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The following corrections and clarifications have been published:


News: Hazardous waste cleanup at a business along Interstate 696 in Madison Heights could last through holidays. The map in an online article published Dec. 22 was updated to reflect the correct location of the former Electro-Plating Services, 945 E. 10 Mile Road, Madison Heights.

News: The Pew Charitable Trusts is handling technical analysis for a state task force on issues regarding incarceration. A Tuesday, December 17 story named the wrong organization.  

Autos: The Ford Explorer debuted a three-row model this year along with the Toyota Highlander. A Thursday, December 19 story misidentified the Ford model.

News: Eradajere Oleita is Green School lead coordinator. Her first and last names were misspelled in a Friday, December 13 story on "place-based learning."

News: The police commissioner who voted no on the appointment of Melanie White as interim board secretary was Elizabeth Brooks. She was incorrectly identified in a story on Friday, December 6.

Business: The Mustang Mach-E will be built at the Ford facility in Cuautitlán, Mexico. A Tuesday, December 3 story reported the incorrect plant.

News: Richard Stefani owns Hillside Christmas Tree Farm with his son, Tony. A Monday, December 2 story misstated his first name. 


News: Dunham Sports Black Friday hours were 5 a.m. - 10 p.m. on November 29. A story that posted on Wednesday, November, 27 had the incorrect hours. 

News: Leamington, Ontario, is southeast of Windsor. A Wednesday, November 27 story misplaced its geography.

News: John Wilkerson, a veteran now pursuing his bachelor's degree, spent time at the Robert J. Delonis Center shelter in Ann Arbor. A Thursday, November 21 story misstated the center's name. 

Sports: Alex Bregman plays in the American League. A Thursday, November 15 story on potential Detroit Tigers draft picks incorrectly stated the league he plays in.

Features: Takoi in Corktown gets around 5,000 customers per month. A Thursday, November 14 story stated the wrong estimate. 

News: The statute of limitations for second-degree sexual misconduct is 15 years. The number of years was incorrect in a Tuesday, November 12 story about priest criminal cases in Michigan.

News: The government provided incorrect information about the airport where an empty grenade and a bayonet were found in a traveler's carry-on bag. The Nov. 6 story was corrected to reflect the airport was Sea-Tac in Seattle not Detroit Metropolitan Airport.

News: Four-year-old Laylah Pope attended the visitation of Rep. John Conyers Jr. on Sunday, November 3. A previous version of the story included the wrong last name for the girl. 


News: New Detroit health director Denise Fair said she wanted to be a neurosurgeon when she was younger. A Saturday, October 28 story incorrectly said she wanted to be a neurologist. 

News: The Detroit News briefly posted a story on its website Sunday, October 27, 2019 with a headline stating that the Rev. Charles Adams, former pastor of Hartford Memorial Baptist Church, had died. The story was posted inadvertently when staff members were preparing background information on the ill church leader.

Business: The website for DO Apparel is A Monday, October 21 story had the wrong url. 

Business: Ventra Group LLC purchased a former water and sewer department building that takes up 6.2 acres and was sold for $700,000. A Thursday, October 17 story had the wrong price and size of the property. Also, the story was updated to correct that Farmer’s Market,  Mootown Ice Cream & Dessert Shop and Detroit Kung Fu Academy have shut down in FIRM owned buildings. 

Politics: Governor Gretchen Whitmer vetoed 147 items from the budget. A Tuesday, October 15 story had the incorrect number of vetoed items. 

News: An Ilitch-linked company owns the former Eddystone building in Detroit. The ownership of the building was incorrectly identified in a Thursday, October 10 story. 

News: Michigan does not keep a record of how many inmates are released directly from maximum security prisons. A Thursday, October 10 story on Norway’s approach to mental health incorrectly interpreted a statistic. 

Features: Tom Milano's last name was misspelled in two stories published on Thursday, October 3


Features: The incorrect time was provided for the show "Busted Open" in a Sept. 30 story

Metro: The names of Detroit Youth Choir parent Kyana Smith and choir member Imari Carl were misspelled in a Sept. 17 story.

Features: "A Very Brady Renovation" premieres Monday, September 9. A story on Sept. 6 incorrectly said the show premiered on Sunday. 

Business: Tony Saunders is not a partner in the Temple Hotel project. A Sept. 5 story has been updated to correct the investment partners in a Midtown hotel project with developer Christos Moisides.

Business: Louis Kamper designed the Book Tower and Book Building. The last name of the architect was incorrect in a Sept. 4 story


Metro: R & E Automated Systems is expanding to Port Huron, not moving there from Romeo. In an Aug. 11 story from the Associated Press, it was erroneously reported that the company was leaving Romeo. 

Metro: M. Cathy Dowd is a retired Genesee District Court judge. Her last name was incorrect in an Aug. 7 story.  


Life: Arin Adams died by suicide in 2006. A July 30 story misstated the year.

Metro: Wayne County Undersheriff Daniel Pfannes’ wife’s brother was married previously to a woman who dated Peter Duncan, according to a lawsuit Duncan filed against the county. The ex-husband’s relationship to Pfannes was incorrect in a July 30 story

Metro: The Detroit Medical Center and the University Physician Group came close to severing their ties in 2018. A July 26 story incorrectly stated the institution with which UPG came close to severing ties.

Opinion: A spokeswoman for Attorney General Dana Nessel said that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer does not have authority to close Benton Harbor’s high schools. A July 25 column wrongly attributed that statement, as a quotation, to Nessel. It also was not a formal legal opinion, as the piece asserted.

Metro:A July 14 story mischaracterized the role of the Birmingham Temple Congregation for Humanistic Judaism. It is a non-theistic organization that is sponsoring a Syrian mother and her children who have their own residence.

