ClickOnDetroit NIGHTSIDE report -- Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019

View of Detroit from the Windsor sky camera on Nov. 7, 2019 at 8:18 p.m. (WDIV)

De La Salle football hazing investigation

DETROIT – Warren police have completed their investigation into hazing in the De La Salle High School football program and will recommend charges against three students, police Commissioner Bill Dwyer said. De La Salle forfeited its high school playoff game due to allegations of hazing in the team locker room. Warren police said earlier this week they were in the midst of interviewing every member of the football team.

4 Fast Facts

  • Students at Clarkston Community Schools helped a single mother who couldn’t afford to get her roof replaced. Click here to read more.
  • General Motors is selling a massive assembly plant it shut down earlier this year in Ohio. Click here to read more.
  • According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, millions of dollars of aerospace trade secrets were sent from Metro Detroit to Iran. Click here to read more.
  • Two Detroit men connected to separate murder cases in the state of Michigan were arrested Tuesday during a drug bust in West Virginia. Click here to read more.

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Shooting over loud music

Eleventh grade honors student Taea Hines has a rough road ahead to recuperation. “She’s recovering. She’s doing better than Sunday. She’s making some improvements but she still has a long road to recovery to go. She’s only 16 and she has her whole future ahead of her. Everyone’s outraged,” said Taea’s cousin, Carla Bowers.

Man dies from flu

An Oakland County man has died from the flu, health officials confirmed Thursday. The 69-year-old man is the first person to die from the flu in the county since this year’s flu season began Oct. 1. According to officials, the number of reported flu cases is lower for this time of year than previous years.

Founders Brewing Co.

Founders Brewing Co. announced changes and future plans Thursday after heavy backlash and fallout over a racial discrimination lawsuit. The Grand Rapids-based brewery said it will reopen its Detroit taproom next year, but it didn’t specify a date. The taproom closed after a former employee filed the lawsuit against Founders.

Snow removal scams

Thursday morning’s snow showers through Metro Detroit reminded many residents about the long winter that may be ahead. For many, that means paying a snow removal company to help clear a path at their homes. Unfortunately, it also means an influx of snow removal scams.

Military suicide awareness

The family of a 20-year-old woman who died by suicide while serving in the Marines is sharing the story in hopes it will raise awareness about PTSD and military suicides. Anne Vassas’ family said she was a beautiful person battling some ugly issues. They shared the story of these private and painful moments with Local 4 to try to remove the stigma surrounding PTSD.

Eastpointe mayor

“I was the first African American councilwoman here and now I’m the first African American mayor,” said Eastpointe mayor-elect Monique Owens. Voters chose Owens as the city’s next mayor during Tuesday’s elections. “It creates a world where people know that they can do anything if they put God first. I feel very overwhelmed with happiness,” Owens said. “A lot of people were first-time voters that came out to vote,” said Owens.

Adoption story

You hear Joanna Tuttle on “The Gello Show” sharing personal stories every morning on 105.1 The Bounce. Thursday, for National Adoption Awareness month, she is sharing the moment she met her biological father for the very first time. “That’s when my heart sank,” Tuttle said. “I’m like ‘Oh my gosh! I’m gonna meet my biological dad in the middle of a restaurant’ and he just saw me and just stared at me and gave me the biggest hug ever.”

5-year-old girl leaves school

Anderson Elementary School officials called police Wednesday after a 5-year-old student walked out of the school in Trenton. The kindergarten student was scheduled to be picked up in the office by a parent for an early dismissal, but the school said she exited the school and walked off alone.

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