Daily Archives: September 23, 2018

Wayne State Breaking Ground On Performing Arts Building « Detroit News Watch

DETROIT (AP) — Wayne State University is breaking ground on a major project for theater, music and dance. Campus officials and others will gather Thursday night to mark construction of the $65 million Gateway Performance Complex and the future home of the Gretchen Valade Jazz Center. The Performance Complex will have three theaters, production space for students and a cafe ...

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This Michigan Murderer Could Be Released From Prison Thursday « Detroit News Watch

LANSING — A convicted murderer may be released from prison this week in Michigan, sparking protest from Attorney General Bill Schuette, the Republican candidate for Michigan’s race for governor. Thirty years ago, Michigan resident Matthew Makowski fatally stabbed 19-year-old Pietro Puma, his co-worker at a Dearborn Health Club. Makowski was convicted of first-degree murder the following year but now could ...

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Multiple People Killed In Shooting At Rite Aid Warehouse In Maryland « Detroit News Watch

(CNN) — A gunman killed three people and wounded two others Thursday at a drugstore distribution center in Harford County, Maryland, officials said Thursday. The shooting occurred at a Rite Aid support facility, and “what I understand is the location is secure,” said Rite Aid spokeswoman Susan Henderson. Roughly 1,000 employees work there, she said. “The distribution center is where ...

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50-Plus Businesses Protest GR Chamber’s Schuette Endorsement –  Deadline Detroit

Attorney General Bill Schuette (file photo) The Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce’s endorsement of GOP candidate Bill Schuette for governor is causing a stir among businesses. By last Wednesday afternoon, more than 50 area business professionals, including the owners of Founders Brewing  Co., had signed a letter urging the chamber to rescind its endorsement, according ...

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Prominent GOP Figures Vow to Help Gretchen Whitmer Get Elected Governor –  Deadline Detroit

Thursday was not a good day for GOP gubernatorial nominee Bill Schuette. A group of former Republican lawmakers, administration officials and business leaders announced they’ll work to help elect his Democratic opponen Gretchen Whitmer  in the governor’s race instead of him, Jonathan Oosting of The Detroit News reports.  Ouch! Called “Republicans and ...

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