‘There’s soul, there’s community’: Renewed push to shop on Detroit’s Avenue of Fashion for the holidays
Detroit’s historic Avenue of Fashion is located on Livernois Avenue between 6 and 8 Mile Road. Before malls, it was a place people would go for luxury shopping and local organizations want to bring that back.
Family seeking justice for 28-year-old woman killed in 2017 hit-and-run in Detroit
DETROIT – A family is seeking answers nearly four years after 28-year-old Shacarra Butler was killed in a deadly hit-and-run. The incident happened in September 2017 on Interstate 96 near Livernois Avenue in Detroit. Family members said Butler was forced off the roadway, causing her to overturn. Help her,” Flint said. Crime Stoppers of Michigan is offering a cash reward of up to $4,500 for any information leading to an arrest.
Detroit police seek suspect in assault with motor vehicle
Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a suspect wanted in connection to an assault with a motor on March 7, 2021. DETROIT – Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating a person wanted in connection to a March 7 assault on Detroit’s west side. Police said when the victim refused to give the suspect money, they became angered and entered a black Ford Focus and struck the white BMW. Police said the victim exited he vehicle to check for damage and the suspect struck him with the Focus and fled the scene. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Detroit Police Department 313-596-1040 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-Speak-Up.
Police say distracted driver hit semi truck in southwest Detroit
DETROIT – Detroit police said distracted driving was the cause for a vehicle to slam into a semi Thursday. The crash happened on John Kronk Street near Livernois Avenue. Police said the semi was turning in front of the driver when he crashed into it. The driver was taken to a hospital for treatment. MORE: traffic news
Detroit police search for 54-year-old man missing for more than a week
DETROIT – Police are seeking the public’s help in locating 54-year-old Leonard Taylor, who was last seen on March 4. Detroit police said that about 9 a.m. that day, Taylor was last seen when his niece dropped him off at a barbershop in the area of West Warren and Livernois avenues. Leonard Taylor Details Age 54 years old Height 5′10″ Weight 180 pounds Clothing Black jacket, black pants and black/gray gym shoes Other Light complexion, green eyes, black and gray hair. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detroit Police Department’s 10th Precinct at 313-596-1040 or Crime Stoppers at 800-Speak Up. MORE: Missing in Michigan -- missing persons reports
2 critically injured in attempted robbery in Detroit, victim lured by dating app
DETROIT – Police are investigating a double-shooting Saturday night on Detroit’s west side. It happened at about 9:30 p.m., near the intersection of Woodside Street and Northfield Street, just east of Livernois Avenue. According to authorities, a 57-year-old man met a woman on an online dating website and arranged to meet at her apartment. Police said when the man arrived, the woman was waiting with her 18-year-old boyfriend, who was armed and attempted to rob the man. The 57-year-old man was a CPL holder.
Detroit fast-food workers join protests across US aimed at raising federal minimum wage
DETROIT – The battle over the minimum wage heated up Friday. A Fight for $15 rally took place at a McDonald’s near the intersection of Livernois Avenue and West McNichols Road on Detroit’s west side. They want the minimum wage to increase to $15 an hour. Demonstrators want the incoming Joe Biden administration to raise the federal minimum wage within Biden’s first 100 days of taking office. The federal minimum wage hasn’t been raised since July 2009.
Man struck by stray bullet at Detroit apartment complex
DETROIT – A 27-year-old man was shot Sunday at an apartment complex near the intersection of Ewald Circle and Dexter Avenue, just east of Livernois Avenue. According to authorities, the victim was standing in the hallway of an apartment complex at about 12:45 a.m. when he heard multiple gunshots. When he realized he had been shot, he called for a ride and was transported to a hospital, where he is expected to survive. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Detroit Police Department at 313-596-1040 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-Speak-Up. More: Detroit crime news
2 men found shot inside vehicle along Lodge Freeway in Detroit
DETROIT – Two men found shot this week in a vehicle along the Lodge Freeway in Detroit were actually shot in the parking lot of a hotel in Southfield. Police said officers pulled over the SUV on the Lodge Freeway near Livernois Avenue and found two men shot inside the vehicle. Investigators determined the men were shot in the parking lot of the Westin Hotel in Southfield. Police believe this may have been the result of a drug deal that turned violent. Both men are expected to survive their wounds.
Detroit police cruiser hits 16-year-old boy on bicycle, police say
DETROIT – A police scout car struck a 16-year-old boy on a bicycle in Detroit Saturday afternoon. According to authorities, police were responding to a assist officers on a domestic violence call when they struck the boy on Livernois Avenue, near Otis Street. The boy was taken to a hospital and is expected to be okay. Police said the car had its lights and sirens on at the time and its officers were not injured.
Stretch of Lodge Freeway renamed in honor of Aretha Franklin
DETROIT – A stretch of the Lodge Freeway has been renamed in honor of the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, two years after her death. M-10 between I-94 and Livernois Avenue is now the Aretha Franklin Memorial Highway. READ: Aretha Franklin’s niece discusses new trailer for movie profiling her aunt’s lifeRep. Leslie Love has been working for two years to make it happen, and thanks to Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Love’s mission is complete. Watch the video above for the full report
Owner of Detroit shoe repair store continues father’s, grandfather’s legacy
DETROIT – Rhonda Morrison is an expert in the art of shoe repair. She’s been at House of Morrisons Shoe Repair, located on Livernois Avenue, near Seven Mile Road, for 37 years. She’s been around the trade longer than that if you count all the time she spent watching her father, a shoe-shiner turned cobbler who started House of Morrisons Shoe Repair in 1954. Morrison’s father made sure she understood all the tricks of the trade. She said she’s looking forward to starting some training and letting some other people have a shoe shop in town.
