ClickOnDetroit NIGHTSIDE report -- Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019

View of Detroit on the Windsor sky camera on Oct. 1, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. (WDIV)
View of Detroit on the Windsor sky camera on Oct. 1, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. (WDIV)

Michigan police roadside drug testing program starts today: What to know

A second phase of roadside drug testing will begin Tuesday, Michigan State Police announced. According to police, Michigan has seen a steady increase in fatal crashes involving drivers impaired by drugs in recent years. In 2018, there were 247 drug-involved traffic fatalities.

During a trial period between November 2017 and November 2018, state police said officers conducted 92 oral tests and 74 came back positive for marijuana. However, five of the positive tests came back as false positive after a blood test.

Michigan police roadside drug testing program starts today: What to know

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4 fast facts

  • Forever 21 filed for bankruptcy last month and recently released a list of 178 stores it could potentially close as part of its bankruptcy proceedings. Five of those stores are in Michigan. Read more .

  • A man who was dead when officials pulled him out of a collapsed trench was killed by contact with excavation equipment and had died before being buried. Learn more .

  • The families of two friends fatally shot during an attempted robbery on Detroit's east side are still looking for answers more than two months after the deaths. Read more .

  • Virginia and New Jersey health officials on Tuesday announced they had each confirmed a vaping-related death, bringing the nationwide total to 16. Learn more .

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Murder charge

Police say a Warren man killed a woman because she wouldn't have sex with him.

Marcus McClean, 34, is charged with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting Sunday of Derika Blesset. Police went into graphic details to the court about what happened the night Blesset was killed.


UAW-GM strike

The United Autoworkers (UAW) union's strike against General Motors is on its 16th day since the strike began.

According to a statement from Vice President and Director of the UAW General Motors Department Terry Dittes, GM passed a comprehensive proposal at 9:40 p.m. on Monday. That proposal did not "satisfy your contract demands or needs," according to the statement.


Pure Michigan funding

One of Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's line-item vetos cut the Pure Michigan campaign funding completely, and that decision has many worried about the future of tourism in the state.

In her budget, Whitmer allocated $31 million for the Pure Michigan campaign, which was a $6 million increase. The budget sent to her by legislators allocated $27.5 million. She used a line-item veto to cut funding completely.


Playboy Gangster Crips

After gang violence left two children dead in 2016, authorities set out to stop a violent Detroit gang.

According to authorities, a young girl, A'naiya Montgomery, was killed on Easter Sunday 2016 in a shooting related to the Playboy Gangster Crips gang, and 6-year-old Miracle Murray was killed in a retaliation shooting that happened shortly after.


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