Ann Arbor fire chief floats 5 ideas for new fire station on University of Michigan campus
ANN ARBOR, MI — Ann Arbor is weighing options for a new fire station on the University of Michigan campus, potentially mixed with new campus housing. Fire Chief Mike Kennedy presented five potential scenarios for replacing Fire Station 5 on UM’s North Campus off Plymouth Road during a virtual city budget retreat this week.mlive.com
Detroit police investigating pedestrian crash that killed man
A man was killed in a crash that happened southbound M-39 north of Plymouth around 5:25 a.m. Sunday. According to Michigan State Police, the driver of a disabled car left his vehicle and was struck by a vehicle. The vehicle that struck the pedestrian then caught fire.
Ann Arbor Running Company set to open new location with 5K
ANN ARBOR, MI -- The Ann Arbor Running Company is set to launch its newest location this week, with a grand opening scheduled for Sunday, July 11. The location at 2621 Plymouth Road is the company’s third location. In celebration of its opening, the Ann Arbor Running Company will be hosting a 5K run, starting at the Traver Village Shopping Center and looping around Sugarbush Park. Nicholas Stanko, co-owner of the Ann Arbor Running Company, said the company decided to open the new store after realizing there was a gap in running stores in Ann Arbor. Read more from The Ann Arbor News:Ann Arbor City Council to hold hearing on Jeff Hayner’s use of the n-wordMichigan about to go from drought to soaked over next two weeksDNR to reopen Outdoor Adventure Center in Detroitmlive.com
Ann Arbor OKs high-density zoning for transit corridors, but not without drama
ANN ARBOR, MI — Ann Arbor’s future tallest building could rise somewhere outside of downtown under new high-density zoning approved for the city’s major transit corridors. After much debate and amid allegations some council members are doing favors for campaign donors, City Council voted 8-3 to approve the new TC1 zoning Tuesday night, July 6. The three who voted against the TC1 zoning were Kathy Griswold, Jeff Hayner and Ali Ramlawi. Hayner, D-1st Ward, pushed back on that, saying money can be made by developers anywhere in Ann Arbor. MORE FROM THE ANN ARBOR NEWS:Ann Arbor mayor proposes 20-year tax to fight climate changeNearly $50K in private funding raised for future downtown Ann Arbor central parkA bird’s-eye view of Ann Arbor’s north side housing boomAnn Arbor City Council to hold hearing on Jeff Hayner’s use of the n-wordDowntown Ann Arbor on the rise: Latest look at development projects taking shapemlive.com
$2.7M will bring bike lane, street improvements to Plymouth Road in Ann Arbor
ANN ARBOR, MI - The Ann Arbor City Council has approved $2.7 million, including about $1.3 million in federal funds, for street restoration and bike lane installation on Plymouth Road. Additionally, Plymouth Road’s lanes will be slightly narrowed to facilitate a 1.2-mile long westbound bicycle lane to Maiden Lane and Moore Street. The federal funds are beging devoted to the project’s $1.94 million construction costs. For more information on upcoming road closures and construction throughout Ann Arbor, click here for the city website. Read more from The Ann Arbor News:Downtown Ann Arbor road closures coming for People Friendly Streets projectAnn Arbor officials promise downtown road construction won’t interfere with Art FairHealthy Streets initiative given immediate OK by Ann Arbor councilmlive.com
Northbound U.S. 23 closed north of Geddes Road due to injury crash
ANN ARBOR TWP., MI – Northbound U.S. 23 is closed at Geddes Road Tuesday afternoon due to a crash. The crash was reported at about 1:39 p.m. May 4, on northbound U.S. 23 between Geddes Road and Plymouth Road in Ann Arbor Township, according to the Michigan Department of Transportation. Police have the entrance ramp to northbound U.S. 23 at Geddes Road closed and are directing traffic off the freeway. Police have confirmed there are injuries, but the extent of the crash is unknown at this time. Motorists are advised to avoid the area while crews are on scene.mlive.com
Apothecare opens ‘boutique’ marijuana shop for indoor sales in Ann Arbor
ANN ARBOR, MI -- A ‘boutique’ marijuana shop is welcoming walk-in guests after running curbside and delivery sales since February 2020. “We’re locally owned by Ann Arbor residents. That is what people are used to smoking in Ann Arbor,” Hall said. “We know Ann Arbor has a long history for medical use and caregivers. Detroit Cookie Company opens Ann Arbor bakeryYou can’t stay to watch the end, but these Ann Arbor-area bars are welcoming Super Bowl fansChipotle to open restaurant on Ann Arbor’s west sidemlive.com
Car smashes into stop sign near UM medical campus, killing female passenger
