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3 Close to Failed Wayne County Jail Project Indicted

3 Close to Failed Wayne County Jail Project Indicted

Indictment: Two of the three lied to county officials about the cost of the $300 million jail, which had overruns of $100 million or more.

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Come Share Wyandotte Seniors Niagara Falls Getaway

Come Share Wyandotte Seniors Niagara Falls Getaway

Come have fun on this journey for 2 days of excitement! Enjoy this trip to Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort and the Hilton Hotel and Suites.

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Super moons, sun spots and solar flares ...

Super moons, sun spots and solar flares ...

Can we dispense with all these celestial happenings … or is it simply folklore?
Drive-Through Funerals, 'Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice' Extras, Pungent Theft Ring, Still a Few Days to vote in Home of the Brave Singing Contest: Michigan News Digest

Drive-Through Funerals, 'Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice' Extras, Pungent Theft Ring, Still a Few Days to vote in Home of the Brave Singing Contest: Michigan News Digest

Also, prosecutors want to include evidence of a 2005 soccer match attack in the case against Dearborn man who fatally punched soccer ref.
Who's Leading Comerica's Home of the Brave Singing Contest? Still Time to Vote

Who's Leading Comerica's Home of the Brave Singing Contest? Still Time to Vote

The race is tight, and the public only has a few more days to vote for their favorite hero singing “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
'Holy Hollywood, Batman': Extras Cast for 'Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice'

'Holy Hollywood, Batman': Extras Cast for 'Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice'

For now, only background extras are needed for the Zack Snyder-directed movie, which is being filed in the Detroit area.
The Devil's in Detroit: Fiery Fuss Over Separation of (Satan's) Church and State

The Devil's in Detroit: Fiery Fuss Over Separation of (Satan's) Church and State

The Oklahoma State Capitol is more than 1,000 miles away, but Detroit Satanists have a thing or two to say about Baphomet monument.
3 Close to Failed Wayne County Jail Project Indicted

3 Close to Failed Wayne County Jail Project Indicted

Indictment: Two of the three lied to county officials about the cost of the $300 million jail, which had overruns of $100 million or more.
Wakes in the Fast Lane: Funeral Home Offers Drive-Through Viewing

Wakes in the Fast Lane: Funeral Home Offers Drive-Through Viewing

A drawer holding a guest book opens, just like in drive-through banking, a curtain opens and mourners never have to leave their vehicles.
Prosecutors Want 2005 Report of Soccer Fight in Trial of Man Accused of Fatally Punching Soccer Ref

Prosecutors Want 2005 Report of Soccer Fight in Trial of Man Accused of Fatally Punching Soccer Ref

Almost a decade ago, Bassel Abdul-Amir Saad pleaded no contest to charges stemming from an assault during a soccer match.
Was Smell of Pot on Little Girl Justification for a Search Warrant?

Was Smell of Pot on Little Girl Justification for a Search Warrant?

Kindergartener's father has a medical cannabis grower's card; his attorney says pot smell on daughter wasn't probable cause for warrant.
Solider Spurned at Daughter's School, Mom Teens Suspected in X-Rated Vandalism, Hitchhiker Flashes Purple Thong and Other #OMGPD Headlines: Michigan News Digest

Solider Spurned at Daughter's School, Mom Teens Suspected in X-Rated Vandalism, Hitchhiker Flashes Purple Thong and Other #OMGPD Headlines: Michigan News Digest

Also, social media erupted with rumors Friday that the Batmobile had been stolen from a set of "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice."
Riddle Me This: Did Villains Steal Batmobile 'Batman v. Superman' Set?

Riddle Me This: Did Villains Steal Batmobile 'Batman v. Superman' Set?

The joke(r) was on anyone who shared or retweeted a story about theft of the Caped Crusader’s machine.
Mom, Teens Suspected of Using Weed Killer in Phallic Football Field Prank

Mom, Teens Suspected of Using Weed Killer in Phallic Football Field Prank

School officials relocate games, say it will cost $10,000 to erase outline of giant male genitalia that began appearing after Labor Day.
Pop Cans Out, Techie Bells and Whistles In for Detroit Firefighters

Pop Cans Out, Techie Bells and Whistles In for Detroit Firefighters

Offers to help bankrupt Detroit mean firefighters may soon be able to recycle pop cans instead of relying on them for alerts.
9/11 Memorial Service Honors Heroes, World's Tallest Dog Dies, Coast Guard Worries About Great Lakes Oil Spill, Irish Music Festival Softens Things for Your Bum: Michigan News Digest

9/11 Memorial Service Honors Heroes, World's Tallest Dog Dies, Coast Guard Worries About Great Lakes Oil Spill, Irish Music Festival Softens Things for Your Bum: Michigan News Digest

Also, solar flare could foul up communications, Michigan's gubernatorial race is statistically tied, Ray Rice provides a teachable moment.
Irish Eyes Will Smile, and Your Bum Will Be Happy, Too

Irish Eyes Will Smile, and Your Bum Will Be Happy, Too

The Michigan Irish Music Festival organizers wanted revelers to linger a little longer. So they’ve spruced up the portable toilets.
Wayne County Celebrates its 30th Anniversary Going 'Somewhere in Time'

Wayne County Celebrates its 30th Anniversary Going 'Somewhere in Time'

Experience the early 1900s on Sunday, Sept. 21 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Back in the saddle again.

Back in the saddle again.

How sweet to travel back in time and recapture those memories, if only for a few moments …
Prison Worker Poisoned by Crafty Inmate in 1893 Honored at 9/11 Memorial

Prison Worker Poisoned by Crafty Inmate in 1893 Honored at 9/11 Memorial

The story of how Deputy Corrections Keeper George Haight died is rich with duplicity and trickery. He is being recognized 121 years later.
Poll Trends Toward Democrats, Gubernatorial Race Again a Toss Up

Poll Trends Toward Democrats, Gubernatorial Race Again a Toss Up

A new USA Today/Suffolk University poll says U.S. Rep. Gary Peters has a 9-point lead over former secretary of state Terry Lynn Land.
Holy Cow! 7-Foot, 4-Inch Dog - World's Tallest Ever - Dies (Video)

Holy Cow! 7-Foot, 4-Inch Dog - World's Tallest Ever - Dies (Video)

“He was definitely a great dog,” says the owner of the Guinness World Record-holder as the tallest dog that ever lived.