The Ford Fireworks to electrify Detroit Skyline on Monday, June 26
The Ford Fireworks is gearing up to electrify the Detroit skyline on Monday, June 26with a stunning fireworks show over the Detroit River and broadcast live on WDIV-Local 4. Celebrating its 65thyear, this beloved summertime tradition is recognized as one of the country’s largest and most magnificent displays, enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of spectators each year.
Detroit sets aside $8M for new program to remove dangerous, diseased trees near homes
The City of Detroit is launching a new program to remove dangerous and diseased trees, even on private property. Eight million dollars has been set aside to address what's become a big issue in neighborhoods across the city.
Detroit hosts first community meeting to protect historic ‘Sweet House’ on city’s east side
A big piece of American history sits in a Detroit neighborhood on the eastside at the home of Dr. Ossian Sweet and Gladys Sweet. Their story was the center of a national housing discrimination movement nearly 100 years ago.
Former Detroit police lieutenant sentenced to over 2 years for taking bribes from towing industry
John F. Kennedy, 57, of Rochester Hills, at one point commanded the Detroit Police Department’s Integrity Unity, a division of the department’s Internal Affairs Division, and was responsible for investigating reports of law violations and professional misconduct by police officers and other city employees.
Detroit officials speak out on unprovoked shootings in Detroit that took place over the weekend
Despite already having a heavy police presence, it was not enough to prevent the fatal shootings that took place in Greektown. The Detroit Police Department spoke out on Monday saying they are fed up with the violence.
Homeowner fed up with constant littering by City of Detroit employees
A single mom of two on the west side of Detroit is having a trash problem. She lives across from the Davison Yard, which is where some city employees work. She claims to have seen them littering and says it often ends with her cleaning it up.
Serial arsonist set house fire that led to firefighter’s dramatic rescue in Detroit, officials say
Eight Detroit firefighters were hospitalized after the collapse of the vacant building seen in the video player above. One of them was trapped under the rubble for two hours as his fellow first responders worked to free him.
Community pulls together to support Officer Courts’ family
A day of tributes for Detroit police Officer Loren Courts as his family, friends, and the city say their final goodbye. Courts was killed in the line of duty less than two weeks ago, and during the funeral service Monday, an end of watch call conveyed one last dispatch to him.
Detroit makes ‘World’s 50 Greatest Places’ list
Over the years, the City of Detroit has been on the kind of national list a city doesn’t want to be on, but Monday night, Time Magazine is naming Detroit one of the World’s Greatest Places to visit this year. The city made Time Magazine’s “World’s 50 Greatest Places” list, which ranked the top 50 international destinations to explore.
City of Detroit opens applications for commercial adult-use marijuana business licensing
Detroit City Council voted anonymously to approve the opening of applications for limited adult-use licensing for commercial marijuana being sold within retail, microbusiness and as well as consumption in a lounge.
City of Detroit Office of Inspector General investigates Detroit city clerk campaign
The Michigan Inspector General is out with a new report saying a deputy of Detroit city clerk, Janice Winfrey, abused their authority. That report states that Reuben Washington used the clerk’s office to organize petition signatures for Winfrey’s campaign for congress.