Nightside Report April 14, 2021: Pet supply stores band together to help Oakland County deputy battling cancer, Good Samaritans stop to help woman trapped inside crashed car on I-94

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Pet supply band together to help Oakland County deputy battling cancer
Pet supply band together to help Oakland County deputy battling cancer

Pet supply stores band together to help Oakland County deputy battling cancer

DETROIT – It’s been a tough year for all of us but for Oakland County Sheriff’s deputy Bob Loken, it’s been extra hard as he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last fall.

Fighting cancer is something Loken is familiar with. As a K-9 unit deputy, he’s helped Stephen Strong, a young boy who battled cancer.

“We love him just like our own kids and they love our dogs too,” Loken said.

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The latest: Michigan coronavirus cases up to 764,519; Death toll now at 16,621

Metro Detroit weather: Below freezing temperatures overnight, warmer weekend

Think warm thoughts as we slide into the coldest part of the forecast, with temperatures teetering on the freezing mark and some snowflakes for good measure.

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4 Fast Facts

  • When there’s a bad collision, every second counts and first responders can’t always get there in time. Click here to read more.
  • Police are investigating a fatal shooting inside a Taylor apartment complex that happened early Wednesday morning. Click here to read more.
  • Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib’s take on the tragedy is getting a lot of attention on Twitter for her controversial Tweet. Click here to read more.
  • Michigan is being called the epicenter of COVID-19 once again as the numbers across the state continue to climb. Click here to read more.

Be Informed

How therapeutics can help Michigan’s COVID cases

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Wednesday the state would be expanding its use of COVID treatments in an effort to combat rising hospitalizations.

Some of these treatments aren’t new and have actually be in use for a while.

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White House seeks to reassure Americans about vaccine safety

The White House COVID Response Team said it is working with states to minimize any impact of the Johnson & Johnson pause.

At Wednesday’s briefing, the team sought to reassure Americans about the overall safety of the vaccines and the system in place to monitor them.

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