Morning 4: Truck stolen at gunpoint from men searching for wallet in Detroit -- and other news

Here are the top stories for the morning of Sept. 28, 2022

An image of Kyrell Allen and Anthony Hopkins inside a stolen Ford F-150 at the Riverfront Towers in Detroit on Sept. 19, 2022, according to authorities. (United States District Court)

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.

2 gunmen steal truck from men trying to find wallet taken by kids during basketball game in Detroit

Two men stole a pickup truck at gunpoint from a man who was trying to find a wallet that had been taken by children during a basketball game in Detroit, police said.

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Hurricane Ian nears Florida landfall with 155 mph winds

Hurricane Ian rapidly intensified as it neared landfall along Florida’s southwest coast Wednesday morning, gaining top winds of 155 mph, just shy of the most dangerous Category 5 status. Damaging winds and rain lashed the state, and forecasters said the heavily populated Fort Myers area could be inundated by a storm surge of up to 18 feet.

Air Force hurricane hunters confirmed Ian gained strength over warm Gulf of Mexico water after battering Cuba, bringing down the country’s electricity grid and leaving the entire island without power. Ian was centered about 65 miles west-southwest of Naples at 7 a.m., swirling toward the coast at 10 mph.

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💨 Live stream coverage: Hurricane Ian nears landfall in Florida

‘I’m going to die in here’: Family pushes for change after Michigan prisoner left to die of dehydration

It’s been three years since Jonathan Lancaster died behind bars, strapped to a chair, and his family wants to know why more isn’t being done to hold prison staff accountable.

Lancaster’s family did win a civil suit against the Michigan Department of Corrections worth more than $2.5 million, but there still is no closure for the family. They said those responsible for their brother’s death have not been held accountable and they worry for the safety of others.

See the story here.

Police believe missing Southfield girl who left home after disagreement might be in Detroit

Police believe a missing 14-year-old girl who left her Southfield home after a disagreement with her guardian might be in Detroit.

Learn more here.

Weather: Rain fades for mostly cloudy Wednesday ahead of sunshine, warmer temps in Metro Detroit

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.