Detroit, MI
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Welcome To Detroit

Motown or the Motor City - Detroit is famous as the automobile capital of the world. Many may not realize that Detroit has an international riverfront, with Windsor, Ontario Canada across the river, a major casino destination, an amazing collection of pre-depression skyscrapers and the second largest theater district in the country.


Known for auto shows, recently created Autopalooza (really a bunch of different auto events throughout the year) is a great place to start, visitors should also consider taking in some of the less expected events in Detroit such as Youmacon (similar to Comicon, but for Japanese pop culture), the annual Michigan Elvisfest and the Movement Electronic Music Festival. Search for top events in Detroit

Detroit Districts:

Downtown - Detroit's business district, the second largest theatre district in the US, sports stadiums and casinos.

Midtown-New Center - The center of arts and culture in the city, with great art galleries, museums and food and drink.

East Side - Detroit's eastside, home of Belle Isle Park, a Detroit gem, this 982-acre island park is situated on the Detroit River between the United States and Canada.

Southwest Side - Home of the Detroit Tigers baseball stadium and a great place to explore ethnic foods and restaurants.

West Side - Primarily residential area, home to historic neighborhoods and LGBTQ friendly Palmer Park.

Hamtramck-Highland Park - Highland Park has been in decline and caution should be taken visting this area. Hamtramck is known for its roots as a Polish community and its great nightlife, bars and restaurants.


Weather Forecast for Detroit


Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 5am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56. South wind around 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.


Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 9am, then scattered showers between 9am and 4pm. Cloudy, with a high near 68. South wind 13 to 16 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tuesday Night

Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 42. Northwest wind 7 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.


Sunny, with a high near 65. Northwest wind 5 to 7 mph.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 46. South southwest wind around 6 mph.


Mostly sunny, with a high near 68.

Thursday Night

A chance of rain after 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 47. Chance of precipitation is 30%.


A chance of rain before 9am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 63.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 40.


A chance of rain after 3pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 56.

Saturday Night

A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43.


Partly sunny, with a high near 60.

Sunday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 41.


A chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 56.

Detroit News and Events

'There was no question:' In 1989, Lions were locked on Barry Sanders at No. 3 in NFL Draft

Wayne Fontes already had made up his mind before he arrived in Stillwater, Okla., early April 1989, two weeks before the NFL Draft.


HBO Sports examines undeveloped promises around Little Caesars Arena

Tuesday's "Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel" is a critical look the taxpayer-financed arena in downtown Detroit


Payne: Fully driverless Teslas by ’20? Doubtful

Tesla on Monday said it will roll out a self-driving taxi service next year. As a Model 3 owner, I'm a beta tester.


Clinton Twp. man allegedly strangled landlord, swiped $17K ring

Police said she faked being unconscious and he stole her $17,000 wedding ring, left her tied up in the garage


Michigan's dry, windy conditions prompt worries of wildfires

The most vulnerable area stretches from southwest Michigan to the Mackinac Bridge, said the state Department of Natural Resources.


Taylor council could vote on settlement over treasurer lawsuit

Ed Bourassa said when the council stopped his pay they violated the Persons with Disabilities Civil Rights Act


Tire chalking in Michigan declared unconstitutional

A federal court says chalking tires in Saginaw to keep track of parked cars is an unreasonable search


Man who impersonated mom guilty of Social Security fraud in Detroit federal court

The man has pleaded guilty to illegally collecting $175,000 in Social Security benefits for nearly 16 years


Recall petitions target Duggan over claims of 'preferential treatment' for nonprofit

Activists Robert Davis and Brenda Hill filed recall petitions targeting Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan over the mayor's interactions with a nonprofit


New lawsuit targets faith-based policy at Michigan resort

A resort community in northern Michigan is being sued again over membership policies that are related to religion


Eight prospect possibilities for Lions at No. 8 in the NFL Draft

The Lions would love to trade down, but if they can't find a dance partner, here are the options for the team at No. 8.


