GM Considers Bringing Salaried Workers Back Into The OfficeGeneral Motors is considering bringing salaried workers back into the office.
Michigan's Budget Outlook Is Not As Bad As ExpectedMichigan's budget outlook is not as bad as was thought — thanks to federal pandemic relief aid, higher consumer spending and tax payments than expected, and a quicker recovery by the manufacturing and auto industries, officials said Monday.
Whitmer Urging Residents To Get Flu ShotsCovid-19 cases are trending down across the state but the Detroit region is still a hot bed.
Leaman's Green Applebarn Hosts Safe Outdoor Event For FamiliesAt a sunflower field in central Michigan, families were able to enjoy nice weather and safe outdoor activities.
3 Michigan Natives Set To Speak At 2020 RNCAt least three Michigan natives are set to speak at the 2020 Republican National Convention, which kicked off Monday.
Buckling Roads: MDOT Issues Lane Closure On Eastbound I-94Michigan's Department of Transportation is issuing a lane closure warning after hot temperatures buckle roads.
Several NFL Teams Including The Lions Report Faulty Covid-19 Test KitsSeveral NFL teams including the Detroit Lions say they've received faulty Covid-19 tests.
EMU Moves Classes To Online-Only Through Sept. 20, Delays Dorm Move-InEastern Michigan University has moved nearly all of its classes to online only through Sept. 20 and has delayed residence hall move-in until Sept. 17.
20-Year-Old Woman Found Breathing At Detroit Funeral Home After Being Declared DeadA 20-year-old woman was discovered breathing at a Detroit funeral home after being declared dead, according to officials.
Detroit Police Investigating Deadly Hit-And-Run On The City's West SideDetroit Police are investigating a deadly hit and run on the city's west side.
Chief James Craig Speaks On Multiple Arrests During Weekend ProtestsDemonstrators in Detroit say they were brutalized by the hands of Detroit police during a protest over the weekend. Monday, Chief James Craig spoke out about the allegations.
Alternative Baseball For Special Needs Looks To Launch In Detroit(CBS Detroit ) - The founder of a baseball league for those with special needs is hoping to bring his alternative baseball organization to the metro Detroit area. The league is looking to start in the spring of 2021 and taking recruits now. Although this isn’t your average team. The participants of this league have been thrown a few curveballs in life. Taylor Duncan, commissioner director for alternative baseball league said, “the alternative baseball provides the authentic baseball experience for teens and adults ages 15 years of age and older with autism and other disabilities.” Duncan has a personal story for creating a baseball league for those with mental disabilities, being diagnosed with autism at an early age. Duncan says, “the developmental delays, I faced a lot of social stigmas even after I concurred a lot of those obstacles, my mother helped me through a lot of those obstacles and what really happened with that is a lot of coaches wouldn’t give me the opportunity to participant in traditional baseball.” Taylor started a non-traditional baseball league, since 2016 over 73 programs have been created throughout the country, and now Taylor wants to bring the league to Wayne and surrounding counties. But he needs help doing so. Duncan said, “it does take about 6 months to a full year to build a full team so that’s why we’re going to go ahead and start recruiting right now so that we can be ready for spring. Taylor is looking for players and coaches, the non-profit will provide equipment and uniforms. For more information, you check out their website. © 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Governor Whitmer Signed Off on Michigan’s Return To Learn Plan(CBS Detroit ) - Governor Whitmer signed off on the state's Return to Learn Plan. It's a bipartisan set of bills to allow school districts in Michigan to decide if online, in-person, or hybrid learning is what's best for their students. This comes after Whitmer announced a $65,000,000 fund to help needy schools during the pandemic. © 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
14 Coronavirus Outbreaks Reports in Michigan Schools Across The State(CBS Detroit ) - Michigan's department of health and human services says 14 coronavirus outbreaks have been reported in schools, according to the Detroit News. Outbreaks have been reported in at least four state regions. Cases in grades K through 12 and in colleges are being documented. The health department says it's working with schools to make sure parents are notified if their child is sick. © 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
4,600 Michigan Prisoners Have Tested Positive For COVID-19(CBS Detroit ) - At least 4,600 Michigan prisoners have tested positive for the coronavirus. According to the Department of Corrections, five department staff and an officer have died from COVID-19. And 68 prisoners have also died. Roughly 3,600 prisoners have recovered but over 500 are currently fighting the virus. © 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Missing Priest Body From Trenton Found in Lake Erie(CBS Detroit ) - The body of a Trenton priest has been found after the boat he was on capsized in the Detroit River. Reverend Stephen Rooney's body was found in Lake Erie after he'd been missing since Sunday. Rooney's body was located about 14 miles from the shore of Grosse Ile where the boat capsized. The body of Robert Chiles the driver of the boat was found two days earlier. © 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Girl Scouts Announce Their Latest Cookie For the 2021 Year(CBS Detroit ) - The girl scouts are making plans for the 2021 cookie season, with brunch in a box. The organization's latest cookie is a french toast inspired treat called it joins Girl Scout classics including Tag-Alongs and Samoas for the 2021 season. The girl scouts are also planning to sell your favorite cheat-day-treats on its online cookie booths. © 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
