Detroit Shock celebrate 20th anniversary of 2003 WNBA title
DETROIT -- The Detroit Shock winning the 2003 WNBA Championship may have been a surprise to many. They felt no WNBA team could match their physicality. She was special.”In 2003, Nolan was behind Cash as the Shock’s best scorer, averaging 12.4 points on 44% shooting (42% from 3). One thing that was noticeable throughout the evening was the competitive fire that was still inside of several Shock players. During halftime of today's #Pistons vs. Hornets game, Swin Cash and Cheryl Ford spoke with reporters about their 2003 WNBA Championship team.mlive.com
Pistons to honor Detroit Shock for Women’s History Month
DETROIT -- The Detroit Shock are heading back to Motown in a special way this March. As part of Women’s History Month, the Detroit Pistons announced on Tuesday that they will honor the 20th anniversary of the Shock winning the 2003 WNBA championship. The celebration will take place during the Pistons’ Women’s Empowerment Game on Mar. “We are pleased to welcome back members of this great team during Women’s History Month and recognize them for delivering the first WNBA championship to Detroit,” Pistons vice chairman Arn Tellem said in a statement. Their first championship run was sparked by the play of Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer Swin Cash, Deanna Nolan, 2003 WNBA Rookie of the Year Cheryl Ford, and 2003 WNBA Finals MVP Ruth Riley.mlive.com
Man armed with threatening note robs Monroe County bank
MONROE COUNTY, MI – Police are searching for a man who walked into a Monroe County bank Wednesday afternoon and walked out with cash that did not belong to him. At 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, a man walked into the First Merchants Bank located at 14581 S. Dixie Highway and approached a teller with a note demanding cash. According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. The incident remains under investigation by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Detective Bureau and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Detective Bureau at 734-240-7530.mlive.com
More than 1 million people signed up for Michigan’s COVID vaccine sweepstakes, Gov. Whitmer announces
According to the Governor’s Office, 1,001,149 residents signed up to participate in the COVID vaccine sweepstakes as of 2:30 p.m. on July 6, with 44,966 young Michiganders signing up for the scholarship drawing.
1,700% increase in drug seizures at Michigan ports of entry, CBP reports
DETROIT – The U.S. Customs and Border Protection releases stats every year about the amount of illegal items they confiscate annually. This year, they are reporting a steep increase in items. CBP reported 9,059 pounds of marijuana, 211 pounds of cocaine, 15 pounds of fentanyl and two pounds of meth have been seized from people leaving or entering the United States at Michigan ports of entry. CBP reported a 1,736% increase in seized marijuana and 227% increase in weapons seized -- enough to supply a small army. Why the increase in illegal items crossing the border?
Coin shortage forces some shoppers to pay electronically
Geoff Aaron is like many customers at Meijer Grocery stores across Metro Detroit. Several stores have signs posted on their doors, for everyone to see. The signs say Due to the national coin shortage, self-checkout registers are electronic payment only. I dont, carrying cash now a days, especially with the, (you know) I mostly use my card anyways, said Aaron. While we understand this effort may be frustrating to some customers, its necessary to manage the impact of the coin shortage on our stores.
Gov. Whitmer turns down Detroit rapper's gift of Cartier Buffs, money will instead go to charity
click to enlarge The album art for Detroit rapper Gmac Cash's "Big Gretch." Whitmer, people started suggesting that I start a GoFundMe to buy her some real Buffs. "However, Whitmer turned down the gift on Tuesday, saying she would prefer that Cash spend the money on the community. Cash says he will donate the money to the community organization New Era Detroit. "It is amazing to see Gmac Cash, and so many others, step up in incredible ways to bring our state together during this tough time," Whitmer said in a statement.metrotimes.com
Detroit rapper GMac Cash drops ode to governor 'Big Gretch'
Well that was fast, even for the standards of Detroit's prolific Gmac Cash. The rapper dropped "Big Gretch," named after Detroit's affectionate new nickname for Gov. Gretchen Whitmer amid the coronavirus crisis, on Saturday.In the track, Cash imagines presenting Whitmer with Cartier Buffs , praises her swag and style, and takes swipes at critics President Trump and the Lansing protesters he has egged on: "All that protesting was irrelevant/ Big Gretch ain't trying to hear ya'll or the president/ How we gon' take orders from a non-resident?/ Talking about 'It's safe,' but he aint coming with the evidence. "Previously, the self-proclaimed "King of Parody Rap" took on other hot topics like "Coronavirus" and "On Strike," which he released in solidarity with the UAW's General Motors strike.You can check out the track below:Speaking of swag, Big Gretch also hooked upactress Cecily Strong following her portrayal of the governor in a recent sketch . In the clip, Strong's Whitmer chugs a Labatt Blue, so the real Whitmer hooked her up with some Michigan beer from Bell's.metrotimes.com
Detroit rapper drops track about the GM strike
click to enlarge Screengrab via G'Mac Cash YouTubeWe going on strike so you better listen/ We ain't 'bout to keep workin' under these conditions/ Workin' in the hot plant with no air conditionin'/ And they got the nerve to tell us that this fair conditionsIf they don't work they ass off they gone get fired/ Temps workin' like slaves, they don't get hired/ Supervisor don't care if they get tired/ They just tryin' to make sure them sales get higherThe union gotta stick together, do this for each other/ Do this work for all my sisters, do this for my brothers/ 'Cause they tryin' to treat us wrong, but they say they love us/ We need a change right now, we ain't goin' furtherShit, that was fast.G'Mac Cash, Detroit's self-proclaimed "King of Parody Rap," is back with a new timely track, this time weighing in on the United Auto Workers' strike of General Motors. The strike started late Sunday night.In the video, Cash grabs a picket sign and joins strikers, declaring, "We goin' on strike/ til they get this shit right. "He then sums up the entire problem pretty succinctly:The rapper previously went viral in February with "Tired of Snow," a comedic rap about Michigan's brutal winters.You can watch the video below.metrotimes.com