The Detroit Lions are rebuilding. Again. After a 5-11 season in 2020, the team hired new leadership on and off the field. Owner Sheila Ford Hamp hired Brad Holmes as the new general manager. He came over from the Los Angeles Rams and engineered the trade that sent franchise quarterback Matthew Stafford to L.A. for Rams'..
Detroit sports fans haven't had much to cheer for lately. The Tigers, Lions, Pistons and Red Wings are all in some stage of rebuilding. At times, they have been awful. Young players have shown promise, even glimpses of greatness. But none of the franchises are expected to compete for championships for a few more years. But..
A summer tradition returns to Detroit on Sunday. Log Cabin Day celebrates the history of the city's Palmer Park and the rustic log cabin in the middle of it. The structure was built in 1885 for then-U.S. Sen. Thomas Palmer and his wife, Lizzie Merrill Palmer. The couple used it as a place to host parties..
A fourth COVID-19 vaccine could be on its way soon. Novavax, a biotech firm in Delaware, says its vaccine is highly effective at preventing moderate to severe infections caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus and some of its variants. The company is expected to seek emergency authorization to begin distributing the vaccine in the United States...
A partial solar eclipse will be in progress when the sun rises over southeast Michigan just before 6 a.m. Thursday, June 10. "We'll only be able to see just a little bit of it here in Detroit as the sun is rising, but it'll still be pretty cool." -- Paulette Epstein, Michigan Science Center staff astronomer describes the..
Wayne State University researchers have found that hospitalized COVID-19 patients who took statins regularly before they got sick were less likely to die from the disease or have severe infections. "What is needed is a randomized controlled trial to provide the next level of evidence." -- Dr. Prateek Lohia, on the need for more research..
Oneita Jackson is running as a write-in candidate for an at-large seat on the Detroit City Council. But she'd rather not be. "That I'm running shows a failure of leadership," Jackson says of the current council, especially when it comes to city buses. "I'm here to challenge the status quo with what I am known..
This story is part of WDET’s Crossing the Lines: Canton Battles COVID series, reconnecting listeners with the people they met and issues they discovered during WDET’s 2019 Crossing the Lines Canton. Now, two years later, explore how the township of Canton has fared during the coronavirus pandemic and examine how the lives of residents have changed over the past..
Metro Detroiters might someday be able to ride an Amtrak train to Toledo on their way to the east coast. "Imagine, if you will, going more than one direction from Detroit." -- Marc Magliari on Amtrak's goal of adding new service in southeast Michigan. President Biden's $2 trillion infrastructure plan includes $80 billion to improve..
Frank Murphy might be Michigan's best-known Irish American. He was the 55th mayor of Detroit and the state's 35th governor. President Franklin D. Roosevelt appointed him as U.S. Attorney General in 1939 and to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1940. The Third Circuit Court building in downtown Detroit is called the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice. Murphy's family story is..