Local 4 News Today — Sept. 22, 2017


>>Brandon: WE HAVE TRIVIA FOR YOU TO WIN A ROUND OF GOLF FOR TWO. PAY ATTENTION! THE PRESIDENT’S CUP, NOT THE RYDER CUP, IS BEING PLAYED AT A GOLF COURSE IN NEW JERSEY. I WAS SURPRISED TO SEE HOW SUCCESSFUL THE U.S. TEAM HAS BEEN IN THIS. BUT WHAT WAS THE LAST YEAR THE U.S. GOLF TEAM DID NOT WIN THE PRESIDENTS CUP? YOU CAN ENTER YOUR ANSWER ON THE LOCAL 4 FACEBOOK PAGE RIGHT NOW. A CHANCE TO WIN A ROUND OF GOLF FOR TWO. I THINK WE’VE GET TROPICAL SMOOTHIES LEFT AND WE’LL THROW THOSE IN FOR YOU, AS WELL, IN THIS 90-DEGREE HEAT, YOU’LL NEED A SMOOTHIE TODAY. 70 RIGHT NOW, 83 AT NOON ON YOUR FINALLY FRIDAY. 88 THE HIGH. RECORD IS 91. AND I’M NOT RULING IT OUT. KIM IS PREDICTING WE AT LEAST TIE THE RECORD TODAY. CERTAINLY EXPECT SEVERAL 90s AROUND THE AREA.>>Kim: HERE’S A LOOK AT WHAT’S GOING ON, ON THE ROADS. WE HAVE ONE ACCIDENT, NORTHBOUND I-75 RIGHT AT DEARBORN STREET. THE LEFT LANE IS BLOCKED THERE. EXPECT A LITTLE BIT OF A SLOWDOWN. OTHER THAN THAT, WE ARE LOOKING GOOD. CONDITIONS ARE GREAT FOR THE MORNING DRIVE. THIS IS SOUTHFIELD FREEWAY AT 8 MILE, QUIET OUT THERE THIS MORNING AND LOOKING GOOD HERE.>>Evrod: 5:26. THIS ONE KIND OF HARD TO BELIEVE. A MISSOURI SCHOOL DISTRICT THREATENING TO TAKE PARENTS TO COURT IF THEY DON’T PAY FOR THEIR CHILDREN’S SCHOOL LUNCHES.>>Rhonda: SO 70 FAMILIES REPORTEDLY OWE THE SCHOOL FOR THE LUNCHES, SOME OF THEM HAVE NOT PAID FOR THEM IN THE 12 YEARS THEIR KIDS HAVE BEEN IN SCHOOL! THEY WILL NOW CONSIDER SENDING PARENTS TO SMALL CLAIMS COURT IF THE BALANCE REACHES $500.>>Evrod: 12 YEARS, LIKE YOU HAVEN’T PAID A BILL IN 12 YEARS?>>Rhonda: THAT’S EXCESSIVE.>>Evrod: YES, YOU SHOULD BE IN COURT.>>Rhonda: AND WE’LL GET YOU UPDATED WITH STORIES ACROSS THE METRO AREA, INCLUDING BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP AND MACOMB.>>Evrod: FIGHTING OVER AMAZON, A NEW LOCAL CITY TRYING TO LUR ♪♪>>Evrod: WE HAVE A “HELP ME HANK” “CONSUMER ALERT” ABOUT A COFFEE RECALL. SO AS YOU’RE HAVING THE MORE THAN CUP OF JOE, I WOULD SAY STEP AWAY FROM IT.>>Rhonda: AND STEP AWAY FROM THE PUMPKI SPICE LATTE, DON’T EVEN THINK ABOUT THE CIDER MILL, IT DOESN’T FEEL LIKE FALL AT ALL! IT WILL BE NEAR 90 DEGREES. BUT YOU CAN STILL ENJOY THE THINGS WE ENJOY ABOUT FALL. IT WAS WEIRD, LAST NIGHT, IT WAS SO WARM AND I WAS LOOKING OUT THE BACK WINDOW AND A TREE WITH ALL THE LEAVES BEGINNING TO FALL AND IT’S FALL BUT IT’S 90. IT’S VERY, VERY WEIRD!>>Evrod: IT’S BIZARRE! BUT WE’LL BE PAYING FOR IT COME WINTER.>>Rhonda: BRANDON SAID WE HAVE ABOUT 3 OR 4 DAYS TO ENJOY IT AND IT’S OVER!>>Brandon: YOU’VE GOT THE WHOLE WEEKEND AND THE BEGINNING OF NEXT WEEK FOR THE KIDS UP READY AND WATCHING FOR THE SCHOOL FORECAST NEXT WEEK, LOOKING GOOD THROUGH WEDNESDAY, AND THEN THINGS START TO FALL OFF. LET’S ENJOY IT, I GUESS, IF YOU’RE A FAN OF THE SUMMER HEAT, LIKE BEING IN JULY, WATCHING THE LEAVES FALL AND CHANGE COLOR, IT’S WEIRD BUT IT HAPPENS. 70 DEGREES AT METRO AIRPORT, A MILD START, 66 PONTIAC. LAPEER 62. 66 IN MT. CLEMENS. 68 GROSSE ILE DOWN TO MONROE. FOG IN A FEW SPOTS, AND ISOLATED TO PARTS OF RURAL ST. CLAIR COUNTY. WE’RE PROBABLY GONNA SEE A LITTLE BIT FORMING ALONG THE I-69 CORRIDOR UP NORTH. OTHER THAN THAT, HASN’T BEEN TOO BAD. WE’LL CALL IT HAZY SUNSHINE THROUGH THE MORNING. GRAB THE SHADES. SHORTS WEATHER, IF YOU CAN GET AWAY WITH IT, NO DOUBT ABOUT IT, 83 DEGREES AT NOON. 88. THE RECORD IS 91, SO WE’LL BE VERY CLOSE TO THAT. I EXPECT PLENTY OF 90s AROUND THE AREA. FALL OFFICIALLY BEGINS AT 4:02. IT’S THE CRAZY AUTUMNAL EQUINOX RAGER IN THE WEATHER OFFICE. BOY, IT IS — WE’LL BE CHECKING IDs, FOR SURE, KIM.>>Kim: I DIDN’T GET MY INVITE YET.>>Brandon: OKAY. [LAUGHTER]>>Kim: OH, WOW, TOTALLY OFFENDED RIGHT NOW. I GUESS WE HAVE TO TALK ABOUT THE TRAFFIC INSTEAD OF THE BIG PARTY THAT’S HAPPENING. LET’S HEAD ON TO NORTHBOUND I-75 WHERE WE HAVE ONE ACCIDENT HERE, RIGHT AT DEARBORN STREET. THE LEFT LANE IS BLOCKED THERE, WATCH OUT FOR A SLIGHT DELAY. WE’RE LOOKING GOOD. AND CONSTRUCTION OVER ON GRATIOT. WE’RE TALKING ABOUT THE NORTHBOUND LANES FROM VAN DYKE TO I-94. ONE LANE BLOCKED THERE TODAY STARTING A 9:00, AND WRAPPING UP AT 3 P.M.>>Rhonda: THE MAN ACCUSED OF KILLING A FOERM MARINE AND DETROIT CHEF WILL BE IN COURT TODAY.>>Evrod: NICK MONACELLI JOINING WITH US MORE ON THIS STORY.>>Nick: GOOD MORNING TO YOU, THIS COURT DATE IS THE PRELIMINARY EXAM, THE OPPORTUNITY FOR BOTH SIDES, THE PROSECUTION AND THE DEFENSE ATTORNEYS, TO SIT DOWN AND HAMMER OUT ALL THE EVIDENCE IN THIS CASE. AND THERE’S A GOOD AMOUNT OF EVIDENCE. THE STORY OF BELOVED CHEF DOUG CALHOUN WAS WATCHED CLOSELY, A MARINE MISSING FOR WEEKS AND THEN FOUND MURDERED AND STUFFED IN A BARREL. BUT WHAT REALLY HAPPENED CAME TO LIGHT WHEN HIS ACCUSED KILLER FACED A JUDGE FOR THE FIRST TIME AND A DETROIT POLICE DETECTIVE LAID OUT HOW THEY FOUND THE MISSING MARINE.>>A WITNESS.>>Nick: THE WITNESS IS A 17-YEAR-OLD GIRL. IN MAY OF THIS YEAR, SHE WAS 16. CALHOUN SEARCHED FOR SEX FOR SALE ON BACKPAGE.COM AND CALLED THE 16-YEAR-OLD, SETTING UP A MEETING FOR SEX. THAT IS WHEN HE MET THE MAN ACCUSED OF TRAFFICKING THAT TEEN. TRAYVON BASSTERVILLE, AND SHE WAS SHOT MULTIPLE TIMES AFTER THEY ARGUED OVER $50 FOR CALHOUN TO HAVE SEX WITH THAT UNDERAGE GIRL. POLICE PIECED IT ALL TOGETHER BY CHECKING CALHOUN’S PHONE RECORDS LEADING THEM TO THE TEEN’S NUMBER AND SHE LED THEM TO CALHOUN’S BODY ON JULY 7, ENDING FAMILY SEARCHES AND FAMILY HEARTACHE. BASSTERVILLE IS FACING MULTIPLE CHARGES.>>HE SEEMED SHOCKED ABOUT THE HUMAN TRAFFICKING, BUT DIDN’T SEEM SHOCKED WITH THE MURDER AT ALL.>>Nick: MANY TIMES IN THE PRELIMINARY EXAMS, SOMETIMES WITNESSE TAKE THE STAND AND EVIDENCE IS LAID OUT FOR ALL TO SEE. SO WE’LL HAVE A CAMERA IN THE COURTROOM AT THE FRANK MURPHY HALL OF JUSTICE AND WE’LL LET YOU KNOW WHAT IS DECIDED. IN THE MEANTIME, THE DEFENDANT, IF FOUND GUILTY, COULD SPEND THE REST OF HIS LIFE IN PRISON. WE’RE LIVE THIS MORNING, NICK MONACELLI, “LOCAL 4 NEWS TODAY>>Evrod: WOW! THANK YOU FOR THE DETAILS THERE.>>>5:35. LOOKING TO GET MORE INFORMATION ABOUT A GAS LEAK IN WEST BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP. CREWS WORKED OVERNIGHT TO REPAIR THAT LEAK AFTER A CONTRACTOR MISTAKENLY CUT A 12-INCH LINE.>>>IN MACOMB COUNTY, A FORMER TEACHER AT DAKOTA HIGH SCHOOL IS ACCUSED OF STEALING THOUSANDS FROM SEVERAL SCHOOL ACCOUNTS. WE DO WANT TO SHOW YOU HER PHOTO AS POLICE SAY THAT LYDIA JOHNSON STOLE $19,000 FROM THE SCHOOL’S HOMECOMING ACCOUNT AND $12,500 FOR TICKET SALES FOR A TRIP. THAT’S THE WOMAN. THAT’S MORE THAN $31,000 SHE’S ACCUSED OF STEALING. DEPOSIT ENVELOPE AND CASINO RECEIPTS WERE FOUND IN HER CLASSROOM. SHE ALLEGEDLY USED THE MONEY TO PLAY SLOTS AT MGM CASINO IN DETROIT.