Michigan woman celebrates 106th birthday: Her advice to living a long life
CANTON, MI - A Michigan woman is now a centurion plus six. Bett, who lives at Waltonwood Cherry Hill Senior Living in Canton, turned 106 on Friday, September 24. Virginia Bett of Canton, Michigan, turned 106 on Friday, September 24, 2021. Currently, the oldest living person in Michigan is Irene Dunham who is 113. The oldest living person and oldest living woman is Kane Tanaka from Japan.mlive.com
Michigan woman, 38, dies after crashing into traffic light pole
CANTON, MI – A 38-year-old Michigan woman is dead after a two-vehicle crash that ended with her car striking a traffic light pole in Canton earlier this week, FOX 2 Detroit reports. On Monday morning, Sept. 13, the woman, of Canton, was traveling west on Ford Road in a BMW when her vehicle collided with a Toyota at the intersection with North Canton Center Road, the report said. The BMW then hit a traffic light pole. A 46-year-old Canton man who was in the Toyota was taken to a local hospital for non-life-threatening injuries, the report said. The incident is under investigation; drugs and alcohol are not believed to be factors, police said.mlive.com
38-year-old Canton woman killed in crash Monday morning
CANTON, MI -- A 38-year-old woman is dead and a 46-year-old man was transported to the hospital following an early-morning crash Monday. According to Canton Police, the woman was traveling westbound on Ford Road in a silver BMW when she collided with a red Toyota at the intersection of Canton Center Road. After hitting the Toyota, the woman crashed into a utility pole. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene, while the male driver of the Toyota suffered non-life threatening injuries. READ MORE:Drive-by shooting leaves 2 dead, 4 more injured in DetroitMan crushed to death by own car in McDonald’s drive-thru freak accident in CanadaKalamazoo police seize multiple guns after shooting reportmlive.com
Hall of Fame class has something for everybody
From bone-rattling tacklers Troy Polamalu, Steve Atwater and Cliff Harris to hard-charging runner Edgerrin James to the pass-catching brilliance of Isaac Bruce and Harold Carmichael, the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2020 has something for everyone.
Michigan girl, 17, charged after allegedly throwing father from hood of moving vehicle
CANTON, MI – A dispute between family members has resulted in a 17-year-old girl facing criminal charges. Jenna Shi has been charged with assault with intent to do great bodily harm and reckless driving causing serious injury after she allegedly threw her father from the hood of a moving vehicle during an argument in Canton on Monday. “The alleged facts in this case clearly reflect a family in crisis,” Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said in a statement. There is no shame in admitting that you need help. Please seek that help for yourself and/or your family when you need it.”Jenna Shi is being charged as an adult, per Michigan law.mlive.com
Michigan man pleads guilty to producing child pornography
CANTON, MI – A Michigan man pleaded guilty this week in a federal case involving the production of child pornography. Defendant Shailesh Patel, 53, of Canton, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge George Caram Steeh on Wednesday to one count of sexual exploitation of children, Acting U.S. Attorney Saima Mohsin announced in a news release. Patel previously pleaded guilty to several counts of criminal sexual conduct of varying degrees in a Wayne County case, the release said. Patel pleaded guilty on March 19 in Wayne County Circuit Court to first-degree criminal sexual conduct, punishable by 15 to 35 years in prison; two counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct, punishable by 9 to 15 years in prison; and fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct, punishable by probation, authorities said. “The women in this case were sexually assaulted for years by Shailesh Patel,” Wayne County Prosecutor Kim Worthy said in a statement.mlive.com
Canton Police Department receives approval for embedded social worker program
DETROIT – The Canton Township Board of Trustees approved the police department for a service contract with Hegira Health for their Embedded Social Worker Program. The embedded social worker program is one of the multiple programs the police department has originated. “The embedded social worker program is another step in providing better service to our community. Over the past few years, the police department has been monitoring the successes in portions of our country with similar embedded social worker programs. During the same timeframe, locally, the Canton Police Department has started a diversion program for Canton area youth with Growth Works’ assistance,” the statement continues.
