PETA offers to pay overdue water bills for Detroiters willing to go vegan

July 24, 2014
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#150207742 / gettyimages.com As locals continue to flood Detroit streets to protest the city’s ongoing water debacle, one national organization is hoping to be part of the solution — that is, for a dietary price. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA as the organization is more commonly known, has offered to...
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Thrillist Names Detroit’s Motz’s Burgers Among Best in Nation

July 22, 2014
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The folks at Thrillist have again compiled their annual list of the nation’s best burgers, and Southeast Michigan, it seems, is well represented. Ranking alongside joints in major cities such as New York and L.A., is Detroit’s own Motz’s Burgers, hailed specifically for its Double Cheeseburger Slider. Via Thrillist: There’s nothing remarkable about the...
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Metro Times appears on Fox2 to promote Pig and Whiskey

July 17, 2014
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Metro Times appeared on Fox2 earlier today with Detroit BBQ to offer a sneak peek of what’s to come at our upcoming Pig and Whiskey event. If you missed the segment, catch it below and head to pigandwhiskeyferndale.com for more event info. Fox 2 News Headlines
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Detroit meteorologist loses eye in Fourth of July fireworks accident

July 7, 2014
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Detroit meteorologist loses eye in Fourth of July fireworks accident

WXYZ-TV’s Chief Meteorologist, Dave Rexroth, was seriously injured this weekend during a fireworks accident while vacationing with his family in Iowa. Details of the accident are scarce, though WXYZ reports the Fourth of July accident “caused Dave to lose sight in his left eye.” Rexroth is currently receiving care at a hospital in Iowa...
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Detroit man tries to throw a football full of drugs and cell phones over prison fences

June 19, 2014
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Detroit man tries to throw a football full of drugs and cell phones over prison fences

Authorities say a Detroit man attempted to toss a football loaded with contraband over two prison fences and into an inmate exercise yard, but failed miserably when his throw fell short. The ball, apparently, was loaded with heroin, marijuana, tobacco and three cellphones — with chargers — and, sources close to MT say, season...
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Terrible air traffic controller prank causes a pilot to abort landing an outbound Detroit flight

June 17, 2014
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An air traffic controller at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport has been suspended after reportedly pulling a prank on a Delta airline pilot with a plane full of passengers coming from Detroit causing him to suddenly abort his landing, according to CBS46. Apparently, the pilot of the Boeing 777-200LR wide-body jet was just 1,000 feet...
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PHOTO: Hopeful Detroit Lions fan gets 2015 Super Bowl championship tattoo

June 17, 2014
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Photo via Dave and Chuck "the Freak," Facebook

On Friday, a lifelong Detroit Lions fan got a tattoo that will either make him one of the coolest cats on the planet, or the laughing stock of every other NFL follower. Yep, David Morian got an image of the Vince Lombardi trophy, celebrating a 2015 Lions Super Bowl win, inked onto his leg...
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Watch this one minute video from a GoPro camera on Detroit’s People Mover

June 16, 2014
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Business Insider shows us what it looks like when you strap a Go Pro camera onto Detroit’s People Mover. Watch this most excellent video here:
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CHART: Here’s how much money you need to earn to buy a home in Detroit

June 2, 2014
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#469058577 / gettyimages.com The cost of living in the U.S. varies substantially, with Clevelanders needing a base salary of only $29,788.67 annually to purchase a median-priced home, and San Franciscans needing almost five times that. But have you ever wondered how much you, dear Detroiter, need to make annually to buy your own place?...
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‘Yooper’ officially added to the dictionary

May 19, 2014
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#157536265 / gettyimages.com A couple of months ago we wrote about how the word “Yooper” was going to be added to the Merriam-Webster dictionary. Well, folks, it’s happened. The moniker for residents of the Lake Superior region has officially been added to the Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary and the company’s free online database:
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