US flights gradually resuming operations following FAA computer outage
Airports are beginning to resume normal operations across the U.S. Wednesday morning after all departing flights were delayed due to an overnight Federal Aviation Administration computer outage that affected the national airspace.
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.
Roseville woman charged for racial slurs, knocking phone out of passenger’s hand on Spirit flight
A Roseville woman has been charged with yelling racial slurs at another passenger on a Spirit flight and knocking that person’s phone out of their hand when they tried to record the altercation, officials said.
Michigan Flyer-AirRide will resume service from Ann Arbor to DTW in April
ANN ARBOR – Starting on Monday, April 26, Michigan Flyer-AirRide will be restoring its daily service between East Lansing, Brighton, Ann Arbor and Detroit Metro Airport. The restoration is made possible by funding the bus service secured through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act. In order to help prevent the risk of person-to-person transmission of the coronavirus, cash payments will not be accepted. If you’re boarding in Ann Arbor, tickets may be purchased with cash inside the Blake Transit Center during business hours. Cleaning and sanitizing buses daily, with special attention to high-touch areas.
Morning Briefing Jan. 27, 2021: Whitmer State of the State tonight, recalling January 1999 snowstorm in Michigan, CDC says in-person learning can resume
Gretchen Whitmer’s State of the State address is scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday -- watch here on ClickOnDetroit and on Local 4. Read: Whitmer to pitch pandemic relief in Michigan State of State speech tonightThe start of 1999 around the Great Lakes region and Southern Ontario was one to remember. The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 552,556 as of Tuesday, including 14,405 deaths, state officials report. New COVID-19 cases have plateaued and deaths are starting to slow. The state also reports “active cases,” which were listed at 73,700 on Monday -- near the lowest it’s been since November.
2 people charged in Spirit Airlines bag dispute at Detroit Metro Airport
ROMULUS, Mich. – A man and woman arrested following a bag dispute at the Detroit Metro Airport were arraigned Tuesday. Jameel Murphy and Raymonique Williams, both of Detroit, pleaded not guilty to aggravated assault, assault and battery, and disturbing the peace. PREVIOUS: 2 Spirit agents hurt, passengers arrested after bag dispute in Detroit, airline saysAccording to Spirit Airlines, the incident happened Sunday while the passengers were trying to board flight 646 from Detroit to Atlanta. The dispute was over the size of a carry-on bag. One employee was taken to the hospital and another employee, who has hired an attorney, also received medical attention.
2 Spirit agents hurt, passengers arrested after bag dispute in Detroit, airline says
ROMULUS, Mich. – Two Spirit agents were injured, two passengers were arrested and another was cited this weekend following a bag dispute at Detroit Metro Airport, the airline says. According to Spirit Airlines, “three passengers attacked our agents without provocation.”The incident happened Sunday while the passengers were trying to board flight 646 from Detroit to Atlanta, according to Spirit. When the agents asked the passengers to verify that their carry-on bags were appropriate sizes before boarding, the passengers became combative, according to airline officials. The agents tried to defuse the situation but were “physically assaulted” as they closed a door to stop the passengers from boarding, Spirit officials said. One of the agents was taken to a nearby hospital after the incident, airline officials said.
Ex-Michigan resident flooded with calls, texts after Trump campaign posts wrong number for Chatfield
In social media postings Sunday, the president's campaign organization targeted Chatfield and Lee Shirkey, a Republican and the Senate majority leader. An email message seeking comment was sent to a Trump campaign spokesman. No legal avenue remains for the Trump campaign to change the outcome in Michigan, said Tracy Wimmer, spokeswoman for the secretary of state's office, which oversees elections. Rose's phone number was still on the campaign's Facebook post Monday evening. Although none of the callers made threats, Rose plans to get a new phone number — pronto.
Passenger dies after falling six stories at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport
ROMULUS, Mich. – A man was killed Friday after being injured from falling six stories inside the atrium of the Westin Hotel at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport. A representative with the airport said that paramedics attempted to save his life, but he was pronounced dead at the scene. The incident is under investigation.
Metro Detroit weather: More sun, a little warmth
DETROIT – Detroit Metro Airport measured 0.2 inches of snow on Tuesday, which is our first official measurable snow of the season. Partly cloudy, windy and warmer on Thursday, with highs in the upper 50s to near 60 degrees (15 to 16 degrees Celsius). Partly cloudy Friday night, with lows near 40 degrees (4 degrees Celsius). Highs near 50 degrees (10 degrees Celsius). There’s a much better chance of rain on Sunday, with highs near 50 degrees (10 degrees Celsius).
