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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

Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 96. South wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.


Mostly cloudy, with a low around 76. South southeast wind 5 to 8 mph.


Scattered showers before 8am, then scattered showers and thunderstorms between 8am and 2pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. South southwest wind 6 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Friday Night

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 2am, then scattered showers and thunderstorms after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. Northwest wind 6 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.


Scattered showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. West northwest wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 69.


Scattered showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 86. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Sunday Night

Scattered showers and thunderstorms before 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67.


Scattered showers and thunderstorms after 8am. Partly sunny, with a high near 83.

Monday Night

Scattered thunderstorms before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 66.


Sunny, with a high near 89.

Tuesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 71.


Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 94.

Detroit News and Events

Whitmer warns she may toughen mask requirements after COVID-19 cases tick up

Governor is giving a news briefing after state on Wednesday records largest single-day total of COVID-19 cases since May 20


Ford CEO resists employees' push to end sales of police vehicles

Ford CEO Jim Hackett has pushed back against some employees calling for the top seller of vehicles to U.S. police departments to exit the business


Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen back in federal prison

Attorney Jeffrey Levine said Cohen had been taken into custody for violating the terms of his release


Hospital execs: Michigan at 'tipping point' in COVID-19 battle

"We cannot become complacent," the president and CEO of Detroit's Henry Ford Health System said Thursday


Michigan reports 9 coronavirus deaths, 446 new cases

Michigan confirmed 9 new coronavirus deaths Thursday and 446 new cases, as officials implored residents to keep wearing masks and social distancing


In north Michigan woods, feds raid an alleged upscale art forgery factory

The FBI raids targeted an art scheme involving six-figure deals, wealthy buyers and elegantly faked art that fooled the country's top art experts


Missing Seoul mayor's body found after massive search

His daughter called police Thursday and said her father, Park Won-soon left "a will-like" message before leaving their home 4-5 hours earlier


ABC revives 'The Wonder Years' with Black family at the center

"Empire" co-creator Lee Daniels is executive producing the project, alongside Fred Savage, the star of the original series


Finley: Quicken IPO a red flag for Detroit

Entrepreneurs who think they can go public with their companies and still operate them as private enterprises are nearly always disappointed


Detroit News T-shirt, as worn by Drew Barrymore, on sale to benefit local scholars

Readers can add a stylish Detroit News shirt similar to one worn by super-celebDrew Barrymore to their wardrobe while supporting students


Tigers' Daniel Norris tests positive but will be 'ready to rock' when he's cleared

Tigers left-hander Daniel Norris wanted to dictate the narrative on this one.


Tigers open 2021 schedule at home against Indians; full schedule here

The Detroit Tigers released their 2021 schedule on Thursday, which includes Opening Day on April 1 at Comerica Park against the Cleveland Indians.


Trieu: Josh Gattis' perseverance could pay off in Michigan's pursuit of Xavier Worthy

Fresno (Calif.) Central East receiver Xavier Worthy announces his college commitment Friday, and Michigan is hoping he decides to come to Ann Arbor.


Court rulings keep Trump's financial records private for now

Justices rejected arguments that the president is immune from investigation while he holds office


Michigan care facilities lobby federal health official for COVID-19 aid

Michigan care facilities still struggle to get enough personal protective equipment and COVID-19 tests, leaderstold a top federal health official


Duggan announces $7.25 million for Detroit small businesses

Mayor Mike Duggan announced Thursday another $7.25 million in grants to help keep small businesses in the cityafloat during the pandemic


Harley-Davidson cuts 700 jobs, loses CFO in restructuring push

The cuts will affect 500 current employees globally and cost the company $50 million in restructuring costs in 2020


Trump taxes likely going to Manhattan D.A., but maybe few others

SCOTUS cleared the way for Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance to get nearly a decade's worth of Trump's taxes


Michigan nursing home workers faced 'heartbreaking' reality as COVID-19 hit, inspection records reveal

As the pandemic slammed Michigan, workers inside some nursing homes rationed protective gear and went without COVID-19 tests


Sony invests $250 million in Fortnite creator Epic Games

Sony, the maker of the PlayStation, didn't disclose the price it paid for stock in the privately held company


Bankole: New Ypsilanti mayor fights for racial equity

Lois Richardson has watched the city she grew up in change before her eyes over the years, Bankole writes


Lincoln Park gym shuttered; citations issued after business continued

Gym owners are appealing the governor's executive order to keep gyms closed during the coronavirus pandemic


Milliken memorial in August relocated to Interlochen to allow for social distancing

An August memorial servicefor former Gov. Bill Milliken has been moved to an outdoor venue in Interlochen to allow for social distancing


Pistons name David Mincberg new assistant general manager

Mincberg spent the last three seasons with the Milwaukee Bucks, serving this past season as the organization's vice president of basketball strategy.


Michigan reports highest single-day COVID-19 count in seven weeks

Michigan reported 11 new coronavirus deaths Wednesday and confirmed 610 new cases the highest single-day case count in seven weeks


MOCAD director on leave following charges of racism, abusive treatment

Elysia Borowy-Reeder, executive director of the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, has been placed on leave following charges of abuse and racial harassment.