Metro: A July 6 story incorrectly stated a standoff between a gunman and police in St. Clair Shores took place on St. Margret Street near 13 Mile and Masonic. The correct spelling for the street is St. Margaret and is between 13 Mile and Masonic. 

Autos: Henry Payne's July 4  Ford GT Mk II review incorrectly stated that the car puts out 650 horsepower. It has been corrected to 700. 

Metro: A July 1 story from The Associated Press reported that President Donald Trump was joined in his Freedom House conversation with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un by his daughter and son-in-law, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner. Ivanka Trump and Kushner did meet Kim and were in the room for the opening of the session between the American president and North Korean leader. They did not remain in the room for the closed-door discussion.


Metro: A June 24 article and headline were updated to reflect the median age of Michigan's population increasing 0.9 years between 2010 and 2018, according to a Detroit News analysis of census estimates, which is slightly less than the increase in the median age of the U.S. population over the same period.

Metro: A June 5 article incorrectly spelled the last name of David Harns, a spokesman for the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs. 

Metro: A June 5 article about outcry over the Whitmer administration's plan to close Benton Harbor High School was updated to accurately spell of the last name of sophomore Le’Coreon Travier.


Business: A May 23 article about DMC layoffs by Mark Hicks was updated to reflect that 1% of the DMC workforce would be 117 people. 

Editorial:A May 16 column by Ingrid Jacques has been updated to explain the State Board of Education had not officially approved or signed off on a Michigan Department of Education application for a charter school grant last year. 

Features: A May 10 article has been updated to accurately spell the name of Realtor/investment specialist Daniel Treder. 

Metro: A May 6 story has been updated with the correct spelling of Dr. Julia Aharonov’s last name.


Features: There is a 16-inch-by-12-inch hole (with a circumference of about 45 inches) to pass through while climbing the ladder to the top of the Mackinac Bridge. An April 30 story about climbing the bridge has been updated to reflect this. 

Metro:  An April 26 story was updated to include an email correspondence between Virginia Tech professor Marc Edwards and anthropologist Yanna Lambrinidou regarding allegations he made in a lawsuit.

Metro: Authentic Brands Group is the parent company of Nine West. It was incorrectly identified in a story on an April 15 story about CBD, a compound derived from hemp and marijuana.

Metro: DowDuPont’s chief executive is Ed Breen and his 2017 salary compared with the median salary of DowDuPont employees is 175-1. A graphic included on an April 15 story misidentified the DowDuPont CEO and the pay gap ratio.

Business: Ford's Blind Spot Information System is available on the $34,160 Ford F-150 XLT trim level and above, and lane-keep assist is available on the $41,700 F-150 Lariat trim level and above. The trim levels at which these features are available were incorrect in an April 2 story about pickup safety.


Metro: Steve Grigorian is the president and CEO of the Detroit Economic Club. A March 27 story incorrectly identified the person in this role. 

Business: The Tesla Model Y will begin shipping in fall 2020, not fall 2019. A March 15 story misstated the timing. 

Metro: The Kiss concert in Detroit that was recorded for the band’s "Alive!" album took place in May 1975. A March 12 story incorrectly stated the date. 

Metro: Marathon Petroleum stores its pet coke at its refinery. A March 11 story inaccurately described its storage location. 

Metro: Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson makes $201,193 each year. A March 4 story misstated his salary.


Investigative/Metro: Neil Steinkamp is managing director at Stout, a New York consultant firm, not an attorney. A Feb. 19 story misstated his position. 

Metro: State Sen. Stephanie Chang, D-Detroit, did not co-sponsor the bill that became the 2016 Wrongful Imprisonment Compensation Act, although she did co-sponsor similar legislation. A Feb. 11 story misstated her role. 

Metro: All commuters who register in the Premier Commuter Program will get the $2.60 US toll. A February 5 story on bridge toll changes has been updated to reflect the correct program that is changing. 


Metro: Maggie Neuwald says she and Colin Kroll ended their engagement in 2013 because they wanted different things in their lives. The reason for their breakup was described incorrectly in a Jan. 31 story about Kroll’s death

Metro: A Jan. 21 story erroneously stated that Michigan’s lead-in-water standard in 2025 will be 10 parts per billion instead of 12 parts per billion.

Metro: A Jan. 22 obituary misstated when Olga's Kitchen was sold. It was in 1976.


Features: The Michigan Dream House in Little Traverse Township was built in 2018. The year was incorrect in a Dec. 21 story


Metro: The City of Flint has replaced about 7,000 lead and galvanized steel service lines. A December 4 story incorrectly stated all 18,300 excavated lined had been replaced. 

Opinion:Dec. 2 column was updated to reflect the correct spelling of Andrea Fischer Newman's name.

Drive: The Mona Lisa was painted by Leonardo Da Vinci. A Nov. 28 Drive review incorrectly identified the artist.

Metro: Martez Webb, 23, was the inmate who was shot and killed during a struggle with a Wayne County Sheriff’s deputy. A Nov. 26 story about the incident had the incorrect name and age of the inmate. It also stated incorrect charges.

Entertainment: Mikey Eckstein’s last name was misspelled in a Nov. 15 Society Confidential column.

Metro:  University Prep Schools operates 10 schools in Detroit. The number was incorrectly reported in a Nov. 14 story

Entertainment: An outdated musical lineup was listed in a Nov. 7 article about Joe Jaber and the Last Divide.

Food: Diamonds Steak & Seafood has changed its brunch prices. A Nov. 8 story profiling the Royal Oak restaurant had previously listed prices. 

