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Volunteers again keep Angels’ Night quiet

(Photo: Todd McInturf , DetNews.Com)

• Trend of fewer fires each year continues

DETROIT, MI - The streets of Detroit were crowded last night with thousands of oscillating orange lights as volunteers, along with police and fire personnel, fanned out across the city to keep neighborhoods safe during Angels’ Night. Their efforts have proved successful so far, continuing a years-long trend of fewer fires.

Between 12:01 AM, Thursday, October 30 through 12:00 AM, Friday, October 31 (24-hour period), the Detroit Fire Department reported 38 fires, one fewer than last year. Yesterday’s fires were not limited to houses and included a handful of vehicle fires, one garage fire and three trash fires. In all, 24 of the 38 fires initially have been deemed suspicious.

Steady decline in fires continues
More than 3,500 volunteers have registered for active street patrols this year, up from approximately 1,700 last year, officials said. The large number of active patrollers has helped to further reduce so far the number of fires the city experiences during the three-day Angels’ Night period. In the 1980s, the city experienced hundreds of arsons during the pre-Halloween period, with more than 800 in 1984. With few exceptions since then, the number of fires has continued to steadily decrease, thanks to strong community volunteerism and organization:


Rescue teams recover body from collapsed trench

GROSSE POINTE WOODS, Mich. (AP) -- Crews have recovered the body of a 59-year-old man who died after a trench collapsed and buried him in suburban Detroit.

Grosse Pointe Woods police officers responding Wednesday burrowed about 15 feet into the trench and dug out Leland Rumph's head and part of his chest and gave him oxygen. That's when a secondary collapse covered the victim's head and injured an officer.

The body was extracted Friday morning.


Olympia Development of Michigan offers 1,400 job opportunities to Detroit residents

DETROIT, MI (Tell Us Det) - Close to a thousand Detroiters embarked upon Cobo Convention Center for the first in a series of job expos presented by Olympia Development of Michigan (ODM) between the hours of 10 AM and 7 PM Tuesday.

The Detroit Resident Career Opportunity Expo reached out to help residents access the resources to prepare them for construction and construction-related jobs with the new arena and district.  


Godfrey Dillard continues to earn key endorsements

DETROIT, MI - Godfrey Dillard, Democratic nominee for Michigan Secretary of State, today announced that several organizations have endorsed his candidacy.

“I’m excited about the momentum generated by our campaign,” Dillard declared. “Armed with a growing list of powerful endorsements, coupled with a pledge to improve customer service and to protect the fundamental right to vote, I’m ready to score one for the people.”


Interview with Documentary Producer Anthony Brogdon

Note: “The Great Detroit: It Was-It Is-It Will Be” was released in April 2014 and has been screened at various locations in metro Detroit. Anthony Brogdon is a first time filmmaker who spent three years bringing the documentary, which showcases the positive sides of Detroit, to the screen at a cost $15,000. He sat down recently with Tell Us Detroit recently to talk about public reaction to the film, how he got started and future filmmaking projects 


Detroit to hold auction of city vehicles, machinery and shop equipment

DETROIT - Municipal garbage trucks, aerial bucket lift trucks, digger trucks, grapple trucks, backhoes and much more will be among the many offerings as the City of Detroit, in partnership with Hilco Industrial and Miedema Auctioneering and Appraisals, hold two upcoming public auctions of vehicles, machinery and shop service equipment no longer needed by the City.

In all, the city will be auctioning off more than 450 surplus vehicles it no longer needs. Despite no longer being needed by the city, many of these pieces of equipment can serve private contractors or other municipalities well for years to come.


Major services offered free at  annual men’s health event, no insurance required

DETROIT, MI - Supporting more than 7,000 attendees in the first three years of its Men’s Health Event, the Michigan Institute of Urology (MIU) Men’s Health Foundation will bring men onto the field to “Fight Like a Man” for their health at the 4th Annual Men’s Health Event at Ford Field in Detroit. The Foundation’s goal is to provide health screenings for thousands more Metro Detroit men, including those without health insurance.

The Men’s Health Event 20XIV will be held Saturday, Nov. 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Ford Field, Gate G. This free event, developed by doctors, will give men a better understanding of how to stay healthy, screen men for some of the most treatable diseases and to assess their current health, share information about men’s health topics and increase awareness about advances in healthcare. 


