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Crash blocks northbound US-23 after I-94 in Ann Arbor

ANN ARBOR, MI - A crash blocked all lanes of northbound U.S. 23 during the morning commute Monday, March 19. The crash, reported about 7:40 a.m., was blocking all lanes after I-94, exit 35, according to the Michigan Department of Transportation. Details on the crash were not immediately available. T

MLIVE.COM - 2018-03-19 12:27:12

Controlled burns to take place around Ann Arbor Monday, March 19

ANN ARBOR, MI - A pair of controlled burns will take place Monday, March 19 around Ann Arbor. The Washtenaw County Office of Water Resources Commissioner announced it will conduct a controlled burn about 12:30 p.m. Monday in the rain gardens at the Veteran's Park Dexter Avenue parking lot, accordin

MLIVE.COM - 2018-03-19 16:05:06

Cyclist hospitalized after being struck in downtown Ann Arbor

ANN ARBOR, MI - A cyclist was hospitalized after being struck by a car in downtown Ann Arbor early Sunday. Police were dispatched about 1:20 a.m. March 18, for a report of an injured cyclist at the corner of Huron Street and Fifth Avenue, Ann Arbor Police Sgt. Mark Pulford said. The victim, a man

MLIVE.COM - 2018-03-18 16:58:07

Witnesses: Two kids hit by train in Westland, conditions are unknown

WESTLAND, Mich. (WXYZ) - Witnesses say two kids were hit by a train in Westland at Michigan Avenue and Merriman Road. They were playing on the railroad tracks before they were hit, according to witnesses. Their conditions are unknown. Copyright 2018 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This mate

WXYZ - 2018-03-18 20:02:42

Milford Township woman sniffs out cause of neighborhood's stinky air

The moment Teresa Silver stepped outdoors in the early evening of Tuesday, March 6, she detected the foul odor. "I knew it wasn't natural gas. To me it was like an industrial toxic substance. The fumes were so pungent," she said. Silver, a Master Gardener, has lived in a neighborhood near Maple and

HOMETOWNLIFE.COM - 2018-03-19 12:41:00

Man dies from injuries after being hit by car on Gratiot

A 25-year-old Madison Heights man has died after being struck by a car Saturday night in Roseville. At approximately 9 p.m., the victim was struck by a vehicle as he attempted to cross northbound Gratiot Avenue at Martin Road. The driver, a 58-year-old man from Waterford, stayed on the scene after

DETROIT FREE PRESS - 2018-03-18 18:45:54

2nd year in a row: Ann Arbor voted best city to live in America

(WXYZ) - Ann Arbor was voted No. 1 in the country on Niche's list of Best Cities to Live in America. Grand Rapids was the only other city in Michigan to make the list, and it came in at No. 67. The top five list includes Naperville, IL; Berkley, CA; Plano, TX; and Arlington, VA. The list is a ranki

WXYZ - 2018-03-19 16:54:27

Will this be last Hash Bash before marijuana is legal in Michigan?

ANN ARBOR, MI - Organizers of the 47th annual marijuana rally in Ann Arbor are hoping this year's Hash Bash on April 7 will be the last one before cannabis is legalized in Michigan. They're counting on state voters to approve a ballot proposal in November to legalize recreational marijuana use for p

MLIVE.COM - 2018-03-19 19:21:32

Racial inequalities in Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti spark new health program

ANN ARBOR, MI - The Washtenaw County Health Department is launching a new initiative to fight racial inequalities made apparent in a new set of health statistics. The 2018 County Health Rankings, published online, ranks Washtenaw County No. 1 in health factors like smoking, obesity and the ratio of


What to know about Babies R Us, Toys R Us closures in Ann Arbor

Babies R Us at 3725 Carpenter Road in Ypsilanti and Toys R Us at 3725 Washtenaw in Ann Arbor were both placed on a list of closures earlier this year. They are now joined by nearly 700 store locations across the United States with the recent announcement that Toys R Us has abandoned plans to reorgan


Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


120 city employees in Ann Arbor had six-figure wages last year

ANN ARBOR, MI - When taking into account overtime and all other forms of pay, 120 city employees in Ann Arbor had total reported wages topping $100,000 last year. That includes many police officers and firefighters of various ranks, in addition to the city's top-level administrators and managers. Un


Woman missing after last text message - 'green F-150'

DETROIT (WJBK) - An apartment in the Cass Corridor is the last place Alisha McQueen was seen. She has been missing for more than a week. The last time anyone heard from her was a bizarre text message sent to her daughter saying "Green F-150." "I'm a mess, I just want my sister back and I want answe


Judge denies release for Farmington Hills teen charged with killing his mother

In seeking a community placement for a Farmington Hills teen charged with murdering his mother, defense attorneys focused on his educational needs not being met in Oakland County Children's Village. After hearing from three volunteer guardians and arguments from attorneys Friday, Oakland County Circ


2 teens face terrorism charge after Whitmore Lake school threat

NORTHFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Two teens are charged with making a false report or threat of terrorism after a threat was made against Whitmore Lake Public Schools that forced the district to cancel Wednesday classes. Eric Gordon Deaton, 18, of Whitmore Lake, and 17-year-old Michael Gage Perks, also


Crash closes left lane along SB U.S. 23 after Geddes Road

ANN ARBOR, MI - A multiple-vehicle crash has closed the left lane along southbound U.S. 23 after Geddes Road on Thursday, March 15. The crash was reported about 4:56 p.m. Thursday and involved multiple vehicles, according to the Michigan Department of Transportation.


2-year-old boy found dead in Wayne home, parents location unknown

WAYNE, Mich. (WJBK) - Wayne Police are investigating a complicated death of a two-year-old boy who was found dead in the home of his biological mother's ex-boyfriend. Police were called to the home in the 4900 block of Wayne Road on Monday around 5 p.m. for a child death investigation. Wayne Police


Whitmore Lake Schools closed after threat received

A threat of violence was made against a Whitmore Lake Public Schools building Tuesday and all schools in the district are closed today, school district officials say. Superintendent Tom DeKeyser received information about the threat shortly after school let out Tuesday, and Northfield Township polic


Washtenaw County students walk out of school to protest gun violence

ANN ARBOR, MI - Washtenaw County high school students joined their peers across the country in leaving school on Wednesday, March 14, to protest gun violence. The National School Walkout began at 10 a.m., and the plan is for students to gather for 17 minutes outside of class to pay tribute to the 17


Reports: Toys "R" Us likely to close all 800 stores in U.S.

Christopher Goodney/Bloomberg Toys "R" Us CEO Dave Brandon, who oversaw a turnaround at Domino's Pizza last decade, last year boiled down the company's woes to one fundamental problem: The experience needs to be more fun. Toys "R" Us Inc. plans to sell or close all 800 of its U.S. stores, accordin