Employees at a Birmingham gas station reported to Birmingham police that a metal statue of a mouse was stolen from an outside table on Monday, July 6.
The employees said they saw two women outside of the Mobil gas station at 1065 E. Maple, and then the metal mouse statue was missing.
The suspects were described by a witness as two white women with blonde hair. One had on an orange top and jeans, the other a black top and black skirt.
Birmingham police are currently inve
Birmingham police were dispatched to the Mobil Gas Station at 36101 Woodward Avenue in regards to reports of a retail fraud that had just occurred the evening of Friday, July 10.
Two men came into the Mobil gas station and attempted to buy a bottle of liquor, but didn’t have the proper ID. Later, they returned with a third man, who had the proper ID and purchased the bottle of liquor.
During the transaction, one of the men who wasn’t able to buy the liquor took a bottle o
Our society erupted in late May and June after the heinous and unprovoked murder of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer, and watched over by three other officers, fostering the Black Lives Matter movement. It seemed like the final straw for a public which had for decades been exposed to police brutality incidents.
Yet while monumental societal transformations may seem to appear out of nowhere in reaction to a single incident or deed, tectonic shifts in
Luke Trumble, a dam safety engineer with the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE), will be the first to tell you that while most dam failures in Michigan are small and inconsequential, there are a few each year – and about every 10 years Michigan has a large-scale failure.
Keeping in theme with the dumpster fire that is 2020, where every month seems to bring a new surprise of something awful, that 10-year mark, naturally, hit in May, and that da
Just finished reading David Hohendorf’s From the Publisher article in Downtown Birmingham/Bloomfield June 2020. Nicely written.
I very much appreciate his firm stance on wearing masks, and supporting our local businesses.
We are in this together...at least we should be.
Keep up the good work.
Excellent article by Dana Casadei on Predicting Prison Terms and Parole: Efficacy and Dangers (April/Downtown).
I found it informative, balanced, well researched and important.
I would be curious about one further element in sentencing. Beyond jail, prison or probation, has the court been offered a plan for the offenders’ rehabilitation? In some systems there are excellent alternatives such as the various treatment courts which give the justice system better alternatives.
Our government leaders in Michigan have failed us.
With massive unemployment since late March 2020, our unemployment system has not been available by telephone or text to those that are in dire need of their unemployment income to live. Numerous repeated cases have been reported where people cannot reach a live person at Michigan UIA but are met with a consistent busy signal and a disconnect on the phone.
The same is true of trying to use the website to send a message.
As I read David Hohendorf’s column in Downtown's latest (July) issue, it was like taking a walk down memory lane. I tell my children that the protests, issues and sentiments expressed these last few months feel very much like those we marched against in the 60s and 70s.
Much to the dismay of my parents who were huge supporters of Dr. King, I marched in Chicago with the Black Panther Party. We protested then, like now, against police brutality, especially after the murders o
Many thanks for your publication.
Relative to David Hohendorf’s June column, he was harsh on the President and “GOP congressional enablers.” The President’s bombastic style is clearly not to be admired. However, I respectfully submit Hohendorf’s criticism would have more credibility if he took the time to focus on what the other political party has done to improve the well being of those who live in inner cities such as Detroit.
The Democrats have been running most la
My column space this month is being used to bring readers up to date on some changes we are making in how we handle reporting of news stories in Downtown newsmagazine – in our print edition and online – providing me and readers a break from political commentary.
CAPITALIZING RACE: Long before the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis which spawned the nationwide and worldwide protests over police violence, news organizations have been grappling with how we handle the identit