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2 armed open-carry advocates sentenced

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2 armed open-carry advocates sentenced

- Dearborn — Two men have been sentenced to jail or prison, months after they entered a Detroit-area police department with body armor and firearms. James Baker posted a video, saying he and Brandon Vreeland had been illegally stopped in February and felt the need to protect themselves as they visited the Dearborn police station to file a complaint. Baker, an Oakland County man, was sentenced to nine months in jail Friday for carrying a concealed weapon
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Michigan woman missing from Central Oregon eclipse festival

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Michigan woman missing from Central Oregon eclipse festival

- Crook County deputies are searching for a Michigan woman missing from a solar eclipse festival near Prineville. Valerie Kroes was last seen late Thursday night at the Symbiosis Gathering, said Vicky Ryan, Crook County emergency preparedness coordinator. Event security called the sheriff's office to report Kroes missing, and deputies launched an investigation, Ryan said. She said Kroes may be driving a rented Toyota Camry
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Podcast: Howes on Trump losing big business

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Podcast: Howes on Trump losing big business

- Detroit News Columnist Daniel Howes and Michigan Radio are partners in weekly essays examining what's hot in Michigan business and politics – and what it all means. This week, Howes says President Donald Trump’s rhetorical mishandling of the Charlottesville racial confrontation proved the final straw for the business leaders he carefully courted. That’s not good news for the White House, congressional Republicans or the prospects for tax and regulatory reform
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Tigers' Ausmus: 'We hit a brick wall' in Friday loss to Dodgers

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Tigers' Ausmus: 'We hit a brick wall' in Friday loss to Dodgers

- The Dodgers are 85-34 entering this three-game series with the Tigers. A look at the other nine teams with at least 85 wins in their first 119 games since 1901. Video by Ryan Ford, Detroit Free Press Wochit. The Dodgers came to town with all the pomp and circumstance of the best team that baseball has seen in quite some time
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Michigan's Wilton Speight-John O'Korn QB battle 'great for the team'

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Michigan's Wilton Speight-John O'Korn QB battle 'great for the team'

- Last season's U-M starting quarterback spoke with the media on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, in Ann Arbor. Video by Jeff Seidel/DFP Fierce competition between Speight, O'Korn has sparked a fire throughout the entire team Michigan's quarterback battle is close. Really close. With incumbent starter Wilton Speight trying to hold off veteran John O'Korn, the fierce competition has sparked a fire throughout the entire team
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Kathryn Bigelow wants Detroit to help end racial profiling

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Kathryn Bigelow wants Detroit to help end racial profiling

- Kathryn Bigelow hopes 'Detroit' will end "racial profiling". The 65-year-old filmmaker helmed the new movie based around the real life murders of three African American men during the 1960s race riots in the US city, and one of her main goals was to encourage viewers to start healthy debates about race issues. Speaking at a press conference for the film at London hotel Claridge's on Wednesday (16
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It's early, but Greg Robinson could solve Detroit Lions' problem at LT

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It's early, but Greg Robinson could solve Detroit Lions' problem at LT

- Insiders Stephen Holder and Dave Birkett discuss the Detroit Lions' preseason victory over the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, at Lucas Oil Stadium. When the Los Angeles Rams demoted Greg Robinson and shipped him out of town this spring, reports emerged that Robinson didn’t take football as serious as some of his other pursuits in life. But in the two months since, offensive line coach Ron Prince said the team’s presumptive Week 1 starter at left tackle has done nothing but work to get himself better as a player and student
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Los Angeles Dodgers crush Jordan Zimmermann, hold off Detroit Tigers

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Los Angeles Dodgers crush Jordan Zimmermann, hold off Detroit Tigers

- The Dodgers are 85-34 entering this three-game series with the Tigers. A look at the other nine teams with at least 85 wins in their first 119 games since 1901. Video by Ryan Ford, Detroit Free Press Wochit. Upton hits two solo shots, five Tigers collect multiple hits, but Dodgers pummel Zimmermann early and often The Los Angeles Dodgers came to town with all the pomp and circumstance of the best team that baseball has seen in quite some time
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Recruiting: Where will Kalon Gervin go? Next to sign with Michigan?

