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Detroit rallies planned today to address Ferguson case

detroitnews.com — Detroit - Protests are planned Tuesday in Detroit in the wake of a grand jury decision not to indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown. The Rev. Charles Williams II, Michigan's regional president for the National Action Network, said his group planned to protest nationwide Tuesday - including at noon outside the federal courthouse in Detroit.

Shinola luxury watchmaker bringing dial production to Detroit

detroitnews.com — Shinola, the luxury Detroit watch and bicycle maker, will begin producing its own watch dials sometime next year out of its flagship retail store in Midtown. The company will hire between 10 to 14 new workers and has already begun training about four on the printing process to create dials for "The Runwell," one of its most popular models.
Nov 25, 2014

RT @MikeMartinez_DN: One of the knocks on @Shinola is that it uses overseas parts to make its watches. It's starting to change that: detroitnews.com/story/business…

Nov 25, 2014

One of the knocks on @Shinola is that it uses overseas parts to make its watches. It's starting to change that: detroitnews.com/story/business…

Feds: Chrysler must expand air bag recall, speed repair

detroitnews.com — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration told Chrysler Group LLC Tuesday it must expand its recall of 371,000 vehicles announced in June for risk of exploding airbags to a broader geographic area - and must alert owners by Dec. 1.
Nov 25, 2014

RT @Autosinsider: Feds: Chrysler must expand air bag recall, speed repair: Chrysler told it must expand its recall of 371,000 ve... detne.ws/1yUAtYQ

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detroitnews.com — Enter to win a Detroit Lions on-field game experience on December 7 at the game with Tampa Bay.

Henning: Tigers' future uncertain, but payroll rises

detroitnews.com — In something of a paradox, the Ilitch family, which has been behind some of Metro Detroit's most public investments and history these past 50 years, remains intensely private. The secrecy extends to Mike Ilitch's highest-profile entity this side of Little Caesars Pizza - the Tigers. It is not clear what's ahead.

Big Ten hasn't noticed MSU players' efforts

detroitnews.com — East Lansing - Spartans football coach Mark Dantonio has expertly played the Rodney Dangerfield card since the first day he stepped on campus at Michigan State. He has been accused at times of contriving grievances to keep sharp the ever-present chip on his team's shoulder. "Accused?" he said with mock incredulity.
Nov 25, 2014

Spartans not getting much love from Big Ten (at least in form of weekly awards) detne.ws/1vL2QLj via @detroitnews

Katzenstein: Lions' play-calling appears puzzling

detroitnews.com — Golden Tate had two catches for 41 yards the first four plays against the Patriots. Then, he stood on the sideline the next two plays, and the Lions had to settle for a 48-yard field goal. Anyone who wants to blame first-year offensive Joe Lombardi for the repeated offensive struggles received plenty of fuel after the 34-9 loss to the Patriots.
Nov 25, 2014

RT @jkatzenstein: Column: The Lions' predictable offense continues to waste plays with Golden Tate and Calvin Johnson on the sideline detne.ws/1tfNBEn

Nov 25, 2014

RT @jkatzenstein: Column: The Lions' predictable offense continues to waste plays with Golden Tate and Calvin Johnson on the sideline detne.ws/1tfNBEn

Bolger floats an alternative Michigan road plan

detroitnews.com — Lansing - House Speaker Jase Bolger is pushing an idea to boost road funding that seeks to ensure all state taxes on motor fuel are dedicated to repairing Michigan roads while not affecting prices at the pump.

