Downtown SCS getting DIA mural
The area traditionally considered downtown St. Clair Shores — at Nine Mile Road and Greater Mack Avenue — will be home to the Detroit Institute of Arts’ next community-informed mural. Ani Garabedian, the DIA’s community arts coordinator, said a final location hasn’t been determined yet, but one option is the Great Lakes Ace Hardware atgrossepointenews.com
Official: Macomb County had to dump 96M gallons of treated sewage due to Detroit pump station failure
The Macomb County Public Works commissioner is urging for an independent investigation of a Detroit pump station that reportedly failed and triggered a water backup chain reaction into Macomb County last week.
Police search for driver who left the scene after moped crash in Hazel Park
HAZEL PARK, Mich. – Police are seeking the public’s help in locating a driver who left the scene after a crash involving a moped in Hazel Park. Police said the driver of the Sedan was traveling northbound when they turned left and continued westbound on Nine Mile Road. The moped driver was taken to a hospital and treated for broken bones and lacerations. The red Sedan is described as missing a passenger side window and possibly having damage along the passenger side. Anyone with information on the suspect or the vehicle is asked to contact Hazel Park Police Detective Piper at 248-542-6161, ext.
Vehicle crash blocks southbound lanes on I-75 at 9 Mile Road in Oakland County
A vehicle crash causes traffic to be backed up Monday night in a construction zone on southbound Interstate 75 at Nine Mile Road. Officials said the minivan lost control and was wedged between the construction walls, blocking the two southbound lanes. According to the Michigan Department of Transportation, the lanes have reopened. Watch the full report in the video above. More: traffic news
Police: Deadly ‘love triangle’ shooting kills man in Southfield
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Police are investigating a deadly shooting that happened Thursday afternoon at a parking lot in Southfield. According to authorities, the shooting happened at about 3:15 p.m. in the parking lot of a shopping center near Nine Mile and Greenfield roads. A 27-year-old man, of Taylor, was shot and rushed to a hospital, where he was in critical condition. The suspected gunman, a 21-year-old Oak Park man, was taken into police custody. An accomplice, a 21-year-old Detroit man, also was taken into custody at 8 Mile and Greenfield roads.
Police investigate deadly parking lot shooting in Southfield
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Police are investigating a deadly shooting that happened Thursday afternoon at a parking lot in Southfield. According to authorities, the shooting happened at about 3:15 p.m. in the parking lot of a shopping center near Nine Mile and Greenfield roads. Police said both men knew each other and have dated the same woman. The two men were reportedly arguing over a piece of property the woman owns and police said the argument turned violent. The 27-year-old man was shot and rushed to a hospital, where he was in critical condition.
Customers support Ferndale store through coronavirus pandemic
One Metro Detroit store decided to put safety first and the response from customers has been more than they ever imagined. Local businesses have had to make some tough decisions over the last few months, but one Ferndale store made the choice to close and customers are rewarding them for it. Emily and John Murray opened Modern Natural Baby on Nine Mile Road in 2009 after having a baby of their own. Their store was able to survive thanks to the loyal customers who shopped online and through social media. John Murray said they’ve been getting orders from customers that don’t have children or grandchildren because they want to support the store.
Biggest bar night of the year goes quiet amid Michigan’s COVID-19 restriction
Normally, Nine Mile Road would be flooded with people going from bar to bar and fighting for parking spots. With the current three-week restriction on bars and restaurants, things were low key. “It doesn’t feel like the day before Thanksgiving,” said Brandon Leclerc of Sterling Heights. Nearly 200 bars and restaurants in the city of Detroit applied for outdoor seating so they can earn some kind of revenue amid the COVID-19 pandemic. However, Detroit will still allow winter outdoor seating through a new set of permits.
Woman killed by husband in Warren had recently left him, filed for divorce, family says
WARREN, Mich. – A fatal shooting at a Warren gas station Saturday night has been identified as a murder-suicide between a woman and her estranged husband. The family of the 52-year-old woman, identified as Kenya Simmons Goodman, said it was a case of domestic violence. Tears can’t help but stream down the faces of the family of Kenya Simmons Goodman. Family member said Goodman had left her husband about a month ago and had filed for divorce. In addition to the toll-free National Domestic Violence Hotline (1-800-799-7233), there are local resources across the country to help victims of domestic violence.
