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Police: Student gunman died of self-inflicted shot

A girl, at left, is comforted at a church, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, where students were taken to be reunited with parents following a shooting at Marysville Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

MARYSVILLE, Wash. - A student opened fire Friday in a high school cafeteria north of Seattle, killing at least one person and shooting several others in the head before killing himself, officials said.

Students in the cafeteria said the gunman stared at the students as he shot them. They described a chaotic scene at Marysville Pilchuck High School, as panicked students ran for safety.

Student Alan Perez told KING-TV he was eating his lunch near the gunman when he heard the shots.

"He had a little gun in his hand. I saw the flash from the muzzle," Perez said.

Another student, Austin Taylor, told the station the shooter "was just staring down every one of his victims as he shot them."

Cedar Parker, a 17-year-old senior, told The Associated Press he was driving away from campus for lunch when he saw students running and trying to jump a fence. Parker let several into his car. He heard other students yelling for their friends: "Where are you?"

Parker said choosing not to eat in the cafeteria saved his life.

The shooter was a student at the school 30 miles north of Seattle, but Marysville Police Commander Robb Lamoureux said he could not provide more information on the gunman or his motive.

Lamoureux said the shooter died of a self-inflicted wound. 


Missouri police preparing for grand jury decision

FERGUSON, Mo. - Missouri police have been brushing up on constitutional rights and stocking up on riot gear to prepare for a grand jury's decision about whether to charge a white police officer who fatally shot a black 18-year-old in suburban St. Louis.

The preparations are aimed at avoiding a renewed outbreak of violence during the potentially large demonstrations that could follow an announcement of whether Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson will face a criminal trial for the Aug. 9 death of Michael Brown. 


Detroit to hold auction of city vehicles, machinery and shop equipment

DETROIT - Municipal garbage trucks, aerial bucket lift trucks, digger trucks, grapple trucks, backhoes and much more will be among the many offerings as the City of Detroit, in partnership with Hilco Industrial and Miedema Auctioneering and Appraisals, hold two upcoming public auctions of vehicles, machinery and shop service equipment no longer needed by the City.

In all, the city will be auctioning off more than 450 surplus vehicles it no longer needs. Despite no longer being needed by the city, many of these pieces of equipment can serve private contractors or other municipalities well for years to come.


Major services offered free at  annual men’s health event, no insurance required

DETROIT, MI - Supporting more than 7,000 attendees in the first three years of its Men’s Health Event, the Michigan Institute of Urology (MIU) Men’s Health Foundation will bring men onto the field to “Fight Like a Man” for their health at the 4th Annual Men’s Health Event at Ford Field in Detroit. The Foundation’s goal is to provide health screenings for thousands more Metro Detroit men, including those without health insurance.

The Men’s Health Event 20XIV will be held Saturday, Nov. 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Ford Field, Gate G. This free event, developed by doctors, will give men a better understanding of how to stay healthy, screen men for some of the most treatable diseases and to assess their current health, share information about men’s health topics and increase awareness about advances in healthcare. 


Business is Popping at Nino’s: Retailer unveils six new varieties of freshly popped popcorn

TROY, MI - Nino Salvaggio International Marketplace - the premier metro Detroit gourmet grocer – today formally unveiled its new popcorn line available in six flavors. Each bag is freshly popped to order at its Troy and Clinton Township stores and is genetically modified organism (GMO) free. The freshly popped corn will also be available at the company’s St. Clair Shores shop by mid-October. 


Godfrey Dillard continues to earn key endorsements

DETROIT, MI - Godfrey Dillard, Democratic nominee for Michigan Secretary of State, today announced that several organizations have endorsed his candidacy.

“I’m excited about the momentum generated by our campaign,” Dillard declared. “Armed with a growing list of powerful endorsements, coupled with a pledge to improve customer service and to protect the fundamental right to vote, I’m ready to score one for the people.”


Automotive Summit puts major focus on ethnic inclusion

DETROIT - The Rainbow PUSH Automotive Project, offered up an impressive parade of speakers for the 15thAnnual Rainbow PUSH Global Automotive Summit. This year’s theme was “Driving Ethnic Inclusion in the Global Automotive Expansion.”