Tigers' Josh Harrison thinks he's found key to cracking early slump

Josh Harrison is hitting .122 this season. He has never averaged less than .240 in any month of his big-league career.


Dennis Cholowski overcomes demotion as Red Wings take big-picture approach

But by mid-February Dennis Cholowski’s play had slipped. His confidence was wavering and the Red Wings believed it was best for him to go to the minor leagues.


Michigan seen as likely College Football Playoff team

Shea Patterson returns and the Wolverines will roll out a more up-tempo offense under new coordinator Josh Gattis.


Russell Street Deli to close following landlord dispute

The building's owner says the dispute involves safety issues, though the city's building department gives the all-clear


Sri Lanka was warned weeks before deadly attacks

Sri Lanka’s president gave the military sweeping police powers starting Tuesday in the wake of the Easter bombings that killed nearly 300


Police arrest Florida man for threatening calls to Tlaib, others

"Your life will be on the [expletive] line. All of you," the voicemail allegedly left by the man said


Detroit area watching as Supreme Court justices tackle census

Those who oppose a citizenship question say it could result in an undercount in areas with large non-citizen populations


Supreme Court to take up transgender job discrimination case from Michigan

The justices say Monday they will hear cases involving people who claim they were fired because of their sexual orientation.


Democrats subpoena ex-White House counsel

Don McGahn was a vital witness for Robert Mueller, recounting the president’s outrage over the investigation and his efforts to curtail it


Candy crushed: Miguel Cabrera’s business crumbles amid financial woes

Cabrera, 36, the Tigers' superstar first baseman, and wife Rosangel claim they lost more than $2.1 million on the business venture, as the company's sole investors.


After dreadful Game 3, Dwane Casey urges Pistons' Andre Drummond to 'keep it simple'

In his seven seasons in the league, this is just the Pistons center's second playoff trip and he’s yet to notch a postseason win.


Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s mother dies after battle with cancer

Jackson was a staunch supporter of her son’s decision to retire from full-time racing because of concussions.


Monday's soccer: Billionaire Stephen Ross sues U.S. federation for blocking Ecuadorian Match

The suit claims the federation would not sanction the first division match between Barcelona Sporting Club and Guayaquil City FC to protect Major League Soccer's interests.


Marquette hasn’t had a day over 60 degrees in 197 days

Marquette has set a chilly record by going nearly 200 straight days without the temperature reaching at least 60 degrees


Bethany Christian Services changes same-sex foster care, adoption policy

A Michigan faith-based adoption agency sued for declining to work with same-sex couples has changed its policy to comply with a state settlement.


Man charged with using knife to rob Harper Woods woman, 74

Michael Bernard Hudson, 27, has been charged with armed robbery and first-degree home invasion, according to Harper Woods police


Home-health agency owner sentenced to 84 months in prison for Medicare fraud

Zahir Shah was ordered to pay restitution of $8.3 million, the amount his agency received from the Medicare program from 2007 to 2017


Armed civilian border group member arrested in New Mexico

The FBI arrested 69-year-old Larry Mitchell Hopkins, a member of the N.M. group that had stopped migrants


Pelosi: Trump can be held accountable without impeachment

Pelosi said impeachment proceedings are not the only way to uncover the facts needed for Congress to hold Trump "accountable"


Flyers remove statue of late singer Kate Smith

Smith’s connection with the Flyers started in 1969 when her version of “God Bless America” was played


Elizabeth Warren unveils $640B college debt forgiveness plan

The Massachusetts senator says the proposal would eliminate almost all student loan debt for 42 million Americans


Nessel creates enforcement unit to crack down on payroll fraud

Attorney General Dana Nessel created a unit to tackle payroll fraud at Michigan businesses as a group said some mistakes are due to complex payroll laws


Detroit denies Marathon's request for open-air pet coke storage

Detroit building department turns down Marathon's request for open-air storage of pet coke, citing failure to prove it won't negatively impact neighbors


Bankole: Impeaching Trump a death trap for Democrats

"I agree with Pelosi that impeaching Trump right now is not worth the effort."