Woman killed by husband in Warren had recently left him, filed for divorce, family says
Woman killed by husband in Warren had recently left him, filed for divorce, family saysPublished: October 11, 2020, 11:59 pmIn addition to the toll-free National Domestic Violence Hotline (1-800-799-7233), there are local resources across the country to help victims of domestic violence.
Estranged husband shoots, kills wife before killing himself at Warren gas station
WARREN, Mich. – A fatal shooting at a Warren gas station Saturday night has been identified as a murder-suicide between a woman and her estranged husband. A 42-year-old man allegedly shot his wife, 52, before shooting and killing himself at a Sunoco gas station on Nine Mile and Hoover roads. Original report: 2 killed in shooting at Warren gas stationThe family of the 52-year-old woman, identified as Kenya Simmons Goodman, say this was a case of domestic violence. According to the family, Goodman has a 14-year-old daughter and a 35-year-old daughter. Goodman and her separated husband were both from Hazel Park.
17-year-old mother found shot to death in Eastpointe home
EASTPOINTE, Mich. – A 17-year-old mother was found shot to death inside an Eastpointe home Wednesday. The shooting happened on Rein Avenue, north of Nine Mile Road. Police said the mother was visiting her boyfriend when shots were fired. Police are investigating the circumstance of the shooting, but one person of interest is in custody. You can watch Tim Pamplin’s full story in the video above.
Man charged in hit-and-run death of Detroit-area road worker
ST. CLAIR SHORES, MI – The driver of a vehicle that hit and killed a construction worker on I-94 last week will face felony charges. Martin Smith, 51, of Harper Woods appeared in court on two charges related to the hit-and-run death of Zach Morisette, who worked for the Macomb County road department, according to the Associated Press. Morisette, 26, was struck Monday, Sept. 21 while working on I-94 near Nine Mile Road. State police discovered his vehicle before Smith turned himself in around 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 23. Elsewhere, Jeremy Zeitz, 40, was struck and killed while working on Sherwood Highway over Interstate 69 in Eaton County on Thursday, Sept. 24.mlive.com
Harper Woods man arraigned in connection with fatal hit-and-run on I-94
ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. – Martin Dwayne Smith, a 51-year-old man from Harper Woods, was arraigned Friday afternoon in connection with a fatal hit-and-run on I-94 Monday. Zachery Morisette, a 26-year-old Macomb County Department of Roads employee, was struck and killed while replacing a manhole cover on I-94 near Nine Mile Road in Macomb County. Smith was charged with failure to stop at the scene of an accident when at fault, resulting in death and failure to stop at the scene of an accident, resulting in serious impairment or death. Both are felony charges. He was given a $25,000 bond and is expected to return to court Oct. 9.
Local 4 News at 5 -- Sept. 23, 2020
Here’s what you missed on Local 4 News at 5:Driver wanted in fatal hit-and-run of I-94 construction worker turns himself in, police sayA driver suspected of killing a construction worker earlier this week in a hit-and-run crash on I-94 has turned himself in, according to police. The crash happened around 3 p.m. Monday in the eastbound lanes of I-94 near Nine Mile Road in St. Clair Shores, officials said.
Driver wanted in fatal hit-and-run of I-94 construction worker turns himself in, police say
ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. – A driver suspected of killing a construction worker earlier this week in a hit-and-run crash on I-94 has turned himself in, according to police. The crash happened around 3 p.m. Monday in the eastbound lanes of I-94 near Nine Mile Road in St. Clair Shores, officials said. MORE: ‘He was the best guy I knew’ -- Family mourns construction worker killed on I-94Zach Morisette, 26, was part of a Macomb County Department of Roads crew putting down a patch to fix a broken manhole cover. “We have developed leads into the identity of the driver and again would hope that that person would turn themselves in." That man turned himself in to the St. Clair Shores Police Department just before 2 p.m. Wednesday, officials said.
