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Shining Light Unsung Hero Award: Detroit PAL's Tim Richey

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Shining Light Unsung Hero Award: Detroit PAL's Tim Richey


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Northwestern professor, Oxford employee sought in stabbing death of Michigan man

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Acts of heroism saved countless lives at Vegas shooting
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Shining Light Unsung Hero Award: Detroit PAL's Tim Richey
Buy Photo. Tim Richey, chief executive officer of the Detroit Police Athletic League (PAL), will receive the 2017 Eleanor Josaitis Unsung Hero Award. The honor is part of the 11th annual Shining Light Regional Cooperation Awards sponsored by the Free Press and the Metropolitan Affairs Coalition, a group of business, labor and government leaders working for change in the region. The Unsung Hero Award is named for the late co-founder of Focus:HOPE, the civil and human rights organization whose goal is to eliminate racism and poverty   Read More ...
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Northwestern professor, Oxford employee sought in stabbing death of Michigan man
CHICAGO - Police are searching for a Northwestern University professor and a University of Oxford employee suspected in the stabbing death of a man and have alerted law enforcement agencies around the country that the pair should be considered armed and dangerous. Anthony Guglielmi, a Chicago police spokesman, said Wednesday that a Cook County judge issued first-degree murder warrants for Wyndham Lathem, 42, and Andrew Warren, 56, in the killing of Trenton Cornell-Duranleau   Read More ...
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Christian Keyes
Christian Keyes was born on July 24, 1975 in Detroit, Michigan. Later, his family shifted to Flint where he spent most of his childhood. As a youngster, Christian always wanted to pursue a career in the music industry. However, he did not get as many chances in the field of music as compared to acting. He finally decided to pursue a career in acting first, so that later, he could move to music   Read More ...
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State trooper once hailed as hero sentenced to jail
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Detroit police officer remembered as 'American hero'
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'Superhero' Detroit Sgt. Kenneth Steil's death mourned by hundreds
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MSU professor helps police crack smartphone fingerprint lock
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Presidents can't react in 140 characters, Michelle Obama tells Democrats
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8-Year-Old Michigan Boy Gets New Superhero-Themed Prosthetic Hand: 'I Got an Arm!'
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Turkish military engaged in attempted coup, prime minister says
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Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel remembered at private service
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Author, Nobel laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel dies at 87
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Legendary Tennessee coach Pat Summitt dies at 64
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Bill Cunningham, legendary fashion photographer, dies at 87
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Bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley dies at 89
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Motown drummer, R&B legend Jerome Teasley dies
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Bloomberg gift lures star professors to Johns Hopkins
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Legendary Michigan State hockey coach Ron Mason dies at 76
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10-year-old genius picks Trump to rise, Google to fall
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Gov. Rick Snyder makes list of world's most disappointing leaders
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