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A 26-year-old Detroit man has been charged in an attempted robbery and shooting that left one gay man dead and another wounded after they were contacted through a dating app.

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A grand opening is scheduled in southwest Detroit for a 15,000-square-foot (1,393-square-meter) skatepark.

Activities begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at Riverside Park. Professional skateboarders will give clinics and demonstrations.

The skatepark is part of Riverside's multiyear revitalization which -- so far -- includes basketball courts, soccer fields and a dog park.

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The Michigan Legislature is honoring the late Queen of Soul with a highway designation.

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It is more than fashion, as having the right Yeezys and Jordans make Michigan State students savvy shoppers and collectors of sneakers.

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 Delta Dental is giving $5 million to help build a 5-acre (2-hectare) playground along the Detroit River in what will be Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Centennial Park.

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There's one more sign a Detroit riverfront concert venue has been renamed after Aretha Franklin.

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A report shows that more than 4,300 families in Detroit avoided losing their homes last year through a program designed to prevent properties from entering a county tax foreclosure auction.

Google's self-driving car spinoff Waymo says it will reopen an axle plant in Detroit to convert conventional vehicles so they can drive autonomously.

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Plans are moving forward by a company with ties to former NBA and Michigan State University basketball star Magic Johnson to redevelop property at the old Michigan Fairgrounds in Detroit.

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Authorities have released the name of a 79-year-old man who died after accidentally driving his car into a southeastern Michigan river.

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University of Detroit Jesuit High School is looking to buy a former recreation center from the city of Detroit for $625,000.

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The second Democratic presidential debates will be held July 30 and 31 in Detroit.

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Clothing worn by singer Marvin Gaye will go on display at the Motown Museum in Detroit as part of the music label's 60th anniversary celebration.

The museum said Thursday that the items include a knit cap and military-style jacket and pants. Pictures of them will be posted on Facebook Friday and displayed at the museum beginning Saturday through the end of April.

Michigan health officials say more cases of measles have been confirmed in the Detroit area, raising the number in Oakland County to 21 since March 13.

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Family members celebrated Aretha Franklin on what would have been the Queen of Soul's 77th birthday Monday with a memorial service and a screening of a documentary film.

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