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  • Johnson still a doubt for Lions game in London

    October 23, 2014 9:17 AM

    BAGSHOT, England - Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson is still a doubt for Detroit's game against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday in London. Johnson has missed the last two games, both wins, for the Lions (5-2) with a right ankle injury. He made the trip to England, but said Thursday... more »
  • Lions rally late for 24-23 win over Saints

    October 19, 2014 5:12 PM

    DETROIT - Matthew Stafford threw two touchdown passes in the final 3:38, including the winner to Corey Fuller with 1:48 remaining, and the Detroit Lions rallied for a 24-23 victory over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. The Saints (2-4) were in control late in the fourth quarter when Stafford... more »
  • Driver dies after bridge collapse

    September 26, 2014 7:26 AM

    DETROIT, MI - Police say the driver of a truck that hit a pedestrian bridge over a Detroit freeway, causing it to collapse, has died. Michigan State Police Lt. Michael A. Shaw told reporters at the scene that the driver died Friday morning following the bridge collapsing onto the Southfield... more »
  • Detroit's elected officials regain control of city

    September 26, 2014 2:12 AM

    DETROIT, MI - The day-to-day operations of Detroit's city government are back in the hands of its elected mayor and City Council. State-appointed emergency manager Kevyn Orr said Thursday that "the city is more than ready" before signing Order 42. The measure puts the nine-member council and Mayor Mike Duggan... more »
  • Detroit raced toward this week's bankruptcy trial

    August 31, 2014 11:07 AM

    DETROIT - The trial to determine whether bankrupt Detroit's restructuring plan will be approved is set to begin just over a year after the city sought court protection in July 2013. The confirmation trial for the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history starts Tuesday in federal court. Bill Nowling, spokesman... more »
  • Minimum 17-year sentence sought in porch shooting

    August 28, 2014 11:26 AM

    DETROIT - Prosecutors and the lawyer for a Detroit-area man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch are giving very different sentencing recommendations to a judge. Theodore Wafer of Dearborn Heights returns to court next Wednesday, about a month after he was convicted of second-degree murder in the shooting... more »
  • Woman dies after being stranded in floods Play Video

    August 12, 2014 8:04 AM

    WARREN, MI - A suburban Detroit mayor says a woman has died in a vehicle that was stranded in about 3 feet of water after heavy rains caused widespread flooding in southeastern Michigan. Warren Mayor James Fouts told WWJ-AM Tuesday that the woman apparently died of cardiac arrest. It was... more »
  • Detroit-area porch shooter convicted of murder

    August 7, 2014 2:11 PM

    DETROIT- Jurors have convicted a suburban Detroit homeowner of second-degree murder and manslaughter for killing an unarmed woman who showed up drunk on his porch last year. Jurors on Thursday rejected Theodore Wafer's claim that he acted in self-defense when he fired through his screen door and killed 19-year-old Renisha... more »
  • Detroit-area porch shooting case goes to jury

    August 6, 2014 10:36 AM

    DETROIT - A jury has gone home without a verdict after deliberating for about three hours in the trial of a Detroit-area man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch last fall. The jury heard closing arguments earlier Wednesday. Theodore Wafer is charged with second-degree murder in the fatal... more »
  • Pistons land Butler, Louisiana native Augustin

    July 14, 2014 2:00 AM

    DETROIT, MI - A person familiar with the situation says the Detroit Pistons have agreed to deals with free agents Caron Butler and D.J. Augustin. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Sunday night because the team has not announced the deals. The team is set to pay Butler $4.5... more »
  • Missing boy found in family's basement

    June 26, 2014 7:33 AM

    DETROIT, MI - The search for a missing 12-year-old in Detroit is over, but there is now confusion about where the boy was found. The eleven day search ended when police found him in the basement of his home. It was the fourth time authorities swept the home since... more »
  • Off-duty pilot convicted of groping girl on flight

    March 29, 2014 4:50 PM

    SALT LAKE CITY - An airline pilot has been convicted of two counts of abusive sexual contact for groping a 14-year-old girl while he was a passenger on a flight from Detroit to Salt Lake City. Michael Pascal was found guilty Thursday by a jury after a three-day trial in... more »
  • Volkswagen Beetle about to come full circle

