now be possible to board the bus at one point and not get off until the final location with no stops in-between.

    Detroit News / 14 h. 40 min. ago
  • Kettering University students converting Chevy Bolt into autonomous vehicleKettering University students converting Chevy Bolt into autonomous vehicle

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    MLive.com / 15 h. 27 min. ago
  • Beaumont, Grosse Pointe names new chief medical officerBeaumont, Grosse Pointe names new chief medical officer

    Crain's Detroit Business - Nicholas Gilpin replaces Donna Hoban, who served in the position for the past 10 years.

    Crain's Detroit Business / 15 h. 37 min. ago
  • BorgWarner's expansion into hybrid, electric vehicles paying offBorgWarner's expansion into hybrid, electric vehicles paying off

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    Crain's Detroit Business / 16 h. 6 min. ago
  • Judge Will Rule On Media Presence In Courtroom For Miguel Cabrera Paternity CaseJudge Will Rule On Media Presence In Courtroom For Miguel Cabrera Paternity Case

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  • It’s Blue Monday! Why Is This Deemed The Most Depressing Day Of The Year?It’s Blue Monday! Why Is This Deemed The Most Depressing Day Of The Year?

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  • On MLK Day, Ben Carson condemns Trump's 'inflammatory' rhetoricOn MLK Day, Ben Carson condemns Trump's 'inflammatory' rhetoric

    Following President Donald Trump's now-infamous "shithole" comments, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson admitted to an audience gathered for Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Atlanta's Ebenezer Baptist Church that Trump's rhetoric can be a bit too much, even for him. "I'm a member of this administration, and I don't agree with the president about everything that he says, or of how it’s said," Carson said. "If the way you say things is so inflammatory that people can’t hear your message, it's not helpful, and that's why I don't do that anymore. I pray that God takes that spirit away from me and gives me the spirit of love." Mitt Romney also took a broadside at Trump on MLK Day, tweeting that the "shithole" comments were "inconsistent [with] America’s history and antithetical to American values." You can watch Carson's remarks below:

    Metro Times / 16 h. 36 min. ago more
  • Cranberries Singer Dolores O’Riordan Dead At 46Cranberries Singer Dolores O’Riordan Dead At 46

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  • Made-from-scratch breakfast spot with a social mission planned for McNicholsMade-from-scratch breakfast spot with a social mission planned for McNichols

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  • BMW Unveils First-Ever BMW X2 SUV in DetroitBMW Unveils First-Ever BMW X2 SUV in Detroit

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  • Detroit's new trucks are the industry flagshipsDetroit's new trucks are the industry flagships

    It has long set the pace by continually introducing new technologies, increasing towing and hauling capability, adding luxury features and carving out new segments - a playbook that has kept the F series on top of the sales charts for 41 years. The redesigns of the Chevrolet Silverado and Ram pickups taking center stage at the Detroit auto show this week tear not just a page or two out of that playbook, but whole chapters.

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  • Hornets Control Second Half In 118-107 Win Over PistonsHornets Control Second Half In 118-107 Win Over Pistons

    By NOAH TRISTER/AP Sports Writer DETROIT (AP) – Kemba Walker scored 17 of his 20 points in the second half, and the Charlotte Hornets pulled away in the fourth quarter of a 118-107 win over the Detroit Pistons on Monday. Dwight Howard had 21 points and 17 rebounds for the Hornets, who trailed 56-50 at halftime before dominating the final two quarters. A 10-0 run in the fourth put Charlotte ahead 106-88, and although Detroit answered with nine quick points, the Hornets were never in much danger of losing down the stretch. Andre Drummond of the Pistons had only three points and 10 rebounds, and his day was summed up late in the fourth when he went up for a powerful, one-handed dunk – only to have Howard easily swat the ball away. Tobias Harris scored 20 points for Detroit despite foul trouble. The Pistons shot 15 of 29 from 3-point range. Marvin Williams had 21 points for Charlotte and shot 7 of 8 from the field. Detroit’s Reggie Bullock had 20 points. MILESTONE Walker needed 14 points to reach 9,000 for his career. He easily surpassed that mark and also had nine assists with only one turnover. AT THE LINE The Hornets came in with a plus-324 margin in free throw attempts on the season, the top mark in the NBA. They added to that Monday, going 22 of 33 while Detroit was only 8 of 11. TIP-INS Hornets: F-C Frank Kaminsky limped off in the fourth quarter after a collision with Harris when the Detroit player drove to the basket. Pistons: Detroit is still without starting PG Reggie Jackson, who is out with a right ankle sprain. F Stanley Johnson (strained right hip flexor) did not play either. UP NEXT Hornets: Host Washington on Wednesday night. Pistons: Visit Toronto on Wednesday night.     © Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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  • GAC Enverge concept comes with detachable flood light, VR screen windowsGAC Enverge concept comes with detachable flood light, VR screen windows

    Chinese automaker GAC Motor in 2018 continued its streak of bringing whimsy to the Detroit auto show.

