Get fit in a unique “auto themed” gym
If you’ve passed by a certain auto shop on Mack Ave. in Detroit, you may think they’re working on vehicles inside. Well they are, but not the kind you may think. “We do it one part at a time, that’s what our wall says, that’s our focus and mission. We have High Octane, we have Torque, Body Garage, we have Mechanics, all these classes have the intent to help you build your vehicle,” Terra Castro, Owner/Founder, of the Detroit Body Garage told “Live in the D’s,” April Morton. By vehicle, if you haven’t already guessed, is your body.
Passenger rail line plan takes step forward from Metro Detroit to Northern Michigan
Developers were just given money to study what it would take to get a passenger rail line up and running. It would connect Detroit and Ann Arbor to Traverse City and Petoskey with stops along the routes seen in the video player above.
Revving up for the big race weekend
The roar of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear will return to Belle Isle for the last time in just over two weeks. Drivers from all around the world will speed around the island circuit before the race moves to the streets of downtown Detroit next year.
Detroit police search for man in hit-and-run that killed 3 people on New Year’s Eve
DETROIT – Detroit police are searching for a man in connection with a fatal hit-and-run that killed three people on New Year’s Eve. Related: Violent collision in Detroit rips car in half, kills 3Related: Married couple identified in fatal Corktown collisionAdPolice said Ross drove a Cadillac CT6 and struck a Mercury Sable, killing Rodney and Marlene Rodriguez. Rodney Rodriguez had just picked up his wife Marlene from work at the MGM Grand Casino and was heading home. The couple was about to turn from Michigan Avenue onto 16th Street in Corktown when the Cadillac hit them at high speed. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detroit Police Department’s Homicide Unit at 313-596-2260 or Crime Stoppers at 800-Speak Up.
Amazon, Cadillac score with Super Bowl ads
NEW YORK – During this year's Super Bowl, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers reigned supreme on the field. Overall, this year's crop of Super Bowl ads focused on light humor that strove to entertain and connect. Bud Light Seltzer LemonadeBud Light used lemons as a metaphor for everything that went wrong in 2020 to introduce its new Seltzer Lemonade. Michelob was likely hoping to drive people to repeat views online with the celebrity lookalikes, but during the fast-moving Super Bowl the conceit was confusing. With its first-ever Super Bowl ad, Scott's was looking to keep that momentum going, but the overstuffed ad ended up being distracting.
Super Bowl ads went for light humor. Not all succeeded
This photo provided by Cadillac shows a scene from Cadillac's 2021 Super Bowl NFL football spot. They aimed to connect to the estimated 100 million viewers who tune in to the Super Bowl broadcast each year. Perhaps the most striking effect: Virtually none of the ads featured people in masks, a public-health priority but also a grim reminder of the ongoing pandemic. AIMING TO ENTERTAINIn an effort to be light, advertisers stuffed -- and sometimes overstuffed — their ads with celebrities. “I like Springsteen and heartwarming ads like this generally, but this one feels too forced given the current political climate,” he said.
Wayne Taylor Racing wins record-tying 3rd consecutive Rolex
Wayne Taylor left General Motors after 28 years at the end of last season to become a factory Acura program. "We won it with Ricky, and Jordan won the GT class with Corvette, and then the Wayne Taylor Racing program won it overall. Albuquerque won in 2018 driving a Cadillac; Ricky Taylor won in a Cadillac for his father's team in 2017. AdWhen Taylor switched to Acura, he released van der Zande, who was grabbed by Ganassi as the team returned to sports car racing after a one-year hiatus. “Looked like we had the race won right there.
Several Michigan residents charged after deadly siege on US Capitol Building
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Multiple Michigan residents have been taken into custody after Wednesday’s deadly siege on the U.S. Capitol Building. Logan Grimes, 29, of Cadillac, was charged with carrying a pistol without a license, possession of unregistered ammo and large capacity ammo feeding device. There were many more Metro Detroit residents who were in D.C., but they did not enter the Capitol Building. Donalyn Atkinson and her brother, of Warren, took photos of people headed to the Capitol. “I went for the history,” Jimmy Lively said.
Married couple identified in fatal Corktown collision
DETROIT – Family and friends of Rodney and Marlene Rodriguez are remembering the two after they died in a two-car collision on Michigan Avenue. According to a GoFundMe page, Rodney and Marlene were married for 43 years. Rodney just picked up his wife from work at a city casino when the crash happened on New Year’s Eve night. Larry and Tahisha Smith had just left MGM Casino when they saw the crash. Police said Rodney and Marlene were in their Mercury Sable which was split in half in the collision.
2 killed in crash after car crosses centerline of 23 Mile Road
Police are investigating a crash that killed two people and injured another in Macomb County. According to authorities, the collision happened just before 9 p.m. Wednesday when the driver of a 2005 Cadillac CTS-V lost control on the westbound lanes of 23 Mile Road and drove into the eastbound lanes, striking a 2009 Dodge Ram 1500. Police investigating a fatal crash on Nov. 26, 2020. (WDIV)Police said the driver of the Cadillac, 21-year-old David Vasilevski, and its only passenger, 22-year-old Ashley Machuta, were declared dead at the scene. The only occupant of the Dodge was a 19-year-old man from Macomb Township, who was transported to a hospital with minor injuries.