>>Rhonda: A MAIL CARRIER IN WEST BLOOMFIELD JUMPED INTO ACTION WHEN HE SAW A SEEMINGLY DRIVERLESS JEEP SPEEDING DOWN ORCHARD LAKE ROAD. BRANDON FRANKLIN WAS DRIVING HIS MAIL TRUCK DURING HIS ROUTE AND SAW A CAR SPEEDING AND SERVING IN BETWEEN LANES AND USUALLY SEES POOR DRIVING FROM TIME TO TIME ON THE ROADWAYS, SO HE WASN’T IMMEDIATELY ALARMED. WHEN HE LOOKED AS HE WAS GETTING READY TO PASS, TO SEE WHO WAS DRIVING, HE DIDN’T SEE ANYBODY. THE WOMAN HAD FAINTED AND HUNCHED OVER THE CENTER CONSOLE OF THE CAR. SO FRANKLIN FLEW INTO ACTION! A — HE FLEW IN THROUGH THE WINDOW TO TRY TO STOP THE CAR.>>I PUT MY FLASHERS ON AND I WAS LIKE USAIN BOLT AND STARTED SPRINTING, 100-METER DASH!>>Rhonda: HE RISKED HIS LIFE TO DO IT. HE SAID ORCHARD LAKE ROAD IS USUALLY BUSY AT THAT TIME OF DAY. HE ACTED QUICKLY BECAUSE OTHERS COULD HAVE BEEN HARMED IF HE DIDN’T.>>Evrod: 5:37. NEW INFORMATION ABOUT AMAZON. OFFICIALS IN SOUTHFIELD SAY THEY HAVE SUBMITTED A BID TO POTENTIALLY HOUSE AT THE MACY’S BUILDING AT NORTHLAND MALL. THE BILL HAS BEEN SEPTEMBER TO THE MICHIGAN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION FOR REVIEW. THEY’RE HOPING IT COULD GO THERE AT THE NORTHLAD MALL SITE. AMAZON ANNOUNCED IT WAS SOLICITING BIDS FOR THE SECOND HEADQUARTERS. THE DEADLINE SET FOR OCTOBER 19. AS WE KNOW, DAN GILBERT IS BEHIND TRYING TO LURE AMAZON TO DETROIT.>>Rhonda: SOUTH OF 8 MILE.>>Evrod: HE IS NOT GIVING TOO MUCH AWAY BUT WE’LL HAVE MORE ON HIS PLANS FOR BIG DETROIT, IN A LITTLE BIT.>>>IF YOU HAVE A PASSPORT THAT NEEDS TO BE RENEWED OR YOU’VE BEEN THINKING ABOUT GETTING ONE, WE HAVE AN EVENT YOU MIGHT WANT TO KNOW ABOUT.>>Rhonda: AS PART OF PASSPORT AWARENESS MONTH, IT’S A PASSPORT DAY FROM 9 A.M. UNTIL 2 P.M. TOMORROW, ON SATURDAY. IT WILL TAKE PLACE AT THEIR OFFICE ON WEST PORT STREET IN DETROIT. NO APPOINTMENTS ARE NECESSARY. IN ORDER TO REDUCE WAIT TIMES, CUSTOMERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO COMPLETE THE APPLICATION ON THE WEBSITE FIRST AND THEN BRING THAT WITH YOU.>>>IT IS 5:38. AHEAD, THE BILLIONAIRE BUSINESSMAN WE JUST REFERRED TO TRANSFORMING DOWNTOWN DETROIT GOES ONE-ON-ONE WITH EVROD.>>Evrod: I SAT DOWN WITH DAN GILBERT WHO TALKS ABOUT PLANS TO BUILD MORE THAN JUST SKYSCRAPERS.>>ALL WE WANT TO SEE IS THE BEST DETROIT POSSIBLE. WE CAN’T HAVE THE BEST DETROIT IF THE CITY AND THE NEIGHBORHOODS ARE NOT GROWING TOGETHER.>>Evrod: IT WAS LIKE DAN GILBERT YOU’VE NEVER HEARD FROM OR SEEN BEFORE. HOW HE PLANS TO HAVE DOWNTOWN SUCCESS CONTINUE THROUGHOUT NEIGHBORHOODS AND HOW HE’S ALREADY DOING THAT IN THE ENTIRE CITY OF DETROIT.>>Rhonda: BUT FIRST, NFL SUPERSTAR TOM BRADY SPARKING CONTROVERSY AGAIN, THIS TIME BY CLAIMING HE’S IMMUNE TO SUNBURN.>>Evrod: OKAY.>>Rhonda: WE’LL>>Evrod: WELCOME BACK! TIME FOR STORIES YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED. YOU MIGHT REMEMBER THIS YOUNG GIRL HIT IN THE HEAD BY A BASEBALL AT YANKEE STADIUM. UNFORTUNATELY, SHE’S STILL IN THE HOSPITAL.>>Rhonda: A TODDLER, ONLY 2 YEARS OLD, SEATED ALONG THE THIRD BASELAND WHEN SHE WAS HIT BY A LINE DRIVE FOUL BALL. NO UPDATES HAVE BEEN RELEASED. THE YANKEES HAVE ISSUED A STATEMENT SAYING THE GIRL IS IN THEIR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. IT WAS SO SEVERE THAT THE ANNOUNCERS WERE SAYING, WE CAN’T SHOW YOU BECAUSE SHE WAS INJURED SO BADLY. OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH HER, TOO.>>Evrod: TOM BRADY IS UNDER FIRE AS HE CLAIMS THE AMOUNT OF WATER HE DRINKS PREVENTS HIM FROM GETTING A SUNBURN.>>Rhonda: THAT WOULD BE REMARKABLE, JUST DRINK WATER INSTEAD OF USING SUNSCREEN. HE SAID WHEN HE’S OUT IN THE SUN A LOT, HE DOESN’T BURN. FIVE-TIME SUPER BOWL CHAMPION CLAIMS TO DRINK MORE THAN 150 OUNCES OF WATER OR CLOSE TO THAT, EVERY SINGLE DAY. THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL RECOMMENDS STAYING IN THE SHADE, WEARING LONG-SLEEVED CLOTHING AND WEARING SUNSCREEN TO PREVENT SUNBURN.>>Evrod: BUT DIDN’T SAY IF THERE’S A CONNECTION BETWEEN WATER AND SUNBURN.>>Rhonda: AND KIDS THAT LOOK UP TO HIM, YOU’RE CONCERNED ABOUT THEM THINKING, IF I DRINK A LOT OF WATER, I DON’T NEED SUNSCREEN.>>Evrod: BUT I GREW UP THINKING MY SKIN DOESN’T BURN.>>Rhonda: BUT OUR BROWN SKIN BURNS, TOO. I FOUND THAT OUT T HARD WAY>>Brandon: AND WE HAVE BOTH THINGS GOING ON RIGHT NOW, SUN AND HURRICANE. WE HAVE A COUPLE OF SYSTEMS ACTIVE IN THE TROPICS. MARIA. AND JOSE IS FINAL FIZZLING OUT. HERE AT HOME, WE ARE WORRIED ABOUT SUNSCREEN AND HYDRATION BECAUSE IT’S GONNA BE A WARM ONE. 70 AT METRO, ALL RIGHT. 72 IS OUR AVERAGE HIGH, AND WE’RE ALMOST THERE. 64 IN ANN ARBOR, 66 IN OUR NORTH ZONE AT PONTIAC, AND TODAY IS THE FIRST DAY OF FALL. IT BEGINS OFFICIALLY AT 4:02 P.M. THE AUTUMNA EQUINOX. BUT WE’RE FEELING EVERY BIT OF MID-JULY OR AUGUST HERE WITH THESE NUMBERS, 70 AT 8:00 A.M. 83 DEGREES BY NOONTIME AND HIGH OF 88 OR WARMER. RECORD HIGH IS 91. IT IS IN JEOPARDY OF AT LEAST TYING IT. I ANTICIPATE SEVERAL 90s AROUND THE AREA. IF WE GET THE STRETCH BETWEEN NOON AND 3:00 OR 4:00 WITH LIMITED CLOUD COVER, I THINK WE COULD TIE IT, MAYBE BEAT IT. YOUR CMOMETERS PROBABLY TYING IT YESTERDAY. AND TONIGHT YOU DON’T NEED A SWEATSHIRT FOR THE GAME TONIGHT. PA LOOK AT THE SKY CONDITIONS. WE SEE WET WEATHER OVER CENTRAL MINNESOTA BUT YOU CAN SEE THE GENERAL DIRECTION OF THAT, HEADING TO THE NORTH-NORTHEAST, A BIG RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE SETTING UP, BRINGING US STABLE WEATHER ALL WEEKEND, VERY WARM, AND KEEPING THE SNOW TO THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN WEST. EVENTUALLY, OUR WARM AIR DOES BREAK DOWN BUT NOT THROUGH THE WEEKEND. GOOD THING THE SPARTY GAME TOMORROW AT SPARTAN STADIUM 8:00 P.M. AGAINST NOTRE DAME BECAUSE IT WILL BE A SCORCHER ALL DAY, SO THEY GET SOME RELIEF BECAUSE OF THE TIMING. AND SUNDAY, EVERYTHING IS GREAT FOR TAILGATERS. DRINK TONS OF WATER. IT’S TWOFOLD. YOU DON’T BURN OUT IN THE SUN AND YOU BALANCE YOUR BEVERAGES.>>Kim: OH, THE WISE WORDS OF TOM BRADY. [LAUGHTER] WE HAVE TO LET YOU KNOW ABOUT THINGS HAPPENING THIS WEEKEND THAT ARE GOING TO AFFECT YOUR COMMUTE WHEREVER YOU’RE GOING. WE WANT TO LET YOU KNOW ABOUT THIS IN FERNDALE, THE DIY FAIR, AND IT WILL HAVE THE EASTBOUND AND WESTBOUND LANES OF 9 MILE AT WOODWARD CLOSED. IT WILL REMAIN CLOSED UNTIL 10:00 P.M. ON SUNDAY. SO HAPPENING ALL WEEKEND. AND CONSTRUCTION ON THE SOUTHBOUND SIDE OF WOODWARD PAST SQUARE LAKE. ONE LANE BLOCKED IN THE 9:00 TONIGHT. NORTHBOUND LANES, ONLY ONE LANE OPEN. THIS STARTS AT 9:00 AND THIS IS GOING TO BE AN ONGOING CONSTRUCTION PROJECT THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND, WRAPPING UP AT 6:00 A.M. ON MONDAY MORNING. OVER TO YOU, EVROD.