Bystander injured in Michigan crash caused by road rage has died, police say
GARDEN CITY, MI – A bystander injured during a road rage incident in Metro Detroit has died. According to the Garden City Police Department, the motorist involved in a crash caused by two feuding parties succumbed to injuries on May 20. “The Garden City Police Department wishes to extend our condolences to the family of the deceased,” police said in an updated news release. Witnesses told WDIV-TV in Detroit that they heard six to 10 gunshots from a nearby salon. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Garden City Police Department by calling 734-793-1717.mlive.com
Shots fired, bystander injured in Michigan crash caused by road rage
GARDEN CITY, MI – Shots were fired and one person was injured during a road rage incident in Metro Detroit. As the vehicles approached Maplewood Street, shots were fired from one vehicle at the other. Witnesses told WDIV-TV in Detroit that they heard six to 10 gunshots from a nearby salon. The Dodge Ram then collided with an uninvolved vehicle near the traffic light, police saidThe driver of that vehicle was injured and transported to a local hospital. The driver of the Dodge Ram fled on foot, witnesses told police, but they were later tracked down by police and detained.mlive.com
Detectives go for test drive in suspected Oakland County bank robber’s truck, arrest him
A suspected Oakland County bank robber who told a teller “people would die” if he didn’t receive money was arrested after detectives confirmed his identity by taking a test drive with him in his pickup truck, which he put up for sale, officials said.
Photos from AlTayeb, metro Detroit’s popular Lebanese restaurant
Metro Detroit Lebanese breakfast restaurant AlTayeb became an instant hit after opening locations in Garden City and Dearborn. See this week's cover story to learn more about the family that started it, and browse these photos from behind the scenes.photos.metrotimes.com
Metro Detroit high school boys and girls basketball scores from Tuesday, Dec. 21
Most scores are reported through the Associated Press and the MHSAA. To add your missing score, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the results. Detroit U-D Jesuit vs. Detroit Edison Public School Academy, ccd. Salem vs. Ann Arbor Skyline, ccd. Troy Athens vs. Berkley, ccd.mlive.com
Michigan couple creates musically choreographed Halloween home nightly show
GARDEN CITY, MI - People come from far and wide to check out this Michigan family’s free nightly musically choreographed Halloween show. Now in its second year, the Bostick Family Light Show starts promptly at 7:30 p.m. each night at 29195 Sheridan Street in Garden City. The 45 minute show, which repeats three times nightly, features more than 10,000 lights synced to the rhythms of 25 different songs. About half of the songs are played every other night making for two different shows.mlive.com
Michigan GOP group launches ballot drive to ‘tighten’ voting laws, making it harder to vote for many
A group of Republican operatives in Michigan are launching a ballot drive to change voting and election laws, making it harder to vote for thousands, while evading a potential veto from Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
Michigan vision specialist accused of placing genitals in hands of 2 legally blind students
GARDEN CITY, MI – In a federal civil lawsuit filed by two families, a school vision specialist is accused of sexually abusing two 8-year-old, legally blind girls, including putting his penis in their hands, The Associated Press reports. The lawsuit filed Monday names Garden City and Livonia schools, the specialist and officials from both districts, AP reports. Both girls were students at Garden City’s Douglas Elementary when the incidents occurred; the district contracted with Livonia for the specialist to work with them on mobility and orientation, AP reports. According to the lawsuit, three separate molestations occurred when the specialist was alone with each girl in a windowless room with the door closed. In a second incident with that child, he allegedly blocked her already impaired vision with occluders and then placed his penis in her hand, AP reports.mlive.com
Prosecutor to appeal release of man accused of murdering Michigan police sergeant
GARDEN CITY, MI – A Michigan prosecutor plans to appeal a judge’s decision to release a man accused of murdering a Detroit Police sergeant in 2019. Eddie Ray Johnson was being held in jail pending trial for first-degree murder until a judge released him on bond last week. Wayne County Prosecutor Kim Worthy told FOX 2 Detroit that she plans to appeal the release. RELATED: Man accused of murdering police officer released on $10K bond for medical procedureJohnson is accused in the 2019 death of 35-year-old Elaine Williams, a sergeant and 14-year member of the Detroit Police Department and mother of two. Williams and Johnson were in a relationship and lived together at the time of Williams’ death; they also have a child together.mlive.com
Garden City police investigating after man, woman found dead in apparent murder-suicide
GARDEN CITY, Mich. – Police said a man and woman were found dead in an apparent murder-suicide early Wednesday afternoon in Garden City. At about 12:29 p.m., authorities received a call about a man firing a gun at a woman in front of a home on Windsor Street near Henry Ruff Road. Responding officers found the two people outside of a home from apparent gunshot wounds. Police said a firearm believed to have been used in the shooting was found nearby. Police said both people were not members of the community, and at the time of the incident, the woman was in the city working on a home on Windsor Street.