ANN ARBOR TWP., MI - A car smashed into an Ann Arbor area stop sign early Sunday morning, killing a female passenger from Westland, officials said. Firefighters responded around 3:20 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 24, to the 4200 block of Plymouth Road near Earhart Road in Ann Arbor Township. The incident happened near the entrance to the University of Michigan’s East Medical campus. A male driver was headed east on Plymouth Road prior to the sign being hit, officials from the Ann Arbor Township Fire Department said. The 33-year-old female passenger died at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital after Huron Valley Ambulance transported her from the scene.mlive.com
City of Ann Arbor seeks community input on Lower Town mobility study
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The City of Ann Arbor wants to know how you would improve getting around Lower Town. Community members are being asked to share their thoughts and pre-pandemic experiences as drivers, cyclists, pedestrians and transit users in the Lower Town area, located just north of Broadway Bridge. Currently in the idea generation phase of a mobility study, the city is asking residents to fill out and share a survey to help see how growth has impacted community members who drive, ride, cycle and walk through the area. Questions can be sent by email to Lower Town Study project manager Luke Liu at YLiu@a2gov.org. Learn more about the Lower Town Area Mobility Study here.
Northbound U.S. 23 closed due to rollover crash
(Update: 2 injured in U.S. 23 wrong-way crash)Update: U.S. 23 has reopened as of 7:40 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5ANN ARBOR, MI – Northbound U.S. 23 just north of Plymouth Road exit 41 is closed due to a crash, according to the Michigan Department of Transportation. The two-vehicle rollover crash occurred around 5:45 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, per MDOT. Possible injuries have been reported by Washtenaw County Central Dispatch. This story will be updated when more information becomes available.mlive.com
New Ann Arbor roads closures to start Monday
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Expect delays next Monday when two new road closures in downtown Ann Arbor begin. Northwest-bound traffic will use Maiden Lane to access Broadway Street, Plymouth Road or Moore Street. At 9 a.m. the same day, East William Street between South Main Street and South Fourth Avenue will close for ten days for road work. Eastbound traffic on West William Street will be detoured to South Main Street, Packard Street, South Fourth Avenue and onto East William Street. Traffic coming in the opposite direction will do the reverse by detouring to South Fourth Avenue, Packard Street, South Main Street and then to West William Street.
Police pursuit ends in crash on Detroit’s west side
DETROIT – A police pursuit ended in a crash Sunday night on Detroit’s west side. Police said it started when Redford police spotted a carjacking suspect out of Livonia. Michigan State Police joined the pursuit that ended when police said the suspect crashed into a Jeep near the intersection of Plymouth Road and Marlowe Street. According to authorities, the Jeep was transporting a mother and child, who were rushed to the hospital. Police said they are expected to be OK and the suspect was taken into custody.
Police looking for hit-and-run driver accused of killing pedestrian on Detroit’s west side
DETROIT – Police are asking for the public to help them identify a hit-and-run driver accused of striking and killing a pedestrian on Detroit’s west side. The incident happened on Oct. 1 at 9:25 p.m. on Plymouth Road and Rutherford Street. Police said the victim was attempting to cross the street when they were struck by a white vehicle traveling westbound on Plymouth Road. READ: Detroit police: Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run near Plymouth Road and Rutherford StreetThe driver fled the scene after striking the victim, police said. Anyone with information should contact Detroit Police Department’s Fatal Squad at 313-596-2260 or CRIME STOPPERS at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.
Detroit police: Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run near Plymouth Road and Rutherford Street
DETROIT – Detroit police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run Thursday night in the area of Plymouth Road and Rutherford Street. Police said the victim was struck by an unknown driver and was pronounced dead at the scene. It is unknown what type of vehicle was involved. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detroit Police Department’s Fatal Squad Unit at 313-596-2260 or Crime Stoppers at 800-Speak Up.
