Man dies at Faster Horses Festival, but no foul play suspected, police say
BROOKLYN, MI - A 48-year-old White Lake man was found dead at his campsite Monday at the Faster Horses Festival, police said. Officers and members of the Cambridge Township Fire Department responded to the campsite at 9:15 a.m. Monday to conduct the investigation into the death, Paterson said. Unfortunately, something happened overnight, but there are no signs of foul play.”Police have not released the name of the man at this time. The Faster Horses Festival passed with little incident until this man’s death, Paterson said. “It’s just a sad situation.”Read more from MLive:Morgan Wallen impresses, Faster Horses crowd is ‘tame, awesome’Know your neighbors, travel in pairs: Faster Horses attendees weigh in on event safetyFaster Horses 2022: 8 things to know for the country music festivalmlive.com
Blending with nature, Michigan home with ‘floating’ terrace going for $2.29M
WHITE LAKE, MI - It’s as if the home itself is a work of art and you’re living inside of a masterpiece. Immersed and almost blending with nature, this home looks like it’s somewhere in the middle of a forest in Northern Michigan, but it’s actually in Oakland County in Metro Detroit. Located at 8821 River Run Drive in White Lake near Waterford and Clarkston, this winner of a Detroit Designer Home Award was designed by Young & Young and just went on the market for $2.29 million. It’s the MLive Dream Home of the Week where we feature a dream property every Wednesday.mlive.com
Crews rescue 79-year-old West Michigan man from lake after he fell through the ice
WHITEHALL, MI – A 79-year-old Shelby man was rescued, and avoided injury, after falling through the ice in a portion of Muskegon County’s White Lake. Shortly after 11 a.m. Thursday, March 17, Whitehall police officers were dispatched to Goodrich Park in the 100 block of South Lake Street for a report of a man falling through the ice. Witnesses at the park told police they saw the man walk out onto the ice and fall in, Whitehall Police Chief Roger Squiers told MLive/Muskegon Chronicle. White Lake Fire Authority personnel, wearing gumby suits, were able to pull the man from the water. Police were assisted at the scene by White Lake Fire Authority, Montague Fire Department, White Lake Ambulance and Pro Med Ambulance.mlive.com
Top 10 photos from state gymnastics individual championships
WHITE LAKE -- Dedicated gymnasts from across Michigan came together at Lakeland High School on Saturday, March 12 to compete in the MHSAA state gymnastics individual finals. Livonia Red’s Avery Boyk performs on the vault during the MHSAA state gymnastics individual finals on Saturday, March 12, 2022 at Lakeland High School. (Jenifer Veloso | MLive.com)Jenifer VelosoJackson’s Alyssa Budd performs on the bars during the MHSAA state gymnastics individual finals on Saturday, March 12, 2022 at Lakeland High School. (Jenifer Veloso | MLive.com)Jenifer VelosoHuron Valley’s Maeve Spicer performs on the vault during the MHSAA state gymnastics individual finals on Saturday, March 12, 2022 at Lakeland High School. (Jenifer Veloso | MLive.com)Jenifer Velosomlive.com
Wetland creation gets $200K grant, aims to improve health of White Lake, Lake Michigan
MUSKEGON COUNTY, MI – The grant-funded creation of wetlands in northern Muskegon County aims to improve water quality in White Lake and Lake Michigan. The project to create a 9.76-acre wetland recently received $200,000 in funding from the Great Lakes Commission, according to an announcement from Muskegon County Water Resources Commissioner Brenda Moore.mlive.com
Muskegon Lake nears ‘huge achievement’ of leaving federal list of toxic hot spots
The Great Lakes Areas of Concern list features multiple bodies of water deemed toxic hot spots and compiled by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Muskegon Lake is now on the verge of also being delisted. Industrial waste from lumber mills and foundries was dumped in Muskegon Lake, creating an unnatural shoreline and ecological problems. Restoration of the Muskegon Lake Nature Preserve, 2529 Lake Ave. in North Muskegon, is reconnecting nearly 8 acres of wetlands with the lake and removing 6,331 metric tons of debris. Evans says the public event will be a “big celebration of accomplishment” for the Muskegon Lake remediation.mlive.com
At least one tornado confirmed as Southeast Michigan recovers from storms
DETROIT, MI — Severe weather hit Metro Detroit hard Saturday evening, including at least one confirmed tornado. The National Weather Service confirmed a tornado touched down in White Lake Saturday, according to a preliminary damage survey. The confirmed tornado near White Lake touched down west of Teggerdine and Pontiac Lake roads just before 8 p.m. Saturday, traveling for about three minutes over just under two miles, and causing one minor injury. Armada Township, in Macomb County, also reported damage from Saturday’s intense storms, according to Michigan State Police. The Southfield Road and Michigan Avenue intersection, as well as the Davison Freeway and Woodward Avenue intersection, were also flooded, according to state police.mlive.com