    February 25, 2014 7:30 PM

    NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE- A man who pined over his stolen 1965 Volkswagen Beetle for 40 years can now get it back. Joe MacDonald of Knoxville, Tennessee used to buy and fix up VW Bugs to sell but says he never stopped grieving for the red convertible he says he had... more »
  • Dallas, Detroit, Miami to play NFL London in 2014

    October 24, 2013 9:10 AM

    LONDON- The Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Lions and Miami Dolphins will travel to London next year to take part in the NFL International Series. The NFL had announced earlier this month that it would play three games at Wembley Stadium in 2014, with the Jaguars, Falcons and Raiders as the designated... more »
  • Eminem's childhood home up for auction

    September 18, 2013 7:35 PM

    DETROIT- No price given, but the childhood home of singer Eminem is up for auction on Detroit's northeast side. The address shows the house is where his mother, Deborah Mathers lived from 1989 to 2003. The house is listed by the Michigan Land Bank Fast Track Authority which acquires and... more »
  • Braves, Tigers try to extend streaks

    August 7, 2013 10:29 AM

    UNDATED - The runaway train that is the Atlanta Braves will try to add to its 12-game winning streak when it continues its series with Washington tonight. The Braves' winning ways coupled with the Nationals' free fall has put the Braves a commanding 14 ½ games ahead in the NL... more »
  • Astros trade reliever for Tigers prospect

    July 29, 2013 11:15 AM

    DETROIT - The Detroit Tigers added some help for their shaky bullpen Monday, acquiring reliever Jose Veras from the Houston Astros for minor league outfielder Danry Vasquez and a player to be named. Veras is 0-4 with a 2.93 ERA this season, and the 32-year-old right-hander has struck out 44... more »
  • Detroit's Cabrera to be evaluated

    July 23, 2013 10:43 AM

    CHICAGO - There was good news and bad news for the Tigers last night. They beat the White Sox in Chicago 7-3, but in the process All-Star Miguel Cabrera left the game with a sore hip flexor. The reigning American League Triple Crown winner will be evaluated today.... more »
  • Detroit's Scherzer looks to stay perfect

    July 8, 2013 10:11 AM

    UNDATED - Detroit right-hander Max Scherzer is out to get his 14th win of the season tonight against no defeats. Scherzer, who is the first big leaguer since Roger Clemens in 1986 to start a season 13-0, can equal the record Clemens set that season with a win tonight... more »
  • AL Central battle highlight schedule

    July 5, 2013 10:26 AM

    UNDATED - A weekend showdown between the top two teams in the AL Central gets underway tonight in Cleveland where the Tigers are visiting. Detroit has won three in a row to help take a game-and-a-half lead over the Indians. Justin Masterson gets the nod for the home team, trying... more »
  • Detroit's financial crisis now in governor's hands

    February 20, 2013 6:42 AM

    DETROIT - How to address Detroit's financial crisis is now in the hands of Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder. A state-appointed review team has determined Detroit is in a financial emergency, saying in a report that "no satisfactory plan exists to resolve a serious financial problem." The finding means Snyder has... more »
  • Spurs hit the Motor City on a roll

    February 8, 2013 10:32 AM

    UNDATED - The hottest team in the NBA returns to the court after a night off. The league-leading San Antonio Spurs bring an 11-game winning streak into their outing at Detroit. The Pistons will be looking to avoid a fourth straight loss. Also this evening, Eastern Conference leader Miami... more »
  • 2 children, 1 adult die in Detroit freeway pileup

    February 1, 2013 5:14 AM

    DETROIT - Police say it took only seconds for a light snow to turn into a whiteout, causing drivers to slam on their brakes or swerve to avoid tractor-trailers jackknifed across a busy Detroit freeway. The pileup Thursday quickly turned into a mile-long string of wrecks that killed three... more »
  • Fast-food robber returns to eat, is nabbed

    January 7, 2013 12:38 PM

    PONTIAC, Mich. - Officials say a suspected robber of a suburban Detroit restaurant who apparently returned months later to get some food is under arrest after being recognized by employees. The Oakland County sheriff's department says workers at a McDonald's in Pontiac spotted the 40-year-old man Saturday in the drive-thru.... more »
  • Mother charged in stabbing death of daughter, 8

    January 2, 2013 12:37 PM

    DETROIT - A 26-year-old woman is charged with murder in the stabbing death of her 8-year-old daughter in their Detroit home. Detroit police responding to a 911 call found Tameria Greene unresponsive early Sunday morning on the floor of the family's near east side apartment. The girl had been stabbed... more »
  • Tigers rout Yankees 8-1 for 4-game ALCS sweep

