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Statewide tornado drill set for March 23 amid Severe Weather Awareness Week

(WXYZ) — Michigan State Police has announced that a statewide tornado drill is scheduled for March 23 at 1 p.m.

State police are encouraging businesses, non-profits, families and individuals are encouraged to participate in the drill.

“Last summer in Michigan, we saw the devastating impacts of severe weather, from flooding to tornadoes and straight-line winds,” said Governor Gretchen Whitmer.

RELATED:'When Every Second Counts' - A 7 First Alert Weather Special airs March 23 on WXYZ


How you can celebrate 313 Day while supporting local Detroit businesses

DETROIT (WXYZ) — March 13 is a special day for Detroiters. The day represents the city's area code.

In honor of 313 Day, we want to see some of your favorite spots in the Motor City. Have a picture of Detroit that you want to share with us? Comment it on our Facebook page! We'll use them in a gallery online and possibly on-air. Don't forget to tell us what you love about the D.

Looking for a way to spend your day while supporting local businesses? Here's a list of a few spots to check out:


Sorry concert lovers, Saint Andrew's Hall temporarily shut down over structural issues

DETROIT (WXYZ) — The City of Detroit has announced that Saint Andrew’s Hall in downtown Detroit is no longer allowed to hold any future events at the moment.

This restriction is set in place due to the venue’s floor nearly buckling during Tuesday’s show featuring rapper and songwriter Baby Keem.

According to Live Nation Entertainment, which operates Saint Andrews Hall, a joint in the floor became loose as the crowd became excited. The company says the floor did not buckle. The venue ended Baby

Pure Michigan: 2 historic lighthouses awarded $100,000 in grants for preservation

LANSING, Mich. (WXYZ) — With the bodies of water Michigan has, it's no surprise that lighthouses are common on our freshwater coasts.

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced Thursday that two historic lighthouses are awarded in total $100,00 in preservation grants.

The two grant recipients are the Sable Points Lighthouse Keepers Association and the City of Grand Haven.

The grants are from the Michigan State Historic Preservation Office, and funding for the grants came from the

British artist Yola to perform at St. Andrews on March 11

Yola, a British artist, will be singing her heart out atSt. Andrews Hall on March 11.

Her latest album, "Stand For Myself," has 12 tracks that explore the artist's viewpoint on challenging biasedness and mental programming fueled by today's society. It's her second album.

The album's news release states that it "features a fluidity of sound that defies categorization weaving elements of symphonic soul, mellifluous pop melodies, disco grooves, rootsy rawness, and ecstatic gospel power into a pa

St. David's offering drive-thru ashes for Ash Wednesday

St David's Episcopal Church is offering a drive-thru for those observing Ash Wednesday.

From 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on March 2, robed ministers will be standing outside the church distributing ashes and prayer cards.

The church will be hosting services in-person and via zoom at noon and 7 p.m. for the holy day.

“Ash Wednesday is a time of reflection and repentance for what we have done and what we have failed to do,” Rev. Chris Yaw explained. “We hope that Drive-Thru Ashes can make the message and

Stellantis UAW employees could receive up to $14,670 in profit sharing, company says

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (WXYZ) — Stellantis union workers in the U.S. will be eligible to receive one of the largest profit-sharing amounts in decades, the company announced Wednesday.

Stellantis reported that its net profit was 13.4 billion euros in its first year. Union workers are eligible for up to $14,670 in profit sharing. According to the auto company, approximately 43,000 employees are eligible to receive payment. The company states that this is the most considerable profit-sharing amount i

Michigan will no longer have the 6% 'tampon tax' on menstrual products

LANSING, Mich. (WXYZ) — On Thursday, the legislature's repeal of the 'tampon tax' in the Great Lakes state went into effect, and it eliminated the 6% sales tax on menstrual products.

"Women have paid thousands of dollars toward this archaic and discriminatory tax over their lifetime, contributing to period poverty, which affects too many in our state," says House Democratic Leader Donna Lasinski. "Eliminating this burdensome tax has been a priority for the Democratic Caucus and Michiganders for

Lincoln Park is getting its first recreational dispensary

Pleasantrees, a Michigan dispensary, will open a new Lincoln Park location this Friday. The new location will be serving both medical and recreational cannabis. According to its press release, this will be Lincoln Park's first recreational dispensary and one of a few in the downriver area.

The new dispensary location is 1504 John A Papalas Dr, and their hours Monday through Sunday are 10 a.m. to 9 .m. New customers will receive 30% off their purchases during its opening day.

Currently, Pleasan

Take a look: Oxford High School gets a new interior look ahead of students' return

OXFORD, Mich. (WXYZ) — This upcoming Monday, Oxford High School students will be walking into their high school for the first time since Nov. 30, 2021. Officials have released photos of the new interior look these students will see.

The school has been repainted, has new ceiling tiles and carpet, and new wall graphics. These improvements have been made before students return for classes since the deadly mass shooting.

According to officials, the elementary and middle school students within the

Detroit Pistons owner pledges $350,000 to youth at SAY Detroit

DETROIT, Mich. (WXYZ) — Detroit Pistons Owner and Platinum Equity Founder Tom Gores has been partnering with SAY Detroit for several years and recently has announced his $350,00 commitment and an additional $100,00 earmarked to help create an entrepreneurial program with the organization.

WJR-AM Host and Detroit Free Press Columnist Mitch Albom announced that the commitment from Gores has helped raise more than $1.6 million for the 10th annual SAY Detroit radiothon.

In the SAY Detroit press re

Detroit record label announces partnership with Atlantic Records

DETROIT (WXYZ) — Members of Assemble Sound have a big reason to celebrate after news broke that they are partnering up with Atlantic Records. Tuesday a press release announced the partnership where Atlantic records will be taking a unique approach to developing and signing new talent.

“Our work has always been anchored in giving artists access to a collaborative creative space. It’s a simple idea, but when you introduce the right intention and involve the right people, the simplest ideas can be

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