Speeding driver ejected after hitting boat trailer in Detroit; nearby drunken driver then hits Jeep
A speeding driver was ejected after she crashed into a boat trailer being pulled by a Jeep on a Detroit freeway, and a nearby drunken driver from Oak Park was then arrested for hitting the swerving Jeep afterward.
Set the perfect mood at this candle shop
Valentine’s Day is less than a week away, and maybe you’re looking for something different to do with your sweetie. Wicks Up Candle Company located in Oak Park is offering up something fun, while creating the perfect mood. The owner of the shop, Aisha Sanders, told “Live in the D’s,” April Morton they are less of a shop that sells candles, but more a candle making business. “We provide a luxurious candle bar experience...you come pick from different scents and create a scent combination as unique as you.,” Sanders said. There are public and private candle making workshops available and several upcoming events such as the “Love is Lit,” Valentine event.
New attractions to check out in Oak Park
Oak Park, a city, known for nestled neighborhoods is petite in size, but there are some pretty big new happenings there. “It’s transforming almost overnight and really neat,” Oak Park City Manager Erik Tungate told “Live in the D’s, April Morton. April paid a visit recently to the city, to get a glimpse of the transformation.
Tenants forced out of unsafe Oak Park apartment after wall caves in
Residents at an Oak Park apartment complex have been told they need to evacuate after a large crack appeared and an exterior wall has started caving in. The case right now is seeing if the complex’s corporate office can do something.
City of Oak Park, Henry Ford Health team up to offer COVID-19 vaccine appointments
OAK PARK, Mich. – In partnership with Henry Ford Health System, the city of Oak Park is providing COVID-19 vaccine appointments at the city’s Municipal Complex. Officials said registration is open to Oak Park residents 65 years of age and older (with or without health issues) as well as residents between 50-64 years of age who have health issues. Once they qualify, residents will receive a phone call or text to confirm their appointment. “We’re doing what we can to return Oak Park to the safe and healthy community we all know and love. If you’re eligible, please take advantage of this opportunity with our great partner HFHS,” read a statement from City Manager Erik Tungate.
Oak Park, Warren De La Salle shine in new COVID high school football playoffs
The 2020-21 school year has been a unique one for football players, whose shortened season started, then stopped and then started again. To make up for the odd year, the Michigan High School Athletic Association allowed every team to make the playoffs. The Oak Park Knights weren’t expected to make it to playoffs, but the team is two wins away from a state title. “It’s a great feeling, for real, to come back and be able to help the team,” Rayshawn said. The De La Salle Pilots, had a 2-4 regular season team peaking at the right time.
One family's virus nightmare reflects deepening US crisis
They are both in the same hospital with COVID-19 and had to wait for a couple days to get a bed. The couple are emblematic of the crisis deepening at an alarming rate in California, where hospitals are being stretched to their limits as the virus explodes across the state. Health officials now fear the increase will only be compounded through Christmas and New Year’s. In many places, health officials say, people tired of wearing face masks and staying away from others are simply disregarding suggested precautions. Britain’s health secretary said this week that the new variant was believed to be linked to the rapid surge of COVID-19 cases in south and southeastern England.
Michigan General Election Results for Oak Park on Nov. 3, 2020
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Oak Park High School alum awarded Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences
OAK PARK, Mich. – Stanford University Professor Paul Milgrom didn’t know he had won a Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences because he was asleep. “My phones were all set up for Do Not Disturb...The co-winner, Bob (Robert) Wilson, is also my neighbor across the street. He came over at about 2 a.m. and was pounding on my door," said Milgrom, who graduated from Oak Park High School. Milgrom and Wilson, who is also a professor at Stanford University, won the Nobel Prize for improvements in auction theory. “Milgrom designed a general theory of auctions that takes into consideration common values of auction markets as well as private values, which vary from bidder to bidder,” read the release.
Teen driver could face charges after 2 Oak Park students killed, others injured in violent Southfield crash
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Two Oak Park High School students were killed and four others were injured in a crash on Friday. Police said four people were thrown out of the vehicle in the crash that happened on Telegraph Road near 10 Mile Road in Southfield. READ: Fiery crash in Southfield kills 2 Oak Park High School students, injures 4 othersPolice said they don’t believe alcohol or drugs played a role in the crash. The vehicle went through a fence, went airborne and hit several trees before bursting into flames. The Oak Park school district will have counselors on hand for students and staff.
