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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 showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 21. Blustery, with a west northwest wind around 18 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.


A chance of snow showers between 10am and 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 26. Windy, with a west wind 21 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 36 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Thursday Night

A chance of snow showers before 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 20. Breezy, with a west wind 13 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.


Partly sunny, with a high near 29. Breezy, with a west wind 13 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.

Friday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18. West northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.


Mostly sunny, with a high near 32.

Saturday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22.


Mostly cloudy, with a high near 42.

Sunday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37.


Rain likely, mainly after 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 50.

Monday Night

Rain. Cloudy, with a low around 40.


Rain likely. Cloudy, with a high near 51.

Tuesday Night

Rain likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37.


A chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 50.

Detroit News and Events

Chevrolet Impala's last run: Production to cease Thursday

After six decades, the final Impalawill roll down the line Thursday. Its many admirers will keep the spirit of the car alive.


Ann Arbor, Flint schools address reported links to UM doctor accused of sex abuse

Ann Arbor school officials are investigating what role Anderson may have played there; the Flint district urges possible victims to contact police


Finley: Is Mike Bloomberg trying to buy America?

Bloomberg's capability to spend massive amounts to get the outcomes he wants from the political system greatly multiplies the one vote he's guaranteed


Feds, police probe release of informant before 6 slayings

Kenyel Brown was kept out of prison by a federal law enforcement agency and is a suspect in six killings and other crimes


House makes lynching a federal crime; Amash votes against bill

Sixty-five years after 14-year-old Emmett Till was lynched, the House has approved legislation designating lynching as a hate crime under federal law


Adoption scam artist sentenced to federal prison

Federal court records portray Tara Lee as a scam artist with expensive tastes who left her victims with empty promises and empty nurseries


'Rehab Addict' star to Roseville: Let me help you save old church

The HGTV star and Lake Orion native appears to have been escorted out of a council meeting Tuesday for speaking out of turn on Sacred Heart demo plans


Howes: Failed execution, culture weigh on Ford performance, shares

If two words encapsulate Ford's recent performance, investor impatience andexplain the automaker'swoeful share price,they're 'failed execution'


Snow to end, followed by arctic air, then return to near 50 degrees

Shift follows as much as 6 inches falling in some spots


Payne: Mid-engine 2020 Corvette C8 Stingray shines on and off track

With its supreme track capabilities, the new Corvette confirms that, pound-for-dollar, it is the world's best all-around sports car


Niyo: Running back is still position of need for Lions

If you're doing the math, it's not hard to come up with a scenario where the Lions decide to add another running back in April's NFL draft.


Michigan knows Wisconsin is primed for the long game

The Badgers have made a league-best 141 3s during Big Ten play and nearly 40 percent of their offense has come from 3-point range this season.


Tigers value new catcher Austin Romine's veteran leadership: 'He'll be good for us'

After going through a 114-loss season, the one thing Gardenhire wanted almost more than anything else this offseason was a veteran behind the plate.


Editorial: Prioritize vote integrity over speedy results

Any change to ease the counting of ballots must preserve the integrity of the voting process


Wednesday's basketball: Central Michigan clinches first outright MAC title of Oesterle era

In her first year as head coach of Central Michigan's women's basketball team, Heather Oesterle has led her squad to its fourth consecutive outright Mid-American Conference title as well as its fifth straight MAC West Division championship.


Michigan's high schoolgraduation up, dropout rate down

The 2018-19 school year graduation rate was81.41%, upfrom 80.64%in 2017-18. The state's dropout rate fell to 8.36%, from the 2017-18 rate of 8.73%


Cleveland fiber network to acquire Dan Gilbert's Rocket Fiber

The tie-up will help to lay the ground for even more capabilities such as 5G that are desirable to startups and technology companies


Trump campaign opens Detroit office to woo black voters

Other Trump centers will openin cities such asPhiladelphia, Atlanta, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, Charlotte and Miami


Bankole: Duggan fails victims of overtaxation

"Each day that Duggan waits out the crisis of the overassessment is a day he exposes his own failings as leader of a majority black city," Bankole writes.


Coworking building in Eastern Market gives creative renters space to spread out

New space at 1533 Winder sparked when Eli and Bea Wolnerman, cofounders of gifting business Open Me When, sought a place to move their home business.


Trump says US 'very ready' for virus; Pence to lead response

Trump sought to minimize fears of the virus spreading widely across the U.S., saying, "I don't think it's inevitable."


Restaurant Review: Zalman's Deli is bright and easy for anytime brunch or a quick nosh

Inside the DoubleTree in Bloomfield Hills, the new deli specializes in breakfast, lunch and house-made desserts


Elizabeth Warren adds her voice to calls for Line 5's shutdown

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is joining three other Democratic presidential hopefulsin urging the closing of Line 5 in the Straits of Mackinac


Moody's upgrades rating on Detroit to 'positive,' citing 'robust' performance

Upgrade comes as Mayor Mike Duggan used his State of the City to tout city's reinvention, pivoting from providing basic services to managing growth.


