Detroit, MIDetroit Free Press

15-year-old boy drowns in Detroit canal after going for a swim

A 15-year-old Detroit boy died while swimming in a Detroit canal on Saturday evening. Emergency services were able to recover the teen but pronounced him dead due to accidental drowning. The Detroit Police Department was called to the 100 block of Keelson at around 5:20 p.m. Saturday. Emergency services, including...
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Authorities: Teenager died while swimming in a Detroit canal

DETROIT (AP) — Authorities say a 15-year-old boy has died while swimming in a Detroit canal. Detroit police say officers were called Saturday evening and the department's dive team, the Detroit Fire Department and Coast Guard aided in the search for the boy. The teen's body was recovered and he...

Two Ypsilanti Men Arrested for Drug Trafficking in Maine

HERMON, MAINE – Six people have been charged with felony drug trafficking offenses following months of investigation conducted by agents assigned to MDEA’s Down East Task Force in Ellsworth and MDEA’s North Central Task Force in Bangor. As a result of the investigation, a significant Detroit, MI based drug trafficking...

Wrong-way Driver Causes Head-on Crash on Lodge Freeway

DETROIT, MI – On Sunday August 1st, 2021, at 4:45 AM, troopers were dispatched to the southbound Lodge Freeway (M-10) north of I-94 for a traffic crash. The preliminary investigation revealed that a driver of a passenger vehicle was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of the Lodge. The at...
Detroit, MIArab American News

Detroit voters should vote YES on Proposal P on August 3

– Hayg Oshagan is a professor at Wayne State University, co-chair of the Detroit City Council Immigration Task Force and the director of New Michigan Media. On Tuesday, August 3, Detroiters will have the opportunity to vote YES on Proposal P. Prop P is the set of revisions that are being proposed to the Detroit City Charter. The Charter is the rules of the city that no mayor or City Council can change. And this is an important vote for all of us in Detroit, because the Charter is revised very rarely. As co-chair of the Detroit City Council Immigration Task Force, Task Force members and I worked for many months with over 20 Detroit immigrant community organizations, a broad team of Detroit community leaders and the Detroit Charter Revision Commission to help make the proposed changes to the Detroit City Charter.
Detroit, MIDetroit Free Press

Jennifer Hudson heads to Detroit to watch ‘Respect’ with Aretha Franklin's family

The star of Aretha Franklin’s biopic is making her way to the Queen of Soul’s hometown. Jennifer Hudson, Franklin’s handpicked choice to play her in “Respect,” will be in Detroit on Sunday for a host of activities, including a private screening of the film with the late singer's family and friends. Franklin died on Aug. 16, 2018, at age 76 from pancreatic cancer.
Ephrata, PALancaster Online

Ephrata motorcyclist killed in Clay Township crash Saturday

An Ephrata motorcyclist was killed Saturday night after careening off the road and crashing in Clay Township, according to Northern Lancaster County Regional police. Kevin Lee Logan, age unknown, was traveling south along Hackman Road near Lincoln Gardens Road when he drove off the road and struck a utility pole at 9:40 p.m., police said in a news release. It was not immediately clear when Logan died.

Metro Detroit weather: August begins with scattered showers and storms Sunday

DETROIT – And welcome to Sunday, Motown. It is a brand new day and month. There will be some showers today, but also periods of dryness as well. With all the cloud cover it will be cooler than average. The rain leaves by this evening and tonight as it gets cooler. Warmer, more summer like weather returns tomorrow and all of this week.