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Lost power in Michigan? You may be eligible for credit on next bill

2 hours 39 min ago

If you lost power this past weekend as storms and dangerous heat moved through Michigan, you may be eligible for a credit.

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel today reminded Consumers Energy and DTE customers they may be eligible for a $25 credit if they were without power for more than 16 hours as a result of recent electric outages.

Consumers are eligible for a credit under "normal conditions" if the utility fails to restore service within 16 hours after an outage resulting from conditions other than catastrophic conditions. Catastrophic conditions are defined as an event that results in an official state of emergency or an event that results in interruption of 10 percent or more of the utility's customers and the utility fails to restore power within 120 hours.

Credits are also available for repetitive interruptions if a customer experiences more than seven interruptions in a 12-month period. Customers need to notify their electric utility of all service outages and should record the date and time of each outage; when the company was notified of the outage and how it was notified; and when the service was restored.

Any customer of an electric utility regulated by the Michigan Public Service Commission is eligible for this credit. Customers must contact their utility to determine whether they are eligible for the credit. Online forms for Michigan's two largest utilities - DTE and Consumers Energy - are available by clicking on these links:

DTE customer outage credit form Consumers customer outage form

Equifax to pay up to $700M in data breach settlement

3 hours 26 min ago

Equifax will pay up to $700 million to settle with the U.S. and states over a 2017 data breach that exposed Social Security numbers and other private information of nearly 150 million people.

The settlement with the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Federal Trade Commission, as well as 48 states and the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, would provide up to $425 million in monetary relief to consumers, a $100 million civil money penalty, and other relief.

The breach was one of the largest ever to threaten the private information. The consumer reporting agency, based in Atlanta, did not detect the attack for more than six weeks. The compromised data included Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses, driver license numbers, credit card numbers and in some cases, data from passports.

Affected consumers may be eligible to receive money by filing one or more claims for conditions including money spent purchasing credit monitoring or identity theft protection after the breach and the cost of freezing or unfreezing credit reports at any consumer reporting agency.

All impacted consumers would be eligible to receive at least 10 years of free credit-monitoring, at least seven years of free identity-restoration services, and, starting on Dec. 31 and extending seven years, all U.S. consumers may request up to six free copies of their Equifax credit report during any 12-month period.

If consumers choose not to enroll in the free credit monitoring product available through the settlement, they may seek up to $125 as a reimbursement for the cost of a credit-monitoring product of their choice. Consumers must submit a claim in order to receive free credit monitoring or cash reimbursements.

"Companies that profit from personal information have an extra responsibility to protect and secure that data," said FTC Chairman Joe Simons. "Equifax failed to take basic steps that may have prevented the breach that affected approximately 147 million consumers. This settlement requires that the company take steps to improve its data security going forward, and will ensure that consumers harmed by this breach can receive help protecting themselves from identity theft and fraud."

The announcement Monday confirms a report by The Wall Street Journal that the credit reporting agency had reached a deal with the U.S.

The company said earlier this year that it had set aside around $700 million to cover anticipated settlements and fines.

The settlement must still be approved by the federal district court in the Northern District of Georgia.

Shares of Equifax Inc. dipped slightly before the opening bell.

4 things to watch for -- Tuesday, July 23rd

3 hours 53 min ago

From Evrod Cassimy: We're off to the start of a great week!

My weekend was a busy one. A pretty low key Friday with the family. Saturday I went to Cobo Center for the NAACP convention where I finally got a chance to meet comedian and Detroit native, Loni Love! She was so cool and loves watching Local 4 News Today when she's back home. She even took a picture with me.

Saturday night, I went out with my wife and some friends for a fun date night. Then Sunday I took the stage at Cobo for the 110th NAACP Annual Convention. I sang the national anthem to kick off the festivities. See the video here.

Now we're off to the start of a new week. Stay tuned as we'll keep you covered as to what goes on at the NAACP convention through Wednesday. Tomorrow is Tasty Tuesday!! See you then!

Watch beginning at 4:30 a.m.

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Here's what's coming up Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019 on Local 4 News Today.

