Huron River ‘no contact’ advisory remains after low pollutant detections
MILFORD, MI — An advisory to avoid contact with the Huron River downstream of Wixom remains in place Monday as state officials evaluate the results of testing for toxic chemicals released by an automotive parts manufacturing plant. Tribar, previously named Adept, is chiefly responsible for the ‘do not eat’ fish advisory in the Huron River due to PFAS chemicals. The wastewater plant initially tried to contain the discharge by diverting it to holding tank and a ditch. At plating companies like Tribar, hexchrome is used to coat decorative trim parts for automobiles. Related stories:Tests encouraging, but worry and anger remainRiver tests aren’t showing hexchrome, EGLE saysHexchrome could take weeks to reach Ann ArborAnn Arbor council OK’s legal action toward TribarWixom police investigate Tribar hexchrome spillNon-contact with Huron River urged after spillmlive.com
FBI involved after thieves steal around $26K targeting ATMs in Metro Detroit: What we know
A Metro Detroit credit union, the FBI, and four local police agencies are looking for some crafty thieves. The thieves are attacking automatic teller machines all across the area with brute force and quick timing.
Fall from floating play structure at Camp Dearborn leads to 10-year-old boy’s death
MILFORD, MI -- A 10-year-old boy has died after he fell from a play structure that was in the water at Camp Dearborn. Michigan State Police were called to the camp around 6 p.m. Wednesday for reports of an unresponsive male who not breathing. Witnesses told police the boy was playing on the equipment located in the camp’s main lake when he fell. Members of the Milford Fire Department transported the boy to a nearby hospital after finding a carotid pulse. READ MORE:Michigan man, 82, crashes into, kills wife during church food driveDNR cites fight, unruly crowd for closing Lake Michigan beach on Fourth of JulyDetroit officer dies in shooting, armed suspect killed as police return firemlive.com
Massachusetts man accused of tampering with young women's cars so he could offer them rides home
Police in Massachusetts have arrested a man accused of tampering with young women’s cars and subsequently offering to drive them home. Alexander Yee, 38, from Winchendon, was charged with destruction of property. Additional charges are expected during his arraignment in Milford District Court on Wednesday.news.yahoo.com
Michigan girl, 6, drowns at Kensington Metropark on Memorial Day
MILFORD, MI – The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a 6-year-old girl drowned at the Kensington Metropark on Memorial Day. According to police, the girl from Detroit drowned while swimming at Martindale Beach along Kent Lake around 5:30 p.m.Beach goers formed a human chain to help find the girl and she was eventually located in the water, according to Fox 2 in Detroit. This is one of at least three reported drownings over the holiday weekend. A 20-year-old man drowned in Manistee County’s Bear Lake on Sunday. The same day a 39-year-old Ohio man is believed to have drowned while tubing at Devil’s Lake in Lenawee County.mlive.com
Vinyl chloride threat sparks move to safeguard Milford village wells
MILFORD, MI — The state of Michigan has moved to safeguard drinking water in an Oakland County village after contaminants were found near its municipal wells. The state called it a pre-emptive move to mitigate an “imminent and substantial threat,” although vinyl chloride, a cancer-causing breakdown product of chlorinated solvents, hasn’t shown up in village wells or treated water. The action was sparked when a monitoring well at the Central Park playground, which is 200 feet from the village wells, showed vinyl chloride detections last spring. “Vinyl chloride has not been detected in the village’s drinking water,” said Kevin Wojciechowski, an environmental quality analyst with EGLE’s remediation division, during an online meeting Wednesday, April 27. The village stepped-up testing over the past year after sampling found vinyl chloride at 3.5 parts-per-billion (ppb) in the monitoring well on May 13, 2021.mlive.com
Fake gun sparks lockdown at GM corporate campus
MILFORD, MI – A fake gun prompted an active shooter scare and brief lockdown at General Motors’ corporate campus on Friday morning, WXYZ reports. The fake gun was brought to GM Milford Proving Ground in Oakland County to test how it would fit into a police vehicle that’s in development, the report said. It was mistaken for a real gun, sparking a frenzy. Police were called to the scene and did a sweep of the area. READ MORE:NFL stadium catches fire, plastic seats burn with ‘ferocity’Woman, 73, found shot to death in Michigan apartment, man arrested19-year-old suspect charged in mistaken-identity shooting death of Michigan woman, 2015.5 kilos of cocaine, $125K seized after Saginaw men discuss drug scheme over the phone, FBI saysmlive.com
