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  • FOXe Report: Recycled tires are turning into fashionable footwear

    FOXe Report: Recycled tires are turning into fashionable footwear

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 8:22 PM EDT2014-08-14 00:22:15 GMT
    Illegally dumped tires are getting a lot more mileage in some fashionable footwear. They're called "Detroit Treads."  Sandals made from recycled tires.
    Illegally dumped tires are getting a lot more mileage in some fashionable footwear. They're called "Detroit Treads."  Sandals made from recycled tires.
  • Flooding submerges cars, covers streets across Metro Detroit

    Flooding submerges cars, covers streets across Metro Detroit

    Monday, August 11 2014 10:36 PM EDT2014-08-12 02:36:00 GMT
    Floating cars, flooding basements, Madison Heights one of many suburban cities hit hard by Monday rains.
    Floating cars, flooding basements, Madison Heights one of many suburban cities hit hard by Monday rains.
  • Hayley Turner not abducted, charges possible

    Hayley Turner not abducted, charges possible

    Sunday, August 10 2014 11:26 PM EDT2014-08-11 03:26:29 GMT
    Monroe County teen Hayley Turner was not abducted. We just received this notice from the Monroe County Sheriff's Department: As a result of this afternoon's interview with the alleged victim, "it was determined that the incident did not take place, as originally reported."
    Monroe County teen Hayley Turner was not abducted. We just received this notice from the Monroe County Sheriff's Department: As a result of this afternoon's interview with the alleged victim, "it was determined that the incident did not take place, as originally reported."
  • Fox E report: Monroe wastewater plant gets $10.5 million upgrade

    Fox E report: Monroe wastewater plant gets $10.5 million upgrade

    Friday, August 8 2014 7:59 PM EDT2014-08-08 23:59:41 GMT
    The Monroe Wastewater Treatment Plant is getting a $10.5 million upgrade.
    The Monroe Wastewater Treatment Plant is getting a $10.5 million upgrade.
  • Cigarette thief caught on tape suspected of breaking into same store twice

    Cigarette thief caught on tape suspected of breaking into same store twice

    Friday, August 8 2014 12:17 AM EDT2014-08-08 04:17:28 GMT
    A brazen thief  is believed to have broken into the same store twice.
    A brazen thief  is believed to have broken into the same store twice.
  • Detroit mayor announces water bill collection plan

    Detroit mayor announces water bill collection plan

    Thursday, August 7 2014 6:40 PM EDT2014-08-07 22:40:50 GMT
    Detroit's mayor says the city will provide financial help for water customers in an effort to reduce mass service shutoffs that were the subject of protests and widespread criticism, including from the United Nations.
    Detroit's mayor says the city will provide financial help for water customers in an effort to reduce mass service shutoffs that were the subject of protests and widespread criticism, including from the United Nations.
  • Two men charged in fatal shooting of 8-year-old boy

    Two men charged in fatal shooting of 8-year-old boy

    Monday, August 4 2014 7:22 PM EDT2014-08-04 23:22:26 GMT
    Two Detroit men were arraigned in Wayne County Circuit Court in the fatal shooting of an 8-year-old boy on July 29.Calvin Mosby, 28, and Devaunte Starks, 17, were charged with first degree murder in the shooting of Jakari Pearson in the 680 block of East Street in Detroit.Mosby had previously dated Pearson's mother and allegedly has threatened her. At 1:20 a.m. Mosby, accompanied by Starks, went to the woman's home and shot Pearson. Neighbor Dana Boyd told Fox 2's Robin Schwartz that she can'...
    Two Detroit men were arraigned in Wayne County Circuit Court in the fatal shooting of an 8-year-old boy on July 29.Calvin Mosby, 28, and Devaunte Starks, 17, were charged with first degree murder in the shooting of Jakari Pearson in the 680 block of East Street in Detroit.Mosby had previously dated Pearson's mother and allegedly has threatened her. At 1:20 a.m. Mosby, accompanied by Starks, went to the woman's home and shot Pearson. Neighbor Dana Boyd told Fox 2's Robin Schwartz that she can'...
  • Detroit Water Dept. cuts deals, forgives debt

    Detroit Water Dept. cuts deals, forgives debt

    Sunday, August 3 2014 4:22 PM EDT2014-08-03 20:22:14 GMT
    Hundreds of people turned out at the Detroit Water Deptartment's Eastside Service Center Saturday to work out payment plans to avoid water shutoffs and in some cases get their water turned back on. The city is even forgiving some debt.
    Hundreds of people turned out at the Detroit Water Deptartment's Eastside Service Center Saturday to work out payment plans to avoid water shutoffs and in some cases get their water turned back on. The city is even forgiving some debt.
  • New DTE app lets users check their energy use

    New DTE app lets users check their energy use

    Friday, August 1 2014 7:59 PM EDT2014-08-01 23:59:24 GMT
    Joel Miller, a senior strategist with DTE Energy, gave us some insight -- on DTE insight. The new, free smart phone app helps customers see their energy use hour by hour -- or minute by minute."By studying your data and by looking around your home you can discover what things are using energy," Miller said. Then, you make choices -- replace appliances or physically turn off whatever's not needed -- or is wasting energy, and save money on your energy bill in the process."I think for a lot of u...
    Joel Miller, a senior strategist with DTE Energy, gave us some insight -- on DTE insight. The new, free smart phone app helps customers see their energy use hour by hour -- or minute by minute."By studying your data and by looking around your home you can discover what things are using energy," Miller said. Then, you make choices -- replace appliances or physically turn off whatever's not needed -- or is wasting energy, and save money on your energy bill in the process."I think for a lot of u...
  • Rescue mission offers second chance to those who need it most