Construction projects to impact Ann Arbor traffic this week
Three new road construction projects will impact traffic downtown and on the east side of Ann Arbor starting Monday. Below is the city of Ann Arbor announcement:Glazier Way between Huron Parkway and Green Road, Green Road between Glazier Way and Plymouth Road:Monday, Sept. 14 – Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. The contractor will maintain westbound Glazier Way traffic. The contractor will maintain southbound Green Road traffic. Vehicles traveling westbound on Liberty Street will be detoured south on Main Street, west on William Street, then north on Second Street back to Liberty Street.
Man arrested after 6-year-old girl killed in Detroit crash
DETROIT – Police said a 43-year-old man driving a pickup at a high rate of speed disregarded a red light and collided with a Dodge Caravan that was carrying multiple passengers. A 17-year-old man was driving the Dodge Caravan southbound on the Southfield Freeway Service Drive with three passengers: A 46-year-old woman, 13-year-old boy and a 6-year-old girl. All of the passengers in the Dodge Caravan were transported by medics to a local hospital. READ: Father mourns death of 6-year-old killed in crashThe 43-year-old driver of the pickup was also transported to a local hospital. He was then arrested and transported to the Detroit Detention Center.
Father mourns death of 6-year-old killed in crash in Detroit
DETROIT – A Detroit family is mourning the death of little girl killed in a car crash after a driver ran a red light. Her father, Karone, said this couldn’t have happened at a worse time. “We were just finally starting to get back on our feet somewhat, and for this to happen, it’s just a nightmare," Karon said. “I don’t know how (I’m going to) pay for my daughter’s services, and on top of that, I’m trying to help my aunt. It’s a lot of stuff going on.”Anyone willing to help can click here for more information.
Shot fired during police chase on Detroits west side
DETROIT Detroit police are investigating an incident involving gunfire that happened Friday afternoon in the area of Plymouth Road and Wyoming Avenue. Police say a shot was fired around 3 p.m. as officers tried stopping a man. Police say as the man ran from police he pulled out a gun. When officers heard the gun go off they grabbed the man and arrested him. According to police, although the gun went off, the man was not intentionally trying to target officers.
Detroit police search for man in deadly assault on Plymouth Road
Detroit police search for man in deadly assault on Plymouth RoadPublished: August 16, 2020, 7:06 pmDetroit police are looking for a man in connection with a deadly assault on Plymouth Road. For information: https://www.clickondetroit.com/.
Woman killed in altercation on Plymouth Road in Detroit
DETROIT – A 58-year-old woman died Saturday night amid an altercation that turned physical on Detroit’s west side. A preliminary investigation by Detroit police indicated that the victim accompanied a 55-year-old man, who was involved in a verbal altercation with another man in the 14600 block of Plymouth Road. Police said the second man allegedly entered his vehicle and struck the 55-year-old man’s Ford Taurus. The 58-year-old woman was standing behind the Taurus at the time and was struck by the vehicle. Anyone with information is asked to call Detroit Police Department’s Homicide Unit at 313-596-2260 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-Speak Up.
2 charged after striking, killing 48-year-old driver while fleeing Detroit police
DETROIT Two people have been charged following the death of a 48-year-old man who was killed in a car crash on Friday. The man was struck by a 19-year-old driver who was fleeing Detroit police. Officers identified the suspects vehicle traveling south on West Outer Drive near Plymouth Road. The 48-year-old man driving the Honda Odyssey was transported to the hospital following the crash, where he was pronounced dead. On Monday Stringer was charged with second-degree murder, first- and second-degree fleeing and eluding, reckless driving causing death and reckless driving causing serious impairment of bodily function.
48-year-old man killed when driver fleeing police disregards red light, police say
At the time, it was broadcast to other officers that the suspect was driving a white Chrysler 300. The 48-year-old man was transported to a local hospital where he was pounced dead. The woman, who is 19 years old, driving the Chrysler 300 was taken into custody. A 21-year-old man was in the back seat of the Chrysler 300 and he was also taken into custody. Two other occupants, a 15-year-old girl and a 33-year-old man, are also being treated at a hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.
