Morning 4: Here’s the timeline of a winter storm arriving in Michigan ahead of Christmas -- and more news

Here are the top stories for the morning of Dec. 19, 2022

Tracking a winter storm that'll arrive in Metro Detroit before Christmas

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.

Weather: Tracking a winter storm arriving before Christmas in Metro Detroit, across Michigan

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Man charged with kidnapping woman in Warren, forcing her to take drugs, fleeing police

A Macomb County man has been charged after allegedly forcing a woman into his vehicle in Warren, making her take drugs and fleeing from police.

The Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office said Monday, Dec. 19, that Macomb man Jerry Thompson, 41, has been charged with kidnapping following an incident that began on Dec. 11 in Warren and ended in Detroit.

Read more here.

Kim DeGiulio: My husband and I are having a baby!

Local 4 reporter Kim DeGiulio writes: I am so excited to finally share that my husband Kevin and I are expecting a baby this spring!

I can’t believe I’m actually even writing this. I have dreamt about being a mom since I was a little girl. I’m so excited that the time is finally here.

Hear more from Kim here.

11 Michigan men charged after FBI investigates sale of devices that turn pistols into machine guns

Documents detail drug trafficking and firearm crime allegations from a Benton Harbor, Michigan investigation that led to charges against 11 men.

Five of the men were arrested Thursday (Dec. 15) morning, another five were in custody on prior charges and one is still missing, according to police. The men range in age from 19 to 32.

Seven of the 11 men are facing charges related to the possession and transfer of firearm conversion kits, known as switches.

Learn more here.

Dozens hurt in turbulent Hawaii flight, 11 seriously

A flight from Phoenix to Honolulu carrying many people traveling for the holidays encountered severe turbulence shortly before landing, sending some unrestrained people and objects flying about the cabin and seriously injuring 11 people, officials and passengers said.

Read the report here.

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.