Lawyer: Photos of Kobe Bryant's remains shared 'for a laugh'
A lawyer for the widow of Kobe Bryant told jurors that a “culture of callousness” led Los Angeles County deputies and firefighters to share photos of the remains of Kobe Bryant and other victims of the 2020 helicopter crash that killed the Lakers star, his 13-year-old daughter, and seven others.
Clawson police, fire take ‘polar plunge’ to raise money for Special Olympics
This year, the Clawson Police and Fire Department raised a total of $2702 for the Special Olympics Charity. Clawson Police and Fire Department members embraced the cold of Michigan winter for a good cause. Police officers Ryan Tracy and Scott Vierk joined firefighters Connor Winther and David O’Connell for a polar plunge to help raise money for the Special Olympics. Check out the video below -- and donate to the cause here.
62-year-old man dies in fire at Port Huron residence
PORT HURON, Mich. – A 62-year-old man died in a fire at a residence in Port Huron Thursday afternoon. The Port Huron Fire Department says at about 6:36 p.m. crews responded to a building fire in the 600 block of 12th Street. Upon arrival, firefighters were notified of a possible victim in an upstairs bedroom who was unable to move due to a medical condition, officials said. Crews worked to put out “heavy fire” in the second story of the home, with flames reaching more than 10 feet in the air. Once the fire was put out, crews found the body of a 62-year-old man who was beyond lifesaving assistance.
Residents rescued from apartment fire in Detroit’s Midtown
DETROIT – The Detroit Fire Department was on the scene of an apartment fire in Midtown on Monday. Residents were rescued from the apartment. Crews were seen at an apartment building in the 600 block of W. Bethune Avenue around 10:30 a.m.As of 11 a.m. there was no longer smoke or flames in the apartment. Officials said the fire was contained to one apartment within the building. READ: More local news coverage
Unit a complete loss after fire at senior community in South Lyon, multiple people transported to hospital
SOUTH LYON, Mich. – A fire at a building in a senior community in South Lyon has displaced nine residents. READ: More local news coverageA fire at a building in a senior community in South Lyon has displaced nine residents. (South Lyon Fire Department)A fire at a building in a senior community in South Lyon has displaced nine residents. (South Lyon Fire Department)A fire at a building in a senior community in South Lyon has displaced nine residents. (South Lyon Fire Department)
Ann Arbor Fire Department begins exercises in South University buildings
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Pedestrians walking along South University Avenue shouldn’t be concerned if they see a bit of smoke and firefighters moving in-and-out of buildings over the next few weeks. Starting Tuesday, and continuing through October, Ann Arbor Fire Department will turn the unused buildings between East University Avenue and Church Street into training grounds to practice different exercises. The buildings on that block of South University Avenue will be demolished soon, so they provide a unique opportunity for the fire department to practice, according to Fire Chief Mike Kennedy of the Ann Arbor Fire Department. The block is the former location of a PNC Bank, South U Pizza, several eateries, apartments and other shops. Once the buildings are demolished, Hughs Properties will build Vic Village South, a mixed-use building, on the block.
California wildfire likely to grow from wind, low humidity
The blaze, known as the Bobcat Fire, is expected to grow through Sunday and Monday as critical fire weather conditions continued due to gusty wind and low humidity. The Bobcat Fire started Sept. 6 and has already doubled in size over the last week — becoming one of Los Angeles County's largest wildfires in history, according to the Los Angeles Times. Though the Bobcat Fire neared the high desert community of Valyermo, a Benedictine monastery there appeared to have escaped major damage, according to the Los Angeles Times. More than 7,900 wildfires have burned more than 5,468 square miles (14,164 square kilometers) in California this year, including many since a mid-August barrage of dry lightning ignited parched vegetation. Meanwhile, officials were investigating the death of a firefighter on the lines of another Southern California wildfire that erupted earlier this month from a smoke-generating pyrotechnic device used by a couple to reveal their baby’s gender.
Desert communities told to evacuate as winds stoke flames
The fire grew to 142 square miles (368 square kilometers) on Saturday when winds pushed the flames into Juniper Hills. But, Los Angeles County park officials said the blaze destroyed the nature center at Devil’s Punchbowl Natural Area, a geological wonder that attracts some 130,000 visitors per year. The name of the firefighter killed in the nearby El Dorado Fire was being withheld until family members are notified. The El Dorado Fire has burned more than 34 square miles (89 square kilometers) and was 59% contained, with 10 buildings destroyed and six damaged. ___Associated Press writer John Antczak in Los Angeles and Daisy Nguyen in San Francisco contributed to this report.
1 injured in car fire on North Adams Road in Rochester Hills
ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. – Fire crews were sent to a crash and vehicle fire on Monday at 5 p.m. on North Adams Road, north of Walton Boulevard in Rochester Hills. The passenger was found on the grass about 30 feet from the vehicle that was on fire, officials said. North Adams Road was closed for more than 2 hours for investigation and cleanup of the scene. The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office handled the investigationREAD: More local news coverageFire crews were sent to crash and vehicle fire on Monday at 5 p.m. on North Adams Road, north of Walton Boulevard. (Rochester Hills Fire Department)
Fraser fire department investigates building collapse on east side
FRASER, Mich. Firefighters are investigating the cause of a building collapse on Saturday on Frasers east side. Half of a building has collapsed on Groesbeck Highway near 14 Mile Road. Officials from Consumers Energy say they conducted an investigation and the collapse was not caused by a gas explosion. This is an ongoing investigation. MORE: Local News
Couple dies in Van Buren Township house fire
VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP, Mich. A husband and a wife in their 70s died in a house fire in Van Buren Township, according to officials. Van Buren Public Safety responded to a house fire in the Belle Harbor Estates Subdivision at 45510 Lilac Lane on Tuesday morning at 1:59 a.m. When police got on scene the fire was already well involved in the house, according to officials. Fire departments from Romulus, Belleville and Sumpter Township responded to the scene too. Van Buren Fire Department and Michigan State Police are investigating the cause.
Film producer, wealthy heir, political donor Steve Bing dies
LOS ANGELES Movie producer, film financier, real estate heir and major Democratic political donor Steve Bing has died. The Los Angeles County coroner said Bing died Monday at his residence in the Century City section of Los Angeles. In the 1980s, Steve Bing dropped out of his fathers alma mater, Stanford University, where the elder Bing had donated $50 million, for a career in Hollywood. He got early credits as a co-writer for the 1984 Chuck Norris Vietnam vet movie Missing in Action and its two sequels. Bing was an LA socialite who frequently dated famous women and was often seen on red carpets, at big-dollar benefits and courtside at Lakers games.
Southfield Fire Department rescues ducklings trapped in storm drain
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – The Southfield Fire Department (SFD) came to the rescue on Saturday morning when a brood of ducklings fell into a storm drain. According to a news tip, a duck and her 10 ducklings were crossing Southfield Road to reach a water pond at Spring Haven Apartments when they fell into a storm drain. Members of SFD were able to rescue nine of the 10 ducklings and return them to safety. The resident believes a good samaritan must have witnessed the incident and called the fire department for help. Full Screen 1 / 5 The Southfield Fire Department came to the rescue when 10 ducklings fell into a storm drain on May 2, 2020.