Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Predatory towing? Detroit McDonald's customers say they've been scammed

Posted By on Tue, Sep 11, 2018 at 6:20 PM

This story was updated at 1:47 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 12 with comment from McDonald's. On an almost daily basis, we at the Metro Times observe some poor soul's vehicle being towed from the Midtown Detroit McDonald's, thanks to our bird's-eye view of its parking lot. We assumed that...

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Northern Michigan saw the aurora borealis last night, viewings possible tonight

Posted By on Tue, Sep 11, 2018 at 3:23 PM

People venture far and wide to see the northern lights, planning vacations or bearing freezing temperatures along the way, but Michiganders in the northern part of the state were lucky enough to see them in their own backyards last night. Roman Kahler, a photographer who has led Aurora tours...

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Detroit salon burglarized of tens of thousands of dollars worth of wigs

Posted By on Tue, Sep 11, 2018 at 1:16 PM

Detroit's wig enthusiasts might be a little worse off after a bizarre burglary last week. A thief broke into Giovonni Hair Company at McNichols and Outer Drive and left with 40 women's wigs made from human hair. What would a thief want with 40 wigs? Well, these wigs come with...

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Postpartum and behind bars, Siwatu-Salama Ra 'yearns for her children'

Posted By on Tue, Sep 11, 2018 at 11:33 AM

(Ed Note: Read today's story on Siwatu-Salama Ra's appeal here.) As the gears slowly grind on her appeal, Siwatu-Salama Ra waits in the Huron Valley Correctional Facility women's prison. Her mom, Rhonda Anderson, tells Metro Times that Ra in May gave birth to her son, Zakai Siklar Ra Muhammad, while...

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Detroit activist Siwatu-Salama Ra appeals questionable gun, assault conviction

Posted By on Tue, Sep 11, 2018 at 10:02 AM

(Ed. note: Read today's story on Siwatu-Salama Ra, her baby, and her family here.) An attorney for Siwatu-Salama Ra — the young Detroit community organizer sentenced to prison after a questionable conviction for an assault charge involving a firearm — has filed an appeal of her two-year sentence. The...

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Emails show state staff helping Schuette conduct personal business (again)

Posted By on Tue, Sep 11, 2018 at 1:00 AM

Attorney General Bill Schuette used state staff to promote or make arrangements for his 2015 book tour, emails obtained by Metro Times suggest. The newly surfaced emails are the latest indication that Schuette may have used public employees — whose salaries are funded by taxpayers — to perform personal...

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