(CBS DETROIT) – Detroit City Councilman Andre Spivey and former Detroit Lions players Calvin Johnson and Rob Sims took part in an effort Monday to get food in the hands of those in need just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday. “This is one of the biggest days of the year when you bring people together family and friends and due to the economy, some people may not be able. Any normal year some people have a hard time during this time of the year but this is an even tougher year and so we want to give back where we can,” said Spivey. Cars lined-up down Connor Avenue on Detroit’s east side for the curb-side service where people stopped by for a free turkey and all the trimmings for Thanksgiving. “We have a lot of issues in this world. You know not just the pandemic and obviously the economy is struggling and a lot of other problems we have in this world but seeing a line like this and people that are in need and just makes you thankful for what you have and realize a lot of work needs to be done,” said Sims. Detroit D4 Project “Giving Thanks” was made possible by community sponsors looking to help Detroit families get the food they need to prepare a holiday dinner at home at no cost. “People are going through a time where they don’t have jobs and different varieties due to Covid in the community so it’s our duty as business owners to have families in the community and support them and make sure that they have a happy thanksgiving and a full plate to eat,” said Zaid Elia, Sponsor, Elia Group CEO. © 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Eye On Detroit - Michigan Science Center Pet AdoptionThe Michigan Science Center (MiSci) is activating their super-sized screen to bring “Superpower Dogs” to Detroit with a special event Saturday, November 7, 2020. Thanks to support from Strategic Staffing Solutions, MiSci visitors that day will enjoy FREE screenings of the IMAX® adventure film, “Superpower Dogs” and FREE admission to MiSci. This documentary showcases the life-saving super powers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world’s most amazing dogs. MiSci and Strategic Staffing will also be hosting MiSci’s first ever pet adoption day from 10am – 4pm November 7 where visitors can find their own “super” dog or cat from Michigan Humane Society. Little visitors that day can also bring their PRETEND pet/stuffed animal and have fun learning the Michigan Humane way of bandaging from one of their expert vets.
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Nearly 12,000 Doses Of Moderna's COVID-19 Vaccine Spoiled En Route To Michigan(CBS DETROIT) – Nearly 12,000 doses of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine spoiled en route to Michigan. State health officials say the spoilage was due to temperature control issues during delivery. Health officials believe the vaccine shipments got too cold. This comes as Michigan is experiencing a shortage in coronavirus vaccine doses.
Michigan Reports 2,031 New COVID-19 Cases, 40 Deaths WednesdayMICHIGAN (CBS DETROIT) - The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced 2,031 coronavirus cases in the state and an additional 40 deaths for Wednesday. This brings the state total of COVID-19 cases to 542,146 and 13,905 deaths as of Jan. 20, 2021.
At Least 7 COVID-19 Cases Linked To Washtenaw Woman Who Traveled To UK(CBS DETROIT) – Seven additional cases of COVID-19 are connected to a Washtenaw County woman who contracted a more contagious variant of the virus. County health officials say they are uncertain if the new cases are a form of the new strain. Last weekend the state health department said the woman recently traveled to the United Kingdom where the variant originated.
Michigan Lawmakers React To President Biden's Executive Order Plans(CBS DETROIT)- As President Joe Biden becomes the nation's 46th President there are several executive orders he plans to sign right away. Including nationwide restrictions on evictions, something 2nd District Detroit State Representative Adam Hollier says will positively impact his community “What President Biden is doing is he’s making the first steps today, but laying the foundation for the work that is to come I think that’s critically important saying hey I’m going to make sure things don’t get any worse while we figure out long term solutions.” Masks being worn during Wednesday’s inauguration was clearly the sign of the times as it relates to our current crisis. Biden says the pandemic will be a priority and plans to mandate masks wear on federal property. Hollier agrees “I think most of that just starts with just understanding and excepting that this is a real issue and it really affects people, particularly black folks in Detroit.”
Kilpatrick’s Clemency: Required To Pay Restitution, Supervised Release(CBS DETROIT) – Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was set to serve 28 years in federal prison for corruption charges but that sentence was cut short by two decades with the strike of President Donald Trump’s pen hours before leaving the oval office. Trump states in the executive grant of clemency, Kilpatrick’s time served is sufficient and the safety of the community will not be compromised upon his release. “For him to have done what he did and showed the level of disrespect that he did towards the city and the citizens of the city, I don’t believe that he should have been released. I mean I don’t believe he should of gotten the amount of time that he’s gotten. Yeah I think that he should of at least did 10,” said Jarell Holley of Detroit. Kilpatrick’s original discharge date of January 2037 is no longer binding.
