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VIDEO: Woman steals donation jar for cancer patient Video included

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Surveillance video at Great Lakes Vapes shows a woman swiping a donation jar off a counter and put it in her purse.
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Teacher uses Hall of Shame stories to teach about business scams Video included

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FOX 2 problem solver Rob Wolchek makes his annual visit to a high school that uses his stories as learning tools.
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Let It Rip: Junk food in schools Video included

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Do teachers have a right to supervise and control the food their students are eating? Plus, what's the right way for neighbors and homeowners to deter criminals? More>>

Tablet, phone apps make targeting children easier for predators Video included

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Within hours after FOX 2 shared a family's story about a relentless stranger sending lewd messages and videos to their 10-year-old daughter via an app, several more families have contacted FOX 2 saying the same thing happened to them.
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Mother finds prescription drug mixed in with Easter egg's candy Video included

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A mother says her preschooler found something dangerous inside her Easter egg.
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Ferndale police searching for dangerous suspect on crime spree Video included

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Ferndale police are asking for the public's help locating a suspect after an armed robbery was committed at a doctor's office. He is also wanted for other dangerous crimes.
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Car crashes into Sterling Heights ice cream shop

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A car drove into a Dairy Queen-Orange Julius shop late Thursday afternoon.
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School district investigating alleged physical abuse of special needs student Video included

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A special needs student is recovering after his family believes he was physically abused by a staff member at school.
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Benefit planned for family of girl who died after accident outside Canton school

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A benefit is planned for the family of an elementary school student who died after being hit by a vehicle during morning drop-off. More>>

Governor Snyder files for reelection

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 Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has made his re-election bid official. How many signatures he collected and what he's fired up about tonight.  More>>

Auto company investing millions in Oakland County

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An international automotive company is investing $15.3 million to expand its business in Oakland County, creating more than 100 full-time jobs.
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Snyder turns in signatures for re-election bid

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Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has made his re-election bid official by turning in more than 26,000 signatures from all 83 counties to election officials. More>>

Jimmy Buffett returns to Comerica Park on July 26

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Jimmy Buffett will take the stage once again this summer at Detroit's Comerica Park. Olympia Entertainment announced Thursday that Buffett and his Coral Reefer Band will play one night only on Saturday, July 26 with special guest John Fogerty. More>>

Body found in Lake Erie, crews look for 3 missing

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The U.S. Coast Guard says the body of a missing boater has been found in Lake Erie and they're continuing to search for three others off the Ohio shoreline. More>>

Police: Break-in suspect shot, dies after crash Video included

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Detroit police say a break-in suspect who was shot by homeowner has died after crashing a getaway vehicle into a nearby home on the city's west side.
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FOXe report: Smart meter concerns Video included

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DTE Energy crews have installed smart meters, or advanced meters, on 1.5 million homes across Michigan. The new meters are an advancement in technology and can be read remotely by radio signals, but some homeowners say the meters are intrusive and dangerous.
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Judge revives talks on regional water agency

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A judge has ordered the city of Detroit and the suburbs to further explore the creation of a regional water department. More>>

New Detroit electronic music festival canceled

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A new version of the Detroit Electronic Music Festival is being shelved for this year amid plans to bring back the event in 2015.
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Detroit to consolidate efforts to tear down dangerous buildings.

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Officials say demolition work of the nonprofit Detroit Blight Authority is being consolidated under city-run efforts to tear down dangerous buildings. More>>

Mich. judge to killer: 'I hope you die in prison' Video included

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A Michigan judge goes off after a convicted killer mocked her victim's family during sentencing on Wednesday. Find out what made Judge John McBain say "I hope you die in prison."
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Lacey Holsworth's memorial being held at Breslin Center

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An 8-year-old Michigan State basketball fan whose battle with cancer inspired the team's players, coaches and many more beyond the hardwood is to be honored by thousands of her closest friends at a memorial service in East Lansing.
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Neighbor confronts crooks with cell phone, blasts on social media Video included

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A Detroit crime fighter doesn't use a gun. Instead, he uses his cell phone and his voice to scare away suspected thieves. More>>

Teen faces hearing in mob attack on motorist

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A 16-year-old Detroit boy is due back in juvenile court on assault and ethnic intimidation charges in the brutal beating of a suburban motorist. More>>

Man refusing 2nd round of vehicle impound fees after apparent error Video included

