Nightside Report March 18, 2021: 2 people stabbed in large St. Patrick’s Day crowd in Greektown, First look at how Ford Field mass vaccination site plans are going

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2 people stabbed in middle of large crowd on St. Patrick's Day night in Greektown

2 people stabbed in large St. Patrick’s Day crowd in Greektown

DETROIT – Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations in Greektown turned violent Wednesday when two people were stabbed in the middle of a large crowd just as the bars were letting out.

The victims are going to survive, but the video is now raising concerns about easing restrictions.

Detroit Police are looking for a man they said stabbed two men during a fight in Greektown. He was wearing a bright green jacket and hat. Both victims are 28 years old.

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The latest: Michigan coronavirus cases up to 618,421; Death toll now at 15,835

4 Fast Facts

  • Police are searching for a driver who nearly killed a person after a fight at a Dave & Buster’s in Utica Wednesday night. Click here to read more.
  • Two more Michigan men were charged Thursday after photos and other evidence showed they were at the deadly Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. Click here to read more.
  • Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, Wayne County Executive Warren Evans, Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel and Oakland County Executive Dave Coulter, sat down Thursday to talk about the future of the region. Click here to read more.
  • The Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office will no longer pursue charges against those who work consensually in the sex industry. Click here to read more.

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First look at how Ford Field mass vaccination site plans are going

Local 4 is getting a look at how the plan to vaccinate Michigan residents at Ford Field is going.

Michigan residents can register for the COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Ford Field in Detroit. The vaccination site is set to officially open on March 24.

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Gov. Whitmer, former MDHHS director agree to waive confidentiality agreement

eeks after Robert Gordon’s sudden resignation from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, it was revealed the former director had signed a confidentiality agreement as part of his severance package.

After bipartisan blasting of the secrecy, that clause has been removed and all parties are free to talk about why he left so quickly.

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Judge denies request to dismiss charges against Rick Snyder in Flint water crisis

A judge on rejected a request to dismiss misdemeanor charges against Rick Snyder Thursday in the Flint water crisis.

He’s accused of not properly responding to the controversy about Flint’s water, which was drawn from the Flint River but not treated to reduce corrosion.

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About the Author:

DeJanay Booth joined WDIV as a web producer in July 2020. She previously worked as a news reporter in New Mexico before moving back to Michigan.