Metro Detroit weather: Expect rain 4 of the next 7 days
This might be hard to believe, but it’s been more than two weeks since we’ve picked up measurable rain at Detroit Metro Airport. Now that the seal is broken, expect rain four of the next seven days. Temps tumbleNow that temperatures have dropped below normal, we won’t get back above that for the next 10 days, at least. Expect morning starts in the 40s for most locations, with some 30s on Saturday and Sunday morning. Even though the weekend will feature the chilliest temperatures, we’ll also get a pair of dry days with a decent amount of sun.
Here are the massive rain totals in SE Michigan on Aug. 28-29, 2020
DETROIT Record-setting rain deluged southeast Michigan this past Friday into Saturday, with most of it falling in a 24-hour period. Read back: Flooding damages homes, leaves cars stranded across Metro DetroitOfficially at Detroit Metro Airport (DTW), the 2.83 inches of the rain that fell on Friday set a single day rainfall record for that date, shattering the old record of 2.38 inches set in 1932. Want to know how much rain fell near your neighborhood? Here is the list of totals as reported to the National Weather Service. The winner (or, really, the loser) was Owosso -- take a look at how much it received!
Passengers on flight from Tokyo to Detroit screened for coronavirus
ROMULUS, Mich. – Passengers on a flight from Tokyo to Detroit were screened for coronavirus Friday afternoon. An official from Delta told Local 4 the airline is aware that passengers were screened. Lisa Gass with Detroit Metropolitan Airport says the airport is not aware of any possible coronavirus cases. As of Friday the fifth possible case of the deadly disease in Michigan was being investigated by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. Four other possible cases in Washtenaw and Wayne counties came back negative.
Detroit Metro Airport passenger doesn’t meet criteria for coronavirus testing, officials say
Detroit Metro Airport passenger doesn’t meet criteria for coronavirus testing, officials sayPublished: February 5, 2020, 5:12 pmThe Detroit Metro Airport passenger who was taken to a hospital Tuesday does not meet the criteria for coronavirus testing, health officials said.
Detroit Metro Airport passenger doesn’t meet criteria for coronavirus testing, officials say
ROMULUS, Mich. – The Detroit Metro Airport passenger who was taken to a hospital Tuesday does not meet the criteria for coronavirus testing, health officials said. CDC officials said that person doesn’t not meet CDC criteria for 2019 novel coronavirus testing. The CDC criteria for testing includes:Fever or lower respiratory illness (coughing, shortness of breath) AND travel history to Hubei Province within 14 days of symptom onset. Fever or lower respiratory illness (coughing, shortness of breath) AND travel history to mainland China within 14 days of symptom onset. Fever or lower respiratory illness (coughing, shortness of breath) AND exposure to a laboratory-confirmed 2019 Novel Coronavirus caseThe CDC has been conducting enhanced passenger screenings at DTW amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Michigan health officials step up to support response as coronavirus outbreak continues
DETROIT – As cases of the novel coronavirus continue to increase around the world, health officials in Michigan are stepping up to support the response to the outbreak. On Monday, the Michigan Department of Health Activated its Community Health Emergency Coordination Center. The move is an important step to support the response at a state and local level. Travelers are being routed to those 11 airports for enhanced screening. Health officials continue to stress that the flu poses an even greater threat to Americans.
CDC conducting enhanced passenger screenings at Detroit Metro Airport amid coronavirus outbreak
ROMULUS, Mich. – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is conducting enhanced passenger screenings at Detroit Metro Airport amid the coronavirus outbreak, which is concentrated mainly in Wuhan, China. Five cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the U.S., but all of those people had recently traveled to Wuhan. Cleaning frequencies have also been increased in the McNamara Terminal, which has direct flights to and from Beijing and Shanghai, China. According to the CDC, coronavirus has the potential to be a serious public health threat but currently is not something Americans should be worried about.
Health department investigates 3 possible cases of coronavirus in Metro Detroit
ROMULUS, Mich. – There are new concerns about the coronavirus in Metro Detroit. The Michigan Health Department is investigating three possible cases of the coronavirus in Michigan. It comes as China is reporting more than 1,200 virus cases there with 41 deaths. With coronavirus spreading across China and making its way to the U.S., health officials in Michigan want people to be aware. They should continue to use precautions like they would any other health threat, including the flu or the common cold,” Sutfin said.
Program allowing DTW visitors into terminals beyond security without ticket extended indefinitely
DTW visitors have recently been able to enter the post-security areas of the McNamara and North terminals through the DTW Destination Pass program. The program was originally expected to end Sunday, but DTW announced Friday that the program will be extended indefinitely. They should look for the DTW Destination Pass sign on the back wall between carousels No. A valid photo ID, such as a driver's license or passport, must be presented to get the pass, officials said. Click here to apply for a DTW Destination Pass.