ClickOnDetroit NIGHTSIDE report -- Friday, Aug. 7, 2020

View of Detroit from the Windsor sky camera on Aug. 6, 2020 at 8:28 p.m.
View of Detroit from the Windsor sky camera on Aug. 6, 2020 at 8:28 p.m. (WDIV)

Warren residents create barricade to trap 20-year-old woman driving drunk, police say

DETROIT – A group of Warren residents took matters into their own hands when they saw a 20-year-old woman allegedly driving drunk in their neighborhood, creating their own barricade to trap her and lead to her arrest, according to authorities.

Warren police cruiser video showed officers arresting Lillian Valente, 20, of Sterling Heights, in Warren’s St. Anne neighborhood.

Michigan coronavirus (COVID-19) cases up to 86,191; Death toll now at 6,247

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  • As the nation continues to battle the coronavirus, the future of school sports and all extracurricular activities remains unclear. Click here to read more.
  • To own and grow a small business, one has to have that special drive -- and there’s one Black business owner who is using his own success to help others get in the game and thrive. Click here to read more.
  • Even without a global pandemic, keeping children engaged and learning is no easy feat during the summer months. Click here to read more.
  • A coronavirus (COVID-19) survivor who spent 73 days on a ventilator at a Detroit hospital finally got to head home Friday. Click here to read more.

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Green ooze property cleanup underway

The owner of the Madison Heights building linked to green ooze that seeped onto I-696 has finally started to clean up his worrisome Detroit property after months of pressure from city and state officials.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer extends Michigan state of emergency

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has extended the Michigan state of emergency through Sept. 4, citing an uptick in coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and the looming return of in-person learning at schools.

Taser shot through window of stolen dump truck

An officer shot a Taser through the window of a stolen dump truck at a Wyandotte junkyard to take down a man accused in a crime spree that included two late-night break-ins and a chase in which he escaped police, according to authorities. On Saturday, the man climbed through the window of a Wyandotte home while the family slept, police said.

Detroit Lions still planning to have fans at Ford Field this season

The first week of the NFL season is about a month away, and the Detroit Lions are still planning to have fans at Ford Field for kickoff. The Lions believe at least some fans will be able to attend all eight games, but it’s not a certainty.

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