Expert explains how to stop mass outages when severe weather hits in Michigan
With hundreds of thousands of Michiganders without lights or heat heading into the weekend, many are asking why this keeps happening when weather strikes and how we can stop it. Local 4 spoke to an expert who thinks about those answers every day.
DTE launching new effort set to lower rates during off-peak times
Energy prices are soaring, and you probably notice it on your utility bills which is why DTE is launching a new effort that can help you save, but it depends on when you do things like laundry or the dishes. It’s all centered around the hours of 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Companies team up to add EV charging stations in Metro Detroit
Auto-makers have made it clear that electric vehicles are the future. For that to happen, you need places to charge them, and that’s what Kroger, DTE, and a company called Volta Charging are trying to do as they’re looking to bring charging stations to places that don’t have many.
Wayne County families clean up after powerful afternoon storms
A lot of cleaning up to do after straight-line winds blew through Dearborn Heights, parts of Westland, Inkster, Garden City, and Detroit, bringing down large trees and power lines. DTE is reporting about 23,000 customers are still without power.
Man who sexually assaulted woman in middle seat of Delta flight to Detroit claims he was asleep, feds say
A man who was caught sexually assaulting the 19-year-old woman sitting in the middle seat next to him on a Delta flight to Detroit blamed it on his hands moving while he slept, according to authorities.
Program aims to match young Detroiters with summer jobs
Before 2015, before Grow Detroit’s Youth Talent program, young adults would have to search for a summer job at each company individually to apply for a summer job. But now the city has made it real easy bringing all of the companies together with thousands of opportunities available.
Ann Arbor council member proposes study into creating nonprofit utility service after many left in dark
After tens of thousands of people in Michigan lost power for days following storms in early August, an Ann Arbor City Councilmember wants to look into creating a community-owned, nonprofit utility service.