Trump: Cain withdraws from consideration for Fed seat

Cain has withdrawn from consideration for a seat on the Federal Reserve’s board amid a focus on past scandals


Rare albino deer spotted in Kensington Metropark

Brighton Township man said he fumbled around with his smartphone, trying to find the camera app, before snapping a picture of the rare animal


Felon has role in Detroit’s demolition program

Officials OK with getting backfill from site owned by man in Kilpatrick-era case


DMC receives medical accreditation following cardiologists care complaints

Detroit Medical Center has been granted continued accreditation of its cardiology program following controversy in the department last year


Michigan’s Dragon trail to begin construction this year

Construction on Michigan’s Dragon at Hardy Dam trail in Newaygo and Mecosta counties could begin by this summer


'Polarizing' Rashan Gary remains confident in abilities ahead of NFL Draft

Pick a day, any day, and the opinion of Rashan Gary’s NFL Draft projection varies like the Michigan weather in the spring.


Doc: Gallbladder removal didn’t stop stone formation

One possibility is a diverticulum of the common bile duct


Abby: Woman enjoys dating but distracted by online romance

I know realistically it won’t work due to the distance


Ohio top court to hear TV news defamation case

A defamation lawsuit alleged an Ohio television station falsely labeled three siblings as “robbers”


Video released of suspect in 2017 killings of Indiana girls

Authorities on Monday released video of a man suspected of killing two Indiana teenagers two years ago


Carmack says he paid taxes on disputed Detroit property

Businessman argues he was the legal owner of the site he sold in 2016 for $1 million, but Detroit officials say no taxes were collected for the land


Who sizzled, who fizzled from the first round of the 1989 NFL Draft

Thirty years have passed since the 1989 NFL Draft. Here is what happened to the first-round selections in that draft.


Officials say 6 people died in Texas small plane crash

All six people aboard a small plane died Monday when it crashed while preparing to land in central Texas, authorities said


White House Easter Egg Roll

President Trump and Melania host their annual Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House.


Prosecutor: Ionia man justified in fatally shooting intruder

A prosecutor says a homeowner was justified when he fatally shot a man who broke into his home and attacked him


Beyond Meat could be valued up to $1.2B in U.S. IPO

The maker of vegan chicken and beef substitutes is seeking to raise as much as $184 in its IPO


Peters supports ‘aspects’ of Green New Deal

U.S. Sen. Gary Peters said he supports parts of the Green New Deal but declined to back the resolution in favor of “specific pieces of legislation.”


New show ‘Great Lakes Now’ debuts this month on DPTV

The new magazine-style series covers the issues affecting the Great Lakes and surrounding communities


Barry Sanders edges Calvin Johnson as CBS Sports identifies top NFL draft pick for every team

The Detroit Lions have drafted plenty of All-Pro talent over the years, but two stand above the rest – running back Barry Sanders and receiver Calvin Johnson.


Game: 4 Pistons vs. Bucks

The Detroit Pistons play the Milwaukee Bucks in game 4 in the NBA Playoffs at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit on Monday, April 22, 2019.


Tigers 4, White Sox 3

Tigers 4, White Sox 3


Photos of the Day

Today's best images from around the world


Easter at Fort Street Presbyterian Church

Easter at Fort Street Presbyterian Church includes a balloon launch after the service.


Michigan Science Center Free Day

Families pack the Michigan Science Center during the facilities' Free Day as the center offers free admission to the public to celebrate Earth Day, April 20, 2019.


Lake St. Clair 'MI Dream Home' has 5 fireplaces

The two-story, four-bedroom home, priced at $1,399,900, also has a lake frontage of 203-feet and 3.76 treed acres.