All Morning -- Sunshine and Shower Chances

We will see dry conditions for most of Tuesday, but a few showers are possible in the mid afternoon. We will start with sunshine and temps again in the mid to maybe upper 70s, and as clouds build in the afternoon we have a chance for a few rain and thundershowers between 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesday through SE Lower Michigan and Southern Ontario.

We don't expect a wide coverage of showers and storms, and we don't expect any severe weather.

You can get the full forecast here.

Also, our Kim DeGiulio will help you get around any potential trouble on the roads all morning.

Check traffic conditions in your neighborhood here. All Morning -- NAACP National Convention

Presidential candidates, movers and shakers from Washington and more big names are in Detroit this week for the annual event, which hasn't been held in the Motor City since 2007. We'll have complete coverage.

Thousands to attend 110th NAACP National Convention at Cobo Center NAACP Convention in Detroit: Watch speeches live here NAACP Convention Schedule 6:40 a.m. -- Back-to-School Shopping (Already?!)

Already overwhelmed by back-to-school sales? We're here to help! See why experts say you should wait to buy certain items until after school starts.

6:45 a.m. -- Tasty Tuesday

All week long on Local 4 News Today, we're revealing some of the Vote 4 the Best winners. For Tasty Tuesday, we have a special treat! We'll be sampling the best chicken wings in Metro Detroit.

Vote 4 the Best Reveal Week is July 22-26 ICYMI Rhonda Walker makes tearful return Box Office: 'Lion King' breaks records in debut Bubbleology opens first Michigan store at Partridge Creek Mall in Clinton Township Security experts want to know what happens with photos uploaded to viral FaceApp Today's Trivia Retake

Every morning at 6 a.m., we ask you a trivia question on Local 4 for a chance to win a prize.

Monday Question: This game show host turned 79 Monday. Answer: Who is Alex Trebek? Be sure to watch daily at 6 a.m. and click this link to enter for a chance to win. Today's Quiz '80s quiz: In the news National Days: July 23rd Gorgeous Grandma Day National Vanilla Ice Cream Day A Look Back at History: July 23rd In 1885, Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th president of the United States, died in Mount McGregor, New York, at age 63. In 1962, the first public TV transmissions over Telstar 1 took place during a special program featuring live shots beamed from the United States to Europe, and vice versa. In 1967, five days of deadly rioting erupted in Detroit as an early morning police raid on an unlicensed bar resulted in a confrontation with local residents that escalated into violence that spread into other parts of the city; 43 people, mostly blacks, were killed. In 1984, Vanessa Williams became the first Miss America to resign her title, after nude photographs of her taken in 1982 were published in Penthouse magazine. In 1986, Britain's Prince Andrew married Sarah Ferguson at Westminster Abbey in London. (The couple divorced in 1996.) In 1996, at the Atlanta Olympics, Kerri Strug made a heroic final vault despite torn ligaments in her left ankle as the U.S. women gymnasts clinched their first-ever Olympic team gold medal. In 1999, space shuttle Columbia blasted off with the world's most powerful X-ray telescope and Eileen Collins, the first woman to command a U.S. space flight. In 2011, singer Amy Winehouse, 27, was found dead in her London home from accidental alcohol poisoning. Celebrity Birthdays: July 23rd

Celebrating a birthday Tuesday? Submit a Sunshine Award here and we could say your name on Local 4 News Today during our 5 a.m. show.

