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Real life Rosie the Riveter Clara Doutly celebrates 100th birthday

Clara Doutly lived a life only few could imagine. She helped build B-29 bombers in World War II, and now this real life Rose the Riveter is celebrating her 100th birthday. Clara Doutly lived a life only few could imagine. She helped build B-29 bombers in World War II, and now this real life Rose the Riveter is celebrating her 100th birthday. Clara Doutly lived a life only few could imagine. She helped build B-29 bombers in World War II, and now this real life Rose the Riveter is celebrating her

Woman leads police on chase in stolen Tesla in Metro Detroit

HARPER WOODS, Mich. – A woman is arrested after leading police on a chase in a stolen Tesla in Metro Detroit. Police said the woman was test driving the car from a dealership in Troy. Staff notified Troy police and started tracking the vehicle when she failed to return it. The woman led police on a chase through Oakland, Macomb and Wayne counties, eventually being stopped and arrested near Vernier Road and Interstate 94 in Harper Woods. Michigan State Police then was were also involved in the

Motor City Comic Con returns to Detroit after taking year off due to COVID

NOVI, Mich. – Before the pandemic, comic and pop culture conventions had gotten bigger than ever. Motor City Comic Con was no exception. When COVID hit, the 2020 event in Novi was cancelled. It returns in a big way Friday at the Suburban Collection Showplace and runs through Sunday. The 2021 event will feature guests, including Anthony Starr, Elijah Wood, Ice-T, Giancarlo Esposito and more. For more information and to buy tickets, visit the official Motor City Comic Con website here. You can

Large African cat on the loose in Royal Oak, located near garage

The search for a large African caracal that escaped from its owner in Royal Oak continued into Wednesday night near 13 Mile and Rochester roads. The search for a large African caracal that escaped from its owner in Royal Oak continued into Wednesday night near 13 Mile and Rochester roads. Large African cat on the loose in Royal Oak, located near garage The search for a large African caracal that escaped from its owner in Royal Oak continued into Wednesday night near 13 Mile and Rochester roads.

Orion Township declares state of emergency after severe storms cause damage

ORION TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A state of emergency has been declared in Orion Township following last week’s flooding. Some areas received as much as 8 inches of rain in two hours. “It was a rain event of literal epic proportions that you can’t plan for,” said Township Supervisor Chris Barnett. Barnett met with residents and issued a state of emergency, requesting help from the state and federal governments. It’s help the Zoller family could use after their recently-purchased home off of Silver Bel

Community joins search for suspect in fatal shooting of homeless man on Detroit’s west side

DETROIT – A Detroit community is coming together to try and find a suspect wanted in connection with the shooting death of a homeless pandhandler at a gas station on the city’s west side. The incident happened Sunday, Oct. 3, on Dexter Avenue and Collingwood Street. Last week, police released surveillance video of the suspect. On Monday, Oct. 11, community members were stapling posters, going door-to-door and urging neighbors to take a look. “Shot at point blank range at 7:30 in the morning.

Video: Redford, Detroit police pursue stolen van filled with stolen scooters

DETROIT – Police were able to easily follow a stolen van Wednesday night because of what was inside it. Original Story: Electric scooters inside carjacked Penske truck allow police to track vehicle, suspect in Redford Township The van was filled with stolen electric scooters that were constantly pinging their location. A man was driving the van around and collecting Bird scooters near Wayne State University and when he was loading a scooter, the suspect got into the van and drove off. Police

Celebrating speed all weekend at American Speed Festival in Metro Detroit

We're used to auto shows with beautiful cars on display. The American Speed Festival at the M1 Concourse is definitely like that. As Local 4's Tim Pamplin shows us, you're going to still see the cars. But instead of sitting there, they're going to be racing. We're used to auto shows with beautiful cars on display. The American Speed Festival at the M1 Concourse is definitely like that. As Local 4's Tim Pamplin shows us, you're going to still see the cars. But instead of sitting there, they're go

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
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