    Rescue mission offers second chance to those who need it most

    Friday, August 1 2014 6:47 PM EDT2014-08-01 22:47:11 GMT
    Mark Jones whips up a quick house salad with bacon, and he does it with pride.Not long ago -- he was homeless and living in a shelter. Now, thanks to Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries -- he has big news to share."I just got hired in on the 21st," Jones said.A full time job cooking in the kitchen at Cornerstone Bistro in Highland Park. He completed a 12-week training program which includes passing the state certification exam. And the 48-year-old has plenty of specialties."I cook lasagne, gumb...
    Mark Jones whips up a quick house salad with bacon, and he does it with pride.Not long ago -- he was homeless and living in a shelter. Now, thanks to Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries -- he has big news to share."I just got hired in on the 21st," Jones said.A full time job cooking in the kitchen at Cornerstone Bistro in Highland Park. He completed a 12-week training program which includes passing the state certification exam. And the 48-year-old has plenty of specialties."I cook lasagne, gumb...
  • Detroit Police's 'Green Machine 40' stages crackdown of suspected drug houses

    Detroit Police's 'Green Machine 40' stages crackdown of suspected drug houses

    Thursday, July 31 2014 8:34 PM EDT2014-08-01 00:34:02 GMT
    Heavily armed members of the Detroit Police Special Response Team move in -- swarming this house on Tacoma with the state police helicopter overhead.This residence is believed to be a drug house where people were selling cocaine. No evidence and no arrests were found this time, but Detroit Police Chief James Craig says the message is loud and clear"We'll come back to this location and we'll send the owner a nice note and if we have to come back again we'll take it," said Craig. Elsewhere ther...
    Heavily armed members of the Detroit Police Special Response Team move in -- swarming this house on Tacoma with the state police helicopter overhead.This residence is believed to be a drug house where people were selling cocaine. No evidence and no arrests were found this time, but Detroit Police Chief James Craig says the message is loud and clear"We'll come back to this location and we'll send the owner a nice note and if we have to come back again we'll take it," said Craig. Elsewhere ther...
  • Vandals damage historic Detroit cemetery

    Vandals damage historic Detroit cemetery

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:38 PM EDT2014-07-26 02:38:55 GMT
    Police are looking for suspects after vandals disturb the peace at a historic Detroit cemetery. Someone broke into a mausoleum and made a mess with spray paint and ashes.
    Police are looking for suspects after vandals disturb the peace at a historic Detroit cemetery. Someone broke into a mausoleum and made a mess with spray paint and ashes.
  • 33 suspects arrested with ties to Latin Counts street gang

    33 suspects arrested with ties to Latin Counts street gang

    Friday, July 25 2014 8:10 PM EDT2014-07-26 00:10:22 GMT
    Right now, nearly three dozen violent criminals are off the streets. The U.S. Attorney says they have ties to the Latin Counts gang in southwest Detroit. Their arrests are part of a joint effort called Detroit One.
    Right now, nearly three dozen violent criminals are off the streets. The U.S. Attorney says they have ties to the Latin Counts gang in southwest Detroit. Their arrests are part of a joint effort called Detroit One.
  • Handmade furniture from Detroit reclaimed lumber

    Handmade furniture from Detroit reclaimed lumber

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 4:18 PM EDT2014-07-23 20:18:32 GMT
    A new brand of furniture is made with wood from deconstructed Detroit homes. The tables are now being sold at Gardner White Furniture stores.
    A new brand of furniture is made with wood from deconstructed Detroit homes. The tables are now being sold at Gardner White Furniture stores.
  • New Red Wings arena, entertainment district unveiled

    New Red Wings arena, entertainment district unveiled

    Monday, July 21 2014 12:24 AM EDT2014-07-21 04:24:59 GMT
    A huge investment in Hockeytown! Construction will soon get underway on a new $650 million Red Wings arena and entertainment district. We're getting our first look at the impressive plans projected to generate close to $2 billion and create thousands of jobs.
    A huge investment in Hockeytown! Construction will soon get underway on a new $650 million Red Wings arena and entertainment district. We're getting our first look at the impressive plans projected to generate close to $2 billion and create thousands of jobs.
  • DTE Energy Farm provides fresh food to local families in need

    DTE Energy Farm provides fresh food to local families in need

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-07-16 20:39:26 GMT
    DTE Energy has four community gardens using formerly vacant land under power lines. They've teamed up with Gleaner's Food Bank for all of the fresh fruits and veggies to be delivered to local people in need.
    DTE Energy has four community gardens using formerly vacant land under power lines. They've teamed up with Gleaner's Food Bank for all of the fresh fruits and veggies to be delivered to local people in need.
  • More protests in Vassar against proposal to house illegal immigrant children

    More protests in Vassar against proposal to house illegal immigrant children

    Monday, July 14 2014 8:29 PM EDT2014-07-15 00:29:02 GMT
    Illegal immigrant children could be on their way to  Michigan. It's believed these children will be housed in a building near Saginaw.
    Illegal immigrant children could be on their way to  Michigan. It's believed these children will be housed in a building near Saginaw.
  • Taylor girl's lemonade stand helps fight cancer

    Taylor girl's lemonade stand helps fight cancer

    Sunday, July 13 2014 8:44 PM EDT2014-07-14 00:44:06 GMT
    An 8 year old girl from Taylor is making a difference, using a lemonade stand to help raise money to battle childhood cancer. Sunday, she got closer to reaching her goal.
    An 8 year old girl from Taylor is making a difference, using a lemonade stand to help raise money to battle childhood cancer. Sunday, she got closer to reaching her goal.
  • Deconstructing Detroit: Old materials will be used for new projects