Garden City building department closes due to COVID-19
The Garden City Building Department will be closed until further notice because multiple employees have COVID-19. GARDEN CITY — The Garden City Building Department has announced that it will be closed until further notice because multiple employees have COVID-19. The department is attempting to contact all residents with inspections scheduled to notify them. “Out of an abundance of caution, the Garden City Building Department will be closed for the rest of the week due to positive COVID-19 tests of employees,” the city’s website said. “Forms and other Building Department information can be found online at www.gardencitymi.org/building.”The closure impacts the entire south wing of City Hall, but the north wing where the Clerk’s Office, Water Department and Tax Department will remain open.arabamericannews.com
Redford Township break-in suspect arrested after chase, accused of fighting with officers
REDFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A 49-year-old Garden City man is accused of breaking into restaurants before leading police officers on a chase and injuring one of them Monday in Redford Township. Police said Mark Joseph Tulik broke into two restaurants in Redford Township. Officers stopped his vehicle near 5 Mile Road and Chatham Street but he fled. Police pursued but called off the chase when the suspect’s vehicle traveled into oncoming traffic near Michigan Avenue and Venoy Road. Police said a Redford Township officer received several stitches in the elbow region after fighting with the suspect.
Families forced out of homes after fire erupts at apartment building in Garden City
GARDEN CITY, Mich. – Firefighters from multiple cities spent hours Wednesday night at the Bentley Square Apartments in Garden City after fire broke out in a first floor apartment. Investigators are still working on a cause as 911 callers believed it was electrical and started on a back patio. Firefighters went inside immediately to make sure everyone was out and started an interior attack on the blaze. We had to go defensive because it got inside the walls... and up in the second and third floor,” said Garden City fire Lt. Daniel Neault. “My apartment is completely trashed with smoke damage, water damage and fire damage if it hit there,” said Taylor Sheldon.
Garden City offering COVID-19 vaccination appointments March 15
GARDEN CITY, Mich. – Garden City will be making COVID-19 vaccinations available to residents 65 and older and those 50 or older with pre-existing conditions on Monday, March 15, 2021. The vaccinations will be administered at the Maplewood Community Center (31735 Maplewood, Garden City) between 9 a.m-3:30 p.m.As of Tuesday, the city said it is not sure if this will be a single dose vaccine (Johnson & Johnson) or a two-dose vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna). Residents must provide valid ID proving they are a Garden City resident when they arrive at Maplewood Center at their appointed time. You are not eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccination if you have had a flu shot, shingles shot or any other vaccination in the last 14 days. Michigan COVID-19 vaccinations: How to find appointments, info on phases
Garden City police release details in fatal shooting in confrontation with DEA
Alonte Damar Murphy was fatally shot in front of a Garden City home on Feb. 24, 2021. GARDEN CITY, Mich. – Police released details Saturday night regarding the fatal shooting of a 22-year-old man in Garden City. READ: Garden City family demands answers in fatal shooting in confrontation with DEAAccording to authorities, the incident began Feb. 24, just after 1:15 a.m. when a person entered the Garden City Police Department and said they had been the victim of domestic violence involving a firearm. Garden City police said they are unable to release further details until Michigan State Police complete its independent investigation into the fatal shooting. More: Metro Detroit CrimeThe National Domestic Violence Hotline offers confidential support 24/7 at 800-799-7233.
