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Detroit Snow Record: Worst Winter Ever in Motor City

Detroit Snow Record: Worst Winter Ever in Motor City

By Pam Wright April 16, 2014

Enough is enough, right Detroit? Much of the United States suffered from a particularly brutal winter this year. But, nothing compares to what the Motor City went through this year … and may still go through. Many records were broken …

Robocop Statue Looking For A Home In Detroit Robocop Statue Looking For A Home In Detroit

Just in time for the remake’s release, a group of artists are creating an homage to “Robocop” that will stand 10-feet tall, and they want to try and find a home for it in Detroit. The city, which is reportedly …

Detroit Bankruptcy Official, Unions Heated Detroit Bankruptcy Official, Unions Heated

“Certainly the court must conclude that the bankruptcy filing was a foregone conclusion.” After filing for protection more than four months ago, Detroit is now officially bankrupt. According to The Huffington Post, Steven Rhodes, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, ruled Tuesday that …

Porch Shooting Suspect Charged in Death of Woman Porch Shooting Suspect Charged in Death of Woman
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Theodore P, Wafer, the suburban Detroit homeowner who shot 19-year-old Renisha McBride, has now formally been charged with 2nd degree murder and manslaughter. He shot Renisha in the face while she was on his front porch two weeks ago. She …

Detroit Barbershop Shooting Leaves 3 Dead, 7 Injured Detroit Barbershop Shooting Leaves 3 Dead, 7 Injured

At 5:47 PM Wednesday, Detroit police responded to a 9-1-1 call reporting that shots had been fired at Al’s Place Barbershop. Two minutes later, at 5:49 PM, police arrived on the scene of “one of Detroit’s more violent incidents,” according …

Detroit: “Bailout Would Have Been Better” Detroit: “Bailout Would Have Been Better”
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Back in July, Detroit became the largest U.S. city to file for bankruptcy. To help matters, the Obama administration made a pledge this week to send $300 million to Detroit. Considering that Detroit has $18 billion in debt, some residents …

Famous Hot Dog Singing Man Fired Famous Hot Dog Singing Man Fired
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Charley Marcuse was known as the Detroit Tiger’s hot dog vendor for 15 years. Possibly Heinz’s worst enemy, he was a crooner who advertised at Comerica Park in a baritone voice, and has a strict dietary belief system he imposed …

Detroit Police Officers Accused of Robbery Detroit Police Officers Accused of Robbery
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Detroit does not have what one would call a sparkling reputation when it comes to crime and its police force. Problems and stories arise almost daily, but a recent scandal that broke this week is of particular interest; two men, …

“Rosie The Riveter” Factory: $3.5 Mil Can Save It “Rosie The Riveter” Factory: $3.5 Mil Can Save It

Rosie the Riveter was a famous figure during WWII; a strong woman who represented those who went to work while the men were fighting for their country, she was an icon in an era when women were expected to do …

Michigan AG Backs Pensioners in Detroit Case Michigan AG Backs Pensioners in Detroit Case

According to The Daily News, Michigan’s Attorney General has come out on the side of retirees in Detroit who stand to lose big time if the city goes ahead with its bankruptcy plans. Republican Bill Schuette said the state’s constitution …

Canadian Man Apologizes For Swimming To Detroit Canadian Man Apologizes For Swimming To Detroit
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Causing an international incident is no laughing matter in today’s world of security checks and heavily guarded borders. However, one Canadian man may get off scot-free for illegally crossing into the United States. 47-year-old John Morillo of Windsor, Ontario reportedly …

Carlita Kilpatrick Moving Out Of Texas Mansion Carlita Kilpatrick Moving Out Of Texas Mansion

Carlita Kilpatrick, wife of disgraced former Detroit mayor Kwame, has lost her job and her home, which she’s shared with her three children since Kwame was charged with 24 corruption charges in March. He is accused of racketeering, fraud, and …

Detroit Pension Fund Files Suit to Stop Bankruptcy Detroit Pension Fund Files Suit to Stop Bankruptcy

Detroit has been beaten every which way over the past few years. The economic downturn of 2008 and beyond has left huge parts of the city a shell of its former self. In an effort to get the city out …

Virgil Trucks Dies; MLB Pitcher Was 95 Virgil Trucks Dies; MLB Pitcher Was 95

MLB all-star pitcher Virgil Trucks has died at the age of 95. The Detroit News is reporting that Trucks was admitted to a hospital near his home in Calera, Alabama on March 21 for pneumonia. He died on March 23. …

Student Brings $20K to School, Begins Handing it Out Student Brings $20K to School, Begins Handing it Out
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Teachers have been known to chastise students over contraband by sarcastically asking students if they have brought enough for the whole class. What if, instead of chewing gum, the contraband in question was a large stack of money? The ABC …

Jimmy Hoffa: Police Have “Credible” Tip On Body Jimmy Hoffa: Police Have “Credible” Tip On Body
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Jimmy Hoffa–once a very powerful union leader before his imprisonment in 1967–has been missing since 1975, and since then the FBI and law enforcement have been working seemingly endlessly to try and unearth his body, with tips coming in from …

Are Zombies The Key To Detroit's Resurrection? Are Zombies The Key To Detroit's Resurrection?
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If that’s too high of a goal, can a zombie theme park at least make good use of the urban decay that dominates a city that’s trying to rebuild while pumping some much-needed revenue back into the city? According to …