’He was the best guy I knew’ -- Family mourns construction worker killed in hit-and-run on I-94
“He was a true, genuine good guy and a family man,” said his brother, Rodney Morisette. “He was the best guy I knew.”The family spoke to Local 4 on the way to the medical examiner’s office. “They’ll never know the void and the heartache that they caused my family,” Rodney Morisette said. “We’ll never get over this.”His family said Zach Morisette loved his niece and nephews. It’s just despicable,” Rodney Morisette said.
Standoff with Warren police ends peacefully
A four-hour standoff between police and a gunman ended peacefully Saturday in Warren. According to authorities, it happened at a home in the area of Sherwood Avenue and Nine Mile Road. Police said they were responding to reports of shots being fired at about 9 a.m. and two people barricaded themselves inside the home until 1 p.m.Warren police said the two people were taken into custody without incident.
GreenSpace Café in Ferndale to close Feb. 1
FERNDALE, Mich. – After four years in business, GreenSpace Café in Ferndale has announced it will close permanently on Feb. 1. According to the popular vegan restaurant Facebook page, the decision was made due to issues with the landlord, the lease and finances, leaving “no other options.”"We are deeply grateful to our amazing staff over these years, current and past, and our amazing customers,” the Facebook post said. “Alas, the healthy plant food market is still tiny even if vibrant and growing.”Dr. Joel Kahn and his family will keep GreenSpace & Go on Woodward in Royal Oak open. Gift cards will be honored at the Ferndale location until the restaurant closes.
Ferndale residents fed up with long waits for trains at 9 Mile, Hilton roads
FERNDALE, Mich. Residents in Ferndale are fed up with the long wait times for trains at Nine Mile and Hilton roads. Some residents said a CN train can block Nine Mile Road for 20 to 40 minutes. The work has reduced the yards capacity, leading to abnormal train movements at Nine Mile and Hilton roads, CN officials said. That means when the train is blocking Nine Mile Road, the rear is still being loaded back at the yard, officials said. Even though that loading is a few blocks away, it traps drivers on Nine Mile Road.
2 people shot along Woodward Avenue, outside Ferndale club
FERNDALE, Mich. - It's not often residents of Ferndale see police tape, but a Friday morning shooting outside the Bosco Lounge turned the area north of Nine Mile Road into a crime scene. Original story: 2 people shot at Bosco Lounge in Ferndale: 'A pretty chaotic scene'The Bosco Lounge is a popular bar and brings in large crowds. Bosco Lounge owner, Jay Noomchester, filled in more blanks in the story. "We're not sure if he shot his gun, but he definitely pulled out his gun and pointed it at security," Noomchester said. Security pulled out their guns and shot him."
Church van used to help less fortunate stolen, totaled in Warren
WARREN, Mich. - A van used to deliver food to the less fortunate in Warren was stolen Friday night. UPDATE: Stranger replaces stolen church van in WarrenAccording to Curtiss Ostosh, a pastor with Harvest Time Christian Fellowship on Nine Mile Road, the driver of the stolen van crashed into multiple parked cars around 9 p.m. Saturday in the 7200 block of Yacht Avenue. Residents saw what happened and prevented the alleged van thief from leaving the scene. The van was donated to the church by Sue LaTour, the owner of Passport Pizza. Harvest Time Christian Fellowship doesn't have the money to replace the van and are asking for donations.
Stranger replaces stolen church van in Warren
WARREN, Mich. - A generous stranger is helping the Harvest Time Christian Fellowship on Nine Mile Road after the church's van was stolen and totaled Aug. 16. ORIGINAL STORY: Church van used to help less fortunate stolen, totaled in WarrenAfter the van was stolen, Pastor Curtiss Ostosh didn't need to go far to get a new one. A thief stole the van the church used to pick up food for those in need. The original van was donated to the church by Passport Pizza, another family owned business in Warren. Blase Parish Catholic Church in Sterling Heights -- that will help them pick up smaller deliveries.