ClickOnDetroit NIGHTSIDE report -- Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020

View of Detroit from the Windsor sky camera on Jan. 23, 2020 at 8:33 p.m.
View of Detroit from the Windsor sky camera on Jan. 23, 2020 at 8:33 p.m. (WDIV)

Source: Baby with tuberculosis was patient at Macomb County clinic where employee who had illness worked

DETROIT – A source close to a family whose newborn has tuberculosis said the infant was a patient at a Macomb Township clinic where a worker was diagnosed with the illness. The source said the baby was seen at Cornerstone Lakeview Pediatrics. An alert went out Thursday that patients at the Macomb Township location, as well as Lakeview Pediatrics and its Ascension Medical Group Michigan locations in Rochester and St. Clair Shores may have been exposed to TB.

4 Fast Facts

  • Patients at several Metro Detroit pediatric offices may have been unknowingly exposed to tuberculosis that a healthcare worker had. Click here to read more.
  • The World Health Organization said a viral illness in China that has sickened hundreds of people is not yet a global health emergency. Click here to read more.
  • A company gifted a family with an accessible van after a teen was injured after being shot in the head at a Detroit gas station. Click here to read more.
  • Two men running from police Wednesday night ended up in custody after they tried to break into an Eastpointe woman’s home. Click here to read more.

Be Informed

Property tax

The effort to improve Metro Detroit mass transit is getting traction in Lansing. However, concern is growing about House Bill No. 5229 because it could get very costly for homeowners -- particularly in Oakland County. Last November Wayne County, Washtenaw County and Oakland County leaders teamed up asking the state Legislature to make it easier for regions to tax themselves for things like mass transit.

Toxic ooze

While initial test results showed some positive news, the toxic ooze investigation that started in Madison Heights is ongoing. Officials said tests taken at a Deckerville property and the Commonwealth Industry building in Detroit did not show hexavalent chromium.

Detroit Fire Department charges

The Detroit firefighters who posed for a picture in front of a burning house are facing departmental charges, officials said. All the firefighters involved have been charged with exhibiting ignorance of the rules or orders. The charge is in relation to social media use, Local 4 has learned.

Dearborn fire station

Dearborn firefighters who work inside Firehouse No. 5 in Melvindale had to sleep in their trucks last night after testing inside the firehouse revealed high levels of black mold, making it unsafe to breathe inside.

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