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  • Metro Detroit Weather: Snow showers, cold & windy - WXYZMetro Detroit Weather: Snow showers, cold & windy - WXYZ

    WXYZMetro Detroit Weather: Snow showers, cold & windyWXYZ(WXYZ) - Watch for standing water with the soaking rain we've had across Metro Detroit today. Rain will change and mix with snow tonight with light accumulations possible on grassy areas. Temperatures will settle into the low to mid 30s which will keep ...and more »

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  • No. 22 Michigan State Beats Maryland 17-7 In The SnowNo. 22 Michigan State Beats Maryland 17-7 In The Snow

    By Noah Trister EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — LJ Scott ran for 147 yards and a touchdown to lead No. 22 Michigan State to a snowy 17-7 victory over Maryland on Saturday night. The Spartans (8-3, 6-2 Big Ten, No. 17 CFP) rushed for 271 yards, and that was about the only way they could move the ball in yet another Michigan State game affected by the elements. Quarterback Brian Lewerke was 2 of 14 for 20 yards, and one of his completions was a shovel pass late in the third quarter. Maryland (4-7, 2-6) wasn’t much better through the air until the fourth quarter. Max Bortenschlager finished 13 of 25 for 121 yards. Michigan State won in torrential conditions at Michigan on Oct. 7, then won at Minnesota the following week following a lightning delay. The Spartans beat Penn State on Nov. 4 in a game interrupted for over three hours by a weather delay. It was raining before the game, and by halftime, the teams had to deal with snow in addition to consistently windy conditions. Scott gave Michigan State a 7-0 lead with a 2-yard run in the first quarter, and Lewerke scored on a 25-yard run in the second. Michigan State’s Matt Coghlin missed a field goal in the third quarter, but a penalty for running into the kicker gave him another chance, and he converted from 27 yards. That became crucial when Maryland’s Lorenzo Harrison scored on a 4-yard run in the fourth and the Terps drove back into the red zone in the final minutes — but a missed field goal helped the Spartans close the game out. THE TAKEAWAY Maryland: The Terps have gone through significant injury problems at quarterback. Bortenschlager, who missed last week’s loss to Michigan with an apparent head injury, was back, but the conditions made his job difficult. Maryland had a hard time stopping Michigan State’s running game early, and this was not a good night to be trying to mount a rally. Michigan State: The Spartans rebounded nicely from a 48-3 loss at Ohio State last weekend, and the running game delivered on a day when it was sorely needed. UP NEXT Maryland: The Terps can no longer reach .500, but they’ll try to finish on a positive note when they host Penn State next weekend. Michigan State: The Spartans close the regular season at Rutgers. © Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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  • Scooby The Camel Returned To Owners After Getting LooseScooby The Camel Returned To Owners After Getting Loose

    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A young camel named Scooby is back at home after going on a 90-minute jaunt that blocked traffic and provided an uncommon photo opportunity for motorists in Ohio. The Blade reports 1-year-old Scooby escaped from his fenced-in home in Springfield Township on Friday afternoon and began walking along township streets, prompting wide-eyed reaction. Scooby the camel returned to Ohio owners after getting loose>> https://t.co/zkbzlTmTqT pic.twitter.com/QS03wi7Pwg — WAFB (@WAFB) November 18, 2017 A neighbor of the owner who was on her way home from work alerted the Lucas County Sheriff’s Office. Owner Nabil Shaheen was then contacted and led Scooby safely home. Shaheen said he bought Scooby as a baby and is glad no one was hurt. © Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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  • Baker Mayfield Grabs Crotch, Says ‘F**k You’ To Kansas Players After TD [VIDEO]Baker Mayfield Grabs Crotch, Says ‘F**k You’ To Kansas Players After TD [VIDEO]

    Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield has been in the headlines a bunch this college football season. From planting a flag in the middle of the Ohio State field to storming onto the scene as a Heisman Trophy favorite, it seems like every week he is being talked about. That is again the case today, but not for a good reason. The fourth ranked Sooners were playing at the lousy Kansas Jayhawks this afternoon, and normally there wouldn’t be any reason to talk about this game. Oklahoma ended up winning 41-3 on Saturday, but it wasn’t the game people were talking about, but a touchdown celebration by Mayfield. Following a touchdown pass late in the third quarter, Mayfield is seen grabbing his crotch and mouthing “F**k You” to the Jayhawks’ sidelines. The video can be seen below. Baker Mayfield didn't feel like taking the high road today pic.twitter.com/30Q5UFk264 — Sports Illustrated (@SInow) November 18, 2017 Well that’s not very sportsmanlike, Baker. However, there is a little bit of a backstory to this. The Kansas players refused to shake hands with the Sooners’ captains — which included Mayfield — during the coin toss, and the Jayhawks were also flagged for a late hit on Mayfield in the second quarter. So despite this being a blowout, there was still a little bit of bad blood between the two foes. Obviously, Mayfield must have been set off by Kansas to do something like this, but it still isn’t a good look for him or Oklahoma. Especially as he tries to win over the Heisman Trophy voters over these final few weeks. It’ll be interesting to see if any discipline comes out of this or if he’ll just issue a lame apology. Mayfield finished the day completing 20-of-30 pass attempts for 257 yards and three touchdowns.

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  • Detroit Police Search For Missing 12-Year-Old Who Was Last Seen YesterdayDetroit Police Search For Missing 12-Year-Old Who Was Last Seen Yesterday

    DETROIT (WWJ) — Police are looking for a missing 12-year-old girl who was last seen last night. Janae Davis (Photo: Detroit Police Department) Janae Davis was last seen by her mother on Friday night at approximately 11:30 p.m. in the 19800 block of Greenfield Road in Detroit. When the mother woke up in the morning, Davis was no where to be found and the kitchen door was ajar. Davis is approximately 5-foot-0 and weighs 85-90 pounds. She was last seen wearing a blue shirt with gold trim and blue jeans with ripped knees and black leggings underneath. Authorities say she may also be wearing a pink coat and white Nike Air Force 1 shoes. Davis is in good physical and mental condition. She was was recently reprimanded by her parents for her behavior. Anyone with information on her whereabouts should call the Detroit Police Department’s Eighth Precinct at  313-596-5800.

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  • De La Salle dethrones Detroit Martin Luther King in Division 2 semifinalDe La Salle dethrones Detroit Martin Luther King in Division 2 semifinal

    De La Salle will play Livonia Franklin at Ford Field in Detroit, Mich on Friday, Nov. 24 at 1 p.m for the state championship.

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  • Cowboys’ Jerry Jones Apologizes For Racial Remark In VideoCowboys’ Jerry Jones Apologizes For Racial Remark In Video

    FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has apologized after a gossip website posted a 4-year-old video of him making a racially insensitive comment. The Blast website reported the video was shot in 2013 at a Dallas hotel by a white man who asked Jones if he would tape a message for his fiancee. Jones appeared to be joking when he said, “Hey, Jennifer, congratulations on the wedding. Now, you know he’s with a black girl tonight, don’t you?” Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones makes racially-charged comment about white fan being “with a black girl.” SEE VIDEO https://t.co/BChqx8HJMn — The Blast (@TheBlastNews) November 17, 2017 After the video’s release Friday, Jones apologized in a statement issued by the team, saying, “That comment was inappropriate. It’s not who I am, and I’m sorry.” The website reported the video was shared by someone who thought it was relevant in light of players sitting or kneeling in protest during the national anthem in the NFL. Former San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick started the protests last year to bring awareness to issues of racial inequality. Jones has been outspoken in his view that players should stand during the anthem, at one point saying he would bench any player who disrespected the flag. © Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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  • Michigan Prep Football Scores – SemifinalsMichigan Prep Football Scores – Semifinals

    The high school football playoffs continued this weekend in Michigan with 16 teams punching their tickets to the State Championship next week at Ford Field. Check out all of the scores from across the state. Click on the division link to see the updated bracket for each division. Division 1 Clarkston 27, Detroit Catholic Central 7 West Bloomfield 9, Detroit Cass Tech 7 Division 2 Livonia Franklin 20, Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central 0 Warren De La Salle 14, Detroit King 13 Division 3 Farmington Hills Harrison 21, Riverview 0 Muskegon 42, Battle Creek Harper Creek 0 Division 4 Edwardsburg 32, River Rouge 21 Grand Rapids Catholic Central 24, Escanaba 0 Division 5 Grand Rapids West Catholic 25, Frankenmuth 21 Saginaw Swan Valley 29, Reed City 14 Division 6 Ithaca 27, Traverse City St. Francis 0 Jackson Lumen Christi 44, Warren Michigan Collegiate 12 Division 7 Pewamo-Westphalia 51, Lake City 8 Saugatuck 14, Madison Heights Madison 7 Division 8 Ottawa Lake Whiteford 50, Mendon 21 Saginaw Nouvel 17, Iron River West Iron County 14 © Copyright 2017 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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  • 'Faithful' Detroit priest beatified by Catholic church - ABC News'Faithful' Detroit priest beatified by Catholic church - ABC News

