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MAJOR CRIME SUMMARY REPORT

On Dec. 7, at approximately 2:45 p.m., in the 600 block of Griswold, the two female victims (23 and 30) were working inside the local restaurant, when the suspect demanded money. He fled with an undisclosed amount of U.S. currency. The victims were not injured. ...

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Wayne County Clerk obtains Detroit birth and death records

On Dec. 10, Wayne County Clerk Cathy Garrett announced her office will take over issuing Detroit’s birth and death certificates in the new year. The city of Detroit operation will be unavailable from Dec. 16, 2013 until Jan. 14, 2014. Beginning Jan. 14, Detroit birth and death records can be obtained at 640 Temple Street — Sixth Floor; Detroit, with same-day service and free parking, representatives announc ...

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DIA honors Afrocentric sculptor

Meta Warrick Fuller is considered the first African American artist to focus on Afrocentric themes. A renowned sculptor, her work was featured at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition. Fuller went on to study in Paris where she was influenced by Rodin and W. E. B. DuBois. Renée Ater, professor of Art History and Archaeology at the University of Maryland, has just written a book about Fuller, titled “Remakin ...

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Court OKs DTE power plant permits

The Court of Appeals has upheld state permits for DTE Energy’s modifications of its coal-fired power plant on the Lake Erie shore in Monroe, Mich., despite objections by a major environmental group. In a unanimous opinion, the court rejected the Sierra Club’s challenge to permits issued by the Department of Environmental Quality in 2010 and 2012. ...

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A look at Loyola

Although the school has an enrollment of only 142 boys, it has made a big impact on the student body it serves. Located at 15325 Pinehurst near Fenkell, Loyola High School has been a pillar in the northwest Detroit neighborhood where it stands. Although known for its athletic program, there’s more to the Loyola High School than just its Bulldog varsity and junior varsity sports teams. ...

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MAJOR CRIME SUMMARY REPORT

On Nov. 24 at approximately 4:00 p.m., in the area of Esper and Manor, the 30-year-old male victim was conducting a sale of a Play Station game that was listed on Craig’s list. The suspect then produced a handgun and announced a robbery. The victim, who is a licensed C.P.L. holder, produced his weapon and fired a shot which struck the suspect. The suspect then fled on foot. The victim was admitted to local ...

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Protestors call for closing of check cashing store

The Coalition for Justice and Respect for Black Life rallied Nov. 29 for the immediate closure of an east side check cashing store where an alleged sexual assault of a local resident took place. The community organization formed after the alleged assault of a pregnant woman at the Gratiot Check Cashing store on Gratiot and Knodell. ...

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Giving back tasted delicious

The Second Annual Detroit Red Carpet Backyard BBQ took place Nov. 17 at Bert’s complex in Eastern Market. Chef Toney served up hot meals TO 10,000 hungry and low-income Michiganders. The event was created by entrepreneur, author and real estate specialist Robert Shumake with collaboration from the Coalition on Temporary Shelter, Transforming Life Group, Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries and the CARICOM Cauc ...

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