Metro Detroit NIGHTSIDE report -- Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019

View of Detroit from the Windsor sky camera on Feb. 28, 2019 at 8:21 p.m. (WDIV)
View of Detroit from the Windsor sky camera on Feb. 28, 2019 at 8:21 p.m. (WDIV)

DNR confirms rare lynx sighing caught on video

An animal caught on video in Michigan earlier this month was a rare lynx, the state Department of Natural Resources confirmed Thursday. Monique Touchette-Soper, of Lexington, Michigan, captured the video of the animal walking through the woods near her home earlier this month. 

Michigan DNR confirms rare lynx sighting caught on video

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4 fast facts

  • Metro Detroit mothers are working together to protect children from drivers who don't stop for school buses. Read more .

  • Drugged driver charges were handed down in connection with a Shelby Township crash that killed a teen. Learn more .

  • The Michigan House voted to limit asset forfeiture in drug cases. Read more .

  • A person of interest is in custody in connection with a double shooting in Dearborn Heights. Learn more .

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Young mother's death

In court Thursday, Darick Anthony Brown, 42, said he never wanted to be responsible for the death of the woman he loved. 


Drone finds lost man

A new drone helped deputies from the Livingston County Sheriff's Office find a man who got lost Tuesday night in a wooded area. Jack Powers, 18, has his own landscaping business. He decided to brainstorm ways to grow JP Landscaping by taking a walk in Putnam Township but soon realized he didn't know where he was.


Ann Arbor stolen car chase

A man escaped Ann Arbor police officers after walking in on them executing a search warrant at a home, fleeing on foot, stealing a car with two young children inside and leading officers on a 100 mph chase, according to authorities.


Stranger danger

Melvindale police are looking for a man who allegedly asked a 9-year-old girl if she wanted to get in his van Thursday morning. Police said the man asked the girl if she wanted to "come in my van" when she walked by the vehicle about 8:30 a.m. He repeated the question when the girl asked what he said, police said.


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