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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


Mostly clear, with a low around 56. North northeast wind around 7 mph.


Sunny, with a high near 77. Northeast wind 6 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 60. East northeast wind 6 to 10 mph.


Sunny, with a high near 80. East southeast wind 7 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.

Sunday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 65. East wind 10 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.


A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Monday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. Chance of precipitation is 50%.


A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 83.

Tuesday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 64.


Sunny, with a high near 82.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 64.


A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.

Thursday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 62.


Mostly sunny, with a high near 78.

Detroit News and Events

Surfing in Michigan thrives amid changing weather, equipment

With new equipment, surfing continues to thrive along the fresh water "coast," even with the climate-changing weather conditions


Niyo: Lions lose far more than they gained in preseason tune-up

As dress rehearsals go, well, this one couldn't have gone much worse.


MI Dream Home: Seven-bedroom Bay Harbor estate with elevator is offered mostly furnished

A house designed by Alexander Bogaerts sits on 131 feet of the Lake Michigan waterfront with a private dock that can accommodate a 120-foot yacht


Federal suit aims to make Michigan a right-to-work state for attorneys

Michigan is already a right-to-work state, but a new federal lawsuit challenges mandatory State Bar fees attorneys must pay to practice law here.


Police negotiate with barricaded gunman in west Detroit

Officers had been called to the 7200 block of Faust after someone in the neighborhood reported a man shooting at a vehicle


Detroit rally protests U.S. role in Yemen civil war

"This is the world’s largest humanitarian crisis, and it is our time to act," MSU professor who organized the rally tells crowd.


Police: Suspect in custody after body found in Hines Park

The body of a 24-year-old Westland woman was found Friday afternoon in the park in Westland, police said


3 young Michigan boys convicted of raping brothers ages 6, 8

Three boys who were 11, 12 and 13 at the time they were charged have been convicted of raping two young brothers, ages 6 and 8


Carmakers alarmed by latest round of Chinese tariffs

Taking into account existing tariffs on autos, total duties charged on U.S.-built cars imported to China would be as high as 50%


Mauling victim's uncle says German Shepherds attacked him

Two days after 9-year-old Emma Hernandez was fatally mauled by three pit bulls, her uncle said he found himself facing a similar threat


Rodriguez slam, VerHagen's solid outing highlight Tigers win over Twins

Tigers starter Drew VerHagen punched out a career-high 11 Twins hitters in six innings in Friday's 9-6 victory.


Man in the middle: Jarrad Davis' setback lays path for Lions rookie Jahlani Tavai

The leading candidate to plug into Davis' spot in the middle of the defense is rookie Tavai.


‘Completely different’: Cesar Ruiz sheds ‘chubby’ look for Michigan’s new offense

Michigan center Cesar Ruiz feigned hurt feelings when he was asked what physical changes he had made to prepare for the Wolverines’ new up-tempo offense.


Special Report: Second Chance Granted

61 convicts, including a dozen murderers, were granted clemency by Gov. Rick Snyder without explanation as one of his final acts in office.


Editorial: Hotel California will be nightmare for Ford

The irony is that Trump is giving the automakers exactly what they asked for when they sat down with him at Willow Run Airport in the winter of 2017


Motown alumni return for advanced screening of new Showtime documentary

The Berry Gordy-endorsed “Hitsville: The Making of Motown” documentary airs Saturday at 9 p.m. on Showtime


Biden at campaign stop: What if Obama had been assassinated?

Joe Biden pondered a serious, and awkward, question at a campaign stop Friday: What if Barack Obama had been assassinated during his campaign in 2008?


Detroit police search for missing man, mom, 2 kids

Police: Lawrence Tomlin III hasn't been seen since Aug. 16, and relatives last heard from Kimberly Stajkowski and her children 2 days later


Russia court orders Novi man held for two more months

The court ruled on Friday to keep Paul Whelan of Novi, who Russia accuses of being a spy, behind bars at least until late October


Michigan council candidate: Marysville should be as white ‘as possible’

Jean Cramer said Friday she has no plans to end her campaign despite backlash over her remarks at candidate forum.


Breaking down Lions-Bills preseason game

Detroit News reporters Justin Rogers and John Niyo discuss the pros and cons from the Lions' 24-20 loss to the Bills.


Backup QB Josh Johnson rushing to find his feet with Lions

After joining the team following Tom Savage’s concussion in the preseason opener, Johnson has tried to get acclimated quickly to the new system.


Tigers' Niko Goodrum aggravates groin, placed on injured list

The Tigers placed Goodrum on the 10-day injured list after he aggravated his left groin running to first base in the third inning of Friday's win.


Lions-Bills observations: Matthew Stafford sharp in first action, penalties pile up

Prior to exiting the contest midway through the second quarter, Stafford completed 12 of 19 passes for 137 yards.


