State of the Great Lakes: See peak summer ‘22 temperatures for each lake
Fall temperatures may be here, but the Great Lakes are still warmer than they were on the Fourth of July. Because of their size, the Great Lakes take awhile to heat up. But for the same reason, they also take time to cool down.mlive.com
GOP lawmakers ask Illinois State Police for more details on how it handled report on alleged Highland Park shooter
Republican state lawmakers are pushing Illinois State Police for a more detailed account of how the agency handled a report from local police about the man who would allegedly go on to commit a deadly mass shooting at the Highland Park Fourth of July parade.chicagotribune.com
Paralyzed Highland Park Shooting Victim, 8, Is ‘Hopeless’ and ‘in Constant Pain,’ Family Says
via GoFundMeIn the wake of the Highland Park Fourth of July parade mass shooting, the story of 8-year-old Cooper Roberts’ survival was embraced by many following updates on the boy’s recovery.And more than a month after the massacre, Roberts is long out of intensive care—but his family says he is now in “constant pain” and “hopeless, sad, and angry” at the realization he is paralyzed.In a sobering and gut-wrenching statement released Tuesday, the Roberts family said they want people to see the unews.yahoo.com
Alleged Highland Park July 4 parade shooter indicted on 117 felony charges
Crimo, 21, already faced seven counts of first-degree murder for the shootings. The indictments announced Wednesday add an additional 14 counts of first-degree murder for a total of 21 — three counts for each of the seven people killed.chicagotribune.com
SW Virginia flood damages homes, prompts rescues
Flooding in remote southwest Virginia has damaged more than 100 homes and left some 40 people unaccounted for, authorities said Wednesday. Many of the people may be in areas that are difficult to reach, and no deaths or injuries were reported. (July 14)news.yahoo.com
Michigan reports increase in COVID cases, deaths following July 4 weekend
Michigan saw a climb in daily COVID cases the week after people got together to celebrate the Fourth of July weekend. On Tuesday, July 12, the state health department reported 16,681 new confirmed and probable cases and 160 new confirmed and probable COVID-19 deaths over a seven-day period. That’s a 27% increase in cases and a 150% increase in deaths from a week ago. As of April 6, the state Department of Health and Human Services began including both probable and confirmed cases in its totals. In total, there have been more than 2.63 million confirmed and probable cases, and 37,142 confirmed and probable deaths since the start of the pandemic in Michigan.mlive.com
Cooper Roberts, an 8-year-old boy paralyzed from the waist down after being wounded at the Fourth of July parade shooting in Highland Park, is back to critical condition. He's the son of Zion Elementary School District 6 Superintendent Keely Roberts, who was at the parade with Cooper and his twin brother Luke, when shooting erupted. All three were shot.chicagotribune.com
Extended moment of silence marks a week since Highland Park shooting: ‘For us, this will be like Sept. 11 was for New York’
A crowd of more than 450 people stood in downtown Highland Park going silent without any signal at 10:14 a.m., which is when the shooting started a week before, paying its respects to those killed and injured and comforting each other.chicagotribune.com
A week later, Highland Park residents gather at services and memorials to reflect on shooting that ‘created a thread to connect us’
Across Highland Park on Sunday, residents gathered for religious services and memorials, reflecting on the senseless loss of seven lives during a Fourth of July parade last week.chicagotribune.com
As Highland Park sits in the national spotlight, its residents want you to know a few things
On the Fourth of July, a gunman killed and wounded dozens during the holiday parade in Highland Park, a suburb on the North Shore of Chicago. In the days following the tragedy, it was portrayed in some of the news coverage as a gentle Mayberry, international press fixed affluent to its name and front pages somehow imagined a utopia. But Highland Park has never been a monolithic place.chicagotribune.com
Highland Park parade shooter posted anti-Asian, anti-Black sentiments days before July 4 massacre
Robert Crimo, the 21-year-old man who opened fire and killed multiple people during the Fourth of July parade in Highland Park, Illinois, posted anti-Asian and anti-Black sentiments days before the incident. During the investigation, authorities unearthed some of Crimo’s past online activity, including his posts on Documenting Reality, a forum where members share graphic images and videos of death and gore.news.yahoo.com
Belongings left behind after Highland Park parade shooting
Those attending Highland Park's Fourth of July parade left behind many personal items in the rush to flee the scene. Their belongings are slowly being released by law enforcement as their investigation of Monday's mass shooting continues.chicagotribune.com
