On this week's Community Connect - Volunteers are the backbone of non-profits and community organizations like Life Remodeled, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and Forgotten Harvest. We get a look at what the volunteers do for these organizations, their importance to organizations, and how you can get involved. Then, we highlight this weekend's Walk N’ Roll for ALS at Kensington Park with our friends from ALS of Michigan.
First Forecast Weather May 20, 2022 (Today)Hot, humid, & windy. Chief Meteorologist Karen Carter breaks down what we can expect for today and tonight's possible storms. For more weather visit cbsdetroit.com/weather
Detroit Community Leaders Break Ground On New Community Center In Jefferson ChalmersCity and community leaders break ground on a new community center at A.B. Ford Park in Jefferson Chalmers along the east Detroit riverfront.
FDA Head: Baby Formula Factory Could Reopen By Next WeekThe head of the Food and Drug Administration told lawmakers Thursday that a shuttered baby formula factory could be up and running as soon as next week, though he sidestepped questions about whether his agency should have intervened earlier at the plant at the center of the national shortage.
AAA: Michigan's Average Gas Price Continues To Rise, 1 Cent Below NationalMichigan's average gas prices are continuing to see a rise this week, now 1 cent less than the national average on Thursday.
Ford Recalls SUVs Due To Engine Fire Risk, Owners Should Park Vehicles OutsideFord is asking the owners of 350,000 vehicles in to take them to dealers for repairs in three recalls, including about 39,000 that should be parked outdoors because the engines can catch fire.
Ethan Crumbley To Remain In Oakland County Jail, Judge OrdersA hearing must be held each month because Crumbley is a minor who is being held in county jail.
'Ride For Equity’ Detroit To Mackinaw City Raises Equitable Funding For Black Business AwarenessDwan Dandridge, CEO of Black Leaders Detroit is again riding a bike from Detroit to Mackinaw City ( to attend the Detroit Regional Chamber Mackinac Policy Conference). Last year Black Leaders Detroit wanted to bring more awareness, at the conference, for the need for more equitable funding for Black owned businesses in Detroit.
Small Businesses In Michigan Saw Record Job Growth In 2021, Data SaysAccording to the Michigan Bureau of Labor Market Information, small businesses with less than 50 employees created nearly 170,000 jobs in the first three quarters of 2021. It is the fastest start to small business job growth in 23 years.
Comcast Rise Awarding Grants To 100 Minority-Owned Small BusinessesApplications for Comcast Rise are now back open to minority-owned businesses in Detroit, Hamtramck and Highland Park.
Detroit Health Department Recommends Masks Indoors As City Reaches High COVID-19 LevelThe Detroit Health Department is recommending masks indoors as the city reaches a "high" COVID-19 community level.
Oxford School District Hires Firm To Investigate ShootingThe Oxford Community Schools District is reversing its prior course to delay an investigation into the Nov. 30 Oxford High School shooting and announced that a firm will conduct an independent review.
Peace Officer Awards Ceremony Honors Life-Saving Heroes, First Responders In Oxford High School TragedyAnnual Awards Day Ceremony where awards were given for meritorious actions throughout the year, Oxford High School tragedy first responders.
Experts Warn People About Dangers Of Going Into Lake Michigan Right NowBetween the cold-water temperatures and variable current patterns, people should definitely use caution, especially since it's too early for lifeguards, flag warnings, and the Michigan DNR's new ticketing system.
Benton Harbor Mayor Addresses McGinnis Cold CaseExactly 31 years after the murder of a 16-year-old Black teen in St. Joseph, Michigan, the Benton Harbor Mayor is asking the attorney general to hold someone accountable for Eric McGinnis' death.
'Stop the Violence': Detroit Police Officers Host Basketball Game To Promote Peace At SchoolsDetroit police officers showed off their basketball skills at Henry Ford High School to promote peace within schools.
Detroit Retiree Sees Sidewalk Repaired Months After Water Main BreakA Detroit homeowner who says his yard was damaged after water main break repairs is now breathing a sigh of relief.
Michigan Judge Elizabeth Gleicher Suspends 1931 Abortion BanA judge on Tuesday suspended Michigan's dormant ban on abortion, saying it likely violates the state constitution.
City Of Detroit Offering COVID TreatmentThe Detroit Department of Health is partnering with the State of Michigan to expand Covid-19 services.
GOP Michigan Governor Candidate Ryan Kelley Says COVID Policies At Debate A 'Dealbreaker'A Republican candidate for governor of Michigan says he will refuse to participate in a debate over COVID-19 policies.
FDA Authorizes Pfizer COVID-19 Booster Shots For Children Ages 5 To 11The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted emergency use authorization for a booster dose of Pfizer/BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11 at least five months after completion of the primary vaccine series.
Abbott Could Restart Baby Formula Plant Within 2 Weeks, Pending Court ApprovalIf a court approves the agreement, the company says, it could restart the site within two weeks. It would first resume the production of its specialty metabolic formulas EleCare and Alimentum, followed by Similac and other formulas.
Science of Weather: O'Shea Solar ParkScience of Weather: O'Shea Solar Park
Researchers Meet To Discuss Ways To Reduce Micro-Plastics In The Great LakesResearchers from the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, and Wayne State University met in Traverse City to discuss the impact micro-plastic pollution has not just for the Great Lakes, but for people too.
Detroit Celebrates 50th Anniversary Of City’s EMS, Honors WorkersCity leaders honored Detroit’s EMS members during a celebration of the entity’s 50th anniversary.