Man, 79, killed in hit-and-run while raking leaves
PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP, MI – A 79-year-old man was raking leaves over the weekend when he was fatally struck by a vehicle that kept going after the crash, police said. Warren Flagg was hit around 7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 30, outside his home on Beck Road between Powell and North Territorial in Plymouth Township, FOX 2 Detroit reports. Police are looking for the hit-and-run suspect who they believe was driving a 2007-2010 Pontiac Solstice. The vehicle will now have damage to the front passenger side, including the headlamp and fog light, police said. Flagg was a grandfather of four and great-grandfather of 10, the report said.mlive.com
Pothole repairs to force weekend closure of I-275 in Wayne County
WAYNE COUNTY, MI – The closure of a major highway in Metro Detroit will affect traffic this weekend. On Monday, officials in Plymouth Township (Wayne County) reminded residents that the Michigan Department of Transportation will close northbound I-275 from the evening of Friday, April 22 until 5 a.m. on Monday, April 25. The well-traveled highway serves as a western bypass to downtown Detroit and takes many people to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport. All entrance ramps to northbound I-275, from I-94 including Ecorse Road, US-12, M-153, Ann Arbor Road, and eastbound M-14 will be closed. “The pavement on northbound I-275 is deteriorating quicker than anticipated and repairs must be done,” township officials wrote.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
Michigan gas station accused of price gouging to pay $2K fine
PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP, MI – A Michigan gas station that charged $1 more than its competitors one day last month has agreed to pay a $2,000 fine, which will mostly be used to reimburse customers, authorities announced today. On May 18, the BP gas station, 39600 Ann Arbor Road in Plymouth Township, listed its regular unleaded gas for $3.899 per gallon and premium for $4.899, about $1 more than nearby stores. News reports of this led to an investigation by the Michigan Department of Attorney General. RELATED: Michigan gas station accused of price gouging, allegedly charged $1 more than other storesOwner PGH Associates, LLC, has agreed to pay the $2,000 fine that will reimburse customers and the state with $1,700 available for reimbursements to customers who can prove they purchased gas there on May 18. The gas station must pay the fine no later than July 1.mlive.com
Michigan gas station accused of price gouging, allegedly charged $1 more than other stores
PLYMOUTH, MI – A Michigan gas station is accused of price gouging last week when its prices for unleaded and premium gasoline were nearly $1 higher than competitors. An investigator from the attorney general’s office visited the gas station the following day. Representatives of the gas station were asked to show justification for the prices based on base cost for the fuel but did not provide that evidence. The alleged price gouging came amid national fears about high gas prices related to the recent hack of the Colonial Pipeline, which did not directly impact Michigan gasoline supply. The gas station has 10 days to respond to the notice.mlive.com
Schoolcraft College to host vaccinations for Plymouth, Canton residents
LIVONIA, Mich. – Canton city officials announced they have a limited number of vaccination appointments available March 10-12. The vaccination appointments are available to residents of Canton, Plymouth and Plymouth Township who are at least 65 years old. The appointments will be at Schoolcraft College’s VisTaTech Center, located on Haggerty Road, just south of Seven Mile Road. Residents can register for appointments on Canton’s official website here.
Plymouth-Canton schools approve new transgender policy
There were comments coming from both sides of the issue, but the overwhelming majority did support the transgender policy change in the district. “We passed this policy to provide a more safe, welcoming environment for all of our students,” said Patti McCoin, Plymouth-Canton School Board president. McCoin was playing a bit of defense Tuesday night during a virtual meeting as she explained the new transgender policy had been under consideration for quite some time. What the change meansThe change allows transgender students to use the bathrooms and locker rooms that they identify with. The board president also pointed to communities such as Ann Arbor where they have a similar transgender policy and have not had any issues.
MSP trooper, Good Samaritans pull father, son from fiery crash on Ann Arbor Road
Good Samaritans pulled a man and child from the SUV before it became engulfed in flames Tuesday. Michigan State Police trooper Dan Drewyor was on his way to the MSP Brighton Post Tuesday morning when he saw the jack-knifed semi on Ann Arbor Road. “It was very fortunate things happened the way they did with an as good of an outcome. Thanks to multiple good Samaritans who stepped up to help with the rescue, the trooper and along with several bystanders were able to get everyone out the burning vehicle. “A lot of thanks need to go out to the gentleman that helped me,” Drewyor said.
Local 4 News at Noon -- Nov. 17, 2020
DETROIT – Here’s what is coming up on Local 4 News at Noon. First responder, good Samaritan rescue father, son from crashThe Plymouth Township Fire Chief said the overpass was covered in ice, which is what caused the crash. A father and son are now in a hospital after the fiery crash that happened on Ann Arbor Road.