    Fox News'Faithful' Detroit priest beatified by Catholic churchABC NewsFILE- In this Nov. 15, 2017 photo, people pray at the tomb of Father Solanus Casey in Detroit. The Detroit priest, who is credited with helping cure a woman with a skin disease, is being beatified by the Roman Catholic Church, a major step toward ...The Latest: Detroit priest beatified by Catholic churchFox NewsThousands attend beatification of Father Solanus Casey, who will be 1 step from sainthoodUSA TODAYFather Solanus Casey declared 'Blessed Solanus' at Detroit beatificationDetroit Free PressThe Detroit News -WDIV ClickOnDetroitall 75 news articles »

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  • Internet Swears Dog’s Ear Looks Exactly Like President Trump [PHOTO]Internet Swears Dog’s Ear Looks Exactly Like President Trump [PHOTO]

    DETROIT (WWJ) —  Many people have claimed to have seen the faces of famous people, like Elvis or Abraham Lincoln, in their food over the years. A woman in Great Britain says she’s found the face of Donald Trump, but it wasn’t found on a piece of toast; she found the 45th president in her dog’s ear. Jade Robinson says her friend noticed the resemblance after she took the pictures for her vet, believing her two-year-old beagle had an ear infection. Viral picture: Woman says her dog's ear looks like President Trump's face https://t.co/3VQwHejXoj pic.twitter.com/6Q0y8vco3b — WLKY (@WLKY) November 15, 2017 “I swear I looked and zoomed in and out at this photo over 20 times and never saw Donald Trump – it was my eagle-eyed friend who pointed it out,” Robinson told the BBC. It’s not the first time a “face” has been spotted in the body of another person. This summer an image of a man, whose stomach looked like actor Woody Harrelson, went viral on social media. When you first read, 'man's stomach looks like Woody Harrelson', you think there's no chance… and then you see the pic! pic.twitter.com/GiGbyet2dB — Simon Greening (@simongreening) September 23, 2017 Can you spot the famous figures?

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  • West Bloomfield is Ford Field bound after kicker leads 9-7 win over Cass TechWest Bloomfield is Ford Field bound after kicker leads 9-7 win over Cass Tech

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  • UM QB Brandon Peters Carted Off Field, Evaluated For Head InjuryUM QB Brandon Peters Carted Off Field, Evaluated For Head Injury

    MADISON, Wis. — Michigan quarterback Brandon Peters was carted off the field with an injury in the third quarter of 19th-ranked Michigan’s game Saturday against No. 5 Wisconsin. Peters was pressured by linebacker Andrew Van Ginkel after throwing an incompletion on third-and-5 from the Michigan 30 with about 3 minutes left in the third. Wisconsin linebacker T.J. Edwards called for trainers from the Michigan sideline with Peters lying still on the ground. Here’s the hit Wisconsin’s Andrew Van Ginkel put on Michigan’s Brandon Peters that knocked him out of the game. pic.twitter.com/XPg5U0JBft — Brad Galli (@BradGalli) November 18, 2017 Wolverine players took a knee while watching as trainers tended to Peters. He stayed down for a couple minutes before sitting up on the field for a couple more minutes. Peters needed help to get on the cart. After the game head coach Jim Harbaugh told reporters he was being evaluated for a head injury. “Brandon was shaken up on the play,” Harbaugh said. “He’s back now getting some tests over at the hospital. He’s going to meet us at the plane, and we’ll know more after we see him.” Saturday’s matchup with the Badgers was Peters’ third career start. He was 9-for-18 with 157 passing yards and one fumble before being knocked out of the game. It is unknown at this time if Peters will be able to play next week against No. 9 Ohio State. © Copyright 2017 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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  • No. 5 Wisconsin Wins Slugfest Against No. 19 Michigan 24-10No. 5 Wisconsin Wins Slugfest Against No. 19 Michigan 24-10

