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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


Periods of showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Low around 61. North northeast wind around 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.


Periods of showers. High near 70. North wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Thursday Night

Showers likely, mainly before 7pm. Cloudy during the early evening, then gradual clearing, with a low around 54. North wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.


Sunny, with a high near 78. North northwest wind 5 to 9 mph.

Friday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 55. East wind 3 to 6 mph.


Partly sunny, with a high near 75.

Saturday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. Chance of precipitation is 40%.


A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 84.

Sunday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68.


Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Partly sunny, with a high near 84.

Monday Night

Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66.


A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 81.

Tuesday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly clear, with a low around 65.


A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.

Detroit News and Events

He cut up his father's body; will he get $800K inheritance?

Jimmy Scandirito II cut up James "Skip" Scandirito buried most of him at a golf course. What's unknown is this: Will he inherit his father's money?


Detroit area's wrongfully convicted find satisfaction helping others

After being released from prison, exonerees aid others who also were convicted for crimes they didn't commit.


Sexual harassment scandal forces out MOT conductor Stephen Lord

Stephen Lord, principal conductor at the Michigan Opera Theatre the past three years, has resigned amid allegations of sexual harassment


House GOP budget attacks road builder contracts

Industry experts warn the House budget could halt future road construction by barring many top road building firms from working with the state.


AFL-CIO president: Trade deal will 'suck jobs' from U.S.

Richard Trumka calls for workers to voice opposition to trade deal with US, Canada and Mexico 'until it's worthy of the American worker'


Whitmer fights lame-duck GOP move in court

“Michiganders turned out in historic numbers to get minimum wage and paid sick leave on the ballot, and we need to respect their wishes,” Whitmer said


Trust proves difficult for driverless cars to find

Automakers and technology companies will have to build public trust over the next few years if they want to make money on autonomous vehicles


Pistons acquire Tony Snell, No. 30 pick from Bucks

Pistons give up big man Jon Leuer, who was on the final year of his contract, and get assets. They'll have picks No. 15, 30 and 45 in Thursday's draft.


Ford information center in Corktown to share development updates

Visitors will have access to construction updates, project information and mobility pilot programs and technology


Howes: Corruption probe, fines loom ahead of UAW contract talks

A month before national contract talks begin, federal authorities sending message to automakers, UAW: we're not finished.


Wojo: Pistons, Wings get their chance to make a crucial splash

Two teams with similar uncertainties but different directions will make uber-important first-round picks.


Red Wings could have their pick from this magnificent seven

There’s a lengthy list of talented forwards, particularly game-breaking centers who appear to be capable of being important pieces of their organizations.


Erik Bakich aims for diversity on Michigan roster, finds hidden gems

Jordan Brewer and Jordan Nwogu shouldn't be on the Michigan baseball team.


Biden not apologizing for remarks on segregationist senators

Speaking Tuesday, he pointed to two long-dead segregationist senators to argue that Washington functioned more smoothly a generation ago


Extension sought for Joe Louis Arena development plans

Detroit's City Council is expected to take up a request that would extend the deadline for a redevelopment plan for the Joe Louis Arena site to 2021.


Bankole: With Benton Harbor crisis, Gov. Whitmer fuels public cynicism

"Faced with criticism, a seemingly confident Whitmer did what white liberals have always done in playing games with the black community."


Treasurer done cooperating with ethics inquiry, lawyer says

Attorney Philip Thomas said Eric Sabree has already handed over nearly 2,200 pages of records related to his family's properties.


Ford Fireworks set to dazzle June 24

The Ford Fireworks over the Detroit River will happen June 24. Here's what you need to know if you're attending


Payne: Can the rugged Jeep Gladiator pickup adapt to domestic life?

The rock 'em, sock 'em Jeep Gladiator is the best midsize off-road pickup ever. But how's it do at domesticated city life?


Jase Bowen signs with Pirates, won't play two sports at Michigan State

Instead of suiting up for Michigan State in the fall, Jase Bowen will officially begin chasing his dream.


College World Series scoreboard, schedule

College World Series scoreboard, schedule


Novi’s Ben Smith earns top seed for match play in Michigan Amateur

Smith, with a two-round total of 7-under 133, will top a match play bracket of 64 golfers pared down from a starting field of 156.


Thursday sports on TV/radio

A complete listing of the day's sports on TV/radio.


Daily recap of Tigers' minor leagues (Updated: June 19)

The Detroit News provides a daily look at all the action on the farm in the Tigers' system.


Tampa Bay’s Nikita Kucherov wins Hart, Lindsay at NHL Awards

Andrei Vasilevskiy, Kucherov’s Russian teammate, won his first Vezina Trophy as top goalie in another bittersweet recognition for the Lightning.


Rod Beard's early thoughts on the Pistons' trade for Tony Snell

The Pistons got a rotation piece and a first-round pick for Jon Leuer, which is a win-win.


