Nightside Report May 13, 2021: Adult posts threatening message online about 9-year-old hockey player, Michigan’s mask mandate still in effect despite new CDC guidelines

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Adult posts threatening message online about 9-year-old hockey player from Waterford

DETROIT – A youth hockey league based out of Waterford is investigating a threatening post an adult made online about one of its players.

The man posted the message on the Puck54 website about a 9-year-old after a Lakeland Hockey Association game. Officials said the comment referenced giving rope to the child so he could hang himself.

“The comments although tasteless do not rise to a criminal matter and are considered free speech,” investigators said.

The detective on the case spoke to the coach of the team who then spoke to the parents of the child. The coaches impression is that people “are making a bigger deal out of this than they feel warranted,” according to officials.

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Metro Detroit weather: Forecast shows handful of beautiful days ahead

The weather looks nice and feels even nicer. But our lack of rain is a growing problem.

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4 Fast Facts

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  • Illegal dumping has grown during the COVID-19 pandemic, despite the consequences. Click here to read more.
  • The Secret Service is investigating unemployment fraud across the country and returning cash to state’s impacted. Click here to read more.

Be Informed

Michigan’s mask mandate still in effect, despite new CDC guidelines

The CDC issued new guidelines on Thursday, essentially dropping its recommendations for mask use in most indoor and outdoor settings, if you’re fully vaccinated.

But guidelines are just that -- guidelines. Michigan, like 24 other states, still has a mask mandate in effect.

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Prominent Republican lawmakers threaten to split from GOP, form breakaway party

A group of prominent Republican politicians -- including some from Michigan -- are threatening to leave the GOP and form a breakaway party.

The group is specifically targeting President Donald Trump’s policies and his control of the party’s platform.

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