FYI, Don't Call 911 If You're Too Drunk Because You'll Get Arrested

You know how every year around New Year's (or Thanksgiving), people circulate a AAA number saying that if you call it, they'll give you a ride home? That's usually not true. Another number you shouldn't call? 911, because police won't give you a ride, either — except to the police station. » 4/08/14 12:11pm 4/08/14 12:11pm

Family Of Mummified Michigan Woman Believes She Was Murdered

The family of a woman unseen since 2008 and found mummified in her Pontiac home has started a Facebook page for anyone with answers about her six-year disappearance to come forward. "We believe this was a murder and we want answers," relatives write. » 3/13/14 11:52am 3/13/14 11:52am

Detroit-Area Teacher Asks Students: Work In A Factory Or Be A Slave?

When teaching slavery to students in a historically divided region like Metro Detroit, it's probably not a good idea to only focus on the "good" parts of slavery to make it an attractive option to an alternative. One school district is learning that lesson after a parent raised that very complaint. » 3/12/14 2:50pm 3/12/14 2:50pm

Guy Robs Banks With Machine Gun, Takes Selfies With Gun, Gets Arrested

For as much crap as L. Brooks Patterson has been talking about Detroit, there's been a lot of weird shit going down in Oakland County as of late. The latest is a bank robber arrested after police matched his weapon of choice with a recent selfie. » 3/10/14 11:37am 3/10/14 11:37am

Here's How A Small, Obsessed Army Makes Recaro Seats By Hand

"Obsession" can be a dangerous word in the wrong context. It's thrown around too easily in place of "enthusiasm," but witnessing actual obsession gives the term license. At the Recaro factory here in Metro Detroit, you'll witness obsession. » 2/26/14 9:51am 2/26/14 9:51am

Guy Robs Neighbor, Does TV Interview About Neighbor, Gets Arrested

Not sure if you can add this to the growing list of WDIV's screw-ups, but it sure is an interesting blunder. Police have arrested a man suspected of robbing and shooting his neighbor, but earlier the suspect was interviewed about the incident he's accused of orchestrating. » 2/17/14 9:46am 2/17/14 9:46am

Police Looking For Another Metro Detroit Freeway Shooter

Two years ago, a man was charged with terrorizing the I-96 corridor between Oakland and Livingston counties after shooting into cars going up and down the freeway. Now police are looking for another possible shooter, this time targeting drivers on M-59 in northern Oakland County. » 2/14/14 8:52am 2/14/14 8:52am

This Amphibious Tank-Yacht Might Save Your Life One Day

I'm all for a local success story, so this is pretty big. Gibbs Amphitrucks, a small manufacturer in Auburn Hills, is partnering with a Singaporean manufacturer to mass-produce Humdingas, a half-car, half-boat used for emergency transport and disaster relief. But they look amazing, and we can't wait to drive one for… » 2/13/14 3:38pm 2/13/14 3:38pm

Here's How To Enjoy Yourself In Detroit During The Auto Show

Are you a journalist who wants real food instead of three days of catered bullshit? Or are you a visiting enthusiast who wants to have a good time in Detroit without being robbed? If you're in town for NAIAS, here's an honest guide to having fun outside of Cobo Hall — besides meeting the Jalopnik staff, of course. » 1/02/14 3:23pm 1/02/14 3:23pm

How Henry Ford's Dislike Of Cities Fueled Detroit's Racial Divide

It's a story that's been repeated a few times over the years when we look back at the impact of the auto industry on the development of Detroit, but it's getting new attention in the wake of the fatal shooting of a teenager on a man's front porch. » 11/18/13 1:06pm 11/18/13 1:06pm