Metro: A description of July ads criticizing former Michigan Chamber of Commerce Chairman Mark Davidoff was incorrectly described in a Nov. 8 story


Food: The owner of the The Butcher’s Grille & Market is Adel Saleh. An Oct. 31 restaurant review misspelled his last name. 

Autos: The cruise control of the Subaru Ascent can be adjusted in 1- and 5-mph increments. Those increments were described incorrectly in a review of the vehicle that appeared in an Oct. 25 review.

News: Absentee ballot requests in Michigan are up more than 63 percent from 2014 as of Oct. 22. The numbers of 2014 absentee ballot requests statewide and in Metro Detroit and Kent counties were wrong in a Monday front page story because of incorrect information provided to the newspaper.


Opinion: The Voters Not Politicians campaign did not pay for ballot signatures. An early version of Nolan Finley's September 8 column did not make that clear.

News: The address of a fatal shooting during the execution of a search warrant at a home in Detroit was incorrect in a Sept. 14 story. The home is on the 9200 block of Evergreen.


News: The time of a viewing of Aretha Franklin at New Bethel Baptist Church was incorrect in an Aug. 21 story. The viewing is noon-4 p.m. on Aug. 30.


News: The Hiawatha National Forest was misidentified and the type of facility that predated a boutique hotel in Munising was incorrectly reported in a July 18 story

News: The Federal Election Commission fined the Michigan Democratic Party $500,000 in 2017 for excessive campaign contributions and bad bookkeeping tied to bingo games. A July 11 story misreported the year of the fine and the agency that levied it.


Opinion: Qualification rules do not require potential Detroit demolition contractors to submit information on how much money they have in the bank. This was incorrectly stated in a June 20 column. 

News: State Sen. Patrick Colbeck proposed additional court cases be added to a social studies section on “domestic conflicts and tensions.” He did not advocate striking references to Roe vs. Wade and Miranda, as reported in a June 19 story.

Business: A quote by Bill Ford Jr. in a June 18 story should have said, "It's where the future will be built. We're going to have a corridor of mobility. The train station will be a spectacular building. It will be open to the public. One thing I don't want is to have a big corporate presence, to be seen as a corporate takeover of Corktown." A wrong word was used in the quote.

Autos: The 2018 Chevy Camaro 1LE is powered by a 3.6-liter V-6 or a 6.2-liter V-8. A June 14 story incorrectly reported the engine size.

Features: Elizabeth and Sydney Ross are hosts and founders of The Garden Party. They were incorrectly identified in a photo caption with a June 11 story.

Business: Broder & Sachse Real Estate is renovating the historic Hamilton residential property, and Roxbury Group is constructing the West Elm Hotel, both in Midtown. The developers of the Detroit projects were incorrect in a story about Detroit Rising Development LLC purchasing property for an Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in a June 6 story.

Eats & Drinks: The 2019 Spargel Festival in Schwetzingen, Germany,  is May 4; activities start April 27.  The date was incorrect in a June 6 story.


Business: Stephen Tyler is marketing manager for Ford’s police brand; his name was incorrect in a May 31 column about Ford’s hybrid police cars. The cars are modified 2019 Fusion Hybrids; the model year in the column was incorrect. Only the Special Service Plug-In Hybrid Sedan can cruise 25 miles on battery power; the incorrect model was named.

Business: Martinrea International’s technical center is in Auburn Hills. The location was incorrect in a May 29 Bloomberg News story.

Features: Sneaker company StockX has 300 employees and its offices are located on the 10th floor of One Campus Martius. A May 25 story contained incorrect information.

Features: Detroit techno legend Carl Craig will be on Red Bull Radio’s Interdimensional Transmissions show at 8 p.m. Friday. A May 24 story gave an incorrect time.

Sports: Will Heininger, a former defensive lineman for the Wolverines, was a sophomore in 2008. A May 25 story gave an incorrect date.

News: Libertarian gubernatorial candidate John Tatar opposes utility smart meters. Tatar’s position was incorrectly stated in a May 21 story.

Features: Farm-to-doorstep produce delivery service Hungry Harvest supports produce donations to Forgotten Harvest. A May 16 story incorrectly characterized the relationship between the two.

News: Dr. Jim Hines is among those competing for the Republican nomination for governor. His name was misspelled in a May 21 story.

News: Kerry Bentivolio has run for office as a Republican and an independent. His political affiliations were incorrect in a May 15 story

News: Michigan deputy director of federal regulations Eric Brown testified on May 7 that four aides to Gov. Rick Snyder  -- health director Nick Lyon, chief of staff Dennis Muchmore, urban affairs chief Harvey Hollins and DEQ spokesman Brad Wurfel -- participated in a conference call regarding a Legionnaire's disease outbreak in Genesee County on Sept. 18, 2015. A May 14 story misidentified one of the aides.

Features: “The World of Charles and Ray Eames” exhibition at The Henry Ford closes Sept. 3. The date was inaccurate in a May 10 story and a May 10 column.

News: Future minor victims of sexual abuse would have up to their 48th birthday to pursue criminal charges or file lawsuits against abusers or enabling institutions under a Michigan Senate package of bills. A May 4 story incorrectly described how long victims would have to pursue action.

Business: The Brownstown Battery Assembly Plant builds roof modules for General Motors Co.’s Bolt-based Cruise AV autonomous car. What the plant supplies for the vehicle was incorrect in a May 3 story.

News: Sheryl Walsh-Molloy is Novi's communications director. Her name was incorrect in a May 1 story.


Business: Automakers sold more than 2.8 million pickups in the U.S. in 2017. An April 26 story incorrectly reported pickup sales figures.

