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.
Video: Intense high-speed Sterling Heights chase ends when home invasion suspect runs out of gas
Video from Sterling Heights police shows a long and intense high-speed chase and the ensuing arrest of a man accused of breaking into the home of a couple who posted on social media that they were at a wedding, officials said.
‘You see that gun?’: Sterling Heights woman receives death threats from ex-husband over text, feds say
A Sterling Heights woman is accusing her ex-husband of stalking and making death threats after she received text messages threatening to “empty 17 bullets” in her head and a picture of several guns laid out on a bed at his parents’ house.
400 Eisenhower High School students quarantined amid COVID outbreak; School returns to remote learning
SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Utica Community Schools’ Eisenhower High School sent a letter to parents Monday alerting them the school will be going fully remote starting March 23 until April 19. The school has 40 positive cases and 400 students in quarantine. Related: Students at Shelby Township school returning to remote learning due to ‘significant number’ of COVID casesSpring sports tryouts are being put on hold but winter season sports will be able to complete their seasons as long as the adhere to state Covid-19 testing protocol. AdElsewhere in Macomb County, Warren Consolidated Schools has decided to take the whole district remote the week of April 12, which is the week following spring break, in order to slow the rise in cases across the district.
Students at Shelby Township school returning to remote learning due to ‘significant number’ of COVID cases
SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Students at Eisenhower High School will return to remote learning beginning Tuesday, March 23. The letter stated that students will remain in remote learning through spring vacation, which begins April 2. Following the break, Eisenhower students will follow the previously communicated schedule for the week of April 12. Students participating in winter post-season competition will be able to compete following new guidelines from the state regarding testing. Read more: Return to School section
Shelby Township police seek missing 52-year-old man
SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Police are searching for a missing 52-year-old man named Scott Caswell who was last seen leaving work on 23 Mile and Mound roads March 11. According to police, Caswell was driving a 2011 white Ford Super Duty with the Florida plate number JXIZ75 northbound on Mound Road. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 586-731-2121 and dial extension number three. Read more: Missing in Michigan stories
Michigan AG’s office clears Shelby Township officer in 2018 fatal shooting of 25-year-old man
LANSING, Mich. – Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has cleared a Shelby Township police officer on Tuesday of any criminal wrongdoing related to a 2018 fatal shooting. On Nov. 3, 2018, officer Jason Zuk shot and killed 25-year-old Kanwarbir Malhi, who was allegedly acting aggressively toward police. AdThe shooting happened about 1 a.m. on Nov. 3, 2018, when Shelby Township police responded to reports of an occupied stolen vehicle in the parking lot of the Spring Lane apartment complex. Police said that although Malhi told officers he was armed, it was determined that he did not have a weapon. AdAG’s office files charges against Lowell officerIn addition to reviewing the case in Shelby Township, Nessel reviewed and moved to file charges on Tuesday against Lowell police officer Jason Diaz.
Tracking Metro Detroit snow totals on Feb. 16, 2021
Here we are tracking just how much snow is on the ground in Metro Detroit on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021. A bit further north -- in St. Clair County -- we’re seeing reports of more than 13 inches of snow -- 13.1 inches in Columbus, 11.5 inches in Lakeport, 5. 8 inches in Yale, 15.5 inches in Marysville and 12 inches in Peck (Sanilac County). In Genesee County, 9.5 inches in Flint and 8.2 inches in Grand Blanc. Forecast: Several inches of snow on the ground, more on the wayAdWeather resources:
Shelby Township man is 3rd from Michigan charged in connection with US Capitol attack
On Thursday, a Shelby Township man became the third person from Michigan to be charged in connection with the deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. According to court documents, the FBI received a tip that Mels was at the Capitol during the attack. AdAfter searching the man’s phone, the FBI found several photos from inside the Capitol, including a selfie of Mels. Mels was formally charged with knowingly entering a restricted building, in addition to violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. AdThe third man, 30-year-old Michael Foy from Wixom, was also charged for his role in the Jan. 6 attack.
3 Metro Detroiters accused of 95 fraudulent unemployment claims as thousands struggle to get benefits
Federal officials said the two filed at least 66 fraudulent Michigan unemployment insurance benefits claims, causing a loss of more than $150,000. “As I have said before, those who steal unemployment benefits steal from all of us. Court records show they had the fraudulent benefits deposited into a variety of bank accounts, including some connected to prepaid debit cards. Officials said Armstrong has filed fraudulent applications for unemployment insurance benefits on behalf of people in Michigan, California and Pennsylvania. “The UIA remains committed to working closely with all of our federal and state partners on the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Fraud Task Force to bring unemployment fraud cases to justice.”