    Deconstructing Detroit: Old materials will be used for new projects

    Friday, July 11 2014 5:40 PM EDT2014-07-11 21:40:15 GMT
    The demolition of abandoned homes in Detroit will begin at a rapid pace in the coming weeks - but not everything will be thrown away.
    The demolition of abandoned homes in Detroit will begin at a rapid pace in the coming weeks - but not everything will be thrown away.
  • 2 more men to be sentenced in Detroit attack on motorist Steve Utash

    2 more men to be sentenced in Detroit attack on motorist Steve Utash

    Thursday, July 10 2014 9:53 AM EDT2014-07-10 13:53:59 GMT
    One man has been sentenced to prison and a second must serve probation for a mob attack on a Detroit-area motorist.
    One man has been sentenced to prison and a second must serve probation for a mob attack on a Detroit-area motorist.
  • Cass Community Social Services creating jobs with coaster project

    Cass Community Social Services creating jobs with coaster project

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 4:10 PM EDT2014-07-09 20:10:27 GMT
    Cass Community Social Services in Detroit is using reclaimed wood and scrap glass to make coaster sets and wooden holders.
    Cass Community Social Services in Detroit is using reclaimed wood and scrap glass to make coaster sets and wooden holders.
  • WXYZ TV meteorologist loses eye in fireworks mishap

    WXYZ TV meteorologist loses eye in fireworks mishap

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 7:54 AM EDT2014-07-08 11:54:27 GMT
    A meteorologist at a Detroit-area television station has lost the sight in his left eye after a fireworks accident in Iowa. WXYZ-TV says its chief meteorologist, Dave Rexroth, will undergo surgery on Wednesday that will begin the process of implanting a prosthetic eye.
    A meteorologist at a Detroit-area television station has lost the sight in his left eye after a fireworks accident in Iowa. WXYZ-TV says its chief meteorologist, Dave Rexroth, will undergo surgery on Wednesday that will begin the process of implanting a prosthetic eye.
  • FOXe: New exhibit documents Detroit River's comeback

    FOXe: New exhibit documents Detroit River's comeback

    Saturday, July 5 2014 10:50 PM EDT2014-07-06 02:50:42 GMT
    Our local waterways are among our greatest natural resources, but for nearly two centuries they were severely abused. Sewage, fertilizer and industrial waste were once dumped directly into the Detroit River. The Dossin Great Lakes Museum on Belle Isle is hosting a new exhibit about the river's comeback.
    Our local waterways are among our greatest natural resources, but for nearly two centuries they were severely abused. Sewage, fertilizer and industrial waste were once dumped directly into the Detroit River. The Dossin Great Lakes Museum on Belle Isle is hosting a new exhibit about the river's comeback.
  • Protests over water shut-offs in Detroit

    Protests over water shut-offs in Detroit

    Thursday, July 3 2014 9:08 PM EDT2014-07-04 01:08:34 GMT
    Protests continue over water shut-offs in Detroit. Several groups are appealing the United Nations to stop the city of Detroit from shutting off water to people who cannot afford to pay.Play the video to get the full report from Fox 2's Robin Schwartz.
    Protests continue over water shut-offs in Detroit. Several groups are appealing the United Nations to stop the city of Detroit from shutting off water to people who cannot afford to pay.Play the video to get the full report from Fox 2's Robin Schwartz.
  • Suspected serial Detroit arsonist in custody

    Suspected serial Detroit arsonist in custody

    Monday, June 30 2014 5:53 PM EDT2014-06-30 21:53:20 GMT
    Arson investigators say they have a dangerous suspect in custody that may have set hundreds of fires in Detroit over time.
    Arson investigators say they have a dangerous suspect in custody that may have set hundreds of fires in Detroit over time.
  • Vigil held at cat hoarder's home

    Vigil held at cat hoarder's home

    Sunday, June 29 2014 11:44 PM EDT2014-06-30 03:44:10 GMT
    It's a story you saw first on Fox 2. Dozens of cats, both living and dead, were removed from a Detroit home. Sunday, a vigil was held to urge the prosecutor to press charges.
    It's a story you saw first on Fox 2. Dozens of cats, both living and dead, were removed from a Detroit home. Sunday, a vigil was held to urge the prosecutor to press charges.
  • Woman arrested after breaching security at Fox 2 faces a felony

    Woman arrested after breaching security at Fox 2 faces a felony

    Saturday, June 28 2014 3:51 PM EDT2014-06-28 19:51:08 GMT
    A woman accused of breaching security at Fox 2 Thursday morning is now facing felony charges.
    A woman accused of breaching security at Fox 2 Thursday morning is now facing felony charges.
  • Protests amid more Detroit water shutoffs

    Protests amid more Detroit water shutoffs

    Friday, June 27 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-06-27 19:28:02 GMT
    Protesters made their voices heard Thursday on Randolph Street, insisting the city is violating human rights by shutting off water service to delinquent customers. At least 50,000 shutoff notices have been sent out in recent months.
    Protesters made their voices heard Thursday on Randolph Street, insisting the city is violating human rights by shutting off water service to delinquent customers. At least 50,000 shutoff notices have been sent out in recent months.
  • Semi-truck driver found in burned wreckage of truck in Detroit

    Semi-truck driver found in burned wreckage of truck in Detroit

    Friday, June 27 2014 10:35 AM EDT2014-06-27 14:35:08 GMT
    Detroit police are investigating after the body of a semi truck driver was found in the burned wreckage of a truck. Police are investigating if he was fatally shot before the truck was set on fire.
    Detroit police are investigating after the body of a semi truck driver was found in the burned wreckage of a truck. Police are investigating if he was fatally shot before the truck was set on fire.
  • FOXe: Why tomatoes could soon help make car parts

    FOXe: Why tomatoes could soon help make car parts

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 7:44 PM EDT2014-06-25 23:44:20 GMT
    Tomatoes are the main ingredient in ketchup, and in the future they could also be an ingredient in sustainable auto parts.
    Tomatoes are the main ingredient in ketchup, and in the future they could also be an ingredient in sustainable auto parts.
  • More dead cats recovered from animal rescuer's home

