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About those EB-5 visas that will 'save' Ypsilanti with a $300M 'International Village'

Courtesy drawing The Ypsilanti City Council is voting on Tuesday on plans for an estimated $300 million "international neighborhood" proposed by a Troy-based Chinese-American developer. The project, called International Village, will be a "regional focal point for Eastern culture, Eastern cuisine

METROTIMES - 2017-09-18 07:00:00

Wife of missing U-M pilot asks that he be declared dead

Six months after a University of Michigan doctoral student mysteriously vanished while piloting a plane - which eventually crash-landed in Canada - a woman who says she is his wife is asking a judge to declare him dead. Xin Rong, who was 27 at the time of his disappearance, has been missing March 15

DETROIT FREE PRESS - 2017-09-19 02:58:46

State police seek info on hit-and-run crash

TECUMSEH TWP. - The Monroe Post of the Michigan State Police is looking for the driver of a vehicle that caused a crash, seriously injuring a motorcycle operator. Troopers were dispatched at 5:45 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, to a motorcycle crash at the intersection of Staib and Newburg roads, according

DAILY TELEGRAM - 2017-09-19 18:15:00

Are you brave enough to eat your way to a poutine world championship?

Matt Holowicki of Plymouth powers through the last minute of the fourth annual American Coney Island Coney Dog Eating Challenge on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 at the American Coney Island in downtown Detroit before finishing 17 coney dogs. Poutine lovers can eat until their heart's content on Saturday

DETROIT FREE PRESS - 2017-09-19 20:45:19

KALIS: The changing of the shin guards, and other fall transitions

Not that I don't like fall. I mean, what's not to like about autumn in West Michigan? Sure, you might have to throw on a sweatshirt and open your sock drawer again, but the beautiful colors, cider and doughnuts, apple picking - it's all great stuff! It's just that before I can embrace it, it takes m

GRAND HAVEN TRIBUNE - 2017-09-19 22:00:00

Man loses $500, gives Social Security number in IRS scam

A 24-year-old man lost $500 in iTunes gift cards and gave his Social Security number to a caller apparently posing as an Internal Revenue Service representative, a police report said. The Plymouth Township man was told after he contacted the IRS that he had become the victim of a scam. The man told

HOMETOWNLIFE.COM - 2017-09-19 13:25:58

Mark's Carts food cart park will permanently close

Mark's Carts food cart park in Ann Arbor will permanently close by the end of October, WEMU reports. Owner Mark Hodesh, 73, says the business requires more work than he's willing to put in. Instead he'll use the space for the neighboring Bill's Beer Garden and to hold items from the nearby Downto

METROTIMES - 2017-09-19 07:00:00

Woman asks judge to declare missing Michigan student dead

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - A woman who says she's the wife of a missing University of Michigan doctoral student has asked a judge to declare him dead. The Detroit Free Press reports that Surong Ruan filed a petition in Washtenaw County saying she doesn't believe her husband, Xin Rong, is alive. Rong re

HERALD-PALLADIUM - 2017-09-19 16:29:22

Catholic priest faces trial on charges he stole from former parish

A retired Catholic priest who once led Resurrection Parish in Canton has been ordered to stand trial on charges he stole money and property from the church. The Rev. Eugene Katcher, 71, could face up to four years in prison if he is convicted in Wayne County Circuit Court on three counts of larceny

HOMETOWNLIFE.COM - 2017-09-18 23:02:14

Ex-Mexico president defends NAFTA, challenges Trump

Former president of Mexico Vicente Fox praised NAFTA on Monday and decried President Donald Trump's immigration policies, saying they could prompt the re-emergence of the "ugly American that was hated so much in the past." "NAFTA has been very successful," Fox told reporters during a news briefing p

DETROIT NEWS - 2017-09-19 01:04:10

Dr. Jumana Nagarwala to be released on $4.5 million bond while awaiting FGM trial

DETROIT - Dr. Jumana Nagarwala will be released from federal custody this week on a $4.5 million bond while she awaits trial on female genital mutilation charges. Nagarwala, 44, of Northville, is charged with female genital mutilation and conspiracy. Her bond was raised by supporters. She won't be

CLICKONDETROIT.COM - 2017-09-19 16:23:11

After 5 months in jail, doctor in genital cutting case released on $4.5M bond

Millions of little girls and young women have been subjected to a painful rite of passage that involves cutting their genitals - often without anesthesia - for centuries in parts of Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Detroit Free Press Dr. Jumana Nagarwala, the lead defendant in a historic genital m

DETROIT FREE PRESS - 2017-09-19 17:08:42

Northville's Durham takes lacrosse job at St. Mary Prep

Greg Durham, who started Northville High boys lacrosse as a club program in 2001, is changing addresses for the 2018 season. The 47-year-old Durham has accepted a position at Orchard Lake St. Mary Prep after coaching the Mustangs 15 of the past 17 seasons, including the past 13 when it was part of t

HOMETOWNLIFE.COM - 2017-09-19 21:15:56

Bearing-maker opens North American HQ in Northville Township

CW Bearing USA, Inc., which makes ball bearings for motors and power tools for the automobile industry, last month celebrated the grand opening of a new $25.9 million headquarters in Northville Township. The two-story building on Technology Drive, in the area of Five Mile and Beck, is the company's

HOMETOWNLIFE.COM - 2017-09-19 11:14:08

Livonia modeling agency owner charged with luring young girls for child porn

LIVONIA, Mich. - A Livonia modeling agency owner is accused of using his business to lure young girls for child pornography. Agents arrested Ryan Ulman Monday at his home, and once inside, they determined he was in possession of child porn images. Federal officials believe the man's modeling agency

CLICKONDETROIT.COM - 2017-09-19 21:28:48

Livonia man accused of using modeling agency to receive child porn images

A Livonia man is accused of using his modeling agency to entice underage girls to send him images of child pornography. A criminal complaint was filed against Ryan Ulman. He is accused of being in possession of child pornography. Federal investigators discovered Ulman during a separate sex traffick

WXYZ - 2017-09-19 18:04:54

Livonia Raptors eye future with proposed high school program

Lacrosse is growing in popularity by leaps and bounds across Livonia, with a big assist to the Livonia Raptors youth program. And hopes continue to abound that a unified Livonia high school lacrosse team could soon get the go-ahead to form a team in the Livonia Public Schools district. Eric Young, w

HOMETOWNLIFE.COM - 2017-09-19 13:00:05

3 name tags on University of Michigan West Quad dorm vandalized with racial slur

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - The name tags of three students were defaced with racially derogatory language, police on the University of Michigan campus said. The Division of Public Safety and Security learned of the vandalism to the door name tags Sunday afternoon, spokeswoman Diane Brown said. The graffit

CLICKONDETROIT.COM - 2017-09-18 09:55:11

Michigan high schools welcome Chinese exchange students

Ann Arbor - Crystal Jia's parents wanted her to have a better education. So they sent the 16-year-old from China halfway around the world to enroll at Chelsea High School in Washtenaw County. Jia is one of two Chinese students attending Chelsea High School this school year through the school's new p

DETROIT NEWS - 2017-09-18 03:37:24

UM Black Student Union: Racial slurs left on door tags

The doors to the rooms of three black students at the University of Michigan were vandalized over the weekend with racist slurs, according to the school's Black Student Union. Campus police were investigating the incidents. The word "N-----" was written underneath their name tags placed on their dor

DETROIT NEWS - 2017-09-18 02:13:44