More than 300 have sought counseling offered by Highland Park area school districts after parade mass shooting
In the wake of the July 4 mass shooting which claimed the lives of seven people in Highland Park, Township High School District 113 provided counseling services to more than 300 students, staff and community members.chicagotribune.com
Police identify teen shot and killed on Fourth of July
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Police identified Ja’Juan Webb, 16, as the teen who was shot and killed in the city’s Northeast Side on the Fourth of July. The victim was shot around 3:40 p.m. Monday on Leonard Street NE near College Avenue, Grand Rapids police said. A second shooting happened that night on Prince Street SE west of Fuller Avenue. Police asked anyone with information to contact detectives at 616-456-3380 or Silent Observer at 616-774-2345. 3 Democrats vying Aug. 2 for chance at Grand Rapids state House seatmlive.com
Disney resort alleged rape: Florida man seen on security camera forcing himself on woman by hotel bar: police
A man from Florida is charged with raping a woman near the bar at Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort the night after security had to separate him and his wife after a fight at the hotel.news.yahoo.com
Highland Park mayor: People said they could tell by looking at mass shooting victims which were unlikely to survive based on 'unbelievable violence' they endured
Seven people have died as a result of the mass shooting that occurred in Highland Park, Illinois, on Monday. Dozens more are injured.news.yahoo.com
Suspect charged in Highland Park shooting
The man charged Tuesday with seven counts of murder for opening fire at an Independence Day parade in suburban Chicago legally bought five weapons, including two high-powered rifles, despite authorities being called to his home twice in 2019 for threats of violence and suicide. (July 5)news.yahoo.com
DNR cites fight, unruly crowd for closing Lake Michigan beach on Fourth of July
GRAND HAVEN, MI – Grand Haven State Park was shut down on the Fourth of July holiday Monday after an unruly crowd caused problems on the south pier and the beach, the state Department of Natural Resources said. When Grand Haven police shut down the pier, an estimated 200 people who had gathered there went to the beach where a fight broke out. The DNR reported pushing and shoving among those in the large group, and shut the beach down as a precaution. Grand Haven police helped the DNR close the park. Olson said that alcohol use, which is not allowed in the state park, was part of the problem.mlive.com
Fourth of July shootings leave teen dead, man injured, Grand Rapids police say
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Police are investigating separate Fourth of July shootings that left a teen dead and a man injured. The first shooting happened around 3:40 p.m. Monday on Leonard Street NE near College Avenue. The victim, whose name has not been released, died at the scene, Grand Rapids police said. The second shooting happened around 8 p.m. on Prince Street SE west of Fuller Avenue. Grand Rapids police asked anyone with information to contact detectives at 616-456-3380 or Silent Observer at 616-774-2345.mlive.com
Doctor says Fourth of July shooting victims were ‘blown up’ from gunfire
A doctor at the scene of the shooting at the Fourth of July parade in Highland Park, Ill., said the victims were “blown up” from the gunfire, causing “unspeakable” injuries. David Baum and his wife Debra Baum attended the parade to see their grandson march with a toy lawnmower. David told CNN’s John Berman on…news.yahoo.com
Highland Park parade-goer mistook gunshots for fireworks until a 13-year-old who had done active shooter drills realized what was happening and hit the ground 'sobbing'
The Highland Park shooting witness told CNN he "stood for another like couple of seconds in disbelief because I didn't see the carnage."news.yahoo.com
Brittney Griner’s wife calls for White House to do more to free WNBA star held in Russia
Basketball star Brittney Griner sent a letter to President Biden, after 138 days of detention in Russia following her arrest on accusation of attempted drug smuggling. Griner's wife, Cherelle, joins “CBS Mornings” to share how the WNBA star is doing, and what she wants the Biden administration to do to free Brittney.news.yahoo.com
Police arrest suspect in woman’s stabbing in Ottawa County
OTTAWA COUNTY, MI – A 35-year-old man has been arrested after allegedly stabbing a woman in Georgetown Township. The 30-year-old victim was hospitalized with a serious injury, Ottawa County sheriff’s deputies said. The stabbing happened around 8:40 p.m. Monday, July 4, in the 100 block of Baldwin Street. Sheriff’s deputies provided life-saving medical help before she was taken to a local hospital. Police arrested the suspect without incident.mlive.com
Suspect arrested in deadly parade shooting in Highland Park, Illinois
The fear and worry in the northern Chicago suburbs start to fade as police found a person of interest in the deadly Fourth of July parade shooting. Within hours, police identified 22-year-old Robert Crimo III as a person of interest.
