ClickOnDetroit NIGHTSIDE report -- Friday, May 17, 2019

View of Detroit from the Windsor sky camera on May 17, 2019 at 8:26 p.m. (WDIV)
View of Detroit from the Windsor sky camera on May 17, 2019 at 8:26 p.m. (WDIV)

35 arrested in Warren human trafficking sting

Warren Mayor James Fouts and Police Commissioner William Dwyer held a press conference Friday morning to announce the results of the first phase of the “Operations Crusade,” or what they call the "major initiative to combat human trafficking in Metro Detroit."

Also attending the press conference were members of the Special Investigation Unit and a handful of detectives involved in the criminal investigation. 

35 arrested in Warren human trafficking sting

4 fast facts

  • This year's charity basketball game between Local 4 News and Fox 2 News is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday in Southfield. Read more .

  • A Michigan congresswoman has introduced a bill to ban PFAS in food containers and cookware. Learn more .

  • The Archdiocese of Detroit says an allegation that a priest who died in 1984 sexually abused a child has been found to be credible. Read more .

  • An Auburn Hills company is giving free litter boxes to people who adopt cats at a Detroit Zoo pet event. Learn more .

Be informed

Dog attacked during break-in

A thief broke into a home in Wayne looking for jewelry and a home security camera recorded the incident. He was even caught on camera confronting the dog in the home and attacking it with a lamp.


Pontiac drug raid

FBI agents executed a massive drug raid Friday in Pontiac, targeting dangerous drugs, such as heroin and fentanyl, that are killing people on the streets. One mother of three watched from her bedroom window as agents went into a home on Maurer Avenue.


Kroger vigil planned

As the Kroger north of Michigan Avenue in Dearborn closes its doors for good Saturday, shoppers will be there to say goodbye. A candlelight vigil is planned to mourn the store's closure.


Exonerated after 45 years

A Michigan man who spent 45 years in prison before he was exonerated of murder will receive $1.5 million from the state, the attorney general’s office said Friday.


Here’s a look at what we’re working on for Local 4 News at 11:

Threat in the park: A local dog owner says her pet was injured by an animal trap at a popular park where children play. Tonight at 11 p.m. – you’ll find out who put the traps there and if they’ll face any charges.

Weekend weather: The forecast for the weekend includes rain and a threat for severe weather. Local 4casters are updating their forecast as new information comes in.

Prom send-off: The children of fallen officers are escorted to prom by fellow brother and sisters in blue. We’re there for the magical moments.

– PLUS breaking news, weather and sports. WATCH Local 4 News at 11 here.

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