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Detroit Police Seek Suspect in Weekend Robbery

Detroit Police Department(DETROIT) -- Police are searching for a man who robbed a business in Detroit over the weekend.

The robbery happened on Saturday morning at the Check 'N Go business located at 14844 West 7 Mile Road. Police said two employees were closing the business, when a man armed with a gun approached the two women, forced them inside, and demanded money. The suspect then fled the scene in a vehicle.

Police have released surveillance photos of the suspect, and anyone with information on the man being sought or the crime, is asked to contact Detroit Police at 313-596-1240 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.

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Vice President Biden in Detroit for Labor Day Parade

(DETROIT) -- Vice President Joe Biden made an appearance in Detroit on Monday, where he attended a Labor Day event.

According to the White House, Biden was in town to deliver remarks at the City's annual Labor Day parade.

The event kicked off around 9:30 a.m. in the area of Michigan Avenue and Rosa Parks Boulevard.

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Sanitation Trucks to Remove Flood-Damaged Items in Dearborn

(DEARBORN, Mich.) -- Dozens of trucks will be making their way through Dearborn on Saturday to remove flood-damaged materials.

The city says over 100 trash trucks will be coming around to pick up and cart away flood-damaged items at curbs.

Residents who have items to discard are asked to have their items at the curb by 7 a.m. Saturday.

Residents are also being asked to keep streets clear of parked vehicles to allow collection crews easy access to the garbage.

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One Killed, Two Injured in Detroit Shooting

(DETROIT) -- Gunmen are at-large following a shooting in Detroit early Friday morning.

The Detroit Free Press reports that three people were shot -- a man in his 20's died and a 14-year-old boy and a 20-year-old man were injured.

The shooters fled the scene.

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Detroit Jazz Festival Brings Downtown Street Closures

(DETROIT) -- The annual Detroit Jazz Festival being held this Labor Day weekend will be a treat for music lovers, but may be a headache for some motorists because of all the street closures.

The festival takes place in downtown Detroit, and city officials say this means a number of streets will be closed off through Monday to facilitate activities associated with the event.

The following streets will be closed as a result of the festival:

  • Woodward closed at Gatitot/State
  • Monroe closed at Farmer
  • Michigan closed at Griswold
  • Fort closed at Giswold
  • Cadillac Square closed at Bates
  • Congress closed at Griswold
  • Congress closed at Bates (Parking access maintained)
  • Larned closed at Griswold (Loading and Parking access maintained)
  • Woodward closed at Jefferson

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