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This Is the Filthiest City in America
This Is the
Filthiest City
in America

This Is the Filthiest City in America

California's San Bernardino claims dubious honor, while Virginia's Lynchburg is the cleanest, according to LawnStarter

(Newser) - If cleanliness is next to godliness, a bunch of US cities need to find religion. LawnStarter took a look at more than 300 major US metropolitan areas to figure out which ones are sparkling clean and which ones need some tidying up, factoring in nearly two dozen metrics in four...

Detroit to Bar Gas Stations From Locking Customers Inside

Move comes a year after a man was shot when a clerk decided to lock the door

(Newser) - Detroit is taking steps to keep gas stations from locking people inside the store, a year after a man was fatally shot during an argument with another customer. Police said a clerk's decision to lock the door while he was safely behind protective glass contributed to the shooting. An...

Detroit Fires Coach, Still Owes Him $65M

Monty Williams is out after signing what was then a record contract

(Newser) - It's a safe bet the front office of the Detroit Pistons regrets giving Monty Williams an extremely generous contract last year: On Wednesday, the team fired its head coach after only one season and will eat $65 million in remaining salary, reports ESPN . The Pistons had a league-worst record...

9 People Trying to Beat the Heat Near Detroit Are Shot

Gunman opens fire at a 'splash pad' in Rochester Hills

(Newser) - Nine children and adults who were trying to cool off on a hot day near Detroit were shot and wounded at a watery "splash pad" inside a public park on Saturday. The gunman was later found dead at a nearby home after the apparently random attack in Rochester Hills,...

Eminem Wows Fans at Concert Celebrating Train Station

He had not been scheduled to perform at event marking the reopening of a former eyesore

(Newser) - A myriad of Detroit's greatest musical exports, including Diana Ross, Eminem, and Jack White, took to the stage Thursday night in a pulsating sonic spectacle held on the eve of the historic reopening of an 18-story structure that long had symbolized their hometown's decline. The 90-plus-minute "Live...

Nonprofit CFO Accused of 'Simply Astonishing' Fraud

William Smith allegedly embezzled almost $40M from Detroit Riverfront Conservancy

(Newser) - The former chief financial officer of a nonprofit tasked with improving Detroit's waterfront has been charged with a fraud that prosecutors say is "simply astonishing in scale." William Smith, who was fired as CFO of the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy last week, is accused of stealing around $40...

Tornado Kills Boy, 2, Asleep on Bed With Mom

Twisters touched down across the US Wednesday

(Newser) - A tornado killed a 2-year-old boy and injured his mother Wednesday when a tree fell on their house in suburban Detroit, while emergency workers in Maryland were responding to reports of collapsed structures with people trapped inside after a tornado there, the AP reports.
  • Officials in Livonia, Michigan, said the

These US Cities Are Heaven for Mosquitoes

Los Angeles tops Orkin's top 50 list

(Newser) - Time to break out the repellent: Mosquito season is bearing down upon us. Pest control company Orkin wanted to see which cities in America have the most issues with the flying pests, so it analyzed the numbers on how many customers it provided residential mosquito treatments to in major metro...

For First Time in Decades, Detroit's Population Grows

It ticks up slightly to 633K, according to Census Bureau

(Newser) - The latest estimate by the Census Bureau puts the population of Detroit at 633,218, just a smidge higher than the previous count of 631,366. But the uptick of fewer than 2,000 people from 2022 to 2023 is noteworthy nonetheless—it marks the first time since 1957 that...

Teen Twins Walked Out of Detroit Home, Haven't Been Seen Since
Missing Detroit Twins Found

Missing Detroit Twins Found

Police had been searching for Aniya and Anieca Ogden for a month

(Newser) - Aniya and Anieca Ogden are safe. The 14-year-old twin sisters who vanished on March 8 were found Monday, a month after going missing, Fox 2 and WXYZ report. Their father says they ran away while visiting their grandmother, and they have since been reunited with family. The investigation into their...

