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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


A slight chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 20%.


Mostly cloudy, with a high near 36. Light and variable wind.

Monday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26. North wind 3 to 8 mph.


Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 34. North wind 7 to 10 mph.

Tuesday Night

Increasing clouds, with a low around 21. West wind 9 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.


Partly sunny, with a high near 24. Blustery.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 15.


Mostly sunny, with a high near 28.

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 23.


Mostly cloudy, with a high near 37.

Friday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28.


Mostly cloudy, with a high near 39.

Saturday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30.


Mostly sunny, with a high near 41.

Detroit News and Events

Telegraph Road's 'Gardner White cop' and 'speed trap' earn infamy

Critics say police patrol outside furniture store for revenue; police chief says he's trying to keep people safe


Niyo: Fan apathy sets in as Lions' season circles the drain

The numbers are dwindling now. In the stands. On the sidelines. Everywhere but in the loss column.


'Lockdown anxiety': Psychologists, parents warn of stress safety drills put on students

Questions are being raised about "lockdown anxiety" at K-12 schools andwhat is being asked ofchildren as young as 5 during active shooter training.


Democrats back Amash for impeachment manager

A group of Democrats wants U.S. Rep. Justin Amash to be one of the representatives who prosecutes the impeachment case against President Donald Trump in Senate


Auto show's move to June leaves winter lull in downtown Detroit

The Detroit auto show in January has typically been the busiest time at the former Cobo Center. Bit by bit, new events are filling the void.


Naval Academy probes possible 'white power' gesture on football game broadcast

The U.S. Naval Academy is investigating possible "white power" hand gestures flashed by students during a pregame show for the Army-Navy football game


Bankole: Detroit Police Department needs new direction

A report last week alleging the Detroit Police narcotics unit is fraught with corruption calls for urgent reform of the police force


Democrats seek Bolton, Mulvaney for impeachment trial

Senate Democrats are proposing a weekslong Senate impeachment trial seeking testimony from four new witnesses including John Bolton and Mick Mulvaney


Hallmark to reinstate same-sex marriage ads

The LGBT advocacy group GLAAD called the decision to remove the Zola ads "discriminatory" and hypocritical.


Chance of snow returns Monday in Metro Detroit

Snow accumulations of up to 2 inches in some areas Sunday in west Michigan


Five goals for Michigan's bowl practices: Key time for quarterbacks

Bowl practices are about preparing for the game, but they also provide additional practice time for players expected to take on larger roles the following season.


Five goals for MSU's bowl practices: Big holes to fill all over

The Spartans must replace five starters on defense and at least a couple on offense, namely the quarterback.


Long ball finally starts to drop for Michigan's Franz Wagner

It was only a matter of time before the deep ball started to drop for freshman wing Franz Wagner.


Opinion: School bus safety effort a prime example of overcriminalization

"There are already criminal laws that can punish people who beat up school bus drivers."


Through dance, Mexican troupe showcase culture, skills

Ballet Folklrico De Detroit featured performers offering dances from seven of Mexico's 32 states in traditional handmadecostumes at Senate Theater


Donate now for Detroit News Cheer for Charity

The second round of The Detroit News Holiday Cheer for Charity continues through noon Dec. 23 with a call for donations to five finalists


'Safer opioid' has sparked a crisis in vulnerable countries

Mass abuse of the opioid tramadol spans continents, from India to Africa to the Middle East, creating international havoc


OxyContin maker affiliate now selling antidote for opioid overdoses

Mundipharma is the international affiliate of Purdue Pharma the maker of OxyContin, widely blamed for unleashing the American overdose epidemic


Sins of Detroit podcast: Exonerees describe pain of wrongful conviction, joy of release

Imagine finding yourself in prison, facing a life sentence for a crime you didn't commit. Can you envision the pain to you and your family?


Police: 2 shot at Project Green Light liquor store on east side

The gun struck a 21-year-old victim in his chest, and left a graze wound on the back of a 30-year-old victim's head


Finley: Do something about Greta Thunberg

Something is being done. Lots of things. But not fast enough to soothe Thunberg and the adults who exploit her


Argo takes different road to skirt self-driving challenges

Tech company sees future in getting paid by customers who will pay by mile to use robot vehicles for delivering goods or transporting groups of people


Chance the Rapper cancels tour, which included Detroit show

The rapper apologizes, says he'll take time to be with his family and he'll 'come back much stronger and better in 2020'


'Everyone's on same page': Wolverines expect to be at full strength for Citrus Bowl

Several Michigan players said they don't think any Wolverines will sit out the Citrus Bowl against Alabama.


Shea Patterson on preparing for Alabama

Michigan quarterback and MVP Shea Patterson said the Wolverines are focusing on themselves.


Roseville police: Driver jumped curb, hit pedestrians before fleeing, arrest

Roseville police says both victims are in their early 20s. The male is in serious condition. The female is in critical condition.