Arts & Style: Michael Hodges will speak about his book “‘Building the Modern World: Albert Kahn in Detroit” May 2 at the Northville District Library. An April 25 story gave an incorrect date.

Arts & Style: The Towbes Foundation, not Anne Smith Towbes, donated Smith House, a home in Bloomfield Hills designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, to Cranbrook Educational Community. The house was built in 1950 by Sara and Melvyn Maxwell Smith, whose first name was misspelled in an April 20 story. 

News: Presidents Ulysses S. Grant, Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush all lived in Michigan. Because of incorrect information provided to The News, an April 12 story incorrectly said that Grant and Ford were the only presidents to have lived in the state. Bush was stationed at Naval Air Station Grosse Ile.

Business: Dan Gilbert is chairman and founder of Quicken Loans. An April 13 story gave an incorrect title.

News: Derrick Sanders served on the Detroit Brownfield Redevelopment Authority board. An April 2 obituary misidentified the board on which he served.


News: A March 29 story has been updated to correct the spelling of Marcelus Brice’s first name and his marital status, which was incorrect in the 2016 FBI affidavit the story cited. Brice says he has never been married. It also been changed to reflect that the FBI agent who wrote the affidavit believed that Gasper Fiore was saying that Brice was offering to pay people on Fiore’s behalf to get political results and to make clear that Brice has not been charged with any wrongdoing.

Dining: Dino Karadimas is one of the owners of The Greek restaurant in Detroit. His name was misspelled in a March 28 story.

Politics: Gina Haspel, President Donald Trump’s pick to be the next CIA director, oversaw a CIA prison in Thailand at some point in 2002. The Associated Press incorrectly reported her tenure at the prison in a March 13 story.

Business: The Ford Mustang GT500 and GT350 were last sold concurrently in 1969. A March 16 story incorrectly stated they had ever been sold at the same time.

Entertainment: Kapusta, a type of sauerkraut, was misidentified in a March 15 restaurant review. 

Business: George Lahanas is the city manager of East Lansing. His title was incorrect in a March 13 column.


Autos: A Feb. 27 auto review has been updated to reflect that the Tesla Model 3 keyless entry system responds to a digital key transmitted by Bluetooth from the car owner’s phone or by tapping a thin card on the car’s b-pillar. The system was incorrectly described. Also, the “Autosteer” feature cautions drivers to check mirrors for oncoming traffic before activating a lane change. The level of autonomy was incorrectly characterized. Finally, the characterization of the body panel fit as inconsistent has been restored from an earlier version.

News: In a story Feb. 20 about a preventive treatment for peanut allergies, The Associated Press erroneously reported the results of previous research based on comments by Dr. Andrew Bird. Bird said he misspoke and meant to say that tolerating one peanut reduces the risk of a reaction by 95 percent, not that it protects 95 percent of children allergic to peanuts.

News: DTE Energy provided some notice to several thousand customers last year before cutting off their service under a new billing system. A Jan. 5 story incorrectly characterized the notification.


Sports: Merrily Dean Baker was director of women's athletics at the University of Minnesota. Her title was incorrect in a Jan. 30 story.

Editorial: The Secchia Center in Grand Rapids, named after donors Peter and Joan Secchia, is headquarters for the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. The college affiliation was incorrect in a Jan. 28 editorial.

News: Organ donor Ryan Anderson is from Traverse City. A Jan. 27 story misstated his hometown.

News: Zac Fosler is executive director of the Ypsilanti Housing Commission. His name was misspelled in a Jan. 24 story.

News: The annual budget of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Michigan is $25 million. The amount was incorrect in a Jan. 16 story.

News: The Soo Locks are closed for annual winter maintenance. A headline on a Jan. 8 story incorrectly characterized the closure.

News: Dean T. Niforos, assistant superintendent for human resources at Birmingham Public Schools, said the district would continue to require any long-term substitute assignments of 90 days or more to have a teaching certificate. The requirements were incorrect in a Jan. 8 story.

Business: Tesla on Wednesday pushed back the quarter in which it would begin producing 5,000 Model 3 sedans per week to the second quarter of 2018. A Jan. 4 story about sales of electric vehicles incorrectly identified the new target quarter.  


News: Former Flint emergency manager Darnell Earley  is charged with involuntary manslaughter, among other charges, while former emergency manager Gerald Ambrose is accused of committing false pretenses, conspiracy to commit false pretenses, misconduct in office and willful neglect of duty. A Dec. 13 story listed the charges incorrectly.

Business: Mark Hildebrandt is the Chevrolet Volt owner who owns a solar business in Ann Arbor. His first name was incorrect in a Dec. 4 story about consumer adoption of electric vehicles.


News: Beatification is the final step before canonization, or sainthood, in the Catholic Church. A November 17 story about the beatification of the Rev. Solanus Casey misstated the process.

News: George Brikho, who was nominated by Macomb County Clerk Karen Spranger to be her chief deputy, pleaded no contest in 1999 to misdemeanor aggravated assault. A June 23 story incorrectly reported his plea.

News: Michigan State Police Director Kriste Kibbey Etue’s annual pension amount is $91,920.64. Incomplete information supplied by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget was reported in an Oct. 23 story.

News: Soar Technology Inc. was among the donors to Lawrence Technological University’s autonomous vehicle project. The company was misidentified in an Oct. 17 story.

News: Detroit Councilman Scott Benson spent 82 hours, or more than three days, in jail in 2015 for a drunk driving conviction, according to the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office records. An Oct. 16 story  incorrectly reported his jail time. 

News: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration must decide whether to approve an experimental gene therapy for blindness by Jan. 12. An Oct. 9  story  reported a wrong deadline.