The Summit was held at the MGM Grand Detroit Events Center. The Rainbow PUSH Global Automotive Summit is the only conference that delves deeply into the automotive industry as it relates to people of color.  


US jobless aid applications fall to 14-year low

Applications for US unemployment benefits plummet to 14-year low of 264,000

WASHINGTON - The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid dropped to the lowest level in 14 years last week, the latest sign of a strengthening labor market that could help blunt worries about the impact of weak global growth.

The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly applications for unemployment aid fell 23,000 to a seasonally adjusted 264,000, the lowest level since April 2000. Given that the U.S. population has grown considerably since then, the proportion of the U.S. workforce applying for benefits is even smaller. Applications are a proxy for layoffs.


Bagger Dave’s Burger Tavern makes lunch-on-a budget the thing to do

SOUTHFIELD, MI - Bagger Dave’s Burger Tavern, a full-service, ultra-casual restaurant and bar, will launch its “B’Lunch” or Budget Lunch offering in the Grand Rapids market and at its downtown Detroit location on Monday, Oct. 13. The Grand Rapids locations include: downtown Grand Rapids, Cascade Township, Grandville and Holland.

When guests order any entrée Monday through Friday, between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., they will receive $1 off each side item, up to five sides, for a total savings up to $5. Sides include: Fresh-Cut Fries, Dave’s Sweet Potato Chips®, 



Gov. Snyder and local non-profit volunteer to hand out new coats to over 600 DPS students

DETROIT, MI (Tell Us Det) - Marcus Garvey Academy in Detroit, played host to Governor Rick Snyder as he volunteered to help assist over 600 DPS elementary and middle school students in selecting new winter coats and warm winter apparel and at no cost to the kids. It was much like a fairytale due to Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan's Operation School Bell® program.

Mexico mayor accused of ordering attack on missing students

MEXICO CITY (AFP) - Demonstrators march in protest for the disappearance of 43 students from the Isidro Burgos rural teachers college, in Mexico City, Wednesday Oct. 22, 2014. Tens of thousands marched in Mexico City's main avenue demanding the return of the missing students. The Mexican government says it still does not know what happened to the young people after they were rounded up by local police in Iguala, a town in southern Mexico, and allegedly handed over to gunmen from a drug cartel Sept. 26, even though authorities have arrested 50 people allegedly involved. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte).

Motown founder Berry Gordy brings award winning musical back home to Detroit

Tell Us Detroit interview with Stevie Wonder during the Red Carpet event prior to opening night October 23, 2014, of Motown the Musical at the Fisher Theatre in Detroit. (Photo by HB Meeks/Tell Us Detroit)

DETROIT - Berry Gordy Jr. took his "Motown the Musical" production to Broadway and a few other places first. Yet they were mere proving grounds for its date with Detroit.

"Run Of The Dead" takes route through two historic southwest Detroit cemeteries, Nov. 1

DETROIT, MI - The Southwest Detroit Business Association (SDBA) will host the 2014 “Run of the Dead” from 7 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Nov. 1, at the Patton Park Recreation Center, 2301 Woodmere St., Detroit. The USATF-certified 5K and 10K races will take hundreds of competitors through two of southwest Detroit’s most historic cemeteries in celebration of Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead), a Mexican holiday that honors family and friends who are deceased.

The Parade Company unveils Motown float commissioned by Art Van Furniture

DETROIT - The Motown Sound that jumped out of Hitsville U.S.A.’s Studio A will be celebrated during the 88th America’s Thanksgiving Parade® presented by Art Van Furniture. The first-ever Motown Museum float commissioned by Art Van Furniture was unveiled tonight at The Parade Company’s annual Parade Preview Party and is the first new float reveal of the parade season. 

Mamma Mia! is a great rollercoaster ride of fun and music

DETROIT, MI (Tell Us Det) - Last Friday night was a dancing night for the audience that nearly filled the Fisher Theatre during the first of six performances of “Mamma Mia!” here in Detroit during the weekend. The hit show based on the music of the super popular 70's band ABBA is meant to make theatre goers have a time of pure joy. No reflections or extra analysis needed. 




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