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Meet the Michigan 4th-grader who started a craft shop to raise money for charity

2 hours 38 min ago

Ruby Dismondy loves making all kinds of crafts.

The fourth-grader started by looming bracelets and necklaces, and eventually worked her way up to ironing beads to make little figurines and keychains.

"Ruby's like every other 9-year-old," said her mom, Maria. "And I think that's just the nature of a 9 year old. They see something and their eyes glisten with excitement and they want it."

With so many of Ruby's crafts piling up in their home, the young entrepreneur had an idea.

"She wanted to sell her products," Maria said. "They were all over the house, and so this idea was exciting for me as a parent. My husband said, 'I'm going to take care of this. I'm going to set up a store for her.'"

The online store -- Ruby's Crafts for Kids -- is up and running on Etsy. Ruby doesn't make any money, though. All sales go to support St. Jude's Children's Hospital, one of her family's favorite helping organizations.

At first, Maria said she was surprised by the decision, though the family has always made a point to work on service projects together.

"I think as parents if we want our children to be kind and caring individuals we have to show them that," Maria said. "So instead of just putting money toward organizations, we try to find things that the kids can actually do. And do we've been doing that since she was a little girl."

For Ruby, that's translated at a young age to a sense of giving back and helping those in need. Learning to use a passion for others is an impressive accomplishment for one so young.

"I think it's important for parents to know service projects for kids it's not a huge to-do," Maria said. "They can do simple things."

"It's that act of kindness," she added. "And that's how we're going to raise our kind and caring generation."


Ruby's shop on Etsy: Ruby's Crafts for Kids

Detroit Tigers' Santa Paws to deliver holiday packages

3 hours 50 min ago

On Sunday, Dec. 16 and Monday, Dec. 17, Detroit Tigers mascot Paws, complete with a Santa costume, will deliver holiday packages to fans.

The service, which will cost $210, will include a customized stocking, a Detroit Tigers hat, promotional items, an oversized Tigers themed-holiday card and a 15-minute appearance with Paws.

An option to include an autographed baseball by a current Tigers player or coach is available for an additional $30.

All deliveries must be within 30 miles of Comerica Park and all orders must be received by Friday, Nov. 30 at 5 p.m.

For additional information or to purchase a Santa Paws delivery package, visit the Tigers website here.

Florida man enters police station, asks to go to jail for child porn, officers say

4 hours 7 min ago

A Florida man was arrested this month after he went to a police station and told officers that he needed to go to jail for downloading child porn on his cellphone, officers said.

Cory Hinsch, 24, was arrested on November 9 at the Pensacola Police Department.

Hinsch walked into the police station, approached an officer at the front desk, and said he needed to go to jail for child porn that he downloaded on his cellphone, according to an arrest report obtained by the Pensacola News Journal. He then held his cellphone up to the glass and showed the officer a picture of a young girl engaged in sex acts, the report said.

Hinsch told investigators that he downloaded the child porn from the dark web and agreed to let officers download and view his cellphone. Detectives said they found two photos depicting child pornography.

Hinsch was arrested and charged with two counts of possession of child pornography, according to officials. He was released November 13 on $10,000 bond.

Good dog? Michigan couple loses wedding ring, metal detector finds it inside puppy's stomach

4 hours 26 min ago

A West Michigan couple discovered their missing wedding ring inside their 10-month-old puppy.

Bella, a goldendoodle puppy, was the first suspect when Cindy McCombs couldn't find her wedding ring Sunday. The couple said Bella likes to grab things and hide them in their yard.

The ring was switched to her pinky finger Saturday night before bed and she woke up to find it missing.

Dan McCombs took a metal detector through the house and yard to find the ring. The metal detector didn't go off until he held it to Bella's stomach.

The couple drove Bella to Thornwood Veterinary Clinic in Ada, where an X-ray quickly confirmed that she had swallowed the ring.

