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  • Man charged with running $100M Ponzi scheme; FBI says many victims in Detroit !

    Federal prosecutors have charged the operator of QYU, a supposed professional trading firm, with running a $100 million Ponzi scheme. Many investors were from the Detroit area, including one who invested over $1 million since 2019. Several people from southeast Michigan collectively invested tens...

  • Prosecution: We have more dirt on the Crumbleys. It's time to try this case.

    New evidence has been presented in the case against James and Jennifer Crumbley, the first parents to be charged in a mass school shooting in the US. The prosecution is pushing for a trial and has revealed additional allegations. The Michigan Supreme Court is now handling the historic case.

  • Instability in Russia may impact gas price as Michiganders prepare for 4th July

    According to AAA, the average cost of regular unleaded gasoline in Michigan was $3.52 per gallon on Monday. This price is approximately 6 cents lower compared to a week ago, 11 cents lower compared to a month ago, and $1.55 lower compared to a year ago. However, it is important to note that these...

  • 72K without power after storms sweep through SE Michigan

    Around 72,000 DTE Energy and Consumer customers were left without power on Monday morning following storms in southeast Michigan and Metro Detroit on Sunday. DTE Energy reported over 66,000 customers without power as of 10:30 a.m. Monday. The outage affected various areas in Metro Detroit, partic...

  • Missing Titanic submersible live updates: Search expands 'exponentially'

    According to a Coast Guard official, rescue efforts are intensifying as underwater noises have been detected in the ongoing search for a missing submersible. The submersible was carrying five passengers and was en route to the Titanic wreckage site.

  • The Cure Delivers a Trip Back in Time — and a Touch of New Stuff

    On a brisk and soggy evening that suited the musical mood at hand, the Cure served up a long,
    tightly executed set Tuesday at a sold-out Pine Knob Music Theatre.
    It had been a long time coming. This summer’s outing is the first U.S. tour by Robert Smith and
    company in seven years, and the Pine Kn...

  • Illinois Law Penalizes Libraries That Ban Books

    Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker has taken a significant step towards protecting intellectual freedom by signing a groundbreaking bill into law. Under this new legislation, Illinois becomes the first state in the United States to prohibit book bans. Starting from January 1, 2024, any public librar...

  • Houghton County Bridgefest to offer old and new activities

    Bridgefest in Houghton County is just days away! The event honors the Portage Lake Lift Bridge, which was built in 1959. Starting Thursday and continuing through Sunday, the weekend promises a range of exciting activities for families.

  • Ted Kaczynski's homicidal thoughts may have started as a U of M student

    Kaczynski was a bright student from Chicago who excelled academically and in extracurricular activities. He graduated high school at 15 and earned his bachelor's degree from Harvard at 20. He then pursued his master's and doctoral degrees in mathematics at U-M but described the experience as the ...

  • Whitmer signs distracted driving laws: When they go into effect

    Effective June 30, Michigan drivers may incur penalties for operating a cell phone while driving, as Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed legislation against distracted driving into law on Wednesday. This law seeks to reduce the occurrence of fatal accidents and enhance road safety throughout the state.

  • Pat Robertson dies at 93

    Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson, who founded the Christian Broadcasting Network and helped make religion central to Republican politics through the Christian Coalition, has died at age 93. Robertson also founded Regent University, the American Center for Law and Justice, and Operation Blessin...

  • The College That Mortgaged Everything

    Lehto discussed the challenges that Finlandia College has faced, including financial difficulties and enrollment struggles. Despite being a small liberal arts college located in a remote area,

  • Unprecedented conditions lead to Whitmer warning: 'Do not have fires outside'

    Governor Gretchen Whitmer cautioned Michigan residents on Monday about the dangers of starting fires due to the dry weather conditions. Over the weekend, a fire near Grayling consumed 2,400 acres. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources declared the state to be at an extreme risk for wildfir...

  • No survivors found after plane that flew over DC

    Unresponsive business plane crashes in Virginia after flying over Washington, D.C. Fighter jet scramble and sonic boom reported. No survivors found at the crash site in the Shenandoah Valley. The plane, a Cessna Citation, departed from Tennessee and was bound for Long Island.

  • 43 MI counties agree to pay millions to former owners of foreclosed properties

    In a significant development, forty-three counties in Michigan have reached an agreement to return a substantial sum of money, expected to be in the tens of millions of dollars, to the former owners of foreclosed properties. This resolution comes as a settlement for a class-action lawsuit that w...

  • Guide to the Detroit Grand Prix: Everything you need to know

    After a 30-year absence, the Detroit Grand Prix is returning to downtown. Motorists should expect road closures, detours, and parking challenges. The Detroit News Guide provides comprehensive information about parking and ticketing. The event spans three days, beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Friday and...

  • Memorial Day weekend warmup in Detroit, temps could hit 83 Monday

    The National Weather Service predicts a cool start to the Memorial Day weekend on Friday, but a sunny warm-up is expected to begin on Sunday. Temperatures are forecasted to reach the high 70s to low 80s. Additionally, the region can anticipate a rain-free weekend with no precipitation expected.

  • High court to hear arguments on whether township drone violated home privacy

    The Michigan Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case involving a dispute between a township and homeowners regarding the use of drones to survey and photograph the homeowners' property.

  • Lehto Live-05-25

    Superstar Tina Turner dies at age 83 after a long battle with illness, 1.2 million Michiganders travel this Memorial Day, and Former Detroit News restaurant critic and renowned journalist, Molly Abraham, who died at the age of 92 on April 27, will have funeral services arranged.

  • Warmer weather, cooler gas prices expected to boost Memorial Day travel

    Michigan residents plan to travel in large numbers for Memorial Day weekend, with over 1.2 million people expected to travel at least 50 miles. Travel numbers are nearly back to pre-pandemic levels, and lakes within the state are a popular destination with 40% of survey respondents marking it as ...

  • Tina Turner, ‘Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll’ , dies at 83

    Music legend Tina Turner passed away at the age of 83 in her home in Switzerland after a long illness. She will be remembered for her impact on the music industry.

  • How the writers’ strike will shake up the fall TV schedule

    Discover how the upcoming writers' strike will impact your autumn TV routine. Get ready to shake up your viewing habits with this insightful guide.

  • 3 Michigan cities a cesspool for mosquitos, ranking among worst in nation

    Three cities in Michigan have been identified as mosquito hotspots, ranking among the worst in the nation. Detroit, which previously held the 7th spot, has now moved down to the 8th position. Grand Rapids experienced a significant jump, moving up five spots to rank 23rd on the list. Flint also sa...

  • GM CFO makes big stock buy, analysts call it an 'unusual' move

    General Motors CFO Paul Jacobson demonstrated his confidence in the automaker by making a rare move: purchasing GM stock. In a transaction dated May 19, Jacobson invested approximately $1.01 million of his personal funds to acquire 31,000 shares at $32.60 per share. This purchase brings Jacobson'...