More Than One Million Americans Filed Unemployment Last Week(CBS Detroit ) - More than a million Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week. The labor department says claims topped 1.1 million. That was more than expected, and it comes a week after claims fell below a million for the first time Since the pandemic began. Michigan's unemployment rate is currently at 8.7 percent. With 17,000 new jobless claims filed in the state since last week. © 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
State of Michigan Proposes a $600,000 Deal To Compensate Resident Harmed By The Flint Water CrisisCBS Detroit ) - There’s a new development in the Flint Water Crisis. The State of Michigan is proposing a $600,000 deal to compensate residents of Flint harmed by lead-tainted water. It follows more than a year and a half of negotiations. The settlement still needs to be approved by a judge. Craig Davis, lifelong Flint resident said, “It ain't worth nothing. Money doesn't equal health like, it doesn't. You could be rich and die. It ain't the same. “it's almost like we got PTSD with the water because we don't really drink it comfortably, like, you know what I'm saying when people actually lost their lives to it.” He's also a coronavirus survivor and says he and his neighbors are struggling to deal with both issues at the same time. Craig said, “Now you got people who are taking extra money out of their pockets and going to the grocery store and buying up the water at the grocery store. But you add on the pandemic now everybody's grabbing water. Now the water's not even there to grab.” The water crisis started in 2014 when as a cost-cutting measure officials switched the city's water source from Lake Huron to the flint river. But the water was improperly treated allowing lead and other chemicals from the pipes to leach into the water supply. The city switched back to its original water source in 2015. CBS News was on the ground in Flint for months at the height of the water crisis. we heard first hand from parents how they believed the tainted water affected their children. Although tens of thousands of plaintiffs are reportedly set to receive a payout as part of the settlement, much of the money is expected to go towards the children affected by the water crisis. Sheldon Neeley, Mayor of Flint says he hopes this settlement provides some sense of victory for the families. Neeley said, “It allows flint residents to move forward in a positive way, getting out of the mindset of being victims, but more as victors. and that's where we need to move as a community. $600 million dollars may seem like a lot of money, but just for context, if you divide that by flint's residents, most of whom are eligible for payment, that's roughly $6000 per person. © 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Bowling Alleys, Fitness Centers and Movies Theaters May Open Soon In Michigan(CBS Detroit ) - Governor Whitmer is considering reopening several businesses in Michigan including bowling alleys, fitness centers, and movie theaters. Due to Whitmer's executive orders those businesses were considered non-essential. This forced them to close their doors for the last five months. Whitmer is expected to amend those restrictions by next week. © 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Harper Woods Deputy Police Chief Fired For Concealing Evidence in the Death of Pricilla Slater(CBS Detroit ) - A Harper Woods deputy police chief and an officer were fired for concealing evidence in the death of Priscilla Slater. According to the city of Harper Woods, deputy John Vorgitch and officer John Szymanski were fired Wednesday. The city says information relevant to the investigation by Michigan State Police was removed. Back in June, the 38-year-old woman was found dead inside of a holding cell after being arrested a day before. © 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
37-Year-Old Raymond Lee Bailey Faces First Degree Murder In Sumpter Township Quadruple SlayingsThe suspect in the killings of four people in rural Wayne County is now facing first-degree murder.
Michigan Election Officials Plan for Absentee Voting in November(CBS Detroit ) - The November general election is less than 3 months aways. Due to the pandemic, many are expected to vote absentee, and state officials encourage voters to do just that. Jocelyn Benson, Michigan Secretary of State, “We’re anticipating record turnout this fall, more people will vote in this fall’s election than have ever voted in Michigan before.” Therefore Michigan’s Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson says the state is making preparations to ensure the voting process goes smooth for voters. This includes making sure they understand the absentee ballot process. Benson said the Secretary of State, “Today, which is August 20th is the first day you can begin requesting to vote by mail, formally in Michigan.” in late September those ballots will start to go out, at that time voters can start returning them. There are three ways to submit the absentee ballots, through the mail, and your local clerk's office, Benson says drop boxes are also an option that worked well during the August primary election. Benson Secretary of State, “Those drop boxes are as secure if not more secure than mailboxes themselves and that’s been an important addition this year. And we’re encouraging as many people as possible to vote early, and sign up to be a poll worker on election day.” Benson says for those choosing to vote in-person on November 3rd, all polling locations will be safe during the pandemic. Click here to apply for an absentee ballot. © 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Detroit Teachers Look To Strike If Safety Negotiations Aren’t SettledDetroit educators could possibly strike if negotiations with the school district go unsettled. The Detroit Federation of Teachers authorized the vote during a special meeting Wednesday night.