Tornado spotted on radar in central Michigan
WHITE LAKE, MI — The National Weather Service reported a tornado spotted on radar in central Michigan on Saturday afternoon. At the time, the NWS stated flying debris would be dangerous to those caught outside and that mobile homes would be damaged or destroyed. However, gusty winds and lightning are still possible with this thunderstorm.”A tornado watch remains in effect until 8 p.m. for central Michigan. Several other areas of the state also remain under a tornado watch as heavy storms pass through. Read more:Severe storm chances increase for Michigan: hail, damaging winds, tornado riskThe Detroit area has seen a lot of street flooding and reports of flooded basements since FridayGov.mlive.com
Michigan woman charged for allegedly sharing child sexually abusive materials online
WHITE LAKE, MI – A Michigan woman is facing several felony charges related to the sexual abuse of children after police seized digital evidence from her home. Courtney MacKenzie Cline, 44, of White Lake, turned herself into police after the search of her home. The Michigan State Police Computer Crimes Unit, Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force began investigating Cline after learning she was allegedly sharing child sexually abusive materials online. The MSP Computer Crimes Unit encourages parents to speak to their children about the safe use of the internet. READ MORE:Chelsea man beaten after being accused of damaging suspect’s marijuana plants, police sayDowntown Marquette evacuated after report of suspicious objectMan, 28, drowns while rescuing girlfriend at Lake Michigan beachmlive.com
Top-ranked St. Mary’s basketball survives late free-throw attempt to beat Clarkston, 38-37, in D1 region semis
Quite simply, St. Mary’s win is a prime example of the famous term “survive and advance.”“It’s not going to hurt us,” Covert said. “It’s kind of been our story this year, playing in close games and playing games around 40 points,” Clarkston coach Tim Wasilk said. St. Mary’s 6-foot-8 senior center Peter Nwoke made a big difference in the paint as well, finishing with 12 points and 13 rebounds for the Eaglets. “Since I was growing up, it’s been just a great rival between St. Mary’s and Clarkston. St. Mary’s moves on to the region championship game on Thursday night against Walled Lake Northern (11-4).mlive.com
Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine holds virtual Match Day ceremony
Match Day is the day the National Resident Matching Program releases results to applicants seeking residency and fellowship training position. It takes place on the third Friday of March every year at most of the medical schools in the United States. READ: Newsweek names several Michigan hospitals as best in the country, world in 2021For Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, more than 120 medical students found out Friday where they’ll be doing their residency. “When a little girl says she wants to do something, just believe in her and encourage her,” Aryana Sharrak said. RELATED: Oakland University, Beaumont Health medical affiliation agreement extended for another 20 years
Shipwreck from 1880s revealed by shifting Lake Michigan water levels
A change in Lake Michigan water levels has revealed a shipwreck from the 1880s that is visible in western Michigan for the first time since 2018. Experts believe it's the wooden spine of the Contest, said Craig Rich, director of the Michigan Shipwreck Research Association. The wreckage is along the shore in Muskegon County, near where the White Lake channel meets Lake Michigan. Drone image of the White Lake shipwreck by Kevin Ailes Michigan Shipwreck Research Association. According to the Michigan Shipwreck Research Association, the Contest had a streak of bad luck even before its demise.cbsnews.com
Shifting sand, water again reveal Michigan shipwreck from 1880s
WHITEHALL, Mich. – A change in Lake Michigan water levels has revealed a shipwreck from the 1880s that is visible in western Michigan for the first time since 2018. Experts believe it’s the wooden spine of the Contest, said Craig Rich, director of the Michigan Shipwreck Research Association. The wreckage is along the shore in Muskegon County, near where the White Lake channel meets Lake Michigan. In 2018, major parts were seen for the first time since 1974, a result of changes in lake current, water levels and sand. “Things get covered and uncovered all the time.”There was speculation in 2018 that the shipwreck was another schooner, the LC Woodruff.
Metro Detroit weather: Batch of light snow tonight
We’ve even had a bit of light rain and drizzle mixing in, generally south of 8 Mile, so the forecast has panned out exactly as expected. Snow is winding down – the Thumb will be the last to see it go – although some snow showers are still possible through about lunchtime. AdAnother batch of light snow crosses the area Monday night, but this one won’t be nearly as impactful. Thursday, Friday forecastA light rain or snow shower is possible on Thursday, but is by no means certain. AdMostly sunny on Friday, another great winter day, with highs in the mid 30s (1 degree Celsius).
