Nightside Report May 8 2021: Michigan close to first reopening benchmark, Detroit police honor fallen officers, rain expected for Mother’s Day

Here are tonight’s top stories

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Michigan’s first reopening goal could be hit sooner than you think as vaccination rates rise

DETROIT – As of Saturday, 54% of eligible Michiganders have gotten at least one dose of a COVID vaccine -- higher than the 51.5% reported Friday.

The first tier of reopening Michigan that allows in-person work for all sectors of business will go into effect once the state reaches 55%.

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The latest: Michigan coronavirus cases up to 862,633; Death toll now at 18,206

Metro Detroit weather: Becoming cloudy, chilly Saturday evening

Skies become overcast this evening, and it will be chilly. Chilly but not as cold as it has been, tonight. Rain moves in for Mother’s Day, and will be gone with sunnier skies and higher temperatures next week.

See the full forecast here.

4 Fast Facts

  • Local leaders across Metro Detroit are weighing in on the speculation that Detroit police chief James Craig is retiring and might be eyeing a run for Governor. Click here to read more.
  • The Detroit police honored fallen officers Saturday in their first 5K Run-Walk-Bike Event. Click here to read more.
  • Part of the Warren Manor apartment complex on Dequindre Road was destroyed by a fire that happened Saturday morning. Click here to read more.
  • State officials have eliminated poisoning as the cause of death of some mute swans at a Metro Detroit lake and put the blame on a disease caused by a parasite. Click here to read more.

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