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  • 98 dogs, 3 cats removed from Detroit-area home

    June 16, 2016 10:58 AM

    COTTRELLVILLE TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Officials say 98 dogs and three cats have been removed from a Detroit-area house following complaints about the smell and noise. St. Clair County Sheriff Tim Donnellon said Thursday that the animals taken out by Animal Control officers or turned over by the homeowners. ... more »
  • Study ranks Baton Rouge as 2nd most dangerous city for drivers Play Video

    June 13, 2016 10:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Just days after Gov. John Bel Edwards established a statewide task force to take on infrastructure issues, a regional coalition has released a study that ranks Baton Rouge as the second most dangerous city in the nation for motorists. The Capital City ranked behind only Detroit... more »
  • Michigan man accused of stealing and using BR woman's debit card info

    June 9, 2016 11:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff’s deputies in East Baton Rouge Parish say they arrested a Michigan man after he allegedly used a local woman’s debit card information to make an unauthorized purchase. 20-year-old Keith Black, of Detroit, was booked on charges of access device fraud, theft and forgery. Deputies... more »
  • Nissan to recall Altimas for third time to fix hood latches

    January 29, 2016 9:48 AM

    DETROIT- Nissan is recalling thousands of Altima midsize cars for a third time to fix a latch problem that could let the hood fly open while the cars are moving. The latest recall covers 846,000 cars from 2013 to 2015. Nissan says in documents filed with the U.S. government that... more »
  • Flint water crisis a focus as Senate takes up energy bill

    January 28, 2016 11:04 AM

    WASHINGTON - Legislation to address the water crisis in Flint, Michigan is likely as the Senate takes up a bipartisan bill on energy policy. Preliminary votes on the energy bill are expected Thursday as the Senate debates the first comprehensive energy legislation in nine years. The wide-ranging bill is co-sponsored... more »
  • Detroit teachers plan protest at court hearing on sick-out

    January 25, 2016 4:30 AM

    DETROIT- Detroit teachers plan to protest before a judge hears arguments in a case that could force teachers to stop skipping school. A so-called sick-out by teachers has repeatedly forced the Detroit district to close schools during the past two weeks, keeping thousands of students at home. A judge will... more »
  • Problems in Detroit, Flint show rift over emergency managers

    January 24, 2016 2:38 PM

    DETROIT - Darnell Earley didn't come up with the plan to channel corrosive river water into the water system in Flint, Michigan, and he isn't responsible for the fiscal collapse of Detroit's schools. But Earley's leadership of Flint's city government and Detroit's school system during key points in their recent... more »
  • Boy kills boy

    August 5, 2015 8:54 PM

    DETROIT- An eleven-year-old boy faces a manslaughter charge for shooting and killing a 3 year-old on the east side of Detroit. Prosecutors call it a death by weapon aimed with intent but without malice using a firearm. The eleven-year-old faces a hearing in Juvenile Hall. Investigators say it... more »
  • Detroit-area cop saves baby skunk from yogurt cup Play Video

    August 4, 2015 2:30 PM

    ROCHESTER, Mich. - A hungry skunk whose head was stuck in a yogurt container has a hero: a suburban Detroit police officer. Rochester Officer Merlin Taylor's encounter Sunday was recorded from his police car. The video shows Taylor putting on a rubber glove and cautiously approaching the skunk, which... more »
  • Detroit police officer saves skunk

    August 2, 2015 4:50 PM

    ROCHESTER, Mich. - A hungry skunk whose head was stuck in a yogurt container has a hero: a suburban Detroit police officer. Rochester Officer Merlin Taylor's encounter Sunday was recorded from his police car. The video shows Taylor putting on a rubber glove and cautiously approaching the skunk, which was... more »
  • Police seek help after nut theft, post mug shot of squirrel

    July 7, 2015 11:44 AM

    SHELBY TOWNSHIP, MI - Police in suburban Detroit are having a little fun while asking for help from the public in figuring out who swiped roughly 28,000 pounds of packaged nuts. The Shelby Township Police Department says a truck and trailer packed with 18 pallets of walnuts and other snack... more »
  • Police chase, children killed

    June 25, 2015 8:46 PM

    DETROIT, MICHIGAN- A high speed chase that lasted 62-seconds and reached speeds of up to 95-miles-per-hour ended with two children killed with three others and a adult hurt. It was through a Detroit neighborhood and police say a supervisor tried to call off officers involved in the chase by... more »
  • LSU's Scivicque drafted in the 4th round

    June 9, 2015 2:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Another LSU Tiger has a chance to make it to the major leagues, this time by sticking with a different set of Tigers. LSU catcher Kade Scivicque was drafted Tuesday in the 4th round by the Detroit Tigers. The senior drove in 6 home runs... more »
  • Davis has huge game in return, Pelicans beat Pistons 88-85

    March 5, 2015 1:59 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Anthony Davis had 39 points, 13 rebounds and eight blocks in his first game back from a right shoulder sprain, and the New Orleans Pelicans won for the sixth time in seven games, 88-85 over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night. Davis hit two mid-range jumpers in... more »
  • 21 miles in his shoes

    February 2, 2015 7:49 PM

    DETROIT- Tens of thousands of dollars are pouring in for a man who says he typically walks 21 miles a day to and from work and has had perfect attendance for the more than 12 years. Spotty bus service doesn't cover James Robertson's entire route at the times he... more »
  • Newborn found dead in recycling center trash

    January 16, 2015 3:54 PM

    ROSEVILLE, MI - Authorities say the body of a newborn boy found in a suburban Detroit recycling center is not that of a baby missing 85 miles away. Police in Roseville and Meridian Township said Friday that DNA tests show no link between their cases. Authorities this week said that... more »
  • Davis has double-double as Pelicans beat Pistons, 105-94

    January 15, 2015 2:02 AM

    AUBURN HILLS, MI - Anthony Davis had 27 points and 10 rebounds as the New Orleans Pelicans brought the Detroit Pistons back to earth with a 105-94 win Wednesday night. The Pistons came in having won of nine of 10, but were never competitive with New Orleans, which led by... more »
  • 1 Dem Senate candidate welcoming Obama's help

    November 1, 2014 10:37 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is finding something unusual in his late campaign push before Tuesday's election - a Democratic Senate candidate willing to appear with him. Obama is headlining a Saturday evening rally in Detroit rally for Senate candidate Gary Peters and gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer. About 5,000 people... more »
  • 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 »

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