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Take a virtual ride while sitting in a chair at Fairlane Town Center | Detroit Free Press Take a virtual ride while sitting in a chair at Fairlane Town Center
Virtual chairs hit Fairlane        
Detroit Free Press | June 26, 2017
Marijuana licensing board members must disclose their finances - but what will be public? | Detroit Free Press Marijuana licensing board members must disclose their finances - but what will be public?
The board members must disclose their finances only to the governor's office, which is exempt from FOIA.        
Detroit Free Press | June 26, 2017
Detroit police say 3 gunshot victims downtown were caught in crossfire | Detroit Free Press Detroit police say 3 gunshot victims downtown were caught in crossfire
Police believe two groups got into a quarrel and the three victims were caught in the crossfire.        
Detroit Free Press | June 26, 2017
Cheers! Michigan has the cheapest cases of beer in America, study says | Detroit Free Press Cheers! Michigan has the cheapest cases of beer in America, study says
The average cost for a 24-pack of beer in Michigan is $14.62, according to Simple Thrifty Living.        
Detroit Free Press | June 26, 2017
Bicyclist killed in hit-and-run crash near Grand Rapids | Detroit Free Press Bicyclist killed in hit-and-run crash near Grand Rapids
The incident occurred around 7 p.m. Friday south of Grand Rapids. Police have identified the victim as Carla Reiffer, 40, of Middleville.        
Detroit Free Press | June 26, 2017
U-M Alumni Association unites grads of all ages and occupations | Detroit Free Press U-M Alumni Association unites grads of all ages and occupations
Alumni association membership affords U-M grads myriad ways to stay connected with each other and their communities.        
Detroit Free Press | June 26, 2017
Heritage Inn gets new name, face lift | Detroit Free Press Heritage Inn gets new name, face lift
The Heritage Inn on 8 Mile and Gratiot is undergoing a face lift thanks to its new owners, the Patel family.        
Detroit Free Press | June 26, 2017
Changes to Michigan fireworks laws unlikely before 'boom' season begins in earnest | Detroit Free Press Changes to Michigan fireworks laws unlikely before 'boom' season begins in earnest
Since the state allowed the sale and use of high-powered fireworks in 2012, lawmakers have introduced 41 bills to modify or repeal the law.        
Detroit Free Press | June 26, 2017
Great Lakes drowning cases on the rise | Detroit Free Press Great Lakes drowning cases on the rise
Fatal drownings nearly doubled in 2016, and most occurred in Lake Michigan. Lifeguards are a rare sight on these beaches, where many visitors aren't aware of potentially-deadly rip currents.        
Detroit Free Press | June 26, 2017
Farmington Hills woman's disappearance haunts family as half-year goes by | Detroit Free Press Farmington Hills woman's disappearance haunts family as half-year goes by
Police say they are close to making an arrest in the disappearance of Danielle Stislicki last December        
Detroit Free Press | June 26, 2017
How even good swimmers are drowning in Lake Michigan | Detroit Free Press How even good swimmers are drowning in Lake Michigan
Great Lakes drownings surged last year to highest level since 2012. Most victims of 'silent epidemic' were on Lake Michigan.        
Detroit Free Press | June 26, 2017
Run-down motel on 8 Mile getting a major makeover | Detroit Free Press Run-down motel on 8 Mile getting a major makeover
Heritage Inn has undergone a major facelift.        
Detroit Free Press | June 26, 2017
'Black Detroit' author Herb Boyd is coming back to city for book signing event | Detroit Free Press 'Black Detroit' author Herb Boyd is coming back to city for book signing event
Boyd is making a second visit home to Detroit to discuss and sign his new book "Black Detroit: A People’s History of Self-Determination," (Amistad).        
Detroit Free Press | June 25, 2017
Holy Rollin': 250 bicyclists take tour of downtown Detroit Catholic churches | Detroit Free Press Holy Rollin': 250 bicyclists take tour of downtown Detroit Catholic churches
Nearly 250 Catholic bike riders flocked to Detroit Sunday for a ride and tour of the city's churches.        
Detroit Free Press | June 25, 2017
State to inspect every fireworks seller for illegal pyrotechnics | Detroit Free Press State to inspect every fireworks seller for illegal pyrotechnics
Bureau of Fire Services        
Detroit Free Press | June 25, 2017
Huntington Woods police FB page posts — then deletes — Taser joke | Detroit Free Press Huntington Woods police FB page posts — then deletes — Taser joke
Huntington Woods police come under fire for joke about Tasers on their facebook page        
Detroit Free Press | June 25, 2017
Gov. Snyder urged to seek FEMA flood aid for central Michigan | Detroit Free Press Gov. Snyder urged to seek FEMA flood aid for central Michigan
U.S. Rep. John Moolenaar and several other officials are asking Gov. Rick Snyder to seek federal emergency aid for central Michigan counties hard-hit by flooding.        
Detroit Free Press | June 25, 2017
3 shot outside party bus in downtown Detroit | Detroit Free Press 3 shot outside party bus in downtown Detroit
Three victims were shot in front of a party bus downtown early Sunday morning.        
