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October 10, 1986
The Justice Department agreed to keep secret about 1,500 sensitive internal documents involved in the government's review of the proposed joint operating agreement between the Free Press and the Detroit News. Assistant Atty. Gen. William Bradford Reynolds signed two orders to block public disclosure of the material, which is being examined by the Justice Department's antitrust division. In each order, Reynolds said that releasing the documents "would cause substantial harm" to the newspaper.
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November 6, 2013 | By Soumya Karlamangla, This post has been updated, as indicated below.
Nine people were shot in a barbershop in east Detroit on Wednesday night, and at least two of them have been confirmed dead, police said. The shooting happened about 6 p.m. at Rockie's Barbershop on  East Seven Mile, according to the Detroit Free Press . [Updated, 8:38 p.m. Nov. 6:  Later, police said the shooting actually happened at Al's Barbershop, which is in the same area.] Those who survived have been transported to hospitals, police said.
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SPORTS
October 21, 2011 | Wire reports
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.
SPORTS
September 24, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
Detroit Lions receiver Nate Burleson suffered a broken arm in a single-car crash early Tuesday and will undergo surgery, the team announced. Burleson, who leads the Lions with 19 receptions, will not be available for Sunday's game against Chicago and potentially could be done for the season. The accident happened Interstate 696 when Burleson was driving home from watching "Monday Night Football," according to the Detroit Free Press. Police said alcohol was not involved, according to the Lions.
SPORTS
October 31, 1989
Edmonton's Jimmy Carson, unhappy since the Kings traded him for Wayne Gretzky, may be dealt to the Detroit Red Wings, according to the Detroit Free Press.
BUSINESS
April 25, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Hollywood Park formalized its previously announced agreement to buy casino operator Boomtown for about $186.6 million in stock and assumed debt. . . . The Detroit Free Press declared an impasse in its negotiations with the Newspaper Guild, ruling its newsroom an open shop and putting its last contract offer into effect.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 20, 1990 | GREG BRAXTON, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Such a Deal: Singer Anita Baker and her husband are asking $950,000 for a historic house in Detroit they bought for $575,000 and had once planned to demolish, the Detroit Free Press reported Tuesday. The couple have said they wanted to put up an unspecified project at the site of the Chene House. The house was built in 1855 and had most recently housed a restaurant.
SPORTS
April 4, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Tony Mandarich, the central figure in allegations of illegal steroid use by members of Michigan State's 1987 Rose Bowl team, again has denied ever using the muscle-enhancing drug. "I've never taken anything to enhance my athletic ability," the former All-America offensive lineman, now in his second season with the Green Bay Packers, told the Detroit Free Press in an interview published today.
NATIONAL
September 10, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
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.
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January 31, 2013 | By Marisa Gerber
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.
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July 12, 2012 | By Rene Lynch, This post has been corrected, as indicated below.
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.
NATIONAL
July 9, 2012 | By Matt Pearce
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.
SPORTS
October 21, 2011 | Wire reports
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.
SPORTS
October 8, 2011 | By Sam Farmer
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.
BUSINESS
August 9, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Detroit Free Press Gives Deadline to Workers: The newspaper has given striking newsroom employees an ultimatum: Return to work in two days or be replaced for good. The word came in a letter to members of the Newspaper Guild of Detroit on the 26th day of the walkout against the Free Press and the Detroit News. Employees were given a deadline of 10 a.m. Thursday.
SPORTS
March 22, 1993 | From Associated Press
Lem Barney, a Hall of Fame player who starred for the Detroit Lions, has been charged with two counts of drug possession, the Detroit Free Press reported. The Wayne County Prosecutor requested warrants charging Barney with one count of possession of less than 25 grams of cocaine and possession of marijuana, 36th District Court Magistrate Richard Halloran said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 5, 2010 | By Keith Thursby, Los Angeles Times
Ernie Harwell , the Hall of Fame voice of the Detroit Tigers whose decision to leave the Brooklyn Dodgers' radio booth played a role in the hiring of Vin Scully , died Tuesday. He was 92. Harwell died at his home in Novi, Mich., the Tigers said. He had been diagnosed with cancer of the bile duct last year. "All of Major League Baseball is in mourning tonight upon learning of the loss of a giant of our game, Ernie Harwell," Commissioner Bud Selig said in a statement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 5, 2010 | Keith Thursby
Ernie Harwell , the Hall of Fame voice of the Detroit Tigers whose decision to leave the Brooklyn Dodgers' radio booth played a role in the hiring of Vin Scully , died Tuesday. He was 92. Harwell died at his home in Novi, Mich., the Tigers said. He had been diagnosed with cancer of the bile duct last year. "All of Major League Baseball is in mourning tonight upon learning of the loss of a giant of our game, Ernie Harwell," Commissioner Bud Selig said in a statement.
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