MONDAY NEWS – A vehicle that slammed into a house in Livonia, causing significant damage to the building, nearly hit a man sleeping inside.
The accident, visible from outside the house, shook the man and his wife.
“They went up in the air, took out our flagpole, went through the whole front of the house, missed my husband by a foot or two maybe because he was lying on the couch,” said Cheryl Facione. “If he had been on the loveseat, he would have left.”
“So it just wiped out the whole living room. The kitchen disappeared. And the breakfast nook.”
Facione said they had just renovated the house, an embarrassment for the couple. But since Monday morning, she’s just grateful that she and her husband are okay.
The crash happened at a home near Arizona and Iowa in Livonia near Merriman and Joy Road. It happened early Monday morning.
The scene of a wreck at a home in Livonia where a car hit a curb, flew 20 feet and crashed through the wall.
While the couple slept, a car lost control, hit a curb and drove about 20 feet into the house. The driver was taken to hospital in serious condition, the battalion commander said.
It is not known what condition the driver was in prior to the crash.
An investigation is underway.
A child among the dead at a triple firing site
Detroit police are investigating a fatal triple shooting tonight on Evergreen Rd and Fenkell St. Investigators say the scene doesn’t look fresh.
At around 5 p.m., officers said they responded to a call from a family member who had arrived at the home after not seeing or hearing from the victims in more than a week. Police say the family member arrived at the house and saw the back door had been kicked in. He found the two adult victims after entering and immediately called the police.
Police said they found two adults and a child with fatal gunshot wounds in the house. The child was hit several times. “Everyone here is devastated. Officers and everyone,” Detroit Police Chief James White said.
The adult victims, a male and a female, are believed to be in their late 20s or early 30s. The child victim is estimated to be between 4 and 7 years old. Police spoke to neighbors and concluded that the victims were all living together in the house. The adult woman and child are believed to be mother and child. “Every resource we have is going to be dedicated to prosecuting and apprehending the person who murdered this baby and the people in this house,” Chief White said.
UM’s Juwan Howard hits Wisconsin coach
Juwan Howard, Michigan coach seemed to punch after arguing with Wisconsin coach Greg Gard during the postgame handshake after the Badgers’ 77-63 win on Sunday. It’s unclear what upset Howard, but Wisconsin was up 15 when it took a timeout with 15 seconds left.
After the match, Howard pointed the finger at Gard. Later, Howard appeared to take a swing at Wisconsin assistant Joe Krabbenhoft, and players on either side got involved in the skirmish. Video of the punch was caught on CBS cameras and was quickly posted to social media.
Johnny Davis scored 25 points for No. 15 Wisconsin (21-5, 12-4), which faces No. 5 Purdue and No. 12 Illinois for the Big Ten title. Wisconsin outscored Michigan 44-25 in the final 18 1/2 minutes. Steven Crowl’s 3-pointer with 16:06 remaining gave the Badgers the lead for good and highlighted a 14-1 push.
The National Player of the Year candidate went on a personal 9-0 run and blocked a shot in the space of 2 minutes and 12 seconds to give the Badgers a 56-41 lead. This stretch included a spectacular lane drive in which Davis scored with his left hand and made contact to set up a three-point play.
Michigan gas prices up slightly
Michigan’s high gas prices aren’t expected to go away any time soon, with the average driver paying around $50 to fill a 15-gallon tank. Prices rose 2 cents on average after a week of slightly lower demand but higher crude oil prices.
The most expensive gasoline was in Marquette, where drivers paid $3.47 a gallon. Metro Detroit was close behind at $3.40 a gallon. The least expensive were the communities on the west side of the state in Grand Rapids and Traverse City.
“Despite a drop in demand, rising crude oil prices helped put pressure on Michigan pump prices, pushing them up slightly,” said Adrienne Woodland, spokesperson, AAA-The Auto. ClubGroup. “As crude prices continue to climb, prices at the pump will likely follow.”
