When to expect warmer temperatures, spring rain to return to Metro Detroit
It’s been a cool day across Metro Detroit, but warmer temperatures and more rain are set to return. We’ll see partly cloudy skies becoming mainly clear for the rest of this Monday (May 23). It will be a chilly night as temperatures drop into the lower 40s. Areas north of M-59 may even dip into the upper 30s. Some patchy frost can’t be ruled out in our north zone.
Bystander injured in Michigan crash caused by road rage has died, police say
GARDEN CITY, MI – A bystander injured during a road rage incident in Metro Detroit has died. According to the Garden City Police Department, the motorist involved in a crash caused by two feuding parties succumbed to injuries on May 20. “The Garden City Police Department wishes to extend our condolences to the family of the deceased,” police said in an updated news release. Witnesses told WDIV-TV in Detroit that they heard six to 10 gunshots from a nearby salon. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Garden City Police Department by calling 734-793-1717.mlive.com
Here are the 66 pedestrian bridges in Metro Detroit in fair or poor condition
Michigan’s Department of Transportation (MDOT) has created a database of bridge conditions in Michigan, including an interactive map. The interactive map is relatively user friendly, but we thought it might be a good idea to break all the data down for you so you know exactly which pedestrian bridges you might want to avoid.
Driver dies after vehicle gets sideswiped, rolls over on Davison Freeway in Metro Detroit
HIGHLAND PARK, MI – A motorist died after a rollover crash in Metro Detroit. According to the Michigan State Police, the crash occurred on Davison Freeway and I-75 in Highland Park at 1:20 a.m. on Monday. A preliminary investigation revealed the driver of a vehicle was traveling eastbound on the Davison Freeway when they attempted to change from the center lane to right the right lane. As the driver was changing lanes, the vehicle sideswiped a vehicle already in the right lane. Davison Freeway was closed at the Oakland Avenue exit while troopers investigated.mlive.com
Jewish, Muslim and Christian leaders join local community to commemorate the Nakba, ask justice for slain Palestinian journalist
Hundreds gathered at the Second Annual Metro Detroit March for Jerusalem Palestine rally in Dearborn, commemorating 74 years of the Nakba, last Sunday.arabamericannews.com
Shots fired, bystander injured in Michigan crash caused by road rage
GARDEN CITY, MI – Shots were fired and one person was injured during a road rage incident in Metro Detroit. As the vehicles approached Maplewood Street, shots were fired from one vehicle at the other. Witnesses told WDIV-TV in Detroit that they heard six to 10 gunshots from a nearby salon. The Dodge Ram then collided with an uninvolved vehicle near the traffic light, police saidThe driver of that vehicle was injured and transported to a local hospital. The driver of the Dodge Ram fled on foot, witnesses told police, but they were later tracked down by police and detained.mlive.com
Time to count Garber among soccer dynasties after third straight crown
But the Dukes aren’t going to let a map decide what kind of soccer team they are. Garber is a proud program, a powerhouse program and – after a 4-1 win over Freeland – a championship program once again. “Our field is not the greatest – it’s at an elementary school,” Garber coach Brent Betzold said. But each time those neighboring rivals get together – a long way from the nearest soccer hotbed – they put on a show of dynamic girls soccer. Since the outset of the 2019 season, Garber has posted an eye-popping 61-6-4 record.mlive.com
Possible thunderstorms could develop ahead of weekend in Southeast Michigan: What to know
It’s been a lovely day thus far, but mid-afternoon satellite imagery shows some agitated cloud cover across Lake Michigan into northeast Illinois, moving eastward. High-resolution computer models suggest that a small area of showers or possibly even a thunderstorm could develop and cross southern Michigan through the early evening. Most of us will remain dry, but those south of 8 Mile Road may want to monitor the Local4Casters weather app’s real-time radar if you have outdoor plans early this evening.
Here’s when you can expect rain as temperatures warm up around Metro Detroit
Rain moved in right on schedule Wednesday (May 18), and it will continue unabated until tonight. Temperatures overnight will remain nearly steady in the low-to-mid-50s (10 to 12 degrees Celsius – but cooler in the Thumb), with light east to southeast winds early tonight flipping around and blowing from the west later Wednesday.
Metro Detroit Ukrainians call on Russian DJ headlining Movement to denounce Putin
Russian DJ Nina Kraviz, who is headlining an electronic music festival in Detroit this month, has been asked by Ukrainian Americans living in Metro Detroit to denounce Russian President Vladimir Putin as his forces continue their attacks in Ukraine.
