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Salt truck crash closes NB I-75 in Oakland Co.

Troy — Northbound Interstate 75 near Big Beaver Road is closed Saturday afternoon while workers remove tons of salt that spilled during a crash, officials say. Troy police said a large, fully-loaded salt truck crashed on northbound I-75 at Wattles around 1 p.m. Saturday.


The gift of pot? Marijuana gift businesses look to expand into southwest Michigan

ANN ARBOR — Stephanie Swearengin, of Ypsilanti, Mich., is always running to Kroger. But not for more coffee or to pick up a head of lettuce. She finds the parking lot a convenient place to meet many of her customers who have purchased used books from her online.


Troy police find man who escaped psychiatric hospital van in Oakland County

HAZEL PARK, Mich. - Troy police have located a man who escaped a psychiatric hospital transportation van on I-75 in Oakland County. Christian Snow, 21, was being transported to the Behavioral Center of Michigan. Police said he is being taken to the center after he was found Thursday evening.


Michigan lawmakers may forgive snow days after frigid temps

(FOX 2) - LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan lawmakers are considering whether to cut schools some slack after frigid temperatures and other weather caused a high number of snow days.


Michigan man killed in snowmobile crash with tree

MONTCALM COUNTY, MI – A Michigan man died early Sunday morning after he was ejected from his snowmobile and crashed into a tree, according to Michigan State Police. The victim was identified as Archie Demartin, according to a news release issued by the MSP Lakeview post. Demartin’s age and hometown


Tariffs causing uneasiness among steel companies in Oakland County

Dave Wolff said it has been a challenging time since the federal government implemented a 25 percent tariff on all imported steel goods. Tariffs are taxes paid by U.S.-based companies to get goods from countries outside the U.S.


Oakland County Financial Adviser Sentenced to 9 yrs in Prison

ROCHESTER HILLS, MI – An Oakland County financial advisor who pled guilty last September to embezzling over 3.7 million dollars from his clients at UBS Financial Services, was sentenced by Judge Bernard Friedman to 9 years in prison.


Dearborn Heights woman victim of cash advance scam

While looking for a loan on Feb. 8, a 61-year-old Dearborn Heights woman reported to police that she found a phone number to call for a cash advance. She stated that she had either spoken to a “Dan” or “Sam,” who told her she needed to send a deposit so the loan could be approved.


Free fishing weekend in Michigan: No license required

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — No fishing license? No problem — for the next two days in Michigan. The state Department of Natural Resources says you can fish for free in any of the state's waters Saturday and Sunday.


Pontiac man bound over to circuit court for allegedly causing death of unborn child

A Pontiac man who’s in legal trouble for reportedly not paying child support for his three young kids from prior relationships has been bound over to Oakland County Circuit Court for allegedly causing the death of his unborn baby by assaulting his girlfriend.


Did A Cover-up Let The 'Oakland County Child Killer' Walk Free?

OAKLAND COUNTY, MI — One of the most baffling and heartbreaking unsolved criminal cases of the 1970s gets and up-close and very personal exploration in the new special from Investigation Discovery, Children of the Snow.


New Haven basketball claims MAC Red/White title with 64-55 win over Roseville

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. -- Sometimes, failure is the best teacher. On Saturday night, New Haven boys basketball coach Tedaro France talked about failure shortly after claiming the program's first Macomb Area Conference Red/White tournament title.


Drunken driver crashes car into Dearborn Heights business at 100 mph, police say

DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. - A car was going nearly 100 mph when it collided with a Dearborn Heights business early Saturday morning. The collision caused significant damage to the building at about 3 a.m.


Man Pleads Guilty To Storing Hazardous Waste At Madison Heights Business

MADISON HEIGHTS (WWJ) - A man has pleaded guilty to illegally storing several types of hazardous waste at an Oakland County business and will pay at least $1.4 million for the cleanup.


Man accused of fatal hit and run of bicyclist held on $1 million bond

(FOX 2) - The man accused of a fatal hit and run of a 60-year-old bicyclist in Warren faced a judge Friday. An anonymous tip helped lead detectives to William Christopher Davis, charged with the death of Randy Melendez at 10 Mile and Groesbeck Super Bowl Sunday.


Dearborn Heights man victim of car break-in

A Dearborn Heights police officer was called to a residence on the 25000 block of Hass St. to respond to a larceny from a vehicle complaint on Feb. 9. The 26-year old resident stated that he discovered his silver 2012 Cadillac CTS had been broken into and ransacked earlier that morning. He reported


Massucci brothers lead Shrine to CHSL title over Greenhills

DETROIT – Playing on Dick Vitale Court, the Massucci brothers were “awesome, baby.” Royal Oak Shrine’s sibling backcourt led the Knights to their second Catholic League boys basketball title (C-D Division) in four years with a 41-28 defeat of Ann Arbor Greenhills Saturday night at storied Calihan Ha


Pontiac Shooting turns into Stabbing Incident

PONTIAC, MI – On Thursday February 14th, 2019, at 11:26PM, Oakland County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the 600 block of Fourth Street on a call that a subject was shot. Deputies arrived on the scene and announced their presence. The mother of the victim met deputies at the door and told them her


Authorities: Death Of Lake White Mother And Son Was Murder-Suicide

WHITE LAKE TWP. (WWJ) - The mysterious case of an Oakland County mother and son found dead two days after Christmas has been ruled a murder-suicide. According to White Lake Township police, officers were conducting a welfare check at a home on Laurent Street, the evening of December 27, 2018, when t


Ex-boyfriend takes stand in deadly Fitzgerald High School stabbing case

WARREN, Mich. - Tanaya Lewis sat silently in court during her preliminary hearing Friday morning to face a charge of first-degree murder after she was accused of stabbing another student.