CRIME & SAFETY
City council considers new rules after deadly gas station shooting on Detroit’s east side
DETROIT – A deadly incident inside a Detroit gas station has city council considering new rules to protect customers. It stems from a clerk’s decision to lock the doors, trapping customers inside when a man pulled out a gun during an argument. They couldn’t escape, and all three...
Crashes, fights, gunfire occur at massive car show on Detroit’s east side
DETROIT – The car show that turned chaotic, with several crashes, fights, and gunfire, drew thousands along Gratiot Avenue on Detroit’s east side over the weekend. People living nearby say things got out of hand as the night went on. Most enjoyed the evening and rolling car show,...
Woman killed, 6 others injured in fiery Memorial Day crash, police searching for suspect driver who fled scene
One woman is dead and six others were hurt in a hit-and-run crash that caused their vehicle to erupt into flames in Detroit on Memorial Day – and police are now trying to track down the driver who allegedly struck them.
Man charged with murder after half-sister killed during shootout at Sterling Heights family business
(WXYZ) — A man has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of his half-sister outside the family business in Sterling Heights on Friday. Prosecutors in Macomb County have charged 54-year-old Zachary Holston III with Second Degree Murder and Felony Firearm. He was arraigned on the charges Tuesday. Bond was set at $500,000 cash/surety, no 10%.
Motorcyclist killed on Memorial Day after truck turns in front of him in Oakland County
(FOX 2) - A motorcyclist was killed at a notorious intersection in northern Oakland County when a pickup truck turned in front of them, causing a crash. Michigan State Police responded around 10 a.m. on Memorial Day when the dispatch center received calls of a two-vehicle crash in Holly Township.
Police recover body of adult male from Detroit River
(CBS DETROIT) - Detroit police are investigating after the body of a man was found floating in the Detroit River in a popular area of Detroit's downtown. Corporal Dan Donakowski said the Detroit Police Harbor Master pulled the man from the river shortly before 11:30 a.m. Sunday after the body was spotted floating in the water near Aretha Franklin Park and Amphitheatre. Police have not identified the man. It's not clear if the man drowned or was already dead before going into the water. An autopsy is pending.
Nessel announces arrests in million dollar EBT fraud case
The warrants also led to "substantial material seizures related to the alleged crime and additional potential suspects," according to a press release from the Department of Attorney General.
Motorcyclist in northern Oakland County dies in traffic crash
A motorcycle driver was killed in a crash with a pick-up truck in Holly on Monday morning, according to Michigan State Police. About 9:50 a.m., the Detroit Regional Communication Center received calls about a traffic crash involving a pickup and a motorcycle near the intersection of Holly and Belford roads in Holly Township. An...
Detroit gas stations could be punished for endangering customers, council says
DETROIT (FOX 2) - Gas stations in Detroit could soon be required to train their clerks to de-escalate situations in an effort to curb violence and keep customers safe. Potential ordinances targeted gas stations will be the subject of a Detroit City Council consideration Tuesday when leaders meet to discuss whether companies that own the local fueling spots should prepare their clerks for certain situations that can spiral out of control.
Video reveals fatal shooting of 13-year-old Detroit boy due to disagreement over a bike
DETROIT – A video reveals the fatal shooting of a 13-year-old boy from Detroit due to a disagreement over a bike. Craig Patterson, 13, was killed on March 16 on Frankfort Street in Detroit’s east side due to a disagreement. A video was played in court on Tuesday...
Annual Oakland County event remembers domestic violence victims on Memorial Day
PONTIAC, Mich. – It’s an annual event held for over a decade and organized by a woman who knows the pain of losing someone all too well. For many who have lost family members to violence, it isn’t easy putting one foot in front of the other to move forward.
Police searching for 13-year-old Madyson, missing since leaving friend's house in Detroit at 1 a.m. Tuesday
The Detroit Police Department is asking for tips to help find a 13-year-old girl, who disappeared after leaving a friend’s house early in the morning of Tuesday, May 30.
AG Nessel: 3 charged with fraudulent use of EBT cards totaling $4M
LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - Tuesday, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel held a press conference alongside members of the FORCE Team to give an update on the Organized Retail Crime Unit’s first large-scale investigation. The multi-agency investigation led to three people being charged with fraudulently using EBT cards at Sam’s...
Officials investigate illegal dumping of tires in Detroit
(CBS DETROIT) - City officials are investigating after a mountain of tires was found illegally dumped in Detroit.Detroit police say the tires were dumped in the area of Interstate 96 and Burt Road. Members of the General Assignment Unit as well as the city Department of Public Works cleaned up the area.Authorities advised residents to report illegal dumping by calling 911. You can also report a dumping site by using the Improve Detroit app.Earlier this month, city officials cleaned up illegal dumping at an abandoned building in Detroit.Officials say property owners are responsible for keeping their property free of debris.
Man speeding away from party kills one woman with truck, injures another
A 43-year-old Detroit man who struck two women with a pickup truck, ran away from the crash on foot, and tried to hide in nearby woods, could soon face charges stemming from the deadly crash.
Suspect in vandalism of Michigan synagogue hoped to blame graffiti on Ukrainian militia
A 35-year-old woman accused of spray painting a swastika and the phrase “Azov” on a Royal Oak synagogue last month allegedly told police she hoped people would blame the racist on a Ukrainian militia, according to the Associated Press. Earlier this month, Oakland County Prosecutor Karen McDonald charged...
Heavy equipment sparks billowing debris fire during demolition of building in West Bloomfield
Thick smoke could be seen for miles after fire crews say construction equipment demolishing a defunct Pella window company building in West Bloomfield started a raging debris fire on Tuesday morning.
A 20-year-old vehicle occupant died after a hit-and-run in Detroit
A violent crash in Detroit began when two vehicles collided early Monday and ended when one of the vehicles then slammed into a building, caught fire and left one occupant dead, city police said. The incident happened around 1:20 a.m. near the intersection of Grand River Avenue and Southfield Freeway,...
Tragic Discovery: Body Pulled from Detroit River Sparks Investigation
Authorities are currently conducting an investigation after the lifeless body of an unidentified man was recovered on Sunday. The unsettling discovery has raised questions and left the community seeking answers, as officials work diligently to unravel the circumstances surrounding this unfortunate event.
As wrong-way driving deaths pile up on Michigan freeways, here is what experts say is to blame
In the last seven days, three people have been killed in crashes involving wrong-way drivers on Metro Detroit-area freeways, seven more were injured. On a new Daily J, WWJ’s Zach Clark tries to figure out what is causing this deadly spike.
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