Saturday, December 30, 2017

A snowy owl made itself at home on Dan Gilbert’s One Campus Martius Building

Posted By on Sat, Dec 30, 2017 at 9:53 AM

Looks like Dan Gilbert has a new tenant in one of his downtown Detroit buildings. Quicken Loans team member Meg Bowyer spotted this plump snowy owl perched atop the One Campus Martius building yesterday. She tells Metro Times he made himself at home atop the high rise. "A bunch of...

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Friday, December 29, 2017

Reports: Detroit city councilman and former state rep. targeted in public corruption probe

Posted By on Fri, Dec 29, 2017 at 1:55 PM

Several current and former elected leaders from Detroit are being targeted by the feds as part of a broad public corruption probe that has so far produced bribery indictments for a local towing mogul and the ex-chief of a local trash company. Detroit City Councilman Gabe Leland, embattled former...

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Locals say they're spotting snowy owls in downtown Detroit

Posted By on Fri, Dec 29, 2017 at 1:40 PM

In early December, MLive reported that the Great Lakes region was likely to see an influx of Arctic immigrants this winter. The new neighbors will be coming in search of their favorite food: rodents. Snowy owls are flying south in large numbers, likely because there aren't enough lemmings to...

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Coyote spotted on Belle Isle — and it's not the first time

Posted By on Fri, Dec 29, 2017 at 1:35 PM

Bad Axe, Mich. resident Scott Brown snapped a photo on Thursday, Dec. 28 of one of the elusive, yet frequently reported, coyotes of Belle Isle. Brown told the Detroit Free Press that after stopping his vehicle on Woodside Drive near Lake Okonoka he noticed the coyote staring at him from...

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Candidate says he'll sue Gov. Snyder to move up election for Conyers' seat

Posted By on Fri, Dec 29, 2017 at 12:07 PM

A candidate for the U.S. House seat vacated by former U.S. Rep John Conyers filed a lawsuit against Gov. Rick Snyder demanding that the election be moved up to an earlier date. On Dec. 8, Gov. Snyder had announced that Conyers' congressional seat would remain empty until the regularly scheduled November election,...

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Study says: Holidays put Detroit renters $890 in the hole

Posted By on Fri, Dec 29, 2017 at 12:07 PM

It should come as no surprise: The holidays are expensive and most people are doling out cash they don't have to buy presents, decorations, and fancy dinners. A recent study conducted by Rent Cafe found that Detroit, which has already been found to be a terrible place for renters,...

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Would-be scrappers shocked to death after breaking into Detroit substation

Posted By on Fri, Dec 29, 2017 at 10:53 AM

Two would-be scrappers have died from electrical shock after trying to steal copper from a public lighting substation on Detroit's east side. According to police, one of the men was shocked when he made contact with a 24,000 volt transformer, then transmitted the current to his accomplice, killing them...

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QLine to extend hours in 2018

Posted By on Fri, Dec 29, 2017 at 5:00 AM

QLine operators M-1 Rail have made a New Year's resolution to extend the hours of Detroit's streetcar in 2018. Beginning Jan. 1, the QLine will run until 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday, until midnight Monday through Thursday, and until 11 p.m. on Sunday — putting the streetcar more...

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Thursday, December 28, 2017

Deer heart identified as one of the 'organs' found at Detroit wastewater plant

Posted By on Thu, Dec 28, 2017 at 3:34 PM

One of four mysterious organ-like findings at the Great Lakes Water Authority wastewater plant made this month has been identified by the Wayne County Medical Examiner's office as a deer heart.  As MT previously reported, two objects resembling organs were retrieved from the wastewater facility's screening area on...

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Another Detroit pharmacist has been suspended for allegedly over-dispensing controlled substances

Posted By on Thu, Dec 28, 2017 at 3:29 PM

Joe's Discount Pharmacy in Detroit has had its controlled substance license suspended after Michigan's Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) found the company has allegedly been over-dispensing controlled substances. According to a press release sent out by the department, the pharmacy "frequently dispensed commonly abused and diverted medications to patients,...

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