Check out Metro Detroit boys basketball district final scores from Saturday, March 27
Most scores are reported through the Associated Press and the MHSAA. To add your missing score, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the results. COVERAGERomulus Summit Academy North 64, Ecorse 48STORY & PHOTOS: Balanced effort gives Romulus Summit boys basketball 1st district title with 64-48 win over EcorseSUMMARIESSalem 50, Canton 44Salem moves on to the region semifinals next week and was led by Chris Kovacs’ game-high 19 points. Ashton Wheeler also had 16 points for the Rocks. Cole Vickers led Canton with 18 points while Lake McIntosh had 12 points.mlive.com
Check out Metro Detroit girls basketball district final scores from Friday, March 26
Most scores are reported through the Associated Press and the MHSAA. Plymouth was led by Ainsley Florence’s 17 points while Ella Riley was right behind with 15 points. Canton had 12 points from Marissa Cribari and 8 points from Alex Bohn“Gritty, gritty win for our group,” said Plymouth coach Ballard. “Give Coach Bridges and Canton credit for playing so hard and executing so well. We’ve gone through so much adversity and never gave up this year.mlive.com
Lawmakers: Require nursing homes to disclose vaccine data
Nursing homes have to publicly disclose their vaccination rates for flu and pneumonia, but theres no similar mandate for COVID-19 shots. Nursing homes have been required since last May to regularly report cases and deaths among residents and staff to the government. Nursing homes are again allowing loved ones to visit, and hugs are included. The main nursing home industry trade group, the American Health Care Association, says it supports disclosure of vaccination data. Wyden and Crapo said current government policy that encourages nursing homes to voluntarily report vaccination data to the government has only led to “limited participation by the industry.”The government should require nursing homes to break down vaccination data by race and ethnicity, given disparities in vaccine acceptance.
Loved ones gather to remember Metro Detroit nurse believed to have been killed by her granddaughter
She’s been taking care of patients and us, all of us for a very, very long time,” said Erin Jedrusik. “She was loved by so many people,”Mosby also worked at Henry Ford Hospital as the Nurse Manager in the ER for the last 35 years. That’s why the prayer vigil started with a dedication from the local fire and police departments. She made sure that when we didn’t have time to eat, she had food there for us,” said Linda McCormick. AdCanton Police said Mosby was stabbed to death on Feb. 21 by her 14-year-old granddaughter, who she had custody of.
Schoolcraft College to host vaccinations for Plymouth, Canton residents
LIVONIA, Mich. – Canton city officials announced they have a limited number of vaccination appointments available March 10-12. The vaccination appointments are available to residents of Canton, Plymouth and Plymouth Township who are at least 65 years old. The appointments will be at Schoolcraft College’s VisTaTech Center, located on Haggerty Road, just south of Seven Mile Road. Residents can register for appointments on Canton’s official website here.
14-year-old Canton girl charged with murdering her grandmother
CANTON – A 14-year-old girl has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with the Feb. 21 death of Cynthia Mosby. According to authorities, Mosby, 65, was the girl’s grandmother and had custody of the teen. The father of the suspect, whose mother was killed, said he’s still trying to wrap his head around the situation. Mosby’s death shocked the quiet Canton neighborhood, where she lived for more than 20 years. Police said they located the 14-year-old girl at a hotel Monday in Southgate.
Canton girl accused of stabbing grandmother to death with kitchen knife facing murder charges
Police say the grandmother, Cynthia Mosby of Canton, had custody of the teen. CANTON – A 14-year-old Canton girl accused of stabbing and killing her 65-year-old grandmother is facing murder charges. Police say the grandmother, Cynthia Mosby of Canton, had custody of the teen. Charges against the teen were announced by the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office on Saturday. On Feb. 21 the teen allegedly killed her grandmother by stabbing her multiple times with a kitchen knife.
Wayne County announces new vaccination clinics for seniors
DETROIT – Wayne County announced it will open several vaccination clinics for residents 65 and older. According to county executive Warren Evans, the vaccination clinics for residents of Canton Township, Highland Park, Hamtramck, Inkster, Melvindale, Pontiac Romulus and the city of Wayne will begin Feb. 23. ”I’m pleased Wayne County is now in a position to begin vaccinating seniors,” Evans said. “I also want to thank the state of Michigan for working with Wayne County to ensure we have more doses to vaccinate our seniors more quickly. The vaccine distribution process is limited by the available vaccine -- of which no one is getting enough -- but Wayne County is putting shots in arms as fast as we get them.”More information can be found on the official Wayne County website here.
Police investigate suspicious death of woman, 65
CANTON, MI – An unresponsive 65-year-old woman was discovered in her home on Monday morning; emergency responders later confirmed she had died. Canton police officers and paramedics responded to a home on the 4100 block of Kimberly Drive in Canton, Wayne County, after a 911 caller reported an unresponsive woman, according to a news release from the Canton Public Safety Department. Upon arrival, it was confirmed that the woman was deceased. The police department is investigating the death and believe it to be suspicious, police said. Trio of men from Michigan killed in shooting inside Indiana apartmentMother of girl missing since 1989 says husband admitted ‘It was his fault’mlive.com
Half dozen new vaccination clinics to open in Wayne County
ORIGINAL STORY: Wayne County announces new vaccination clinics for seniors“I have really talked to a number of ladies, particularly that each and every one of them has indicated that, you know, they’re all waiting,” Coutilish said. “Up to now, particularly in Wayne community, everything has been located in the Detroit area with very little elsewhere,” Coutilish said. “I’m hopeful that they are now going to spread it around a little bit.”So far Wayne County has given out over 36,601 vaccines. “I also want to thank the state of Michigan for working with Wayne County to ensure we have more doses to vaccinate our seniors more quickly. The vaccine distribution process is limited by the available vaccine -- of which no one is getting enough -- but Wayne County is putting shots in arms as fast as we get them.”More information can be found on the official Wayne County website here.
