Wednesday, March 29, 2017

It was 30 years ago today: WrestleMania III at the Pontiac Silverdome

Posted By on Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 12:40 PM

Thirty years ago today, Roddy Piper, Randy “Macho Man” Savage, Jake the Snake Roberts, the Iron Sheik, Hulk Hogan and Andre the Giant, among others, took over the Pontiac Silverdome in front of 93,173* rabid pro wrestling fans. The series of classic bouts, right at the zenith of “Hulkmania” would...

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Detroit rap label alleged to be a massive heroin front

Posted By on Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 11:39 AM

Detroit-based BMB Records is at the center of a years-long federal drug probe, in which the rap label is alleged to be a front for one of the Midwest's largest heroin rings. The label — which has signed Ray J (of Kim Kardashian sex tape fame), Empire's Bre-Z, and previous Metro Times...

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Here’s the perfect analogy for Trump claiming responsibility for auto jobs

Posted By on Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 9:44 AM

On Tuesday, Ford announced a $1.2 billion investment Michigan, which would see the modernization of some of its plants and the creation of a new data center. As usual, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to apparently take credit for the move — even though the investments can be traced back...

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

There's probably a logical explanation for this kangaroo on a leash in Detroit

Posted By on Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 5:59 PM

Updated 5:59 p.m., March 28: There is a logical explanation! According to MLive, the kangaroo belongs to Exotic Zoo, a traveling educational animal show that was visiting a local birthday party. Originally posted 10:12 a.m.: A viral tweet originally posted yesterday shows a video of a man in what appears to be...

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Detroit police blame the war on drugs for high dog-killing rates

Posted By on Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 11:31 AM

Detroit police are blaming the high number of dogs killed by its officers on the city's war on drugs, according to a recent segment by WDIV. The city has some of the highest rates of dog shootings by police, and lawsuits are costing the city thousands of dollars. But Assistant Chief...

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'Mr. Belvedere' dead at 95

Posted By on Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 10:40 AM

Local media have reported that Maurice Lezell, known to metro Detroit TV viewers as "Mr. Belvedere," has died at the age of 95. Chances are that you're somewhere north of 40 years old if you remember the TV spots, in which Lezell's eyes bored straight into the camera as...

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April 15 'Tax March' protests call on Trump to release his tax returns

Posted By on Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 8:22 AM

On Saturday, April 15 — the Saturday before our taxes are due — protestors are marching in cities across the country to demand President Donald Trump releases his tax returns. Trump is the first U.S. president to not release his tax returns since Richard "I am not a crook"...

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The 20 worst city mottos in the Detroit area

Posted By on Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 6:06 AM

Is there anything in this smartphone-hypnotized, let-me-Google-that-for-you world that’s as quaint and possibly outdated as a motto? When you can get the complete stats for anything, anyplace, and anyone with a few finger taps, isn't it sort of pointless to try distilling down an identity to a few words?...

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Monday, March 27, 2017

New Jolly Pumpkin planned for Bastone spot in Royal Oak

Posted By on Mon, Mar 27, 2017 at 8:48 PM

Jolly Pumpkin will expand with a new Royal Oak location sometime this summer. According to a press release, the spot will occupy the space at 419 S. Main St., the current home of Bastone and Vinotecca Wine Bar. Meanwhile, Bastone will move to current Monk Beer Abbey space located on 5th Street....

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Wayne County landfill to get radioactive material

Posted By on Mon, Mar 27, 2017 at 12:34 PM

According to a newsletter from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, radioactive material will be shipped to Wayne County for disposal in a landfill. This month, a newsletter for the USACE's district office in Buffalo outlined the details of a plan to clean up radioactive material from a former Brush...

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