Garden City family demands answers in fatal shooting in confrontation with DEA
GARDEN CITY, Mich. – A local mother is demanding answers from police after her son was shot during an investigation. UPDATE: Garden City police release details in fatal shooting in confrontation with DEAAlonte Murphy’s mother said he was shot outside his home Wednesday in Garden City. Autina Murphy was remembering her 22-year-old son, Alonte Murphy, Friday night. And they didn’t have to do him like that.”AdLocal 4 was there on Pardo Street in Garden City that night. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration said they were assisting Garden City Police Department with an investigation and members of DEA Detroit Task Force were involved in the shooting.
Check out Metro Detroit boys and girls basketball scores from Thursday, March 4
Most scores are reported through the Associated Press and the MHSAA. BOYS PREP BASKETBALLSUMMARIESWarren De La Salle 75, Eastpointe 53De La Salle improves to 6-0 after returning from coronavirus quarantine. Plymouth got 8 points from Erin Donnelly, 8 points from Ainsley Florence and 6 points from Ella Riley. “We had our opportunities early in the first half,” Plymouth coach Ryan Ballard said. We didn’t take advantage of the opportunities when we had open layups or open jump shots.mlive.com
Whitmer Visits Vaccine Site In Garden City Alongside Leaders, Elected Officials
The Best & Worst States For Working ParentsThe website Business.org just released a list of which states are best for working parents. Two Vehicles Have Been Added To The National Historic Vehicle Register For 2020The Historic Vehicle Association (HVA) announces the 27th and 28th vehicles to be added to the National Historic Vehicle Register. Michigan Ranked #3 Best Driving StateWhat's Your Favorite And Least Favorite State To Drive In? The Best 2021 Private High Schools In MichiganNiche is a website that rates schools across the country on a variety of criteria. In their recent list, they analyzed and came back with a list of the best private high schools in Michigan.detroit.cbslocal.com
Check out Metro Detroit boys and girls basketball scores from Monday, Feb. 22
Most scores are reported through the Associated Press and the MHSAA. To add your missing score, email email@example.com with the results. Stats from the game are accepted too. The list might be updated periodically. BOYS PREP BASKETBALLSCORESAllen Park 67, Trenton 63Birmingham Groves 62, Troy Athens 60Brownstown Woodhaven 56, Gibraltar Carlson 44Clarkston 49, Detroit Cass Tech 25Clinton Township Chippewa Valley 57, Roseville 56Clinton Township Clintondale 36, Sterling Heights 32Dearborn Divine Child 67, Wyandotte Roosevelt 26Dearborn Edsel Ford 60, Southgate Anderson 46Dearborn Heights Crestwood 54, Garden City 35Detroit Cody 46, Detroit University Prep Science & Math 39Detroit Jalen Rose Leadership Academy 64, Mount Clemens 60Detroit Voyageur Prep 74, Redford Westfield Prep 26Harrison Township L’Anse Creuse 76, St Clair 48Livonia Clarenceville 61, Bloomfield Hills Roeper 45Madison Heights Madison 60, Madison Heights Lamphere 54Marysville 51, Center Line 47Port Huron Northern 67, St Clair Shores South Lake 55Redford Union 64, Dearborn Heights Annapolis 46Rochester Adams 53, Oxford 51Romeo 57, New Haven 47Romulus 65, Redford Thurston 48Romulus Summit Academy North 61, Warren Michigan Collegiate 48Southfield Bradford Academy 70, Detroit Cornerstone Health & Technology 67St Clair Shores Lake Shore 80, Warren Cousino 53St Clair Shores Lakeview 68, Hazel Park 36Sterling Heights Stevenson 59, Macomb Dakota 51Taylor 55, Lincoln Park 47Taylor Trillium Academy 72, Harper Woods 58Utica 73, New Baltimore Anchor Bay 59Utica Eisenhower 58, Warren Mott 57Warren Lincoln 55, Port Huron 29Warren Michigan Math & Science 40, Canton Prep 33Warren Woods Tower 56, Warren Fitzgerald 55West Bloomfield 68, Bloomfield Hills 55Ypsilanti Arbor Prep 49, Farmington 46GIRLS PREP BASKETBALLSCORESAdrian Lenawee Christian 71, South Lyon East 55Allen Park Cabrini 56, Taylor Prep 12Ann Arbor Father Gabriel Richard 51, Plymouth Christian Academy 37Dearborn Advanced Tech Academy 53, Detroit Cristo Rey 13Dearborn Edsel Ford 53, Southgate Anderson 39Dearborn Heights Robichaud 58, Melvindale 22Detroit Edison 61, Warren Michigan Collegiate 5Detroit Southeastern 52, Detroit Pershing 18Ecorse 40, River Rouge 28Garden City 39, Dearborn Heights Crestwood 30Grosse Ile 51, New Boston Huron 38Harper Woods Chandler Park 77, Bloomfield Hills Marian 58Macomb Lutheran North 43, Armada 32Riverview 61, Monroe St Mary Catholic Central 26Romulus 64, Redford Thurston 21Taylor 58, Lincoln Park 21Trenton 51, Allen Park 24Troy Athens 47, Oak Park 40mlive.com