‘Eric’s I’ve Been Framed’ -- Detroit business thrives amid coronavirus pandemic
He started selling frames from his apartment in 1994 before opening up shop 20 years ago on Livernois Avenue, near the Lodge. “I love to see the expressions on their face when they see their piece framed,” Vaughn said. The name of his shop -- Eric’s I’ve Been Framed -- came to him while pursuing a career he wasn’t excited about. “He came back in about two weeks with business cards and said, ‘You’re in business!’” Vaughn said. He has advice for the next generation of Black business owners trying to turn their dreams into a reality.
Detroit police want help identifying armed carjacking suspect
DETROIT – The Federal Bureau of Investigation and Detroit Police Department are asking the public to help identify a carjacking suspect. Police said an unidentified man approached a woman outside a BP gas station at 4125 W 8 Mile Road, near the intersection of 8 Mile Road and Livernois Avenue on July 30 at 9:15 a.m. The man pointed a handgun at the victim and demanded the keys to her car, police said. The suspect pointed a gun at the other person’s head and demanded his car keys. He was wearing a black hoodie, black pants and a black face mask.
VIDEO: Man carjacked at Ferndale gas station
FERNDALE, Mich. – A 17-year-old boy was taken into custody after a Thursday morning carjacking in Ferndale. According to authorities, just after 7:15 a.m., a 62-year-old man was at a gas station near the intersection of Eight Mile Road and Livernois Avenue when the suspect approached with a handgun and demanded the vehicle. Police said the suspect was arrested by Southfield police after a short pursuit. Surveillance video of the incident can be seen above.
Man driving moped killed in hit-and-run, Detroit police seek other driver
DETROIT Police are seeking assistance to identify and locate a vehicle wanted in connection with a May 15 hit-and-run on Detroits west side. ORIGINAL STORY: Moped driver fatally wounded after hit-and-run in DetroitAccording to authorities, the collision happened at about 10:30 p.m. near the intersection of Linsdale and Military streets. Police said a 46-year-old man was driving a moped on Military Street when a speeding dark Dodge Charger or Challenger driving westbound on Linsdale Street struck the moped at the intersection. The driver of the vehicle failed to stop and continued to travel on Linsdale Street before turning north on Carbondale Street, toward Livernois Avenue. (WDIV)Detroit police are seeking assistance to identify and locate a vehicle wanted in connection with a fatal hit-and-run on May 15, 2020.
New roads lead to new opportunities on the Avenue of Fashion
After many weeks of construction, Livernois Avenue is open for business. Now current business and restaurant owners are looking forward to reclaiming the title, Avenue of Fashion. Bartell said the completed construction project, which included expanded sidewalks, added bike lanes and resurfaced roads, has been helpful to the businesses, and visitors as well. Both Bartell and Mitchell hope the new version of the Avenue of Fashion will draw investors, potential business owners and home buyers to the area. Check out the video to see how the Avenue of Fashion has progressed over the past few years.
Business owners celebrate as construction on Livernois Avenue of Fashion wraps up
DETROIT – Construction along Livernois Avenue had put a huge squeeze on businesses in Detroit. After dealing with construction for nearly a year, the avenue on Detroit’s west side will soon be able to say goodbye to all those orange barrels. Business owners said the construction really hurt their businesses. The area at 7 Mile Road and Livernois Avenue was a giant construction zone and businesses started asking for help. The sidewalks are much wider, there’s new lighting and business owners are more than happy the construction has finished.
Metro Detroit traffic: Weekend I-94 closures in Wayne, Macomb counties
DETROIT - One total closure and three lane closures are planned this weekend along I-94 in Wayne and Macomb counties, the Michigan Department of Transportation announced. Westbound I-94 will be closed from I-96 to Livernois Avenue from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday. Drivers can take a detour from eastbound I-96 to westbound U.S.-12 (Michigan Avenue) to westbound I-94. Both directions of I-94 near Detroit Metro Airport will have one lane open between I-275 and U.S.-24 (Telegraph Road) from 8 p.m. Friday through 5 a.m. Monday. Both directions of I-94 will have one lane open between Conner Street and M-3 (Gratiot Avenue) from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Video shows thieves ram their way into Varsity Lounge in Detroit
DETROIT - Thieves caused a lot of damage at a Detroit bar but got away from the scene with very little. Video shows an older-model Chevy, possibly an Impala, crash into the outer doors of Varsity Lounge in Detroit and three of four men rush inside heading straight for the cash register. They grab a garbage can full of liquor bottles and head for the door and the getaway car. Eventually they hop in and head south on Livernois Avenue. VIEW: Surveillance videos of robbers who crashed into bar on Livernois to break inCopyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Durden Catering draws customers in for taste of chicken sandwich
DETROIT - A catering company has had people lined up outside over the past couple weeks, all of them looking for a chicken sandwich. With Popeye's viral sandwich sold out for the foreseeable future, Durden Catering in Detroit is stepping up to the plate. But once word got out, everyone wanted a taste of "The Spicy Young Gripper. I definitely never had a chicken sandwich this big before, but it's definitely worth it, taste, everything it's worth it," Royal said. You can try your own Spicy Young Gripper at Durden's Catering.