>>Evrod: TIME IS 5:48. HE IS THE MAN THAT MANY CREDIT FOR DOWNTOWN DETROIT’S COMEBACK. BUT DAN GILBERT SAID HIS PLANS CALL FOR MORE THAN JUST SKYSCRAPERS IN DOWNTOWN DETROIT. DURING A ONE-ON-ONE INTERVIEW, HE TOLD ME WHAT HE’S DOING TO HELP ALL DETROITERS IN OTHER NEIGHBORHOODS. BILLIONAIRE BUSINESSMAN DAN GILBERT IS TALKING CANDIDLY WITH ME ABOUT ALL THINGS DETROIT. CONSTANTLY MAKING HEADLINES FOR REVITALIZING DOWNTOWN. FROM THE QLINE TO MICROSOFT MOVING TO DOWNTOWN DETROIT TO THE NEW BOOK TOWER. ALL OF HIS EFFORTS TO REVITALIZE THE CITY SEEM TO BE CENTERED IN ONE LOCATION, BUT THAT’S NOT ALL TRUE. TH SAY HE IS HERE T GENTRIFY DOWNTOWN DETROIT. WHAT D YOU SAY TO THEM.>>MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE EVIDENCE OF WHAT WE’RE DOING.>>Evrod: HE EXTENDS EFFORTS INTO THE NEIGHBORHOODS, DONATING MORE THAN $6 MILLION TO IMPROVING DETROIT PUBLIC PARKS.>>IF YOU DON’T GIVE HUMAN BEINGS PARKS AND SPACE, IT COLLAPSES ON ITSELF.>>Evrod: THE BEAUTIFUL ARTWORK ON BUSINESSES, PART OF HIS SMALL BUSINESS MURAL PROJECT, RESPONSIBLE FOR ARTWORK ON BUILDINGS LIKE THESE, ON MACK AVENUE, GRAND RIVER, AND SCHAEFER HIGHWAY. IN 2014, HE CHAIRED DETROIT’S BLIGHT REMOVAL TASK FORCE. SINCE THEN DEVELOPED THE REHAB AND READY PROGRAM, COMMITTING $5 MILLION FROM QUICKEN LOANS. UNDER THE PROGRAM, 40 HOMES WERE REHABBED LIKE THIS ONE ON OHIO STREET IN DETROIT’S BAGLEY NEIGHBORHOOD.>>BLIGHT IS A CANCER THAT GROWS. SO YOU HAVE TO STOP THAT FIRST. IF YOU DON’T STOP THAT AND CUT THE CANCER OUT BEFORE YOU TREAT THE PATIENT.>>Evrod: AS THE MULTIMILLION-DOLLAR QLINE MAKES ITS WAY UP AND DOWN WOODWARD AVENUE, IT STOPS THERE AND OUT OF REACH FOR MOST DETROITERS. GILBERT INSISTS IT’S JUST THE BEGINNING TO FIX THE PUBLIC TRANSIT ISSUES. ARE THERE ANY PLANS TO EXTEND IT? A LOT OF PEOPLE TALK ABOUT HOW IT SERVICES DOWNTOWN BUT NOT IN TERMS OF THE NEIGHBORHOODS.>>WE HAVE TO PROVE TO WASHINGTON WE CAN GET OUR ACT TOGETHER. SO THEIR IDEA WAS A PRIVATE LINE AND WE WOULD MOSTLY RAISE PRIVATE MONEY, WHICH WE DID. BUT NOW WE HAVE AN RTA AND YOU GO TO WASHINGTON AND MAKE A REQUEST FOR REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION FUNDING.>>Evrod: THIS MUST BE DONE AFTER VOTERS REJECTED AN RTA MILLAGE.>>Evrod: THE LARGEST MINORITY EMPLOYER IN THE CITY OF DETROIT, WHAT DOES THAT MEAN TO YOU?>>IT’S A BIG DEAL FOR US. IT’S BETTER FOR BUSINESS TO HAVE DIVERSITY. AND WE MADE A STRONG EFFORT TO MAKE SURE THAT OUR EMPLOYMENT REPRESENTED AT LEAST SIGNIFICANTLY REPRESENTED WHAT DETROIT LOOKS LIKE.>>Evrod: AS HIS FAMILY OF COMPANIES CONTINUES TO GROW AND HELP IMPROVE AREAS ACROSS THE ENTIRE CITY, GILBERT IS NOT TAKING ALL THE CREDIT.>>Evrod: WOULD YOU CONSIDER YOURSELF A DETROIT SAVIOR?>>NO, IT’S NO ONE PERSON OR NO ONE COMPANY. I DON’T KAY IF YOU’RE US OR GENERAL MOTORS OR THE ILITCHS, IT’S IMPOSSIBLE. WE NEED TO GROW TOGETHER.>>Rhonda: WOW! ENLIGHTENING THAT THE $5 MILLION HE HAS PUT INTO REHABBING NEIGHBORHOODS AND $6 MILLION IN PARKS THAT NONE OF US EVEN KNEW ABOUT.>>Evrod: SO I ASKED HIM, WHY HAVEN’T WE HEARD MUCH ABOUT THE WORK HE’S DONE OUTSIDE OF DOWNTOWN? HE SAID AS AN ORGANIZATION THEY HAVEN’T DONE A GOOD JOB OF TELLING THAT PART OF THE STORY AND DIDN’T REALLY WANT TO BRAG, UNTIL NOW HE WAS ABLE TO GET THAT STORY OUT.>>Rhonda: I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT BECAUSE A LOT OF FOLKS THAT LIVE IN DETROIT, THE ONE AREA THEY’RE TROUBLED WITH IS SEEING ALL THE DEVELOPMENT IN THE DOWNTOWN AREA AND NOT THE NEIGHBORHOODS. SO IT’S GOOD FOR THEM TO KNOW BABY STEPS ARE HAPPENING. IT’S A BIG PROJECT THAT NEEDS TO DONE IN TERMS OF REVITALIZING ALL OF DETROIT, BUT EVERY LITTLE BIT HELPS.>>Evrod: HE’S VERY HUMBLE.>>Rhonda: HE CERTAINLY IS. A SPARTAN TOO!>>Evrod: HAD TO THROW THAT IN. [LAUGHTER]>>Rhonda: HOW CHORES CAN HELP SAVE YOUR LIFE. DOES THAT MOTIVATE YOU TO WANT TO DO SOM ♪♪>>Brandon: GOOD FRIDAY MORNING! AND HAPPY FALL! IT OFFICIALLY BEGINS AT 4:02 P.M. AND IT’S GONNA BE EVERY BIT OF MID-JULY OUT THERE. SO DON’T LET THE CALENDAR FOOL YA, I GUESS. 83 DEGREES AT NOON, AND 88 THE AFTERNOON HIGH. THE RECORD IS 91, KIM. COULD BE A RECORD SETTING HOT DAY, THE FIRST DAY OF FALL.>>Kim: I THINK SO. HERE’S WHAT’S GOING ON FOR YOUR COMMUTE. AN ACCIDENT TO LET YOU KNOW ABOUT, ON THE WESTBOUND SIDE OF I-94 AT 10 MILE THERE. YOU CAN SEE THERE’S AN ACCIDENT BLOCKING YOUR RIGHT SHOULDER. USE CAUTION, BUT YOU CAN SEE THERE AREN’T ANY DELAYS. SO LOOKING GOOD AS YOU HEAD OUT THE DOOR.>>Rhonda: WE HAVE AN UNUSUAL “HELP ME HANK” RECALL ALERT. IT’S ABOUT A BRAND OF COFFEE THAT’S BEING RECALLED BECAUSE IT COULD KILL YOU! THE COLD BREW CANS OF DEATH WISH COFFEE MAY BE TAINTED WITH A TOXIC-CAUSING BOTULISM AND COULD BE FATAL! THE RECALL IS BEING DONE OUT OF AN ABUNDANCE OF CAUTION. IT’S CALLED DEATH WISH COFFEE BECAUSE IT’S ADVERTISED AS THE WORLD’S STRONGEST, NOT BECAUSE IT WILL KILL YOU. ONE CUP HAS FIVE TIMES MORE CAFFEINE THAN REGULAR COFFEE.>>Evrod: AT LEAST THEY DON’T HAVE TO CHANGE THE NAME.>>Rhonda: IT’S BEFITTING. BUT IF IT’S SOMETHING YOU’RE THINKING ABOUT TRYING, DO MORE CUPS OF COFFEE INSTEAD.>>Evrod: MAYBE STARBUCK’S.>>>GARDENING, WASHING THE FLOOR OR CLEANING THE KITCHEN, SOUND LIKE UNWANTED CHORES, BUT THEY COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE.>>Rhonda: IN A NEW STUDY, RESEARCH FOUND THAT DOING PHYSICAL HOUSEHOLD CHORES FIVE TIMES A WEEK FOR HALF AN HOUR CAN REDUCE YOUR RISK OF DEATH BY 28%. STAYING ACTIVE FOR THE KEY. AND STAYING ACTIVE FOR 750 MINUTES A WEEK CAN CUT YOUR CHANCE OF EARLY DEATH BY 40%.>>Evrod: TELL THAT TO ALICE FROM THE BRADY BUNCH, REST IN PEACE.>>>LOCAL STORIES FROM DETROIT, BIRMINGHAM, AND SHELBY TOWNSHIP.>>Rhonda: AND LOSE WEIGHT BY DRINKING ONE LESS. THE BIG DIFFERENCE FROM CUTTING BACK ON ONE POPULAR DRINK. WE’LL TELL YOU WHAT IT IS.>>Evrod: AND HALLOWEEN IS A MONTH AWAY. ♪♪>>Rhonda: GOOD MORNING, EVERYBODY! IT’S FRIDAY. AND IT’S ALSO THE FIRST DAY OF FALL. NOT THE FIRST FULL DAY. IT’S TECHNICALLY RIGHT NOW AT 5:59, STILL SUMMER.>>Evrod: WE’RE GONNA HOLD ON TO IT AS LONG AS POSSIBLE.>>Rhonda: IT WON’T BE A PROBLEM WITH THIS FORECAST.>>Evrod: WE’LL CHECK IN WITH BRANDON. BUT RIGHT NOW, ALL EYES ON NORTH KOREA, THE COUNTRY PLANNING TO TOUCH AN H-BOMB AS THE WAR OF WORDS ESCALATES EVEN FURTHER.>>Rhonda: TO THE RESCUE! A CAR ENGULFED IN FLAMES DOESN’T STOP THE OFFICERS FROM HELPING THOSE TRAPPED INSIDE.