ClickOnDetroit NIGHTSIDE report -- Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019

View of Detroit from the Windsor sky camera Jan. 2, 2019 at 8:10 p.m.
View of Detroit from the Windsor sky camera Jan. 2, 2019 at 8:10 p.m.

Warren De La Salle football team forfeits playoff game amid allegations of hazing in team locker room

DETROIT – The Warren De La Salle football team has forfeited its playoff game amid allegations of hazing in the team locker room, school officials announced. The announcement to end the season comes on the eve of the Michigan high school football playoffs. Officials at the high school learned this week of a hazing incident involving the varsity football team and its players. Later Thursday, it was announced that De La Salle Collegiate High School in Warren has canceled classes for Friday after a threat was reported. Warren police are also investigating after a knife was reportedly brought to the school.

4 Fast Facts

  • The Ford Romeo Engine Plant will close as part of Ford’s tentative agreement with the United Auto Workers union. Click here to read more.
  • Michigan State linebacker Joe Bachie has been declared ineligible by the Big Ten Conference after testing positive for a banned substance, MSU announced. Click here to read more.
  • The number of U.S. vaping illnesses has jumped again, reaching more than 1,800 cases. Click here to read more.
  • MoGo, Detroit’s non-profit bike share system, announced today station locations for its planned expansion. Click here to read more.

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Exonerated man sues Detroit

Results from a rape kit tested 20 years after the assault resulted in an innocent man being sentenced to prison. Now, that man is suing the city of Detroit and the Detroit Police Department. James Chad-Lewis Clay was sentenced to 25-50 years behind bars in connection with a rape kit that was tested in 2017 and matched him to a crime he didn’t commit.

Hunting for ghosts at Detroit’s Bonstelle Theatre

Detroit’s historic Bonstelle Theatre could be home to more than just memories. The theater, which sits on Woodward Avenue, opened in 1903. The Detroit Paranormal Expeditions team has been conducting investigations (and tours) of the landmark.

Daylight saving time

As clocks tick toward the end of daylight saving time, many sleep scientists and circadian biologists are pushing for a permanent ban because of potential ill effects on human health. At least one study found an increase in people seeking help for depression after turning the clocks back to standard time in November -- in Scandinavia. Research shows the springtime start of daylight saving time may be more harmful, linking it with more car accidents, heart attacks in vulnerable people and other health problems that may persist throughout the time change.

Murdered Detroit rapper’s family want answers

Detroit rapper Doughboy Roc was shot and killed during an apparent robbery two years ago on the city’s west side. Family members are pleading for answers because they still don’t know who killed Roc, whose birth name was Rodney Yeargin, on Oct. 9, 2017.

Founders Brewing Co. settlement

Founders Brewing Co. and an employee who filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against the Michigan brewery have reached a settlement agreement. The terms of the agreement between Founders and Tracy Evans will not be discussed, according to a Facebook post from the brewery.

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