Cars line up for opening of Chick-fil-A in Shelby Township
SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Several cars lined up Thursday for the opening of a new Chick-fil-A in Shelby Township. The location on Hall Road is one of two to open in Metro Detroit Thursday, with the other located on Haggerty Road in Northville Township . Watch the full report in the video above. View more: Local news coverage
Woman recalls helping 12-year-old boy in fiery crash in Shelby Township
SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A Macomb Township man and his 12-year-old daughter were killed in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday in Shelby Township. A 12-year-old boy was injured in the crash. “I can’t imagine what that mom’s going through, I can’t imagine getting that phone call. I can’t imagine losing a husband and child. “The was just sobbing, just sobbing and I walked over to him and gave him a hug,” she said.
Father, 12-year-old daughter killed in crash in Shelby Township
SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A 45-year-old Macomb Township man and his 12-year-old daughter were killed in a crash in the area of 21 Mile Road and Van Dyke in Shelby Township. Shelby Township police and fire departments were dispatched at about 6:15 p.m. on Tuesday to a crash involving two vehicles. Police said one of the vehicles, a Dodge Ram, was engulfed in flames. A preliminary investigation revealed that the Dodge Ram was traveling northbound on Van Dyke, turning left onto 21 Mile Road when a commercial truck was southbound on Van Dyke, traveling through 21 Mile Road. Anyone who was in the area and witnessed the crash is asked to contact Traffic Services Bureau Sgt.
Detroit Will Breathe calls on Macomb County prosecutor to drop charges against protestors
MACOMB COUNTY, Mich. – Detroit Will Breathe is calling on the Macomb County prosecutor to drop felony charges against five people arrested during a protest in October. “We are prepared to keep showing up and demanding accountability,” said Detroit Will Breathe organizer Sammie Lewis. Shelby Township police said they made arrests after marchers disobeyed orders to remain on the sidewalk and started blocking traffic. “At the end of the day, those who break the law should pay for their crimes, and those that don’t break the law will never get charged,” said Macomb County Prosecutor Pete Lucido. Detroit Will Breathe said it was protesting in Shelby Township after Police Chief Robert Shelide posted inflammatory comments against Black Lives Matter protestors.
Police search for man in Shelby Township bank robbery
SHELBY TOWNSHIP – Police are searching for a man in connection to a bank robbery in Shelby Township. Police responded to an alarm at about 1:24 p.m. on Monday at the PNC bank on Hayes Road. Police said the man then left the bank on foot after given an undetermined amount of money. The suspect was seen running south across Hall Road into Sterling Heights. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Shelby Township Police Department at 586-731-2121.
Metro Detroit man uses social media to help promote local restaurants
MACOMB COUNTY, Mich. – One man in Macomb County is using Facebook Live to promote restaurants amid the coronavirus pandemic. And we all have the responsibility to do whatever it takes in times like this to help each other, especially during Christmastime,” said Tom Sokol. By Day, Sokol is a family man and works in insurance. By night, he hits the streets in Macomb and Shelby townships to highlight small family-owned restaurants struggling with no indoor dining due to Michigan’s COVID-19 restrictions. READ: Michigan restaurants offering new options for last-minute holiday gifts“They’re struggling with overhead.
Vehicle crashes into fire hydrant along Schoenherr Road in Shelby Township
SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Both directions of Schoenherr Road were closed Wednesday night between 21 Mile and 22 Mile roads in Shelby Township for emergency repairs after a vehicle crashed into a fire hydrant. There were no serious injuries reported. The crash caused a sinkhole, shutting down the road for emergency repairs. The road remained closed Thursday morning. You can watch the report in the video above.
Select Metro Detroit Post Offices will be open on Sunday Dec. 6, Dec. 13
The United States Postal Service will have select Metro Detroit Post Offices open on Sunday, Dec. 6 and Dec. 13 to help with the holiday mail load. The following Post Offices will be open on Sundays, and also will have extended hours on two Saturdays:
Metro Detroit restaurants offer free meals to those alone on Thanksgiving
Knowing that, some Metro Detroit restaurants came up with a solution. “I’m an emotional guy, I feel for those people,” said Joe Ciamillo. Joe Ciamillo and his sister, Ashley Ciamillo, own Joe’s Italian Take-Out on 23 Mile Road in Shelby Township. “Especially older people who really look forward to being with their family,” Joe Ciamillo said. “We usually get together with our family for Thanksgiving.”Anyone who has to celebrate Thanksgiving alone due to COVID-19 can get a free meal from Joe’s Italian Take-Out.