Missouri police preparing for grand jury decision

FERGUSON, Mo. - Missouri police have been brushing up on constitutional rights and stocking up on riot gear to prepare for a grand jury's decision about whether to charge a white police officer who fatally shot a black 18-year-old in suburban St. Louis.

The preparations are aimed at avoiding a renewed outbreak of violence during the potentially large demonstrations that could follow an announcement of whether Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson will face a criminal trial for the Aug. 9 death of Michael Brown. 


Automotive Summit puts major focus on ethnic inclusion

DETROIT - The Rainbow PUSH Automotive Project, offered up an impressive parade of speakers for the 15thAnnual Rainbow PUSH Global Automotive Summit. This year’s theme was “Driving Ethnic Inclusion in the Global Automotive Expansion.”

The Summit was held at the MGM Grand Detroit Events Center. The Rainbow PUSH Global Automotive Summit is the only conference that delves deeply into the automotive industry as it relates to people of color.  


US jobless aid applications fall to 14-year low

Applications for US unemployment benefits plummet to 14-year low of 264,000

WASHINGTON - The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid dropped to the lowest level in 14 years last week, the latest sign of a strengthening labor market that could help blunt worries about the impact of weak global growth.

The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly applications for unemployment aid fell 23,000 to a seasonally adjusted 264,000, the lowest level since April 2000. Given that the U.S. population has grown considerably since then, the proportion of the U.S. workforce applying for benefits is even smaller. Applications are a proxy for layoffs.



"Run Of The Dead" takes route through two historic southwest Detroit cemeteries, Nov. 1

DETROIT, MI - The Southwest Detroit Business Association (SDBA) will host the 2014 “Run of the Dead” from 7 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Nov. 1, at the Patton Park Recreation Center, 2301 Woodmere St., Detroit. The USATF-certified 5K and 10K races will take hundreds of competitors through two of southwest Detroit’s most historic cemeteries in celebration of Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead), a Mexican holiday that honors family and friends who are deceased.

Tell Us Detroit picks Rick Snyder best choice as Governor of Michigan for the next 4 years

DETROIT (Tell Us Det) - Our editorial committee has picked Snyder as the best choice for governor in 2014 because of the success in his first term in office. Bringing the skills from the CEO of a major company and a corporate turnaround specialist he has used his first four years in office to fix many of Michigan's governmental problems along with solving issues that have plagued our local municipalities for decades.

Houston Ballet makes Detroit debut with Giselle

Limited Engagement November 1-2; Master Class November 1

DETROIT - (Stanton Welch, Artistic Director) opens Michigan Opera Theatre’s dance season with two performances of Giselle, the world’s most famous romantic ballet. Performances will take place at the Detroit Opera House on November 1-2, 2014.

Don't forget to set your clocks back

DETROIT (Tell Us Det) - Most people in the United States are getting an extra hour of sleep this weekend, thanks to the annual shift back to standard time.

Officially, the change comes at 2 a.m. Sunday, but most people set their clocks back before heading to bed Saturday night.

Angels’ Night Centers to Double as FEMA Flood Aid Assistance Locations

DETROIT, MI - The City of Detroit has partnered with Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) to provide flooding disaster information and assistance at all five volunteer deployment centers during this year’s Angels’ Night campaign.  

Motown founder Berry Gordy brings award winning musical back home to Detroit

Tell Us Detroit interview with Stevie Wonder during the Red Carpet event prior to opening night October 23, 2014, of Motown the Musical at the Fisher Theatre in Detroit. (Photo by HB Meeks/Tell Us Detroit)

DETROIT - Berry Gordy Jr. took his "Motown the Musical" production to Broadway and a few other places first. Yet they were mere proving grounds for its date with Detroit.

The Parade Company unveils Motown float commissioned by Art Van Furniture

DETROIT - The Motown Sound that jumped out of Hitsville U.S.A.’s Studio A will be celebrated during the 88th America’s Thanksgiving Parade® presented by Art Van Furniture. The first-ever Motown Museum float commissioned by Art Van Furniture was unveiled tonight at The Parade Company’s annual Parade Preview Party and is the first new float reveal of the parade season. 


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