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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

This Afternoon

Snow. High near 28. East northeast wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.


Snow before 7pm, then snow, possibly mixed with freezing drizzle between 7pm and 1am, then snow likely after 1am. Low around 19. North wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Little or no ice accumulation expected. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.

Washington's Birthday

Cloudy, with a high near 26. North wind 8 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

Monday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 12. North northwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm in the evening.


Mostly sunny, with a high near 28. Light and variable wind.

Tuesday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19.


Snow and freezing rain likely before 11am, then freezing rain likely between 11am and 3pm, then rain likely after 3pm. Cloudy, with a high near 37. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Wednesday Night

Rain likely before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31.


Partly sunny, with a high near 38.

Thursday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23.


Mostly sunny, with a high near 37.

Friday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 26.


Rain and snow likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 40.

Detroit News and Events

Whitmer: 'Michigan values' led to blocked sale of shuttered prison

"The governor believes that building more detention facilities won't solve our immigration crisis," a spokeswoman said


U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell shares thoughts on husband’s loss

“John kept sending little signals to try to keep me from crying,” Dingell wrote on Facebook


Ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner released from prison

The New York Democrat was convicted of having illicit online contact with a 15-year-old North Carolina girl in 2017


Chicago police: Jussie Smollett assault case has ‘shifted’

Police say “the trajectory of the investigation” into the reported attack has shifted and they want to conduct another interview with the “Empire” actor


MI Dream Home: French country manor has own helipad

$5.9M estate includes Cape Cod home, two swimming pools, helipad and helicopter hangar


Aurora shooter shouldn’t have been able to buy gun

He had a 1995 felony conviction for aggravated assault that should have prevented him from buying his gun


Michigan lawmakers may forgive emergency snow days

Newly introduced legislation would exclude days canceled during state-declared emergencies from counting as snow days


Jacques: Why the freakout over charter leader?

Shortly after Gov. Whitmer last week announced her appointment of Doug Ross as her senior adviser for Michigan prosperity, outrage followed.


'Risky Business' actor Curtis Armstrong gifts mementos to Oakland U

"This is the place I learned my craft," he said. "I thought this could be helpful for students.”


Market, affordable housing to anchor Jefferson Chalmers revitalization

The city of Detroit is beginning to implement its plans paid for by the Strategic Neighborhood Fund


Tigers’ Nick Castellanos: ‘Wherever I play, I’m playing to win’

Nick Castellanos, entering his age-27 season and coming off the most productive offensive season of his career, spent the offseason on the trade block.


David Goricki's boys high school basketball rankings: Feb. 17

Here are new high school boys basketball rankings as of Feb. 17, 2019, by David Goricki of The Detroit News.


Niyo: Defense helps Wolverines make the grade

With his team fuming after an ugly loss at Penn State on Tuesday night, Beilein and his staff figured the time was right for the students to do a little introspection.


'It's time for David': Beilein turns to DeJulius for backup role

Michigan coach John Beilein turned to freshman David DeJulius as the first guard off the bench over sophomore Eli Brooks for the first time all season in Saturday's win.


Veteran Seb Harris back for 2019 campaign with Detroit City FC

Backline leader whose windmill goal celebrations enliven Keyworth Stadium will return for pivotal season as club goes professional.


Ex-CMU student government president to stand trial on sexual conduct charges

Ian Elliott is a former student government president at Central Michigan University


Gene Littler, who won U.S. Open at Oakland Hills, dies at 88

Littler rallied from three shots behind in the final round at Oakland Hills to win the U.S. Open for his only professional major.


New York City mayor: Amazon should have tried to win critics over

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says Amazon proved its critics right by canceling its planned New York City campus


Potential privacy lapse found in Americans’ 2010 census data

So far, only internal hacking teams have discovered such details at possible risk


Islamic State still holds 1,000 civilians in Syria

The extremist group is clinging to an area of less than a square mile in the village of Baghouz, in eastern Syria


Aurora shooting victims ranged from intern to plant manager

The victims of a disgruntled employee who opened fire at an industrial warehouse were co-workers ranging from an intern to the plant manager


Police: Aurora attacker knew he was going to be fired

Gary Martin brought his gun to a meeting Friday in which he was going to be fired


Saturday's preps: New Haven wins MAC Red/White title

New Haven defeated Roseville, 64-55, Saturday afternoon in the Macomb Area Conference boys basketball Red/White final.


Saturday's Top 25: No. 5 Kentucky upsets No. 1 Tennessee

The Wildcats finished off the Vols on a national stage, just what they needed days after letting one slip away.


Saturday's state women: Eastern Michigan clips Ball State to halt skid

Danielle Minott's 3-pointer with 1:02 left proves to be the difference as the Eagles ends a five-game losing streak.


Saturday's state men: Western goes overtime for second MAC victory

Kawanise Wilkins had a season-high 26 points as Western Michigan narrowly defeated Miami (Ohio) 84-79 in overtime on Saturday.


