Family from west Michigan among missionaries held captive in Haiti
A gang that kidnapped 17 members of a U.S.-based missionary group demanded $1 million ransom per person, although authorities were not clear whether that amount included the five children being held, a top Haitian official said Tuesday.
Tuskegee Airmen National Museum in Detroit inspiring kids to pursue aerospace engineering and aviation careers
These pilots volunteered their time, planes and fuel to take dozens of kids up in the air. Tuskegee Airmen National Museum hopes it will inspire kids to pursue careers in aerospace engineering and aviation.
Healthy food options for your pet fish
DETROIT – Saturday’s segment of All 4 Pets includes information on healthy food options for pet fish. The owner of Premier Pet Supply shared tips on some of the best food options for pet fish. You can watch the entire segment in the video player above. Watch more: All 4 Pets segments
Watch full special here: ‘All 4 Pets’ special with feral cats, foxes, new Spokespets
All the animal cuteness you need right now was packed into our new All 4 Pets Special. Go inside a fox sanctuary, meet our brand new spokespets, match famous athletes with their dogs, and a man who helps feral cats survive the winter. Watch part 1 belowWatch part 2 belowWatch part 3 belowWatch part 4 below📱 Psst! To keep up to date with the local pet community, sign up for the All 4 Pets newsletter here. 📺 Should YOUR pet be next to star in an All 4 Pets promo?
Watch tonight: ‘All 4 Pets’ special with feral cats, foxes, new Spokespets
All the animal cuteness you need right now will be packed into our new All 4 Pets Special, this Thursday at 8:30p.m. Go inside a fox sanctuary, meet our brand new spokespets, match famous athletes with their dogs, and a man who helps feral cats survive the winter. Pet lovers, join us by following All 4 Pets on Facebook and Instagram. To keep up to date with the local pet community, sign up for the All 4 Pets newsletter here. 📺 Should YOUR pet be next to star in an All 4 Pets promo?
What to consider when choosing puppy and kitten food
DETROIT – Saturday’s segment of All 4 Pets includes information on what to consider when choosing puppy and kitten food. The owner of Premier Pet Supply offered advice in this week’s episode. You can watch the entire episode in the video player above. Watch and read more: All 4 Pets segments
Officers raise money to get Ann Arbor boy who survived terrible crash wheelchair accessible vehicle
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Last year a boy from Ann Arbor survived a terrible crash and his life was forever changed. His journey touched the lives of the Wayne officers who answered the call. He’s my superhero,” said Lindsay Vierk, whose son was paralyzed in the crash. AdThe Wayne officers that responded that day say Butler is a boy they will never forget. AdRead more: Ann Arbor headlines
Morning Briefing Jan. 23, 2021: 2 women fatally shot in Clinton Township, $1 billion Mega Millions lottery ticket sold at Novi Kroger, broadcasting giant Larry King dies
One winning ticket was sold in Michigan for the $1 billion Mega Millions jackpot, making it the third-largest lottery prize in U.S. history. According to the Michigan Lottery, the winning ticket was bought at Kroger located at 47650 Grand River Avenue in Novi. Local 4′s Priya Mann was live at the Kroger in Novi Saturday morning where one winning ticket was sold. The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 546,468 as of Friday, including 14,070 deaths, state officials report. Here’s a look at more of the data:New Today: Coronavirus in Michigan: Here’s what to know Jan. 23, 2021
Winning ticket of $1 billion Mega Millions lottery sold at Kroger in Novi
DETROIT – Local 4′s Priya Mann was live at the Kroger in Novi Saturday morning where one winning ticket was sold for the $1 billion Mega Millions jackpot, making it the third-largest lottery prize in US history. The winning numbers drawn Friday are: 4, 26, 42, 50, 60 and a Mega Ball of 24. In a release issued Saturday the Michigan Lottery stated it will not know the identity of the winner until that person contacts the Lottery. The Kroger store is located at 47650 Grand River Avenue in Novi, according to the Michigan Lottery. Details: Lottery player who purchased ticket at Kroger in Novi wins $1 billion Mega Millions jackpot
Southwest Detroit family concerned for its safety after shooting outside home
DETROIT – A family in southwest Detroit was fast asleep when someone opened fire outside their home. “They almost got my daughter two feet from her head with a bullet,” said Juan Navarro, whose house was shot up. The shooting happened early Saturday morning at Green and Lafayette in Southwest Detroit. This was really random, don’t know who did it,” said Navarro. The Navarro family considered moving before and this random shooting has them concerned next time it might be worse.
