Metro Detroit weather: Windy with 70 degrees possible today
DETROIT – The breeze has picked up in the early Tuesday morning hours around Metro Detroit, and the wind will continue to pick up all day long. Most of Metro Detroit has a shot at 70F today and the clouds will be the deciding factor. Skies will continue to fill with mid and high level clouds through the late morning and into the afternoon. The winds will keep trying to warm us SSW 10-25 mph gusting 30-37 mph at times. Wednesday, Thursday forecastRain showers are on the way toward midnight for the heart of Metro Detroit ahead of a cold front.
We asked. You answered. Here are the Ann Arbor women who inspire you.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Ann Arbor has some really inspiring women. She is very involved in her local community with many local charities. Marsha was my supervisor as a referee at Ann Arbor Rec Ed. AdMarsha Mumm has inspired students, players, youth, and families of all kinds through her leadership within Ann Arbor Rec Ed for 40 years, her 32 years of teaching at Greenhills School in Ann Arbor, and her countless associations with recreational/athletic/wellbeing initiatives in the A2 area. She is awesome, a true community collaborative leader.” - Susan S.AdWant to see another list of amazing Ann Arbor women?
Metro Detroit weather: Roller coaster week of temperatures, some rain
DETROIT – We see massive improvements following Sunday’s rain, sleet, and cool breezes and you can already tell things are beginning to calm down. We will see mostly cloudy skies give way to tons of Monday sunshine which will aid in the nice warming around Metro Detroit today. This may be the only calm day of the week ahead as we anticipate some busy Spring breezes most of this week. But not so much today, so enjoy highs in the low 50s under mostly sunny skies and winds WSW 5-15 mph. We’ll start with mostly sunny skies winds SSW 10-25mph gusting over 30mph.
Rally in Downtown Detroit calls for an end to hate against Asian Americans
DETROIT – A large group marched through the streets of Detroit, calling for an end to violence against the Asian American community Sunday. Six of those killed were Asian women. READ: As virus-era attacks on Asians rise, past victims look backAdDuring the pandemic, hate crimes against Asian Americans jumped nearly 150% with about 3,800 incidents reported. “As Asian American women, we wonder what are the places that are safe for us?”More than a hundred people showed up for the Stop Asian Hate vigil in Downtown Detroit. You can reach out by email or call the Hate Crimes Unit at 313-456-0200.
Metro Detroit weather: Windy Thursday with light rain
As expected, wind will increase Thursday, which will have a number of ramifications in our weather. Lakeshore flood warning, advisoryThe strong northeast wind will push water toward our coastlines, so a lakeshore flood warning has been issued for the Monroe County shoreline through 4 a.m. Friday. Thursday rainThe northeast wind is also coming from a source of drier Canadian air, and that air feeding into our area should keep the rain very light, with some areas just picking up drizzle. Northeast wind will continue at 15 to 25 mph, and will still have some gustiness. Remember to download the FREE Local4Casters weather app -- it’s easily one of the best in the nation.
43rd annual rally against sexual violence returns April 1 in Ann Arbor
Students march at the 38th annual Take Back the Night Ann Arbor on April 6, 2016 (Photo: Ruby Wallah)ANN ARBOR – The 43rd annual Take Back the Night Ann Arbor rally and march will take place this year on April 1 on the Diag at the University of Michigan. The annual event is focused on raising awareness of sexual violence and supporting survivors. TBTN Ann Arbor masks will be available at no cost. TBTN Ann Arbor T-shirts can be purchased ahead of time at http://tbtnannarbor.org/store. Following the rally, organizers will lead attendees on a march through the streets of Ann Arbor.
Metro Detroit weather: St. Patrick’s Day sunshine
St. Patrick’s Day weather in IrelandYesterday, I was in touch with my good friend Karina Buckley, a TV meteorologist in Ireland! She told me that it’s going to be an unusually nice St. Patrick’s Day there on the Emerald Isle. I can’t even imagine a subdued St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland…AdBack in 1973, Detroit wasn’t so Lucky ! On St. Patrick’s Day 1973, Detroit received 8.4 inches of snow! That’s the heaviest St. Patrick’s Day snowfall in recorded Detroit weather history!
