Vaccine manufacturers have been working to increase efficacy against the new covid variants emerging across the globe including Moderna, who has just announced the start of a new trial to test a “booster” shot of their MRNA vaccine. This extra shot given after the initial doses of a vaccine specifically targets the South African variant of covid to “boost” your immune response and give you protection against that strain. A previous study found the South African strain decreased the Moderna’s vaccine six-fold in the amount of neutralizing antibodies produced. While this was still above the threshold for protection it makes the vaccine much less effective. The new study will include 60 participants and if the results are positive, the booster could get emergency use authorization from the FDA soon after.
First Forecast Weather July 23, 2021 (Tonight)Chance of showers and storms still possible overnight.
Michigan Man In Disguises Gets Prison For Casino TheftsA Detroit-area man who wore realistic masks while robbing $125,000 from cash kiosks in casinos was sentenced Thursday to four years in federal prison. Geoff Petrulis Reports.
First Forecast Weather July 23, 2021 (Today)Isolated showers and storms today.
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States, Johnson & Johnson Announce $26 Billion Settlement To End Opioid LawsuitsThere's a new landmark settlement agreement in America's opioid epidemic.
Macomb County Announces Completion Of New Dispatch Training CenterMacomb County officials announced the completion of a new dispatch training center.
GM Halts Production For Most Full-Sized Pickups For One Week, Due To Chip ShortageGeneral Motors is pausing production on most of its full-sized pickup production due to the ongoing chip shortage.
SOS Benson: Register In Person At Local Clerk To Vote In Aug. 3 ElectionThe Aug. 3 election is just 12 days away, and officials are urging everyone to get registered to vote now.
Former Detroit Police Chief James Craig Confirms He Is Running For Michigan GovernorNew candidates are emerging in the race against Governor Whitmer, including former Detroit Police Chief James Craig.
Crime Stoppers Offering $2,500 Reward For Information On Fatal New Year's Eve ShootingThere's a new plea for help from the family of David Grier, who was found shot to death on the 13100 block of Griggs on Detroit’s west side.
Michigan Sees Slight Uptick In COVID-19 Delta Variant CasesMichigan is seeing a slight uptick in COVID-19 cases attributed to the Delta Variant.
First Forecast Weather July 22, 2021 (Tonight)Partly cloudy skies overnight.
Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick To Marry On July 24 In DetroitFormer Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is set to marry at a Detroit Church on Saturday, July 24, six months after being released from federal prison, according to Deadline Detroit. Katie Johnston reports.
First Forecast Weather July 22, 2021 (Today)Another pleasant day in Metro Detroit!
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Mayor Duggan, City Partners Dedicate Newly Expanded Neighborhood Park After Late Community Leader Antonio McDuffyMayor Mike Duggan helped unveil Detroit’s new Antonio McDuffy Park on Wednesday, July 21.
Detroit: Reparations Ballot Placement Met With Support, CriticismDetroiters could see a question on the November ballot regarding creating a reparations committee to build racial equity for Black residents.
Former Detroit Police Chief Craig Launches 'Exploratory Committee" To Run For Michigan GovernorRepublican ex-Detroit police chief James Craig all but launched his campaign for governor on Wednesday, seeking to become Michigan's first Black governor with a “law-and-order” message and emphasis on leadership.
Michigan Announces $1M 'MI Shot To Win' Sweepstakes WinnerThe 51-year-old winner of $1 million in Michigan's COVID-19 vaccine sweepstakes said Wednesday, July 21, that she plans to spend some of her winnings on her daughter's college tuition.
Live "Flower Therapy" Art Exhibit Offers Healing Space For Those Grieving During Pandemic“It kinda reminds you of your life and all of the various different storms that go through your life,” said Founder and Chief curator at Norwest Gallery of Art Asia Hamilton as she describes her new Art exhibition.
The US Extends Border Restrictions With Canada Until Aug. 21The United States is extending border restrictions with Canada until Aug. 21, which bans all non-essential travel to and from the country.
First Forecast Weather July 21, 2021 (Tonight)Cool temperatures tonight.