Dangerous bridge closed for critical repair in Pontiac

PONTIAC, Mich. – A bridge emergency is developing Tuesday night in Pontiac with significant repairs needed on an overpass that handles a lot of traffic. Roadblocks are now in place along Martin Luther King Boulevard, with the bridge in such bad shape that all traffic is closed, including bicyclists and pedestrians. A city inspection in July found the bridge was in such bad shape that it needed to be closed immediately. Nakia Hammond works at the National Storage Centers, next to the bridge, a

Canadian ‘Freedom Convoy’ forces Ambassador Bridge to shut down

DETROIT – The protests started about 10 days ago in Ottawa, with truckers calling themselves the “Freedom Convoy.” The group opposes a recent mandate requiring drivers entering Canada to be fully vaccinated or face testing and quarantine requirements. The Canadian Freedom Convoy protest made its way to Windsor, Ontario, Canada, using the Ambassador Bridge as their target. The back-up started on I-75 and the Ambassador Bridge around 3 p.m. Monday (Feb. 7) afternoon; And as day turned into nigh

Cargo ships get stuck in ice jams on St. Clair River

ST. CLAIR COUNTY, Mich. – The cold weather is doing a number on the St. Clair River. Ice jams have been forming and have led to some cargo ships being trapped. Read: Flood advisory issued for areas along St. Clair River due to ice blockage The ice jams aren’t just a concern in the water, they cause concern on nearby land too. The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a flood advisory for areas along the river from Marysville to Algonac due to the ice blockage. “At 8:10 a.m., emergency manage

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

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

Monroe Street Midway opening Memorial Day weekend in Downtown Detroit

DETROIT – A few months ago, Bedrock launched the Monroe Street drive-in theater in Downtown Detroit. But for this upcoming Memorial Day weekend, the company will be turning the site into what it is calling it the “Monroe Street Midway” in partnership with RollerCade. This summer, the newest attraction is the midway roller rink. “You get to skate with the background of downtown. It’s just going to be a beautiful, fun experience,” said Kyle Black with RollerCade. The roller rink will include a

Then and now: Community tries to rebuild 1 year after flooding in Mid-Michigan

MIDLAND COUNTY, Mich. – One year ago, people in Midland County were trying to leave their homes as a wall of water came rushing in. The Edenville and Sanford dams broke, wiping out neighborhoods and leaving lakefront homes with no lakes. The night cam brought us some of the first images of the devastation last year. On Wednesday, Tim Pamplin went back to check in with the community trying to rebuild. Watch the full report in the video above. It was one year ago that the Edenville and Sanford

Portage proud: Eyes of the nation on small Michigan city home to Pfizer plant ahead of COVID-19 vaccine rollout

PORTAGE, Mich. – The Pfizer plant in Portage is one of two plants ready to rollout the COVID-19 vaccine. Portage is a city of about 46,000 people. Right now, there are a lot more people in town -- with national media descending upon the city. Local 4′s Tim Pamplin went there on Friday and found a city proud of the history about to be made there. READ: A look at the small town in Michigan working on Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine Watch the video above for the full report. Portage, Michigan ‘proud

Gathering of iconic Ford cars is last hurrah for Dearborn product development center

DEARBORN, Mich. – A gathering of iconic Ford cars marked a last hurrah for the Dearborn product development center. For the last 65 years every new design from the Ford Motor Co. has come through those doors. History has been made over and over again. It’s the place where designers get to deliver the cars for the first time. Soon, it will all be bulldozed to make way for something new. Watch the video above for the full report

Southeast Michigan’s first off-road vehicle park opens in Holly

HOLLY, Mich. – It took years of planning and collaboration, but the first 113 acres of the Holly Oaks ORV Park has opened. The park is in Groveland and Holly townships, near Groveland Oaks County Park and Campground on Dixie Highway. It’s considered part of the Holly Recreation Area. It is operated by Oakland County Parks and Recreation in partnership with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Click here to learn more or purchase tickets.

Tip leads to discovery of about 200 chemical barrels behind Detroit’s Russell Industrial Center

DETROIT – A tip led to the discovery Friday of about 200 chemical barrels stored behind the Russell Industrial Center in Detroit. As investigations surrounding contamination continue across several counties after a toxic chemical was found in Madison Heights, people are on high alert. The building is not owned by Gary Sayers, the businessman at the center of the investigation, but crews are still examining the barrels. MORE: Discovery of substance on I-696 leads to multi-county contamination i
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