Black Friday holiday shopping in Metro Detroit toned down amid pandemic
Traditional Black Friday holiday shopping looks a little different this year amid the coronavirus pandemic. Several large retailers have been rolling out Black Friday deals online over the last month instead of waiting for the day after Thanksgiving. Still, malls like the Somerset Collection in Troy and Twelve Oaks in Novi are getting a decent amount of shoppers this Friday -- but their main priority is on safety rather than deals, as COVID-19 has been spreading rapidly across Michigan in recent weeks. Watch Hank Winchester’s full report in the video player above.
Repeated sex offender since 1985 charged in indecent exposure incident at Twelve Oaks Mall, police say
NOVI, Mich. – Daniel Lawrence Frescura was charged with indecent exposure Tuesday after allegedly exposing himself to a customer at Twelve Oaks Mall. According to authorities, Frescura went into a dressing room, left the door open and waited for someone to find him. Police said a customer took a photo of him and showed it to police, who were able to take him into custody. Frescura has a record of multiple indecent exposure arrests, convictions and guilty pleas dating back to 1985. He is expected to return to court Wednesday.
Mansion that inspired 'Gone With the Wind' up for auction
The mansion that inspired the Twelve Oaks plantation, home of the Wilkes family in "Gone With the Wind," is going up for sale. (CNN) - The mansion that inspired the Twelve Oaks plantation, home of the Wilkes family in "Gone With the Wind," is going up for sale. On top of the image, she wrote "Twelve Oaks" and "I like this for Ashley's home," according to the book "David O. Selznick's Gone with the Wind." The majestic white mansion features 12 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, more than 3 acres of gardens, a pool, 12 fireplaces, a grand dining room, a formal parlor and a four-car carriage house, according to Target Auction Company. "This would make a magnificent home, a lucrative business or both," Dewey Jacobs of Target Auction said in a news release.