Pfizer vaccine safe, effective for young teens, company says
DETROIT – New information suggests the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is safe and strongly protective in kids as young as 12. Pfizer said the data from a late-stage trial shows the vaccine is highly effective in adolescents. The company said there were 18 COVID cases in the placebo group and zero cases in the vaccine group and no significant side effects -- an efficacy rate of 100%. Infectious disease experts believe vaccinating children will ultimately be necessary to stop the pandemic. “By the fall, I think there’s a good possibility we’ll be vaccinating teenagers 12 and up,” said Dr. Peter Hotez.
Clawson police: 15-year-old girl dies after being shot by stepfather at home
CLAWSON, Mich. – A 15-year-old girl has died after being shot Sunday inside at home in Clawson, police said. Police said the teen was shot by her 45-year-old stepfather. Officers found the teenaged girl, who allegedly had been shot by her stepfather, police said. Police also said a neighbor, who was trying to help the teen girl, was shot in the leg and taken to a hospital. “I believe, to my knowledge, there was a lady who lived next to me, she was shot in the knee,” Henahan said.
Detroit police seek missing 15-year-old boy
DETROIT – Police are searching for a 15-year-old boy named Lamar McGaughy Jr. who was last seen Monday at around 3 p.m. in the area of Woodward Avenue and Alexandrine Street. McGaughy Jr. is described as light skinned, 5 feet, 9 inches tall and weighs 150 pounds with short braided hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a black hooded sweater and dark gray jogging pants with gray and orange Nike Air Max gym shoes. The teen has bipolar disorder. Read more: Missing in Michigan reports
Southfield police find 16-year-old Detroit girl with gunshot wound in back of car after reports of shots fired
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Police said a 16-year-old girl from Detroit is in a hospital after being shot in Southfield. Southfield police responded to reports of a shooting on Friday at 2:50 a.m. in the area of 8 Mile Road and Lahser Road. Officers found a 16-year-old Detroit girl in the back seat of the vehicle who was bleeding. Police said the investigation revealed that the girl had been shot by a known subject. Police said the girl is in stable condition at an area hospital.
Michigan State police investigate crash that sent 7 people to the hospital
Scene from the crash that sent seven teenagers to the hospital. BAGLEY TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Michigan State Police are investigating a Bagley Township single vehicle crash that happened around 2:56 a.m. Sunday and sent people to the hospital. The vehicle had seven people inside ranging in age between 17 to 19. “The forward momentum was stopped after striking another embankment where the vehicle rolled over,” a statement from MSP on the crash read. MSP added that speeding was a contributing factor to the crash which is still being investigated.
Detroit police search for missing 15-year-old
DETROIT – Police are seeking the public’s help in locating 15-year-old Harmony Lawson. Detroit police said Harmony was last seen at about 5:30 p.m. in the 2200 block of Gladstone. She is described as about 5 feet 4 inches tall, 160 pounds, dark complexion, brown eyes, black hair with a long braid, and wearing black glasses. She was last seen wearing a Northface shirt and green pants. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detroit Police Department’s 10th Precinct investigative unit at 313-596-1040 or Crime Stoppers at 800-Speak Up.
Taylor police seek 15-year-old girl missing for more than a week
TAYLOR, Mich. – Taylor police are searching for a missing 15-year-old girl named Gloria Maria Alvarado. The teen was last seen inside her home bedroom on Filmore Street in Taylor at around 9:30 p.m. Nov. 1. Update Jan. 14: Teen missing since November found safe, Taylor police sayPolice say the teen’s cell phone was left behind. Family members believe she might have disappeared wearing white and pink Air Jordan sneakers. Alvarado is described as 5 feet, 2 inches tall and weighs 168 pounds.
Teen shot while playing basketball on Detroit’s west side
DETROIT – A teen was shot and injured while playing basketball on Detroit’s west side Friday evening, police say. According to police, the shooting happened around 8:30 p.m. Friday near Smart and McDonald. The teen was playing basketball with friends when a man walked up to the group and opened fire. Police say the victim was taken to the hospital and is currently in temporary serious condition. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 1-800-Speak-Up.
12-year-old boy killed in Oak Park shooting
OAK PARK, Mich. – A 12-year-old boy was fatally shot on Monday at around 12:30 p.m. in the 10000 block of Saratoga in Oak Park. According to investigators there was gunplay involving juveniles at the home which led up to the shooting. Police say the juveniles were playing with a gun they found inside the home. As of now police have a 15-year-old in custody. UPDATE: 15-year-old boy charged as juvenile in fatal shooting of 12-year-old in Oak ParkInvestigators are still interviewing witnesses and residents of the home to determine exactly what happened.
Detroit police search for missing 14-year-old girl last seen Tuesday
DETROIT – Police are searching for Dasjanae Hagwood, a 14-year-old girl was last seen Tuesday in the 19000 block of Houghton Street, just north of Seven Mile Road. Hagwood is 4 feet, 11 inches tall and weighs about 125 pounds. She was last seen wearing a red shirt and blue jeans. Anyone who has seen Dasjanae Hagwood or has information is asked to call the Detroit Police Department at 313-596-5840 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-Speak-Up.
Virtual running event held in remembrance of Grosse Pointe Park teen
GROSSE POINTE PARK, Mich. – A four mile run in honor of a Grosse Pointe Park teen who was killed last year is being held virtually because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Finn It Four Miler is raising money for charities that were close to Finn Huston’s heart. Last year, the transgender teen was riding his bike when he was hit and killed. The Grosse Point Park teen was riding his bike home after work when he was hit by a car. The image is now the symbol of the Finn It 4 Miler which will be held on Oct. 10.