    More dead cats recovered from animal rescuer's home

    Monday, June 23 2014 5:26 PM EDT2014-06-23 21:26:27 GMT
    Dozens of cats were discovered in a home on Detroit's east side this weekend. Some were found living while others were found dead. Now, however, we're learning even more dead animals were inside the house than originally thought.
    Dozens of cats were discovered in a home on Detroit's east side this weekend. Some were found living while others were found dead. Now, however, we're learning even more dead animals were inside the house than originally thought.
  • Man released from prison, served for crime he didn't commit

    Man released from prison, served for crime he didn't commit

    Friday, June 20 2014 7:05 PM EDT2014-06-20 23:05:45 GMT
    A local man served almost seven years in prison for a crime he did not commit. Friday he was set free thanks to DNA technology and the hard work of some law students.
    A local man served almost seven years in prison for a crime he did not commit. Friday he was set free thanks to DNA technology and the hard work of some law students.
  • 11 suspicious fires on same Detroit street within hours

    11 suspicious fires on same Detroit street within hours

    Friday, June 20 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-06-20 21:52:14 GMT
    Detroit police are on the hunt for one or more arsonists after 11 suspicious fires happened on one street Friday morning.
    Detroit police are on the hunt for one or more arsonists after 11 suspicious fires happened on one street Friday morning.

  • FOXe: New federal plan aims to cut pollution

    FOXe: New federal plan aims to cut pollution

    Wednesday, June 18 2014 4:17 PM EDT2014-06-18 20:17:38 GMT
    A new federal plan to cut pollution from coal-fired power plants could have a big impact here in Michigan.
    A new federal plan to cut pollution from coal-fired power plants could have a big impact here in Michigan.
  • More U.S. troops will deploy to Iraq, Chaldean Americans fearful

    More U.S. troops will deploy to Iraq, Chaldean Americans fearful

    Monday, June 16 2014 10:19 PM EDT2014-06-17 02:19:27 GMT
    The United Nations moved 58 staff members out of Baghdad because of growing security concerns. Members of our local Chaldean community are equally worried.
    The United Nations moved 58 staff members out of Baghdad because of growing security concerns. Members of our local Chaldean community are equally worried.
  • Fundraiser for teen injured in golf cart accident

    Fundraiser for teen injured in golf cart accident

    Friday, June 13 2014 9:41 PM EDT2014-06-14 01:41:40 GMT
    A junior high school cheerleader critically injured in a golf cart accident is showing signs of progress.
    A junior high school cheerleader critically injured in a golf cart accident is showing signs of progress.
  • End water bottle confusion with earth-friendly H2O ID

    End water bottle confusion with earth-friendly H2O ID

    Wednesday, June 11 2014 3:37 PM EDT2014-06-11 19:37:07 GMT
    Is that your water bottle or mine? It's a nagging question that led to a colorful new business.
    Is that your water bottle or mine? It's a nagging question that led to a colorful new business.
  • Rally outside GM headquarters before annual shareholder's meeting

    Rally outside GM headquarters before annual shareholder's meeting

    Monday, June 9 2014 7:03 PM EDT2014-06-09 23:03:39 GMT
    They were small in numbers but their stories make a huge impact in the case against General Motors. Demonstrators and relatives who lost loved ones because of GM's ignition switch defect stood in the shadow of Detroit's Renaissance Center, GM world headquarters, with a message for shareholders.
    They were small in numbers but their stories make a huge impact in the case against General Motors. Demonstrators and relatives who lost loved ones because of GM's ignition switch defect stood in the shadow of Detroit's Renaissance Center, GM world headquarters, with a message for shareholders.
  • Plans in the works to change I-375 in downtown Detroit

    Plans in the works to change I-375 in downtown Detroit

    Monday, June 9 2014 6:40 PM EDT2014-06-09 22:40:10 GMT
    Your drive to Detroit could be changing. Six different plans are in the works to re-develop or possibly eliminate Interstate 375.
    Your drive to Detroit could be changing. Six different plans are in the works to re-develop or possibly eliminate Interstate 375.
  • Teen treks 40 miles carrying brother with cerebral palsy

    Teen treks 40 miles carrying brother with cerebral palsy

    Monday, June 9 2014 10:49 AM EDT2014-06-09 14:49:59 GMT
    A Michigan teenager and his little brother are celebrating after an incredible journey. Sunday, they completed a 40 mile, two day trek from Bedford Junior High near the Toledo border to the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
    A Michigan teenager and his little brother are celebrating after an incredible journey. Sunday, they completed a 40 mile, two day trek from Bedford Junior High near the Toledo border to the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
  • DPS students learn business skills on Lemonade Day

    DPS students learn business skills on Lemonade Day

    Friday, June 6 2014 7:51 PM EDT2014-06-06 23:51:48 GMT
    From scooping ice to counting the cash and every job in between, the students have learned countless hands-on lessons. Participants tell FOX 2's Robin Schwartz they helped with customer service, marketing and budgeting.
    From scooping ice to counting the cash and every job in between, the students have learned countless hands-on lessons. Participants tell FOX 2's Robin Schwartz they helped with customer service, marketing and budgeting.
  • Attorney says his client has been mistaken for a serial bank robber

    Attorney says his client has been mistaken for a serial bank robber

    Friday, June 6 2014 7:17 PM EDT2014-06-06 23:17:39 GMT
    As we've been reporting, the FBI is looking for a serial bank robbery suspect wanted for several crimes in local communities. Authorities say the case is still open, so a local attorney is wondering why his client is currently locked up for some of those robberies.
    As we've been reporting, the FBI is looking for a serial bank robbery suspect wanted for several crimes in local communities. Authorities say the case is still open, so a local attorney is wondering why his client is currently locked up for some of those robberies.
  • Students transform Chevy Malibu for EcoCAR 2 competition