Getting to know Ann Arbor City Council candidate Jane Lumm
ANN ARBOR Jane Lumm (D) is running for re-election for the Ward 2 city council seat. Lumm previously served on City Council as a Republican from 1993 to 1998. It is also a very important time for Ann Arbor City government with several key issues and policy questions to be decided. All About Ann Arbor reached out to all of the city council candidates for interviews. For more information about the Aug. 4 primary, read:Aug. 4 primary: Whos running in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County
27-year-old man injured in officer-involved shooting in Detroit
DETROIT A 27-year-old man is in stable condition after some sort of officer involved shooting Sunday night on Detroits west side. Police have provided little information about what led up to the shooting. The shooting happened in the area of Plymouth and Wyoming. Police say the man is in custody and was taken to the hospital. Police also say a weapon was recovered at the scene.
Detroit police: Man shot by officer armed, selling drugs at gas station
DETROIT A 27-year-old man was shot by a Detroit police officer on the citys west side on Sunday night. Detroit Police Chief James Craig says the investigation is young, but was able to provide some details during a news conference Monday afternoon. According to Craig, police assigned to the area noticed the man carrying a concealed weapon outside of a green light gas station around 11 p.m. in the area of Plymouth Road and Wyoming Avenue. One officer fired between five and six rounds of his weapon at the suspect, officials said. Officials say the man continued to run after he was struck.
WATCH LIVE: Detroit police chief to address officer-involved shooting
DETROIT Detroit Police Chief James Craig will hold a news briefing at 1 p.m. on Monday to provide details on an officer-involved shooting that occurred on Sunday night. Watch the briefing live in the video player above at 1 p.m.A 27-year-old man was shot by a Detroit police officer around 11 p.m. Sunday in the area of Plymouth Road and Wyoming Avenue. So far, police have not provided many details regarding the shooting. Officials did say that the man is in police custody and a weapon was recovered at the scene. The 27-year-old man was taken to the hospital following the shooting and is in stable condition.
13-year-old boy killed in accidental shooting on Detroit’s west side
DETROIT – According to authorities, a 13-year-old boy was killed Saturday in a Detroit home when a gun he was mishandling discharged. The incident happened at about 3:30 p.m. at a home on Cheyenne Street, near Plymouth Road and the Schaefer Highway. Police said there we no adults at home at the time of the shooting, but another minor was home. The boy was rushed to a hospital, where he died. The investigation is ongoing.
ClickOnDetroit NIGHTSIDE report -- Sunday, July 11, 2020
DETROIT According to authorities, a 13-year-old boy was killed Saturday in a Detroit home when a gun he was mishandling discharged. The incident happened at about 3:30 p.m. at a home on Cheyenne Street, near Plymouth Road and the Schaefer Highway. WATCH Local 4 News at 11Metro Detroit weather: Comfortable humidity is back Saturday eveningSaturday evening will be fair and warm. Temperatures will be near 80 degrees. 4 Fast FactsFriday, July 10, 2020 --
Redford police: 4-year-old accidentally shoots 5-year-old girl in head
REDFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A 5-year-old girl was shot in the head early Monday morning in the 26500 block of Plymouth Road in Redford Township, police said. MORE: Hear from mother of 5-year-old girl accidentally shot by younger brother in Redford TownshipThe person who pulled the trigger is her 4-year-old brother, police said. The 5-year-old girl, identified as Karina Norwood, was taken to a nearby hospital. Mother says 4-year-old woke up in middle of night, found gunThe mother said the 4-year-old boy has had trouble sleeping. More: Redford Township news
Hear from mother of 5-year-old girl accidentally shot by younger brother in Redford Township
REDFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. The mother of a 5-year-old girl who was accidentally shot by her younger brother, who found a loaded gun, in Redford Township has a message for other parents with guns. The shooting happened around 1:30 a.m. Monday inside a mobile home on Plymouth Road near Haggerty Road in Redford Township, police said. Karina Norwood is recovering at Childrens Hospital after her 4-year-old brother found a loaded gun and accidentally shot her in the head. He woke up, went into a back bedroom and unlocked a small closet, which had a loaded gun inside, Kiser said. He thought it was a toy gun, Kiser said.