Here's who you're sharing a birthday with --

Actor Ronny Cox ("Deliverance," ″RoboCop") is 81. Radio personality Don Imus is 79. Actor Larry Manetti ("Magnum, P.I.") is 76. Singer David Essex is 72. Singer and former Congressman John Hall (Orleans) is 71. Actress Belinda Montgomery ("Doogie Howser, MD") is 69. Actor Woody Harrelson is 58. Actor Eriq Lasalle ("ER") is 57. Guitarist Slash of Velvet Revolver and of Guns N' Roses is 54. Singer Sam Watters of Color Me Badd is 49. Singer Alison Krauss is 48. Actor-comedian Marlon Wayans ("The Wayans Brothers") is 47. Country singer Shannon Brown is 46. Actress Kathryn Hahn ("Transparent," ″Crossing Jordan") is 46. Actress Stephanie March ("Law and Order: Special Victims Unit") is 45. Singer Michelle Williams (Destiny's Child) is 39. Actor Daniel Radcliffe ("Harry Potter" movies) is 30. Country singer Danielle Bradbery ("The Voice") is 23.
Get to know the Local 4 News Today team better Rhonda Walker Evrod Cassimy Brandon Roux Kim DeGiulio Jason Carr Nick Monacelli Local 4 News Today links Morning Show section -- ClickOnDetroit.com/morning Morning Trivia Rhonda's Brag Book Money Monday Tasty Tuesday Good Health

ClickOnDetroit Morning Briefing -- July 22, 2019

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ClickOnDetroit Morning Briefing -- July 22, 2019

Power outages persist

DTE Energy is still working to restore power to customers who lost it during this weekend's storms. The company is calling it the second largest storm in its history. About 250,000 customers remain without power as of Monday morning. Restoration is not expected to be fully completed until Wednesday.

NAACP Convention in Detroit

The 110th annual NAACP National Convention continues today at Cobo Center in Detroit. Check out the full schedule of speakers and events here, where you may also watch it live. A Democratic presidential candidates forum is scheduled for Wednesday.

Southfield woman taken into custody

It started about 4 p.m. Sunday at the home on Winchester Street near Evergreen Road and I-696. Police were able to get inside the home and found a man dead. But the woman was not taken into custody until 10 hours later.

Man beaten after crash

According to police, a 24-year-old man, who was driving a 2011 Buick Regal, was involved in a crash with another car at the intersection of Livernois and Davison just before 2 a.m.

Weather: Relief from storms and heat

Temps are in the mid 60s early today, and with partly sunny skies, highs should hit the upper 70s with a nice breeze NNW 5-15 mph gusting 15-25 mph at times through your afternoon. It's a great break from the heat and storms.

Always find the latest local and national weather news at ClickOnDetroit.com/WeatherCenter.

More local headlines: New and exclusive information emerges about horrific attacks on women in Hamtramck 1 killed, 2 injured in shooting on Detroit's west side Cancer diagnosis pushes Shelby Township family to help others

For more Local News head to ClickOnDetroit.com/news/local.

News from across Michigan Motorist dies, state police trooper injured in three-vehicle crash north of Lansing How will 2nd Democratic debates in Detroit compare to 1st in Miami? University working to get more students to work as nurse practitioners in rural Michigan areas

For more Michigan News head to ClickOnDetroit.com/news/local/michigan.

National and international headlines Ocasio-Cortez: Trump's immigration policies about 'ethnicity and racism'

For more National News headlines, head to ClickOnDetroit.com/news/national.

LOCAL 4 Help Me Hank DTE Energy outage map: Here's how to check it

For more go to ClickOnDetroit.com/HelpMeHank.

Sports news Tigers beat Blue Jays 4-3 on Castellanos' HR in 10th Shane Lowry clinches Claret Jug for first major title

For more local and national sports news go to ClickOnDetroit.com/sports.

LOCAL 4 Health Here are some helpful tips to determine what bug bit you

For more go to ClickOnDetroit.com/Health.

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Louisiana officer suggested Ocasio-Cortez should be shot

4 hours 9 min ago

A Louisiana police officer posted a comment on his Facebook page calling U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a "vile idiot" and suggesting that she be shot.

Gretna Police Chief Arthur Lawson said Friday that his officer's post was "disturbing," but he doesn't believe it constitutes an actual threat.

The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate reports Officer Charlie Rispoli wrote that Ocasio-Cortez "needs a round" and not "the kind she used to serve." The post included a fake story with a fabricated quote to make it appear as if Ocasio-Cortez said "We pay soldiers too much."

The chief says the post violated department policy. Internal affairs is investigating. Any disciplinary measures wouldn't be made public.