Opinion: David Dauch is CEO of American Axle & Manufacturing​. An Oct. 1 column by Paul W. Smith about Vice President Mike Pence's visit to Michigan gave an incorrect name.


Entertainment: David DiChiera is founder and artistic director emeritus of Michigan Opera Theatre, which presents Ricky Ian Gordon’s “27” March 10-11. DiChiera's title and the performance dates were incorrect in a Sept. 27 story.

News: Macy's would not be included in the demolition of the former Northland Center, A Sept. 21 story incorrectly reported that it would be part of the demolition, but officials said the Macy’s building has great potential for adaptive reuse.

Business: Tesla has decided not to participate in the 2018 North American Car, Truck, and Utility of the Year awards. A Sept. 15 story incorrectly reported that Tesla could not have a Model 3 available for testing and had withdrawn its entry. 

Features: Michigan's minimum hourly wage is $8.90 and tipped hourly wage is $3.38. The amount of tipped hourly wage was incorrect in a Sept. 12 story.

News: Peter W. Wood is president of the National Association of Scholars. His last name was incorrectly spelled in a story on 6A of the Thursday’s (8/31) edition of the Detroit News.


On Screen: In the movie “Leap!” Nat Wolff provides the voice of the character Victor. An Aug. 25 review misidentified the actor.

Features: The location of YumVillage food truck, a participant in Metro Detroit Black Restaurant Week, is located at 1428 Van Dyke. An incorrect street name appeared in an August 16 story.

Sports: The Tigers have lost nine of their last 11 games. An Aug. 15 story included the incorrect number of games lost.

News:  Nikolai Vitti is superintendent of the Detroit Public School Community District. An Aug. 10 story incorrectly spelled his name.

Features: The label for a collaboration beer between Atwater Brewery and Westborn Market was designed by Tony Roko. An Aug. 9 story spelled his name wrong.

News: University of Michigan hospital is followed by Beaumont Hospital-Royal Oak and Spectrum Health Butterworth and Blodgett campuses, Grand Rapids among hospitals in Michigan, according to the 2017 rankings released Tuesday by U.S. News & World Report magazine. Some rankings were incorrect in an Aug. 8 story.

News: Eric Doster is former general counsel of the Michigan Republican Party. His position was incorrect in an Aug. 7 story about how Kid Rock’s name would appear on the ballot.


Features:A July 31 story about the renovation of the former Detroit News building contained incorrect attribution of some quotes and facts. The story has been updated to correct the attribution.

Features: Otus Supply is an eatery in Ferndale. The name was misspelled in a July 30 story.

Autos: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is in the first of a two-phase restructuring of U.S. operations. A July 25 story mischaracterized its progress. Also, the accompanying informational box should have said that a $700 million investment at the Toledo North facility is only for Jeep Wrangler retooling and the Warren Truck and Toledo South plants will share in the $1 billion investment  that is expected to add 2,000 jobs. Aspects of those commitments were incorrect.

Business: Drifter Coffee will be at the MoPop Festival in Detroit July 29-30. A July 25 story was updated to include the new location.

Opinion: Congressman Dan Kildee this summer decided not to run for governor in 2018. His name was incorrect in Nolan Finley’s July 20 column.

News: A memorial luncheon for former Dearborn City councilwoman Nancy Hubbard will take place Sunday at The Henry hotel in Dearborn. A July 12 story gave the wrong location.

News: Nick Margo is the head football coach for Star International Academy. A July 10 story misstated his first name.


Features: Benj Pasek and Justin Paul won a Tony Award for best original score (music and/or lyrics) written for the theater for "Dear Evan Hansen." A June 12 story incorrectly named the award. 

News: Michigan teacher pension benefits are based on how much a teacher earned over the final three or five years of their career, depending on their date of hire. A teacher who worked three decades and earned a final average salary of $60,759 could get a monthly benefit of $2,891, according to the Office of Retirement Services. A retired pension member with 20 years of credited service who earned $38,452 could get $1,162 a month. Annual benefits were incorrect in a June 4 story.


News: LaMar Lemmons is a Detroit school board member. His name was misspelled in a May 25 story about new Detroit Superintendent Nikolai Vitti.

News: Target Insyght released the results of its May 17-18 poll of 400 Detroit residents to The Detroit News, but the newspaper did not sponsor the poll. The relationship was incorrect in a May 22 story and graphic.

News: Eric Evans, the president of hospital operations for Tenet Healthcare Corp., said “It was a trade-off of complexity to efficiency” in addressing the changes at Detroit Medical Center’s instrument cleaning processes. He was misquoted in a May 12 story.

Features: Woodward Avenue Brewers is open 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Mon.-Fri. and noon-2 a.m. Sat.-Sun. The incorrect days were listed in a May 10 story.

Homestyle: The Grosse Pointe Garden Tour is June 23 and 24.  Inaccurate information appeared in Nancy Szerlag’s May 5 Gardening column

News: An ambulance driver transported a wounded Detroit police officer to Beaumont Hospital, Oakwood, rather than two hospitals that were closer. A May 2 story incorrectly reported the driver passed two hospitals.


Homestyle: Kim Hoxworth is a doll maker from Farmington Hills. Her last name was misspelled in an April 28 story.

News: Gabrielle Psalms Settles is graduating from the College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts at Wayne State University. A May 1 story incorrectly identified the college from which she is receiving her degree. It also originally included a photo incorrectly identified as Settles.

News: Mark Steenbergh is the former mayor of Warren. His name was incorrect in an April 28 story about present Mayor Jim Fouts.

News: The owner of a home valued at $200,000 in the Chippewa Valley Schools district would pay $50 a year for the proposed $89.9 million bond issue on the May 2 ballot. The taxpayer cost was incorrect in an April 27 story.