Missing Ypsilanti girl was last seen at family member’s house in Canton
CANTON, Mich. – Police are asking for help finding a missing 15-year-old girl. Donaeja Green is a resident of Ypsilanti. She was last seen at a family member’s house in Canton on Dec. 31. Donaeja Green Details Age 15 Hair Brown, medium-length, braided Eyes Brown Other BracesAnyone with information should contact the Canton Police Department at 734-394-5400. READ: More Missing in Michigan coverage
Dash cam shows MSP blocking a driver allegedly holding woman, kids hostage
Michigan State Police arrested a 28-year-old Canton man Wednesday after he allegedly held a woman and her two children against their will. The driver eventually merged onto westbound I-94 where police were able to successfully block the car in stop the driver from traveling any further. Other officers were able to slow down traffic on the freeway while officers arrested the man. pic.twitter.com/vibVlPeQWJ — MSP Metro Detroit (@mspmetrodet) January 27, 2021The suspect was taken into custody and lodged pending prosecutor review of charges. The woman and the children were not injured in the incident and no officers reported injuries either.mlive.com
Canton teen miraculously survives brain aneurysm with mother at her side
DETROIT – Doctors told a Metro Detroit mother that her daughter would likely die after blood vessels in the teen’s brain suddenly ruptured. Despite the odds, the teen miraculously survived. With her daughter on the brink of death the mother sold her salon to be by the teen’s side. I really, I’m just happy,” said Tiffany Bernard, whose daughter managed to survive the brain aneurysm. Doctors stated her daughter had likely suffered a brain aneurysm and would not survive.
Father charged with involuntary murder in shooting death of 8-year-old son
CANTON, MI – A Michigan man is facing charges a month after the accidental shooting death of his 8-year-old son. Nicholas Bennett, 33, is charged with involuntary murder related the Dec. 15 incident that resulted in the death of his son. The shooting occurred at a home on the 41000 block of Old Michigan Avenue in Canton. It is believed that Bennett was working on his rifle when it discharged and the bullet hit his son who was in the room. Bennett is expected to be arraigned today, Jan. 15, in the 35th District Court of Wayne County.mlive.com
Canton man faces involuntary manslaughter charge in shooting death of 8-year-old son
CANTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A Canton Township man has been arraigned on charges in connection with the shooting death of his 8-year-old son. Nicholas Bennett, 33, was arraigned on Friday morning. The shooting happened at a home in the 41020 block of Old Michigan Avenue in Canton Township on Dec. 15 at 3:45 p.m.Police said Bennett was working on a rifle when he fatally shot his son, who was in the room with him. Canton police officers were called to the scene and the child was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. A probable cause conference is scheduled for Jan. 29 at 10:50 a.m. A preliminary examination is scheduled for Feb. 5 at 11:30 a.m.READ: 8-year-old dies after shooting inside Canton Township homeREAD: Continuous Canton news coverage
Hundreds of victims identified in Metro Detroit mail theft bust
Two men are being accused of stealing mail from hundreds of Metro Detroit homes in an effort to defraud one or more banks. Justin Lohman and Justin Cutshaw are being charged with several federal criminal counts of identity theft, bank fraud stolen mail and aiding and abetting. A 13-page criminal complaint against the pair alleges that they knowingly possessed stolen mail and used personal identifying information contained within that stolen mail to execute an ongoing scheme to defraud one or more banks. At least four police departments are involved in the investigation, including departments from Grand Rapids, Livonia, Westland and West Bloomfield. Police also discovered 19 additional stolen mail victims from six different communities in evidence that the men left at a Grand Rapids hotel.
Next in line for vaccines, Michigan teachers are feeling optimistic
Gretchen Whitmer announced teachers would be among the next in line for vaccinations, starting Monday, Jan. 11. And the same goes for teachers in his building, who have doubled their workloads to accommodate in-person and online instruction. “I believe teachers are heroes, along with the frontline workers who are our health care workers, police officers, firefighters. “This is great news for Michigan students and educators alike. Related: Michigan governor calls for in-person learning to resume by March 1In classrooms across Michigan, teachers and students have spent the school year adapting to education in the era of COVID-19.mlive.com
8 Michigan businesses cited for COVID-19 safety violations, state says
All rights reserved)LANSING, Mich. – Eight Michigan businesses have been cited for COVID-19 safety violations, including a fire department, a public school district, Twin Peaks in Livonia and a Lapeer diner with 11 violations. Here are the businesses and the violations cited by the state:Memphis Fire DepartmentLocation: Memphis, MichiganFine: $2,000Violations:Not developing an infectious disease preparedness and response plan that helps guide protective actions against COVID-19. Reason for inspection: Employee complaint. Reason for inspection: Employee complaintClick here to view the full citation document. Reason for inspection: Employee complaintClick here to view the full citation document.
