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Here are the Novi candidates competing on this year's ballot for mayor and council

There is competition for all electable seats on the Novi City Council this year, including mayor. In total, 11 candidates filed by Tuesday’s deadline to be on the August ballot, but the election will not be held until November.


I-75 to be down to 2 lanes in Oakland County segment in May

OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. - Commuters who use I-75 should brace themselves as there's more road construction expected for southern Oakland County. Lanes are expected to close on I-75 between south Boulevard and Baldwin Road. The Baldwin Road bridge is one of the 21 bridges slated to get torn down and re


Novi K-9 officer named after fallen Air Force hero

NOVI, Mich. (WXYZ) — The newest addition to the Novi Police Department has been named after a fallen Air Force hero, the department announced Monday. After nearly 300 submissions from the community, it was decided that the Novi police K-9 will be named Becker, after U.S. Air Force Maj. Andrew Becker


Man who killed dog in Utica park gets three to six years in prison

A 23-year-old man who killed his dog was sentenced to three to six years in prison today after a judge said he could not stick to a prior agreement for a lower sentence. The sentencing of Alexander Gerth for the fatal stabbing of the canine "Sterling" drew applause and praise from about 40 animal lo


Michigan man caught on video engaging in sex acts with dog

HUBBARD LAKE, Mich. (WXYZ) — An Alpena man has been arrested and charged for engaging in sexual acts with an animal, according to Michigan State Police. On April 19, troopers were called to investigate a report that 18-year-old Damian Barton had been caught on video engaging in sex acts with a dog.


Car crashes into middle school in Dearborn, possible injuries of driver unknown

DEARBORN, Mich. (WXYZ) — Dearborn police are investigating after a driver crashed his vehicle into a middle school Tuesday evening around 9 p.m. The crash happened at Bryant Middle School, on the south end of the building, according to the Dearborn Public Schools website.


Planning board supports Novi Chick-fil-A plans despite road access questions

Chick-fil-A’s plan to put a stand-alone restaurant in Novi won a recommendation on April 17 from four out of five city planning commission members. The plan scored mixed reviews from some residents in attendance at the planning commission meeting.


Residents wary of future plans for Northville Downs race track site

"The Downs," a community-changing development planned for the current site of the Northville Downs race track, is one stride closer to acceptance — even though a steady stream of residents delivered a collective "Whooaaa!" response toward the project during a mid-April planning commission meeting.


Oakland County is getting state's newest off-road vehicle park. What should its name be?

(FOX 2) - Michigan's highest concentration of registered off-road vehicle (ORV) users are found in Oakland, Wayne and Macomb Counties. According to a 2010 report, 11,626 ORV licenses sold in Michigan came from Oakland County - the highest proportion in the state.


Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Buyers Arrested by Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Dealers

Well, this is a new one. A gigantic drug raid mistake led to police officers arresting…well, each other. Turns out undercover cops in Detroit posed as drug dealers to help catch a pair of sellers. However, thanks to a “tiny” mess up, another undercover police group thought they were real drug dealer


Michigan singer’s run on ‘The Voice’ ends after America votes country over soul

She went from backup singer to Anita Baker to front and center in front of millions of people on “The Voice.” 46-year old Beth Griffith-Manley, who is from Detroit and the daughter of Motown’s Johnny Griffith of the Funk Brothers, lost tonight via America’s Vote.


Family court activist with ties to Michigan found dead in California

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — Police in Newport Beach, Calif. are investigating after Wendi Miller, 48, and Darren Partch, 38, were found dead in their home on Saturday, April 21. Miller lived in Holland with her family nearly a decade ago, and 13 ON YOUR SIDE reported on her when she was arrested for a p


Michigan court tightens legal standard on car searches

JACKSON, Michigan — The Michigan Supreme Court has tightened the legal standard for searching people during a traffic stop. The court ruled in favor of a car passenger who said his rights were violated when police in Jackson County searched his backpack without his consent.


Michigan Secretary of State prepares for Real ID regulations in 2020

MICHIGAN — On Oct. 1, 2020, everyone flying in the United States, even on domestic flights, will have to have a certain type of identification to travel. The new system of identification was formally announced in 2005. The switchover is being handled by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and i


Oakland County restaurant worker to be sentenced for fatal drunken driving crash

OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. - An Oakland County restaurant worker, who pleaded no contest to charges in connection with a suspected drunken driving crash that left one of his coworkers dead and another seriously injured, is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday morning.


Northville High's upcoming musical Sideshow

Playing cojoined twins Daisy (Alyssa Chechak), left, and Violet (Sarah Poulos) sing-talk with their beaus Terry (Jacob Maten), left, and Buddy (Bryce Green) - as Northville High rehearses its upcoming production of the musical Sideshow on April 23. The play will run at 7 p.m. for three nights starti


Oakland County deputy injured after chasing down suspect who stole donation box from church

OAKLAND COUNTY (WXYZ) — Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard lauded one of his deputies Tuesday in a Facebook and Twitter post and the officer chased down a suspect who had stolen a donation box from a place of worship.


Inkster murder was marijuana deal, Michigan State Police say

INKSTER, Mich. (FOX 2) - The Michigan State Police said investigators are still checking all of the facts into a shooting in Inkster Monday afternoon but say they believe it was a marijuana deal and not a random accident.


Man who planned to attend Michigan college beheaded by Saudi government

A Saudi national who once planned to attend Western Michigan University was one of 37 Saudi citizens executed by beheading Tuesday for alleged terrorism-related crimes. Mujtaba al-Sweikat was among those executed Tuesday, April 23, according to international human rights organization Reprieve.


Wife, step-son charged in 2016 murder of Farmington Hills man in Detroit

DETROIT (WXYZ) — A man's wife and step-son have been charged with his murder, more than three years after the man was found dead inside the trunk of a burning car in Detroit.