Careful What You Joke About: Nolan Finley's Float-Driving Spin Goes Amiss
"Sorry for blaming you," the editorial columnist's paper tweets after teasing him about a mishap that reportedly shook up a spectator.
Accountant Has 2 Full-time Jobs; Manages Oak Park's and Novi's Finances
Carl Johnson Jr. manages the finances for the city of Novi and Oak Park and earns a combine salary of $200,000. "There is no story," he tells the Freep.
Betzold: The Turf War at the Corner of Michigan and Trumbull
"Even the folks who engineered the plan for Michigan and Trumbull that goes to City Council on Tuesday don't like what it has become," writes Michael Betzold.
Wacky Detroit Lions Garments Put the True Meaning of Gag in Gag Gifts
If you sense that the Lions’ 2-7 record won’t be more cheerful by Christmas, consider garments from an aptly named seller: Ugly Teams.
Lessenberry: The Road Fix and Gov. Rick Snyder's Betrayal
Gov. Rick Snyder agreed to go along with a ridiculously stupid roads plan that's worse in some ways than the ones he rejected before, writes Jack Lessenberry.
Detroit City Council Questions Plan to Put Artificial Turf at Old Tiger Stadium Site
Plans to develop the site of Tiger Stadium at Michigan and Trumbull as a showcase facility for the Police Athletic League’s youth sports programs hit a bump in the road.
#Fitz40: Drama Packs Detroit News Tweets, Even Though We Know the End
Bulletin-like posts track the last hours of the doomed Edmud Fitzgerald as they unfolded in a wicked 1975 storm.
Update: Detroit-Bound Writer Liana Aghajanian 'Had So Much Fun' at LA Sendoff
"Write A House has poached a gem out of your fine city and is giving her a home, a community and a lifetime of writer's gold in fabulous Detroit," a Write A House party invitation says.
Macomb Township Family Loses 2 Sons in 3 Months in Car-Related Accidents
"How much more can those parents endure,” said a woman who knows the family.
In an Hour, 2 Big Spenders Show Spartan Loyalty With Lots of Green
Interest surges in two collectible footballs from the Oct. 17 win over UM. Auction bids for one memento reached $6,305 late this afternoon.
Dickerson: New Proposed Road Bill Is 'Dishonest' and 'Reckless'
The Republican-dominated state legislature will send Gov. Snyder a road-fund plan that is shameful, Free Press columnist Brian Dickerson writes.
UM Junior from Flint Feels 'Guilt for Getting Out When Others Couldn’t'
"Leaving was one of the best decisions I've made," writes Amanda Allen, who's tugged by a push and pull between her past and her future.
Holy Pizza-Pizza: Ilitch to Build $40 Million WSU Business School
Last year, Mike and Marian Ilitch gave $8.5 million to Wayne State's School of Medicine, the News reports.
In With the New: Duggan Appoints Former Cop as Interim Fire Commissioner
Eric Jones, 46, had served for the past 16 months as director of the city's Buildings, Safety Engineering and Environmental Department (BSEED) and aggressively went after graffiti.
Two Sexual Assaults on Oakland University Campus Tied to Social Media
Police haven't solved two sexual assaults on the Oakland University campus a month apart.