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Plumber electrocuted while snaking drain in flooded basement on Detroit’s west side

DETROIT – A plumber was electrocuted while being trapped in flood waters in a basement on Detroit’s west side. The incident occurred Tuesday (Feb. 7) as the 62-year-old plumber was snaking a drain when he came in contact with an electrical supply as water filled the basement. Firefighters and paramedics were able to remove the victim’s body from the basement of the apartment complex on LaSalle and Webb streets in Detroit. The victim was transported to the hospital but was pronounced dead. Wa

I-696 reopened in Oakland County after power line mishap

Oakland COUNTY, Mich. – The one-vehicle crash that caused lane closures of I-696 at Bermuda and Woodward in Oakland County has been cleared and reopened. A crash has led to down powerlines, causing the closure of all lanes of I-696 at Bermuda and at Woodward in Oakland County. One car was struck by the down power line, which caused damage to the vehicle but no injuries were reported. DTE is in route to the scene to assists. Police are investigating, but all lanes are closed. MDOT shared inf

Wild video shows woman trashing recently renovated Detroit gas station

DETROIT – A video showing a wild outburst by a frustrated woman at a Detroit gas station was making its rounds Wednesday night. The surveillance video shows the woman trashing the Exxon Mobile in the area of Livernois and Davison. The recently renovated gas station was built from the ground up, but another remodel looks to be needed after the woman’s meltdown. “She has poured antifreeze all over and is destroying the store,” said the manager of the gas station. The woman asked if she could u

Sheriff reports ‘exotic wallaby running free’ in Bedford Township

BEDFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – An “exotic wallaby” is running free in Bedford Township, according to the Monroe County sheriff. Officials reported Thursday (Nov. 3) that the wallaby escaped from its owner and is “roaming freely in our community.” Monroe County Sheriff Troy Goodnough said the issue has been reported to the United States Department of Agriculture. USDA officials said the wallaby is not a threat to public safety because it will not approach humans, dogs, or other pets. Anyone with i

Michigan’s first self-serve taproom opens in Royal Oak

ROYAL OAK, Mich. – Metro Detroit is home to some of the best microbreweries in the country, but this one is unlike any other in the state. Lincoln Tap is a bar located on Lincoln Street in Royal Oak, and it’s home to the state’s first-ever self-serve taproom. “It’s been a crazy five years, growing at this rate that we’ve grown,” said Dayne Bartscht, founder of Eastern Market Brewing. Watch the video above for the full story.

New plan in place to combat smelly algae on Lake St. Clair in Harrison Township

HARRISON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Two weeks ago Local 4 first showed you how algae had taken over parts of Lake St. Clair that were creating a smelly mess. Now there’s a new plan to fix the situation. The invasive algae are filling canals along riverfront properties in Harrison Township. But now it is getting the attention of the county leaders. “I know many of the commissioners have been out on site and seen some of this stuff, and it’s gross,” said a female county leader. Watch the video above fo

Woman injured after driving car off of service drive onto Lodge Freeway in Detroit

DETROIT – A woman was injured after launching her car off the service drive onto the Lodge Freeway in Detroit. The incident occurred around 8 p.m. Monday in the northbound lanes at Webb Street. “She took off four beams on the service drive,” said Michigan State Police. “It looks like she took off two of those when she Dukes of HazZard onto the freeway.” “The car flew over their car,” said a man. “They just missed a grave accident.” The woman has some broken bones but no life-threatening inju

Police chase ends with suspect jumping off Rouge River bridge

BROWNSTOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A police chase came to a close with a suspect jumping off the Rouge River bridge. The incident occurred after the suspects stole three Ford Mustangs from the Flatrock Assembly Plant Wednesday (Oct. 12) night. The stolen vehicle ran out of gas while on the overpass, and the suspect decided to jump off the I-75 overpass to elude police, hurting himself. Watch the video above for the full story.

Algae buildup causes smelly mess on Lake St. Clair while also ruining million-dollar view

HARRISON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Algae has taken over parts of Lake St. Clair, ruining what residents say was once a million-dollar view of the lake in Harrison Township. Those that are affected want to know who is responsible for the smelly mess. “If I take a shovel over here and dig into the muck, you will gag,” said Mike Skupin. The stench is awful, especially during hot days. Watch the video above for the full story.

Fire marshal ends Dearborn school board meeting early due to disorderly crowd

DEARBORN, Mich. – A fire marshal has ended a Dearborn school board meeting early due to the crowd becoming disorderly. The meeting was live-streamed on Monday evening, and those in attendance were often told to keep quiet as loud cheers and murmurs were heard during public comments. The situation got so rowdy that school board member Roxanne McDonald announced that the meeting would be heading to recess until they could get the situation under control. About half an hour later, the screen pop
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