Accusers in Ohio State doctor scandal top 300

Lawyers for men suing Ohio State University over decades-old alleged sexual misconduct by a team doctor say the number of accusers has topped 300


State investigates rare gonorrhea infections as STDs soar

The four of the confirmed cases are in Kalamazoo County and one is in St. Joseph County. One possible case is being reviewed in Calhoun County


UM wins bid to shield Schlissel from court, judges rule

A federal judge abused his discretion when he ordered University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel to appear in court, appeals panel concludes.


Putin orders Russia to respond after US missile test

President Vladimir Putin ordered the Russian military on Friday to work out a quid pro quo response after the test of a new U.S. missile


Michigan State Police investigate sexual assault at Camp Dearborn

Troopers investigating, suspect arrested for resisting and obstructing a police officer


Billionaire David Koch, major conservative donor, has died at age 79

Together with his brother, Charles, the Kochs were known for a vast political network in support of conservative causes


McBrayer: Be enlightened about the real you

Do you know the answer to that question for yourself? Don’t be alarmed if you have no ready response


Dear Abby: Wife vents frustration after husband loses job

Wife needs to be supportive after husband loses job, says Abby


Michigan Lottery numbers for Friday, Aug. 23

These numbers were drawn Friday:


Foil surfing catching on Michigan

A hydrofoil surfboard, attached to a short stand that extends into the water, moves with less resistance, making surfing possible in smaller waves.


Boris Johnson prepares to take his place on world stage

Johnson could be the shortest-serving prime minister in British history if he fails in his gambit to force the European Union to reopen Brexit talks


Rep. Seth Moulton ends Democratic presidential primary bid

Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton is exiting the Democratic presidential primary race, becoming the second 2020 candidate to drop out this week


For Democrats, a shift toward the middle on health care

Rank-and-file Democrats appear to be shifting to the middle on health care, worried about what’s politically achievable on their party’s top issue


US government unveils final Utah monument plan

A new U.S. management plan unveiled clears the way for coal mining and oil and gas drilling on land that used to be off limits


Weekend sports on TV/radio

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


Daily recap of Tigers' minor leagues (Updated: Aug. 23)

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


Lions lose Jarrad Davis, Frank Ragnow to leg injuries against Bills

The biggest fear every NFL team faces during the preseason is a serious injury to a key contributor.


Appeals court insulates Qualcomm from FTC’s antitrust win

A federal appeals court is temporarily protecting Qualcomm from an antitrust ruling that would have forced the mobile chipmaker


Walmart, Tesla pause in legal fight over fiery solar panels

Walmart said its working on a resolution with Tesla after it sued Tesla’s energy division for installing rooftop solar panels that caught fire


Judge orders woman in Capital One case to remain in custody

A U.S. judge ordered a woman accused of hacking Capital One to remain in custody pending trial because she’s a flight risk


N. Korea test-fires missiles again after joint drills end

North Korea fired two suspected short-range ballistic missiles off its east coast on Saturday for the seventh time in a month


Friday's golf: Brooks Koepka takes lead, stars get separation at Tour Championship

Koepka was one shot ahead of Justin Thomas, who played his final 10 holes in 1 over for a 68, and Rory McIlroy, who had a birdie-birdie finish.


Hawaii on cusp of second straight trip to Little League World Series final

Hawaii will meet Louisiana in the U.S. final with the victor earning a place in the championship game against either Curacao or Japan.


Ex-Red Wing Joey Kocur to host charity softball series in Highland

Former Red Wing Joey Kocur to host charity softball series on Saturday in Highland


FAA puts out a call for pilots to test changes in Boeing jet

Testing will happen in flight simulators – not on actual Max jets, which remain grounded


Friday's college football: Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa absorbs lessons from title game loss

Tagovailoa has been studying men from the Bible, including Joseph, Moses and David, and believes he can draw from their successes and failures.


What’s behind the persistent shortage of lifesaving EpiPens

Mylan and Pfizer are still struggling with manufacturing issues for the EpiPen anti-allergy injector


How John Hicks helped Tigers thwart some sign espionage by Astros

John Hicks not only blasted a pinch-hit home run on Thursday, he also picked up on some sign thievery by the Astros.


Friday's NFL: Panthers optimistic Cam Newton will be ready for opener

Newton suffered a left mid-foot sprain in Carolina’s 10-3 loss Thursday night at New England on a sack.


Women in STEM college programs face claims of bias against men

The U.S. Department of Education, under Betsy DeVos, has opened more than two dozen investigations into universities across the nation


Scenes from the Great Lakes Surf Festival

The second annual festival brings surfers to Muskegon on Aug. 17, 2019.


Tigers 9, Twins 6

The Detroit Tigers play the Minnesota Twins on Friday, August 23, 2019.


Preseason: Bills 24, Lions 20

The Detroit Lions play the Buffalo Bills at Ford Field in Detroit on Friday, August 23, 2019.


Detroit News 2019 top high school football players

Go through the gallery to view The Detroit News' top high school football players entering the 2019 season, compiled by David Goricki.


Homestyle: Back to school

Homestyle: Back to school


2020 Lincoln Aviator

The 2020 Lincoln Aviator Hybrid takes to the road in California


Photos of the Day

Today's best images from around the world


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

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