May 1, 2013 4:00 PM
DETROIT (AP) - Ford, GM, Chrysler and Nissan are all reporting double-digit U.S. sales increases last month, signaling the best April for car and truck sales in six years. Honda sales rose 7 percent, led by the CR-V small crossover SUV, while Hyundai sales were up 2 percent on strong... more »
January 28, 2013 12:19 PM
DETROIT (AP) - Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has been released from a city lockup where he spent the weekend for violating parole in the 2008 criminal conviction that booted him from office. Kilpatrick left the Michigan Corrections Department facility in Detroit Monday morning. He had been locked up there... more »
October 7, 2012 12:37 PM
DETROIT (AP) - Chrysler says it's recalling Ram 1500 and Dodge Dakota trucks from the 2009-2010 model year because a lack of adhesive may cause the rear axle pinion nut to loosen. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Saturday that if that happens, the axle can lock up, and... more »
July 28, 2012 12:18 PM
DETROIT (AP) - Hyundai Motor Co. is recalling some Santa Fe SUVs and Sonata sedans because of problems with their air bags. The Santa Fe recall involves nearly 200,000 vehicles in the 2007 to 2009 model years. Hyundai will reprogram the front passenger air bag sensors so they will accurately... more »
July 19, 2012 6:41 AM
DETROIT (AP) - Baseball stadium Comerica Park is the latest Detroit landmark to be the subject of a bomb threat. Police say an anonymous caller issued the threat in a 911 call around 8 p.m. Tuesday as the Tigers were hosting the Los Angeles Angels in front of 34,000 fans.... more »
July 17, 2012 5:05 AM
DETROIT (AP) - For the second time in days, a bogus bomb threat closed a major crossing in Detroit between the U.S. and Canada for several hours. Detroit police said someone called 911 around 7:20 p.m. Monday to authorities on the U.S. side of the Ambassador Bridge saying a bomb... more »
September 11, 2011 6:53 PM
Information is coming in from our sister station KUSA 9 News in Denver about a Frontier flight en route from Denver to Detroit was taken to a remote location upon landing. Witness statements say that two passengers were observed behaving suspiciously and spending extraordinarily long periods of time in the... more »
September 5, 2011 7:34 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama will celebrate Labor Day in Detroit today with a speech at a rally before thousands of labor union members. The speech will serve as a dress rehearsal for the jobs address he'll deliver before Congress Thursday night. Today's event is sponsored by the Metropolitan... more »
August 12, 2011 8:08 PM
DETROIT (AP) - A Florida preacher whose past rhetoric against Muslims has roiled anti-Western sentiment and set off protests overseas says he'll hold a rally in New York City before the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Terry Jones told Michigan's MLive.com this week that he and... more »
August 2, 2011 8:22 AM
JACKSON, Mich. (AP) - Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has been released from prison after serving 14 months for violating probation in a 2008 criminal case.
A relative escorted Kilpatrick from a state facility in Jackson to a waiting vehicle shortly after 6 a.m. Tuesday.
The 41-year-old Kilpatrick... more »
July 1, 2011 12:01 PM
DETROIT (AP) - General Motors says its U.S. sales rose 10 percent in June as lower gas prices brought more customers into its showrooms.
The Detroit car company says it sold 215,000 cars and trucks last month.
Sales were led by smaller, more fuel-efficient models, but GM says... more »
March 19, 2011 5:56 PM
DETROIT (AP) - The Michigan Supreme Court has sided with Dr. Dre, ruling that Detroit officials had no right to privacy when they were videotaped backstage at a concert involving the hip-hop mogul and fellow rapper Eminem.
The court released a ruling Saturday that dismisses a lawsuit filed by... more »
January 24, 2011 8:35 PM
Violence against police anywhere resonates with officers everywhere; especially in Colorado Springs, where memories are still fresh of Officers Ken Jordan and Jared Jensen who both died in the line of duty in 2006.
Incidents like officer shootings from Sunday and Monday across the country bring back a fresh... more »
January 23, 2011 7:18 PM
DETROIT (AP) - A police official says a gunman opened fire inside a Detroit police precinct, shooting at least four officers including a commander.
Sgt. Todd Eby tells the Detroit Free Press that he was sitting at his desk at the precinct on the city's northwest side when the... more »
October 25, 2010 5:41 PM
Ford Motor Co. will hire 1,200 new workers in Michigan by 2013 if the state approves tax incentives Ford said Monday it will invest $850 million in several Detroit-area plants to build its new six-speed transmissions. Ford plans to hire 900 hourly manufacturing workers and 300 engineers and other salaried... more »
September 29, 2010 8:18 AM
Ten U.S. cities are recruiting volunteers to help with local challenges as part of a nationwide emphasis on service led by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Volunteers will work on problems such as flood recovery in Nashville, Tenn., and childhood obesity in Newark, N.J.
Bloomberg is scheduled to... more »
September 13, 2010 3:08 PM
DETROIT (AP) - A Nigerian man charged with trying to blow up an international flight near Detroit on Christmas has fired his lawyers and suggested he wants to plead guilty to some charges.