    By Genaro C. Armas MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Alex Hornibrook’s 24-yard touchdown pass to A.J. Taylor in third quarter broke open a defensive slugfest, Kendric Pryor scored on an end-around and No. 5 Wisconsin beat No. 19 Michigan 24-10 on Saturday to remain undefeated. The Badgers (11-0, 8-0 Big Ten, No. 5 CFP) padded their playoff resume by winning a grinding, physical matchup against the Wolverines (8-3, 5-3, No. 24 CFP). Hornibrook finished 9 of 19 for 143 yards, but bounced back from an interception early in the third quarter with some of his best throws of the season. He connected with Taylor through a tight window in the end zone for a 14-10 lead with 3:31 left in the third quarter. After a three-and-out for Michigan, Wisconsin’s Danny Davis made a one-handed catch with a defender draped on him for a 27-yard gain. Pryor followed with his 32-yard scoring run with 24 seconds left in the third for a two-score lead. It took a while for the offense to get going. The defense stood firm most of the day. Linebacker Leon Jacobs forced Michigan quarterback Brandon Peters to fumble at the Wisconsin 2 in the second quarter. The pressure picked up in the second half. Peters had to be carted off the field in the third quarter after getting hit by linebacker Andrew Van Ginkel following an incompletion on third-and-5 from the Michigan 30. Without him, the already limited Wolverines didn’t have the firepower to come back from a double-digit deficit. The run game was held to 58 yards on 37 carries. Defense gave Michigan its best chance to upset Wisconsin on the road, and it looked as if that might happen for two-plus quarters. An athletic front controlled the line of scrimmage. Big Ten-leading rusher Jonathan Taylor had trouble finding holes. Momentum turned after Hornibrook showed he could make clutch throws late in the third quarter. Jonathan Taylor finished with 132 yards on 19 carries, with 87 yards in the second half. The teams played to a 7-all tie at the half, though Michigan went into the locker room with momentum after fullback Ben Mason scored on a 1-yard run with 2:24 left. Wisconsin was outgained 169-99 in the first half, with its only score coming on Nick Nelson’s 50-yard punt return. TAKEAWAYS Michigan: Before getting hurt, Peters made some nice throws against the nation’s top-ranked defense, especially during the seven-play, 84-yard touchdown drive that ended with Mason’s score in the first half. Peters had one big mistake in the first after fumbling near the goal line during his scramble out of the pocket from the 5. Overall, the sophomore can build on some positives in his third career start at a tough road venue, especially considering the opponent. Wisconsin: The defense gave up a couple deep shots, including a 48-yard completion to receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones on the first-half touchdown drive. Otherwise, the unit had another stout day, and coordinator Jim Leonhard dialed up a couple different blitzes in the second half. The Badgers followed a season-long script of recovering from mistakes. A second straight win over a ranked opponent should look good to the College Football Playoff selection committee. UP NEXT Michigan: The Game against Ohio State at the Big House on Nov. 25. Wisconsin: Travels to Minnesota on Nov. 25 in the rivalry game for Paul Bunyan’s Axe. © Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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  • Water covers westbound I-94 near Woodward Avenue in DetroitWater covers westbound I-94 near Woodward Avenue in Detroit

    Water is covering westbound I-94 near Woodward Avenue in Detroit, the Michigan Department of Transportation reports Saturday, Nov. 18.

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  • Detroit Police Real Time Crime Center Moves To New LocationDetroit Police Real Time Crime Center Moves To New Location

    DETROIT (AP) – The Detroit Police Department’s Real Time Crime Center has moved to a new location inside the city’s Public Safety Headquarters. A ceremony was Friday at the new offices which feature state-of-the-art technology and equipment. The center is staffed around the clock and provides investigative support. It identifies crime patterns, habitual and first-time offenders and alerts patrol officers to criminal activity occurring in real time. Video surveillance feeds from across the city are viewed by personnel staffing the center and allows officers to deter crime and respond quickly to crime scenes. Center workers also check police databases to help support investigations. © Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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  • Did Mantha Break The Code Versus Flames? Blashill RespondsDid Mantha Break The Code Versus Flames? Blashill Responds

