🏆 Most-read stories of the week, what's happening today!

"Keep my eyes above the waves when oceans rise." -- @thegirl.explores/Instagram, Saint Joseph, MI

Weather: High 88°, Low 65°

It's the weekend! The weather is planning to cooperate with us, for the most part. If you're heading Up North, you could catch some showers on Saturday. But in Metro Detroit, a picture-perfect August day.

We need the rain, though, so we'll cross our fingers for a garden variety thunderstorm.

Check the latest forecast at ClickOnDetroit.com/WeatherCenter.

🚧Traffic: Weekend construction 🚧

There are two big freeway closures you need to know about this weekend, from Friday night to Monday morning:

Always check the live Traffic Map here.

It was another busy week in Metro Detroit -- let's look back at the top stories: 

Man in custody in fatal beating of Berkley man after car crash in Detroit

A 23-year-old man who was charged with open murder in connection with the fatal beating of Tyler Jordan Wingate, 24, was finally arrested this week after a week-long manhunt. Sources told Local 4 that Lawrence Davis, 23, confessed to the crime.

Macomb Township man gets 60 weekend days in jail for poisoning wife's coffee

A Macomb Township man was sentenced to 60 weekend days in jail after his wife installed hidden cameras in her kitchen and caught him deliberately poisoning her coffee, according to officials.

Another day, another alligator: Resident sees alligator in Belleville Lake 🐊

Another alligator has been found in a state where alligators do not natively reside, just days after the last sighting in Metro Detroit. An alligator was found Tuesday morning on the side of a road in Oceola Township.

10 best sandwich shops in Metro Detroit in 2019 🥪

We've been rolling out the Vote 4 The Best top-10 lists all week and the best sandwich shops list has been one of the biggest hits. It's surprise. Who doesn't like a sandwich? See all of the winners here.

Local events happening today: 

🗓️ Here's what's on the extended calendar:

  • Aug. 17 -- ⚔️♞ Renaissance Festival begins!
  • Aug. 17 -- Woodward Dream Cruise 🚗
  • Aug. 29 -- Michigan State Fair begins 🎡
  • Aug. 30 -- Arts, Beats and Eats weekend 🖼️ 🎶 🍔
  • Aug. 30 -- Detroit Jazz Festival kicks off 🎷

Check the Live Guide calendar for more local events, and post your own. 

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About the Author:

Ken Haddad is the digital special projects manager for WDIV / ClickOnDetroit.com. He also authors the Morning Report Newsletter and various other newsletters. He's been with WDIV since 2013.