Portage man killed in car-motorcycle crash in Jackson
JACKSON, MI -- A 38-year-old motorcyclist was killed in a vehicle crash Friday morning in Jackson, police said. At about 6:45 a.m. Aug. 5, officers from the Jackson Police Department responded to a traffic crash at the intersection of Cooper Street and Porter Street, near the northern Jackson city limits. The driver of the motorcycle -- identified as Tyrel Caldwell, of Portage -- was pronounced dead at the scene soon after officers arrived, police said. Caldwell was wearing a helmet, and neither drugs nor alcohol are suspected to be a factor in the crash, police said. Both lanes of Cooper Street near Porter Street were closed for several hours after the crash Friday morning.mlive.com
License plate-reading cameras could be coming to Jackson streets, officials say
JACKSON, MI -- A project to install license plate-reading cameras on several major roadways was approved by Jackson City Council this week. Cooper Street, East Michigan Avenue, West Michigan Avenue and West Avenue are state trunk-line streets controlled by the Michigan Department of Transportation, officials said. 25 cameras to capture photos of license plates for police being considered by Kent County sheriffThe license plate readers have drawn some criticism, however. The project is funded through the federal Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Grant Program, which Jackson County benefits from every year, officials said. RELATED: Jackson County police to get nearly $50K grant for new equipmentThis year, the $47,998 Edward Byrne grant was split between the Jackson Police Department and Jackson County Sheriff’s Office.mlive.com
Michigan restaurants prepare for winter amid COVID-19 pandemic
DETROIT – Autumn is here and that means -- among other things -- winter is coming. The coming colder temperatures could be tough on local restaurants who have relied on outdoor patio seating to survive the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. “That was the right at the beginning of the recession,” said owner Greg Mudge. Just down Porter Street, at Batch Brewing Company, they’re also adapting by transforming their parking lot into an outdoor biergarten. We’re going to put a couple of tube heaters underneath it and then we’re going to particularly enclose it,” Roginson said.
Mayor unveils plans to revitalize long-abandoned row houses in Southwest Detroit
DETROIT Mayor Mike Duggan unveiled a plan Tuesday to revitalized the long-abandoned row houses on Porter Street in Southwest Detroit. The row houses are just around the corner from Western International High School. Lifelong resident Frank Apoloni said the neighborhood used to be exclusive. This is where all the rich people used to live.With an assist from the citys strategic neighborhood fund, the Murray Building is now set to become a 12-unit development. Theres a lot of people who want to live down here, but the places arent ready for them, Apoloni said.