    MLive.com / 17 h. 21 min. ago
  • Photos: 2018 North American International Auto Show kicks off with media previewsPhotos: 2018 North American International Auto Show kicks off with media previews

    Crain's Detroit Business - The massive exhibition at Cobo Center in downtown Detroit, now in its 30th year as an international event, takes a turn toward technology and the future of mobility.

    Crain's Detroit Business / 17 h. 24 min. ago
  • This ski hill has some of the best fries in MichiganThis ski hill has some of the best fries in Michigan

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  • Retired judge Henry Saad joins Young & AssociatesRetired judge Henry Saad joins Young & Associates

    Crain's Detroit Business - Saad, who stepped down from the Michigan Court of Appeals after more than 20 years in November, will be of counsel at the Farmington Hills law firm.

    Crain's Detroit Business / 18 h. 28 min. ago
  • New Toyota Avalon heavy on connectivity features, luxury experienceNew Toyota Avalon heavy on connectivity features, luxury experience

    On-board Wi-Fi hotspots, five USB outlets and a mobile device holder highlight the newer features that appeal to those looking for functionality on the go. An optional 1200-watt JBL sound system is available on all models. Apple CarPlay is now standard on the Avalon as well, Hollis said.

    MLive.com / 18 h. 31 min. ago
  • Watch Dolores O'Riordan and the Cranberries shred Pine Knob in 1996Watch Dolores O'Riordan and the Cranberries shred Pine Knob in 1996

    Dolores O'Riordan, lead singer of the Cranberries, died in London today at the age of 46. This news was confirmed by O'Riordan's publicist but her cause of death is not yet known.…

    Metro Times / 18 h. 44 min. ago
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    MLive.com / 19 h. 14 min. ago
  • Hyundai to bring the Veloster N performance car to US market in 2018Hyundai to bring the Veloster N performance car to US market in 2018

    Hyundai announced during its Monday, Jan. 15 Detroit auto show press conference that it would bring the Veloster N performance car to the U.S. market in 2018.

    MLive.com / 19 h. 16 min. ago
  • Bloomfield Hills woman accepts $500k 'Shark Tank' investment for pet speakerBloomfield Hills woman accepts $500k 'Shark Tank' investment for pet speaker

    On last night's episode of ABC's Shark Tank, a metro Detroit entrepreneur  pitched her idea to a panel of rich investors and came away with almost half a million dollars. Michelle Winowich of Bloomfield Hills is the founder of G.O.A.T. Pet Products.…

    Metro Times / 19 h. 17 min. ago
  • Police Situation In Hazel Park Puts Schools On LockdownPolice Situation In Hazel Park Puts Schools On Lockdown

    HAZEL PARK (WWJ) – A police situation in Hazel Park put area schools in lockdown Monday afternoon. An employee at Hazel Park Raceway witnessed police surrounding a gunman in the parking lot of the race course at  Woodward Heights and 10 Mile Road — very near the ice arena. The witness telling WWJ that the gunman tossed the gun in the air — and was taken into custody shortly after. The Hazel Park schools are in half day session for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Earlier reports from WXYZ stated that Hazel Park High School and Hoover Elementary were on lockdown “until the gunmen or gunman is apprehended.” The lockdown was lifted —  an investigation into the incident continues.  