Business: Café con Leche encompasses 1,700 square feet. The size of the cafe was wrong in an April 25 story.

News: Nahidh Shaou is the former Iraqi ex-convict who fears his upcoming deportation. His first name was incorrect in an April 15 story about the upcoming resumption of Iraqi deportations.

Entertainment: Smokey Robinson will perform at Chene Park on July 8. An April 12 story listed the incorrect date for the concert. 

Entertainment: Aaron Dworkin is stepping down as dean of the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre and Dance after two years – not one year, as reported in an April 5 story.

Business: The original Better Made factory was founded in 1930 as Cross and Peters. An April 4 story misstated that founding.

On Screen: Because of incorrect information provided to the newspaper, several dates for Michigan Opera Theatre’s upcoming season were incorrect in a Friday, March 31 story. “Rigoletto” will play Oct. 14-22, while “27” will be staged March 10 only. Soprano Kathleen Battle’s solo recital will be Nov. 5, while the American Ballet Theatre’s “Romeo and Juliet” will go up Feb. 8-11. Stephen Lord, principal conductor, will handle MOT artistic direction for two years through 2018-2019. 

Sports: The Detroit Tigers' record from the 1989 season was 59-103. It was incorrect in an  April 2 story.


News: U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman, R-Watersmeet, is a retired Marine lieutenant general. His military rank was misidentified in a March 23 story.

Features: Dick Wagner’s Remember the Child benefit concert is March 24. The date was incorrect in a March 15 story.

Features: A March 15 story misstated the run dates for "Rent" at the Fisher Theatre. The show runs from March 21-26. Abbott Middle School theater teacher Ryan Moore's name also was incorrect.

Features:  March 7 story quoted Life Remodel CEO Chris Lambert using words that conveyed a different meaning. He intended to say that the one rule Community Innovation Center Durfee Elementary-Middle School tenants must follow is “to be passionate about building community within the building and passionate about the community outside the building.” 

Life+Home: Nine-inch pies at Sister Pie bakery cost $28. The pie size was incorrect in a March 6 story. Also, it took pastry chef Tianna Bogan four months to train for her position after four months as a dishwasher. The length of time she spent washing dishes was incorrect.

Sports: A Big Ten men's basketball tournament schedule published March 6 incorrectly listed the matchup for a quarterfinal game. Minnesota plays the No. 5-12/13 seed winner.


News: A Feb. 27 story misidentified the sponsor of a fundraiser Mayor Mike Duggan is throwing Wednesday in New York City at the Manhattan store of Detroit-based luxury brand Shinola.

News: A headline with a Feb. 27 story spelled Hamtramck incorrectly.

News: A Feb. 25 story incorrectly identified the Boardman Dam in a photo.

News: A previous version of one of the items in the Feb. 16 Political Insider column should have made it clear that Michigan Congressman Justin Amash uses the terms "Affordable Care Act" and "Obamacare" interchangeably. 

Entertainment: Former New York club SqueezeBox was the inspiration for the musical “Hedwig and the Angry Inch.” The club was incorrectly identified in a Feb. 15 story.

News:A Feb. 3 story about a federal judge's dismissal of a major class-action lawsuit from Flint residents over how the state handled changes in the city's water contained passages from a story by Gongwer News Service without attribution. It also incorrectly referred to Cary McGehee's gender.


News:Jan. 27 obituary for Detroit community development professional Brad Frost included quotes that should have been attributed to social media posts. Dana Frost was quoted via Instagram; Doug Stewart, Facebook; and Jeremy Potter, LinkedIn. The sources of the quotes were not identified.

Entertainment: Pianist Christopher O’Riley is performing with the Pacifica Quartet 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at the Seligman Performing Arts Center, and solo at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22, at Varner Recital Hall. His performance dates were incorrectly listed in a Jan. 18 story.

Autos: The 2018 Ford Mustang is dropping the V-6 engine as an option for the first time since 1994. The time frame was incorrectly stated in a Jan. 17 story.

Entertainment: Lou's Deli is at 8220 W. McNichols in Detroit and can be reached at (313) 861-1321.  An incorrect address and phone number were listed in a Jan. 12 story


Homestyle:  The Cotswold Cafe at the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House will be expanded under proposed plans for the estate. The name of the cafe was incorrect in a Jan. 6 story

Homestyle:  A Jan. 6 recipe for Tomato-Glazed Meatloaves omitted milk, eggs and parsley and has been updated with the missing ingredients and instructions.

Entertainment: The phone number for La Cucina del Vino is (586) 254-2999. An incorrect number was listed in a Dec. 22 story.

News: The birth year for  Mandell Berman was mistakenly given as the year he graduated from high school in a Dec. 26 obituary.

News: Luke MacGilvray is the man behind the mask of the holiday demon Krampus. MacGilvray's name was misspelled in some references in a Dec. 11 story.

Homestyle: Renaissance Restorations in Birmingham was the contractor for two of homeowner Dottie Adair’s bathrooms in Detroit’s historic Boston-Edison neighborhood. The company’s name was wrong in a Dec. 2 story.


News:A Nov. 2 story misidentified the gender of Aiden Ramirez-Tatum, a UM freshman. 


Entertainment:An Oct. 21 story gave a wrong first name for actor, producer and director Tyler Perry. 

News: Lead poisoning treatment drug calcium disodium versenate, a sterile injectible version of the drug calcium EDTA. An Oct. 21 story gave the incorrect name of the drug. The story also misspelled the name of Marianne Udow-Phillips.