    By: Will Burchfield @burchie_kid In hockey, it’s better to violate the rulebook than The Code. The Flames felt Anthony Mantha was in violation of the latter when he rained down punches on a defenseless Travis Hamonic during Wednesday’s line brawl at Little Caesars Arena. Mantha was pinned on top of Hamonic for about 30 seconds in the walkway between the two benches and appeared to land two or three shots toward Hamonic’s head. The Flames defenseman was bleeding from the face when he finally emerged. Here's where it hit the fan tonight @LCArena_Detroit between #RedWings and #Flames. That's Mantha on top of Hamonic between the benches. pic.twitter.com/5WklQLeWnY — Will Burchfield (@burchie_kid) November 16, 2017 “(Mantha) is a good, young player, I’ll give him that,” Hamonic said afterward. “But he’s a young player and he’s going to learn that there’s a code. When a guy is laying in the box, helpless on the ground, and he keeps throwing at me, that’s not right. He’s a young player, I’m sure he’ll learn from it. But that doesn’t sit well.” Jeff Blashill came to Mantha’s defense when asked about Hamonic’s comments on Saturday. “Two things I’d say. First of all, (Mantha) wasn’t really throwing. He could have done way worse, without question. He really didn’t do much when they were down from what I saw,” Blashill said. Blashill went on to note that Flames’ forward Troy Brouwer was guilty of taking free shots at a defenseless Justin Abdelkader when the two players squared off in Calgary earlier this month. “I really like this guy, think he’s a great player, but if you review the Brouwer-Abdelkader fight you’d see Abby was down and there were punches thrown once he was down. So let’s be careful with throwing stones around,” Blashill said. Brouwer landed at least three punches toward Abdelkader’s head after the Red Wings forward had dropped to his knees. Abdelkader emerged from the fight with a fractured cheek bone. “The other thing I’d say is, Mantha didn’t start that fight. He clearly had his gloves on for a long time,” said Blashill. “He didn’t start that fight.” Mantha said he was trying to play peacemaker when he and Henrik Zetterberg dragged Hamonic out of the scrum between the two benches. When Hamonic got back to his feet, he immediately threw down his gloves and went after Mantha. “I just tried to grab one guy and take him out of there, and he dropped the gloves pretty quick,” said Mantha. “I usually don’t stand down. He was throwing punches, I still had my two gloves on. I just tried to push him over our bench to be able to drop one glove at least, and I guess the door was open and we just fell right in.” Line brawl between the Red Wings and Flames all started because of Tkachuk's slash on Witkowski after he left the box pic.twitter.com/k0XIbwrhWY — Marina Molnar (@mkmolnar) November 16, 2017 While he was on top of Hamonic, Mantha said he didn’t remember whether or not the official told him to get off. “It went so quick. I know I was on the ground and (Hamonic) was throwing from underneath. I didn’t know what to do, to be honest. The official was on top of me, so I couldn’t even get up. At the end there, I was telling the ref to get up so I could move, and he just told me not to throw anymore,” said Mantha.

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  • Ask Kyle: Why the Detroit Lions will have their first 100-yard rusher since 2013 - MLive.comAsk Kyle: Why the Detroit Lions will have their first 100-yard rusher since 2013 - MLive.com

    MLive.comAsk Kyle: Why the Detroit Lions will have their first 100-yard rusher since 2013MLive.comClearly, Detroit sees something in Green that it really doesn't want to risk losing to someone else. Otherwise the club would just develop him on the practice squad. But he remains protected on the 53-man roster, the only player who hasn't dressed this ...

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  • Small Business Saturday: Score $5,000 By Shopping In Oakland CountySmall Business Saturday: Score $5,000 By Shopping In Oakland County

    WATERFORD (WWJ) – This holiday season, you can win cold, hard cash just by shopping in Oakland County. One holiday shopper will win $5,000 by making a purchase at any independent retailer or service provider in Oakland County during the “Small Business Saturday to Saturday” promotion Nov. 25 through Dec. 2. Shoppers buying goods or services from thousands of independently owned small businesses in communities across the county are eligible to win. One lucky shopper will win the $5,000 grand prize, courtesy of North American Bancard. The second place winner will receive $2,000, courtesy of Bank of Ann Arbor. Third prize is a $500 voucher toward air travel on Southwest Airlines, courtesy of Flint Bishop International Airport. Prizes will be awarded by Dec. 14. To enter, shoppers must text Shop2017 to 41411 to receive a text message with a link to a shopper registration page where they upload their contact information and a photo of their store receipt. All entries must be received by 4:30 p.m. Dec. 4. Many registered merchants are offering special sales and prizes of their own to celebrate the weeklong event. A list of participating merchants, full contest rules and registration information is found at AdvantageOakland.com/ShopSmall.

