ClickOnDetroit NIGHTSIDE report -- Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019

View of Detroit from the Windsor sky cam on Sept. 4, 2019 at 8:22 p.m. (WDIV)

Kelly Stafford shares story of brain tumor diagnosis, 12-hour surgery

Kelly Stafford is slowly returning to her normal life after a life-changing diagnosis earlier this year.

Stafford, the wife of Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, was diagnosed with acoustic neuroma, a slow-growing tumor on the main nerve leading from the inner ear to the brain.

Stafford underwent surgery that went from six hours to 12 hours. For the first time, she opened up about the diagnosis, surgery and recovery with Local 4.

Kelly Stafford shares story of brain tumor diagnosis, 12-hour surgery

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4 fast facts

  • A vigil is being held Wednesday for a man killed while looking at houses in Inkster over the weekend. Read more

  • Detroit police haven't been able to get in contact with a valet driver who claims Judge Greg Mathis spat in his face. Learn more .

  • The Detroit Public Schools Community District has rolled out a new policy banning immigration officials from school property without a search warrant. Learn more .

  • A Grosse Ile Township Schools teacher allegedly exposed himself in his vehicle in the parking lot of a park where children were practicing sports. Read more .

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Flavored e-cig ban

Michigan became the first state in the country to ban flavored e-cigarettes Wednesday, according to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's office.

The ban is for retail of vaping products that use sweet and fruity flavors, as well as mint and menthol ones. This ban does not include tobacco-flavored e-cigarettes.


Garden City shooting

A neighbor was called to the stand Wednesday during the preliminary examination for a man charged with killing his girlfriend in Garden City.

Elaine Williams, a Detroit police officer, was shot dead at her home in the 200 block of Belton Street on June 3. Her boyfriend, Eddie Ray-Jr. Johnson, is facing murder charges.


Credit card theft

A man went on a spending spree with a woman's credit card after snatching it from her wallet Friday at a Utica restaurant.

Security cameras caught the man reaching into a 62-year-old woman's purse multiple times before getting her wallet at the Black Rock Bar and Grill on Hall Road about 9 p.m.


UAW investigation

A retired United Auto Workers official will soon be heading to prison after the latest conviction in the federal investigation into UAW management.

Former UAW International executive assistant Mike Grimes pleaded guilty to taking kickbacks from a UAW vendor for 12 years.


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