Militias in Michigan: A troubling presence dating back decades
The Michigan Militia was first brought to the spotlight after the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995. AdTimothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols, the men who carried out the attack on the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, were said to have attended Michigan Militia meetings. Dr. JoEllen Vinyard, a retired EMU history professor, studied the Michigan Militia in the late 1990s and into the early 2000s. “That was one of their major worries across all the different groups.”The early meetings of the Michigan Militia were attended by McVeigh and Nichols. April 9, 2013: Hutaree members sue FBI, Michigan State PoliceAdArena said militia groups have always been a concern for the FBI.
‘One little incident could set someone off’: How police are working to keep polls safe in Michigan
What’s going to happen when residents around Michigan go to the polls Tuesday to vote in the General Election? One little incident could set someone off, so from a law enforcement standpoint, that is what you are worried about.”Is the state prepared for Tuesday? Election 2020: How WDIV reports election resultsWith that comes increased concerns about safety at the polls. “I think you’ve really got to keep an eye on the ballots,” Arena said. His office is on the lookout for anyone threatening voters who are trying to exercise their rights.
Michigan ice rinks allowed to reopen for organized sports
Ice rinks across the state of Michigan are allowed to reopen for organized sports under a new executive order from the governor. Rinks were among the list of venues shuttered across the state for months due to the coronavirus. Some areas of the state already were allowed to have ice rinks operational. As of Thursday, all Michigan ice rinks are now among the list of venues that may be open for the sole purpose of serving as a venue for organized sports.Gov. Ice rinks also wont be allowed to sell concessions.
Michigan ice arenas push to reopen amid coronavirus pandemic
MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. – There are plenty of people who rely on ice arenas for work or training in Michigan. Inside Mount Clemens Ice Arena there’s not much to see -- no hockey games, no ice shows, and no practices. But the operators are most bothered because they’re not even allowed to have private lessons amid the coronavirus pandemic in Michigan right now. There is no on-ice training allowed at many of the rinks. Related: Ann Arbor ice arena, skating teams fight for reclassificationManagement at the Mount Clemens rink wants to be allowed to offer ice time to those who need the training.
Palace of Auburn Hills implosion clears way for redevelopment project
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. After countless championships and concerts since 1988, The Palace of Auburn Hills was demolished in seconds on Saturday. Former Detroit Pistons player Earl Cureton played his very first game at The Palace and says saying goodbye to the arena is painful for everyone -- from players to fans. This is an exciting time for us here in Auburn Hills, said Auburn Hills Mayor Kevin McDaniel. Before the arena was sold, Auburn Hills city council rezoned the space for research and development. The one million square foot mixed-use development is expected to include corporate offices, along with research and development and technology companies.
LIVE STREAM: The remainder of The Palace of Auburn Hills to be demolished
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. The remnants of The Palace of Auburn Hills -- the Detroit Pistons former hometown arena -- will be demolished Saturday morning. You can watch the demolition live in the video player above at 8 a.m. on Saturday. The Palace of Auburn Hills has been closed since 2017 and demolition began in December of last year. Much of the arena has already been gutted -- only a roof and supportive structure still remain.
Former Detroit Pistons turf, Palace of Auburn Hills to be demolished Saturday
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. The remnants of the Detroit Pistons former hometown arena will be demolished Saturday morning. The Palace of Auburn Hills has been closed since 2017 and demolition began in December of last year. We promised the people of Auburn Hills and Oakland County that we would find a solution that would be good for the community and make a positive economic impact, Gores said. The final concert held at The Palace was Bob Seger in Sept. 2017 and the final event at the venue was the Taste of Auburn Hills in Oct. 2017. The Detroit Pistons home court now resides within the Little Caesars Arena in Downtown Detroit.
VIDEO: Whats left of the Palace of Auburn Hills
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. The Palace of Auburn Hills was a big part of Metro Detroit for nearly 30 years. Watch above: Tim Pamplin takes a tour of whats left of The Palace of Auburn HillsWhen The Palace opened in 1988, it revolutionized the way arenas were built. The final concert held at The Palace was Bob Seger on Sep. 23, 2017. A few weeks later, the final event at the venue was the Taste of Auburn Hills on Oct. 12, 2017. READ: Palace of Auburn Hills to be demolished this fall ahead of redevelopment project
How NHL might return; what Yzerman said about draft
A decision on when the 2020 NHL Draft -- originally scheduled for June 26-27 -- would be held is expected this week. Clearly, if the draft is held any time earlier or even during return play, it will be different. Trades are a BIG part of the NHL draft, and with teams still fighting for the Stanley Cup with their current rosters, things will be a bit different with this year’s selections. How will draft positions be set up if the regular season is not finished before the draft date? The draft position hasn’t been established; we don’t know who’s in the playoffs, who’s out of the playoffs, in some cases ...