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Brett Kast

FOX 17

Detroit, MI, United States

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Recent articles by Brett:

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

Huntington Bank opens new headquarters in downtown Detroit

On Wednesday, Huntington Bank cut the ribbon on its new headquarters in downtown Detroit, a 21-story building set to bring in hundreds of employees. → Read More

Detroit boxer killed after shooting during family dispute, trainer says

This week, according to his trainer Roshawn Jones, the 28-year-old lost his life at the hands of his brother. → Read More

Downtown Detroit businesses ready for return of the auto show

Inside Checker Bar Detroit, there’s buzz and excitement. This week, people from all over the world will pull up a barstool during the return of the North American International Auto Show. → Read More

Thieves drive cars through 2 metro Detroit gun stores, nearly 100 guns stolen

Roughly 100 guns are now illegally on the street after thieves drove cars through two metro Detroit gun shops over the weekend. → Read More

COVID vaccination rates among young children remains low ahead of school year

It’s back-to-school shopping for parent Elizabeth Pitts and her stepdaughter, and one of the most important items checked off their list is a COVID-19 vaccine. → Read More

Wind brings down trees, tears shingles from roofs in metro Detroit

In Macomb Township, Jim Miracle was surprised at the amount of damage inflicted by thunderstorms that went through metro Detroit Monday. → Read More

Meet Moxi! A robot helping Trinity Health nurses with everyday tasks

In the midst of staffing shortages, hospitals are finding creative ways to become more efficient with the staff they have. → Read More

Polish priest visits metro Detroit churches to advocate help for Ukrainian refugees

This week, a Polish priest is in metro Detroit speaking about the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. For almost six months, he’s been housing refugees fleeing the war-torn country. → Read More

Feds unable to seize Kwame's money after the Kilpatrick's close fundraising account

The federal government's hunt for money that was donated to Kwame Kilpatrick has hit another hurdle. → Read More

Oxford parents call for resignation of school board amid new lawsuit revelations

Passionate parents filled the auditorium at Oxford High School Tuesday night during a board meeting in the wake of new revelations in the Nov. 30 deadly shooting. → Read More

2 people hospitalized after Detroit apartment fire

2 people are in the hospital after a fire at a Detroit apartment building Saturday evening. It happened just after 6:30pm at the Glynn Court Apartments. → Read More

Family sheds light on death of Grand Blanc 18-year-old shot in Detroit

As the sunset in Grand Blanc on Monday, family and friends gathered over candlelight to honor the life of 18 year old Jacob Hills. → Read More

How Michigan cannabis companies navigate growing competition

Increasing competition in the cannabis industry is forcing some companies to change their business model while others are keeping the course. → Read More

What to know as deadlines approach for Aug. 2 primary

Monday was the last day to register online to vote in the August primary, but there’s still time to register in person and turn in your ballot if you plan to vote absentee. → Read More

How chaplains, peer support teams assist DPD officers after loss of colleague

From the moment a 19-year-old suspect opened fire on Detroit Police Department officers, lives were forever changed. → Read More

Inflation is leading to higher summer property taxes

The increase is due in part to inflation, which the state uses to calculate taxable value on homes.. → Read More

Safety challenges law enforcement face during 4th of July events

As the nation reels from the tragedy, cities across metro Detroit are continuing their July 4th celebration with heavy hearts and a heightened sense of alert. → Read More