GOP group removes post calling congresswomen "Jihad Squad"

4 hours 12 min ago

An Illinois Republican group has apologized and removed from its Facebook page a post that showed images of four Democratic congresswomen who have been criticized by President Donald Trump and referred to them as the "Jihad Squad."

The post appeared Friday night on the Republican County Chairman's Association page. The Chicago Tribune reported that it showed images of Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib on a poster. It said: "Political jihad is their game," and "If you don't agree with their socialist ideology, you're racist."

The four congresswomen sometimes refer to themselves as the "squad."

Mark Shaw, president of the GOP group, condemned what he called an "unauthorized" post and apologized to anyone who was offended. Trump harshly criticized progressive members of Congress without identifying them by name, tweeting that they should go back to where they came from. All four are U.S. citizens and only Omar was born in a foreign country.

Michigan pageant winner ousted after tweets on Muslims, black people

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The Miss World America organization has stripped its Michigan pageant winner of her title, which she says was because of tweets she made about Muslims and black people.

Kathy Zhu was crowned the pageant's Michigan winner last week. She's a University of Michigan conservative who's active with a group called Chinese Americans for Trump.

In since-deleted tweets from the last two years, Zhu alluded to Muslim women wearing hijabs as "being oppressed under Islam" and disparaged black people for "blaming others" in regard to crime.

After being stripped of her crown, she posted a letter online in which pageant officials described her tweets as "offensive" and "inappropriate." Zhu calls the decision discriminatory and defends the tweets.

Pageant officials didn't respond to a Sunday message seeking comment. It's unclear who'll represent Michigan in Miss World America's October competition in Las Vegas.

Miss World America is separate from the more widely-known Miss America contest.

NAACP Convention in Detroit: Watch speeches live here

4 hours 53 min ago

The 110th annual NAACP National Convention continues today at Cobo Center in Detroit.

Among those speaking today are U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Michigan Democratic representatives Brenda Lawrence and Rashida Tlaib.

Gormer Georgia House minority leader Stacy Abrams will be speaking during the prestigious Clarence Mitchell Luncheon. Abrams will speak on the importance of ending voter suppression.

The event at Cobo runs through Wednesday.

Watch live here ClickOnDetroit will stream all of the speeches beginning at 9 a.m. Monday. Monday's schedule: 9 a.m.-Noon -- Plenary Greetings
Where: Hall C at Cobo Center
Who: Brenda Lawrence, Nancy Pelosi, Rashida Tlaib

9:30 a.m. -- U.S. Senator Gary Peters to deliver remaks at Cobo Center

10:45 a.m.- Noon --"Woman to Woman Conversation: Speaker in the House Series"
Where: The Detroit Club (712 Cass Ave., Detroit, MI 48226)
Who: Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14), and Speaker of the U.S. House Nancy Pelosi (CA-12)

12:30 p.m.-2 p.m. -- Clarence Mitchell Memorial Luncheon
Where: Grand Ballroom B at Cobo Center
Who: Stacey Abrams

2:30 p.m. -- Strategy Session: Organizing at the Center of Black
To highlight the Black community's role in ending violence and abuse against Black women and girls, Black LGBTQ/SGL people, Black gender nonconforming people, and Black trans women and men.
Where: Main Stage of the NAACP Experience Exhibit Hall
Who: Loni Love, celebrity co-host and producer on "The Real"

View the full National Convention schedule here.

Candidates forum on Wednesday

A Democratic presidential candidates forum will be held Wednesday from 8 a.m. to noon. Here's who is expected to be there:

Joe Biden Cory Booker Julian Castro Kamala Harris Amy Klobuchar Beto O'Rourke Bernie Sanders Elizabeth Warren

DTE Energy: 250,000 remain without power Monday morning in SE Michigan

5 hours 17 min ago

DTE Energy said 250,000 customers remained without power as of 6:30 a.m. Monday.

Overall, 600,000 customers were impacted by outages caused by this past weekend's storms, DTE said. The company is aiming to have 90 percent restored by end of day Tuesday, and the remainder restored by end of day Wednesday.

DTE is calling the weekend storms the "second largest storm in our company's history."

