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2 students buy Detroit auction house, flip it for school money

At first glance, 5137 Prescott Street in Detroit looked like any other abandoned and vandalized house in the city. But college students Chris Griffin and Andrew Fylak saw something more.

Published: Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:16:54 GMT

Parking in Detroit: there's an app for that

Detroit is launching a mobile app as part of an effort to improve its parking system.

Published: Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:12:52 GMT

Nonprofit gets OK for no-kill animal shelter in Detroit

A nonprofit group has secured licensing to operate a no-kill animal shelter in Detroit that it says could help the city deal with large numbers of stray and abandoned dogs.

Published: Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:58:11 GMT

Ford surprises in 2Q with record North American profit

Ford Motor Co.'s net income jumped 44 percent to $1.9 billion in the second quarter as the company was able to charge more for new SUVs with premium features.

Published: Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:52:17 GMT

Protecting your vehicle in the summer heat

Forget Michigan winters, our steamy summers can do just as much damage under the hood of our cars.

Published: Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:22:33 GMT

APBA Gold Cup race returns to Detroit in 2016

After a single year hiatus, the prestigious APBA Gold Cup will return to Detroit in 2016. 

Published: Tue, 28 Jul 2015 10:58:56 GMT

Animals OK after fire at animal control center

Authorities say no animals were harmed by a fire at the Oakland County Animal Control & Pet Adoption Center.

Published: Tue, 28 Jul 2015 10:50:17 GMT

Community won't make it easier to eliminate mute swans

Leaders in an Oakland County community have decided to take no action on a plan that would have made it easier to eliminate mute swans.

Published: Tue, 28 Jul 2015 10:46:52 GMT

Council to vote on land deal with Moroun family

The Detroit City Council is expected to vote on a deal Tuesday that would give the Moroun family 3 acres of city-owned land in exchange for improvements to Riverside Park.

Published: Tue, 28 Jul 2015 03:27:50 GMT

3 of 6 gang rape suspects in custody, third turned himself in

The attack happened July 16 in the 10300 block of West McNichols Road.

Published: Tue, 28 Jul 2015 03:14:46 GMT

Man killed in house fire on Detroit's west side

A man was killed in a house fire that broke out on Detroit’s west side, according to police.

Published: Tue, 28 Jul 2015 03:13:05 GMT

2 teens from Stony Creek crash charged with underage drinking

Charges have been filed against two teens who survived a high-speed crash at Stony Creek Metropark that killed three others.

Published: Mon, 27 Jul 2015 22:51:11 GMT

Forecast: Warm, dry stretch continues

Tonight we'll stay under mostly clear skies.

Published: Mon, 27 Jul 2015 22:44:29 GMT

Novi teacher charged with sex crime

A fifth-grade teacher at Novi Meadows Elementary has been charged with a sex crime.

Published: Mon, 27 Jul 2015 22:16:32 GMT

Man killed in Detroit block party shooting

A weekend-long block party on Detroit’s east side ended Monday morning with a 19-year-old dead and two others recovering from gunshot wounds.

Published: Mon, 27 Jul 2015 21:47:27 GMT

FCA to buy back pickups in recall deal

Fiat Chrysler must offer to buy back from customers hundreds of thousands Ram pickup trucks in the biggest such action in U.S. history as part of a costly deal with safety regulators to settle legal problems in about two-dozen recalls.

Published: Mon, 27 Jul 2015 21:31:33 GMT

Mitchelle Blair loses parental rights

On Monday, a judge decided Blair has lost parental rights for her two surviving children.

Published: Mon, 27 Jul 2015 21:27:31 GMT

Missing teen found in Tennessee

A missing 15-year-old Center Line teen has been found at a hotel in Lebanon, Tennessee.

Published: Mon, 27 Jul 2015 20:15:11 GMT

Weather forecast: Heat to continue

Sunshine will remain with us for the afternoon drive home.

Published: Mon, 27 Jul 2015 19:35:20 GMT

Aerial view: Red Wings arena construction

Here's an aerial look at progress as of Monday.

Published: Mon, 27 Jul 2015 19:17:43 GMT