Thornwood recommended taking Bella to BluePearl Veterinary Partners in Grand Rapids, who specialize in internal medicine, oncology, surgery and more.

Attempts to get Bella to cough up the ring were unsuccessful, so a doctor used an endoscope equipped with a tiny claw to remove the ring.

Bella returned to her normal puppy self 20 minutes after waking from the anesthesia.

"Cindy was very worried about Bella, and was so relieved to have her back with us and healthy," Dan McCombs said.

Judge sides with CNN, orders White House to restore credentials to reporter Jim Acosta

4 hours 44 min ago

A federal judge on Friday ordered the Trump administration to immediately return the White House press credentials of CNN reporter Jim Acosta.

U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Kelly, an appointee of President Donald Trump, announced his decision following a hearing in Washington. The judge said Acosta's credentials would be returned immediately and reactivated to allow him access to the White House.

CNN had asked the judge to force the White House to immediately hand back the credentials that give Acosta, CNN's chief White House correspondent, access to the White House complex for press briefings and other events. CNN asked for Acosta's credentials restored while a lawsuit over his credentials' revocation goes forward.

The White House revoked Acosta's credentials after he and Trump tangled during a press conference last week.

The judge said the government could not say who initially decided to revoke Acosta's hard pass. The White House had spelled out its reasons for revoking his credentials in a tweet from White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and in a statement after CNN filed its lawsuit. But the judge said those "belated efforts were hardly sufficient to satisfy due process."

The judge also found that Acosta suffered "irreparable harm," dismissing the government's argument that CNN could just send other reporters to cover the White House in Acosta's place.

The judge told attorneys to file additional court papers in the case by Monday.

Trump has made his dislike of CNN clear since before he took office and continuing into his presidency. He has described the network as "fake news" both on Twitter and in public comments.

At last week's press conference, which followed the midterm elections, Trump was taking questions from reporters and called on Acosta, who asked about Trump's statements about a caravan of migrants making its way to the U.S.-Mexico border. After a terse exchange, Trump told Acosta, "That's enough," several times while calling on another reporter.

Acosta attempted to ask another question about special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation and initially declined to give up a hand-held microphone to a White House intern. Trump responded to Acosta by saying he wasn't concerned about the investigation, calling it a "hoax," and then criticized Acosta, calling him a "rude, terrible person."

The White House pulled Acosta's credentials hours later.

The White House's explanations for why it seized Acosta's credentials have shifted over the last week.

Sanders initially explained the decision by accusing Acosta of making improper physical contact with the intern seeking to grab the microphone.

But that rationale disappeared after witnesses backed Acosta's account that he was just trying to keep the microphone, and Sanders distributed a doctored video that made it appear Acosta was more aggressive than he actually was. On Tuesday, Sanders accused Acosta of being unprofessional by trying to dominate the questioning at the news conference.

Michigan man who was shot, killed by other hunter on private land identified

4 hours 48 min ago

A man was shot and killed while hunting on a private land in Northern Michigan Thursday afternoon, the Michigan DNR said.

At about 1 p.m. Thursday, a conservation officer and South Torch Lake EMS personnel were dispatched to a reported hunting accident near the intersection of West Elder Road and Northeast Torch Lake Drive, which is located near the village of Alden, roughly 20 miles northeast of Traverse City.

Justin Beutel, 38, of Sanford was pronounced dead at the scene. Upon arrival, Albert and EMS responders found Beutel unresponsive. First aid was administered but he did not recover.

"Preliminary investigation reveals that Mr. Beutel was deer hunting on private property and was apparently shot by another subject hunting nearby," said Lt. James Gorno, a district law supervisor with the DNR.

The second hunter, who is not being identified, is a 45-year-old Gaylord man. Gorno said the two men were not hunting together and it is believed that they do not know each other.

The investigation is ongoing.

Regular firearm deer hunting season started on Thursday in Michigan.

Ford recalls nearly 40K vehicles for various issues

5 hours 24 min ago

Ford issued four separate recalls for different issues on Friday morning covering about 40,000 vehicles.