"We appreciate everyone's patience as our crews work 16-hour shifts around the clock to restore power," reads a statement from DTE. "More than 1,100 employees and contractors are in the field and nearly 750 workers from as far as Georgia and New York have joined our restoration efforts with additional crews arriving throughout the day today."

The company has repaired nearly half of the more than 2,000 wires downed by the severe weather that whipped through southeast Michigan over the weekend.

Another outage update from DTE is expected by 12 p.m. Monday.

How to report an outage

Customers have three ways to contact DTE when they lose power or see a downed power line:

By accessing the DTE Energy Mobile App from your smartphone or tablet Calling 800-477-4747 Visiting DTE's website at dteenergy.com. The app is available free of charge from the Apple Store or Google Play. Additional information is available through the online Power Outage Map at www.dteenergy.com/outage Important safety information

DTE wants to remind customers to exercise caution, staying at least 20 feet away from all power lines and anything with which they come in contact. They are extremely dangerous. Treat every downed power line as if it were energized. Customers should also heed the warning of yellow caution tape, which indicates there is a downed power line in the area. DO NOT CROSS YELLOW CAUTION TAPE. Never use a portable generator inside a home or business. It emits carbon monoxide, which can be deadly. Keep it outside, away from windows and doors, so the fumes won't come in.

Storm tips:

Never drive across a downed power line. If a power line falls on your vehicle, remain inside until help arrives. Always operate generators outdoors to avoid dangerous buildup of toxic fumes. Don't open refrigerators or freezers more often than absolutely necessary. A closed refrigerator will stay cold for 12 hours. Kept closed, a well-filled freezer will preserve food for two days. Turn off or unplug all appliances to prevent an electrical overload when power is restored. Leave on one light switch to indicate when power is restored. If a customer is elderly or has a medical condition that would be adversely impacted by a power outage, they should try to make alternative accommodations with family or friends. During low-voltage conditions - when lights are dim and television pictures are smaller - shut off motor-driven appliances such as refrigerators to prevent overheating and possible damage. Sensitive electronic devices also should be unplugged. Stay out of flooded or damp basements or other areas if water is in contact with outlets or any electrically-operated appliance. The water or moisture may serve as a conductor of electricity. This can cause serious or even fatal injury. Assemble an emergency kit. It should include a battery-powered radio, a flashlight and candles, extra batteries, a first-aid kit, a fire extinguisher, bottled water and non-perishable food. Customers who depend on electrically powered medical equipment should ask their physician about an emergency battery back-up system. If a customer is elderly or has a medical condition that would be adversely impacted by a power outage, they should develop an emergency plan that allows for alternative accommodations with family or friends. Keep a corded or cell phone on hand because a cordless telephone needs electricity to operate. Also, customers should learn how to manually open automated garage doors. Customers who depend on a well for drinking water need to plan ahead on how they will obtain water. Store containers of water for cooking and washing.

Man beaten to death after crash at Livernois, Davison in Detroit

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Detroit police are investigating a deadly assault that happened after a crash on the city's west side Monday morning.

According to police, a 24-year-old man, who was driving a 2011 Buick Regal, was involved in a crash with another car at the intersection of Livernois and Davison just before 2 a.m.

The driver of the other car, a 2007 Chevrolet Impala, got out of his car and severely beat the man. He then fled from the scene, leaving his car behind.

Detroit EMS arrived and pronounced the 24-year-old dead.

Police are still investigating.

1 killed, 2 injured in shooting on Detroit's west side

8 hours 17 min ago

One person has been killed and two people were injured in a shooting Monday morning on Detroit's west side.

The shooting happened at Washburn and Buena Vista. Police said a 27-year-old man was shot multiple times and run over by a vehicle.

A 57-year-old man was shot in the arm. He was treated and released from the hospital. A woman was shot in the shoulder and is listed in critical condition.

Police had several streets blocked off for the investigation.

No arrests have been made.

New and exclusive information emerges about horrific attacks on women in Hamtramck

Sun, 07/21/2019 - 11:28pm

There is new and exclusive information about two horrific attacks on women in Hamtramck.