Metro Detroit weather: Waking up to more snowflakes
We’ve even had a bit of light rain and drizzle mixing in, generally south of 8 Mile, so the forecast has panned out exactly as expected. Highs will reach the mid 30s (2 degrees Celsius). Thursday, Friday forecastA light rain or snow shower is possible on Thursday, but is by no means certain. Highs in the mid 30s (1 to 2 degrees Celsius). AdMostly sunny on Friday, another great winter day, with highs in the mid 30s (1 degree Celsius).
Internet crowdfunding keeps many Michigan restaurants afloat amid pandemic
READ: Michigan restaurants prepare to reopen indoor dining Feb. 1Some restaurants mean more to their local communities than just a breakfast special or ice cream on a hot summer day. The place opened in 2002 and may not make it to 2022, but owner Dave McManaman said a fundraiser gives him some hope. Ray’s Ice Cream, off Coolidge Highway in Royal Oak, is a generational business that’s been around for 60 years. AdMore information on Ray’s Ice Cream can be found on its official website or its official Facebook page here. More information on Dave & Amy’s can be found on its official website or its official Facebook page here.
Alpine Valley ski resort prepares to open Tuesday
WHITE LAKE, Mich. – The snow cannons were on full blast at Alpine Valley in White Lake as the ski resort prepares to open Tuesday afternoon. We’ve been really hoping for the cold weather to come, week by week,” said Brian Snabes with Alpine Valley. Three of their 25 runs will be open. It’s a slower start but with man made snow blasting overnight, skiers should have ideal conditions this week. We’re hoping as the season progresses we’ll be able to change that and open the lodge back up.”Watch the full report in the video posted above.
Metro Detroit weather: Cool sunshine
DETROIT – Tuesday’s storm played out pretty much as expected in southeastern Michigan. Highs rebounding into the low 40s (5 degrees Celsius), although the breeze will obviously make it feel cooler. Today’s sunrise is at 7:44 a.m., and today’s sunset is at 5:02 p.m.Mostly clear Wednesday evening, then becoming partly cloudy late at night. Mostly cloudy Thursday night, with lows near 30 degrees (-1 degree Celsius). Mostly cloudy Friday night, with lows in the mid to upper 20s (-3 to -2 degrees Celsius).
Huron Valley Schools district shifting to remote learning for at least a week
The Huron Valley Schools district is shifting to remote learning for at least a week after Oakland County’s coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak risk level was increased last week. A level E risk determination means that there are 150 or greater cases per million with a 20 or greater percent positivity rate. There are school districts in the state and country that are operating in counties with a level E risk determination. Huron Valley Schools will be moved to full remote learning for at least the week of November 2nd. The state’s new risk level appears to be largely due to an increased infection rate and rapid increase of daily new COVID-19 cases.
Why writer Erin Marquis supports the Metro Times Press Club
As soon as I got my driver’s license I wanted to go explore the city I still visited in my dreams. Today, I write for Jalopnik.com , which is known for its own irreverent, take-no-shit style of journalism. I can never forget whatgave me when I need it most, so I signed up for the Metro Times Press Club . Do it for yourself, your community, and all the weird lonely kids singing songs from bands no one else knows. It’s time to give a little back to the paper that has given and continues to give us so much.metrotimes.com
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.
Weather radio problem: Heres whats going on
If you have a weather radio, has it been sitting silently all day? Thats because there is a transmission phone line problem at the National Weather Services office in White Lake. Usually, the weather radio is the most reliable method, since cell networks have problems more frequently than the weather radio transmission source. In fact, I can only remember one other occasion during my long career here at Local 4 where the weather radio network was down during a storm event -- its highly reliable. If you havent already, download the Local4Casters Weather App, and make sure you have notifications turned on so you receive the warnings.
Man uses stolen credit card at Oakland County stores on first day of retail reopening, police say
WATERFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. Police said a man used a stolen credit card to make purchases at three Oakland County stores on the first day of retail reopening in Metro Detroit. The man used the credit card to buy $484 worth of items at two stores in Waterford Township and a third store in White Lake, according to authorities. Tuesday was the first day of retail reopening in Metro Detroit after being shut down due to the coronavirus (COVID-19). Officials said the credit card had been stolen from the center console of an unlocked car. Anyone with information is asked to call Waterford police at 248-618-6077 or the anonymous tip line at 248-674-COPS.