'Hurting for hope,' South Dakota rural churches mark Advent
– The Nativity stable at Canton Lutheran Church will be silent this year, breaking from a community tradition of gathering for a live Christmas performance. Instead, churches in this rural corner of South Dakota are grappling with how to approach an Advent filled with quiet mourning after the coronavirus tore through the region. South Dakota and North Dakota, states largely spared from the worst of the pandemic during the spring and summer, have seen a frightening pace of death since October. “Advent is the season when we look forward, and long and wait for that new life to come upon us,” the Rev. How do you do that when you can’t give them a hug?” said Thies, the pastor at Canton Lutheran.
8-year-old boy shot after weapon discharged inside Canton Township home
Editor’s note: The shooting did not take place at a home in the Glen Ridge Manufactured Community as previously reported. It took place at a home in a community next door. CANTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Police say an 8-year-old boy was shot Tuesday afternoon after a weapon was discharged inside a Canton Township home on Old Michigan Avenue. Police and fire units arrived at the home after a call was made to 911 dispatch. UPDATE: As of Wednesday morning, Local 4 and ClickOnDetroit learned the child has died.
Michigan-based Priority Health, National Fitness Campaign offering $600K to build 15 outdoor Fitness Courts in communities
An outdoor structure, called a “Fitness Court,” was recently developed in Canton, and more are coming in other communities. Michigan-based health plan Priority Health and the National Fitness Campaign (NFC) launched a statewide partnership to expand outdoor Fitness Courts, offering $600,000 in grant funding. The goal is to build 15 outdoor structures in the next 18 months. PREVIOUS: Futuristic ‘Fitness Court’ opens along Beck Road in CantonNFC’s initiative is now supporting more than 150 cities across the United States, including cities in Michigan such as Brownstown, Roseville, Garden City, Big Rapids and Saginaw. Beginning January 2021, Priority Health and NFC will be accepting applications for grant funding to support a Fitness Court in local communities.
Hundreds rally in Canton in support of India farmers facing controversial legislation
CANTON, Mich. – Despite the cold weather and ongoing health crisis, on Saturday Metro Detroiters joined in on protests happening in several countries in support of Indian farmers. Hundreds of Indian-Americans from across Metro Detroit gathered in Heritage Park in Canton for a peaceful rally to show support for farmers. “There are farmers out there who need our help,” said Michigan Rep. Ranjeev Puri. Related: India farmers press on with protest despite offer to talkOne Michigan protester, Dr. Amanjot Sarao, comes from a long line of farmers. “I was shocked.”Protesters said they felt proud of their Metro Detroit neighbors for coming together and speaking up for those whose voices are being silenced in India.
Futuristic ‘Fitness Court’ opens along Beck Road in Canton
CANTON, Mich. – If you are driving along Beck Road in Canton, you might notice an unusual new structure in the middle of an empty lot. The outdoor structure is called a “Fitness Court” and is there for anyone to give it a try. These identical courts are popping up around the U.S. in an effort to provide communities with free access to fitness equipment. Her number one tip is to avoid masks that draw in moisture, since moisture breeds bacteria. Instead, Trierweiler says to find masks that are breathable, lightweight, and that are made using moisture wicking fabrics.
How Santa is safely meeting Metro Detroit children this year
Sitting on Santa’s lap is a big deal for Children around the world, but this year it’s tough. While he’s no stranger to house visits, he’s just dropping in earlier this year. Canton wasn’t about to let the pandemic stop children from getting their picture with Santa. They arranged socially distanced house visits on families’ front lawns. Just one day after Thanksgiving, the children of the Detroit Youth Choir are spreading Christmas cheer with a new holiday EP.
Plymouth-Canton schools shift back to full remote learning starting Nov. 23
CANTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – On Monday, Plymouth Canton Community Schools Superintendent Monica L. Merritt announced in a letter to families that the district will be moving to a fully-remote learning environment. Effective Monday, Nov. 23, P-CCS will pivot to a fully-remote learning environment for all students in its early childhood, elementary, special education, and post-secondary programs, with a planned return to in-person learning for these programs on Monday, Dec. 7. Within our district, we currently have 193 students and 82 staff members in quarantine due to COVID-related reasons (positive, probable, or close contacts). The requirement to quarantine staff and students compromises our ability to provide a consistent, high-quality instructional program for our in-person students,” said Merritt. Gretchen Whitmer announced new COVID restrictions as cases continue surging and hospitals statewide are on track to reaching full capacity.