    Students transform Chevy Malibu for EcoCAR 2 competition

    Wednesday, June 4 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-06-04 19:28:54 GMT
    A high-pressure competition is underway right now at the GM proving grounds in Milford.
    A high-pressure competition is underway right now at the GM proving grounds in Milford.
  • Paralyzed man wants his street fixed, says flooded potholes leave him stranded

    Paralyzed man wants his street fixed, says flooded potholes leave him stranded

    Tuesday, June 3 2014 10:49 PM EDT2014-06-04 02:49:55 GMT
    The brewing storms have a Warren man worried. He needs a motorized wheelchair to get around and says his street is so filled with potholes that flood every time it rains, leaving his stranded.
    The brewing storms have a Warren man worried. He needs a motorized wheelchair to get around and says his street is so filled with potholes that flood every time it rains, leaving his stranded.
  • Person of interest in custody after schoolgirls flashed

    Person of interest in custody after schoolgirls flashed

    Monday, June 2 2014 4:57 PM EDT2014-06-02 20:57:06 GMT
    Efforts continue to stop a flasher targeting school girls in Detroit. As of Monday morning, authorities have a person of interest in custody but his loved ones believe he should be released.
    Efforts continue to stop a flasher targeting school girls in Detroit. As of Monday morning, authorities have a person of interest in custody but his loved ones believe he should be released.
  • Volunteers lead aggressive campaign to solve crimes

    Volunteers lead aggressive campaign to solve crimes

    Saturday, May 31 2014 11:28 PM EDT2014-06-01 03:28:36 GMT
    Volunteers shouted with a megaphone and saturated a Detroit neighborhood with Crime Stoppers flyers Saturday as part of an aggressive campaign to fight and solve crimes
    Volunteers shouted with a megaphone and saturated a Detroit neighborhood with Crime Stoppers flyers Saturday as part of an aggressive campaign to fight and solve crimes
  • Special needs mentors celebrated at awards ceremony

    Special needs mentors celebrated at awards ceremony

    Friday, May 30 2014 5:44 PM EDT2014-05-30 21:44:47 GMT
    In a sea of the end of school year awards ceremonies this one stands out. Students and staff members gathered Friday for the first ever mentor celebration honoring special needs mentors who work with and help teach younger students at their school.
    In a sea of the end of school year awards ceremonies this one stands out. Students and staff members gathered Friday for the first ever mentor celebration honoring special needs mentors who work with and help teach younger students at their school.
  • Detroit Wick turning recycled bottles into specialty candles

    Detroit Wick turning recycled bottles into specialty candles

    Wednesday, May 28 2014 9:14 PM EDT2014-05-29 01:14:02 GMT
    These bottles may be empty but the party's just getting started for the people behind Detroit Wick. The company creates a unique and clever recycled glass holder for custom-scented candles.
    These bottles may be empty but the party's just getting started for the people behind Detroit Wick. The company creates a unique and clever recycled glass holder for custom-scented candles.
  • Suspect in custody after child critically injured in hit-and-run

    Suspect in custody after child critically injured in hit-and-run

    Friday, May 23 2014 6:25 PM EDT2014-05-23 22:25:37 GMT
    A suspect is in custody after a child was critically injured in a hit-and-run earlier this week, according to Detroit police.
    A suspect is in custody after a child was critically injured in a hit-and-run earlier this week, according to Detroit police.
  • 80-year-old agave plant to bloom in Ann Arbor

    80-year-old agave plant to bloom in Ann Arbor

    Wednesday, May 21 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-05-21 19:55:39 GMT
    Spring flowers are blooming across metro Detroit right now, but the granddaddy of them all is in Ann Arbor.
    Spring flowers are blooming across metro Detroit right now, but the granddaddy of them all is in Ann Arbor.
  • Volunteers help plant 15,000 trees in Detroit

    Volunteers help plant 15,000 trees in Detroit

    Saturday, May 17 2014 9:28 PM EDT2014-05-18 01:28:34 GMT
    It was a tree planting marathon Saturday on Detroit's east side. 15,000 trees found a new home in the city and volunteers helped plant them all in two hours flat.
    It was a tree planting marathon Saturday on Detroit's east side. 15,000 trees found a new home in the city and volunteers helped plant them all in two hours flat.
  • Homecoming celebration planned for 'Idol' finalist Jena Irene

    Homecoming celebration planned for 'Idol' finalist Jena Irene

    Wednesday, May 14 2014 8:50 PM EDT2014-05-15 00:50:30 GMT
    It's down to three on 'American Idol.' America said goodbye to Jessica Meuse Thursday night, leaving Caleb Johnson, Alex Preston and Farmington Hills native Jena Irene to battle for the title on the FOX singing competition.
    It's down to three on 'American Idol.' America said goodbye to Jessica Meuse Thursday night, leaving Caleb Johnson, Alex Preston and Farmington Hills native Jena Irene to battle for the title on the FOX singing competition.
  • Detroit 4th graders visit birdwatching hot spot

    Detroit 4th graders visit birdwatching hot spot

    Wednesday, May 14 2014 6:49 PM EDT2014-05-14 22:49:18 GMT
    The biggest week in American birdwatching is underway, and an area about 90 minutes south of metro Detroit is one of the country's hot spots.
    The biggest week in American birdwatching is underway, and an area about 90 minutes south of metro Detroit is one of the country's hot spots.
  • Four girls injured in golf cart accident

