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ClickOnDetroit Morning Briefing -- Aug. 1, 2019

Here are this morning's top stories

Cotton candy sunrise on Lake Chemung -- everything_ericka/SormPins
Cotton candy sunrise on Lake Chemung -- everything_ericka/SormPins

DETROIT – ClickOnDetroit Morning Briefing -- Aug. 1, 2019

Victory Inn human trafficking ring leader arrested

Darrick Bell, 50, who went by aliases Tone or Ghost, was the focus of a nearly three-year manhunt following the takedown of a large-scale human trafficking operation at the now demolished Victory Inn Motel in Detroit.

Livonia man charged after striking Little Caesars employee

Police said 38-year-old Joseph Thorpe was upset over how his pizza was prepared at the restaurant on Middlebelt Road near 5 Mile Road in Livonia. The video shows Thorpe reaching across the counter and striking an employee.

Debate in Detroit: What happened on second night

The second night in Detroit featured the most bitter exchanges of the 2020 primary race yet, with former Obama administration colleagues unloading on each other over immigration, Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey blasting Biden's record on criminal justice and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio facing criticism from both protesters and Democratic rivals for not yet having fired the police officer who was accused of fatally choking Eric Garner.


 Weather: Refreshing start, then tons of sun 

Brandon Roux: The winds NE 5-10 mph will keep our North Zone in the upper 70s while many of us closer to Detroit will see some lower 80s and very low humidity and a perfect day to enjoy the great outdoors of Pure Michigan.

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 LOCAL   4    Community calendar 

  • Aug. 2 -- The Inaugural Frankenmuth Flower Festival 🌼
  • Aug. 6 -- Primary election day for many communities across Michigan 🗳️
  • Aug. 8 -- World Cat Day 🐱
  • Aug. 8 -- National Book Lovers Day 📚 ❤️
  • Aug. 9 -- 🤣 Impractical Jokers bring tour to DTE 
  • Aug. 17 -- ⚔️♞ Renaissance Festival begins!
  • Aug. 17 -- Woodward Dream Cruise 🚗
  • Aug. 29 -- Michigan State Fair begins 🎡
  • Aug. 30 -- Arts, Beats and Eats weekend 🖼️ 🎶 🍔

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 LOCAL   4   Health

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 LOCAL   4   Traffic


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