Vigil held to honor and remember Oak Park students killed in collision
OAK PARK, Mich. – Friends and family members gathered Sunday to remember the two Oak Park High School students killed in a Friday night crash. Police said six Oak Park High School students were in the vehicle the driver was speeding and jumped the curb. The vigil was held Sunday at the David H Shepherd Park, located on Church Street in Oak Park. An Oak Park High School basketball player is still in critical condition. Oak Park High School officials posted on Facebook that said counselors, social workers and psychologists will be on staff for students, staff and family members to provide emotional support and grief counseling.
Fiery crash in Southfield kills 2 Oak Park High School students, injures 4 others
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – A tragedy struck Oak Park High School Friday night after a fiery crash took the lives of two students. There were six Oak Park High School students inside the vehicle at the time at the time. The other three teenagers are expected to be OK.Oak Park High School officials posted on Facebook that they would not be releasing names and that parents asked to keep details confidential. School administrators said counselors, social workers and psychologists will be on staff for students, staff and family to provide emotional support and grief counseling. “If you are unable to come to the building, we have support staff available by phone at 248-336-7667,” reads the Facebook post.
High school football returns to Metro Detroit
OAK PARK, Mich. – High School football returned to Metro Detroit Friday -- albeit under very different circumstances. There are rules limiting the number of fans allowed to keep everyone safe. West Bloomfield took on Oak Park Friday night. A second positive COVID-19 test in the Lake Orion High School Varsity Football Program led to Friday’s game against Oxford to be canceled.
Metro Detroit father advocates for gun safety training after reports of several children shot
A Metro Detroit man involved in a 2014 shooting is advocating for gun safety and protection, especially among children. Ever since then, he has been advocating for gun safety and protection. “I do frequent training, not only with self-defense, but also in safety," Weldon said. The man says his weapons are locked away in his home, and he has gun safety measures in place as well. These incidents only further prove to Weldon that understanding gun safety is important, no matter your age.
Family of 12-year-old boy fatally shot in Oak Park needs help with funeral
OAK PARK, Mich. – Family and friends of LaDamien Williams is asking for help covering the boy’s funeral costs. LaDamien was just 12 years old when he was fatally shot Monday inside a home in Oak Park. Here is the statement from the fund organizer:“My friend dedicated her life to saving other peoples lives. She has worked in the healthcare field saving lives every day being there for other people’s family members. She did not have any life insurance for her children and we need to help give this young man, this innocent young man a proper burial.
15-year-old boy charged as juvenile in fatal shooting of 12-year-old in Oak Park
OAK PARK, Mich. – A 15-year-old boy is being charged as a juvenile in connection with the fatal shooting of a 12-year-old boy Monday, Sept. 14 at a home in Oak Park. The Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office announced Tuesday the 15-year-old boy faces a manslaughter charge, as a juvenile. MORE: Family of 12-year-old boy fatally shot in Oak Park needs help with funeralAccording to investigators, the boys were involved in some sort of gunplay about 12:30 p.m. Monday at the home in the 10000 block of Saratoga. The 12-year-old was shot. The 15-year-old was taken into custody and now faces the manslaughter charge as a juvenile.
Local 4 News at 4 -- Sept. 14, 2020
Here’s what’s coming up on Local 4 News at 4:A 12-year-old boy was fatally shot on Monday at around 12:30 p.m. in the 10000 block of Saratoga in Oak Park. According to investigators there was gunplay involving juveniles at the home which led up to the shooting. Crowded high school halls as coronavirus cases in Michigan climbLocal 4 reporter Paula Tutman has a look at concerning crowded high school halls that are garnering attention as coronavirus cases continue climbing in Michigan.
12-year-old boy killed in Oak Park shooting
OAK PARK, Mich. – A 12-year-old boy was fatally shot on Monday at around 12:30 p.m. in the 10000 block of Saratoga in Oak Park. According to investigators there was gunplay involving juveniles at the home which led up to the shooting. Police say the juveniles were playing with a gun they found inside the home. As of now police have a 15-year-old in custody. UPDATE: 15-year-old boy charged as juvenile in fatal shooting of 12-year-old in Oak ParkInvestigators are still interviewing witnesses and residents of the home to determine exactly what happened.