Detroit News NFL Power Rankings: Week 13

detroitnews.com — 1. New England Patriots (9-2): They've won seven straight, most recently dominating the Lions, 34-9. Tom Brady has been masterful, and their backfield-by-committee continues to work. The last big test in their schedule gauntlet is a showdown at Green Bay. Last week: 2 2.
Nov 25, 2014

The #Lions are ahead of all the NFC South teams, right? Find out in my Week 13 Power Rankings: detne.ws/1vKJLZQ pic.twitter.com/LAFW3U1bTM

Best-dressed Goodfellows dolls earn blue ribbons

detroitnews.com — The topic was whether to eliminate the last bride. It was not a question judge Logan Simowski was prepared to answer. "I like the Ninja Turtles," he explained. Unfortunately for Logan, 4, of Flat Rock, there were none of those among the finalists in the Goodfellows doll-dressing competition.
Nov 25, 2014

Help a kid in Detroit enjoy a Merry Christmas -- the 100th anniversary of the "Goodubfellows" via @nealrubin_dn detroitnews.com/story/opinion/…

Restaurants offer Thanksgiving dining service

detroitnews.com — What's really important about Thanksgiving Day is the chance it provides to spend time with family and friends, whether that means around the dinner table at home or at one of the many restaurants serving the holiday dinner in their dining rooms. The day, once reserved for home-cooked meals a la Norman Rockwell, has become a major dining-out occasion.
Nov 25, 2014

Not everyone loves to cook: Thanksgiving dining options in Metro Detroit detne.ws/1uX678D via @detroitnews

First University of Michigan report on sex assault lists 129 complaints

detroitnews.com — University of Michigan students reported 129 alleged incidents of sexual assault to school officials in a 12-month period, according to a report released this week. Of those, UM found 11 violations and expelled one student, according to the first report about student sexual misconduct.
Nov 25, 2014

First @UMich report on sex assault lists 129 complaints during one-year period detne.ws/1vKg1vU (via @kimberkoz) #AnnArbor

Grapevine: Eminem gets 'Shady XV' ice cream flavor

detroitnews.com — A New York City ice cream shop has debuted a flavor of ice cream to honor Detroit rapper Eminem. Mikey Likes It Ice Cream, a pop culture-inspired ice cream shop, says the new flavor is named after Em's album, "Shady XV" in collaboration with Tuesday's release.
Nov 25, 2014

Eminem gets 'Shady XV' ice cream flavor, #AlexFromTarget to visit Detroit, plus other celeb news detne.ws/1tfEEL0 via @detroitnews

The traffic situation for Detroit’s Thanksgiving parade

detroitnews.com — Detroit - The city has announced the viewing of the 88th annual America's Thanksgiving Parade will be restricted in several areas along Woodward because of the M-1 Rail Project construction zone. The city has also expanded and extended the area of road closures leading to the parade route.

Bears won't allow Brandon Marshall to fight Lions fan

detroitnews.com — It looks like the Chicago Bears have put the kibosh on wide receiver Brandon Marshall's proposed fight with a Lions fan who insulted him and his mother. Bears general manager Phil Emery told Marshall "read your contract" in regards to the potential boxing match, according to ESPN, and on Tuesday, coach Marc Trestman laughed when asked if the fight would happen.

Darren Wilson: Michael Brown looked like a ‘demon’

detroitnews.com — It started with a simple request - "will you just walk on the sidewalk?" Forty-five seconds later, Michael Brown lay sprawled on the street, shot dead by a police officer who had never before fired his gun in the line of duty.

Bashara: 'They think I killed my wife'

detroitnews.com — Prosecutors say Bashara wanted his wife killed so he could pursue a full-time BDSM lifestyle Detroit - During a gathering the day of Jane Bashara's funeral, her husband said he expected to be in jail soon, according to testimony Tuesday.

Mazda recalls 100,000 cars for tire pressure monitoring

detroitnews.com — Detroit - Mazda Motor Corp. said Tuesday it will recall nearly 100,000 Mazda6 midsize cars because the tire pressure monitoring system may be faulty. The Japanese automaker said the recall of the 2014-15 Mazda6 built from October 2012 to October 2014 is because if the pressure on four of the tires on a recalled vehicle gradually drop at the same time, the tire pressure monitoring system may not warn the driver of the drop in pressure.

UM freshman Ricky Doyle displays poise in key moment

detroitnews.com — New York - Michigan freshman Ricky Doyle wasn't in awe of the big crowd he was playing in front of at Barclays Center. That is, until he started to put some good plays together - and kept the Wolverines in their Legends Classic semifinal game against Oregon.