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Judge reinstates charges of criminal sexual misconduct against former Detroit Tiger Evan Reed — DETROIT (WXYZ) - A judge has reinstated criminal sexual conduct charges against former Detroit Tiger Evan Reed after they were dismissed in August. He faces two counts of criminal sexual misconduct for an incident back in March when a 45-year-old woman says she was drugged by Reed after meeting him in a Royal Oak bar.
Nov 21, 2014

BREAKING: Judge reinstates rape charges against former Detroit Tiger Evan Reed. #Tigers #baseball

Bills game against Jets moved — (WXYZ) - Due to the extreme weather conditions in the Buffalo area, the Buffalo Bills game against the New York Jets will not be played in Orchard Park, NY. According to a league source, Ford Field is among the sites being considered as an alternate host.

Weber's record-setting season at Cass Tech — Mike Weber has written a chapter to remember in the Cass Tech record books. "I knew I had to work really hard because we didn't have any other backs to do the job," said Weber. "I knew I had to work twice as hard at what I did the previous years."
Nov 20, 2014

Speaking of high school - if you haven't seen Mike Weber play, you should. A Master Technician… @DavidSolanoWXYZ

Nov 20, 2014

Thanks to coach Wilcher & Cass Tech for welcoming us on campus to produce feature story on Mike Weber. Video:

A look inside Detroit Labs, a powerhouse in the city's emerging tech industry — DETROIT (WXYZ) - Nestled in the middle of downtown Detroit is a laboratory of sorts, a powerhouse in the city's emerging tech industry. "We're not looking to be one technology company, we want to be a place where people can get any kind of technology," said Detroit Labs Co-founder Nathan Hughes.

NFL games forced to switch dates or venues since 1992 — By The Associated Press NFL games forced to switch dates or venues since 1992: Oct. 18, 1992 -- New England at Miami game of Sept. 6 switched to Oct. 18 due to aftermath of Hurricane Andrew on August 25. Both teams originally had bye weeks on Oct. 18. Miami won 38-17.
Nov 20, 2014

Interesting list of NFL games that have been moved to alternative sites since 1992 ->… #backchannel

Inside the Huddle with Glover Quin — ALLEN PARK (WXYZ) - What's it like to play when you're Wired for Sound? What's up with that eerie bus ride to Gillette Stadium? That and more this week with Glover Quin. CLICK HERE To watch this week's segment.
Nov 20, 2014

SEE IT: Inside the Huddle with @GloverQuin27 now ready for your viewing pleasure ->…

Lions' stingy defense faces high-scoring Pats — By HOWARD ULMAN AP Sports Writer FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- It's no surprise that the New England Patriots lead the NFL in scoring. In the past four seasons, they've done that twice and finished third twice. But the Detroit Lions allowing the fewest points? Now there's a surprise.

Americans prefer 'The Hunger Games' to other book-to-movie franchises, apparently — "The world will be watching." That phrase was printed across the top of "The Hunger Games" movie poster in 2012, and it turned out to be possibly the most accurate tagline ever. Two films into the four-movie saga adapted from author Suzanne Collins' best-selling books, "The Hunger Games" has already made $832.6 million in the United States alone.

Eric Bledsoe's late bucket pushes Phoenix past Pistons — AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) - Eric Bledsoe scored 18 points, including the winning basket with 28.7 seconds to play, to lift the Phoenix Suns past the Detroit Pistons 88-86 Wednesday night. P.J. Tucker added 16 points for the Suns, who have won four of their last six.

WMU uses balanced scoring to upend Oakland — ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP) - Connar Tava scored 21 points and Tucker Haymond added 19 as Western Michigan defeated Oakland 82-71 on Wednesday night. The pair combined to hit 15 of 20 shots as the Broncos (2-0) shot 57 percent, making 29 of 51 shots, including 9 of 18 3-pointers.

Cyber security tips for online holiday shopping — (WXYZ) - The holiday shopping season is upon us, and many of us will hit the internet for great deals. But before you whip out your credit card, there are some security tips to keep in mind that can help protect you from the fraudulent scrooges of the world.

Stafford, Lions work to get passing game going — ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) - Calvin Johnson is back on the field, the season is more than half over and the Detroit Lions are still waiting for more production from their passing game. "It's a lot of different variables that go into us not being as productive as we want to be," Johnson said.

Lions unfazed by challenge of facing Patriots — ALLEN PARK (WXYZ) - A week after playing the top team in the NFC, the Lions have turned their attention to the top team in the AFC. Fair or not, a lot is being written about this matchup in New England's favor. They've won 18 games in a row at Gillette Stadium.
Nov 19, 2014

Our @JRoseWXYZ with a look at the #Lions, unfazed by the prospect of facing the AFC's top team on the road ->…

Gov. Rick Snyder's secret NERD Fund takes in $513,000 in 2013 — LANSING (WXYZ) - 2013 was a boom year for Governor Rick Snyder's NERD Fund, taking in $513,000 in secret donations-nearly $150,000 more than it raised the year before. As we were first to report nearly 2 years ago, the fund was founded shortly after Snyder took office to "lessen the burdens of government" and promote the state's "common good."
Nov 19, 2014

2013 was a big year for Gov. Snyder's NERD Fund...and for secrecy, too. #backchannel

Video: See a year in the life of Earth’s CO2 — Carbon in a bottle. NASA has released a new supercomputer model that shows how carbon dioxide travels throughout the world. It compresses a year of emissions into about 3 minutes.

Oakland University basketball vs. Western Michigan on TV20 Detroit — ROCHESTER, Mich. (WXYZ) - The Oakland University Grizzlies are taking on the Western Michigan Broncos Wednesday night and it's the first Oakland game to be broadcast on TV20 Detroit! The game is the home opener for the Grizzlies and it starts at 7 p.m.

Local man convicted of fraud still doing real estate deals despite prison sentence — The feds say he preyed on desperate homeowners who were facing eviction, foreclosure, or those who hoped to buy their first home. Instead of helping them, federal prosecutors say Charles Brian Lovejoy took their last dollars, and now he's facing a prison sentence.
Nov 19, 2014

Local man convicted of fraud still doing real estate deals despite prison sentence via @wxyzdetroit #backchannel

LIVE TRAFFIC MAP: Snowy roads cause problems, make for slow commute in metro Detroit — (WXYZ) - Snowy roads are causing slowdowns around metro Detroit on Wednesday. Michigan State Police say I-94 at Michigan is partially shut down because of an accident. US 23 at Stoney Creek is closed due to an overturned tanker. The live 7 First Alert Traffic map shows several issues around the area.
Nov 19, 2014

LIVE TRAFFIC MAP: Snowy roads cause problems, make for slow commute in metro Detroit

Internet sensation #AlexFromTarget coming to Royal Oak, to charge $20 for selfies — Last week's Internet sensation "Alex from Target," is coming to Royal Oak. He'll be at Emagine Theater on November 29 to meet and greet fans and snap selfies -- but it comes at a cost. The event is free but a photograph with teenage Target employee will cost you $20.