>>Evrod: TODAY, AS WE WERE TALKING, MIGHT BE THE START OF FALL. WE’RE ON THE VERGE OF BREAKING A RECORD AS ANOTHER HOT AND HUMID DAY IN THE WORKS, AND WE’RE CALLING TODAY FALL, BUT AS RHONDA MENTIONED, IT’S STILL SUMMER. SO WHY AREN’T WE SAYING TODAY IS SUMMER?>>Brandon: NEAR RECORD HEAT AND IT’S SUPER HOT UNTIL 4:01. AT 4:02, BOOM! IT’S LIKE 40 DEGREES AROUND HERE. NO, IT’S NOT AND GOT YOU OUT OF BED. 69 DEGREES TO START THE DAY. WE ARE ON OUR WAY TO A POSSIBLE RECORD. IT 91. WE’RE FORECASTING 88 DEGREES AT 3:00 P.M. IT’S SHORTS WEATHER FOR THE KIDS. ALL DAY LONG, SUNSHINE AND HUMIDITY. UPPER 80s WILL AT LEAST FEEL LIKE THE LOWER 90s. IF WE HIT 91, WE TIE A RECORD. IF WE BEAT THAT, WE OBVIOUSLY BREAK THE RECORD ON THE TRANSITION INTO FALL. HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL WILL OFFICIALLY BE FALL. BUT 80s, MAY BE FALLING INTO THE UPPER 70s BY THE TIME THE GAME IS OVER. DRY AROUND THE AREA FOR THE GAMES TONIGHT. KIM, HOW ARE WE LOOKING ON THE ROADS THIS MORNING?>>Kim: GOOD, FOR THE MOST PART. A LOOK AT THE BIG PICTURE, WE’VE GOT AN ACCIDENT OVER ON THE EASTERN SIDE OF OUR VIEWING AREA. HERE’S WHERE WE’RE DEALING WITH THE ACCIDENT. WESTBOUND I-94 RIGHT AT 10 MILE. YOU CAN SEE THERE’S FLASHING LIGHTS HERE. THAT’S THE ACCIDENT BLOCKING YOUR RIGHT SHOULDER. YOU CAN SEE THE TRAFFIC FLOW IN THIS AREA IS JUST FINE, NO SLOWDOWNS YOU NEED TO WORRY ABOUT, JUST SOMETHING TO BE CAUTIOUS OF TRAVELLING THAT WAY. AND CONSTRUCTION OVER ON I-75, I’LL TELL YOU ALL ABOUT IT COMING UP AT 6:14. EVROD?>>Evrod: THANK YOU. IT IS 6:02. DETROIT POLICE ARE CURRENTLY INVESTIGATING AFTER A MAN IN HIS 20s WAS INJURED IN A SHOOTING ON THE CITY’S WEST SIDE. TAKE A LOOK. THIS IS VIDEO FROM THE SCENE ON BIRWOOD NEAR WYOMING AND SCHOOLCRAFT. THE MAN H NONLIFE-THREATENING PINJURIES.>>>ALSO ON THE WEST SIDE, A WOMAN IS IN THE HOSPITAL IN CRITICAL CAN AFTER THIS WILD CRASH ON GRAND RIVER NEAR OUTER DRIVE. THE WOMAN WAS HURT AND TAKEN FROM THE WHITE PONTIAC, OR WHAT’S LEFT OF IT YOU SEE HERE ON THE SCREEN. IT’S UNCLEAR WHAT COULD HAVE CAUSED THIS CRASH.>>Rhonda: HE IS ACCUSED OF MURDERING A FORMER MARINE OVER $50. AFTER BEING MISSING FOR MORE THAN A MONTH, THE MARINE KNOWN AS CHEF DOUG IN HIS COMMUNITY WAS FOUND SHOT TO DEATH AND STUFFED IN A BARREL IN A VACANT DETROIT HOME. TODAY, ALL OF THE EVIDENCE AGAINST THE ALLEGED KILLER WILL BE LAID OUT IN COURT. LET’S GO TO LOCAL 4’S NICK MONACELLI JOINING US LIVE WITH WHAT ELSE WE CAN EXPECT TO HAPPEN IN COURT TODAY. NICK?>>Nick: GOOD MORNING TO YOU! TODAY IS A PRELIMINARY EXAM, SO WHAT ELSE TO EXPECT IS TO SEE IF THERE’S ENOUGH EVIDENCE TO GO TO TRIAL. THE $50, THAT WAS GOING TOWARD A HUMAN SEX TRAFFICKING RING. THE STORY OF BELOVED CHEF DOUG CALHOUN WAS WATCHED CLOSELY HERE IN DETROIT. THE MEAN MISSING FOR WEEKS AND THEN FOUND MURDERED AND STUFFED IN A BARREL. BUT WHAT REALLY HAPPENED CAME TO LIGHT WHEN THE ACCUSED KILLER FACED A JUDGE FOR THE FIRST TIME AND THE DETROIT POLICE DETECTIVE LAID OUT HOW THEY FOUND THE MISSING MARINE.>>A WITNESS.>>Nick: THE WITNESS IS A 17-YEAR-OLD GIRL. IN MAY OF THIS YEAR, SHE WAS 16 AND SOURCES SAY CALHOUN SEARCHED FOR SEX FOR SALE ON BACKPAGE.COM. HE CALLED HER AND SET UP A MEETING FOR SEX AND MET THE MAN ACCUSED OF TRAFFICKING THAT TEEN. TRAYVON BASSTERVILLE. CALHOUN WAS SHOT TO DEATH MULTIPLE TIMES BY BASKERVILLE AFTER THEY ARGUED. POLICE CHECKED CALHOUN’S PHONE RECORDS, AND SHE LED THEM TO HIS BODY STUFFED IN A BARREL ON JULY 7, ENDING FAMILY SEARCHES AND HEARTACHE. HE WAS CHARGED WITH MURDER AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING>>HE LOOKED SHOCKED ABOUT THE HUMAN TRAFFICKING CHARGES BUT NOT THE MURDER.>>Nick: THEY WILL DETERMINE IF THERE’S ENOUGH EVIDENCE TO SEND THE CASE TO TRIAL. BECAUSE BASKERVILLE IS CHARGED WITH SO MUCH, IF FOUND GUILTY, HE COULD SPEND THE REST OF HIS LIFE IN PRISON. WE ARE LIVE THIS MORNING, NICK MONACELLI, “LOCAL 4 NEWS TODAY.”>>Rhonda: WE’LL BE IN COURT TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS TODAY. THANK YOU.>>Evrod: TENSIONS CONTINUE TO RISE BETWEEN PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP AND NORTH KOREAN LEADER KIM JONG-UN. AFTER PRESIDENT TRUMP BEEFED UP SANCTIONS ON THE NORTH, KIM JONG UN ISSUED A STATEMENT AND CALLED MR. TRUMP DERANGED AND WARNED HE WILL PAY DEARLY FOR THREATENING HIS COUNTRY. THIS IS AS NORTH KOREA CONTINUES TO RAMP UP ACTIVITY. SOUTH KOREA NOW REPORTING THAT THE NORTH’S FOREI MINISTER SAYS THE COUNTRY MIGHT BE TESTING HYDROGEN BOMB IN THE PACIFIC.>>Rhonda: WE’RE GETTING A FIRST LOOK AT A COUPLE OF DRAMATIC RESCUES THAT TOOK PLACE SINCE TUESDAY’S MASSIVE EARTHQUAKE NEAR MEXICO CITY. ONE VIDEO SHOWS AN ELDERLY WOMAN CARRIED OUT TO SAFETY ON A STRETCHER AND THE OTHER SHOWS FIREFIGHTERS MAKING THEIR WAY THROUGH RUBBLE TO SAVE A WOMAN WHO WAS BURIED. RIGHT NOW, WE KNOW THAT AT LEAST 270 LIVES HAVE BEEN LOST AND MORE THAN 50 SURVIVORS HAVE BEEN RESCUED.>>>MEANWHILE, OVER TO HURRICANE MARIA, THIS HURRICANE IS CONTINUING TO TEAR ACROSS THE CARIBBEAN ISLANDS AND IS NOW A CATEGORY 3 STORM. THE HURRICANE IS EXPECTED TO HIT THE ISLANDS OF TURKS AND CAICOS LATER TODAY AND THEN CONTINUE TOWARD THE BAHAMAS. NO DIRECT HITS EXPECTED ON THOSE ISLANDS. MORE THAN A DOZEN IS CONFIRMED DEZ AND THE NUMBER IS EXPECTED TO RISE IN THE COMING DAYS. THE HARDEST HIT AREA, PUERTO RICO, WHERE MORE THAN A MILLION PEOPLE, THE ENTIRE POPULATION, HAVE NO POWER. THEY’RE BEING TOLD IT COULD BE WEEKS BEFORE ELECTRICITY IS RESTORED. WHICH, OF COURSE, IMPACTS NOT ONLY ELECTRICITY BUT WATER. IT’S A DISASTER AREA AND DEVASTATING FOR EVERYBODY WHO LIVES THERE.>>Evrod: RIGHT NOW, WE HEAD OVER TO THE CARR PORT AND CHECK IN WITH JASON FOLLOWING A CONTROVERSIAL BUSINESS MOVE.>>Jason: HE JUST WANTED TO RENT A BOUNCE HOUSE FOR THE KIDS. BUT THE REPLY FROM A LOCAL BUSINESS IS DISHEARTENING FOR ANYBODY WHO LIVES IN THE CITY.>>Rhonda: AND IT’S FRIDAY! SO WE’RE PUTTING A LITTLE MORE PEP IN OUR STEP. A FUN WORKOUT YOU CAN DO AT HOME THAT’S NEXT FOR FITNESS FRIDAY>>Rhonda: YOU ADD FUN AND PLAY INTO THE ACTUAL WORKOUT, AND IT’S NONTRADITIONAL.>>IT HAS TO BE A LOT OF PLAY. PEOPLE DON’T CONTINUE TO RUN ON TREADMILLS FOR 20 YEARS BECAUSE THEY ENJOY IT.>>Rhonda: AND THEY DREAD IT! [LAUGHTER]>>IF WE CAN ADD PLAY INTO THE WORKOUT, MORE FUN AND YOU’LL NEVER RUN FASTER THAN WHEN SOMEONE IS CHASING YOU. WE’LL MOVE FAST HERE. SO GET ATHLETIC AND DON’T LET YOUR CHEST MOVE. START TURNING YOUR FEET AND KEEP UP WITH ME, AS FAST AS YOU CAN. TURN THOSE HIPS, TURN THOSE HIPS.>>Rhonda: HOW LONG WOULD YOU DO THIS?>>AND REBACKS. 5 SECONDS TO 20 SECONDS, DEPENDING ON IF THEY’RE YOUNG. THE OLDER WE GET, THE BETTER ATHLETES, 20 SECONDS MATCH. IT’S A SPRINT. WE NEED THE SPEED COMPONENT.>>Rhonda: AND WHAT’S NEXT?