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Meteorologist Left Behind a 30-Page Suicide Note

After weeks of complications, Jessica Starr 'started to withdraw from life'

(Newser) - The family of a TV meteorologist who committed suicide after undergoing laser eye surgery says a series of videos found on her phone and a 30-page suicide note make clear her Dec. 12 suicide was linked to her Lasik SMILE surgery in October. "There was nothing else that we... More »

A Governor Wore a Blue Dress. It Somehow Became a Big Deal

Michigan's Gretchen Whitmer blasts TV station for giving oxygen to comments on her attire

(Newser) - Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer talked about infrastructure, drinking water, and LGBT rights during her State of the State address on Tuesday, but a good number of viewers were apparently hyperfocused on something else: the cobalt blue dress she was wearing. And, per the AP , a segment on Detroit TV station... More »

Cops Seize Black Woman's Car, Post Taunting Video

Detroit police chief James Craig slams 'racially insensitive' Snapchat post

(Newser) - "Bye, Felicia," the police officer says from the comfort of his patrol car as he watches a black woman walking home in freezing temperatures. That's not the worst of the video posted Tuesday to Snapchat by Detroit police officer Gary Steele, who is white. The phrases "... More »

ICE Set Up a Fake College. Then Came the Arrests

The 'University of Farmington' was used to nab recruiters of undocumented immigrants

(Newser) - A federal indictment unsealed Wednesday names eight suspects accused of "harboring aliens for profit"—and it was a phony university set up by Immigration and Customs Enforcement that nabbed them. NBC News reports on the fake "University of Farmington," which set up shop in 2015 near... More »

A Piece of Detroit's History Crumbles

Weather conditions, age thought to be behind Packard Plant bridge collapse

(Newser) - At 3pm on Wednesday, a 150-foot-long piece of Detroit history crumbled. The iconic Packard Plant bridge collapsed onto the street below, and it's believed the structure's age and recent temperature fluctuations were behind its undoing, reports the Detroit Free Press . The 35-foot-wide brick-and-concrete bridge was once a conduit... More »

Teen Shot in Own Home Wants GoFundMe to Help Her Move

'I have not felt safe while at home,' writes Myonna Lanton of Detroit

(Newser) - The family of a Detroit teen who was injured by gunfire that struck her home is looking to move—and they've taken to GoFundMe to assist in that effort. Myonna Lanton, 14, survived the Oct. 14 ordeal, in which someone shot at her house while she was watching TV... More »

Obama Has Been Fairly Quiet on Trump. Not on Friday

Former president blasts current one in Detroit, Milwaukee on Friday, never says Trump's name

(Newser) - Former President Barack Obama criticized President Trump's tenure in office Friday in fiery speeches in Milwaukee and Detroit that took aim at him and other Republicans for "making stuff up." The speeches, made during visits meant to urge people to vote for Democratic candidates in Michigan and... More »

Officials Make 'Horrific' Find at Funeral Home

Cantrell Funeral Home had already been shut down

(Newser) - Prepare yourself: Eleven dead infants have been found stored away in the ceiling of a shuttered Detroit funeral home, ABC News reports. Following an anonymous letter, officials discovered the remains Friday at Cantrell Funeral Home, which had already been closed for earlier violations. The remains were stored in a cardboard... More »

Cops Say Teen Girl Killed Fellow Student Over Boy

She may be charged with murder

(Newser) - A 17-year-old Michigan high school student could be facing a murder charge after she fatally stabbed a classmate Wednesday over a guy whom both had dated. The deadly clash between two "straight-A students" took place in a Fitzgerald High School classroom in suburban Detroit, Warren Police Commissioner William Dwyer... More »

Back-to-School Surprise for Detroit: Dry Water Fountains

Lead, copper prompt 106 Detroit schools to shut off water; kids will drink from water coolers

