James David Dickson The Detroit News Published 4:46 p.m. UTC Jul 22, 2018 A 21-year-old man is in critical condition after being stabbed in his chest early Sunday morning on Michigan Avenue in Detroit. The stabbing took place about 2:40 a.m. on the 6500 block of Michigan Ave., police said. That's west of Livernois. Police arrived to find a man hunched over the victim, trying to help him, and learned that the victim and another man, whose identity is not yet known, were arguing. At some point the man pulled out a large knife and stabbed the victim on the right side of his chest. Medics arrived and took the victim to an area hospital, where he was listed in critical condition. … [Read more...] about Man, 21, stabbed during argument on Michigan Ave.
STERLING HEIGHTS -- Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks have created a sturdy model with their annual summer Wheels of Soul Tour, whose many musical merits were demonstrated yet again on Saturday, July 21, at the Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill. The show was once again all about excellence, with the Tedeschi Trucks Band, Drive-By Truckers and the Marcus King Band joining forces and for a night that cut showcased diverse but kindred approaches -- from the former’s ambitious improvisational bent to the latter’s bluesy roadhouse burn -- all with distinct Southern flavors. And guitar fans in the crowd of old and nuevo hippies were particularly well-sated with fine, ferocious playing throughout the show and an abundance of six-string showcases. Related: Tedeschi Trucks Band at Michigan Lottery Amphitheater, 5 Things To Know The youthful (22 years old) King and his six-member crew had just a half-hour turn on the Wheels show and made the most of it, fighting off a … [Read more...] about Tedeschi Trucks Band leads a hot Wheels of Soul roll at Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre
Brian McCollum Detroit Free Press Published 11:10 p.m. UTC Jul 22, 2018 BROOKLYN — On a weekend packed with young performers and contemporary hits, it was a heritage act that brought the Faster Horses festival to a crescendo Saturday. Brooks & Dunn, playing Michigan for the first time in eight years, closed out the boozy country fest’s second day with a set of seasoned hits on the grounds of Michigan International Speedway. Landing the most successful duo in country music history was a real coup for Faster Horses and its producer, Live Nation’s Brian O’Connell: Since reuniting in 2015 after a five-year split, Brooks & Dunn have played just a handful of dates outside their ongoing Las Vegas run with Reba McEntire. Saturday’s show was their first here since July 2010 at DTE Energy Music Theatre, and came as Faster Horses marked its sixth year as Michigan’s most popular country fest and one of the biggest in the nation. … [Read more...] about Brooks & Dunn light up Faster Horses in long-awaited Michigan return
opinion Rick Joseph Published 2:38 p.m. UTC Jul 22, 2018 In the relentless swirl of public education policy, the voice belonging to the classroom teacher is one that must be heard. As those who enact policies that impact students in classrooms throughout Michigan, teachers know what works and what doesn’t. Teachers must be at the table. The Michigan State Teacher of the Year (MI-STOY) Network, comprised of state Teachers of the Year and finalists for the award, seeks to influence education policy decisions at the federal, state and local levels. Michigan has recognized these educators — who serve as advocates for the profession by visiting schools throughout the state and serving on the State Board of Education — every year since 1952. They strive to offer opinions not only informed by metrics, but by years of practical classroom experience. They also seek to motivate all educators to pursue opportunities to share the reality of their daily life in the … [Read more...] about Opinion: Michigan Teachers of the Year raise their voices
Associated Press Published 5:58 p.m. UTC Jul 21, 2018 KALAMAZOO — The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has found high levels of chemical contaminants at a shuttered electro-plating company site in a southwestern township. The department tested four residential wells and one commercial well last month near the former Production Plated Plastics property in Richland Township. Agency officials received results July 6 showing perfluorinated chemicals, known as PFAS, appearing at levels several times above the Environmental Protection Agency's safety standards, the Kalamazoo Gazettereported. One tested well showed PFAS levels almost 16 times higher than the EPA health advisory level of 70 parts-per-trillion for drinking water. PFAS have been linked to health issues, including cancer. Production Plated Plastics established a Richland Township factory in 1969 that engaged in molding, electroplating and painting of plastic automobile parts. The company had gone … [Read more...] about Testing shows concerning chemical levels at Michigan site