Local 4 is learning about details that Hamtramck police did not reveal to the public.

Hamtramck police tell us they can't reveal information about these attacks, or it will compromise the investigation, but we know the attacks were brutal and there is more than one person involved.

"People should be able to walk in their community and not be afraid, walk alone and not be afraid," said Andrea Bonaventura of Hamtramck

Bonaventura and Anne Cousins are working to protect women. Both tend bar at the Painted Lady Lounge in Hamtramck, and both hand out pepper spray and alarms to people who want to protect themselves.

"The fact of the matter is there are people out there with bad intentions, having some self defense is good," said Cousins, a Hamtramck resident.

On Friday, Local 4 reported that Hamtramck police are looking to identify one man in a blurry security camera image. Police put a safety alert on Facebook about two "assault complaints" and police did not report where the assaults took place. Sources confirm that these cases are far more serious than police have reported.

At midnight July 14, at Joseph Campeau near Cashmere, a teen walking alone was hit in the head with a brick, knocked unconscious and sexually assualted in an alley. The teen victim, we are told, is hearing impaired.

At 5 p.m. Thursday, sources confirm, a woman walking alone was followed home. The attacker forced his way into her house and sexually assaulted her, and the case is being handled as an attemped murder.

We know MSP has been called in to help in this investigation and the cases appear to be unrelated. Sources confirm that there are two people involved.

Hamtramck police stress that they can't reveal information about the attacks or the people involved in both attacks to "protect the integrity" of the investigation. We are told police have video of both people. They will not say if those people are in custody.

Police urge women not to walk alone. An initiative is being organized to help keep women safe. To donate, click here.

Woman barricades herself inside home after killing husband, police say

Sun, 07/21/2019 - 11:27pm

Police said a woman barricaded herself in a Southfield home after killing her husband.

ORIGINAL STORY: Woman shoots husband, barricades herself in Southfield home, police say

According to the Southfield Police Department, just after 4 p.m. Sunday, police responded to the 21000 block of Winchester Street on reports of a woman who had shot her husband and barricaded herself in an upstairs bedroom. Police were able to get inside the home briefly and found a man collapsed on the kitchen floor. After carrying him outside, they found he had been shot to death.

The house is located between Lahser and Evergreen roads.

A SWAT team and Michigan State Police troopers assisted Southfield police in the incident, surrounding the house. Spencer Flemings said he counted 16 police cruisers on the street.

"We were all in the house watching TV when my daughter said, 'There's a bunch of police officers outside,'" Flemings said.

A large armored tactical vehicle drove up to the home, but the woman refused to come out. When loved ones and police couldn't talk the woman out of the house peacefully, the MSP bomb squad used a robot to enter the home and find the woman's exact location.

"It's kinda nerve-wracking not knowing what's going on," Flemings said. "It's a quiet neighborhood. It's kind of uneasy making sure I don't let my dog out or anything like that."

The woman is still barricaded inside the home.

Cancer diagnosis pushes Shelby Township family to help others

Sun, 07/21/2019 - 9:48pm

Having your child diagnosed with cancer is one of the worst things that can happen to a parent.

That's what happened with 2-year-old Drew Akash. When he was diagnosed with pilomyxoid astrocytoma, instead of going down a dark path, Drew's parents decided to do something different.

An MRI found an inoperable brain tumor when Drew was only a few months old. The Akash family spent years on chemotherapy before getting him into a clinical trial.

The family decided to create the Super Drew Foundation. While the nonprofit is named after him, the money has nothing to do with Drew. It's about all the other families the Akash family has met; the money benefits families with children with cancer.

The very first Super Drew Foundation fundraiser was held in a park in Shelby Township. It is estimated to have brought in nearly $45,000 to help families for years to come.

You can watch Nick Monacelli's full story above.

For more information on the Super Drew Foundation, visit the official Facebook page here.

Wet weather before midnight, cooler afterward

Sun, 07/21/2019 - 8:12pm

A flood warning is in effect along the Huron River near Hamburg in Livingston County.

Welcome to Sunday, Motown!