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A Detroit man found and retrieved his stolen car from an impound lot, only to have it impounded again weeks later by error.
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Parents: Obscene texts, videos sent to 10-year-old daughter via phone app Video included

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A father and mother say a man preyed on their young daughter via a popular phone app, despite being told several times not to make further contact.
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Former "Howard Stern Show" sidekick Artie Lange hospitalized in Royal Oak

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Former "Howard Stern Show" co-host Artie Lange is in town for an extended stay, but the circumstances are a little puzzling. Lange posted on his Twitter page this week he's been hospitalized "outside Detroit" after going into diabetic shock. More>>

Parents unhappy with how principal enforces junk food policy Video included

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Parents of students at T. Dale Cooke Elementary school in Detroit say the principal is enforcing students to eat healthy in the wrong way. More>>

Freedom from Religion debate heats up at Warren City Hall Video included

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Is Freedom of Religion the same concept as Freedom from Religion? That's the debate one Warren resident is raising at City Hall.
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GM looking to bankruptcy court for lawsuit protection Video included

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General Motors says it will ask a federal bankruptcy judge to shield the company from legal claims involving conduct before its 2009 bankruptcy. More>>

Oakland Co. fighting the growing heroin epidemic Video included

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A heroin epidemic is spreading across metro Detroit communities. Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard says cases are up more than 300 percent from last year, and that appears to be the trend everywhere.
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Jayru Campbell readmitted to Cass Tech

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A spokesperson for Detroit Public Schools announced Wednesday afternoon Jayru Campbell has been readmitted to Cass Tech.
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Woman suspected of robbing 8 banks in custody Video included

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A woman is in custody after the FBI believes she robbed multiple banks across metro Detroit.
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Detroit strikes possible 2nd deal with its other retirees Video included

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The city of Detroit reached tentative agreements to preserve pensions for retired police office and firefighters but cut monthly payments for other former employees, key deals that could accelerate the largest public bankruptcy in U.S. history, officials said Tuesday. More>>

Detroit still needs $350M from state lawmakers

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Pressure is building for Michigan lawmakers to commit $350 million to Detroit pensions after the bankrupt city reached tentative agreements with pension funds and a retiree group. More>>

Detroit student joins BAMN to lead protest against U-M admissions office Video included

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Detroit high school student Brooke Kimbrough, along with the pro-affirmative action group By Any Means Necessary, staged a protest Tuesday to demand more diversity at the University of Michigan. More>>

Michigan unveils steps to boost black enrollment

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The University of Michigan says it's working to boost black enrollment, which has dropped to 4.7 percent since state residents voted to ban consideration of race in admissions. More>>

Ford to offer 50th anniversary Mustang

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Ford is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Mustang with a limited-edition model and a display atop the Empire State Building. More>>

Detroit leaders launch grants for small businesses Video included

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Detroit government, development and philanthropic leaders have launched a grant program intended to help boost small businesses in the city and the two communities it surrounds. More>>

Taxi driver carjacked by customer while child tagged along Video included

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A taxi driver was carjacked and robbed at gunpoint by a customer who had his young daughter with him.
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Michigan girl mauled by raccoon getting new ear Video included

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A surgeon has created a new ear for a Michigan girl whose face was mauled by a pet raccoon when she was a baby.

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Fundraiser for family of slain check cashing employee Video included

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A restaurant in Taylor was packed Tuesday evening during a fundraiser for the family of Chelsea Small, the employee who was found murdered in November at a check cashing store in Taylor. More>>

Arrest warrant issued for employee after fiery dispute caught on video Video included

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Police have executed a search warrant at a Metro PCS store in Detroit after a fiery dispute between an employee and a customer was captured on cell phone video.  More>>

Taylor man charged with sex assaults on teen girls

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A 67-year-old man from Taylor is accused of sexually assaulting four female victims who range in age from 13 to 15 years old.
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New lawyer comes aboard in Bashara case Video included

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A man charged with arranging the murder of his wife at their suburban Detroit home has a new lawyer. More>>

Off-duty Windsor police officer faces drug charge Video included

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A police officer from Windsor, Ontario is accused of having drugs in his possession as he attempted to cross the Ambassador Bridge into the United States.
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Mary Barra speaks with industry insiders ahead of NY auto show Video included

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General Motors CEO Mary Barra spoke with industry insiders this week ahead of the auto show in New York. More>>

