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Woodward Dream Cruise returns to Metro Detroit this weekend

DETROIT – The Woodward Dream Cruise returns this weekend to Metro Detroit after being cancelled last year amid the coronavirus pandemic. It attracts more than 1.5 million people every year. Guests enjoy old car stories and traditions. Local 4 News reporter Tim Pamplin was at the event with a live report. You can watch his story in the video player above. READ: Police aim to crack down on street racing during Woodward Dream Cruise READ MORE: Metro Detroiters gear up for Woodward Dream Cruise’

Police investigate deadly crash discovered hours later on Detroit’s west side

DETROIT – Police were at the scene of a deadly single-vehicle crash Tuesday night along Interstate 94 Service Drive near Loraine Street in Detroit. Authorities said the crash happened at about 2 a.m.; however, the car and the victim were not discovered until close to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Police said the victim was thrown from the vehicle. Stay with Local 4/ClickOnDetroit as more information becomes available. Watch the full report in the video above.

Hundreds of dead fish found floating in Oakland County lake, state investigating

LAKE ORION, Mich. – The state of Michigan is investigating after the sudden death of hundreds of common carp in Oakland County. All of the deaths have been reported since the middle of July in Lake Orion. “It’s not an issue with the lake. We have the water checked constantly with the heath department,” said Lake Orion Village Manager Joe Young. Sara Thomas with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Fisheries Division said the dead carp is a result of a virus. However, Thomas said

Monroe County carjacking suspects barricaded in Holly Township home, authorities say

HOLLY TOWNSHIP – Michigan State Police and Oakland County deputies have a Holly Township home surrounded Tuesday night after two people barricaded themselves following a pursuit. Authorities said the two people are wanted for carjacking a woman who was with her grandchildren earlier Tuesday in Monroe County. They were identified as 40-year-old Michelle Holladay and 39-year-old William Lanham, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. Original Report: MSP: Homeowners asked to shelter in

Metro Detroit union offering free apprenticeship program

DETROIT – With college tuition rising, many are looking for alternatives. A Metro Detroit organization is helping people get on a career path. The program is run by Operating Engineers 324. The demand for people in skilled trade is high, and Operating Engineers said it will be opening its program in a few weeks. For more information about the program, visit www.oe324.org. Watch the full report in the video above.

Video shows moments leading up to tanker truck fire on I-75 in Troy

TROY – Police have released new footage showing the moment a tanker truck driver lost control and slammed into a median on Interstate 75 in Troy, causing an explosion. The incident happened at about 1:15 p.m. on Monday near Big Beaver Road. Authorities said a section of the freeway is expected to be closed through at least Tuesday morning’s rush hour. More: I-75 in Troy to remain closed through Tuesday morning rush hour after massive tanker truck fire More: Tanker truck catches fire on northb

Ceremony held in Oakland County to honor World War II heroes

WATERFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – The B-24 Liberator, the plane that was used in World War II, was built in Metro Detroit. On Thursday, the women who helped build it, the men who flew it and the Tuskegee Airmen who escorted it gathered for a reunion at the Oakland County Airport. Watch the video above for the full story. • None Tuskegee Airmen inspire a new generation to soar to new heights • None The storied history of the USS Detroit at Pearl Harbor

Retiring Clinton Township barber gives final haircuts of career

CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Philip “Phil” Mannella, 85, is retiring after working as a barber for more than 65 years. He grew up on Detroit’s east side and went to the Detroit St. Ambrose Catholic High School. He graduated from Green’s Barber College in Detroit in 1954. He went to hair styling school at City Barber College in Detroit in 1963. From 1954 to 1961, he worked at Guy’s Barber Shop in Grosse Pointe. He opened his shop in Clinton Township in 1961. His last day was Thursday (July 8). Wa

‘Kid Santa’ donates toys to children who lost theirs in Metro Detroit floods

DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. – When parts of Metro Detroit flooded in late June, one of the big things lost was a lot of children’s toys. Toys are usually kept in basements, and one person known as “Kid Santa” -- an EMT and Dearborn Heights native -- decided to do something about it. Nearly $15,000 worth of new toys were donated to the city of Dearborn Heights and were distributed at a flood recovery event Friday. You can watch Tim Pamplin’s full story in the video above. A GoFundMe has been set

Rusty water investigation in 3 Detroit neighborhoods expands to Grosse Pointe Woods

