September 10, 2013 |
Abraham Pearson made it out of jail, but he never made it out of Detroit. Pearson, 25, who was awaiting sentencing for carjacking, robbery and weapons convictions, is facing a new stack of felony charges after his jail escape spurred a 14-hour search that ended in his arrest. "He is looking at a significant amount of time," Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon told reporters after Pearson's capture Monday night along a freeway on the east side of Detroit. Pearson, who has used the alias Derreck White, was headed to court for his sentencing with two other prisoners Monday when he repeatedly stabbed a guard in the neck with a plastic comb he had fashioned into a shiv, officials said.
January 31, 2013 |
At least three people were killed - two of them children - and several others were injured after a pileup Thursday that spanned a mile and a half of Interstate 75 in Detroit, authorities said. “It was probably eight to 10 separate crashes involved in the one crash,” said Lt. Michael Shaw, a Michigan State Police spokesman. “There were probably 300 vehicles that were either trapped in crashes or pulled off or jackknifed.” Witnesses told police the driving conditions “went from good visibility to zero visibility” in seconds, Shaw said.
July 12, 2012 |
U.S. and Canadian authorites weren't taking any chances Thursday: They temporarily closed an underwater tunnel linking the two nations after a bomb threat was phoned in to officials in Canada. The Detroit-Windsor Tunnel -- the world's only underwater vehicular tunnel that runs through an international border -- was closed about 2 p.m. Thursday afternoon. No bomb was detected, however, and the tunnel was expected to be reopened in both directions for evening rush hour, officials said.
July 9, 2012 |
Detroit police are investigating a shooting death in which they believe a woman dancing behind an off-duty officer accidentally set off the gun holstered on his waist. Adaisha Miller, 24, was dancing at a fish fry party outside the officer's house in Detroit, police said. She apparently tugged at his waist, where his department-issue .40-caliber Smith & Wesson was concealed in a holster. Police said he was facing away from her and never touched the gun before it went off, hitting her in the lung and the heart.
October 21, 2011 |
Detroit Lions running back Jerome Harrison was scheduled for surgery for a brain tumor Friday, according to a report in the Detroit Free Press. Harrison's agent, Mitch Frankel , did not immediately respond to text messages from the Detroit newspaper seeking comment, and Lions Coach Jim Schwartz announced only that Harrison was placed on the reserve/non-football illness list. The tumor was discovered during a physical that nullified Harrison's trade to the Philadelphia Eagles.
October 8, 2011 |
Are the Detroit Lions ready for their close-up? The Lions, 4-0 for the first time since 1980, play host to Chicago on "Monday Night Football," the first time Detroit has been part of that showcase game since 2001. But, as the Detroit Free Press pointed out this week, there could be more prime-time games on the way if the Lions keep winning. Although the club isn't scheduled to play in any nationally televised night games in the final 12 weeks of the season, the NFL can move marquee games into that Sunday night time slot starting in Week 10. For instance, Detroit plays New Orleans in Week 13. That could be a more enticing matchup than the currently scheduled Sunday night game between New England and the Peyton Manning-less Indianapolis Colts.