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ClickOnDetroit NIGHTSIDE report -- Thursday, March 28, 2019

View of Detroit from the Windsor sky camera on March 28, 2019 at 8:15 p.m. (WDIV)
View of Detroit from the Windsor sky camera on March 28, 2019 at 8:15 p.m. (WDIV)

Firefighters say people overdosing on drugs being dumped in front of fire stations

Detroit firefighters said people overdosing on drugs are being dropped off almost every night in front of fire stations. Officials said someone was overdosing on drugs Sunday morning, and his friends dumped his body in the parking lot of the fire station at Seven Mile and John R roads.

Detroit firefighters say people overdosing on drugs being dumped in front of fire stations

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4 fast facts

  • Detroit police said an accused drug smuggler only had to pay $200 to go free after confessing to trying to bring drugs to Detroit. Read more .

  • An interactive map tells you how far you may have lived from a meth lab. Learn more .

  • Meijer will change policies on filling prescriptions after one of their employees refused to fill a prescription to help a woman complete a miscarriage. Read more .

  • Gov. Whitmer ordered an audit following a mandatory auto fee rise in Michigan. Learn more .

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Measles exposure

Officials said a person with a confirmed case of measles might have exposed others at a bank in Macomb County. Anyone who might have been exposed should watch for symptoms for 21 days, officials said.

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Criminal caught

Detroit police used the latest technology in one neighborhood after a series of home invasions.

A criminal was breaking into homes while the homeowners were sleeping. The criminal was targeting homes in one neighborhood before Detroit police stepped in and restored peace of mind to the residents.

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Doctors perspective on measles

The Metro Detroit measles count still stands at 22 confirmed cases, but doctors are warning that number is likely to climb.

Health experts have long said vaccines are a victim of their own success, to the point where most people have never seen any of the illnesses the vaccines help prevent. That includes many of today's doctors.

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Special Olympics cuts

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos spent three days defending her plan to eliminate Special Olympics funding from next year's budget. That didn't stop her boss, President Donald Trump, from publicly undermining her on Thursday, when he told reporters that he had "overridden" the proposed cut.

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