Select 2018 Ford Explorer vehicles with 2.3-liter or 3.5-liter GTDI engines for a misassembled fuel pressure sensor

Ford is issuing a recall for approximately 160 select 2018 Ford Explorer vehicles with 2.3-liter or 3.5-liter GTDI engines for a misassembled fuel pressure sensor that may result in a fuel leak, increasing the risk of a fire. Dealers will replace the vehicle's fuel line assembly at no cost to customers.

Ford is not aware of any accidents, injuries or fires resulting from this condition.

Affected vehicles include 2018 Ford Explorer vehicles built at Chicago Assembly Plant, July 29-31, 2018.

There are approximately 160 vehicles in North America, with 144 in the United States and federalized territories and 16 in Canada. The Ford reference number for this recall is 18S35.

Select 2019 Ford Super Duty vehicles for transmission casings

Ford is issuing a recall for approximately four 2019 Ford Super Duty vehicles in the United States for a transmission casing that may be missing material around the casting where the park pawl engages the transmission. This could cause a vehicle to move while in park, increasing the risk of injury. Dealers will inspect and replace transmission casing, as necessary, at no cost to customers.

Ford is not aware of any unintended vehicle movement, accidents or injuries resulting from this condition.

Affected vehicles include 2019 Ford Super Duty vehicles built at Kentucky Truck Plant, Aug. 21-23, 2018.

The Ford reference number for this recall is 18S36.

Select 2018 Ford Expedition and 2018 Lincoln Navigator vehicles with second-row bench seats for missing J-channel brackets

Ford is issuing a recall for approximately 38,000 select 2018 Ford Expedition and 2018 Lincoln Navigator vehicles with second-row center bench seats that may be missing J-channel reinforcement brackets in the seat track assembly. A seat track missing one or both J-channel reinforcement brackets may not properly restrain the seat assembly during a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

Dealers will inspect the seats to determine if both J-channel brackets are installed. If one or both brackets are missing, dealers will replace the center seat frame assembly at no charge to customers. Until the vehicle can be serviced for this concern, customers should move the seat back to its furthest position away from the front of the vehicle.

Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries resulting from this condition.

Affected vehicles include:

2018 Ford Expedition vehicles built at Kentucky Truck Plant, March 14, 2017 to Aug. 18, 2018 2018 Lincoln Navigator vehicles built at Kentucky Truck Plant, March 31, 2017 to Aug. 18, 2018

There are approximately 37,801 vehicles in North America, with 34,946 in the United States and federalized territories, 1,900 in Canada and 955 in Mexico. The Ford reference number for this recall is 18S37.

Select 2019 Lincoln Nautilus vehicles without adaptive front steering to replace driver airbag modules
Ford is issuing a recall for approximately 271 select 2019 Lincoln Nautilus vehicles without adaptive front steering to replace driver airbag modules that may have improperly injection-molded plastic covers that may separate during deployment, increasing risk of injury in a crash. Dealers will replace the vehicle's driver airbag module at no cost to customers.

Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries resulting from this condition.

Affected vehicles include 2019 Lincoln Nautilus vehicles without adaptive front steering built at Oakville Assembly Plant, Oct. 11-19, 2018.

There are approximately 271 vehicles in North America, with 268 in the United States and three in Canada. The Ford reference number for this recall is 18S38.

