Detroit

Boil Water Advisory Issued in Detroit Area After Main Break

Oct 24, 2017

A water main break in suburban Detroit has prompted officials to issue a boil water advisory for about a dozen communities. 

Detroit-Windsor Tunnel
Reginald Hardwick

An underwater commuter traffic tunnel between Detroit and the Canadian city of Windsor is closing for more than a week as part of a nearly $22 million renovation project.

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Amazon / Facebook

The Motor City's pitch for Amazon's second headquarters has been delivered.

Jamie Paisley

After 10 years as music director, Leonard Slatkin is in his final one with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. WKAR will be bringing you select live broadcasts throughout the year, part of a partnership with WRCJ in Detroit. But for this Friday’s 1st live broadcast of the season, WKAR’s Jamie Paisley went to Orchestra Hall to speak with the Maestro.


Sakthi Automotive
sakthiauto.com

A ceremonial groundbreaking has been held for a $7 million manufacturing and distribution facility expansion in southwest Detroit.

Detroit skyline
haljackey / flickr creative commons

Michigan State Police statistics show that the area surrounding metropolitan Detroit has some of the lowest per capita legal handgun ownership in the state.

Detroit skyline
haljackey / flickr creative commons

Detroit plans to recognize Indigenous Peoples Day starting next year instead of Columbus Day.

houses and street
Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

Detroit's high eviction rate is uprooting thousands, destabilizing neighborhoods and schools, and threatening the health and safety of residents.

Detroit Water Front
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR Public Media

A $27 million project marks a key step in efforts to redevelop the eastern portion of the Detroit riverfront.

Police Car
Facebook / Detroit Police Most Wanted Fugitives

Police in Detroit want to help children in the city read more often.

LSJ and WKAR

Michigan State University graduate, now SportsCenter host on ESPN, Jemele Hill, made national headlines earlier this week when she called President Donald Trump a white supremacist via Twitter. ESPN issued a statement noting that Hill's comments do not represent the company and that they had addressed it with Hill. This morning on Twitter President Trump said ESPN "is paying a really big price for its politics (and bad programming). People are dumping it in RECORD numbers. Apologize for untruth."


Scott Pohl / WKAR Public Media

The public will be able to celebrate Motown's history in Detroit with an estate sale and live global auction.

Kwame Kilpatrick
blackchristiannews.com

Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has been ordered to pay $1.5 million to the city's water department.

This week marked the 30th anniversary of the deadliest plane crash in Michigan history, WKAR’s Karel Vega reports.

Detroit Water Front
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR Public Media

A new effort led by Detroit and Wayne State University seeks to reduce premature births and infant mortality in the city.

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