Morning 4: Sheriff says Oakland County deputies attacked by man -- and more stories

Here are the top stories for the morning of April 9, 2022

Oakland County Sheriff's Office (WDIV)

Morning 4 is a quick roundup of stories we think you should know about to start your day. So, let’s get to the news.

Sheriff: Man attacked Oakland County deputies who were blocking traffic for downed power line

A 27-year-old man is in custody after sheriff’s officials said he attacked two Oakland County sheriff’s deputies. Michael Perez is accused of attacking two deputies and sending them to a hospital just after midnight on Wednesday morning.

See the report here.

EXPLAINER: BA.2 variant takes over. What’s known about it?

In the latest battle of the coronavirus mutants, an extra-contagious version of omicron has taken over the world. The coronavirus version known as BA.2 is now dominant in at least 68 countries, including the United States.

Learn more here.

Man accused of holding child underwater in Clinton Township death investigation

Officials have made an arrest after months of investigating a child’s death in Clinton Township. Prosecutors authorized charges of first-degree child abuse and first-degree murder against Hunter William Locke-Hughes, who was arrested without incident, officials said.

See the story here.

Officials investigating not credible threats against Brandon, Lake Orion and Oxford high schools

Officials are investigating after threats were made toward three Oakland County schools. The threats have been deemed not credible, according to investigators.

The threats were made by phone before noon and targeted Brandon, Lake Orion, and Oxford high schools. Detectives believe the calls came from Florida and New York state area codes.

See the report here.

Weather forecast: Tracking Saturday snow, rain ahead of warm up

Here is the weather forecast for Metro Detroit.

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