2-vehicle collision kills pedestrian on Detroit’s east side
DETROIT – A 52-year-old pedestrian was killed Sunday when a collision caused one of the vehicles to strike him. Police said he was standing on the corner of Gratiot Avenue and Conner Street when two vehicles collided in the intersection at about 8:40 p.m. It is unknown which of the two vehicles struck the pedestrian on the corner. The pedestrian was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced deceased. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Detroit Police Department at 313-596-2260 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-Speak-Up.
Shooting on Detroit’s east side hospitalizes 2 teenagers
DETROIT – A shooting Saturday night on Detroit’s east side sent two teenagers to the hospital in serious condition. According to authorities, an 18-year-old and a 17-year-old were in a parking lot near the intersection of Gratiot Avenue and Outer Drive when an unknown person began fighting and shots were fired. The two teens were both struck and taken to a hospital where they were listed in temporary serious condition. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Detroit Police Department at 313-596-5940 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-Speak-Up. More: Detroit crime news
A look into late Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon’s legacy
The late Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon was a transcendent figure. Napoleon went on to become Wayne County assistant executive and then sheriff in 2009. He drew the entire community together,” said Gwen Moore, a graduate of Cass Technical High School. “He was a change maker because he was so extremely proud of Detroit,” said Wayne County Executive, Warren Evans. Moore actually went to Cass Technical High School with Napoleon.
Dearborn Heights Mayor Dan Paletko dies from COVID-19 complications
DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. – Dearborn Heights Mayor Dan Paletko has died after contracting COVID-19, the city announced early Wednesday morning. The City of Dearborn Heights released the following statement on its Facebook page:The City of Dearborn Heights is saddened to announce the sudden death late Tuesday of Mayor Dan Paletko from complications associated with COVID-19. City of Dearborn HeightsIn what could very well be the last recording of Paletko, the mayor wished Dearborn Heights residents happy holidays and shared his thoughts on 2020. Dearborn Heights City Council president Denise Malinowski-Maxwell was sworn in as interim mayor Wednesday. Mayor Paletko was one of the first Wayne County Mayors to befriend me, to work with me, and to support me.
3 teenagers shot in 3 separate Detroit shootings Friday
DETROIT – Police are investigating three teenagers shot in three separate shootings in Detroit. The first shooting happened at about 2 p.m. in the 14100 block Houston Whittier Street, just east of Gratiot Avenue. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Detroit Police Department at 313-596-5970 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-Speak-Up. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Detroit Police Department’s Homicide Unit at 313-596-2260 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-Speak-Up. More: Detroit crime news
Residents concerned over safety issue after fallen tree, debris litter Detroit street
DETROIT – A big mess on a Detroit street turned into a big safety concern. The damage wasn’t just an eyesore, but also a potential safety issue for residents. Winchester learned it was a city issue and Detroit city officials were quick to respond, sending a crew out to clean up the large mess and everything left behind. To report fallen trees, potholes, damaged street signs, water issues and more, use the Improve Detroit mobile app. You can get the Improve Detroit app on the Apple Store, Google Play Store or you can report an issue online here.
Canton Public Safety releases Fourth of July guidelines for fireworks
CANTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. The Canton Public Safety Department released the guidelines for residents to remind them of the Michigan laws and the Canton Township ordinance associated with fireworks. Consumer fireworks are now readily available for purchase and have become a popular way to celebrate holidays, but use of them should not be taken lightly, said Deputy Police Chief Craig Wilsher. Minors shall be prohibited from possessing, using, igniting or discharging consumer fireworks. No person shall use low-impact or consumer fireworks while under the influence of alcoholic liquor or a controlled substance or both. Unlawful use of fireworks can be reported to the Public Safety Departments non-emergency line at 734/394- 5400, at the auto attendant dial 2, then 1.
Wyandotte Mayor Joe Peterson dies after serving community for years, city says
WYANDOTTE, Mich. Wyandotte Mayor Joe Peterson has died, the city announced in a Facebook post Sunday morning. The City of Wyandotte is deeply saddened to announce the passing of our Mayor, Joe Peterson. Mayor Peterson served the city in numerous capacities for many years and his love for Wyandotte was undeniable. Update: Petersons son, Joseph Peterson Jr., tells Local 4 News that his father died of complications from Agent Orange, which he contracted while serving in the Vietnam War. Peterson Jr. says his father was recently tested for COVID-19 twice and the results were negative.
‘My heart is broken’ -- Downriver nursing home under investigation after COVID-19 deaths
RIVERVIEW, Mich. – Metro Detroit nursing homes have been badly impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19). April 11 update -- Michigan coronavirus (COVID-19) cases up to 23,993; Death toll now at 1,392“My heart is broken," said Carol Albin. "My mom was my best friend.”Albin’s 81-year-old mother was a resident at Rivergate Terrace Nursing Home in Riverview. Albin didn’t know coronavirus was in Rivergate Terrace Nursing Home and wasn’t told her mother had suddenly came down with symptoms. “If I lose him, I don’t know if I can handle this," Albin said.