Ann Arbor’s Michigan Theater to launch series of films centered around women’s stories Friday
ANN ARBOR – The Michigan Theater has partnered with Toyota to add a Diversity Film Series kicking off this month in its Virtual Movie Palace. In celebration of Women’s History Month, the series will start with four films centered around women’s stories during the month of March. AdBelow are the four feature films in the series, with synopses by the Michigan Theater. The film opens virtually on March 12. AdThe film opens virtually on March 26.
Metro Detroit weather: Cold start, sunny finish
Fortunately, light wind means little wind chill, and clear skies will transition to sunny skies that we will keep for the day ahead. Mostly cloudy to partly cloudy on Thursday, with cooler highs in the upper 30s (4 degrees Celsius). Becoming mostly clear Thursday night, with lows in the low 20s (-6 to -5 degrees Celsius). Mostly sunny on Friday -- a great way to end the work week, with highs in the low 40s (5 to 6 degrees Celsius). It appears that a string of 50s (12 to 15 degrees Celsius) are headed our way for several days next week -- perhaps Monday through Thursday!
Local colon cancer survivor urges screenings after losing sister to disease
DETROIT – March is colorectal cancer awareness month. Related: When should you start getting screened for colon cancer? A huge important part of my life,” said Linda Graffin, a colon cancer survivor who lost her sister to the disease. AdGraffin is now an ambassador for the organization, Fight Colorectal Cancer. “If I can save one person like my sister saved me, it’s worth it,” said Graffin.
Focus: HOPE to host Eleanor’s Virtual March 4 HOPE – Presented by WDIV-Local 4
WDIV-Local 4 is the proud presenting sponsor of Eleanor’s Virtual March 4 Hope on Sunday. RegisterTo get started, register at https://www.focushope.edu/weekend-register/There is no registration fee or minimum donation required to participate in Eleanor’s Virtual March 4 HOPE. Share Your MarchWe hope you’ll share your March experience with us! (No in-person event will be held at Focus: HOPE). You also waive any right to inspect or approve any photo, video, or audio recording taken by Focus: HOPE or the person
Peace march to be held in Detroit, same time as virtual march in Washington D.C.
Marvin L. Winans with Perfecting Church in Detroit is known nationwide for his music and preaching. Tomorrow we are going to march from Woodward and Martin Luther King Boulevard to the Hart Plaza, Winans said. Winans said the march is scheduled at about noon and end in downtown Detroit. Winans said the march will happen at the same time as the virtual March in Washington D.C. with Rev. It will celebrate the 57th anniversary of the March on Washington where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his I Have A Dream speech.
Detroit police seek 61-year-old man missing since March
DETROIT Police are searching for 61-year-old Anthony Hardnett who was last seen a few months ago in March. He has not returned to his home located in the 10000 block of Harper in Detroit since then. Hardnett is described as light skinned, 5 feet, 11 inches tall, slim, brown eyes, salt and pepper short hair with a mustache. He has health issues. Anyone with information is asked to call the Detroit police at 313-596-5740 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAKUP.
In pictures: Protestors rally in Ann Arbor against police brutality; use of federal agents
ANN ARBOR Protestors and visitors to Ann Arbor gathered in front of the Federal Building on Saturday to protest against the use of unidentified federal agents and police brutality. (Sarah M. Parlette / WDIV)Protestors listened to speakers discuss police reform, the use of federal agents, fascism, racism and of upholding their beliefs. Protestors marched through downtown Ann Arbor on Saturday, July 25, 2020. Our Streets" while marching in downtown Ann Arbor. The "Protest to Stop Federal Arrests" was held in front of the Federal Building at 200 E. Liberty St. (Sarah M. Parlette / WDIV)
57 years ago: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivers precursor to I Have A Dream speech in Detroit
DETROIT Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. held the Walk to Freedom 57 years ago in Detroit and gave what would become the precursor to his I Have A Dream speech. MORE: Metro Detroit religious leaders fight for change in our communityOn June 23, 1963, a crowd of more than 100,000 people walked with Dr. King down Woodward Avenue. The Walk to Freedom ended at Cobo Arena, where Dr. King delivered a powerful speech -- a precursor to his famous I Have A Dream speech two months later in Washington. Part of Dr. Kings message was a dream of unity. Muirhead said she believes if he was here right now, Dr. King would be hopeful.
