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Motown mogul Berry Gordy announces retirement at 89

The Motown mogul who launched the careers of numerous stars like Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross and Michael Jackson has announced his retirement.


Plans call for Amazon operations at Pontiac Silverdome site

Online retail giant Amazon has proposed using the site of the former home of the Detroit Lions as a distribution center in a $250 million project that could bring 1,500 …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019

Dad ‘empty’ after 9-year-old Detroit girl killed by dogs

A man was in police custody Tuesday in connection with the death of a 9-year-old girl in Detroit who was mauled by three dogs despite efforts by neighbors and her …


UPDATED: Fri., June 7, 2019

Detroit man charged in deaths of gay men, transgender woman

A man charged with fatally shooting three people and wounding two others at a Detroit home had targeted them because they were gay or transgender, prosecutors said Friday.


UPDATED: Mon., May 20, 2019

Seeing a twisting road ahead, Ford cuts 7K white-collar jobs

Ford revealed details of its long-awaited restructuring plan Monday as it prepared for a future of electric and autonomous vehicles by parting ways with 7,000 white-collar workers worldwide, about 10% …


UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019

NTSB: Autopilot was in use before Tesla hit semitrailer

A Tesla Model S involved in a fatal crash with a semitrailer in Florida March 1 was operating on the company’s semi-autonomous Autopilot system, federal investigators have determined.


Muskrat love: Detroit-area Catholics permitted to eat rodent

Detroit-area Roman Catholics have one more dining option during Lent than most other followers of the faith. The culinary appeal of that item, however, is up for debate.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 26, 2019

$4.5B Fiat Chrysler plan to add 6,500 jobs in Detroit area

Fiat Chrysler on Tuesday announced a $4.5 billion investment plan it said would increase its workforce in Detroit and the surrounding suburbs by about 6,500 jobs to build all-new or …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019

Auto reliability up, but battery, shifting problems persist

Automobiles are getting more reliable, but J.D. Power’s annual survey finds problems with battery failures, transmission shifting and voice recognition systems.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 14, 2019

Ford and Cadillac SUVs, Toyota sports car star at Detroit auto show

SUVs and a big pickup truck will get top billing at Detroit’s auto show this year, but there are some surprise sports cars and electric vehicles on the agenda.


GM plant closing not expected to stall Detroit’s rebound

General Motors’ planned shutdown of its Detroit-Hamtramck plant would leave only one auto assembly factory in the city known for “putting America on wheels,” but the closure and job losses …


Salaried workers beware: GM cuts are a warning for all

For generations, the career path for smart kids around Detroit was to get an engineering or business degree and get hired by an automaker or parts supplier. Now that once-reliable …


Dozens more infant corpses found as Detroit police widen investigation of funeral homes

Detroit Police Chief James Craig announced a “wide probe” into Michigan funeral homes Friday, after hidden caches of baby corpses were allegedly discovered at two unrelated businesses inside a week.


Inside an abandoned funeral home: A hidden compartment, a casket – and 11 dead infants

The horrors inside the old Cantrell Funeral Home had been cleansed in the spring, people thought.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018

Stars, former presidents join in epic farewell to Queen of Soul

Former presidents and preachers joined a parade of pop stars Friday in a singing, hip-swaying, piano-pounding farewell to Aretha Franklin, remembering the Queen of Soul as a powerful force for …


Detroit public schools shut off drinking water due to ‘elevated levels’ of lead, copper

Less than a week before classes are scheduled to resume, Detroit’s city school district announced Wednesday that drinking water will be shut off for all its schools due to concerns …


Aretha Franklin’s funeral set for Aug. 30 in Detroit

Aretha Franklin’s funeral will be held Aug. 30 in her hometown of Detroit.


Vigil held at Detroit church for Aretha Franklin

People are praying for Aretha Franklin in the Detroit church where her father was once a pastor.


UPDATED: Mon., June 25, 2018

Killing the sedan is a headache for Detroit, bargain for drivers

For consumers, however, the auto industry’s wholesale shift to SUVs represents a massive buying opportunity, at least for those who don’t mind driving a car that looks like, well, a …


Ford: Detroit train station key to autonomous vehicle plans

Bill Ford looks past the tons of paint, plaster and steel needed to remake Detroit’s blighted Michigan Central train station and sees more than just an iconic building in desperate …


It’s official: Ford buys Detroit’s historic train station

Detroit’s long-vacant Michigan Central Station, a towering ruin that came to symbolize the city’s dramatic fall, has been sold to Ford Motor Co.


Ryan Hunter-Reay races to first IndyCar win since 2015

Ryan Hunter-Reay can finally put everything behind him after he prevailed at Belle Isle on Sunday, taking over the lead when teammate Alexander Rossi slid off the track at a …


UPDATED: Fri., April 6, 2018

Put your paws up: Detroit-area police department adds cat

The Troy police department in suburban Detroit added a cat to the ranks Friday after auditioning five felines from the Michigan Humane Society.


UPDATED: Fri., March 2, 2018

Detroit’s big auto show may move from January to October

Organizers of Detroit’s big auto show are talking about moving it from frigid January to October starting as early as 2020.


Detroit man deported to Mexico after 30 years in U.S.

A Detroit man who had lived in the U.S. for nearly 30 years has been deported to Mexico.


Detroit ditching cars to mint money off trucks

With lucrative sport utility vehicle and truck sales on the ascent, Detroit automakers are racing to ditch slow-selling cars in favor of the big rigs that mint money.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 15, 2018

Brawny pickups, futuristic SUVs star at Detroit auto show

It’s the year of the pickup truck at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit as General Motors, Fiat Chrysler and Ford unveil new trucks in a fast-growing …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 8, 2017

Special election announced to fill for Conyers’ seat

Michigan’s Republican governor announced Friday that Democrat John Conyers’ congressional seat won’t be filled until the regularly scheduled November election, leaving it vacant for nearly a year.


MLS narrows expansion list to four cities

Nashville, Tennessee, is among four finalists for a pair of Major League Soccer expansion teams after government financing for a new stadium was approved this month.


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 19, 2017

‘Faithful’ Detroit priest beatified by Catholic church

A priest known for his steadfast devotion to the needy cleared a threshold on the way to possible sainthood Saturday as the Roman Catholic Church beatified Solanus Casey, who is …