A deep dive into Michigan's emergency manager law
Three years ago, only a half-dozen cities and school districts in Michigan were being run by state-appointed emergency managers.
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Tue Jul 08, 2014
The artwork of Miroslawa Sztuczka
Fortunately, she's not so scary once we start to talk with her. Sztuczka is speaking with the help of her friend Izabela Nychter.
Mon Jul 07, 2014
Man drowns in choppy Lake Huron off Port Austin
The Coast Guard says a man drowned in the choppy waters of Lake Huron after he was unable to reach a breakwater at Port Austin harbor at the tip of the Thumb.
Sun Jul 06, 2014
Hamtramck man drowns in Port Austin Harbor
A Hamtramck man drowned Saturday evening when he and his brother tried to swim across the break wall gap of Port Austin Horbor at 6:27 p.m. The two brothers became exhausted while swimming in the choppy, strong current caused from a westerly-blowing wind.
Sat Jul 05, 2014
30 years later, fireworks return to Hamtramck
REDUCED TO RUMBLE, AND A DETROIT STORE DESTROYED DURING BUSINESS HOURS. IT'S BEEN BEAUTIFUL BUT WHAT IS FOR THE WEEKEND.
Detroit Free Press
Contest win brings Fourth of July festivities to Hamtramck
The first Hamtramck Fourth of July celebration in at least three decades is underway with all the fixings of a summer party -- hotdogs, cotton candy, music and a petting zoo.
Fireworks return to Hamtramck tonight
They say words are power and tonight we're learning how the words of one firefighter from Hamtramck were powerful enough to capture the attention of a well known cable channel.
Fri Jul 04, 2014
48 Hours: Things best of things to do this weekend
3201 Roosevelt, Hamtramck. Visit hamtramck.us or eventbrite.com. p.m. Named the 'Best Comedian in Detroit 2010' by the Metro Times, Bill Bushart is back for a night of laughs at Mark Ridley's Comedy Castle.
Hamtramck wins Independence Day weekend observance
Communities across Michigan are holding Fourth of July weekend parades and festivities, including a Detroit enclave that is getting help from the Discovery Channel.
Quick Drive Through a Century of Dodges
One-hundred years ago, John and Horace Dodge decided they were done supplying major components to the notoriously cheap Henry Ford, so they set out to establish their own car company.
Thu Jul 03, 2014
Building raining bricks in Highland Park
Bricks are raining down off of an abandoned building where children play and bus passengers wait for transportation in Highland Park.
2014 Chevrolet Impala
The 2014 Chevrolet Impala is the first all-new car to carry the nameplate in a very long time, but the wait was worth it.
Northern Michigan News
Effort aims to restore Negro Leagues stadium
A renewed effort is taking place to restore Hamtramck Stadium, a home for Negro Leagues baseball that's on the National Register of Historic Places.
Tue Jul 01, 2014
Don't be a doofus with fireworks this Fourth of July
Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation passed by that assembly of hillbilly solons known as the Michigan legislature.
Detroit's 14th district will send a Democrat to Congress
Nothing, except they collectively have a lot of Democrats, and the legislature cobbled this bizarrely shaped district together as part of its gerrymandering scheme.
Tour of Michigan's Coney Island Hot Dogs in Detroit, Flint, and Jackson
Nobody's exactly sure where the Coney Island hot dog originated. Some claim that Greek immigrants visited Coney Island in Brooklyn before moving on to the rest of the country, where they eventually came up with the distinct chili sauce that tops these dogs.
Mon Jun 30, 2014
Scholarship awarded to area students
The Jackson Branch of the American Association of University Women has awarded $2,500 scholarships to two Jackson County women.
Sun Jun 29, 2014
The Detroit News
Outspoken House incumbent works to fend off Hamtramck councilman
Detroit -- An outspoken Democratic legislative incumbent is facing a challenge from a Hamtramck city councilman in the state House District 4 primary that will likely decide who represents the overwhelmingly Democratic district.
Sat Jun 28, 2014
The Detroit News
Charlie Bothuell's stepmother released from custody
Monique Dillard-Bothuell, the stepmother of Charlie Bothuell V, the missing 12-year-old boy who later discovered in his basement, was released from jail with a tether Saturday afternoon, according to the Wayne County Sheriff's Department.