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Frank Witsil

Detroit Free Press

Detroit, MI, United States

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Recent articles by Frank:

Pens and pencils were banned in 36th District Court in Detroit — until now

A prohibition on writing tools, the judge said, had been in place since 2017 because of security concerns. → Read More

4-7 inches of snow expected to blast metro Detroit this weekend

A low-pressure system is headed to Michigan, and metro Detroit is in for a snowstorm. → Read More

Jack Faxon, a former state legislator and educator, dies

Faxon was an educator with many interests and talents. As a teacher, he would tell people he had "many children, but none of his own." → Read More

US Census Bureau is hiring in Detroit, paying nearly $25 an hour: How to apply

Jobs include census takers, recruiting assistants, office staff, and supervisory staff, the bureau said. → Read More

Sinkhole closes part of northbound I-75 in Genesee County

Traffic has been diverted onto northbound I-475 until the sinkhole is fixed. → Read More

Retired Wayne Co. treasurer Raymond Wojtowicz, who served for nearly 40 years, has died

Wojtowicz became treasurer in 1976 and was on the committee that wrote the county charter. He retired in 2015. → Read More

Metro Detroit weekend weather forecast: Heavy rain with a good chance of snow

Temperatures could hit a high of 50 degrees Friday and Saturday leading to a heavy downpour. → Read More

Grosse Pointe dad sues school district after being banned from campus

The lawsuit against the district is the lastest problem as Grosse Pointe schools face challenges and criticism. → Read More

Rocket Mortgage to give away $50K every time team scores in Super Bowl

The company plans to give away $50,000 to a fan every time a Super Bowl team scores. → Read More

Michigan families mum on loved ones serving in the Middle East for their protection

Michigan Military Moms said its members don't discuss what is happening because it might disclose where their sons and daughters are serving. → Read More

Superintendent of Richmond Community Schools accused of mistreating employees

The school board concluded the district Superintendent Brian Walmsley did not violate the district’s anti-harassment policy. → Read More

Detroit police chief: New Year celebratory gunfire video 'an embarrassment'

The video, which was posted on social media, shows several people shooting guns into the night's sky in the 9000-block of Warwick. → Read More

Grosse Pointe school board president resigns, says burden on his family is too much

What was not addressed in his post was the growing divisiveness in the community in the past year that the board has faced. → Read More

Cyberattack forces Michigan school district to extend break. Phones, heating affected

The school district isn't saying what kind of ransom the attackers are after, but phones, heating and technology are all paralyzed by the virus. → Read More

Richmond schools close schools after holiday-break ransomware cyberattack

Don't expect to be able to call: The phones were one of the systems that were hit. → Read More

Eyeless kittens, 30-pound cat up for adoption in Michigan

Adopting pets with special needs will require more compassion and patience, but, animal experts say, they also can provide special joy. → Read More

Detroit doughnut shop closes its doors — but says $15,000 could prompt reopening

Dilla’s Delights, a Detroit doughnut shop to honor the memory of hip hop artist J Dilla, announced ambitious plans to reopen in a new spot. → Read More

Woman, 36, found dead near vacant field on Detroit's east side

Anyone with information is asked to call homicide detectives at 313-596-2260 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP. → Read More

12 big Michigan stories in 2019: Transmissions, terror and Trump

As 2019 comes to a close, here is a look back at some of the top stories in Michigan. → Read More

Subaru uses f-word to showcase special edition vehicle

The buzz is about a blue — yes, the car color, not the euphemistic term for pornographic — Forester sport wagon. → Read More