Friends! We have nearly made it to the weekend, and (temporary) salvation is nigh. Here’s the rundown of what you’ll find on the Daily Detroit podcast recorded on Thursday, Oct. 11:
- Newly released surveillance video contradicts the claims of a white, former Detroit Fire Department lieutenant that he tripped and accidentally discharged a gunshot at a 14-year-old black student who had knocked on his door, seeking directions.
- Dan Gilbert already wanted to build Detroit’s tallest skyscraper on the former site of the J.L. Hudson’s department store on Woodward Avenue. The latest site plans, obtained by Crain’s, show it getting even taller.
- Eastland Mall has been purchased! An unexpected bidding war produced a $3.125 million sale price.
- A report by WXYZ says it took Detroit Police four days to respond to a 9-1-1 call about a domestic abuse emergency. Wasn’t improved response times supposed to be one of the department’s new crowning achievements?
- Ann Arbor, Detroit, East Lansing and Ferndale received perfect scores in a ranking of municipal protections and equality measures for LGBT employees that go beyond state laws.
- Construction work is behind schedule on I-696 because of a labor dispute, but the freeway might reopen before winter weather arrives, even if the work isn’t technically done.
- You know how expensive it is to use another bank’s ATM? Well, a new study finds that Detroit has the highest average ATM fees in the nation. Yay?
- Residents of a historic building in downtown Detroit that is known as an affordable living option for low-income residents have received notices that they have 30 days to move out and find a new place to live. It’s the latest in gentrification growing pains for Detroit. The Freep has the story.
- Kid Rock visits the Trump White House again, and Kanye West returns to Detroit for some sushi.
- And we have all the ammunition a weekend warrior needs about upcoming new restaurants and bars in the region.
Thanks for listening as always!