On another tough day for the Lions, the emergence of RB Craig ‘Netflix’ Reynolds stands out
DENVER -- Craig Reynolds hit the hole hard, then stiff-armed a linebacker and ran around a safety before finally getting hauled down from behind. But not before he picked up 35 tough yards for a Detroit Lions team that was already down 14-0. The running back room is trying to bring juice and energy to the team, and that’s what that was. Reynolds faced long odds of ever touching that football at all in Detroit. “I thought Craig ran hard,” head coach Dan Campbell said.mlive.com
Caro trooper honored by Michigan State Police for work on child sexual assault
CARO, MI - A trooper assigned to Michigan State Police’s Caro Post is the department’s “Trooper of the Year” for the Third District, which includes the thumb and Saginaw, Bay City and Midland areas. Bethany Craig has served at the post since 2001 and has dedicated her career to investigating incidents of child physical and sexual abuse, according to a news release from MSP. Craig is also involved in the community through assisting the Sanilac County Child Advocacy Centers with a “Kid’s Empowerment Camp,” fundraisers and prevention education. Craig is also the district’s nominee for a department-wide accolade given later in the year, the “Dr. Bethany Craig’s diligent work to solve complex child sexual and physical assault complaints, leadership skills, and personal dedication to her community make her an excellent selection as the Third District Trooper of the Year,” Third District Commander Cpt.mlive.com
What is the impact of infrastructure bill on firefighting efforts across U.S.?
The roughly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill includes funding for a major investment in boosting salaries for firefighters and reducing the risk of wildfires. Riva Duncan, the executive secretary of the Grassroots Wildland Firefighters joins CBSN to discuss how this bill would help firefighters.news.yahoo.com
Blue Devils celebrate Senior Night with family
The Grosse Pointe South girls varsity hockey team celebrated Senior Night this past Friday at their home arena, ESH. “It was so much fun to see everyone out there having a great time,” Grosse Pointe South head coach Hailee Craig said. This was Shocker’s first season with the Blue Devils, having played for Little Caesars AAA her sophomore through junior years. Shocker finished the regular season with 13 points (10 goals, 3 assists) in the four games the Grosse Pointe South team was able to play. The final senior to be recognized, defenseman Regan Sherry, has been with the Blue Devils since freshman year.grossepointenews.com
Quarantine guidelines put a stop to Grosse Pointe girls hockey
The quarantine guidelines put into place by the Wayne County Health Department and the state of Michigan have put a temporary halt to the season of all three Grosse Pointe girls hockey teams. An affected player and coach from the University Liggett School girls hockey team have placed the Knights on a quarantine until March 14. The Grosse Pointe South Blue Devils also have a positive case that puts them on quarantine until March 15. Up to this point, all of our other coaches and players are healthy,” Grosse Pointe South head coach Hailee Craig said. And finally, girl’s hockey in Grosse Pointe suffered a complete shutdown March 1, when the Norsemen came in contact with an opposing team with a positive case.grossepointenews.com
Police chief: Detroit sees increase in homicides, shootings in 2020
DETROIT – The year 2020 has been a year unlike any other with an increase in some crimes committed. “We ended the year with the following increases: Homicide, 327 (in 2020), compared to 274 in 2019, aggravated assaults, 12,003 compared to 9,920,” said Detroit Police Chief Craig during a press conference. READ: DPD Chief: Overall Detroit crime fell in 2020, but homicides up“It’s clear that the pandemic was the single most factor in driving violence in our cities, including here in Detroit,” he said. Boston saw a 52% increase,” Craig said. Craig said the stats for 2020 are far worse compared to the late 1980s and 1990s.
Longtime Ann Arbor firefighter passes away after battling cancer
ANN ARBOR – Retired training officer with the Ann Arbor Fire Department, Craig Sidelinger, passed away on Monday morning after a nearly two-year battle with colon cancer. Sidelinger joined AAFD as a firefighter in 2000. He held the position for 10 years before advancing to training officer -- a role he also held for 10 years. According to AAFD, Sidelinger was the longest-serving training officer in the department. “He also helped teach public outreach such as Safety Town, Ann Arbor Ready, and the City Citizen’s Academy.
Warren neighbors win fight to keep traffic light in massive Mound Road rebuild project
WARREN, Mich. – The St. Anne’s subdivision in Warren was ready to fight against traffic light removal in a massive Mound Road rebuild project. The plan was to eliminate the cut-through and light at Arden Avenue -- the only way in and out for people in that subdivision. However, the intersection of Mound Road and Arden will see a major change. The ability to cross Mound Road from east and west will end. This means all traffic would flow onto Mound, which many neighbors did not like.
