Frank Witsil, Detroit Free Press

Frank Witsil

Detroit Free Press

Detroit, MI, United States

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Recent articles by Frank:

Dearborn mosque: Woodmere Cemetery shutting out Muslims from graves they already purchased

The mosque's attorney suggests the cemetery is trying to renegotiate the contract — and inflate — the price of the grave-spaces. → Read More

Couple faces assault charges after Orion Township parking lot incident involving gun

An Independence Township couple have been charged with felonious assault after an incident where video shows her pulling a gun in a parking lot. → Read More

Detroit official to frustrated bus drivers: Sorry, but hazard pay will come a week late

The total amount to each driver will vary, but at $5 an hour more than their regular pay, it works out to an average total of about $2,400. → Read More

Shouts, accusations of racism in Oakland County leads to woman drawing a handgun in video

A video posted to Twitter shows a white woman pointing a handgun at the camera says, "Get away," while another woman asks someone to call the police. → Read More

Man shot dead in apparent road rage incident in Detroit as tensions and violence mount

The incidents follow nearly two weeks of shootings and other violence that Chief James Craig suggested is prompted by rising tension and stress. → Read More

Amazon driver quits job on Twitter, abandons package-filled van in Detroit suburb

The worker's tweets and video are in stark contrast to the feel-good worker-vignettes that Amazon has been airing as TV commercials. → Read More

The blood-sucking tiger mosquito is back in Michigan and its bite is worse than its buzz

It can transmit viruses such as dengue, chikungunya and Zika to people, health officials warn. → Read More

Detroit charter commission hires official fired from the police commission

The charter commission had been seeking to fill the position since about April, and Gregory Hicks was the only remaining candidate. → Read More

FedEx in Michigan turns to U.S. postal service as it struggles with delivery delays

A Facebook group — "Storm Fed Ex Oak Park's Phones (OPPD can't stop any of us)" — has more than 700 members. → Read More

Mich. unemployment claims are declining, but could relapse if COVID-19 cases rise

Nationwide, seasonally adjusted initial claims were 1.48 million, a decrease of 60,000 from the previous week's revised level. → Read More

Saharan dust clouds to spread through America, but Michigan will likely miss out

The dust is transforming skies, suppressing storm formations — and could end up aggravating people's respiratory conditions. → Read More

Overnight, bullets rain on Detroit in several shooting incidents, injuring 7 and killing 1

The shootings come amid debates in Detroit — and nationwide — about guns, and law enforcement funding. → Read More

Michigan GOP return-to-school proposal calls for more local flexibility, more money

Lawmakers blasted how the state handled the end of the academic year during the pandemic. → Read More

Michigan postal workers to rally Tuesday as part of campaign to #SaveThePostOffice

The postal service is seeking $25 billion in aid from the federal government because of a dramatic drop in overall business due to the pandemic. → Read More

Western Wayne mayors, police chiefs planning listening tours to hear residents' concerns

It is a response, in part, to nationwide demonstrations against police brutality and other concerns. → Read More

Bear cubs orphaned in northwest Michigan after a poacher shot mama, left her to die

Conservation officers are seeking information to find the shooter, and a wildlife rehabilitator is taking care of her three cubs. → Read More

Michigan man accused of cannibalism sued in new case 'straight out of a horror movie'

A Michigan man accused of killing a Swartz Creek man and slicing off his testicles and eating them is now being sued in another incident. → Read More

DTE, Consumers Energy continue to reconnect power lines across Michigan

This week's storms and high winds toppling trees and electric poles, knocking out power to hundreds of thousands of homes throughout the state. → Read More

FedEx customers fuming after long delivery delays from Oak Park office

FedEx, in response, said it offers its "sincerest apologies for any inconvenience caused by these delays." → Read More

Jobbie Nooner still on despite coronavirus concerns, boaters urged to social distance

Will revelers wear masks? And will they actually stay 6 feet apart to prevent spreading coronavirus? → Read More