Most talked about WXYZ Detroit stories

'Batman v. Superman' director Zack Snyder says more movies coming to Michigan

wxyz.com — DETROIT - Zack Snyder is the man pulling all the strings behind the blockbuster lineup of Warner Brothers' superhero movies. That's a good thing for Detroit, because the director loves working in the city. When the studio announced it was producing 10 superhero movies in the next six years within the framework of Batman v.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @BradGalli: Batman v Superman director @ZackSnyder. "Absolutely" returning to Detroit. Exclusive interview:bit.ly/1wL7EPt pic.twitter.com/IZibLToMdS

Oct 30, 2014

Batman v Superman director @ZackSnyder. "Absolutely" returning to Detroit. Exclusive interview:bit.ly/1wL7EPt pic.twitter.com/IZibLToMdS

Deodorant gets a high-tech update with the Clickstick

wxyz.com — (WXYZ) - Your armpit may soon meet the world's first smart deodorant. Yes, it seems silly, but it's also appealing. The creators behind the ClickStick noticed that deodorant application hadn't made any significant advances in quite some time and decided to make a change.

PHOTOS: Abandoned boats shipwrecked on the streets of Detroit

wxyz.com — DETROIT (WXYZ) - They're the abandoned boats of Detroit. You see them all over the city. For most of this year, 7 Action News reporter Ronnie Dahl has stopped and snapped a photo each time she's seen one of these boats. They litter empty lots. She's found them anchored to city streets.
Oct 30, 2014

LAND HO! They're abandoned boats... shipwrecked on the streets of Detroit. PHOTOS HERE: bit.ly/1G0ynM9 pic.twitter.com/braZwvkpRx

Starbucks will offer home delivery

wxyz.com — Soon, instead of going to Starbucks - Starbucks will go to you. In 2015, Starbucks will offer delivery, the Associated Press reports. Howard Schultz, founder and CEO of the world's largest coffee chain, said in a Thursday conference call that Starbucks is playing "offense" in the trend towards online purchases.

PHOTO: Victoria's Secret "The Perfect Body" campaign sparks outrage on social media

wxyz.com — A recently launched Victoria's Secret campaign has caused a social media firestorm for some who consider it body shaming. The campaign shows 10 models in their underwear accompanied by the slogan "The Perfect Body." While the company says the ad is to promote their "Body by Victoria" line of bras and underwear, some are saying it's hard to not interpret a double meaning.

'American Idol' champ Kris Allen talks fatherhood, why he loves playing Michigan venues

wxyz.com — (WXYZ) - Since Kris Allen won American Idol's eighth season, the singer has released three albums, has raised a baby boy with his wife, and started a fund to encourage his fans adopt kids in need in Africa. WXYZ's Brad Galli talks with Allen ahead of his October 30 performance at the Crofoot in Pontiac.
Oct 30, 2014

Years ago, I snuck into @KrisAllen's 'Idol' concert. Today he visited with me on @WXYZDetroit. wxyz.com/entertainment/… pic.twitter.com/SGul7iMIzn

Itch experts: Scratching really makes it worse

wxyz.com — Do you feel an itch, right now, working its way down the back of your neck? Scratching temporarily relieves that itch, but can also make it worse. Now researchers at the Center for the Study of Itch at Washington University in St. Louis - yes, that's real - know why.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @GavinStern: The Center for the Study of Itch – yes, that’s real – discovers why scratching makes it worse. wxyz.com/news/national/… pic.twitter.com/0tWsRvAmxK

Deer wants beer: deer rams into Birmingham brewery

wxyz.com — BIRMINGHAM (WXYZ) - A local brewery had a close run-in with a deer this week. A fully grown deer rammed into a glass window at Griffin Claw Brewing Company. One of the workers got video of the buck. Security cameras outside the brewery also caught the hit-and-run on tape.

Blight bundle buyer shares his plans

wxyz.com — "I am willing to lead the way in the redevelopment of the D," said Herb Strather. This as the Detroit real estate investor held a press conference after he and his business partners bought more than six thousand properties in a Wayne County Foreclosure Auction Tuesday.
Oct 30, 2014

Why would someone buy more than 6000 foreclosed properties in Detroit? Man who did it explains it: shar.es/10sSXT via @wxyzdetroit

7 First Alert Weather Day declared for Halloween; extreme cold, rain, wind & snow expected

wxyz.com — (WXYZ) - Chief Meteorologist Dave Rexroth is declaring Halloween a 7 First Alert Weather Day! We're in for a mixed bag of weather which includes cold temperatures, rain, wind and maybe some snowflakes when the kids head out to trick-or-treat.

