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Kilpatrick Prosecutors Rest Case.. But Trial's Not Over Yet

AP | Posted 01.31.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT -- Prosecutors have rested their case on the 64th day of the corruption trial against former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick. The final govern...

Multi-Car Accident Kills 3 On 1-75

AP | COREY WILLIAMS and ED WHITE | Posted 04.02.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT — Blinding snow squalls, high winds and a slick highway led to a mile-long series of crashes in Detroit that left at least three people ...

Bing Weighs In On Dead Belle Isle Deal

ABC News Radio | Kelly Knaub | Posted 04.01.2013 | Detroit

(DETROIT) -- Mayor Dave Bing said in a statement Tuesday that he was "extremely disappointed" regarding City Council's decision to table the vote on t...

Tragic Vehicle Accident Kills Woman On M-39

ABC News Radio | Anselm Gibbs | Posted 04.01.2013 | Detroit

(DETROIT) -- An early-morning crash in Detroit on Wednesday has claimed the life of one person. The crash happened shortly before 4 a.m. on the nor...

The Airing Of This Controversial 1980s Sitcom Pilot Drew Protest

Posted 01.29.2013 | Detroit

Sure, Hamtramck city council meetings can get a little hairy sometimes -- and the multi-ethnic working-class Detroit enclave certainly doesn't hurt fo...

Belle Isle Lease Proposal Tabled

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 01.29.2013 | Detroit

A plan for Belle Isle is off the agenda for Detroit's City Council -- at least for the moment. A contentious vote to lease the city's island park o...

Nonprofit Wants Land For Fish Farm, Urban Agriculture

Posted 01.28.2013 | Detroit

Investor John Hantz may have given up his dream to create the world's largest urban farm in order to grow trees. But another effort is now underway to...

David Sands

Inside Detroit's Growing Biotech Industry

HuffingtonPost.com | David Sands | Posted 01.28.2013 | Detroit

It's alive! The Detroit area is becoming a national hub for biotechnology, the field that merges life science research with medical technique to form ...

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WATCH: This Detroiter Took On The Banks And Saved Her Home

HuffingtonPost.com | David Sands | Posted 01.26.2013 | Detroit

It took a village -- not to mention a vigil -- to save the home of Jennifer Britt. Facing eviction was the latest in a string of catastrophes to be...

David Sands

Coolest Job Ever?

HuffingtonPost.com | David Sands | Posted 01.27.2013 | Detroit

If you are a medical marijuana patient in Michigan and want to check your cannabis for the presence of molds or other impurities, one option would be ...

David Sands

Highland Parkers Hit With Huge Water Bills Voice Anger

HuffingtonPost.com | David Sands | Posted 01.23.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT -- Livid over troubling systemic issues with their city's water billing system, about 50 residents of Highland Park, Mich., crowded into a cit...

Study Wants To Find Out What You Think About A Detroit Bike Share Program

Posted 05.24.2013 | Detroit

An effort to explore setting up a bike sharing program in Detroit is shifting to a higher gear -- and those involved in the effort are looking for pub...

Saving Our Treasures

Terry Blackhawk | Posted 03.24.2013 | Detroit
Terry Blackhawk

Like most Detroiters, I have a special fondness for Belle Isle. I've lived close to the Detroit River since 2005, and even when I don't walk or bike on the island or enjoy the solitude, which I do fairly often, knowing that our island sanctuary is there provides respite to the soul.

Obama Addresses Detroit Problem In Inaugural Speech

Posted 01.22.2013 | Detroit

Detroit was definitely on President Obama's mind during his second inauguration ceremony held on Monday. The city made a prominent appearance durin...

Thousands Without Power As Temperatures Drop

Detroit Free Press | Posted 03.23.2013 | Detroit

About 30,000 DTE Energy customers remain without power as arctic air cools temperatures from the low 20s into the teens today. The number includes ...

David Sands

School Manager Wades Into Library Showdown

HuffingtonPost.com | David Sands | Posted 01.19.2013 | Detroit

The struggle between Detroit Public Schools Emergency Financial Manager Roy Roberts and the Detroit School Board has once again spilled over to the De...

Twitter Chimes In On Detroit Transit Plan

Posted 01.18.2013 | Detroit

Light rail funding has finally arrived. At a Friday press conference, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, flanked by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder a...

Snyder's State Of State May Feature Transportation Plan

Posted 01.16.2013 | Detroit

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder's recent appearance at the auto show may have been no accident. He'll be giving his third state of the State speech Wedn...

WATCH: Unforgettable Car Commercials

Posted 01.16.2013 | Detroit

What's your favorite auto commercial? Can you name your top ten? The One Club, a non-profit that recognizes excellence in advertising, announced th...

Ford Re-imagines Pickup Trucks With Atlas Concept Vehicle

AP | DEE-ANN DURBIN | Posted 01.15.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT -- Ford is trying to keep its rivals at bay with a concept that hints at the look of the next F-Series pickup. The Ford Atlas – unveil...

Auto Show Protests Fight For Attention

Posted 01.14.2013 | Detroit

Concept cars, glitzy parties and ... political protests? The drama isn't limited to the display stages at this year's North American International...

LOOK: Feast Your Eyes On Pics From The 2013 Detroit Auto Show

Posted 01.20.2013 | Detroit

Whether you're a gearhead, a consumer looking for a new car or just a spectator with a love of pageantry, the 2013 North American International Auto S...

Flu Epidemic Claims Lives Of Four Children In Michigan

Posted 01.12.2013 | Detroit

An intense flu epidemic spreading across the nation has already taken a tragic toll in Michigan. This year's virus has already claimed the lives of fo...

Secret Service Investigates Latest Death Threat Against Obama

Posted 01.11.2013 | Detroit

An alleged threat against President Obama has brought the scrutiny of the U.S. Secret Service down on a resident of Clinton Township, Mich. A Comerica...

State Rep. Makes Appeal Regarding Detroit Future City Framework Implementation

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 01.10.2013 | Detroit

Michigan State Rep. Alberta Tinsley-Talabi (D-Detroit) responded to release of the Detroit Future City framework Wednesday with an appeal to city and ...