>>THE SPEED VINE OR SOME CALL IT THE SPEED SALSA. START TURNING AND GO QUICKER AND QUICKER, AND DON’T LET THE ARMS MOVE. DON’T LET THE ARMS MOVE. AND FEEL LOTS OF SHOULDERS, LOTS OF HIPS.>>Rhonda: IT IS FUN, DON’T FEEL LIKE YOU’RE WORKING OUT.>>KEEP ‘EM COMING BACK AND THINGS THEY CAN DO OUTSIDE OF THE GYM.>>Rhonda: AND IN 30 SECONDS, WE’RE WINDED. SEARCH FITNESS FRIDAY AT ♪♪>>Evrod: WELCOME BACK! IN THE CARR PORT, A COMPANY POLICY IS GETTING A LOT OF ATTENTION.>>Rhonda: DON’T DO BUSINESS WITH PEOPLE IN DETROIT. WHAT’S THIS ALL ABOUT?>>Jason: THE COMPANY IN QUESTION REFUSED TO GO ON RECORD, SO WE’RE NOT NAMING THAT COMPANY. BUT THEY ARE NOT DENYING AN E-MAIL SENT TO A MAN LOOKING TO RENT THIS “STAR WARS” BOUNCE HOUSE, RIGHT HERE. DEON MULLEN WAS HOPING TO RENT THE BOUNCE HOUSE FOR AN EVENT FOR HIS NONPROFIT. THE COMPANY SAID IT DOESN’T DO BUSINESS IN DETROIT. IN THE E-MAIL, THE COMPANY SAID: IT BREAKS OUR HEARTS FOR THE CHILDREN NEGATIVELY AFFECTED BY SIMPLY BEING BORN IN ONE PLACE VERSUS ANOTHER.>>IT BROKE MY HEART THAT THIS COMPANY WOULD NOT SERVICE THE CITIZENS OF DETROIT AND OUR CHILDREN BECAUSE THEY WERE SIMPLY BORN IN THE CITY OF DETROIT.>>Jason: THE COMPANY SAID IT DOESN’T DO BUSINESS IN DETROIT BECAUSE DRIVERS HAVE BEEN THREATENED AND ROBBED IN THE CITY AND SOME EQUIPMENT HAD BEEN STOLEN AND DAMAGED IN THE PAST. IN THE FACEBOOK REACTIONS:>>Jason: AT 6:30, A FIRST FOR DETROIT, THE POPE’S CHOIR IS IN TOWN AND WE’RE GIVING AWAY TICKETS TO SEE HIM. SEE NEW ABOUT 30 MINUTES.>>Evrod: I’M SURPRISED.>>Rhonda: MY JAW IS ON THE FLOOR.>>Evrod: SO MANY PEOPLE ARE IN SUPPORT OF THAT.>>Rhonda: YOU CAN’T PUNISH AN ENTIRE CITY BECAUSE OF ONE OR TWO –>>Evrod: SOMEBODY WHO HAS HAD A HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE, BUT YOU CAN’T STEREOTYPE, NOT AN ENTIRE CITY.>>Rhonda: AS SOMEONE SAID, IT IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR SOMEONE TO START A BUSINESS. LOOKS LIKE THERE’S PLENTY OF OPPORTUNITY TO ENTERTAIN THE KIDS. A BOUNCE HOUSE WOULD BE QUITE FUN THIS WEEKEND FOR THE KIDS, ESPECIALLY WITH THE NICE SUMMER WEATHER.>>Evrod: I’M TAKING MY SON TO ONE.>>Kim: IT WILL BE HOT! THEY’L NEED LOTS OF WATER!>>Brandon: IT’S A STEAM BATH BOUNCE HOUSE IS WHAT THOSE TURN INTO. NOT THAT THEY TRAP HEAT IN, BUT EAR IN WITH ALL THE OTHER BODY HEAT AND EVERYONE IS JUMPING AROUND, BOUNCING AROUND! JUMP, JUMP!>>Kim: GOTTA ROLL THE STING NOW.>>Brandon: GET OUT OF BED, JUMP AROUND, BOUNCE AROUND, AND MAYBE ON THE COUCH OR BED, CREATE YOUR OWN LITTLE — LET’S GO! WOO! WOO! WHO’S DOIN’ IT? NOBODY? THE JOKE’S ON ME, I GUESS. GOOD MORNING,EVERYBODY, WE HAVE 60s TO NEAR 70 DEGREES, AN UNUSUALLY WARM STRETCH OF WEATHER CONTINUES AND TODAY, FIRST DAY OF FALL, YOU BET. 4:02 P.M., IT STARTS. HUGE PARTY IN THE WEATHER OFFICE. PAUL GROSS, IT’S ROSH HASHANAH TOO, SO HE’S DIPPING APPLES AND HONEY AND DOING — WELL, WE’LL TALK MORE ABOUT IT. 69 DEGREES IN OUR METRO ZONE. HOWELL AT 67. MONROE 67. IT’S 62 DEGREES IN OUR NORTH ZONE FROM PONTIAC TO LAPEER. MIDDLE 60s AT THE BUS STOP FOR THE KIDS THIS MORNING. SUNRISE AT 7:21, SO IT’S LATER AND LATER AND GOING TO BED EARLIER AND EARLIER. TEMPERATURES TODAY ARE GOING TO SOAR. IN SPITE OF THE SEASONAL CHANGE, 83 DEGREES AT NOON AND 88. THE RECORD IS 91. WITH THE HEAT AND HUMIDITY COMBINED, IT WILL PROMOTE AFTERNOON CLOUD DEVELOPMENT. IF WE CAN SNEAK OUT A COUPLE 2-3 HOURS OF UNINHIBITED SUN, WE COULD SEE IT TIED OR BROKEN. EXPECT A HANDFUL OF 90s. TONIGHT, AT THE BALL GAME OR AT YOUR HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL GAMES, MIDDLE 80s FALLING PERHAPS INTO THE MIDDLE 70s BY 10:00 P.M. SUN SETS AT 7:30 P.M. AND WE REALLY DON’T HAVE A LOT GOING ON, EVEN THOUGH WE SEE WET WEATHER OVER MINNESOTA, IT CONTINUES TO TREND OR TRAIN IN A DIFFERENT DIRECTION. WE’RE LOCKED INTO THE HIGH PRESSURE DOME ALL WEEKEND. LUCKILY TOMORROW, THE SPARTANS GAME IS AT NIGHT AGAINST NOTRE DAME, SO WE DON’T HAVE TO SUFFER THROUGH THE HEAT DURING THE GAME. AND THE LIONS, IT LOOKS GOOD HERE, LIONS AND FALCONS, A GREAT DAY FOR TAILGATING AND WARM FOR SURE YOUR HANSONS WEATHER WINDOW TODAY. 1-800-HANSONS. AND THESE ARE THE INFAMOUS YELLOW MARIGOLDS. OH, JUST MARIGOLDS, AND THEY’RE NOT INFAMOUS, BUT THEY’RE BEAUTIFUL! OUR HANSONS WEATHER WINDOW. AND KIM HAS PREDICTED A RECORD-BREAKER.>>Kim: YES, AND SUNDAY, THE LIONS WILL BEAT THE FALCONS, THEY’LL BE 3-0. I’M A GENIUS AT THIS POINT.>>Brandon: I SWEAR, THIS JUST FELL OFF THE RAFTERS I HERE. THREE!>>Kim: THAT’S AMAZING! LET’S GET TO THIS ACCIDENT OVER OR WESTBOUND I-94 AT 10MILE. THIS IS ON THE RIGHT SHOULDER, BE CAREFUL OF A DEL THERE. AND NORTHBOUND I-75 BETWEEN 11 MILE AND 12 MILE, ONE LANE BLOCKED FROM 9 TO 3. AND SOUTHBOUND I-75 FROM I-696 TO 8 MILE, O LANE BLOCKED 9 A.M. TO 5 P.M. AND ALSO OUR 1-800-CALL-SAM CHOPPER SHOT, I-75 AT 12 MILE. AND THINGS ARE LOOKING GOOD HERE. NOW EVROD.>>Evrod: AND IF THIS TRAFFIC THING DOESN’T WORK OUT, YOU COULD BE A SOOTHSAYER.>>>WE’RE TALKING THIS YEAR’S TOP HALLOWEEN COSTUMES AND SILLY RABBIT, TRIX CEREAL GOING BACK TO ITS OLD WAYS. THE EQUIFAX CEO TO BE GRILLED. AND ERIN IS IN FOR MARIBEL THIS MORNING. GOOD MORNING!>>GOOD MORNING! THE CEO OF EQUIFAX WILL TESTIFY NEXT MONTH, AND WILL FACE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE MASSIVE SECURITY BREACH AT THE COMPANY. HACKERS GAINED ACCESS TO PERSONAL INFORMATION ON 143 MILLION PEOPLE! SMITH AND EQUIFAX HAVE BEEN WIDELY CRITICIZED FOR HANDLING THE BREACH AND WAITED MORE THAN A MONTH TO ALERT THE PUBLIC. CLASS TRIX IS COMING BACK. GENERAL MILLS WILL START SELLING A LESS HEALTHY VERSION NEXT MONTH. IT REPLACED CLASSIC TRIX WITH AN ALL-NATURAL VERSION, AND IT DID NOT GO OVER WELL. THEY FLOODED THE COMPANY COMPLAINING. TURNS OUT THAT QUITE A FEW PEOPLE LIKE THE OLD CEREAL WITH ARTIFICIAL FLAVORS AND HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP. I WAS ONE OF THEM!>>>AND SUPER HEROES IS THE NUMBER ONE KIDS COSTUMES THIS YEAR. BATMAN HAS OWN CATEGORY WITH NUMBER TWO IN POP LAYERITY, FOLLOWED BY PRINCESS. WITCH, ZOMBIES ARE ALSO IN THE RUNNING.>>Evrod: YOU KNOW WHAT SOUND THAT IS? IT MEANS IT’S TIME OR ALMOST TIME FOR THIS WEEK’S FREE ART FRIDAY. FIRST, WE WANT TO INTRODUCE TO YOU LAST WEEK’S WINNER. HER NAME IS RHONDA! RHONDA RAY. AND WE’VE HAD A LOT OF REPEAT WINNERS. SHE SAID SHE CAN’T THANK US ENOUGH. MAKE SURE YOU STAY TUNED. WE HAVE A CLUE A LITTLE BIT LATER ON IN THE SHOW FOR THIS WEEK. I DON’T EVEN KNOW WHAT THIS WEEK’S ART IS. DO YOU REMEMBER?>>Rhonda: SOMETIMES WE GET A PREVIEW, BUT WE’LL BE AS SURPRISED AS YOU ARE WHEN WE REVEAL THE SECRET LOCATION. 6:20. AND PUT DOWN THAT POP! WHY CUTTING BACK A LITTLE BIT COULD HELP YOU LOSE WEIGHT. THAT’S NEXT IN “GOOD HEALTH.”