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ClickOnDetroit NIGHTSIDE report -- Friday, Oct. 11, 2019

UAW-GM strike: UAW responds to GM's latest offer with counterproposal

A letter sent to union members Friday indicates that United Auto Workers and General Motors Co. could be one step closer to reaching a tentative agreement. That's only if GM accepts the latest proposal.

UAW Vice President and Director Terry Dittes said the UAW made a counterproposal to GM's latest offer. He said that, if GM "accepts and agrees to this group of proposals, we will have a tentative agreement."

UAW-GM strike: UAW responds to GM's latest offer with counterproposal

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4 fast facts

  • A Sterling Heights man pleaded guilty Friday to willfully exporting firearms parts without a license. Read more .

  • On Oct. 19, take a jump to the left and then a step to the right as Michigan Theater plays a special screening of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show." Learn more .

  • Richard "White Boy Rick" Wershe Jr. is now set to be released from prison on Aug. 17, 2020. Read more .

  • General Motors employees received a letter Friday morning from company leaders that addresses the United Auto Workers union's ongoing strike. Learn more .

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Electric pickup GM

Local 4 has exclusive details about what is on the table in negotiations between the United Automobile Workers and General Motors and what has bogged talks down.

One of the biggest issues in the strike is what is to become of the Detroit-Hamtramck plant. It's one of four unallocated plants, but tonight, Local 4 has learned there is a specific plan for the Detroit Hamtramck plant.

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Fatal fire

Dmarco Latham, 24, of Detroit, was in court Friday, accused of starting a deadly fire Tuesday in the 9500 block of Brace Street.

Members of the Detroit Fire Department Arson Task Force say Latham got into an argument with his girlfriend and placed clothing on her stove. They said he allegedly told his girlfriend he was angry and was intending to cause destruction.

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Hazel Park K-9

A K-9 handler and his partner from Hazel Park are asking for help. Officer Mike Kasdorf and K-9 Lando have been partners for nearly five years.

"He's my partner," Kasdorf said. "We talk all the time. Well, I talk. I think he listens." Lando never disagrees with anything Kasdorf has to say, and they both agree it's time for a new ride.

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Bond of alleged rapist revoked

U.S. marshals were in shock Thursday when a judge gave Corey Deshawn Gaston a bond.  Gaston, 41, was arrested Oct. 1 in Mexico after 11 years on the run. He was on U.S. Marshals' list of 15 Most Wanted fugitives.

Gaston is accused of breaking into a 10-year-old girl's bedroom June 27, 2007, through her window. He put her over his shoulder and ran to an alley, where he raped her, police said. A rape kit was administered to the victim, and she identified Gaston from a lineup of photos, police said.

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Kayla Clarke

Kayla is a web producer with an English degree from Michigan State University. Before joining the ClickOnDetroit team in 2018, she worked at WILX in Lansing as a digital producer.