Pair charged with homicide in shooting deaths of acquaintances, 16 and 19
WHITE LAKE TOWNSHIP, MI -- A pair of 18-year-old men have been charged in the shooting deaths of Cameron Duckworth, 19, and Drake Mancuso, 16, both of Highland Township. Wright and Morrow were arrested following an investigation that started when police received a call Saturday morning regarding bodies being found at the Cedarbrook Estates Mobile Home Park. When police arrived, they discovered Duckworth and Mancuso near a pond in the park. The victims were deceased and had been shot multiple times according to police. Fox 2 reports that friends of the victims say the four people involved were acquaintances.mlive.com
‘A Thanksgiving Day tragedy was avoided.’ Oakland County deputies save woman from burning home
OAKLAND COUNTY, MI -- Oakland County Sheriff’s deputies pulled a 41-year-old Highland Township woman from the basement of her burning home Wednesday. Upon arrival, deputies learned a woman was trapped in the basement of the residence. As the flames spread, deputies broke out a small basement access window, grabbed the woman’s wrists and pulled her to safety. We were able to save a few of the animals but more importantly, this woman is alive today. A Thanksgiving Day tragedy was avoided.”The home, valued at about $350,000, was a total loss, according to the release.mlive.com
Police arrest 4 in connection with theft of high-end vehicles worth $330K
HIGHLAND TOWNSHIP, MI – Three Detroit men and a teen boy have been arrested in connection with the thefts of four high-end vehicles worth $330,000 from a Michigan car dealership, The Associated Press reports. Two of the vehicles were then driven out through the showroom’s glass wall. All four vehicles – a 2021 Dodge Durango Hellcat SRT, a 2021 Dodge Durango GT, a 2021 Dodge Ram TRX and a 2017 Dodge Charger Hellcat SRT – have been recovered. An auto theft unit tracked the Durango Hellcat, worth $100,000, to Birmingham, police said. He and two passengers were arrested; the 15-year-old brother of one of the men was arrested later.mlive.com
64-year-old Michigan man drowns while trying to retrieve his hat from a pond
HIGHLAND TOWNSHIP, MI -- Police recovered the body of a 64-year-old man who drowned Sunday evening after falling into a pond while trying to retrieve his hat. According to Fox 2 Detroit, a witness told police she saw the man out mowing the lawn when his hat blew into the pond. The witness -- who was watching from inside her home -- saw the man trying to retrieve it, but she ended up walking away from the window. When she returned, the man was nowhere to be seen so she called the landlord who eventually called 911. READ MORE:31 Michigan counties should be masking, regardless of vaccination status, per CDC dataEmployee shoots customer at Michigan gas stationConviction affirmed for Michigan marijuana dispensary owner serving 15-year prison termmlive.com
Huron Valley Schools district shifting to remote learning for at least a week
The Huron Valley Schools district is shifting to remote learning for at least a week after Oakland County’s coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak risk level was increased last week. A level E risk determination means that there are 150 or greater cases per million with a 20 or greater percent positivity rate. There are school districts in the state and country that are operating in counties with a level E risk determination. Huron Valley Schools will be moved to full remote learning for at least the week of November 2nd. The state’s new risk level appears to be largely due to an increased infection rate and rapid increase of daily new COVID-19 cases.
Dump truck driver killed by wooden mat struck by excavator at Highland Township construction site
HIGHLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. A dump truck driver was killed at a Highland Township construction site when an excavator struck a pile of wooden road mats, causing one to fall on top of him, officials said. The incident happened at 2:33 p.m. Thursday in the area of Woodruff Lake and Center roads, Highland Township firefighters said. A 49-year-old Howell man was standing outside the truck between a large pile of wooden construction road mats and the front drivers side of his truck at a pipeline construction site, according to authorities. When an excavator at the site spun to load the truck, it struck a pile of the wooden mats, causing one to fall on the man and pin him between the mat and the dump truck, officials said. Construction workers removed the man and officials took him to Huron Valley Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to officials.
Answering 3 popular questions about coronavirus outbreak
DETROIT – There’s a lot of information and misinformation out there about the coronavirus, so Local 4 is letting viewers submit questions so we can find verified answers. Dr. Frank McGeorge will continue to work to get the most accurate information available on the outbreak. Local 4 received three questions from Pontiac, Highland Township and Fraser about where or not the flu shot or pneumonia vaccine can prevent a coronavirus infection. A viewer from Macomb Township wanted to know if the claim that COVID-19 sickens people for 10 to 15 days is true. Remember that about a month ago, there were questions about whether the coronavirus could spread from person to person.