DeJanay Booth, Detroit Free Press

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Past articles by DeJanay:

War of 1812 grave site, discovered before People Mover construction, receives marker

Marker commemorates War of 1812 grave site discovered ahead of People Mover construction → Read More

Throw baby's breath flowers in the trash: They're invasive to Michigan

Invasive plants, such as baby's breath, would often compete with and eliminate Michigan native plants for resources. → Read More

Police search for Detroit man suspected of taking child from front of home

Marcus Pruitt was found Friday afternoon sitting on a porch near Stahelin and Seven Mile. He was reported missing by his mother the night before. → Read More

Creative Many Michigan, formerly ArtServe Michigan, to shut down after funding issues

The organization struggled with securing significant general operating funds to cover all of its activities and initiatives → Read More

Police: 5-year-old boy reported missing in Detroit

Marcus Pruitt was last seen in the 19100 block of St Marys Street. His mother reported him missing at about 10:30 p.m. Thursday after checking on him. → Read More

Detroit man charged with murder in death of cab driver who was father of 7

Curtis Johnson, 35, was also charged with felon in possession of a firearm and four counts of felony firearm in the shooting death of Zainul Mohammad. → Read More

Lawsuits against ex-Detroit police officer over Snapchat video move forward

The suits, each filed in Wayne County Circuit Court in April, named the City of Detroit, Detroit Police Department and former officer Gary Steele. → Read More

New scam targets Consumers Energy customers, threatens to turn off power

Consumers Energy officials said it is not the first time scammers claimed to work for the company and obtain information from customers. → Read More

It's almost June but frost is expected in northern Michigan

In metro Detroit, heavy rainfall may lead to ponding on roads and flooding in areas with poor drainage systems. → Read More

I-75 northbound at I-94 closed in Detroit after fatal crash

Michigan State Police Lt. Michael Shaw said troopers responded to the crash at about 2:30 a.m. Thursday. → Read More

Michigan gas prices are about to go up, analyst warns

Prices are expected to rise about 15 cents a gallon, according to an analyst at GasBuddy. → Read More

Michigan State Police sergeant saves toddler from being hit by truck

Sgt. Joseph Richards from MSP's Alpena Post was patrolling in Alcona County when he noticed the child entering a roadway. → Read More

Manistee man, 22, dies after being impaled by stick in dirt bike crash

Deputies responded to a dirt bike crash at 10:23 p.m. near South Jenks Road and West Centerline Road, finding Dacota Fredrick Rowe seriously injured. → Read More

Michigan weather: A short break from rain Wednesday

Metro Detroiters may see a break from rainfall Wednesday afternoon before it makes it way back to the area Thursday morning. → Read More

Man suspected of I-94 freeway shootings released

Michigan State Police said they do not have any other suspects as of Wednesday morning and plan on interviewing the victims again. → Read More

It's rained 21 out of 28 days so far this May in metro Detroit

A little over a third, 1.18 inches, accumulated on May 1, which received leftover rain after heavy storms and flooding. → Read More

MSP investigate second shooting on I-94 in Romulus

A driver told police that a dark vehicle drove along side of him early Tuesday morning and shot at his vehicle several times. → Read More

2 women, child killed in crash involving wrong-way driver in Washtenaw County

The 23-year-old driver from Ann Arbor was traveling west on M-14 eastbound near Ford Road when she struck a vehicle head on. → Read More

Bloomfield Hills teen's anxiety intervention turns into YouTube documentary

Chloe Kiriluk spent about three months interviewing teens and professionals and produced a documentary titled, "The Epidemic of Teen Anxiety." → Read More

Dog gets caught in coyote trap set by Troy homeowner

The homeowner told police he hired a trapping company lay traps in the area. → Read More