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Recruiting: Where will Kalon Gervin go? Next to sign with Michigan?

- We've ordered the best 125 prep football players in this state, here's a look at the top 15. Video by Kirkland Crawford/DFP Wochit. Sean Merriman is a recruiting aficionado who used to work for rivals.com and the Big Ten Network and now is with Intersport. Look for his mailbag every other week (with , too). If you have a recruiting question for Sean, email him at or
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West Michigan at forefront of Tigers' minors resurgence

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West Michigan at forefront of Tigers' minors resurgence

- Triple A Toledo hasn’t made the playoffs in a decade, and fortunes aren’t changing for the sub-.500 Mud Hens in 2017. Single A Lakeland has had offensive headaches for years and is still fighting realities there, although pitching has helped keep the Flying Tigers near breakeven. But elsewhere in the Tigers’ farm chain, life has gotten better and brighter, even if on a relative level
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3-year sentence recommended for engineer in Volkswagen emissions scandal

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3-year sentence recommended for engineer in Volkswagen emissions scandal

- Federal prosecutors are recommending a three-year prison sentence for a key engineer involved in the massive Volkswagen diesel emissions cheating scheme and cover-up. James Liang, who pleaded guilty in September in U.S. District Court in Detroit to conspiracy, could have received a sentence of up to five years based on the guidelines, but the government cited his "substantial assistance" in recommending a shorter prison sentence
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FCA cancels Illinois plant event with CEO, union exec

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FCA cancels Illinois plant event with CEO, union exec

- Buy Photo. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles canceled on Friday an Aug. 24 media event at its Belvidere, Illinois, plant at which CEO Sergio Marchionne was to have appeared with government and United Auto Workers officials, including Norwood Jewell, vice president of the UAW’s Fiat Chrysler unit. The event was intended to mark the beginning of production of the Jeep Cherokee, relocated from its previous home in Toledo, Ohio, following a $350 million retooling of the Belvidere plant northwest of Chicago
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Anibal Sanchez goes on 10-day DL, JaCoby Jones called up

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Anibal Sanchez goes on 10-day DL, JaCoby Jones called up

- Detroit — Another delivery from Triple A Toledo arrived Friday when the Tigers brought back outfielder JaCoby Jones and put pitcher Anibal Sanchez on the 10-day disabled list. Sanchez left Wednesday’s game against the Rangers in the third inning when his hamstring flared. The Tigers will not need a replacement starting pitcher until next weekend, Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said before Friday’s game against the Dodgers at Comerica Park
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Live blog: Detroit Tigers vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

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Live blog: Detroit Tigers vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

- The Tigers open a three-game interleague series with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Friday at Comerica Park. Detroit commences its six-game home stand having gone 2-8 in their last 10 games, which comes on the heels of a three-game sweep by the Rangers in Arlington, Texas. Tigers' pitching was riddled for 28 runs and 39 hits, including seven home runs in the Texas series
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Activists submit petitions to block taxpayer aid for new arena

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Activists submit petitions to block taxpayer aid for new arena

- Buy Photo. Detroit — After gathering more than 8,000 signatures, activists submitted final petition signatures on Friday seeking to overturn an ordinance City Council approved in June authorizing $34.5 million in public funding for the Pistons to move downtown. The signatures now go to City Clerk Janice Winfrey to be verified. Then, City Council can agree to repeal the ordinance or place it on the November ballot
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Asian carp found near Lake Michigan got past electric barriers

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Asian carp found near Lake Michigan got past electric barriers

- Several Michigan legislators have weighed in on the finding to say it should act as a "wake up call" to protective action for the Great Lakes. Todd Spangler, Detroit Free Press. TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — An adult Asian carp found in a Chicago waterway near Lake Michigan this summer began its life far downstream and apparently got around a series of electric barriers intended to keep the invasive species out of the Great Lakes, officials said Friday
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Letter: The people are the clients

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Letter: The people are the clients

