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Detroit by the numbers: New report aims to give statistical portrait of the city | Detroit Free Press Detroit by the numbers: New report aims to give statistical portrait of the city
The "139 Square Miles" report aims at offering a common set of statistics about Detroit to aid in revitalization efforts.        
Detroit Free Press | August 19, 2017
Feds: Fiat Chrysler VP  bribed UAW execs 'to take company friendly positions' | Detroit Free Press Feds: Fiat Chrysler VP bribed UAW execs 'to take company friendly positions'
New allegations raise new questions about whether the union's contract and other decisions were influenced by the wrongdoing.        
Detroit Free Press | August 19, 2017
Great Lakes drownings reach 600 since 2010 | Detroit Free Press Great Lakes drownings reach 600 since 2010
On average almost half of all Great Lakes drownings happen in Lake Michigan.        
Detroit Free Press | August 18, 2017
Trey Songz apologizes to Detroit, pleads guilty to 2 misdemeanor counts | Detroit Free Press Trey Songz apologizes to Detroit, pleads guilty to 2 misdemeanor counts
The hip hop singer and actor will serve 18 months probation, drug screening and anger management.        
Detroit Free Press | August 18, 2017
Good news, bad news for Hall Road drivers: crossover reopens, intersection closes | Detroit Free Press Good news, bad news for Hall Road drivers: crossover reopens, intersection closes
Crossover between Utica Park and Delco boulevards to reopen Monday, the same day the intersection of Hall and Schoenherr closes for 10 days.        
Detroit Free Press | August 18, 2017
MikeThompson's Islamophobia cartoon gallery | Detroit Free Press MikeThompson's Islamophobia cartoon gallery
An animated collection of Mike Thompson's cartoon on the subject of Islamophobia.        
Detroit Free Press | August 18, 2017
Cartoon come to life: Dangerous self-driving cars? | Detroit Free Press Cartoon come to life: Dangerous self-driving cars?
Is there a reason to be wary of self-driving cars?        
Detroit Free Press | August 18, 2017
Asian carp found near Lake Michigan got past electric barriers | Detroit Free Press Asian carp found near Lake Michigan got past electric barriers
An Asian carp found in a waterway near Lake Michigan began its life far downstream and apparently got around electric barriers, officials said.        
Detroit Free Press | August 18, 2017
New smartphone, tablet? Download Free Press app | Detroit Free Press New smartphone, tablet? Download Free Press app
For an optimized experience on your smartphone and tablet, download Free Press app for Apple or Android device.       
Detroit Free Press | August 18, 2017
2016 Michigan election results | Detroit Free Press 2016 Michigan election results
See the results from across Michigan       
Detroit Free Press | August 18, 2017
Former credit union CEO to face trial on embezzlement counts | Detroit Free Press Former credit union CEO to face trial on embezzlement counts
Stanley Hayes, 45, was ordered to stand trial after he waived his preliminary exam. He faces 13 felony counts, including nine counts of embezzling.        
Detroit Free Press | August 18, 2017
Job fair, slow roll, town hall top Detroit back-to-school events | Detroit Free Press Job fair, slow roll, town hall top Detroit back-to-school events
The Detroit Public Schools Community District is holding another teacher job fair and several enrollment events.        
Detroit Free Press | August 18, 2017
Eclipse could seriously impact Trump, the nation, astrologers warn | Detroit Free Press Eclipse could seriously impact Trump, the nation, astrologers warn
Donald Trump’s future, astrologers say, is written in the stars, and they predict Monday's total solar eclipse could have serious consequences.        
Detroit Free Press | August 18, 2017
Graffiti with swastikas, racial slurs found at Ann Arbor skate park | Detroit Free Press Graffiti with swastikas, racial slurs found at Ann Arbor skate park
The Ann Arbor Police Department is investigating graffiti containing swastikas and racial slurs at a skate park.        
