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View of Detroit from the Windsor sky camera on Aug. 6, 2020 at 8:38 p.m.
View of Detroit from the Windsor sky camera on Aug. 6, 2020 at 8:38 p.m. (WDIV)

Gov. Whitmer reopens Michigan gyms and pools, allows organized sports to resume

DETROIT – Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is reopening gyms and pools and allowing organized sports to resume across the state.

Whitmer said Wednesday during her coronavirus (COVID-19) briefing that an announcement about gyms and organized sports would be made “in the coming days.” About 24 hours later, she revealed executive orders reopening gyms and pools and permitting sports.

Michigan coronavirus (COVID-19) cases up to 104,395; Death toll now at 6,519

4 Fast Facts

  • Michigan health officials have confirmed the state’s first human case of West Nile virus for 2020 in a Wayne County resident. Click here to read more.
  • Jim Harbaugh told Michigan football players Thursday that they could begin their season as early as next month. Click here to read more.
  • With remote learning kicking up again, more and more parents are finding it difficult to do it alone and are turning to tutors to step in and help. Click here to read more.
  • With the 2020 Census deadline coming at the end of the month, Detroit mayor Mike Duggan is being blunt about about the consequences of not filling it out. Click here to read more.

Be Informed

Why you shouldn’t be afraid to get a colonoscopy

Last month, colon cancer took the lives of Detroit radio personality Jamie Samuelsen and actor Chadwick Boseman.

Now there’s a new push for people in their 40s to get screened, but fears and concerns about colonoscopies keep some from getting tested.

MHSAA reinstates fall football

The Michigan High School Athletic Association has reinstated fall football and other high school sports in the state of Michigan following Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s executive order lifting restrictions on organized sports.

MHSAA officials announced Thursday that the fall 2020 football season has been reinstated by its Representative Council.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer extends Michigan state of emergency

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer extended the State of Emergency until Oct. 1 at 11:59 p.m. because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Whitmer cited the need to continue working to protect people from COVID-19. She urged residents to wear masks in public and practice social distancing.

Hear from daughter of corporal who was killed by inmate at Wayne County Jail

The daughter of a Wayne County Sheriff’s corporal who was killed by a jail inmate spoke with Local 4 about her family’s heartbreak.

Cpl. Bryant Searcy, 50, was attacked around 10 p.m. Wednesday at the Wayne County Jail Division 2 building. Officials said an inmate got out of his cell and attacked Searcy, who was going cell to cell checking locks.

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