Elderly driver rescued from freezing pond in West Bloomfield Township
WEST BLOOMFILED TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A late-night drive could have turned deadly for a 93-year-old man behind the wheel of a Cadillac. “I looked out and there was this poor man screaming for help, that he was dying out there,” said witness Robin Reynolds. So really it’s a miracle that he’s OK,” said West Bloomfield Township Deputy Police Chief Curt Lawson. The officer took all of his gear, waded in the freezing water and carried the man to land. I think he was a little disoriented and that’s how he found himself within that pond,” Lawson said.
Big Three expected to have 100 electric vehicles on the road within 5 years
Ford Motor Company and GM have recently announced major plans and shown what they intend to do with electric vehicle manufacturing. But that doesn’t mean the internal combustion engine is going the way of the buggy whip. GM is ready to give the Hummer a new life as an electric SUV, Cadillac will build its luxury Lyriq SUV as an electric SUV and Ford is ready with the Mustang Mach-E and an electric F-150. Guidehouse Insights auto analyst Sam Abuelsamid said the Big Three are expected to have 100 new electric vehicle offerings in the next five years and 300 worldwide. This will change manufacturing considering it takes far fewer parts to make an electric vehicle.
Video shows suspected drunk driver leading police on chase in Madison Heights
MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich. – A 60-year-old Roseville man was arrested after leading police on a chase in Madison Heights. He was arraigned Thursday on charges including fleeing and eluding, malicious destruction of police property and operating while intoxicated. That’s when he took off, leading police on the chase. As the driver was approaching traffic on Stevenson Highway, he goes onto the sidewalk to maneuver around cars. McDonough was previously convicted in 2008 for fleeing and eluding.
Missing 71-year-old man found unconscious in Michigan forest
SELMA TOWNSHIP, Mich. A 71-year-old man who went missing Friday afternoon was discovered in northern Michigan woods early Saturday morning. Police said a 71-year-old man left his home at about 3 p.m. for a daily walk and never returned. The Michigan State Police Cadillac Post K-9 Team was asked to help locate the missing man and started searching just before midnight. The man was found by dogs at about 1 a.m. Police said he was unconscious and extremely cold, so authorities wrapped him in emergency blankets. MORE: Missing in Michigan
Michigan State Police welcomes its latest member -- LuLu the Labrador
CADILLAC, Mich. The Michigan State Police Cadillac Post welcomed its newest member to the team Friday. A female Labrador Retriever named LuLu recently graduated from canine school and is ready to serve. LuLu received specialized training and is a single purpose dog. She is from Hungary and received six weeks of specialized training tracking explosives, said LuLus handler, Trooper Unterbrink. Police use Labrador Retrievers while an event is taking place due to their friendly demeanor and ability to move through crowds with ease.
Cadillac debuts LYRIQ show car, a fully electric crossover vehicle
DETROIT Cadillac is diving into the world of electric cars with its debut of the LYRIQ show car, a full electric luxury crossover vehicle. Led by LYRIQ, Cadillac will redefine American luxury over the next decade with a new portfolio of transformative EVs, said Steve Carlisle, executive vice president and president, GM North America. READ: More automotive coverageThe car will have DC fast charging rates over 150 kilowatts and Level 2 charging rates up to 19 kW2. It will also have rear-wheel drive and performance all-wheel drive configurationsLYRIQ will offer the enhanced version of Super Cruise3, a hands-free driver assistance feature. LYRIQ was conceived to make every journey exhilarating and leverages more than a century of innovation to drive the brand into a new era, while rewarding passengers with a more personal, connected and immersive experience, said Jamie Brewer, Cadillac LYRIQ chief engineer.
Attempted homicide suspect shoots, kills himself after pursuit with Michigan State Police
HOWELL, Mich. – Michigan State Police say a 41-year-old attempted homicide suspect fatally shot himself following a pursuit Saturday morning. Troopers and officers from other law enforcement agencies located a suspect vehicle about 9:20 a.m. Saturday in Clinton County north of Lansing after an alert was broadcast of a suspect believed to have been involved an attempted homicide in the Cadillac area. Police say a pursuit of the suspect vehicle continued into Livingston County, and after officers stopped it in Howell, the man exited his vehicle, walked towards the side of the road, and shot and killed himself. The man’s name hasn’t been released.
