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Dog Eats Crack Cocaine Thrown Into Yard

Nipsey was saved after Detroit incident

(Newser) - Detroit police showed up to a house with a search warrant Wednesday, and the suspect threw a bag over the fence. That bag held crack cocaine, and a dog, Nipsey, was in the yard on the other side of the fence—and started eating the bag's contents. The dog'... More »

10 Healthiest, Most Unhealthy Cities in America

Head West for good health

(Newser) - Staying in shape and in a general state of wellness is (and should be) a priority for most—and where you live can have an effect on how you maintain your health. WalletHub looked at more than 170 of the most populated US cities across more than three dozen metrics,... More »

Test Corvette Hits the Streets, Only to Have Its Wheels Stolen

Preproduction Stingray found up on blocks in Detroit

(Newser) - The 2020 Corvette Stingray can go 194mph, but one found on a downtown Detroit street last week was going nowhere: The test vehicle was up on blocks, its wheels missing. It was parked near GM's headquarters, the Detroit News reports. A company spokesman said a police report has been... More »

As a House Burned, Firefighters Posed for a New Year's Selfie

Crews may face discipline for 'despicable' celebration

(Newser) - Firefighters took a moment from their work on New Year's Eve to pose for a celebratory selfie in front of a Detroit house being consumed by flames. The Facebook post caught the attention of the city's fire commissioner, among others, reports USA Today , which posted the photo. A... More »

Collapse of Contaminated Site Could Be Bad News

As if Detroit needed more bad news

(Newser) - Living downriver from the Detroit Dock? You might want to buy drinking water for a while. That's because part of the historic site—long tainted with uranium and other scary chemicals—fell into the Detroit River on Nov. 26, the Detroit Free Press reports. A load of big aggregate... More »

This Time, Author Thinks He Knows Where Hoffa Is Buried

FBI Is willing to search New Jersey landfill

(Newser) - Dan Moldea, who has investigated and written about the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa for decades, has watched police dig for Hoffa's body in six places. This time, he thinks he knows where the body of the former Teamsters boss is buried, the Free Press reports. "I've never... More »

Mom Sues Priest Over His Speech at Her Son's Funeral

Rev. Don LaCuesta said taking own life was 'against God'

(Newser) - The mother of a teen who died by suicide is suing the Archdiocese of Detroit over his funeral, claiming a Catholic priest chose that moment to debate whether or not 18-year-old Maison Hullibarger would get into heaven. "We couldn't believe what he was saying," the teen's... More »

Roger Penske Receives Medal of Freedom

Racing icon has been a success in business, as well

(Newser) - President Trump has awarded one of the nation's highest civilian honors to Roger Penske, a businessman and founder of one of the world's most successful motorsports teams. Penske received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in a White House ceremony Thursday. The president said Penske "built a team... More »

Cops Suspected a Serial Killer. They Say They've Got Him

Detroit police think Deangelo Martin may be behind deaths of 4 women

(Newser) - A prosecutor announced murder charges Wednesday against a 34-year-old man in the slayings of four women whose deaths Detroit police have characterized as the work of a serial killer. Deangelo Martin is charged with four counts of first-degree murder and four counts of felony murder in the killings of the... More »

'Jimmy Was Found Dead Today in Iraq'

Attorney says Jimmy Aldaoud, deported in June, was a diabetic with mental health issues

(Newser) - "Jimmy was found dead today in Iraq." That was the Facebook announcement Wednesday from immigration attorney Edward Bajoka, who revealed the fate of friend Jimmy Aldaoud, a Detroit man deported in June amid the Trump administration's immigration roundups. Aldaoud—who Bajoka says was a diabetic suffering from... More »

Woman Connected Illnesses to Her Husband's Coffee

Brian Kozlowski of Michigan sentenced after video showed poisoning

(Newser) - A woman living near Detroit noticed that the days she felt tired and ill coincided with the days her husband made her coffee. So she hid cameras in the kitchen. When she watched the video, she moved out. Brian Kozlowski, 46, pleaded guilty to poisoning his wife's coffee and... More »

City Workers Hurt in 'Absolute Embarrassment' of a Prank

2 Detroit municipal employees injured after someone put firecrackers under toilet seats

(Newser) - "Two things that don't mix—firecrackers and toilets." That's an understatement from FOX 2 after an apparent prank gone awry in Detroit resulted in injuries to two municipal employees. The Metro Times reports the General Services Department workers were hurt Wednesday after they used toilets in... More »

Festival's Race-Based Price Plan Leads Rapper to Quit

AfroFuture Fest is charging people of color half price

(Newser) - A Detroit arts and music festival has an unusual pricing plan that caused one artist to bail out in anger, Sky News reports. AfroFuture Fest, which is slated for August 3 and 4, will charge "people of color" less than "non-people of color." With a batch of... More »

The Best- and Worst-Run Cities in America

Nampa, Idaho, is No. 1, and Washington, DC, is last in WalletHub ranking

(Newser) - The best-run city in the US isn't exactly a household name. Nampa, Idaho, gets the honor in a new ranking from WalletHub . The site ranked 150 of the nation's largest cities (including Washington, DC) on a range of factors, including financial stability, education, health, safety, infrastructure, and pollution.... More »

Graffiti Artist Hired by Detroit Ends Up Arrested

Police say Sheefy McFly resisted them

(Newser) - Graffiti artist Sheefy McFly was working on a mural commissioned by the City of Detroit when two police officers, believing he was vandalizing a viaduct at the time, arrested him Wednesday. "When I tried to walk towards my bag" to get the permit the city had issued him, "... More »

Chief Says Neo-Nazis Wanted Another Charlottesville

Officers prevented violence at Detroit gay pride event, Chief James Craig says

(Newser) - Detroit's police chief says officers prevented violence by a neo-Nazi group that wanted to spark "Charlottesville No. 2" during a gay pride festival over the weekend, the AP reports. Chief James Craig said Monday that five people among about 15 white supremacists were legally carrying firearms while they... More »

Police Go Door-to-Door to Find Detroit's Serial Killer

Vacant buildings will be torn down or boarded up

(Newser) - With police fearing the city is dealing with a serial killer, Detroit officials have announced a door-to-door search for victims and information. "We are not going to let up," Police Chief James Craig said Friday, per the Detroit Free Press . "We are going to find this violent,... More »

First-Time Home Buyers Should Look Here

First American locates 10 most affordable cities for the group

(Newser) - Americans looking to buy their first home should consider the Midwest and South, according to insurance firm First American . The company uses its own calculations, saying "any affordability metric that includes existing homeowners is wildly misleading to first-time homebuyers" since the former group can already afford a home, per... More »

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 »

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