They Flew In for NCAA Tourney, Got Accused of Being 'Invaders'

Michigan GOP state Rep. Matt Maddock said college basketball players were 'illegal' immigrants

(Newser) - March Madness' Sweet 16 tourney kicked off Thursday, and four teams traveled this week to Detroit in preparation for their weekend games. A Republican lawmaker in Michigan didn't see them as NCAA basketball players, however, when their planes landed Wednesday night, reports FOX 2 . "Happening right now. Three...

Cops Near Detroit Tell Locals: 'Please, Please, Please Stay Inside'

Fire at industrial facility causes explosions that rock suburban Detroit

(Newser) - A fire raging at an industrial facility caused multiple explosions that rocked suburban Detroit on Monday night and sent debris shooting far into the air, prompting police to implore residents to stay inside, the AP reports. The debris fell as far as a mile away, the Clinton Township Police Department...

This Is the Happiest City in America

California's Fremont tops WalletHub's list; Detroit, meanwhile, could use some more cheer

(Newser) - Looking for a bit of cheer amid winter's gloom? Some cities offer more of a pick-me-up than others, with a positive outlook, strong community, financial security, and overall health all playing a part in how to achieve that elusive concept of "happiness." WalletHub looked at more than...

Here Are the Neediest US Cities
This Is the Neediest
City in America

This Is the Neediest City in America

Detroit could use some help combatting poverty, unemployment, per WalletHub

(Newser) - It's the time of year when we're thankful for the abundance in our lives—and, hopefully, we try to think of others who aren't so fortunate. WalletHub looked at more than 180 US cities to see which ones suffer most from economic disarray, including through homelessness, food...

Stranger Charged With Killing Detroit Synagogue Leader

Officials say the suspect didn't seem to know Samantha Woll, dismiss hate crime possibility

(Newser) - The man held as a person of interest in the slaying of Samantha Woll, a Detroit synagogue leader, was charged with murder on Wednesday. Michael Jackson-Bolanos, 28, did not appear to know the victim, officials said. He faces murder, home invasion, and lying to police charges, the AP reports. Despite...

Arrest Made in Killing of Detroit Synagogue Leader

Police have not disclosed name of Samantha Woll's alleged killer

(Newser) - Police in Detroit say an arrest has been made in last month's killing of synagogue leader Samantha Woll. Police say the 40-year-old was stabbed in her home in an attack they do not believe was connected to antisemitism, the Detroit News reports. Police have not released the suspect's...

Strike a 'Victory for Autoworkers,' Not Necessarily for Consumers

Car prices could jump more than $1K to pay for new labor costs, one auto expert says

(Newser) - General Motors, the final holdout in the United Auto Workers strike, finally caved this week, reaching a tentative agreement with workers that would bring to an end six weeks of strikes that targeted GM, Ford, and Stellantis—the so-called Big Three of Detroit. Details for all of the automakers' agreements...

This Is the Most Dangerous City to Drive In

Detroit is the most risky, while New York is safest, per SellMax

(Newser) - There's a risk anytime you get behind the wheel, but driving in some places is more dangerous than others. Using stats from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, SellMax looked at cities across the US, grouping fatality data based on speeding, DUIs, and other variables. The car-selling site found...

Young Synagogue Leader Fatally Stabbed in Detroit
Synagogue Leader
Is Murdered in Detroit

Synagogue Leader Is Murdered in Detroit

Police have no motive yet in the fatal stabbing of Samantha Woll

(Newser) - Detroit's police chief said Sunday that so far, there's no evidence antisemitism was the motive in the murder of synagogue leader Samantha Woll, NBC News reports. The investigation, with which the FBI and state police are assisting, continues. "I again ask the community to remain patient while...

Predator Vigilante Fatally Shot in Restaurant

Robert Wayne Lee of Pontiac, Michigan,, aka Boopac Shakur, sought to expose sexual predators

(Newser) - A 40-year-old Detroit-area man who posed as a 15-year-old girl on social media to identify alleged sexual predators has been fatally shot during an argument in a restaurant. Police arrested two males, ages 17 and 18, in Friday night's slaying of Robert Wayne Lee of Pontiac, the Oakland County...

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