TOP STORIES Friday, November 16, 2018

5 hours 35 min ago

Here are the top stories:

4 TO KNOW: Weather: Snow showers Friday, more chances this weekend. Camp Fire: Death toll reaches 63; search intensifies with more than 600 missing. New Jersey: Homeless Samaritan tale raised $400K; police say it's a complete lie. Christmas Tree Lighting: 15th annual tree lighting to be held at Campus Martius Park. LOCAL: Detroit: Michigan woman sentenced in fatal police chase crash in Detroit that killed 19-year-old. Traffic: Metro Detroit weekend construction. Michigan Lottery: Man climbs through dumpster to find winning Lotto 47 ticket. Leonid Meteor Shower: How to see the Leonid Meteor Shower in Michigan this weekend. Christmas Tree Lighting: 15th annual tree lighting to be held at Campus Martius Park. Move Over Law: Michigan's 'Move Over Law' now includes all emergency vehicles, garbage trucks. Dan Gilbert: Detroit billionaire buys and Detroit: Smash and grab robbery reported at medical marijuana shop. Weather: Snow showers Friday, more chances this weekend. SUBMIT A NEWS TIP (click here)

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL: New Jersey: Homeless Samaritan tale raised $400K; police say it's a complete lie. Ohio: Investigators make arrests in deaths of 8 Ohio family members. Recall: Deadly salmonella outbreak forces USDA to recall raw turkey. Camp Fire: Death toll reaches 63; search intensifies with more than 600 missing. Weather: Snowstorm slams eastern US, killing 8. POLITICS: Florida: Day 7 of recount; here's what you need to know. Julian Assange: Court filing cites charges against WikiLeaks founder. Melania Trump: First lady not surprised by cyberbullying initiative 'ridicule'. California: Trump to visit California wildfire victims on Saturday. Veterans: VA officials grilled over delayed payments to thousands of student veterans. ENTERTAINMENT: Netflix: All the best holiday movies and specials coming to Netflix. Disney: Missing Disney film predating Mickey Mouse resurfaces in Japan. Kim Porter: Mother of Sean 'Diddy' Combs' children dies at 47. SPORTS: Detroit City FC: Detroit City FC part of newly announced soccer league. Jeff Rohrer: Former Dallas Cowboys LB Jeff Rohrer to marry gay partner. Shea Patterson: Is Shea Patterson having best statistical season for Michigan quarterback in 50 years? JOBS: Detroit: Development Centers seeking head start teacher. Romulus: Pace in Romulus holding job fairs for non-CDL driver, warehouse positions. Oakland County: Oakland County needs 25 part-time snowplow drivers. Detroit: Exela Technologies looking for office copy/mail associate. Troy: Tyler Technologies hiring software engineer. Sign up for ClickOnDetroit breaking news alerts and email newsletters

Michigan Lottery: Man climbs through dumpster to find winning Lotto 47 ticket

6 hours 55 min ago

A dumpster dive paid off in a big way for a Bay County man who won half of a $9.64 million jackpot playing the Michigan Lottery's Lotto 47 game.

The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, was one of two winners of the Lotto 47 jackpot on Oct. 10. He matched all six Lotto 47 numbers drawn: 05-12-24-31-35-42. Each winner won $4.82 million. The player bought his winning ticket at B&D Mini Mart, located at 32 West Munger Road in Munger.

"I have been playing the same numbers on Lotto 47 for more than two years," said the player. "I always use the same playslip to buy my tickets. In fact, a few months ago I accidentally threw it away and had to climb in a dumpster to get it back. I am so lucky that I found it!

"The morning after the drawing, I was out for a walk and checked the numbers on my phone. As soon as I saw they matched, I started shaking and haven't stopped since.

"It's been a rough couple of years for me. An injury caused me to go on disability and I haven't been able to find any work. Winning this prize has turned my life around in an instant. It means I can finally get some medical procedures that I couldn't have afforded before. This will undoubtedly improve my quality of life."

The player visited Lottery headquarters Thursday to claim the big prize. He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time lump sum payment of about $3 million rather than annuity payments for the full amount.

The second winning Lotto 47 ticket from the Oct. 10 drawing was bought at The Silver House Liquor, located at 16661 25 Mile Road in Macomb Township. The winning ticket holder, a Macomb County man who chose to remain anonymous, claimed his share of the jackpot on Oct. 12.