Schiff: Impeachment not a failure if Senate acquits Trump

Bitter partisan disagreement continues over whether the ultimate constitutional punishment fits the nature of the president's alleged misconduct


MSU'sThomas Kithier shows 'positive' signs,earning Tom Izzo's confidence

Tom Izzo has made it clear from before the season began that the power forward spot would be a work in progress.


Michigan State researchers breed purple potato, make chips

The chips were sold in the Traverse City area, MSU convenience stores, and in Ann Arbor and Detroit locations and quickly sold out


Robolights Detroit brings a touch of sci-fi to the season

The outdoor installation by Kenny Irwin Jr. is at The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit


Man killed in officer shooting was suspect in Redford double homicide

Police said the suspect opened fire at officers, who returned fire


Kwity Paye on bowl game against Alabama

Michigan defensive end Kwity Paye on the challenge of playing Alabama in the Citrus Bowl.


Monday's sports on TV and radio

When is your team playing? And where can you watch or listen to it on TV and radio?


'Never got going': Kings top sluggish Red Wings, end modest win streak

After two victories and two games where the Red Wings did plenty of positive things, it was back to normal Sunday.


Opinion: Extend solar tax credits, temper trade policy

"To protect, jobs, the economy and the environment, it's crucial to extend the solar tax credit and nix harmful tariffs."


Jeff Blashill disappointed with Wings' effort

Coach Jeff Blashill is disappointed with the Wings' performance in a 4-2 loss to Los Angeles.


Filip Zadina looking to stay with Wings

Filip Zadina talks about his confident play, and positive comments from coach Jeff Blashill.


The 2019 Michigan football awards

Referred to as The Shemmys, the Michigan football awards show names the teams top players for the year


Michigan football awards: Shea Patterson humble as team MVP

Patterson had 2,828 yards, 22 TDs and six interceptions and finished the season setting a Michigan record with three straight 300-yard passing games.


Michigan State reportedly lands commitment from WR Terry Lockett

With National Signing Day only a few days away, Michigan State has reportedly landed a commitment from one of its most intriguing targets.


Meet the scholar who diagnosed 'surveillance capitalism'

Shoshana Zuboff reveals how Big Tech harvests the details of our lives and make billions from that data


Kings 4, Red Wings 2

Kings 4, Red Wings 2


Sunday's college basketball: Minnesota hands No. 3 Ohio State first loss

Minnesota toppled undefeated and third-ranked Ohio State, 84-71, for coach Richard Pitino's first win against a top-five team.


Sunday's MLB: Indians trade two-time Cy Young winner Corey Kluber to Rangers

Kluber led by example and excellence in Cleveland. The Rangers are hoping he can do the same for them.


Potential coaching candidate Urban Meyer takes in Washington game

Dwayne Haskins and Terry McLaurin made some old college magic with their old college coach looking on.


Sunday's NFL: Packers survive wild finish, secure playoff spot

Tramon Williams fell on Jesper Horstead's fumble at the 2-yard line to end Green Bay's 21-13 victory over the Bears.


Lions' next opponent: Broncos' Drew Lock struggles in homecoming

Lock finished 18 of 40 for 208 yards with an oh-my interception in the end zone, and the result was a 23-3 blitzing.


Michigan Lottery numbers for Sunday, Dec. 15

These numbers were drawn Sunday


Ballet Folklorico De Detroit 6th Annual Holiday Concert

Members of the Ballet Folklorico De Detroit perform at their 6th Annual Holiday Concert at the Senate Theater in Detroit.


Beard: Victory surge, injuries create trade quandary for Pistons

Beyond the complex issues of balancing huge contracts with returning value in a trade, Pistons owner Tom Gores doesn't appear to be in fire-sale mode.


'Means a lot': Bucs' Breshad Perriman adds career chapter to family's story

Perriman setting single-game career-highs with 113 receiving yards and three TDs to help Tampa Bay beat his father's former team.


Justin Rogers, John Niyo break down Lions' loss to Buccaneers

There's not much left to say after seven straight losses, but Justin Rogers and John Niyo try their best after Sunday's 38-17 defeat.


Filip Zadina's performance keeps him with Red Wings as they focus on his development

By playing a 10th game, that put the first year of Zadina's three-year, entry-level contract into effect.


Lions 'battle back' but can't overcome Buccaneers' Winston-led air attack

As the Lions have done so many times during their seven-game losing streak, they didn't have the answers in crunch time and fell,38-17.


Buccaneers 38, Lions 17

The Detroit Lions take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan, on Dec. 15, 2019.


Oregon 71, Michigan 70, OT

Oregon 71, Michigan 70, OT


Michigan State 72, Oakland 49

Michigan State Spartans basketball vs. Oakland University at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan on December 14, 2019.


Clip clop: Detroit's early horsepower

Before the automobile, horses were the main mode of transportation, from carts to sleighs to streetcars


Trump supporters rally against impeachment

Supporters of President Donald Trump hold signs along Woodward Avenueat a "No Impeachment" rally in Bloomfield Hills.


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