Police find man suspected in shooting at Chicago-area parade
Highland Park’s police chief said the 22-year-old man identified as a person of interest in the shooting that killed at least six people, wounded at least 30 and send hundreds of people fleeing from an Independence Day parade in suburban Chicago has been taken into custody. Police earlier Monday said Robert E. Crimo III should be considered armed and dangerous. The city's police chief says he was pulled over by an officer on Monday evening after a brief pursuit. Lake County Major Crime Task Force spokesman Christopher Covelli said at a news conference that the gunman used a high-powered rifle that was recovered at the scene.
Help Me Hank: Here’s how scammers are targeting UIA members in Michigan
It’s a new email scam, and millions in Michigan are being targeted. If you’ve collected unemployment, you may receive an email that appears to be from UIA asking for personal information. However, if you look closely, you may notice misspellings.
Clawson Fourth of July fireworks returns after two-year hiatus
With pandemic restrictions gone, we saw the fireworks returned in Detroit last week, and Monday night, it’s Clawson’s turn. City leaders there have played it safe for two years, but now they’re ready for things to get back to normal. We’ve got a lot of people for the much-anticipated event many have been waiting for.
What to know about Michigan’s fireworks laws ahead of holiday weekend
With the July 4 holiday weekend upon us, your neighbors are probably lighting off fireworks, and it’s perfectly legal. Each year police departments are flooded with callers complaining about people lighting off fireworks. So what exactly are the rules?
Airbnb’s party ban policy to be permanent in Michigan just before Fourth of July weekend
Airbnb announced a temporary ban on all parties and events in listings globally in August 2020. The temporary ban has reportedly proved effective, so the company has announced the ban will now be their official policy.
What exactly was Mark Zuckerberg riding in that viral Fourth of July video?
If you’ve been scrolling around on social media this month, then you may have noticed that over the Fourth of July weekend, Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg was riding on some sort of wakeboard on a lake with an American flag in tow.
Metro Detroit weather: Hot weather, sunshine returns on the Fourth of July
Accordingly, today, the Fourth of July, becomes hot as a firecracker. This morning will be mild. This afternoon will be hot and more humid. There is a slight chance most areas will be dry. Tonight will be warm and muggy. High heat and humidity stick around tomorrow and the next day before a better chance of showers and thunderstorms occurs mid-week.
Metro Detroit weather: Warm Saturday afternoon with an isolated shower possible
It feels like summer, again, Saturday with higher temperatures and beautiful sunshine. Clouds are thrown in, and some of them will produce a few isolated showers. It becomes drier tonight and mild. Hotter weather returns Sunday and early next week with a better chance of rain afterward.
Metro Detroit weather: Seasonable warmth comes back to Motown Saturday
There will be abundant sunshine on Saturday. It will be crisp in the morning and warm in the afternoon. The humidity will be tolerable but a bit higher later tonight with mild conditions. Tomorrow will be hotter with the higher heat and humidity staying a couple days after the holiday weekend.
Metro Detroit weather: Dry, crisp Friday evening and night
Refreshing air remains over Detroit and Southeast Michigan Friday evening. It will be cool and lovely Friday night and Saturday morning. Saturday afternoon will have abundant sunshine and it gets warmer. Then, it will be hotter for the Fourth of July and early next week.