- As a resident of Wayne County, I much appreciate The Tribune’s editorial of July 29 concerning the former Wayne County attorney. However, I believe that an essential element of American democracy was overlooked. LeEllen McCartney, like the commissioners and like everyone who is elected (up to and including the president of the United States), is hired and paid by the citizens of either the county, the state or the country
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  • Kathryn Bigelow wants Detroit to help end racial profiling
    Kathryn Bigelow wants Detroit to help end racial profiling

    , siouxcityjournal.com

    Kathryn Bigelow hopes 'Detroit' will end "racial profiling". The 65-year-old filmmaker helmed the new movie based around the real life murders of three African American men during the 1960s race riots in the US city, and one of her main goals was to encourage viewers to start healthy debates about race issues. Speaking at a press conference for the film at London hotel Claridge's on Wednesday (16
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Politics & Government

  • Podcast: Howes on Trump losing big business
    Podcast: Howes on Trump losing big business

    , detroitnews.com

    Detroit News Columnist Daniel Howes and Michigan Radio are partners in weekly essays examining what's hot in Michigan business and politics – and what it all means. This week, Howes says President Donald Trump’s rhetorical mishandling of the Charlottesville racial confrontation proved the final straw for the business leaders he carefully courted. That’s not good news for the White House, congressional Republicans or the prospects for tax and regulatory reform
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Sports

  • Kyra Jefferson blazing the track on collegiate circuit as NCAA champ
    Kyra Jefferson blazing the track on collegiate circuit as NCAA champ

    , freep.com

    As a young girl growing up in the Boston Edison Historic District on Detroit’s west side, Kyra Jefferson loved playing and running around with her cousins. She had no idea that hanging out with them would turn into a long, successful career, and a national championship. Now, not only is she a University of Florida graduate, but on June 10th, Jefferson became the 200-meter Women's NCAA Track Champion with a collegiate-record time of 22
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Business

  • Podcast: Howes on Trump losing big business
    Podcast: Howes on Trump losing big business

    , detroitnews.com

    Detroit News Columnist Daniel Howes and Michigan Radio are partners in weekly essays examining what's hot in Michigan business and politics – and what it all means. This week, Howes says President Donald Trump’s rhetorical mishandling of the Charlottesville racial confrontation proved the final straw for the business leaders he carefully courted. That’s not good news for the White House, congressional Republicans or the prospects for tax and regulatory reform
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Health

  • Mom of 5 on Life Support After Refusing Cancer Treatment to Save Unborn Child: ‘This Is What She Wants’ Husband Says
    Mom of 5 on Life Support After Refusing Cancer Treatment to Save Unborn Child: ‘This Is What She Wants’ Husband Says

    , people.com

    Pregnant and terminally ill, Carrie DeKlyen never feared death — but she was terrified of losing her baby. Now, the Michigan mother of five who was diagnosed with glioblastoma — an aggressive, rapidly growing malignant tumor that can affect the brain and spinal cord — lies in a “vegetative state” in a Michigan hospital, inching toward death so her unborn child can have a chance at life
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Family & Parenting

  • Detroit's high rate of shootings often scars innocent children
    Detroit's high rate of shootings often scars innocent children

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    Detroit resident Clinqute Lamar-Williams talks about her 10-year-old paraplegic daughter who was hit by a stray bullet while playing outside when she was 7-years-old. Ryan Garza/Detroit Free Press. Buy Photo. Detroit has one of the highest rates of fatal and nonfatal shootings in the country. The sheer number of shootings means that dozens of kids fall victim to nonfatal shootings. While the number of nonfatal shootings in the city has declined in recent years, Detroit still has one of the highest rates in the country compared to other large cities, according to data from the Major Cities Chiefs Association
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Society & Culture

  • Two injured in plane crash in New Kent County
    Two injured in plane crash in New Kent County

    , richmond.com

    A private aircraft crashed in a New Kent County field on Friday morning, according to the Virginia State Police. Around 11:15 a.m. Friday, the fixed-wing plane crash landed in a field off Liberty Hall Road and then struck a fence. It was carrying a pilot and one passenger, police said. One person was flown to VCU Medical Center for treatment of serious injuries
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Entertainment & Arts