Sunday night, showers and thunderstorms are possible, especially before 10 p.m. ET. After 10 p.m. ET, it will be mostly cloudy. It becomes cooler overnight, Sunday night. Lows will be in the 50s and low 60s, and it becomes much more comfortabe. We can give our air conditioners a break and sleep with the window up.

RELATED: Metro Detroit weather forecast: Rain Sunday, but not as hot and humid

Sunrise is at 616 a.m. ET.

Real relief continues Monday and early this week. After morning clouds and sprinkles, Monday becomes partly sunny. It will be warm and much less humid. Highs will be near 80 degrees.

Tuesday and Wednesday will have abundant sunshine. It will be warmer and remain comfortable. Highs will be in the low 80s.

Thursday and Friday will be mostly sunny and hotter with highs in the middle then upper 80s.

Local 4Casters weather app:

Remember to download the FREE Local4Casters weather app. Just go to your app store and search for "WDIV." Our local radar pops up as soon as you open the app. It is the perfect resource for traveling because you have the power to monitor 4 Live Radar anywhere in the nation.

Weather radar

Keep an eye out for severe weather alerts and the radar here:

Michigan Weather Radar page Metro Detroit Weather Radar page Grand Rapids Weather Radar page Find all weather forecasts and news at ClickOnDetroit.com/WeatherCenter. Check current Weather Alerts here.

Woman shoots husband, barricades herself in Southfield home, police say

Sun, 07/21/2019 - 8:11pm

Police are dealing with a woman barricaded in a Southfield home.

According to the Southfield Police Department, just after 4 p.m. Sunday, police responded to the 21000 block of Winchester Street on reports of a woman who had shot her husband and barricaded herself in the bedroom.

Local 4 cameras witnessed several police officers coming and going from the home, just south of Inglenook Park.

A SWAT team, a large armored tactical vehicle, fire crews and paramedics are on the scene.

Police said they found the body of a man on the home's kitchen floor and are attempting to talk the woman out of the house peacefully.

Michigan State Police are assisting the Southfield Police Department with the situation.

Police situation unfolding in Southfield. A tank just rolled up to a home at Winchester and Lahser Rd. SWAT team, firefighters and EMTs on scene. A few neighbors are watching from their front lawns. Stay with @Local4News for updates pic.twitter.com/s3MsQNH5IC

-- Priya Mann (@priyamanntv) July 21, 2019 BREAKING: Southfield PD says a woman has barricaded herself inside a home at Winchester/Lahser. A male victim was found on the kitchen floor. Cops carried him out, and discovered he had been fatally shot. Police are talking to the woman, trying to convince her to come out. pic.twitter.com/XLAIIPFamz

-- Priya Mann (@priyamanntv) July 21, 2019 BREAKING: MSP Bomb Squad has just pulled up. Troopers are removing a robot (similar to the one used in the St Clair Shores stand-off). Southfield PD say a woman has barricaded herself inside. A man was fatally shot. Robot will enter home giving cops an idea of where she is. pic.twitter.com/xY78svlGzk

-- Priya Mann (@priyamanntv) July 22, 2019

Nearly 600,000 DTE customers affected by storms

Sun, 07/21/2019 - 6:46pm

Nearly half a million homes and businesses are without power across Metro Detroit after intense rain, strong winds and dangerous heat.

Consumers Energy reported 110,000 customers do not have power, and DTE Energy reported 350,000 customers are without electricity.

DTE said the storms almost broke a record and this is the second largest power outage in the company's history.

RELATED: Crews working to restore power after severe storms rip through southeast Michigan

The David family lives in Dearborn, near the intersection of Cherry Hill and Military streets. They told Local 4 they lose power about once a year and they want answers from DTE.

With the heat index hitting triple digits this weekend, the Davids said it was unbearable in their home. When they contacted DTE, they said they received an automated response.

DTE said close to 600,000 customers lost power and it has 1,100 crews working around the clock to restore power. 450 workers are being brought in from around the country to assist.

Power is expected to be restored to 90 percent of all customers by the end of Tuesday, and the last 10 percent should be being restored Wednesday.