Business: S. Jack Hu is vice president for research at the University of Michigan. Where he worked was incorrect in an Oct. 18 story.

Editorial: The city of Detroit has levied fines of about $500,000 on contractors working on the new Red Wings arena built by Olympia Development of Michigan. The amount was incorrect in an Oct. 17 editorial.

News: Democrat Suzanna Shkreli of Clarkston, running for Congress in Michigan's 8th District, raised $411,421 for the third quarter. An Oct. 16 story omitted one of two reports, resulting in an incorrect fundraising total.

News: An informational session about  Kresge Innovative Projects: Detroit will take place Nov. 15. An Oct. 13 story contained the wrong date.

Home: The Mercantile Detroit, a marketplace of socially conscious artisans selling a variety of goods, will be held from 2-8 p.m. Sunday at Eastern Market, 3434 Russell Street in Detroit. The location was incorrect in an Oct. 7 story

Business: The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau is the federal agency urging  banks and credit-cards issuer to give consumers their credit scores for free. The agency was misidentified in an Oct. 3 column


News: Eastern Michigan University student Joan Schell disappeared from campus after hitchhiking in front of the student union in June 1968. A Sept. 27 story incorrectly reported the year of her disappearance.

News: The number of absentee ballots cast by Michigan voters increased nearly 19 percent from 2010 to 2014. A Sept. 21 story incorrectly stated the time frame.

Features: Detroit native Sophia Urista was chosen to be on the team of Miley Cyrus on “The Voice.” A Sept. 21 story incorrectly stated her team.

News: A missing Farmington Hills woman's personal items were found on a water heater inside a PetSmart store. A Sept. 15 story incorrectly named the store.

Business: MGM GRand Detroit's new president Michael Neubecker most recently served as senior vice president and chief financial officer at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. A Sept. 9 story misstated his background.


News: Marathon Oil Corp. has no active drilling permits that it purchased from Encana Corp. in 2014. A previous version of this story misidentified the company name and the number of active permits. Information was incorrect in an Aug. 29 story

News: Swartz Creek Community Schools does not share a border with Flint Community Schools, leading a New Jersey nonprofit to eliminate the pairing from a report issued this week about the nation’s most segregated school district boundaries. The group EdBuild said it was in error when it included the Swartz Creek/Flint boundary in its list as reported in an Aug. 22 story. The two districts are separated by the Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools district. 

News: Mahle Powertrain is opening a new headquarters in Plymouth while Mahle, the parent company, will keep corporate headquarters in Farmington Hills. Information was incorrect in an Aug. 18 story

Features:  Yiannis and Pat Karimalis hosted the recent “Art in the Garden” in their Novi home. Their name was incorrect in an Aug. 18 Society Confidential column.

News: Kelly Rossman-McKinney has been hired by the Detroit Regional Chamber Foundation campaign seeking to educate the public about the benefits of more regional transportation. Her role was incorrect in an Aug. 3 story


News: Term-limited state Rep. Kurt Heise, R-Plymouth, has not made an endorsement among the Republicans vying to succeed him in the House District 20 primary race. A July 20 story incorrectly reported that he supported a candidate.

News: Detroit Public Schools assistant general counsel Marquita Sylvia said in an email that attorney fees in the district’s lawsuits range from $290 to $510 per hour. A July 18 story incorrectly attributed to her the verification of a specific amount charged by George Butler of Dickinson Wright. He told a judge he is charging $475 per hour. 


News: Annmarie Erickson is leaving the Detroit Institute of Arts to be a consultant to the Detroit Regional Chamber Foundation, charged with building support for regional transit solutions. A June 30 story incorrectly identified her new employer.

Features:A June 24 Neal Rubin column has been updated to remove an incorrect statement that Stemedica, a San Diego, California-based biopharmaceutical company, gave lawyer Jim Gass stem cell treatment in Mexico following a stroke. 

News: Wayne State University’s annual tuition for in-state, lower-division full-time students will be $12,268 annually, up from $11,814 this year, a jump of 3.8 percent. A June 24 story incorrectly stated the tuition amount for full-time freshmen and sophomores. 

Business: A General Motors experienced internship program offering technical internship programs to those who have been out of the workplace for two years or more is open to men and women. A June 24 story has been updated to include men. 

Entertainment: Ringo Starr's first hit single "It Don't Come Easy" was released in 1971. The date was incorrect in a story published June 16

News:  A June 9 article about Syrian refugees in Michigan has been corrected to replace a missing word in a quote from Rochester Hills resident Dick Manasseri. The quote now reads, “People in law enforcement, the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security, all say refugees can’t be vetted because there are no records for them.” 

Business: Flat Rock Assembly will have two weeks of summer shutdown. The Detroit News was given incorrect information in a June 7 story


Business:  A May 30 article that examined whether U.S. automakers are benefiting from problems at foreign brands mischaracterized data about shopping habits at Comparisons of cross-shopping between brands represented queries of shoppers who were considering buying Volkswagens against other brands, not shoppers who currently own Volkswagens and were looking at other brands.

News: Naloxone kits were provided for the Ferndale Police Department by the Oakland County Community Mental Health Authority. The story misstated incorrectly stated who provided naloxone kits to Ferndale.

Business:  A chart accompanying a May 2 story about Michigan insurance rate increases misstated the rate of premium increases for Michigan drivers.


Features: An item in Society Confidential on April 29 should have attributed descriptive information about a Caribbean home listing to the original report that appeared in

Opinion:  James Edwards, the Memphis-area host of the radio show “The Political Cesspool” has no formal position with the Ku Klux Klan. He has informed The Detroit News that he believes a March 17 opinion column about his support of the presidential campaign of Donald Trump left the impression that Edwards served in an official capacity with the Ku Klux Klan.