    Four girls injured in golf cart accident

    Tuesday, May 13 2014 8:34 PM EDT2014-05-14 00:34:17 GMT
    A 13-year-old junior high school cheerleader from Melvindale is in critical condition after an accident involving a golf cart and a Jeep. Marissa Campbell is one of four girls who were riding in the golf cart at the time of the accident. 
    A 13-year-old junior high school cheerleader from Melvindale is in critical condition after an accident involving a golf cart and a Jeep. Marissa Campbell is one of four girls who were riding in the golf cart at the time of the accident. 
  • Silverdome 'seat sale' underway

    Silverdome 'seat sale' underway

    Monday, May 12 2014 12:20 AM EDT2014-05-12 04:20:17 GMT
    The former home of the Detroit Lions in Pontiac has seen better days. Parts of the Silverdome are being sold or auctioned off. Right now, there's a seat sale underway.
    The former home of the Detroit Lions in Pontiac has seen better days. Parts of the Silverdome are being sold or auctioned off. Right now, there's a seat sale underway.
  • Remembering Mom this Mother's Day

    Remembering Mom this Mother's Day

    Friday, May 9 2014 7:23 PM EDT2014-05-09 23:23:48 GMT
    This weekend is a special time for women everywhere. Sunday, May 11 is Mother's Day.
    This weekend is a special time for women everywhere. Sunday, May 11 is Mother's Day.
  • Paw Pods offers eco-friendly burial option for pets

    Paw Pods offers eco-friendly burial option for pets

    Wednesday, May 7 2014 4:03 PM EDT2014-05-07 20:03:57 GMT
    Losing a pet is tough and can sometimes leave pet owners struggling with what to do once the animal dies. A local company is offering a unique, environmentally friendly option for burial.
    Losing a pet is tough and can sometimes leave pet owners struggling with what to do once the animal dies. A local company is offering a unique, environmentally friendly option for burial.
  • 4 charged after attorney shot in Bloomfield Hills

    4 charged after attorney shot in Bloomfield Hills

    Tuesday, May 6 2014 2:13 AM EDT2014-05-06 06:13:58 GMT
    Four Sterling Heights residents have been charged after the shooting of a lawyer from Bloomfield Hills.
    Four Sterling Heights residents have been charged after the shooting of a lawyer from Bloomfield Hills.
  • Motor City Makeover gets underway

    Motor City Makeover gets underway

    Saturday, May 3 2014 11:19 PM EDT2014-05-04 03:19:08 GMT
    Volunteers are helping to transform Detroit, one neighborhood at a time. Saturday was the first in a series of cleanup efforts as part of  the annual 'Motor City Makeover.' Cleanups continue May 10 and May 17. 
    Volunteers are helping to transform Detroit, one neighborhood at a time. Saturday was the first in a series of cleanup efforts as part of  the annual 'Motor City Makeover.' Cleanups continue May 10 and May 17. 
  • Man sought after attempted sexual assault of U-M student

    Man sought after attempted sexual assault of U-M student

    Friday, May 2 2014 6:10 PM EDT2014-05-02 22:10:14 GMT
    Police in Ann Arbor are asking the public's help identifying a man who may have been involved with an attempted sexual assault.
    Police in Ann Arbor are asking the public's help identifying a man who may have been involved with an attempted sexual assault.
  • Groups unhappy with Mary Barra as U-M commencement speaker

    Groups unhappy with Mary Barra as U-M commencement speaker

    Friday, May 2 2014 5:34 PM EDT2014-05-02 21:34:25 GMT
    The CEO at General Motors, Mary Barra, will be the commencement speaker at University of Michigan's commencement ceremony this Saturday, but she may not get the warmest welcome from some.
    The CEO at General Motors, Mary Barra, will be the commencement speaker at University of Michigan's commencement ceremony this Saturday, but she may not get the warmest welcome from some.
  • Earth-friendly massage clinic founded in Mich. growing nationwide

    Earth-friendly massage clinic founded in Mich. growing nationwide

    Wednesday, April 30 2014 4:25 PM EDT2014-04-30 20:25:25 GMT
    Getting a massage can have multiple benefits, from stress relief to improved concentration. But, massages at a franchise founded in metro Detroit are even beneficial to the environment.
    Getting a massage can have multiple benefits, from stress relief to improved concentration. But, massages at a franchise founded in metro Detroit are even beneficial to the environment.
  • Police: Body of newborn found in shallow grave

    Police: Body of newborn found in shallow grave

    Monday, April 28 2014 6:12 PM EDT2014-04-28 22:12:23 GMT
    Police say the body of a newborn has been found in a shallow grave in St. Clair County by a person doing yard work.
    Police say the body of a newborn has been found in a shallow grave in St. Clair County by a person doing yard work.
  • 'MI Earth Day Fest' April 25 - 27

    'MI Earth Day Fest' April 25 - 27

    Friday, April 25 2014 7:28 PM EDT2014-04-25 23:28:02 GMT
    The 9th annual 'MI Earth Day Fest' happens in downtown Rochester April 25 - 27. The festival is one of the largest Earth Day celebrations in the world.
    The 9th annual 'MI Earth Day Fest' happens in downtown Rochester April 25 - 27. The festival is one of the largest Earth Day celebrations in the world.
  • 3-year-old hospitalized after dog attack

    3-year-old hospitalized after dog attack

    Friday, April 25 2014 5:19 PM EDT2014-04-25 21:19:53 GMT
    Police say a 3-year-old child was attacked by a pitbull Thursday evening in Pontiac.
    Police say a 3-year-old child was attacked by a pitbull Thursday evening in Pontiac.
  • Mother found dead inside Detroit home, baby found dehydrated in crib

    Mother found dead inside Detroit home, baby found dehydrated in crib

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 7:26 PM EDT2014-04-22 23:26:18 GMT
    A Detroit mother was found dead inside her home. Her 8-month-old daughter was also found dehydrated in her crib, and listed in critical condition at a hospital.
    A Detroit mother was found dead inside her home. Her 8-month-old daughter was also found dehydrated in her crib, and listed in critical condition at a hospital.
  • Mich. elementary school in the running to win new playground

