AAPD and U-M Partner for a Successful Rx Take-back Event


ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The Ann Arbor Police Department and the University of Michigan Division of Pain Research combined efforts on Oct. 8 to offer the community a safe way to dispose of unwanted prescription drugs. In this, the pair’s fourth venture, 192 community members returned unused and unwanted medications from their homes.  According to U-M, among Washtenaw County residents ages 21 or younger, unintentional or undetermined opioid pain reliever overdoses more than doubled from 2014 to 2015. Prescription pain relievers, such as OxyContin and Vicodin, are most commonly abused.Read More

PHOTOS: ALDI opens for business on Haggerty Road in Commerce Twp., MI

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AmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo was LIVE at the new ALDI grocery store in Commerce Township, Mich. Hey Commerce Township, it’s nice to meet you. We’re ALDI, your new neighbors. Since we already love it here so much, we’re throwing a big grand opening bash full of great prizes, free samples and of course, our big savings. Hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Come join the fun at our new location: 2155 Haggerty Rd., Commerce Township, MI 48390 For more information about the new ALDI store, visit https://www.aldi.us/en/new-to-aldi/grand-openings/grand-openings/commerce-township-mi/

Television: First photo of ‘Supergirl’s Mehcad Brooks as the Guardian


From being Superman’s pal to being stronger together with CW’s “Supergirl”, James Olsen has been part of the never-ending battle for truth, justice, and the American Way with the Man of Steel and his cousin.  Now, he is about to suit up and be on the front lines as well as on the front pages, as Supergirl executive producer Andrew Kreisberg announced that James Olsen (Mehcad Brooks) will become the Guardian. “These next few episodes are going to make [James] realize that being a photographer is not enough for him,Read More

PHOTOS: 2016 WardsAuto User Experience (UX) Conference @ Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, MI


On October 4, WardsAuto hosted its User Experience (UX) Conference at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, MI. The all-new Wards 10 Best User Experiences competition drills deeply into the user-friendliness of vehicle systems designed to minimize distraction and frustration, prevent accidents and improve safety in neighborhoods and on the highway. This year’s 10 Best UX winners were honored at a special awards ceremony on Monday afternoon. All photos by Rebecca Cook / ©WardsAuto For more information about the WardsAuto User Experience Conference, visit http://wardsauto.com/2016-special-report/wardsauto-user-experience-conference

Superhero anniversary: ‘Smallville’ fifteen years later


So, what are you?  Man or Superman? – Lana Lang Clark…do you believe a man can fly? – Lex Luthor Before CW’s “Arrow–The Flash–Supergirl–Legends of Tomorrow,“ before FOX’s pre-Batman “Gotham,“ “Smallville” aimed and took flight (with “no tights, no flights”, though) when it premiered on October 16, 2001, a month and five days after 9/11.  The longest-running sci-fi show in the U.S., it was a decade-long of trials and tribulations for Clark Kent/Kal-El of Krypton (Tom Welling) in becoming the beacon of hope and light to the world: the symbolRead More

PHOTOS: A Tour of the San Diego Automotive Museum @ Balboa Park

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AmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo recently visited the San Diego Automotive Museum during his trip to Balboa Park. A nostalgic look at the icon of the 20th-century features more than 80 historic autos and motorcycles. Includes Frank Sinatra’s 1967 Austin Petrol Hire Car and Louie Mattar’s Fabulous $75,000 Car. Special exhibitions every two or three months display other fine vehicles and famous autos. San Diego county residents receive free admission on select Tuesdays each month. For more information about the San Diego Automotive Museum, visit www.sdautomuseum.org

Steak and Ale Launches Comeback in Mexico City


MEXICO CITY, MEXICO ­ The venerable Steak and Ale brand is back! Legendary Restaurant Brands Chairman & CEO Paul Mangiamele announced today that he has executed an exclusive Master Development Agreement to bring multiple Steak and Ale restaurants to Mexico. Emilio Orozco de la Garza, Managing Partner of ONBD Group, believes the nation can accommodate up to 75 locations, but he plans to focus initially on opening the first five Steak and Ales in Mexico City. “I’m honored and excited to lead the renaissance of the iconic Steak and AleRead More

WATCH: Hillary Clinton’s full speech at Wayne State University

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AmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo reports from the Matthaei Center at Wayne State University in Detroit. In this video, watch as Democratic Presidential Nominee Hillary Clinton addressed students and supporters on Monday, Oct. 10. Her visit came one day following the second presidential debate and one day before the deadline to register to vote. She spoke about making public colleges tuition free, increasing taxes for the rich, the auto industry’s big turnaround, putting people back to work. In addition, Clinton differentiated herself from GOP nominee Donald Trump.    

PHOTOS: USS Detroit arrives in the Motor City; awaits Oct. 22 commissioning ceremony

The 389-foot-long USS Detroit combat ship

AmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo was LIVE along the Detroit Riverfront to check out the new USS Detroit warship. The 389-foot-long combat ship cost nearly $400 million to build. It will be parked across from the GM Renaissance Center for about a week before heading off to its home port of San Diego. This is the sixth ship named USS Detroit and only the second to visit the Motor City. The last time a USS Detroit ship visited its namesake city was in 1813. Tours of the USS Detroit will be offeredRead More

Marvel Monday: Teaser trailer for Marvel’s ‘Iron Fist’


The “living weapon” known as Marvel’s “Iron Fist” has been unleashed onto the world in the teaser trailer shown at the 2016 New York Comic-Con (NYCC), where fans finally also saw the formation of Marvel’s “The Defenders” for the first time: Charlie Cox as Daredevil, Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones, Mike Colter as Luke Cage, and now Finn Jones completing the line-up as Iron Fist. Returning home to New York after several years, Daniel Rand may be a billionaire reclaiming what’s rightfully his, but he is also a billionaire withRead More