Tracking Metro Detroit snow totals on Feb. 16, 2021
Here we are tracking just how much snow is on the ground in Metro Detroit on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021. A bit further north -- in St. Clair County -- we’re seeing reports of more than 13 inches of snow -- 13.1 inches in Columbus, 11.5 inches in Lakeport, 5. 8 inches in Yale, 15.5 inches in Marysville and 12 inches in Peck (Sanilac County). In Genesee County, 9.5 inches in Flint and 8.2 inches in Grand Blanc. Forecast: Several inches of snow on the ground, more on the wayAdWeather resources:
Riverview man who allegedly held knife to girlfriend’s throat charged with domestic violence
RIVERVIEW, Mich. – Riverview resident Kyle Duke, 21, was arrested on Sunday for physically assaulting his 19-year-old girlfriend from Garden City. On Sunday at around 5 p.m. officers were called to an apartment complex in the 17000 block of Fort Street in Riverview. Duke allegedly repeatedly punched and kicked his girlfriend to prevent her from calling police for help. The victim stated that Duke held a knife to her throat. We’re grateful that the victim’s injuries were not more significant given the alleged involvement of a knife during the incident.
Grandparents fatally stabbed in Garden City double murder-suicide
GARDEN CITY, Mich. – A Metro Detroit family is in shock after losing a grandfather and grandmother in a fatal stabbing Wednesday, just before Christmas. According to authorities, three people have died in an apparent murder-suicide case after a man threatened to kill himself during a 911 call. RELATED: ‘She didn’t deserve this’ -- Grandmother killed in potential murder-suicide in Garden CityOrtega, a grandmother of 10 and great-grandmother, had been stabbed to death. Her husband, 81-year-old Juan Ortega, was rushed to the hospital with stab wounds, where he succumbed to his injuries. More: Metro Detroit crime news
2 people found dead in house after 911 caller told police to track his location
GARDEN CITY, MI – A woman who was stabbed to death was found in her home Wednesday after a suicidal man called 911 and told them to track his location. A man was also found dead at the scene, and police believed he is the 911 caller, FOX 2 Detroit reports. It is unclear whether the suicidal man was involved in the attack on the couple; he is related to them. On Wednesday morning, Dec. 23, a man called 911, threatened suicide and told police to track him, FOX 2 reports. Garden City Police officers arrived around 10:50 a.m. and found the crime scene.mlive.com
Garden City apparent murder-suicide: Grandparents killed after man makes concerning 911 call
Maria Ortega, 77, was killed in an apparent murder-suicide in Garden City on Dec. 23, 2020. GARDEN CITY, Mich. – Sources and Garden City police told Local 4 three people have died in an apparent murder-suicide case after a man threatened to kill himself during a 911 call. Garden City police received a call at 10:52 a.m. Wednesday from a man in his 20s who said he was going to kill himself, officials said. The scene of an apparent murder-suicide in Garden City on Dec. 23, 2020. Garden City police continue to investigate the incident.
Police find 2 dead, 1 injured at Garden City home after apparent murder-suicide 911 call
GARDEN CITY, Mich. – Two people, including a 77-year-old grandmother, were found dead Wednesday in an apparent murder-suicide in Garden City, according to police. UPDATE: Grandparents killed after man makes concerning 911 callOfficials said they received a call at 10:52 a.m. Wednesday that led them to the home. The 911 call came from an unidentified man who told dispatch he was going to kill himself and that the location should be tracked, officials said. RELATED: ‘She didn’t deserve this’ -- Grandmother killed in potential murder-suicide in Garden CityIt’s believed the person who made the call was a relative in their 20s. Maria Ortega, 77, was the other person killed, police believe.