Plymouth-Canton Schools mourns loss of beloved employee to COVID-19
CANTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A beloved security guard in the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools district is a reminder of how devastating coronavirus has been for so many. Nov. 14: Michigan coronavirus cases up to 251,813; Death toll now at 7,994To the students, Lucas was more than a security guard. “Probably one of the greatest human beings I’ve ever met, to be completely honest,” said Plymouth High School senior David Brace. Brace said he would look forward to lunch time, when Lucas would share motivational words with the students. A drive-through memorial service is set for Sunday at 5 p.m. at Canton High School.
Metro Detroit football predictions for district finals: Purcell hopes for health over wins
In last week’s district semifinals, 11 Metro Detroit football teams proved me wrong by winning games I picked them to lose. Picks get more intense with each week, with some dandy games on deck for the district finals on Friday and Saturday. FRIDAYCanton (8-0) vs Belleville (8-0), 7:30 PMIt is a battle of the KLAA East and West champions and it is going to be broadcast on Fox Sports Detroit. PURCELL’S PICK: Belleville 35, Canton 28Wyandotte Roosevelt (6-1) vs Oak Park (2-6)Could a 2-6 team be considered a favorite in the playoffs? With many players back in the lineup that were missing throughout the season, Oak Park is looking like a true threat in Division 2 once again.mlive.com
Golfer James Piot of Canton named GAM Men’s Player of the Year
James Piot of Canton has been named the Golf Association of Michigan’s Men’s Player of the Year. Piot was the runner-up in the Michigan Amateur Championship and earned the No. Amateur Championship, accomplishments that helped him compile 975 honor roll points. Copp, who had 605 honor roll points, beat Piot in the Michigan Amateur championship match. MORE:Tyler Copp wins Michigan Amateur ChampionshipRoyal Oak attorney wins GAM ChampionshipAnna Kramer wins Michigan Women’s Amateur Golf crownWatch highlights of Michigan Women’s AmateurKerri Parks wins women’s West Virginia state ammlive.com
Vote for the Metro Detroit football player of the week from district semifinals
It is time for the fans to tell us which district semifinal performance impressed them the most and vote in the Metro Detroit football player of the week fan poll. Make sure to vote as often as you want in the poll at the bottom until 9 a.m. on Friday this week. Allen, WR, Warren MottIn a dominant 49-14 win over Berkley, Allen was a unstoppable with 5 catches for 128 rushing yards and 3 touchdowns. Gavin Brooks, QB, Livonia ChurchillIn a 52-35 win over Dexter, Brooks was 19-for-25 for 296 yards and 4 touchdowns. He also added a rushing touchdown in the win.mlive.com
Must-see games for third round of 2020 Michigan high school football playoffs
We’ve reached the district championship round of the Michigan High School Athletic Association high school football state tournament. The Rams scored a 28-8 win over the Bulldogs back on Oct. 23 and have outscored their first two playoff opponents 83-14. Portland St. Patrick breezed past its first two playoff opponents by a total score of 105-26. Sophomore quarterback Will Damaska and running back Brandon Martin headline an offense that has outscored two playoff opponents 100-0 and scored at least 47 points four times. Addison celebrates the win with head coach Josh Lindeman during a high school football game at Addison High School on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019.mlive.com
Canton police investigate Chase Bank robbery
CANTON, Mich. – Police are investigating the report of a bank robbery at a Chase Bank in Canton. The incident happened on Thursday at 3:31 p.m. at the bank located at Michigan Avenue and Old Canton Center. The suspect is accused of presenting a note demanding money to the teller. He was wearing a black knit hat, gray and camo colored hooded jacket, gray shirt and dark-colored pants. Anyone with information should contact the Canton Police Department at 734-394-5400.
Police investigating fire that destroyed 4 Plymouth-Canton school buses
PLYMOUTH, Mich. – Police are investigating a fire at the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools Transportation yard off Lilly Road overnight Saturday. The buses were set to be decommissioned from the fleet, so the damage will not affect the bus schedule and students will not be impacted in any way, but police are still looking for those responsible for the fire that engulfed and destroyed four school buses. Who would want to set fire to not just one but four buses at the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools Transportation yard? The fire seemed to have started sometime Saturday night and police are looking for the people responsible for the potential arson. The only children utilizing the vehicles as a mode of transportation to school were elementary children who are learning on a hybrid set up of in-person and virtual-learning.
