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Detroit Man Gets 4½-15 Years in Wayne County Deputy’s Hit-and-Run Death – Detroit News Watch

DETROIT (AP) – A Detroit man has been sentenced to 4½-15 years in prison for a hit-and-run crash that killed a Wayne County sheriff’s deputy. (Credit: Jaromir Chalabala) Forty-seven-year-old Desmond Robinson learned his punishment Tuesday for the Aug. 14 crash that killed Sgt. Lee Smith. Robinson pleaded guilty to reckless driving causing death, failure to stop at the scene of ...

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Text us your stories of life in Jefferson Chalmers

In January this year, Model D launched its latest On the Ground series in Jefferson Chalmers. Over the past two months, we’ve been publishing stories every week about the neighborhood’s incredible people and institutions, as well as some of the changes that are underway through development and city planning.  In the present, it’s a time of great potential. But history ...

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Want to take a tour of Jefferson Chalmers? You’ve got a few options in this historic neighborhood.

The 1920s live large in America’s nostalgic memory. Images of big bands, flappers, and swing dancing come to mind when one thinks about the decade. It was the time of Prohibition, and in the historic neighborhood of Jefferson Chalmers, the infamous Purple Gang ruled the streets. Affiliated with Al Capone, the gang of bootleggers smuggled whiskey from Canada to Detroit ...

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New historian for the city on why we must preserve neighborhood buildings

Periodically, Model D will sit down with Maurice Cox, the city of Detroit’s Planning Director, or others in the department, to talk about important issues in planning the city’s future. This month, we spoke with Jacqueline Taylor, a historian who’s advocating for preserving neighborhood buildings and character.  In the past few years, Detroit has finally begun to show a true ...

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Production Ending at Ohio Plant This Week – Detroit News Watch

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — General Motors will end production this week at the first of five North American plants it wants to close by early next year as part of a companywide restructuring. The last American-made Chevrolet Cruze will come off the assembly line Wednesday at GM’s sprawling Ohio assembly plant near Youngstown, GM spokeswoman Kim Carpenter said Monday. (Credit: ...

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Four Canadian Wolves Relocated to Isle Royale – Detroit News Watch

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) – Authorities have relocated four Canadian wolves to Isle Royale National Park in Michigan in an ongoing effort to restore the predator species on the Lake Superior island chain. (Credit: Jacob Boomsma/ Shutterstock.com) The park announced Monday that a female and a male were captured from the same pack last week near Wawa, Ontario. Two other ...

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Stories From Autoworker Who Move For The Job Or Search For A New Career – Detroit News Watch

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) – Hundreds of workers at four General Motors plants slated to close by January are facing a painful choice: Take the company’s offer to work at another factory — possibly hundreds of miles away — even if that means leaving behind their families, their homes and everything they’ve built. Or stay and risk losing their high-paying jobs. ...

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