U.S. District Judge Nancy Edmunds advised Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab not to get rid of his attorneys,... more »
September 8, 2010 9:16 AM
Flames swept through at least two dozen Detroit homes, fanned by strong winds that toppled power lines across the city and knocked out service to at least 113,000 Michigan homes and businesses.
Tuesday night's fires were scattered through at least three neighborhoods, including along several blocks on the east... more »
September 2, 2010 12:02 PM
No vehicle is safe in Detroit--not even the mayor's. His SUV was robbed of its wheels and put up on cinder blocks by the thieves. The SUV was parked outside a Detroit condo that has gated parking and a parking attendant. more »
July 16, 2010 9:58 AM
Federal authorities are conducting the largest Medicare fraud bust ever, with raids in five states leading to the arrests of dozens of suspects.
Several doctors and nurses were among those authorities hoped to arrest Friday in Miami, New York City, Detroit, Houston and Baton Rouge, La. Authorities said 36... more »
July 6, 2010 11:06 AM
A Detroit-area prosecutor wants lawmakers to pass an ordinance that could jail parents for up to three days for repeatedly missing scheduled parent-teacher conferences.
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy says such an ordinance is aimed at making parents responsible for their children's education, which may keep more young people... more »
June 1, 2010 10:28 AM
Exercise can benefit some cancer patients during their treatment.
Researchers at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit created a customized exercise program -- according to a patient's weight, overall health and type of cancer treatment. Those on the exercise regime said their quality of life improved and that they felt... more »
April 26, 2010 2:43 PM
A manager of a Detroit strip club has been accused of hiring a 14-year-old girl as a topless dancer.
Investigators said the girl was working at The All Star Topless Bar on 8 Mile Road in Detroit.
Police said Andrew Hutson, 31, is charged with child sexually abusive... more »
March 15, 2010 11:47 AM
Change is in the air for Detroit city workers. City employees will be urged not to wear perfume, cologne or aftershave as a result of a settlement in a federal lawsuit. Officials plan to place warning placards in three city buildings. The signs will warn workers to avoid "wearing scented... more »
February 14, 2010 10:17 AM
A Web designer is hawking square inches of an empty lot in Detroit for a dollar each to show what can be done with vacant spaces.
Jerry Paffendorf says nearly 600 "inchvestors" have bought some of the 10,000 plots for sale in the "Loveland" art-and-real-estate project on Detroit's east... more »
January 26, 2010 10:05 AM
General Motors Corp. is back in the electric motor business.
The automaker said Tuesday that starting in 2013, it plans to build its own electric motors for hybrid and electric vehicles.
GM has been getting electric motors for those vehicles from suppliers, but wants to make the motors... more »
January 21, 2010 8:29 AM
A 2-month-old boy has died after he stopped breathing on a United Airlines flight that made an emergency landing in Milwaukee.
Milwaukee County sheriff's Sgt. Philip Wentzel said Thursday the infant was with his parents on a flight from Detroit to Denver Wednesday afternoon when he stopped breathing. Wentzel... more »
January 12, 2010 11:14 AM
Chemicals in a cancer-causing substance used to seal pavement, parking lots and driveways across the U.S. are showing up at alarming levels in dust in homes, prompting concerns about the potential health effects of long-term exposure, a new study shows.
The substance is coal tar sealant, a waste product... more »
January 11, 2010 8:40 AM
Electric, hybrid and small cars are grabbing center stage today at the Detroit auto show but expect to see a little muscle too. Overall, the industry is trying to comes to grips with environmental concerns and a world reshaped by the Great Recession. Ford wants to build on its success... more »
January 5, 2010 11:21 AM
Three people are dead after an early-morning fire swept through a Detroit home whose power had been out for months. A fourth person survived by jumping from an upstairs window. Family members confirmed the deaths and the escape. A message seeking comment was left with the Detroit fire department. Delores... more »
January 4, 2010 1:50 PM
Counterterrorism officials have moved the names of dozens of people onto the terror watch list and the no-fly list after reviewing a massive government database of suspected terrorists. An intelligence official says the government scrubbed thousands of names in its database after an attempted bombing aboard a Detroit-found airliner on... more »
December 31, 2009 8:55 AM
President Barack Obama gets a preliminary report today on the failed Christmas airliner attack and will likely meet with his national security team. Obama has demanded answers about why the U.S. intelligence community never pieced together information that could have prevented a Nigerian charged in the attack from getting on... more »
December 29, 2009 4:50 PM
President Barack Obama says he wants a preliminary accounting completed by Thursday into what went wrong that allowed explosives to make it onto a Detroit-bound airliner last week. He says "it's essential we diagnosis the problems quickly." The president said Tuesday "a systemic failure has occurred" that led a "catastrophic... more »
December 29, 2009 10:06 AM
Home prices rise for the fifth month in a row in October, but the recovery continues to be uneven with only 11 of the 20 metros tracked showing gains. The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller home price index released Tuesday edged up 0.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted reading of 145.36 in... more »
December 29, 2009 9:56 AM
Two federal agencies charged with keeping potential terrorists off planes and out of the country remain without their top leaders. The Obama administration took more than eight months to nominate anyone to head the Transportation Security Administration and the Customs and Border Protection agency. Those two agencies will be at... more »