Category: Community

Grosse Pointe to fight its rodent problem by moving its Department of Public Works site to Detroit‬.

We had two different people forward us this story from Grosse Pointe, and when we were done reading it you could have knocked us over with a feather. The article is that weird. No, that’s not to say that Grosse Pointe Times reporter K. Michelle Moran got anything wrong or goofed in any way. It’s a Grosse Pointe paper, and it takes a Grosse Pointe perspective on the matter. It’s just that everybody in the story seems utterly dead to the irony of putting a wealthy community’s trash operations in the poorest big city in the country. Read the...

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Oakland County woman wins $100,000 playing Michigan Lottery online

OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. – An Oakland County woman won $100,000 playing the Michigan Lottery’s 25 Card Cash game online Friday. “I was playing the 25 Card Cash game on my son’s laptop and when I saw I won $100,000, I didn’t think it was real,” said the player, who chose to remain anonymous. “I had the strangest feeling come over me. It was like I died and came back to life!” She plans to buy a home with the winnings as well as share some of the money with her parents and take her children to Disney World. “I’m still in shock. I work two...

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BREAKING: Larry Nassar Sentenced to 40-175 Years in Prison in Sexual Abuse Case

LANSING, Mich. – Former sports physician Larry Nassar has been sentenced 40 to 175 years in prison for sexually abusing young athletes. More than 150 victims — 156 to be exact — delivered impact statements during the seven-day sentencing hearing that started last week. Nassar, who worked as a physician for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University, sat and listened to each statement as many were followed by a courtroom applause. Read the full story here!...

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White supremacist Richard Spencer will speak at Michigan State after all

  White supremacist Richard Spencer will speak for two hours on Michigan State University’s campus on March 5, the university and Spencer’s lawyers have agreed. That is the first day of MSU’s spring break. The agreement came in a settlement of a lawsuit filed by attorney Kyle Bristow against MSU after it denied Spencer’s representatives space to speak on campus. “This is a resounding First Amendment victory for the alt-right,” Bristow told the Free Press on Thursday. “Left-wing censorship of right-wing ideas in academia is unacceptable. Read the full...

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2 Black women launch law firm in metro Detroit

Attorneys Jehan Crump-Gibson and Ayanna  Alcendor have joined forces to create the powerhouse law firm Great Lakes Legal Group PLLC in metro Detroit. The minority women-owned law firm was launched at the beginning of 2018, and will offer one-stop-shop service to a range of clients. They will provide “real people, having real issues, with real solutions.” Get the full story...

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