Saturday's Big Ten: Edwards, Haarms lead Purdue past Penn State

Matt Haarms gave No. 12 Purdue a boost of energy. Carsen Edwards added the scoring punch. Together, they were a knockout combination.


Red Wings' rally falls short in 6-5 OT loss to Flyers

Anthony Mantha scores twice, including with 7 seconds left to tie it, but Travis Konecny's goal 1:27 in overtime wins it for Philadelphia.


Saturday's golf: Thomas leaves Riviera with 1-shot lead and long day ahead

He makes a 12-foot eagle putt to take a one-shot lead over Adam Scott, who narrowly misses his eagle attempt from 10 feet.


Tatum, Harris, Diallo take All-Star Saturday titles

Say this for All-Star Saturday Night: It had flair.


Sunday sports on TV/radio

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


Pleasant Ridge cancer patient shop closing at end of month

After almost two decades, she's closing up shop to retire, and because of changing shopping habits and improved methods for treating breast cancer


Catholic League finals: U-D Jesuit makes it seven straight

U-D Jesuit put together a 13-2 run on Sunday at Calihan Hall to pull away from Detroit Catholic Central, 63-54.


Editorial: Examine conflicts in Wayne Treasurer's office

It stretches belief that Sabree would have so little knowledge of his wife's business, particularly since it dovetails so neatly with his own.


Opinion: Let's continue the economic boom

Walberg writes: "After two years of the Trump presidency, America’s economic engine has been reignited."


Blashill says Hronek will play, develop in return to Red Wings

The Wings recalled defenseman Filip Hronek from Grand Rapids Saturday, two days after sending down defenseman Dennis Cholowski.


State Department: Heather Nauert out as pick for UN ambassador

Heather Nauert was a Fox News Channel reporter with little foreign policy experience when she joined the State Department less than two years ago


No peanuts or Cracker Jack at the old ballgame in Hartford

The Hartford Yard Goats announced this month it is going completely peanut free


U-D Jesuit 63, Detroit Catholic Central 54

U-D Jesuit 63, Detroit Catholic Central 54


Michael Annett wins Xfinity Series opener at Daytona

Michael Annett stretched the Speedweeks streak of first-time winners to three with a victory Saturday in the Xfinity Series season opener at Daytona International Speedway.


Black history movies that tackle racism

Films offer opportunity to launch conversations about civil rights with your family


Back in the Bronx, Ocasio-Cortez says to keep up the fight

Ocasio-Cortez told about 300 cheering supporters gathered at a Bronx high school, “If people do not want to negotiate, that’s their problem, not ours.”


Shanahan says he hasn’t determined amount for border wall

The acting secretary of defense said Saturday he has not yet determined how much money he will redirect to President Donald Trump’s border wall project


U.S. military planes deliver aid near Venezuela border

It’s part of an effort to undermine socialist President Nicolas Maduro and back his rival to leadership


Medical emergency triggers stampede at at ‘Hamilton’ performance in San Francisco

Chaos broke out during a performance of the musical “Hamilton” at San Francisco’s Orpheum theater Friday night after audience members mistook a medical emergency for a shooting


'Dialed in' Michigan regroups, rumbles past Maryland

Wolverines open with 14-2 run to set tone in a 65-52 victory over Terrapins Saturday at Crisler Center to erase aftertaste of Tuesday's debacle at Penn State.


Tigers Niko Goodrum throws out first pitch at Babe Ruth game

Detroit Tigers infielder Niko Goodrum to throw ceremonial first pitch at the Lakeland Highlands Babe Ruth Baseball Opening Day.


NB I-75 reopens in Oakland Co. after salt truck crash

Northbound I-75 closed for three hours Saturday while clean up crews remove 50 tons of spilled salt


Despite eye-popping early impression, OF Victor Reyes projected to start in Toledo

Michael Fulmer was excused from workouts Friday and Saturday to tend to a personal issue back in Oklahoma


Flyers 6, Red Wings 5, OT

Detroit Red Wings plays the Philadelphia Flyers in an NHL game in Philadelphia, Pa. on Saturday, February 16, 2019


Suit can move ahead for inmate denied Muslim holy day

A federal appeals court affirmed a lower court ruling that said Derrick Maye’s constitutional rights were violated


Candelario banking on bouncing back strong after stint at Camp Cano

Breaking balls baffled Candelario last year — .139, with a .193 weighted on-base average and a 53-percent strikeout rate


John Beilein on UM's win over Maryland

John Beilein talks about his team playing "good Michigan basketball" in Saturday's 65-52 win over No. 24 Maryland.


2019 Detroit Boat Show

People crowd Cobo Center for the 2019 Detroit Boat Show on Saturday, February 16, 2019.


MI Dream Home: $5.9M Oakland Township country manor

$5.9M Oakland Township country manor features a helicopter hangar and landing pad


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