Judge tosses state takeover lawsuit

Judge tosses state takeover lawsuit

By Steve Neavling The rhetoric-laced drama unfolding over who controls Detroit’s finances took a big twist today when a judge quickly dismissed a lawsuit by the city’s attorney that challenged the state’s financial intervention. Now city and state officials can get back to fixing a budget that has run a deficit every year for more […]

Updated: Free Press to lay off reporters, cut newsroom

Updated: Free Press to lay off reporters, cut newsroom

By Steve Neavling The Detroit Free Press plans to sizably reduce its staff of reporters, and one of its top editors is leaving, Editor and Publisher Paul Anger told trepidation newspaper employees today. Anger said the cuts “won’t be tiny,” according to three reporters and an editor who were at the meeting. Another blow to […]

J Dilla: Rebirth of Detroit

Before emerging as one of hip hop’s most influential artists, J Dilla was a regular fixture in Detroit’s mid-1990s underground scene. His posthumous album, Rebirth of Detroit, is released today, with guest spots from local artists Danny Brown and Guilty Simpson. Watch the video for “Dillatroit,” a track on Rebirth of Detroit that features Nick […]

Chief speaks out on crime lab breach

Chief speaks out on crime lab breach

By Steve Neavling Editor and reporter Detroit Police never had a protocol for vacating a building when officers left to rot thousands of rounds of live ammunition, case files, murder photos and chemicals in at a vacant crime lab more than a year ago, Chief Ralph L. Godbee, Jr. told MotorCityMuckraker.com. Godbee said he’s responded […]