#Detroit

  • Detroit pastor returns to church after receiving artificial heart

    (WJBK) – Since last November the room at Henry Ford Hospital has been a home away from home for Johnnie Alexander. “They said I needed to check myself in my heart was really failing,” he said. The retired law enforcement officer turned preacher had heart disease, It was so...
  • Detroit man linked to child porn video on Facebook in custody in Alabama

    DETROIT (WJBK) – A man wanted in connection with a child pornography video circulating Facebook has been identified as a man with Detroit ties after a multi-state investigation. Germaine Moore, 44, is in custody in Alabama after turning himself in to police overnight, according to Central Alabama CrimeStoppers.  Over the...
  • Detroit Public Television Honors Black History Month with a Variety of Programming Throughout February

    Detroit Public Television is proud to celebrate Black History this February and all year round!  In 2018, we celebrate 50 years of American Black Journal, the longest-running program dedicated to the African-American experience on any public broadcast station. American Black Journal has planned a year of special programming, distinguished guests and community...
  • Woman arrested for pulling a knife during Christmas toy giveaway

    A 39-year-old woman is accused of pulling a knife on another woman during a brawl at a Christmas toy giveaway in Detroit. WXYZ-TV and WWJ-AM estimate that a few hundred people were waiting in line on the city’s northwest side Saturday night when the fight between adults broke out. No injuries...
  • Rep. John Conyers son arrested for domestic abuse

    John Conyers III, a Detroit hedge fund manager named as a possible successor to his scandal-rocked father, Rep. John Conyers, was arrested in Los Angeles this year on suspicion of domestic violence, but prosecutors declined to charge him, according to documents obtained by NBC News. The Los Angeles County...
  • Son of Detroit’s 1st black mayor takes on popular incumbent

    DETROIT (AP) — He has name recognition, political pedigree and the same racial heritage as about 80 percent of the people he wants to represent, yet Coleman Young II is an underdog in his bid to supplant Detroit’s popular white mayor. Young, a state senator and son of Detroit’s...
  • Inmates look to the future as they graduate Culinary Arts program

    DETROIT, Mich. – Prisons aren’t typically known for their food, but a program at the Ryan Corrections Facility in Detroit is teaching Inmates the recipe for success. They’re graduating after spending four weeks learning about the food serviceindustry as part of Operation Able.  It’s a program that teaches inmates skills...
  • Kid Rock insists he’s not racist — ‘I love black people!!’

    Kid Rock doth protest too much. The singer and Senate hopeful fired back at civil rights groups that were calling for the cancellation of his upcoming shows in Detroit over his support of President Trump and attacks against NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who famously kneeled during the National Anthem. “This...
  • WOW Air, known for $99 Europe fares, adds four new U.S. cities! Check It Out!

    Can St. Louis support a non-stop route to Iceland? How about Cleveland, Cincinnati and Detroit? Icelandic budget carrier WOW Air thinks so, and – with fares that begin at less than $100 one-way – it’s betting those Midwest markets will be profitable additions to its fast-growing U.S. network. WOW...