Thursday, November 30, 2017

Democrats join Nancy Pelosi in call for John Conyers to resign

Posted By on Thu, Nov 30, 2017 at 4:54 PM

Following Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s call for Michigan Congressman John Conyers to step down amid sexual assault allegations, more of the nation's democratic leaders have begun to echo Pelosi’s clarion call. Despite a current hospital stay reportedly caused by stress, Conyers has not yet announced his resignation from the...

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Greektown Casino employee diagnosed with Hepatitis A

Posted By on Thu, Nov 30, 2017 at 3:15 PM

An employee at downtown Detroit's Greektown Casino has been diagnosed with Hepatitis A, according to the city's health department. While most casino patrons needn't worry, the department says those who've recently spent time in the private platinum member card access area of the casino should be vaccinated immediately. Health officials say the...

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John Conyers lands in hospital, Monica asks media to quit 'stalking' their family

Posted By on Thu, Nov 30, 2017 at 1:34 PM

As calls for Congressman John Conyers' resignation grow louder following newly released details of his alleged sexual transgressions, the media is levying its own assault on the 88-year-old — one that has landed him the hospital. At least, that's what local political consultant Sam Riddle would say. "The congressman's...

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Michigan Attorney General candidate: I will not show you my penis, because I don't have one

Posted By on Thu, Nov 30, 2017 at 10:17 AM

Dana Nessel, a Democrat running to be Michigan's Attorney General, has a simple pitch: She does not have a penis. And in the wake of myriad recent high-profile sexual harassment allegations involving men in politics and the media — including Michigan Democratic Congressman John Conyers, Alabama Senate candidate Roy...

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Quicken Loans aims to help 65,000 Detroit households avoid tax foreclosure

Posted By on Wed, Nov 29, 2017 at 7:47 PM

This fall, about two thousand Detroit families and households lost the roofs over their heads due to tax foreclosure. This occurred for a variety of reasons, but in most cases, the people put out were renters with irresponsible landlords who hadn't paid their tax bills. In other instances, low-income...

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MDEQ proposal calls for lead pipes to be removed in 20 years — except in Detroit

Posted By on Wed, Nov 29, 2017 at 1:55 PM

In the aftermath of the Flint water crisis, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality is proposing changes to state rules that would replace all lead pipes within 20 years. Everywhere in Michigan, that is, but Detroit. Eric Oswald, director of the DEQ's Drinking Water and Municipal Assistance Division, tells MLive that...

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Detroit named finalist for MLS expansion team, but its bid lacks one key component

Posted By on Wed, Nov 29, 2017 at 10:49 AM

Detroit's billionaire professional sports team owners are dribbling toward the goal of creating a Major League Soccer team. MLS has named Detroit one of four finalist cities for an expansion team. The bid is being put forward by Dan Gilbert, Tom Gores, and the Ford family, who own the Cleveland...

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Highland Park kidnapping charges have been dropped against two alleged Detroit serial rapists

Posted By on Tue, Nov 28, 2017 at 12:53 PM

In a preliminary hearing at the 30th District Court on Tuesday, charges were dropped against Aaron Rashard Stewart, 22, and Quentin Davon Flemons, 19, who were connected to the sexual assault, kidnapping, and unarmed robbery of a Highland Park woman. The 31-year-old victim was riding her bicycle on July 18,...

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Supreme Court case has roots in Radio Shack robberies in Michigan and Ohio

Posted By on Tue, Nov 28, 2017 at 8:09 AM

The U.S. Supreme Court will take up Carpenter v. United States this week, turning the judicial system's eyes toward prosecutorial discretion in searching cell phone records in criminal cases. At issue is interpretation of the Fourth Amendment, which defines illegal and unreasonable searches and seizures. In this case, prosecutors...

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Monday, November 27, 2017

Under new rules, the Spirit of Detroit will be showing a lot less team spirit

Posted By on Mon, Nov 27, 2017 at 3:42 PM

The Spirit of Detroit statue looks like it'll be showing a lot less team spirit in the years to come. The authority charged with managing the statue and the city-county building before which it sits has established a new set of rules for putting a jersey on the bronze...

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