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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Monday morning City Council hearing on toxic waste facility's expansion

Posted By on Sun, Apr 23, 2017 at 12:00 PM

Activists opposed to the tenfold expansion of a hazardous waste facility in Detroit are urging people to join them in speaking out at a hearing on the plan Monday morning. The plan to expand the facility owned by U.S. Ecology, based in Boise, Idaho, has been the subject of...

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Muslim sect known for female genital mutilation responds to charges against local docs

Posted By on Sat, Apr 22, 2017 at 3:32 PM

Members of the Muslim sect authorities have linked to local cases of female genital mutilation say the Dawoodi Bohra do not support breaking the law. A statement released by an organization that describes itself as representing the Detroit Dawoodi Bohra community says "any violation of U.S. law is counter to...

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Another Detroit area doctor charged in female genital mutilation case

Posted By on Fri, Apr 21, 2017 at 12:25 PM

A second metro Detroit doctor and his wife have been charged in a female genital mutilation case out of Livonia. Dr. Fakhruddin Attar, 53, and his wife Farida Attar, 50, allegedly participated in a conspiracy that involved cutting the genitals of two young girls from Minnesota. A criminal complaint...

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Roseville man ticketed for warming up car in driveway loses case

Posted By on Fri, Apr 21, 2017 at 12:06 PM

Remember that guy from Roseville who posted a photo on Facebook of a ticket he received for warming up his car in his own driveway? Mind you, this happened back in January in the dead of winter. The Facebook post went viral and the city of Roseville received criticism on...

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

The debate over the young, white, hip El Club owner's plans to expand in Southwest

Posted By on Thu, Apr 20, 2017 at 2:44 PM

The 20-something "Baby Gatsby" behind El Club is hoping to transform the blighted building next to his Southwest Detroit music venue into a cafe and community center that will offer affordable practice space for musicians and free art classes to students enrolled in nearby schools. Graeme Flegenheimer on Monday...

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Quicken Loans put up $750k for Trump inauguration

Posted By on Thu, Apr 20, 2017 at 9:58 AM

On Wednesday, the Financial Election Commission released a 510-page report detailing the donations for President Donald Trump's January inauguration event. The effort brought in $107 million — a record. The Detroit Free Press highlights some of the biggest Michigan-based donors for the event. Of note: Detroit-based Quicken Loans put up a whopping $750,000. The...

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Prosecutor: Detroit EMT purposely did not help struggling baby who later died

Posted By on Wed, Apr 19, 2017 at 12:10 PM

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged a former Detroit emergency medical technician with willful neglect of duty for failing to respond to an eight-month-old infant who was struggling to breath. The prosecutor's office says 45-year-old Ann Marie Thomas was dispatched to Glastonbury Street near the Southfield Freeway and 8 Mile in...

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Heads up: Tornado sirens will go off at 1 p.m. Wednesday for a test

Posted By on Wed, Apr 19, 2017 at 11:58 AM

Don't be alarmed metro Detroiters — all the tornado sirens going off today, April 19, are just a test so you know what to do if a real twister touches down on the ground. The Normally, sirens are tested on the first Saturday of the month, but Governor Rick...

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Update: Cleveland shooter Steve Stephens has reportedly killed himself

Posted By on Tue, Apr 18, 2017 at 12:03 PM

Police confirmed to a Pennsylvania news site that Steve Stephens, who shot and killed a man in Cleveland on Sunday afternoon and posted a video of the murder on Facebook, is now dead after shooting himself while driving into Erie, Pennsylvania. The incident occurred at 11:10 a.m., according to police....

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More Michigan children are living in poverty compared to 9 years ago

Posted By on Tue, Apr 18, 2017 at 11:48 AM

A recent study done by the Michigan League for Public Policy shows that the child poverty rate has increased by 15 percent since 2008. In 2008, there were 455,357 children living in poverty in Michigan. In 2015, that number increased to 481,421. As far as overall well-being of kids by...

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