Each Lotto 47 play is only $1. Players select six numbers from one to 47 for a chance to win a jackpot starting at $1 million and grows until someone wins it. For an additional $1 per game, players may add EZMatch to their ticket for a chance to win up to $500 instantly. Lotto 47 drawings take place on Wednesday and Saturday at 7:29 p.m. Tickets may be purchased until 7:08 p.m. on the day of the drawing.

Homeless Samaritan tale raised $400K. Police say it's a complete lie

7 hours 31 min ago

A feel-good tale of a homeless man using his last $20 to help a stranded New Jersey woman buy gas was actually a complete lie, manufactured to get strangers to donate more than $400,000 to help the down-and-out good Samaritan, a prosecutor said Thursday.

Burlington County prosecutor Scott Coffina announced criminal charges against the couple who told the story to newspapers and television stations along with the homeless man who conspired with them to tell the story.

Coffina said the money, donated to homeless Marine veteran Johnny Bobbitt, will be refunded to people who saw the story and contributed to him through a GoFundMe page set up by the couple, Mark D'Amico and Katelyn McClure.

"The entire campaign was predicated on a lie," Coffina said. "It was fictitious and illegal and there are consequences."

Coffina said almost no part of the tale was true. McClure didn't run out of gas. Bobbitt didn't spot her in trouble and give her money.

Instead, the group met near a Philadelphia casino in October 2017 shortly before the three told their story.

Less than an hour after the couple set up the page to solicit donations, McClure sent a text message to a friend acknowledging the story was "completely made up," prosecutors said.

"I had to make something up to make people feel bad," McClure said in a text -- one of 60,000 reviewed by prosecutors -- to a friend.

GoFundMe said in a statement that people who donated money would get a full refund in the coming days. Coffina said the effort netted $367,000.

The group spent lavishly, Coffina said, and there are "zero" dollars left.

The couple bought a BMW, took a New Year's trip to Las Vegas and bought high-end handbags, among other items.

More than $85,000 in cash was withdrawn at, or near, casinos in Atlantic City, Bensalem, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia and Las Vegas.

The fraud didn't stop with the GoFundMe page. The trio did interview after interview, posed for photos together, revisited the spot where they claimed their first encounter happened and went on "Good Morning America." The Associated Press prominently featured their story.

Bobbitt, 35, was arrested Wednesday night by U.S. marshals in Philadelphia and remained in custody Thursday on probation detainers and a $50,000 bond. A message was left with a previous attorney of Bobbitt's.

D'Amico, 39, and McClure, 28, surrendered to authorities Wednesday night and were released. Their attorney said they have no comment.

All were charged with theft by deception and conspiracy to commit theft by deception. The charges carry prison time of up to 5 to 10 years.

Prosecutors began investigating after Bobbitt claimed he wasn't getting the money that had been raised on his behalf. He later sued the couple.

The prosecutor said "there's a good chance" the alleged fraud might not have been uncovered had Bobbitt not brought a civil suit earlier this year alleging that the couple mismanaged the funds.

The investigation began after the lawsuit was brought and parts of the group's story "didn't ring true," Coffina said.

In one text exchange in March 2018, McClure worried that she and D'Amico had less than $10,000 remaining, but D'Amico wasn't concerned, Coffina said.

He was certain that a book deal they were pursuing would "dwarf" the money from the GoFundMe fundraiser and a few months later, when the dispute with Bobbitt became public, D'Amico was not dissuaded, according to the prosecutor.

Instead D'Amico pitched a title that would encompass the controversy: "No Good Deed."

Investigators searched the Florence, New Jersey, home of D'Amico and McClure in September after questions arose about what happened to the money they raised for Bobbitt.

Michigan woman to be sentenced in fatal police chase crash in Detroit that killed 19-year-old

8 hours 13 min ago

A 28-year-old Michigan woman will face sentencing on Friday for her part in a fatal police chase crash earlier this year in Detroit.

Alyssa Marie Verbeke, 28, was allegedly fleeing Warren police and driving under the influence of drugs when she struck the victim's vehicle on Aug. 5 at Fairport and Lappin streets in Detroit.