    Mich. elementary school in the running to win new playground

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 4:37 PM EDT2014-04-22 20:37:44 GMT
    On this Earth Day, one Michigan school is thinking green in more ways than one.
    On this Earth Day, one Michigan school is thinking green in more ways than one.
  • FOXe: DPS students celebrate Earth Day learning about recycling

    FOXe: DPS students celebrate Earth Day learning about recycling

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 4:29 PM EDT2014-04-22 20:29:19 GMT
    Hundreds of students at Detroit Public schools celebrate Earth Day with a special focus on recycling.
    Hundreds of students at Detroit Public schools celebrate Earth Day with a special focus on recycling.
  • Documents show GM delayed recall of Saturn Ion

    Documents show GM delayed recall of Saturn Ion

    Sunday, April 20 2014 7:39 PM EDT2014-04-20 23:39:37 GMT
    Government documents show General Motors waited years to recall nearly 335,000 Saturn Ions for power steering failures despite getting thousands of consumer complaints and warranty repair claims. The documents, posted on the NHTSA's website Saturday, show yet another delay by GM in recalling unsafe vehicles.
    Government documents show General Motors waited years to recall nearly 335,000 Saturn Ions for power steering failures despite getting thousands of consumer complaints and warranty repair claims. The documents, posted on the NHTSA's website Saturday, show yet another delay by GM in recalling unsafe vehicles.
  • Judge sentences man whose daughter died in raid

    Judge sentences man whose daughter died in raid

    Friday, April 18 2014 6:12 PM EDT2014-04-18 22:12:36 GMT
    A Detroit man whose daughter was accidentally killed by police during a raid has been sentenced to 40 to 60 years in prison for second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of a teenager.
    A Detroit man whose daughter was accidentally killed by police during a raid has been sentenced to 40 to 60 years in prison for second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of a teenager.
  • FOXe report: Smart meter concerns

    FOXe report: Smart meter concerns

    Thursday, April 17 2014 10:53 AM EDT2014-04-17 14:53:23 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • Online petition asks prosecutor to re-open Adaisha Miller case

    Online petition asks prosecutor to re-open Adaisha Miller case

    Sunday, April 13 2014 12:47 AM EDT2014-04-13 04:47:53 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • Child-porn charges considered after high schooler's sexually explicit video spread around school

    Child-porn charges considered after high schooler's sexually explicit video spread around school

    Friday, April 11 2014 5:59 PM EDT2014-04-11 21:59:09 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • McBride's family release birthday balloons outside shooter's house

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

    Friday, April 11 2014 5:38 PM EDT2014-04-11 21:38:53 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • Eastpointe man's GM car recalled 3 separate times

    Eastpointe man's GM car recalled 3 separate times

    Friday, April 4 2014 6:38 PM EDT2014-04-04 22:38:38 GMT
    An Easpointe man is calling for General Motors to fix his vehicle after he has received three separate recall notices.
    An Easpointe man is calling for General Motors to fix his vehicle after he has received three separate recall notices.
  • Crane falls at Detroit-area steel facility; 1 dead

    Crane falls at Detroit-area steel facility; 1 dead

    Friday, April 4 2014 4:48 PM EDT2014-04-04 20:48:33 GMT
    Police say a worker has died after a crane fell at a U.S. Steel facility in Ecorse. Police in Ecorse say the accident happened about 5:45 a.m. Friday at the Great Lakes Steel facility. No other injuries are reported.
    Police say a worker has died after a crane fell at a U.S. Steel facility in Ecorse. Police in Ecorse say the accident happened about 5:45 a.m. Friday at the Great Lakes Steel facility. No other injuries are reported.
  • Detroit to host 2015 Shell Eco-marathon

    Detroit to host 2015 Shell Eco-marathon

    Thursday, April 3 2014 4:50 PM EDT2014-04-03 20:50:39 GMT
    Local high school and college students will compete in Houston after having built super-mileage vehicles, which can travel hundreds of miles on a single gallon of gas. But next year, the Shell Eco-marathon is coming to Detroit.
    Local high school and college students will compete in Houston after having built super-mileage vehicles, which can travel hundreds of miles on a single gallon of gas. But next year, the Shell Eco-marathon is coming to Detroit.
  • Baseball bleachers taken down after ruling that girls softball team's seats must be equal

    Baseball bleachers taken down after ruling that girls softball team's seats must be equal

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 12:46 PM EDT2014-04-02 16:46:01 GMT
    A group of parents raised money for a raised seating deck by the field, as it was hard to see the games through a chain-link fence. The parents even did the installation themselves, and also paid for a new scoreboard.
    A group of parents raised money for a raised seating deck by the field, as it was hard to see the games through a chain-link fence. The parents even did the installation themselves, and also paid for a new scoreboard.
  • Vigil for held for murder victim Brittany Brown

    Vigil for held for murder victim Brittany Brown

    Sunday, March 30 2014 11:49 PM EDT2014-03-31 03:49:57 GMT
    Police are still searching for the cowardly killer who tied up a young woman and set her body on fire. A vigil was held Sunday for the family of Brittany Brown and her mother was there.
    Police are still searching for the cowardly killer who tied up a young woman and set her body on fire. A vigil was held Sunday for the family of Brittany Brown and her mother was there.
  • Young hockey player loses mother to cancer, benefit held