Attempted homicide suspect shoots self after police chase
HOWELL, Mich. A 41-year-old attempted homicide suspect fatally shot himself following a pursuit Saturday morning, Michigan State Police said. Troopers and officers from other law enforcement agencies located a suspect vehicle about 9:20 a.m. Saturday in Clinton County north of Lansing after an alert was broadcast of a suspect believed to have been involved an attempted homicide in the Cadillac area. A pursuit of the suspect vehicle continued into Livingston County, and after police stopped it in Howell, the man exited his vehicle, walked towards the side of the road, and shot and killed himself, police said. Thew mans name wasnt immediately released. MORE: Local News
Protests in Trump country test his hold in rural white areas
Far from the industrial norths urban centers, hundreds of protests over black injustice have cropped up in small cities in rural areas. The protests in these Republican-leaning areas offer a test of the president's ability to reassemble his older, white voting bloc. No, you cant.Trump carried Pennsylvania by about 44,000 votes in 2016, in part with overwhelming support from a patchwork of rural, white counties. Dozens of protests have taken place in counties in these four battleground states that Trump flipped from Democrat to Republican. If Biden carries every state Clinton did in 2016 and reclaims Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, he would win a majority of the Electoral College votes.
37-year-old killed in Shelby Township motorcycle, car crash
SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A person riding a motorcycle was killed after colliding with a vehicle in Shelby Township on Monday night. Shelby Township police say that around 10:51 p.m. the 37-year-old from Roseville was traveling northbound on Schoenherr Road on a 2012 Yamaha motorcycle when they collided with a 2015 Cadillac SRX traveling southbound on Schoenherr Road and making a left turn onto Greenville Drive. The driver of the motorcycle was pronounced dead at the scene, officials said. Officials say alcohol did not appear to be a factor. Anyone who saw the crash or with any information is asked to contact Seargent Mark Benedettini at 586-731-2121 ext.
Up to 7 inches of lake effect snow expected in Northern Lower Michigan
Parts of Northern Lower Michigan will get some decent snow tonight and into Wednesday morning. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the Western part of Northern Lower Michigan, including Grand Traverse County, down to Ludington, Cadillac and Gaylord. “An arctic front will bring very cold air into the Great Lakes today into Wednesday. This cold air over the relatively warm waters of the Great Lakes will kick on the lake effect machine once again. The typical northwest flow snow belts should see the most snow through Wednesday.”Most of the impacted area will see 2-3 inches of snow, with an isolated six or more inches.
Millions of GM vehicles will have Alexa by 2020
General Motors is bringing millions of Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac owners the ability to add convenience and productivity to their daily drives through a new in-vehicle Alexa experience coming in the first half of 2020. (Photo by JohnDETROIT - General Motors will give car owners the ability to bring Amazon's handy voice-command assistant, Alexa, along for a ride beginning sometime in 2020, according to a GM press release. "Bringing the Alexa experience to our vehicles is an example of how we are listening to our customers' feedback, and offering them the voice technology of their choice." "We're thrilled to be working with GM to help their customers stay more connected, more entertained, and more productive," said Ned Curic, vice president of Alexa Auto at Amazon. More information on how to set up Alexa in your GM vehicle will be made public closer to the launch.
18-year-old Detroit man rushed to hospital after being shot on porch
DETROIT - An 18-year-old man was rushed to the hospital Friday afternoon after being shot. According to authorities, at about 5:30 p.m. in the 13500 block of Minock Street, just north of the Jeffries Freeway, the victim was sitting on a porch when a black Cadillac approached the residence. Police said the occupants of the Cadillac exited the vehicle and started arguing with the victim before one man fired multiple shots. The gunman was described as being about 23 years old and being about 5 feet, 8 inches tall. Police said he had an Afro-style haircut and was last seen wearing a black shirt and black pants with a white Nike emblem on one of the legs.
111 years later: The founding of General Motors
DETROIT - On Sept. 16, 1908, General Motors was founded. Within four years, Buick was the top-selling car in the country, outselling Ford Motor Company, Oldsmobile and Cadillac. On Sept. 16, 1908, Durant founded the General Motors Holding Company. Durant purchased Cadillac, Oldsmobile, Pontiac and multiple manufacturing companies, paint companies, wheel companies and more, and united them all under the General Motors brand. The remains of the company would be reorganized as the General Motors Company after the new company purchased most of the assets and holdings of the old company, including the brand name.
VIDEO: Thieves steal multiple cars from dealership on Detroit's west side
DETROIT - Police are looking for multiple suspects after several cars were stolen from a dealership in Detroit. According to authorities, Dymix Used Autos on Freeland Street, just south of West Chicago Street, had seven cars stolen from the dealership's garage. The thieves took a Dodge Charger and used it to pry their way inside the garage. He said once the thieves created a pathway, the vehiclers were taken in about 30 minutes. It's a huge financial loss for the dealership, but the business plans to stick around and increase security to make sure it doesn't happen again.
Police seek Cadillac SUV in fatal hit-and-run on Southfield Freeway
DETROIT - Michigan State Police are seeking the public's help in locating a dark Cadillac SUV and its owner involved in a fatal hit-and-run crash occurred Sunday. According to authorities, the collision happened just before 3:30 a.m. on the northbound lanes of the Southfield Freeway near Fenkell Avenue. Police said the vehicle is a dark 2017 or newer Cadillac XT5. The surveillance video provided shows the vehicle has its driver's side headlight out. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Michigan State Police Department at 734-287-5000.