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Teen charged in vicious Oak Park hair salon attack

  A 17-year-old suspect in a vicious attack at a hair salon in Oak Park has been arrested Wednesday after the victim came forward to tell her story. The blindside attack by a hairdresser on her client resulted in the eviction of the salon owner from Greenfield Plaza, but it also led to something else. “We promptly investigated it and we did make an arrest,” said Oak Park Police Lt. Troy Taylor. The arrest came Wednesday just shortly after. Police say the victim came to police with her mother and filed charges. Now the 17-year-old hair dresser has been...

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The Detroit News: “910 AM suspends Rev. Rideout’s show”

Detroit church pastor W.J. Rideout III’s radio show on WFDF-AM (910) has been suspended indefinitely, officials said Tuesday. Denise “Dody” Johnson, the Southfield-based station’s manager, said in a statement Rideout’s show, which airs at 7 p.m. Saturdays, has been suspended. Later in the day, WXYZ officials said they put Maddox on administrative leave and are investigating the allegations. Officials said the station’s owner, Kevin Adell, suspended Rideout’s show because he made allegations against another TV news anchor and a newspaper editor without providing any proof....

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Detroit Tries To Break World Record!

According to Detroit Free Press, UglyChristmasSweater.com is hosting an event in Detroit where attendees will try to break the record for the largest gathering of people wearing ugly holiday sweaters. It starts at 6:30 p.m. sharp, Saturday at Beacon Park. The current ugly sweater record stands at 3,473 and was set at the Kansas Athletics-Montana men’s basketball game on Dec. 19, 2015, in Lawrence, Kan. After the record attempt, there will be a silent disco in Beacon Park’s Winter Lodge tent where sweater lovers can don headphones and silently sway to three channels of music broadcast by Detroit radio stations. Beacon Park is located...

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Off the Air: WXYZ Benches Anchor Malcom Maddox During Sex Harassment Inquiry

The nationwide outing of accused sexual harassers reaches Detroit media. WXYZ anchor Malcom Maddox is on administrative leave while the station investigates a newly public accusation by an unnamed woman at the ABC affiliate. The announcement comes right after a half-hour press conference Wednesday morning in which Rev. W.J. Rideout III, pastor of Our God’s People Church in Detroit, claimed that Vice President and General Manager Mike Murri was among managers aware of harassment complaints by a current employee and “numerous [other] employees who were shown pictures and heard sexual innuendoes for years.” “You are covering it up, Channel...

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