After the crash, Verbeke fled on foot but was apprehended by Warren police officers, according to the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office.

Daziah Tanae Crawford, 19, was driving the vehicle that Verbeke struck. She was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Previous: Woman accused of fleeing police in fatal Detroit crash on Lappin Street bound over for trial

A 15-year-old boy was in the vehicle with Crawford. He also was transported to a hospital, where he was listed in temporary serious condition.

Verbeke agreed to a plea deal in October, agreeing to plea no contest to second degree murder charges. The sentencing hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m. on Friday. ClickOnDetroit will have it live.

Michigan to develop online voter registration under new laws signed by Gov. Snyder

8 hours 41 min ago

Michigan residents will be able to use the internet to register to vote under laws signed by Gov. Rick Snyder.

The measures enacted Thursday require the state to develop an interface so voter registration applications can be submitted on the secretary of state's website. The system will be off limits to people without a valid driver's license or state identification card or those who submit a change of address within the previous 10 days.

People wishing to register to vote currently must complete a form by hand and mail or deliver it to their local clerk.

About 95 percent of Michigan's voting-age population is registered to vote.

Detroit, Warren get state grants to boost curbside recycling

8 hours 43 min ago

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality is helping the cities of Detroit and Warren pay for curbside recycling carts.

The department awards grants to help communities improve their recycling collection infrastructure.

Warren will receive $500,000 to support the purchase of 25,000 recycling carts, while Detroit will get $75,000 for 7,000 carts.

Officials say the state assistance was matched at a rate of over 130 percent, producing a total investment of more than $1.3 million.

The DEQ says the grants will result in greater recovery of recyclable material, get more residents involved and boost opportunities for recycling education.

Gov. Rick Snyder has pushed to boost Michigan's recycling rate.

Smash and grab robbery reported at Detroit medical marijuana shop

8 hours 58 min ago

Detroit police are investigating a smash and grab robbery at a Detroit medical marijuana shop.

The robbery happened early Friday morning at the 5 & Dime medical marijuana dispensary on Dwyer Street, near 8 Mile Road and Mound Road.

Video from the scene shows extensive damage to the shop.

Police are unsure what was taken. No arrests have been made.

Faygo's Moon Mist Red returns

10 hours 53 min ago

Faygo fans can rejoice as Moon Mist Red has returned. Red rejoins the current line-up as one of Faygo's 54 flavors.

The 2018 edition of Moon Mist Red joins Green and Blue as it is on store shelves now.
There is a wider release planned throughout December and into the New Year.

"It's always a challenge to take a fondly-remembered flavor from the past and find ways to improve it. Yet for over a century, Faygo has succeeded at recognizing what people love the most about our pop, and how to make that experience even bigger and bolder," said Al Chittaro, president of Faygo Beverages. "After many months of anticipation and extensive taste-testing, we're fully satisfied that improved and enhanced Moon Mist Red will delight fans of its original run as well as those who are tasting it for the first time. It stands apart as a truly unique flavor experience - it's unmistakably Faygo."

Moon Mist Red, available at retail outlets in 24-ounce and 2-liter bottles, will be paired with its sister, Moon Mist Green, during November and December.

Faygo has curated its flavor line-up since 1907 to include a variety of classic flavors, including Detroit favorites Redpop and Rock & Rye, such throwback specialties as the 2017 reissue of Arctic Sun, and Cotton Candy.

Another Macomb County elected official sentenced in corruption probe

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 11:15pm

A former Chesterfield Township supervisor was sentenced to two years in prison for taking thousands of dollars in bribes from former trash titan Chuck Rizzo.

Michael Lovelock took the bribes in return for his favorable treatment of Rizzo's contracts.

Lovelock is the latest Macomb County elected official to be sentenced.