Police: Suspect sought after intentional hit-and-run Video included

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A man is recovering in the hospital after what police say appears to be an intentional hit-and-run.
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Detroit Tigers postpone tonight's game due to snow

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The Detroit Tigers have postponed tonight's game against the Cleveland Indians, due to snow. No make up date has been set. More>>

Detroit makes deal with retired police officers, firefighters Video included

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The city of Detroit has reached a deal with retired police officers and firefighters that would preserve current pensions. More>>

Spring storm breaks Detroit seasonal snowfall record Video included

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A spring storm that's left roads slippery across Michigan has shattered Detroit's seasonal snowfall record. As of Tuesday morning, the seasonal total reached 94.8 inches, breaking the previous record of 93.6 inches set back in the winter of 1880-81.
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Evacuation order lifted at Royal Oak police department Video included

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A HazMat team has been called to the Royal Oak police headquarters after sources say a suspicious white powder was discovered Tuesday morning on the building's second floor.
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2 firefighters injured responding to barn fire in Howell

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Authorities say two firefighters were in stable condition after being injured while working to put out a barn fire in Livingston County. More>>

Backpage.com killer to get sentence Tuesday

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A judge is expected to order life sentences for James Brown, a Sterling Heights man convicted of killing four women whom he met through Backpage.com, an online escort site. More>>

Judge holding hearing on ban on same-sex benefits

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A judge is being asked to call a time-out in a lawsuit that challenges a Michigan law banning same-sex benefits in public schools and local governments. More>>

Boater missing after fishing on Lake St. Clair Video included

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Authorities are searching for a man who disappeared while fishing on Lake St. Clair.
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Mass retirement of Detroit police and firefighters in talk Video included

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Hundreds of Detroit police officers and firefighters say they plan to retire immediately if they are forced to take a greater wage cut.
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Girl, 9, dies after getting hit by car at elementary school Video included

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A second grader at an elementary school in southeast Michigan died after being hit by a vehicle during morning drop-off, officials say.
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Mother found fatally shot inside home Video included

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A daughter found her mother dead inside their Detroit home, police say.
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Mayor Duggan launches online home auction to fight blight Video included

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Officials have launched a new auction website to help sell Detroit-owned houses as part of an effort to fight blight. More>>

Utash talking more, confused after awaking from coma Video included

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Steven Utash, the suburban Detroit motorist brutally beaten after he stopped to help a boy he accidentally hit with his pickup truck, continues his lengthy recovery after waking from a coma on Friday. Utash had been in a medically induced coma for days following the April 2 incident on Detroit's east side.His son, Joseph Utash, tells FOX 2's Amy Lange his father has moments of clarity, along with moments of confusion. Joseph says his father is confused about where he works, among other things... More>>

Days of winds, storm black out 260,000 in Michigan Video included

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Michigan's largest utilities say their crews are fighting wind and rain to restore power in the aftermath of three days of storms that have blacked out about 260,000 homes and businesses. More>>

Free Press columnist wins Pulitzer for commentary

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Detroit Free Press columnist Stephen Henderson has been awarded a Pulitzer Prize for his commentary on the city's financial crisis. More>>

An hour-by-hour look at Tuesday's snow

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It may be mild now, but big changes are coming over the next 48 hours. The Weather Authority says temperatures will begin to fall overnight as snow moves into the area by morning. Some areas could see around an inch of accumulation. More>>

Photos: Storm damage reported in Lake Orion

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Have a look at viewer photos and images captured by FOX 2 after a power line of storms moved through Lake Orion on Saturday night.The storm knocked down trees and power lines and left thousands without power. More>>

GM replacing communications, human resources heads

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General Motors is replacing its chiefs of communications and human resources. The company says communications head Selim Bingol and human resources chief Melissa Howell are leaving GM to pursue other interests. More>>

Detroit concert with Spielberg sells out quickly Video included

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Tickets for a special concert in Detroit featuring director Steven Spielberg and composer John Williams sold out in record time. More>>

Police: Innocent victim, 19, dies in Detroit gang shooting

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Police say a 19-year-old man has died from injuries he sustained in a gang shooting outside a Detroit high school. More>>

Man: Worker pulled AR-15 during confrontation in Detroit Video included

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There was profanity, racial slurs and an AR-15 rifle. A fiery confrontation at a Metro PCS store in Detroit had it all. More>>

Police investigate fatal motorcycle crash on M-39 in Detroit

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Police are investigating a motorcycle accident that claimed the life of a 34-year-old Detroit resident. More>>

