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ClickOnDetroit NIGHTSIDE report -- Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019

View of Detroit from the Windsor sky camera on Oct. 23, 2019 at 7:24 p.m. (WDIV)
View of Detroit from the Windsor sky camera on Oct. 23, 2019 at 7:24 p.m. (WDIV)

Wayne State University announces free tuition for Detroit students, residents

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan joined Wayne State University officials Wednesday morning to announce a free tuition program for students at Detroit high schools.

The program is being called the "Heart of Detroit Tuition Pledge." The free tuition is for Detroit students who live in the city and attend public schools, charter schools or private schools.

Wayne State University announces free tuition for Detroit students, residents

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4 fast facts

  • It's been more than three years since 6-month-old Miracle Murray was fatally struck by gunfire outside a Detroit home, the shooter still has not been caught. Read more .

  • Gov. Gretchen Whitmer met with Republican leaders Wednesday regarding Michigan's 2020 budget. Learn more .

  • The city of Mount Clemens has found itself in a legal battle. It's being sued over how decisions were made about marijuana center licenses. Read more .

  • A Suttons Bay man who is "rich with family" now has cash to match after winning an $80 million Powerball jackpot from the Michigan Lottery. Learn more .

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Bus stop assault

Police are looking for several people after surveillance video captured a man being violently assaulted in broad daylight at a Detroit bus stop.

The incident happened at about 3:30 p.m. Oct. 10 at the bus stop on East Warren Avenue. The victim, under the cover of anonymity, told Local 4 he feels traumatized by the ordeal. 

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Cougar sightings

We've had five confirmed cougar sightings in Michigan this year. Here's everything you need to know.

This week, the Michigan DNR confirmed two new cougar sightings, which adds up to five sightings this year in Michigan.

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Mayor Fouts

Warren Mayor Jim Fouts responded with a Facebook post Wednesday after a newly released recording alleged he threatened to shoot his former chief of staff.

In the recording, Fouts allegedly says: "I've got that f------ Henry. I'd like to take a two by four and I'd like to beat the f------ sh-- out of him. That's what I'd like to do. I'd like to beat the f------ sh-- out of him. I'd like to take a gun and shoot him through the f------ head."

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Hit-and-run

A woman has been charged in connection with a hit-and-run crash that left another woman dead in the middle of a Detroit street, police said.

Anna Catherine Philpot, 26, of Sterling, is accused of hitting Rebecca Sherrill with her vehicle Aug. 25 in Detroit, according to authorities.

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