How snow can turn small issues into major problems for your home
ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. – While Michigan residents are used to winter storms, there are a lot of little things around the house that can become big problems if not given attention. Gilbert’s Pro Hardware in St. Clair Shores has been around since the 1940s. It helps keep that ice dam from building up on your roof which could cause water leaking into your house. It could wreak havoc and cause a lot of problems because people do not properly remove the snow from the top of their roof. Watch More: Spotting and preventing snow and ice related home problems
Election Night Coverage on Local 4 and ClickOnDetroit
Stay with Local 4 and ClickOnDetroit on Election Night for Special Coverage on everything you need to know. We’ll have local and national results, proposals affecting your neighborhood, and everything in between. Live coverage starts as polls close in Michigan. Interactive Maps and a Balance of Power map (in the U.S. Congress and Michigan legislature), an Electoral College map, and a Michigan County-by-County map (color/heat map). Special Coverage from Local 4 anchors and reporters live on election night to bring you the latest information around the state.
ClickOnDetroit Morning Briefing -- Oct. 22, 2020
Grant Hermes and the Trust Index team will be fact checking the debate live tonight on ClickOnDetroit. Trending 📈Experts look to Wisconsin’s COVID-19 numbers as a warningUntil the beginning of September, Wisconsin’s 7-day average stayed below 1,000 a day. New COVID-19 cases and deaths have increased in the last month in Michigan. According to Johns Hopkins University, more than 3.2 million have recovered in the U.S., with more than 8.2 million cases reported across the country. More: County health officials monitor data as climbing COVID-19 cases draw concern in MichiganHere’s a look at more of the data:
ClickOnDetroit Morning Briefing -- Oct. 16, 2020
What to know today 🌅Fact-checking Biden, Trump town hallsPresident Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden squared off from afar Thursday night in dueling TV town halls. On Wednesday, the state reported 139,061 total cases and 6,941 deaths. Thursday’s total of 2,030 new cases marks Michigan’s single highest number of new cases reported in a single day since the start of the pandemic. Some of Thursday’s cases were reported due to a slowdown in the reporting of electronic laboratory results, according to the state. “The evening of Oct. 14, a slowdown in the processing of messages from COVID-19 testing laboratories to the Michigan Disease Surveillance System was noted.
Trust Index: Fact checking the Sept. 29 presidential debate
The first presidential debate between President Donald Trump and former vice president Joe Biden is set for Tuesday, Sept. 29. Tuesday’s debate will be held at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. Here at ClickOnDetroit, the Trust Index team will be watching and fact checking statements made by the candidates. Reporter Grant Hermes will be your source for fact checking throughout the debate, and in the next presidential debates (Oct. 15 and Oct. 22). More: Trust Index -- fact checking and fighting misinformation
Macomb County has highest rate of virus cases in Metro Detroit
DETROIT – During Friday’s coronavirus briefing, the state’s top doctor gave a warning to counties in Southeast Michigan. DETAILS: Macomb County seeing highest rate of new COVID-19 cases in Detroit RegionIn Macomb County the positivity rate is up to nearly seven and a half percent. Macomb County’s number rivals the entire state of Georgia where this week the state hit a record number of deaths. Local 4 News was told no one was available to talk on camera about the high case rate in Macomb County. Coronavirus in MichiganView more: Michigan COVID-19 dataCoronavirus newsView more: Tracking Michigan COVID-19 hospitalization data trendsMore: Reopening Michigan updates
Democratic lawmakers demand answers over postal service delivery delays
DETROIT – US Democratic Sen. Gary Peters of Michigan and postal workers are accusing Postmaster General Louis DeJoy of forcing workers to leave their work unfinished in order to slow down mail service. In a press conference Monday morning, Peters noted that he has heard from hundreds of Michigan residents who say they have had sudden delays in vital mail service. She criticized DeJoy and President Donald Trump saying without a working mail service the November election is in danger. But as the pandemic continues Michiganders have increasingly relied on the mail service for vital needs including Michelle Brown who spoke to reporters about her husband missing a medication delivery. Peters has set up a specific website for people to send in their stories about mail delays as the pandemic continues.
Mobile billboard spotted in Detroit slams Betsy DeVos over school reopening plans
DETROIT – The message on a truck scheduled to travel around Michigan this week directly attacks US Secretary of Education, Betsy Devos. The billboard features three LED screens and is making its way to cities across the country including Detroit. “She said she’s been doing puzzles and riding her bike this summer, well that doesn’t help our kids when schools don’t have what they need, schools don’t get what they should,” Offen said. The billboard tour follows comments from Devos last month claiming kids don’t contract coronavirus. The billboard has already left Detroit and is on its way to Lansing.