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  • Best Stores For Black Friday DealsBest Stores For Black Friday Deals

    DETROIT (WWJ) – Black Friday, one of the busiest shopping days of the holiday season, is less than a week away. With so many sales, how do you know if you’re getting the best deal? Personal-finance website WalletHub surveyed nearly 10,000 deals from 35 of the biggest U.S. retailers’ 2017 Black Friday ad scans to identify the stores offering the biggest discounts in various product categories such as appliances, jewelry and toys. The survey found that Kohl’s has the highest overall discount rate at 66.32 percent, whereas Bass Pro Shops has the lowest at 20.83 percent. The overall average discount for Black Friday is 37 percent. Consumers should aim for this discount amount or higher to avoid Black-Friday traps. The “Apparel & Accessories” category has the biggest share of discounted items, 28.03 percent of all offers, whereas the “Consumer Packaged Goods” category has the smallest at 1.62 percent. Best Black Friday Retailers (Average Discount) Kohl’s (66.32%) JCPenney (66.30%) Belk (62.75%) Stage (60.82%) Shopko (55.93%) Bealls Florida (52.78%) 7 Sears (50.09%) Macy’s (45.58%) Fred Meyer (43.88%) AAFES (37.25%) Amazon (36.8%) Target (36.2%) Kmart (35.8%) Dick’s Sporting Goods (35.1%) Office Depot and OfficeMax (34.5%) Wal-Mart (34.2%) HP (34.0%) Samsung (34.0%) Dollar General (33.5%) Lowe’s (33.0%) True Value (32.8%) Meijer (32.4%) Staples (32.3%) BJ’s (32.1%) Guitar Center (30.0%) Best Buy (30.0%) Miscrosoft (29.6%) Dell Home (29.3%) Newegg (28.3%) Big Lots (24.1%) Cabela’s (23.8%) Harbor Freight (22.5%) Costco (21.9%) Ace Hardware (21.5%) Bass Pro Shops (20.8%)

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  • Watch: Visiting Detroit's Only Spanish Tapas Restaurant - EaterWatch: Visiting Detroit's Only Spanish Tapas Restaurant - Eater

    EaterWatch: Visiting Detroit's Only Spanish Tapas RestaurantEaterLa Feria restaurant in Detroit was certainly not in the cards for owner Pilar Baron Hidalgo when she moved to the area 20 years ago. But after impressing her friends with her cooking, a little peer pressure, and winning $50,000 at a contest, she opened ...

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  • Detroit Lions vs. Chicago Bears: Players to watch and prediction - MLive.comDetroit Lions vs. Chicago Bears: Players to watch and prediction - MLive.com

    MLive.comDetroit Lions vs. Chicago Bears: Players to watch and predictionMLive.comOne game stands between the Detroit Lions and a Thanksgiving showdown with so much to gain in the NFC North -- and the Lions need to win this game first. It comes against a 3-6 Chicago Bears team that has pulled some home upsets already this season.Detroit Lions vs. Chicago Bears: Scouting report, predictionDetroit Free PressDetroit News predictions: Lions vs. BearsThe Detroit NewsHow many games must the Detroit Lions win for a postseason return?Sidelion Reportall 179 news articles »

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  • Detroit police release sketch of suspect in murder of Water Station co-owner - WXYZDetroit police release sketch of suspect in murder of Water Station co-owner - WXYZ

    WXYZDetroit police release sketch of suspect in murder of Water Station co-ownerWXYZHide Caption. Previous Next. DETROIT (WXYZ) - Police have released a composite sketch of a suspect wanted in the murder of the 26-year-old co-owner of the Detroit Water Station. Vigil held for Detroit father-to-be, gunned down during Water Station ...Detroit police search for man sought in fatal shooting of employee outside The Water StationWDIV ClickOnDetroitSketch of Water Station shooting suspect releasedThe Detroit Newsall 5 news articles »

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  • Michigan Man To Stand Trial In Child’s Carbon Monoxide DeathMichigan Man To Stand Trial In Child’s Carbon Monoxide Death

