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Bill Bonds Has Died.

If you grew up on the East side of the state, you know exactly who Bill Bonds is. He was "Detroit's Anchorman". If Mort Crim was the inspiration for Ron Burgundy, Bill Bonds was his dad.

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Bob Seger’s ‘Magic’ Recalled by West Michigan Studio Owner, Silver Bullet Band Alum Robyn Robins

By John Sinkevics | Local Spins

When Bob Seger formed his Silver Bullet Band in the mid-1970s after struggling to find the right musicians to drive his rootsy, Michigan-muscled rock, he ended up leaning on a talented bunch of experienced session players and performers who developed a rare chemistry.

Keyboard player Robyn Robins was among them, a graduate of Grosse Pointe South High School who started working as a Detroit recording studio and Motown session musician at age 17.

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Monkey Business Images Ltd/ThinkStock
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Detroit Man Steals Ambulance For What?

Hey sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do. Sometimes you have to make sacrifices for the important things in life. A man in Oakland County made just such a sacrifice for his love.

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The Best Games This Season, Other Things About NFL Week 13

Forget about turkey; several tasty football games are the best items on the menu during the long Thanksgiving weekend. Here are the storylines we’ll be following in Week 13:

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Sorry, Detroit — Buffalo Is Now Hockeytown, USA

Could Detroit's favorite nickname belong somewhere else?

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Detroit Lions’ Matthew Stafford Invites Meijer Shoppers Into His Can Cave, Party Ensues [Video]

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford may not have the offense pumping on all cylinders just yet, but he knows how to throw a party.

Pepsi put Stafford in a Can Cave at a Detroit area Meijer and let him invite fans in for a party. The results are hilarious.

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Michigan Men Are Sixth Most Unlikely to ‘Take A Wife’

If you remember the TV show "Friends," before Chandler proposed to Monica, Joey told her: "Chandler was a complex fellow and was unlikely to take a wife."

Funny, I don't remember Chandler being from Michigan.

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Psst. Hey You. Wanna Win Free Taco Bell For Life?

Or for at least 46 years? Taco Bell is having a contest where you could win $10,000 worth of Taco Bell Food for a lifetime of melty, cheese, and beefy goodness.

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Quick Lane Bowl Coming to Ford Field in Detroit

This morning, the Detroit Lions announced an agreement with Ford Motor Company’s Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center for a new, annual college football bowl game.

The Quick Lane Bowl will be held at Ford Field and feature teams from the Big 10 and ACC conferences.

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Major Flooding In Detroit Closes I-94, I-75 [Video]

While we here in West Michigan were "dealing with" a cloudy, dreary Monday, the east side of the state was getting rain all day long. That rain caused a lot of problems on Monday afternoon and evening and will continue to be an issue on Tuesday morning

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A conceptual drawing for a proposed new Detroit arena by Olympia Development of Michigan. (Illustration: Ilitch Holdings, Inc./PRNewsFoto)
A conceptual drawing for a proposed new Detroit arena by Olympia Development of Michigan. (Illustration: Ilitch Holdings, Inc./PRNewsFoto)
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Redevelopment Vision Shared for Detroit Mixed-Use Sports, Entertainment District

Olympia Development of Michigan today announced plans for a sweeping transformation of dozens of underutilized blocks between downtown and midtown Detroit into a sports and entertainment district.

The project will connect existing and new development efforts in downtown and midtown Detroit along Woodward Avenue with five walkable, livable mixed-use district neighborhoods, and includes an arena to replace Joe Louis Arena.

The new, mixed-use development is being coupled with new arena's construction, officials said. The development project is estimated at $650 million, according to Ilitch Holdings, Inc., which owns Olympia Development of Michigan.

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Detroit Homecoming Seeks to Bring Back Former Residents

Detroit is recruiting ex-patriots or ex-pats — people born in or who attended school in the region — to return to their hometown to reconnect, recharge and reinvest.

The Detroit Homecoming is slated Sept. 17 to 19, with an agenda to include experiences such as dinner in the not-yet-open David Whitney Building on Grand Circus Park, city tours, dinner inside the refurbished Globe Outdoor Adventure Center on Detroit's riverfront and a concert at Chene Park Amphitheatre.

All the activities have one goal in mind: to show off the possibilities in greater Detroit.

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