Police: 16-year-old dies after jumping off moving boat on Mandon Lake
WHITE LAKE TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A 16-year-old girl is dead after jumping off of a pontoon boat while it was still moving Monday on Mandon Lake in White Lake Township, police said. Police said the teen was on her friend’s boat when she jumped off the back while it was still moving. Family members have identified her as Nicole Shoup. Although police believe Shoup jumped off the boat, family members say there is no way she would have done that while the boat was moving. Local 4 and ClickOnDetroit will report more information as it becomes available.
Detroit police seek missing 16-year-old boy
DETROIT Police are searching for a missing 16-year-old boy named Jeremiah Holliday who was last seen Friday, Aug. 14 around 6:20 p.m. in the 3000 block of Helen in Detroit. He is described as Black, 6 feet, 1 inch tall, weighs 157 pounds, has a medium brown complexion, short brown dreaded twist hairstyle, shaved sides, brown eyes and green braces. Holliday disappeared wearing a black shirt, black jeans and green and blue Nike gym shoes. He is in good health. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-Speak-Up.
Judge: Michigan teen jailed over homework released from probation
PONTIAC, Mich. A suburban Detroit judge who sent a 15-year-old girl to a juvenile detention facility for not doing her homework released the teen from probation on Tuesday, after an appeals court ordered her release. The girl was placed on probation in April in a case involving allegations of assault and theft, and had been in Oakland Countys Childrens Village since May for violating that probation, according to ProPublica. Brennan said a Michigan Court of Appeals decision July 31 ordering Graces release from Childrens Village effectively tied the lower courts hands. Among the requirements of her probation, Grace was expected to complete her schoolwork. Brennan initially cited a failure to submit to any schoolwork and getting up for school for her decision to place the teen in juvenile detention.
Michigan Court of Appeals orders immediate release of 15-year-old Grace'
DETROIT On Friday, the emergency motion for immediate release was granted for a 15-year-old known as Grace by the Michigan Court of Appeals. The Michigan teen had been detained for not completing her online homework, a condition of her parole. Even celebrities called for the teens release. Democratic Michigan Congressman, Andy Levin, who first called on the court to review the case after the story broke sent a statement on her release. In the interim, they are both extremely and deeply appreciative of the outpouring of support from around the country, and for Graces release; she is anxious to be with her family.Democratic Congresswoman Debbie Dingell Tweeted on the teens release.
Encouraged me to keep my head up -- Ceasefire Youth Initiative helps teen with career plan
The incoming college freshman has a career plan for his life thanks to help from Ceasefire Youth Initiative. The model for Ceasefire Youth Initiative is men stand up, boys sit down, explained the non-profit CEO Reggie Reg Davis. Our program involves men who go into the schools and we mentor young men, he explained. There were five young men between the ages of 13 and 20 that decided to take his life. For more information on Ceasefire Youth Initiative, please visit: http://ceasefiremichigan.org/For more information on Ordinary Clothing, please visit: www.instagram.com/ordinaryclothingbrandMore: Your Neighborhood stories
Detroit police seek missing 16-year-old boy
DETROIT Police are searching for a missing 16-year-old named TreyVon Clay. Clay was last seen on July 3 at around 8:30 p.m. in the 12800 block of Caldwell Street. He is described as a black male, 5 foot, 7 inches tall, weighing 120 pounds, medium brown complexion, dark hair, dark brown. He was last seen wearing a red shirt, light blue jeans and has a black Onyx earring in his left ear. Anyone with information is asked to call Detroit police at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.
Trenton mother holds out hope for teenage daughters safe return
TRENTON, Mich. April Hall just wants her daughter to come home and will never stop looking for her. Hall says her daughter, Amaria, was the type of person who had the ability to learn anything. Amaria Hall was last seen a year ago July 7 at her familys home in the 2100 block of King Road in Trenton. Pew said she has not reached out to anyone, and if she is OK, they hope she lets someone know. April Hall is holding a tribute to her daughter Tuesday beginning 6 p.m. at Trenton City Hall Courtyard on West Road before Jefferson.
14-year-old boy fatally shot at home on Mettetal Street in Detroit
DETROIT A 14-year-old boy was found fatally shot Wednesday morning at a home in the 12000 block of Metettal Street in Detroit. Detroit police said one person has been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting. A gun was recovered from the home. They are still working to figure out what happened inside this home that may have led to this shooting. More: Metro Detroit Crime
Detroit police search for missing 14-year-old boy
DETROIT Police are searching for a missing 14-year-old named Kamarius Hodges. Hodges was last seen Thursday, June 11 at around 3:30 p.m. at his home located in the 11000 block of Littlefield. He ran away and has not been seen or heard from since then. Police have have not shared a physical description of him. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 313-596-5240 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.
Police seek missing 13-year-old Southfield girl
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – The Southfield Police Department is searching for 13-year-old, Samara Duplessis. Duplessis was last seen by family members on Thursday while taking the garbage out at her Southfield home. She is described as black with a medium complexion, 5 feet, 5 inches tall and weighs around 110 pounds. Police say she disappeared in a grey and pink hoodie, black leggings, and black Ugg boots. Anyone with information is asked to call Southfield police at 248-796-5500.