Devin McIntyre nets 7 goals as Chelsea hockey wins 3rd straight regional title
CHELSEA – Before Wednesday’s Division 3 regional hockey final, Chelsea head coach Caleb Bentley challenged star player Devin McIntyre. The first-year head coach tasked his standout junior forward to show up and McIntyre did so – and then some. McIntyre’s all-state season continued Wednesday as he scored a whopping seven goals to lead the Bulldogs to a, 9-5, victory over Milford, securing the team’s third straight regional title and ninth overall. Wednesday’s performance wasn’t an anomaly for McIntyre as he upped his postseason goal total to 13 in three games and now has 47 goals on the season. After Milford took a 1-0 lead with 12:32 left in the first period, McIntyre scored back-to-back goals in a span of eight seconds to put the Bulldogs ahead 2-1 heading into the first intermission.mlive.com
Milford police shoot, injure man who allegedly fired on officers during wellness check
MILFORD, MI -- A Milford man is recovering in a local hospital Monday after he was shot by police following a standoff, which police described as an attempted “suicide by cop” incident. According to WXYZ Detroit, Milford Police were called to an apartment complex in the 800 block of East Commerce around 1 a.m. When police arrived at the apartment, a man could be heard yelling “Call 911!” After police knocked on the door, they say the man opened fire on the officers, shooting through the door. They retreated and set up a perimeter around the building while they tried to talk the man out of the apartment. Around 4:50 a.m., the man exited the apartment and allegedly pointed his gun at police, who then opened fire, striking the man.mlive.com
‘Are you kidding me?’: Oakland County woman wins $4M on scratch off ticket
LANSING, Mich. – An Oakland County woman is exhaling after winning $4 million playing the Michigan Lottery’s $150 Million CA$H Explosion instant game. The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, bought her winning ticket at the Sherwood Liquor Shoppe, located at 1330 East Commerce Street in Milford. Players have won more than $73 million playing $150 Million CA$H Explosion, which launched in August. More than $100 million in prizes remain, including two $4 million top-prizes, 19 $10,000 prizes, and 820 $2,000 prizes. In 2019, Lottery players won more than $1.2 billion playing instant games.
See Metro Detroit high school boys basketball matchups for 2021 district tournament
Boys District at Eastpointe (Region 15)March 25: Center Line vs. Eastpointe, 5:30 p.m.; Detroit Osborn vs. Warren Lincoln, 7 p.m.March 27: District championship game, 7 p.m. Boys District at Ferndale (Region 15)March 25: Ferndale University vs. Detroit Henry Ford, 4:30 p.m.; Hazel Park vs. Ferndale, 7 p.m.March 27: District championship game, 6 p.m. Boys District at Detroit Central (Region 23)March 23: Detroit Jalen Rose vs. Detroit Central, 7 p.m.March 25: Redford Westfield Prep vs. Detroit Community, 5:30 p.m.; Detroit Loyola vs. Jalen Rose/Central winner, 7 p.m.March 27: District championship game, 7 p.m. Boys District at Detroit Southeastern (Region 23)March 25: Detroit Cristo Rey vs. Detroit Pershing, 5:30 p.m.; Detroit Southeastern vs. Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett, 7 p.m.March 27: District championship game, 7 p.m. Boys District at Detroit Douglass (Region 31)March 25: Detroit Davis Aerospace vs. Detroit Public Safety, 5:30 p.m.; Warren Michigan Math & Science vs. Detroit Douglass, 7 p.m.March 27: District championship game, 7 p.m.mlive.com
GM's Chevy Bolt SUV joins parade of new US electric vehicles
The Bolt Electric Utility Vehicle will go on sale early this summer as a 2022 model. About 2.5 million electric vehicles were sold worldwide last year. Fully electric vehicles accounted for less than 2% of U.S. new vehicle sales last year, and Americans continue to spend record amounts on larger gas-powered trucks and SUVs. IHS Markit analyst Stephanie Brinley said the new SUV is another step toward wider adoption of fully electric vehicles, but it will take many more. The credit is phased out after manufacturers hit 200,000 in electric vehicle sales, and GM and Tesla have both passed that level.