DETROIT – An investigation into rust-colored water coming out of taps in three Detroit neighborhoods has expanded to include Grosse Pointe Woods. Residents and businesses in the eastside neighborhoods of Cornerstone Village, East English Village and Morningside in District 4 are reporting brown, rusty water in their taps and toilets. The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) is currently investigating to uncover the cause. The rust color is due to a disruption in the water pipes serving

Auburn Hills first responders give 7-year-old girl fighting cancer a puppy

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – Most children want a puppy -- but there are few more deserving than Sophie, a 7-year-old girl from Auburn Hills. Sophie has undergone 42 rounds of chemotherapy, surgeries and radiation treatment all to fight her cancer. She got to meet her new puppy, Charlie, on Friday (June 25). First responders from Auburn Hills saw her social media page and GoFundMe page and decided to use the police and fire benevolent fund to donate a puppy. Watch the video above for the full story.

2 people charged with arson in Oakland Township after investigators discover paystub at scene

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Two people have been charged with arson after a woman’s paystub was found at the scene of a home under construction in Oakland Township. According to the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, Abigail Grzywacz and Samual Wolfe, both 20 years old from Shelby Township, were arraigned on two counts of third-degree arson -- a 10-year felony. A judge set a $5,000 personal bond for each person. Their next court date is July 1. “They didn’t know the person who owned or was going

Man in stolen ambulance leads police on chase in Metro Detroit

MELVINDALE, Mich. – Police officers from multiple agencies pursued a stolen ambulance through several communities. The ambulance was stolen when medics went into a convenience store, leaving the vehicle running. Police followed the man on Interstate 75, through Downtown Detroit and back on the freeway over the Rouge River bridge before traveling on West Outer Drive into Melvindale. The chase ended in the area of Greenfield and Allen roads. The suspect was taken into custody. One officer was i

Father shot, killed in dispute over free firewood in Taylor

TAYLOR, Mich. – A father was shot and killed in Taylor following a dispute over free firewood Tuesday. The incident happened on Cornell Street near Telegraph Road. Officials said the victim was giving away the firewood and became upset when the 70-year-old neighbor was dragging it, tearing up the victim’s driveway. The two men exchanged words when shots were fired. Toby Webb said he got in his car, drove to the 70-year-old man’s home where the shooting occurred. He said he saw the victim’s 15

Meet the family of falcons residing at Detroit Zoo

ROYAL OAK, Mich. – A family of peregrine falcons is making the Detroit Zoo’s water tower a home to raise three chicks. The zoo set up a webcam to document what is going on 300 feet in the air. “It is the most popular camera right now. More than 13,000 views in the month of May,” said Scott Carter, chief life sciences officer with Detroit Zoological Society. Carter said the mother was hatched in 2016 outside of Toronto, Ontario, and the father is unbanded, meaning he is not part of the conserv

Video: Thieves beat, rob man of gold chain at Detroit gas station

DETROIT – A man was attacked when thieves targeted him for his gold chain on Detroit’s west side. The incident happened at a Mobil gas station in the area of West Warren Avenue and Grand Boulevard. Surveillance video showed the thieves chasing the man into the gas station. They tackled him to ground and took his chain, valued at $20,000, before taking off in a vehicle. The gas station owner said he recognized one of the thieves as someone who had previously stolen jewelry before from another

Jim Henson exhibition opens at the Henry Ford

DEARBORN, Mich. – The work of American icon Jim Henson -- the mind behind “Sesame Street,” “The Muppet Show,” “Labyrinth,” “Fraggle Rock,” “The Dark Crystal” and more -- will be on display at the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation. The exhibit explores Henson’s storied career from his experimental film projects to the Muppets. The exhibit will feature a number of artifacts -- including 20 puppets, character sketches, storyboards, scripts, photographs, film and television clips, behind-the

Debris falling from deteriorating Detroit building closes road on city’s east side

DETROIT – Metro Detroit residents are being told to avoid several roads due to debris falling from a deteriorating building. The building has been a problem for years and it’s been getting worse. It was built in 1919 and has been vacant since 2007. The City of Detroit Department of Public Works department is closing East Warren Avenue at Dequindre Street, St. Aubin Street and East Forest Avenue. Residents are asked to use a detour route on Canfield or Russell streets. Authorities said the own
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