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    Detroit News / 19 h. 27 min. ago
  • Seven fast facts about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'I have a dream' speech in DetroitSeven fast facts about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'I have a dream' speech in Detroit

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    Metro Times / 19 h. 33 min. ago
  • Kia Forte faces off with Lamborghini at Detroit auto showKia Forte faces off with Lamborghini at Detroit auto show

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    MLive.com / 19 h. 37 min. ago
  • State Rep. asks Dearborn residents to rally against requests to increase air pollutionState Rep. asks Dearborn residents to rally against requests to increase air pollution

    Dearborn Industrial Generation (DIG) is requesting permits from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) to increase the amount of toxic pollutants it pumps into the air. The two permits being requested would increase pollutants into the air by over 900 tons of carbon monoxide and over 40 tons of sulfur dioxide, and some local officials and organizers are warning that, if granted, this request could pose a danger to Dearborn residents' health.…

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  • New Acura RDX offers speech recognition, panoramic moon roofNew Acura RDX offers speech recognition, panoramic moon roof

    The interior offers sport seats, brushed aluminum and open-pore wood and "true touchpad interface" that allows drivers easier access to the digital dashboard display from the arm rest.

    MLive.com / 19 h. 52 min. ago
  • CVS Pharmacy Promises To End Touch Ups Of Its Beauty ImagesCVS Pharmacy Promises To End Touch Ups Of Its Beauty Images

    NEW YORK (AP) – CVS Pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Health Corp., wants to end touch ups of its beauty images in its marketing campaigns by the end of 2020. The plan, announced Monday, affects the marketing materials CVS produces, but it also says it will work with key brand partners and industry experts to develop specific guidelines in an effort to ensure transparency. CVS says it will also launch the “CVS Beauty Mark”, a watermark used to highlight imagery that hasn’t been materially altered. That means changing or enhancing a person’s shape, size, skin or eye color, or any other individual characteristics. The CVS Beauty Mark will start to appear on CVS Pharmacy produced-beauty imagery this year. The initiative is the latest by Woonsocket, Rhode Island-based CVS to be a better corporate citizen.   © Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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  • Invoking MLK, Romney blasts Trump over 'shithole' commentInvoking MLK, Romney blasts Trump over 'shithole' comment

    Because we live in The Twilight Zone now, the media cycle today — which, of course, is Martin Luther King Jr. Day — is currently being dominated by President Donald Trump having allegedly asked why our country allows people from "shithole" countries to come here. The comments have launched a debate as to whether the President of the United States is racist, and placed media outlets around the nation in the uniquely 2018 quandary of having to decide whether to repeat the vulgarity or censor it as "s-hole" (we are #TeamShithole).…

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  • Poverty, Past Linked To Native Americans Focus On MLK DayPoverty, Past Linked To Native Americans Focus On MLK Day

    By RUSSELL CONTRERAS and FELICIA FONSECA/Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – Anti-poverty activists in Albuquerque and a groundbreaking Cherokee Nation declaration about the tribe’s role in promoting equality after years of fighting to exclude descendants of slaves from its rolls are part of the focus of Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations. At gatherings across the nation Monday, activists, residents and teachers are honoring the late civil rights leader ahead of the 50th anniversary of his assassination in Memphis, Tennessee. In Atlanta, King’s daughter, the Rev. Bernice King, will be the keynote speaker at a commemorative service honoring her father at Ebenezer Baptist Church, where he once preached. The day will take on a renewed meaning for descendants of black slaves owned by the Cherokee Nation but whose tribal citizenship was in flux until recently, despite a treaty guaranteeing rights equal to native Cherokees. The tribe – one of the country’s largest – is recognizing the King holiday for the first time this year with calls to service and speeches in which the tribe plans to confront its past. King’s writings spoke of injustices against Native Americans and colonization, but Cherokee Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr. said the tribe had its own form of internal oppression and dispossession. “The time is now to deal with it and talk about it,” said Hoskin. “It’s been a positive thing for our country to reconcile that during Dr. King’s era, and it’s going to be a positive thing for Cherokee to talk about that history as part of reconciling our history with slavery.” Such talk from tribal officials would have been surprising before a federal court ruled last year that the descendants of former slaves, known as Freedmen, had the same rights to tribal citizenship, voting, health care and housing as blood-line Cherokees. One descendant of Freedmen, Rodslen Brown-King, said her mother was able to vote as a Cherokee for the first and only time recently. Other relatives died before getting the benefits that come with tribal citizenship, including a 34-year-old nephew with stomach cancer, she said. “He was waiting on this decision,” said Brown-King, of Fort Gibson, Oklahoma. “It’s just a lot of struggle, a lot of up and down trauma in our lives. It’s exciting to know we are coming together and moving forward in this.” Derrick Reed, a city councilman in Muskogee, Oklahoma, and director of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center there, said Monday’s events will be the first attended by the Cherokee Nation in honor of the holiday. Principal Chief Bill John Baker is scheduled to speak at an after-party the tribe is sponsoring, and Hoskin is serving breakfast earlier in the day. “All the freedmen are finally relieved to be recognized, and their story itself has been a civil rights struggle,” Reed said. “It’s definitely a turning point in the history of the relationship with the Freedmen Indians as well as the message the tribe is sending to the nation.” © Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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  • Hyundai shows off newly-tweaked Veloster, with turbo modelHyundai shows off newly-tweaked Veloster, with turbo model

    The Korean automaker says the new Veloster will start production in March of this year, and is due out during 2018's second quarter. Hyundai touts a new exterior and interior redesign on the interesting two-plus-one door body.