Hey baby!! Grab a sandwich and some love from Ernies Market
If you are going to celebrate National Sandwich Month, you have to go to this shop. Ernies Market usually has a line wrapped around the building thanks to the huge sandwiches and the man who makes them. Ernie Hassan has been creating monster-sized sandwiches for 65 years! Ernie is following COVID-19 health precautions by opening an outdoor seating area where your sandwich will be delivered to you. Watch the video about to see why every one loves Ernie, his sandwiches, and youll find out where he is in Oak Park!
Oak Park man charged in road rage incident involving gunfire
OAK PARK An Oak Park man has been charged in connection with a road rage incident involving gunfire. He was given a $20,000 personal bond and is scheduled to appear in court at 1 p.m. on Aug. 31. According to police, on July 30 at around 5:42 p.m. Ferndale officers responded to the area of eastbound Eight Mile Road near Livernois for a possible shooting. Officers met the complainant in a parking lot near Eight Mile Road and Woodward Avenue. After an investigation Goriel was arrested several hours later by Ferndale police detectives.
Oak Parks Owen Bondono named 2020-21 Michigan Teacher of the Year
Oak Park School District teacher Owen Bondono has been named the 2020-2021 Michigan Teacher of the Year (MTOY). The Michigan Department of Education said Friday Bondono learned he was named Teacher of the Year during a virtual conference call meeting with all Regional Teachers of the Year. Bondono will be entering his sixth year of teaching English language arts in the fall at Oak Park High School 9th Grade Learning Community. State Superintendent Dr. Michael Rice said the Michigan Teacher of the Year program is more than finding the best teacher, as that would be an impossible task. The Michigan Teacher of the Year is an important advocate and ally for teachers and students, Dr. Rice said.
Michigans teacher of the year on schools reopening, student safety
Oak Park School District teacher Owen Bondono has been named the 2020-2021 Michigan Teacher of the Year (MTOY). The Michigan Department of Education said Friday Bondono learned he was named Teacher of the Year during a virtual conference call meeting with all Regional Teachers of the Year. He said its a challenge to keep his students motivated and engaged during the pandemic. RELATED: Heres what Michigan school districts have planned for the fall amid the pandemicI have been trying to give them tools and resources on how you move through a time like this in life, Bondono said. Bondono said he misses the one-on-one interaction, the jokes and other moments you can only get in a classroom, but not if that means sacrificing his students safety.
Delivery problems continue at Oak Park FedEx facility
OAK PARK, Mich. Delivery problems across Metro Detroit are ongoing. Many customers have waiting for days -- or even weeks -- to get their packages from FedEx and an Oak Park facility seems to be at fault. ORIGINAL STORY: Oak Park FedEx facility struggles to mail out packages, residents sayLocal 4 started looking into the problem at the Oak Park FedEx facility in mid-June. A resident of Roseville said he purchased a new bed weeks ago and it has yet to have been delivered. RELATED: Oak Park FedEx taking steps to fix package delivery issueSo, what can you do?
Oak Park FedEx taking steps to fix package delivery issue
OAK PARK, Mich. Theres a growing frustration among Metro Detroiters who have seen seeing their online orders left in limbo. People claim a FedEx distribution center in Oak Park has their packages trapped inside the building. Some said they have waited weeks for their delivery. ORIGINAL STORY: Oak Park FedEx facility struggles to mail out packages, residents sayThe OakPark FedEx location is now becoming filled with angry consumers -- people who say their items are stuck inside. Those steps include:More package handlersMore driversDiverting packages to other FedEx locationsImproving communication with customersRELATED: Scam text message claims to have FedEx, Amazon delivery infoSo, what can you do?
Oak Park FedEx facility struggles to mail out packages, residents say
OAK PARK, Mich. Many Metro Detroiters who ordered items weeks -- and even months -- ago are still waiting for their FedEx deliveries. Those who have had problems getting their packages claim one local FedEx facility is not able to keep up. RELATED: Scam text message claims to have FedEx, Amazon delivery infoFrustration over FedExs Oak Park office has been growing. Social media is filled with hundreds of message from people who said the items theyve ordered are being held hostage. Residents said theyve tried to get answers on what has been holding things up and were asked to leave the facility.