Watch: Chevrolet Impala commercials through the years

The Chevrolet Impala has become an American icon and has also produced some classic commercials


Car owners' rights to data access don't go outside the (black) box

Short of a court order, a car maker is not bound to release information on semi-autonomous driving systems to a car owner, a lawyer, to safety researchers or the police


US agency stops autonomous shuttle firm from hauling people

NHTSA has ordered an autonomous shuttle company to stop carrying passengers in 16 U.S. cities after a mysterious braking problem occurred in Ohio


A 'sense of urgency' at Ford, says automaker's new chief operating officer

Jim Farley's remarks were his first since being named CEO Jim Hackett's No. 2 and implicitly the top contender to succeed him


Thursday sports on TV and radio

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


Opinion: Bloomberg's influence stretches far and wide

When Mike Bloomberg held a rally this month at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, the signs of his wealth and influence were everywhere.


Opinion: Bernie, we're better off today than we were 45 years ago

"In 1970, around 14,000 workers were killed on the job in the United States."


Opinion: Charter school authorization needs more oversight

Key to the ongoing discussion about Michigan charter schools is accountability. Are charter school operators accountable? And if so, to whom?


Opinion: Whitmer's budget boosts literacy for kids

"In her fiscal year 2021 budget, Whitmer included a $325 per pupil increase for Battle Creek Public Schools," Hunt writes.


Opinion: Attracting talent key to fixing skilled labor shortage

"There is no lack of funds, as investors locally and worldwide remain bullish on Detroit. It's the lack of available labor that slows things down."


Suspect sought in Troy shoe store robbery

Man approached counter after customers left Feb. 20


Doorbell camera led to Livonia package thief, police say

Victim saw crime unfold from 4,000 miles away; suspect arrested hours later


1962 Impala owner loves his low rider

Ferras Sabo of Sterling Heights turned his '62 viper red Chevy Impala into a low rider class


Daniel Gersch talks about the Chevy Impala

""It's a car that's going to be missed," said Gersch, on the Chevy Impala that will ceased to be produced starting February 28.


1975 Chevrolet Impala

This television commercial for the 'roomy' 1975 Chevy Impala features a group sing-a-long jingle.


1969 Chevy Impala

This vintage Campbell Ewald television commercial introduces the 'longest Chevrolet ever built', the 1969 Impala.


1999 Chevrolet Impala

This commercial from Campbell-Ewald is called "Hair in the Wind" and it premiered it on June 16, 1999.


Classic Impala commercial

This commercial for the 1958 Chevrolet Impala Sport Coupe features a flying machine, a farm and family fun


1970s Chevrolet commercial

This car commercial from the 1970's made it clear what mattered in America: Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and Chevrolet


1964 Chevy Impala Commercial

In one of the most ambitious car commercials ever produced, the 1964 Impala (with no engine or drive train) was lifted atop Castle Rock in Moab, Utah.


Wednesday's preps: Orchard Lake St. Mary's wins Catholic League title

Orchard Lake St. Mary's cruised to the Catholic League boys basketball final with a 74-40 victory over Birmingham Brother Rice on Wednesday at Birmingham Marian High School.


Wednesday's baseball: Verlander scratched from Thursday start with groin tightness

Justin Verlander's spring training debut will be postponed at least a few more days while the Houston Astros ace deals with tightness in his groin.


ABC News suspends reporter recorded maligning Trump

The conversation was recorded by a website that uses hidden cameras and undercover reporters to catch journalists in embarrassing conversations


Trump campaign sues New York Times over essay that claimed Putin deal

A former executive editor for the newspaper claimed the campaign made a deal with Russian officials to defeat Hillary Clinton in 2016


Michigan Lottery numbers for Wednesday, Feb. 26

These numbers were drawn Wednesday


Christians celebrate Ash Wednesday with social media selfies, drive-thru ashes

The beginning of Lent season starts with Ash Wednesday and selfies.


Police: Gunman killed 5 at at Milwaukee brewery complex

At least 600 people work at the complex, which is widely known in the Milwaukee area as "Miller Valley"


Facebook bans ads with false claims about new virus

The social network said it is removing ads that feature a product and imply a limited supply, seeking create a "sense of urgency" in their mention of coronavirus


Detroit City FC reunites band to take the plunge as professional outfit

Shawn Lawson and Cyrus Saydee headline a core group of returning Le Rouge players as team makes professional debut Friday in NISA kickoff vs. LA Force.


Michigan's offensive line rolls into NFL Combine

When Ben Bredeson, Michigan's longtime starting left guard and two-time captain walks into a room of offensive linemen preparing for the NFL Combine, it has a familiar feeling.


Customized pieces of automotive art arrive at the TCF Center for the Detroit Autorama

Vehicles arrives at the TCF Center for the 68th annual Detroit Autorama in Detroit.


Henry Payne reviews the 2020 Chevy Corvette C8 Stingray

Henry Payne, auto critic for The Detroit News, reviews the 2020 Chevy Corvette C8 Stingray.


Orchard Lake St. Mary's 74, Brother Rice 40

Orchard Lake St. Mary's beats Brother Rice, 74-40 during their Catholic League semi-finals game at Marian High School, Wednesday night, in Birmingham


Vice President Pence visits Michigan

Vice President Mike Pence spoke at a campaign rally at the Troy Marriott


Michigan State 78, Iowa 70

Michigan State Spartans play Iowa Hawkeyes in Big Ten mens basketball at the Breslin Center in East Lansing, Michigan on Tuesday, February 25, 2020.


The life and death of Hudson's department store

Hudson's department store became the heart of Detroit for decades before it was imploded


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