Boil water advisory in effect for 133K in Metro Detroit: What residents need to know
A boil water advisory remains in effect for seven Metro Detroit communities, covering more than 130,000 residents in the region, after a water main break impacted water pressure on Saturday morning -- and it could be weeks before it’s fixed.
Educators and students react to face-to-face learning resuming in Metro Detroit
ROMEO, Mich. – Romeo Community Schools hit another milestone on Monday as students returned to full class schedules. The excitement of a return actually started last week as teachers prepared to welcome cohorts back to Romeo High School. New Today: 200 students in quarantine as Oxford High School returns to virtual learning amid COVID outbreakMonday was the day a return to full days, full-time face-to-face learning for high school and middle schoolers finally happened, which means 80 percent of the district’s students are physically back in class. Rick Boggio, an academy coach at Romeo High School also said Monday felt like the first day of school. The high school operates with a learning system called the Academies at Romeo in which students decide on an area of interest and attend micro-and macro-focused learning that gives real world experience in their area of interest.
Michigan GOP Rep. Lisa McClain describes situation inside U.S. Capitol
Michigan Congresswoman Lisa McClain (Romeo) spoke with Local 4 and ClickOnDetroit on Wednesday while on lockdown inside the U.S. Capitol building. And, yes, safe and secure ... violence should never be tolerated but my hat off to the Capitol Police and Secret Service. At about 2:15 p.m., the U.S. Capitol was placed on lockdown as groups breached the Capitol steps. More: Pro-Trump groups storm US Capitol, force lockdown: Follow live coverageMcClain casted doubt on Michigan election process, resultsIn November, McClain questioned the General Election process and results in Michigan, even though she won her race. “I think we should pause,” McClain said in November, casting doubt on Michigan’s election process.
Romeo Community Schools switches to online learning Wednesday
ROMEO, Mich. – Romeo Community Schools will switch to virtual learning Wednesday until at least Dec. 7. Our ability to staff in-person instruction has been stretched beyond our capacity in many areas of the district.”More information can be found on the Romeo Community Schools district website here. The largest school district in the state, Detroit Public Schools Community District, announced Thursday it will shift from face-to-face learning to online learning. “In the Henry Ford system, our Henry Ford Macomb Hospital has the highest volume by far. It has twice the inpatient volume that Henry Ford Hospital has, and Henry Ford Hospital has more than two times the number of beds that exist in Henry Ford Macomb Hospital.”Read more here.
Shelby Township police want help finding 15-year-old boy who ran away from home
SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Police are asking for help locating 15-year-old Owen Bouchard. Bouchard was last seen by family on Tuesday at a Dairy Queen in Romeo. Shelby Township police said he ran away from home. If you have any information contact Detective Malczewski at 586-731-2121. READ: More missing person reports
Romeo dealership employee’s apparent joy ride in customer’s car under investigation
Romeo, Mich. – An employee of Elder Ford of Romeo was allegedly caught on dashcam video trying to intimidate drivers in a customer’s retired police vehicle. At one point, the employee allegedly waited for a car to pass, made an illegal U-turn and accelerated behind a car, imitating an officer about to pull over a driver. Elder Ford of Romeo responded to the allegations on Facebook, saying they’re not “taking the video and actions involved very serious. READ: Warren City Hall closes amid spike in cases of COVID-19The customer dropped off the vehicle on Friday to have a recall of the suspension serviced. Elder Ford of Romeo said the employee no longer works at the dealership.
Metro Detroit keeps Halloween spirit alive amid pandemic
ROMEO, Mich. – It can be a challenge to celebrate Halloween in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be fun. RELATED: These trick-or-treating alternatives may be your new traditionIf you look at Tilson Street in Romeo, you’ll know that Halloween isn’t canceled. People from all over southeast Michigan put on their masks to walk down Tilson Street -- which is known for its elaborate Halloween decorations. Most of the people Local 4 spoke with said it was their first time experiencing Tilson Street’s spooky decorations. MORE: Full Halloween coverage
Michigan General Election Results for Romeo on Nov. 3, 2020
The 2020 General Election will be held on November 3. (Note: Due to an increase in mail-in voting, clerks are expecting delayed results, up to multiple days. Michigan General Election Results for Nov. 3, 2020 Find Race ResultsFind more election results and news on the Decision 2020 page. 🌟 Become an Insider 🌟Introducing WDIV Insider: A new way for loyal Local 4 fans to gain access and customize your ClickOnDetroit news experience. Learn more about WDIV Insider - and sign up here!
Tailgate from your own backyard
The Wolverines and the Spartans are back to playing football this weekend, but with that comes some changes to our annual game time traditions. We can’t be in the stands, you can only watch from TV, and there’s no tailgating at the stadium allowed. One tailgate tradition in Michigan is to play a game of cornhole, and Kila Peeples found just the place that can make your game day a winner. Owner Zach Olevenick began making cornhole gear after he played a game with his family over 15 years ago and fell in love with it. Watch the video above to see where cornhole gets its name from, how to play, and the unique boards that can be custom made for you.
Romeo Community Schools work with Macomb County Health Department to prevent COVID-19 from spreading
ROMEO, Mich. – School districts are grappling with a desire to return to face-to-face learning while balancing a rise in COVID-19 cases throughout the state. Gretchen Whitmer has basically given leeway for districts to handle their learning models themselves. READ: Emergency stay-in-place order issued for University of Michigan students to stop COVID-19 spreadRomeo Community Schools in Macomb County has faced COVID-19 head on. The district has worked with the Macomb County Health Department in terms of applying science and resources in contact tracing. According to the tracing information, no students have caught COVID-19 inside the school.
