Tim Pamplin

TV Cameraman, Reporter, Producer, FAA Drone Pilot

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

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Police investigate deadly crash after F-150 plows into apartment building in Royal Oak

ROYAL OAK, Mich. – Police are investigating a deadly crash involving a Ford F-150 pickup truck that plowed into an apartment building in Royal Oak. The deadly crash occurred Thursday (Aug. 10), and officials say it was due to a dangerous chain reaction on Collidge Highway and Trafford Road, where an elderly man had a medical episode before hitting another vehicle while driving into the apartment building. “I hear a boom, and then all of this plaster come flying on top of me,” said Richard Dewi

Cow lassoed while running through traffic in middle of I-75 in Oakland County

HOLLY TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Police released a Western-inspired (music and all!) video of troopers and real-life cowboys capturing a cow that sprinted through traffic on I-75 in Oakland County. Michigan State Police officials were called at 2:50 p.m. Sunday, May 21, to the northbound lanes of I-75 near Belford Road in Holly Township. A team of wranglers were trying to rescue a cow that was stuck in a gravel pit on Belford Road, and police were called to the area just in case the cow escaped and ran

Business owner forced to set up defenses to protect customers from crashes on Detroit’s west side

DETROIT – Crashes have become so common at one Detroit intersection a business owner has been forced to set up some defenses to protect his customers. Those efforts proved to be no match during the latest collision, caught on video Tuesday (March 28). The intersection is Grand River Avenue and Warwick Street, just west of the Southfield Freeway, where Grand River Auto Muffler and Complete Auto Repair have seen many crashes. Watch the video for the full story.

Lights off and danger on: What you need to know about the latest, dangerous driving trend

We’ve all seen it. Cars on the highway without lights. State police tell us it’s one of the most dangerous infractions we can commit as drivers. We’re talking about lights off and danger on -- an alarming trend on the streets of Metro Detroit that has local law enforcement officials concerned. It’s a safety risk. Drivers who are failing to turn their vehicle’s lights on while driving in the dark. It’s one of the most dangerous infractions we can commit as drivers. Speeding is bad, but driving

Suspect riding bike steals tow truck, crashes it into auto parts warehouse in Detroit

DETROIT – A suspect riding a bike ended up stealing a tow truck and crashing it into a warehouse in Detroit. The incident occurred Wednesday (Feb. 8) evening at Holbrook Auto Parts on 6 Mile Road and Woodward Avenue when the tow truck driver tried to pick up a woman’s car. The suspect saw the door open and decided to ditch his bike as the driver was on the back of the tow truck hooking up the woman’s car. “I went to hook it up from the back, and I see my truck moving,” said Lou, the tow truck

Luminaries light up Oxford in honor of high school victims

OXFORD, Mich. – Luminaries lit up Oxford in remembrance of the lives lost one year ago. Something as simple as a candle inside a bag sent a powerful message of solidarity Wednesday (Nov. 30). The whole community came out for the Oxford High School shooting victims. Watch the video above for the full story. More: Special remembrance held to mark 1 year anniversary since Oxford shooting Read: Here’s where money for school safety is going after 1-year anniversary of Oxford school shooting

Meet the University of Michigan student who waited in line for 6 hours to register to vote, cast ballot

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The final vote in Ann Arbor was cast at 2 a.m. the morning after the midterm election began. Voters were met with long lines and long waits way after the polls closed on the University of Michigan campus. Students and some faculty left it until the last minute to register to vote and get their absentee ballots from the Ann Arbor clerk’s satellite office. Once they got inside, they registered to vote and were given their ballots. They were able to go next door and cast that

Deputies plan special day for 3-year-old boy battling cancer in White Lake Township

WHITE LAKE TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A three-year-old boy battling cancer in Oakland County gets a big surprise Tuesday night, thanks to the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office and the White Lake Township police and fire departments. The White Lake neighborhood came alive with police and helicopters for the three-year-old boy. “You’d always just think, ‘It won’t happen to me, or to somebody that I know,’” said Lisa Bradshaw. But it did happen to three-year-old Archer Bradshaw. “He just had a fever, and

Help arrives for family with storm damage on Detroit's west side

Help arrives for family with storm damage on Detroit's west side On Wednesday night, their message was simple. They were out of options, tired, and just needed help. On Friday (Sept. 2), Metro Detroiters delivered. Herman Lindsey junior, 85, was recently diagnosed with dementia. His wife passed away after a long battle with cancer and his savings were wiped out when an ex-boyfriend shot his granddaughter. https://www.clickondetroit.com/news/local/2022/09/01/85-year-old-man-pleads-for-help-after

85-year-old man pleads for help after massive tree lands on home on Detroit’s west side

DETROIT – An 85-year-old homeowner pleads for help after Monday’s storm left a massive oak tree on his home on Detroit’s west side. Monday’s storms impacted nearly all of Metro Detroit, causing damage all over the area and leaving many homes and businesses without power. The senior citizen’s home is on Lilac Street near Livernois and the Lodge Freeway. His family tells Local 4 that he has dementia and lives alone as his wife passed away a few years ago, and his granddaughter is on the road to
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