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AT&T Providing Wi-Fi Access For K-12 Students(CBS DETROIT) – AT&T is chipping in $10 million to help provide K-12 students free Wi-Fi access. Non-profit organizations and schools who serve at-risk youth are urged to apply. The initiative is in partnership with Connected Nation, which is focused on closing the homework gap. According to the Alliance for Excellent Education, nearly 17 million public K-12 students have fallen into the “homework gap” due to COVID-19 school closures. The program is primarily focused on impacting students in the following groups: Students in foster care Students experiencing homelessness English language learners Students with disabilities Students eligible for the Migrant Education Program Other at-risk students who may be disconnected from formal education opportunities Program limitations and eligibility information can be found on the application website here. All applications must be submitted online no later than 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on January 11, 2021. © 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Former Lions Players Donate Food Boxes In Detroit(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.
Michigan Reports 11,511 New Covid-19 Cases, 65 Deaths MondayMICHIGAN (CBS DETROIT) - The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced 11,511 coronavirus cases in the state and an additional 65 deaths Monday. Monday’s daily case count represents new referrals of confirmed cases to the MDSS since Saturday, Nov. 21. Over the two days, Sunday and Monday, the average number of new confirmed cases is ~5755 per day. This brings the state total of COVID-19 cases to 314,216 and 8,543 deaths as of Nov. 23.
etired Nurses Help To Fill Gaps As Covid-19 Cases Takes A Toll On Healthcare Workers(CBS DETROIT) – As Michigan continues to see an alarming number of Covid-19 cases, hospitals across Mid-Michigan are trying to prevent overworking their staff on hand. “Our nurses are picking up extra days, but we are very cautious not to burn them out,” said Monica Baranski, chief nursing officer for McLaren Bay Region. “We do have nurses going off daily, with symptoms and the minute they have symptoms we take them out of the workforce, and we do have some struggles with filling those positions.” Baranski said while they are doing good with nursing coverage, “nursing is at a high demand, it's difficult to get even agency nurses right now so we want to stay ahead of the game." Also in some cases, retired nurses are coming in to help cover those open shifts. MORE FROM CBS DETROIT: Whitmer Says She Has Authority To Order New Stay-Home Order in Michigan 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 Package Update: What Will A Biden Administration Mean For More Aid? © 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Board Of State Canvassers Certifies Michigan's Nov. 3 General Election ResultsThe Board of State Canvassers, which has two Republicans and two Democrats, confirmed the results on a 3-0 vote with one abstention. Allies of Trump and losing GOP Senate candidate John James had urged the panel to delay voting for two weeks to audit votes in heavily Democratic Wayne County, home to Detroit. “The board’s duty today is very clear," said Aaron Van Langevelde, the Republican vice chair. "We have a duty to certify this election based on these returns. That is very clear. We are limited to these returns. I’m not going to argue that we’re not.” He said he wanted to hear public comment, however, before voting. Three hours into what normally is a routine meeting, hundreds of people were waiting to testify remotely. At times, more than 30,000 were watching the livestream. Mary Ellen Gurewitz, an attorney for the state Democratic Party, told the canvassers that attacks on the election results “are part of a racist campaign, directed by soon-to-be former President Trump, to disparage the cities in this country with large Black populations, including Detroit, Philadelphia and Milwaukee.” “It sometimes feels like officials are attempting to tear up my ballot right in front of me by stalling and recounting until they find a way to change the results,” said Wendy Gronbeck, a resident of Douglas. “I’ve been a voter for over 50 years, and I’ve never had to think about whether canvassers will certify an election.” Biden crushed the president by more than 330,000 votes in Wayne County, where two local GOP canvassers who certified the results unsuccessfully tried to reverse course last week after being called by Trump. Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, a Democrat, has said an audit must wait until after statewide certification because only then would officials have legal access to documentation needed to conduct such a review. Michigan’s elections bureau recommended that the Nov. 3 results be certified. Monday afternoon, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer released a statement after the Michigan State Board of Canvassers voted to certify the results of the November 2020 election. "I commend the three members of the State Board of Canvassers who voted to follow the law and certify the 2020 election results today. The people of Michigan have spoken," said Whitmer. "President-elect Biden won the State of Michigan by more than 154,000 votes, and he will be our next president on January 20th. I also want to thank Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson and the local clerks across Michigan who made sure this year's election was free, fair and secure, and the voters who turned out in record numbers to make their voices heard. Now, it’s time to put this election behind us and come together as a state to defeat our common enemy: COVID-19.” Michigan's Attorney General Dana Nessel also commended the members of the Board of State Canvassers certifying the state's election results.