    October 18, 2012 6:53 PM

    DETROIT - Max Scherzer capped a stupendous stretch for Detroit's starting rotation, and the Tigers advanced to the World Series for the second time in seven years by beating the New York Yankees 8-1 Thursday for a four-game sweep of the AL championship series. Miguel Cabrera and Jhonny Peralta hit... more »
  • ALCS Game 4 rescheduled for tonight

    October 18, 2012 10:24 AM

    DETROIT - Game 4 of the AL championship series between the Detroit Tigers and New York Yankees has been postponed by bad weather in the area - although Comerica Park itself was still dry when the game was called. Wednesday night's game was rescheduled for Thursday at 4:07 p.m.,... more »
  • Police work to ID body parts found in Mich. sewer

    August 16, 2012 12:44 PM

    STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. - Authorities investigating the discovery of more than a dozen chunks of human flesh and body parts in a suburban Detroit sewer have released photos of tattoos featured on some of them. Sterling Heights police Lt. Luke Riley says the Macomb County medical examiner's office has been... more »
  • Dodge to pull out of NASCAR

    August 8, 2012 10:48 AM

    DETROIT - Dodge is withdrawing from NASCAR competition at the end of the 2012 season. The decision announced Tuesday impacts Dodge's involvement in both the Sprint Cup Series and the Nationwide Series. Penske Racing currently fields two Dodge Chargers in Sprint Cup and two Dodge Challengers in Nationwide. Penske announced... more »
  • Fielder blasts to second Home Run Derby win

    July 10, 2012 10:35 AM

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Detroit's Prince Fielder became only the second player to win multiple titles in the All-Star Home Run Derby, thrilling the crowd at Kauffman Stadium with eight splash shots into the right-field fountain and beating Toronto's Jose Bautista 12-7 in the final Monday night. On a... more »
  • Detroit police chief: Woman triggered gun in hug

    July 9, 2012 12:55 PM

    DETROIT - Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee says the contact that happened when a woman hugged an off-duty police officer from behind caused his gun to go off, fatally shooting her in the chest. Godbee called Adaisha Miller's death at a party Sunday a tragic and "unfathomable" accident. Miller was... more »
  • Mich. teen: 'Grandma shot me. I'm going to die.'

    July 2, 2012 1:10 PM

    BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. - A 17-year-old suburban Detroit boy whose grandmother is suspected in his killing told a 911 operator that he had "just been shot" by the 74-year-old woman and was "going to die." A recording of the emergency call was played Monday at the Bloomfield Township District Court... more »
  • Mich. police: Grandmother shot grandson 8 times

    May 23, 2012 12:45 PM

    BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. - A 74-year-old Michigan woman has been charged with murder in the shooting death of her 17-year-old grandson. Police say Jonathan Hoffman called 911 and told a dispatcher that he had been shot in the chest by his grandmother and "was going to die." By the time... more »
  • MLB player arrested on hate crime charge

    April 27, 2012 6:02 PM

    NEW YORK - Detroit Tigers left fielder Delmon Young has apologized following his arrest on a hate crime harassment charge. Police say Young got into a fight with a group of men early Friday outside the team's midtown Manhattan hotel and yelled anti-Semitic epithets. Young says in a statement "I... more »
  • Militia Member heard making Threats on Tape

    February 24, 2012 7:47 PM

    The leader of the Hutaree Militia in Michigan says in a secretly recorded conversation by an undercover informant he would kill police officers and their families as part of a prelude to a larger war against the government. David Stone is on trial in federal court in Detroit. He's one... more »
  • Ford CFO Booth to retire, CEO Mulally staying put

    February 9, 2012 8:56 AM

    DETROIT - Ford says two top executives who helped lead its comeback are retiring. Chief Financial Officer Lewis Booth and global product development chief Derrick Kuzak both will retire April 1. But CEO Alan Mulally says he has no plans to leave. He quickly named Controller Bob Shanks to replace... more »
  • Lions-Saints game Dec. 4 moves to Sunday night

    November 21, 2011 12:22 PM

    NEW YORK - The Lions and Saints are moving to prime time. The Dec. 4 game between Detroit and New Orleans will be played on "Sunday Night Football" on NBC. The Colts-Patriots matchup was originally in that slot, but the NFL had previously announced that it was shifting... more »
  • Stowaway kittens make long trek from La. to Mich.