Detroit Free Press | June 25, 2017
Michigan Supreme Court to look at hookah tobacco case | Detroit Free Press Michigan Supreme Court to look at hookah tobacco case
The Michigan Supreme Court is looking at the case of a Detroit-area man who mixes his own tobacco for water pipes known as hookah.        
Detroit Free Press | June 25, 2017
Sporadic rain in Michigan means some crops getting too much water, others not enough | Detroit Free Press Sporadic rain in Michigan means some crops getting too much water, others not enough
The Michigan Farm Bureau says heavy rainfall may ruin crops in central Michigan fields where growers were worried about drought earlier this spring.        
Detroit Free Press | June 25, 2017
The Kindness Rocks Project | Detroit Free Press The Kindness Rocks Project
"Unity is strength...When there is teamwork and collaboration wonderful things can be achieved!" This statement sums up #thekindnessrocksproject and it was written by a little boy named Matthew Joseph Thaddeus Stepanek (July 17, 1990 – June 22, 2004), known as Mattie J.T. Stepanek, he was an American poet (or as he wanted to be remembered as "a poet, a peacemaker, and a philosopher who played" ...
Detroit Free Press | June 25, 2017
Reducing recidivism and cost of corrections goal of bills introduced in the Legislature | Detroit Free Press Reducing recidivism and cost of corrections goal of bills introduced in the Legislature
Restorative justice hearings have been held throughout the spring to try and come up with ways to rehabilitate inmates, lower prison costs        
Detroit Free Press | June 25, 2017
Rochelle Riley: Fix Detroit by fixing the city's schools | Detroit Free Press Rochelle Riley: Fix Detroit by fixing the city's schools
It's time to unite to prepare children for life        
Detroit Free Press | June 24, 2017
Genital cutting victims get backlash from Indian Muslim sect for condemning taboo ritual | Detroit Free Press Genital cutting victims get backlash from Indian Muslim sect for condemning taboo ritual
Advocates seeking to end genital mutilation say they're getting backlash from their religious community for speaking out against the procedure.        
Detroit Free Press | June 24, 2017
Chilly, wet weather ahead for metro Detroit | Detroit Free Press Chilly, wet weather ahead for metro Detroit
Temperatures will struggle to reach 70 Sunday and Monday.        
Detroit Free Press | June 24, 2017
Retiring Michigan elections director warns of 'dark money' | Detroit Free Press Retiring Michigan elections director warns of 'dark money'
Chris Thomas is stepping down after 36 years as Michigan's director of elections        
Detroit Free Press | June 24, 2017
Lawsuit seeks to block possible deportation of 1,400 Iraqis | Detroit Free Press Lawsuit seeks to block possible deportation of 1,400 Iraqis
Immigration agents have already rounded up 114 Iraqi nationals in the Detroit area, and the lawsuit warns 1,400 could face deportation.        
Detroit Free Press | June 24, 2017
Vincent Chin's murder 35 years later: Is history repeating itself? | Detroit Free Press Vincent Chin's murder 35 years later: Is history repeating itself?
Thirty-five years ago this week, Gary Koivu visited a Detroit hospital to see his friend Vincent Chin, his head swathed in bandages after being slugged in Highland Park by a man with a baseball bat. "It was very upsetting," recalled Koivu, 61, of Harrison Township, who was 26 at the time of the incident. "I had been friends with him for 20 years. I asked the nurse, How is he doing? What are his...
Detroit Free Press | June 24, 2017
Bloomfield Hills home has dramatic architecture | Detroit Free Press Bloomfield Hills home has dramatic architecture
From the outside this house is fun to look at. Step inside and it’s still entertaining.        
Detroit Free Press | June 24, 2017
Cannabis Cup in Clio a weekend of sights and smells — mostly smells | Detroit Free Press Cannabis Cup in Clio a weekend of sights and smells — mostly smells
The High Times Cannabis Cup runs from Saturday June 24 to Sunday June 25 in Clio, featuring medical marijuana vendors from around the state.        
Detroit Free Press | June 24, 2017
Detroit police chief concerned about traffic stop involving Bishop Edgar Vann II | Detroit Free Press Detroit police chief concerned about traffic stop involving Bishop Edgar Vann II
Detroit Police are reviewing a June traffic stop where a pastor said a police officer pulled his gun.        
Detroit Free Press | June 24, 2017
Dog left for dead after being tied to a bike, forced to run and then beaten in Detroit | Detroit Free Press Dog left for dead after being tied to a bike, forced to run and then beaten in Detroit
The white pit bull is fighting for her life after she collapsed and was beaten after she could no longer move. The Detroit Dog Rescue is helping.        
Detroit Free Press | June 24, 2017
Body of man who tried to rescue another on return from Jobbie Nooner recovered | Detroit Free Press Body of man who tried to rescue another on return from Jobbie Nooner recovered
The Redford Township man disappeared in the waters of Macomb County after trying to help another passenger following annual boating party.        