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Grosse Pointe Woods resident Earl R. “Bud” Engel, 87, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, surrounded by his loving family. A simple man, Bud dedicated his life to his faith, family, friends, U of M football and Grosse Pointe Woods-Shores Little League. His greatest moment came in 1979, when he helped coach the first Grosse Pointe Woods team and his son, Craig, to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa. He will be missed by his adoring family, friends and hundreds of former Little League players. In lieu of flowers, donations in remembrance of Bud may be made to Grosse Pointe Woods-Shores Little League, 714 Woods Ln., Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236.grossepointenews.com
Michigan Supreme Court to hear appeal in Jackson County ‘ murder for hire’ case
JACKSON, MI – Two men convicted of conspiring to kill an arson witness and killing an innocent woman instead will have their appeal heard by the Michigan Supreme Court. Cortez Butler was also found guilty of first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder in the first degree and first-degree home invasion. His appeal to the Supreme Court was denied in an Oct. 28 order. Then oral arguments will be scheduled before the Supreme Court. The Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office argued Clifford McKee hired Butler for $10,000 to kill a Jackson man who witnessed Rodney McKee commit arson.mlive.com
US Rep. Craig asks supporters to vote despite snag in race
In a statement, Democratic U.S. Rep. Angie Craig urged voters to mark their ballots in her race anyway. "You should continue to vote for the entire ballot, including for this congressional race. Simon said the special election would be Feb. 9. Craig hinted that a legal challenge to the special election may be getting planned. Someone could argue that the state law violates that federal law, he said.
Graphic video of fatal shooting released by DPD to combat rumors on social media
Graphic video of fatal shooting released by DPD to combat rumors on social mediaPublished: July 10, 2020, 11:16 pmBody camera footage shows Littleton firing twice at the advancing officer, missing both times. The officer didn’t flinch and attempted to tackle Littleton before he was fired upon by other officers. Craig described the officer as an American hero.
Watch Local 4 News at 5 -- June 29, 2020
Heres whats coming up on Local 4 News at 5:Dashcam video released of officer driving through crowd of protestersChief Craig launched an investigation into the incident. Video shows a Detroit police scout car pushing through a ground of protesters as the rear window was busted out.
Chief: Suspect in officers slaying very target specific
The suspect, whose name was not released, also was hospitalized. Craig told a radio station earlier Thursday that the man was paroled this year after serving about eight years in prison on weapons charges. He told reporters later that the man was first arrested at 14 for home invasion. It wasn't clear Thursday when he would be charged in Wednesday's shooting.chicagotribune.com
Elected officials meet with Detroit police chief, discuss concerns about facial recognition software
DETROIT - Rep. Brenda Lawrence and Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones recently spoke candidly with Detroit Police Chief Craig about the use of facial recognition technology. My job in Congress is to see we have accurate data, said Lawrence. After talking to the analysts who comb through potential matches, elected officials say software improvements are needed. However, they say the tour helped clear up misinformation. On Monday, Lawrence announced she plans on introducing legislation that would help prevent bias in facial recognition software.
Released 911 calls reveal chaos, confusion at scene of fatal Detroit motorcycle crash
DETROIT - Calls to 911 after a deadly crash went unanswered in August around the time of a fatal motorcycle crash and now, some of the at least 50 calls that were made have been released. Callers from the crash scene where Michael Blackwell died Aug. 24 said they were getting a recording when they dialed 911, so they would hang up and call again. "A bike went down, it's a good friend of mine, somebody needs to get here, he's losing way too much blood," a man told dispatch. "Our friend who fell on the motorcycle, and he's not breathing," a woman told dispatch. "I just pulled up to the scene, they say they couldn't get a hold of police, they're all freaking out," a man told dispatch.
Thief slices open mail, reseals envelopes in California
Kevork Djansezian/Getty ImagesSAN DIEGO, California (KGTV) - A rash of mail tampering incidents has led to missing money and an unusual M.O. "Around 10:30 a.m., the mail carrier dropped off the mail in front of me," said Craig. A few minutes later, Craig got her mail and noticed something. One of her envelopes was sliced open on the side. Postal supervisors told Craig her card went through multiple locations, before ending up at the Clairemont post office for delivery.
Residents line up for free filters after discovery of lead in Highland Park tap water
HIGHLAND PARK, Mich. - After discovering high lead levels in tap water, Highland Park officials are mobilizing to help residents and head off potential problems. Highland Park residents braved a blazing summer sun Thursday to pick up water filters at the fire station. Here's how to find outOther residents wanted to make sure their home tap water was safe and didn't wait for the city's free, state-provided water filters. City officials want everyone to have water filters because they're more environmentally sustainable than bottled water, but many people want to have bottled water, as well. If you live in Highland Park and want your tap water tested, call 313-865-1876.