GM Expects Electric Cars To Cost Same As Gas Cars.General Motors says it expects the price of its electric vehicles to be the same as gas-powered cars within five years.
Lights Go Up On Detroit’s Christmas Tree, Virtual Ceremony This Year.The official tree lighting ceremony in Detroit took place today but without spectators.
Michigan Reports 7,592 New Covid-19 Cases, 134 Deaths Thursday.The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced 9,779 coronavirus cases in the state and an additional 53 deaths Friday.
Grosse Pointe Park Appoints 1st African American To City Council.On Wednesday November 18th Darci McConnell was sworn in as a member of the Grosse Pointe Park city council, making her the first African American to hold that seat.
Kelly Stafford, Wife of Lion’s QB, Matthew Stafford, Says ‘Living in Dictatorship That We Call Michigan’The wife of Detroit Lions quarterback, Matthew Stafford is receiving backlash over her social media comments.
Suspects In Kidnapping Plot Against Governor Whitmer Denied Bond.Two men charged in a kidnapping plot against governor Gretchen Whitmer have been denied bond.
Wayne County Board of Canvassers Fears For Life After Rescinding Vote.Chair of the Wayne County Board of Canvassers, Monica Palmer, says she fears for her safety and she even received a call from President Trump.
President Trump Invites Michigan GOP Leaders To White House.President Donald Trump summoned Michigan's Republican legislative leaders to the White House for a meeting Friday amid a longshot GOP push to overturn the certification of Democrat Joe Biden's victory in the battleground state.
General Motors Plans To Offer Auto Insurance Through OnStar.General Motors plans to offer auto insurance through its vehicle safety company OnStar.
MSP Trooper Saves Man From Burning Car.A dangerous and life-saving rescue was caught on dash cam when a Michigan State Trooper pulled a man from a burning car.
COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Volunteers Explains Why They Signed Up.As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, so does hope in a new vaccine.
Missed Gov. Whitmer's Press Conference? Here's Her Update On The State's Response To COVID-19.Gov. Gretchen Whitmer held a press conference Thursday afternoon providing updates on the state's response to COVID-19.
Michigan Reports 7,592 New Covid-19 Cases, 134 Deaths Thursday.The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced 7,592 coronavirus cases in the state and an additional 134 deaths Thursday.
University Of Michigan Reaches $9.25M Settlement With Accusers Of Ex-Provost.A $9.2 million settlement has been reached with sexual misconduct accusers at the University of Michigan.
First At-Home Covid-19 Rapid Test Approved By FDA.The test created by Lucira Health takes just 30 minutes to get your results.
Ford Reveals Plans For Corktown Campus.Ford Motor Company has revealed its plan to build a Detroit campus in the Corktown neighborhood.
Dash Cam Shows Car Sliding In Front Of MSP Cruiser.A dangerous encounter was caught on camera, when a driver slides on ice right in front of a Michigan State Police cruiser.
Pfizer Seeks Emergency Clearance After Trial Shows 95% Effectiveness.Pfizer and BioNTech say final results from their testing shows its vaccine candidate is 95 percent effective.
Detroit NAACP, Mayor Frowns At GOP County Canvassers.The Detroit NAACP and Mayor Mike Duggan held an emergency press conference Wednesday to address the controversial vote by the Wayne County Board of Canvassers.