ClickOnDetroit NIGHTSIDE report -- Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019
DETROIT – A family is still asking for answers more than a year after a woman was shot to death on Detroit’s east side during an attempted carjacking. Kendra Simpson, 29, was killed Aug. 22, 2018. She leaves behind a daughter, who is now 12. According to her family, a friend and two other people picked Simpson up from her job at Chrysler about 1 a.m. in her 2010 silver Buick Lacrosse. The group drove to 14400 Elmdale Street.
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- A family is still asking for answers more than a year after a woman was shot to death on Detroit’s east side during an attempted carjacking. Click here to read more.
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A grieving widow in the city of Wayne received a letter that she -- not her husband -- had recently died. She received notifications about her death from her bank, insurance provider and the Social Security Administration. The letters kept coming even thought she is alive. The error has caused serious problems and financial issues so she reached out to the Help Me Hank team.
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The St. Clair County Prosecutor is asking Warren police to interview more people in connection to the hazing investigation at De La Salle High School. Also, the school was put on lockdown Tuesday because of a bomb threat, one day after the school’s football coach was fired.
A new criminal justice center is starting to take shape in Detroit. The center is being built near the I-75 Service Drive and East Warren Avenue. When finished, it will have a jail, a juvenile detention center and the sheriff’s office administration building. All of the buildings are connected, and there will be a tunnel to walk inmates to court. The project is currently about $40 million over budget.
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