Morning 4: A look at missing Novi teen’s case 40 years later -- and other top stories

Here are the top stories for the morning of May 20, 2022

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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.


Novi teen linked to suspected serial killer last seen 40 years ago at Twelve Oaks Mall

It’s been exactly 40 years since a 17-year-old Novi girl -- whose disappearance was linked to a suspected serial killer -- went missing from Twelve Oaks Mall.

Kellie Marie Brownlee was last seen around 11 a.m. May 20, 1982. In the four decades since, officials have suspected her disappearance is linked to Arthur Ream, a convicted killer and suspected serial killer.

Read more here.


Longtime Michigan unemployment worker helps 2 friends who stole $1.6 million with 123 false claims

A longtime Michigan unemployment worker helped two of her friends who filed more than 123 false claims to steal $1.6 million in benefits, officials said.

Read the report here.


Monkeypox cases in the US: What are the symptoms and how does it spread? What to know

Monkeypox cases are normally exclusive to Africa, but a batch of cases have surfaced in the U.S., Europe and Canada -- and they don’t appear to have any connection to Africa.

Learn more here.


‘We heard 6 to 10 shots’: Garden City woman dies following road rage shooting incident

Police are investigating a road rage shooting incident that sent an innocent woman to the hospital with severe injuries. Early Friday morning, police said the woman died.

See the story here.


Weather: Spring storms expected in Metro Detroit this weekend after summery Friday

Here is the weather forecast for Metro Detroit.


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Cassidy Johncox is a senior digital news editor covering stories across the spectrum, with a special focus on politics and community issues.