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New Henry Ford Cancer Institute Set To Welcome Patients Wednesday(CBS Detroit) - For cancer survivors ringing a bell symbolizes the completion of treatment; however on Tuesday a bell was rang to the beginning of the new Henry Ford Cancer Institute. “This new pavilion will serve as a global destination for hope, with our united team delivering the next level of care “ Said Wright Lassiter lll, President and CEO of Henry Ford System Opening to patients on Wednesday, the new 187,000 square foot facility located across the street from Henry Ford Main Campus, has been 5 years in the making. Dr. David Kwon MD, the Physician in charge at the Brigitte Harris Cancer Pavilion says, the center will offer seamless and integrated cancer care including specialty clinics for 14 different types of cancer. “Where patients meet an entire team of cancer experts to specialize in their specific cancer all in one convenient clinic space” Henry Ford says the building was designed with patients and their families in mind.
Michigan Reports 1,738 New COVID-19 Cases, 41 Deaths TuesdayMICHIGAN (CBS DETROIT) - The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced 1,738 coronavirus cases in the state and an additional 41 deaths for Tuesday. This brings the state total of COVID-19 cases to 540,115 and 13,865 deaths as of Jan. 19, 2021. In the state as of Jan. 15, there has been a total of 442,408 recovered cases of COVID-19. For the latest numbers, visit here. They are updated daily with coronavirus updates included as of 3 p.m. MORE FROM CBS DETROIT: Missed Gov. Whitmer’s Press Conference? Here’s Her Update On The State’s Response To COVID-19 MORE FROM CBS DETROIT: Stimulus Check Update: ‘I Believe We Have A Moral Obligation,’ Says President-Elect Joe Biden MORE FROM CBS DETROIT: Super Bowl 55: How Many Fans Will Be Allowed To Attend? © 2021 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Up To $20K Available For Michigan Small Businesses Hit By PandemicCBS DETROIT) – Small business owners having a hard time balancing books can breathe a sigh of relief. The Michigan Economic Development Corporation is offering grants from a $55 million fund to support businesses with one to 100 employees. “The application window opened up for the Michigan small business survival grant program which is a program in response to the challenges that many of our small businesses are facing. Especially those that have been closed or partially closed as a result of the recent DHHS orders,” said Josh Hundt, Michigan Economic Development Corporation Executive V.P. Applications are now open for the Michigan Small Business Survival Grant program. If your business was shut down completely following the COVID health orders back in November you may be eligible for $20K in relief. Owners facing partial closures can qualify for up to $15,000. “Those type of businesses range from restaurants and bars to bowling alleys and movie theatres and many of our different retail operations as well that have faced negative financial impacts from this closure and from the pandemic,” said Hundt. The survival grant is one of 23 programs offered by MEDC with over $240 million presented to Michigan small businesses since the start of the pandemic. “What we have been focused on everyday throughout this year and since the pandemic began was making sure that we were focused on providing relief for our small businesses, our entrepreneurs and our communities across the state, while also working to ensure that we have an economic environment for the recovery as well where we can provide a resilient economy with the opportunity for sustained growth in the future,” said Hundt. The application window will close Jan. 22 at noon. For more information on how to apply visit here. © 2021 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Gov. Whitmer Makes Appointments To The State Board Of Canvassers(CBS DETROIT) - Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Tuesday her appointments to the Board of State Canvassers. Jeannette L. Bradshaw, of Ortonville, is the recording secretary and registrar for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 58. She also serves as the secretary and treasurer for the Metro Detroit AFL-CIO and previously served as the executive vice president. Bradshaw was first appointed to the State Board of Canvassers in 2013 and currently serves as Chair of the Board. Bradshaw is reappointed to represent Democrats for a term commencing February 1, 2021 and expiring January 31, 2025. Tony Daunt, of DeWitt, is the executive director of the Michigan Freedom Fund. He previously served as the director of constituent relations for Governor Snyder, logistics director for the Michigan Republican Party, and communications director to former Senator Randy Richardville. Daunt holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Michigan State University. He is appointed to represent Republicans for a term commencing February 1, 2021 and expiring January 31, 2025. He succeeds Aaron Van Langevelde whose term expires January 31, 2021. The Board of State Canvassers canvasses and certifies statewide elections, elections for legislative districts that cross county lines and all judicial offices except Judge of the Probate Court. The Board also conducts recounts for state-level offices, canvasses nominating petitions filed with the Secretary of State and state-level ballot proposal petitions, assigns ballot designations and adopting ballot language for statewide ballot proposals, and approves electronic voting systems for use in the state. The Board of State Canvassers consists of four members—two members from each major political party—who are nominated by their state central committee. These appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate. © 2021 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Gov. Whitmer Will Attend Biden-Harris Inauguration Wednesday(CBS DETROIT) - Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will attend the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on Wednesday. Whitmer was also appointed to serve as co-chair of the Presidential Inaugural Committee. Recently, Biden nominated Governor Whitmer to serve as Vice Chair of the Democratic National Committee. “The country is ready for a leader who listens to medical experts to lead our country’s COVID-19 response and works on behalf of hardworking Americans,” said Whitmer. “I am honored to attend the inauguration of President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and ready to begin working closely with each of them to fight this virus, save lives, and put the country back on track.” The inauguration is expected to begin around 11 a.m. EST at the West Front of the Capitol in Washington D.C. © 2021 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.