Detroit Free Press | August 18, 2017
Ex-UAW star charged with stealing from FCA to buy designer clothes, shoes, shotgun | Detroit Free Press Ex-UAW star charged with stealing from FCA to buy designer clothes, shoes, shotgun
A one-time rising star in the UAW is the fourth person charged in a growing federal corruption probe involving Fiat Chrysler and the union.        
Detroit Free Press | August 18, 2017
Detroit Zoo fun facts | Detroit Free Press Detroit Zoo fun facts
Opened in 1928, the Detroit Zoo has more than 2,000 animals of 240 species. The zoo gets more than 1.6 million visitors annually. Ann Zaniewski / Detroit Free Press        
Detroit Free Press | August 18, 2017
Kyra Jefferson blazing the track on collegiate circuit as NCAA champ | Detroit Free Press Kyra Jefferson blazing the track on collegiate circuit as NCAA champ
Kyra Jefferson transitions from swimming, speeds to NCAA record        
Detroit Free Press | August 18, 2017
Trey Songz pleads guilty to two misdemeanors | Detroit Free Press Trey Songz pleads guilty to two misdemeanors
The singer accused of assaulting a Detroit police officer after a concert in Detroit pleaded guilty to two reduced counts of disturbing the peace today and apologized.        
Detroit Free Press | August 18, 2017
Eclipse glasses snatched up in minutes at Northville library | Detroit Free Press Eclipse glasses snatched up in minutes at Northville library
Glasses nearly impossible to find across metro Detroit        
Detroit Free Press | August 18, 2017
3 Detroit men arraigned in Ionia prison drone smuggling case | Detroit Free Press 3 Detroit men arraigned in Ionia prison drone smuggling case
The men are also suspected in a second incident in which a drone was used to attempt to smuggle contraband into a Michigan prison, officials said.        
Detroit Free Press | August 18, 2017
Recall petition for Fraser mayor rejected; clerk advises: 'Don't give up' | Detroit Free Press Recall petition for Fraser mayor rejected; clerk advises: 'Don't give up'
Macomb County Election Commission rejected petitions with recall language for Fraser Mayor Joe Nichols; county clerk said they can be improved.        
Detroit Free Press | August 18, 2017
Detroit reinstates contractor it banned from demos | Detroit Free Press Detroit reinstates contractor it banned from demos
"He'll never do work for us again," Detroit official said of demolition contractor Jesse Brown.        
Detroit Free Press | August 17, 2017
Great Lakes scientists restore habitat for ancient shark-looking fish | Detroit Free Press Great Lakes scientists restore habitat for ancient shark-looking fish
Great Lakes scientists have been restoring spawning reefs for the lake sturgeon, a prehistoric and threatened species.        
Detroit Free Press | August 17, 2017
Dangerous weather could hit portions of southeast Michigan today | Detroit Free Press Dangerous weather could hit portions of southeast Michigan today
The National Weather Service in Detroit/Pontiac has issued a hazardous weather outlook for portions of southeast Michigan.        
Detroit Free Press | August 17, 2017
Kwame Kilpatrick blasts his ex-attorney in latest strategy to be freed | Detroit Free Press Kwame Kilpatrick blasts his ex-attorney in latest strategy to be freed
Kwame Kilpatrick has a new strategy to get his 28-year sentence tossed: dig up every bad experience he's ever had with his lawyer.        
Detroit Free Press | August 17, 2017
Classic Chevy Impala stolen in Livonia Craigslist transaction gone wrong | Detroit Free Press Classic Chevy Impala stolen in Livonia Craigslist transaction gone wrong
A 1969 Impala is reported missing after the seller allowed the suspect to test drive the car overnight.        
Detroit Free Press | August 17, 2017
Oak Park doctor pleads guilty: I made $200K putting $2 million in pain pills on the street | Detroit Free Press Oak Park doctor pleads guilty: I made $200K putting $2 million in pain pills on the street
An Oak Park doctor is the third physician to plead guilty to her role in a massive pain pill scheme that grossed $5.7 million.        
