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10-year-girl delivers presents to children at the Children Hospital of Michigan

(WXYZ) — Christmas came early for the kids at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan! On Tuesday, dozens of kids were given free presents courtesy of Sophia’s Rainbow. Sophia is a 10-year-old girl who spent the last year collecting brand new toys for children at the hospital. She decided to give back because she too was once a […]

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‘How are we alive?’ Plane crash survivor opens up about the harrowing experience

RAY TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WXYZ) — Just days after a six-seater plane crashed in Ray Township, the 17-year-old who was a passenger in the aircraft is opening up about the harrowing ordeal before heading back home to Atlanta, Georgia. “All I really remember is realizing something was wrong, and then we were crashing,” said Siena Kamal. Siena’s uncle […]

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Four-time Olympian survives plane crash with husband, niece and puppy

DETROIT (WXYZ)  — Four-time Olympian Chirine Njeim has been released from DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital after Sunday’s plane crash in Macomb County that injured the 37-year-old and her 44-year-old husband, Ronny Kamal, and their 17-year-old niece, Siena Kamal. All three were injured when their single-engine Beechcraft A36 crashed shortly after takeoff from Ray Community Airport in […]

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2 new puppies join the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Comfort K-9 Unit

PONTIAC, Mich. (WXYZ) — The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office introduced two new members of the K-9 Comfort Unit Monday. Sadie and Wildcat joined the unit of floppy-eared King Charles Cavalier Spaniel purebred dogs. Oakland County Sheriff’s Office The Comfort K-9 Unit with the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office. Hours after Wildcat was assigned to a school resource deputy, […]

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Partner of fallen Detroit officer reflects on years of friendship

DETROIT (WXYZ) — Opening up about an unimaginable loss, a Detroit police officer is bravely sharing her story after her partner of three years was killed in the line of duty on July 6. Officer Amanda Hudgens is paying tribute to her partner and friend, Officer Loren Courts, who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving as a […]

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Boy receives Outstanding Citizenship Award, raised thousands for shelter pets

SOUTHGATE, Mich. (WXYZ) — A young boy from the Downriver community received major recognition this week for raising thousands of dollars to help shelter animals. 7 Action News first introduced you to Henry Bryant a couple of weeks ago. At just 6 years old, Henry is already making a positive impact on his community and following his […]

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Body found in trunk of car during traffic stop in Detroit

DETROIT (WXYZ) — A shocking turn to a police investigation has homicide detectives in Detroit trying to solve a possible murder mystery. The Detroit Police Department say it was not expecting to discover a dead body in the trunk of a car while conducting surveillance as part of a drug case. Police confirm undercover officers conducting surveillance […]

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Police search for missing former officer after his neighbor opens fire on house

DETROIT (WXYZ)  — Dramatic video captured a man opening fire on a house in the 15300 block of Ferguson on Thursday. Detroit Police say the suspect started firing at the home around 11:15 a.m. and then returned to the home to fire more shots around 2:28 p.m. According to police, the victim then exchanged gunfire with […]

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Local police department responds after claims of using targets of Black men

(WXYZ)  — Farmington Hills Police Chief Jeff King is asking for forgiveness this morning after claims his department used only targets of Black men at their shooting range. Residents say the discovery was made while a Boy Scouts troop was touring the building. The mayor says they’ve taken out all of the targets inside the shooting […]

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Home gardening surge continues, offers inflation relief

CHESTERFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WXYZ) — It’s no secret that home gardening boomed once the pandemic hit. Nurseries and garden stores around the country and here in metro Detroit saw supply shortages as seeds and equipment flew off the shelves. In a report published this year, researchers from the University of California Davis found that during the onset […]