    BATTLE CREEK (AP) – A southern Michigan man has been ordered to stand trial in the carbon monoxide death of his girlfriend’s 11-year-old daughter last March. Harold Ward, of Battle Creek, was bound over for trial last week on charges of involuntary manslaughter and second-degree child abuse in the death of Chloe Stevens. Police say Ward, 45, was running an upholstery business and living in the back of the shop with his girlfriend Sandee Confer and her daughter. The building lost power so Ward used a gas-powered generator in the building to power a kerosene heater but failed to properly vent the fumes. A neighbor discovered all three unconscious and they were taken to a hospital. Ward and Sandee Confer recovered, but Chloe died the next day. Prosecutors contend that Ward showed gross negligence even if he didn’t mean to cause anyone harm. “There is enough information out there for people to know not to run a generator in an enclosed area,” said prosecutor David Gilbert. “It is not a question of if someone will be hurt, but when.” Ward’s lawyer, John Vincent, said the death was an accident, not a crime. “He is not responsible,” Vincent said. “He borrowed it and never operated it before and didn’t know how it worked. The generator was put into the garage portion of the building without instructions. He also almost died. If he knew what he was doing he would not have put himself at risk and everyone else. It’s a bogus charge.” Ward is out of jail on a personal recognizance bond. A trial date hasn’t been set. © Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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  • Lumen Christi flexes muscles, runs over Michigan Collegiate to get back to Ford FieldLumen Christi flexes muscles, runs over Michigan Collegiate to get back to Ford Field

    The only certainty going into Lumen Christi (10-1) and Warren Michigan Collegiate's (12-0) Division 6 state semifinal is this is the final game that both of these teams will play in the cold weather.

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  • Detroit Police Real Time Crime Center Moves to New Location - U.S. News & World ReportDetroit Police Real Time Crime Center Moves to New Location - U.S. News & World Report

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  • Metro Detroit weather: More rain Saturday, colder after sunset - WDIV ClickOnDetroitMetro Detroit weather: More rain Saturday, colder after sunset - WDIV ClickOnDetroit

    WDIV ClickOnDetroitMetro Detroit weather: More rain Saturday, colder after sunsetWDIV ClickOnDetroitDETROIT - Foggy and soggy Saturday morning in Detroit with more rain on the way, then colder and breezier Saturday night and Sunday, with a few snowflakes. Please join me on Twitter (@AndrewHumphrey) for regular weather updates. Saturday morning ...and more »

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  • 'Justice League' review: Somebody please save us from lousy superhero movies'Justice League' review: Somebody please save us from lousy superhero movies

    It's a step down from "Wonder Woman," and a step up from "Batman v Superman."

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  • Tree trimmer dies after fall from bucketTree trimmer dies after fall from bucket

    Detroit police say a man trimming trees at a home in Detroit died when he fell from the bucket of his truck. The worker for All Metro Tree Service was flipped out of his box when he cut the limb.

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    The holiday season in Detroit kicks off on Friday at Campus Martius Park, when the city's Christmas tree lights up for the first time.

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    Crain's Detroit Business / 1 d. 10 h. 22 min. ago
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    Crain's Detroit Business / 1 d. 12 h. 13 min. ago
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    Crain's Detroit Business / 2 d. 3 h. 13 min. ago
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    MLive Business / 2 d. 3 h. 26 min. ago
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    Crain's Detroit Business / 2 d. 3 h. 37 min. ago
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    Detroit News / 2 d. 5 h. 50 min. ago
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    Detroit police are requesting an arrest warrant for a popular fire videographer who is accused of taking a citizen’s arrest too far by holding an arsonist at gunpoint until cops arrived earlier this month. This article by Steve Neavling first appeared on Motor City Muckraker.

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  • Unsolved arson of historic gem paved way for new Meijer store in DetroitUnsolved arson of historic gem paved way for new Meijer store in Detroit

    The once-elegant University Club was gutted by a second-alarm fire after the owner neglected the building. This article by Steve Neavling first appeared on Motor City Muckraker.

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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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  • Tax foreclosures of owner-occupied homes in Detroit down 88% over past two yearsTax foreclosures of owner-occupied homes in Detroit down 88% over past two years

    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

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  • Heaster Wheeler urges supporters to vote for Garlin Gilchrist for City ClerkHeaster Wheeler urges supporters to vote for Garlin Gilchrist for City Clerk

    “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.”

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