Drunken Livonia driver stops at police station to use the bathroom, is immediately arrested

March 31, 2014
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Drunken Livonia driver stops at police station to use the bathroom, is immediately arrested

In today’s bout of dumb criminal news, a drunken Livonia driver was arrested last night after stopping in at a police station to use the restroom. Various reports suggest that a 66-year-old man bumbled into a Washtenaw County police station around 6:30 p.m. on Sunday inquiring about the loo, when a township firefighter at...
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Famed poet Thomas Lynch Kicks off Poetry Month at Scarab Club

March 31, 2014
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  The poet and writer Thomas Lynch will kick off a series of free Poetry Month events at the Scarab Club as part of the Woodward Line Poetry Series. The award-winning author will read selected work of poets, including Nobel Prize-winning poet Seamus Heaney, Michael Donaghy, Maxine Kumin, Dennis O’Driscoll, and Conrad Hilberry. The...
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Why Detroiters should support Liverpool

March 31, 2014
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Why Detroiters should support Liverpool

Today (Monday, March 31) is Opening Day. The sun is out and Detroiter’s are emerging from hibernation following a particularly brutal winter. You can be sure that this is going to be one hell of a party. But across the Atlantic, something fascinating is happening in the English Premier League (yes, soccer), and Detroiters...
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Stay tuned newshounds for next week’s issue of Metro Times

March 28, 2014
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Stay tuned newshounds for next week’s issue of Metro Times

Longtime readers of this rag know that our news coverage went, shall we say, a bit soft after Curt Guyette, Metro Times former news editor, departed last fall. Guyette, who penned detailed call-to-action pieces and our weekly News Hits column for an astonishing 18 years, was summarily fired by this paper’s former owners for divulging the contents...
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Blast from the past: the Suburbia County proposal of the 1970s

March 28, 2014
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Blast from the past: the Suburbia County proposal of the 1970s

Remember Suburbia County? We admit, we were entirely unaware of this short-lived pitch from the 1970s to break off the western portion of Wayne County and form a new county — literally — called “Suburbia.” A kind reader passed along the above map which details the proposed secession, an idea spawned by, it appears,...
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BREAKING: Federal government to recognize 300 Mich. same-sex marriages

March 28, 2014
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  BREAKING: federal government to recognize same-sex marriages performed in Michigan last Saturday, Eric Holder announces. — Ryan J. Reilly (@ryanjreilly) March 28, 2014 According to reporter Ryan J. Reily’s Twitter, US Attorney General Eric Holder has announced that thefederal government will recognize the 300 or so same-sex weddings performed in Michigan before the...
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The 5 most popular pornography search terms in Detroit

March 28, 2014
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The fine folks at Pornhub released new data recently, revealing the most popular pornography search terms in 24 U.S. cities over the last 12 months. Detroit was on that list. So what exactly are our neighbors, friends, and co-workers searching for during their- uh- leisure time? Check out the list below: Here’s what Pornhub...
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Royal Oak Twp. opts to enter a consent agreement, avoids emergency manager, bankruptcy

March 26, 2014
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Royal Oak Twp. opts to enter a consent agreement, avoids emergency manager, bankruptcy

Well, that almost went down to the wire. Royal Oak Township had until Wednesday to select an option under Public Act 436, the state’s revamped emergency manager law, to address its financial emergency, which was confirmed by Gov. Rick Snyder last week.  As we reported this week, the township had the option to select...
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Michigan same-sex marriage ban back in effect

March 26, 2014
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Well, that was quick. On Friday, U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman declared Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, and on Saturday courthouses held special weekend hours to begin marrying couples. But the celebrations were short-lived, as that same day the 6th Circuit granted Attorney General Bill Schuette’s request for a temporary stay until Wednesday. Looks...
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Oprah Winfrey to headline at the Palace

March 26, 2014
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Oprah Winfrey to headline at the Palace

Sometimes, the press releases we receive are simply too weird not to share. Oprah Winfrey will headline two nights at the Palace of Auburn Hills on September 12 and 13, dubbed “Oprah’s The Life You Want Weekend.” Oh really, Oprah? Well, unless you’re planning on placing a large check under the seat of every...
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