Detroit Free Press | August 17, 2017
A family's anguish: What drove Marine recruit Raheel Siddiqui to jump to his death? | Detroit Free Press A family's anguish: What drove Marine recruit Raheel Siddiqui to jump to his death?
The family of Marine recruit Raheel Siddiqui says he has been wrongly portrayed after his death at boot camp.        
Detroit Free Press | August 17, 2017
New marijuana legalization petition gets green light from Board of Canvassers | Detroit Free Press New marijuana legalization petition gets green light from Board of Canvassers
The proposal from Abrogate Prohibition Michigan would nullify all laws regulating marijuana and impose no fines, taxes or penalties on its use.        
Detroit Free Press | August 17, 2017
2-year investigation ends in raid, charges on northern Michigan theft ring | Detroit Free Press 2-year investigation ends in raid, charges on northern Michigan theft ring
Several people are facing charges from the ring that police say operated in at least eight counties.        
Detroit Free Press | August 17, 2017
Michigan has long been fertile ground for the far right | Detroit Free Press Michigan has long been fertile ground for the far right
Understanding Charlottesville — and Detroit's seemingly unforeseen appearance in the mix — means diving into the state’s legacy of far-right extremism        
Detroit Free Press | August 17, 2017
Video: TV's 'Bitchin' Rides' brings custom cars to Dream Cruise | Detroit Free Press Video: TV's 'Bitchin' Rides' brings custom cars to Dream Cruise
Custom Mustang, Chevy Nomad lead Dave Kindig's pack.        
Detroit Free Press | August 17, 2017
What you need to know about Selfridge Air National Guard Base | Detroit Free Press What you need to know about Selfridge Air National Guard Base
Selfridge Air National Guard Base is hosting its air show and open house celebrating 100 years.        
Detroit Free Press | August 17, 2017
'Jenny Jones' killer, Jonathan Schmitz, to be released from prison | Detroit Free Press 'Jenny Jones' killer, Jonathan Schmitz, to be released from prison
Jonathan Schmitz turned himself in to police in 1995, saying he killed Scott Amedure because he was embarrassed on national TV.        
Detroit Free Press | August 17, 2017
MSU denies request from white supremacist group headed by Richard Spencer | Detroit Free Press MSU denies request from white supremacist group headed by Richard Spencer
"While we remain firm in our commitment to freedom of expression, our first obligation is to the safety, security of our students and our community."        
Detroit Free Press | August 17, 2017
DeVos decries 'racial bigots' in white nationalist movement | Detroit Free Press DeVos decries 'racial bigots' in white nationalist movement
Unlike her boss, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos took an unequivocal line against "racial bigots" in the white nationalist movement        
Detroit Free Press | August 17, 2017
Kwame Kilpatrick is blasting his ex-attorney: Could it set him free? | Detroit Free Press Kwame Kilpatrick is blasting his ex-attorney: Could it set him free?
One month after claiming he tried to beat up his lawyer, ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is taking another shot at his attorney.        
Detroit Free Press | August 17, 2017
Who wants to teach in Detroit? 150 come out to job fair; district to hire more than 200 | Detroit Free Press Who wants to teach in Detroit? 150 come out to job fair; district to hire more than 200
The job fair is the first of two scheduled for this month in advance of the Sept. 5 opening of the school year.        
Detroit Free Press | August 17, 2017
Man, 20, gets life for murder of homeless woman on Grand Rapids campus | Detroit Free Press Man, 20, gets life for murder of homeless woman on Grand Rapids campus
Marcus Bivins said he heard voices and sought an insanity plea.        
Detroit Free Press | August 17, 2017
Man convicted in killing after 'Jenny Jones' taping to be freed | Detroit Free Press Man convicted in killing after 'Jenny Jones' taping to be freed
Jonathan Schmitz, now 47, was convicted in the 1995 killing of Scott Amedure.        
Detroit Free Press | August 17, 2017