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Dead Rats, a Cow Tongue and a Fake ID Were Used To Avoid Paying Child Support – Detroit News Watch

MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (Detroit News Watch/ AP) – Prosecutor says a Mount Clemens man went to extraordinary steps to avoid paying child support. Eric Smith, Macomb County prosecutor says, Ken May, refused to take responsibility for his child, he even paid another man $500 to assume his identity and take a paternity test. (Credit: Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office) Investigators say ...

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Officials confirm 4 more measles cases in Detroit area – Detroit News Watch

OAK PARK (AP) — Michigan health officials have confirmed four additional cases of measles in Oakland County after earlier finding a travel-related case of measles involving a person visiting from Israel. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Oakland County Health Division issued the update Thursday night, saying three other cases of the highly-contagious disease are under ...

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A Conservative Point of View taking Hold? – Detroit News Watch

Southfield (Detroit News Watch) – As the 2020 election kicked off in earnest as two Democratic presidential hopefuls — Beto O’Rourke and U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand — visited Michigan, folks from the conservative wing of the Republican party were on hand too as President Trump supporter Steve Bannon and Ben Shapiro, a popular voice among young conservatives, were in Metro ...

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Detroit startups to compete for $1.2 million in funding Quicken Loans – Detroit News Watch

DETROIT (AP) — Entrepreneurs and startups are invited to compete for $1.2 million in funding to help grow their for-profit businesses through the 3rd Annual Quicken Loans Detroit Demo Day . Applications are due April 22 and 15 finalists will be chosen to pitch their businesses live June 14 at the Fillmore Detroit. A panel will select seven winners. Prizes ...

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Union members to honor women by painting ‘Rosie the Riveter’ – Detroit News Watch

DEARBORN (AP) — A Detroit-area union is marking Women’s History Month by having members paint their own version of a famous poster featuring “Rosie the Riveter,” the iconic World War II factory worker. Local 223 of the Utility Workers Union of America is hosting the Friday night event at its Dearborn hall. Participants can choose ethnicities for the women they ...

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Tyson Foods is recalling more than 69,000 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strips – Detroit News Watch

WASHINGTON (AP) — Arkansas-based Tyson Foods is recalling more than 69,000 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strips because they may be contaminated with pieces of metal. The U.S. Agriculture Department said Thursday the products were produced on Nov. 30, 2018, and have a best if used by date of Nov. 30, 2019. The products have the establishment number “P-7221” on ...

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Shaq Papa Johns – Detroit News Watch

(CNN) — Papa John’s has found its next spokesman: Shaquille O’Neal. But the company hopes Shaq can help Papa John’s beyond hawking pizza. O’Neal, the NBA Hall-of-Famer, will join Papa John’s board of directors. O’Neal will also invest in nine Papa John’s stores in Atlanta and become an ambassador for the brand in advertisements. The company will pay O’Neal $8.25 ...

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Michigan Settles Adoption Suit To Stop LGBT Discrimination – Detroit News Watch

LANSING (AP) — Faith-based adoption agencies that are paid by the state of Michigan will no longer be able to turn away LGBT couples or individuals because of religious objection under a legal settlement announced Friday. The agreement was reached between Democratic Attorney General Dana Nessel’s office and lawyers for the American Civil Liberties, which sued in 2017 on behalf ...

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Down In Parker’s Alley – Detroit News Watch

Detroit (Detroit News Watch)  – Down in Parker’s Alley, right behind The Shinola Hotel, there is a major “alley  activation” going on. Here, you’ll find unique businesses like Drought, The Velvet Tower and The Lip Bar…all three esablishments owned and operated by women, right here in Detroit.   “Two of my sisters and myself were actually living in New York ...

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