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ClickOnDetroit NIGHTSIDE report -- Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019

View of Detroit from the Windsor sky camera on Oct. 17, 2019 at 8:24 p.m. (WDIV)

Thieves steal 7,000 pounds of apples off trees

The owners of an apple orchard in Fenton said thieves stripped the apples off 5 acres' worth of trees, stealing about 7,000 pounds of apples in total.

Officials said a farm in Linden that is owned by Spicer Orchards in Fenton was targeted between Oct. 6 and Oct. 10. The owners check on their crops every four days, so they know the apples were stolen in that time frame, according to authorities.

Thieves steal 7,000 pounds of apples off trees owned by Fenton apple orchard

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4 fast facts

  • A freeze warning has been issued for all of Southeast Michigan until 8 a.m. Friday, the National Weather Service announced. Read more .

  • Fiat Chrysler employees said more than a dozen cars were broken into and burglarized this week. Learn more .

  • People living in a home on Detroit's west side were left with nothing after masked men stormed in Wednesday. Read more .

  • Uncle Kracker is involved in a Macomb County investigation into a Labor Day weekend bar fight. Learn more .

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UAW-GM

Leadership with the United Automobile Workers union sent a tentative contract with General Motors to its members Thursday for a ratification vote, Local 4 has learned.

The national workers' strike will continue during the vote, officials said. Brian Rothenberg, the director of public relations for UAW, provided an update at 5 p.m. Thursday.

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Juul sales

Juul Labs will stop selling fruit and dessert flavors for its electronic cigarettes.

The voluntary step announced Thursday is the company's latest concession as it tries to weather a political backlash blaming its flavored-nicotine products for hooking a generation of teenagers.

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Sentencing hearing

A man learned his sentence Thursday after his daughter, whom he'd been sexually abusing for a decade, found her voice in court.

Caitlin Conklin said her father sexually abused her and threatened her life until this year. At Larry Conklin's sentencing hearing she made her voice heard, courageously facing her predator.

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Baby foods

We do everything we can to make sure our kids are safe. That's why this new study is pretty scary for most parents.

The investigation and tests were done by Healthy Babies Bright Futures. This is an alliance of scientists, nonprofit organizations and donors that's trying to reduce exposure to neurotoxic chemicals during the first months of life.

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Kayla Clarke

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