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Man accused of hitting 12-year-old bicyclist in Pontiac, abandoning van, fleeing to Illinois

PONTIAC, Mich. - A suspected hit-and-run driver is accused of crashing into a 12-year-old boy who was riding a bicycle in Pontiac, abandoning his van and fleeing the state. Authorities said Dominique Antonio Amos struck a 12-year-old bicyclist while driving a 1996 Ford Econoline van on Baldwin Road


Police evacuate area near Michigan St. and Ewing Ave. due to gas leak

SOUTH BEND, Ind.—The South Bend Police Department has evacuated an area around Michigan Street and Ewing Avenue due to a gas leak at a house. Police say that arrived to the area of Michigan and Ewing around 9 a.m. for reports of a gas leak.


Oakland County releases list of 2019 road construction projects

Oakland County has approved a $25 million program to resurface more than 90 miles of roads in the county in 2019. The preservation overlay program involves simple resurfacing with two inches of asphalt of roads that are in fair condition. The program provides a smooth, new road surface and extends t


3 charged in illicit drug operation return to court March 8

Three Oakland County men charged with running an illegal marijuana operation are scheduled for a preliminary exam in Pontiac where a judge will determine if the case will advance.


Skaters team up with Tony Hawk Foundation in hopes of new Pontiac skatepark

Off Montcalm Street near downtown Pontiac, two ramps next to a tennis court in Oakland Park make up Pontiac’s current public skatepark — Pontiac native Michael Pena and the Tony Hawk Foundation have hopes to change that.


Oakland County residents pulled over in Ohio with marijuana edibles, Mason jars of THC Kool-Aid

TOLEDO, Ohio - Two Oakland County residents were arrested in Ohio on Saturday after state troopers pulled them over for speeding and found drugs in the car, police said. Natasha L. Graham, 35, of Waterford, and Don S. Spillers Jr., 37, of Pontiac, were inside a 2005 Scion XB that was pulled over aro


Michigan Girl Dies After Ingesting Meth

ELKHART, Ind. (CBS Detroit/ AP) – A Michigan father and his girlfriend are facing felony charges after his 10-year-old daughter ingested methamphetamine and died in Elkhart, IN. last June.


Ex-NFL star gets pre-approval for medical marijuana dispensary in Michigan

Former Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson received preliminary approval this week to open a medical marijuana dispensary in Michigan. Johnson was given unanimous pre-approval to open the business with his wife, Brittney Johnson, The Detroit Free Press reported Thursday.


Oakland County's elections director named to state's election modernization advisory committee

Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson has named Oakland County Director of Elections Joe Rozell to the newly-formed Election Modernization Advisory Committee. The 25-member committee will advise Benson's administration, and the Department of State’s Bureau of Elections, on the implementation of Proposal


Detroit man who threatened 'massive shooting' in Michigan arrested, authorities say

A Detroit man accused of threatening "a massive shooting" in Michigan has been arrested in Youngstown, Ohio. U.S. Marshals said 28-year-old Cameron White posted on Facebook that he was "planning a massive shooting real soon."


Michigan couple finds lottery loophole, wins $27 million in 9 years

Jerry Selbee has spent his life looking for patterns. And it's paid off -- quite literally: to the tune of $27 million, in fact. Yes, that's how much Selbee won once he figured out a loophole in a lottery game. If you knew the trick, you could do it, too. (Well, if lottery officials hadn't pulled th


Michigan Is Ranked As One Of The Most Sinful States

Recently a company named Wallethub (which is a credit score web-site) decided to to rank what states are most sinful and Michigan found it's self on the top 10! Here is how the web-site broke it down by...

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These are the 10 best diners in Michigan

The search for Michigan's Best Diner was all about breaking records, and waistlines. After receiving more than 370 nominees and 40,000-plus votes, we set out to visit about 30 of the top contenders, including our 12 poll winners across the state.


Trial set for Michigan soldier charged in husband's killing

ST. JOSEPH, Mich. (AP) — A trial date has been set for a woman and a man who Michigan authorities allege were having an affair and conspired to kill the woman's husband. Authorities say 23-year-old U.S. Army Sgt. Tyrone Hassel III was fatally shot in an ambush on New Year's Eve while visiting his fa


New burger joint coming to Great Lakes Crossing Outlets

A family-owned burger restaurant is planning to open soon at Great Lakes Crossing Outlets. Famous Hamburgers, which currently has locations in downtown Dearborn and Canton, will take the place of the old Johnny Rockets at the mall, according to the Inside Auburn Hills blog.


Michigan man faces 10 years to life in prison for heroin ring targeting Western Pa.

A Michigan man caught with more than 1,300 grams of heroin pleaded guilty for scheming to sell the illegal street drug to addicts in Western Pennsylvania, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.


Damaging windstorm sets its sights on West Michigan

WEST MICHIGAN — You may want to get prepared for a strong storm coming this weekend. Sunday’s powerful winter storm could bring some of the strongest winds West Michigan has seen all season. A storm this strong usually only happens once a year.


Michigan’s most delicious chocolate chip cookies may be at this unlikely restaurant

NORTHVILLE, MI - After decades of eating chocolate chip cookies like I'm still 8 years old, I think I've finally found the most delicious one in Michigan. This plate is full of ooey-gooey, hot out of the oven, melted chocolate chip cookies and they are at an unlikely restaurant. Four restaurants act


Police detail timeline, motive of mother in West Michigan murder-suicide

SOLON TOWNSHIP, Mich. - The shooting deaths of three young girls and their mother in West Michigan earlier this week has been ruled a murder-suicide. The Kent County Sheriff's Department said Wednesday afternoon that the medical examiner ruled that the deaths of Alaina Rau, 2; Cassidy Rodery, 6; and


Michigan seeks to slash medical pot fees

THURSDAY, Feb. 21 — As state officials continue to collect far more money than they need to operate Michigan’s medical marijuana program, costs for licensed cardholders could soon get a whole lot cheaper.