(Newser) - Some 50,000 Detroit public school students will start the school year Tuesday by drinking water from coolers, not fountains, after the discovery of elevated levels of lead or copper in the supply—the latest setback in a state already dealing with the consequences of contaminated tap water in Flint... More »

Man Charged in Go-Kart Crash That Killed 4-Year-Old Daughter

A 5-year-old sibling was injured

(Newser) - Prosecutors say a Detroit man has been formally charged with drunken driving and child abuse after he crashed a go-kart carrying his two daughters into a parked car, killing one of them, the AP reports. They said 29-year-old Ollante Arvell Young was arraigned Thursday and ordered held on a $100,... More »

Video Shows Cop Beating Restrained Woman in Hospital

The officer has been suspended pending an investigation

(Newser) - A Detroit police corporal has been suspended after cellphone video emerged showing him beating a naked, unarmed, and possibly mentally ill woman inside an emergency room as she was restrained, per the AP . The video posted on WJBK-TV 's website shows the male officer punching the woman about a... More »

600 Gallons of Gas Stolen in an Apparent Hack

Police looking for two suspects in Detroit who may have used remote device

(Newser) - Thieves were somehow able to hack into a gas pump in Detroit last month and steal 600 gallons of gas over a period of about 90 minutes right in the middle of the day. It's not clear exactly what happened at the Marathon station on June 23, but clerk... More »

Michael Jackson Avenue Causes Confusion in Detroit

King of Pop won't have a street named after him after all

(Newser) - It seems the late King of Pop won't get a street named after him in Motown, at least not at this point, the AP reports. The Detroit Free Press reported Wednesday that a ceremony planned for Friday for Michael Jackson Avenue has been cancelled. The newspaper says Jackson's... More »

'Pawfficer' Gets Sworn In

Michigan police will use it partly for therapeutic purposes

(Newser) - A suburban Detroit police department is giving another cat a chance to take the law into her own paws, the AP reports. A cat named "Pawfficer Donut" was sworn in Friday by a judge, a day after a cat named Badges was removed from the Troy Police Department due... More »

False Positive at US Airport Sparks Trouble for Canadian

Navdeep Bains accepted apology from US officials after he was asked to remove turban

(Newser) - The Trump administration has apologized to a Canadian cabinet minister who was repeatedly asked to remove his turban at a Detroit airport. Minister of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Navdeep Bains, who's religiously obligated to wear a turban as a Sikh, publicly discussed the April 2017 incident on Thursday,... More »

Detroit Station: No More Kanye

Hip-hop station launches boycott over slavery remarks

(Newser) - Slavery was not a choice—but playing the music of Kanye West is, and at least one radio station is choosing not to after his controversial remarks . Hosts Shay Shay and Bigg at Detroit's 105.1 The Bounce declared Thursday that they were boycotting West because of his statements... More »

White Homeowner Charged After Shooting at Black Teen

Brennan Walker, 14, says he needed directions in suburban Detroit

(Newser) - A black 14-year-old boy who got lost in a Detroit suburban neighborhood while trying to get to school was shot at by a white homeowner after knocking on a door to ask directions, prosecutors said Friday, citing home security video and the account of the boy. Jeffery Zeigler, a retired... More »

Grandmother Unloading AK-47 Shoots 3-Year-Old Girl

Bullet passed through floor of Detroit-area home

(Newser) - A 3-year-old girl has been wounded after an AK-47 assault rifle accidentally discharged as her grandmother was trying to unload the weapon inside a Detroit-area home, the AP reports. Warren police say the girl was shot Wednesday morning after the grandmother found the rifle in the home. According to WJBK,... More »

10 US Cities Plagued by Murder

St. Louis' murder rate is highest, with 59.8 murders for every 100,000 residents

(Newser) - It's not exactly an honor any US city wants to claim, but 10 of them have been dubbed the "murder capitals" of America, per 24/7 Wall St. The site, which notes a recent spike in murders (nearly 1,400 more across the nation in 2016 than in 2015),... More »

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