The city of Detroit issued 401 violations that carry $162,895 in fines to five properties along the Detroit River.
The vast majority of sex trafficking happens inside hotels. Survivors are working together to put a stop to that trafficking.
An on-scene coordinator with the Environmental Protection Agency is speaking on camera for the first time about possible contamination from a dock collapse along the Detr...
The Local 4 Defenders have learned another company along the Detroit River has been operating without a permit while storing gravel-making material.
Residents are outraged over the uranium contaminated site that partially collapsed into the Detroit River and the lack of urgency from officials to fix the situation.
Local 4 Defenders are holding Detroit city officials accountable after they admitted they made a big mistake allowing a company to operate for years without a permit.
The Local 4 Defenders are breaking new ground about who knew what and when in regards to the contamination site in Madison Heights.
A former writer at Local 4 News spoke with the Defenders about the morning she unknowingly covered her brother's murder in Detroit.
According to crime reports, college students are at an increased risk of beings sexually attacked during the first few months of their first and second semesters in colle...
Christy Ann Thompson Harris was a mom of two young daughters.
The Local 4 Defenders joined TSA for a look at the restricted areas of Detroit Metro Airport and learn more about what's going on behind the scenes.
Officials said a murder victim's breast milk led to the arrest of her husband five years after her death when it was discovered he had spiked her cereal with heroin.
A judge ruled Tuesday that there's enough evidence to send Floyd Galloway to trial in the murder of Danielle Stislicki.
A distracted driver who killed a man in Oakland County eight years ago stopped paying required restitution to the man's widow without punishment, the Local 4 Defenders ha...
One of the last people to see Danielle Stislicki alive took the stand Monday during a preliminary hearing and said he saw her with Floyd Galloway -- the man charged with ...
The Local 4 Defenders joined police to capture video of Metro Detroit drivers blowing past stopped school buses loading and unloading children.
It's been nearly three decades since Paige Renkoski went missing, but investigators and her family have never stopped looking for answers.
In the state of Michigan nearly 50 percent of all inmates have some sort of mental illness and local first responders are coming in contact daily with people who are ment...
This week marks 10 years since Nevaeh Buchanan was last seen playing outside an apartment complex in Monroe, Mich.
A Metro Detroit family's adopted son, who has threatened to kill them, is currently in a psychiatric treatment hospital.
The Local 4 Defenders took a rare journey inside the Oakland County Medical Examiner's Office to see what they see.
A Detroit man who endured endless beatings behind bars for snitching to expose prison corruption is now free.
The family of a teen boy who was punched and pepper-sprayed by a Michigan police officer filed a lawsuit this week.
A Local 4 Defenders exclusive video showed a 13-year-old with special needs being punched and pepper-sprayed by a Michigan police officer.
A woman who was trafficked starting at the age of 12 and survived 18 years of sexual abuse is sharing her story.
Dozens gathered Thursday night in Albion to demand justice for a 13-year-old boy with special needs who was punched and pepper-sprayed by a police officer.