Local 4 News at 4 -- March 12, 2018

DETROIT - Here's what you missed on Local 4 News at 4 (watch the full episode above).​

Snyder confirms special election is Aug. 7 for Michigan's vacated 2nd Senate District seat

The Michigan governor confirmed Monday that special election will be held Aug. 7 for the state's 2nd Senate District seat left vacated by Bert Johnson.

Metro Detroit weather forecast: Some areas could see up to 1 inch of snow

A couple of Mid March snow chances are coming your way, starting with today.

White House proposes arming teachers, backpedals on raising age to buy guns

The Trump administration on Sunday night proposed providing some school personnel with "rigorous" firearms training and backed a bill to improve criminal background checks on gun buyers, but backpedaled on the idea of increasing the minimum age to buy certain firearms -- a policy President Donald Trump had said he would support.

This week's student walkout over guns poses balancing act for schools

As schools around the country brace for student walkouts following the deadly shooting in Parkland, Florida, principals and superintendents are scrambling to perform a delicate balancing act: How to let thousands of students exercise their First Amendment rights while not disrupting school and not pulling administrators into the raging debate over gun control.

5 dead, pilot sole survivor of helicopter crash in NYC

The New York City helicopter crash that killed everyone on board except the pilot may have been caused by a passenger's piece of luggage, the pilot told investigators.

House to vote on school safety bill this week

The U.S. House of Representatives is set to vote this week on a bill to give money for more security at schools, as the nation's lawmakers continue to search for legislative solutions to gun violence that can pass the Legislative Branch.


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