    MLive Business / 20 h. 17 min. ago
  • Nissan unveils boxy concept SUV filled with screens, Japanese cedar at NAIASNissan unveils boxy concept SUV filled with screens, Japanese cedar at NAIAS

    During its presentation at the North American International Auto Show, Nissan revealed a new concept vehicle that looks like it came straight out of a futuristic video game.

    MLive Business / 20 h. 26 min. ago
  • Saudi oil company stakes its claim at Detroit auto showSaudi oil company stakes its claim at Detroit auto show

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    Crain's Detroit Business / 21 h. 7 min. ago
  • Detroit Institute Of Arts Displays Works By Aaron DouglasDetroit Institute Of Arts Displays Works By Aaron Douglas

    DETROIT (AP) – The Detroit Institute of Arts is displaying four works by painter, illustrator, muralist and arts educator Aaron Douglas that are on loan. Douglas was a significant figure of the Harlem Renaissance and the paintings are on view at one of the museum’s African-American art galleries. They include “Portrait of Marian Anderson,” which depicts the celebrated opera singer and civil rights activist. The museum said in December the paintings would be on display for at least a year. The paintings are on loan from Wilson A. and Deborah F. Copeland of Detroit and Lauren F. C. N’Namdi of Miami, Florida. The museum’s Director Salvador Salort-Pons credits them for their willingness “to share their treasures with the public and enrich our life with extraordinary art.”   © Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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  • Over 100 bands included in Hamtramck Music Fest 2018 lineup announcementOver 100 bands included in Hamtramck Music Fest 2018 lineup announcement

    Now in its fifth year, Hamtramck Music Fest returns in 2018 to fill Hamtramck with four nights of local music starting Thursday, March 1. For one weekend bands from all over Michigan will take over the town and perform in Hamtramck’s dive bars, music venues, and VFW halls.…

    Metro Times / 21 h. 34 min. ago
  • BMW aims for half-million electric vehicles by 2019, shows off X2 at Detroit auto showBMW aims for half-million electric vehicles by 2019, shows off X2 at Detroit auto show

    BMW revealed its new X2 and i8 Coupe at the 2018 North American International Auto Show on Monday in Detroit.

    MLive Business / 21 h. 37 min. ago
  • Honda Accord, Volvo XC60 and Lincoln Navigator named vehicles of the year at Detroit auto showHonda Accord, Volvo XC60 and Lincoln Navigator named vehicles of the year at Detroit auto show

    The 2018 Honda Accord was named the North American Car of the Year at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Mich. Monday.

    Detroit News / 21 h. 49 min. ago
  • Judge drops major charge against two metro Detroit doctors accused of female genital mutilationJudge drops major charge against two metro Detroit doctors accused of female genital mutilation

    In a court order filed on Sunday, Jan. 14, Judge Bernard A. Friedman dropped a major charge in the case against two metro Detroit doctors accused of performing female genital mutilation on at least four minors as young as 7 years old. Dr. Jumana Nagarwala and Dr. Fakhruddin Attar were arrested in April after an alleged victim told FBI agents her parents brought her and another girl to Detroit for a "special girls trip." She said she was taken to the clinic with her friend because their "tummies hurt" and that the doctor would perform a procedure to "get the germs out." During an investigation, authorities surmised the pair of doctors may have performed female genital mutilation on as many as 100 girls over the last 12 years.…

    Metro Times / 21 h. 59 min. ago more
  • Rising Great Lakes Water Levels Keep Michigan Companies BusyRising Great Lakes Water Levels Keep Michigan Companies Busy

    TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) – Rising water levels in Lake Michigan and Lake Huron are keeping shoreline stabilization, dock and hoist companies in Michigan busy. The Traverse City Record-Eagle reports that the Army Corps of Engineers says water levels for the two lakes averaged 580 feet in December, nearly two feet higher than the long-term average. Officials predict water levels will have an overall increase of 4 to 6 inches this year. Brandon Oaks owns the Silver Lake area-based Pure Harbor Dock and Boat. He says the rising levels means he constantly has work removing old docks and designing new ones that will clear the water. Army Corps of Engineers Detroit district watershed hydrology chief Keith Kompoltowicz says water levels depend on snow accumulation across the Great Lakes basin and ice on the lakes.     © Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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  • Judge Dismisses 1 Charge In Female Genital Mutilation CaseJudge Dismisses 1 Charge In Female Genital Mutilation Case

    DETROIT (AP) – A federal judge in Detroit has dismissed one of the criminal counts against two doctors charged in connection with a female genital mutilation case. U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman wrote in an opinion Sunday that Dr. Jumana Nagarwala and Dr. Fakhruddin Attar didn’t commit conspiracy to transport a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity. Friedman wrote that prosecutors haven’t contended that any “libidinal gratification” was “sought or obtained” from subjecting the girls to genital mutilation. The government is accusing Nagarwala of conducting the procedure on girls at a clinic in Livonia, just west of Detroit. She denies any crime and says she performed a religious custom on girls from her Muslim sect, the Dawoodi Bohra. The government says the alleged acts occurred at Attar’s clinic with his approval.   © Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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  • Consumers Energy: Massive gas line fire in Orion Township caused by weight of fill materialConsumers Energy: Massive gas line fire in Orion Township caused by weight of fill material

    Crain's Detroit Business - The blaze that erupted near Great Lakes Crossing Outlets and other businesses could be seen and heard for miles. The Jackson-based utility said it is taking action to help ensure a similar incident does not happen again.

    Crain's Detroit Business / 22 h. 29 min. ago
  • Windsor's Motor Burger, Bread Meats Bread join Detroit Shipping Co. food hallWindsor's Motor Burger, Bread Meats Bread join Detroit Shipping Co. food hall

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  • A couple got hitched on the QLine this weekend and it was actually really cuteA couple got hitched on the QLine this weekend and it was actually really cute

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    MLive Business / 22 h. 42 min. ago
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    Motor City Muckraker / 23 h. 37 min. ago
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  • Drama, deadlock ends with re-election of Detroit City Council presidentDrama, deadlock ends with re-election of Detroit City Council president

    Before Detroit City Council could begin providing services and paying the bills in the new year, the nine elected members had to choose a president. But that wouldn't be easy. This article by Steve Neavling first appeared on Motor City Muckraker.

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  • Heart among suspected organs washed up at Detroit’s wastewater treatment plantHeart among suspected organs washed up at Detroit’s wastewater treatment plant

    A heart was among at least three other suspected organs found at Detroit’s wastewater treatment plant in the past two weeks. This article by Steve Neavling first appeared on Motor City Muckraker.

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  • Man shot dead inside marijuana dispensary in DetroitMan shot dead inside marijuana dispensary in Detroit

    A 28-year-old man was found dead behind the counter of a marijuana dispensary in Detroit. This article by Steve Neavling first appeared on Motor City Muckraker.

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  • Fetuses, rotting heads found inside rundown Detroit warehouseFetuses, rotting heads found inside rundown Detroit warehouse

    More grisly discoveries were made at a warehouse run by a Grosse Pointe body broker who is accused of cutting up infected bodies with chainsaws and lying to families about their loved one's remains. This article by Steve Neavling first appeared on Motor City Muckraker.

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  • Despite pleas from supporters, Conyers will retireDespite pleas from supporters, Conyers will retire

    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.

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  • Unfinished Gratiot jail site no longer an option for new jailUnfinished Gratiot jail site no longer an option for new jail

    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.

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  • Detroit Health Department investigating two separate Hepatitis A cases at Firewater Bar and Grill and  Little Caesars PizzaDetroit Health Department investigating two separate Hepatitis A cases at Firewater Bar and Grill and Little Caesars Pizza

    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.

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  • As opioid deaths rise, Wayne and Oakland County join forces to battle drug companiesAs opioid deaths rise, Wayne and Oakland County join forces to battle drug companies

    (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[1]. 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

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  • World Conference of Mayors coming to DetroitWorld Conference of Mayors coming to Detroit

    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    

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  • Detroit NAACP calls for resignation of Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue, MSP directorDetroit NAACP calls for resignation of Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue, MSP director

    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.  

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