Morning Briefing Oct. 27, 2021: Detroit police declare barricaded situation at home with wanted suspects inside, Michigan voters urged to return absent voter ballots via drop box

Here are this morning’s top stories

Detroit police surround home where they believe suspects are barricaded inside

Detroit police surround home where wanted suspects barricaded inside

Detroit police have surrounded a home near West Outer Drive and Evergreen Road, where suspects involved in an ongoing investigation have reportedly barricaded themselves inside.

See the report here.

Michigan voters urged to return absentee ballots via drop box ahead of Nov. 2 election

Michigan officials are encouraging General Election voters to return their absentee ballots via drop box, and not by mail, as Election Day quickly approaches.

Get more details here.

🔒 Detroit ghost hunters share 5 scariest paranormal experiences

When Jeff Adkins and Todd Bonner founded Detroit Paranormal Expeditions in 2016, they had no idea where it would lead -- and they’ve been shocked by it all. They’re sharing their top five scariest encounters.

Read more here.

Know the risk: Here are some surprising facts about breast cancer

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is drawing to a close, but experts say it’s important to remain vigilant about breast cancer all year long. Local 4′s Dr. Frank McGeorge has compiled essential, and some surprising, facts about breast cancer to keep you alert and in the know.

See the facts here.

Man tried to kidnap, threatened to sexually assault 12-year-old girl inside Novi grocery store, police say

A man from Dearborn is facing multiple charges after police said he tried to kidnap and sexually assault a 12-year-old inside a Novi grocery store.

See the report here.

Weather forecast: Cool start with storms coming later this week

Here is the weather forecast for Metro Detroit.

COVID in Michigan 🦠

Michigan reported 7,856 new cases of COVID-19 and 56 virus-related deaths Monday -- an average of 2,618.7 cases over a three-day period. Of the 56 deaths announced Monday, 29 were identified during a Vital Records review.

Monday’s update brings the total number of confirmed COVID cases in Michigan to 1,112,490, including 21,918 deaths. These numbers are up from 1,104,634 cases and 21,862 deaths, as of Friday.

Read the latest COVID report here.

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