‘She didn’t deserve this’ -- Grandmother killed in potential murder-suicide in Garden City
GARDEN CITY, Mich. – Police are investigating what they believe is a murder-suicide in Garden City that left a 77-year-old grandmother dead. Police said they found the body of Maria Ortega, a grandmother of 10 and also a great-grandmother, inside the home. “She was the most generous person we know of and she was always there when we needed her,” said Sandy Quintana. “It’s just so hard right now because it was so unexpected.”Garden City police released few details about the investigation. “My grandmother was the most supportive and generous person that I know of.
Police seize more than $800K in cash after arresting pair of ‘major supplier’ of illegal prescription drugs
Michigan State Police announced Thursday the seizure of more than $800,000 cash and 36,000 prescription pills as part of a four-month operation. The investigation led to the arrests of a 36-year-old Dearborn man and a 42-year-old man from Inkster. Those warrants focused on the sale of illegal prescription drugs by the two men. “Those individuals arrested during this investigation are believed to be a major supplier of illegal prescription drugs in the metro Detroit area,” MSP wrote in a Twitter post announcing the arrests. The MSP Marijuana and Tobacco Investigation Section is investigating the discovery of the marijuana plants.mlive.com
Homeowners and buyers are the real winners in this election
"Interest rates dropped to another record low this week ... because of uncertainty around the election results," said George Ratiu, senior economist at realtor.com. Volatility surrounding the 2020 presidential election has helped push mortgage rates to their 12th record low this year, giving both homeowners and buyers a boost. Mortgage rates follow loosely the yield on the 10-year U.S. Treasury. For homebuyers, consistently low rates over the past several months, and the almost weekly prospect of rates falling even lower, have only fueled already strong demand. In Denver, for example, record low inventory of less than a one-month supply pushed prices to yet another record high.cnbc.com
Home prices rose 4.8% in July, according to Case-Shiller index
Nationally, home values rose 4.8% annually, up from a 4.3% gain in June, according to the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price Index. The 20-City Composite rose 3.9% annually, up from 3.5% in June. Phoenix prices rose 9.2%, followed by Seattle with a 7% increase and Charlotte with a 6% increase. "In previous months, we've noted that a trend of accelerating increases in the National Composite Index began in August 2019. This index is actually a three-month running average, so it incorporates prices from May, June and July.cnbc.com
US oil production plunges as the industry retrenches, and more cuts are expected after a price crash
U.S. government data shows that U.S. production fell to 12.2 million barrels a day last week. Imports fell to 4.9 million barrels from 5.7 million barrels a week earlier, and exports trickled off to 2.9 million barrels a day from 3.4 million. Oil in U.S. stockpiles rose by 15 million barrels to 518.6 million barrels. "The coronavirus just impacted everyone in a drastic manner, and oil producers could not act fast enough for the demand destruction we've seen," said Lipow. U.S. oil production monthly datacnbc.com
Magnitude 4.6 earthquake hits near Boise City, Idaho
A magnitude 4.6 earthquake was reported Tuesday at 5:27 p.m. Pacific time 88 miles from Boise City, Idaho, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The earthquake occurred 92 miles from Eagle, Idaho, 92 miles from Garden City, Idaho, 94 miles from Mountain Home, Idaho, and 97 miles from Meridian, Idaho. In the last 10 days, there has been one earthquake of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby. AdvertisementThe earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.21 miles. Find out what to do before, and during, an earthquake near you by reading our five-step earthquake preparedness guide.latimes.com
JC Penney expects sales declines to continue in 2020, more store closures ahead
A woman shops for clothing at the JC Penney store in the Roosevelt Field Mall in Garden City, New York. While CEO Jill Soltau said she has been encouraged by Penney's progress, particularly in its women's apparel business, the department store operator is still expecting 2020 will bring further declines in same-store sales. Penney is now calling for same-store sales in fiscal 2020 to be down 3.5% to 4.5%, excluding any impact from the coronavirus outbreak. The Plano, Texas-based department store chain had already released disappointing holiday sales. Same-store sales over a nine-week period that ended on Jan. 4 dropped 7.5%, Penney said last month.cnbc.com
Apparel sales just had their worst month in more than 10 years. Here's why