Bernard Kilpatrick released from federal prison

wxyz.com — (WXYZ) - Kwame Kilpatrick's father has been released from federal prison. Bernard Kilpatrick was transferred to the Residential Reentry Center in Dallas yesterday. That's the federal equivalent of a halfway house. Kilpatrick began serving his sentence in January. He had been sentenced to 15 months in prison following his conviction on a tax charge in the Kilpatrick Corruption Case.
Oct 30, 2014

Bernard Kilpatrick released from federal prison shar.es/10s3Nj via @wxyzdetroit Off to a halfway house #backchannel

Terminally ill woman may have changed mind about taking her life

wxyz.com — PORTLAND, Ore. - A 29-year-old terminally ill woman who planned to take her life under Oregon's death-with-dignity law may have changed her mind. Brittany Maynard visited the Grand Canyon with her family last week and said she had completed the last item on her bucket list.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @TheNowDetroit: NEW VIDEO: Terminally ill woman in Oregon may have changed her mind about taking her own life: bit.ly/1sKzZ2m pic.twitter.com/GinLhJu5Ke

VIDEO: Matthew Stafford parties in Can Cave in new Pepsi commercial

wxyz.com — (WXYZ) - Matthew Stafford has gotten the party started in his new commercial for Pepsi. The commercial, which was apparently filmed in a Meijer store, shows Stafford enter a room that is designed to look like a giant stack of Pepsi cans.

EXCLUSIVE POLL: Michigan governor's race between Snyder and Schauer is too close to call

wxyz.com — (WXYZ) - With Election Day less than a week away, two of Michigan's top political races are too close to call. According to a brand new and exclusive WXYZ-TV 7/Detroit Free Press Poll, Democrat Mark Schauer has closed the statistical gap in the campaign for governor.
Oct 29, 2014

Well this is interesting. EPIC-MRA poll has Michigan governor's race between Snyder & Schauer too close to call wxyz.com/news/political…

Oct 29, 2014

RT @wxyzdetroit: EXCLUSIVE POLL: Michigan governor's race between Snyder & Schauer is too close to call- wxyz.com/news/political… http://t.co…

Little girl dresses up as Channel 7 reporter for Halloween

wxyz.com — (WXYZ) - We've gotten a ton of great viewer-submitted costumes in our gallery this year. But one really caught our eye. On Wednesday, we invited a 5-year-old girl who wants to be a Channel 7 reporter into our newsroom.
Oct 30, 2014

A five-year old is a Channel 7 reporter for Halloween. So she got to be a real one for a day. wxyz.com/news/little-gi… pic.twitter.com/PH3VBGzF3m

Oct 29, 2014

A five-year is a Channel 7 reporter for Halloween. Her first question: "Do you like Frozen?" wxyz.com/news/little-gi… pic.twitter.com/PH3VBGzF3m

Stan Van Gundy goes one-on-one with Justin Rose

wxyz.com — DETROIT (WXYZ) - Stan Van Gundy, who takes over as Pistons head coach and president of basketball operations, sits down with Justin Rose before Detroit's season-opener in Denver. Van Gundy posted a 371-208 record in nine seasons with the Miami Heat and the Orlando Magic.
Oct 29, 2014

#Pistons Stan Van Gundy chatted one-on-one with our @JRoseWXYZ before the team headed to Denver for the opener - wxyz.com/sports/basketb…

Oct 29, 2014

Our @JRoseWXYZ sits down with Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy before season-opener in Denver tonight. Video: bit.ly/1tOS6L5

Pitch your idea at Startup Weekend Detroit on November 14

wxyz.com — DETROIT (WXYZ) - Time to see if your idea is the next big thing and Startup Weekend Detroit is the place to find out. The 6th annual event will be held the weekend of November 14 at Grand Circus on Woodward Avenue.
Oct 29, 2014

#TECH: Think you have the next big idea?! Pitch it at Startup Weekend Detroit bit.ly/1tEm3Mj pic.twitter.com/8wOcnrEJbZ

Rocket blast destroyed experiment from local students

wxyz.com — (WXYZ) - Four girls at Wilkinson Middle School in Madison Heights had a special connection to that unmanned rocket that exploded yesterday shortly after launching for the International Space Station. The eighth graders had an experiment on board. It would have looked at whether an iodine tablet could help kill E-coli Bacteria in water in zero gravity.
Oct 29, 2014

@randy_speck I had an absolutely awesome time meeting kids making an out of this world difference. Thanks! shar.es/1023O8

Oct 29, 2014

Rocket blast destroyed experiment from local students. Read their inspirational story: shar.es/1023O8

Chunk of Amelia Earhart’s lost plane identified

wxyz.com — A piece of Amelia Earhart's doomed airplane may have been identified. Researchers said Wednesday that a sheet of aluminum recovered on the island of Nikumaroro was likely a patch bolted on to Earhart's plane to cover a broken window.
Oct 29, 2014

A chunk of Amelia Earhart’s lost plane has been identified, researchers say. It was on land. bit.ly/1rTrvqt pic.twitter.com/Ayeu41zHbU