Tim Pamplin

TV Cameraman, Reporter, Producer, FAA Drone Pilot


Documenting News Around The Globe, Paying Particular Attention To Detroit.


Below are a few recent highlights..

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Multiple Ford Raptors stolen from storage lot in Dearborn-Detroit border, officials say

DEARBORN, Mich. – Officials say multiple Ford Raptors were stolen from a storage lot in the Dearborn-Detroit border. Police say they have recovered at least one of the vehicles. The Michigan State Police were pursuing the stolen Ford Raptors through the air with their helicopters and on the ground. Police say they have taken one person into custody, and they have located one of the vehicles. Watch the video above for the full story.

Police investigating after 2 killed, 1 injured in drive-by shooting in Detroit’s Lafayette Park area

DETROIT – An investigation is underway after two people were killed and one was injured in a shooting in Detroit’s Lafayette Park area, police said. Detroit police officers are in the area of East Larned and Orleans streets to investigate the shooting. It is believed to have been a drive-by shooting that targeted four people inside a Ford Edge. A black SUV pulled up near the Ford Edge and opened fire on the vehicle. Two people were pronounced dead at the scene and one person was transported t

Violent night in Detroit as police respond to multiple shootings, including graduation party

DETROIT – Violent night in Detroit as police respond to multiple shootings across the city on Tuesday (June 14), including a graduation party. The latest of the violence took place on Patton Street and St. Martins Avenue, where four men approached the celebratory graduation party and opened fire, officials say. Police say two people were shot, with one of the victims being transported by the Detroit police while the other victim was transported by ambulance. The scenes of violence had helicop

Neighbors divided over new peacock in Garden City

GARDEN CITY, Mich. – A peacock has found a home in Garden City, but not everyone is thrilled to welcome him into the neighborhood. Neighbors have named him Rodney, and his presence has divided the community about whether he should be allowed to stay. The Indian Peacock is a magnificent creature, and the one found in a Garden City neighborhood is calling the new location home. “He just wonders around on my porch at night,” said Cliff Adams. “He sleeps, then he just goes next door.” The neighb

Cargo ships get stuck in ice jams on St. Clair River

ST. CLAIR COUNTY, Mich. – The cold weather is doing a number on the St. Clair River. Ice jams have been forming and have led to some cargo ships being trapped. Read: Flood advisory issued for areas along St. Clair River due to ice blockage The ice jams aren’t just a concern in the water, they cause concern on nearby land too. The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a flood advisory for areas along the river from Marysville to Algonac due to the ice blockage. “At 8:10 a.m., emergency manage

Downtown Royal Oak addressing glitches in high-tech meters

ROYAL OAK, Mich – Royal Oak leaders admit on-street parking downtown has been a challenge for many years. They thought they had a solution to the parking problems a few months back when they installed high-tech parking meters; it’s not going as planned. Parking has been an issue for Downtown Royal Oak for the last 30 or 40 years as this town has sprung up as the mecca for restaurants and nightlife. City leaders held out much hope for their high-tech parking meters, which takes a photo of your

2 killed, child injured in head-on crash on I-94 in St. Clair County, officials say

CASCO, Mich. – Two people were killed and a child was critically injured in a head-on collision Monday afternoon on I-94 near Meldrum Road in Casco, near Port Huron. Police said a 25-year-old man from St. Clair was driving the wrong way when he collided with a GMC Yukon. People driving in the area stopped to see if they could help and called 911. “A passerby stopped; she can’t feel a pulse at this time. Can’t get them out either,” a 911 operator said. When an officer arrived he found a small

Petition launched to rename Oxford school’s football stadium after shooting victim Tate Myre

OXFORD, Mich. – An online petition has been launched to rename Oxford High School’s football stadium after Tate Myre. Myre was one of four students killed when police say a 15-year-old sophomore student opened fire at the school on Tuesday (Nov. 30). Six other students and a teacher were injured in the shooting. Former head coach of the football program Bud Rowley supports the petition. “Tate is not just a hero to his fellow students at Oxford high school but a legend, his act of bravery shou

Mystery water leak trapping elderly woman inside Detroit home

DETROIT – An 88-year-old Detroit woman’s home is surrounded by flood waters. Several homes in the area of Joy Road and Grand River Avenue are surrounded by water. However, the city has not been able to find the source of the leak. “The water main was built circa 1917. We know where the sewers are, we know where the water main is, but unfortunately we don’t know where this 32-inch pipe is,” said Sam Smalley, COO of Detroit Water and Sewerage Department. City officials are unsure where the pipe
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