    May 30, 2011 12:42 PM

    DETROIT - The Michigan Humane Society says two stowaway kittens made a more than 1,000-mile trip from Louisiana in the bed of a truck carrying flammable chemicals. The Detroit News and TV stations WXYZ and WDIV report that the kittens were found earlier this week in Michigan and picked... more »
  • Obscene Tweet on Chrysler Account

    March 10, 2011 7:19 PM

    An obscene tweet posted on the Chrysler brand's official account got an employee fired when he criticized drivers in Detroit. The tweet read: "I find it ironic that Detroit is known as the motorcity and yet no one here knows how to (expletive) drive." The message has been deleted from... more »
  • Michigan fires Rich Rodriguez

    January 4, 2011 2:17 PM

    Michigan has fired head football coach Rich Rodriguez after three seasons, according to Fox 2 News in Detroit. Rodriguez was 15-22 overall during his Michigan tenure and just 1-10 against ranked opponents. The Wolverines ended this season with a 52-14 loss to Mississippi State in the Gator Bowl, the... more »
  • Roof collapse moves Giants-Vikings game to Detroit

    December 12, 2010 11:22 AM

    MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.- The Minnesota Vikings and New York Giants will play on Monday night in Detroit after the Metrodome's inflated roof collapsed in a snowstorm. The NFL says kickoff will be at 7:20 p.m. Eastern time. Metrodome officials told the league the roof wouldn't be ready in time... more »
  • Tardiness Leads to Deportation

    November 9, 2010 7:33 PM

    Being 40 minutes late to an immigration hearing cost a man a shot at political asylum in the U.S. Anton Camaj came here 16 years ago from his war-torn country of Yugoslavia and applied for asylum. He settled in Detroit and in 1995 he was confused over the location of... more »
  • Redskins workout ex-Oakland, LSU QB JaMarcus Russell

    November 2, 2010 12:39 PM

    ASHBURN, Va. - The Washington Redskins have worked out former Oakland Raiders quarterback JaMarcus Russell. Russell was among several players on the practice field after the Redskins held their final workout before leaving for a bye week vacation. The Redskins routinely take a look at out-of-work players on... more »
  • Feds: Largest Medicare fraud bust carried out, includes BR

    July 16, 2010 8:27 AM

    Federal authorities are conducting the largest Medicare fraud bust ever, with raids in five states leading to the arrests of dozens of suspects. Several doctors and nurses were among those authorities hoped to arrest Friday in Miami, New York City, Detroit, Houston and Baton Rouge, La. Authorities said 36... more »
  • Michigan woman gets prison sentence for sex with son

    July 13, 2010 12:47 PM

    A Detroit-area woman who pleaded guilty to having sex with the biological son she gave up for adoption and later tracked down on the Internet has been sentenced nine years to 30 years in prison. Thirty-six-year-old Aimee L. Sword of Waterford Township apologized at her sentencing Monday in Oakland... more »
  • Hit man pleads guilty to killing cop's wife and others

    June 7, 2010 8:16 PM

    A hit man in Detroit pleaded guilty to murdering a cop's wife where the officer later hanged himself before he was charged. Vincent Smothers also is negotiating plea deals in seven other murders he was hired to commit. Smothers admitted he killed Rose Cobb in 2007 and was hired by... more »
  • Umpire wipes away tears as he takes field after blown call

    June 3, 2010 12:28 PM

    Umpire Jim Joyce wiped away tears as he took the field, a day after his blown call cost Detroit pitcher Armando Galarraga a perfect game. Major League Baseball is still deciding whether to review the call. Joyce and Galarraga met at home plate Thursday afternoon as the pitcher... more »
  • Ex-Hooters employee: I was told to drop weight

    May 24, 2010 12:42 PM

    Hooters is being served with a lawsuit by a former Detroit-area employee who says she was told to agree to lose weight or lose her job. Cassandra Smith says Hooters violated Michigan law when it placed her on 30-day weight probation earlier this month. She resigned as a... more »
  • Reports of free cash causes scuffles in Detroit

    October 7, 2009 10:49 PM

    Fights broke out, there was pushing and shoving and several people had to be treated for fainting and exhaustion outside a center in downtown Detroit, as thousands of residents tried to apply for free federal money. Wednesday was the last day to get in paperwork for a homelessness prevention program.... more »

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