Trooper, good Samaritan rescue father and son from crash in Plymouth Township
PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A first responder and a good Samaritan jumped into action after an SUV and a semi lost control and crashed in Plymouth Township. As of 12 p.m. on Tuesday, Ann Arbor Road in Plymouth Township was still blocked off. The Plymouth Township Fire Chief said the overpass was covered in ice, which is what caused the crash. The victims, a father and son, were transported to an area hospital. The father and son were rescued by a Michigan State Police trooper and a man who was passing by.
How Detroit suburbs voted in 2020 presidential election
We’re taking a closer look at how Metro Detroit voted for president in the Nov. 3 General Election. The city of Detroit voted overwhelmingly in favor of Joe Biden -- 233,908 total votes for the Biden-Harris ticket compared to just 12,654 for the incumbent President Trump. Detroit’s election turnout was 49.56% -- 250,138 total votes out of 504,714 registered voters. In Oakland County, Biden won with 56.36% of the vote -- 433,982 total votes for the Democrat. About 5 million people live in Metro Detroit -- Michigan’s total population is about 9.8 million according to the most recent census data.
How Detroit’s Wayne County suburbs voted in 2020 presidential election
We’re taking a closer look at how Metro Detroit voted for president in the Nov. 3 General Election. Overall, Wayne County was a definitive vote for Biden -- 68.12% of the vote. In Oakland County, Biden won with 56.36% of the vote -- 433,982 total votes for the Democrat. Macomb County was the lone member of the tri-county region to vote red -- 53.28% of the vote was for Trump in Macomb County (264,535 votes). Share it with Trust Index📧 Sign up for our Election Results newsletter to get election results updates sent right to your inbox:
Michigan General Election Results for Plymouth Township on Nov. 3, 2020
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Plymouth Township woman charged with election law forgery
PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP, Mich. A Plymouth Township woman is facing a felony charge after the township clerk, who was reviewing applications for absentee voter ballots, discovered the womans alleged attempt to obtain a ballot in the name of another person. Rotondo allegedly forged her daughters signature on an application for an absent voter application and mailed the application to the Plymouth Township clerk. Michiganders should know that absentee ballot applications, which is the subject of this fraud investigation, are not just rubber-stamped and processed robotically. The law allows votes to be cast by absentee ballot and provide procedures to combat fraud in the use of this method of voting. A person who forges a signature on an absent voter ballot application is guilty of a felony.
Family remembers mother of 3 killed in Plymouth Township murder-suicide
PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Three children are left without their mother after police say her ex-husband killed her and himself Tuesday in Plymouth Township. Family members said she was killed early Tuesday when she briefly stopped by her ex-husband’s home in the 14000 block of C Drive. Her family said there were deep-rooted problems between the two, but they never thought it would lead to death. “He took a great woman out of this world,” said Ava Sills, Salamay’s daughter. It was always her kids, then it was her friends and family, and then it was herself,” Ava Sills said.
Divorced couple found dead in suspected murder-suicide in Plymouth Township
PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Plymouth Township police believe a man killed his ex-wife before killing himself Tuesday morning. The woman was found dead in the driver’s seat of a parked and running minivan in front of the home, police said. The man and woman both had gunshot wounds, police said. Authorities believe the shooting may have been over a custody battle. A GoFundMe page has been set up to raise money for a funeral and three children who were left behind.
2 dead in suspected murder-suicide at Plymouth Township home
PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A divorced couple was found dead in a suspected murder-suicide Tuesday morning at a home in the 14000 block of C Drive in Plymouth Township. MORE: Divorced couple found dead in suspected murder-suicidePolice said they believe the man shot his ex-wife and then shot himself. Officers responded to the home on the report of shots fired about 6:45 a.m.. The woman was found dead from a bullet wound to her head. Officers found the 46-year-old man dead inside the home from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head.
Police dig up bodies at Plymouth cemetery in attempt to identify Detroit homicide victims
PLYMOUTH, Mich. - Police exhumed bodies from a Plymouth Township cemetery Wednesday in an attempt to identify homicide victims in cases dating back to 1959. Authorities are trying to identify 13 bodies at United Memorial Gardens in connection with Detroit murder cases. The bodies were never claimed from the morgue. The Detroit Police Department, Michigan State Police, the FBI and other agencies are working to get DNA samples from the bodies. Wednesday's dig is an extension of the Operation UNITED program that started in May at the Knollwood Cemetery in Canton Township.
Northville 911 lines restored after Sunday outage
NORTHVILLE, Mich. - City officials announced Sunday night Northville's 911 and nonemergency lines have been restored. The weekend's intense weather caused service outages. Until about 7 p.m., calls to 911 were redirected to the Livonia and Plymouth communication centers. Northville Township's nonemergency line will continue to be forwarded to Plymouth Township until Monday. Copyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.