What we know about new efforts to ease formula shortage in Michigan
The desperate search for formula has been frustrating for so many families across the United States, so on Tuesday, we hit several stores in Metro Detroit. While store shelves were empty at most locations, we did hear some more product is on the way at select CVS locations.
The best of the best cosplay we saw at Motor City Comic Con 2022
NOVI, MI - Tens of thousands of people from all over the country descended upon Metro Detroit for Michigan’s largest pop culture event and the cosplayers did not disappoint. Motor City Comic Con took place all weekend at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi. The event featured artists and vendors, panels, gaming and celebrity guests, including William Shatner, Cary Elwes, Alicia Silverstone and Danny Trejo.mlive.com
Abortion-rights protestors interrupt speeches during Michigan AG visit to Detroit
DETROIT, MI — Michigan’s attorney general, set to speak alongside an abortion provider in Detroit Tuesday, left unexpectedly as protestors interrupted the speaking engagement hosted by the Michigan Democratic Party. Still, if the U.S. Supreme Court vacated or weakened Roe v. Wade, local county prosecutors likely still could bring charges against abortion providers under the Great Depression-era statute. Read more: 10,000 flock to help Michigan abortion-rights petition drive after Supreme Court leak“I’m not waiting,” Paris said. The provider and longtime reproductive rights advocate described a “dangerous illegal abortion” procedure she underwent at age 15. Whitmer sues in attempt to strike down Michigan’s 1931 abortion lawFor reproductive rights defenders, the stakes are high.mlive.com
‘Long year for motorists’ expected as Michigan’s average gas prices once again set new record high
Gas prices have hit an all time high. GasBuddy continues to predict “a long year for motorists” after the national gas price average rose to $4.36 per gallon on Tuesday, breaking the previous all-time high of $4.35 per gallon set on March 10. “Tight gasoline stocks in the Midwest, coupled with rising demand and high crude oil prices sent Michigan gas prices soaring to a new record high,” said Adrienne Woodland, spokesperson, AAA-The Auto Club Group. “Pump prices will likely face upward pressure as oil prices remain above $105 per barrel.”Statewide, Michigan’s prices soared 28 cents. Michigan most expensive gas price averages were in Marquette ($4.39), Lansing ($4.35) and Saginaw ($4.35).mlive.com
‘Uncover and rediscover’ Detroit at Hometown Tourist Day
DETROIT – The “vibrancy and dynamism” that attracts visitors to Metro Detroit from around the country will be on display at a special exhibition aimed at helping residents rediscover their hometown next week, officials said. Visit Detroit will celebrate National Tourism Week with Hometown Tourist Day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3, in Campus Martius. More than 40 Metro Detroit restaurants, attractions and hotels will be represented. “There is always something to discover, uncover, and rediscover in Detroit,” said Angela Jones, membership and partnership manager at Visit Detroit. “There is no better time for Detroiters and metro Detroiters to come and see all that our region has to offer.”Attendees will have the chance to win hometown tourist packages, including overnight stays at hotels, restaurant gift cards, event or tour tickets, and passes for local attractions.mlive.com
Pothole repairs to force weekend closure of I-275 in Wayne County
WAYNE COUNTY, MI – The closure of a major highway in Metro Detroit will affect traffic this weekend. On Monday, officials in Plymouth Township (Wayne County) reminded residents that the Michigan Department of Transportation will close northbound I-275 from the evening of Friday, April 22 until 5 a.m. on Monday, April 25. The well-traveled highway serves as a western bypass to downtown Detroit and takes many people to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport. All entrance ramps to northbound I-275, from I-94 including Ecorse Road, US-12, M-153, Ann Arbor Road, and eastbound M-14 will be closed. “The pavement on northbound I-275 is deteriorating quicker than anticipated and repairs must be done,” township officials wrote.mlive.com
Brother Rice basketball standout guard John Blackwell commits to Wisconsin
The Wisconsin men’s basketball team secured a commitment from one of the top players in Metro Detroit as 2023 guard John Blackwell announced his commitment to the Badgers on Friday afternoon on Twitter. Blackwell plays for a talented Bloomfield Hills Brother Rice boys basketball program that has multiple next-level players on its roster. Wisconsin was the lone Big Ten team to offer Blackwell, who had gained offers and interest from plenty of mid-majors along the way. He was also listed as an early contender for next year’s Mr. Basketball award. MORETop players to watch in race for 2023 Michigan Mr. Basketball awardMeet the 2022 Michigan Associated Press Division 1 boys basketball all-state teamMeet MLive’s 2022 boys basketball Metro Detroit Dream Teammlive.com
Top 25 Metro Detroit baseball players to watch in 2022
