Morning 4: Couple flying small plane across Michigan to visit family vanished 45 years ago -- and other top stories

Here are the top stories for the morning of Aug. 9, 2022

John and Jean Block and the plane they were in. (NamUs)

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.


Couple flying small plane from Macomb County across Michigan vanished on 4th of July 45 years ago

A couple vanished 45 years ago while flying their own plane from an airport in Macomb County to meet up with one of their sons in Northern Michigan on the Fourth of July.

See the story here.


How feds say disgraced Oakland County businessman used fake name to scam investors, fund his hobbies

A disgraced Oakland County businessman used a fake name to scam Israeli investors out of hundreds of thousands of dollars in order to fund hobbies such as fantasy football, video games, and more, officials said.

A criminal complaint was filed Thursday (Aug. 4) against Sean Phillip Tissue and accuses him of committing wire fraud.

Read the report here.


Man leads police on 26-mile chase after attempting to kidnap ex-wife in Van Buren Township

A man was arrested Friday night after fleeing police by car for more than 26 miles, and then trying to get away on foot following a violent incident in Van Buren Township.

See the report here.


Family exhumes remains and finds Clinton Township cemetery had reburied debris, pieces of casket

Metro Detroit family had to go digging for answers after they were told a Clinton Township cemetery mistreated their father’s gravesite.

They said the gravesite was disturbed and the cemetery gave them explanations that just didn’t make any sense. Then, secret photos were shared with the family.

See the story here.


Weather: Cold fronts bring milder weather to Metro Detroit for several days

Here is the weather forecast for Metro Detroit.


About the Author:

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