Business:  A photo caption with an April 5 story misidentified Sapa CEO Egil Hogna and Tolga Egrilmezer, vice president of strategic products.


News: A March 30 story incorrectly provided information about donors. The Walton Family Foundation, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the Skillman Foundation are providing financial support to the enrollment program, and Team Detroit is an in-kind contributor. The Ford Foundation has made a general grant to Excellent Schools Detroit, but no Ford entity is funding the enrollment program.

News: A March 2 story incorrectly quoted EAA chancellor Veronica Conforme about the time to turn around a school.


News: A Feb. 5 story incorrectly listed the Detroit Zoo staffers on 10-day trip to Antarctica. 

News: A Feb. 3 story incorrectly referred to the EPA's Jennifer Crooks in a story about a congressional hearing on the Flint water crisis.


Sports: The “Immaculate Reception” by the Steelers occurred in the 1972 season. A Super Bowl video by Jerry Green contains the incorrect year of the play.

Business: A Jan. 27 story was updated to add information on what the revised plan reveals about focusing domestic car production on SUVs and pickups.

News:A Jan. 22 story contained incorrect information on ex-Detroit City Council president Charles Pugh's current employment in New York. Two restaurants say he no longer works for them.

Business: The Michigan Attorney's General's office posted on its website a consumer alert about unlicensed lenders offering abusive loans on auto titles. A Jan. 4 story contained incorrect information.


Entertainment: Tickets for the Fort Street Chorale & Chamber Orchestra performance of “The Messiah” at Fort Street Presbyterian Church, 3 p.m. Dec. 5-6, are $20, $15 for students and groups of 10. A Nov. 19 story listed incorrect ticket prices.

News: The inmate phone-service provider in Genesee County is Securus. The firm was incorrect in a Nov. 9 story. 

News: The company that authenticates baseball memorabilia is PSA/DNA Authentication Services ( The firm’s name and website address was incorrect in a Nov. 6 story.

News: Michael Curley, 26, was killed in a hit-and-run accident in Ann Arbor Oct. 28 while bicycling home from a downtown restaurant. His name was incorrect in a Nov. 5 column.


News: On Tuesday, Rochester Hills is seeking the renewal and new additional amount for a total of 0.10 mill, and Ferndale's millage is a  non-homestead renewal. Millage information for the two communities was incorrect in an Oct. 28 story.

News: On Tuesday, Rochester Hills is seeking the renewal and new additional amount for a total of 0.10 mill, and Ferndale's millage is a  non-homestead renewal. Millage information for the two communities was incorrect in an Oct. 28 story.

News: The former American Motors Corp. site on Plymouth Road near Schaefer sold for $500. The winning bid was wrong in an Oct. 27 story.

Business: Tax rules limit total annual contributions to all types of IRAs to $5,500 with an additional $1,000 for savers older than 50 in any one tax year. A Monday story incorrectly stated options for contributions to Individual Retirement Accounts:


News:  There are four roundabouts in West Bloomfield Township. The number was incorrect in information provided to The Detroit News for a September 27 story about the opening of a roundabout at 14 Mile and Orchard Lake Road.


Entertainment: Zayn Malik was the second oldest member of One Direction before leaving the group in March. His age status was incorrect in a Thursday story.

News:Michigan allocated $3.7 million for the Indian Tuition Waiver program in 2014, including a $500,000 supplemental appropriation that was divided among the state’s 15 public universities. An Aug. 11 story and graphic incorrectly reported the amount of funding for the program. This story also has been updated to reflect that the state of Michigan received land Indian tribal land in return for pledging to put native people through college. It also corrects the number of students enrolled through the program at Central Michigan University to 165.

JULY 2015

Business: Garden Fresh is the Ferndale company recently acquired by Campbell Soup Co. The company name was incorrect in a quotation by agent Patrick Carolan in a real estate story Tuesday.

News: A  July 28 story noted that Detroit Dog Rescue was founded by Detroit rapper Daniel “Hush” Carlisle. In addition, the nonprofit’s co-founder is Emmy-nominated TV producer Monica Martino.

News: Laurie Sabin of Bloomfield Township started participating in the Wish-A-Mile Bicycle Tour two years ago. A story on Thursday incorrectly stated which event launched her participation.

News: The name of child trauma expert Dr. James Henry was incorrectly reported in an online  story published July 27 as Dr. Henry James.

News:A headline on a story about Attorney General Bill Schuette's fundraising activity was incorrect. He has raised $116,000 in contributions this year.

News: An Oakland County training session designed to help curb prescription drug abuse is scheduled for Oct. 3. The date was incorrect in an information box with a July 21 story.

News: A July 13 story about health care costs at Detroit automakers should have said some veteran tier-one hourly workers pay a deductible for health care coverage, while some entry-level tier-two workers have slightly higher overall out-of-pocket costs, including higher deductibles than tier-one workers.

News: The number of  Maggie Dorsey’s children, the age of one of them, and her marital situation were stated incorrectly in a July 8 story.

News: A July 7 story about the Michigan State Fair expanding contained an incorrect reference to the Suburban Collection Showplace.

JUNE 2015

News:West Bloomfield neurologist Gavin Awerbuch, the subject of a federal Medicare fraud investigation, is divorced. A June 18 story incorrectly listed his marital status.

News: Berta Vivanco is one of the parents who graduated from the Toyota Family Learning Program. Her last name was incorrect in a story on June 18.

News: Augie Paniagua of Bloomfield Township and his partner, David Batlemento, were one of the first same-sex couples to get married in Oakland County on Friday, June 26. Paniagua's last name was misspelled in a June 26 story.