Passenger rail line plan takes step forward from Metro Detroit to Northern Michigan
Developers were just given money to study what it would take to get a passenger rail line up and running. It would connect Detroit and Ann Arbor to Traverse City and Petoskey with stops along the routes seen in the video player above.
Mobile clinic aims to get more people vaccinated by bringing shot to Metro Detroiters
“We like to do things that serve the greater community,” said Leah Luger. “A number of our clients trust us because they have been coming to us for so many years and so the idea of having a vaccine pop up clinic here, I thought that might be a way to sway some people who were reluctant or hesitant about getting the vaccine, because they know and trust us.”
Congress has second COVID-19 stimulus bill ready -- What it means for Michigan residents
After months of back-and-forth, Congress finally has a second COVID-19 stimulus bill. But what does that mean for Michigan residents? With the deal done, the stimulus money will soon make its way to Metro Detroiters. The $900 billion deal will give those making under $75,000 roughly $600, but there is also a payout for dependents. Some people have already received emails, calls and texts saying they need to provide personal information to get the money.
Governor urges Michigan residents to support local businesses during holiday shopping season
Gretchen Whitmer is urging residents to support local businesses during the holiday season as many of them struggle to survive due to COVID-19 shutdowns. READ: Here are 14 changes in effect under Michigan’s new COVID-19 restrictionsAs the holiday shopping season rolls around, Whitmer urged Michiganders to keep those businesses in mind. “As we head into the holiday season, I want to remind all Michiganders: If you are shopping for loved ones or friends or neighbors, strongly consider supporting businesses in your community,” Whitmer said. On Black Friday, Metro Detroiters stressed to Local 4 how critical the holiday season will be for their businesses to survive. “There are a number of ways that we can support local businesses this season and stay safe,” Whitmer said.
Help Me Hank tracks down Election Day issues at Metro Detroit polling places
Local 4′s Help Me Hank spent Election Day tracking down issues Metro Detroiters faced while casting their ballots at polling places across the area. A church that has always been a voting location in Westland wasn’t used this year, and that took some people who showed up to vote by surprise. City officials said notifications were sent to voters, telling them their location had recently changed. READ: Michigan officials warn voters about spread of misinformation on Election DayDemotus Alexander said he recently found out he has COVID-19. The Michigan Secretary of State’s office said so far, Election Day has been fairly smooth across the state.
Watch Live: Spirit of Detroit special tonight at 8 p.m.
DETROIT In 1955, the city of Detroit commissioned a sculpture from renowned artist Marshall Fredericks to be placed at the Coleman A. When it was installed, the sculpture was the largest cast bronze statue created since the Renaissance. The Spirit of Detroit drives us to dig deeper, not merely for the best of who we are, but for the best of who we can be for each other. Yet, we see it across Metro Detroit everyday. As we continue to face the coronavirus pandemic and racial strife, Metro Detroiters stand strong to lift each other up.
Morning Show Insider: Rhonda's Thoughts on Giving Back
Over the past week, I have had the honor to give and be in the presence of hundreds of giving Metro Detroiters. Today, from its Detroit campus on Oakwood Blvd provides youth development, food for seniors, job training and so much more. Check traffic conditions in your neighborhood here All Morning -- Rhonda's Brag BookDo you know a young person who is really making a difference in our community? All Morning -- Win Patti LaBelle TicketsEvrod and Patti LaBelle will be performing together on Sunday, October 20th at the Motor City Soundboard. Get to know the Local 4 News Today team betterLocal 4 News Today linksCopyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
4 things to watch for -- Wednesday, October 16th
Focus Hope founded in 1968 after the Detroit riots with a mission to help overcome racism, poverty and injustice. Today, from its Detroit campus on Oakwood Blvd provides youth development, food for seniors, job training and so much more. We have a pair of tickets to give away to one Local 4 viewer...but you have to watch to win! Answer: May 6, 1957May 6, 1957 Be sure to watch daily at 6 a.m. and click this link to enter for a chance to win. Get to know the Local 4 News Today team betterLocal 4 News Today linksCopyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.