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Two arrested for Eagle Rock Reservation murder

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura announced May 11 that two men have been arrested and charged with the murder of Kelsey Steels, 31, of Bronx, N.Y., who was found dead from a gunshot wound at Eagle Rock Reservation in West Orange.

How a push for equity turned Detroit into a dead zone for legal weed

DETROIT — When Michigan legalized recreational marijuana, Detroit’s leaders set out to ensure that the city’s residents could share in the profits. They passed one of the nation’s most ambitious “social equity” laws, intended to help the Black and Hispanic communities that paid the steepest price from the war on drugs participate in the lucrative industry.

Crash claims life of motorcyclist in Brighton Township

A 56-year-old Fenton man on a 2011 Harley Davison motorcycle was killed on Kensington Road at I-96 on Friday by a vehicle attempting a U-turn. According to a release from the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office, a 50-year-old Milford man driving a 2016 Ford Fusion with a 21-year-old Highland man as a passenger was southbound on Kensington Road at about 5:14 p.m. Friday, May 13. Kensington Road was closed north of I-96, so the driver pulled off the road to check for directions; the driver then attempted to make a U-turn when his vehicle struck the motorcycle.

Only 1 NFL Team Doesn't Have A Primetime Game This Season

On Thursday, the NFL officially released its schedule for the 2022 season. Fans quickly noticed that one team doesn't have a primetime game scheduled for this fall. The Detroit Lions will play the majority of their games next season at 1 p.m. ET. They'll play in the early afternoon window on Thanksgiving, but that isn't considered a primetime game.

Orchard Lake police on Polish Country Fair cancellation: Don't blame us

There's no Polish Country Fair this Memorial Day weekend, and if you are upset, Orchard Lake police want you to know: Don't blame us, we're not the reason why it was canceled. "I think it's very simple," Orchard Lake Police Chief William Nicholson told the Free Press on Friday. "The school made a decision to not go forward with the fair anymore, and I think people think there is more to it and they are trying to make a story that is just not there."

Bookstock returns to area after 2-year absence

After a two-year absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Bookstock is making its return this week to Laurel Park Place in Livonia. This year’s event is better than ever simply because it has been put on hold for the past two years. As you can imagine, everyone during quarantine...

Dexter Boys Third, Girls Fifth at SEC Red Track and Field Finals

The Dexter Boys & Girls Track and Field competed in the SEC Red Conference Championships Friday at Ypsilanti Lincoln High School. In their first year as members of the Red Division, the Dexter Boys finished the meet in 3rd place with 109 points, while the girls took 5th with 69.5. Saline Boys won with 134, and Ann Arbor Pioneer girls won with 147.

Scattered storms convert to widespread storms Sunday night and into Monday

DETROIT – Welcome to Sunday evening, Motown. Isolated showers and storms become scattered showers and storms this evening. Widespread showers and thunderstorms arrive tonight and early Monday morning. It becomes cooler overnight with lower temperatures the beginning of this week. Here is your storm timeline:. Until 10 p.m. -...

Flower Day returns with a bang at the Eastern Market after 2-year pause

It was one of the hottest days of the year so far and yet Detroit's Eastern Market was packed with hundreds of people Sunday. Despite the mid-80-degree heat, wagon-bearing shoppers cast keen eyes on the dozens of stalls stocked with flowers and vegetables, determined to spot the best price and most promising bloom. It was the return of one of the market's favorite events, Flower Day, and people came prepared.

Buffalo Bills 2022 schedule: Game-by-game predictions for every game

The 2022 schedule has officially been released for the Buffalo Bills and there is plenty of marquee matchups for this upcoming season. The Bills will open the season against the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday Night Football in the very first game of the season. They will have four more...

Eastern Market’s Flower Day returns to Detroit after two-year hiatus

DETROIT – Wherever you fall on the green thumb spectrum, there’s a flower or plant with your name on it. Eastern Market’s Flower Day has returned after being on hiatus because of the pandemic. Families and flower lovers from all over the Metro Detroit area got to the Eastern Market sheds early to celebrate spring.