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‘I’m a victim of sexual assault’ « Detroit News Watch

(CNN) — Kellyanne Conway revealed Sunday that she is a victim of a past sexual assault during a discussion about the allegations facing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. “I feel very empathetic, frankly, for victims of sexual assault and sexual harassment and rape,” Conway told CNN “State of the Union” anchor Jake Tapper. Conway then paused for a moment and ...

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String Of Fires In Rural Michigan Investigated As Suspicious « Detroit News Watch

DEERFIELD TOWNSHIP (AP) — Authorities say fires at a barn, a trailer and at least two other structures in a rural part of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula are being investigated as suspicious. Crews responding early Monday to a fire in Mecosta County’s Deerfield Township found three structure fires in the area about 140 miles northwest of Detroit. The Mecosta County sheriff’s ...

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Dedication Planned At Detroit Park Named After Civil Rights Activist « Detroit News Watch

DETROIT (AP) — A dedication ceremony is planned at a renovated Detroit park named after a civil rights activist slain in 1965 in Alabama. A ribbon-cutting will be held Saturday morning at Liuzzo Park in northwest Detroit. The Viola Liuzzo Park Association secured funding from several sources to make improvements to the park which is part of Mayor Mike Duggan’s ...

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‘Chief Hollywood’ Fights the Fight for Detroit Police — with a Little Showbiz –  Deadline Detroit

The author, a regular contributor to Deadline Detroit, is a former reporter for The New York Times and Detroit Free Press.  By Joe Lapointe After his Detroit Police Department lost a hot dog-eating contest to the Detroit Fire Department last year, Police Chief James Craig aimed some good-natured, food-fightin’ trash-talk toward the victorious smoke-eaters outside ...

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Michigan Drunk Driving Crackdown Brings Arrests, Citations « Detroit News Watch

DETROIT (AP) — Authorities say an end-of-summer crackdown on drunken driving across Michigan led to hundreds of arrests and citations. State police announced Thursday that the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” crackdown that started Aug. 17 and ran through the Labor Day holiday weekend led to the arrest of 274 suspected drunken drivers. More than 50 motorists were cited ...

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