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Ilitch Holdings releases statement after critical HBO feature on District Detroit development

DETROIT - Ilitch Holdings is responding to an HBO story this week on the unfulfilled promises of District Detroit. HBO Sports aired a story on the lack of development around Little Caesars Arena, in the District Detroit, which centers around promises made by Olympia Entertainment and Ilitch Holdings


Detroit police investigate east side shooting, west side carjacking

Detroit — Detroit police are investigating the shooting of an 18-year-old man on the city's east side, and a carjacking of a 34-year-old man on the west side. Detroit police spokesman Bryan Warrick said that just after midnight early Wednesday, the 18-year-old left a gas station and was walking on B


Detroit man sentenced to prison for drug trafficking

A federal judge sentenced a Detroit man to prison Tuesday for trafficking heroin from Michigan to Charleston. Senior U.S. District Judge John Copenhaver sentenced Sean Bernard Williams, 46, to spend 41 months in prison after he pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute heroin.


Mother, son charged with murder after husband’s body found in burning car’s trunk

DETROIT -- A 68-year-old woman and her 46-year-old son have been charged with murder after her husband’s body was found in a burning car’s trunk back in March 2016. The Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office reports that Beatrice Flint-Tennyson, of Farmington Hills, and her son Delbert Flint, of St. Josep


Metro Detroit weather: Mild and delightful Wednesday

DETROIT - Happy Wednesday, Motown! Welcome to hump day; last one of April 2019. We start with chilly conditions but end up with a delightful day. Enjoy the mild and warm weather the rest of the work week because it becomes cooler, grayer and wetter this weekend.


Detroit police chief, mayor to address audit at 'racially divided' 6th Precinct

DETROIT - Last month Detroit Police Chief James Craig was upfront and honest when he said the department's 6th Precinct not only has problems but deep issues that require a full blown audit.


FIRST Robotics Championship kicks off in Detroit

DETROIT (WJRT) - (4/24/19) - It's the ultimate competition for tens of thousands of STEM students from all over the world. The FIRST Robotics Championship in Detroit is getting underway.


Detroit acting student accepted to Oxford program, needs help to go

DETROIT (FOX 2) - Twenty-year-old Yasmeen Duncan is a talented actress with a ton of personality and enthusiasm to match. "I love it - I love it so much," she said. She found her passion through her time at a church acting camp to her many years, and performances with the Mosaic Youth Theatre of Det


'Mafia-esque': Hamtramck, Detroit cops named in federal Breakthrough Towing lawsuit

A class-action lawsuit filed last year in District Court against allegedly predatory company Breakthrough Towing has been moved to federal court and now names the city of Hamtramck, the city of Detroit, and the two cities' police departments as defendants.


Detroit U.S. Customs and Border Protection sees increase in seizure of unreported money

ROMULUS, Mich. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in Detroit saw a 62 percent increase in unreported currency seizures for the first half of fiscal year 2019, compared to the same timeframe last year.


Deadly confrontation sparked by jealousy leaves 1 woman dead, another claiming self defense

DETROIT (WXYZ) — "My mind can't wrap around what just happened," said the mother of Angie McDuell, 47, who was shot and killed Monday evening during a confrontation with a woman she had been dating.


James Charles bringing 'Sisters Tour' to Detroit this summer

DETROIT (WXYZ) — Sisters!. YouTube-famous makeup artist James Charles is coming to Detroit's Fox Theatre this summer. His first-ever "Sisters Tour" is scheduled for Friday, July 12 at 7:30 p.m. and will include on-stage beauty tutorials, live music, games, surprise giveaways and an interactive Q&A w


Michigan Lottery: Inkster woman wins half of Fantasy 5 jackpot

A lucky set of numbers paid off for a Wayne County woman after winning half of a $156,090 Fantasy 5 jackpot from the Michigan Lottery. Antoinette Ousley, of Inkster, was one of two lucky players to match the Fantasy 5 numbers drawn on April 15 – 08-12-19-25-29 – to win half of the $156,090 jackpot.


LinkedIn's new Detroit office opens on Woodward Avenue

DETROIT (WXYZ) — New to Downtown Detroit's Woodward Avenue: LinkedIn. The company will occupy the 75,000 square-foot office on 1523 Woodward in the Albert Kahn-designed Sanders and Grinnell buildings.


Prosecutor declines to charge Detroit's whistleblowing firefighters' union president

The Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office declined to charge the president of the Detroit firefighters’ union for blowing the whistle on slow police response times. Prosecutor Kym Worthy on Tuesday “determined that no crime has been committed” when Capt. Mike Nevin, president of the Detroit Fire Fighters


Eastpointe man charged with stealing packages off resident's porch, police say

EASTPOINTE, Mich. - An Eastpointe man has been charged with stealing packages off a resident's porch, police said. Dawayne Dashawn Davis, 26, was seen stealing packages off a porch on Willowby Street, according to authorities.


'This year was just the beginning': Blake Griffin thanks Detroit Pistons fans after playoffs loss

DETROIT - Blake Griffin took to Instagram on Tuesday to thank fans after the Detroit Pistons' playoff loss Monday. The Pistons fell to the Milwaukee Bucks, ending the team's playoff run.


Detroit man who impersonated mom's voice stole $175K from Social Security

DETROIT (AP) — A man who impersonated his late mother's voice has pleaded guilty to illegally collecting $175,000 in Social Security benefits for nearly 16 years. Frank Johnson apparently fooled the Social Security Administration with the impersonation in 2013. But he admits a similar attempt in 201


Detroit police: Woman shot, killed after trying to run over another woman with car

DETROIT - A woman was shot and killed after allegedly trying to use her PT Cruiser as a weapon to hit another woman who was in the street, according to witnesses. Police said the shooting happened Monday night on Fordham and Hayes streets on Detroit's east side.


Michigan court changes legal standard for searching people during traffic stop

The Michigan Supreme Court has tightened the legal standard for searching people during a traffic stop. The court ruled in favor of a car passenger who said his rights were violated when police in Jackson County searched his backpack without his consent.