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Efforts Underway To Help Homeless Get Shelter During Winter Storm

January 5, 2014
Efforts Underway To Help Homeless Get Shelter During Winter Storm

DETROIT (WWJ) – There are efforts to get Detroit’s homeless off the streets during the snow storm moving into metro Detroit area over the next few days. With temperatures expected to be in the single digits Monday and Tuesday and the wind chill factor at 20 to 30 below zero the outdoor conditions could be [...]

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Detroit EMS, ambulance teams to aid homeless

January 4, 2014

With dangerous cold headed to Metro Detroit on Monday and Tuesday, CEMS ambulances and… Click On Detroit News

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Detroit memorial service remembers the homeless

December 21, 2013
Detroit memorial service remembers the homeless

— On the longest night of the year, people from various Metro Detroit service organizations met Friday at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul to light candles in remembrance of homeless individuals who died during the past year. Metro/State News RSS from The Detroit News

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Officials Ask Homeless To Leave Camp Near Freeway

December 12, 2013
Officials Ask Homeless To Leave Camp Near Freeway

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) – Police in Battle Creek have warned eight homeless people camping near an interstate interchange that they must leave by Saturday. The warning follows a letter from the Michigan Department of Transportation asking for eviction, the Battle Creek Enquirer reported. Local officials have been trying to arrange housing and the state [...]

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Time-Lapse Video Of Homeless Veteran’s Makeover Goes Viral

November 10, 2013
Time-Lapse Video Of Homeless Veteran’s Makeover Goes Viral

DETROIT (WWJ) – A video chronicling the makeover of a Michigan homeless veteran has received millions of views online. The nearly three-minute time-lapse video featuring Jim Wolf of Grand Rapids had received more than 5 million clicks on YouTube over the weekend. The video, which has about 25,000 likes and 700 dislikes — shows stylist [...]

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Homebuilder gives to Grand Rapids homeless shelter

October 5, 2013

Walker — A homebuilder was so inspired by a sermon that he is donating profits from a house he is building in Walker to a Grand Rapids shelter for battered and homeless women. Metro/State News RSS from The Detroit News

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Police Search For More Suspects In Torture, Slaying Of Homeless Flint Man

August 4, 2013
Police Search For More Suspects In Torture, Slaying Of Homeless Flint Man

FLINT (WWJ/AP) – A 20-year-old Flint man is expected in court this weekend in the torturing and slaying of a 57-year-old homeless man — and police say they’re looking for more suspects. Gary Nagy’s body was found Tuesday morning by a bus driver who was practicing outside a middle school. A police report shows he [...]

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Funds Being Raised To Bury Homeless, Iconic Detroiters

July 28, 2013
Funds Being Raised To Bury Homeless, Iconic Detroiters

DETROIT (WWJ) – Detroit police continue to investigate a hit and run that left two Detroiters dead. Those Detroiters are believed to be Detroit Tiger game icons — Eat ‘em Up Tigers man James Van Horn and Dreadlock Mike. Both were homeless. Meantime, we’re learning more about the life of Horn — who was featured [...]

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ACLU: Detroit police dumping homeless outside city

April 18, 2013

Detroit police have been picking up homeless people in the city's popular Greektown entertainment district and dumping them miles away in remote neighborhoods and even outside the city, according to the ACLU of Michigan. Metro/State News RSS from The Detroit News Incoming search terms:homeless people in detriot

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Ranks of homeless students on the rise in Michigan

April 3, 2013
Ranks of homeless students on the rise in Michigan

Erik Verdier's bed is a mattress on the floor of the windowless basement room he shares with his parents in a relative's Detroit home. Erik is one of thousands of newly homeless students in Michigan, which has seen a 66 percent rise over four years, to more than 37,500 in 2011-12, according to the state [...]

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