>>Evrod: BEFORE WE GO TO BREAK, MEET OUR “FACEBOOK FRIEND 4 THE DAY.” COME CLOSE TO THE SCREEN. WHAT A COOL NAME. THIS IS COOLEY POPE, FROM CLINTON TOWNSHIP. HE’S A BUS DRIVER FOR ALL BRANCHES OF THE ARMED SERVICES AND HE’S A SINGER, SONGWRITER, AND GUITAR PLAYER.>>Rhonda: WELL, TALK ABOUT WELL ROUNDED! I BET YOU WOULD ENJOY SPENDING THE D AT THE MICHIGAN RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. CONGRATS TO YOU! AND YOU COULD BE OUR NEXT FRIEND 4 THE DAY, BUT YOU HAVE TO START BY LIKING OUR LOCAL 4 FACEBOOK PAGE AND CLICKING ON TONIGHT ♪♪>>Rhonda: WELCOME BACK! IN “GOOD HEALTH,” DRINKING ONE LESS POP A WEEK MAY HELP YOU LOSE WEIGHT. THE SUGARY DRINK ADDS ON CALORIES AND POUNDS. BY JUST CUTTING BACK ON ONE AN ENTIRE WEEK, THEY WEIGHED 1 POUND LESS THAN THOSE WHO DIDN’T CHANGE THEIR DRINKING HABITS. AND THOSE WHO ADDED A POP TO WEEKLY INTAKE GAINED MORE THAN A POUND A WEEK. SO GOOD IDEA TO CUT BACK, BRANDON. ARE YOU A POP DRINKER?>>Brandon: I AM. I’M ON A DIET 7-UP KICK THESE DAYS.>>Evrod: THAT’S NASTY!>>Brandon: I DON’T THINK ANY OF THAT IS GOOD FOR YOU. I DON’T KNOW WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT. WITH WEATHER, I DO KNOW. IT’S FALL AT 4:02 P.M. 88 THE AFTERNOON HIGH TEMPERATURE. THE RECORD IS 91. AND YOU KNOW WE CERTAINLY COULD TIE OR BREAK IT LATER TODAY.>>Kim: I THINK IT’S GONNA HAPPEN. IT WILL BE A STEAMY ONE. DRINK LOTS OF WATER TODAY. RIGHT NOW, WE’RE FOCUSED ON THE COMMUTE. AN ACCIDENT ON THE WESTBOUND SIDE OF I-94 RIGHT AT 10 MILE, BLOCKING YOUR RIGHT SHOULDER. USE CAUTION APPROACHING THIS AREA.>>Brandon: WHAT COMES AROUND GOES AROUND. MANY YEARS WHERE WE DOMINATED THE TWINS, NOW THE TWINS DOMINATING OUR TIGERS. YESTERDAY, INTERCHANGE FOR 14 HITS EN ROUTE TO A 12-1 WIN. TIGERS HAVE NOW LOST FOUR IN A ROW. THE SERIES CONTINUES TONIGHT. FIRST PITCH SCHEDULED FOR JUST AFTER 7:00 P.M>>>RED WINGS CONTINUED PRESEASON PLAY IN CHICAGO AND FELL 6-1 TO THE BLACKHAWKS. TOMORROW, THEY PLAY THEIR FIRST GAME EVER AT THE NEW LITTLE CAESAR’S ARENA AND THEY WILL HOST THE BOSTON BRUINS. AN ORIGINAL 6 CLASSIC AT THE LCA.>>Rhonda: LOOKIN’ FORWARD TO THAT. LOOK AT WHAT JUST FELL OUT OF THE SKY OVER HERE.>>Evrod: WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?>>Rhonda: IT JUST DROPPED.>>Evrod: WHERE DID IT COME FROM?>>Rhonda: I DON’T KNOW. WE’LL LEAVE IT HERE, IT MATCHES MY TIE. MY DAD GRADUATED FROM THERE. COMING UP NEXT AT 6:30, LOCAL STORIES FROM DETROIT, MACOMB, AND DEARBORN.>>Rhonda: AND TAKING THE TOP SPOT FOR THE THIRD YEAR IF A ROW, THE MOST POWERFUL WOMAN LIVES RIGHT HERE IN THE METRO DETROIT AREA.>>Evrod: BUT RUNNING TO DANGER, A DRAMATIC RESCUE FROM A FLAMING CAR, NEXT IN TODAY’S T>>>GET OUT!>>Evrod: MAN, OH, MAN, WAS THIS A RISKY RESCUE! THIS IS DOWN IN ATLANTA WHERE A GROUP OF POLICE OFFICERS ARE BEING CALLED HEROES AND IT’S OBVIOUS AS TO WHY.>>Rhonda: TWO PEOPLE WERE TRAPPED INSIDE OF THIS CAR THAT WAS ON FIRE AFTER A CRASH ON A FREEWAY THERE. THE DRIVER WAS UNCONSCIOUS. THE PASSENGER WAS SCREAMING FOR HELP WHILE STUCK IN THE VEHICLE. BOTH WERE PULLED THROUGH A WINDOW AND RUSHED TO A HOSPITAL. BACK IN A MOMENT>>Announcer: LIVE FROM DOWNTOWN DETROIT, “LOCAL 4 NEWS TODAY” AT 6:30 STARTS NOW!>>Brandon: LOOKING OUT WEST, IT’S SNOW AND RAIN ON THIS FIRST DAY OF FALL. BUT WE ARE FOCUSED MORE ON, NO, NOT THIS WET WEATHER OUT HERE. WE’RE LOOKING AT 90-DEGREE TEMPERATURES COMING YOUR WAY TODAY. [APPLAUSE]>>Evrod: VERY NICE, VERY NICE! AND THE WEATHER WILL BE GREAT FOR GETTING OUT AND LIGHTING UP THE NIGHT. THE ANNUAL D-LECTRICITY FESTIVAL, CELEBRATING ARTS HERE IN THE D. HOWEVER I AM NOT CALLING TODAY THE FIRST DAY OF FALL. THERE’S MORE SUMMER THAN FALL. I’M NOT DOING THE MATH.>>Rhonda: IT’S A LOT OF MATH AT 6:30 IN THE MORNING.>>Evrod: FROM 4 P.M. UNTIL MIDNIGHT, ONLY 8 HOURS.>>Rhonda: SO MOST OF THE DAY IS SUMMER. IT WILL SURE FEEL LIKE IT! IT WILL BE 90 BUT WITH THE HUMIDITY, IT COULD FEEL HOTTER.>>Brandon: LOTS OF NUMBERS, ABSOLUTELY. YOU GO UNTIL NOON, AND THAT’S 12 HOURS. AND THEN 4 P.M., YOU ADD ANOTHER — SO IT’S 16 HOURS OF SUMMER TODAY VERSUS 8 HOURS OF FALL. BUT WE’RE LOOKING AT NUMBERS RISING TO MID-JULY STANDARDS. 69 OUTSIDE RIGHT NOW. VISIBILITY IN THE HAZY CATEGORY. SOME RURAL AREAS AROUND METRO DETROIT, MAYBE A LITTLE BIT OF LIGHT FOG, AND WATCH OUT FOR THAT. BUS STOP, 68 DEGREES, HAZY SUNSHINE. THAT SUN RISES AT 7:21 A.M. FALL OFFICIALLY BEGINS AT 4:02 P.M. BUT AGAIN, IT FEELS EVERY BIT OF MID SUMMER, 83 AND A LITTLE MUGGY AT NOON, WITH A HIGH OF 88 DEGREES. THE RECORD IS 91, AND WE’RE GOING TO SORT OF BE RIGHT IN BETWEEN AS WE GET THE HEAT AND HUMIDITY THROUGH THE AFTERNOON, IT WILL PROMOTE MORE CLOUD DEVELOPMENT. NOTICE NOW, NOTHING HAPPENING HERE AS FAR AS CLOUDS. AND THE SHOWERS ARE STREAMING AWAY FROM US OUT OF MINNESOTA. BIG AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE, BUT THAT HEAT AND HUMIDITY WILL PRODUCE SOME CLOUD COVER LATER ON, SO THAT COULD BE, KIM, WHAT KEEPS US FROM THE RECORD. WE HAVE TO WAIT AND SEE.>>Kim: A LOOK AT WHAT’S GOING ON, ON THE ROADS. A COUPLE OF PROBLEMS TO LET YOU KNOW ABOUT AS YOU HEAD OUT THE DOOR. WE HAVE AN ACCIDENT REPORTED ON MOUND NEAR 9 MILE. WATCH OUT THERE, COULD BE A LITTLE BIT OF A SLOWDOWN. AND AN ACCIDENT OVER ON WESTBOUND I-94 RIGHT AT 10 MILE, THE RIGHT SHOULDER IS BLOCKED AND STILL LOOKS GOOD ON OUR MAPS. NOT SEEING MUCH OF A SLOWDOWN, SOMETHING TO BE CAUTIOUS OF. A LOOK WITH OUR SKY4 CHOPPER, RIGHT AT I-75 AND THE AMBASSADOR BRIDGE, IF YOU’RE HEADED OUT THIS WAY, DOWNTOWN TOWARDS CANADA THIS MORNING, THIS IS A LOOK AT YOUR COMMUTE, VERY LIGHT TRAFFIC VOLUMES AS WE START OUT THIS FRIDAY. ROAD CONDITIONS ARE LOOKING GREAT, DRY ROADS AND WE’RE HAVING A FANTASTIC COMMUTE IN THIS AREA. OVER TO YOU.>>Evrod: 6:33. WE’RE FOLLOWING STORIES FROM ALL ACROSS METRO DETROIT THIS MORNING.>>Rhonda: THE STORIES INCLUDE FROM SHELBY TOWNSHIP, MACOMB TOWNSHIP AND DEARBORN. LET’S BEGIN IN WEST BLOOMFIELD. CONSUMERS ENERGY SAYS THE SITUATION IS NOW UNDER CONTROL. CREWS WORKED THROUGH THE NIGHT TO CAP A GAS LEAK AFTER A CONTRACTOR CUT A 12-INCH LINE. NO EVACUATIONS WERE ORDERED AND THEY ARE ABLE TO TRAVEL THROUGH THAT ZONE JUST FINE.>>Evrod: IN DEARBORN, POLICE ARE ASKING FOR YOUR HELP IN FINDING THIS MAN IN CONNECTION WITH A ROBBERY FROM EARLIER THIS YEAR, JOHN EVANS, INVOLVED IN AN ARMED ROBBERY AT 57 ELEVEN IN DEARBORN. VIDEO SHOWED THE ROBBER FAIL AT ROBBING THE STORE WITH A KNIFE AND CAME BACK WITH A GUN.