Your favorite store may be closing next year.

A number of major retailers in the United States have announced plans to close store locations in 2018.

They're arguably the hardest people on your list to shop for. But we're here to help. (via Patch Deals)

Skip the sweater they'll never wear and pick from this list of presents teens actually want, from high-tech drones to unicorn ear buds.
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Eat, sleep, poop, sniff for bombs. (via Chicago Patch)

The TSA dog just can't help herself from defecating around airport crowds.

The outbreak of hepatitis A in Michigan continues to grow.

The disease, which has seen a 10 fold increase in Michigan over the last year, recently hit a Detroit pizza shop and a Westland nightclub.

Emergency 911 service has been restored, police said.

A technical issue with the county's 911 system has been resolved.

Emergency calls must be made to alternative numbers. Find out the numbers to call.

A technical issue has put the county's 911 system offline. Find out what numbers to call if you help.

The suspected driver in the crash is a Wolverine Lake councilman.

The 59-year-old Wolverine Lake man state police say is responsible for the crash has been released pending charges,

And the award for most cheer goes to...

What spells holiday cheer? Christmas parades, Hanukkah celebrations and toy stores, of course. And these cities have the best of the best.

Get ready to say awwwwwwww. These lion cubs need names. Got ideas? The Blank Park Zoo has launched a campaign and you're invited to participate.

Donors can suggest names for the trio of lion cub cuties through Jan. 9.

Detroit cops took bribes in auto collision repair shop scheme, say federal authorities. Four have pleaded guilty, and two others have been indicted in the scandal.

Two current officers have been indicted; four others have pleaded guilty to extortion charges.

"I don’t think he hated anything more than the word 'no.'" (via Hollywood Patch)

After she refused to have sex with him, Salma Hayek said Harvey Weinstein tormented her, threatening to kill her and shut down her film.

The suspects are thought to have burglarized numerous Metro Detroit pharmacies.

The Oakland County Sheriff said a Commerce Township burglary was likely committed by suspects who also hit a Rochester Hills pharmacy.

An investigation into the crash is continuing, police said.

A Wayne couple has been identified by police as the people killed in Tuesday's crash in Canton Township.

Education will be a big part of the remodeled Red Panda exhibit.

The animal habitat will be dramatically reimagined, expanding by about 4,000 square feet to more than 14,000 square feet.

What is wrong with people?

An angry customer allegedly forced a drive-thru window open and threw the coffee, according to St. Clair Shores Police.

The popular Metro Detroit bar and grill burned down on Sunday.

Funds are being raised for workers and the owners of the Clinton Township bar, which was destroyed by fire on Sunday.