    Young hockey player loses mother to cancer, benefit held

    Sunday, March 30 2014 9:31 AM EDT2014-03-30 13:31:09 GMT
    An open skate was held Saturday and Arctic Edge ice arena was packed with warmth during a benefit for the Demaggio family. Earlier this month, Carri Demaggio, the mother of a young hockey player, lost a 7-year battle with breast cancer.
    An open skate was held Saturday and Arctic Edge ice arena was packed with warmth during a benefit for the Demaggio family. Earlier this month, Carri Demaggio, the mother of a young hockey player, lost a 7-year battle with breast cancer.
  • Need help in Detroit? Look for a 'Project Lighthouse' sticker, green light

    Need help in Detroit? Look for a 'Project Lighthouse' sticker, green light

    Friday, March 28 2014 9:57 PM EDT2014-03-29 01:57:52 GMT
    The Detroit Police Department announced Friday more businesses are joining Project Lighthouse, a neighborhood watch program of sorts.
    The Detroit Police Department announced Friday more businesses are joining Project Lighthouse, a neighborhood watch program of sorts.
  • Business security cams catch phony heating guy's stealing spree

    Business security cams catch phony heating guy's stealing spree

    Friday, March 28 2014 9:55 PM EDT2014-03-29 01:55:35 GMT
    The alleged stealing spree of a man passing as a heating and cooling expert was caught on surveillance video at one of Detroit's most high-tech businesses.
    The alleged stealing spree of a man passing as a heating and cooling expert was caught on surveillance video at one of Detroit's most high-tech businesses.
  • Lawmakers: Give benefits to same-sex newlyweds

    Lawmakers: Give benefits to same-sex newlyweds

    Thursday, March 27 2014 5:09 PM EDT2014-03-27 21:09:09 GMT
    Six Democrats in Michigan's congressional delegation are asking U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to recognize more than 300 same-sex marriages performed last weekend.
    Six Democrats in Michigan's congressional delegation are asking U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to recognize more than 300 same-sex marriages performed last weekend.
  • Nanny snaps pics of hit-and-run driver in Troy

    Nanny snaps pics of hit-and-run driver in Troy

    Monday, March 24 2014 7:24 PM EDT2014-03-24 23:24:09 GMT
    A local nanny says she was the victim of a hit-and-run while caring for her employer's 10-month-old baby. The nanny thought fast, though, and snapped some pictures.
    A local nanny says she was the victim of a hit-and-run while caring for her employer's 10-month-old baby. She says the woman who hit her stopped, but took off before police arrived. The nanny thought fast, though, and snapped some pictures.
  • Same sex couples rush to marry before federal stay

    Same sex couples rush to marry before federal stay

    Saturday, March 22 2014 9:19 PM EDT2014-03-23 01:19:35 GMT
    Hundreds of same sex couples tied the knot Saturday in Michigan before the federal stay was issued, halting gay marriages.
    Hundreds of same sex couples tied the knot Saturday before the federal stay was issued, halting gay marriages. In Oakland County alone, 142 gay marriage licenses were issued and 82 weddings took place.
  • Covington students to purchase tractors for Zambia

    Covington students to purchase tractors for Zambia

    Saturday, March 22 2014 4:28 PM EDT2014-03-22 20:28:01 GMT
    A thrilling surprise for students at Covington School in the Birmingham school district. They received a $10,000 matching donation from Microsoft and Skype to help purchase tractors for people in Zambia.
    A thrilling surprise for students at Covington School in the Birmingham school district. They've been raising money to purchase tractors and water pumps for people in Zambia. Friday, they received a $10,000 matching donation from Microsoft and Skype to accomplish their goal.
  • GM to recall 1.5M vehicles after Barra orders stepped-up review

    GM to recall 1.5M vehicles after Barra orders stepped-up review

    Tuesday, March 18 2014 7:31 AM EDT2014-03-18 11:31:01 GMT
    General Motors issued a new recall of 1.5 million vehicles Monday, part of an effort to assure buyers that it's moving faster to fix safety defects in its cars and trucks.
    General Motors issued a new recall of 1.5 million vehicles Monday, part of an effort to assure buyers that it's moving faster to fix safety defects in its cars and trucks.
  • 90-year-olds boiling snow after spending weeks without water

    90-year-olds boiling snow after spending weeks without water

    Monday, March 17 2014 10:31 PM EDT2014-03-18 02:31:20 GMT
    An elderly couple in Lincoln Park is forced to take drastic measures just to get fresh water inside their home.
    An elderly couple in Lincoln Park is forced to take drastic measures just to get fresh water inside their home.
  • Metro Detroiters go bald for a beautiful cause

    Metro Detroiters go bald for a beautiful cause

    Saturday, March 15 2014 9:14 PM EDT2014-03-16 01:14:59 GMT
    Hundreds of Metro Detroiters are sporting a drastic, new look and they're proud! Men, women and children had their heads shaved in Romeo on Saturday to raise money for childhood cancer research.
    Hundreds of Metro Detroiters are sporting a drastic, new look and they're proud! Men, women and children had their heads shaved in Romeo on Saturday to raise money for childhood cancer research.
  • Police: Man dead at Selfridge was disoriented in cold

    Police: Man dead at Selfridge was disoriented in cold

    Friday, March 14 2014 5:35 PM EDT2014-03-14 21:35:54 GMT
    State police say a man found dead at Selfridge Air National Guard Base apparently became disoriented in the cold and succumbed to the elements.
    State police say a man found dead at Selfridge Air National Guard Base apparently became disoriented in the cold and succumbed to the elements.
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    Robin Schwartz

    Saturday, August 31 2013 11:18 PM EDT2013-09-01 03:18:59 GMT
    I have the best of both worlds -- co-anchoring FOX 2 News at 6 and 10 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday nights with Ron Savage and reporting during the week. My schedule allows me to do all of the things I enjoy
    I have the best of both worlds -- co-anchoring FOX 2 News at 6 and 10 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday nights with Ron Savage and reporting during the week. My schedule allows me to do all of the things I enjoy
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