Receipts at clothing stores dropped 3.1% last month, the most since March 2009, the Commerce Department said Friday. A slew of retailers had already issued their holiday sales results, for November and December, citing weakness in apparel specifically. "It doesn't surprise me that apparel is struggling," Retail Metrics founder Ken Perkins said. Retail earnings for the holiday quarter are just kicking off, with Walmart set to report Tuesday morning. And companies ranging from Ralph Lauren to Under Armour have already said they expect sales to take a hit because of the outbreak.cnbc.com
Garden City man charged in carjacking of police vehicle
- Photo courtesy of Wayne County Prosecutors OfficeGARDEN CITY Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Thomas Russell Troost, 28, of Garden City in connection with the carjacking of a Dearborn Heights Police Department scout car. A Dearborn Heights police officer traveling in a department vehicle located him nearby on West Warren. Several Dearborn Heights Police officers arrived and arrested the defendant at the scene. Troost has been charged with carjacking, attempted unlawful driving away of an automobile (UDAA), attempted receiving and concealing stolen property motor vehicle and resisting and obstructing arrest. Troost was arraigned in the afternoon on Wednesday, Jan. 15, in 20th District Court in Dearborn Heights.arabamericannews.com
Wayne County offering lead-reducing water filters to eligible low-income households in Garden City
DETROIT In response to lead found in drinking water provided by the Garden City Department of Public Works, the Wayne County Department of Health, Human and Veterans Services Public Health Division is providing lead-reducing water filters to low-income households in Garden City with children or pregnant women, a press release said. Drinking water provided by the Garden City Department of Public Works was found to be above the action level of 15 parts per billion in at least 10 percent of the homes tested in Garden City. When lead in drinking water is above the action level, public health officials recommend precautionary actions to protect residents, especially children and fetuses. Any water filters should be certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 52 for lead reduction, the press release said. You can also reduce the amount of lead in your drinking water by regularly running the tap for at least five minutes before drinking or cooking.arabamericannews.com
Teen spending falls as worries about the economy grow. When they splurge, they love Nike and Chick-fil-A
According to the results, teen spending is down 4% this year from last fall, and down 10% from the spring survey. Teens' annual spending is averaging $2,371, the lowest survey level since the fall of 2011, when spending hit the survey's trough of $2,234. While outside the top three spending areas, shoes gained share among all teens, hitting peak historical spending levels. Chick-fil-A remains the favorite restaurant for teens, growing by 6 percentage points for upper-income teens from the spring survey. According to this year's survey, teens are spending only an average of $90 a year on handbags, a new survey low.cnbc.com
Michigan transgender woman at heart of Supreme Court case on LGBTQ rights
click to enlarge Wikimedia CommonsThe U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday is hearing three landmark cases, including one from Garden City, that seek to answer the question: Is it legal to fire someone for being gay or transgender?One of the three landmark cases involves Aimee Stephens, who was fired in 2013 from a Garden City funeral home after she informed her employer that she was transitioning from a man to a woman. Stephens alleges in a lawsuit that her termination from R.G. Harris Funeral Home was a violation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 , which she says prohibits employers from discriminating against gay or transgender workers.The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals sided with Stephens. The other two cases before the Supreme Court involve a gay man from New York and a gay man from Georgia, both of whom were fired because of their sexual orientation.President Donald Trumps administration is urging the court to rule that federal anti-discrimination laws do no protect LGBTQ+ workers.The cases will be watched closely, not only because of the impact of the ruling, but because its the first time the court has confronted LGBTQ+ issues since the retirement last summer of Justice Anthony Kennedy, who supported gay rights. He was replaced by the more conservative Justice Brett Kavanaugh.metrotimes.com
Department stores could have a 'sobering' Christmas, Credit Suisse warns
This holiday season could be a "sobering" one for America's department store chains, warns Credit Suisse analyst Michael Binetti. "Department store cost structures will be even more pressure[d] than expected in the near term," he said. Credit Suisse is lowering its profit estimates for some of the department store stocks. It now expects Macy's will report second-quarter earnings per share of 49 cents, down from 51 cents. Representatives from Kohl's, Penney, Nordstrom and Macy's weren't immediately available to respond to CNBC's requests for comment.cnbc.com