Metro Detroit high school football power rankings heading into state playoffs
The high school football playoffs are here and the top 10 teams in Metro Detroit are all hoping to make a run to a championship. River Rouge (4-1)Last week: Beat Detroit Renaissance, 46-6Friday: Home vs. Gibraltar Carlson (4-2)Previous ranking: 87. Macomb Dakota (5-1)Last week: Beat Traverse City Central, 42-16Friday: Home vs. Macomb L’Anse Creuse North (0-4)Previous ranking: 65. Detroit Catholic Central (6-0)Last week: Beat Detroit Loyola, 45-14Saturday: Home vs. Walled Lake Northern (2-4)Previous ranking: 54. Detroit Cass Tech (6-0)Last week: Beat Warren De La Salle, 35-0Saturday: Home vs. Dearborn Edsel Ford (1-5)Previous ranking: 21.mlive.com
Canton police investigating pedestrian crash that killed man
CANTON, Mich. – Police are investigating a pedestrian crash that happened Sunday morning around 7:15 a.m. in the area of Michigan Avenue and Schooner Road. It took place after a man was crossing the eastbound lanes of Michigan Avenue at Schooner Road from the south side to the north side. That is when he was struck by an oncoming vehicle which stopped and remained at the scene. The man was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Ypsilanti where he died of his injuries. Canton police say speed, alcohol and distracted driving do not appear to be factors in the crash.
Ann Arbor-area cross country pre-regional results
ANN ARBOR – It was a frigid day for Ann Arbor-area cross country runners to start their journey toward the state finals Saturday morning. The change added an additional round to the tournament, which several Ann Arbor area teams took advantage of this weekend. Ann Arbor Pioneer 312. Charlotte Batra, Ann Arbor Pioneer, 19:05.708. --MORE:Top boys cross country times Oct. 19Top girls cross country times Oct. 19MHSAA moves to pre-regional model for cross country state tournamentCoronavirus has turned high school cross country into a complicated numbers issue for MHSAAmlive.com
Fred Dean, 68, fearsome pass rusher of 49ers' dynasty, dies
FILE - In this Saturday, Aug. 2, 2008, file photo, former San Diego Chargers defensive end Fred Dean waves to fans after his speech at the Pro Football Hall of Fame, in Canton, Ohio. Dean, the fearsome pass rusher who was a key part of the launch of the San Francisco 49ers' dynasty, has died. His death on Wednesday night, Oct. 14, 2020, was confirmed Thursday by the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)
Man traveling the U.S. mowing veterans' lawns stops in Canton, gets a surprise from Ford
I’m honored to be here today to mow for another veteran.”That brought Smith to Canton Tuesday to Jim and Gale Owens' house. “We both served during Vietnam,” Gale Owens said. Ford Motor Company heard about Smith’s project and about his loyalty to his Ford Edge. “It’s a nice way to thank him for what he’s doing,” Gale Owens said. “He’s taking his personal time to do this.”Once Smith finished his work and went to thank the Owens for their service, Ford thanked Smith in a big way.
Game Day Metro Detroit! Football is back in full swing tonight
Thursday night was the soft opening. High school football kicked off around Metro Detroit last night as couple handful of games were played across the region. Tonight, nearly everyone else follows suit while a small group is holding out until Saturday. Three straight days of football to start the football season in Metro Detroit? Here is how the schedule stacks up tonight and Saturday.mlive.com
Burrow, Bengals hit road vs Browns on NFL's 100th birthday
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) reacts after running for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Chargers, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Cincinnati. Outside, Burrow got lessons on Paul Brown, Jim Brown, Boomer Esiason, Bernie Kosar, The Ickey Shuffle and Dawg Pound. “In my eyes I played terrible through 3 1/2 quarters and then played up to my standards in the last drive and almost won the game,” Burrow said. RUN OVERThe Bengals significantly overhauled the NFL’s worst run defense of last season — 149 yards allowed per game —- and had a tough start against the Chargers, who ran for 155. Bengals coach Zac Taylor expects Bullock, who fully practiced on Tuesday, to handle kicking duties against the Browns.
Canton Township womans child care license reinstated after suspension by LARA
CANTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. A Canton womans child care family home license that was suspended by the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) in July has been reinstated. LARA initially suspended Sheila Robbins license, effective July 31. An original notice posted by LARA cited a drug screening as the reason for the initial summary suspension. However, an administrative law judge granted LARAs motion to lift the summary suspension on Aug. 28. LARA also withdrew its notice of intent to revoke.
Canton restaurant owners upset with food truck deal
CANTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. Several restaurant owners are upset in Canton Township because of food trucks. It started with Slows Bar BQ being allowed to operate a food truck in Cherry Hill Village. From the township perspective, theyd like to bring cool attractions, like Slows. Roses Restaurant has been in Canton for 26 years and is among a group of restaurateurs who penned a letter to the township complaining about the food truck. Originally, the township board voted to pull the permit for the food truck to operate.