  • Kathryn Bigelow wants Detroit to help end racial profiling
    Kathryn Bigelow wants Detroit to help end racial profiling

    , siouxcityjournal.com

    Kathryn Bigelow hopes 'Detroit' will end "racial profiling". The 65-year-old filmmaker helmed the new movie based around the real life murders of three African American men during the 1960s race riots in the US city, and one of her main goals was to encourage viewers to start healthy debates about race issues. Speaking at a press conference for the film at London hotel Claridge's on Wednesday (16
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Education

Farming

  • UM students grow, prepare and eat food from campus farm
    UM students grow, prepare and eat food from campus farm

    , detroitnews.com

    Ann Arbor — Students in University of Michigan dining halls this fall will eat fresh tomatoes, kale, peppers, cucumbers and a variety of other vegetables grown by their classmates at UM’s Campus Farm. After attaining USDA Good Agricultural Practices food safety certification in June, students from the farm made their first fresh produce delivery to Mosher Jordan dining hall last month, playing their own role in helping the university to its goal of buying 20 percent sustainably sourced food by 2025
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Travel & Recreation

  • CAIR offers tips on Muslim travel ban
    CAIR offers tips on Muslim travel ban

    , detroitnews.com

    The impact of the Trump administration’s travel ban on travelers from majority Muslim countries was the focus of a Friday town hall at a Detroit mosque hosted by the Council on American-Islamic Relations’ Michigan chapter. Just over a dozen community members gathered at the Islamic Center of Detroit on the city’s west side for the “Know Your Rights” informational session led by CAIR-MI Staff Attorney Amy Doukoure
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Law & Crime

  • 2 armed open-carry advocates sentenced
    2 armed open-carry advocates sentenced

    , detroitnews.com

    Dearborn — Two men have been sentenced to jail or prison, months after they entered a Detroit-area police department with body armor and firearms. James Baker posted a video, saying he and Brandon Vreeland had been illegally stopped in February and felt the need to protect themselves as they visited the Dearborn police station to file a complaint. Baker, an Oakland County man, was sentenced to nine months in jail Friday for carrying a concealed weapon
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Motoring

  • FCA cancels Illinois plant event with CEO, union exec
    FCA cancels Illinois plant event with CEO, union exec

    , detroitnews.com

    Buy Photo. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles canceled on Friday an Aug. 24 media event at its Belvidere, Illinois, plant at which CEO Sergio Marchionne was to have appeared with government and United Auto Workers officials, including Norwood Jewell, vice president of the UAW’s Fiat Chrysler unit. The event was intended to mark the beginning of production of the Jeep Cherokee, relocated from its previous home in Toledo, Ohio, following a $350 million retooling of the Belvidere plant northwest of Chicago
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Science & Nature

  • Letter: Water rule threatens farming
    Letter: Water rule threatens farming

    , detroitnews.com

    This month, the Michigan Farm Bureau is collecting signatures to get rid of the “Waters of the U.S.” rule for good. The WOTUS rule, which the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) originally published in 2015, would have allowed Washington bureaucrats the ability to regulate water almost anywhere it wanted, even down to the smallest puddle in your driveway. This flawed rule is an egregious attack on private property rights, threatening the farm community’s ability to tend their own land, address insect and disease pressure, expand their acreage and hire more farm workers
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Life & Style

  • Just for her: She Sheds
    Just for her: She Sheds

    , detroitnews.com

    Men can keep their man caves. More women are creating a space of their own in she sheds. These small outdoor structures are used for gardening, sewing, art, or just resting. Rhonda Diethelm calls her 208-square-foot shed in her yard in Sterling Heights a "she shed - he shed." She and her husband, Richard, both use it and Richard built it in 2006
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Media & Information

  • Why Michigan's budget will be in trouble soon
    Why Michigan's budget will be in trouble soon

    , freep.com

    Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about. Facebook Email Why Michigan's budget will be in trouble soon Detroit Free Press columnist Nancy Kaffer breaks down the state's looming budget crisis. Sent! Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed.
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