Canton teen miraculously survives brain aneurysm with mother at her side
DETROIT – Doctors told a Metro Detroit mother that her daughter would likely die after blood vessels in the teen’s brain suddenly ruptured. Despite the odds, the teen miraculously survived. With her daughter on the brink of death the mother sold her salon to be by the teen’s side. I really, I’m just happy,” said Tiffany Bernard, whose daughter managed to survive the brain aneurysm. Doctors stated her daughter had likely suffered a brain aneurysm and would not survive.
WATCH: What the atmosphere was like at the polls in Metro Detroit on Election Day
Local 4′s Mara MacDonald and Priya Mann were out at polling locations in Metro Detroit to keep tabs on what the atmosphere was like on the evening the night of Election Day. View their reports in the video above and the video below. Mara MacDonald was in Oakland County where voting seemed to be moving swiftly. Priya Mann was in Macomb County at a busy election site in Warren.
Michigan health officials sound alarm on COVID-19 as cases surge
DETROIT – Some of the state’s top health officials are warning people about the threat of the coronavirus as cases continue surging. It marked the state’s highest single day increase in COVID-19 cases. The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 161,907 as of Monday, including 7,211 deaths, state officials report. While Michigan was able to flatten the curve initially, hospitals have been preparing for a second surge. But officials warn this time around hospitals will not likely be able to focus solely on COVID-19 patients.
How to find Michigan made pet products
DETROIT Todays segment of All 4 Pets features information on Michigan pet products. Premier Pet Supply has several locations throughout Metro Detroit. It carries over 25 brands that are either made in Michigan or Michigan owned companies. You can watch todays segment in the video player above.
Grant Hermes makes debut as morning weekend anchor for Local 4 News
DETROIT – Today was Grant Hermes first day as a weekend morning news anchor for Local 4 News. He will join co-anchor Priya Mann and meteorologist Andrew Humphrey and continue to report for various other newscasts during the week. We captured a few highlights from this morning’s newscast. Hermes joined WDIV-Local 4 in April after five years at KWTV in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma where he was morning anchor and reporter. You can watch the newscast in the video player above.
Meet Local 4′s new anchor/reporter Grant Hermes
Grant Hermes is the new anchor of the Saturday and Sunday Local 4 News Today newscasts. He will join co-anchor Priya Mann and meteorologist Andrew Humphrey and will continue to report for various other newscasts during the week. Grant joined WDIV-Local 4 in April after five years at KWTV in Oklahoma City where he was morning anchor and reporter. He has a particular focus on politics covering state houses, members of Congress, the 2016 presidential race and a popular fact check segment during the 2018 race for Oklahoma’s governor. He’s covered major events like the 2010 and 2018 teachers’ strikes in Wisconsin and Oklahoma, the 2015 biker shooting in Waco, TX and multiple deadly tornados.
Quarantine Learning with Priya Mann, Jason Carr, and Mara MacDonald
Priya MannONE THING I LEARNED DURING QUARANTINE:I am learning how to run. Quarantine learning - Priya Mann (WDIV)IT ALL STARTED WHEN:the stay home order went into effect, and gyms were closed. Quarantine learning - Jason Carr (WDIV)IT ALL STARTED WHEN:It all started when I went looking for one specific TV remote that I could not find. Mara MacDonaldONE THING I LEARNED DURING QUARANTINE:I learned how to do gel manicures and Ive been keeping my moms nail and mine looking salon perfect. Quarantine learning - Mara MacDonald (WDIV)IT ALL STARTED WHEN:I knew we were going into lockdown and I didnt want her hands (and mine) to look awful.
WATCH: Sen. Debbie Stabenow speaks to Local 4 ahead of President Trump’s State of the Union address
DETROIT – Michigan Sen. Debbie Stabenow and her guest, Andrea Ward Pietrowsky spoke with Local 4′s Priya Mann ahead of President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address. Watch the interview above. Pietrowsky is from Grosse Pointe Woods. She’s the mother of a young girl named Louisa, who was born with a rare and severe heart condition called Hypoplastic Left Heart Sydrome (HLHS). Pietrowsky is an advocate for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), lower prescription drug prices and medicaid expansion through Little Lobbyists.