ClickOnDetroit Morning Briefing -- Sept. 6, 2019

Here are this morning's top stories

New Oakland County Executive Dave Coulter met with his Macomb County counterpart Sept. 5, 2019, sparking hope that a deal for a regional mass transit system could be back on the table. (WDIV)

DETROIT - ClickOnDetroit Morning Briefing -- Sept. 6, 2019

County executives meeting sparks speculation about mass transit system

New Oakland County Executive Dave Coulter met with his Macomb County counterpart Thursday, sparking hope that a deal for a regional mass transit system could be back on the table. When L. Brooks Patterson was in office, any talks of regional transit were stopped dead in their tracks. But Coulter's meeting with Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel has residents wondering if a connection between the counties is back in play.

Coulter and Hackel said, in reality, the meeting was just two old friends catching up. But with Coulter in favor of new mass transit options, it created an opportunity to see if that is something the two could explore.

Eastpointe deadly hit-and-run

According to police, the crash happened on 10 Mile Road near Dale Avenue just before 11 p.m. A 45-year-old man, identified as Irvin Smith, of Warren, was riding a motorcycle westbound on 10 Mile Road when he was hit by a black GMC Envoy. Police said a woman was driving the SUV.

Smith was taken St. John Hospital in Detroit where he was pronounced dead.

Police are looking for the driver of that Envoy. The vehicle may have frontend damage. The woman is described as African-American and she is believed to be between 20 and 30 years old, wearing a white shirt and braids in her hair.

Weekend construction list

Take a look at the list of weekend construction around Southeast Michigan for the weekend of Sept. 6 through Sept. 8.

Fire burns at building in Taylor

A building was burning Friday morning on Lorne Street near Mayfair Street in Taylor. This is south of I-94 and just west of Pelham Road. Firefighters and police were at the building. No injuries have been reported.


 Weather: Shower chances today 

Andrew Humphrey:

Friday afternoon becomes warmer but cloudier. A weak frontal system brings scattered sprinkles and showers shortly after lunch. Highs will be near 75 degrees. Drivers need to be a bit more cautions on wet roads.

Here is the detailed forecast heading into the weekend.

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 LOCAL   4    Calendar 

  • Sept. 7 -- Dally in the Alley in Midtown
  • Sept. 7 -- Michigan football vs. Army
  • Sept. 7 -- Michigan State football vs. Western Michigan
  • Sept. 8 -- Detroit Lions open season in Arizona
  • Sept. 14 -- 18th Annual Tour de Troit

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