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Nightside Report Feb. 23, 2021: Wayne-based Rush Trucking founded by prominent businesswoman sold amid pandemic woes; Michigan State Police investigate shooting near Southfield Freeway, I-96 in Detroit

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Detroit's Rush Trucking company sold
Detroit's Rush Trucking company sold

Wayne-based Rush Trucking founded by prominent businesswoman sold amid pandemic woes

DETROIT – A very well known Metro Detroit trucking company was officially sold to Lavalle Transportation as of Tuesday.

The company sold, Rush Trucking, is owned by well known businesswoman Andra Rush.

She has one of those up from the bootstraps stories.

Thirty-five years ago she started a trucking company and grew it into a group of companies making $500 million a year in revenue.

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The latest: Michigan coronavirus cases up to 582,719; Death toll now at 15,396

Metro Detroit weather: Another snow chance in forecast despite higher temps

The Great February Melt-off has begun, but even with temperatures firmly in the 40s, there is a snow chance in the forecast.

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4 Fast Facts

  • Michigan State Police are investigating a shooting on a freeway on Detroit’s west side. Click here to read more.
  • In February of 2020, three friends purchased a beloved ice cream shop in Grosse Pointe Woods. Click here to read more.
  • Michigan State Police were back out on I-96 Tuesday afternoon to investigate a shooting being regarded as strange. Click here to read more.
  • Lisa Phillips is the principal of Cass Technical High School in Detroit. Click here to read more.

Be Informed

Seniors in Highland Park, Hamtramck line up to receive dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Wayne County is now vaccinating people 65 years old and older against the coronavirus.

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The vaccination clinics are filling up quickly. They are only for seniors who live in those particular communities and people must make appointments to get a vaccine.

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2 charged for making threats to Michigan public officials over election results

Two men were charged by Attorney General Dana Nessel’s office for threatening three high ranking Michigan public officials.

The threats were made before and after the November 2020 general election, Nessel’s office stated.

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