Nightside Report April 2, 2021: Metro Detroit’s first veterans home to open in Chesterfield Township, Beaumont Royal Oak doctor says hospitals are at critical levels due to COVID surge

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Inside Metro Detroit's first veteran's home

Metro Detroit’s first veterans home to open in Chesterfield Township

DETROIT – A new home for veterans is opening in Chesterfield Township.

The ribbon-cutting was held Friday morning for the massive facility. It sits on the site of old barracks for the Selfridge Air National Guard Base.

The facility can house 128 veterans, and in some cases their families. It’s the first and only veterans’ home in Metro Detroit.

It means veterans like Byron “Kip” Brand can finally get the care they need, where they need it. Brand is an injured Air Force veteran. He will be the first veteran moving into the home.

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The latest: Michigan coronavirus cases up to 683,793; Death toll now at 16,161

Metro Detroit weather: Clear evening for Good Friday

Skies continue to look glorious this evening. It becomes colder Friday night but milder Saturday. Easter Sunday will be fantastic with warmer conditions.

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4 Fast Facts

  • Inside a new court filing, Grosse Pointe Park CEO Marty Tibbitts was allegedly involved in an international drug trafficking ring prior to his death in 2018. Click here to read more.
  • In a special meeting on Friday morning, the University of Michigan Regents convened with other university leaders to present a resolution calling on Regent Ron Weiser to resign. Click here to read more.
  • With the COVID vaccine getting administered to more people, there’s an interesting trend popping up on online dating profiles. Click here to read more.
  • Hannah Richey said her autism is a gift. She was looking for an outlet for her anxiety and found the answer in an art studio where she discovered so much more. Click here to read more.

Be Informed

Beaumont Royal Oak doctor says hospitals are at critical levels due to COVID surge

A doctor at Beaumont Royal Oak hospital is speaking out about what he’s been seeing.

The COVID case numbers don’t tell the full story of the recent surge in cases. That’s why Dr. Matthew Sims wants to let people know what he’s seeing on the job.

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Emergency order requires Michigan teen athletes to be regularly tested for COVID

Two weeks ago, the Michigan Health and Human Services issued an emergency order requiring student athletes in contact sports to be tested regularly for COVID.

The order states that student athletes between the ages of 13 and 19 years old in contact sports should be tested once a week of they wear a mask. They should be tested three times weekly if face coverings cannot be worn.

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Michigan AG warns residents to watch out for COVID vaccine scams

With more people eligible to get the coronavirus vaccine in Michigan, vaccine scams are on the rise.

There are reports of people giving out their personal information to scammers they thought represented local pharmacies or health departments.

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