>>Rhonda: A MACOMB COUNTY SPANISH TEACHER PICTURED HERE WILL FACE POTENTIAL JAIL TIME FOR STEALING FROM SCHOOL FUNDS. LYDIA JOHNSON WAS THE STUDENT ACTIVITIES COORDINATOR AND FINANCIALLY IN CHARGE OF THE 2016 HOMECOMING DANCE AND A STUDENT-PARENT TRIP AND ONLY DEPOSITED ABOUT A QUARTER OF THE THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS RAISED BETWEEN THE TWO EVENTS. RECORDS SHOW SHE SPENT MORE THAN $90,000 AT MGM CASINO’S PENNY SLOTS.>>Evrod: A SHELBY TOWNSHIP INVESTMENT BROKER COULD SPEND DECADES IN PRISON. ROMER WAS CHARGED WITH EMBEZZLEMENT, EACH COUNT CARRYING 20 YEARS. HE STOLE NEARLY HALF A MILLION DOLLARS FROM TWO DIFFERENT CLIENTS, BOTH SENIOR CITIZENS, WHO HAD HIRED HIM TO HANDLE THEIR INVESTMENTS. HE PUT IT INTO AN LLC HE CREATED AND TRANSFERRED THEM TO HIS OWN PERSONAL BANK ACCOUNT TO SPEND ON THINGS LIKE GROCERIES, GAS, AND PERSONAL ITEMS.>>>IT IS 6:35 NOW. AND IT IS GOING TO BE A HOT NIGHT IN DETROIT. BUT A BUSY ONE.>>Rhonda: LITERALLY!>>Evrod: THE CITY PUTS THE SPOTLIGHT ON ART.>>Rhonda: TWO MAJOR EVENTS ARE STARTING TODAY AND THEY’RE THE REASON WHY DETROIT IS REALLY EMERGING AS AN ART MECCA. NICK MONACELLI JOINS US FROM DOWNTOWN DETROIT WHERE ALL THE ACTION WILL BE TAKING PLACE. GOOD MORNING!>>Nick: I LIKE THE WORD PLAY, HOT IN THE CITY, HOT IN THE ART WORLD, WE’RE HOT EVERYWHERE THANKS TO BRANDON! WE’RE HERE ON THE CAMPUS OF WAYNE STATE AT THE CORNER OF WOODWARD AND WARREN. THE STAGE IS SET UP, THE TENTS ARE SET UP. THE BEER GARDEN IS BEING SET UP, ALL THIS FOR ONE OF TWO VERY UNIQUE EVENTS GOING ON RIGHT NOW.>>I’M KIND OF DOING AN OLD ODE TO THE TECHNO MUSIC AND THE MUSIC IN DETROIT.>>Nick: IF YOU ARE A FAN OF THE ARTS, DETROIT IS A PLACE YOU WANT TO SPEND SOME TIME. MURALS IN THE MARKET KICKED OFF YESTERDAY WHERE MORE THAN 50 ARTISTS HAVE COME FROM AROUND THE WORLD TO PAINT MORE THAN 100 MURALS THROUGHOUT EASTERN MARKET.>>THERE ARE NUMEROUS OPPORTUNITIES.>>THEY’RE YOUNG ARTISTS, SOME WITH VERY ESTABLISHED CAREERS THAT ARE TRAVELING THE WORLD OVER.>>Nick: JESSE SAYS THIS HIGHLIGHTS THE GOOD HAPPENING IN DETROIT.>>RIGHT NOW, PUBLIC ART IS JUST EXPLODING IN DETROIT. IT’S SUCH A POSITIVE IMPACT.>>Nick: A FEW MILES AWAY A DIFFERENT FORM OF ART IS ON DISPLAY, D-LECTRICITY IS A DISPLAY OF ART AND LIGHT, COLORFUL BEAMS BEING SHOT INTO THE SKY OR WHAT IS A DANCING RED WINGS ROBOT PROJECTED ON TO A HIGH-RISE. 35 ARTISTS ARE IN TOWN FOR THE WORKS AND IT’S ON DISPLAY TONIGHT AND TOMORROW NIGHT. WHAT’S COOL IS A LOT OF THE LIGHT DISPLAYS WILL BE HERE ALONG WOODWARD, SO YOU CAN TAKE THE QLINE AND SEE EVERYTHING THAT IS HAPPENING ALL AT ONCE. IN A BREAKING NEWS STORY, PLEASE TELL BRANDON I KEEP HEARING ABOUT THIS WEATHER OFFICE RAGER. PAUL GROSS WAS OVER IN THE BEER GARDEN AND SAID SOMETHING ABOUT A PRE-PARTY? [LAUGHTER]>>Rhonda: POOR PAUL! EVERY TIME THE WEATHER CHANGES AND A NEW SEASON, WE ALLEGEDLY THROW THIS PARTY AND WE’RE ALWAYS TALKING ABOUT PAUL WHO IS OBLIVIOUS. HE’S SLEEPING NOW.>>Evrod: BUT KNOWING HIM, THERE’S PROBABLY A PARTY PLANNED, AN ALARM SET ON HIS PHONE. AND TELL PAUL WE SAID HI! [LAUGHTER]>>Rhonda: LET’S SEND THINGS OVER TO JASON, WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON?>>Jason: FROM THE VATICAN TO DETROIT, FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, THE POPE’S CHOIR COMES TO TOWN. HOW AND WHERE YOU CAN SEE THEM SING, COMING UP.>>Evrod: BUT FIRST, THE INVESTIGATION INTO RUSSIAN MEDDLING DURING THE PRESIDNTIAL ELECTION HAS TURNED ITS ATTENTION TO FACEBOOK. ♪♪>>Rhonda: AND LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S 4 FRENZY GAME OF THE WEEK. WOW, THIS IS QUITE THE CROSSTOWN RIVALRY. WE’RE TALKING GROSSE POINTE NORTH VERSU GROSSE POINTE SOUTH. AND THE NORSEMEN WILL LOOK TO UPSET THE BLUE DEVILS TO SNAP A TWO-GAME LOSING STREAK. THE GAME IS TONIGHT AT GROSSE POINTE SOUTH. WE’L>>Evrod: WELCOME BACK! 6:41. FACEBOOK CEO MARK ZUCKERBERG RCENTLY SMOKE ON THE POSSIBLE CONNECTION BETWEEN THE NETWORK AND RUSSIAN INTERFERENCE.>>I CARE DEEPLY ABOUT THE DEMOCRATIC PROCESS AND PROTECTING ITS INTEGRITY. FACEBOOK’S MISSION IS ABOUT GIVING PEOPLE A VOICE AND BRINGING THEM CLOSER TOGETHER. THOSE ARE DEMOCRATIC VALUES AND WE’RE PROUD OF THEM. I DON’T WANT ANYONE TO USE OUR TOOLS TO UNDERMINE DEMOCRACY.>>Evrod: HE SAYS THE COMPANY HAS RECENTLY DISCOVERED POLITICAL ADS BOUGHT BY FOREIGN NATIONS AND SAYS THE SOCIAL MEDIA GIANT WILL HAND OVER 3,000 ADS LINKED TO RUSSIA TO CONGRESS AND ROBERT MUELLER. AND THEY MIGHT FIND MORE AS THEY GO.>>Rhonda: FAMILY MEMBERS OF FORMER NFL TIGHT END AARON HERNANDEZ ARE SUING THE LEAGUE AND THE NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS WHERE HE PLAYED OVER HEALTH REASONS ON HIS BEHALF. TESTS CONDUCTED ON HIS BODY SHOW HE HAD A SEVERE CASE OF CTE, THE BRAIN DISEASE, FOUND IN MORE THAN 100 NFL PLAYERS AND LINKED TO REPEATED HEAD TRAUMA. HE COMMITTED SUICIDE IN APRIL WHILE SERVING A LIFE SENTENCE FOR MURDER.>>>FORTUNE MAGAZINE LISTS THE MOST POWERFUL WOMEN. AND FOR THE THIRD STRAIGHT YEAR, THAT BELONGS TO GENERAL MOTORS CEO MARY BARRA. IT INCLUDES 26 OTHER CEOs WHO HAVE A COMBINED MARKET SHARE OF MORE THAN A TRILLION DOLLARS. PEPSI’S CEO AND SHE AND LOCKHEED MARTIN CEO ALSO MADE THE LIST. ♪>>Evrod: ALL RIGHT, EVERYBODY, TODAY IS THE FINAL DAY, THE FINAL DAY TO ENTER THE FILM CHALLENGE DETROIT AND WIN A TRIP TO THE SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL AND A HUNDRED –>>Rhonda: $100,000 WOULD BE NICE!>>Evrod: NO, I WAS GONNA SAY 100, BUT IT’S $1,000 IN CATCH.>>Rhonda: UPLOAD YOUR 5-15 MINUTE FILM, THEME GOOD VERSUS EVIL. LET’S LOOK AT ANOTHER SUBMISSION.>>NO, I HAVEN’T SEEN HIM IN A LO TIME. ♪>>HE KNOWS JULI HE KNOWS JULIA HE KNOWS HOW WEAK AND PATHETIC YOU ARE. HE CAN SMELL THIS TENSION OF WHAT ROTTING INSIDE YOU.>>Rhonda: OH!>>Evrod: WHAT IS GOING ON IN PEOPLE’S MINDS THEY’RE ABLE TO DREAM UP THIS STUFF?>>Rhonda: THE SUBMISSIONS HAVE BEEN AWESOME! IT’S GONNA BE TOUGH FOR THE JUDGES. THAT IS BLUE DEVIL STORM SUBMITTED BY JAKE GROSS. YOU HAVE SOME TOUGH COMPETITION, THAT’S FOR SURE.>>Evrod: I WANNA SEE THE FULL MOVIE OF THAT.>>>AND LETS SEND THINGS OVER TO DOUBLE TROUBLE.>>Kim: I STILL HAVE GOOSE BUMPS! IS HE ANY RELATION TO PAUL? [LAUGHTER]>>Brandon: LATER TODAY IN THE WEATHER OFFICE, KEG STANDS, AND IT’S A RAGER, AS NICK TEASED. YOU SEE A CERTAIN SCIENTIFIC SIDE TO PAUL GROSS, BUT THE SEASONAL CHANGES BRING OUT THE ANIMAL! ALL RIGHT, WE HAVE — [LAUGHTER]>>Brandon: LOOK AT THE FREIGHTER ACTION GOING ON HERE ALONG THE DETROIT RIVER. BEAUTIFUL MORNING. IT IS OBVIOUSLY NOTHING LIKE FALL OUT THERE TODAY. IT’S EVERY BIT OF THE END OF JULY, THE WAY IT FEELS. THE HEAT AND HUMIDITY ARE ON. MIDDLE AND UPPER 60s ACROSS ALL FOUR ZONES. YOU NOTICE THE VISIBILITY AT THE BOTTOM HERE, 4-9-MILE VISIBILITY, WE’RE DOING ALL RIGHT, BUT MAZE OR FOG, ESPECIALLY IN THE RURAL AREAS THIS MORNING. 