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4 in custody after carjacker in Hellcat leads police on chase through rush hour traffic in Macomb County

MACOMB COUNTY, Mich. – A carjacking in Macomb County led to a police chase on Van Dyke Avenue in the middle of rush hour traffic on Monday (Nov. 1). Four men have been taken into custody, accused of robbing the owner of the Hellcat at gunpoint in Sterling Heights. The video shows four men holding the victim at gunpoint. Police said this is when the carjacker got the keys to the vehicle. Police chased the stolen red Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat through Macomb County. The chase came to an end when

Erebus in Pontiac named one of top haunted attractions in the country

Erebus Haunted Attraction in Pontiac has been scaring Metro Detroit residents for years and now it's in the national spotlight. It got named to USA Today's list of the top haunted attractions in the country. Erebus Haunted Attraction in Pontiac has been scaring Metro Detroit residents for years and now it's in the national spotlight. It got named to USA Today's list of the top haunted attractions in the country. Erebus in Pontiac named one of top haunted attractions in the country Erebus Haunte

Dog attempts to break world record at River Rouge school

For the first time the River Rouge School District is bringing in dedicated therapy dogs -- and to celebrate, one special pup attempted to break a world record. For the first time the River Rouge School District is bringing in dedicated therapy dogs -- and to celebrate, one special pup attempted to break a world record. For the first time the River Rouge School District is bringing in dedicated therapy dogs -- and to celebrate, one special pup attempted to break a world record.

Apartment on Detroit’s west side destroyed in fire, no injuries reported

No injuries have been reported, but officials said one of the units inside the apartment complex is a complete loss. The apartment building is in the area of I-96 and Telegraph Road. Neighbors who spoke with Local 4 said the occupants of the unit that was destroyed in the fire moved in just a couple of days ago. Crews managed to stop the fire from spreading and said the occupants are not believed to be inside the apartment.

Police called to Highland Park neighborhood after horse gets loose

Blackjack the horse didn't want to return home. It took a team of police officers to capture the horse after he got loose on Tuesday (Oct. 26). Blackjack the horse didn't want to return home. It took a team of police officers to capture the horse after he got loose on Tuesday (Oct. 26). Police called to Highland Park neighborhood after horse gets loose Blackjack the horse didn't want to return home. It took a team of police officers to capture the horse after he got loose on Tuesday (Oct. 26).

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.
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