Police return to Canton cemetery to collect DNA samples, working to identify homicide victims
CANTON, Mich. Police returned to a cemetery on Tuesday where theyve already dug up several bodies in hopes of solving past homicides. Its phase three of Operation United. Sky 4 was over the scene in Canton on Tuesday at the Knollwood Memorial Park as police oversaw the digging up of unidentified remains in an effort to identify victims of homicide. READ: Operation United aims to ID bodies connected to cold casesThe operation started in the spring of 2019. READ: Police dig up bodies at Plymouth cemetery in attempt to identify Detroit homicide victims
Plymouth-Canton Community Schools to begin online this fall
Plymouth-Canton Community Schools (PCCS) will begin the 2020-21 school year entirely online in the fall amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. However, the district is planning to transition to in-person learning following the remote start. The transition will begin with small groups of students and will include both in-person and online learning models. Middle and high school students should also expect to participate in synchronous instruction for about three hours each day. Click here to view Plymouth-Canton Community Schools entire fall plan.
Canton police investigating fatal rollover crash involving multiple vehicles
CANTON, Mich. Michigan State Police and Canton police are investigating a fatal rollover crash that involved multiple vehicles. The crash happened on Thursday around 7 p.m. on North I-275. When troopers arrived they determined the crash was fatal. A 53-year-old driver from Redford was driving too fast and rear ended the victims vehicle, causing it to rollover, according to police. Police said the driver who was at fault failed field sobriety tests and was arrested pending a blood search warrant.
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Social distancing forces Make-A-Wish to get creative with fundraising
We have to get creative with fundraising, Small said. How am I gonna raise this money?She came across an organization that could turn donated shoes into cashSo, we need 1,200 more pairs of shoes, Small said. And then that organization funds to organizations will in turn send Make-A-Wish check..Her goal is to raise $1,200. People were just staying in their house and very uncomfortable with even giving us shoes, Small said. When you see all these shoes, it makes even me as an individual realize how many pairs of shoes do I really need?
Canton Farmers Market 2020 season: Vendors, staff required to wear masks
CANTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. The Canton Farmers Market will be back Sunday, July 12 at Preservation Park (located at 500 N. Ridge Road in Canton Township) while the coronavirus pandemic continues. All vendors and farmers market staff will be required to wear face masks and market-goers are strongly encouraged to don protective face-coverings.Organizers also say the market shopping area will be fenced off with only one entrance and exit, located off of Ridge Road. With current Michigan gathering size limitations in place, market-goers may be asked to cue and wait before accessing the market grounds depending on crowd sizes. The Canton Farmers Market will be open each Sunday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. through October 25, 2020, and will feature a variety of local produce. Expected items for the first market include: beets, berries, broccoli, apples, cabbage, carrots, cucumber, eggplant and more.
Heres the number to call if you cant reach 911 in Canton
CANTON, Mich. Cantons public safety department issued a statement Friday night after a number of 911 centers across Michigan have experienced periodic outages. If youre experiencing an emergency in Canton and cannot reach 9-1-1, call 734-397-3350. Canton officials say the city has not yet experienced any outages as of Friday night. RELATED: Heres the number to call if you cant reach 911 in Northville Township
Canton Public Safety releases Fourth of July guidelines for fireworks
CANTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. The Canton Public Safety Department released the guidelines for residents to remind them of the Michigan laws and the Canton Township ordinance associated with fireworks. Consumer fireworks are now readily available for purchase and have become a popular way to celebrate holidays, but use of them should not be taken lightly, said Deputy Police Chief Craig Wilsher. Minors shall be prohibited from possessing, using, igniting or discharging consumer fireworks. No person shall use low-impact or consumer fireworks while under the influence of alcoholic liquor or a controlled substance or both. Unlawful use of fireworks can be reported to the Public Safety Departments non-emergency line at 734/394- 5400, at the auto attendant dial 2, then 1.
Redskins retire Mitchell's jersey, rename stadium level
The Washington Redskins will retire the jersey of Mitchell and rename the lower level of FedEx Field for him, replacing former owner George Preston Marshall. (AP Photo/Gus Chan, File)The Washington Redskins will retire the jersey of Hall of Famer Bobby Mitchell. They will also rename the lower level of FedEx Field for him, replacing the section named for former owner George Preston Marshall. The team, which is under pressure to change its name during the ongoing national reckoning over racism, said Saturday that Mitchell's No. Significantly, dropping Marshall's name from the lower bowl of the stadium follows by one day the removal of his statue at RFK Stadium, the team's former home.