Police: Boy found wandering alone on Detroit's east side

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Police say a child found wandering the streets alone on Detroit's east side has been reunited with family. More>>

Detroit plans online auctions in fight vs. blight

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Mayor Mike Duggan and the Detroit Land Bank Authority on Monday afternoon plan to announce a new auction website that's designed to get homes into the hands of people who will quickly fix them More>>

ACLU suing for 300 new same-sex Michigan couples

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The American Civil Liberties Union says it's filing a lawsuit to enforce the legal rights of about 300 same-sex couples who were married during a one-day window between separate federal court decisions. More>>

Source: Dumars out as Detroit's team president Video included

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The Detroit Pistons have decided not to renew Joe Dumars' contract as president of basketball operations, a person familiar with the situation said Sunday. More>>

Let It Rip Weekend: Paintings for Pensions & Self Defense Laws

Let It Rip Weekend: Paintings for Pensions & Self Defense Laws

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He represents Trayvon Martin's family and Benjamin Crump will join us with why he thinks Michigan's gun laws are fostering vigilante justice. Plus, the new effort to force the DIA to sell its art to pay retiree pensions. And would short changing retirees lead to more crime in Detroit? More>>

Damage, power outages after Saturday storms Video included

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Hail, wind, lightning and rain resulted in damage and downed power lines Saturday in parts of southeast Michigan. Clarkston, Macomb, Chesterfield, Lake Orion and New Baltimore are some of the hardest hit areas. More>>

5th suspect arraigned in beating of Steve Utash

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A quick hearing was held Saturday at the juvenile detention facility for yet another suspect allegedly involved in the brutal beating of Steven Utash. This time, it was a 16 year old who politely addressed the court at one point asking for a tissue because his hands were sweaty. More>>

Online petition asks prosecutor to re-open Adaisha Miller case

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The family of Adaisha Miller has posted an online petition asking Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy to re-open Miller's case. She was killed by a bullet from a police officer's gun; no charges were ever filed. More>>

Family thinks teen was purposefully hit by car after neighborhood fight Video included

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A teen riding her bicycle was hit by a woman driving a van. The victim's family says they know who the driver is, and that she may have ran the girl over intentionally because of a recent feud between the two families. 
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Vietnam vets opt out of marching in Plymouth 4th of July parade Video included

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Some veterans in Plymouth have chosen not to participate in the annual 4th of July Parade, saying they feel disrespected by the community.
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Parole violator leads police on wild chase through Chesterfield Twp. Video included

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Police say a parole absconder has been arrested for a home invasion after leading police on a lengthy chase across Chesterfield Township.
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Wayne Co. union workers say they were forced to settle for less Video included

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After years of litigation, Wayne County and nearly 1,300 union workers have reached a wages settlement.
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Wayne County's debt elimination plan presented to officials Video included

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More than a dozen mayors and supervisors from all around western Wayne County gathered Friday to learn about the $175 million deficit and how it affects them from the man who helped come up with the plan to bail them all out, Wayne County's Chief Financial Officer Mark Abbo.
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Child-porn charges considered after high schooler's sexually explicit video spread around school Video included

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Southgate police say they are looking into possible child pornography charges against several teenagers who circulated a sexually explicit cell phone video of a classmate. More>>

McBride's family release birthday balloons outside shooter's house Video included

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With messages like "I love you and miss you" written on balloons, Renisha McBride's closest family members gathered in front of the house where she was killed back in November 2013. Today would have been her 20th birthday.
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2011 email to Mary Barra mentioned steering problems

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The House Energy and Commerce committee has been reviewing more than 250,000 documents from General Motors and the National Traffic Highway Safety Administration. But bringing much attention are emails that have been released, specifically one about a probe into steering problems.
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Family: Steven Utash out of coma, breathing on his own Video included

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Steven Utash, the suburban Detroit motorist brutally beaten after he stopped to help a boy he accidentally hit with his pickup truck, is awake and breathing on his own, according to family members. More>>

Plea deal in works for Cass Tech QB Jayru Campbell Video included

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A judge is considering whether to approve a plea deal in the case of Jayru Campbell, a Detroit high school football star accused of body-slamming a school guard to the ground. More>>

Man, 19, arraigned in Detroit mob beating Video included

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Latrez Cummings, 19, was arraigned Friday in the mob beating of a suburban Detroit motorist who stopped his pickup truck after hitting a child on the city's east side. More>>

