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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.


Michigan’s John Beilein on his ejection: ‘It should never happen again’

ANN ARBOR -- After getting ejected for the first time in nearly 40 years, John Beilein felt like Ron Burgundy, Will Ferrell's character in Anchorman: "Boy, that escalated quickly."


Several injured, shooter apprehended at Aurora, Ill., manufacturing plant

Multiple people have been injured at a manufacturing plant in Aurora, Illinois, on Friday and a shooter has been apprehended, authorities said. Officers responded to reports of an active shooter at the Henry Pratt Company, the city announced just after 2 p.m. CST.


Man accidentally fires gun inside Michigan Walmart bathroom

A man accidentally fired a gun inside a Walmart store in Northern Michigan on Thursday afternoon. According to WLUC, police responded to reports of a gunshot inside the Walmart store in Ironwood, Michigan.


Michigan Governor Blasts Story About Her Appearance

LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday criticized a Detroit TV station’s decision to air a story about the reaction to the dress she wore during her State of the State speech, which featured numerous unflattering or sexist comments about her physical appearance from social


Police: Man who escaped psychiatric hospital van in Oakland County may be danger to self, others

HAZEL PARK, Mich. - A man who escaped a psychiatric hospital transportation van on I-75 in Oakland County may be a danger to himself and others, police said. Christian Joseph Snow, 21, was being transported to the Behavioral Center of Michigan. Police said he was last seen climbing on the embankment


Michigan will issue March and April food stamp benefits early

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) will issue food assistance benefits early for the months of March and April. MDHHS said it plans to issue the benefits early to reduce the gap between benefit payments that happened due to the partial government shutdown.


Average Oakland County home selling price drops $32,000 as new listings increase

The number of new Oakland County home listings increased 65 percent in January compared to the month prior causing the average home selling price to fall $32,000. Although the number of new listings increased to begin the new year, the inventory remained stagnant dropping by 381 homes from 3,629 in


Patrols increased in Canton neighborhoods and school zones after student reports suspicious man

CANTON, Mich. - The Canton Police Department will be increasing patrols in all neighborhoods and school zones after a student reported being followed by an unknown man. According to Canton police, on Thursday around 3:40 p.m., a female student from Plymouth-Canton Community Schools told a bus driver


Gov. Whitmer freezes $10-million slice of pork served to tiny township by lame-duck Republicans

SALEM TOWNSHIP, MI -- Within two years, the Republican-majority legislature fed two $10-million grants to Salem Township, a rural community of 6,100 about 12 miles northeast of Ann Arbor that didn’t even ask for it.


Donations pouring in for family of South Lyon grandfather killed in acid tank

Multiple fundraisers have been established to benefit the family of a South Lyon man killed after falling into a tank of sulfuric acid. Daniel Hill, 54, fell into the tank of 160-degree acid solution on Saturday afternoon at the Michigan Seamless Tube and Pipe facility, 400 McMunn Street, in South L


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.


El Niño advisory takes effect: What it means for Michigan weather

An El Niño Advisory was issued on Thursday, which means the climate pattern that has taken effect is likely to continue through the spring. NOAA's Climate Prediction Center says the El Niño is expected to be weak, but it may bring wetter conditions across the southern half of the U.S. in the coming


Amazon investing $700 million in Plymouth company

PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP, Mich. (FOX 2) - A Plymouth Township company is getting a big fiscal boost from Amazon. "It's great news for Rivian because it shows they're getting needed funds to take them to the next level," said Plymouth Township Supervisor Kurt Heise.


Divers recover body of missing Michigan snowmobiler from lake

Divers have recovered the body of a snowmobiler who drove into open water on a lake in western Michigan. Sgt. Joel Roon of the Kent County Sheriff’s Office says the body of 29-year-old Joseph Brown was found Thursday afternoon in water 50-60 feet (15-18 meters) deep in Lincoln Lake in Spencer Townsh


EPA: Company improperly storing hazardous waste could have caused 'catastrophe' in Oakland County

MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich. - A Madison Heights businessman pleaded guilty to running a business that endangered the public and the environment, authorities said. Gary Sayers, 69, pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to storing hazardous waste without a permit.


As Lake Michigan rises, bluffs collapse and geologists explore

With the level of Lake Michigan at the highest in 25 years, wave erosion at the bottom of the lakeshore bluffs has started to translate into collapses at the top. And as landowners and municipalities along Wisconsin’s eastern shore look nervously east, some help is arriving from the Wisconsin Geolog


Michigan man dies after falling into tank of sulfuric acid

A worker at a plant in Michigan died over the weekend after falling into a tank of sulfuric acid, officials said. The incident took place on Saturday at the Michigan Seamless Tube plant in South Lyon, located west of Detroit.


91 Dogs Flown to Michigan For Chance at Life and Love on Valentine’s Day

Ninety-one dogs from the West Coast were welcomed to Michigan shelters on Valentine's Day. The Detroit Free Press reports that after a six-hour flight from Fresno, California, an airplane full of pups arrived at Willow Run Airport in Ypsilanti on Thursday, February 14.


Masked robber armed with semi-automatic handgun steals cash from Livonia gas station

LIVONIA, Mich. - A masked robber armed with a semi-automatic handgun stole cash from a Livonia gas station and got away before police arrived, officials said. The man walked into the Speedway gas station at 31374 Schoolcraft Road near Merriman Road around 3:20 a.m. Thursday, police said.