How Canton teens Detroit Socks is helping less fortunate
Hes making a difference with something we wear every day. Hes the president and CEO of Detroit Socks, a non profit he created to collect and donate socks to Metro Detroits less fortunate. "Just to give as many people pairs of socks as I can," he added. Donations help too and hes raised about $10,000 since he first started the non profit. If youd like more information on Detroit Socks please visit: https://joeysdetroitsocks.org/
2 charged in connection with fatal shooting of Romulus man at gas station
ROMULUS, Mich. Two people have been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of Brian Eugene Davis, 40, of Romulus. Davis was shot and killed on May 19 at 8:35 p.m. in Romulus. Police officers were called to a gas station in the 27400 block of Eureka Road near Inkster Road. When officers arrived they saw the Romulus Fire Department rescue and Taylor rescue teams on scene. Officials said Davis approached the defendants vehicle and McMillon, who was a passenger, pulled out a weapon and shot Davis.
Canton police looking for missing 24-year-old man
CANTON, Mich. – A 24-year-old Canton man went missing on Friday afternoon. Dashawn Adolph was last seen leaving his residence near Ford and Lotz roads around 3 p.m., officials said. Adolph is described as a black man who is 5 feet, 10 inches tall and weighs 200 pounds. He drives a 2018 blue Chevy Malibu with the license plate #ECH3256. Anyone with information regarding Adolph’s whereabouts can contact the Canton Police Department at 734-394-5400.
Police seek man, woman suspected of stealing from Canton Walmart
CANTON, Mich. – Canton police are looking for a man and woman they say allegedly stole from Walmart on April 9. Security camera photos show the pair leaving the store at 45555 Michigan Avenue with a television and other large boxes in carts. The man is described as white with wavy, dark-colored hair, a beard and a mustache. The woman is described as white with long, straight, dark-colored hair. Police believe she is also in her late 20s or early 30s.
Over a third of Americans are victims of 'porch pirates.' How not to become a statistic
Baltimore resident Rosemarie Dumhart uses a decoy package, marked with an X, to discourage the so-called "porch pirates" operating in the Canton area of Baltimore, Maryland, on December 17, 2018. SEBASTIEN DUVAL | AFP | Getty ImagesThe "porch pirate" has become the real-life Grinch of many Americans' holiday season. An estimated 36% of Americans have had a delivered package stolen from outside their home at least once, according to C+R Research. The holiday season is a gold mine for porch pirates. UPS recommends requiring a signature for package delivery or pickup at a partner location such as a Duane Reade drugstore.cnbc.com
Acting FDA chief inspects two international mail facilities for illicit vaping and opioid products
The acting head of the Food and Drug Administration inspected two international mail centers this week to examine U.S. efforts to seize foreign shipments of illicit vaping products, fentanyl and other drugs, the agency said Tuesday. "It is truly remarkable to have witnessed the stunning volume of parcels that come into a single international mail facility on any given day," Sharpless said in a statement Tuesday. "Many of these parcels lack any package labeling, contain products labeled as dietary supplements with hidden drug ingredients, or contain drug products or medical devices that are unapproved or counterfeit." Regulatory officials say international mail facilities are prime targets for drug traffickers because parcel and vehicle inspections at the centers are limited due to staffing shortages. Sharpless also said FDA authorities are working with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to identify potentially illicit vaping products.cnbc.com
'Let our voices be heard': March against immigration raids
The children of Sacred Heart Catholic Church streamed out into Mississippi's heat on a blistering Sunday afternoon, carrying what they said was a message of opposition against immigration raids their parents could not. Today, as President Donald Trump and Republican allies continue to defend the raids, churches have emerged as the top sources of spiritual and material support to the mostly Mexican and Guatemalan workers targeted by the raids. Hours after the officials' televised appearances, more than 250 people filled Sacred Heart to overflowing. The Canton church has emerged as a hub of the community's response to the raid. She said Sunday at Sacred Heart that her husband, Gumensihdo Rodriguez-Lopez, had been seized by federal agents at Peco and is now held in Natchez, Mississippi.chicagotribune.com
Liedel, Sweet win 4-H showmanship sweepstakes at fair
Both Mary Liedel of Erie and Paige Sweet of Canton had to overcome some unfamiliarity with animals they hardly ever worked with before. Both Mary Liedel of Erie and Paige Sweet of Canton had to overcome some unfamiliarity with animals they hardly ever worked with before. They persevered and eventually were crowned the best handlers in the 4-H large and small animal showmanship sweepstakes Thursday night at the Monroe County Fair. Funchion was runnerup, said Gwyn Schuon, superintendent of the large animal sweepstakes. For Sweet, 19, her small animal showmanship title was a great way for her to end her 4-H career.monroenews.com