Skip the store, pick your own fresh produce here!
Plus you can pick your own apples, but that’s not the only thing you can pick. Natalia’s Pumpkin FlanNatalia's Pumpkin Flan (Copyright 2020 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.) Place the big pan with the flan saucepan inside of it on the center rack of the oven. Place your serving platter over the flan saucepan and flip it upside down until the flan drops in the platter. Michelle’s Peppers and Pepperoni PizzaMichelle's Pepper and Pepperoni Pizza (Copyright 2020 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.)
Get some flower power at this sunflower festival in the D
They are hosting a sunflower festival and are allowing guests to roam their fields and pick as many flowers as they want. Westview Orchards has been in Roys family for six generations, dating all the way back to 1813. Despite their long history, the sunflower festival is relatively new. The festival features five acres of sunflower fields allowing for some safe, socially distanced fun. Besides the sunflower festival, Westview Orchards also has u-pick produce, runs a farmers market on site and sells goodies like their award winning doughnuts.
Romeo Rock moves to new location at Romeo District Library
Washington Township workers moved the rock Thursday morning to its new home at the Romeo District Library on Van Dyke. The billboard of goodwill for greetings, birthday wishes and celebrations had been a welcoming beacon into Washington Township. In June, “Black Lives Matter” was painted on the rock, which started a volley of racial slurs and a back-and-forth struggle to control the message on the rock. While plans were being made to move the rock by late 2021, the contentious back-and-forth made the land owners uncomfortable. The library accepted Romeo Rock with open arms.
Romeo Rock moves to new location at Romeo District Library
Romeo Rock moves to new location at Romeo District LibraryPublished: July 9, 2020, 5:40 pmThe iconic rock that normally welcomes people into Romeo had sat on private land for more than four decades, but after it was vandalized with racial slurs, the owners wanted it gone.
Around 1,000 protesters gather near ‘Romeo Rock’ in Washington Township
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A large protest formed in Washington Township on Friday as around 1,000 people gathered near the “Romeo Rock.”There has been controversy surrounding the rock since racist graffiti was sprayed on it earlier in the week. READ: Future of ‘Romeo Rock’ uncertain after ‘Black Lives Matter’ message replaced with racial slurDemonstrators took to the streets Friday in support of Black Lives Matter. The tiny Romeo community of about 3,600 people was rocked earlier this week when vandals wrote racial slurs on the rock, which is a landmark. The rock had been painted with the Black Lives Matter slogan before it was vandalized. Demonstrators Friday said their collective voice will drown out the few who vandalized their beloved rock.
Future of ‘Romeo Rock’ uncertain after ‘Black Lives Matter’ message replaced with racial slur
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – The future of the “Romeo Rock” is up in the air as the owners fear the back-and-forth between people spray painting “Black Lives Matter” and others replacing it with racist messages could turn violent. For years, the rock has been on a private piece of property in Washington Township, just to the south of Romeo. But during the weekend, “Black Lives Matter” was pained on the rock, replaced with “all lives matter,” changed back to “Black Lives Matter” and then replaced with a racial slur, officials said. Now the rock has become a rallying place as regular citizens became civil rights warriors and sentries who guard the rock and the current message that Romeo will not tolerate racism. But the situation is complicated as the property is being torn up to make way for a new strip mall.
Romeo community comes together to promote peace after racial slurs painted on iconic rock
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – An iconic rock that normally welcomes people into Romeo had a peaceful message on it vandalized with racial slurs. The iconic rock is usually a beacon of unity featuring happy birthday messages, congratulations messages, and other messages of hope. READ: Here’s how you can support the fight against racial injustice without leaving your homeOver the weekend someone painted “Black Lives Matter” on it. Someone else changed to “all lives matter” and it went back and forth all day. On Sunday night, the Romeo High School basketball coach drove by and someone had written racial slurs on the rock.
Metro Detroit weather forecast: Last Saturday of Autumn will be warm with sunshine
The last full weekend of Summer 2019 will be filled with warm sunshine on Saturday and scattered showers on Sunday. Saturday afternoon will be partly sunny and very warm. Saturday evening will be partly cloudy and warm. Sunday will be mostly cloudy to partly sunny with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Weather radarKeep an eye out for severe weather alerts and the radar here:Copyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Man Lands Plane During First Flying Lesson After Pilot Passes Out: Reports
"Emergency, emergency, emergency. Air Traffic Control: "Your job right now is just to keep focusing on that aircraft. But you're going to do an amazing job and we're going to help you get down to the ground." Flight school owner Chuck McElwee praised both student and air traffic control at a news conference held later. RELATED STORIESPlane Makes Emergency Landing on Busy RoadPilot's Wife Films His Incredible Emergency Landing in DesertPilot Kisses the Tarmac After Heart-Pounding Emergency Landing
Spotlight: Romeo basketball's Ava Muschong is a slam dunk
Romeo basketball player, Ava Muschong, dominated the 4Frenzy Fan Choice Awards in girls basketball. Ava's coach, Kathy Bosheers, is in her first year of coaching the Romeo varsity basketball team. Bosheers describes Ava as a hardworking athlete who continues to better herself throughout the offseason. When it came time for Ava to speak, she told her coach "I'm a basketball player, not someone that just plays basketball." Also, during their team warmups, Ava stays on the court until she makes one last shot before each game starts.