68 AT THE BUS STOP FOR THE KIDS, SHORTS WEATHER TODAY. “FUGGEDDABOUDIT” 88 THE HIGH, FEELING LIKE THE LOW 90s. THE RECORD IS 91, AND WE COULD CERTAINLY SEE THAT. 7:21 THE SUNRISE TIME. AND HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL GAMES, TONIGHT WE HAVE 80s, FALLING INTO THE UPPER 70s, BUT IT COULD BE SHORTS WEATHER FOR THE EVENING ACTIVITIES TODAY. SUN SETS TONIGHT AT 7:30 P.M. BIG RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE, IT BUCKLES OUT WEST AND WE HAVE RAIN AND SNOW IN PARTS OF IDAHO AND MONTANA, WHERE IT BELONGS, BUT THEY ARE GETTING THE TASTE OF FALL HERE THIS MORNING. WHILE WE’VE GOT THIS BIG RIDGE SET UP AND THE WARM AIR STREAMING INTO THE CENTER PART OF THE COUNTRY AND WE’LL ENJOY IT ALL WEEKEND LONG. TOMORROW, I CHECKED THE FORECAST IN LAFAYETTE, INDIANA. KIM IS GOING, MICHIGAN/PURDUE. 90. SPARTY AT 8:00 P.M. AGAINST NOTRE DAME, SO THEY DON’T HAVE TO PLAY IN THE EXTREME HEAT TOMORROW. THE LIONS, OBVIOUSLY FORD FIELD INDOORS. YOU’LL NEED PLENTY OF SUNSCREEN AND WATER. STAY HYDRATED AND BE CAREFUL THIS WEEKEND. IT WILL BE WARM ALL THE WAY THROUGH TUESDAY OF NEXT WEEK.>>Kim: ALL RIGHT, GO BLUE! AND I’LL SAY IT THIS WEEK, GO GREEN! [LAUGHTER] [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE>>Kim: I SAID IT! ANYTIME YOU GUYS PLAY NOTRE DAME, GO GREEN! [LAUGHTER]>>Kim: AN ACCIDENT OVER ON MOUND REPORTED NEAR 9 MILE. WATCH OUT THERE. WE WANT TO SHOW YOU THE VIEW OF ANOTHER ACCIDENT WITH OUR 1-800-CALL-S CHOPPER SHOT. THIS IS I-275 NORTHBOUND AT 7 MILE, AN ACCIDENT BLOCKING THE LEFT SHOULDER. THERE ARE A NUMBER VEHICLES AND EMERGENCY VEHICLES ON THE SCENE. GIVE YOURSELF EXTRA TIME IF THIS IS PART OF YOUR MORNING COMMUTE. JASON? ♪♪>>Jason: NICELY DONE ON THE “GO GREEN” THERE, KIM.>>>THE SISTINE CHAPEL CHOIR IS IN TOWN. HERE TO TALK ABOUT IT IS MARK. AND JOHN, WHY ARE THEY HERE?>>THE CONDUCTOR SAID HE WOULD LIKE TO COME BACK TO THE UNITED STATES. ONLY ONCE 30 YEARS AGO. I SAID, WELL, WE CAN SEE ABOUT A TOUR. THEY WANT TO GO TO NEW YORK, EVERY EUROPEAN WANTS TO COME TO NEW YORK AND D.C YOU NEED TO COME TO DETROIT. THE OLDEST CHOIR IN THE WORLD, BUT THEIR GOLDEN ERA WAS THE RENAISSANCE, 16th CENTURY. AND I SAID, WE’RE THE RENAISSANCE CITY, YOU’VE GOTTA COME HERE. SO THEY SAID, WE’LL THINK ABOUT IT. THE CONDUCTOR CAME IN JANUARY AND HE SAW THE CITY, MAYOR MIKE DUGGAN EXTENDED A PERSONAL INVITATION AND THE CITY SOLD ITSELF. HE LOVED THE CITY AND SAW ALL THAT’S HAPPENING, THE SPIRIT, THE CULTURE, AND HE WAS VERY EXCITED TO COME.>>Jason: SO WHERE AND WHEN IS THE CHOIR PERFORMING?>>IT ALREADY PERFORMED IN NEW YORK, IN D.C. AND ARRIVED YESTERDAY, LAST NIGHT AT COMERICA PARK. SOME OF THE CHILDREN HAD A GREAT EVENT, HOSTED BY COMERICA BANK. AND TONIGHT, THEY’RE PERFORMING AT ST. ANNE’S, IT’S INVITATION ONLY TO THE COMMUNITY. IT’S SCHOOL CHILDREN, MEMBERS OF NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS. BUT IT WILL BE LIVESTREAMED AT THE COBO JUMBOTRON. THERE ARE CHAIRS OUT AND WE INVITE THE COMMUNITY TO COME. A FEW SEATS LEFT AT THE OPERA HOUSE TOMORROW NIGHT. IT’S THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE AND HEAR THE CHOIR IS AT THE COBO JUMBOTRON OUTSIDE IN THE COBO PLAZA.>>Jason: MARK, YOU WERE THE FIRST ENGLISH MEMBER OF THE CHOIR, RIGHT?>>YES. THE CHOIR PREDATES THE SISTINE CHAPEL BY A THOUSAND YEARS. THERE’S A SOUND THAT THIS CHO MAKES IS EXTRAORDINARY. I’VE NEVER COME ACROSS A CHOIR LIKE THIS BEFORE.>>Jason: H DOES THE POPE REAC TO YOUR PERFORMING.>>NO COMPLAINTS YET. THIS WAS WRITTEN FOR THE SISTINE CHAPEL AND EVERYONE KNOWS THE TWO FINGERS OF GOD AND ADAM COMING TOGETHER, THIS IS OUR OFFICE. AND SO WE SING THE MUSIC WRITTEN FOR THAT ACOUSTIC.>>Jason: I LIKE THE WAY YOU PUT IT, THIS IS OUR OFFICE, WHERE YOU DO YOUR WORK.>>Jason: AND NOTRE DAME, MICHIGAN STATE, AND YOU HAVE YOUR SON AT NOTRE DAME.>>HE WANTS TO SEE THE GAME BUT INSTEAD WILL SEE THE CHOIR. HE’LL BE ROOTING.>>Jason: THE SHOW AT THE OPERA HOUSE IS SOLD OUT, BUT WE’RE GIVING AWAY TWO TICKETS ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE. HEAD OVER THERE FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN. MARK, THANK YOU FOR COMING IN. BACK OVER TO YOU.>>Rhonda: WOW!>>Evrod: I COULD LISTEN TO HIM TALK ALL DAY.>>Rhonda: MARK, COULD YOU PLEASE FINISH OUR NEWSCAST. HE SAID, I WOULD BE DELIGHTED TO.>>Evrod: TIME TO REVEAL OUR FREE ART FRIDAY LOCATION.>>Rhonda: IT’S TO PROMOTE CREATIVITY, CELEBRATE THE ART AND EXPLORE THE CITY. SO IF YOU KNOW WHERE THIS IS, GO GRAB IT, TAKE A PHOTO OF YOURSELF WITH THE ART AND SEND IT, SEND IT RIGHT TO US USING #LOCAL4TODAY.>>Evrod: SO THIS IS APPROPRIATELY TITLED HUDSON COMPANY BY ARCH POTTERY.>>WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK WITH TODAY’S STORIES TO WATCH FOUR.>>Rhonda: ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU, MARK.>>THAT’S DELIGHTFUL! [LAUGHTE ♪♪>>Evrod: BREAKING NEWS FROM LYON TOWNSHIP. THE BARN IS ON FIRE ON MILFORD ROAD BETWEEN 11 AND 12 MILE. A LIVE LOOK THERE, COURTESY OF SKY4. WE WANT TO LET EVERYONE KNOW 11 MILE ROAD IS CLOSED IN THAT AREA. SO PLEASE AVOID THIS AREA AT ALL COSTS.>>Rhonda: HERE ARE STORIES TO WATCH FOR TODAY. TENSIONS CONTINUE TO RISE AFTER PRESIDENT TRUMP ISSUED NEW SANCTIONS ON NORTH KOREA. AND NORTH KOREAN PRESIDENT KIM JONG UN SAYS THE U.S. WILL PAY FOR THREATENING THEM. MEANWHILE, SOUTH KOREA MEDIA SAYS THE NORTH MAY SOON TEST A HYDROGEN BOMB IN THE PACIFIC OCEAN.>>Evrod: CREWS HAVE BEEN DIGGING THROUGH RUBBLE AND FOLLOWING LEADS ON BURIED SURVIVORS, BUT MANY TIME THEY’VE COME UP UNSUCCESSFUL. 273 PEOPLE HAVE DIED SO FAR.>>Rhonda: SO DEVASTATING THERE! AND ALSO IN PUERTO RICO, THE ENTIRE ISLAND IS WITHOUT POWER AND LIKELY FOR MONTHS. HURRICANE MARIA DESTROYED THE ENTIRE POWER GRID TO THE WHOLE ISLAND. NO ONE HAS POWER, LEAVING EVERYONE WITHOUT BAS AMENITIES. AND PRESIDENT TRUMP DECLARED PUERTO RICO A FEDERAL DISASTER ZONE AND WILL ALLOW FOR MORE AID TO THE ISLAND.>>Evrod: THE MAN ACCUSED OF KILLING A FORMER MARINE AND BELOVED DETROIT CHEF WILL BE IN COURT. CALHOUN’S BODY WAS FOUND IN A BARREL AFTER REPORTED MISSING.>>Brandon: TEMPERATURES UPPER 60s, NEAR 70. ON OUR WAY TO 88. RECORD IS 91. IT WILL BE CLOSE.>>Evrod: IT’S THE START OF FALL EVEN THOUGH IT FEELS LIKE SUMMER. FALL AT 4:02 TODAY. WE KNOW WHAT COMES WITH FALL. BASIC PEOPLE LOVE PUMPKIN SPICE.>>Rhonda: BUT THIS WE’VE NEVER SEEN. TODAY, VILLA’S ITALIAN KITCHEN, THEY HAVE MADE THE FIRST PUMPKIN SPICE PIZZA!>>Kim: LET’S DO THIS. DON’T JUDGE A BOOK BY IT’S COVER.>>Evrod: WHAT DO YOU THINK?

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