Baseball is back and so are many talented players in the Metro Detroit area. There are dozens and dozens of great players to watch and here are 25 of the best players the area has to offer. Athletes are listed in alphabetical order of last name.mlive.com
Top 20 Metro Detroit boys track and field athletes to watch in 2022
The boys track and field season is starting to push into full gear and athletes across Metro Detroit are ready to show what they are made of this year. The Metro Detroit coverage area is a hotspot for track and field talent and are we are providing a list of the top 20 athletes to watch moving forward this spring season. Athletes are listed in alphabetical order of last name.mlive.com
Man accused of chasing people with hatchet says it was mistaken identity
TROY, MI - A man accusing of chasing people with a hatchet says he went going after the wrong people. The alleged incident happened last week in the parking lot of the Lifetime Fitness at Long Lake and Crooks in Troy in Metro Detroit. Police say the alleged victims parked next to the man because they knew him from school. They tell police he blocked them in and ran around their car with the hatchet and even hit the passenger side window causing damage. Police tracked down the suspect nearby and arrested him during a traffic stop, finding the hatchet in his vehicle.mlive.com
$5K in baseball, softball equipment stolen from Michigan school
TAYLOR, MI – Two unknown suspects broke into a Metro Detroit school and stole about $5,000 worth of baseball and softball equipment, police said. The Taylor Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying and finding the suspects in the breaking and entering at a “local Taylor School,” according to a news release. Two suspects were caught on camera fleeing the scene in a black Chevy Malibu. Anyone with information related to this case is asked to contact the Taylor Police Department at 734-287-6611, ext. residentsOfficer bumps suspect with vehicle to knock gun away after high-speed chaseWoman found dead on Michigan freeway rampmlive.com
World’s Biggest Bounce House announces dates, location, ticket sales for Michigan
FRASER, MI - We now know where and when The World’s Biggest Bounce House will be when it comes to Michigan this year. “The Big Bounce America” has announced it is bringing its four huge inflatable attractions to Fraser in Metro Detroit in June. At the center of the attraction, which is traveling to dozens of cities across the country this year, is the 16,000 square foot bounce house which is the only Guinness-certified world record holder for one that size. The Big Bounce America an event not to miss. An all-access ticket includes a three-hour pass to the event with a time session on The World’s Largest Bounce House, as well as the three other inflatable attractions.mlive.com
Meet MLive’s 2022 boys basketball Metro Detroit Dream Team
The high school boys basketball season was one wild and fun ride this winter. Along the way, many players stepped up and showed what they were made of. That’s what made creating the Metro Detroit girls basketball Dream Team for 2022 such a difficult task. Continue reading to see the Player of the Year selection, First Team, Second Team and Honorable Mention selections, along with the Coach of the Year pick. METRO DETROIT PLAYER OF THE YEARmlive.com
Meet MLive’s 2022 girls basketball Metro Detroit Dream Team
The high school girls basketball season proved once again how much talent there is in the Metro Detroit area. After a long season filled with great individual performances, it is time to announce the Metro Detroit girls basketball Dream Team for 2022. Continue reading to see the Player of the Year selection, First Team, Second Team and Honorable Mention selections, along with the Coach of the Year pick. PLAYER OF THE YEARmlive.com
FBI Raids Metro Detroit Home Over Threats Made To Judge, Attorneys In Whitmer Kidnap Plot Trial
FBI agents raided a residence in Metro Detroit last Friday in connection to threats made to the judge, two defense attorneys and at least one potential witness in the ongoing federal trial of four men accused of plotting to kidnap Michigan...detroit.cbslocal.com
Detroit’s Catholic High School League approves addition of five Toledo schools starting in fall 2023
One of the top high school sports leagues in Michigan will get bigger in the near future. The Detroit-based Catholic High School League announced in a press release on Tuesday that it will officially add five Toledo-area programs to its league starting with the fall season of the 2023-24 school year. Toledo Central Catholic High School, Notre Dame Academy, St. Francis de Sales School, St. John’s Jesuit, and St. Ursula Academy were all accepted as members of the league. Archdiocese of Detroit Catholic Schools interim superintendent Laura Knaus and Toledo’s senior director of Catholic education Matt Daniels issued a joint statement about the CHSL expansion. The CHSL provided the following information on each Toledo school set to join the league:mlive.com
Move To The City, Kids Get Free College Tuition, Will Mayor Duggan’s Detroit Promise Program Sway Families To Buy Homes In The City?
A new incentive for Detroit residents will offer free college scholarships for those eligible. Will this entice families to purchase a home in the city?detroit.cbslocal.com