Brett Kast, WXYZ Detroit

Brett Kast

WXYZ Detroit

Detroit, MI, United States

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Recent articles by Brett:

Republican lawmakers, Oxford student react to Whitmer's State of the State address

For the first time since 2020, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer gave her State of the State address in person inside the chamber of the state capitol, projecting a strong Michigan. → Read More

City of Troy says IRS is ending decades-old incentive plan for firefighters

It's said to be the largest volunteer combination department in the state and one of the largest in the country. → Read More

Cousin suspected in Zion Foster's disappearance released early from prison

The main suspect in the disappearance of her daughter 17-year-old Zion Foster was released from prison just 10 months into a 23-month minimum sentence. → Read More

'We love him dearly': Family searches for missing Detroit teen last seen in November

Rogers was last seen near the Wayne County Community College Eastern Campus on Nov. 29, which is on Conner Street. Detroit police say Rogers is 6-foot-3 and about 160 pounds. → Read More

Michigan State Police, truck drivers teaming up to fight human trafficking

With nearly 25 million estimated victims worldwide, human trafficking is a major issue. It's something police say they need help to fight. → Read More

Shortage of amoxicillin, other children's medicine felt by metro Detroit parents

For more than a month now, parents across the country are finding similar scenes at their local pharmacy. Shelves, usually filled with children's medicine, are mostly empty. → Read More

Melvindale man coming back home after more than a month in Saudi Arabian prison

63-year-old Mohamad Salem of Melvindale was taken into custody last month while in Saudi Arabia for a religious pilgrimage with his sons. → Read More

Here's how you can help prevent aggravating porch pirates in metro Detroit

According to Statista, retail e-commerce sales this holiday season are expected to approach $240 billion, a large increase from the $94 billion in sales during the 2016 holiday season. → Read More

Family remembers victim of Thanksgiving car crash; at least 4 killed over the holiday

Just talking about her daughter brings a smile to Hart's face. It's a smile that’s been hard to come by since Robertson died in a car crash early Friday morning... → Read More

Macomb County voters react to Trump's 2024 Presidential run

During his past 2 presidential runs, Macomb County has been one of Donald Trump’s strongest counties in Michigan. → Read More

After local hockey doctor charged with sexual assault, how you can recognize signs of abuse in sports

Dr. Zvi Levran was arraigned last week in Oakland County Court and pled not guilty to 17 charges of criminal sexual conduct. → Read More

'It’s happening earlier': RSV cases fill up metro Detroit hospitals

Nearly 2 months ago, a few dozen children a week were coming to Corewell Health East, formerly known as Beaumont Health Hospital, with cases of RSV. → Read More

Officials: Well-known youth sports referee facing criminal sexual conduct charges

Ingham County Sheriff’s Office says a well-known athletic official for youth sports is facing criminal sexual conduct charges. → Read More

How Oxford shooter's guilty plea could impact his parents' trial

Very few words were said as Ethan Crumbley pleaded guilty to all 24 counts against him, waiving his right to a trial. It's a relief to parents like Linda Watson. → Read More

Omicron subvariants spread in US as Metro Detroit doctors urge bivalent booster

Despite a decline in daily cases for the past few months, relatively new COVID-19 sub-variants are on the rise in the U.S. → Read More

Porter Burks' family responds to release of bodycam video of fatal shooting by Detroit Police

Nearly 60 hours after Porter Burks was fatally shot by Detroit police, about 5 minutes of crucial video was released, showing the fatal encounter and the moments before. → Read More

University of Michigan updates policy to ban vaping, smokeless tobacco and more

On the University of Michigan’s campus in Ann Arbor, students are well aware of how common vaping has become, especially among young adults. → Read More

Local wish-granting organizations impacted by Hurricane Ian

Local wish granting organizations like the Make-a-Wish Foundation and the Rainbow Connection are being impacted by Hurricane Ian, postponing wish trips and scrambling to get other families home. → Read More

Michigan Red Cross volunteers heading to Florida ahead of Hurricane Ian

As Hurricane Ian approaches Florida, some are leaving the path while others in Michigan are also heading for it. → Read More

'It's terrible': Neighbors react to Chesterfield tragedy that killed 1, injured 4

It’s been a rollercoaster of a day for residents near a Chesterfield Township condo complex from the initial shock of hearing police sirens to the horror in hearing the details of what took place. → Read More