So far, federal authorities have netted Dean Reynolds, a Clinton Township trustee; Cliff Freitas, a Macomb Township trustee; and New Haven trustees Brett Harris and Christopher Craigmiles.

Macomb Township trustee Dino Bucci has been indicted but has not yet gone to trial.

READ: Controversial Macomb County official submits letter of resignation

He is scheduled to appear in federal court in January. Bucci hasn't attended a single township board meeting since his indictment, but he has been getting paid. He submitted his resignation Wednesday night.

Detroit police warn neighborhood of man entering homes with young girls

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 11:13pm

A Detroit community is on high alert after police sent out a warning to families about a man who has been breaking into homes with young girls.

The three homes that were targeted were in the area of McNichols Road and the Southfield Freeway on the city's west side.

Most people Local 4 spoke with didn't know about the disturbing crime alert. Police said the man is doing more than just lurking overnight in the neighborhood. They believe he's entering homes and specifically targeting homes where young girls are sleeping.

"It's just sad. I have a daughter myself, and I'd lose it if that was to happen to me," said a father who lives in the area and is choosing to remain anonymous.

His young daughter already has encountered a burglar in their home this year. He's concerned that hearing Detroit police are looking for a man linked to three home invasions in the area will make his daughter even more frightened.

"You break into someone's home, and you take nothing and just stand over the kid, or whatever, you could be a pedophile or just someone who's mentally off," he said.

Detroit police don't know the true motive of the individual, but they do believe he's targeting homes of young girls. There have been no reports of sexual assault, but police fear that could change.

"We are definitely looking through all of our home invasions to see if there are additional break-ins that match the pattern," Detroit police Capt. Jevon Johnson said.

The man enters the homes through unlocked windows or doors.

"So our concern is we want the citizens to be sure to lock your doors, even when they're at home but especially at night," he said.

Metro Detroit weekend road construction list -- Nov. 16 to Nov. 19, 2018

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 10:26pm

Here is the Metro Detroit weekend construction list for Nov. 16 through Nov. 19, 2018 from the Michigan Department of Transportation:


Oakland County:

Southbound I-75 ramp to eastbound M-59 will have right ramp lane closed from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Sunday. Southbound I-75 at Auburn Road will have the right lane closed from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday. Southbound I-75 near 8 Mile Road will have the left lane closed from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday.

Wayne County:

Southbound I-75 will be closed at 375 from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday. Motorists should use westbound I-94 to southbound M-10 to southbound I-75. Northbound I-75 from Sibley to Eureka roads will have one left lane open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday. I-94:

Wayne County:

Eastbound I-94 at M-39 in Southfield will have one lane open from 9 p.m. Friday to 7 p.m. Sunday. Northbound M-39 at I-94 will have two left lanes open, and the ramps to eastbound and westbound I-94 will be closed. Eastbound I-94 at Belleville Road will have the left lane closed from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m Friday. Eastbound I-94 at Belleville Road will only have one lane open from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday. I-96:

Oakland County:

Westbound I-96 from Milford Road to Kent Lake Road will have two lanes open and one lane closed from 8 a.m. Monday to 3 p.m. Wednesday. The northbound and southbound Milford Road ramps to westbound I-96 will be closed from 8 a.m. Monday to 3 p.m. Wednesday. I-696:

Macomb County:

Eastbound I-696 from I-75 to I-94 will have two lanes open and the right lane closed from 5 a.m. Saturday until 10 p.m. Sunday.

