Eastpointe family fights to fix broken water pipe
Saturday (March 26) morning, Jason Colthorp received a text from homeowner Petrice Miller-Orear. The text said that the rep from the management company that owns the house next door was now saying permission is not granted, and we were back at square one, so Colthorp got involved once again Monday.
Morning Briefing March 9, 2021: Michigan confirms first case of South African COVID variant, school funding fuels hybrid learning debate, more
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced that the first case of the COVID-19 variant B.1.351 has been identified in a child in Jackson County. The health department did not say how the boy was infected but a case investigation is underway to determine close contacts and if there are additional cases associated. This new variant was originally detected in South Africa in October 2020 and shares some mutations with the B117 variant. From reporter Jason Colthorp:Two pieces of legislation passed last week offering additional funding for Michigan schools that provide at least 20 hours of in-person learning. Michigan has reported more than 2.6 million doses of the COVID-19 administered, as of Monday, with 20.9% total coverage in Michigan.
Disorder in the (online) court: Jason Colthorp shares story of traffic ticket hearing on Zoom
Originally, I was scheduled for court via Zoom, but this time it said to report to the court. Even when someone shows up with phone records to allegedly prove they weren’t texting like the ticket says—they lose the hearing. Almost immediately, the magistrate and officer agree to reduce it to a ticket for double parking, no points and fine of $180 dollars. Colthorp, the officer did not appear, your ticket is dismissed.”(Eyes as big as saucers) “Thank you, ma’am. Also, my next great idea is going to be turning traffic court Zooms into a TV show somehow.
Local 4 News at 11 -- Oct. 27, 2020
Here’s what you missed on Local 4 News at 11:Metro Detroit police witnessing more road rage incidents with higher intensityAn incident of road rage got way out of hand in Oakland County leading to police wrestling with one of the drivers. Local 4′s Jason Colthorp has more on what exactly happened Monday evening.
1 dead, FBI agent recovering after Madison Heights shooting
MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich. – One person died and another is still recovering after a shooting in the parking lot of the Madison Heights Texas Roadhouse that happened Friday afternoon. The FBI agent who survived the shooting is expected to be fine. Meanwhile, the other person involved in the shooting died. Officials say the man who died was wanted on a felony weapons charge. Madison Heights police and deputies with the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene earlier.
Need a dose of kindness? Watch Something Good
DETROIT If you need to see the best of human nature, then weve got just what youre looking for. From horse safaris to pandemic I dos -- each of these stories is sure to make you smile. Tonight, Local 4 will air Something Good - a primetime special highlighting acts of kindness across the country. We know news can be serious and tough, but thats when people band together and uplift in ways never thought possible. Something Good airs tonight at 8 p.m. on Local 4.
1 killed, multiple arrests made during protests in Downtown Detroit
DETROIT A 21-year-old man was killed and multiple arrests were made with police vehicles damaged during protests on Friday night in Downtown Detroit. It was held in the name of George Floyd, who was killed in a police altercation in Minneapolis earlier this week. VIEW: Still images from protests in Downtown DetroitFull Screen 1 / 16 Still images from protests on May 29, 2020 in Downtown Detroit. George Floyd.READ: Protests, some violent, spread in wake of George Floyd deathLocal 4s Jason Colthorp was in Downtown Detroit on Friday night to report on what were initially, peaceful protests. MORE: Updated Report: Eastpointe man shot, killed during George Floyd protests in DetroitDetroit police clash with protesters on May 29, 2020.
Study: Millennials and men are the worst tippers
DETROIT - A new study has found that millennials and men are the worst tippers. The study examined tipping in several fields. The study found baby boomers tip their servers 23% more often than millennials. They're also 20% more likely to tip hair stylists and 16% more likely to tip food delivery workers, according to the study. Local 4's Jason Colthorp spoke with some millennials and a server who agrees with the study's results.
Popeyes chicken sandwich turns into viral sensation without ad campaign
DETROIT - The new Popeyes chicken sandwich has turned into a viral sensation. Anyone who has driven past a Popeyes around town in the past few days has probably seen long lines of people waiting to buy a chicken sandwich. The new Popeyes chicken sandwich is so popular, there was an advertisement on Facebook Marketplace selling it for $32. Long lines can be seen at locations across the country, with some people waiting hours for a taste. Viral videos and social media posts about the sandwiches have served as a highly effective advertisement campaign.