Police: Mother admits to starving daughter, dumping body

A Maryland woman accused of starving her 15-month-old daughter for more than three weeks has been charged with first-degree murder


Enter the Celebrate Michigan photo contest

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Payne: Up north puts the versatile GMC Sierra AT4 to the test

The GMC Sierra AT4 is a big, beautiful, off-road tool. It'll carry a lot of stuff if you can afford the $80,000 sticker.


Will anyone be able to copyBryson DeChambeau's winning formula?

He reduced the golf course to a pitch-and-putt with power that got everyone's attention.


Day 7 of Tigers Summer Camp: Thursday, July 9

The Detroit Tigers work out on day 7 of summer camp at Comerica Park in Detroit on Thursday, July 9, 2020


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Jim Harbaugh: Wolverines putting in the work as team's leadership takes shape

Michigan coaches have said they've experienced a different closeness with players these last few months.


Mayor helps paint 'Black Lives Matter' outside Trump Tower

Mayor Bill de Blasio grabbed a roller Thursday to paint "Black Lives Matter" in front of the namesake Manhattan tower of President Donald Trump


Dangers of Edenville dam failure evaded state scrutiny

The Midland County dam's transition to state oversight meant less focus on the threat to public health and more on the threat to marine life.


Police: Pop Smoke's social media led killers to LA home

Authorities believe rapper Pop Smoke was shot and killed during a home-invasion robbery after his social media posts led five suspects to his location


Parts of I-75 to close over weekend to demolish pedestrian bridge

MDOT will close parts of Interstate 75 this weekend to demolish the Bernhard Avenue pedestrian bridge in Hazel Park


Double win at Supreme Court elates religious conservatives

Conservative-leaning faith leaders cheered Wednesday as the Supreme Court issued rulings that protected certain rights of religious employers


Stocks slump on economy worries, erase much of week's gain

Stocks are showing little movement at the open on Wall Street Thursday following the latest reading on the U.S. job market


2 dead among 6 shooting victims overnight in Detroit

2 dead among 6 shooting victims overnight in Detroit


Squash bugs are invading gardens, plus a bonus tip for your squash

With the plants growing, more plant pests show up


Lake Erie algae outlook: Better than 2019, worse than '18

The amount of phosphorus flowing from the large Maumee River Basin into the southwest corner of Lake Erie, at Toledo, is bigger than last year


Lawsuit targets state, Detroit over 'unconstitutional' water shutoffs

The suit filed by a group of Detroit residents and a water rights group alleging constitutional violations and racial bias


Bed Bath & Beyond closing stores, cruises prepare to sail

Following are developments Thursday related to the national and global response, the work place and the spread of the virus


Man killed in double shooting outside Ecorse Family Dollar

A woman who was shot, too, is said by police to be 'fine'


Rolling Stones to release unheard tracks from 1973 album

The band announced on Thursday that the release on Sept. 4 will include a four-disc CD and vinyl box set editions that includes 10 bonus tracks


US sanctions Chinese officials over repression of minorities

The decision to bar these officials from entering the U.S. is the latest of a series of actions the Trump administration has taken against China


Former Michigan State star Le'Veon Bell No. 10 among ESPN's top running backs for 2020

Le'Veon Bell made ESPN's cut at No. 10 on the strengthofvoting and feedback from a panel of50 league executives, coaches, scouts and players.


Review: Samberg time loop comedy 'Palm Springs' a desert delight

Andy Samberg lives the same day over and over in comic charmer


Lindsay Tarpley-led Community Kicks soccer program for kids takes pitch online

Two-time U.S. women's national team gold medal winner is stressing the basics of soccer, nutrition and life skills online this year due to COVID-19.


Analyst: Lions' D'Andre Swift a top offensive rookie of the year candidate

New Lions running back D'Andre Swift is third among's top offensive rookie of the year candidates.


Detroit gets $750K grant to help undocumented residents impacted by pandemic

Detroit has received $750,000 in grant funds from the Open Society Foundations to help undocumented residents impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic


Day 6 of Tigers Summer Camp: Wednesday, July 8

Day 6 of Tigers Summer Camp: Wednesday, July 8


Henry Payne reviews the 2020 GMC Sierra AT4

Detroit News auto critic Henry Payne reviews the 2020 GMC Sierra AT4


Day 5 of Tigers Summer Camp: Tuesday, July 7

The Detroit Tigers work out on day 5 of summer camp at Comerica Park in Detroit on Tuesday, July 7, 2020


The Parks' family Broncos

John Parks and his fiance, Shanna Gibson, both of Highland Twp., pose with their family's four Broncos near their home in Highland Twp


Belle Isle enjoys some social distance

People enjoy their friends and family time on Belle Isle on Tuesday, July 7, 2020.


Opening day of PAL baseball at Corner Ballpark

The Police Athletic League 2020 baseball season started up at the Corner Ballpark in Detroit on Monday.


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