MoGo bike sharing expands in Detroit, southern Oakland County
DETROIT The MoGo bicycle sharing system is expanding in Detroit and southern Oakland County. MoGo launched in Downtown Detroit during the spring of 2017. When we see other people riding bikes in the city, we yell out, Go Mogo, Georgea Cole said. The Cole family, from New Center in Detroit, has been enjoying MoGo since it launched. We now have 620 bikes located at 75 stations in Detroit, Ferndale, Royal Oak, Oak Park, Berkley and Huntington Woods, said Lisa Nuszkowski, founder and CEO of MoGo.
WATCH: Dashcams catch intense moments leading up to arrest of Metro Detroit serial murder suspect
OAK PARK, Mich. – Dashcam footage shows the moments leading up to the arrest of serial murder suspect Kenyel Brown last week in Oak Park. A massive search for Kenyel Brown ended with him shooting himself in the head, according to police. (WDIV)Detroit police alerted Oak Park police that Brown may be in the city, and the hunt began. Brown shot himself in the head in the backyard of a home in Oak Park. Learn more about Kenyel Brown here.
How a phone call led police to a Metro Detroit serial murder suspect
OAK PARK, Mich. – A phone call Monday led police to a man they say is connected to at least six homicides in Metro Detroit. Kenyel William Brown (WDIV)MORE: Search for Metro Detroit serial murder suspect comes to violent endPolice had been looking for Brown after they believed he committed multiple murders, one nonfatal shooting and two carjackings in Metro Detroit. Three of the shootings were in River Rouge, two were in Detroit and one was in Highland Park. Officials said someone working at an adult bookstore on 8 Mile Road near the Detroit and Oak Park border spotted Brown on Monday. Officers were able to locate Brown, but he tried fleeing through yards in Oak Park.
Tip from worker at bookstore leads to capture of suspected Metro Detroit serial killer
Tip from worker at bookstore leads to capture of suspected Metro Detroit serial killerPublished: February 25, 2020, 11:12 pmIt was a phone call from a nearby adult bookstore that led police right to serial killer suspect Kenyel Brown, 40, on Monday afternoon.
Metro Detroit serial murder suspect Kenyel Brown in ‘critical condition’ after shooting himself
OAK PARK, Mich. – Editor’s note: Sources previously told Local 4 that Brown was fatally shot. Metro Detroit serial murder suspect Kenyel Brown shot himself in the head during a confrontation, according to police. Detroit Police Chief James Craig said it was a “single gunshot wound that he inflicted.”Craig said he is in critical condition. UPDATE: Search for Metro Detroit serial murder suspect comes to violent end: What we knowThe manhunt came to an end in Oak Park. RELATED: Metro Detroit family wants answers after father of 3 killed by criminal on the run, police sayKenyel William Brown (WDIV)
Oakland County recruiting for 2020 Census
Oakland County is recruiting hundreds of workers to help with the 2020 Census. Oakland County Michigan Works! is hosting events at service centers in Novi, Oak Park, Pontiac, Southfield, Troy and Waterford. They’re hoping to hire 1,800 temporary workers for jobs that run through September. The event is from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24.
2 men struck by cars, killed after pulling over on I-696 due to minor crash, MSP says
OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. – Two drivers were killed on eastbound I-696 in Oakland County when two cars struck them while they were standing outside their vehicles following a minor crash, police said. The two drivers had been involved in a minor crash around 5:30 a.m. Tuesday in the eastbound lanes of I-696 between the Woodward Avenue and Coolidge Highway exits, according to authorities. “A minor crash -- two male individuals get out of their vehicles waling around and another vehicle comes through and hits them,” Michigan State Police Lt. Mike Shaw said. “Right now we believe we have four vehicles involved, two male fatalities,” Shaw said. “If you’re involved with a traffic crash, it’s just a traffic crash,” Shaw said.
2 men struck by cars, killed after pulling over on I-696 due to minor crash, MSP says
2 men struck by cars, killed after pulling over on I-696 due to minor crash, MSP saysPublished: February 11, 2020, 5:12 pmTwo drivers were killed on eastbound I-696 in Oakland County when two cars struck them while they were standing outside their vehicles following a minor crash, police said.