Detroit Free Press | June 24, 2017
Grand Rapids buys body cameras for some off-duty police | Detroit Free Press Grand Rapids buys body cameras for some off-duty police
Police officers in Grand Rapids who are part of a Special Response Team will soon have a second body camera to carry with them when they're off-duty.        
Detroit Free Press | June 24, 2017
Search is on for man who tried to rescue another on return from Jobbie Nooner | Detroit Free Press Search is on for man who tried to rescue another on return from Jobbie Nooner
A man disappeared in the waters of Macomb County after trying to help another passenger following annual boating party in St. Clair County.        
Detroit Free Press | June 24, 2017
See the works of Frank Lloyd Wright in Ann Arbor | Detroit Free Press See the works of Frank Lloyd Wright in Ann Arbor
A vast amount of Frank Lloyd Wright material is now on display at Domino's Farms in Ann Arbor Township.        
Detroit Free Press | June 24, 2017
Lobbyist Matt Mika of Michigan released from hospital after GOP ballfield shooting | Detroit Free Press Lobbyist Matt Mika of Michigan released from hospital after GOP ballfield shooting
Matt Mika, 38, was struck in the chest and arm.        
Detroit Free Press | June 24, 2017
Find another use for Pistons arena tax money, Detroiters tell Councilwoman Sheffield | Detroit Free Press Find another use for Pistons arena tax money, Detroiters tell Councilwoman Sheffield
More than 100 people attended Councilwoman Mary Sheffield's explanatory meeting at Historic People's Community Church.        
Detroit Free Press | June 24, 2017
New Detroit school chief brings back a familiar face:  Alycia Meriweather | Detroit Free Press New Detroit school chief brings back a familiar face: Alycia Meriweather
Meriweather will be one of three deputy superintendents who will oversee a district where every classroom will have certified teachers.        
Detroit Free Press | June 23, 2017
Murder of Vincent Chin 35 years ago remembered by Asian-Americans | Detroit Free Press Murder of Vincent Chin 35 years ago remembered by Asian-Americans
On Saturday at a Chinese-American center in Madison Heights, there will be a panel discussion and documentary screening about the case of Vincent Chin        
Detroit Free Press | June 23, 2017
Detroit schools board doesn't decide on putting Pistons arena funding on the ballot | Detroit Free Press Detroit schools board doesn't decide on putting Pistons arena funding on the ballot
The board of education was asked to place a question on the ballot for November.        
Detroit Free Press | June 23, 2017
Huron-Clinton Metroparks director placed on paid leave during internal investigation | Detroit Free Press Huron-Clinton Metroparks director placed on paid leave during internal investigation
The nature of the investigation involving Director George Phifer isn't stated in a memo to authority staff.        
Detroit Free Press | June 23, 2017
Wayne State University hikes tuition by 3.75% for next year | Detroit Free Press Wayne State University hikes tuition by 3.75% for next year
Tuition and fees for a in-state resident lower-division undergraduate taking 30 credit hours (15 credit hours per semester) will be $12,728.50.        
Detroit Free Press | June 23, 2017
Asian carp found alive, 9 miles from Lake Michigan | Detroit Free Press Asian carp found alive, 9 miles from Lake Michigan
Several Michigan legislators have weighed in on the finding to say it should act as a "wake up call" to protective action for the Great Lakes.        
Detroit Free Press | June 23, 2017
Gordie Howe Bridge agreement benefits SW Detroit | Detroit Free Press Gordie Howe Bridge agreement benefits SW Detroit
A new community benefits agreement in the Gordie Howe Bridge project should help residents of Southwest Detroit's Delray district.        
Detroit Free Press | June 23, 2017
Live Asian carp discovered near Lake Michigan | Detroit Free Press Live Asian carp discovered near Lake Michigan
The silver carp was 28 inches long and weighed about 8 pounds, officials with the Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee told the AP.        
Detroit Free Press | June 23, 2017
Mt. Clemens man facing second-degree murder in shooting death of 3-year-old boy | Detroit Free Press Mt. Clemens man facing second-degree murder in shooting death of 3-year-old boy
He owned the firearm that fell on the ground and was picked up by 3-year-old old Cameron Dillard, who was killed in an accidental shooting.        
Detroit Free Press | June 23, 2017
A 'matter of millimeters' spared Flint airport officer from severing artery | Detroit Free Press A 'matter of millimeters' spared Flint airport officer from severing artery
Doctors at the Hurley Medical Center in Flint say the officer stabbed at the Flint airport Wednesday should be discharged within 24-48 hours.        
Detroit Free Press | June 23, 2017
Judge: Firefighters sentenced for nude photos ‘should be ashamed' | Detroit Free Press Judge: Firefighters sentenced for nude photos ‘should be ashamed'
Bell, 51, and Drake, 32, entered pleas to three felony charges stemming from nude photos they had of the girl.        
Detroit Free Press | June 23, 2017
Boy, 6, run over, killed by farm equipment in southwest Michigan | Detroit Free Press Boy, 6, run over, killed by farm equipment in southwest Michigan
Authorities have released more details about the death of a boy following an accident on a farm in southwestern Michigan.        
Detroit Free Press | June 23, 2017