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New Parthenon, a Greektown Fixture for 4 Decades, Shuts (Maybe Not for Good) –  Deadline Detroit

Yelp photo New Parthenon Restaurant, a fixture in Greektown for over 40 years, is shut, Brenna Houck of Eater Detroit reports: A tipster tells Eater that longtime establishment closed for business this week and posts to social media suggest the restaurant is closed permanently. The chairs were up on the tables throughout the restaurant and signs ...

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Famed Bunny Ranch Owner, And GOP Legislative Candidate Dennis Hof Dead At 72 « Detroit News Watch

(CNN) — Dennis Hof, the Nevada brothel owner and self-proclaimed pimp whose Donald Trump-inspired run for the state legislature drew national attention, has died. He was 72. HOLLYWOOD,CA – MAY 16: (U.S. TABS AND HOLLYWOOD REPORTER OUT) (from left to right)(Photo by Stephen Shugerman/Getty Images) Hof was found dead Tuesday, the morning after a birthday celebration attended by conservative anti-tax ...

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Police ID Man Shot In Farmington Hills « Detroit News Watch

FARMINGTON — The man who was shot to death inside a Farmington Hills apartment early Monday morning has been identified as a young father and former student of Farmington High School. Alex Ward, 22, of Farmington, has been identified as the victim who was killed in the shooting at Retreat Of Farmington Hills apartments near 12 Mile and Middlebelt, police ...

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Is That a Swastika in a John James Ad? Well, Yes it Is –  Deadline Detroit

Yeah, that’s a swastika pinned to the bulletin board in a brief shot in Republican Senate candidate John James’ ad, “Ready to Lead.” He says it was unintentional, a stock-footage image from Shutterstock. Internet sleuths spot a matching photo on the site, so that explanation checks out.  John James (Campaign photo) Still. At a time when the Republican Party ...

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11 Infant Bodies Found Inside Of Funeral Home On Detroit’s East Side « Detroit News Watch

DETROIT (AP) — An anonymously written letter led Michigan inspectors to find badly decomposed remains of 11 infants hidden in a ceiling compartment of a shuttered Detroit funeral home, police say. Inspectors with the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs found the remains Friday at the former Cantrell Funeral Home, just hours after receiving the letter telling them where ...

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Annual Detroit Vigil Remembers Innocent Gun Violence Victims « Detroit News Watch

DETROIT (AP) — An eastside Detroit church will hold a vigil to remember innocent victims of gun violence. The Church of the Messiah’s 11th annual Fallen Angels observance will start at 5:30 p.m. Monday with a walk near the church followed by a ceremony. Individuals and community organizations working to help end gun violence also will be acknowledged. The program ...

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Elmore Leonard’s Ex-Wife Sues, Claiming She Was Cheated Out of Estate Share –  Deadline Detroit

Elmore Leonard died in 2013. (Wikipedia photo) Christine Leonard, ex-wife of the late novelist Elmore Leonard, filed suit in Oakland County Circuit Court this week, claiming she was cheated out of her share of Leonard’s estate when his son sold the writer’s archive to the University of South Carolina, The Detroit News reports.  Christine Leonard claims ...

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