Judge approves Detroit swaps deal with 2 banks Video included

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A federal judge has approved bankrupt Detroit's plan to settle a bad multi-million dollar pension debt deal with two banks. More>>

Berkley hot dog stand recalls memorable 80s car jingle Video included

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See how Atomic Dawg, a gourmet hot dog stand in Berkley, is taking the iconic 'Hey Dawg' jingle and re-purposing it.
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GM adds ignition lock cylinder replacement to small car recall Video included

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There’s a new twist to General Motors’ ongoing recall saga. The automaker Thursday announced that it will be replacing the ignition lock cylinders in the 2.2 million cars already covered by its ignition switch recall. More>>

Homeowners using deadly force against intruders: Has it gone too far? Video included

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In recent months more Detroit homeowners have taken matters into their own hands, shooting suspected intruders on-site and, in some cases, killing them. In recent cases, the homeowners have not faced charges but at least one community leader believes this has all gone too far.
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Hundreds gather at vigil for Steven Utash Video included

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Members of the community gathered Thursday night at a vigil for Steven Utash, the driver who was beaten by a mob of people after he struck a boy who suddenly ran into the street.
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Michigan Democrats draft furniture contract bill Video included

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Minority Democratic lawmakers are turning a debate over furniture into a legislative issue with bills that redistribute contract funding and increase financial disclosure requirements. More>>

Gov. Snyder signs bill to block scrap metal thefts Video included

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Gov. Rick Snyder has signed legislation intended to crack down on sales of stolen scrap metal. More>>

Suspected intruder killed by homeowner was 15 years old Video included

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Police say a Detroit homeowner opened fire on two home invasion suspects Wednesday morning, fatally wounding a 15 year old.
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Police seeking missing Daisy May Chandler, 69

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Wayne Police is asking for the public's help locating Daisy May Chandler, who has not been seen for nearly two weeks.
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Teen charged with hate crime in Detroit mob beating Video included

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A 16-year-old held in connection with the brutal mob beating of a motorist who stopped to help a 10-year-old Detroit boy struck by his pickup truck has been charged as a juvenile. More>>

Father whose daughter reported missing faces assault charge

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A Wayne co. father whose daughter was reported missing Wednesday and found safe hours later has been charged with domestic assault. More>>

GM puts 2 engineers on paid leave in recall case Video included

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General Motors has placed two engineers on paid leave as an outside attorney investigates why the company took more than a decade to recall hundreds of thousands of small cars for an ignition switch problem.
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Vigil held for girl befriended by MSU star Adreian Payne

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Hundreds gathered for a candlelight vigil on the campus of Michigan State University following the death of an 8-year-old girl with cancer who befriended Michigan State basketball star Adreian Payne and was a source of inspiration. More>>

Mich. cancer doctor awaiting trial among top Medicaid billers

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The government says Dr. Farid Fata, the local cancer doctor accused of intentionally misdiagnosing patients, billed Medicare $225 million from August 2007 to July 2013.
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Police: Man fatally shot in Van Buren Twp., 73-year-old in custody

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Police say a 73-year-old man is in custody following a fatal shooting in Van Buren Township. More>>

Detroit gas stations to have better security by summer Video included

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Detroit City Council unanimously passed an ordinance Tuesday requiring Detroit gas station owners to install digital security cameras on their properties by August 31.
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Fifth suspect, 19, in mob beating arrested after trying to run from police Video included

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Detroit police say a fifth person is under arrest in connection with the beating of Steven Utash. One of the back-up squad cars called to assist police after the suspect tried to run was involved in an accident with a motorcycle.
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Lacey Holsworth, who befriended Michigan State star Adreian Payne, has died Video included

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Lacey Holsworth, the 8-year-old cancer-stricken girl who befriended Michigan State star Adreian Payne nearly two years ago, has died, according to her father. More>>

Amber Alert canceled, missing 8-year-old found safe Video included

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Police a say an 8-year-old girl reported missing for nearly five hours was found safe inside her family's Dearborn Heights home. More>>

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  • The pistol-toting 'Angel of Mercy' that saved a driver from an angry Detroit mob