Nasty stretch of Merriman Road in Livonia to undergo resurfacing beginning July 6
LIVONIA, Mich. – One of the most cratered and crumbling sections of Merriman Road in Livonia will undergo a $1.73 million resurfacing project starting Monday, July 6. The city of Livonia is alerting drivers about reduced lanes and slow travel on Merriman Road from Plymouth Road to Schoolcraft (I-96 Service Drive) starting Monday as the road is resurfaced and repaired. The city says initial work will begin on the outside lanes in each direction, with motorists allowed to drive in lanes adjacent to the center turn lane. Once the outside lanes are resurfaced, traffic will be allowed on the outside lanes. The Wayne County Department of Public Service is in charge the $1.73 million road improvement that includes about one mile of hot mix asphalt, cold milling and resurfacing, concrete pavement repair, sidewalk ramps and pavement markings.
5-year-old in critical condition after being struck by SUV in Detroit
DETROIT – A 5-year-old girl is in critical condition after she was hit by an SUV in Detroit on Monday. Police said the girl was with her family at a liquor store near Plymouth and Evergreen roads. They were leaving the store about 5 p.m. when the girl ran into the street and was struck. The 76-year-old driver stopped at the scene and is cooperating with investigators.
Detroit police look for 2 suspects wanted in connection with attempted armed robbery
DETROIT – Police are looking for two suspects wanted in connection with an attempted armed robbery that happened on Detroit’s west side. Police said the attempted robbery happened on Jan. 24 at 11:13 p.m. in the 12600 block of Plymouth Road. Video shows the victim and suspect struggling when a second suspect shows a handgun and points it in the direction of the victim. Police described the second suspect as a black man between the ages of 20 and 22. He had a black full beard and was wearing a black knit cap, black hooded sweater, black pants and red gym shoes.
2 suspects wanted in connection with attempted armed robbery in Detroit
2 suspects wanted in connection with attempted armed robbery in DetroitPublished: February 5, 2020, 9:15 pmPolice are looking for two suspects wanted in connection with an attempted armed robbery that happened on Detroit’s west side.
Police: 2 robbers arrested after targeting Livonia woman at gunpoint in her driveway
LIVONIA, Mich. – Two robbers have been arrested after they targeted a Livonia woman at gunpoint in her driveway, police said. The robbery happened around 1 p.m. Sunday in the 30800 block of Robert Drive in Livonia. Police said the 52-year-old woman was in the middle of unpacking her van in the driveway when the men approached. “He made me take off my coat and he searched and asked me if I had any money on me,” the woman said. One of the men was arrested by Livonia officers in Wyandotte.
Police: 2 robbers arrested after targeting Livonia woman at gunpoint in her driveway
Police: 2 robbers arrested after targeting Livonia woman at gunpoint in her drivewayPublished: January 31, 2020, 6:09 pmTwo robbers have been arrested after they targeted a Livonia woman at gunpoint in her driveway, police said.
Excavator used to break into Detroit party store and steal liquor
DETROIT - A excavator was used to gain entry into the JR Party Store in the 16000 block of Plymouth Road Sunday morning. Police said the front wall of the store was smashed open with the excavator. Several bottles of liquor were taken from the convenience store during the breakin that happened at 5:22 a.m. Sunday. Sources tell Local 4 more than $100,000 in damage was caused. Copyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Bulldozer used to break into Detroit party store and steal liquor
Several bottles of liquor were taken from the convenience store. (WDIV)DETROIT - A bulldozer was used to gain entry into the JR Party Store in the 16000 block of Plymouth Road Sunday morning. Police said the front wall of the store was smashed open with the bulldozer. Several bottles of liquor were taken from the convenience store during the breakin that happened at 5:22 a.m. Sunday. Copyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Video shows Livonia road rage incident; man charged
LIVONIA, Mich. - A 47-year-old Livonia man faces an assault charge after video captured a road rage incident July 18 on Plymouth Road. Livonia police said a witness was able to record cellphone video of Brown's actions. Police said Brown can be seen on video trying to drag the victim out of his truck, then yanking off one of his shoes and throwing it across Plymouth Road. The witness was also able to record Browns license plate. The video recording was subsequently turned over to Livonia police who conducted an investigation which led to his arrest, police said.