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Charges sought for Amazon driver who reported carjacking with 110 packages on board

A reported carjacking of an Amazon delivery driver who was hauling more than 100 packages in Detroit after Christmas didn't take place, police said Wednesday. The incident was reported near Renfrew and Pembroke on Dec. 30, but police said the driver "confessed she lied about being carjacked and was involved in planning the crime," according to a release Wednesday night.
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How COVID’s omicron variant is impact restaurants in Michigan

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Restaurants have suffered throughout the entire COVID pandemic and this recent omicron surge is also hurting business. A new survey found the majority of restaurants saw a drop in customers because of the highly contagious omicron variant. The Michigan Restaurant and Lodging Association said there is...
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Detroit announces latest group to share in $500K in Motor City Match grants

The Detroit Economic Growth Corporation and Mayor Mike Duggan on Wednesday announced the city's latest round of Motor City Match winners since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Among the winners were 13 business owners awarded cash grants totaling $500,000. “Motor City Match continues to help Detroit entrepreneurs strike new...

‘Skeleton Crew’ Review: Phylicia Rashad, Chanté Adams Shine in Vibrant, Profoundly Layered Play

The playwright Dominique Morisseau knows what she is doing. That’s clear not only because she says it so convincingly in her Playbill note for Manhattan Theatre Club’s production of “Skeleton Crew,” but because she writes this moving drama with pristine delicacy and develops its characters with rigorous detail and tact. Under the masterful direction of Ruben Santiago-Hudson, “Skeleton Crew” presents a vibrant cast, poetic dialogue and profoundly layered storytelling that move the audience to audibly engage. After a successful run Off Broadway at the Atlantic Theater Company in 2016, Morisseau’s final installment of her blistering Detroit trilogy (also including “Detroit ’67”...

Michigan legislators consider tax cuts on personal income, corporations

DETROIT – In 2007, Governor Jennifer Granholm signed a tax increase from 3.9% to 4.35%, which was supposed to be temporary until 2015. In 2012 Governor Rick Snyder signed a slight decrease from 4.35% to 4.25%. Michigan State Senator Aric Nesbitt is leading the charge back to the original rate.

Michigan Supreme Court hears arguments challenging newly redrawn legislative districts

At issue is whether there is adequate representation for the state’s African-American population. In the new maps, there are no majority-Black Congressional or state Senate districts.  . The Michigan Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday on whether they should direct the state’s redistricting commission to redraw recently approved district maps....

Skeleton Crew, Transferred Uptown, Loses Some Muscle

In 2016, Dominique Morisseau’s Skeleton Crew premiered downtown at the Atlantic Theater, first in its subterranean Off–Off Broadway space, then a few blocks away at the 199-seat main stage. In these hothouses, the play — a study in pressure — flourished. A small-cast drama about a Detroit factory closing down, Skeleton Crew reveals the immense reserves of people mistaken by management (and sometimes one other) for replaceable cogs. Nearly every beat of the drama deals with some concealment — of a gun, of a crisis, of love. This “more is hidden than shown” quality pervades every part of Morisseau’s script, even her character list. She describes the plant foreman Reggie (after noting his age and race and job) this way: “Somewhere, a fire brims.”
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Redistricting attorney resigns as panel nears completion of final report

The general counsel for Michigan's Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission submitted a letter of resignation Wednesday to the 13-member panel she'd worked with for about a year, an abrupt resignation that surprised many on the commission. In a brief letter, Pastula told members that she would be resigning effective Feb. 25...

Tips for relieving COVID pandemic-related stress in children, parents

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – As the COVID pandemic wears on, young children and teenagers are dealing with their own anxiety and stress. Dr. Sarah Kiperman is a licensed psychologist at Beaumont Center for Human Development. The center evaluates and treats children with developmental or learning disabilities. She said lately children...

Doctor gives tips to safely administer at-home Covid tests

FOX 2 - This Oak Park father says his 15- and 6-year-old daughters both contracted Covid last year. "They were sick for about a day, and then they recovered," said Charles Reid. That’s why he believes access to at-home Covid test kits is crucial for many families, but he says...