The Davids are worried about their cats and tropical fish -- and about $100 worth of groceries spoiling in the fridge. They said they're fed up with the ongoing outages.

How to stay safe

Firefighters are urging people to stay safe. Crews will be working around the clock to get the power restored. In the meantime, here are a few things you can do to stay safe and cool.

Drink a lot of water. If you've lost power and don't have air conditioning, look for cooling shelters in your area. Keep the blinds closed, and look for shady areas where you can relax. You can also monitor outages in your area using the DTE outage app.

Keep an eye out for severe weather alerts and the radar here:

Michigan Weather Radar page Metro Detroit Weather Radar page Grand Rapids Weather Radar page Find all weather forecasts and news at ClickOnDetroit.com/WeatherCenter. Check current Weather Alerts here.

Warm Sunday evening with scattered showers and storms

Sun, 07/21/2019 - 6:41pm

A flood warning is in effect along the Huron River near Hamburg in Livingston County.

Welcome to Sunday, Motown!

As we go from Sunday afternoon to Sunday evening, it remains warm with tempsnear 80 degrees and mostly cloudy. Clouds lower and thicken, especially south of M-59/Hall Road. Showers and thunderstorms are possible, and some of the heaviest rain will be closer to the Michigan-Ohio border.

Sunset is at 9:04 p.m. ET.

Up until 10 p.m. ET, showers and thunderstorms are possible. After 10 p.m. ET, it will be mostly cloudy. It becomes cooler overnight, Sunday night. Lows will be in the 50s and low 60s, and it becomes much more comfortabe. We can give our air conditioners a break and sleep with the window up.

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Sunrise is at 616 a.m. ET.

Real relief continues Monday and early this week. Monday becomes partly sunny. It will be warm and much less humid. Highs will be near 80 degrees.

Tuesday and Wednesday will have abundant sunshine. It will be warmer and remain comfortable. Highs will be in the low 80s.

Thursday and Friday will be mostly sunny and hotter with highs in the middle then upper 80s.

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Thousands to attend 110th NAACP National Convention at Cobo Center

Sun, 07/21/2019 - 6:32pm

It is a huge week for the Motor City as thousands of people arrive at Downtown Detroit's Cobo Center. The 110th NAACP National Convention is officially underway.

The expectations started out high Sunday morning with popular gospel artist and Detroit native Kierra 'Kiki' Sheard opening things up at the 110th NAACP National Convention Breakfast.

Many said it's just a taste of what is to come. "For us to have it and host it in Detroit means a lot," said Derrick Boles, with Idaho NAACP.

Boles is from Detroit, but lives in Idaho now. He called the organization's decision to come back to Detroit strategic.

"The population especially for minorities is large here in the D," Boles said.

The expectations for this year's conference are high for first timer Selina Strong of Lake Wales, Florida.

Strong said she is attending "to learn exactly what the NAACP is all about."

Breanna Allen, a young attendee, noted that, "It's one thing to bring the black community together, but it is another thing to bring youth together," said Allen.

Donavin Maszewski shares the same feelings.

"I've been to, I think, two or three national conventions and I think three state conventions," said Maszewski.

Maszewski said this year's convention has a little more excitement than most. That's because of the upcoming debate. He said there are some big political names on the itinerary.

"I like to hear them address, I mean, it doesn't often happen, but if a politician comes out here or someone who is running for office or is in office, I would like to hear them address or respond to negative things that are associated with their names. Clear the air," Maszewski said.

Authorities search for man missing in Lake Erie

Sun, 07/21/2019 - 4:22pm

Police are looking for a missing boater on Lake Erie.

According to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office, authorities were dispatched Saturday night to the Lost Peninsula Marina to assist the Morin Point Fire Department in searching for a man who had fallen out of a boat near Woodtick Peninsula.

Police said the man was a passenger in a 16-foot aluminum boat that struck the wake of another boat, knocking him overboard.

Authorities searched until after 1 a.m. Sunday but were unable to find him. The search resumed at 7 a.m. but was discontinued at about 2 p.m. with the man unaccounted for.

The investigation is ongoing.

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