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Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit Coat Drive

Contact: Amanda Niswonger Day: 313.309.9531 Night: 586.855.7337                                                                       Begin: November 28 End: December 18 30 SECOND PSA – GOODWILL INDUSTRIES OF GREATER DETROIT COAT DRIVE LAST YEAR, GOODWILL INDUSTRIES OF GREATER DETROIT SERVED MORE THAN 11 THOUSAND INDIVIDUALS FACING EMPLOYMENT CHALLENGES. AS THE HOLIDAY SEASON APPROACHES, GOODWILL ENCOURAGES RESIDENTS TO SUPPORT THOSE IN CRISIS. ON DECEMBER 16TH THROUGH 18TH, WINTER COAT DONATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED...

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Pistons to announce Tuesday they’re moving downtown

The Pistons will announce Tuesday at 3 p.m. that they will move to Little Caesars Arena in downtown Detroit starting with the 2017-18 season, a source told The Detroit News on Monday. The source requested anonymity because an official announcement has not yet taken place. The announcement will follow a 2:30 p.m. meeting of the city’s Downtown Development Authority board at Detroit Cass Tech High School. The meeting is open to the public. The DDA votes on whether to support private investments and business growth within Detroit’s central business district with loans, sponsorships and grants, infrastructure improvements and other...

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WDIV reporter Lauren Podell resigns amidst n-word scandal

  WDIV reporter Lauren Podell resigned from her position at the station today, WDIV Vice President and General Manager Marla Drutz says in a company-wide email obtained by BLAC. The email included a message from Podell, who began at WDIV in 2007 as a traffic reporter after winning a contest at a local shopping mall, to her coworkers: “During my time at WDIV I have created many friendships that I will continue to cherish.” This week, word got out that a WDIV reporter used the word “nigger” in a conversation with another coworker, and gained momentum when Sam Riddle,...

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Report: Nails and Needles Found in Halloween Candy

Two families in Michigan say that they found candy in their kids’ Halloween bags that contained nails and thumb tacks. The Fremont Police Department on Tuesday shared images of candy with tacks tucked inside and another impaled by a nail, on its Facebook page. Apparently a Fremont firefighter took his children trick-or-treating in Coldwater, Michigan, and discovered the compromised candy at home. Heather Nauert reported on “Fox & Friends” this morning that a New Jersey woman found a sewing needle in her child’s Tootsie Roll. Please be careful and monitor as your kids go through their candy!...

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