Dustin Block

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Middle school students splash alley walls with color in 'The Belt' in downtown Detroit

DETROIT, MI - About a dozen middle school students from the Detroit Academy of Arts and Sciences braved snow flurries and cold weather to help …

Analysis: Detroit Tigers focusing on present over future with new deal for Victor Martinez

Tomorrow's problems are tomorrow's problems. The Detroit Tigers continue to move forward with their focus solely on the present.<p>That is one way to …

Kid Rock's $20K gives Detroit Orbit Magazine Anthology crowdfunding campaign a boost

DETROIT, MI -- Kid Rock decided recently to put $20,000 behind a crowdfunding campaign that's aimed to tell the story of an influential Detroit …

New VW policy at Tennessee plant sets guidelines for labor groups

DETROIT, MI – A policy established by Volkswagen at its plant in Chattanooga, Tenn. sets guidelines for how labor groups are to be represented at the …

Woodward Avenue to be re-opened in Downtown Detroit by Thanksgiving

DETROIT, MI -- Just in time for America's Thanksgiving Day Parade, crews plan to reopen Woodward Avenue and clear out of Downtown Detroit by Nov. 27 …

PURCELL'S PICKS: Picking football region champions and looking back at final Beat the Elite numbers

Well, the Beat the Elite contest wrapped up last week with one of the most poor showings by myself and readers alike. I went just 4-6 last week while …

Prosecutor Worthy to national law enforcement: 'Step out of the shadows,' address rape kit backlog

DETROIT, MI -- Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy called it a "glorious day" for rape-kit testing across America.<p>"My fervent hope is that …

How Richard Bernstein, Michigan's 1st blind Supreme Court justice, says he'll approach job

For 15 years, Michigan Supreme Court Justice-elect Richard Bernstein operated the public services division of his father’s law firm with a …

Recovering Detroit region still drives Michigan's economy

For all the dire news coming out of Detroit lately, it's easy to forget a stubborn fact. The Detroit region, while shaken by a rough decade, remains …

2015 Ford F-150 officially rolls off the line in Dearborn

DETROIT, MI - The first all-new, aluminum-bodied Ford F-150 rolled off the assembly line in Dearborn Tuesday, marking a major milestone for Ford …

GM laying off 510 workers at plants in Metro Detroit and Lansing

DETROIT, MI - General Motors is laying off some 510 hourly workers at plants in Lansing and Metro Detroit's Lake Orion.<p>At the Lake Orion Assembly …

Detroit's Thanksgiving Day Parade: Big Sean, Vanilla Ice, Meryl Davis & Charlie White to appear

DETROIT, MI -- This year's Detroit's Thanksgiving Parade downtown will have quite a diverse celebrity lineup.<p>The Parade Company announced Monday that …

Forum to discuss lack of racial diversity on federal juries in Detroit

DETROIT, MI -- The reasons why a disproportionately low number of minorities become members of federal juries in Detroit and how the issue can be …

Board in charge of watching over Detroit's finances to hold first meeting

DETROIT, MI -- The first gathering of the Detroit Financial Review Commission is scheduled to take place Wednesday morning in an orientation meeting …

Bob Seger buys $4K worth of saws for Detroit Fire Department after mysterious thefts

DETROIT, MI -- Rocker Bob Seger reportedly has backed up his Detroit pride with a kind gesture toward the city's fire department.<p>Radio station 94.7 …

Kids Kicking Cancer empowers children in fight for their lives

Haley Wallace is as sweet and as pleasant as a 9-year-old could be. With a smile that can light up a room and a personality that can bring laughter …

Southeast Michigan at highest employment levels since 2008, Workforce Intelligence Network reports

DETROIT, MI - Despite reporting only modest growth of late, southeastern Michigan has reached the highest levels of employment reported since …

PURCELL: Jackson brothers use special chemistry to help lift West Bloomfield football to first playoff victory

Football players often refer to their teammates as family. For two players on the West Bloomfield football team, they are family in the literal sense.<p>…

Detroit's Devil's Night: It is no longer city's most destructive period, report says

DETROIT, MI -- The three-day pre-Halloween arson tradition in Detroit known as Devil's Night is reportedly no longer the most destructive period for …

Detroit Dashboard: 932 streetlights installed, 649 tons trash gone, 47 homes down in a week

DETROIT, MI -- The latest Detroit Dashboard weekly progress report is out and it appears to show at least some good news for the city.<p>Officials claim …

President Barack Obama in Detroit: Democrats eager for visit, Republicans ready to 'exploit' it

LANSING, MI — President Barack Obama is coming to Detroit on Saturday evening to campaign for gubernatorial hopeful Mark Schauer and U.S. Senate …