Oakland County:

Westbound I-696 from Couzens Avenue to M-1/Woodward Avenue will have one lane open from 5 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sunday. Westbound I-696 will be closed intermittently from Couzens Avenue to M-1/Woodward from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday. Westbound 10 Mile Road/Bermuda Street ramp to westbound I-696 will be closed from 5 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sunday. M-1 (Woodward):

Oakland County:

Northbound/southbound M-1 near 14 Mile Road will have the right lane closed from 7 a.m. Monday to 4 p.m. Tuesday. Southbound M-1 between Normandy Road and 13 Mile Road will have the left lane closed from 7 a.m. Monday to 4 p.m. Tuesday. Northbound/southbound M-1 between South Boulevard and Auburn Avenue/Orchard Lake will have a lane intermittently closed until Wednesday. M-39: (Southfield):

Wayne County:

Northbound M-39 at I-94 will have two left lanes open, and the ramps to eastbound/westbound I-94 will be closed from 9 p.m. Friday to 7 p.m. Sunday. The northbound/southbound M-39 ramps to eastbound I-94 will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday. Eastbound I-94 at M-39 will have one lane open from 9 p.m. Friday to 7 p.m. Sunday. M-59:

Oakland County:

Eastbound/westbound M-59 at Cass Lake Road will have a right lane closed daily from 9 a.m. Monday until 3 p.m. Friday. Cass Lake Road at M-59 will have a right lane closed daily from 9 a.m. Monday until 3 p.m. Friday. US-12 (Michigan):

Wayne County:

Westbound US-12 from Hannan Road to Lotz Road will have a right lane closed through 4:30 p.m. Friday. US-24 (Telegraph):

Oakland County:

US-24 at Maple Road will have two lanes closed and two open through 9 p.m. Sunday. Eastbound/westbound Maple Road at US-24 will have intermittent lane closures from 7 a.m. Saturday until 7 p.m. Sunday. Northbound/southbound US-24 from Long Lake Road to Square Lake Road will have two lanes closed and two open from 9 a.m. Sunday through 7 p.m. Monday. Check: Traffic Map

The NIGHTSIDE report -- Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 8:45pm

Detroit mayor followed by private investigators

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and his wife released a statement Thursday saying a man hired private investigators to follow the mayor without his knowledge and tried to create a negative judgment about his marriage.

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan says 'angry litigant' had him followed by private investigators

4 fast facts

Multiple area counties under winter weather advisory that could impact the morning commute. Read more.

Detroit police are still investigating after an officer shot at a dog and the bullet hit a home. Learn more.

Nails were found scattered around the Ferndale Police Department for the second time in two weeks. Read more.

Highland Park's 'Mama Shu' has created a place where neighborhood children can study. Learn more.

Be informed

"Move Over Law" updated

Gov. Rick Snyder signed into a law an expansion of the "Move Over Law," which required drivers to slow to 10 mph below the posted speed limit, as well as to yield their lane, when passing police or emergency vehicles on the side of the road.


Fewer deer hunters

In 1995, Michigan's peak hunting season saw about 700,000 hunters in the woods. This year, it's 600,000, and the state projects that by 2035, it will be less than 400,000.


Robbers hit open gas station

Smash-and-grab robbers slammed into a gas station while it was open early Thursday morning on Detroit's west side.


Planned hit on Jeep

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Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018

Livingston County pet cemetery closes, fate of 74,000 remains unknown

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 7:46pm

Heavenly Acres Pet Cemetery in Livingston County abruptly closed, leaving thousands of families wondering what will happen to the remains of their beloved animals.

There are more than 74,000 pets buried at Heavenly Acres -- some of the heartfelt goodbyes chiseled into the granite headstones are longer than those left for humans -- but nobody knows who currently owns the cemetery.

For more than 40 years, the pet cemetery made the pain of a beloved dog or cat's passing easier to bear. On the property, there are a couple of abandoned old buildings: a house and a kennel.

Genoa Township Supervisor Bill Rogers told Local 4 he didn't even know about the facility until recently when the old owner lost possession in a foreclosure.

"He had it for about 10, years and prior to that, it had always been a cemetery," Rogers said.

The battle over ownership has attorneys squaring off and a lot of pet owners are concerned about what's to happen to the gravesites.

Rogers is asking everyone to sit tight and stay away from the property while things are figured out.

"If anything, the current property owner would have to give them permission to go out there and do anything," Rogers said.

Local 4 was told there is a move to bring back the old operator, but all of the details are scarce.