Trailer stolen from Metro Detroit nonprofit that helps adults with special needs
MILFORD, Mich. – A trailer purchased for a nonprofit in support of adults with special needs has been stolen. For two years, the group saved up more than $8,000 and bought the trailer last month for their firewood selling business. But with their new trailer stolen, Hall has put up their tent rental assets for sale to raise money. “We need the trailer more than we need the tents,” he said. Their tent business was impacted last year because of COVID-19.
A look at group texts between suspects in terrorist plot against Michigan Gov. Whitmer
Details of the secret group chat held by some of the suspects in the alleged domestic terrorism plot to kidnap and kill Gov. Local 4 Defenders saw the group’s conversation in which one member alerted them that police questioned a former roommate of his in Milford. All defendants on the group chat are from Metro Detroit. Fox reportedly wasn’t told that members believed the suspected domestic terrorist plot had gotten out. Many of the suspects in the alleged domestic terrorism plot to kidnap and kill Gov.
Cases against the ‘Wolverine Watchmen’ continue in court
The bond hearing for Joseph Morrison and Paul Bellar was held in Jackson County’s 12th District Court before Judge Michael Klaeren on Friday. Bellar, 21, of Milford, was charged with providing material support for terrorist acts, gang membership, carrying or possessing a firearm during the commission of a felony. Morrison’s bond was reduced to $150,000 cash/surety and he remains in custody at the Jackson County Jail. Once he is returned to Michigan, he will be arraigned in Antrim County’s 86th District Court on a 20-year felony charge of material support of an act of terrorism. Both Bellar and Morrison are scheduled to appear in court for a probable cause conference at 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 18.arabamericannews.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.
Michigan General Election Results for Milford on Nov. 3, 2020
The 2020 General Election will be held on November 3. (Note: Due to an increase in mail-in voting, clerks are expecting delayed results, up to multiple days. Live results: Michigan General Election Results for Nov. 3, 2020 Find Race ResultsFind more election results and news on the Decision 2020 page. 🌟 Become an Insider 🌟Introducing WDIV Insider: A new way for loyal Local 4 fans to gain access and customize your ClickOnDetroit news experience. Learn more about WDIV Insider - and sign up here!
Milford police seek driver in hit and run of 60-year-old bicyclist
MILFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Police are seeking a driver accused of striking and injuring a 60-year-old bicyclist and then fleeing the scene on Friday afternoon in Milford Township. According to authorities, at about 7:40 p.m. a 60-year-old man riding a bicycle was struck by a vehicle in the area of East Buno and Child’s Lake roads. The man sustained significant, but not life-threatening, injuries and was taken to the hospital, officials said. The driver reportedly fled the scene following the collision. Anyone who witnessed the incident or has additional information can contact the Milford Police Department at 248-684-1815.
Person air lifted to hospital after 'traumatic’ wood chipper injury in Milford
MILFORD, Mich. – An individual was air lifted to a hospital Thursday afternoon following a traumatic medical emergency involving a tree chipper machine in Milford, according to officials. The Milford Fire Department says at about 12:12 p.m. the individual was injured by a wood chipper machine in the area of Milford and Rowe roads. Authorities say the injured individual was immediately assisted by co-workers who then called 9-1-1. Medics arrived and tended to the individual, who was then air lifted to William Beaumont Hospital due to the nature of their injuries, officials said. The condition of the injured individual has not been shared.
Metro Detroit 5k run/walk honors friend who died from Melanoma
MILFORD, Mich. A friendship, a death and a promise to help others -- the KDB Melanoma Run is more than just a 5k run. Her best friend, Tricia Edwards, said she felt helpless when Bowers was diagnosed with melanoma. She decided to find a way to educate more people about melanoma, so she created the KDB Melanoma Walk. The Cananaughs and their support team show up every year for the KDB Melanoma Run and have raised more than six figures. Due to COVID-19, races like this cant occur, so this year, the KDB Melanoma Run is going virtual.
Kensington Metropark Splash n Blast closes temporarily after employee tests positive for COVID-19
MILFORD, Mich. Kensington Metroparks Splash n Blast closed temporarily Sunday after an employee tested positive for the coronavirus. The test result of the seasonal employee working at the Kensington water facility was received Monday. Thats why we temporarily closed the Kensington splash pad to do a further deep cleaning and make this public notification as an added precaution on top of local, state and federal guidance. The employee was tested on Saturday, July 25 after a friend tested positive. All Metroparks employees who worked in close contact (six individuals) were notified immediately and instructed to self-quarantine for 14 days.