White House report shows Michigan in middle of COVID-19 spike
DETROIT – Inside a newly released report from the White House, while Michigan is currently in the middle of a coronavirus spike, parts of the state are teetering on the edge of a move back to stricter lockdown conditions. The White House also points out in the potential 17 hotspots including both cities and counties. Related: Here’s which Michigan counties have confirmed COVID-19 cases, deaths as of July 18The counties include Washtenaw, Oceana, Saginaw, Monroe, Newyago, Barry, Dickinson, Losco, Gogebic and Lake counties. The warning matches recent state data which shows the western portion of the state struggling to contain community spread of the virus. The report also recommends the state take some steps to “preempt exponential community spread,” some of which Michigan Gov.
Sterling Heights makes major moves to expand absentee voting
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. – The president has spoken out against it, but Sterling Heights is taking big steps to expand absentee voting. Twenty five thousand dollars may not sound like a lot of money for voting in the state’s fourth largest city, but when it comes to absentee voting during a pandemic, it’s just the push Sterling Heights says it needs. In a vote last last month the city’s budget included a new line item -- $25,000 for return postage for voters looking to cast their vote by mail. Each return postage to cost roughly 71 cents meaning the money set aside is enough for more than 35,000 residents to vote absentee. In recent weeks the president and his administration have sewed doubt about absentee voting saying without evidence, it’s prone to voter fraud, making the decision from Sterling Heights an interesting one especially given Macomb County swung heavily for the president in 2016.
Summer camps in Michigan following strict distancing guidelines
Summer camps in Michigan following strict distancing guidelinesPublished: June 14, 2020, 6:14 pmWith Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s announcement that overnight camps could reopen on Monday, it was an unofficial start to summer and for some a return to a sense of normalcy.
Summer camps in Michigan following strict distancing guidelines
Gretchen Whitmers announcement that overnight camps could reopen on Monday, it was an unofficial start to summer and for some a return to a sense of normalcy. However, camps are expected to adhere to strict social distancing guidelines with many unable to start for several weeks. At the YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit, which runs some of the regions largest overnight camps, preparations were already underway to reopen day camps by June 22 and overnight camps by the middle of July. Gretchen Whitmer lifts restrictions on overnight summer camps, school sportsCamps across the state were forced to lay-off staff during the pandemic. Most of the larger overnight or travel camps are expected to have plans up in the coming weeks.
Grant Hermes makes debut as morning weekend anchor for Local 4 News
DETROIT – Today was Grant Hermes first day as a weekend morning news anchor for Local 4 News. He will join co-anchor Priya Mann and meteorologist Andrew Humphrey and continue to report for various other newscasts during the week. We captured a few highlights from this morning’s newscast. Hermes joined WDIV-Local 4 in April after five years at KWTV in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma where he was morning anchor and reporter. You can watch the newscast in the video player above.
Meet Local 4′s new anchor/reporter Grant Hermes
Grant Hermes is the new anchor of the Saturday and Sunday Local 4 News Today newscasts. He will join co-anchor Priya Mann and meteorologist Andrew Humphrey and will continue to report for various other newscasts during the week. Grant joined WDIV-Local 4 in April after five years at KWTV in Oklahoma City where he was morning anchor and reporter. He has a particular focus on politics covering state houses, members of Congress, the 2016 presidential race and a popular fact check segment during the 2018 race for Oklahoma’s governor. He’s covered major events like the 2010 and 2018 teachers’ strikes in Wisconsin and Oklahoma, the 2015 biker shooting in Waco, TX and multiple deadly tornados.
Shawn Ley promoted to Defenders; Grant Hermes to co-anchor weekend mornings
WDIV-Local 4, the Graham Media Group owned NBC affiliate in Detroit, announced that veteran journalist Shawn Ley will be moving from the weekend morning anchor desk to the investigative unit alongside Karen Drew. Ley worked in Dayton, Phoenix, and Cincinnati before returning for his second stint at WDIV-Local 4 in 2010. To fill the position on the weekend mornings, Grant Hermes is named the anchor of the Saturday and Sunday Local 4 News Today newscasts. Hermes joined WDIV-Local 4 in April after five years at KWTV in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma where he was morning anchor and reporter. “Our weekend morning newscasts are a perfect fit, and I know viewers will love getting to know him better at the anchor desk."