Are Downriver cities prepared this time for a major flood?


“Several years ago, when all the flooding in the metro Detroit area occurred, that was designated a national disaster by the president,” Rentschler said. “That released moneys from the federal government to address that hazard, but it also opened up another pot of moneys for people to work on mitigating potential hazards.”

For more info, check out the public meeting in Taylor:

April 9, 2019

5:30pm – 8:30pm

EPAC Rooms 1 & 2

Wayne County Community College Downriver Campus, 21000 Northline Rd, Taylor MI 48180

Police cell phone sting set to start 4/11; recovering addict speaks on I-75 crash Downriver


“If I could tell anyone in the news audience: do not text, don’t drive, don’t text and drive, don’t play with the phone, don’t play with the radio,” he said.

State police will be clamping down on distracted driving starting April 11th. The office of highway safety patrol is encouraging other law enforcement agencies to be on the lookout for distracted drivers.”

Possible Food Stamp Card fraud at Downriver Church; other allegations of misconduct


“Even as millions of dollars were funneled into the church, some past members said the congregation’s leadership always wanted more.

Sorensen and Bill and Lisa Hodi, two other former members, said JMMI instructed church members to claim homelessness with the state of Michigan in order to get electronic benefits transfer (EBT) cards. Members then allegedly pooled the cards to an appointed designee, who would shop for everyone at nearby stores.”

Wyandotte Police roughed up and spit on by 21-year-old Monroe woman


“According to police, the suspect, Megan Alfaro, kicked one of the officers in the rear and another in the face after her arrest.

Police said she continued to assault the officers by damaging the police car doors in an attempt to escape.

She then continued to attack officers during the booking process. She allegedly spit at one officer and attacked another by scratching his neck.”