6 in Michigan make list of ‘100 safest cities’ in US
Do you live in one of America’s safest cities? SafeWise released their annual list of the 100 safest cities in the U.S. this month, and Michigan accounted for six of the safest communities. New Jersey dominates the list for the second consecutive year with 25% of the safest cities in the country—but only one (Bergenfield) made it into the top five. We also standardized violent and property crime for each state before weighting.”Where Michigan cities ranked on top 100 list:No. 97: Oxford TownshipYou can check out SafeWise’s list of the 20 safest cities in Michigan here.
Michigan Rock School creates album remotely, donates proceeds to charity
MILFORD, Mich. Students at Michigan Rock School learn music, community friendship and self-confidence. When the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic hit and students couldnt be in class together their teachers made sure they didnt feel isolated. During a normal year, the young musicians practice together, play together and perform together every four months. Proceeds from the album support the Center for Disaster Philanthropy COVID-19 Response Fund, and the Milford Skatepark Project. Click here to learn more about Michigan Rock School.
More mid-Michigan residents sue Edenville, Sanford dam owners after flooding devastation
DETROIT – Buckfire Law Firm announced Tuesday two class-action lawsuits filed against Edenville and Sanford dam owners and the state of Michigan following the devastating flood emergency in central Michigan last month. Nearly 11,000 mid-Michigan residents evacuated their homes on May 20 after multiple dams were breached, causing a massive flooding emergency in the region. Tuesday’s lawsuits are part of a series of filings against the dam owners and state for allegedly neglecting to ensure the dams operated in accordance with federal guidelines. The dam owners have previously received multiple citations from federal regulators for failure to meet safety guidelines over the last decade. MORE: Residents want answers in Edenville Dam failure that led to devastating floodsBuckfire Law is representing 19 mid-Michigan residents in the federal class-action lawsuit against dam owners Boyce Hydro and its manager Lee Mueller.
Former Democratic presidential hopeful Yang joins CNN as commentator
FILE PHOTO: Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate and entrepreneur Andrew Yang speaks during a campaign event in Milford, New Hampshire, U.S., February 5, 2020. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo(Reuters) - Former Democratic presidential contender Andrew Yang is joining CNN as a political commentator, the cable network said on Wednesday. Yang will appear on the network on Wednesday to offer analysis of that evenings Democratic debate, a spokeswoman for CNN confirmed. Six of the eight remaining Democratic candidates have qualified for the debate, which will take place in Las Vegas and air on NBC and MSNBC. The opposite of Donald Trump is an Asian man who likes math, he was fond of saying.feeds.reuters.com
Severe thunderstorm warning issued in Oakland County until 3:45 p.m. Monday
The parts of Oakland County affected by a second severe thunderstorm warning on July 29, 2019. (Mapbox | OpenStreetMap)HOLLY, Mich. - A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued in Oakland County until 3:45 p.m. Monday. A severe thunderstorm was located near Milford at 2:44 p.m. Monday. RELATED: Flood and thunderstorm warnings issued for Livingston CountyThe storms could bring a threat of wind gusts up to 60 mph and penny-sized hail, officials said. A previous warning expired at 2:15 p.m. Monday.
Alligator caught wandering around Milford
Alligator caught in Milford on July 18, 2019. MILFORD, Mich. - Believe it or not an alligator was caught in Milford Thursday. Alligator caught in Milford on July 18, 2019. Alligator caught in Milford on July 18, 2019. Copyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Milford Gardens seeks to fill Landscape Crew positions
Job TitleLandscape crewCompany NameMilford GardensLocation1666 S. Milford Rd., Milford, Mich.Job TypeHourly, full and part timeJob SummaryWorking outdoors in many different areas and doing all things involving landscaping. Willing to do some training. Responsibilities and DutiesProviding assistance in all areas of landscaping. Qualifications and SkillsPrefer some experience. How to applySend resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Was Conn. teen fatally stabbed over prom date choice?
Was Conn. teen fatally stabbed over prom date choice? Police say Maren Sanchez, 16, was stabbed in the neck by a fellow student at Jonathan Law High School in Milford, Conn. She was taken to the hospital, but later died of her injuries. Police are investigating whether a dispute over the prom led to the stabbing. Vinita Nair reports.cbsnews.com