Today in 1963: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. leads massive civil rights march in Downtown Detroit
DETROIT Although one thing Dr. King is known for is his iconic I Have a Dream speech during the March on Washington in August of 1963, he lead a march in Detroit two months prior. Detroits Walk to FreedomThe June 1963 march in Detroit was, at the time, the largest civil rights demonstration in U.S. history, with 125,000 marching down Woodward Avenue. The crowd carried signs and moved in relative silence as tens of thousands more watched from sidewalks and buildings. Inside, public officials, African American business and civic leaders, and dignitaries including John B. Swainson, Congressman Charles Diggs, and Rev. It is estimated that over $100,000 was raised for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), the civil rights organization for which Dr. King served as president.
Juneteenth March for Change draws crowds to Diag in downtown Ann Arbor
ANN ARBOR On Friday, hundreds of community members gathered on the Diag in downtown Ann Arbor to march against racism and police brutality as well as to celebrate Juneteeth. The Juneteenth March for Change drew hundreds to the Diag on the University of Michigan's downtown Ann Arbor campus. (Sarah M. Parlette)Escorted by Ann Arbor Police Department cars, participants in the march carried signs and chanted. The march made its way to Huron Street to kneel in front of the Ann Arbor Municipal Center. (Sarah M. Parlette)Escorted by Ann Arbor Police Department cars, crowds left the Diag following Duckworth and other march leaders.
Greater Grace Temple holds march in honor of George Floyd
Greater Grace Temple holds march in honor of George FloydPublished: June 4, 2020, 12:12 pmOne of Detroit’s largest churches is holding a rally Thursday in George Floyd’s memory. The rally started in Highland Park and wound through the streets of Detroit.
MacArthur Bridge to Belle Isle to close Friday for ‘Peace March’
DETROIT – A planned march against police brutality in Detroit on Friday will close the Belle Isle bridge for several hours. Michigan State Police issued this alert:On June 5th, the MacArthur Bridge to Belle Isle will be closed to vehicle traffic starting at 3 00 PM for the Belle Isle Peace March. If you are on the island after three you will not be able to leave the island till after the march is concluded. Peace March info:The program will begin at 3 p.m. on Friday, June 5 at Gabriel Richard Park just off of E. Jefferson and end at Gabriel Richard ParkParking will be available just West of the MacArthur BridgeThe MacArthur Bridge will be closed during the March for participants to cross. Related: Protesters declare victory after Detroit police let them march without enforcing curfew
VIDEO: Protesters take to freeway in Downtown Detroit
DETROIT A large group of protesters took over a freeway in Downtown Detroit on Saturday evening, the second day of demonstration following the killing of George Floyd. An organized protest began around 5 p.m. in Detroit on Saturday and marched through Corktown and Southwest Detroit. After the organize march ended, many protestors continued into Downtown Detroit and eventually onto I-375. Michigan State Police were urging protesters to leave the freeway. The group exited the freeway just after 9 p.m. and continued to move into Downtown Detroit.
9 arrested, police cars damaged during protests in Downtown Detroit
DETROIT A March Against Police Brutality was held in Downtown Detroit on Friday. It was a mostly peaceful protest during the day -- but police cars were damaged and nine people were arrested, according to Detroit police Chief James Craig. MORE: 1 killed, multiple arrests made during protests in Downtown DetroitSeven of the people who were arrested werent from Detroit. READ: 19-year-old man shot, killed during protests in Downtown DetroitSix of the people arrested were men and three were women, according to officials. One of the people arrested is accused of running down a Detroit officer on a bicycle earlier in the day Friday.
Protests, some violent, spread in wake of George Floyd death
In Phoenix, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and beyond, thousands of protesters carried signs that said: He said I cant breathe. This is not in the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr.You are disgracing our city, she told protesters. You are disgracing the life of George Floyd and every other person who has been killed in this country. This is the only way were going to be heard.In Houston, where George Floyd grew up, several thousand people rallied in front of City Hall. One officer was being treated at a hospital for an injury that was not life-threatening, he and police officials said.