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Birmingham private school assignment compares Barack Obama to monkeys

BIRMINGHAM, Mich. (FOX 2) - The Roeper School is the country's oldest K through 12 school for gifted children in the country. But the school is facing a wave of controversy after students were given an assignment titled 'an introduction to primates' and former President Barack Obama's photo was listed.

Detroit Tigers retired numbers

Here’s a look at all nine numbers retired by the Detroit Tigers. The Detroit Tigers have been notoriously stingy about retiring player numbers. In fact, nearly the only way to get a number retired was to have the player first enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame. This August,...

Tigers pitching prospect promoted to Double-A after stint with West Michigan

One of the Detroit Tigers’ promising pitching prospects moved up the professional baseball ladder this week, after a dominant stretch in High-A ball with the West Michigan Whitecaps. The Erie SeaWolves, the Tigers’ Double-A affiliate, announced Tuesday the addition of starting pitcher Wilmer Flores to the roster following a...

Detroit police: Mother of 2 killed in hit-and-run while walking to store

DETROIT – Police are looking for a driver accused of hitting and killing a mother of two Monday before fleeing the scene in Detroit. According to officials, at about 4:50 p.m. on May 16, a 32-year-old woman was walking in the median in the area of Dragoon and McMillan streets when a vehicle traveling southbound struck her. A pickup truck was captured on surveillance video swerving into the median and hitting the woman.

Michigan unemployment employee charged in $1.6 million fraud scheme

DETROIT (FOX 2) - A former Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency employee and two other women were charged this week in connection with a $1.6 million fraud scheme. According to federal authorities, Antonia Brown, age 47, of Detroit, was an Unemployment Insurance Examiner assigned to the Benefit Payment Control Unit. Her duties included reviewing, approving, and adjudicating various Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) and Unemployment Insurance Assistance (UIA) claims.

Michigan ban on candidacy by felons applies to Monica Conyers too, she learns

News flash: A disgraced former Detroit Council president isn't above the law. Wayne County's clerk confirms that fact, seemingly obvious to everyone but Monica Conyers and her lawyer. The Detroit Free Press shares the non-surprise about Conyers' filing to run for county executive in the Aug. 2 primary:. Clerk Cathy...

50-game winning streak worthy of No. 1 on high school baseball state rankings

Orchard Lake St. Mary’s has been locked in at No. 1 all season – and for good reason. The Eaglets became the fourth high school baseball program in state history to notch a 50-game winning streak this week, joining Muskegon from the 1940s, Grand Haven from the 1960s and the 2004-05 Homer squad that owns the record at 75 straight wins.

Detroit house fire leaves 1 dead, 1 hospitalized

DETROIT (FOX 2) - One person has died and another was injured in a house fire on Detroit's east side early Tuesday morning. Those living in the house at the time say they had to jump from the second story window to escape the blaze, which has encompassed much of the interior structure by the time crews arrived.

Here’s when you can expect rain as temperatures warm up around Metro Detroit

DETROIT – Rain moved in right on schedule Wednesday (May 18), and it will continue unabated until tonight. Temperatures overnight will remain nearly steady in the low-to-mid-50s (10 to 12 degrees Celsius – but cooler in the Thumb), with light east to southeast winds early tonight flipping around and blowing from the west later Wednesday.

Driver kills woman standing on median in hit and run on Livernois

DETROIT (FOX 2) - Detroit police are still searching for the driver after a woman was struck and killed Monday just before 5 p.m. A tire business nearby caught the crash on security cameras, showing the truck leave the road and strick the victim as she stood on the median.

Michigan COVID cases are on the rise: Is it time to mask up again?

Michigan COVID cases are on the rise again, and many residents are wondering: How serious is the current situation?. On Wednesday Michigan reported 29,267 new COVID cases and 78 deaths over the past week. Hospitals have never stopped using masks, and officials say it might be a good idea to...