In less than six short summer months, Austin Jackson, the rookie center fielder for the Detroit Tigers, has accomplished a feat that seemed inconceivable when he was acquired last Dec. 8 in the three-team trade that sent Curtis Granderson to the New York Yankees. He has made Motor City baseball loyalists effectively forget “Grandy.”
Michigan State Police Detective Sgt. Robin Sexton slipped into retirement in St. Ignace in early June, leaving unsolved one of the Great Lakes’ most baffling mysteries: the boating tragedy five years ago on Lake Huron involving a glamorous Grosse Pointe Farms couple — lawyers Chuck Rutherford and Lana Stempien.
In the opening scene of Dan Johnson’s soon-to-be-released debut novel, The Detroit Electric Scheme, John Cooper is in a bad way. It’s November 1910, and the security boss of the Anderson Carriage Co. has been found at the foot of a huge hydraulic press — well, the lower half of him has. The upper half — what’s left of it — has been smashed into the shape and consistency of a hamburger patty.
With “Greetings from Detroit” plastered across it, this photo could have made a great postcard. Packed with tourists (and maybe some locals), this new topless sightseeing bus rolls out for a day on the town.