Hear from an Anishinaabe author, design a garden at Indigenous Peoples Day celebration
ANN ARBOR, MI -- Visitors to an Ann Arbor bookstore can hear from a Native American author and create their own garden at an upcoming celebration of Indigenous Peoples Day. Booksweet, 1729 Plymouth Road, is hosting two events on Sunday, Oct. 9, including a Anishinaabe story time for children and a garden design program for teens and adults. Indigenous Peoples Day is recognized on the second Monday of October. The story time event, beginning at 2 p.m., also features a creative activity, Anishinaabe snacks and a visit from Nimkii. It’s our job to listen, to learn, to act.”Ann Arbor City Council voted to recognize Indigenous Peoples Day in place of Columbus Day in 2015.mlive.com
A rare look inside Ann Arbor’s EPA lab helping the nation curb auto emissions
MLive/The Ann Arbor News was granted a rare tour of the lab this past week, joining U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell and several EPA officials from Ann Arbor and Chicago, including Regional Administrator Debra Shore. The range stats now shown on EV labels at dealerships throughout the country are all audited and certified by the Ann Arbor EPA lab. Counting an EPA office building adjacent to the Ann Arbor lab, there are over 200 workers at the Plymouth Road location. It could mean more funding for the Ann Arbor EPA lab, Dingell said. “I think the people that work at this EPA lab are incredible.mlive.com
Public invited to voice opinions on proposed Plymouth Road development
ANN ARBOR, MI -- Ann Arbor residents can voice their opinions on a proposed development at 2929 Plymouth Road in Ann Arbor on Thursday. The University of Michigan Credit Union is hosting an online Zoom public meeting, with an option to call in, at 7 p.m. May 26. The proposed development, a new financial institution, will include demolition of an existing building and construction of a new building.mlive.com
Police looking for driver who sideswiped cruiser on I-275, fled the scene
PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP, MI – Police are looking for the driver of a car that sideswiped a police cruiser on I-275 and fled the scene this weekend. A police cruiser that was stopped at the scene was struck on its passenger side by a dark colored Ford Bronco, the release said. The Plymouth Township Police Department is searching for the driver of a Ford Bronco who sideswiped a police cruiser on I-275 on Feb. 19. Police are asking for the public’s help in finding the Ford Bronco and its driver. Police said the Ford Bronco, which was described as “newer” looking, should have damage along the driver’s side as a result of the crash.mlive.com
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
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.
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.
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.