    The pistol-toting 'Angel of Mercy' that saved a driver from an angry Detroit mob

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 6:51 PM EDT2014-04-08 22:51:26 GMT
    Almost one week has passed since the brutal attack on a driver in Detroit who stopped to help a little boy he had accidentally just hit with his car. As many as 10 - 12 people are believed to have participated in the beating while dozens of others stood by and watched - saying nothing, doing nothing. Except one.
    Almost one week has passed since the brutal attack on a driver in Detroit who stopped to help a little boy he had accidentally just hit with his car. As many as 10 - 12 people are believed to have participated in the beating while dozens of others stood by and watched - saying nothing, doing nothing. Except one.
  • Interactive map of 3,400 homes in Detroit and $21-million earmarked to fix or demolish them

    Interactive map of 3,400 homes in Detroit and $21-million earmarked to fix or demolish them

    Thursday, March 27 2014 4:51 PM EDT2014-03-27 20:51:38 GMT
    An investigation by Fox 2's M.L. Elrick finds the city is sitting on millions of dollars it collected from insurance companies to clean up homes and properties after a disaster.  But in hundreds of cases the money never got used and the homes become abandoned.  Are one of these homes next you?  Use our interactive map to find out and file a report.
    The bureaucracy in the city of Detroit is so bad that the city can't spend the money it collects to knock down abandoned homes. An investigation by Fox 2's M.L. Elrick finds the city is sitting on millions of dollars it collected from insurance companies to clean up homes and properties after a disaster. Are one of these homes next to you? Use our interactive map to find out and file a report.
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  • Manhattan restaurant proactive on food allergens

    Manhattan restaurant proactive on food allergens

    Thursday, April 17 2014 10:48 PM EDT2014-04-18 02:48:47 GMT
    From the St. Louis spare to a rack of beef, ribs are the specialty for Chef Eddie Montalvo at Blue Smoke Restaurant in the Flat Iron District of Manhattan. While the ribs are smoked for flavor, they are cooked gluten- and nut-free. The restaurant pays special attention to food allergies. Sloan Miller, president of Allergic Girl Resources, says 15 million Americans have a diagnosed food allergy. Eight foods typically set off reactions: peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, wheat, dairy, egg, an...
    From the St. Louis spare to a rack of beef, ribs are the specialty for Chef Eddie Montalvo at Blue Smoke Restaurant in the Flat Iron District of Manhattan. While the ribs are smoked for flavor, they are cooked gluten- and nut-free. The restaurant pays special attention to food allergies. Sloan Miller, president of Allergic Girl Resources, says 15 million Americans have a diagnosed food allergy. Eight foods typically set off reactions: peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, wheat, dairy, egg, an...
  • Wineries flourish in Brooklyn

    Wineries flourish in Brooklyn

    Thursday, April 17 2014 10:34 PM EDT2014-04-18 02:34:04 GMT
    Hundreds of oak barrels of wine are all stacked in one room. You might think this is Napa, California. But it's not. It's the Brooklyn Winery, located in what was once an old pickle factory in Williamsburg. Refrigerated grapes are brought in from the North Fork of Long Island and from the Finger Lakes and then aged in barrels. These days urban wineries are becoming more popular, and they're popping up all over the borough.
    Hundreds of oak barrels of wine are all stacked in one room. You might think this is Napa, California. But it's not. It's the Brooklyn Winery, located in what was once an old pickle factory in Williamsburg. Refrigerated grapes are brought in from the North Fork of Long Island and from the Finger Lakes and then aged in barrels. These days urban wineries are becoming more popular, and they're popping up all over the borough.
  • NYC to overhaul Superstorm Sandy rebuilding program

    NYC to overhaul Superstorm Sandy rebuilding program

    Thursday, April 17 2014 9:30 PM EDT2014-04-18 01:30:41 GMT
    Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled a sweeping report Thursday that examined New York City's recovery progress from Superstorm Sandy and promised to reform a much-maligned program that was supposed to rebuild wrecked homes. Speaking to about 50 homeowners, officials and community leaders in a storm-battered Staten Island neighborhood, the mayor said the city is aiming to start rebuilding an ambitious 500 homes through its federally funded Build-It-Back program.
    Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled a sweeping report Thursday that examined New York City's recovery progress from Superstorm Sandy and promised to reform a much-maligned program that was supposed to rebuild wrecked homes. Speaking to about 50 homeowners, officials and community leaders in a storm-battered Staten Island neighborhood, the mayor said the city is aiming to start rebuilding an ambitious 500 homes through its federally funded Build-It-Back program.
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