72 Philadelphia police officers off streets amid probe into social media posts

Police Commissioner Richard Ross said he believed at least “several dozen” people would be disciplined and he expects some to be fired


Iran says Revolutionary Guard shoots down U.S. drone

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard said Thursday it shot down a U.S. drone amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington


'Just didn't work out': Encouraging start for Tigers goes up in flames

Jordan Zimmermann lasted four innings (75 pitches) in his first start since April 25.


Tigers' Gardenhire keeping it light, loose as trade deadline looms

Greene, Boyd and Castellanos are doing their best to ignore the trade deadline chatter


Abby: Daughter plays second fiddle to brother with grandchild

I know when parents say they don’t have a favorite child, they are lying through their teeth, but this is blatant


Doc: Consistent control is the benchmark for BP drugs

If the medication were truly safe and effective for blood pressure control, you can be sure it would be marketed as a blood pressure pill


Mini-golf gets extreme on ABC’s ‘Holey Moley’

Is “Holey Moley” a game show where you whack a mole? Get dipped in Mexican chocolate sauce?


Tips sought to find missing Lansing man

Eugene Bass Jr. was last seen about 1 p.m. May 23 on Midland near Auburn in Pontiac


Insider: Conservative group backs Amash as 'upholding his oath'

A conservative group is running ads in Rep. Justin Amash's district urging support after he backed impeachment for President Donald Trump


Seattle to open smoke shelters for ‘new normal’ summer fires

The move is in response to several years marked by thick smoke hanging over the city from summer wildfires


Macomb leaders edge closer to putting $375M jail plan on ballot

Ballot language must be OK'd before 21-year millage to replace jail built in '50s goes to voters


House panel credits Conyers for efforts on slavery reparations

Lawmakers credited former Rep. John Conyers Jr. for his role in championing the reparations for slavery after nearly 30 years of reintroducing legislation in Congress.


Appeals court won’t revisit parking ticket tire case

A federal court won’t reopen a dispute about whether a Michigan city violates the U.S. Constitution by marking tires to enforce parking rules


Mom accused of abusing, imprisoning kids reaches plea deal

The abuse allegedly occurred over several years and was discovered in 2017 in Lansing


Finley: Impeach Donald Trump, or move on

"The Democratic-controlled House should either impeach President Donald Trump or stop yapping about it. "


Editorial: Dismiss Flint criminal charges for good

"Unless Nessel's team has evidence it hasn't disclosed, the charges should be permanently dismissed."


Patterson: Enduring endless chemo is a journey to the unknown

"When I last left you, I was boldly headed into the unknown, fueled by a recent dosage of chemo, and having no idea of where I was actually going."


Opinion: No distinction needed, ‘special assessments’ are taxes

"When starved for resources, local governments are left to adopt bad policies."


Opinion: Joe Biden seems to forget his scandals

Biden might not remember, but the Internal Revenue Service leadership aggressively targeted conservative groups to undermine their voice in elections.


Opinion: Licensing hamstrings state workforce

"Let's get the government out of workers’ way."


Opinion: Federal minimum wage bump overdue

"The minimum wage should not keep workers in poverty, wherever they work."


Opinion: State needs inclusive food systems

"Through the expansion of food entrepreneurs of color, positive outcomes for Michigan children and families are on the rise."


Pirates 8, Tigers 7

Pirates 8, Tigers 7


Driver-assist systems cause headaches for new-car owners

Glitches with adaptive cruise-control and other advanced safety systems are replacing infotainment centers as a source of problems


Review: Think sedans are dead? Check out the new Civic

While much of the automotive world is abandoning cars in favor of SUVs, Honda is increasing its stake in coupes and sedans


Walmart kickstarting a $1T driverless delivery market

Even the world’s biggest store doesn’t make money selling its wares online in the U.S., largely due to high shipping costs so it’s turning to robots


Michigan Lottery numbers for Wednesday, June 19

These numbers were drawn Wednesday:


McDonald’s Kansas City burger in UK starts barbecue feud

Outgoing Kansas City Mayor Sly James said that the fast-food chain should “stay in your lane”


Meet new Piston Tony Snell

Shooting guard and small forward Tony Snell was traded to the Detroit Pistons along with the 30th pick in the 2019 NBA Draft in a deal that sent forward Jon Leuer to the Milwaukee Bucks.


Rod Beard's 2019 NBA mock draft 3.0

Rod Beard of The Detroit News projects the first round in the third version of his NBA mock draft.


Photos of the Day

Today's best images from around the world


Ted Kulfan's 2019 NHL mock draft

Ted Kulfan of The Detroit News projects how he thinks the first round could go in his 2019 NHL mock draft.


Lions rookies visit Empowerment Plan plant

The Lions rookies made sleeping bag coats as part of a community outreach program at the Empowerment Plan plant in Detroit.


30th Motor Muster at The Henry Ford

The 30th Motor Muster auto show at The Henry Ford in Dearborn, Michigan on June 16, 2019.


2019 Celebrate Michigan Photo Contest finalists

It's the 13th year of The Detroit News' Celebrate Michigan Photo Contest. Follow along as we present the finalists and then the winners.


Sports Sightings: A humorous look at the day's notable photos

Sports Sightings: A humorous look at the day's notable photos