As always, its market conditions beyond the United States have an impact on prices. From a new nuclear deal in Iran to Russian-Ukrainian tensions. The Energy Information Administration said crude oil inventories were 11% lower than the same time last year, which is part of the reason prices are higher.
The Dearborn Mosque fire is not politically or ideologically motivated
Investigators have found no indication of political or ideological motivations behind a fire at a Detroit-area mosque started by a man who police later killed in a shootout. There is also no evidence that Ahmed Taqi acted as a member of a group, FBI Special Agent Josh Hauxhurst said Saturday at a community meeting at the Al-Huda Islamic Association. in Dearborn where the fire occurred, according to The Detroit News.
“He may be the only person who knows why he started the fire,” Hauxhurst told about 150 people at the meeting. “We often see motives telegraphed in cases. We didn’t see that in this case.”
Officers on regular patrols in the neighborhood noticed the mosque burning on February 12 around 1 a.m. Taqi, 37, shot at officers outside the mosque and fled, Dearborn Police Chief Issa Shahin said. Officers followed and shot Taqi when he started shooting at them again, Shahin said. Taqi was an Iraqi national and worked as a translator, Dearborn Mayor Abdullah H. Hammoud said Saturday.
Dearborn has one of the largest Arab American populations in the United States. No threats have been made against places of worship in the city since the fire and shooting, Hammoud added. “The goal here was to demonstrate that what happened a week ago was an isolated incident,” he said. Hammoud said Taqi may have “been going through a mental health crisis at the time.”
— Courtesy of The Associated Press
What else are we looking at
- Potholes on I-275 are responsible for dozens of flat tires near Detroit Metropolitan Airport. Drivers should beware near Eureka between I-275 and Inkster due to dozens of reported holes.
- State police used their eyes in the sky to track a stolen vehicle this weekend. It turned into a manhunt shortly after the driver lost control and three suspects fled on foot in northern Oakland County. An AR-15 pistol was recovered during the investigation.
- A man wrongly convicted of murder, who was later exonerated years later, now leads an organization that helps others imprisoned for the wrong reasons. The group recently completed a house that helps people reintegrate into society.
- Detroit police are investigating a shooting involving a 2-year-old child on the city’s west side. Investigators say the child was shot early Saturday, however they are in stable condition.
- The number of COVID-19 cases has fallen from an average of 807,000 over a 7-week period to just under 135,000 over the same period in just over a month, a dramatic drop for a country that was in the midst of the worst of the pandemic in terms of volumes.
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Temperatures will reach 40 degrees today and will even climb into the 50 degrees on Tuesday. Rain is expected on both days, which could create problems for Monroe County where ice jams caused light flooding in the area. Conditions will become colder as the week progresses.
Department of Education writes off $415 million in student loan debt for 16,000 borrowers
The Ministry of Education announced this week that it cancel $415 million in federal student loans by nearly 16,000 borrowers allegedly misled by for-profit colleges.
Borrowers, who attended DeVry University, ITT Technical Institute, Westwood College, and Minnesota School of Business/Globe University, will receive relief through a statutory provision known as the defense of debt. borrower, which allows individuals to pay off all or part of their student loan debt. whether their school misled them or otherwise engaged in other misconduct.
“The department remains committed to granting discharges to borrowers when evidence shows their college has violated the law and standards,” Education Secretary Miguel Cardona said in a statement Wednesday.
The department found that between 2008 and 2015, DeVry University, an Illinois-based for-profit university, repeatedly misled students by claiming that 90% of its graduates actively seeking employed had landed a job in their field of study within six months of graduation. The placement level was actually closer to 58%, according to the department.
The department has so far identified about 1,800 borrowers who will be eligible for more than $71 million in waivers because they “relyed on DeVry’s misrepresentation in deciding whether to enroll.” The number of borrowers eligible for release is expected to increase as the department continues to review outstanding applications from former students. All borrowers whose claims are approved will receive full relief.